1 November 2014

Number 6 Brixton, 6 Somerleyton Road, Brixton SW9 8ND


1st-2nd November @ Ritzy (Brixton) // Number 6 (Brixton)

Ticket info for screenings

Tickets for the fiesta

What better way to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead fiesta this November than by inviting some souls from outer space!

This year Day of the Dead goes futuro with screenings of vintage Mexican sci fi films and other futuristic events across venues in South East London. Movimientos and Celluloid Circus present three classic Mexican Sci fi films from the 60s at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema. Starting on Saturday lunchtime with a special family screening of Julian Soler’s The Flying Saucers, to combine with our children’s futuristic costume-making and Day of the Dead face-painting workshop at Brixton’s Number 6 community venue earlier in the day, this is the riotous story of a young couple who are mistaken for aliens when their car crashes after a fancy dress party.

That same day, there’ll be a late night screening of Mexican classic The Ship of Monsters from an original 35 mm print. This tale of two voluptuous Venusians who trawl the universe searching for male specimens to take back and help repopulate their planet is a unashamed mash up of sci fi, western and horror genres, and also combines with a Day of the Dead Futuro fiesta also to be held at Brixton’s Number 6.

This year Movimientos and Celluloid Circus have teamed up with the good folks from Wahaca Brixton to put on a Saturday night futuristic fiesta that’s guaranteed to invoke the spirits of the dead from every planet! With a stellar sci fi Latin American style soundtrack from Malphino, the lunar sounds and brass fanfare invasion of Voodoo Love Orchestra, a sci fi twist on traditional Day of the Dead dance and theatre performances, sci fi and Aztec visuals and decor, DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos) back to back with Oscar Arroyo (Chilango), Mexican face-painting and more, this promises to be one unforgettable space odyssey. Complimentary Mexican street food will be served by the Wahaca Street Kitchen and the bar will be stocked up with Mexican beers and Olmeca Altos tequila margaritas!

To finish off the Day of the Dead weekend in style, our last film at the Ritzy on Sunday afternoon is another Mexican sci fi classic you won’t want to miss: Santo vs the Martian Invasion, again on a 35 mm print: when Martians chose to invade the Earth, only the supernatural strength of Mexico’s foremost lucha-libra wrestler Santo can protect them, KA POW!

The screenings are part of a weekend of events in the Brixton community as part of BFI’s Sci Fi season Days of Fear and Wonder, brought to you with O2, supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, and is presented by Celluloid Circus & Movimientos - the producers behind last year’s sold-out Dia de los Muertos Experience at Rich Mix – and supported by Wahaca Brixton. Prepare for an inter-galactic sci fi extravaganza, as Day of the Dead goes futuro this with screenings of classic Mexican sci fi films, children’s futuristic costume-making and Day of the dead face-painting, live music acts, DJs, dance, immersive theatre performances, authentic Mexican market food and plenty of tequila in a cross-arts weekend guaranteed to be out of this world!

NB 1: The screening of The Flying Saucers, will be preceeded by a - free to cinema ticket holders - children’s futuristic costume-making and Day of the Dead face-painting workshop at Brixton’s Number 6 community space. Tickets for workshop:
Please note tickets for the workshop are free to The Flying Saucers screening cinema tickets holders only - please email with your booking reference to redeem the access code for free tickets:

NB 2: The screening of The Ship of Monsters will coincide with a Day of the Dead Futuro fiesta 5 minutes away at Brixton’s Number 6 community venue where live music will preceed the film screening and DJs will continue into the night after the screening so cinema ticket holders will get a chance to come before or after at a concessionary price.

For more info on the full programme of events and film screenings please see:

Essential listing info:

Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd November

Saturday 1st NOVEMBER, 1pm, BFI Sci Fi Season Film Screening: THE FLYING SAUCERS, (Los platillos voladores), Dir Julián Soler, Mexico, 1956, 95 min. Ritzy Cinema

Box office: 0871 902 5739


Saturday 1st NOVEMBER, 7pm – 2 am, Day of the Dead Futuro Party, Brixton’s Number 6 Community Venue

Live Acts: Voodoo Love Orchestra, Malphino?DJs: Cal Jader (Movimientos), Oscar Arroyo aka DJ Chilango

+ Walkabout performers, visuals and Day of the Dead Shrine


Saturday 1st NOVEMBER, 11pm, BFI Sci Fi Season Film Screening: The Ship of Monsters (La nave de los monstrous), Dir Rogelio A. González, Mexico, 1960, 81 min. Ritzy Cinema


Box office: 0871 902 5739

Sunday 2nd NOVEMBER, 6 pm, BFI Sci Fi Season Film Screening: Santo vs the Martian Invasion (Santo el enmascarado de plata contra la invasion de los marcianos), Dir Alfredo B. Crevenna, Mexico, 1967, 92 min. Ritzy Cinema


Box office: 0871 902 5739

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20 April 2018

Tropical Pressure Festival London Launch

Back in Brixton for another funky, eclectic, tropically fired fiesta… this time welcoming Tropical Pressure Festival for their London launch party. Get ready for a fiery blend of African and Latin rhythms, roaring brass, funky bass and a psychedelic accordion! We welcome Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu, led by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer, Afla Sackey. Plus Pollito Boogaloo bringing Afro-Colombian tropical vibes with their mix of Cumbia, Vallenato and Puya and Tropical Pressure DJs with a selection of tunes celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

21 April 2018

¡Muévete! April

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5 May 2018

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a mix of international live music, DJs, female Mariachis, traditional dance, food and decor with a Mexican twist! Borchi y Su Doble Redoble come direct from Mexico fusing hip hop breaks with brass band fire, Malphino launch their highly anticipated debut LP with a mystical blend of tropical rhythms and all female group Mariachi Las Adelitas bring their unique mariachi flavour to Pop Brixton. With traditional dance from Mestizo Folklore and Atlachinolli Aztec Dance whilst DJs Coco Maria, Borchi, and Cal Jader bring the vibes from the decks before and after, keeping you moving throughout the day and night!

12 May 2018

Big Ben Jorge + Manzana Tropical + Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair

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