With the Olympics in town 2012 is set to become a special summer, and for those of you who are not such a fan of sports, fear not, as Curzon Cinemas are starting with their own celebration of film culture during the Olympic summer.
The various cinemas that form the Curzon London empire will be celebrating cinema with what they call “a diverse cultural offering”. Fittingly called ‘Curzon Twelve’, the 12 films that will be shown during a six week period in July and August include no less than seven documentaries (finally somebody gets the balance between feature films and docs right!).
The seven documentary films featured in the season are:
Nostalgia for the Light – Renoir – opens 13 July
Swandown –Soho – opens 20 July / Wimbledon – 28 July
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress – Mayfair, Richmond, Wimbledon – opens 27 July
Searching For Sugar Man – Soho – opens 27 July
Eames: The Architect & The Painter – Mayfair and Richmond – opens 3 August
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – opens exclusively at Soho – 3 August / Richmond, Renoir and Wimbledon – 10 August
The Imposter – Soho, Richmond, Wimbledon – opens 24 August
Other independent films include:
Electrick Children – Soho – opens 13 July
In Your Hands – Mayfair, Renoir, Richmond, Wimbledon – opens 20 July
Sound of My Voice – Soho, Wimbledon – opens 3 August
Take This Waltz – Soho and Richmond – 17 August
Berberian Sound Studio – Soho and Renoir – opens 31 August
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (27 July) and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (10 August) will also be available on the same day on Curzon on Demand – as will some specially curated titles to celebrate cultural diversity this summer.