Tuesday 17 September 2019

The Cinema Museum - Farewell, My Lovely (1975), Jason & The Argonauts (1960), Three On A Match (1932), Ingeborg Holm (1913), Naked Tango (1990

Farewell, My Lovely (1975) September 18th

Jason & The Argonauts (1960) September 20th

Three On A Match (1932) September 24th

Ingeborg Holm (1913) September 25th

Naked Tango (1990) September 26th
Kennington Noir presents; Farewell, My Lovely (1975), Wednesday September 18th @ 7:30pm
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) is directed by Dick Richards, and stars Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles and Harry Dean Stanton.
An ex-con hires private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) to find his girlfriend Velma, a lounge singer. Marlowe also goes on a routine ransom exchange for a jade necklace, and gets knocked out and framed for murder.
This is an atmospheric colour remake of noir classic Murder My Sweet (1944). It captures perfectly the mood of 1940s LA, and is closer to the original Raymond Chandler book than the 1944 film.
Not to be confused with the less successful follow-up The Big Sleep (1978) relocating Marlowe to London.
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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Fantasy/Animation Series Screening of Jason & The Argonauts (1960), Friday September 20th @ 7:30pm
The first of a series of Fantasy/Animation screenings curated by Christopher Holliday and Alexander Sergeant is:
Jason and the Argonauts (1963), directed by Don Chaffey, and made in collaboration with stop-motion animation master Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen regarded the film as his best, and it is notable for the iconic fight scene featuring seven skeleton warriors. The film also features a score by Bernard Herrmann.
Animator Astrid Goldsmith has kindly agreed to take part in a Q&A following the screening. Astrid, who runs Mock Duck Studios, will also show her 2-minute monster movie Polymer, which was inspired by Jason and the Argonauts and has a mix of puppet animation and humans. It was made in 8 weeks as a commission for SALT, a festival of the sea and environment.

Tickets are £6 and can be purchased from Ticketlab, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.
Women & Cocaine presents; Three On A Match (1932), Tuesday September 24th @ 7:30pm
Women & Cocaine Presents is a new film night at the Cinema Museum to celebrate the fierce and liberated women of Pre-Code cinema. From the period of 1930 to 1934, before the introduction of censorship (known as the Hays Code), women were depicted in roles with a frankness and sex-positivity that remains rare even today. These newly independent women pushed gender boundaries as they pursued their own economic freedom and excitement, defying the previous Victorian ideals of domesticity, sexual purity and religion. Hollywood soon caught on and began to represent these women on screen.
This month we celebrate the Pre-Code Queens Bette Davis, Joan Blondell & Ann Dvorak in the nail biting crime drama Three on a Match from 1932.

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Advance tickets are £9 - click below to purchase from Eventbrite.  If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be the same, (although £8 concession is available if you present valid ID on the night).
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Kennington Bioscope presents; Ingeborg Holm (1913), Wednesday September 25th @ 7:30pm
The 1913 Swedish film Ingeborg Holm is a social drama directed by Victor Sjöström, who later worked in Hollywood under the anglicised surname Seastrom. Reportedly based on a true story, it was adapted from a 1906 stage play by Nils Krok, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sjöström. While one needs to be wary of naming any `firsts’ in movie history, Ingeborg Holm has been called the first true narrative film, chronicling the misfortunes of a widow (Hilda Borgström) whose deteriorating health leads to dependence on the Workhouse and estrangement from her children. The film prompted debate in Sweden over such conditions and brought about changes to the law.
The first half of the evening will be a screening of Maurice Tourneur’s The Wishing Ring (1914), a beautiful 16mm amber print introduced by Kevin Brownlow and from his collection.
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Tickets are £6, but seats are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com.
Screening of Naked Tango (1990) with Samira Ahmed in conversation, Thursday September 26th @ 7:30pm
The Cinema Museum are pleased to be hosting a 35mm presentation of Naked Tango (1990). Before the film there will be a variety of clips and discussion on the film and the career of Leonard Schrader with acclaimed journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed and film curator and historian The Celluloid Sorceress (Rebecca Nicole Williams). By generous permission of David Weisman, the producer of the film, all proceeds of this screening will go to the #SaveTheCinemaMuseum campaign fund.
Leonard Schrader’s single solo directorial film was a troubled production that only received a minor release. Never released on DVD or blu-ray, the long out of print VHS is considered a collector’s item. Naked Tango screens here from an archive 35mm print.

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Donations at the door please, minimum £5, more if you can afford it. There are no pre-sales for this event.