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Dan Carrier’s movies news: The Monster of Highgate Ponds

17 January, 2020 — By Dan Carrier

POND swimmers, watch your strokes – there’s a Nessie on the loose… and film-goers can find out how things pan out for this creature from the depths and the children who discover it next week at a special screening of a classic British children’s B-movie.

The Dartmouth Park Film Club are hosting a screening of the 1961 film The Monster of Highgate Ponds, pictured – a tale of a group of youngsters who head up to the Heath and have an adventure to remember.

The film screening takes place at Brookfield School, Chester Road, N19 – with proceeds going to the school’s coffers – and also features a series of short animated movies made by young people.

The DPFC has become a must-do for movie buffs, with monthly events boasting terrific films presented by directors and producers offering unique insights into their work.

Co-founder and film producer Lizzie Gillett says their aim is to screen “films related to the area of Dartmouth Park. Typically, this means films that are made by people who live in the area or that are filmed in the area. We have a Q&A with someone who worked on the film and we’ve had everyone from Sarah Gavron to Ken MacDonald to Simon Chinn. This is our Kids’ Film Club so it’s aimed at families who want to come and watch films together.”

The Monster Of Highgate Ponds is on Thursday, January 23, doors from 5pm. See


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