Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM Events - Stanley's Film Club, American Gothic, Kennington Classics, Vito Project

Stanley's Film Club September 27th, American Gothic October 2nd, Kennington Classics October 11th, Vito Project October 25th
Stanley's Film Club presents; Their Finest, Weds Sept 27th @ 8pm
Ever wondered what the film industry was like during Britain's finest hour? Then join us for this uplifting and inspirational look into the world of war time propaganda filmmaking.
Gemma Arterton stars as Catrin, a talented young copy-writer enticed to London from Wales by her self-absorbed artist husband (Jack Huston). She gets a job as a script editor with the Ministry of Information, where she’s hired to write convincing women’s dialogue (or “slop”) for morale-boosting propaganda films. Quickly noticed for her natural ability, she's drafted by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) to work alongside a colourful crew to produce the morale-building cinematic stories the nation so desperately needs.
Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, debut screenwriter Gaby Chiappe’s adaptation blends shrewd wit with a lot of heart, displaying a keen sense of the mood of the time, resulting in a charming, nostalgic and spirited wartime drama.
Advance tickets are £8 and can be purchased via the Box Office.  If you would rather buy on the door, the price will be £10 (£3 discount for members).
American Gothic Book Launch, Mon 2nd October @ 7:30pm
Jonathan Rigby, author of the acclaimed English Gothic and Euro Gothic, launches the long awaited hardback edition of the third book in the trilogy: American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema. The highlight of the evening will be a talk illustrated with clips and rare stills.
In American Gothic, Jonathan tells the story of the Hollywood horror film from its 19th-century beginnings through to the hits produced by Universal, Warner Bros and M-G-M in the early days of talkies, the thoughtful RKO chillers of the 1940s, and the post-war boom in lurid science-fiction shockers.  Find out more here

Please note, this is a FREE event.
Kennington Classics presents; The Way Ahead (1944), Weds October 11th @ 7:30pm
Come and enjoy a selection of Ronald Grant’s personal favourite films.
This month’s film is The Way Ahead(1944), a British Second World War drama. The film stars David Niven, Stanley Holloway and William Hartnell, along with an ensemble cast of other British actors.
Written by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov and directed by Carol Reed, the film follows a group of civilians who are conscripted into the British Army to fight in North Africa. A patient, mild-mannered officer appropriates a cafe as his headquarters, much to the disgust of the pacifist owner. When the Germans attack, the men fiercely defend their position, aided by the cafe owner.  Find out more here
Advance tickets are £6 and can be purchased from Billetto. Alternatively, please call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
The Vito Project presents; The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972), Weds October 25th @ 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 The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 lesbian drama starring Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla and Irm Hermann. This will feature a 35mm print.
Based on his own play, Fassbinder’s stylised drama is restricted to her bedroom, which is dominated by a huge reproduction of Poussin’s Midas and Bacchus. Petra Von Kant (Carstensen) is a famous fashion designer, living with Marlene (Hermann), who she dominates. She falls in love with the beautiful Karin (Schygulla) who wants to be a model.

If you would like to know more about the VITO Project, click here

This is a FREE event, but your donations on the night would be greatly appreciated to ensure the continuation of the VITO project.