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.

(Un)true Colours – Secrets and Lies in Japanese Cinema, 21 February – 13 March

Everybody has once told a lie or kept something hidden from others. Whether for good intentions or otherwise, it is a fundamental and intriguing aspect of human nature which has provided inspiration to countless storytellers and filmmakers.

With diverse cinematic voices, The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018 features some of the best examples of cinema from Japan and will look at how the country’s filmmakers have been drawn to portraying the (un)true colours of human nature. 

The Russian Revolution and its Aftermath (with U3A), 26 February – 12 March

Depot is to screen a series of films with the theme of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Each film will be introduced by a member of Lewes U3A who will also run a linked discussion group on the Monday after the screening.

The discussions will take place on 26 February, 5 and 12 March in the studio from 12:30 – 13:30 and can be booked through U3A.

Depot Young Programmers, 27 February

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.

Alfred Hitchcock season, Sundays in April

Depot will be screening a series of movies by Alfred Hitchcock over five upcoming events, commencing with three of his earliest films. Subsequent sessions will explore the exuberant 30s movies, his wartime films, the 50s heydays, and late Hitchcock.

Born in East London in 1899, Hitchcock made 53 films and became one of the world’s greatest film directors, famous for suspense thrillers and a unique ability to fuse a powerful artistic vision with commercial success.

Leone and Morricone trilogy, Sundays in April

On alternate Sundays in April, Depot will present a trilogy of epic films by the Italian director Sergio Leone and the Italian composer Ennio Morricone, considered by many as the finest collaboration in movie history.

All three films will all be shown in digitally restored prints, with introductions by Robert Senior from Lewes Community Screen.