Film4 Summer Screen
at Somerset House

4 – 17 August 2016

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 three UK premieres, 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:
Things To Come (cert TBC)
Thursday 4 August 2016
£24.00 + booking fees

Smart, heartfelt and honest, this Paris-set drama charts the emotional journey of a middle-aged philosophy professor suddenly cut loose from the ordered world she’s built for herself. Isabelle Huppert gives a commanding performance in Eden director Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film, which celebrates life's unpredictability.  

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula (18)
Friday 5 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

Get ready for a flamboyantly frightening night in the courtyard with this full-blooded adaptation of the famous vampire tale. Gary Oldman is in spellbinding form as the elegantly evil Count, while director Francis Ford Coppola combines lavish design, atmospheric photography and killer costumes to create an intoxicating experience. 

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Double-Bill:
Ex Machina & RoboCop (1987) (18)
Saturday 6 August 2016
£20.00 + booking fees

Prepare for future shock with this double-bill that pits Man vs. Machine in two provocative sci-fi visions. Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson star in a sinister stand-off between human and artificial intelligence in Ex Machina, while the rise of the robots continues in 1987 action classic RoboCop.

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Sunset Boulevard (PG)
Sunday 7 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

Legendary director Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot; The Apartment) takes a look at the darker side of Hollywood in this Oscar-winning classic. Gloria Swanson plays one of cinema’s most memorable characters, faded movie star Norma Desmond, in a film that blends black comedy, Gothic melodrama and film noir. 

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10 Things I Hate About You (12)
Monday 8 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

A feisty teen comedy which transforms Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew into a breezy tale of high-school romantic confusion. Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star; funny, adorable and with an unforgettable musical number, it's the most fun you can have on a Monday night.
 

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Walkabout (12A)
Tuesday 9 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

An adventure, a drama and a dream from influential British director Nicolas Roeg. Stranded in the Australian wilderness, a schoolgirl from the city (Jenny Agutter) and her young brother embark on a mind-expanding odyssey as they try to return home. A poetic masterpiece, made to be seen outdoors.   

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Centrepiece Premiere:
Julieta (cert TBC)
Wednesday 10 August 2016
£24.00 + booking fees

A dramatic mystery from Pedro Almodovar that tells the story of Julieta, a mother abandoned by her teenage daughter and left to live with a secret she's harboured for thirty years. Guilt leads Julieta to search for her lost child, with the film itself taking the form of an emotional full confession.

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Image © Warner Bros.
Best of Ten by Kubrick:
Audience Vote (18)
Thursday 11 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

Your chance to influence Summer Screen by voting for what gets shown on this special evening. This year's Best of Ten focusses on director Stanley Kubrick, the visionary who shaped modern cinema. Choose the Kubrick classic you'd like to watch with us outdoors - the winner will be revealed on the night itself!

Jackie Brown (15)
Friday 12 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

A witty crime caper from Quentin Tarantino, with legendary Pam Grier playing an airline attendant entangled in a money-trafficking scam with hair-trigger Samuel L. Jackson. A web of relationships complicates the plot, but the dialogue is delicious and there’s a soaring soul soundtrack to fill up the summer night.

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Double-Bill:
Galaxy Quest & The Final Girls (15)
Saturday 13 August 2016
£20.00 + booking fees

Spaced-out adventure and horror hijinks on and off screen make for a fun double-bill full of knowing comedy. Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman are sci-fi TV stars whose fictional skills are called upon in Galaxy Quest, while in The Final Girls a group of friends are trapped in their favourite slasher movie. 

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Funny Face (U)
Sunday 14 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

A dazzling musical romance starring Audrey Hepburn as a bookseller who's transformed into a chic model by photographer Fred Astaire. Featuring such sparkling songs as 'How Long Has This Been Going On?' and ''S Wonderful', Fred and Audrey turn on the charm as they dance from New York to Paris.

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Trainspotting (18)
Monday 15 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most influential British films of all time as Danny Boyle’s controversial hit returns to the big-screen for a special London outdoor screening. Experience once again the highs and lows of Ewan McGregor’s booze and drug-fuelled odyssey, all set to an era-defining soundtrack. 

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Girlhood (15)
Tuesday 16 August 2016
£16.00 + booking fees

A tough yet tender contemporary French favourite that tells the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from the Parisian suburbs whose stifling life is unexpectedly transformed. A film for and about teenagers to which everyone can relate, blending grit with grace to create an emotional powerhouse.  

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Closing Premiere:
Captain Fantastic (cert TBC)
Wednesday 17 August 2016
£24.00 + booking fees

A huge-hearted experience starring Viggo Mortensen as a father raising six children with a rigorous off-the-grid education in the wilds of America's Pacific Northwest. However, tragedy forces the clan to leave their paradise and re-enter 'civilisation'. A film, and a family, with which you'll fall in love. 

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