IWM London unveils a programme of film screenings, panel events and a live orchestral performance to run alongside the major exhibition Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies with the season beginning November 2 to 4 with The Nomad film screenings…
One hundred years on from the most iconic early example of war on the big screen – The Battle of the Somme – IWM’s major exhibition and programme of evening events explore how war and conflict have been central to some of this century’s most popular movies.
The season will begin with Real to Reel Movie Nights Presented by The Nomad from November 2 – 4. The late events offer visitors an exclusive chance to visit our major film exhibition and enjoy the unique experience of a film screening against the backdrop of IWM London’s dramatic Atrium. With a Spitfire suspended above, and other wartime artefacts in close proximity, visitors will be able to watch three iconic war movies: Atonement (November 2), Casablanca (November 3) and Full Metal Jacket (November 4).
On November 18, IWM and Somme100 FILM present The Battle of the Somme screening at The Royal Festival Hall accompanied by a live performance from the BBC Concert Orchestra. This will mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme, and offer audiences the chance to see the film accompanied by composer Laura Rossi’s acclaimed score.
Later this autumn, film buffs and budding filmmakers will be able to hear from a number of renowned producers and directors at IWM London. On November 24, the Conflict and Creative License panel event will see film industry professionals including Atonement producer Tim Bevan and Kajaki screenwriter Tom Williams discuss the appeal of war for the silver screen.
Following this on December 12 IWM presents an evening with Lord Puttnam, producer of The Killing Fields and Memphis Belle. A ‘Band of Brothers’? will see Lord Puttnam explore why camaraderie is a recurring and essential theme in successful war movies, illustrated by film clips.
At all the events based at IWM London, visitors will have the chance to explore our major exhibition Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies outside of hours. This immersive exhibition features some of the most celebrated and provocative war movies from across the decades, showing how film-makers have used war’s inherent drama to translate stories of love and loss, fear and courage, triumph and tragedy into blockbusters for the big screen.
The exhibition comprises more than 200 items, including a unique combination of film clips, costumes, props, scripts, sketches and designs, alongside original archival material and artefacts from IWM’s collections. Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies runs until January 8 2017.
Real to Reel Movie Nights Presented by The Nomad
IWM London, November 2, 3, 4
19.00 – 22:30
Ticket price: £25 (film screening, exhibition entry and a glass of fizz). Tickets can be purchased here