Behind the Screen
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Immerse yourself in the art and craft of cinema, with our series of Behind the Screen talks at Somerset House. Held before the main screening, these illuminating talks offer a glimpse into minds of the directors, actors and industry insiders behind this year’s Film4 Summer Screen films.
Doors open at 18.30 for a complimentary drink in the Behind the Screen bar, reached via the River Terrace. All talks start at 19.00 in the Screening Room and last one hour. Ticketholders should arrive at the River Terrace entrance to attend the talks, which can be reached via Waterloo Bridge.
Behind the Screen tickets give access to Behind the Screen events only. Tickets for film screenings must be purchased separately. There is a reserved space in the courtyard for those who have purchased tickets for both the talk and the main screening.
You can check out videos and podcasts of previous Behind the Screen talks at our Sound and Vision pages.
As Film4 Productions celebrates its 30th anniversary, we bring together a specially curated programme of short films and other work that looks both back at what’s been achieved over three decades while also looking forward to the film-making future.
Tonight, we discuss where the movie-going experience is heading, looking at the increased interest in independent and 'pop-up' cinemas, film societies, one-off screenings and the art of the ‘double-bill’. Speakers include Tom Lawes, director of 'The Last Projectionist' and owner of the Electric Cinema in Birmingham, Philip Wood from Roxy Bar & Screen and season director of the 'Scala', and filmmaker Adam Roberts, co-founder of A Nos Amours film collective.
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Behind the Screen is programmed in association with the BFI and BAFTA.