Somerset House and Print Club London are collaborating on the fifth edition of the Summer Screen Prints exhibition, which brings limited-edition film prints to Somerset House throughout August. 🎬📽🎞
This year’s display will be the most extensive to date, with 20 original, screen-printed film poster artworks inspired by the Film4 Summer Screen programme.
Emerging, international artists respond to a moment, theme, character or quote from their favourite film in the season, including Joe Cruz, whose colourful and intimate work captures a pivotal moment in this year’s ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winner Moonlight, while Hattie Stewart‘s bold and striking reimagining of Cruel Intentions bares the malice of the cult film’s protagonist.
This free exhibition, open each day across the season, will enable you to buy the original, affordable works at Somerset House and on the Print Club London website for £60. With effortless acess to the exhibition from the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, film-goers will be able to enjoy special late openings ahead of each film screening.
Thursday 10th August – Premiere: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Friday 11th August – Victoria
Saturday 12th August – Donnie Darko + The Omen
Sunday 13th August – The Philadelphia Story
Monday 14th August – Moonlight
Tuesday 15th August – All The President’s Men
Wednesday 16th August – Premiere: The Square
Thursday 17th August – Bhaji on the Beach
Friday 18th August – In Bruges
Saturday 19th August – Jaws + Deliverance
Sunday 20th August – My Neighbour Totoro
Monday 21st August – Cruel Intentions
Tuesday 22nd August – Blow-up
Wednesday 23rd August – Premiere: Patti Cake$
Barbican Cinema screens 🎞 a series of cult science fiction films from around the world this summer entitled Sci-Fi Sundays.
Delve into dystopia with this season of sci-fi classics including the hugely influential Ikarie XB-1, Soylent Green and George Lucas’ directorial debut THX 1138.
The season will sit alongside the public programme of talks, debates and concerts making up the Barbican’s major exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, running in the Curve within the centre.
These ground-breaking, thought-provoking and spectacular films and events will showcase talent and stimulate new collaborations and ideas between filmmakers and creative leaders.
Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best film festivals. Introducing the finest new British and international films. LFF is a compelling combination of red carpet glamour and friendly audiences.
Selection of London themed films:
A United Kingdom (European premier) tickets still available
Powerful testament to the defiant and enduring love story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the government of the time.
Thursday 6th October 11:30 Odeon Leicester Square
Tuesday 11th October 21:00 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Their Finest (European premier) tickets still available
Danish director Lone Scherfig’s (The Riot Club, An Education, LFF2009) fascination with British manners continues to find new register in this delectable comedic drama, her fifth film set in the UK.
Thursday 13th October 2016 19:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Friday 14th October 2016 11:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Saturday 15th October 2016 13:00 Cine Lumber
A Moving Image (European premier) tickets still available
If Spike Lee made a film about community relations in Brixton, it might have started at the Brixton Riots in 1981 and ended with the destruction of the Brixton branch of estate agent Foxtons – the ultimate signifier of ‘bougie’ invasion – at the Reclaim Brixton march in April 2015.
Saturday 8th October 2016 18:30 Vue West End Cinema
Friday 14th October 2016 18:30 Ritzy Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Hackney Picturehouse
City of Tiny Lights (European premier) tickets still available
Working from Patrick Neate’s adaptation of his own novel, Pete Travis (Dredd, Omagh) delivers a taut, hard-boiled crime thriller set in contemporary multicultural London.
Thursday 13th October 2016 21:00 Picturehouse Central
Friday 14th October 2016 14:00 Odeon Leicester Square
White Colour Black (world premier) tickets still available
Where are you from? No, but where are you really from?’ This question will be familiar to any person of colour, a member of the global diaspora. It’s a question at the heart of Joseph a. Adesunloye’s striking debut, which follows Leke (Dudley O’Shaughnessy), a mixed heritage man living in London.
