Film4 Summer Screen 2011 – Somerset House

This years Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is accompanied once again by some BEHIND THE SCREEN events in association with BAFTA. Running from 27 July – 7 August 2011 film fans will have the opportunity to see some of their favourite films in one of London’s most iconic venues. The open air courtyard – The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House.

Over twelve event days the series features everything from UK premieres to cult action thrillers, romantic comedies to film classics – all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound.



As a prelude to the film screenings, you also have the opportunity to attend some exclusive events from Bafta. This is your chance to hear filmmakers and industry insiders explore themes and subjects linked to the film programme from some of the biggest names in the business. Front Row Reviews have attended several of these events before at other venues and they were great. I’m sure these will not disappoint either. These particular events tie in perfectly with the films thats will be shown that same evening. However, please note tickets are purchased separately for the film screenings.

The talks last approximately one hour and guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary drink before hand in the Behind the Screen bar. After the talk anyone who has purchased a ticket to the main film screening will also be given access to an exclusive area in the courtyard, ensuring a great view of the screen. Availability is limited so book early! Tickets are priced at £10. See below for booking details.


Events Include:

John Barry’s Golden Touch – Thursday 28 July 2011
2011 BAFTA Nominated Short Films – Friday 29 July 2011
Joe Cornish in Conversation – Saturday 30 July 2011
Wild about Wilder – Sunday 31 July 2011
Kick Ass Women on Screen – Monday 1 August 2010
Polanski and the writers: Sir Ronald Harwood in Conversation – Tuesday 2 August 2011
Dressed by Design: Great Costumes in Film – Wednesday 3 August 2011
Playing Games with Cinema – Thursday 4 August 2011
The Influence of The Actor’s Studio – Friday 5 August 2011
Creature Features: Ray Harryhausen and the Giants of Special Effects – Saturday 6 August 2011
Masterclass: Games Design – From Concept to Console – Saturday 6 August 2011

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What better way to enjoy your some classic films throughout the summer than to sit outdoors in the magnificent courtyard of Somerset House? A truly unique location. Doors open at 18.30 and in the past many people arrive early with picnic in hand and settle down to listen to DJs from 19.30 before the sun sets and the projection starts to roll. Films screenings start at 21.15. There is no dedicated seating so make sure to turn up prepared! Rugs and cushions are available to buy onsite in emergencies. There are some great double and triple bills being screened if you really want to make a night of it!


Screenings Include:

The Skin I Live In: UK Premiere (15) – Wednesday 27 July 2011
The Spy Who Loved Me (PG) – Thursday 28 July 2011
The Big Blue (15) – Friday 29 July 2011
Die Hard (18) / Attack The Block (15) – Saturday 30 July 2011
The Apartment (PG) – Sunday 31 July 2011
Thelma & Louise (15) – Monday 1 August 2011
Chinatown (15) – Tuesday 2 August 2011
In The Mood For Love (PG) – Wednesday 3 August 2011
Scott Pilgrim vs The World (12A) – Thursday 4 August 2011
Serpico (18) / Shaft (15) – Friday 5 August 2011
Gremlins (15) / Troll Hunter (TBC) / Tremors (15) – Saturday 6 August 2011
The Princess Bride (PG) – Sunday 7 August 2011

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Please note that Behind the Screen tickets and the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House tickets are sold separately (ie. Behind the Screen tickets do not give you access to the main film)

BAFTA – Behind The Screen
Somerset House


Ticketmaster – 0844 847 1715

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