It’s that time of year again; the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House line-up has been revealed with the usual mix of classic films, cult hits and UK premieres. There’s no better way to see a film than outside at night as you lie on stone floor with your friends eating a middle-class picnic.
Tickets go on sale this Friday 18th May from the Somerset House website and before you go be sure to read our Somerset House survival guide, do not go unprepared.
On the Road
Thursday 16th August
Friday 17th August
Enter the Void / Don’t Think
Saturday 18th August
Sunday 19th August
Monday 20th August
Tuesday 21st August
Wednesday 22nd August
Pretty in Pink
Thursday 23rd August
Boogie Nights / Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Friday 24th August
Sexy Beast / Drive
Saturday 25th August
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Sunday 26th August
Monday 27th August
How anyone could resist seeing The Birds on the big screen is beyond me.
Have you been eagerly anticipating today’s exciting new releases? No, me neither. This might be the week you go see something worthy.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Second instalment of the story about the “wise-cracking” kid, now in seventh grade and having to deal with bullying at the hands of his older brother. Is it half term already? Here’s your opportunity to make the kids sit in silence in the dark for 96 minutes.
Life, Above All
A 12 year-old girl, Chanda, takes on the responsibilities of a family comprising of an AIDS-stricken mother, drunkard stepfather and a deceased baby sister. In the meanwhile, her judgemental Johannesburg community falls to pieces. This week’s brilliant, harrowing yet life-affirming film that you probably won’t see.
Apocalypse Now (limited release)
It was Taxi Driver last fortnight, now it’s the classic Vietnam war epic’s turn to get the digital remastering treatment. I love the smell of a re-release in the morning. (Sorry.)
Le Quattro Volte (limited release)
High on the hill lived a lonely goat herd! Wait, no, that’s The Sound of Music. Italian mountains, religious iconography and absolutely adorable goats.
Heartbeats (limited release)
French-Canadian film about two friends, both obsessed with the same man. Youth prize winner at Cannes and Sundance-darling; bound to be sexy.
Dancing Dreams (limited release)
Choreographer Pina Bausch is celebrated in film once more but this one they completed just before she died. Not in 3D but instead following the 40 teenagers selected for one of her dance pieces.
Angels of Evil (limited release)
Biopic of Italian mobster, Renato Vallanzasca and his rise to the top of Milan’s crime scene. I’m going to take a punt and say he probably wasn’t a nice man.