Saturday 20 January 2018

The Cinema Museum - Blinking Buzzards, Kennington Bioscope, Bookstall, Kennington Noir

Blinking Buzzards February 3rd,
The Bride of Glombal (1926) February 7th,
Bookstall February 10th, Kiss of Death (1947) February 15th
Blinking Buzzards Sat 3rd Feb 2018 @ 4pm
The UK Buster Keaton Society. Quarterly meeting of the society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian.
A couple of Keaton shorts will be followed by The Saphead (1920). In his first starring role, Buster plays the simple-minded son of a rich financier, who has to deal with his unscrupulous brother-in-law, who plans to claim the family fortunes.
The meeting runs from 4pm to 7pm. Entry free to members with £10 annual membership available at the door.
Kennington Bioscope presents
The Bride of Glomdal (1926)
Wed 7th Feb 2018 @ 7:30pm
Among the highlights of the recent Pordenone Silent Film Festival was Carl Theodor Dreyer’s adaptation of a novel by Jacob Breda Bull, The Bride of Glomdal (Glomdalsbruden) (1926). Dreyer uncharacteristically shot this 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.
A programme of silent shorts precedes the main film, all with live piano accompaniment. £5. Seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email
Cinema Museum Bookstall
The Cinema Museum Bookstall is open to all between 14.00 and 17.00.
Admission free. In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus to our requirements.
Kennington Noir presents Kiss of Death (1947) Thu 15th Feb @ 7:30pm
Kennington Noir presents Kiss of Death (1947), directed by Henry Hathaway, from a script by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer, and starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray and Richard Widmark.
Victor Mature plays a low-rent crook who takes the rap for a Christmas Eve store robbery whist the rest of the robbers get away, until, in exchange for parole, he makes a deal with the DA (Brian Donlevy) to squeal on his former gangmates. This film is especially notable for Richard Widmark making his feature debut as crazed psychopathic killer Tommy Udo, a genuinely nasty piece of work, and it was filmed entirely on location in New York City.
Digital presentation. Plus supporting programme. Tickets £6.
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Future Kennington Noir Titles:
  • Wed 21st March The Blue Dahlia (1946)
  • Wed 18st April The Unsuspected (1947) - 16mm presentation
  • Wed 16th May 99 River Street (1953)