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Shorts On Tap presents: A TOUCH OF NOIR - A Selection of Neo-noir Short Films
Shorts On Tap is celebrating its 5th Birthday with a top-notch selection of Neo-noir short films at our favourite movie house in London: Regent Street Cinema.
A Touch of Noir is a shadowy, dimly lit programme of dark stories, mysterious characters and dangerous situations...a tribute to Film Noir.
For the occasion we'll be screening Shorts On Tap's own production, supported by our fantastic community: Rain Catcher.
Come celebrate 5 years of amazing screenings on February 18th!
Screening followed by Q&A with attending filmmakers.
Shorts On Tap is back at the iconic Regent Street Cinema for the third time.
The Regent Street Cinema was first opened in 1848. In late February in 1896, the cinema played a short movie by the Lumière Brothers. It was the first motion picture shown in the United Kingdom.
RAIN CATCHER (16:00") UK, 2018
directed by Michele Fiascaris, written by Filippo Polesel & Michele Fiascaris, produced by Filippo Polesel
IDOL (08:33") Germany, 2018
directed by Luisa Taraz, written by Luisa Taraz & Manuel Richard Weber, produced by Manuel Richard Weber & Jurgen Nerger
ESTHER (10:30") USA, 2018
written and directed by Montana Mann, produced by Emily Vere Nicoll, Hannah James, Montana Mann & Andre James Champagne
ARE YOU WILD LIKE ME? (10:07") USA, 2017
written and directed by William Nawrocki, produced by William Nawrocki, Kaisania Calubaquib & Sheri Mathieu
THE DEATH OF DON QUIXOTE (13:00") UK, 2018
written and directed by Miguel Faus, produced by Nathalie Lamprecht & Miguel Faus
A DOLL DISTORTED (15:42") UK, 2018
written, directed and produced by Niall Shukla
FLOOR 9.5 (02:11") UK, 2017
written by Simon Allen, directed by Toby Meakins, produced by Matt Wilkinson
Shorts On Tap is London's largest short film community, join the tribe on February 18th.
Doors open at 7:30pm
Film screenings start at 8pm
Show ends approximately at 10:30pm
Drinks till 11pm
Heavenly Films are proud to present rare cinema screenings for two classic BBC Arena episodes.
Dylan In The Madhouse
December 1962 was the coldest British winter in living memory. Bob Dylan arrived in London, guitar in hand, to perform four songs in a BBC TV drama entitled Madhouse On Castle Street. This first visit to the UK would have a profound effect on the young singer as he encountered the UK folk scene at close quarters and made his debut London performances. Dylan In The Madhouse is the outstanding Arena documentary that pieces together the people and places from that time and goes in search of the lost TV play itself, believed to have been incinerated by the BBC in 1968 at the height of Dylan’s fame. Including contributions from musicians Martin Carthy and Peggy Seeger, actor David Warner, writer Evan Jones and director Philip Saville the film is a fascinating document of Dylan’s early career.
2005 Directed by Anthony Wall - 65 minutes
Trouble No More
In 1979 Bob Dylan released Slow Train Coming an album of exclusively devotional songs, having declared he’d found God in Christianity. The next two years were spent touring with a band of the finest musicians and gospel singers with a repertoire of songs including 'Precious Angel' and 'Every Grain Of Sand' that expressed his new found faith. One of these concerts at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium was filmed. It remained unseen for 37 years until at Dylan’s request a series of sermons delivered by Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, The Shape Of Water) were shot in 2017 and inserted between the songs. Intended to mirror and illuminate Dylans performances the sermons add a powerful thrust to the concert footage. Bob's touching duet with the recently deceased Clydie King is one of the films several outstanding moments.
2017 Directed by Jennifer Lebeau - 60 minutes
Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of this memoir, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel who made her living in the 1970s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
Nominated for 3 Oscars, including Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actor
Oliver Hardy is heartbroken when he realises that the woman he has fallen in love with, is actually married to a dashing Foreign Legion Officer. To get over his heartbreak, he joins the Legion, taking Stan with him.
The world’s most famous comedy duo attempt to reignite their film careers as they emabark on what became their swansong – a gruelling theatre tour of post war Britain.
Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having tolook after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-upcomedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomesincreasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choosebetween her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.
Psychology at the Movies
Christopher Nolan launched his career with this mind-bending neo-noir. Guy Pearce stars as the amnesiac who can’t form new memories. On the hunt for revenge, but only able to retain information for a short period, he relies on polaroids and tattoos to track his own investigation.
After the film there will be an audience discussion with a panel of guest speakers to discuss issues and themes from the film.
“There's grade A work from all concerned, especially Pearce, but in the end this is Nolan's film. And he delivers, with a vengeance.” - Time Out
Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.
A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.
Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75
Mike Ribble was once a great trapeze artist - and the only the sixth to have completed a triple somersault - before his accident. Tino joins the circus, and manages to convince Mike to teach him the 'triple'. Meanwhile Lola, a tumbler, wants to get in on the act.