Film4 Summer Screen 2015 season will feature Sundance winner Me, Earl and The Dying Girl


The outdoor film season which will kill your buttocks on those cobblestones is back: Film4 Summer Screen returns to Somerset House on The Strand in London for 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

A curious mix of films have been programmed this season, could you really call Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God a summer crowd pleaser? But there is a focus on non-English language new talent, UK premieres, and festival favourites too. Anna Muylaert's Brazilian film The Second Mother was a winner of awards at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. And closing out the festival will be  Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, which scooped the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival and has 100% score on Rottentomatoes right now.

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Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

THIS YEAR'S LINE-UP:

Opening Night Premiere:
Gemma Bovery

Thursday, 6 August 2015

£24.00 + booking fees

Gemma Arterton lights up the first night of Summer Screen in this smart, sly romantic-comedy that is not without a darker side. Writer Posy Simmonds’ beloved title-character arrives in a rural French village, looking for an idyllic fresh start with her husband. However, this charming, sexy premiere has plenty of twists in its tale.
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People’s Premiere:
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Friday, 7 August 2015

£24.00 + booking fees

Director Guy Ritchie brings the supercharged style of his hit Sherlock Holmes films to this fresh take on the popular 1960s television series. Henry Cavill is CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer is KGB man Illya Kuryakin, two arch-enemies who must put aside longstanding hostilities and embark on a joint mission to prevent a worldwide catastrophe. 
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Withnail and I + An American Werewolf in London

Saturday, 8 August 2015

£20.00 + booking fees

You’ll be thankful for spending a night on the town after this double-bill reveals the dangers of the countryside. First, Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann go ‘on holiday by mistake’ in this cult favourite, followed by a transformative experience backpackers have on the Yorkshire Moors in director John Landis’ beloved comedy-horror.
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Princess Mononoke

Sunday, 9 August 2015

£16.00 + booking fees

Leave reality behind and be transported by this sweeping and spiritual fantasy. A colourful cast of characters and creatures inhabit the detailed magical landscape of this environmentally-themed adventure, in which humans and mythical beings engage in a battle for the soul of their world. (In Japanese with English subtitles)
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The Silence of the Lambs

Monday, 10 August 2015

£16.00 + booking fees

Prepare to be in a permanent state of suspense as the twists and turns of this Oscar-winning chiller are revealed. Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter may feel like a familiar bogeyman but the iconic performance is overwhelming on the big-screen, while Jodie Foster is a perfect foil who goes head-to-head with a monster. 
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The Graduate

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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Mike Nichols’ bold romantic-comedy electrified audiences in the late ‘60s and still hits all the right notes today. The awkward sexual relationship between graduate Dustin Hoffman and middle-aged family friend Anne Bancroft is at the heart of the tale, embroidered with sharp wit, striking visuals and a groundbreaking use of contemporary music.
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Summer Screen Spotlight:
The Second Mother

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

£16.00 + booking fees

You may not have heard of it yet but we just couldn’t resist showing this wonderful new film from Brazil – winner of awards at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. There are high stakes at the dramatic heart of director Anna Muylaert’s film premiering at Summer Screen. (In Portuguese with English subtitles)
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Aguirre, Wrath of God

Thursday 13 August 2015

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Maverick director Werner Herzog takes us to the wild side of cinema – as he leads cast, crew and audience into the jungles of Peru on a haunting and obsessive odyssey. Conquistador Klaus Kinski will stop at nothing to find El Dorado. No special-effects – every amazing thing you see on-screen is all-too-real.
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Do the Right Thing

Friday, 14 August 2015

£16.00 + booking fees

Director Spike Lee’s incendiary city symphony, set on a single blazing hot day in Brooklyn, is a riot of colour, sweaty stand-offs and unstoppable cinematic energy. From its propulsive Public Enemy opening, the soundtrack is a perfect sonic tapestry for a summer night, full of jazz, soul, RnB and hip-hop.
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True Romance + The Warriors

Saturday, 15 August 2015

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Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper and Brad Pitt are the faces of Quentin Tarantino’s wild-at-heart rollercoaster True Romance, while the gritty, groovy styles and sounds of 70’s nocturnal New York are the stars of Walter Hill’s The Warriors. A vivid night of cinematic style and sensation.
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Roman Holiday

Sunday, 16 August 2015

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The wonderful romantic comedy that introduced the world to Audrey Hepburn, who graces Summer Screen for the first time in this down-to-Earth fairytale. A princess slips away from stifling royal duties to explore Rome for one magical day of freedom, with American journalist Gregory Peck as her guide.
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The Last of the Mohicans

Monday, 17 August 2015

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A heroic Daniel Day-Lewis plunges headlong into director Michael Mann’s dynamic period yarn, an epic 18th-century romantic-adventure full of rousing action and strong, stirring emotions. With lush forests, treacherous rivers and thundering waterfalls creating the perfect environment for excitement, the Great Outdoors is sure to look great outdoors.
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Best of Ten Musicals: Public Vote

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

You can be a part of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House by voting for your favourite musical. The winning film, chosen by the public, will be screened as part of this year’s season. 
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Closing Premiere:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

£24.00 + booking fees

Greg and Earl are best buddies and amateur filmmakers who, almost by accident, become friends with Rachel, a classmate diagnosed with leukaemia. With its endearing performances, film-buff references and creative grace notes, this is a youthful experience to treasure and a Closing Night to remember.
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