Somerset House Film 4 Summer Screen: full line-up and premieres
The full line-up has been announced for this year’s Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, with three premiers among the films which will be aired.
Booking lines have also opened, and given their tendency to sell out fast you might want to book spaces for your favourites now.
The trio of premiers kicks off on the season’s launch night on August 6 with Gemma Arterton starring in sexy dark comedy Gemma Bovery. The following evening (August 7) sees the first outing of Guy Ritchie’s re-imagination of the 1960s television classic A Man from U.N.C.L.E., while on August 19 the season will close with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, an exhilarating and emotional look at the tests and trials of teenage life by director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
The rest of the line-up will be dominated by popular classics – including Withnail and I, An American Werewolf in London and The Graduate – while the penultimate night’s screening on May 18 will be of an as-yet-undecided musical as voted for by the public from a shortlist of 10. Votes will open and the shortlist announced online in the weeks beforehand.
Alongside the big names the line-up will also include little-known Brazilian film The Second Mother, which scooped prizes at both the Sundance and Berlin film festivals.
As usual, all the films will be shown in Somerset House’s courtyard of an evening, and guests will be free to bring their own picnics. Cushions and blankets also come highly recommended for maximum comfort.
See the full line-up and book tickets on the Somerset House website.
Returning this year will be the popular Summer Screen Prints exhibition, featuring some of the biggest and best names within the graphic arts world, from the UK and abroad. Screen-printing experts Print Club London collaborate with Film4 Summer Screen to curate a series of contemporary screen-print posters, based on the films screened in this year’s line-up. Each exhibiting artist will reimagine a poster for one of the films in this season’s programme, taking particular scenes, quotes, characters or anything else from their selected title as inspiration. Renowned for curating and dealing screen-printed artworks, as well as its workshops, Print Club London has hand-picked an assortment of artists and styles, including Rose Blake, street artist RYCA , Ben Rider and Lucille Clercto reflect the variety of films featuring on the big screen. Each of the posters will be limited-edition and exclusively available to buy for £50 from the exhibition at Somerset House and Print Club London online. The exhibition is open during the day and for each evening event in the West Wing Galleries, overlooking the courtyard.
Open daily 10.00–18.00 and additionally from 18.30–21.00 to Film4 Summer Screen ticket holders (6–19 August). West Wing Galleries. Free admission
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2 1LA
- Tickets will go on sale on Friday 15 May at 10am
- Film4 Summer Screen runs from 6 – 19 August 2015
- Ticket prices start from £16.00 plus booking fee
- Doors open 18.30, DJs from 18.45, Film starts approx. 21.00, when the sun goes down
- Film fans can place their vote for the Best of 10 Musicals: Public Vote from 14.00 on 12 May. Voting closes at 23.59 on 21 May and the Best of 10 winner will be announced on 27 May