Vintage Kino 3 – Free Cinema Movement Screening and Vintage Shorts



Date: Tuesday April 3rd 2012

Time: Doors open 7.30 pm – Films and Bands from 7.45 – 10:30 pm

Tickets : Just £3.00 on the door (unfortunately, we don’t accept vintage coins or notes!)

Check in to Kino’s third appearance at The Three Minute Theatre, Aflecks Arcade, Oldham Street, M1 1JG. As part of the Afleck’s Fringe Theatre Festival we present our third Vintage 16mm Shorts show, this time looking at films from the late 50’s. This month we have a very special presentation of a documentary feature and a Safety at Work film, both on wonderful 16mm celluloid. NO digital at Vintage Kino. Uniqe films with a difference that you won’t see anywhere else. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Feel free to dress vintage too if that’s your bag!

This month’s programme includes a very rare early short called “SURVIVAL”. A 20 minute film, focussing on safety in the workplace, which follows the plight of  a construction worker who has  a serious accident at work. Set around the late 50s the film examines how health and safety in the building trade was at the time very poor, and worked as a prompt from the unions to get the industry to clean up their act.

Our star attraction is the 1958 documentary sponsored by the Ford Motor Company and made as part of the Free Cinema Movement, the film is: “WE ARE THE LAMBETH BOYS”. A Seminal piece of documentary film by New Wave director Karel Reisz which follows the daily activites of members of the Lambeth Youth club in late 1950’s London. The film takes a sympathetic approach to an aspect of working-class life largely neglected by commercial British cinema. Lambeth Boys was shot over six weeks in the summer of 1958 in and around Alford House, a youth club in the Oval area of South London. It follows a group of teenagers at work, at home and in their leisure time, giving them space to express their frustrations and aspirations. This film attempted to deliver a positive portrait of the lives of ordinary teenagers, far from the usual violent ‘Teddy Boy’ stereotype. It’s a really fascinating piece of history and great for a look at life in late 50’s London.

We will also have a Pathe News Reel reviewing the year of 1958.

Doors open at 7.30 to give you time to relax and get in the mood for some vintage. Drinks will be served by the delightful Gina (proprietor of this fine establishment). Programme starts at 7.45 – ish and there will be an intermission half way when you can grab yourself a FREE ICE CREAM!

To accompany the the films this month we have two live acts performing as part of the Affleck’s Fringe Festival. Kicking off the night, just after 7.30 will be Arrows, an acoustic singer/songwriter brother/sister duo and later Jumpin’ Johnny will be rocking the joint!,+Afflecks+Arcade&hl=en&cid=2220283299928103293


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