The year also marks Somerset House's 200th outdoor screening, and audiences can for the first time choose and enhance their seating – adding to the experience with cosy bean bags as well as novelty director's chairs.
The eclectic programme boasts major awards favourites including Marvel's Black Panther and tender romance God's Own Country, as well as older cult classics – bask in the hazy glory of Richard Linklater's charming love stories Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, the irreplaceable comedy The Princess Bride, as well as taking a trip to UK of yesteryear with Shane Meadows' This Is England.
Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in The Princess Bride
Kicking off proceedings will be the awaited UK premiere of Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar's new film Pain and Glory, premiering in Cannes, starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. Almodóvar will be presenting the film in person at the Film4 screening.
Here's the full programme of the 2019 Film4 Summer Screen series:
Thursday 8 August Opening Night UK Premiere: Pain and Glory, introduced by Pedro Almodóvar
Friday 9 August Black Panther (Audio description available)
Saturday 10 August Nicolas Cage special double bill: Wild at Heart + Mandy
Sunday 11 August The Princess Bride
Monday 12 August The Matrix (Feat. live DJ set from Will White of Propellerheads)
Tuesday 13 August God's Own Country
Wednesday 14 August This Is England
Thursday 15 August Straight Outta Compton (Audio description available)
Friday 16 August Double Bill: Before Sunrise + Before Sunset
Saturday 17 August Double Bill: Get Out + They Live
Sunday 18 August Clueless (Feat. live DJ set from Jonbenet Blonde of Sink the Pink)
Monday 19 August Reservoir Dogs
Tuesday 20 August The Piano
Wednesday 21 August Closing Night UK Premiere: Inna de Yard
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 22 May 2019 from the Somerset House website.
|What||Film4 Summer Screen 2019, Somerset House|
|Where||Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Temple (underground)|
08 Aug 19 – 21 Aug 19, TIMES VARY
|Website||Click here to book via Somerset House|