Stuff that occurs to me

All of my 'how to' posts are tagged here. The most popular posts are about blocking and private accounts on Twitter, also the science communication jobs list. None of the science or medical information I might post to this blog should be taken as medical advice (I'm not medically trained).

Think of this blog as a sort of nursery for my half-baked ideas hence 'stuff that occurs to me'.

Contact: @JoBrodie Email: jo DOT brodie AT gmail DOT com

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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Here's an opportunity to have your say about health research innovation in the UK #PPIBreakingboundaries

The UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is keen to reach people who really don't know very much about it. If you'd not heard of 'NIHR' before or don't know what it is without googling them then this might be for you. (Also, scroll to the end for info about a job with them).

NIHR is a "UK government body that coordinates and funds research for the National Health Service (England)" and they decide, with input from others (perhaps you), what healthcare research to fund. This is an opportunity to contribute to the decisions about what the money should be spent on, but with a particular focus on innovations and "new approaches that will help the NIHR break new ground" (the NIHR has had a programme of patient and public involvement (PPI) for quite a while).

"The mission of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.

The Institute manages its activities through four main work strands: 
  • NIHR Faculty: supporting the individuals carrying out and participating in research
  • NIHR Research: commissioning and funding research
  • NIHR Infrastructure: providing the facilities for a thriving research environment
  • NIHR Systems: creating unified, streamlined and simple systems for managing research and its outputs."
An email sent round to members of the CHAIN group (Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network - for anyone working in the fields of health and social care) alerted me to this consultation that might be of interest - here's the email.
Over the next six months, the National Institute for Health Research http://www.nihr.ac.uk (NIHR) is carrying out a strategic review of public involvement in health, social care and public health research to ‘examine future options for building an active collaboration with the public and making best use of their skills, knowledge and experience in the work of the NIHR.’  It is expected to define a vision and set clear goals for the next ten years.
Patients and the public, researchers and clinicians, the NIHR and other organisations, are being asked to contribute their views with a particular focus on the innovations and new approaches that will help the NIHR break new ground plus the barriers and challenges to be overcome in this important area. The review is keen to hear from people outside the NIHR – including those who don’t know much or anything about the NIHR. Please contribute your views to this review (Deadline: 26 June) and / or cascade this information more widely to others who might be interested.
They also have a job going in the Central Commissioning Facility, in Twickenham, for an Assistant Programme Manager (closing 23 June).



Monday, 26 May 2014

In praise of manual RTs

Every now and again there are tiny discussions on Twitter about how dreadful manual RTs are, as if they are 'stealing' someone's content and repackaging it as one's own. I've no truck with this notion myself because a manual RT includes the name of the person who sent it (if it's a 'naked' tweet then yes, that's stealing) and the person is notified in their mentions / notifications.

A manual RT is one where you see RT, MT or via in front of the original senders's name (RT = retweet, MT = modified tweet, where it's amended to fit the space). Usually a comment is added (these are sometimes known as comment RTs) - and if it isn't I'd be more in agreement with the complainers (but there are *exceptions, see below).

On Echofon for iPhone you get the option to 'retweet' (that's the automatic one) or 'retweet with comment' whereas on desktop Twitter.com the button lets you do automatic tweets only. To manually RT you need to copy and paste the tweet into a 'compose new tweet' edit-space and prune to fit / add commentary.

For a long time this was the only way to retweet as Twitter was a bit slow in bringing in the automatic RT function. 

Pros of manual RTs
  • The most useful aspect of a manual RT is that it's a quick way of trapping that text in your timeline - if the original is deleted you still have your copy. You can find the content easily later (it's in your own archive) and don't have to remember the name of the person who sent it - there are lots of better ways of permanently trapping a tweet though.
  • If the tweet has a URL in it you may be able to get an idea of how often it's been clicked (I'm honestly not sure about this though and don't know what click number is being given in Twitter Analytics) - no, the new Twitter Analytics appears to tell you only about your tweet not how often the link's been clicked overall (the previous version did show this).
  • You can add a comment, hopefully pithy and useful
  • If the tweet was automatically RTed into your timeline you can add back the name of the person who brought it to you. I always feel that with automatic RTs this aspect is missed out which is a shame because that is information about 'the network'. If someone regularly sends fascinating stuff into my timeline and I automatically RT it I think it's denying anyone seeing my RT from knowing that there's someone else they might like to follow as well. Sometimes people send a separate tweet 'that tweet via @XYZ) which is clunky but if it can be done in the manual RT so much the better). 
  • You can pin it to your new timeline, if you like that sort of thing. You can't pin other people's tweets (fair enough they're not yours to pin) but if you manually RT them they become 'as from your timeline' and you can pin to your heart's content.
Cons
  • It seems to irritate some people, although that might be a Pro depending on who's being annoyed ;)
  • It makes it harder to see how 'well' a particular tweet did since each tweet carries with it its number of automatic RTs and favourites.
  • If someone has switched off RTs for your account (say you auto-RT a lot of stuff) then this bypasses that and may irritate them, though this may also be a pro as well depending on the circumstances.
Neither pros nor cons
Since Twitter notifies you anyway if someone else retweets your retweet, or a tweet you were mentioned in it makes not a whit of difference to your knowledge of how that tweet is being shared. It does make a difference to the RT-count on your own tweet (if you were the one who sent it) so if you're doing metrics on a tweet campaign you may need to count other stuff too, if you must :)

//Yes you can send links in DMs
While I'm at it, I still see a lot of people wondering about this. The trick is to send plain text, not hyperlinked URLs. Twitter automatically recognises anything URL-like (http://www.google.co.uk) as something to turn into a clickable blue link (http://www.google.co.uk) and it rejects the majority of these in DM messages, purportedly to reduce click-spam phishing attacks). All you need to do is tweak the URL to stop Twitter from recognising it as an URL.

