RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX Announced to be playing as part of REVOLT SHE SAID as Regent Street Cinema Reveal August Line Up
One hundred years after the first women got the vote in the UK, 50 years after the protests of May ‘68 triggered resistance across the world, where is the feminist revolution now? ICO x Club des Femmes present REVOLT SHE SAID, a season focused on women filmmakers post ‘68, who took up cameras as they took to the streets. Films in the season include Agnes Varda’s ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T, Vera Chytilova’s DAISIES and A PLACE OF RAGE focusing on the 1960s civil rights and 1980s LGBT rights movements.
With summer festivals around the country in full swing, the cinema presents an array of musical treats including the work of Ryuichi Sakamoto in the film CODA, Martin Scorsese’s take on The Band in THE LAST WALTZ and the spirit of the 60s captured in a double bill of THE STONES IN THE PARK and MONTERAY POP.
New films at the cinema include the acclaimed SUMMER 1993, Paul Schrader’s FIRST REFORMED, revenge thriller IN THE FADE, the 4K restoration of THE NUN (1966) and Jenny Lu’s THE RECEPTIONIST.
This month the cinema also plays host to rare screenings of Roy Baker’s FLAME IN THE STREETS and Badlands Collective present Kevin Costner classic BULL DURHAM and the cinema’s regular programming highlights including:
Regent Street Cinema’s wildly eclectic double bill strand continues this month shedding new light on each cinematic half and viewed together make a satisfying whole. This month see THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH and ACE IN THE HOLE, THAT SUMMER followed by GREY GARDENS, new doc THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES with CITIZEN KANE, THE STRANGER and THE THIRD MAN.
KID’S KINO CLUB
The cinema continues to run regular Saturday morning screenings as part of its Kids Kino Club, including recent releases and old favourites. This month BRAVE, A WIZARDS TALE, THE INCREDIBLES, and THE WIZARD OF OZ all head the cinema’s way.
Matinee Classics brings even more magic to the screen every Wednesday with screenings at 12noon and 3.30pm. Screenings are preceded by a performance on the cinema’s original 1936 Compton organ. This time at the cinema you can enjoy THE COURT JESTER, MOULIN ROUGE, DANCING WITH CRIME, DOWN ARGENTINE WAY and THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN.
About Regent Street Cinema
Built in 1848 and housed within the Polytechnic Institution on London’s Regent Street, the cinema was the first in the country to show moving pictures. In 1896, the cinema showcased the Lumière brothers’ Cinématographe to a paying audience, and, as the curtain fell, British cinema was born.
After being used as a student lecture hall by the university since 1980, it was restored into a working cinema featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium as well as an inclusive space for learning, cultural exchange and exhibitions. It is a truly landmark venue for the British film industry in the heart of London’s West End.
The cinema is one of the few in the country to show 16mm and 35mm film, as well as the latest in 4K digital film. It offers exclusive premieres, repertory screenings, retrospectives, documentaries, animation and experimental cinema. You can also experience double bills, showcasing the best of home-grown British talent, world cinema and classic movies in a classic environment.
The University of Westminster has always been at the centre of innovation in film production and cinematography. Many of the university’s alumni occupy prominent roles within the industry. The Regent Street Cinema will provide a platform for film students and professionals to come together and showcase their outstanding work.