Community screenings at Gillett Square

Lost Picture Show is partnering with Hackney Co-operative Developments to bring two free screening events to Gillett Square in Dalston this September. Funded by London Borough of Hackney, the screenings include an “audience choice” voted for by the Gillett Square Action Group. Some seating is provided

14th September – Get Out Cert 15 – Please be aware that you must be 15 years or older to come to this event.
20th September – Sister Act PG

This event is free and no booking is required.

Dress warm!
Bring your own snacks or get hot and tasty food/drink from Gillett Square traders: Kaffa Coffee, Aso Rock & Jamaican Jerk Chicken

My Name is Lenny

East End Film Festival will premiere My Name is Lenny, a new film about East End boxer Lenny Mclean, on 9th June 2017 at the  York Hall Leisure Centre, host to many famous boxing matches over the years. Lost Picture Show are proud to be providing screening services at this iconic venue.

Shakespeare Screenings Hackney

It’s little known that William Shakespeare lived and worked in East London. Romeo and Juliet and Henry V both were premiered at The Curtain Theatre on Curtain Rd, Shoreditch.

To commemorate 400 years since the death the death of this local hero, Glastonbury stalwarts The Lost Picture Show have teamed up with Hackney Council to put on free screenings of the finest cinematic Shakespeares – outdoor under the stars in parks and squares across Hackney.

Additionally, there are 2 indoor screenings in Stoke Newington and Shoreditch.

Outdoor screenings are free, but places can be booked at http://shakespeareinshoreditch.in/shakespearescreenings/

Dates and details below:

Romeo + Juliet
Thursday 28th April
Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, N1 6NU (outdoor)
FREE!

The greatest love story ever told gets an all-singing, all-dancing update from Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge). Present-day America stands in for Italy, guns replace swords, and a fresh-faced young Leonardo di Caprio falls headlong for his Juliet, their love separated by a fierce gang war. Full of garish energy, frenzied gun battles and a dance-along soundtrack, this is about as far from the dusty image of Shakespeare as you can get.

Screening under the stars in Hoxton Square, a stone’s throw from where the play was first performed over 400 years ago.

Shakespeare In Love

Saturday 23rd April
Dalston Square, Dalston, E8 3GP (outdoor)
FREE!

The true(ish) story of the making of the greatest love story ever told. Young Will Shakespeare is broke, his last play was a flop, his theatre about to be repossessed, and to cap it off he has a terrible case of writer’s block, unable to finish his latest masterpiece “Romeo and Ethel, the pirate’s daughter”. Enter his own Juliet (Gwyneth Paltrow) to put a spring back in his step and inspire his most romantic piece of theatre.

The stage is set for a funny, touching, and not entirely historically accurate romance stuffed with British acting royalty (Colin Firth, Simon Callow, even Judy Dench as Queen Elizabeth) that nabbed 7 Oscars including Best Picture.

Macbeth (2015)
Saturday 30th April
Gillett Square, Dalston, N16 8JN
FREE!

Hackney local boy Michael Fassbender takes on the meatiest of all Shakespeare’s roles in last year’s modern, gritty re-telling of “the Scottish This adaptation is strong medicine indeed with ferocious battle scenes, intense performances from a never-better Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, and sweeping, atmospheric camera work. This is proper, intelligent Shakespeare that crackles with a fiery, guttural energy.

Romeo + Juliet
Thursday 21st April
The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church St, N16 9ES
Tickets £10, available at http://shakespeareinshoreditch.in/shakespearescreenings/

Due to popular demand, and extra indoor screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet, in the atmospheric surroundings of Hackney’s oldest building, The Old Church in Stoke Newington.

My Own Private Idaho
Friday 29th April
The Courthouse Hotel, 335-337 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LL
Tickets: £8, available at http://shakespeareinshoreditch.in/shakespearescreenings/

Gus Van Sant’s 1991 cult classic is loosely based on Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’ but branches off in a far more unexpected direction. River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star as two street hustlers wandering through the seedy underworld of contemporary America, encountering drugs, low lives, houses that fall from the sky, and roads that stretch to the horizon. Phoenix’s turn as the vulnerable, narcoleptic Mike is outstanding and director Van Sant creates a potent, dreamy ambience, while capturing the grungy aesthetic of the early 90s, that makes this New Queer Cinema classic one of the more singular films of that decade.

