Monday, 25 June 2018

The Cinema Museum - Kennington Noir, Magma Poetry, Museum Bookstall, French Sundaes

Kennington Noir July 11th

Magma Poetry July 13th

Cinema Museum Bookstall July 14th

French Sundaes July 15th


A supporter of the museum is looking for a home for:
  • Many bound volumes of the New York Times film reviews
  • Sight and Sound 
  • MFB 
  • A part work called The Movie

If anyone would like these please email
Kennington Noir presents; The Dark Passage (1947), Wednesday 11th June @ 7:30pm
Kennington Noir presents Dark Passage (1945), directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
This month’s Kennington Noir presentation is the third of four films made by real-life couple Bogart and Bacall, and is perhaps the least-seen of the quartet (the others being To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946) and Key Largo (1948)). Dark Passage is a wonderfully lurid tale, set in San Francisco, where Bogart heads the cast as an escaped convict wrongly accused of his wife’s murder. Sheltered from police by Lauren Bacall at her swish art deco apartment, Bogie finds a sympathetic plastic surgeon (a splendid turn by English character actor Houseley Stevenson) who takes his money and gives him a new face so that he can seek out the actual murderer without being recognised. Meanwhile, Agnes Moorhead plays a meddling busybody who does her best to stir things up.
The first third of the film is shot from Bogart’s point of view, an unusual technique also used (although arguably less successfully) in another contemporaneous noir, The Lady In The Lake (1947).

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Biletto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum .
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Magma Poetry Summer 2018 Film Event Film Launch, Friday 13th July @ 7:30pm
Magma Poetry magazine aims to bring the very best of contemporary poetry to people through exciting events and beautiful publications. This event is a programme of readings of new poetry that has been created to explore the point and passion of film – and is a combination of poetry and film footage. Copies of the Film edition of Magma Poetry will be available for sale at the event.

This is a free event, but places are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register via Eventbrite.
Cinema Museum Bookstall, Saturday 14th July @ 2pm
In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus items.  Why not stop by?  You never know what you might discover!
French Sundaes presents; 8 Women (2002) Sunday July 15th @ 2:30pm
A new season of French cinema – this time looking at four iconic directors.
Fran├žois Ozon’s Cinema – 8 Women (2002).
Ozon is another French filmmaker who loves to tease and provoke. We’ll be looking at a wide range of his work and screening 8 Women a film that features eight of France’s greatest screen actresses and perfect for those who like songs, pastel colours, great frocks and a plot Agatha Christie would have been proud of.
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 concessions) - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum .

If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concessions)
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