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The Lexi Film School in Kensal Rise launches with high profile cinema fans

PUBLISHED: 18:57 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:57 22 May 2018

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A social enterprise cinema in Kensal Rise is welcoming a string of prominent film writers, critics and curators through its doors with a set of cultural screenings.

Film fans attending the Lexi Film School in Chamberlayne Road will be taken through film history and introduced to current debates in cinema culture.

The events tonight, on then on June 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 6.30pm, begin with a two-minute welcome from cinema chiefs before the evening’s guest speaker provides a 15-minute introduction to the film.

Sally Wilton, founder of The Lexi, said: “The Lexi Film School is something we’ve been hoping to launch for a while. Hopefully the selection of influential film critics and curators we’ve been lucky to secure will provoke some fantastic debate and leave our visitors feeling even more enthusiastic about the power of cinema to make a difference in the world”.

The Lexi donates 100 per cent of all profits to charity.

May 21: ‘Black Girl’ introduced by Manish Agarwal, BFI London Film Festival and Overnight Film Festival

June 4: ‘Chocolat’ introduced by Sophie Monks Kaufman, contributing editor, Little White Lies

June 11: ‘Ratcatcher’ introduced by Tom Huddleston, author and critic for Time Out, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound

June 18: ‘Mikey and Nicky’ introduced by Peter Bradshaw, chief film critic, The Guardian

June 25: ‘All This Panic’ introduced by Simran Hans, film critic, The Observer

Tickets cost £8, £6 to members. Go to thelexicinema.co.uk

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