Strategies such as adding non-URL characters, eg ^^ somewhere in the middle work fine (the recipient needs to know how to 'mend' the deliberately broken URL though) or you could put something at the front of the http:// eg Xhttp:// (Twitter still recognises text strings as addresses even with the htt... protocol bit removed).  See tip 2 in Some Twitter tips, not exhaustive but probably useful




Sunday, 25 May 2014

Twitter (desktop version) has a new Mute option for users, what does it do?

by @JoBrodie, brodiesnotes.blogspot.com


This post refers to using Twitter on the desktop Twitter.com version - things may well be quite different on Twitter for Smartphone apps and other apps (eg Echofon, which I use).

Yesterday I spotted, while pruning spam followers, that Twitter's added some extra options to the block function, and that I also have the additional option of muting people.

Mute


If you mute someone then their tweets don't show up in your timeline but they do show up in your mentions. This means that people probably won't know you've muted them, because their messages to you still get through. You can also find their other messages by visiting their profile page or searching for messages they've sent.

I've used my test account to mute myself. In the screenshot above you'd click on the snowflake / gear wheel icon and choose 'Mute this user' from the options. Once done you'll see a red icon of a muted speaker.

Block
I block a lot of spam followers or people who've followed me for what I think are irrelevant reasons (because I once mentioned a word in a tweet that they're interested in). You used to be able to block 'without blame' but now Twitter requires you to fill in one of four options before you can block them, I don't really like this but that's what's changed.


This means that blocking someone is a little bit harsher than it was previously. It still means that none of their tweets will show up in your timeline or mentions (though you can still view their profile as they can view your tweets through your profile).

The big difference is that by blocking them you are also reporting them to Twitter, which may not be what you want. 

So there's no way of removing someone from your follower list without potentially getting them in trouble, which seems a shame.

Remember: blocking someone on Twitter never stops them from reading your tweets, it only stops tweets showing up in timelines / mentions.

Further reading
What happens if you block someone on Twitter? What happens if they block you? (4 Jan 2014) - although the pictures are now slightly out of date the functionality hasn't changed.

Answers to common search questions
I'll put them here when I have a look at my Google Analytics logs - don't fret I can't tell who searched for what, meanwhile here's what Google suggests in its autofill.

1. Can I tell if someone's muted me?
1. How do you know if someone's muted you on Twitter?
No. To the best of my knowledge this information is not available to users (though presumably Twitter must know, obviously, so that it can avoid delivering the tweets).  See also answer to 2.

2. If I mute someone on Twitter will they know?
No. See answer to 1.  Additionally I am not aware of any notification sent when someone mutes someone else, I don't think Twitter wants to make this information available.

If you visit their profile page you'll see the red 'silenced speaker' icon (see first picture) so you'll be able to find out if you've muted someone (assuming you forgot). I suppose the only way they'd ever know is if they played around on your computer while you were logged in to Twitter, and visited their own profile (!), or you sent them a screenshot ;-)

3. Who muted me on Twitter?
It's not possible to tell.




Saturday, 24 May 2014

List of films showing during the London open air cinema season 2014

Updated 29 June 2014

Here are all the films I've found so far, last updated 29 June 2014.
Ones in bold are showing more than once.

Where are they showing? See the listing in context at 2014 London's open air cinema screenings. Once on the page use Ctrl+F or cmd+F to find them, it's a long list! (Press enter to jump to the next instance of the film being searched for).

10 Things I Hate About You
12 Years A Slave
1966 World Cup
2014 World Cup
28 Days Later
20000 Days on Earth
A Fistful of Dollars
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
All is Lost
Amarcord
American Beauty
American Hustle
American Psycho
Amelie
An American Werewolf in London
Anchorman
Anchorman 2: The legend continues
Annie Hall
Attack the Block
Back to the Future 
Batman
Best in Show
Big Trouble in Little China
Blade
(Blues Brothers, The)
Bonnie & Clyde
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Bridesmaids
Bridget Jones's Diary
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Captain Philips
Casablanca
Casino Royale (not open air, at Hippodrome Leicester Sq)
Cinema Paradiso
Citizen Kane
Clueless
Cocktail
Cool Runnings
Coming to America 
Cruel Intentions
Dallas Buyers' Club
Dazed and Confused
Dead Man 
Devil Wears Prada 
Dirty Harry
Dirty Dancing
Django Unchained
Do The Right Thing
Drive
Dumb & Dumber
Easy Rider
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Empire Records
Escape to Victory
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Fight Club
Flashdance
Flash Gordon
Footloose
Forrest Gump
Four Weddings & A Funeral
Frances Ha
Friday
From Dusk Till Dawn
Frozen
Full Monty
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Get Carter
Get Him to the Greek
Ghostbusters
Goldfinger 
Gorillas in the Mist
Gravity
Grease
Hairspray
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2
Heathers
Her
Hot Tub Time Machine
Human Traffic
In the Mood for Love
Jaws
Jumanji
Jungle Book
Jurassic Park
Labyrinth 
La Bohème (opera)
Lad
La traviata (opera)
Legally Blonde
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Locke
Mad Max 2
Magic Mike
Mamma Mia
Mandela – The Long Walk to Freedom
Manhattan
March of the Penguins
Mean Girls 
Memento 
Moon
Moonrise Kingdom 

