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Film4 Summer Screen line-up: exclusive first look

Posted at 8:00 am, May 12, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

Watching a movie in the courtyard at Somerset House on a balmy summer evening (yeah, think positive) is a can’t-miss London experience. The 14-night season is back in August with a mix of new releases, cult classics and red-carpet premieres. Audiences at Somerset House will be the first in London to see Gemma Arterton in ‘Gemma Bovery’ and Guy Ritchie’s ‘Man from Uncle’ as well as feasting on old faves like ‘The Silence of the Lambs’.

Top tip: bring a picnic and arrive early to bagsy a spot. Films don’t start till sundown, but doors open at 6.15pm, with DJs playing music inspired by that evening’s film. Remember to take a cushion, or risk the cobbles turning your butt black and blue like something out of ‘50 Shades’). Tickets go sale on Friday from 10am, only at www.somersethouse.org.uk. Irritatingly organised people always get in there early, so set a reminder now!

Gemma Bovery

Gustave Flaubert’s desperate housewife gets a modern update, starring Gemma Arterton. Thursday, August 6.

The Man from Uncle

Guy Ritchie gives the 1960s TV show a slick Bond-spoof makeover. Friday, August 7.

Withnail & I + An American Werewolf in London 

It’s a double bill! They say London is dangerous. But only bad things happen when the characters in these two movies tiptoe through tulips in the countryside. Saturday, August 8.

Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli’s gorgeous tale of a medieval warrior on a whopping screen. Sunday, August 9.

The Silence of the Lambs

Watching on your laptop isn’t the same as seeing Hannibal’s face 20ft wide. Monday, August 10.

The Graduate

In the role that made him a Hollywood star, Dustin Hoffman finds himself in the tricky position of falling in love with the daughter of the older woman he’s sleeping with. Careless. Tuesday, August 11.

The Second Mother

Be among the first to catch this Brazilian arthouse gem in London. Wednesday, August 12.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Discover Werner’s Herzog’s mad masterpiece from 1972. Thursday, August 13.

Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee’s 1989 drama is set over one sweltering Brooklyn day as racial tensions boil over. Friday, August 14.

True Romance + The Warriors

Young hearts run free in this double bill. Christian Slater is a comic-book geek on the rampage with Patricia Arquette in ‘True Romance’. Cult classic ‘The Warriors’ finds a New York gang battling their way home. Saturday, August 15.

Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn sparkles as a runaway princess who slips incognito into Rome during a state visit. Sunday, August 16.

The Last of the Mohicans

Daniel Day-Lewis springs through the forest like a deer, hatchet raised. Monday, August 17.

Best of ten musicals – audience vote

Go to www.somersethouse.org.uk to vote for your favourite movie musical. The choice is between ten of cinema’s greatest, including ‘Oliver!’ , ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. Tuesday, August 18.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Take tissues along to this teenage cancer comedy-drama. Wednesday, August 19.

We’ve got all of London’s outdoor screens in one place here.

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