Friday, 22 February 2019

The Cinema Museum - Andy Holden Live, Our World, Kennington Bioscope, Woman Amateur Filmmakers

Andy Holden Live; What Would I Do, February 28th

Andy Holden Live; Laws of Motion, March 7th

Our World: Gaza Dreams, March 12th

Kennington Bioscope, March 13th

Woman Amateur Filmmakers, March 14th
Andy Holden Live; What Would I Do If I Did What You Would Expect Me To Do, Thursday February 28th @ 7pm
The evening will include a number of monologues, poems and stories, animating a series of recent short films including his “cartoon shorts”, with live foley sounds and piano accompaniment. This will be followed by a version of ‘Catharsis’; an ‘unboxing’ performance using a live camera feed to explore the collection of 300 ceramic cats that the artist inherited from his Grandmother.
Live performance starts at 7.45pm with music and bar before hand.
Free admission, but a donation on the door is encouraged. Places are limited, so please register via the Eventbrite webpage.
Andy Holden Live; Laws of Motion In a Cartoon Landscape, Thursday March 7th @ 7pm
In this special live performance, Holden is transported into the cartoon-world via green screen technology. This leap into a series of familiar landscapes unfolds an astonishing journey through the history of animation, critical theory, physics and art, before arriving at contemporary politics and Holden’s theory that the world has now come to resemble a cartoon. Holden attempts to deliver the lecture at the speed of a cartoon, his human body struggling to adapt to the various cartoon landscapes it is forced to inhabit.
1hr performance starts promptly at 8pm with music and short films before hand.
No admittance once performance has started.

Entry is free, although donations on the night will be warmly welcomed. Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment, click below to register via Eventbrite.
Screening of Our World: Gaza Dreams (2018), Tuesday March 12th @ 7:30pm
The Kennington Bethlehem Link invite you to see this powerful film about mental health in Gaza.
With nearly two million people living in miserable conditions in Gaza, the Israeli blockade has taken its toll on mental health there.
The film was produced for BBC Arabic and BBC World News, and we are delighted that Linda Sills the BBC Series producer and Christine Garabedian, Director of Gaza Dreams, will be with us to talk about the making of the film. Christine was awarded an Emmy for her film Goodbye Aleppo (2017).
Come and hear more about our work, buy some Palestinian goods and enjoy the Cinema Museum bar.
Entry is free, although donations on the night towards costs will be warmly welcomed.
Kennington Bioscope presents; The Cat and The Canary (1927), Wednesday 14th March @ 7:30pm
Our main feature is The Cat and the Canary(1927), directed by Paul Leni, and starring Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Flora Finch and Tully Marshall. This comedy horror film revolves around the death of Cyrus West, who is Annabelle, Charlie, and Paul’s uncle, and the reading of his will 20 years later. Annabelle inherits her uncle’s fortune, but when she and her family spend the night in his haunted mansion they are stalked by a mysterious figure. This was German Expressionist filmmaker Leni’s first film for Universal, having been invited to join the studio by it’s head Carl Laemmle. His style of directing made The Cat and the Canary influential in the “old dark house” genre of films popular from the 1930s through to the 1950s. This is a 35mm restoration and will be introduced by Kevin Brownlow.

More information can be found here.

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation via email;
Woman Amateur Film makers In The Silent Era, Thursday March 14th @ 7:30pm
Since 2015, the Women Amateur Filmmakers in Britain project has uncovered and digitised over 100 films made by women amateurs between 1928 and 1988, to identify and celebrate the historical role that such women pioneers played in the British amateur film movement. Tonight, the WAF project presents three of the earliest silent films in its collection, with new soundtracks composed by Laura Rossi, and performed by Laura Rossi (Piano), Mike Outram (Electric Guitar), Trish Clowes (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone), Hugh Wilkinson (Tuned Percussion).
The three films are:
  • Sally Sallies Forth (1928), directed by Frances Lascot : heralded as the first amateur film produced entirely by women. Chaos ensues when Sally (Sadie Andrews) becomes a maid for a day at an upper class garden party.
  • The Polite Burglar (1929), directed by Sadie Andrews : a comedy produced as a competition for the London Amateur Cinematographers Association – can you spot the 30 deliberate errors in the film?
  • Doomsday (1932), directed by Ruth Stuart : an early amateur science fiction film about the end of the world, strongly influenced by European art cinema.
More information can be found here
Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concessions) - 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 concessions).
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