Moulin Rouge
Muppets Most Wanted
Napoleon Dynamite
Natural Born Killers
Never Ending Story
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Old School
Only Lovers Left Alive
Philomena
Pinocchio
Pitch Perfect
Pretty Woman
Pulp Fiction
Raiders of the Lost Ark 
Ratcatcher
Reservoir Dogs
Rigoletto (opera)
Rocky
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Romeo + Juliet
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Rosemary's Baby
Royal Tenenbaums, The
Run Lola Run
RUSH (2013)
Rushmore
Sense and Sensibility
Sexy Beast
Shaun of the Dead
Silent Running
Silver Linings Playbook
Singin' in the Rain
Six Shooter
Skyfall
Slumdog Millionaire
Snatch
(Spinal Tap - also listed as This is Spinal Tap)
Spirited Away
Spring Breakers
Stand By Me
Stories We Tell
Superbad
Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Ten Things I Hate About You
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The 400 Blows
The Beach
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Big Lebowski
The Birds
The Blues Brothers
The Breakfast Club
The Croods
The Dark Knight
The Devil Wears Prada
The Faculty
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Goonies
The Graduate
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Great Beauty
The Great Gatsby
The Hangover
The Inbetweeners movie
The Intouchables
The Lego Movie
The Matrix
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Notebook
The Princess Bride
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Selfish Giant
The Silence of the Lambs
The Talented Mr Ripley
The Truman Show
The Usual Suspects
The Wolf of Wall Street
Thelma & Louise
This is Spinal Tap
Top Gun
Toy Story
Two Days One Night
True Romance
Under the Skin
Walkabout
Wall-E
Wayne's World
Weird Science
What We Do in the Shadows
When Harry Met Sally
When we were Kings
Withnail & I

Below is the list of films that showed in 2013 (but I've not picked out the ones that were shown more than once.

(500) Days of Summer
About Time
Adam Buxton's Best of Bug: The Evolution of Music Videos
Amelie
Amour
An American Werewolf in London
Anchorman
Annie Hall
Argo
Attack the Block
Back to the Future
Badlands
Batman Begins
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bedknobs & Broomsticks
Big
Blazing Saddles
Blue Valentine
Blues Brothers
Bonnie and Clyde
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast Club
Breathless
Bridesmaids
Brief Encounter
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Carrie
Casablanca
Central Station
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Cinema Paradiso
City of God
Cocktail
Coming to America
Crazy Stupid Love
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Dazed and Confused
Devil Wears Prada
Dirty Dancing
Django Unchanged
Donnie Darko
Dr Strangelove
Drive
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Easy Rider
Edward Scissorhands
Elephant Man
Empire Records
Evil Dead
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fight Club
Flashdance
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Frankenstein National Theatre
Frankenweenie
Ghostbusters
Grease
Gremlins : The New Batch
Guys and Dolls
Hitchcock
I Give It A Year
In the Mood for Love
Jaws
Jerry Maguire
Juno
Kes
Kill Bill Vol
Labyrinth
Les Miserables
Let the Right One In
Life is Beautiful
Life of Pi
Little Miss Sunshine
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
London: The Modern Babylon
Mad Max
Mean Girls
Meet The Parents
Memento
Midnight in Paris
Moon
Moonrise Kingdom
Moulin Rouge!
Napoleon Dynamite
Old School
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Pan's Labyrinth
Predator
Pretty Woman
Prince Avalanche
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Queen live at Wembley
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raising Arizona
Reservoir Dogs
Roadhouse
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Roman Holiday
Romeo & Juliet
Rust and Bone
School of Rock
Se7en
Seven Psychopaths
Shakespeare in Love
Shallow Grave
Shame
Sightseers
Silver Linings Playbook
Skyfall
Slumdog Millionaire
Some Like It Hot
Stand By Me
Star Trek II Wrath of Khan
Team America
Ted
Terminator
The 40 Year Old Virgin
The Artist
The Big Lebowski
The Birds
The Commitments
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
The Graduate
The Intouchables
The Italian Job
The Kid
The Long Good Friday
The Look of Love
The Lost Boys
The Loved Ones
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Never Ending Story
The Notebook
The Red Shoes
The Silence of The Lambs
The Truman Show
The Untouchables (Brian de Palma)
The Usual Suspects
The Way Way Back
The Wedding Singer
The Wizard of Oz
The Wrestler
Thelma and Louise
There's Something About Mary
Things I Hate About You
This is Spinal Tap
Throne of Blood
Top Gun
Trainspotting
Trance
Troll Hunter
True Romance
Tyrannosaur
Unbreakable
Usual Suspects
V for Vendetta
Wayne's World
Weird Science
West Side Story
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
When Harry Met Sally
Where The Wild Things Are
Withnail & I
Zero Dark Thirty
Zoolander

2014 London's open air cinema screenings

Updated 14 July 2014 - added Everyman Cinema information
Updated 9 July 2014 - added Backyard Cinema information
Updated 6 July 2014 - added the Shuffle Festival information

Creative Commons License
2014 London's open air cinema screenings by Jo Brodie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://brodiesnotes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/2014-londons-open-air-cinema-screenings.html.

You are welcome to copy and paste all or part of this text of this post into your own site / blog but please credit this post. Possibly it's actually better to embed the Storified version (updated 14 July 2014) of the text below - which will automatically update itself in your site*, as I amend the Storify. You don't need my permission to do either, get sharing the screenings - the more people hear about open air screenings the more people might go to them, and so more open air screenings might be put on in London in future - which would be a wonderful thing, especially the free ones :)

The photo is also Creative Commons but please credit it to the right person because it's not mine.

*because each time the page containing the embed code is loaded it will fetch the latest version from Storify.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/krancien/3044291838/



Here's what I'm aware of so far, feel free to point me to others in the comments. Just London though, but if a similar list exists for other areas I'm keen to link to it. At the end there are links for tickets (note some are free eg Vauxhall Village and More London), times, info etc.

Want a great big alphabetical listing of all* the films shown on open air screens in London in 2014 and 2013? *except the ones I don't know about!

Background info, links and tickets for cinema screenings

Cinema Paradiso
"Cinema Paradiso" by

Please let me know of errors (there's a lot of copying / pasting so double check dates with the venue link at the end) via @JoBrodie or jo.brodie@gmail.com, ta :)

London's open air screenings in the media
22 Spectacular open-air cinemas in the UK (22 May 2014)
Open-air cinema in London this summer (24 May 2014)

Note: Hot Tub Cinema is not open-air: http://hottubcinema.com/

Still to add / watch out for
Dalston Roof Park in Dalston has open air films showing every Tuesday, however they don't list their films in advance so I can't list them here, but you can keep an eye on them on Twitter and Facebook.     









April
26 April - Saturday
Attack the Block, Fordham Park, New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival

30 April - Wednesday
Surname Viet Given Name Nam, Deptford Market, New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival

May
04 May - Sunday
Grease, Telegraph Hill Upper Park, New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival

6 May - Tuesday
Jumanji, ZSL London Zoo [Silent Cinema as in silent disco I think]

7 May -Wednesday
Raiders of the Lost Ark, ZSL London Zoo [Silent Cinema as in silent disco I think]

8 May - Thursday
March of the Penguins, ZSL London Zoo [Silent Cinema as in silent disco I think]

9 May - Friday
Jurassic Park, ZSL London Zoo [Silent Cinema as in silent disco I think]

10 May - Saturday
The Jungle Book, ZSL London Zoo [Silent Cinema as in silent disco I think]

20 May - Monday
La traviata (opera), part of the BP Big Screen series from ROH but actually streamed online, not on outdoor screen, but the two others below are outdoor screens.

23 May - Friday  
Old School, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

24 May - Saturday  
Jaws, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
 
25 May - Sunday
The Lego Movie, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club

26 May - Monday
This is Spinal Tap, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club

27 May - Tuesday
Casablanca, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club  
Mean Girls, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

28 May - Wednesday  
Citizen Kane, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

29 May - Thursday  
The Intouchables, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

30 May - Friday  
American Psycho, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

31 May - Saturday  
The Lego Movie, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Labyrinth, Brockwell Park, Herne Hill Free Festival

June
1 June - Sunday
The Lego Movie, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club

3 June - Tuesday
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club  
Pitch Perfect, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Best in Show, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall Village

4 June - Wednesday
Locke, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club  
Dallas Buyers' Club, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hot Tub Cinema

5 June - Thursday  
Dazed and Confused, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Snatch, Hot Tub Cinema

6 June - Friday
Back to the Future, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
The Inbetweeners movie, Hot Tub Cinema

7 June - Saturday  
Back to the Future II, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Napoleon Dynamite, Hot Tub Cinema

8 June - Sunday
The Princess Bride, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club
Mean Girls, Hot Tub Cinema
 
9 June - Monday
The Goonies, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club

10 June - Tuesday
Grease 2, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club  
The Princess Bride, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Hot Tub Time Machine, Hot Tub Cinema
Mean Girls, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall Village

11 June - Wednesday
Top Gun, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club  
Frances Ha, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Superbad, Hot Tub Cinema

12 June - Thursday  
An American Werewolf in London, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Magic Mike, Hot Tub Cinema

13 June - Friday  
The Lego Movie, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Get Him to the Greek, Hot Tub Cinema

14 June - Saturday  
Human Traffic, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Moulin Rouge, Hot Tub Cinema

15 June - Sunday
The Usual Suspects, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club
Bridesmaids, Hot Tub Cinema
Raiders of the Lost Ark, JW3

16 June - Monday
Wayne's World, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club
Annie Hall, JW3

17 June - Tuesday
Dirty Dancing, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club  
Clueless, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, JW3
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall Village

18 June - Wednesday
American Psycho, Shoreditch Park, Rooftop Film Club
Sexy Beast, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

19 June - Thursday
10 Things I Hate About You, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

20 June - Friday
The Goonies, Crystal Palace Park, Luna Cinema
Cocktail, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

21 June - Saturday
Dirty Dancing, Crystal Palace Park, Luna Cinema
Top Gun, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Jungle Book, Belgrave Square (Grosvenor Film Festival / Nomad Cinema)
Vertical Living (short films about urban living), Floating Cinema

