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|Greenwich Gets Movie Makeover
- Home of the Dome launches its first film festival
GREENWICH, place of the Millennium Dome, some key bits of naval history and a trendy market, adds another string to its bow next week with the first ever Greenwich Film Festival.
Known as GFF 2000, the new event is to show movies by film-makers from around the world. It will run from June 8-17 and is expected to become an annual event.
At the top of the bill this year is the British premiere of Mike Figgis' new film, Miss Julie, which takes place at the Greenwich Cinema. Other highlights are movies featuring Dennis Hopper and LL Cool J, screenings of Bollywood blockbusters and British Asian shorts.
The closing feature will be Five Seconds To Spare, filmed on location in nearby Deptford, starring an all-British cast including Ray Winstone, Sean Pertwee, recently seen in gangster flick Love Honour And Obey, and DJ John Peel.