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For the second year running, Film4 has commissioned Dalston's Print Club London studio to exhibit companion screen prints to their Summer Screen line-up.

As one of London's most anticipated annual events, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House will return tonight for its season of beautifully-staged outdoor cinematics. For 14 star-covered nights, Film4 will screen a selection of titles from the beloved to the unseen, with this year marking an anniversary celebration of the event's 10th year.

In conjunction with this, Print Club London will be exhibiting artists' screen-printed re-imaginings of the titles' existing posters, some of which are iconic in themselves. The Dalston-based studio will be delivering the screen-printed bread for this deliciously cinematic sandwich daily at Somerset House's West Wing from July 31st until August 25th, with opening hours extended until 9pm on screening nights. 

All prints are limited edition and created exclusively for the occasion by some of the studio's most popular artists and are available to buy for £45 at the exhibition and online. For further details on opening hours and for a full list of exhibiting artists and their online-viewable and purchasable artworks, please visit the Somerset House website.

 


Of Dreams And Cities: A BFI November Season

If you take a multidisciplinary approach to your arts, you might well appreciate this upcoming season of film at the British Film Institute. To run from October 30th - November 29th at the BFI Southbank, Of Dreams And Cities promises to lay on quite a spread of architecturally-related films, documentaries, discussion and debate to celebrate RIBA's 175th founding anniversary.

The ubiquitous Citizen Kane will be on offer, as will Peter Greenaway's The Belly of an Architect and Antonioni's L'eclisse, to name but a few of the treats to be served. Not only will this be an indulgent fusing of the visual arts, but a chance to be be present for and contribute to major thinking on issues both heavily affecting and affected by architecture today.

See the BFI for more info on screenings and events.


Trailer for Olivier Smolders Nuit Noire: Oscar, a conservator at the Natural Sciences Museum, passes the days exercising his passion for studying insects; if only there still were days. As long as people can remember, the sun only releases a few pathetic rays for fifteen seconds before noon. The rest of the time, the world is plunged into a night without end, a permanent eclipse. Coming home after work, Oscar finds an African woman in his bed. Suffering from a mysterious and incurable disease, she seems to have come to his place to die. Trapped between desire and repulsion, Oscar gradually abandons his life to terrifying phantoms.

The long awaited feature length debut film of talented short filmmaker Olivier Smolders (see also Spiritual Exercises DVD), Nuit Noire (Black Night) is mysterious, ghostly, technically impeccable, and continuously bathed in a magical, surreal light.


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