Over 30 classic London related films are to screen across London throughout September 2006 as part of the Time Out London on Screen season.
The season is backed by Film London and The Mayor of London.
Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London described the season as “a testament to how the capital has inspired such a vast range of truly memorable films.” adding that it “highlights how cinema reflects and shapes the identity of the capital and offers Londoners the chance to see some wonderful stories from their city, on the big screen.”
Time Out’s Film Editor Dave Calhoun commented that “it’s not unusual to see London used as a backdrop but it’s much rarer to see a film which has fully embraced the city as a theme ripe for serious cinematic investigation. ”
“It is these films, based on Time Out’s Top 50 London Films revealed last year, that have been selected for Time Out London on Screen, each delivering a vision of London that, like the city itself, is unique.”
The selected films represent the very best of film-making in London from across the decades and feature work from a range of world-class directors including Michael Powell, Alfred Hitchcock, Horace Ové, Roman Polanski and many more. The month-long season will be complemented with a range of special events and filmmaker Q&As.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said he was “delighted that the first ever London on Screen season will take place this September. Stretching across London, it will showcase some of the very best London films and will celebrate London’s unique place within the international industry.”
The films will be shown in 20 venues across the capital.