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Breaking the Rules: Avant Garde Film Screenings

Curzon Cinemas present four screenings tracing the rise of the Avant Garde across Europe, with films from Germany, France, Russia and the UK and surveying a range of movements, including Expressionism and Surrealism.

Screenings take place at the Renoir Cinema and the Curzon Soho cinema.

Please book directly with the Renoir Cinema (Box Office: +44 (0)871 7033 991) or the Curzon Soho (Box Office+44 (0)871 7033988) or book online http://www.curzoncinemas.com

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (PG)

Sunday 20 January 2008

NosferatuA masterpiece of German Expressionist cinema, Nosferatu is often called the first horror film and it still has the power to terrify, 86 years on. F.W. Murnau explored Expressionism by developing camera techniques such as low angled shots and stop motion photography to create a subconscious sense of unease for the viewer. Newly restored in 2007, the film is presented with its original 1922 score.

Dir. F.W. Murnau.

Starring: Max Schreck, Greta Schroder-Matray, Gustav Von Wangenheim.

Germany 1922. 93 mins. Silent with intertitles and original Hans Erdmann score.

Event time: 12.00
Location: Renoir Cinema
Brunswick Centre
London WC1N 1AW
Price: £6.50

To Book: http://www.curzoncinemas.com, Box Office: +44 (0)871 7033 991


Dreams That Money Can Buy (12)

Sunday 27 January 2008

Dreams that money can buyA collaborative project coordinated by Dadaist painter and filmmaker Hans Richter, Dreams That Money Can Buy brought together the most prestigious members of the European Avant Garde including Max Ernst, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, in an attempt to bring their work to a wider cinema audience. The film follows Joe, who discovers he has the power to create dreams and sets up business selling them to others.

Dir. Hans Richter.

Starring: Jack Bittner, Dorothy Griffith.

USA 1946. 79 mins. Digital screening.

Event time: 12.00
Location: Renoir Cinema
Brunswick Centre
London WC1N 1AW
Price: £6.50

To Book: http://www.curzoncinemas.com, Box Office: +44 (0)871 7033 991


New Babylon (U)

Sunday 3 February 2008

New BabylonOne of the last great film masterpieces of the Soviet avant-garde, New Babylon retells the story of the failed revolution of the Paris Commune on 1871 and features a soundtrack by a young Shostakovich. With its fast cutting and dynamic pace the work had no precedence in the USSR and was intended to be the country's first sound film.

Dirs. Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg

Starring: David Gutman, Yelena Kuzmina, Andrei Kostrichkin

Russia 1929. 71 mins. Silent with original score by Dmitri Shostakovich. Digital screening.

Event time: 12.00
Location: Renoir Cinema
Brunswick Centre
London WC1N 1AW
Price: £6.50

To Book: http://www.curzoncinemas.com, Box Office: +44 (0)871 7033 991


Avant-Garde Sunday at the Curzon Soho

Sunday 10 February 2008

After the double bill of Avant Garde classics, there will be live music and visuals in the Soho bar.

Blood of a Poet (PG)

Blood of a PoetJean Cocteau's first film started off as a bet, but has become one of his most accomplished experiments in visual surrealism, with dazzling special effects often discovered by accident. Dream like and mysterious, the film is filled with surreal scenes and suffused with homoerotic overtones.

Dir. Jean Cocteau

Starring: Lee Miller, Enrico Rivero, Pauline Carton.

France 1930. 55 mins. French with English subtitles.

Borderline (12)

The first feature from Kenneth Macpherson, editor of the avant-garde film journal Close-Up, centres on an inter-racial love triangle that leads to disaster. Heavily influenced by the psychological realism of G.W. Pabst and Sergei Eisenstein's montage, Borderline is a forgotten classic of the British avant-garde, now accompanied with a new score by leading jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine.

Dir. Kenneth Macpherson

Starring: Paul Robeson, Eslander Robeson, Hilda Doolittle.

UK 1930. 71 mins. Silent with score by Courtney Pine. Digital screening.

Event time: 12.00
Location: Curzon Soho http://www.curzoncinemas.com
99 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 5DY
Price: £6.50
To Book:
http://www.curzoncinemas.com, Box Office: +44 (0)871 7033 991



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