Tuesday 27 September 2016

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - Oct 15 - Home Movie Day, Blinking Buzzards and George and Mildred

Home Movie Day, The Blinking Buzzards
& The Misty Moon Film Society presents a George and Mildred Reunion 15th Oct
Stop Press: Sons of the Desert meeting Oct 1st &
A Museum of Everyday Life exhibition Oct 7th - Dec 16th

Home Movie Day
Sat Oct 15th 11:00

Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October and is free and open to the public. For the ninth London Home Movie Day, film archivists will take time out of the vaults to help the public enjoy and save their home movies. Home Movie Day shows how home movies on 8mm, Super8, 9.5mm and 16mm offer a unique view of past life in London and of family history. There will be a free Film Clinic, staffed by volunteer film archivists, to which members of the public may bring their films for examination.
11:00 to 16:00. Entry free. Tea and cake will be available.

Special Screenings 13:30-14:30

Home Movies from the Bryan Forbes Collection A selection of home movies from the collection of director Bryan Forbes, featuring films made on set and at home with his wife Nanette Newman and friends and colleagues including Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Katharine Hepburn and many more.
David Lean Home Movie - Italy (c.1950) Director David Lean shot this home movie while travelling around Italy with his third wife, actress Ann Todd. Thanks to the David Lean Foundation.
London’s Screen Archives Collection 
A special screening of films that capture London’s history as seen through the eyes of the families and communities who have helped shape it.
You can read more about Film London and London's Screen Archives's involvement in Home Movie Day here

The Blinking Buzzards
Sat 15th Oct 16:00

Quarterly meeting of the UK Buster Keaton Society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian.

The last meeting of the year is a request session, so expect to see beloved gems chosen by Society members.

Entry free to members with £10 annual membership available at the door.

George and Mildred (1980)
Sat 15th Oct 18:00

George and Mildred is a 1980 British comedy film directed by Peter Frazer Jones, with Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy reprising their television roles as the title characters.
Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their wedding anniversary in style at a swanky London hotel – however unhappy George might be with the cost. But on arrival, George is taken for a ruthless hit-man by a shady businessman, who wants a rival eliminated with the help of his hapless nephew, Elvis. Mildred remains blissfully ignorant of the resulting chaos.
Doors open at 17.30, for a 18.00 start.
Book tickets here

The Misty Moon Film Society Presents A George and MildredReunion Sat 15th Oct 20:00

Following the screening of George and Mildred (separate ticket required), Misty Moon will bring together for the first time Brian Murphy (George Roper), David Barry (Elvis), Norman Eshley (Jeffrey Fourmile) and Nicholas Bond Owen (Tristram Fourmile) for a special Q&A, with the wonderful Linda Regan as guest MC. There will be a paid signing after the Q&A.
Book for the reunion here

Sons of the Desert – Quarterly meeting of
The Laurel and Hardy Society Sat 1st Oct 15:00

The programme of films will be silent short We Faw Down (1928), directed by Leo McCarey, Any Old Port! (1932), directed by James W. Horne, County Hospital (1932), directed by James Parrott, The Live Ghost (1934), directed by Charley Rogers, andSons of the Desert (1933), directed by William A. Seiter and also starring Charley Chase.
The meeting runs from 3pm to 7pm. The membership fee is for one year and includes entrance to our meetings and a copy of our international quarterly magazine the Intra-Tent Journal. Single cost of membership is £12 per annum, £15 for a couple living at the same address. Non-members are welcome and we ask for a donation of £5 per meeting. Children under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

A Museum of Everyday Life: Cinephilia and Collecting
Oct 7th - Dec 16th

From 7 October – 16 December 2016, the Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck, University of London, will be exhibiting a selection of curious, unseen works picked from the collections of The Cinema Museum.A Museum of Everyday Life: Cinephilia and Collecting will showcase the intricate handmade archives, indexes and scrapbooks painstakingly recorded by filmgoers and cinema obsessives, from World War Two to the present. More details on the website.