Saturday 15 April 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - Breaking Point, South Social, Pete Kelly's Blues & Doctors of The World

Breaking Point May 4th, South Social May 12th, Pete Kelly's Blues May 18th, Doctors of The World May 20th
Breaking Point (1950) May 4th @ 7:30pm
Michael Curtiz’s 1950 masterpiece, The Breaking Point, is an unjustly neglected version of Hemingway’s novel, To Have and Have Not.
As the film critic and historian, Adam Feinstein, a Curtiz authority, will argue in his introduction to this special screening of the film, it is not only superior to Howard Hawks’ 1944 screen adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, but may be among the greatest literary adaptations in cinema history – and as potent a piece of film-making as Curtiz’s celebrated Casablanca (1942). Hemingway himself considered The Breaking Point the finest film version of any of his books.  Find out more here

Call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to buy direct from the Museum, or you can click below to purchase from Billetto.
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South Social screening of Oli Maki (2016) Friday May 12th @ 7pm
Diversity is Finnish. Diversity in sport, gender, media expectations, relationship. Such a small country but so many things in it.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (2016) by Juho Kuosmanen was the winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival last year. It’s summer 1962, Olli Mäki is a famous featherweight boxer. Inside the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries, vying for Olli’s attention. Olli falls head over heels for Raija.
Enjoy live music with Finnish cult singer Astrid Swan, launching her new album. Superfood will be provided by the Finnish church.
Early bird: £18 or £28 with dinner
After 21 April: £20 or £30 with dinner
Concessions £12
Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.
South London Jazz Orchestra charity event for Doctors of the World Thursday May 18th @ 7pm
Doctors of the World is an independent humanitarian movement working at home and abroad to empower excluded people to access healthcare. Through 400 programmes in 80 countries run by more than 3,000 volunteers they provide medical care, strengthen health systems and address underlying barriers to healthcare.
The South London Jazz Orchestra presents two live jazz nights to raise money for their vital work. At the first event (18 May) there will be a short performance from the orchestra, a screening of the film Pete Kellys Blues (1955), and a discussion about Hollywood. The second event (20 May) will include a longer performance from the orchestra, comedy from Sion James (Clapham Comedy Club) and guests, and a Q&A session with a Doctors of the World volunteer about the frontlines of the refugee crisis.
Last year’s event was a sell-out! Please book early to avoid disappointment.  Tickets are £6.41 to £22.07 and are available from Eventbrite.  Limited earlybird tickets for both nights are available.
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