Posted May 3, 2012 by Beth Webb - Events Editor in Features
 
 

Senses And Cinema


Keen to push the boundaries of the cinematic experience, film organisations in Britain are finding ways to bring films beyond the screen for a trip to the movies that you won’t forget.

Keen to push the
boundaries of the cinematic experience, film organisations in Britain are
finding ways to bring films beyond the screen for a trip to the movies that you
won’t forget.

The Electric Cinema
is first to appeal to the senses with its edible cinema instalments. Driven to
infuse movies and morsels, this Portobello Road based venue will this May be
holding a special screening of Guillermo
Del Toro’s
nightmarish Pan’s
Labyrinth
with a special
tasting experience to go with. Before
this twisted screening a series of numbered boxes will be handed to viewers,
and a placard lifted at certain points in the film to nudge you to eat
whatever’s in the box. The taste, texture and smell will tie in with what
you’re seeing on screen for a rounded viewing experience. The film will be
shown on May the 13th, treat your taste buds to an adventure and
book your tickets HERE

Still leading pioneers in live cinema, Secret Cinema has for several years now held a series of hush hush
screenings across the capital, taking venues and transforming them into the
themes and settings of the chosen film. The
Red Shoes, Blade Runner (Main Picture) and Lawrence of
Arabia
have played out amongst the walls of deserted London locations over
the organisation’s history, which discloses limited details about the time,
place and dress code for the evening leading up to the event. Visitors are then
treated to live performances linked to the film’s narrative before the feature
is shown. The new season of Secret Cinema launches at the end of May and begins
in June. You can register for secret updates HERE

On the 20th of May you can immerse yourself in
some live music with a new monthly night of in house performances playing over
silent films at the Hackney Attic.
The ongoing season begins with the devilish Piccadilly, which follows a dancer’s descent into forbidden love
and murder. Adored by Martin Scorsese, this silent thriller
is accompanied by the musical workings of Igor
Outkine
, a Russian accordion player. A self proclaimed one man London
Silent Orchestra, his harmonic musings have already graced the soundtracks of The Man Who Knew Too Little and La Vie En Rose and appeared on screen
for David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.
See what the fuss is about HERE

Outkine seems to be the It boy of the silent scene as he
whips out his accordion for Buster
Keaton’s The General
. Take your ears down to the Prince Charles Cinema on
the 17th of May for a lighter approach to the silent era. The season
continues with G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s
Box
which plays alongside a live piano score and another visit to Piccadilly, this time with ivories
instead of accordions. Book up HERE

Sounds and silence have become regular instalments for
cinema over the last few years but the live events and certainly edible cinema
are hard to come by so book up while you can.


Beth Webb - Events Editor

 
I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice