November

TOMs Film Club: Forbidden Planet (1956)

The first of our audience requested films is Forbidden Planet, a film which has long endured as one of the finest science fiction films of the 1950s, along with Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Day the Earth Stood Still, as well as a precursor for many cinematic space voyages to come. Directed by Fred M. Wilcox, the film follows Space Commander John J. Adams as he journeys to the largely unexplored planet Altair-4 in search of a previous expedition which went missing many decades prior. Upon arriving to this new and mysterious world, he encounters the brilliant but arrogant Dr. Morbius, his daughter Altaira, their versatile metallic servant Robby the Robot, but no other signs of life, with the reasons soon becoming clear. Loosely based on William Shakespeares The Tempest and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and a pre-Airplane! and Naked Gun Leslie Nielsen, Forbidden Planet boasts some superb monster effects (created by Disney animators), the first all electronic musical soundscape in film history, and overall an extraordinary scale unmatched by many films of its era, and still continues to impress and influence audiences to this day. For this fanciful interstellar planet, which has been dreamed up at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and put on the screen in Eastman color and properly spacious CinemaScope, is the gaudiest layout of gadgets this side of a Florida hotel. It offers some of the most amusing creatures conceived since the Keystone cops. Bosley Crowther, The New York Times Tickets: 6 Call the Box Office (Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm, 01273 201 801) to buy: 10 film saver (valid for two different TOM\'s Films), 24 season pass (valid for all TOM\'s Film Club screenings between Sep - Nov) Rated: PG

The Old Market, Brighton, United Kingdom

Toms Film Club: Forbidd...

The Old Market
Brighton

Monday

20 Nov

Arch On Film: The Prison In Twelve Landscapes / Arena / Q&A

A double bill exploring landscapes of incarceration, beyond the prisons walls. We are delighted that director Brett Story will be present for a Q&A following the screening of her film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES (2016, USA, Brett Story, 84 mins) Brett Storys lyrical documentary offers a meditative illumination of the far reaches of the US prison system, finding its presence in unlikely and unexpected places, and revealing it through a sophisticated cinematic prism, full of formal beauty. An ex-con chess master ruminates on the theory of the game, before the film explores the economic, social and psychological tentacles of the justice systems infrastructure. From recession proof jobs sustaining whole communities to the prison of payday loans, from cages of race and resources to a radio station penetrating walls, from anti-sex-offender pocket parks to the reaches of real estate, Storys film presents physical and subliminal architectures of control and power. Taking the audience on an idiosyncratic, innovate and myriad journey through both its subject matter and the USA, across its twelve vignettes the film illuminates the invisible prisons and prisoners that exist in plain sight, relocating the prison to the geographies and relationships in which we live. + ARENA (2009, Portugal, Joo Salaviza, 15 mins) In celebrated Portuguese director Salavizas fictional short, winner of the Palme dOr at Cannes, a man under house arrest lingers in a domestic prison. A sensual slice of sun soaked cinema, framed by the carceral architecture, both physical and psychological, of a suburban housing estate.

Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom

Arch On Film: The Priso...

Barbican Centre
London

Monday

20 Nov

TOM's Film Club: Underground (1995)

The second of our audience requested films is Emir Kusturicas Underground, an epic dramedy which chronicles the history of Yugoslavia over the course of three defining wars: World War II, the Cold War, and the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. Winner of the prestigious Palme dOr at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, Kusturicas second such award after his 1985 film When Father Was Away on Business, Underground is as marvellously excessive as it is outrageous and carnivalesque. Two friends, Blacky and Marko, build a massive underground weapons making complex to protect their town from the German invasion in WWII while they join the communist guerrilla fighters. Marko is the first member of the resistance movement to reach the surface after the war is over, but he neglects to tell the others that the war has ended so they can continue manufacturing arms. What follows are many surreal and satirical subplots, moments of sheer slapstick that could rival a silent comedy and a lot of brass and gypsy music keeping score of the situation. As Chicago critic Jonathan Rosenbaum puts it, a triumph of mise en scne mated to a comic vision that keeps topping its own hyperbole. If Fellini had shot a war movie, it might resemble "Underground". Emir Kusturica\'s epic black comedy about Yugoslavia from 1941 to 1992 is a three-hour steamroller circus that leaves the viewer dazed and exhausted, but mightily impressed. Deborah Young, Variety After this screening, there will be live music in the bar from Beggars Belief, a Brighton-based band with a passion for folk music from all corners of the world: Drifting along a path less travelled from hot club France to Yiddish weddings in cockney London, sailing south to southern Spain and the Balkans, fiddling with Irish folk in the plains of mid west America, and all with the common belief that music knows no borders. Tickets: 6 Call the Box Office (Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm, 01273 201 801) to buy: 10 film saver (valid for two different TOM\'s Films), 24 season pass (valid for all TOM\'s Film Club screenings between Sep - Nov) Rated 15+

The Old Market, Brighton, United Kingdom

Tom's Film Club: Underg...

The Old Market
Brighton

Wednesday

29 Nov

December

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europes most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But theres still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Hackney Picturehouse, London, United Kingdom

National Theatre Live: ...

Hackney Picturehouse
London

Thursday

07 Dec

Nightspot Cinema - Do The Right Thing

10 early birds here bit.ly/2sx0ZM7 Celebrating 60 years of Spike Lee with his critically acclaimed, culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant classic - Do The Right Thing. We will keep the celebrations going after the screening with self confessed hip-hop junkie Micall Parknsun. He will be performing a live set alongside a Roots of hip-hop set from DJ Jazz T.

Archspace London, London, United Kingdom

Nightspot Cinema - Do T...