Presented by Fringe! Film & Arts Festival at the brand new Courthouse Hotel, an art deco restoration of Shoreditch’s old Court House building – a sneak peak at London’s latest intimate screening venue, before it opens to the public in May.

Come to the fields with us!

WANTED: Set builders to join us taking our glorious pop-up picture palace on the road to two festivals in August.

THE LOST PICTURE SHOW:
Unique and innovative touring cinema project, which takes the audience on a trip back in time to the birth of cinema – encompassing a hand-built, sumptuous cinema modelled on the picture palaces of old and a mix of classic film and live performance.

Founded in 2009, we’ve previously run at Glastonbury, Bestival and Boomtown festivals where we have had superb audience feedback. This year we are visiting:

Wilderness, 6-9 August (on site 2-11 Aug)
Shambala, 27-30 August (on site 23 Aug–1 Sept)

The set, made entirely from embroidered fabric and velvet on a metal structure is spectacular and intricate, and gets an amazing (sometimes dumbstruck) reaction from visitors.

THE ROLES:
Aid with build on site at the festivals. Most of the set is pre-built in parts, so there’s not a lot of carpentry involved, but it’s a complex construction. You need to have experience in building things, a detailed eye, and some degree of physical strength.

You may be looking to get more experience, or a chance to get out into the fields to work on a great little project with a friendly team in a fun festival environment. Either way, the finished construction looks spectacular and would be a great addition to a portfolio.

You may be available for one or other of the festivals, or both.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers on a shoestring budget, so we cannot offer pay. However, all travel expenses are covered, you’ll be well fed and watered/cidered and of course free entry to the festivals. It’s also a lot of fun!

CONTACT:
Please send CV or email summarising your experience and interest to: jobs@lostpictureshow.org

Come to Boomtown with us!

Want to take a trip to Boomtown with the most lavish and luxurious cinema to be found in any field?

We are looking for staff to help run our cafe in the venue at Boomtown.

Dates are: Thurs 7th – Sun 10th Aug. You need to arrive on site on Thurs lunchtime for briefing, and stay until end of the festival to leave on Monday.

We all work as volunteers, so there is no pay available. However, you’d get a ticket to the festival, crew camping, and meals when you’re on shift. You’d need to do three 6-hour shifts during the course of the festival, and (very fine) costume will be provided.

If interested, please email jobs@lostpictureshow.org.
Please include a CV, or brief summary of your experience in cafes/bars/festivals.

Join us!

Want to come join us and build beautiful things for the festivals?

WANTED: Set builders to join the The Lost Picture Show team, to take our glorious pop-up picture palace on the road to 2 festivals in August, and assist with pre-build in London 17-30 July.

THE LOST PICTURE SHOW:
Unique and innovative touring cinema project, which takes the audience on a trip back in time to the birth of cinema – encompassing a hand-built, sumptuously-designed cinema tent modelled on the picture palaces of old and a mixture of classic film and live performance.

Founded in 2009, we’ve previously run at Glastonbury, Big Chill, Bestival and Shambala festivals where we have had superb audience feedback. This year we are visiting:

Boomtown, 7-10 August
Shambala, 21-24 August

The set, made entirely from embroidered fabric and velvet on a metal structure is spectacular and intricate, and gets an amazing (sometimes dumbstruck) reaction from visitors. 

THE ROLES:
To aid with build on site at the festivals and pre-build of some set elements in London 17-30 July at Blackhorse Workshop, Walthamstow.

The London build is primarily metalwork including welding. You need not necessarily have metalwork experience, but should have some aptitude for making things e.g. carpentry.

You may be looking to get more experience, or a chance to get out of town and into the fields to work on a great little project with a friendly team in a fun festival environment. Either way, the finished construction looks spectacular and would be a great addition to a portfolio.

Availability for some of the London build and at least one of the festivals is ideal.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers on a shoestring budget, so we cannot offer pay. However, all travel expenses are covered, you’ll be well fed and watered/cidered and of course free entry to the festivals.

