Film4 Summer Screen
at Somerset House

6 - 19 August 2015

London’s best-loved open-air cinema returned this August with an extended programme of films over 14 nights. Presented in our magnificent 18th century courtyard on a giant screen with full surround sound, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House featured comedy, romance, thrillers and much loved classics.

With early evening DJ sessions, providing the ideal soundtrack to your picnic, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is the ultimate cinema experience and the highlight of the summer calendar.

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THIS YEAR'S LINE-UP INCLUDED
Opening Night Premiere:
Gemma Bovery
Thursday, 6 August 2015
£24.00 + booking fees

Gemma Arterton lights up the first night of Summer Screen in this smart, sly romantic-comedy that is not without a darker side. Writer Posy Simmonds’ beloved title-character arrives in a rural French village, looking for an idyllic fresh start with her husband. However, this charming, sexy premiere has plenty of twists in its tale.
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People’s Premiere:
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Friday, 7 August 2015
£24.00 + booking fees

Director Guy Ritchie brings the supercharged style of his hit Sherlock Holmes films to this fresh take on the popular 1960s television series. Henry Cavill is CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer is KGB man Illya Kuryakin, two arch-enemies who must put aside longstanding hostilities and embark on a joint mission to prevent a worldwide catastrophe. 
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Withnail and I + An American Werewolf in London
Saturday, 8 August 2015
£20.00 + booking fees

You’ll be thankful for spending a night on the town after this double-bill reveals the dangers of the countryside. First, Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann go ‘on holiday by mistake’ in this cult favourite, followed by a transformative experience backpackers have on the Yorkshire Moors in director John Landis’ beloved comedy-horror.
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Princess Mononoke
Sunday, 9 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

Leave reality behind and be transported by this sweeping and spiritual fantasy. A colourful cast of characters and creatures inhabit the detailed magical landscape of this environmentally-themed adventure, in which humans and mythical beings engage in a battle for the soul of their world. (In Japanese with English subtitles)
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The Silence of the Lambs
Monday, 10 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

Prepare to be in a permanent state of suspense as the twists and turns of this Oscar-winning chiller are revealed. Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter may feel like a familiar bogeyman but the iconic performance is overwhelming on the big-screen, while Jodie Foster is a perfect foil who goes head-to-head with a monster. 
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The Graduate
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

Mike Nichols’ bold romantic-comedy electrified audiences in the late ‘60s and still hits all the right notes today. The awkward sexual relationship between graduate Dustin Hoffman and middle-aged family friend Anne Bancroft is at the heart of the tale, embroidered with sharp wit, striking visuals and a groundbreaking use of contemporary music.
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Summer Screen Spotlight:
The Second Mother
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

You may not have heard of it yet but we just couldn’t resist showing this wonderful new film from Brazil – winner of awards at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. There are high stakes at the dramatic heart of director Anna Muylaert’s film premiering at Summer Screen. (In Portuguese with English subtitles)
 

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Werner Herzog’s:
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Thursday 13 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

The film that introduced daredevil director Werner Herzog to the world at large, Aguirre, Wrath of God is a historical epic of adventure and madness in the jungle that’s never lost its power to astonish, rivalling Apocalypse Now as a landmark of guerrilla filmmaking. Famed for its realism, the wildly unpredictable behaviour of actor Klaus Kinski and the off-camera risks that resulted in so many unforgettable setpieces, Aguirre is a film to experience rather than just watch. 
 

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Do the Right Thing
Friday, 14 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

Director Spike Lee’s incendiary city symphony, set on a single blazing hot day in Brooklyn, is a riot of colour, sweaty stand-offs and unstoppable cinematic energy. From its propulsive Public Enemy opening, the soundtrack is a perfect sonic tapestry for a summer night, full of jazz, soul, RnB and hip-hop.
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True Romance + The Warriors
Saturday, 15 August 2015
£20.00 + booking fees

Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper and Brad Pitt are the faces of Quentin Tarantino’s wild-at-heart rollercoaster True Romance, while the gritty, groovy styles and sounds of 70’s nocturnal New York are the stars of Walter Hill’s The Warriors. A vivid night of cinematic style and sensation.
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Roman Holiday
Sunday, 16 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

The wonderful romantic comedy that introduced the world to Audrey Hepburn, who graces Summer Screen for the first time in this down-to-Earth fairytale. A princess slips away from stifling royal duties to explore Rome for one magical day of freedom, with American journalist Gregory Peck as her guide.
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The Last of the Mohicans
Monday, 17 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

A heroic Daniel Day-Lewis plunges headlong into director Michael Mann’s dynamic period yarn, an epic 18th-century romantic-adventure full of rousing action and strong, stirring emotions. With lush forests, treacherous rivers and thundering waterfalls creating the perfect environment for excitement, the Great Outdoors is sure to look great outdoors.
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Best of Ten Musicals:
West Side Story
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
£16.00 + booking fees

A lavish and heart-swelling adaptation of the Romeo and Juliet story, transposed to the streets of 1950s New York with a Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim score and Jerome Robbins choreography. Winner of 10 Oscars – and who would argue with any of them? Songs include ‘Maria’ and ‘America’.
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Closing Premiere:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
£24.00 + booking fees

Greg and Earl are best buddies and amateur filmmakers who, almost by accident, become friends with Rachel, a classmate diagnosed with leukaemia. With its endearing performances, film-buff references and creative grace notes, this is a youthful experience to treasure and a Closing Night to remember.
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Tickets
Single screenings - £16.00 + booking fees
Double bills - £20.00 + booking fees
Premieres - £24.00 + booking fees



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