02 March 2008

European Film Noir - 2nd-27th March

During March, The BFI Southbank (formerly the National Film Theatre) is running an excellent programme of films entitled "Twilight and Treachery: The Postwar European Film Noir"

Highlights of the season include Godard's New Wave masterpiece "Bande à part", Bertolucci's stylish 1970 adaptation of Moravia's "The Conformist" and "Lift to the Scaffold" - famous for it's soundtrack by Miles Davis.

For full details of the season and a programme of all the films being shown visit:


The Conformist is also being shown at various dates through March at three other London cinemas - The Barbican, The Renoir (part of the Curzon group) and The Everyman.

For dates and more information check out: www.bfi.org.uk/releases/conformist/

We Free Kings - Saturday 8th March

Looks like next weekend is going to be a jazzy one! As well as my Home Cookin' session on Sunday 9th March, I've just been sent details of We Free Kings - a jazz night taking place on Saturday 8th March. These sessions don't take place very often, and I've still not made it to one myself, but I've heard excellent things about the music and atmosphere so well worth checking out if jazz is your bag.

Press release as follows:

"calling all and sundry.
please join we free kings on saturday march 8th from 8 pm till late at the 3 kings pub located at 7 clerkenwell close ec1 to celebrate the changing of the season in the jazz style. you can expect the finest sounds, the sharpest threads and the hippest people in the nicest pub in london. so what are you waiting for? spring into action.
we free kings"