Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Cinema Museum - Kennington Talkies, Kennington Classics, Jake Arnott, Julia Cave

Kennington Talkies September 10th, Kennington Classics September 13th, Jake Arnott September 16th, Julia Cave September 28th
Kennington Talkies presents; Born To Be Bad (1934) Sun 10th Sept @ 2:30pm
Born to be Bad is a 1934 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Lowell Sherman, and starring Loretta Young and Cary Grant. It was twice rejected by the Hays Code before finally being accepted.
Lorretta Young plays Letty, a young unmarried mother with a small child, embittered by the way life has treated her. When the boy is hit by a truck driven by a wealthy businessman (Cary Grant), Letty is persuaded by her lawyer to extort money from him by claiming her son’s injuries are worse than they really are.
Advance tickets are £6 and can be purchased via Billetto.  Alternatively, you can call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
Kennington Classics presents; Sense & Sensibility (1995) Weds 13th Sept @ 7:30pm
Sense and Sensibility is Ang Lee’s 1995 film, based on Jane Austen’s novel and starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant.
Emma Thompson won the Best Screenplay Oscar for her adaptation of Austen’s first published novel. When Mr Dashwood dies, his wife and daughters are left with a small income and no home. Two of the daughters, Elinor (Thompson) and Marianne (Winslet), are of marriable age, but their romantic ambitions are coloured by their new social status.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase via Billetto.  Alternatively, you can call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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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 are £8.50 (£6.50 concessions) - click below to purchase from Billetto. Alternatively, please call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum. If you would prefer to buy your tickets on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concessions).
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An Evening with Julia Cave, Thurs Sept 28th @ 7:30pm
Julia Cave, the people researcher and interviewer for the BBC’s The Great Warseries, in conversation with Kevin Brownlow.
The Great War series (1964) is famous for its exceptional interviews. Julia Cave had been working on What’s My Line? when she was transferred to The Great War: ‘I knew embarrassingly little about the war, but the producer (Tony Essex) did not seem in the least deterred.’ Faced with sacks of mail, in answer to a BBC appeal, she decided to telephone potential interviewees so she could hear them speak, and to invite the most promising to the office (‘a large house in Hammersmith Grove full of cats’). She will tell us about the remarkable people she met, from Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter, to the man who chased her round her desk with an imaginary bayonet. ‘I was privileged to meet the most honourable, well-mannered, humble and brave individuals across all classes and walks of life that I have ever encountered. May they live forever in our minds.’

Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concession) and may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.  If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).