Tuesday 13 June 2017

The Cinema Museum - French Sundaes, Vito Project, Ken Russell Tribute, Jake Arnott

French Sundaes June 18th, Vito Project June 28th, Ken Russell Tribute August 24 - 27, Jake Arnott Sept 16th
French Sundaes: Coup de Torchon (1981) Sun 18th Jun @ 2.30pm
Bertrand Tavernier’s black comedy Coup de Torchon (1981), an adaptation of Jim Thompson’s 1964 novel Pop. 1280, changing the novel’s setting a small town in Senegal, and stars Philippe Noiret, St├ęphane Audran and Isabelle Huppert. More details here.

Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concessions) and may be purchased from Billetto (below), or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.  If you would prefer to purchase your tickets on the door, they will be £10 (£7 concessions).
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The Vito Project presents; Tongues Untied (1989) Weds June 28th @ 7pm
The VITO Project is delighted to present Tongues Untied, an American 1989 documentary film directed by Marlon T. Riggs.
The seminal documentary on Black gay life, Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs’ Tongues Untied uses poetry, personal testimony, rap and performance (featuring poet Essex Hemphill and others), to describe the homophobia and racism that confront Black gay men.
The stories are fierce examples of homophobia and racism: the man refused entry to a gay bar because of his color; the college student left bleeding on the sidewalk after a gay-bashing; the loneliness and isolation of the drag queen. Yet they also affirm the black gay male experience: protest marches, smoky bars, “snap diva”, humorous “musicology” and Vogue dancers.
A quarter of a century after its release, director Marlon T. Riggs’ documentary, winner of the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and Best Documentary prize at the Berlin Film Festival, is as relevant as ever.
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This is a free event and we do not take bookings.  Thus, please ensure you arrive early to secure a seat as it can get very busy.  
A Tribute to Ken Russell, August 24 - 27 
Over four days in August, The Cinema Museum will be celebrating the life and work of a visionary genius – a groundbreaking pioneer in TV and film making – the flamboyant, unconventional, controversial, and one of the last great British romantics, Ken Russell.
Ken’s work includes biopics, horror, musicals, documentaries and thrillers, and during this exciting event we will be showing a selection of his most celebrated movies, TV films and rare shorts.
Glenda Jackson will be returning for a screening of The Music Lovers (1970), and discussing working with Ken on Women in Love (1969), The Boyfriend (1971), The Rainbow (1989) and The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (1992).
A screening of Mahler (1974) will be followed by an interview with the stars of the film, Robert Powell and Georgina Hale. Robert of course also appeared in Tommy (1975). Georgina featured in The Devils (1971) and The Boyfriend.
Mark Kermode will be introducing a special screening of The Devils.
Lisi Russell will be talking to Brian Sibley about living and working with Ken.
Other high profile guests and must see screenings will be announced as soon as they are confirmed, as will ticketing details.
Jake Arnott's Film Night, Saturday September 16th @ 7:30pm
Jake Arnott is the author of six bestselling novels, including his acclaimed debut, The Long Firm, which was adapted as an award winning BBC2 drama serial. His second novel, He Kills Coppers also went on to become a successful ITV series, and the trilogy concluded with Truecrime. His latest novel, The Fatal Tree, is set in the grimy underworld of 18th century London. Jake will be showing clips and discussing the movies that have moved, inspired and entertained him.
Advance tickets in advance £8.50 (£6.50 concessions) may be purchased from Billetto (below), or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.  If you would prefer to purchase your tickets on the door, they will be £10 (£7 concessions).
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