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Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 7.00pm

Café-bar opens at 6.00pm ★ Free! ★ Donations encouraged


2 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, London SE11, (10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle

The VITO Project is proud to present Contracorriente (Undertow), a 2009 Peruvian film directed by Javier Fuentes-León.

"Set in a ravenously beautiful seaside fishing village in Peru, Contracorriente ('Undertow") contrasts the sensuous and free nature elements of the beach with the repressed and closed mindset of the villagers. It's the story of forbidden love: In this case, the drama percolates around Miguel (Cristian Mercado) and his pregnant wife and Miguel's artist lover Santiago (Manolo Cardona)... Filmmaker Javier Fuentes-Leon's delicately and sensuously illuminates this collision of contemporary sexuality with centuries of dogma and tradition. " Duane Byrge, AP

The film shot in Cabo Blanco, Peru, won the World Cinema Audience Award in the Dramatic category at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival

The screening will be followed by an open discussion.
This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations are VITO's only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.

Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. 
The doors to the Cinema will be shut once the film starts or capacity is reached.

Venue accessibility: Level access on the ground floor. Level access on the first floor except for a slight slope at the doors into the main hall where people exit the lift. There is a lift used by disabled /non-disabled visitors and volunteers. There is an accessible toilet with step free access on the ground floor. It is large enough for a motorised wheelchair. It has an easy lock and handrails. 

The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, Opening Doors London, Outings in Art Plus, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project, Frank Byrne & his walkers and Broad Appeal Podcast.

For more information, or to join our mailing list, contact Sylvie Beaumont, ReShape Coordinator.

All future showings in the series will be the last Wednesday of the month


The Living End



Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

Women He's Undressed

Being ourselves: 1967 - 2017
A special day-long Autumn Sunday of LGBTQ film screenings and conversations

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Dog Day Afternoon

Female Stories - An evening of short films

Go Fish

Tongues Untied

Johnny Guitar

The Slippers

The Women



9 to 5

Heavenly Creatures

Stranger by the Lake

Stranger Inside

Bette Bourne: It Goes with the Shoes

Strangers on a Train


Theo and Hugo

Mädchen in Uniform


Fox and his Friends


We were here


Les Invisibles

Stud Life

The Killing of Sister George


All about Eve

Paris is burning

The Crying Game

My Own Private Idaho

The Celluloid Closet