Royal Observatory to screen cult films with Longitude Punk’d

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Baron von Munchausen

The Royal Observatory are to screen popular science fiction and fantasy films which have a steampunk theme to them during their Longitude Punk’d exhibition.

The films will be shown in the impressive Peter Harrison Planetarium and will be followed by a talk about the film’s themes.

The line up of three films include Luc Besson’s “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” being screened on Thursday 26th June, and Terry Gilliam’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” & “City of Lost Children” showing in the following months.

Below is the full schedule and details for each film:
 
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Set in a fictional early 20th-century, French cult classic, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, follows the fantastical adventures of an authoress as she strives to save her catatonic sister.
From acclaimed director Luc Besson, the movie will be shown in French with English subtitles.
Date:                    26 June 2014
Venue:                Peter Harrison Planetarium
Time:                   19.00 – 21.00
Admission:         £7.00
Age:                     11+
 
The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen
Directed by Monty Python star Terry Gilliam, this 1988 adventure- fantasy comedy chronicles the tall tales of the 18th century nobleman Baron Carl Friedrich von Munchausen. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster and a trip to the moon are only the beginning of the Baron’s adventures, in his bid to save a town from defeat by the Turks.
Date:                    31 July 2014
Venue:                Peter Harrison Planetarium
Time:                   19.00 – 21.30
Admission:         £7.00
Age:                     11+
 
City of Lost Children
Set in a surrealistic society, a scientist kidnaps children to steal the dreams he craves to have and prolong his life. With his brother in jeopardy, it is up to former whale hunter One (Ron Perlman of Hellboy), to rescue the children. This powerfully atmospheric  movie is directed by the creator of Amélie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The movie will be shown in French with English subtitles.
Date:                    28 August 2014
Venue:                Peter Harrison Planetarium
Time:                   19.00 – 21.30
Admission:         £7.00
Age:                     15+
 
 

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