Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - They Live By Night, Bookstall, Kennington Bioscope

They Live By Night April 5th, Museum Bookstall April 8th, Kennington Bioscope April 12th
Kennington Bioscope presents: They Live By Night (1948), Weds April 5th @ 7:30pm
Made for RKO just prior to Howard Hughes’s takeover of the company, They Live By Night is an early ‘couple on the run’ genre film, and is perhaps the forerunner to Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
Farley Granger plays Bowie, a young con who escapes from the pen with two hardened criminals. The plot revolves around the relationship between them and their efforts to get away from the life of crime and live like normal people… during the day, instead of at night, like their criminal associates.
With a supporting programme and a short intro from Kulraj Phullar, who has recently completed a PhD on “good girls” in classic Hollywood film noir at King’s College London.

Tickets are £6 and can be purchased direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.  Alternatively, you can click below to purchase tickets via Billetto.
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Bookstall Saturday April 8th, 2pm - 5pm
Kennington Bioscope presents; Stark Love, Weds April 12th @ 7:30PM 
Stark Love (1927), directed by Karl Brown, and starring amateurs Helen Mundy and Forrest James, was produced by Brown, along with William LeBaron, Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky.  It was released by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation.
Stark Love is the story of Rob Warwick (James), a young man living in a hillbilly society in Carolina, who learns to read, begins to understand that women should be looked up to, and tries to provide an education for his neighbour Barbara Allen (Mundy). When his mother dies, he has to battle against the reactionary views and plans of his father. A mixture of anthropology and melodrama, this unusual film was a critical success, but a commercial failure, and was thought lost until a copy was found by Kevin Brownlow in the Czechoslovakian film archives. In 2009, the Library of Congress described it as “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant, and it was preserved in the National Film Registry.
A programme of silent shorts precedes the main film.

Tickets are £5 but seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email