Welcome to The Bigger Picture. Your local film club now based at The Ivy House community pub in Nunhead.
We show a film at 8pm on the fourth Thursday of every month. It is a non-profit making venture run by volunteers, and any money we make is donated to support local charities; with a special emphasis on smaller charities that have difficulty finding funding from other sources.
The Bigger Picture is different to many other film clubs. Yes, we offer you the opportunity to kick back and watch a film on the big screen from the comfort of a deep leather sofa with a drink in one hand and food from a mouthwatering menu in the other, but we also offer a very diverse programme of films.
The Bigger Picture shows a wide variety of films from around the world, many of which are rarely screened or were given limited screening when first released 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 and others are included for no other reason that we want to share our enjoyment of them.
THE BIGGER PICTURE is affiliated to the British Federation of Film Societies and part of the SE London Film Club Network.
We have now moved from EDT to the Ivy House community pub on the other side of Peckham Rye. Join us!
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