Summer appears to be in full swing which means no more evenings tucked away in a dark, smelly cinema; the projectors are seeing the light of day, blankets are getting an outing and we are all getting a little bit more cultured as we venture outside for screenings of cult classics, future favourites and talks, workshops and exhibitions at the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House.
Boasting London’s largest screen (a stat many cinemas are keen to claim but that is actually true) and not one but three UK premieres, the two week long stint in one of our favourite London settings is well worth nabbing a ticket for. Films include 10 Things I Hate About You (for a much needed dose of Heath Ledger), Trainspotting (it’s their 20th anniversary this year) and double-bills on Saturday’s including the sci-fi pairing of Ex-Machina and RoboCop. If you prefer to have a bit more say, get involved in the audience vote which will decide the film to be shown on Thursday 11th August; a shortlist of ten Stanley Kubrick classics including Clockwork Orange, Lolita and Eyes Wide Shut. DJ sets inspired by each nights film will set the mood before the screening begins, with hampers from Tom’s Kitchen available for purchase if you’re not organised enough to bring your own. Pack up your rugs, gather your cushions and pray for good weather – although if it is wet, the show must go on, so dig out your plastic poncho from Glastonbury 2012 and something dry to sit on…
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, 4th – 17th August
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