Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - Dec 7-11 Bioscope, The Dark Corner, Jim Hubbard, Bookstall, Sons of the Desert, Fenella Fielding, Le Dernier Metro

Bioscope presents Skinner's Dress Suit Wed 7th, Kennington Noir presents The Dark Corner Thu 8th, Four films by Jim Hubbard with Director Q&A Fri 9th, Cinema Museum Bookstall, Sons of the Desert quarterly meeting & The Misty Moon Film Society Presents A Fenella Christmas Evening Sat 10th, French Sundaes presents Le Dernier Metro Sun 11th

Kennington Bioscope presents: Skinner's Dress Suit Wed 7th Dec @ 7:30pm
The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.
The main feature is a 16 mm print of Skinner’s Dress Suit (1926) from Kevin Brownlow’s collection. This silent comedy is directed by William A. Seiter for Universal, and based on the novel of the same name by Henry Irving Dodge. It stars Reginald Denny and Laura La Plante, as well as Hedda Hopper.
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Tickets are £4 (£3 of which goes to the Cinema Museum) and seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email

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Kennington Noir presents: A Dark Corner Thurs Dec 8th @ 7:30pm

The Dark Corner (1946) concerns a private eye who has moved to New York to start over after having been framed for a crime in San Francisco. But who is the mysterious man in the white suit who is tailing him? Lucille Ball, still several years before I Love Lucy fame, is the detective’s secretary who tries to save him from a sordid tale of deceit and murder.  Find out more here

Tickets are £6 and can be purchased direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours or click below to purchase via Billetto.
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Four Films By Jim Hubbard: Screening + Q&A Fri 9th Dec @ 8pm

Jim Hubbard has been making experimental films that explore lesbian and gay activism and community-building since the mid-1970s.  For this rare UK screening, Hubbard will show four short films that were shot in the 1970s and 1980s, and that deal with themes of loss, memory, activism, and empowerment: Stop the Movie (Cruising) (1980), Two Marches (1991), Elegy in the Streets (1989), and Speak for Yourself (1990).  Find out more here

Full price tickets are £6, student tickets £3 - click below to purchase via Eventbrite
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Cinema Museum Bookstall Sat 10th Dec 2pm-5pm
Sons of the Desert – Quarterly meeting of The Laurel and Hardy Society Sat 10th Dec @ 3pm
The films we intend to show on December 10th are Big Business(1929), a silent short directed by James W. Horne and Leo McCarey; Below Zero (1930), short directed by James Parrott; Laughing Gravy(1931), short directed by James W. Horne; The Chimp (1932), short directed by James Parrott; and Babes in Toyland (1934), directed by Gus Meins and Charley Rogers. Click here for ticket price details.
Misty Moon Film Society Presents: A Fenella Christmas Evening Sat Dec 10th @ 7:30pm
Fenella Fielding returns to the museum to talk about her remarkable career in theatre, film, TV and radio. In particular, the evening will be a celebration of Fenella’s film roles that began in 1959 with Sapphire. Subsequent titles include Foxhole In CairoThe Old Dark House and then a run of very successful comedy roles: various Doctor films (most notably as Tatiana Rubikov in Doctor in Clover), Carry On Regardless, and of course, her iconic Valeria Watt in Carry On Screaming. This was followed by a role in the big MGM production starring Tony Curtis, Drop Dead Darling.

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Tickets in advance £14 (£13 concessions) on the door £15 (£14 concessions). Advance tickets may be purchased direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours or you can click below to purchase via Billetto.
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French Sundaes: Le Dernier Metro (1980) Sun 11th Dec @ 2:30pm
The theme this season is the ‘The Cinema of Resistance’.
Le Dernier Métro (The Last Metro) is a 1980 drama written and directed by François Truffaut, and starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu.  The film is set during the time of the French occupation. It demonstrates passive resistance through culture in the story of a small Parisian theatre surviving censorship, anti semitism and material shortages to emerge triumphant at the war’s end.
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Tickets in advance £8.50 (£6.50 concessions) on the door £10 (£7 concessions). Advance tickets may be purchased direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours or you can click below to purchase via Billetto.
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