Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The Cinema Museum - Vertigo (1958), An Evening with Julian Holloway, An Afternoon with Esta Charkham, Human Bondage (1934), Kennington Bioscope, Shrek (2001)

Vertigo (1958) Nov 21st

An Evening with Julian Holloway Nov 23rd

An Afternoon with Esta Charkham Nov 26th

Human Bondage (1934) Nov 26th

Kennington Bioscope Nov 27th

Shrek (2001) Nov 29th

Exploding Cinema Nov 30th
Film School - Vertigo (1958) Thursday November 21st @ 7pm
Join us to explore issues of authorship in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958), a film many consider to be the greatest in cinema history. But who (or what) is the film’s true author? Hitchcock as the director has a strong claim of course, but what about the influence of the classical Hollywood system itself? I will outline some of the key debates in authorship theory before the screening, then afterwards (in the museum bar of course), we’ll discuss them in relation to the film. Look forward to seeing you all there!

Screenings start with a talk from Film Studies teacher Gareth Jones, outlining a particular approach to film analysis, and end with a group discussion inspired by that approach. Join us for our next event to gain and share new insights in to great films!
Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concessions) and may be purchased from Ticketlab or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours. On the door £10 (£7 concessions).
Misty Moon presents; An Evening with Julian Holloway,
Saturday 23rd November @ 8pm
Misty Moon is proud and honoured to be presenting the legendary Julian Holloway at the multi award winning Cinema Museum.
Julian will be joined on stage by his friend and TV historian Dick Fiddy who will be Misty Moon’s special guest MC. After the Q&A Julian will meet and greet the audience and take part in a paid signing.
Julian Holloway
For over six decades, Julian Holloway has enjoyed a long and varied career. He made his theatrical debut in London’s West End in the revue All Square at the Vaudeville Theatre and has had a long stage career both as an actor and director.
On TV, he co-starred in the BBC series of P.G.Wodehouse’s Ukridge (1968) and appeared in many beloved cult series including The Avengers (1961), The Saint (1964), Z Cars (1975), The Sweeney (1975), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads (1973-74), The New Avengers (1976), Public Eye (1975), The Professionals (1978), Minder (1982), Rumpole of the Bailey (1991) and Dr Who (1989).

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Advance tickets are £14 (£13 concessions) - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.  On the door £15 (£14 concessions).
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Misty Moon presents; An Afternoon with Esta Charkham, Sunday 24th November @ 3pm
Come and spend an afternoon with Ms Showbiz herself Esta Charkham… Introduced by her friends and fellow actors Diane Keen and Misty Moon’s special guest MC Felicity Dean, Esta will take you through her incredible career.
Esta Charkham is a former actress, theatrical agent and casting director and producer. She entered the entertainment industry as a member of Michael Croft’s National Youth Theatre, and created one of the leading roles in Peter Terson’s prize-winning play Zigger Zagger. She became a professional actress and appeared in the West End as well on screen and on TV most notably in John Schlesinger’s Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and as Crystal, the Dean’s daughter in Doctor at Large for London Weekend TV, a role created by Jonathan Lynn and George Layton. She also worked with the legendary Alan Clarke as an actress and later as a Casting Director on Scum (1979).

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Advance tickets are £14 (£13 concessions) - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.  On the door £15 (£14 concessions).
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Women & Cocaine presents; Of Human Bondage (1934), Tuesday November 26th @ 7:30pm
The actors’ actor and legendary icon Bette Davis will be gracing our screens with her breakout performance in W. Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece Of Human Bondage released in June 1934, just 3 days before censorship came into effect.
Phillip (Leslie Howard) is a sensitive soul who abandons his hopes of being an artist to enrol in medical school, but fatally falls in love with a manipulative and predatory waitress named Mildred (Bette Davis) which threatens to ruin his career and his life.
Life magazine wrote that it was the greatest performance by an actress ever recorded on screen.

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Reserved tickets £10 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 Bioscope presents; Claire (1924) & The Abyss (1910), Wednesday November 27th @ 7:30pm
Claire – or, in full, Claire: die geschichte eines jungen mädchens (`the story of a young girl’) – is a 1924 German drama produced by Paul Ebner and Maxim Galitzenstein for Maxim-Film. It stars Hungarian actress Lya de Putti, in a role felt by some to anticipate that played by Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box (1928), as she strives to avoid the attentions of five men. Other cast members include Eduard von Winterstein, Theodor Loos, Erich Kaiser-Titz, Frida Richard, Maria Peterson, Eberhard Leithoff, Alfred Haase, Johanna Zimmermann, Karl Platten and Ilka Grüning. Photography was by Julius Balting.
The original German release of Claire, through Süd-Film, was on 25 October 1924. It took until 1927 for the film to reach Britain, where it was released as Passions of Men. It is this version, in a print from the BFI, that we have obtained for screening at Kennington Bioscope.

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Tickets are £6, but seats are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com.
Fanyasy/Animation Series Screening of Shrek (2001), Friday November 29th @ 7:30pm
The irreverent and anti-Disney fairy-tale film Shrek (2001) is a landmark of computer-animated cinema. Released a little over 5 years after Pixar Animation Studios’ ground-breaking Toy Story (1995) and based loosely on William Steig’s 1990 book of the same name, Shrek is the second computer-animated film to be produced by DreamWorks Animation, a company co-founded by ex-Disney Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg in 1994 alongside Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. The film tells the story of a mean-spirited green ogre who brokers a deal with corrupt Lord Farquaad to rid his swamp of fairy-tale characters in exchange for the capture of beautiful Princess Fiona, whom Farquaad intends to marry as a way of becoming King of Duloc. Accompanied by a wisecracking Donkey, Shrek rescues Fiona from a castle surrounded by a fire-breathing dragon but in the course of their journey falls hopelessly in love with the princess, who may not be all that she appears herself.

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Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Ticketlab, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.  
Exploding Cinema, Saturday November 30th @ 7pm
Exploding Cinema is back at the Cinema Museum showing a programme of independent shorts submitted from all over the world. Drama, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, weird and wonderful share the main screen, while the rest of the walls (and the ceiling) play host to the Exploding Cinema’s legendary eclectic psychedelic visuals projection show.
Running hot since 1991, entirely organised by volunteers and funded by revenue from their screenings, Exploding Cinema provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to have their works shown to an audience in the wonderful surroundings of the Cinema Museum. All films under 20 minutes long are shown, along with Q&As with attending filmmakers, a live performance and a free raffle. Over the last twenty eight years Exploding Cinema has become a mainstay of the independent film scene, showcasing exciting new works by both emerging and established filmmakers and artists.

Advance tickets are £7 - click below to purchase from Ticketlab, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.  On the door, the price is also £7.
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