Floating and Outdoor Cinema | Summer 2016
Alighting at a variety of London venues, the Nomad Film Series starts its Summer programme on Sunday 3 July with David Fincher’s The Social Network (2010) followed by Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on July 7th The Nomad offers a rich array of cult classics from Sally Potter’s ravishing masterpiece Orlando to 1955 Noirish thriller The Night of the Hunter and My Beautiful Laundrette into the end of September. Get your tickets here
THE LUNA CINEMA
Once again this summer, the Luna Cinema will be screening a variety of films in association with their locations in Doubletree Hotels. The selection dips into mainstream classics from Jaws to Pretty Woman but there are some more eclectic films such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Casablanca and Labyrinth. So if you’re thinking of a summer weekend away, you can combine it with your film favourites.
SOMERSET HOUSE | 4 – 17 August 2016
You can’t beat watching a movie in the historic surroundings of the courtyard at Somerset House after visiting their Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, exhibition of works created by contemporary artists, filmmakers and musicians from 30 June – 29 August. A public vote will allow the audience to choose their favourite Kubrick film from a list of his 10 most famous movies. The vote-winning title will then be screened as part of the Film4 Summer Summer Screen programme.
Film4 Summer Screen runs between 4–17 August. Catch a prestigious programme of modern classics and premieres of forthcoming releases on London’s largest outdoor screen, projected digitally and on 35mm film in full surround sound. There will also be special on-stage introductions from the stars and sundown DJ sets inspired by the screenings, before the films begin with Behind the Screen talks from industry talent. A film poster exhibition will add further value to the experience.
This year’s standouts are Danny Boyle’s iconic drama Trainspotting (1996); Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina, a smart and stylish Oscar-winning science-fiction thriller, a seemingly simple tale that places you in the centre of a stand-off between human and artificial intelligence. Billy Wilder’s Hollywood Classic: Sunset Boulevard that looks at the darker side of Hollywood fame blending black comedy, Gothic melodrama and film noir into one Oscar-winning classic. Gloria Swanson plays one of cinema’s greatest characters Norma Desmond, an ageing, fading movie star who ensnares a down-on-his-luck screenwriter and puts him to work fashioning her big screen comeback. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a full-blooded adaptation of the famous vampire tale from director Francis Ford Coppola. Gary Oldman is in spellbinding form as the flamboyantly evil Count, while the supporting cast brings together Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and even Tom Waits.
The full programme of films will be announced in May, with further details about the Behind the Screen programme.
CULT SCREENS | 2 June until 10 September 2016
CULT SCREENS will be offering al fresco films from Oscar nominated titles: The Revenant, Mad Max Fury Road and Star Wars The Force Awakens through to cult classics and some of the most loved retro films of the 70s, 80s and 90s: Grease, Top Gun, Pulp Fiction, through to The Exorcist and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
Cult Screens locations are carefully selected and paired with appropriate film choices to enhance the atmosphere: a screening of Shawshank Redemption in Oxford’s Old Prison, Romeo + Juliet set inside Coventry’s Cathedral ruins, Jaws at Sandford Parks Lido and a full moon screening of An American Werewolf in London. Other locations include: Basingstoke, Bristol, Cheltenham, Coventry, Crowthorne, Maidenhead, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Rugby, Swindon, Twickenham (London), Winchester and York with Star Wars: The Force Awakens screening at Bristol, Coventry, Oxford, Reading, Twickenham and Winchester.
CULT SCREENS FULL PROGRAMME
FLOATING CINEMA PROGRAMME