Month: October 2014

See all the Smoke Screen London Film Festival Coverage here

Smoke Screen has been about and on the move throughout the BFI London Film Festival 2014, and amongst some of our coverage, which is you can see here, we have: A review of festival launch gala film The Imitation Game, including coverage of the main LFF Q&A with star Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays WWII cryptanalyst […]

Picturehouses to run a “Supermarionation Weekender” honouring the work of Gerry Anderson

Picturehouse Cinemas 11-12 October 2014 Check here for details. On the weekend of 11 and 12 October, audiences can catch at Picturehouses across the country the new documentary Filmed in Supermarionation, which explores the work of producer, director and writer Gerry Anderson and his partner Sylvia Anderson. The Andersons are  beloved cult figures thanks to their […]

Exploitation director Pete Walker to be celebrated in a full Barbican season in November

From the Barbican Press Release: In recent months the Barbican has held repertory screenings touching on subjects and themes ranging from Cinema’s Baddest Girl Gangs to Strong, Silent Types via Eye-Popping Colour and Desperate Housewives. For the month of November, Cigarette Burns Cinema has been invited to programme a selection of films and for this, they have […]

“Citizen Four” : The story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, gets its UK premiere at London Film Festival this week

Undoubtedly one of the biggest news stories of the last few years, the leaking of key National Security Agency surveillance data by former employee (and now exile) Edward Snowden is the subject of filmmaker Laura Poitras’ new documentary CITIZEN FOUR. Poitras herself was contacted by Snowden before the media melee began, making her one of […]

Film composers Hans Zimmer and Clint Mansell both giving live performances next week in London

The Dark Knight: one of the many scores composer Hans Zimmer is famed for Two of the most in demand film composers working today are both in London next week to perform live for audiences. Tickets are sold out but returns are always a possibility. On 7th October at the Barbican will be Clint Mansell, […]

BFI London Film Festival 2014

After teasing that Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game and David Ayer’sFury (both WWII dramas, and featuring big draw actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt) would be the opening and closing films this year, the entire programme for the 58th London Film Festival was launched by the BFI on 3 September. Taking place over various London venues over 12 days […]

Prince Charles Cinema October Highlights

October Highlights: Saturday 18 October.- Arnie All-Nighter- The ever-popular Schwarzenegger, on all-night bender, can you handle it, or will you “get to the chopper”? Wednesday 22 October – Street Trash – celluloid champion Cigarette Burns returns with Street Trash, which is, in their own words: “a seminal melt movie, STREET TRASH is in a class all […]

Elefest screenings at the Cinema Museum (4 – 5 October, 2014)

As part of Elefest, a festival celebrating the currently redeveloping Elephant and Castle area, the Cinema Museum will be opening its doors not only for tours, but for a series of screenings for all ages. Apart from a chance to see the eclectic, chaotic collection of film memorabilia stretching back 100 years or more in […]

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