22 June - Sunday
Casablanca, Belgrave Square (Grosvenor Film Festival / Nomad Cinema)

24 June - Tuesday  
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

25 June - Wednesday  
Frozen, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

26 June - Thursday  
The Breakfast Club, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

27 June - Friday  
Friday, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
The Lego Movie, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club

28 June - Saturday  
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club [not a typo, on twice]

29 June - Sunday
Stand By Me, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club

30 June - Monday
Ghostbusters, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club

July
1 July - Tuesday
Flashdance,  Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
Clueless, , Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Dirty Dancing, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

2 July - Wednesday
Locke, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Under the Skin, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

3 July - Thursday
Reservoir Dogs, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

4 July - Friday
Labyrinth, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Top Gun, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

5 July - Saturday
The Goonies, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Grease, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

6 July - Sunday
Weird Science, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club

7 July - Monday
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club

8 July - Tuesday
Slumdog Millionaire, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall Village
Mean Girls, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Devil Wears Prada, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

9 July - Wednesday
Top Gun,  Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
Stand By Me, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Run Lola Run, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

10 July - Thursday
Goldfinger, Grosvenor Square (Grosvenor Film Festival / Nomad Cinema)
The Breakfast Club, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

11 July - Friday
Labyrinth,  Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens
Back to the Future, Greenwich Park, Luna Cinema
Four Weddings & A Funeral, Grosvenor Square (Grosvenor Film Festival / Nomad Cinema)
American Psycho, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Memento, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Drive, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6.20pm
Pulp Fiction, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 8.50pm

12 July - Saturday
Gravity, Greenwich Park, Luna Cinema
Legally Blonde,  Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens
Ghostbusters, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Lego Movie, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Wolf of Wall Street, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema

13 July - Sunday
The Breakfast Club, Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens
Memento,  Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
'66 World Cup, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 1.45pm
Escape to Victory, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 4.45pm
2014 World Cup, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 8pm

14 July - Monday
The Breakfast Club,  Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
In the Mood for Love, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema 

15 July - Tuesday
La Bohème (opera), BP Big Screen from ROH, Trafalgar Square | Canary Wharf | Lyric Square (Hammersmith) | Walthamstow Town Square (Waltham Forest) | General Gordon Square (Woolwich)
This is Spinal Tap, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall Village
Bridget Jones's Diary, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
Dirty Dancing, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Casablanca, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

16 July - Wednesday
Breakfast At Tiffany's, Hall Place Bexley, Luna Cinema
Withnail & I, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Coming to America, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema
Rushmore, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema

17 July - Thursday
Jaws, Brockwell Lido, Luna Cinema
When Harry Met Sally, Grosvenor Square (Grosvenor Film Festival / Nomad Cinema)
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Dallas Buyers' Club, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Dallas Buyers' Club, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

18 July - Friday
Anchorman, Bishop's Park, Fulham, Pop-Up Screens 
Cool Runnings, Dulwich Park, Luna Cinema
Top Gun, Grosvenor Square (Grosvenor Film Festival / Nomad Cinema)
Anchorman 2: The legend continues, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Withnail & I, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Dirty Harry, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6.35pm
The Big Lebowski, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 9.20pm

19 July - Saturday
Empire Records, Bishop's Park, Fulham, Pop-Up Screens 
Top Gun, Dulwich Park, Luna Cinema
True Romance, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Muppets Most Wanted, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Toy Story, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 3.30pm
Easy Rider, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6.10pm
Blues Brothers, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 9.05pm

20 July - Sunday
Ghostbusters, Bishop's Park, Fulham, Pop-Up Screens 
Thelma & Louise, Dulwich Park, Luna Cinema
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 1.15pm
Annie Hall, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 4.20pm
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 7pm

21 July - Monday
Thelma and Louise, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema

22 July - Tuesday
The Big Lebowski, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall Village
Coming to America, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
Pitch Perfect, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Amelie, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
When we were Kings, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema

23 July - Wednesday
Her, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, Rooftop Film Club
Dallas Buyers' Club, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Cinema Paradiso, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Silver Linings Playbook, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

24 July - Thursday
Captain Philips, Brockwell Lido, Luna Cinema
Her, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Beach, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
The Lego Movie, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema
Get Carter, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema

25 July - Friday
Shaun of the Dead, Mycenae House, Blackheath, Pop-Up Screens
The Big Lebowski, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Motorcycle Diaries, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Rocky, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6pm
This is Spinal Tap, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 9pm

26 July - Saturday
Full Monty,  Mycenae House, Blackheath, Pop-Up Screens
Jaws, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Pinocchio, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 3.30pm
Ghostbusters, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6pm
Natural Born Killers, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 8.45pm

27 July - Sunday
Grease,  Hoxton Hotel, Nomad Cinema
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 1.20pm
Dirty Dancing, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6.15pm
Bonnie & Clyde, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 7pm

28 July - Monday
The Graduate, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema

29 July - Tuesday
Romeo + Juliet, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Notebook, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club

30 July - Wednesday
Muppets Most Wanted, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
The Silence of the Lambs, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Gorillas in the Mist, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm, + talk on evolution) Sc 1
Spirited Away, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm) Sc 2
Silent Running, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (9.45pm) Sc 2
Cruel Intentions, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

