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The Cinema Museum: Kennington Stories, Mata Hari (1931), Kennington Classics, Kennington Noir

Kennington Stories Film Festival,
Tuesday, February 12th – Wednesday, February 13th

Kennington Stories is a two-day film festival produced in collaboration between Anthology, The Cinema Museum and Created Out of Mind. Anthology’s initiative is a celebration of their exciting new development proposals for Kennington Stage. Along with proposing new private and affordable homes and courtyard spaces, Anthology are also working with The Cinema Museum to allow them to remain in the Masters House and secure their long-term future on the site, supporting culture and history in Kennington. The festival coincides with The Cinema Museum’s 21st anniversary in the Masters House, a former workhouse in which local-born star Charlie Chaplin was once an inmate.

The event will involve a series of film screenings and film competition. Go back in time and enjoy the cinema experience. There is something for everyone!

Event Programme:

Tue 12 Feb 16.00-18.30 Children’s film screening: Mary Poppins (1964)

Pop in for a supercalifragilistic screening of the 1964 original Mary Poppins film with added popcorn and soft drinks.

Tue 12 Feb 18.45-20.30 Created Out of Mind short film festival

Created Out of Mind is a team aiming to explore, challenge and shape perceptions and understanding of dementias through science and the creative arts. The team explore what dementia means to us all, challenge traditional definitions and common misconceptions, and unlock what we can learn about art consciousness and the brain from the experiences of people living with different dementias. Following on from a successful film festival in 2018, Created Out of Mind will be screening a selection of short films which explore unique and diverse stories of dementia.

Wed 13 Feb 15.00-16.30 LCC Showcase

A screening of short films by students past and present from London College of Communication.

Wed 13 Feb 17.30-19.30 Music from the Movies: The Greatest Showman(2017)

Join us for an interactive sing-a-long of the hit 2017 musical film with added popcorn and soft drinks.

Admission to all events is free, but places are limited, so please register via Eventbrite

 

Women & Cocaine presents Mata Hari (1931), Friday February 15th @ 7:30pm

Women & Cocaine Presents is back! And what better star to represent the month of Love and Romance than Greta Garbo – a woman who’s portrayal of love and sacrifice makes every other human emotion or endeavour seem trivial.

Come and find out why she was dubbed the ‘Divine Garbo’ in her most commercially successful film Mata Hari (1931), the fictional portrayal of a real-life spy.

Set during World War I, Mata Hari, the German spy is working in Paris. She’s already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer – played by the ill-fated Ramon Novarro. In order to get her hands on secret documents in his possession, she sets about seducing him. But the secret police is on to her, and it’s only a matter of time before they catch up.  Find out more details here.

Tickets are £10.02 and must be reserved from Eventbrite.

 

Kennington Classics presents; The Grapes of Wrath (1940),
Sunday 17th February @ 2:30pm
John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize – the winner was optioned by Darryl F. Zanuck following publication and filmed the following year by John Ford, with a screenplay by Nunnally Johnson and cinematography by Greg Toland. This story of the Joad family’s migration from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the orange fields of California, and the persecution that they undergo along the way, is widely considered as one of the greatest American films of all time. Towering performances from Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, and Oscar-winner Jane Darnell as his mother.
Advance tickets are £6 – click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase directly from the Museum.
Kennington Noir presents; Hollow Triumph (1948), Wednesday February 20th @ 7:30pm

Kennington Noir presents Hollow Triumph (1948), directed by Steve Sekely, and starring Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett and Eduard Franz. The film was also known as The Scar and The Man Who Murdered Himself.

John Muller (Paul Henreid), medical school dropout and also brilliant crook, plans a holdup at an illegal casino. The robbery goes wrong, and he soon finds the vindictive casino owner is after him. At the end of his tether, Muller stumbles onto a lucky chance to assume a new identity as psychiatrist Victor Bartok, but irony piles on fast as Muller finds it’s a case of “out of the frying pan, into the fire”.

Featuring top-notch atmospheric cinematography by John Alton, this was the first of two “by the miracle of plastic surgery” films starring Paul Henreid, the other being a Hammer production in England, Stolen Face (1952).

Digital presentation. Plus full supporting programme. If you want to see only the main feature, please arrive by 8.15 latest. This will be screened in the small downstairs cinema, so early booking is recommended.

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

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