Film seasons and threads

Depot collaborates with organisations like House Biennial, the BFI, Lewes U3A and The Japan Foundation to explore a diverse and fascinating programme of film seasons. We also present threads that showcase the best work from directors like David Lean, Sergio Leone and Alfred Hitchcock.

And our Depot Young Programmers curate their own choice of films for young adults.

Lewes OctoberFeast, throughout October

Now in its ninth year, OctoberFeast aims to promote local food and producers and the enjoyment of the fruits of the autumn harvest. There are special events across Lewes throughout the month of October.

Depot is participating with a number of food and drink related events and film screenings, from whisk(e)y tasting and our Battle of the Bottles wine tasting to our sumptuous and sociable The Long Lunch.

John Carpenter season, from 10 October

The American film director John Carpenter rose to fame in the late 1970s and 80s with a series of horror and science fiction movies now firmly established as cult classics. Carpenter adapted the B movie format to powerful effect, writing and directing lean, taut low budget movies featuring minimalist production techniques, claustrophobic locations and pulsating, eerie scores often written by Carpenter himself. Our season includes Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981) and The Thing (1982).

U3A Nabokov season, from 19 October

Lewes U3A presents a series of three films centring on Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov. Two of the films, Lolita and The Luzhin Defence, are adaptations of his work and A Night at the Opera is a film he particularly enjoyed.

The Godfather Trilogy, 23 October – 7 November

An offer you can’t refuse – The Godfather Trilogy, presented in restored digital prints with introductions by Robert Senior.

Frances Ford Coppola drew on the style and texture of European art movies within a classic Hollywood crime narrative to create The Godfather (1972), a powerful and visceral epic based on the bestselling novel by Mario Puzo. The film stunned the world and is regarded as one of the best ever made. Few sequels have ever been considered better than the original movie but The Godfather Part Two (1974) is considered by many as an even greater movie. Encouraged by the iconic status of the first two movies, Coppola and Puzo collaborated on a final film released in 1990, featuring many of the powerful tropes from the first movies.

Cinemas of the Mind

Cinemas of the Mind meets monthly (on the first Wednesday of the month) for a post-screening discussion facilitated by Dr Jake Harvey, a forensic psychiatrist, and Jenny Leeburn, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. The discussion will focus on the psychological aspects of the film, and the emotional impact on the viewer – but the club is very much open to everyone and all perspectives, views and ideas are most welcome (indeed encouraged).

Let’s talk about …

An ongoing thread of films to encourage discussion and debate, on topics ranging from the menopause to Brexit. In our most recent screening, Daughter of the Mountain, we considered the ethics of gold. Our next Let’s Talk About … screening will be announced soon.

Depot Young Programmers

Depot Young Programmers are a group of young people dedicated to sharing an enthusiasm and knowledge of cinema through the hosting of specially selected screenings and events for young adults.

DYP produce and circulate their own marketing, organise events and aim to create unique, wider viewing opportunities for young people at the Depot. DYP screenings are curated, marketed and delivered by young people for young people, and shown once a month.