Sunday 9 April 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - Bertha DocHouse, Herne Hill Film Festival, Kennington Bioscope, Cheap Cuts Film Festival, Venezuela screening

Bertha DocHouse April 7th, Herne Hill Film Festival April 29th, Kennington Bioscope May 3rd, Cheap Cuts Film Festival May 5 - 7, Venezuela screening May 9th
Bertha DocHouse presents: I Am Not Your Negro, April 7th onwards
Bertha DocHouse, London’s documentary cinema, based at Curzon Bloomsbury, is screening Raoul Peck’s Oscar nominated I Am Not Your Negro (2016), from Friday 7th April.
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and with unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work, award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck, has completed the cinematic version of the final book Baldwin never completed, Remember This House – a radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.
Already a huge hit in the US, I Am Not Your Negro is an absolutely vital and mesmerizing film that feels completely timely and relevant.
Herne Hill Film Festival April 29th @ 7:30pm
The 2017 Herne Hill Free Film Festival has released its programme – see it at – and two of the highlights are silent film screenings.
Metropolis (1927), 29th April at 19.30: Taking place at one of the grandest churches in South London, All Saints Church in West Dulwich, we’re looking forward to this screening of Fritz Lang’s masterpiece.
Station Square Silent Showcase, 28th May at 21.00: Projected onto the front of Herne Hill Station and with piano accompaniment from local resident Neil Brand, this year’s films are The Rink (1916), Limousine Love (1928) and The Finishing Touch (1928)

Find out more here  Both screenings are absolutely free!  First come first served.
Kennington Bioscope presents: Trail of The Law (1924), Weds 3rd May @ 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 rare 35mm screening of Trail of the Law (192), directed by Oscar Apfel, and starring Norma Shearer and John Morse. The print comes from Kevin Brownlow’s collection.  Find out more here
Anyone interested in silent film should visit the website for more info.
Tickets are £5 and are available via invitation only, so please email
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival Friday 5 - Sun 7 May
Cheap Cuts is an emerging festival dedicated to showcasing the best of British and international short documentary talent. We believe in content over form and are interested in the stories filmmakers have to tell, not the budget or equipment used to do so. Our aim is to create an alternative festival for filmmakers and audiences on a budget. Film can be an extremely inaccessible medium and financially the film industry is one of the most unforgiving around. We believe that filmmaking should be inclusive, not exclusive. Therefore our screenings are free of charge.  Find out more here

Although the event is free, tickets must be reserved via Eventbrite
Venezuela screening: Oriana (1985), Tuesday May 9th @ 7:30pm
A season of films from Venezuela’s so-called Golden Age of cinema, which took place during the 70s and 80s, at a time of much social and political upheaval.
The first in this series is the classic Oriana (1985), with an online Q&A with director Fina Torres. The film won the Caméra d’Or Prize at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival as the best first feature.
Maria, a Venezuelan woman returns to Venezuela from France when she learns that her aunt Oriana has died and willed her a crumbling and remote Venezuelan hacienda where Maria spent a short time as a girl just entering puberty. Returning to the property, she discovers some secrets about her aunt’s life, and why she never left the hacienda. For more information about this season, please email

Tickets are £5 on the door.