CONTACT:
Interested? Please send CV or email summarising your experience to: jobs@lostpictureshow.org

We’re hiring – Touring consultant

We are looking for a UK Festival Touring Advisor to work with us on a feasibility study for a brand new mobile venue: The Double Decker Cinema. Work has already begun on the initial planning, design and costing of the project, and we are now looking for a specialist to provide advice on touring options to arts festivals for when the vehicle is completed.

This is a freelance role taking place throughout November-December 2013, with an anticipated commitment of approx. 3 days in total, to include meetings and any research undertaken. A fee is available.

For further information, a full brief is available here.

To apply please send an up to date copy of your CV plus a concise outline of your suitability for the post and interest in the role (400 words max) by 10am on Wed 30 October to lydia@lostpictureshow.org

Join our crew!

Fancy a summer of film and festivals?

We are looking to recruit a production assistant to join our small team.

THE ROLE:
To aid in all aspects of organising our festival tour this summer.

- event planning
- social media/marketing
- programming
- administration
- running the venue at the festivals

You would be available to work part-time starting as soon as possible until the end of our tour in August, based primarily at our office in Dalston, East London. Ideally, you would also be available to come to both Glastonbury and Shambala to assist with running the venue at both the festivals. You may have some experience working in film/arts events, but enthusiasm, intelligence and initiative are the most important characteristics for this role. It would also help if your idea of fun is wading in mud, taking great cinema to the people!

We run not-for-profit and on a shoe-string budget so this is an unpaid volunteer position. However, we will keep you well fed, cover all travel expenses and you’ll get free entry to the festivals. If you’re interested in film, arts or events, this is a great opportunity to get hands-on involvement in a project from planning right through to production, working with a small, dedicated, collaborative and friendly team on a production that gets an amazing reception wherever it goes. And, of course, you’d be spending the summer at two of the best festivals in the country…

TO APPLY:
Email jobs@lostpictureshow.org by Tues 4th June. Please include:

- CV or summary of experience
- details of your availability
- brief statement outlining your interest in the project

Thankyou!

Lost Picture Show returns to Glastonbury

This way to Glastonbury...

We are pleased to announce that we are returning to the biggest, baddest festival of them all this summer… Glastonbury.

You’ll be able to find us in The Common, in the late night area next to Shangri-la.

We’ll be cooking up an array of cinematic delights from Central and South America, and bringing back our lavish cocktail lounge, featuring the finest (and strongest) Mojitos this side of Havana. The programme is staying under wraps until the festival, but if you want a sneak peak in advance, sign up to our newsletter.

Want to tell us what you’d like to see? Let us know on our Facebook page.

Lost Picture Show hosts a Rooftop cinema at Land of Kings

Land of Kings

After 4 years of touring Glastonbury, Shambala and Bestival, The Lost Picture Show take their first foray outside of muddy fields to bring a special programme of film and music to Land Of Kings festival on the lush Dalston Roof Park.

Ease into the evening with cocktails on the roof and a sunset selection of dreamy film soundtracks.

Once darkness falls and the projector beam flickers into life, there’ll be cutting-edge short film and music videos from London Short Film Festival, an exclusive performance by Fanfarlo, performing a brass, strings and woodwind live accompaniment to Choni the Circle Maker. The psychedelic whirl of Orchestra Elastique will soundtrack a forgotten classic and, to top it all off, the opportunity to sing your heart out in the wonderfully ridiculous Film Soundtrack Karaoke, courtesy of The Sound Of Film.

This is not definitely not your average night at the pictures!

Tell us what you think on our Facebook page

 

PROGRAMME OF THE NIGHT

8pm

 

8:45pm

 

9pm

  • Fanfarlo live musical rescore of ‘Choni the Circle Maker’ (dir. Adam B. Daniels)

Cabalistic symbolism and with nods to the silent film aesthetic, this stark staging of a Semitic folk tale explores human relationships with higher beings.

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9:45pm

 

10:15pm

  • Orchestra Elastique live musical score of Victorian sci-fi and Maya Deren’s surreal expression.

An ever-different expansive live improv freakout – ranging from subtle dreams to explosive psychedelia, their performances elasticate mind, senses and spacetime.

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10:45pm

11pm

Belt out your guiltiest pleasures from film soundtracks from 80’s hi-fi to cult classics with a backdrop of iconic film clips to set you in the scene.

The Sound of Film

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