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East End Film Festival returns to Troxy

Following a one year abstinence, East End Film Festival (EEFF) is returning to vintage venue Troxy to get the 2013 festival underway on Tuesday 25th June. Troxy has been chosen to host the red carpet gala screening which will mark the opening of the two week festival and will feature the premiere of Mark Donne’s second film, with a secret musical performance still to be announced.

Mark Donne’s documentary ‘The UK Gold’ looks at the subject of tax avoidance, following the journey of a vicar from a small London parish who tries to understand how London remains the financial capital of the world. Radiohead front man Thom Yorke and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja have produced the extraordinary sound-score for the documentary.

Known for its 1930s cinema heritage, Troxy’s original art deco features will provide the perfect backdrop for this iconic film screening. This red carpet event will make use of the whole building, hosting the screening in the Grand Hall, with the musical performances taking place on the stage afterwards.

Will Poole, Events and Compliance Manager at Troxy commented: “We’re delighted that East End Film Festival has come back to Troxy following the epic opening night in 2011 which saw the world premiere of the Libertines fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘There Are No Innocent Bystanders’. Mixing the screening with the secret post-film performance will demonstrate the flexibility of Troxy as an events space. This year, Troxy is celebrating its 80th anniversary since opening as a cinema in 1933. Following its re-launch in 2006 the venue has subsequently played host to the likes of Patti Smith, Beady Eye, New Order, Garbage, Stereophonics and Richard Hawley, a heritage which makes Troxy ideal for this event which fuses legendary film makers with musical greats.”

The Grade II listed venue has recently undergone refurbishments including a new carpet running throughout. The venue will be carrying out further work on the front of the building later in the year with the plan to restore its original features in time to coincide with Troxy’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Tickets for the opening night of East End Film Festival go on sale on Thursday 23 May at 6.30pm and are priced from £25.

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