Tuesday 24 April 2018

The Cinema Museum - French Sundaes, Kennington Shoot-em-ups, Kennington Bioscope, Kennington Classics

French Sundaes May 20th, Kennington Shoot-em-ups May 21st, Kennington Bioscope May 23rd, Kennington Classics May 24th
French Sundaes Presents; L'Appat (1995), Sunday 20th May @ 2:30pm
A new season of French cinema – this time looking at four iconic directors.
Bertrand Tavernier’s great thriller – L’Appat(1995).
Tavernier is a filmmaker who loves to tease and entertain his audiences with a range of films from the historical to the political. L’Appat, starring a young Marie Gillan, is an entertaining crime thriller that has been overlooked and deserves revisiting.
Each film is accompanied by an introductory illustrated talk by Jon Davies, Tutor in French Cinema at Morley College.
Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum by calling during office hours.  If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).
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Kennington Shoot-em-ups presents; Rawhide (1951) Monday 21st May @ 7:30pm
Rawhide (1951) is a well-executed western directed by Henry Hathaway, with a crackerjack cast including Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward and striking use of Lone Pine locations.
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day’s gold shipment.

Advanced tickets are £14 (£13 concession) and may be purchased from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.   
Kennington Bioscope presents; The Spanish Dancer (1923), Wednesday 23rd May @ 7:30pm 
Directed for Famous Players-Lasky by Herbert Brenon, The Spanish Dancer was one of those films which, through circumstance, finds itself competing directly with another production telling essentially the same story, in this instance the Mary Pickford vehicle Rosita, directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

Contemporary opinion favoured The Spanish Dancer, starring Antonio Moreno and Pola Negri as, respectively, a 17th century nobleman and the seductive dancer, Maritana, who wins his heart. Wallace Beery plays the amorous King whose advances Maritana must repel. The screenplay was adapted by June Mathis and Beulah Mary Dix from the stage play Don César de Bazan by Philippe François Pinel and Adolphe Philippe d’Ennery. Photography was by James Wong Howe. The Spanish Dancer was restored by the Eye Institute in the Netherlands, through whose courtesy this screening has been made possible.

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com.
Kennington Classics presents; The Artist (2011), Thursday 24th May @ 7:30pm 
Nominated for ten Academy Awards (subsequently winning five, including Best Picture), The Artist (2011) is a French romantic comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film. It was written, directed, and co-edited by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann, and stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo.
The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932. Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: “Who’s that girl?” and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin’s world upside-down.
Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum by calling during office hours.  
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