Sunday 18 June 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM Events - Kennington Talkies, Kennington Noir, Kennington Talkies, Ken Russell Tribute

Southwark LGBT Pride Festival, Kennington Talkies August 6th, Kennington Noir August 16th, Kennington Talkies August 20th
Southwark LGBT Pride Festival, June 25th - Treasure Hunt
To kick things off, we have the NUNHEAD TREASURE HUNT (2 - 6pm). Come and collect your Treasure Sheets from the Ivy House from 2pm onwards - we anticipate the whole thing should take about an hour, maybe 90 minutes max., and we'll give out the answers at 6pm.
A trail around Nunhead Cemetery spotting the answers to questions and identifying pictures.   Nunhead Cemetery is a wild and beautiful gothic cemetery with a very interesting history.  The Hunt is open to individuals and teams of any size.  Meet at The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE from 2pm onwards to get your entry forms and your 20% food discount on Ivy House food (kitchen closes at 6pm).  Answers given at 6pm.  Prizes - £50 bar tab voucher and chocolates.    FREE TO PARTIPATE.  To ensure you receive your entry form, please request in advance via;
Southwark LGBT Pride Festival, June 25th - Clare Summerskill
Clare Summerskill and Martha D. Lewis present an Evening of Song and Celebration: From Fairly Vocal to Varifocal.  Many of you will know Clare from her peerless work in oral history which has resulted in such classic books of reminiscence as Gateway to Heaven, Hearing Voices and Rights of Passage. However, before that, she was an incredibly talented lesbian musical comedy cabaret performer, initially in the duo Alice and Clare, with Alice Arnold, and then as a solo performer.  Now with a new album out, Love to be Found, Clare is back with a vengeance.  She is joined for this occasion by half of another talented duo; singer/composer Martha D. Lewis. Martha met Eve Polycarpou in 1987, and formed the hugely successful Donna and Kebab, everybody’s favourite Greeks. The duo mutated into Donna and Kbb and then Martha and Eve. Martha will, like Clare, be featuring a lot of new material, and we are hugely honoured to have secured them for the Festival at the Ivy House in something of a coup!
Clare Summerskill has made a career as a respected oral historian with books such as 'Gateway to Heaven', but in a previous life she was one of the pioneering lesbian comedy and music acts; along with Alice Arnold, she formed Alice and Clare, and together they were part of that first wave which gave lesbians permission to laugh at themselves.  Much the same might be said of Martha D Lewis, of Donna and Kebab (or KBB), and we're delighted to have them here together for the first time.


Kennington Talkies presents; Possessed (1931) Sun August 6th @ 2:30pm
Possessed is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Clarence Brown, starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
A Pennsylvanian (Crawford) leaves her small-town suitor (Wallace Ford) and becomes a rich New York lawyer’s (Gable) mistress.

Advance tickets are £6 and can be purchased via below via Billetto or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours
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Kennington Noir presents; The Bribe (1949) Weds August 16th @ 7:30pm
Federal agent Rigby (Robert Taylor) travels to the generic island of ‘Carlota’, located somewhere vague off the coast of Central America, to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket. Unfortunately, while there he finds himself tempted by corruption, namely Elizabeth Hintten (Ava Gardner), a cafĂ© singer married to Tug Hintten (John Hodiak), a drunken ex-pilot. Vincent Price(!) and Charles Laughton add to the all-star cast and appear as somewhat hammy heavies.
In the book Cult Movies by Karl French and Philip French, they write, “In classic noir style, the chain smoking Rigby tells most of the story in flashbacks that begin as visions he sees on the rain-lashed window of his hotel room. His voiceover narration continues as he battles with his conscience and tries to retain his honour in a world reeking of corruption. Laughton and Price are splendidly hammy villains and Gardner’s nightclub singer is an innocent femme fatale in the manner of Rita Hayworth’s Gilda”.  Find out more here
Tickets are £6 and can be purchased from Billetto or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.
Kennington Talkies presents; Jewel Robbery (1932) Sun August 20th @ 2:30pm
Jewel Robbery is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy-mystery film, directed by William Dieterle and starring William Powell and Kay Francis.
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels (Francis) deals with the tedium of her aristocratic life in Vienna with a long line of lovers. Her rich husband, Franz (Henry Kolker), seems not to notice. As she’s just about to end her latest love affair, the baroness gets a much-needed dose of excitement when she becomes the target of a charismatic thief (Powell). After staging a daring jewelry robbery, he makes off with the baroness’s ring – and her heart.
Tickets are £6 and can be purchased from Billetto or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.
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