Archspace London
London

Friday

08 Dec

Nightspot Cinema - Do The Right Thing

10 early birds here bit.ly/2sx0ZM7 Celebrating 60 years of Spike Lee with his critically acclaimed, culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant classic - Do The Right Thing. We will keep the celebrations going after the screening with self confessed hip-hop junkie Micall Parknsun. He will be performing a live set alongside a Roots of hip-hop set from DJ Jazz T.

Archspace London, London, United Kingdom

Nightspot Cinema - Do T...

Archspace London
London

Friday

08 Dec

Reminiscence: Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion

One of Jean Renoir\'s most beloved films and widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. Like his earlier work \'The Rules of the Game\', The Grand Illusion is a satire of the class and social structures of the old European order and a meditation on their collapse. Our Reminiscence screenings show classic films followed by an informal discussion with our resident film expert. Reduced ticket price for the over-60s, including a complimentary tea/coffee.

Hackney Picturehouse, London, United Kingdom

Reminiscence: Jean Reno...

Hackney Picturehouse
London

Thursday

14 Dec

January

Another Night With James Baldwin

THE FIRST EVENT SOLD OUT VERY QUICKLY! Tickets go live on the 9th October at Midday. We are very excited to offer another opportunity to experience A Night With James Baldwin. This ground-breaking event makes an incredible earth shattering promise You will never be the same again! The film will be introduced by Dr Michelle Asantewa PhD, followed by a screening of the acclaimed Oscar nominated James Baldwin documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" from renowned Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. In a time of polarisation, division and hate, James Baldwins words are hauntingly brought to life, reminding us of a by-gone era that still very much resonates with current times and the darkening clouds of hate that encircle human society; a hate that gave birth to the much-hated illusory figure that was The Nigger. James Baldwin asks: Why was it important to create a Nigger in the first place? The film is followed by a post screening discussion and Q&A. Dr Asantewa is joint course Leader with Tony Warner of Black History Walks on The Amazing James Baldwin Course, which was inspired by the film. Course details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-amazing-james-baldwin-course-septemberoctober-tickets-35912503264 Dr Michelle Asantewa was born in Guyana, South America in 1969. She migrated to the UK where she completed her PhD. She formerly taught English Literature, Editing and Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University and currently facilitates writing workshops as an Independent Scholar. She has recently started her own publishing house Way Wive Wordz Publishing and her first novel "Elijah" and poetry collection "The Awakening and Other Poems" were the launch publications for Way Wive Wordz.

Conway Hall, London, United Kingdom

Another Night With Jame...

Conway Hall
London

Saturday

13 Jan

Another Night With James Baldwin

THE FIRST EVENT SOLD OUT VERY QUICKLY! Tickets go live on the 9th October at Midday. We are very excited to offer another opportunity to experience A Night With James Baldwin. This ground-breaking event makes an incredible earth shattering promise You will never be the same again! The film will be introduced by Dr Michelle Asantewa PhD, followed by a screening of the acclaimed Oscar nominated James Baldwin documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" from renowned Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. In a time of polarisation, division and hate, James Baldwins words are hauntingly brought to life, reminding us of a by-gone era that still very much resonates with current times and the darkening clouds of hate that encircle human society; a hate that gave birth to the much-hated illusory figure that was The Nigger. James Baldwin asks: Why was it important to create a Nigger in the first place? The film is followed by a post screening discussion and Q&A. Dr Asantewa is joint course Leader with Tony Warner of Black History Walks on The Amazing James Baldwin Course, which was inspired by the film. Course details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-amazing-james-baldwin-course-septemberoctober-tickets-35912503264 Dr Michelle Asantewa was born in Guyana, South America in 1969. She migrated to the UK where she completed her PhD. She formerly taught English Literature, Editing and Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University and currently facilitates writing workshops as an Independent Scholar. She has recently started her own publishing house Way Wive Wordz Publishing and her first novel "Elijah" and poetry collection "The Awakening and Other Poems" were the launch publications for Way Wive Wordz.

Conway Hall, London, United Kingdom

Another Night With Jame...

Conway Hall
London

Saturday

13 Jan

Fast & Furious Live

Universal Brand Development, Fast Live Productions and Live Nation Entertainment are bringing Fast & Furious Live to life in a ground-breaking arena tour. The live show will premiere at The O2 from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 January 2018. The adrenaline-fueled, two-hour show is set to be the most spectacular live arena production ever produced, featuring precision performance driving and newly created physics-defying stunts. Using favourite cars and locations that criss-cross the globe along with key scenes from the film series created via state-of-the-art 3D projection mapping fans will be transported straight into this immersive extension of the Fast & Furious movies. Audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts and marvel at vehicular acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds enhanced by the most advanced digital projection technology imaginable. Featuring several original cars from the films, as well as exact replicas of fan favourites from Doms legendary Dodge Charger to the flip car from Fast & Furious 6, Fast & Furious Live will evoke some of the boldest moments from the franchise. Thousands of the worlds best stunt performers and drivers applied for the opportunity to join the production and, following extensive auditions, have been whittled down to the ultimate elite team who have started a rigorous 4-month training camp in preparation for the world tour. They will be joined by some of the worlds leading parkour athletes resulting in a truly global cast who will be performing incredible stunts and never-before-seen live action. The cast includes stunt drivers from all over the UK and Northern Ireland. Tickets on sale Friday 29 September at 9am.

The O2, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

Fast & Furious

The O2, Greenwich
London

Friday

19 Jan

February

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

\'I am all the daughters of my father\'s house, And all the brothers too.\' Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the glorious (Daily Telegraph) Loves Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeares greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

Hackney Picturehouse, London, United Kingdom

Rsc Live: Twelfth Night...

Hackney Picturehouse
London

Wednesday

14 Feb

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