Episode 3

Kino Quickies 03 - The Phantom Light (1935) with Neil Brand

Published on: 14th April, 2022

The third film in the Kino Quickies season, screened on April 10th 2022, was The Phantom Light from 1935.

An early film from director, Michael Powell, this is the story of spooky goings on in an isolated lighthouse off the remote Welsh coast.

Our specially invited expert guest for the post show Q&A was broadcaster, composer and silent accompanist, Neil Brand.

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Your hosts are Dom Delargy and Dr Lawrence Napper

The film is available to buy on DVD from our friends at Network Distribution.

Book tickets for any of the films in the Kino Quickies season HERE

On April 7th, our very own Lawrence Napper gave an online talk for Westminster Libraries called, Quota Quickies: the worst films ever made? If you missed it, all is not lost as it will soon be posted to YouTube. Watch this space for more details.

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Here's a very good article explaining what Quota Quickies are from the Cinema History Blog

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They don't just screen ninety year old films at the Kino - they show recent ones too!  Keep up to date with their Twitter, Instagram and website.

Twiddling the knobs for this recording was Robin Warren AKA Robin the Fog - investigate him on his website and follow him on Twitter.

We are delighted to have received support from Talking Pictures TV - the UK's best TV station.  You can find them on your television on these channels: Sky 328, Freeview 82, Freesat 306 and Virgin 445 and register for their online catch-up service, TPTV Encore

You can hear the trailer preview episode of the Kino Quickies HERE.

The next Kino Quickies screening is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936) on April 24th.  Our special guest will be writer & researcher, Jade Evans. Don’t forget to BOOK!

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Kino Quickies
Screenings of 1930s "quota quickie" films plus Q&As with expert guests at the Kino Cinema in Bermondsey, South London. Come along, watch a film, have a drink and join in the discussion. Two days later it appears as a podcast.
The Kino was unexpectedly shut down in January so season three of Kino Quickies has been postponed. We will be hosting a one-off SOLD OUT screening of "The Gaunt Stranger" at The Garden Cinema, WC2 on October 8th.
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