Coming soon to The Birth Place of British Cinema...
Regent Street Cinema
307 Regent St, Marylebone,
London W1B 2HW
UNDER THE WIRE / 5th June
A powerful account of legendary Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy’s mission to Homs, Syria in February 2012. Tragically, Colvin was killed when the international media centre was hit by Syrian Army artillery fire; despite being critically injured, Conroy had to a find way to make it out alive. Journalist Zaina Erhaim who will join PAUL CONROY for the Q&A after the screening.
O LUCKY MAN / 9th June
Marking the 25th anniversary since the early death in 1994 of its legendary director, the fiercely independent Lindsay Anderson, this very special screening is followed by a conversation with award-winning writer (and great admirer) JONATHAN COE, alongside the film’s editor David Gladwell. The afternoon is curated and hosted by Gareth Evans, Adjunct Moving Image Curator, Whitechapel Gallery.
THE WALL / 12th June
Filmed between 1989 and 1990, Böttcher’s impressionistic, painterly study traces the Wall in the days leading up to and during its destruction, as demolition machinery moves in and Berliners begin dismantling it by hand, chipping away at its edifice with small hammers and chisels. Focusing on iconic locations in the centre of Berlin such as the Postdamer Platz, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate, Böttcher reimagines the wall as a screen, projecting historic archival images onto its crumbling side. Part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2019.
BLACK ORPHEUS / 13th June
A fantastic film based on the play by Brazilian poet, diplomat, singer Vinicius de Moraes is a modern (in 1959) reinterpretation of the myth Orpheus which simultaneously celebrates the beauty, music and people of Brazil. The music for the film created by Moraes, Antonio Tom Jobim and Luis Bonfa signifies the birth of Bossa Nova with some of the most beautiful songs ever heard.
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME / 16th June
Continuing James Bond Sundays with ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a K.G.B Agent, whose lover he killed. The screening is followed by a Q&A with CAROLINE MUNRO.
PLUS screenings of AMAZING GRACE the documentary chronicles the never-seen-before live recording of Aretha Franklin’s album with a Q&A with producer Joe Boyd, David Goldblatt’s first feature-length documentary of his extraordinarily prolific life and career called GOLDBLATT. CinemaItaliaUK continues with IL FLAUTO MAGICO DI PIAZZA VITTORIO.
Matinee Classics continues bringing more magic to the screen every Wednesday afternoon in June with Frenzy (1972), Gigi (1958), Out of the Past (1947) and Carmen Jones (1954)
KIDS KINO CLUB
The monthly Kids Kino Club is showing Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun, Spy Cat, Wonder Park and Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups.
For full listings, please check out: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com
About Regent Street Cinema:
Built in 1848 and housed within the Polytechnic Institution on London’s Regent Street, the cinema was the first in the country to show moving pictures. In 1896, the cinema showcased the Lumière brothers’ Cinématographe to a paying audience, and, as the curtain fell, British cinema was born.
After being used as a student lecture hall by the university since 1980, it was restored into a working cinema featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium as well as an inclusive space for learning, cultural exchange and exhibitions. It is a truly landmark venue for the British film industry in the heart of London’s West End.
The cinema is one of the few in the country to show 16mm and 35mm film, as well as the latest in 4K digital film. It offers exclusive premieres, repertory screenings, retrospectives, documentaries, animation and experimental cinema. You can also experience double bills, showcasing the best of home-grown British talent, world cinema and classic movies in a classic environment.
The University of Westminster has always been at the centre of innovation in film production and cinematography. Many of the university’s alumni occupy prominent roles within the industry. The Regent Street Cinema will provide a platform for film students and professionals to come together and showcase their outstanding work.