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For The Defense (1930), Argentinian Film Season, Easy To Love (1953), Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920)

For The Defense (1930) June 6th

Argentinian Film Season June 7th

Easy To Love (1953) June 8th

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920) June 9th

Kennington Talkies presents; For The Defense (1930), Thursday June 6th @ 7:30pm

Kennington Talkies concludes the Kay Francis season with For the Defense, a 1930 pre-Code crime drama, directed by John Cromwell and co-starring William Powell.

William Powell plays a slick attorney who specialises in representing crooks and keeping them out of jail, winning acquittals. His lover (Kay Francis), a dancer who is two-timing him, is responsible for a fatal road accident while out with her other man, who takes the blame. The lawyer is persuaded to defend him.

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

Kennington Talkies presents; For The Defense (1930), Thursday June 6th @ 7:30pm

Kennington Talkies concludes the Kay Francis season with For the Defense, a 1930 pre-Code crime drama, directed by John Cromwell and co-starring William Powell.

William Powell plays a slick attorney who specialises in representing crooks and keeping them out of jail, winning acquittals. His lover (Kay Francis), a dancer who is two-timing him, is responsible for a fatal road accident while out with her other man, who takes the blame. The lawyer is persuaded to defend him.

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

Kennington Vintage presents; Easy To Love (1953), Saturday June 8th @ 2:30pm

Kennington Vintage concludes a short season of Esther Williams musicals with Easy to Love (1953), directed by Charles Walters and co-starring Van Johnson and Tony Martin.

In her final aquatic film with a U.S. setting, Williams plays the star attraction at a Florida water show run by Van Johnson. Can she get him to respond to her affections?

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

 

CINEPIANO screening of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920), Sunday June 9th @ 7:30pm

Screenings of ‘silent’ films were, in fact, rarely silent – they were almost always accompanied by music. CINEPIANO is a tribute to this magical, lost experience.

An impressive feat of improvisation and synchronism, live scoring is a very unique audiovisual experience. Music precisely syncs with scenes and, in the absence of dialogue and sound, helps to tell the story – establishing pace, emotion and drama.

Scoring classic silent movies, Brazilian composer and pianist Tony Berchmans improvises by blending excerpts of classical and folk music with his own original music inspired by vintage styles such as ragtime, traditional jazz or stride piano. Created in 2010, the CINEPIANO project has toured around Brazil and selected events in Europe.

Find out more here.

Advance tickets are £10 (£9 concession) – click 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 £12 (£11 concession).

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