Monday, 14 August 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM Events - Vito Project, Laurel & Hardy, Kennington Bioscope, Kennington Noir, Exploding Cinema

Vito Project August 30th, Laurel & Hardy September 2nd, Kennington Bioscope September 6th, Kennington Noir September 14th, Exploding Cinema September 30th
The Vito Project presents; Female Stories, An Evening of Shorts Weds August 30th @ 7pm
ReShape and the Cinema Museum present the third season of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas.
The VITO Project is delighted to present Female Stories, an evening of some of the best, uplifting, insightful, flirtatious and joyous women-centred short fiction and non-fiction films.
Confirmed at the time of writing:
Pastry (2016), directed by Eduardo Barreto (UK)
Love blossoms between the eclairs, in this short filmed on Columbia Road. A sweet feast for the eyes.
Kittens (2016), directed by Zhanna Ozirna (Ukraine)
Kids, kittens, and the overthrow of social norms – just another day for a typical Ukrainian couple.
Where We Are Now (2016), directed by Lucie Rachel (UK)
A mother-daughter story and an insightful look at a queer child and her transitioning parent and how life can bring us closer together.
More to be announced.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A/discussion.

This is a free event, but donations are gratefully received.

Live Ghost Tent Quarterly Laurel & Hardy Society Meeting, Saturday September 2nd @ 3pm
The Live Ghost Tent – quarterly meeting of The Laurel and Hardy Society.
The films we intend to show are Unaccustomed As We Are (1929), short directed by Lewis R. Foster and Hal Roach; Another Fine Mess (1930), short directed by James Parrott; Chickens Come Home (1931), short directed by James W. Horne; On the Loose(1931), short directed by Hal Roach; and Fra Diavolo (1933), directed by Hal Roach and Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers).
The meeting runs from 3pm to 7pm.
More details on our Facebook page.


The membership fee is for one year and includes entrance to our meetings and a copy of our international quarterly magazine the Intra-Tent Journal.
Single cost of membership is £12 per annum, £15 for a couple living at the same address.
Non-members are welcome and we ask for a donation of £5 per meeting. Children under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult are admitted free.
Kennington Bioscope presents; The Goose Woman Weds September 6th @ 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 The Goose Woman (1925), directed by Clarence Brown, and starring Louise Dresser, Jack Pickford and Constance Bennett.
The screenplay is taken from a short story by popular novelist Rex Beach, which was based on the high-profile Hall-Mills murder case. Dresser plays a once famous opera singer who has lost her voice, and returned to her hometown with her son (Pickford), where she lives in squalor under her maiden name, tending a flock of geese. When a headline-grabbing murder case unfolds in the town, she tries to re-capture her celebrity by claiming to be a witness to the murder. She then learns that her son is implicated in the crime…
A programme of silent shorts precedes the main film.
Anyone interested in silent film should visit the website for more info.
Tickets are £5 and can be requested via email;  Seats are limited, so do contact us quickly to avoid disappointment.

Kennington Noir presents: Sudden Fear (1952) Thursday 14th September @ 7:30pm
Directed by David Miller and starring Joan Crawford, with Jack Palance and Gloria Grahame, this fabulous “woman in distress” noir melodrama stars an on-form Joan Crawford as Myra Hudson, a successful and wealthy playwright. We first see her firing a so-so actor, Lester Blaine (Palance), from her latest stage play. Over the next few months the same actor insinuates himself back into Myra’s life, and after a whirlwind romance the unlikely couple are married. All is not what it seems, however, and Myra soon discovers that Lester and his former girlfriend (the wonderful Gloria Grahame) are up to no good and are plotting her early demise. What will Myra do now that she knows what is going on?
Sudden Fear earned Joan Crawford her third and final Oscar nomination and is full of stylish, moody noir cinematography, set against a San Francisco backdrop. Don’t miss!
We’re happy to be able to screen a rare original 35mm print of this title, courtesy of the Ronald Grant Archive.
Tickets are £6.  Click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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Exploding Cinema's Disposable Film Night, Saturday September 30th @ 7pm
Exploding Cinema presents a show where the technology making the films is disposable.
It’s never been easier to shoot high quality high definition video, and the tools to do it with are more widespread than just phones: toys, scanners, USB microscopes, vehicle reverse cameras, CCTV monitors… they often serve a single purpose and when they’re done with, they are disposed of.
However… creative people are gettng their hands on them, and they are making films with them and we will be showing them.
Featuring from San Francisco, the 2017 programme of the Disposable Film Festival.
Submissions open until 15th September.
Send a link to your film to Title your email ‘DISPOSABLE SUBMISSION’ and include your name, phone number, duration of the film and medium it was made on.
Films must be under 20 minutes and be made on a phone or other Disposable or novel medium.

Tickets are £6.  Click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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