The Royal Albert Hall’s festival of film returns for 2017 from the 1st October. Here’s a guide to what this year’s programme looks like…
As well as screenings of films such as Jaws, Disney’s Fantasia and The Addams Family, the Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of film will also celebrate a number of different talent who have worked in the film industry.
Events recently added to the programme include Bad Seed Barry Adamson discussing his work on Lost Highway as part of a celebration of David Lynch, pianist Neil Brand’s new silent comedy show for kids, and Matt Johnson in conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy – digging into what makes a truly great score.
For those who love Marilyn Monroe, film producer Mia Bays will present ‘The Many Faces of Marilyn’ – an exploration of Marilyn Monroe’s legacy, with a panel discussion and the chance to see Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot and the blistering film noir, Clash by Night, on the big screen.
Talking about the programme, Mehdi Aoustin-Sellami, Head of Programming at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “These shows will enhance your love of movies – and the music that gives it so much of its power and emotion – with insights from some of the most important voices in cinema today.”
Running from the 7th October until the 3rd of November, the Festival of Film is headlined by Film in Concert presentations of Jaws, Fantasia and The Addams Family, as well as a celebration of the legendary James Horner (Titanic, Aliens, Avatar), and world premiere career retrospectives of Michael Giacchino and James Newton Howard – featuring the composers themselves.
The season is formed of 25 special events, such a special Late Night Jazz date starring Robert Habermann and dedicated to movie musicals, a soundtrack silent disco in the venue’s underground Loading Bay, and Ali Hood from the Shark Trust trying to debunk a few myths about his subject, ahead of Jaws.
The Festival of Film will run at the Royal Albert Hall from the 7th October until the 3rd November. For full programme details and to book tickets visit: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/festival-of-film/