Saturday, 30 March 2019

The Cinema Museum - Wonder Reels, Kennington Bioscope, Kennington Talkies, Women's Forum, Kennington Vintage

Vindicatrix & Wild At Heart March 31st

Kennington Bioscope April 3rd

Kennington Talkies April 4th

Women's Forum April 6th

Kennington Vintage April 7th
Wonder Reels; Vindicatrix & Wild Hearts (1990), Sunday 31st March @ 6:30pm 
Wonder Reels return to the Cinema Museum with their unique events featuring live performances from outstanding London musicians followed by a 35mm screening of a full feature film chosen with the artist in mind.
The series will be kicking off with a rare set from dark electronic gem Vindicatrix, fronted by multi-instrumentalist David Aird, whose dystopian crooning will create the perfect atmosphere to a Lynchian evening.
The concert will be followed by a 35mm projection of 1990 Palme d’Or winning masterpiece Wild at Heart (1990), in which Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage portray lovers on the run Lula and Sailor, chased by a stunning cast of villains. Come hit the road with us!

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 rather pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concessions).
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Kennington Bioscope presents; Kevin Brownlow's Collection, Wednesday 3rd April @ 7:30pm 
Kennington Bioscope presents another special evening of 9.5mm films from the collection of Kevin Brownlow, who will also introduce the programme.
Highlights will include:
  • German mountain drama The White Hell of Piz Palu (1929), directed by Arnold Fanck and G. W. Pabst, starring Leni Riefenstahi, Gustav Diessl, Ernst Petersen, and World War 1 flying ace Ernst Udet
  • 1927 French drama La Glu, directed by Henri Fescourt (Les Miserables(1925)), with Germaine Rouer and Francois Rozet in the lead roles
  • My Boy (1921), directed by Albert Austin and starring Jackie Coogan, a follow-up to Chaplin’s The Kid (1921)
  • Adieu Les Copains (1930), a drama from director LÊo Joannon, who later made Laurel and Hardy’s last film, Atoll K (1951)
Further information can be found here.

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation using the email
Kennington Talkies presents; Stolen Holiday (1937) Thursday April 4th @ 7:30pm
Kennington Talkies begins a season of films starring Kay Francis with Stolen Holiday (1937), directed by Michael Curtiz and co-starring Claude Rains and Ian Hunter.
Claude Rains plays a confidence trickster who persuades Parisian dress model Kay Francis to help him fool potential investors by wearing haute couture dresses when accompanying him to lavish gatherings.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.  
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Camberwell & Peckham Labour Women's Forun presents; Birth Story (2012), Saturday April 6th @ 1pm
Celebrating International Women’s Day, Camberwell and Peckham Labour Women’s Forum are presenting a screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives (2012), followed by a Q&A with expert women specialists.
Birth Story tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other’s babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. With Ina May as their leader, the women taught themselves midwifery from the ground up, and became an integral part of a new, entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. The people of the Farm grew their own food, built their own houses, published their own books, and, as word of their social experiment spread, created a model of care for women and babies that changed a generation’s approach to childbirth. With incredible access to the midwives’ archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic – from its heyday into the present – but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it – unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.
Followed by Q&A – Wendy Savage has confirmed, others to be announced.

Advance tickets are £5 (Unwaged £3, Solidarity £8, Benefactor £12) and may be purchased from Eventbrite.
Kennington Vintage presents; Million Dollar Mermaid (1952),
Sunday April 7th @ 2:30pm
Kennington Vintage presents a short season of Esther Williams musicals, starting with Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), directed by Mervyn LeRoy and co-starring Victor Mature and Walter Pidgeon.
Also known as The One Piece Bathing Suit, this is the biopic of Australian swimmer and entertainer Annette Kellerman, who achieves fame and notoriety when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.  
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