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Part of INK ON SCREEN – The Mayfair & St James Literary Festival Cinema Strand – exploring the power of words on screen
Introduced by Guardian film critic, Peter Bradshaw and curated by Tobias Menzies.
Peter will be signing copies of his new book, The Films That Made Me, after the screening.
Based on Daphne Du Maurier’s haunting short story Not After Midnight, Nic Roeg’s iconic horror-thriller sees a couple travelling to Venice after the accidental death of their daughter. With innovative and impressionistic editing from Roeg’s editor Graeme Clifford, as well as two brilliant performances from Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, it is now considered a classic of 70’s British cinema. Screening in a gorgeous new 4k restoration.
INK ON SCREEN
Aims to spotlight the indelible link between cinema and the written word. This inaugural season will be curated by Tobias Menzies, star of Casino Royal, Game of Thrones, Outlander, and most recently, Prince Phillip in The Crown. Ink on Screen is personal and quixotic, with Tobias’ choices being based on years of watching films, reading film scripts and a career creating indelible characters. The season will also include introductions and Q&A’s with Tobias and contributors from the chosen films, to open up the link between the written word and what we see on screen.
The national press dubbed them ‘The Black Beatles’, the other musical quartet from Liverpool who became the UK’s most enduring soul and funk act ever – The Real Thing. The group dominated the international charts throughout the 1970s and 1980s with iconic songs like You to Me Are Everything and Can You Feel the Force, but the band’s meteoric success was also tempered with personal tragedy. Narrated by Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Simon Sheridan’s fascinating new documentary charts the story of Britain’s first black music revolution.
Followed by a short gig by The Real Thing, live on stage at the Regent Street Cinema on October 24th only.
Join us for our film quiz, taking place in the cinema bar, running from 7pm-9pm (approx).
Tickets are £3 per person, cash collected on the night, with a maximum of 4 to a team.
Reserve your place by booking one of these 'free' tickets
An array of prizes will be on offer.
Special screening of Goldfinger, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Monica Germanà, author of Bond Girls.
At the wheel of his Aston Martin, Bond faces Goldfinger, Oddjob’s deadly bowler hat, and Pussy Galore, who claims to be immune to his charms. Followed by the book launch of Dr. Monica Germanà's Bond Girls: Body, Fashion and Gender.
Since Ursula Andress’s white-bikini debut in Dr No, ‘Bond Girls’ have been simultaneously celebrated as fashion icons and dismissed as ‘eye-candy’. But the visual glamour of the women of James Bond reveals more than the sexual objectification of female beauty. Through the original joint perspectives of body and fashion, this exciting study throws a new, subversive light on Bond Girls.
Dr Monica Germanà is Senior Lecturer English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster.
Afrooz has given her life to football. Now, she is about to captain Iran’s national futsal team as they head to the final of the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia. That’s when her estranged husband Yasser exercises his legal right and refuses her permission to leave the country. Thus begins a battle in which the fiercely determined Afrooz uses any means necessary to fight the everyday injustices faced by women in Iran.
Psychology at the MoviesA psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.
Followed by an audience discussion about the psychological themes and events of the movie with:
Professor Catherine Loveday, Neuropsychologist & Principal Lecturer at University of Westminster and Dr Raj Persaud, Harley St Consultant Psychiatrist, Broadcaster & Author.
Hosted by Bryan Bonaparte
Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75
A small town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe, invited to stay by her sister.
Heavenly Films presents…
That’ll Be The Day
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the films producer Lord David Puttnam (Chariots Of Fire, The Mision, The Killing Fields) and writer Ray Connolly hosted by Travis Elborough.
That’ll Be The Day is a classic of early ‘70s British cinema and the film that launched David Essex’s acting career. Set in late '50s, early ‘60s Britain it tells the tale of a suburban school dropout Jim Maclaine (Essex) as he drifts through a succession of dead-end jobs until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock'n'roll. Before long Maclaine is on the path to stardom, a theme continued in the film's equally compelling sequel Stardust.
Written by journalist/novelist Ray Connolly That’ll Be The Day captures the atmosphere and excitement of the early UK music scene via some outstanding performances by Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Rosemary Leach, Billy Fury and Essex himself. The movie's authentic period costumes, meanwhile, were supplied by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren from their King’s Road boutique Let It Rock.
A profoundly compelling and rich character study of a jaded, self-destructive pool player who comes face to face with his own demons. Newman gives an iconic performance in this moody masterpiece.