31 July - Thurday
Coming to America, Roof East, Stratford, Rooftop Film Club
Her, Peckham Rye, Rooftop Film Club
Do The Right Thing,  Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm + talk) Sc 1
Ratcatcher, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (6.55pm) Sc 2
Only Lovers Left Alive, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (6.55pm + bat walk) Sc 2
From Dusk Till Dawn, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema
An American Werewolf in London, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema

August
01 August - Friday
The Faculty, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Pop-Up Screens
28 Days Later, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm + talk w Danny Boyle) Sc 1
Walkabout, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm + talk w Nic Roeg) Sc 2
Moon, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6.10pm
Flash Gordon, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 9pm

02 August - Saturday
Pretty Woman, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Pop-Up Screens
Amarcord, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm) Sc 1
Stories We Tell, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm) Sc 2
Exploding Cinema, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (10pm) Sc 1
Moonrise Kingdom, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (9.25pm) Sc 2
Wall-E, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 3.20pm
Drive, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 6pm
Fight Club, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 8.45pm

03 August - Sunday
Grease, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Pop-Up Screens 
The Big Lebowski, One New Change, Luna Cinema
The Selfish Giant (+ Six Shooter), Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm + talk w Danny Boyle & Clio Barnard) Sc 1
Lad, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (7pm + Q&A w Dan Hartley) Sc 1
Shuffle Short Films, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (10.10pm) Sc 2
Dead Man, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Shuffle Festival (9pm) Sc 2
Manhattan, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 1.20pm
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 4pm
Hairspray, Battersea Power Station, Everyman Cinema - 7pm

06 August - Wednesday
Back to the Future, Kensington Palace, Luna Cinema
Ghostbusters, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

07 August - Thurdsday
Two Days, One Night, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Kensington Palace, Luna Cinema
Bridesmaids, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

08 August - Friday
Rosemary's Baby, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
The Great Gatsby, Kensington Palace, Luna Cinema
Royal Tenenbaums, Manor House Gardens, Lewisham, Pop-Up Screens

09 August - Saturday
The Big Lebowski, Manor House Gardens, Lewisham, Pop-Up Screens
A Fistful of Dollars + Mad Max 2, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
Dirty Dancing, Hampton Court Palace, Luna Cinema

10 August - Sunday
Top Gun, Manor House Gardens, Lewisham, Pop-Up Screens
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House
Casablanca, Hampton Court Palace, Luna Cinema

11 August - Monday
Sense and Sensibility, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House

12 August - Tuesday
Annie Hall, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House

13 August - Wednesday
20,000 Days on Earth, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
Romeo + Juliet, Opera Holland Park, Luna Cinema
The Never Ending Story Hairspray, Coram Secret Garden, Nomad Cinema
Superbad, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

14 August - Thursday
Dumb & Dumber, Coram's Fields, Holborn, Pop-Up Screens
The Great Beauty, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
The Birds, Opera Holland Park, Luna Cinema
The Goonies, Coram Secret Garden, Nomad Cinema
The Matrix, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

15 August - Friday
Hairspray + Spring Breakers, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
The Graduate, Opera Holland Park, Luna Cinema
Ten Things I Hate About You, Coram's Fields, Holborn, Pop-Up Screens
Pulp Fiction, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

16 August - Saturday
Dirty Dancing, Coram's Fields, Holborn, Pop-Up Screens
Ghostbusters + Big Trouble in Little China, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
Les Miserables, Opera Holland Park, Luna Cinema
Jurassic Park, Queen's Park, Nomad Cinema

17 August - Sunday
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 Jurassic Park, Coram's Fields, Holborn, Pop-Up Screens
The Royal Tenenbaums, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
Goldfinger, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Luna Cinema 

18 August - Monday
The 400 Blows, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House

19 August - Tuesday
--Tenth Anniversary Screening--, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House

20 August - Wednesday
What We Do in the Shadows, Film4 Summer Screen, Somerset House 
The Wolf of Wall Street, Dulwich Park, Luna Cinema
The Goonies, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

21 August - Thursday
Never Ending Story, Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens
Romeo + Juliet, Middle Temple Gardens, Nomad Cinema
Pulp Fiction, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

22 August - Friday
Labyrinth, Bushy Park, Nomad Cinema
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens
The Blues Brothers, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

23 August - Saturday
Romeo + Juliet, Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens

24 August - Sunday
Mamma Mia, Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens

25 August - Monday
The Hangover, Morden Hall Park, Morden, Pop-Up Screens

27 August - Wednesday
Skyfall, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

28 August - Thursday
Dirty Dancing, Fulham Palace, Nomad Cinema
"Movie Coming Soon", Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema 

29 August - Friday
Blade, Bishop's Park, Fulham, Pop-Up Screens
Grease, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

30 August - Saturday
The Notebook, Bishop's Park, Fulham, Pop-Up Screens
E. T., Bushy Park, Nomad Cinema 

31 August - Sunday
Back to the Future, Bishop's Park, Fulham, Pop-Up Screens  
--Public Vote--, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Luna Cinema
Casino Royale [not open air],  Hippodrome Casino (Leicester Square), Nomad Cinema

September
01 September - Monday
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Luna Cinema

03 September - Wednesday
Les Miserables, Hall Place (Bexley), Luna Cinema
Raiders of the Lost Ark, More London Free Film Festival
This is Spinal Tap, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

