Film4 Summer Screen 2011: Preview

From 27 July through to 7 August, London’s Somerset House plays host to the Film4 Summer Screen. Events include the UK premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In (2011) and a series of ‘BEHIND THE SCREEN with BAFTA’ events that include talks with Joe Cornish and Barry Norman.

‘BEHIND THE SCREEN with BAFTA’ offers rare opportunities to hear directors, actors and industry insiders illuminate the films from this year’s programme, in animated and interesting discussions. This year, Behind the Screen explores the relationship between films and games through talks and workshops with support from Nintendo. Prior to the screening of Scott Pilgrim Vs the World (2010) on Thursday 4 August, we welcome filmmakers and games designers to examine the creative similarities between these billion dollar industries.

Touted as London’s most beautiful open-air cinema, Film4 Summer Screen extends over a 12 day period featuring everything from UK premieres to cult action thrillers and romantic comedies to film classics that will all be shown on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound.


Wednesday 27 July
9.15pm UK premiere of The Skin I Live In, introduced by Elena Anaya
Thursday 28 July
6.30pm Behind the Screen: John Barry’s Golden Touch
9.15pm The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Friday 29 July
6.30pm Behind the Screen: BAFTA Shorts
9.15pm The Big Blue (1988)

Saturday 30 July
6.30pm Behind the Screen: Joe Cornish in Conversation
9.15pm Die Hard (1988)/Attack the Block Double Bill (2011)

Sunday 31 July
6.30pm Behind the Screen: Wild about Wilder
9.15pm The Apartment (1960)

Monday 1 August
6.30pm Behind the Screen: Kick Ass Women on Screen
9.15pm Thelma & Louise (1991)

Tuesday 2 August
6.30pm Behind the Screen: Polanski and the Writers: Sir Ronald Harwood in Conversation
9.15pm Chinatown (1974)

Wednesday 3 August
6.30pm Behind the Screen: Dressed by Design: Great Costumes in Film
9.15pm In the Mood for Love (2000)

Thursday 4 August
6.30pm Behind the Screen: Playing Games with Cinema, supported by Nintendo
9.15pm Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)

Friday 5 August
6.30pm Behind the Screen: The Influence of the Actor’s Studio
9.15pm Serpico (1973) / Shaft (1971) Double Bill

Saturday 6 August
11am – 5.30pm Drop-in workshops ‘Games Invaders’ and Nintendo Lounge
3.30pm Masterclass: Games Design – From Concept to Console, supported by Nintendo
6.30pm Behind the Screen: Creature Features: Ray Harryhausen and the Giants of Special Effects
9.15pm Horror Triple Bill: Gremlins (1984) / Troll Hunters (2010) / Tremors (1990)

Sunday 7 August
9.15pm The Princess Bride (1987)

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Russell Cook