Film

Each summer, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court hosts London's most beautiful open-air cinema; Film4 Summer Screen. A highlight of the city’s summer calendar, the series features a range of films, all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound.

"Watching a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s beautiful courtyard on a balmy summer evening is a near-perfect London experience." TimeOut

In addition to this, throughout the year, we show films in our Screening Room which give insight into or are inspired by our current programme of events.

Information about upcoming screenings and material from previous film related talks and events can be found below.

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Film4 Summer Screen
at Somerset House
6 - 19 August 2015

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is back this August for 14 nights of classic, cult and contemporary films, plus new premieres. Enjoy in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Somerset House on London’s largest outdoor screen with full surround sound.

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Behind the Screen
8 – 19 August 2015

Film fans can take a trip inside Somerset House for Behind the Screen – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities. Behind the Screen brings the world of cinema into sharper focus with special events and guests providing unique insights into a world that usually only exists on the big screen.

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Summer Screen Prints
Film Poster Exhibition
30 July – 23 August 2015

Back for a third year, Summer Screen Prints the Film Poster Exhibition curated by Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, based on the films shown this season. You can see the poster exhibition before the film begins and buy one of the limited-edition prints for £50 each.

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Sound and Vision
Sound and Vision

Explore our Behind the Screen archive, watch and listen to directors, actors and industry insiders illuminate the Film4 Summer Screen programme, in animated and interesting discussions. 

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Unorthodocs
January – March 2015

Curated in partnership with Dartmouth Films, Somerset House presents Unorthodocs: a programme of documentaries that have won awards, been screened at international festivals, but fall outside the remit of British television

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