Gothique Film Society, Museum Bookstall, Peter Cushing, The Whipping Boss (1923), Film School, South Social, A Star Is Born (1954)
Gothique Film Society Feb 7th
Cinema Museum Bookstall Feb 8th
Peter Cushing Feb 8th
The Whipping Boss (1923) Feb 9th
Film School Feb 13th
South Social Feb 15th
A Star Is Born (1954) Feb 16th
The Gothique Film Society continues its 54th season with home grown thrills – Kill Me Tomorrow and Demons of the Mind.
Kill Me Tomorrow (UK/1957/78mins), directed by Terence Fisher and starring Pat O’Brien, Lois Maxwell, George Coulouris.
A boozy reporter loses his wife and his job, then finds his old boss dead in his office.
Demons of the Mind (UK/1972/86mins), directed by Peter Sykes and starring Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills.
A physician investigating two ‘imprisoned’ children discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.
Everyone welcome. Individual tickets are £8.00 and can be purchased on the door or via Ticketlab.
Alternatively, Gothique Film Society membership subscriptions are available. Each season comprises six shows, from October to March. The subscription for all six shows each season is £30.00, but discounted membership is available for in-season joiners. For further enquiries about membership, contact Simon Davies [email protected]
In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus to our requirements.
Rabbit & Snail Films is delighted to present a special gala screening of their feature documentary, Peter Cushing: In His Own Words (2019), followed by a Q&A hosted by author and film historian Morris Bright MBE, who will be joined on stage by the documentary’s director Richard Edwards, contributors Derek Fowlds, Madeline Smith, Valerie Leon, Judy Matheson, Brian Reynolds and Phil Campbell, and narrator Jenny Hanley.
After the Q&A you’ll have the opportunity to meet our guests, who will also take part in a paid signing.
Find out more here.
Concession-price tickets are £14 – click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.
Christopher Bird will be presenting films from his own collection, including The Whipping Boss (1923). This is an American drama directed by the pioneering Hollywood actor and director P. J. McGowan and written by Jack Boyle, author of a series of short stories about reformed safecracker and jewel thief Boston Blackie.
Find out more here.
Tickets are £6, but seats are limited. To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation via email; [email protected]
Join us for an exploration of all things romantic (comedy), as we present a screening and analysis of the Frank Capra classic: It Happened One Night (1934). Film Studies teacher Gareth Jones will outline some of the key debates in genre theory before the film, and afterwards, we get together in the Museum bar to discuss the film’s lasting influence on the rom-com genre, considering why some conventions endure, and what they can teach us about the values of our society. We look forward to seeing you there!
Screenings start with a talk from Film Studies teacher Gareth Jones, outlining a particular approach to film analysis, and end with a group discussion inspired by that approach. Join us for our next event to gain and share new insights in to great films!
Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concession) – click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum. If you would prefer to purchase on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).
2020 will be a great year for South Social Film Festival. We celebrate our 5th year running, covering so many exciting countries. We are a truly People Powered Festival.
We want to start with a real hit, covering Japan for the second time, thanks to the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
We celebrate women empowerment with a feature film followed by a panel discussion with Japanese cinema experts. Demolition Girl is directed by Genta Matsugami, winner of the 2019 JAPAN CUTS Award. A high school girl determined to leave her impoverished small town life behind earns money as a video fetish performer.
The screening will be preceded by a Japanese dance performance and workshop by the enchanting Yukiko Masui.
You’ll be treated by a real Japanese chef, Keiko Urakawa, who will concoct a delicious menu and, as a freebie, teach you how to make sushi in a quick workshop!
18.00 Opening with food and drinks
19.15 Dance and workshop
20.00 Screening of Demolition Girl
21.30 Panel discussion with experts
Blend in, chill out, tuck in!
Details of tickets available on Eventbrite. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.
Musical Sunday opens its 2020 season with a screening of A Star is Born (1954), starring Judy Garland and James Mason.
A Star is Born, is the story of aspiring singer Esther Blodgett and former matinee idol Norman Maine, whose paths cross, affecting their lives, hearts and careers. The film features what many consider Judy Garland’s greatest performance, as Esther, her voice soaring through classic tunes including ‘Swanee’ ‘Someone at last’ and ‘The Man That Got Away’.
Based on the 1937 black and white A Star is Born film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, its’ themes have seen it remade ever since. In 2018 Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper smouldered their way through the deep and shallow ends of love, success and the music industry. In the 70s, Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristopherson gave us their Evergreen tale of passion and the rise and fall of celebrity. However the 1954 Garland and Mason version is the definitive version. Directed in Cinemascope and lush Technicolor by George Cukor, the film was a return to the screen for Garland who had been released in 1950 from her contract with MGM. It proved a triumphant and critically acclaimed homecoming that resulted in Oscar nominations for both her and Mason, and a Best Original Song nomination for the Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin penned number ‘The Man That Got Away’.
Garland is currently back in the public consciousness due to Renee Zellweger’s award winning performance in Judy. Come and enjoy the original star in her iconic inimitable fashion. Forget the worries of the world for a few hours, and brighten up your wintery Valentine’s weekend with Musical Sunday.
Advance tickets are £8 – click below to purchase from Ticketlab, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.