Saturday 15th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 21:00 Ritzy Cinema
Ethel & Ernest (European premier) tickets still available
Ethel is a lady’s maid with aspirations to better herself when she falls in love with and marries Ernest, a milkman. Living with their son Raymond in 1940s London puts them in the firing line as the Blitz takes hold of the city. Raymond is eventually evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside and we follow Ethel and Ernest through their everyday lives as they cope with the war. Their love and sense of family holds them tightly together as they witness events such as the VE day celebrations, the horror of Hiroshima and the creation of the Welfare State.
Saturday 15th October 2016 15:15 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Haymarket Cinema
London Town (European premier) tickets still available
Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) is a bright-eyed teenager attempting to juggle too many suburban familial responsibilities following the departure of his free-spirited mother. When his broken-hearted father is injured at work and Shay finds himself under even more pressure, he decides it’s time to reconnect with his estranged mother. Along the way, he falls for striking, confident punk girl Vivian (Nell Williams) and together they experience that white hot epiphany when a new kind of music sparks teenagers on a profound, life-changing level.
Tuesday 11th October 2016 18:30 Haymarket Cinema
Thursday 13th October 2016 15:15 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 20:15 Hackney Picturehouse
The Man from Mo’Wax (European premier) tickets still available
Almost ten years in the making, The Man From Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of James Lavelle, one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in contemporary British culture. Drawing upon meticulous research and exclusive access to personal home footage, debut director Matthew Jones assembles archive footage, stills and original interviews to chart Lavelle’s phenomenal rise. It includes his establishing Mo’Wax as one of the UK’s most significant independent record labels and redefining what it means to be a DJ, to creating super band UNKLE with DJ Shadow.
Friday 14th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Saturday 15th October 2016 17:45 Hackney Picturehouse
The Ghoul (world premier) tickets still available
A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe. Low budget Brit thriller, The Ghoul is an atmospheric slow-burn crime film more interested in psychology and the occult than in solving crimes. Tom Meeten’s detective Chris is called to investigate a mysterious, possible double murder. Discovering clues in the house of a shadowy suspect, he goes undercover as a patient to see the suspect’s psychotherapist. But our understanding of Chris is quickly turned on its head as we get inside his, with Meeten excelling in portraying his character’s complex duality.
Friday 14th October 2016 21:00 Haymarket Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 15:00 Picturehouse Central
The season will include on-stage appearances from directors Pedro Almodóvar and Pablo Berger, actor Rossy de Palma and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
No one makes films quite like Pedro Almodóvar. His remarkable body of work embraces melodrama, screwball comedy, noir and sci-fi, all worked through with a magical imagination that has produced a genre all of its own – it’s what the Cuban writer Guillermo Cabrera Infante termed Almodrama. Almodóvar’s cinema is rightly celebrated for its irreverence and wit, its humour and humanity, and for the plethora of beguiling characters that live on in our imaginations – from Chus Lampreave’s quirky grandmother in What Have I Done to Deserve This? to Carmen Maura’s warm and witty Pepa in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. This is a chance to relive his films anew – tales of transformation and renovation realised with a deftness of touch that Almodóvar has made all his own.
BFI Southbank is running a season dedicated to one of contemporary cinema’s most unique and talented filmmakers Pedro Almodóvar. The season will include an extensive events programme with on-stage appearances from Almodóvar, actor Rossy de Palma and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and more special guests.
Running alongside the Almodóvar film programme will be a series of 13 Spanish films which Almodóvar has personally selected to screen at BFI Southbank, all of which he holds great admiration for, and have been inspirational to him.
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House makes a welcome return this summer with 14 nights of classic, cult, contemporary and never-seen-before films. All films are presented in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Somerset House’s 18th century courtyard on a giant 17 x 8 metre screen with full surround sound. Tickets are on general release Friday 15 May and we suggest booking immediately to avoid disappointment, as these special events are guaranteed to sell out. Also new on the programme for 2015 is the Summer Screen Spotlight film. Full programme here:
‘For a near-perfect London night out, you can’t beat watching a movie in the beautiful courtyard at Somerset House.’ Time Out
As the sun sets, live DJs will create a soundtrack inspired by the upcoming film as cinema-goers can chill out in the courtyard with picnics and drinks. Selected screenings will also be specially introduced by the film’s stars and directors.
