Friday, 12 July 2019

The Cinema Museum - Museum Bookstall, French Sundaes, Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950), Queen Christina (1933), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Judy Garland Season


Cinema Museum Bookstall, July 13th

French Sundaes, July 14th

Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950), July 17th


Queen Christina (1933), July 18th

The Sweet Hereafter (1997), July 21st


Judy Garland Season, July 27th
Cinema Museum Bookstall, Saturday 13th July, 2pm
In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus to our requirements.
French Sundaes: La Belier (2014), Sunday July 14th @ 2:30pm
Making a fuss – four French films that dared to be different. A talk illustrated with clips and a chance to see a feature film chosen to inspire.
We bring the season to a joyous end with La Famille BΓ©lier (2014), Eric Lartigue’s gentle comedy about French rural life for a family of profoundly deaf farmers. It caused controversy over its choice of actors and content, and we will look at other films that challenge the notion of the happy family.
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 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.  If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).
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Kennington Noir presents: Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950), Wednesday 17th July @ 7:30pm
Kennington Noir presents Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950) directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill and Karl Malden.
Tough New York policeman Mark Dixon (a glowering Dana Andrews) accidentally kills a murder suspect. But then his boss accuses an innocent man, whose daughter (Gene Tierney) is Dixon’s date, and Dixon is soon in much deeper.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.
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Queer Films & Arts Fest presents; Queen Christina (1933), Thursday 18th July @ 7:30pm
This July, join Women & Cocaine and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest as we collaborate and bring you the best of our worlds… A Queer Pre Code cinema classic!
We will be screening the Queerest of them all, Greta Garbo’s Queen Christinafrom 1933 in 35mm! It has been called the era’s most sophisticated examination of gender and identity.
Garbo’s masterpiece sees her play the bisexual Swedish monarch who was raised from birth as a boy. She hunts, she rides, she wears men’s clothes and kisses her lady in waiting. Referring to herself a King Christina, with her masculine gait and mannerisms, the Monarch is constantly mistaken for a male.
Bisexual Garbo was given creative control over the film, and it shows. She teases the audience and pushes the boundaries of gender, but heavy is the head that wears a crown and when she utters her most famous line “I shall die a bachelor” her earthy sexuality amidst the world of everyday human emotion and passion holds out the possibility of transcendence to the audience.
Reserved tickets £10.02 available from Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night. Concessions available on the door with valid ID. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.
Kennington Classics presents; The Sweet Hereafter, Sunday July 21st @ 2:30pm
The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, and starring Ian Holm and Sarah Polley. The film tells the story of a school bus accident in a small town that results in the deaths of numerous children. A class-action lawsuit that follows proves divisive in the community, being tied to personal and family issues. The film won three awards at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival: the FIPRESCI Prize, the Grand Prize of the Jury, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Billetto.  Alternatively, call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.
Judy Garland Season, Saturday 27th July @ 4pm
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest presents an afternoon of film, performance and chat celebrating Judy Garland.
16.00 Doors open
16.30
The Slippers (2016), directed by Morgan White.
A rare glimpse into the world of the seedy and fabulously obsessive search to own a pair of the true Ruby Slippers and the surprisingly shady, backstabbing world of Hollywood memorabilia collecting. Some of our great lost queer heritage is also unearthed in the form of Kent Warner (a Garland superfan too), whose keen eye for the fabulous and important saved all manner of costumes and props from the bin during a period of upheaval and auction by the great Hollywood studios. And a nostalgic glimpse of Debbie Reynolds, desperate to collect these treasures for her ill-fated museum. Eccentric and thrilling, The Slippers is a glittering treasure trove of Hollywood whodunit.
18.00 Interval
19.00
The Harvey Girls (1946), directed by George Sidney.
Judy Garland is a mail-order bride whose good girl gang of genteel waitresses face off with the gloriously sequinned bodice-wearing Angela Lansbury’s bad girls of the saloon in an all-singing, all-dancing showdown for a frontier town wrestling to maintain its wild west ways. Expect swooning hearts, frilly petticoats, sweaty cowboys, a gender-subverting blacksmith and Judy at her mid-career finest in this Technicolor western-musical-comedy-drama-romance extravaganza.
Before each screening very spesh guest Crayola the Queen will take you over the rainbow with some very Judy numbers.
Crayola the Queen, aka London’s America’s Sweetheart, has been storming the London scene with her unique brand of campy, cute, cartoonish comedy, excelling as a host, lip-syncer, and parodic singer. While she may be an immaculate entertainer, she’s far from doughnuts for dinner – smart, inventive, and politically engaged, this queen is on a campaign to spread compassion within the queer community and beyond! Follow @CrayolaTheQueen to keep up with the cray!
£7 for one film, £10 double bill - click below to purchase from OutSavvy.
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