The Birkbeck Cinema in Bloomsbury at 43 Gordon Square, home of the Birkbeck School of Arts, is hosting the autumn season of the London Screen Study Collection screenings.
Local London at the Birkbeck Cinema
- When: Tuesdays 2.30 pm October - December 2011 (see below for programme dates and screening details)
- Where: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPD
- Screenings are free
The Birkbeck Cinema in Bloomsbury at 43 Gordon Square, home of the Birkbeck School of Arts, is hosting the autumn season of the London Screen Study Collection screenings. From October to December you’ll be able to tour London’s ‘local’ communities which have featured as the background to fictional films; all screenings will be free. For further details about the screenings contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
To mark 'Reel History' month, October screenings will be accompanied by archive film relating to the films’ settings. On 11, 18 and 25 Oct you can also sample some of the archive film held by the LSSC at Birkbeck, in informal sessions following the main screening.
This programme has been made possible by support from the BFI Transition Fund and from Film London. The London Screen Study Collection is supported by Birkbeck, University of London, as part of London’s Screen Archives: the Regional Network.
- 4 Oct London River (Rachid Bouchareb, 2009) + archive film of Stroud Green and Hornsey. With Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kuyaté. Two strangers to London search for their children in the aftermath of 7/7 in this powerful plea for understanding.
- 11 Oct Pressure (Horace Ove, 1976) + archive film of Notting Hill and LSSC 'open hour'. With Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Norman Beaton. A pioneering film about the pressures and choices facing Black youth, set in Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill
- 18 Oct Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, 1972) + archive film of Covent Garden and LSSC ‘open hour’. With Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Anna Massie. Hitchcock’s macabre return to his native London, where the necktie killer strikes in Covent Garden’s market
- 25 Oct Real Money (Ron Peck, 1996) + Exploring the East End on film – introduced by Ron Peck. An intimate account of the shadowy world where East End boxing and crime meet, acted by young boxers.
- 1 Nov The Bells Go Down (Basil Dearden, 1943) With Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Mervyn Johns. Ealing Studios’ wartime tribute to the Auxiliary Fire Service, as the Blitz hit the East End
- 8 Nov Bullet Boy (Saul Dibb, 2004). With Ashley Walters, Luke Fraser, Claire Perkins. Filmed in Hackney’s council estates, Saul Dibb’s debut feature explores the fascination of gun culture.
- 15 Nov Up the Junction (Peter Collinson, 1968) With Suzy Kendall, Denis Waterman, Maureen Lipman. Nell Dunn’s exposé of the underside of Swinging London in a well-observed Battersea.
- 22 Nov Moon Over the Alley (Despins/Dumaresque, 1975) With Sean Caffrey, Debbie Evans. Future stunt-star Debbie Evans made her debut in this off-beat musical set in Notting Hill.
- 29 Nov Breaking and Entering (Anthony Minghella, 2006) With Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright. Burglary leads to romance and new relationships in a multicultural Kings Cross.
- 6 Dec It Always Rains on Sundays (Robert Hamer, 1947) With Googie Withers, John McCallum. Great British film noir, with an escaped convict returning to his old East End manor and his former love.
- 13 Dec Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996) With Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn. Between Bethnal Green and Southgate, parallel lives begin to converge in an uplifting drama.