Monday, 18 March 2019

The Cinema Museum - Blonde Venus (1932), The Prowler (1951), Hyperbolae of Youth (1956), Don’t Lose Your Head (1967)

Blonde Venus (1932) March 19th,

The Prowler (1951) March 20th,

Hyperbolae of Youth (1956) March 22nd,

Don’t Lose Your Head (1967) March 23rd,

Passport to Pimlico (1949) March 29th
Women & Cocaine Presents Blonde Venus (1932) Tue 19 March 2019 @ 7.30pm
The third edition of Women & Cocaine Presents shines its spotlight on Hollywood’s Queen of Cool, Marlene Dietrich. The pioneer of androgyny, her bold, sexual tease behind the haute couture gender switching was designed to be both titilating and subversive. A revolutionary who ate men for breakfast, and women for dessert.
In Blonde Venus she plays Helen Faraday, a nightclub singer turned housewife who, when her husband gets sick and needs money for a life changing operation in Europe, resumes her singing career to raise the cash. It is during this time she meets and becomes the mistress of a rich playboy (Cary Grant) who offers to pay the husband's hospital bills...
Reserved tickets £10.02 available from Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night.
Kennington Noir presents
The Prowler (1951)
Wed 20 March 2019 @ 7.30pm
Californian housewife Susan Gilvray (Evelyn Keyes) finds a prowler outside her house late one night and she calls the police. Officer Webb Garwood (Van Heflin) and his partner answer the call but do not find anyone. Later, Webb returns to Susan’s house with the pretext of checking if everything is OK...
Joe Losey made this noir, with some quite racy content for 1951, in America before moving to Europe in 1953 to avoid the HUAC witch hunts. Tickets £6.
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Screening of Hyperbolae of Youth (1956) Fri 22 March 2019 @ 7pm
The London East Asia Film Festival has organised a pre-Festival screening of Hyperbolae of Youth (1956) to celebrate 100 Years of Korean Cinema.
Myeong-ho, a middle school teacher who had grown up in poverty, and Bu-nam, the first son of the president of a trading company, attend the same university. A doctor suggests that Bu-nam, who is sick due to overeating, and Myeong-ho, who suffers from malnutrition, should switch life styles for two weeks. Tickets: £10 for adults, £8 for concessions.
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Screening of Don’t Lose Your Head (1967) Sat 23 March 2019 @ 5pm
Also known as Carry On… Don’t Lose Your Head, this is the team’s take on the French Revolution. Two English noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing (Sid James) and Lord Darcy (Jim Dale) take it upon themselves to aid members of the French aristocracy. Sir Rodney, a master of disguise, becomes “The Black Fingernail”, scourge of Citizen Camembert (Kenneth Williams) and Citizen Bidet (Peter Butterworth), leaders of the French secret police.
Unfortunately, the evening event with Tyler Butterworth is now sold out.
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Brexit Memories, including screening of Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Fri 29 March 2019 @ 3pm & 6.30pm
“What were you doing on Brexit Day?” – whether you voted in or out, come and make some positive memories at The Cinema Museum!! Join us to mark the day by visiting the Museum; meeting up with friends and neighbours; watching the marvellous Ealing Comedy, Passport to Pimlico (1949, U classification) – where a part of London is found to be part of Burgundy, France; AND enjoy some treats and topical hospitality!
Children and Families: Brexit Tea Party – 15.00 – 18.00 (relaxed screening at 16.00)
Grown Ups: Burgundian Brexit – 18.30 – 22.00 (screening at 20.00)
Entry is free as are many of the treats – but you will need to book because demand for tickets will be high and space is limited. You can book via the eventbrite pages:
Brexit Tea Party – 15.00 – 18.00
Burgundian Brexit – 18.30 – 22.00