We’re delighted to welcome the FIRST FILM CLUB to Picturehouse Central with a special screening of Nia DaCosta’s award-winning directorial debut Little Woods (released in the UK as Crossing The Line), and Karl Jackson's BFI NETWORK-funded short film Independence.

After the films, both directors will take part in a live discussion and Q&A chaired by FIRST FILM CLUB co-founder, author and critic, Hanna Flint.

Join us after the screening for a drinks reception sponsored by Triple Exposure, providing an opportunity to celebrate the filmmakers, connect over the films, and encourage future collaborations.

Please note, doors for the event will open from 6.45pm, with the introduction for the screenings starting promptly at 7pm.

The First Film Club is supported by National Lottery funds awarded by BFI NETWORK via Film London.

Little Woods

Starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, Little Woods is an intimate portrait of two sisters striving to survive hardship without resorting to illegal means.

The film received the Nora Ephron award at the Tribeca Film Festival for "excellence in storytelling by a female writer or director”, and it also won Best Narrative Feature and Best Director at the Fargo Film Festival 2019.


Independence follows 18-year-old Amba, whose time in the care system has abruptly ended.

Over the course of a week, Amba experiences numerous challenges, exacerbated by the lack of a support network as she embarks on a journey to survive living independently.

Independence was awarded funding from the BFI Network and is the second instalment of Karl’s trilogy on at-risk young people.

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  • Release Date :
  • 12 Apr 2023
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