LGBT Railroad Fundraiser

Join us for a night of short films that discuss the experiences of the LGBT communities in Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan across several decades.

Programmed by the well respected Simon Savary of the London-based film platform New Queer Visions, this film night will provide a fresh perspective on the horrors that are taking place in modern day Chechnya.

To support the communities that are currently being persecuted in Russia and the Ukraine, all ticket sales will be donated to Gay Alliance Ukraine and the Russian LGBT Network, who provide assistance to those persecuted by the authorities in Chechnya.

This event will also include a FREE, lovingly made vegan/halal meal – all with a Russian theme.

Scalarama: “The Punk Singer” Presented by Cine-Sister

Cine-Sister is a DIY film programming organisation focused on promoting films made with female-identifying filmmakers in a leadership role. We aim to give a voice and a platform to a diverse range of women with amazing stories to tell and share them with the public in a range of locations around the UK.

As part of 2017’s SCALARAMA we are proud to present the 2013 documentary “The Punk Singer” about feminist singer and front woman Kathleen Hanna of bands Bikini Killand Le Tigre, and who was a central figure in the riot grrrl movement in the 1990s. Directed by Sini Anderson this energetic and empowering film is one not to miss!

Any questions please don’t hesitate to email or at twitter/facebook @cinesisterfilm


2016 Turkey/USA 79 mins (subtitled). Director: Ceyda Torun  

While Istanbul is developing rapidly, cats both domestic and wild still run freely through the old quarters.

We meet kedi (cats) as different as fearsome neighbourhood queen Psikopat and mild-mannered deli mascot Duman, and the artists, fishermen and market traders who live with them and care for them on the streets.

This charming, ingeniously filmed documentary is a hymn to both the bond between humans and animals, and the rhythms of life in this ancient and magical city.

Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast – (With filmmakers Q&A)

A feature-length documentary about socialist, trade unionist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner by production company Shut Out The Light.

Raised alongside nine siblings within a mining village, Dennis has fought for the rights of the working class for over 50-years. Uncompromising in his views and with a set of incorruptible principles, Dennis is respected and feared on both sides of the House of Commons. Nature of the Beast looks at what lies behind his passion and drive, and tracks his rise from a local councillor to today, where he is one of Britain’s most recognisable politicians – known as ‘The Beast of Bolsover’.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers to discuss the themes of the film aimed to engage the audience in a dialogue about the theories and ideas explored within the documentary.

The venue Outlaws Yacht Club has a full food & drinks menu available throughout the event and is accessible to all.


Due to such a big interest in Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (with film makers Q&A), along with the limited capacity of our venue, to avoid peoples disappointment on the door we will be releasing FREE tickets on bank holiday Monday, 28th August at 6pm for those who wish to attend the screening.

Please let others know that the FREE ticket link will be posted here and on our website ( and to check back after 6pm on bank holiday Monday 28th,


Open City Documentary Festival

Including screenings of Libera Nos ( and the UK premiere of Small Talk ( we are pleased to welcome the Open City Doc Fest to Genesis.


Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers.

The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties. The 2017 festival will take place between 5th – 10th September.