04 September - Thursday
Romeo + Juliet, Kew Gardens, Luna Cinema
Philomena, More London Free Film Festival
Footloose, Fulham Palace, Nomad Cinema
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Camden Lock, Backyard Cinema

05 September - Friday
Gravity, Kew Gardens, Luna Cinema
Life of Pi, More London Free Film Festival
Fight Club, Manor House Gardens, Lewisham, Pop-Up Screens

06 September - Saturday
Top Gun, Kew Gardens, Luna Cinema
Thelma & Louise, Queen's Park, Nomad Cinema
Moulin Rouge, Manor House Gardens, Lewisham, Pop-Up Screens

07 September - Sunday
American Beauty, Manor House Gardens, Lewisham, Pop-Up Screens

09 September - Tuesday
American Hustle, Battersea Park, Luna Cinema
The Matrix, Brompton Cemetery, Nomad Cinema

10 September - Wednesday
Labryinth, Battersea Park, Luna Cinema
The Truman Show, More London Free Film Festival
The Dark Knight, Brompton Cemetery, Nomad Cinema

11 September - Thursday
Django Unchained, Battersea Park, Luna Cinema
The Croods, More London Free Film Festival
Singin' in the Rain, Fulham Palace, Nomad Cinema

12 September - Friday
Heathers, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Pop-Up Screens
12 Years A Slave, Hampton Court Palace, Luna Cinema
All is Lost, More London Free Film Festival

13 September - Saturday
Pulp Fiction, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Pop-Up Screens  
Captain Philips, Hampton Court Palace, Luna Cinema

14 September - Sunday
The Wolf of Wall Street, One New Change, Luna Cinema
Devil Wears Prada, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Pop-Up Screens  

17 September - Wednesday
Mandela – The Long Walk to Freedom, More London Free Film Festival
Rigoletto (opera), BP Big Screen from ROH, Trafalgar Square | Walthamstow Town Square (Waltham Forest) | General Gordon Square (Woolwich)

18 September - Thursday
--Public Vote--, Brockwell Lido, Luna Cinema
The Goonies, More London Free Film Festival

19 September - Friday
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, More London Free Film Festival

20 September - Saturday
Pulp Fiction, Queen's Park, Nomad Cinema

23 September - Tuesday
Batman, Pinewood Studios, Luna Cinema

24 September - Wednesday
--tbc--, Pinewood Studios, Luna Cinema
The LEGO Movie, More London Free Film Festival
The Talented Mr Ripley, Hyde Park Lido, Nomad Cinema

25 September - Thursday  
RUSH (2013), More London Free Film Festival
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hyde Park Lido, Nomad Cinema

26 September - Friday
The Goonies, East Greenwich Pleasaunce, Pop-Up Screens

27 September - Saturday
Forrest Gump, East Greenwich Pleasaunce, Pop-Up Screens
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, More London Free Film Festival
Cinema Paradiso, Queen's Park, Nomad Cinema

October
Date - Day
Film, Location, Organiser - this is just a placer for me :-)








Changing your name on Twitter doesn't stop people from finding you

Summary: changing your Twitter name to increase your anonymity doesn't work as people can always find you thanks to (a) the way Twitter threads conversations and (b) because you'll presumably still chat to the same people after the name change.

You'd need to create a new account from scratch (and uncheck the Security/Privacy - Discoverability option that lets people find you from your email address). It's Twitter's threading functionality (where clicking on a tweet brings up the whole conversation) that makes it so easy to uncover you by the conversations other people are having / have had with you.



You can change your Twitter name at any time and for any reason. Sometimes people do so because they want to use their real name, or to match their blog name, or just fancy a change.

Some choose to change their name to increase their anonymity. From what I can tell it probably doesn't work - and I've no idea if this is something that's widely known, but I think it might be useful to be aware of.

I only know of a handful of people who've changed their name so I don't have a wide pool of experience to draw on, but here's what I've found.

Recently someone in one of my Twitter circles "disappeared", by changing their name, locking their account and blocking some of their followers (including me). I've no idea why they did this and didn't know what their new name was.

To confirm that they'd 'gone' I tried searching for an older tweet that I'd sent to their original name by searching for

from:jobrodie @TheirOldName

and, sure enough, when I found an example tweet it was clear that their old name was no longer hyperlinked (physically it was plain black text instead of the usual clickable blue that active account names have).

However when I clicked on my tweet it opened up a thread with two tweets in it. The one they'd sent me* and my reply. Their reply now told me what their new name was and that their account was now protected, *so I couldn't see what they'd said. While I can't see any of their tweets I can see what anyone has said in reply to them by searching for tweets sent to their new name

@TheirNewName

Remember that protected tweets are not all that private because people tweeting to you can give you away.

I then tried searching for tweets I'd sent to another friend who'd changed their name (but whom I'm still following, under their new name). Exactly the same thing occurred - I found my old tweet which contained the text that had @TheirOldName in it. That name was no longer hyperlinked meaning the account doesn't exist, but clicking on the tweet brought up the thread and showed me their new name (which of course I already knew anyway). 

Twitter's threading functionality (I still think of it as relatively new but it's been around for a few years) means that tweets sent to an account can give away as much information as tweets sent from an account.

I used the search facility to find the handful of people I know of who've changed their names by looking for tweets I'd sent them, but it's just as easy to find people by searching from tweets sent by others, if you know who they've been talking to.

