Secret Cinema to run charity screening in protest against censorship this Sunday


The film events company Secret Cinema is to stage secret film screening seemingly in reaction to Sony Pictures cancelling the release of its film, The Interview, and the subsequent removal of other films from cinemas including Team America World Police; which was canned by Paramount Studios after US cinemas tried to screen that film as an alternative.

One-off screenings of an as-yet unannounced film will be held in London and San Francisco on December 21. Proceeds from the show going to global free speech charity Article 19.

Tickets on sale from 4pm Friday the 19th December here.

The press released from SC read:

"SECRET CINEMA PRESENTS A SIMULTANEOUS SECRET SCREENING TO PROTEST AGAINST CENSORSHIP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTICLE 19 

CONFIRMED SCREENINGS IN LONDON, SAN FRANCISCO and ROME

Secret Cinema Calls Out for People Across the World to Host Their Own Screening.

The London Screening, at a secret location in East London on Sunday 21st December 2014 will include music, poetry and secret happenings. The film - for the moment is Secret. 

Please come dressed in a dark suit, and bring a small gift for a stranger. 

Secret Cinema passionately believes in the freedom to create and is looking for partners to join them in hosting a screening that will happen simultaneously across the Globe. 

To join us in setting up a screening outside of London please get in touch on SecretScreening@secretcinema.org 
All must join here, share here #FreedomToCreate @ARTICLE19org


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