Monday 22 October 2018

The Cinema Museum - Kennington Bioscope, Saving Brinton, Misty Moon, Celluloid Sorceress

 Kennington Bioscope October 24th

Saving Brinton October 25th

Misty Moon International Film Festival October 27th

Celluloid Sorceress October 28th
Kennington Biosope presents; a further evening of films from Kevin Brownlow's Collection Wednesday October 24th @ 7:30pm
Kennington Bioscope are delighted to announce a further sampling from Kevin Brownlow’s extensive collection of vintage 9.5mm prints.
For those unacquainted with the format, 9.5mm was a home movie gauge launched in the 1920s and is of similar quality to 16mm. Many silent films survive only in this form. Kevin began his career by collecting films on 9.5mm in the 1950s.
Two of the films to be shown feature German film actress Lil Dagover:
The Maelstrom of Paris (Le Tourbillon de Paris) directed by Julien Duvivier in 1928, and starring Lil Dagover, Léon Bary and Gaston Jacquet. Based on the novel La Sarrazine by Germaine Acrement, adapted by Duvivier, this is the story of the troubled marriage between Lord Meredith (Jacquet) and his wife, Amiscia Negeste (Dagover), a famous opera singer.
The Chronicles of the Gray House (Zur Chronik von Grieshuus) (1925), directed by Arthur von Gerlach, produced by Erich Pommer and starring Arthur Kraußneck, Paul Hartmann, Rudolf Forster and Lil Dagover. It is also known as At the Grey House. Set in the 17th century it follows the intrigues of the son of a feudal landowner who falls in love with the daughter of one of the serfs, causing his younger brother to see an opportunity for himself. The screenplay by Thea von Harbou is based on Theodor Storm’s novella A Chapter in the History of Grieshuus. Kevin says that this was a great influence on his own film Winstanley(1975).

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited. To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation via email;
Screening of Saving Brinton (2017), Thursday October 25th @ 7:30pm
The Cinema Museum presents a fund-raising screening of Saving Brinton(2017), a documentary by Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne.
“This is special…preserving and recreating history and the magic of motion pictures.” — Kevin Brownlow
“A heartwarming new documentary tells the story of the history teacher who stumbled upon the Brinton Collection, a unique archive of films from the earliest days of moving pictures.” – Pam Hutchinson
Saving Brinton (2017) is a “cinephile’s delight” (Hollywood Reporter) about retired Iowa Teacher of the Year Michael Zahs, who makes a remarkable discovery — the century-old films that introduced middle America to the movies. These treasures from Georges Méliés, Thomas Edison and the Lumiere Brothers have somehow survived the ravages of time, and Mike quickly realizes their value, not just to cinephiles, but to his rural community, who rally to put on a show celebrating the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movieman, Frank Brinton.
This is a fundraising screening, with all profits from the evening going to the ‘Save the Cinema Museum’ Campaign. The screening will include special features supplied by the film makers to support the Campaign.

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.

If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).
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Misty Moon International Film Festival 2018, Saturday 27th October @ 7pm
The Misty Moon International Film Festival is back again this Halloween, for another year of fantastic indie films and will be held on Saturday the 27th October at London’s ‘The Cinema Museum’, a venue of significant cultural importance within England’s capital city.
We are looking for short films of all genres to be submitted but as it is near Halloween and our judges are made up of actors and actresses from well know horror films we would appreciate a smattering of short horrors as well.
The evening will be hosted by legendary comedy duo Trevor and Simon, best known for BBC1’s Saturday morning alternative comedy shows Going Live! and Live and Kicking.  Find out more here.
Admission is free, but donations are most welcome.
The Celluloid Sorceress presents; Sparkle (1976), plus Samira Ahmed In Coversation, Sunday October 28th @ 3pm
The Celluloid Sorceress is proud to present a very rare screening of the cult musical based on stories of Motown and The Supremes, written by Joel Schumacher with songs and music by Curtis Mayfield. She is very excited to welcome acclaimed journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed for a pre-show discussion of a film that inspired generations of African-American musicians, filmmakers and artists.
Harlem, 1958: Sparkle (Irene Cara), Sister (Lonette McKee) and Delores (Dwan Smith) appear at amateur nights as “Sister & The Sisters” under the management of Sparkle’s boyfriend Stix (Philip Michael Thomas). After a sensational rise, their stardom strains under Sister’s appointment as the head of the group and her relationship with the abusive, drug-addicted Satin (Tony King).
Further details can be found here.

Advance tickets are £10 (£7 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum.

Season tickets £40 (£32.50 concessions) for all the Celluloid Sorceress Joel Schumacher films available from Billetto, or direct from the Museum.
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