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Urban Lab Films: Cities After Hours

Start: May 13, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: May 13, 2015 8:30:00 PM

The Houseless Shadow
In the second Nocturnal City screening, in the newly opened studio of the Bloomsbury Theatre, we explore the inequalities of the city at night, from those who work, those who unwind, and those who sleep rough.We will screen The Houseless Shadow (2011), a film by experimental filmmaker William Raban, a contemporary portrait of London at night inspired by Charles Dickens’s essay Night Walks. Raban will be in conversation with us for a Q&A session on the evening.

Travelling in Style - the Trains, Planes and Steamships of the Stars

Start: May 18, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: May 18, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Rita Hatworth and Orson Welles on the doorway of their plane the Rita Hayworth Special
Join Rachel Kapelke-Dale and Dr Rebecca Harrison to examine the public and private spaces of celebrities in the 1930s and 1940s. ‘Travelling in Style’ will take the audience on a journey through train stations and other transport spaces used by celebrities in the UK and USA. The growth of ‘celebrity-spotting’ in this period transformed these transport spaces into an extension of the cinemas that had been popularised in train carriages and on steamships during this period, turning travel into a more glamorous and meaningful art. We will be reflecting on how the representation of travel in cinema has influenced public perceptions of film stars/screen personalities from the 1930s through to the present day.
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