DIVE-IN MOVIES: Watch a film while you swim

Dir. Ron Howard / USA 1984 / 111 minutes / PG

An 80s classic, this charming ‘fish-out-of-water’ romantic comedy propelled Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah to Hollywood’s front rank.

Hannah plays the mermaid who arrives in New York to find the boy she saved from drowning many years ago. Hanks and Hannah make a pair of charismatic leads, and sidekick John Candy gets the best gags. Director Ron Howard piles on the good-natured fun and manages to keep soppiness at bay.

Where: Wavelengths Leisure Pool, Giffin St, Deptford SE8 4RJ. Map
7pm Saturday 14 November 2015

★★★★ “A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf.” Time

★★★★ “A perfectly light, warmly funny romantic comedy that’s kept afloat by unobtrusive direction and charming performances” Rotten Tomatoes

Part of BFI Love, in partnership with Plusnet, this programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network bfi.org.uk/love

Sat 21 Nov: Stranger by the Lake

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France 2013 / Certificate 18
Over the course of a hot, cruisy summer by the lake, Franck falls for Michel, an attractive, perhaps lethally dangerous man. A Cannes-winning thriller which includes scenes of a highly sexual nature.

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Sat 28 Nov: Deep End

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UK-Germany 1970 / Certificate 15
Pool attendant Mike is out of his depth when he falls for his sexually-uninhibited colleague. A seedy London classic – with a voluptuous cameo from Diana Dors.

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Cat Video Film Festival

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First launched at three massive sold-out performances in May, we are now developing a bigger, better show to take to cinemas and arts centres around the universe. Join us for an hour of the internet’s funniest, cutest, silliest YouTube cat videos. Dress up in your cat onesie and shamelessly watch tabbies in boxes, kittens in mittens and pussies on the dancefloor. Join our Cat Video mailing list for news of future events

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Fri 21 November: Sister Act + gospel choir

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When her mobster boyfriend puts her on the hit list, Deloris goes into hiding in a San Francisco nunnery. But what can a rambunctious lounge singer do to fit into the ordered calm of a convent? With star turns from Whoopi Goldberg as Deloris and Maggie Smith as Mother Superior, Sister Act is a movie brimming with laughter, music and soul. A fundraising event for New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival.

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