Taking place at London’s iconic REGENT STREET CINEMA on SATURDAY 14TH AND SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER, THE GANGLAND LONDON FILM FESTIVAL brings together some of the great London gangster films alongside Q&As from film specialists, crime authors and historians. From 1950’s classic ‘The Blue Lamp’ alongside a Q&A with Paul Willetts author of ‘North Soho 999’ – the story of the crimes that inspired the film – to 2000’s brutal ‘Gangster No.1’ starring David Thewlis as gang boss, Freddie Mays ‘the butcher of Mayfair’ and Paul Bettany as his right hand man, told in flashback by Gangster No.1, Malcolm McDowell, with a Q&A with best-selling crime writer and critic Cathi Unsworth, the festival promises to be a treat for fans of gangster films, classic noir, London and much more.

Also showing will be Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Performance’, starring James Fox and of course, Mick Jagger, 1971’s ‘Villain’ with Richard Burton as murderous, sadistic, mother-obsessesd homosexual London gang leader Vic Dakin, modelled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, and the amazing ‘Get Carter’ starring Michael Caine and Britt Ekland, including a Q&A with author of upcoming Ted Lewis biography, Getting Carter, Nick Triplow.

Closing the festival is ‘The Long Good Friday’, rarely seen on the big screen and promising an explosive finale to the festival on the Sunday night.

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