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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2014

Film4 Summer Screen
at Somerset House

Celebrate 10 Years of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
7 – 20 August 2014


Somerset House once again plays host to its summer outdoor cinema season, this being the tenth anniversary. Again we have a mix of themed double bills, classics, and most intriguingly, some premieres. New films screening as part of the season include Two Days, One Night from the Dardennes Brothers, and horror comedy mockdoc What We Do In the Shadows which is written by and stars Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords.

Single screenings - £16.00 + booking fees
Double bills - £20.00 + booking fees
Premieres - £24.00 + booking fees

Full details here.

The Line Up:

UK Premiere: Two Days, One Night (cert TBC)

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard stars in this riveting French drama about a woman fighting to keep her job. Tough yet tender, the UK premiere of the new film from acclaimed filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne kicks off Summer Screen in powerful style. 



Rosemary's Baby (18)

Friday, 8 August 2014

A masterclass in suspense, director Roman Polanski's sophisticated horror hit stars Mia Farrow as a mother-to-be who starts to sense the presence of an evil influence on her life. Polanski's subtle approach to shocks makes for a film that will keep you gripped for the entire evening. 



Double Bill: A Fistful of Dollars + Mad Max 2 (18)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Two maverick heroes in a pair of films that redefined action cinema. Director Sergio Leone introduces us to Clint Eastwood's 'Man With No Name' in a stylised ‘60s Western, while Mel Gibson’s 'road warrior' Max returns to the screen in an adventure full of heart-stopping thrills.



Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Need a Sunday night pick-me-up? Director Howard Hawks’ quick-witted screwball-musical is one of the most exuberant cinematic entertainments of all-time, its dazzling colours and sparkling comedy enhanced by the formidable screen presence of stars Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. 



Sense and Sensibility (U)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Writer Emma Thompson's take on Jane Austen's novel is a perfect literary adaptation, a romantic comedy of manners that won the BAFTA for Best Film. With a cast including Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and Thompson herself, this tale of two sisters will transform a summer's night. 



Annie Hall (15)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Hilarious and provocative, Woody Allen's 1977 classic has lost none if its romantic and comic spark. Diane Keaton is a delight in the title role, teaming up with Allen to play a pair of neurotic New Yorkers drawn to each other from their first meeting. 



UK Premiere: 20,000 Days on Earth (cert TBC)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A unique and cinematic documentary film that constructs an imaginary day-in-the-life of writer & singer Nick Cave, following him from Brighton bedroom to Sydney Opera House as it explores the mysteries of the creative process, the nature of collaboration and, ultimately, what makes Nick tick. 



The Great Beauty (15)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The winner of this year’s Oscar and BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film takes you on a dazzling trip through contemporary Rome, where the parties may be dizzying, but the comedown can be hard. An extravagant cinematic experience that more than lives up to its title.



Double Bill: Hairspray (1988) + Spring Breakers (18)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Teenage rebellion comes in all shapes and styles in this double-bill featuring the subversive talents of directors John Water and Harmony Korine. The original version of Hairspray shimmies into Somerset House to shake up the squares, while former Disney starlets-turned-Spring Breakers find trouble in paradise with a deranged James Franco. 



Double Bill: Ghostbusters + Big Trouble in Little China (15)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Two supernatural spectaculars team up for one wild night of comedy and action. First, Bill Murray and the ghostbusting gang rid New York of paranormal pests, followed by Kurt Russell as a tough-talking truck driver sucked into a San Francisco underworld of monsters and magic. 



The Royal Tenenbaums (15)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Three child prodigies struggle to grow up in director Wes Anderson’s endearingly eccentric and emotional comedy, where each big laugh is accompanied by a hard tug on the heartstrings. Featuring a family-tree of famous faces including Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow and Owen Wilson. 



The 400 Blows (PG)

Monday, 18 August 2014

One of the greatest films ever made about being young, director Francois Truffaut’s debut tags along with a teenage tearaway as he comes of age on the atmospheric streets of late 1950s Paris. Beautiful black-and-white photography and the vivid New Wave style make this an essential big-screen experience.


Tenth Anniversary Screening

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Vote now for your favourite film from our highlights of the past 10 years. The winning film, chosen by the public, will be screened as part of this year’s season. Voters are invited to an exclusive 24 hour pre-sale to see the winning film.


UK Premiere: What We Do in the Shadows (cert TBC)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

What happens when four ancient vampires become housemates in contemporary New Zealand? This hilarious mock-documentary, written by and starring Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords, details all the comic complexity that arises from such difficult living (or not living) conditions. A closing night full of laughs and surprises is guaranteed!