Monday 28 May 2018

The Cinema Museum - Kennington Noir, Celluloid Sorceress, People I Know screening & Polyland

Kennington Noir & Celluloid Sorceress June 20th, People I Know screening June 21st & Polyland June 22nd
Kennington Noir presents; Scarlet Street (1945), Wednesday 20th June @ 7:30pm
Kennington Noir presents Scarlet Street(1945), directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett.
A lonely store cashier (the great Edward G. Robinson) is trapped in an unhappy marriage to a shrewish wife, and finds solace through his amateur painting hobby. Whilst on the way home one night he meets a beautiful woman (Joan Bennett) and he gradually becomes obsessed with her, seeing her as an escape from his humdrum existence and letting her believe that he is a wealthy artist. She plays along and takes advantage of his naiveté, manipulating him and extorting his money to support her own lifestyle. Her con-man boyfriend (Dan Duryea) gets her to pretend that the paintings are actually her own creations, and they attract a critic’s attention, until Edward G. finds out the truth, when the plot gets darker still.
The second of two noirs made by the same team, the other being The Woman In The Window (1944), this brilliant film could well be called the blackest of Fritz Lang’s American pictures. On its initial release it was censored in three US states and in the UK. Don’t miss!
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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Celluloid Sorceress presents; Dying Young (1991), Wednesday 20th June @ 7:30pm
Before The Fault In Our Stars (2014) there was Dying Young (1991).
The Celluloid Sorceress returns to the Cinema Museum after D.C. Cab(1983) with another rare screening of a cult classic from Joel Schumacher, director of The Lost Boys(1987). Dying Youngstars Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D’Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst, Ellen Burstyn, and David Selby.
Reuniting with Flatliners (1990) star Julia Roberts, Schumacher brings his unmistakable talents to a story of living with leukaemia that startled audiences with its frankness and won them with its romance.  Find out more here.

Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum by calling during office hours.

Season tickets are £40 (£32.50 concessions) for all the Celluloid Sorceress Joel Schumacher films.  Available from Billetto, or direct from the Museum.
Screening of People I know (2002) + Q&A with Mark Searby, Thursday 21st June @ 7:30pm
Film critic and broadcaster Mark Searby presents a screening of People I Know, a 2002 crime drama starring Al Pacino alongside Kim Basinger and Téa Leoni.
Mark’s book, Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man, is the ultimate insider’s guide to the filmography of the legendary Hollywood actor. Whether you’re a fan of his repertoire or not, Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man gives a remarkable and often unexplored insight into film and one of it’s key actors.
Copies of Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Manwill be available for purchase and signing, or you can buy a copy beforehand: more details on Mark’s website.
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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Screening of Polyland (2017) + Directors Q&A, Friday June 22nd @ 7:30pm
Polyland (2017) is a documentary film directed by Dasa Raimanova and Zofia Brom.
Polyland gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities in Poland and explores the nuances of how it feels to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the most homogenous country in an ever more right-leaning Europe. Polyland‘s three women were all born in Poland and currently are citizens of Wroclaw, the biggest city in Western Poland. Ania, Miriam and Elmelda seek to be seen, not as “the other”, but as a part of Polish society.
Their efforts involve creating self-help groups, organizing protests and appearances on local TV and… Everything appears to be going towards the right direction, the women believe that a liberal society is within reach until the dramatic shift in Polish politics in 2015 shatters their hopes and confidence.
Their wish for belonging reflects many other stories across the world and seems increasingly difficult to achieve in the current political climate of Brexit, Donald Trump and the upsurge of right-wing movements across Europe.
See the film’s website for more details.

Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concession) and may be purchased 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).
A Fantastic Woman (2018), Wednesday 30th May 7:45pm - 10pm 
Rising star Daniela Vega plays Marina, a young singer whose life is thrown into turmoil following the sudden death of her partner, Orlando. Met with suspicion and contempt from all sides, Marina comes under intense scrutiny, with no regard for her privacy, or her grief. As tensions rise between Marina and Orlando’s family, Marina somehow finds the strength to fight back. An urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry and hostility on a daily basis, this Oscar-winner is simply a must see. 
Join us before the film for a guest talk with a local trans activist hosted in partnership with Gendered Intelligence.  This screening will take place at Harris Academy, South Norwood, SE25 6AE.

Click here to book tickets and for more info.  Don't forget to enter the code 'MARINA' to get £1 off your ticket price.