london: moviemania

the portobello film festival is back in notting hill on sep 3-20. the event, launched in 1996 as a forum for new film-makers and to give exposure to movies on different formats, features lots of interesting screenings [there are over 700 short and feature films to choose from!], lectures and a masterclass, is completely free of charge. our fav pick would be the chat on sat - sep 12 of director stephen frears with screenwriter + filmmaker hanif kureishi, followed by a screening of the classic sammie and rosie get laid [1987]. click [here] to view the complete program.