After 15 years at The Dulwich Picture Gallery, East Dulwich Tavern and finally The Ivy House, The Bigger Picture film club has screened its final film. We would like to thank our hosts, the large number of local organisations who have supported us, the local charities we in turn have supported and above all, our loyal audience. We have thoroughly enjoyed screening some of the world's finest films and mounting the talks and events that frequently preceded them. Every evening has been unique and memorable. It has been a happy journey.
The Bigger Picture Team
The Bigger Picture is a community film club, entirely resourced by volunteers who track down films, many of which are rarely seen, but which have achieved critical acclaim over the years. Some are masterpieces by great directors, some broke boundaries in their day, some are quirky originals that never lose their appeal and remain admired by critics and chosen by cinema buffs time after time. And some are simply films you are kicking yourself you never saw first time round because they appeared on limited release.
The Bigger Picture was born out of Gallery Film - a small group of people led by Ingrid Beazley, who screened films in order to raise money for the Dulwich Picture Gallery. While Gallery Film continues to this day, the group who initiated it wanted to widen their fundraising activity and in 2012 launched The Bigger Picture. Based until 2017 at the East Dulwich Tavern, it began to support charities in and around the Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich areas, with a special emphasis on smaller charities that had difficulty finding funding from other sources. In 2018 The Bigger Picture was invited to move to The Ivy House in Nunhead. Little has changed, except the location. It continues to screen great films for the local community and all profits go to support local charities. If you would like to be part of our team or have films you would love to see screened, then please get in touch, either through this website or - better still, by talking to one of us at a screening.
The Bigger Picture is affiliated to the British Federation of Film Societies and is part of the SE London film network