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The Cinema Museum: Mandalay (1934), Bookstall, French Sundaes, City That Never Sleeps (1953), Jewel Robbery (1932)

Mandalay (1934) May 9th

Cinema Museum Bookstall May 11th

French Sundaes May 12th

City That Never Sleeps (1953) May 15th

Jewel Robbery (1932) May 16th

Kennington Talkies presents Mandalay (1934), Thursday 9th May @ 7:30pm

Mandalay (1934), directed by Michael Curtiz stars Kay Francis and co-stars Ricardo Cortez and Warner Oland.

Kay Francis plays a world-weary woman nicknamed “Spot White” at the local brothel-bar who does what she can to survive. Contains an early walk-on role for Shirley Temple.

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

Cinema Museum Bookstall Saturday 11th May, 2pm – 5pm

In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items available, which are now surplus to our requirements.

 

 

 

 

French Sundaes presents Le Souffle Au Coeur (1971), Sunday 12th May @ 2:30pm

Making a fuss – four French films that dared to be different. A talk illustrated with clips and a chance to see a feature film chosen to inspire.

Louis Malle shocked France with his attacks on the Catholic church, the middle classes and the taboo of incest in his 1971 Le souffle au coeur (Dearest Love). A tender and heartfelt film that ripped open the hypocrisies of 1970’s France.

Each film is accompanied by an introductory illustrated talk by Jon Davies, Tutor in French Cinema at Morley College.

Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 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 £10 (£7 concession).

Kennington Noir presents City That Never Sleeps (1953), Wednesday 15th May @ 7:30pm

Directed by John H. Auer, and starring Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman and Marie Windsor.

Chicago cop Johnny Kelly (Gig Young), who originally joined the force to make his policeman father happy, has grown restless in the job and has decided to quit. He allows himself to be compromised by a shady lawyer, and is about to desert his wife because of his affair with his mistress Angel Face (Mala Powers), a burlesque floozie in a sleazy nightclub. Although the sergeant who partners with Johnny for his last night of duty is a stranger to him, this enigmatic cop seems to know Johnny very well. They leave in a squad car for what will be a very eventful last night on duty in Chicago for the disillusioned young policeman.

On February 3, 2018, director Martin Scorsese, citing the picture’s blazing energy and creativity, introduced City That Never Sleeps as the opening film of a thirty-movie retrospective of Republic Pictures titles that he had chosen to be shown at MOMA in New York City.

Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.

Kennington Talkies presents Jewel Robbery (1932), Thursday 16th May @ 7:30pm

American Pre-Code comedy-mystery film, directed by William Dieterle, starring Kay Francis and co-starring William Powell.

Baroness Teri von Horhenfels (Francis) deals with the tedium of her aristocratic life in Vienna with a long line of lovers. Her rich husband, Franz (Henry Kolker), seems not to notice. As she’s just about to end her latest love affair, the baroness gets a much-needed dose of excitement when she becomes the target of a charismatic thief (Powell). After staging a daring jewelry robbery, he makes off with the baroness’s ring – and her heart.

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

 

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