Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - Kennington Bioscope, History is Made At Night, Colour In Film & Vito Project

Kennington Bioscope March 22nd, History is Made At Night March 23rd, Colour In Film March 27 - 29 & Vito Project March 29th
Kennington Bioscope presents: Il Fuoco Weds March 22nd @ 7:30pm
Il Fuoco (The Fire) (1916) is directed by Piero Fosco, and stars Pina Menichelli and Febo Mari. Piero Fosco is in fact Giovanni Pastrone, the director of Cabiria (1914).
This is a 35mm print provided by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema Turin.
In this Italian romantic thriller, a sultry, mysterious poetess seduces a poor young painter when they meet by a river in the middle of the night. She whisks him away to her decadent villa, and they conduct a tempestuous affair, only for her to disappear suddenly. The artist goes mad when no one believes that he knew such a woman.
A programme of silent shorts precedes the main film.

Tickets are £5 and can be requested via invitation - please email;
History Is Made At Night (1937) Thurs March 23rd @ 19:30
Sergei Eisenstein placed director Frank Borzage on a par with Chaplin and Erich von Stroheim. Josef von Sternberg expressed his boundless admiration. Samuel Fuller called Borzage “one of the greatest American directors of all time”. Yet, after his considerable success at Fox in the 1920s, Borzage’s reputation slowly, and totally undeservedly, declined, until he was virtually anonymous by the time of his death in 1962. But Borzage was responsible for some of the most hauntingly beautiful and touching cinematic achievements of the twentieth century: Seventh HeavenStreet AngelStrange CargoThe Mortal Storm and Moonrise.
In History is Made at Night (1937), Borzage invades the sophisticated territory of Ernst Lubitsch and Mitchell Leisen – Paris hotels, cruise liners, impersonations, two-timing wives, jealous husbands – and turns it all into an intensely romantic thriller, complete with an unforgettable climax that recalls A Night to Remember.

Find out more here
The following advance ticket prices apply; Advance tickets £8.50/£6.50 concessions (retired, students and the unemployed, with proof to be presented upon entry). Tickets may be purchased via Billetto or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.
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Screening of Utopia London, Friday 24th March @ 19:30
Utopia London (2010) is a feature length documentary, directed by Tom Cordell, that explores London’s recent architectural history.
The film observes the method and practise of the Modernist architects who rebuilt London after World War Two. It shows how they revolutionised life in the city in the wake of destruction from war and the poor living conditions inherited from the Industrial Revolution. This film is their story.  Find out more here

Tickets are £3 on the door
2nd International Conference; Colour In Film March 24th - 29th BFI Southbank and Friends House, London
Colour in Film is an unique international event intended to foster and stimulate the interaction between the two vibrant, but still separate, colour film restoration and colour science circles.

The Second International Conference, Colour in Film will take place from 27-29 March, 2017 at BFI Southbank and Friends House, London.

Colour in Film is aimed at everyone interested in colour in cinema, colour in cultural heritage, colour reproduction and restoration, and colour perception, whether a film restorer, archivist, historian, enthusiast, or a colour scientist. 

The 2017 Colour in Film Conference will cover the entire breadth of colour in moving images, from early (pre)cinema's chromolithographic printing through the applied colours of tinting, toning and their Desmetcolor rendition, from chromogenic Agfacolor and Eastmancolor through the video- and film-based look of the golden age of British colour television and up to modern, current grading in the digital domain. 
You can find more information here
Vito Project presents; The Women (1939), Weds 29th March 19:00
ReShape and the Cinema Museum present the third screening of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas.
The VITO Project is delighted to present The Women, the 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor, and based on Clare Boothe Luce’s play of the same name. The film stars Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Lucile Watson, Mary Boland, Florence Nash, and Virginia Grey, as well as Marjorie Main and Phyllis Povah.
The Women is the story of nice girl Mary Haines (played by Norma Shearer), sporty and straightforward, who loses her husband to shop-girl vamp Crystal Allen, a red-lipped, black-eyed Joan Crawford. Swimming around the disaster like sharks around a shipwreck are Mary’s friends; a group of women with nothing to do except eat lunch and get their nails painted Jungle Red in Sydney’s Beauty Parlour”- Jeanette Winterson
This is a free event but we would appreciate your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project.  
Find out more about the VITO Project on their website.