A quick reminder that The Charlton Champion and 853 are delighted to be teaming up with the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival to bring you a special night on Thursday 30 January – but we’ve switched to a new venue.
We’ll be screening All The President’s Men tomorrow, the acclaimed film about the exposure of the Watergate scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon in 1974. Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, it’s a tale that resonates 44 years after the film’s initial release – particularly with recent events in Washington.
With politicians’ growing intolerance of media scrutiny – globally, nationally and locally – and as a website that has tried to shine a spotlight on the smaller scale shenanigans in our own part of London, it seems like a good time to show the story of how Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward exposed wrongdoing at the White House. And it’s always a good time to meet you, our reader, and thank you for your support.
We had originally hoped to screen the film at The White Swan pub. However, because of an issue beyond our or the pub’s control, we’ve had to switch venue – to the historic surroundings of Charlton House, where we’ll be screening the film in the Grand Salon from 7.30pm. We’re grateful to the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust for accommodating us at such short notice, and thank The White Swan for their patience – we’ll be having drinks in one of SE London’s best boozers after the film (and they’d love to see you before the film if you want something to eat). The bar at Charlton House won’t be open, but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
Admission remains free – although as we have to cover some costs, we will be passing around a bucket for donations to help cover them. Any excess will be used to help the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival put on its fifth event this September.
We were originally going to screen the film as part of last year’s festival, but venue changes meant we couldn’t do it. So we decided to do it now instead, to get us all out on a bleak January night. Here’s a Facebook event page.
We start at 7.30pm (slightly earlier than originally planned) on Thursday 30 January, in the Grand Salon at Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE. Doors will be open from 7pm. We hope to see you then.
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