Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House Line Up Announced
A few years ago, a few of us from BB decided to do a screening at the Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. There is nothing quite like packing up a picnic with a few rugs and cushions and settling down in the majestic forecourt of this stately building with friends to watch a movie on a balmy summer evening. This years event kicks off with a premiere screening of Gemma Bovery which is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Posy Simmonds on August 6th. The following night sees the ‘People’s Premiere’ of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. which stars hottie Henry Cavill. With many beloved classics filling up the nights inbetween, the even ends with the premiere of Me and Earl and the Dying girl base on the book by Jesse Andrews. An exhilaratingly fresh look at the tests and trials of teenage life, this emotional comedy is tender, goofy and filled with a crazy love of cinema itself. Greg and Earl are best buddies and amateur filmmakers who, almost by accident, become friends with Rachel, a classmate diagnosed with leukaemia. Although each partly lives in their own world, the three outsiders form a strong bond that takes them all by surprise.
Tickets for this event go on sale to the general public on May 15th but if you sign up to the news letter you can get priority booking from today!
Gustave Flaubert’s desperate housewife gets a modern update, starring Gemma Arterton. Thursday, August 6.
The Man from Uncle
Guy Ritchie gives the 1960s TV show a slick Bond-spoof makeover. Friday, August 7.
Withnail & I + An American Werewolf in London
It’s a double bill! They say London is dangerous. But only bad things happen when the characters in these two movies tiptoe through tulips in the countryside. Saturday, August 8.
Studio Ghibli’s gorgeous tale of a medieval warrior on a whopping screen. Sunday, August 9.
The Silence of the Lambs
Watching on your laptop isn’t the same as seeing Hannibal’s face 20ft wide. Monday, August 10.
In the role that made him a Hollywood star, Dustin Hoffman finds himself in the tricky position of falling in love with the daughter of the older woman he’s sleeping with. Careless. Tuesday, August 11.
The Second Mother
Be among the first to catch this Brazilian arthouse gem in London. Wednesday, August 12.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Discover Werner’s Herzog’s mad masterpiece from 1972. Thursday, August 13.
Do the Right Thing
Spike Lee’s 1989 drama is set over one sweltering Brooklyn day as racial tensions boil over. Friday, August 14.
True Romance + The Warriors
Young hearts run free in this double bill. Christian Slater is a comic-book geek on the rampage with Patricia Arquette in ‘True Romance’. Cult classic ‘The Warriors’ finds a New York gang battling their way home. Saturday, August 15.
Audrey Hepburn sparkles as a runaway princess who slips incognito into Rome during a state visit. Sunday, August 16.
The Last of the Mohicans
Daniel Day-Lewis springs through the forest like a deer, hatchet raised. Monday, August 17.
Best of ten musicals – audience vote
Go to www.somersethouse.org.uk to vote for your favourite movie musical. The choice is between ten of cinema’s greatest, including ‘Oliver!’ , ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. Tuesday, August 18.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Take tissues along to this teenage cancer comedy-drama. Wednesday, August 19.
Find out more about this event and ticketing information HERE