Monday, 10 October 2016

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - Oct 24-30 - InShort FF, Stranger by the Lake, Euro Gothic, Misty Moon FF, Robert Holden

InShortFF 2016 Closing Night Gala Mon 24th,
Vito Project presents Stranger by the Lake Wed 26th,
Euro Gothic book launch Thu 27th,
The Misty Moon International Film Festival Sat 29th
& “Seven O’clock and not a Baby Bathed” Sun 30th

InShortFF 2016 Closing Night Gala Mon 24th Oct 19:00

Join us for the InShortFF 2016 Closing Night Gala, where we’re hosting a double bill screening divided into two dynamic sections.
We saw many incredible short films about complex, intangible aspects of life, and the best of these make up the first programme. From undefinable relationships, to enduring and powerful histories, to human emotions, when cinema is honest, It’s Complicated.
Packing a punch, our Brain Pickers programme will stay on your mind. Whilst some show the brain working through fancies and associations, others meet this theme far more literally!
Book festival tickets here

The Vito Project presentsStranger by the Lake (2013)
Wed 26th Sep 19:00

The VITO Project is delighted to presentStranger by the Lake (L’Inconnu du lac)a 2013 French drama-thriller film written and directed by Alain Guiraudie and starring Pierre Deladonchamps and Christophe Paou. The screening will be followed by an open discussion.
Stranger by the Lake is a stunning, confrontationally explicit psychological drama that tests the lengths and limits of sexual desire without inhibition or taboo. The film premieredat the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and won the award for Best Director and the Queer Palm award.
This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. Donations are VITO’s only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.

Euro Gothic Book Launch Thu 27th Oct 19:30

Jonathan Rigby, author of the acclaimedEnglish Gothic and American Gothic, launches the long awaited Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinemawith a talk featuring stills and clips.
Jonathan will be signing copies of Euro Gothic, and all attendees will be entitled to an exclusive £5 discount on signed, pre-publication copies of the book.
Get tickets here

The Misty Moon International Film Festival Sat 29th Oct 12:00

Come and celebrate Halloween while watching some classic films – and be part of this year’s film festival. Set the atmospheric surroundings of The Cinema Museum, Misty Moon presents a day celebrating film and filmmaking.
Throughout the day we will be screening some cult horror films with Q&As from the actors and directors: 12pm – Halloween (1978); 2pm – Mum & Dad (2008) followed by a Q&A with Perry Benson; 4pm – Seize The Night (2016) followed by a Q&A with Emma Dark; 5.30pm – Before Dawn (2013) followed by a Q&A with Dominic Brunt
The main festival starts at 7pm. The final short films will be screened with the judges giving their verdicts between each film. At the end of the screenings the audience will be asked to vote for their winner. The winner will then receive the trophy from the judges. More details on our website.

Tickets for the first three film screenings in the afternoon are £5 per film. The screening of Before Dawn and the main evening film festival are free.
Book tickets for the Festival

“Seven O’clock and not a Baby Bathed” Sun 30th Oct 14:30

Elizabeth Matilda Halston (nee Dunkley) trained as a midwife in the 1920s, and embarked on a career that was to last nearly 25 years. This culminated in seven years as a domiciliary midwife with the London County Council when, in the most difficult and dangerous circumstances of war-torn Lambeth and Wandsworth, she delivered hundreds of babies to women in their own homes. She was an unsung hero of the Second World War, an ordinary woman who made an extraordinary contribution to the community in which she lived. This popular illustrated lecture by her grandson, Robert Holden, is a celebration of her life and work. Free event.