Dalston Square hosts opening night for new film club
Over 125 people packed into Dalston Square for the free screening of the Turkish comedy, Bana Masal Anlatma (Don’t tell me tales), on Saturday 23 May.
The subtitled screening, marked the start of a new and exciting film club at Dalston CLR James Library dedicated to films from Turkey and East Asia.
Children and adults of all ages relaxed on the rugs and comfy pillows and ate fresh popcorn. Residents of Dalston Square were also able to watch the film from their balconies.
The event was organised by Hackney Council and the Lost Picture show. Mehmet Aksoy, from the London Kurdish Film Festival, that starts in November, also attended the event.
The first screening of the new film club was a real success, with people of all ages in the crowd. It’s great to see the community coming together and enjoying the public space in Dalston Square.
Ahmed Hruri, 22, said: “This is a wonderful event with a real sense of community. Can’t wait for the next one”
Ruby Fisher, 34, said: “It was a really great night and a good use of Dalston Square”
The council has a PA system that has been specifically calibrated for the square, to reduce the noise and disturbance to people not watching the film.
Hackney Film Club Turkish and East Asia edition will run at Dalston CLR James Library on the first Thursday of every month. The next film will be shown on 4 June at 5.30pm. There are more special film screens planned for later in the year.