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Three To See on 23 Apr: The Castle Builder, Faceless, Unrestricted View Film Festival

By | Published on Monday 16 April 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

The Castle Builder | Battersea Arts Centre | 23-25 Apr
“An emotional and hard-rocking journey into the hearts and souls that exist on the outer limits of creativity and building regulations. ‘The Castle Builder’ tells the true story of an inmate in a Norwegian psychiatric institute who, over 5 years, built a castle on a remote headland.” No small success, this, when it hit the old edfringe back in 2016. Stories with live music, projection, and an exploration of the work of outsider artists, featuring an old TW fave, Kid Carpet. See this page here for info.

Faceless | Park Theatre | 17 Apr-12 May
One with a very contemporary theme, inspired by a real court case in the USA. Susie, a teenager from suburban Chicago meets someone online who convinces her to convert from Christianity to Islam and leave home for Syria, and is arrested and tried for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Lots of post show events accompanying this one, so make sure you have a look at the extras tab when you head to the listing here to find out more.

Unrestricted View Film Festival | Hen & Chickens Theatre and other venues | 23-29 Apr
Hurrah, the Unrestricted View Film Festival is back, and is bigger and better than in previous years. The event kicks off with ‘Pickups’, starring Aiden Gillen, about a man suffering from insomnia, back trouble and the breakdown of his marriage, who reacts to these reverses in a manner I wouldn’t altogether recommend. See this page here for that opening night film, which is at Screen On The Green, and this page here for an overview and brochure.