Monday 18 December 2017

The Cinema Museum - TCM Events: Vito Project, Baby Jane, Gershwin & Bride of Glomdal

Vito Project December 27th, Kennington Bioscope January 10th, Gershwin January 13th, Kennington Bioscope February 7th

Vito Project presents; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Wednesday 27th December @ 6pm
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.
This month VITO is going to be a little bit special. We will be celebrating our third year, the holiday season and the end of the year, all rolled into one, with a screening of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a 1962 American psychological thriller–horror film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. It is the story of two sisters, both ageing retired movie stars, living together in a house in California. When one of them decides to sell the house and move away, the other becomes angry, and old jealousies and resentments resurface.
Exceptionally, we will not be having a discussion post-screening, instead, we are hoping you can stay afterwards and enjoy the party!
This is a free event but this Christmas we particularly need your donations on the night to help save the Cinema Museum and ensure the continuation of the VITO project. After 19 years in residence at this wonderful historic venue, the future of the Cinema Museum is now under threat since their landlords have put the building and the surrounding site up for sale. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.
You can also support the museum by signing the online petition HERE. If you cannot attend the fundraiser, you can make an online donation on the Museum’s Just Giving page HERE. Tell your friends and come and celebrate the end of the year and our third year of screenings with us and see how much we can raise…
Kennington Bioscope presents; Second Fiddle (1923), Wednesday January 10th @ 7:30pm
The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.
Kevin Brownlow will be introducing his personal film print of Second Fiddle, a rare 1923 comedy-drama directed by Frank Tuttle (whose Eddie Cantor-Clara Bow comedy Kid Boots (1926) was screened at our first comedy weekend).
Tuttle’s numerous later credits range from the Clara Bow films True to the Navy (1930) and No Limit (1931) to This Gun For Hire (1942) and Hell On Frisco Bay (1955) starring Alan Ladd, via several Bing Crosby vehicles and much else. For part of the McCarthy era Tuttle lived in France, where he made Gunman in the Streets (1950). Second Fiddle stars Glenn Hunter, a Broadway actor who originated the role of Merton of the Movies on stage and reprised it in the (now missing) 1924 film version. Find out more here

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email
Classic Gershwin, Saturday January 13th @ 7:30pm
The vibrant music of George Gershwin is interwoven with his fascinating life story from birth in the colourful, teeming New York of 1898 to his tragically early death in 1937.
Join Viv McLean, piano, and Susan Porrett, narrator, for an intriguing, eclectic mix of Gershwin’s music from the much-loved ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘I Got Rhythm Variations’ and ‘Swanee’ to the rarely-played, classical Preludes – plus a chance to explore the Cinema Museum before the concert.
George Gershwin spent the final year of his life living and working in Hollywood, where he composed the music for the film Shall We Dance (1937), starring Fred Astaire and Gingers Rogers

Tickets are £15 and can either be purchased in advance via Billetto or on the door. 
Kennington Bioscope presents; Bride of Glomdal (1926), Wednesday February 7th @ 7:30pm
The main feature is Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Bride of Glomdal (Glomdalsbruden)(1926).
Among the highlights of the recent Pordenone Silent Film Festival were the examples of Norwegian cinema, perhaps most notably Carl Theodor Dreyer’s adaptation of a novel by Jacob Breda Bull, The Bride of Glomdal (Glomdalsbruden). To accommodate the theatre schedules of his actors, and to embellish what he believed to be the relatively slender plot threads of the original, Dreyer uncharacteristically shot more or less off-the-cuff, albeit with a prepared list of scenes, throughout the summer of 1925. The rural locations provide a beautiful setting for this story of Tore, a young farmer, who is determined to build up his family’s dilapidated farm and win the hand of lovely neighbour Berit, who is promised in marriage to another. The Bride of Glomdalimmediately followed Dreyer’s early important work Master of the House(Denmark 1925) and preceded his move to France, where his international reputation was made with The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928).
Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email

Morley College film course: The History of Cinema.  Jan - March 2018
Morley College presents a film course on the history of cinema. Explore the history of cinema from its beginnings to contemporary film culture through silent classics, ‘old’ and ‘new’ Hollywood, European cinema, world cinema, key directors, film style, technological developments and a range of ways of thinking about films and filmmaking. The tutor is Jon Wisbey.
This will take place on Tuesdays from 9 Jan to 27 Mar 2018, 18.30 – 20.30 (11 weeks). It is run by Morley College but takes place at The Cinema Museum.
Full Fee: £150
Concession: £120
Senior fee: Senior Fee discount not applicable
Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
Telephone: 020 7450 1889

Further details and enrolment