Sunday, 27 August 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM Events - Alborada, Kennington Noir, Evening With Claire Bloom, Misty Moon Book Launch

Alborada October 1st, Kennington Noir October 12th, Evening With Claire Bloom October 14th, Misty Moon Book Launch November 12th
Alborada presents; The Cambridge Squatter, Sun October 1st @ 7pm
Alborada presents the Brazilian film The Cambridge Squatter (Era o Hotel Cambridge) (2017), followed by a Skype Q&A with Director Elaine Caffe and Art Director Carla Caffé. The Q&A will be chaired by Victor Fraga (editor of DMovies) and journalist Maysa Monção.
Eliane Caffe’s docu-fiction hybrid Era O Hotel Cambridge charts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of homeless people and refugees living in an abandoned hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Click here for more info.
Advance tickets are £6 (£5 concessions) - click below to purchase from TicketSource or  call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.

Albarado will also show a screening of Gas Leaks (2014) @ 2pm - more info here.  Advance tickets are £6 (£5 concessions) and can be purchased from TicketSource or  call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.

If you'd rather pay for both films in one, the advance ticket price is £10 (£8 concessions).
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Kennington Noir presents; Pitfall (1948) Thurs 12th Oct @ 7:30pm
Directed by Andre de Toth and starring Dick Powell and Lizabeth Scott, post war American bliss is shaken to its core in this tale of the company man’s discontent. By the time of this film’s release, Dick Powell had already established himself in the dark streets of celluloid crime with films like Murder My Sweet(1944), Cornered (1945) and Johnny O’Clock (1947). Powell had a kind of every day man’s look, and it fits perfectly here in his role as Johnny Forbes, insurance company claims investigator who is tempted into infidelity. Meanwhile Lizabeth Scott had considerable noir pedigree in films such as The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), I Walk Alone (1947), and Dead Reckoning (1947), and Raymond Burr is perfect as a sleazy private investigator.
According to Madeleine Stowe, guest host on the May 21 2016 Turner Classic Movies screening of this film, the production was in trouble because the script violated the Hayes Code, as the adulterer was insufficiently punished. When director De Toth found out, he met with two senior Hayes Code members, whom he had selected with care. De Toth revealed that he knew the two were both married and both had mistresses. There were no problems after that.
With supporting programme and an introduction from Kulraj Phullar from Kings College London.
Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto or  call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.
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An Evening With Claire Bloom, Sat 14th Oct @ 7:30opm
The Cinema Museum is pleased to welcome Claire Bloom CBE for an evening discussing her career on stage, film and television with Jonathan Rigby.
Claire Bloom made her stage debut at 15, and was soon appearing as Ophelia in Hamlet opposite Paul Schofield, and in Christopher Fry’s The Lady’s Not For Burning with John Gielgud and a young Richard Burton. Other notable appearances were in Look Back in AngerRomeo and JulietHedda Gabler, and as Blanche DuBois in a London revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, which was much admired by author Tennessee Williams.
She made her major film debut in Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight (1952), in which she plays a suicidal ballerina, and this led to international fame. She has appeared on screen in a great number of films, including Richard III (1955), Look Back in Anger (1958), The Haunting (1963), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), A Doll’s House (1973), Clash of the Titans (1981), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and The King’s Speech(2010).  Find out more here

Advance tickets are £14 (£13 concessions) - click below to purchase from Billetto or  call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.  If you would rather purchase on the door, tickets will be £15 (£14 concessions).
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Misty Moon presents; The Professionals Book Launch Sun Nov 12th @ 2:30pm
The Professionals was a British crime-action television drama series, with 57 episodes filmed between 1977 and 1981. It starred Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins and Gordon Jackson as agents of the fictional ‘CI5’ (a reference to the real-life MI5).
This is the book launch of The Professionals, written by Bob Rocca. It’s an encyclopedia of everything you ever wanted to know about the hit show.
Hosted by Misty Moon’s Linda Regan, the afternoon will consist of clips from the series and special Q&A panels with guests who have appeared in the programme. There will also be a chance to meet the guests, get autographs and purchase the book. Confirmed guests include: Julian Vogt (who is the co-author of the book), Diane Keen, Judy Matheson, Gary Shail, Pat Quinn, Derek Lyons, James Faulkner, Felicity Dean, Mike Kemp, George Clemens, Samuel Clemens, Sara Walkden, Ahmed El Shenawi with many more to be announced.
Advanced tickets are £10 and can be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 duing office hours.