CINEMA EVENTS – A FRENCH FILM STARRING TERRY-THOMAS / QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE UK BUSTER KEATON FILM SOCIETY / ‘YEFIKIR KAL’ AND ‘PARIS IS BURNING’
Classic Keaton and an Ethiopian love story at the Cinema Museum on Sat 25th April
The Blinking Buzzards present Steamboat Bill Jr 16:00
Quarterly meeting of the UK Buster Keaton Society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian. The main presentation will be Steamboat Bill Jr (1928). This was the last film that Keaton made with his own production team and gag writers. Buster plays the son of a paddle steamer captain, who is in love with the daughter of his father’s business rival. It contains the legendary collapsing house stunt.
Entry free to members with £10 annual membership available at the door.
Screening of Yefikir Kal 19:30
Yefikir Kal (2014) is a compelling, powerful and romantic story set in modern day Addis Ababa, directed by Ermias Tadesse and Joseph Ebongo. The film features a beautiful girl Sara (Hanan Tarq) who falls in love with a guileless young man Abel (Ermias Tadesse). They both go through an epic journey of twisted and unravelling love triangle. The couple develop a powerful and inspirational relationship in which they discover truths that take most people a lifetime to learn.
Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start. Refreshments will be available in our licensed café/bar.
Tickets in advance £8.50 (£6.50 concessions). On the door £10 (£7 concessions). 20 per cent off family bookings – 4 or 5 tickets – phone bookings only.
La Grande Vadrouille – Sun 26th
& Paris is Burning – Wed 29th
French Sundaes: La Grande Vadrouille (1966) Sun 26th 14:30
La Grande Vadrouille (1966) follows a house painter (Bourvil) and a grumbling operatic conductor (Louis de Funès), whose uneventful Parisian lives are turned upside-down when they stumble across the crew of a downed RAF bomber (one of whom is played by Terry-Thomas!).
With the support of Resistance fighters, they help the airmen escape to the zone libre. This is one of our French Sundaes series of screenings, with accompanying talks by Jon Davies. Doors open at 13:30 for a 14:30 start.
Paris is Burning Wed 29th 19:30
ReShape and the Cinema Museum are launching the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to watch films and share ideas. This month’s film is the documentary Paris is Burning, directed by Jennie Livingston, about the ball culture in New York, which has been have praised as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.
It shows how the contestants in these drag competitions dealt with the adversity of racism, homophobia, AIDS and poverty in mid-to-late 1980s New York. The film will be followed by an open discussion. The project is endorsed by BFI Flare, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates and Positively UK.
This is a free event, but donations to the Museum will be welcome.
The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way
London SE11 4TH
www.cinemamuseum.org.uk Tel: 020 7840 2200