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The Dish (12) 📡 + Flamsteed Astronomy Society at Charlton House, SE7

Fri 14th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

- Free

Free outdoors screening at Charlton House gardens as part of the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival, with subtitles. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet in the venue and a flat path to the garden.

July 1969. Apollo 11’s astronauts will walk on the moon – and a huge satellite dish outside a sheep-farming Australian town has been chosen to beam the live footage globally. The whole world is depending on scientist Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill – Jurassic Park, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), who must steer the telescope’s eccentric crew through a sea of mishaps and disasters that threaten to spoil the small town’s finest hour.

Watching over them is a by-the-book NASA representative who can’t quite understand their quirky working methods. A comical culture clash erupts in this effortlessly funny tale of how history’s biggest televised event was almost cancelled. The Dish is a warm-hearted and hilarious comedy based on a true story of what the world didn’t see.

We will be joined by members of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society who will be bringing a telescope and a display of astrophotography images.

Charlton House’s cafe will be open and serving cakes, crisps, sandwiches, popcorn, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. The film has a 12 certificate (there is brief strong language, but not used aggressively).

Peter Bradshaw’s review in The Guardian of The Dish.

Approximate timings: Doors – 6.30pm, there will be an indoors astrophotography table display, telescope outside, film will start around 7.30pm-ish* (it’s 1hr 41 mins) and everything should be finished by 10pm. *as soon as it’s dark enough to see the screen!

Details

Date:
Fri 14th September 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/event/the-dish/

Other

Certificate
12A
Accessibility
Venue is wheelchair accessible, Screening is subtitled (in English), Screening offers free ticket for carers

Venue

Charlton House
Charlton Road
London, SE7 8RE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
020 8856 3951
Website:
https://www.greenwichheritage.org/visit/charlton-house

Details

Date:
Fri 14th September 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
,
Website:
https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/event/the-dish/

Other

Certificate
12A
Accessibility
Venue is wheelchair accessible, Screening is subtitled (in English), Screening offers free ticket for carers

Venue

Charlton House
Charlton Road
London, SE7 8RE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
020 8856 3951
Website:
https://www.greenwichheritage.org/visit/charlton-house