Film Words & Events

Wednesday 30 July 2014 in London

By | Published on Thursday 24 July 2014

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

FILM: Beasts Of The Southern Wild with Live Orchestra | Barbican | 30-31 Jul (pictured)
Benh Zeitlin’s acclaimed 2012 film ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ follows six year old Hushpuppy as she tries to make sense of the southern Louisiana bayou community, Bathtub, where she lives. For two nights at the Barbican it’s being shown with a new live score by composer Dan Romer in collaboration with Zeitlin, performed by Serious Orchestra. Details and tickets here.

FILM: The Banquet | BFI Southbank | 30-31 Jul
Part of the BFI’s five month ‘A Century Of Chinese Cinema’ season, for two nights it’s screening ‘The Banquet, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ set in tenth century China. Starring Zhang Ziyi, Ge You and Daniel Wu, the film finds an empire on the verge of revolution, under threat from all angles, and follows themes of revenge and fate. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Science Museum Lates | Science Museum | 30 Jul
I know, you fancy heading down to the Science Museum, but you’re put off by the fact that it’s full of children because of the darn school holidays. And the lack of beer. Well, never fear, Science Museum Lates is back to overcome both of those problems. The strictly adults-only event this month teams up with Braziliarty, which promotes Brazilian arts and culture abroad, to feature Brazilian science and culture. There’ll also be live music, a pub quiz, comedy shows and a silent disco. Details here.


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