Welcome to Close-Up!


Close-Up makes film culture and history accessible through its cinema, film library & online archive.

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Close-Up is the ideal venue for all your screening needs, whether you wish to host a press screening, corporate event, presentation, conference, Christmas or birthday party. Our adjoined cafe and bar is fully licensed and offers a convivial atmosphere for drinks receptions, networking or informal post-screening discussion.

Find out more here: www.closeupfilmcentre.com/venue-hire


Film Programmes

15 August - 3 September 2018: Close-Up on Éric Rohmer

15 August - 3 September 2018: Close-Up on Éric Rohmer

The most sublime, articulate, guarded and grounded filmmaker of the nouvelle vague, Eric Rohmer was also a key figure in French film culture in the 1950s and 1960s both as an editor of Cahiers du Cinéma and as a seminal auteurist critic. This programme presents fifteen films from the the filmmaker's extensive oeuvre.
18 August - 2 September 2018: Agnès Varda: Gleaning Truths

18 August - 2 September 2018: Agnès Varda: Gleaning Truths

One of the most influential and inventive artists of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda has created a remarkable body of films that playfully and insightfully dance between, and beyond, the traditional categories of fiction and nonfiction, poem and prose, cinema and photography.
22 September 2018: JAEFF: Youthquake

22 September 2018: JAEFF: Youthquake

Countercultural new wave cinema from the 60s and 70s comes face-to-face with new experimental films in the Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival’s (JAEFF) investigation of youth and protest in Japan. Expect drag queens, surreal rock musicals, juvenile delinquents, street performance artists uprisings, and astonishing innovation at JAEFF 2018.