Deleting all your old tweets could help but I doubt it. To be absolutely certain you'd probably have to get everyone else to delete their old tweets to your previously-named account, which is probably a bit unlikely (particularly if you're changing your name to avoid an annoying person)!

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Somerset House announces its open air season

Somerset House by Aldwych does a lovely season in open air films. It's a beautiful venue and generally sells out pretty quickly.

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
7-28 August 2014
http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/film
http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/film/film4-summer-screen-2014

Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 16 May 2014, not 2013 as they have on the website.

Here's what's on offer. I've tweaked the link for the Tenth Anniversary Screening vote so that it doesn't inherit my info.

Text is pinched wholesale from their email to mailing list subscribers, hope they aren't cross with me for reposting it, but if they are I'll remove it.

UK Premiere: Two Days, One Night
UK Premiere: Two Days, One Night (cert TBC)
Thursday 7 August 2014
Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard stars in this riveting French drama about a woman fighting to keep her job. Tough yet tender, the UK premiere of the new film from acclaimed filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne kicks off Film4 Summer Screen in powerful style.
Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby (18)
Friday 8 August 2014
A masterclass in suspense, director Roman Polanski's sophisticated horror hit stars Mia Farrow as a mother-to-be who starts to sense the presence of an evil influence on her life. Polanski's subtle approach to shocks makes for a film that will keep you gripped for the entire evening.
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars + Mad Max 2 (18)
Saturday 9 August 2014
Two maverick heroes in a pair of films that redefined action cinema. Director Sergio Leone introduces us to Clint Eastwood's 'Man With No Name' in a stylised ‘60s Western, while Mel Gibson’s 'road warrior' Max returns to the screen in an adventure full of heart-stopping thrills.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U)
Sunday 10 August 2014
Need a Sunday night pick-me-up? Director Howard Hawks’ quick-witted screwball-musical is one of the most exuberant cinematic entertainments of all-time, its dazzling colours and sparkling comedy enhanced by the formidable screen presence of stars Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility (U)
Monday 11 August 2014
Writer Emma Thompson's take on Jane Austen's novel is a perfect literary adaptation, a romantic comedy of manners that won the BAFTA for Best Film. With a cast including Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and Thompson herself, this tale of two sisters will transform a summer's night.

Annie Hall
Annie Hall (15)
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Hilarious and provocative, Woody Allen's 1977 classic has lost none if its romantic and comic spark. Diane Keaton is a delight in the title role, teaming up with Allen to play a pair of neurotic New Yorkers drawn to each other from their first meeting.
UK Premiere: 20,000 Days on Earth
UK Premiere: 20,000 Days on Earth (cert TBC)
Wednesday 13 August 2014
A unique and cinematic documentary film that constructs an imaginary day-in-the-life of writer & singer Nick Cave, following him from Brighton bedroom to Sydney Opera House as it explores the mysteries of the creative process, the nature of collaboration and, ultimately, what makes Nick tick.

I was at the Sundance Festival London a couple of weekends ago and saw a few snippets of this, as part of the biggest panel interview event I've ever attended (8 panellists plus interviewer). It looked really good.

The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty (15)
Thursday 14 August 2014
The winner of this year’s Oscar and BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film takes you on a dazzling trip through contemporary Rome, where the parties may be dizzying but the comedown can be hard. An extravagant cinematic experience that more than lives up to its title.
Hairspray
Hairspray + Spring Breakers (18)
Friday 15 August 2014
Teenage rebellion comes in all shapes and styles in this double-bill featuring the subversive talents of directors John Water and Harmony Korine. The original 1988 version of Hairspray shimmies into Somerset House to shake up the squares, while former Disney starlets-turned-Spring Breakers find trouble in paradise with a deranged James Franco.
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters + Big Trouble in Little China (15)
Saturday 16 August 2014
Two supernatural spectaculars team up for one wild night of comedy and action. First, Bill Murray and the ghostbusting gang rid New York of paranormal pests, followed by Kurt Russell as a tough-talking truck driver sucked into a San Francisco underworld of monsters and magic.
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums (15)
Sunday 17 August 2014
Three child prodigies struggle to grow up in director Wes Anderson’s endearingly eccentric and emotional comedy, where each big laugh is accompanied by a hard tug on the heartstrings. Featuring a family-tree of famous faces including Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow and Owen Wilson.
The 400 Blows
The 400 Blows (PG)
Monday 18 August 2014
One of the greatest films ever made about being young, director Francois Truffaut’s debut tags along with a teenage tearaway as he comes of age on the atmospheric streets of late 1950s Paris. Beautiful black-and-white photography and the vivid New Wave style make this an essential big-screen experience.

Tenth Anniversary Screening
Tenth Anniversary Screening
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Best of Ten – 10 years, 10 films, 10 days to vote.
The winning film chosen by the public will be screened as part of this year’s season. Voters will then be invited to an exclusive 24 hour pre-sale to see the winning film.
> VOTE NOW for your favourite film from our highlights of the past 10 years.
UK Premiere: What We Do in the Shadows
UK Premiere: What We Do in the Shadows (cert TBC)
Wednesday 20 August 2014
What happens when four ancient vampires become housemates in contemporary New Zealand? This hilarious mock-documentary, featuring Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords, details all the comic complexity that arises from such difficult living (or not living) conditions. A closing night full of laughs and surprises is guaranteed!