Wednesday 20 July 2022

The Cinema Museum - The Psycho Sequels, Rare Cinema Europe, Fog Over Frisco (1934), Blinkin Buzzards, Harold & Maude (1971)


The Psycho Sequels July 24th

Rare Cinema Europe July 29th

Fog Over Frisco (1934) July 30th

Blinkin Buzzards August 6th

Harold & Maude (1971) August 13th
Queer Horror Nights presents; The Psycho Sequels, Sunday July 24th @ 6:30pm

Queer Horror Nights is proud to present a double dose of Psycho sequels, Richard Franklin’s acclaimed follow-on Psycho II (1983) and Anthony Perkins’ own attempt at sticking a knife in the heart of the franchise that would forever define him, Psycho III (1986).

Psycho II (1983/1hr 53min)
“It’s 22 years later, and Norman Bates is coming home.”
Directed by Richard Franklin and starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly and Robert Loggia. Rated 18.

Psycho III (1986/1hr 33min)
“Norman Bates is back to normal. But Mother’s off her rocker again.”
Directed by Anthony Perkins and starring Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell and Hugh Gillin. Rated 15.

We won’t have time to show TV movie Psycho IV (1990), but we’ll certainly be talking about it!

Alfred Hitchcock’s newly restored and uncut Psycho (1960) is possibly one of the most influential horror films of all time, a low budget, black and white masterpiece that is now synonymous with the word fear. But we’re taking a path less well travelled… what Norman Bates did next.

For more details including the full program, click here.

Advance tickets are £12 and may be purchased from Ticketlab.  Alternatively, please call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.

Rare Cinema Europe presents; Me By Day & You By Night / Ich Bei Tag Un Du Bei Nacht (1932), Friday July 29th @ 7:30pm

A chance to see a selection of rarely screened fine European films. Me by Day and You by Night/Ich bei tag und du bei nacht, (Germany / 1932 /98 mins). Directed by Ludwig Berger and starring KΓ€the von Nagy and Willy Fritsch.

Wonderful screwball-style Weimar comedy with the always reliable Willy Fritsch and adorable Kathe von Nagy sharing a room while working opposite hours. They’ve developed a hatred for each other’s habits without ever meeting. The couple’s series of mishaps and mistaken identities are delightfully counterpointed by a film playing at the adjacent cinema which pokes fun at the then-current musical romance films.

Never in the early days of sound cinema has a camera been so mobile as it skates and darts from projection room to street, from street to restaurant, from restaurant to the confines of the rented room. Ludwig Berger (best known for co-directing The Thief of Bagdad with Michael Powell in 1940) directed both English and French language versions adjacent to the German original whose consistent inventiveness makes it an absolute gem.

Advance tickets are £8 - click below to purchase via Ticketlab.  Alternatively, please call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.

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Women & Cocaine presents; Fog Over Frisco (1934), Saturday July 30th @ 7:30pm

Hollywood legend Bette Davis plays spoiled high society bad girl, Arlene Bradford, in this rarely screened pre code classic. Arlene has little regards for the law, but things take a turn for the worse when she involves her sister in her shady and highly dangerous activities.

Come join us in this beautifully historic Grade II listed venue for an introduction, then screening of the film and exclusive raffle!

Reserved tickets £9.45 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.

Blinkin Buzzards, Saturday August 6th @ 4pm - 7pm

The UK Buster Keaton Society. Quarterly meeting of the society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian.

After a selection of Keaton shorts and a break, the second half will be a screening of Battling Butler (1926). Buster plays Alfred Butler, the son of a wealthy family – and also a wimp! His father sends him on a hunting holiday to toughen him up, and he falls for a working class girl he meets. To impress his sweetheart’s family, he pretends he is ‘Battling Butler’, the well-known professional prizefighter. Amazingly, the story is adapted from a 1923 musical play!

Entry free to members with £10 annual membership available at the door.

Wonder Reels; Harold & Maude (1971), Saturday August 13th @ 7:30pm

Wonder Reels return to the Cinema Museum with their unique events featuring live performances from outstanding London musicians followed by a screening of a full feature film chosen with the artist in mind.

The event will start with a performance by vocalist, instrumentalist and dancer Maggie Nicols, who will be playing an improvised voice and piano set. Maggie Nicols co-founded the Feminist Improvising Group in the 1970s and has had a prolific career as a performer and recording artist worldwide.

The concert will be followed by a screening of Hal Ashby’s 1971 cult existentialist comedy Harold and Maude, chronicling the adventures of two adorable mavericks while they make the most of their time on earth.

Advance tickets are £10 - click below to purchase via Ticketlab.  Alternatively, please call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.

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