Kinima are excited to be back at the Cinema Museum for their fourth evening of fiction, frolics, food, fancy. . . and fun!
With roots in the music hall tradition of the 1850s, the classic variety show grew into something new and exciting with the advent of cinema - a mix of live performance and moving pictures. Kinima's aim is to recapture the early wonders of cinema by turning the limelight on a fusion of variety acts and genre defining films.
Your Saturday night movie treat is a 35mm screening of Sidney Lumet's Network (1976). Boasting a killer screenplay which rightfully earned Paddy Chayefsky an Oscar, the film has been described as "an outrageous satire. . .brilliantly, cruelly funny" and "a messianic farce". Lumet constructs a superb, dark critique of lurid television journalism, where entertainment value and short-term ratings are paramount. Its ruthless deconstruction of the media machine is no less prescient four decades later.
The inspirational Ophelia Bitz is back on stage to guide you into the carousel of variety wonders.Come and join us for the cinematic experience that you deserve. Come and join us for the cinematic experience that you deserve.
Now, all rise up onto your cinema seats and repeat after us "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Doors open at 18.00. First performance to start around 19.00. Film to be screened around 20.00.
Food and Drink served