Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Lexi update

I thought I would just post the latest Lexi cinema email, which reminded me its Queen's Park Day Sunday, more of which later.


Director Oliver Parker’s Q&A at The Lexi

Oliver Parker, resident of Queen's Park and director of films ranging from St. Trinians to Fade to Black, will be visiting the Lexi for a special screening of his new film, Dorian Gray this Thursday 10th September at 8.00pm. This is the third time Oliver and producer Barnaby Thompson have collaborated on an Oscar Wilde adaptation. The previous films were The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband. Following the film Oliver will be answering questions from the audience about the film, about adapting Oscar Wilde for the screen, the British film industry and any other issues you’d like to raise!

The Lexi goes to Queens Park on Sunday 13th September for Queens Park Day, so make sure you visit us and take part in our film quiz competitions with loads of fab prizes donated by Warner brothers, thank you volunteer Ruth!

On a Green note, we were invited to talk at The Canary Wharf Film Festival at their Green Sunday event and we realised we do know something about the topic (even if our South African partners know a hell of a lot more!). So it is absolutely natural that we are hosting The Kensal to Kilburn Transition Town Film Club which launches on Wednesday 16th of September, 6.30 for 7.00pm, with The End of Suburbia, including post-film discussion and bar staffed by Adam, our new marketing manager, and me.

Films, Films, Films

We are all loving Broken Embraces; as the FT said, “can Pedro Almodovar make a bad film? No.” So we are squeezing in two extra shows for you, one on Saturday 12th September at 15.30 and one on Tuesday 15th at 6.00pm

Coming up, we have much talked-about District 9 with it’s amazing viral marketing campaign, as well as The September Issue- if you enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada, this is the real thing, The Lexi are Vogue devotees after the listing of Chamberlayne Road and The Lexi in Vogue’s Secret Address Book. In addition to these, we have Meryl Streep, giving one of her outstanding performances in Julie and Julia, so keep up to date by checking our website regularly.

Our regular Saturday Kids Klub films continue to be a big hit! The next two Saturday screenings are Nim's Island and The Incredibles, and in response to popular demand we also have two forthcoming Sing Along sessions, led by one our wonderful Lexi singers! The first will be Bugsy Malone on Saturday 26th September - splurge guns at the ready...

Talking of fabulous...The Flicker Club returns to The Lexi for All About Eve on Thursday 24th September at 7 for 7.30pm.

To remind you about the uniqueness of the Club – a guest speaker reads the short story from which the film emerged. We launched with Miranda Richardson (and we don’t get to know who the reader is until the night, so you can imagine how exciting it was when Miranda flew into our auditorium!) who read from Daphne du Maurier's original short story, The Birds. We followed this up with Director Sean Mathias’s illuminating reading and interpretation of Breakfast at Tiffany's (did you know that Truman Capote wanted Marilyn Munro as Holly Golightly - now that would have been a different film!) So do not miss our 3rd Flicker Club and the incomparable Bette Davis, in a film that swept the board in terms of awards - a must-see on the big screen.

Our friends at The Tricycle Cinema in Kilburn would like to invite you all to a special event of their own on Monday 14th September at 7.15pm, a special preview screening of the eagerly anticipated Away We Go, introduced by Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road). A funny, heartfelt film following the adventures of an expectant couple as they travel the U.S. in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family, you can book tickets for this event through the box office on 020 7328 1000.

The Lexi also has a pair of complimentary tickets to offer to the first subscriber to correctly answer the following question:

Which well-known London theatre did Sam Mendes help to transform?

Get your answer over to Adam, our new marketing manager: give you all good warning...6 people from our charity The Sustainability Institute are coming to the UK in mid-October for a course at The Schumacher College and they are in London for a couple of days. So this will be your chance to meet them and find out what all the excitement is about. Watch this space...


Anonymous said...

Friends went to the "flicker" screening of Breakfast at Tiffanys the other week & said it was lovely. Everyone who went drank G&Ts & got goodybags. There was even a guestspeaker(the producer? of the new West End adaptation) who gave a talk.

Simon said...

Me Kensal Rising - i moved to KR a couple years back, and keep a keen eye on ur blog to know whats going on in the area.

I came across an article in the London Lite yesterday naming Chamberlayne Rd the coolest street in Europe - according to Vogue! I just googled this and came across this - thuoght you would like!