The Sun: Living With Our Star

The Sun: Living With Our Star, a major temporary exhibition at the Science Museum, is now open. I curated a section looking at the relationship between the Sun and our health:

“The Sun and Health room is illuminating: breezy and light-hearted, but with a serious message about the dangers of both too little sun (vitamin D deficiency, rickets) and too much (burns, melanoma, skin cancer).” Laura Freeman, The Telegraph

For more information, visit: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/the-sun-living-with-our-star

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Notes on Kiss Me, Stupid

Notes from my curator’s introduction to Kiss Me, Stupid, are now up on the 2A Films’ website. You can read them here.

Music and Melodrama: A Mini Minelliathon

In preparation for our 2A Films screening of The Cobweb, I took the opportunity to work my way through some of Vincente Minnelli’s extensive filmography. I didn’t see them all – Minnelli made some 34 feature films and a fair few remain unavailable in the UK – but it was a spectacular ride all the same. Read a round-up of the ones I did see here.

2A Films

Together with Billy Launder, I have established 2A Films, a repertory cinema programming initiative focusing on lesser-known and lesser-seen films.

Our first event was a 35mm presentation of Simon and Laura (Muriel Box, 1955) at the Cinema Museum. This was for Scalarama 2016 and the film was introduced by Josephine Botting, Fiction Curator at the BFI.

Our next event is The Cobweb (Vincente Minnelli, 1955) at Genesis Cinema on 26th January. The film is screening from 35mm and will be introduced by Professor Peter William Evans, Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

You can book tickets here. Hope to see you there!