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Laurel and Hardy, North By Northwest, Nothing Without Us, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Love Me or Leave Me, War School

The Laurel and Hardy Society June 15th

North By Northwest (1959) June 16th

Nothing Without Us (2017) June 16th

Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925) June 19th

Love Me or Leave Me (1955) June 20th

War School (2018) June 21st

The Live Ghost Tent – quarterly meeting of The Laurel and Hardy Society, Saturday June 15th @ 3:00pm

The films we intend to show are Dr Pyckle and Mr Pride (1925), short directed by Scott Pembroke and Joe Rock; Berth Marks (1929), short directed by Lewis R. Foster; The Music Box (1932), short directed by James Parrott; and Way Out West(1937), directed by James W. Horne. A celebration of Stan Laurel, who was born on the 16th June 1890.

Single cost of membership is £12 per annum, £15 for a couple living at the same address. Non-members are welcome and we ask for a donation of £5 per meeting. Children under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

Kennington Classics presents North by Northwest (1959),
Sunday June 16th @ 2:30pm

A classic Hitchcock thriller, starring Cary Grant and Eve Marie Saint, with a perfect Bernard Herrmann score and iconic Saul Bass titles. Writer Ernest Lehman called it “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures”. New York City advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Grant) is persued by a gang of international spies who mistake him for a government agent.

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

The Vito Project and PrEPster presents Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS (2017), Sunday June 16th @ 7:30pm

The VITO Project is partnering up with PrEPster to present a screening of Harriet Hirshorn’s 2017 documentary Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS, followed by a Q&A. The film tells the inspiring story of the vital role that women have played – and continue to play – in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Find out more here.

This is a free event but we will need your donations to cover costs. A minimum £5 donation is suggested. Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 18.30 for a 19.30 screening. Come early to secure a seat. We do not take bookings.

Kennington Bioscope presents Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925),
Wednesday June 19th @ 7:30pm

The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.

In 1925, three years after Mary Pickford brought German-born Ernst Lubitsch from Berlin to Hollywood, he directed Lady Windermere’s Fan. Based on Oscar Wilde’s 1893 play, it stars the young Ronald Colman in the role of Lord Darlington, with May McAvoy as Lady Windermere. Oscar Wilde’s wit and delightful characterisation is given the Lubitsch Touch in this hectic comedy satirising upper-class society, particularly the hypocrisy of Victorian attitudes to women.

£5. Seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com.

Kennington Talkies presents Love Me or Leave Me (1955),
Thursday June 20th @ 7:30pm

Kennington Talkies continues the season of Doris Day films with Love Me or Leave Me (1955), a musical drama directed by Charles Vidor, and co-starring James Cagney.

Love Me or Leave Me is a fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting (Day) and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder (Cagney), who helped propel her to stardom.

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

Mic Dixon presents War School (2018), Friday June 21st @ 6:00pm

War School (2018) is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children. Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.

Doors open at 18.00, and the film screens at 18.45. It will be followed by a Q&A. Entry is free but you will need to book because demand for tickets will be high and space is limited. You can book via the eventbrite page.

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