Back for a third year, Summer Screen Prints: the film poster exhibition curated with Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, inspired by this seasons films. You can visit the exhibition before the film begins and buy the limited-edition prints for £50 each.
Film fans are invited to take a trip inside Somerset House for Behind the Screen – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities providing unique insights into this year’s programme.
Whether it’s a cheap and fun date, an excuse to indulge in a long loved film or a chance to watch that classic you’ve never got round to seeing, this September you can immerse yourself in film and the great outdoors with a chilled drink and some tasty food whilst soaking up that warm evening air (hopefully the weather’ll be nice).
Friday 13th Sep Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
Saturday 14th Sep @ Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
Sunday 15th Sep @ Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
Wizard of Oz
Friday 20th Sep @ East Greenwich Pleasaunce
The Truman Show
Saturday 21 Sep @ East Greenwich Pleasaunce
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
The East End Film Festival returns to Hackney Picturehouse with a line-up of some of the boldest, most challenging new films in world cinema. With a focus on first and second features, and films that challenge and surprise, EEFF 2013 will feature some of the most exciting new voices in film from the UK and elsewhere.
This special event includes readings and conversation with Dina Matar and Atef Alshaer on ‘Narrating Palestine’ – why telling, witnessing and archiving memories and personal narratives are so significant for Palestinians. Alshaer will read from acclaimed Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, and Matar will read excerpts of life stories from her book, “What is Means to be Palestinian: Stories of Palestinian Peoplehood.” Followed by a Q&A.
Dr Atef Alshaer was born in Gaza in 1982. His writings focus on Arabic language and literature, and the cultural and political dynamics and discourses in the Arabic-speaking world. He writes and translates poetry, and is a Research Fellow at SOAS. Dr Dina Matar is a lecturer at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, SOAS. She is a former foreign correspondent, and is co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.
Middle Eastern food will be available at the bar for £4 a plate.
Outdoor cinema specialists, Pop Up Screens, are back again this summer, so say goodbye to the faceless multiplex and hello to warm evenings in the park, a proper cult movie, cold beer or glass of wine and a box of hot popcorn. The film schedule has something for everyone and includes classics such Labyrinth, Anchorman, Zoolander, The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, Leon and of course… Back to the Future.
Throughout the summer, the super size screen will visit some of the capitals best loved parks with pre-film entertainment provided by stand up comedian Helen Arney, poet Dan Simpson and digital art from the Live Live Project.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.popupscreens.co.uk for £8, or a weekender pass to see all three films at any one location will set you back £20, with a bumper Season Ticket available for only £50- that’s all 21 films for just £2.38 per movie!
And what would a trip to the movies be without treats…? Pop Up Screens have it covered. There will of course be popcorn, supplied by London Kettle Popcorn (www.londonkettlepopcorn.com), and a fully stocked bar serving craft beer from Brewdog and Freedom Breweries and wine. To keep with the ‘wild’ alfresco cinema vibe going there will be the chance to sample buffalo, ostrich, springbok, wild boar and wildebeest from Tuckers Exotic Meat Shack (www.tuckers-exotics.co.uk).
TO THE LIGHT, a major exhibition of the work of celebrated artist Yoko Ono, reflects upon the enormous impact that she has made on contemporary art, exploring her influential role across a wide range of media. This exhibition, her first in a London public institution for more than a decade, includes new and existing installations, films and performances, as well as archive material relating to several key early works.
Ono also presents #smilesfilm, a worldwide participatory project that will be exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery and encourages participation online. Conceived as a way of connecting people across the world, the project invites people to upload and send images of their smiles by hash-tagging #smilesfilm, creating a global string of smiles covering the planet.