10th – 23rd August
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House brings the best of cinema to one of the most spectacular settings in London. The annual festival presents a two-week programme – handpicked by Film4 and Somerset House – of contemporary, cult and classic films, plus premieres of forthcoming releases, from around the world. The state-of-the-art projection onto London’s largest outdoor screen and surround sound ensure that every line and every look of every film can be fully appreciated by audiences.
The 2017 festival will open with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the stirring sequel to the Oscar®-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which follows the former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his fight against climate change. Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is thrilled to welcome Al Gore to present the premiere and participate in a special on-stage Q&A.
The festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Blow-Up, an iconic and stylish portrait of ‘60s swinging London from legendary Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni.
Double-bills make for exciting, extended Saturday nights at Somerset House. This year’s first double-bill pairs Donnie Darko with The Omen, two eerie tales about creepy kids directed by dark forces. The following Saturday brings together two white-knuckle thrillers – Jaws and Deliverance.
August 10 OPENING NIGHT: UK PREMIERE – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER
August 11: VICTORIA
August 12: DONNIE DARKO + THE OMEN
August 13: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
August 14: MOONLIGHT
August 15: ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
August 16 CENTREPIECE: UK PREMIERE – THE SQUARE
August 17: BHAJI ON THE BEACH
August 18: IN BRUGES
August 19: JAWS + DELIVERANCE
August 20: MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO
August 21: CRUEL INTENTIONS
August 22: BLOW-UP
August 23 CLOSING NIGHT: UK PREMIERE – PATTI CAKE$
For more information and tickets, click here.