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Silver Linings Playbook (125 mins) (15)
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Coming Soon

THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UNSEEN present a tribute to Ruggero Deodato

Fri, 25th Jul 2014

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Friday 25th July GBU return with a night dedicated to legendary Italian Director "Ruggero Deodato" with two of his most iconic features.

First up:

Live like a cop,die like a man(1976)

Referenced in Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2, Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore,1976) opens with an insane motorcycle chase that was filmed in rush hour in downtown Rome with no permission from the local authorities. To top it off, this is one of the most violent and unconventional Italian style action films of its time. The credit goes to the director, Ruggero Deodato, best known for his infamous and censored film Cannibal Holocaust, and the scriptwriter Fernando Di Leo, author and director of some of the best Italian gangster films from the 70s such as Caliber 9, The Boss and The Italian Connection. Never before in film history have we seen such nihilistic and pathological behavior from protagonists, who in this film happen to be two policemen: Alfredo (Marc Porel) and Antonio (Ray Lovelock) members of an anti-crime squad who shoot down their assailants even before they have committed a crime.

view the trailer here:http://youtu.be/hLOOq1ZcrKU

Cannibal Holocaust(1980)

On the eve of the release of Eli Roths "Green Inferno" comes the original jungle shocker. Deodato was years ahead with his found footage flick which was brought up on obscenity charges in Italy and has caused problems the world over but now heralded as a classic.
A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.....shocking,brutal and savage can you survive Cannibal holocaust?

view the trailer here: http://youtu.be/LQYqgKTJmBQ

Please note: do not attend if easily offended.


Special children & family screening of BELIEVE (PG) followed by Q&A with director David Scheinmann

Sun, 27th Jul 2014

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Genesis Cinema are proud to welcome director David Scheinmann for a very special screening and Q&A of his latest film.

Set in Manchester in 1984, this sports drama stars Brian Cox as legendary manager, Sir Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to coach a team of young working class boys captained by the talented but unruly Georgie Gallagher (played by Jack Smith). The film also stars Natascha McElhone as Erica Gallagher, Anne Reid as Jean Busby and Toby Stephens as Georgie's prospective headmaster.

Sunday 27th July 12pm

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Tue, 29th Jul 2014

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Doors at 7pm. Vote at 7.30pm. Film at 8pm.

On July 29th, not only is S4 now legally able to buy alcohol (we're 18, but do look under 21, so will be asked for ID), but we're also throwing our summer party with a special screening of one of three 'filmumentaries'.

Our summer extravaganza continues with a party that highlights three seminal blockbuster feature films, in a form you'll have never seen them before.

On July 29th, not only is S4 now legally able to buy alcohol (we're 18, but do look under 21, so will be asked for ID), but we're also throwing our summer party with a special screening of one of three 'filmumentaries'.

From talented filmmaker Jamie Benning comes a series of fan-made mash-ups that combine your favourite films with making-of documentary footage. We will show either "STAR WARS BEGINS", "RAIDING THE LOST ARK" or "INSIDER JAWS". Come, vote, watch!!
filmumentary #1 STAR WARS BEGINS
(d. George Lucas/ Jamie Benning, 1977)
In a galaxy far, far away, an antsy, idealistic teen has his life turned upside down when an oppressive Empire murder his family & he sides with the Rebellion to destroy a dangerous new weapon...
Meanwhile, Jamie Benning finds out what Darth Vader sounds like with a Bristolian accent, what elephants & pylon mooring wires are *actually* the sounds of and what injury a trash compactor can really give you...

filmumentary #2 RAIDING THE LOST ARK
(d. Steven Spielberg/Jamie Benning, 1981)
In the days leading to up to World War Two, an archeology lecturer-cum-adventurer attempts to stop a fanatical Nazi collaborator from using the all-powerful Ark of the Covenant to conquer the world...
And Jamie Benning tells us what a National Socialist monkey really believes in, how to avoid the trots on an African location shoot and how a broken back & a historical homage led to one of cinema's greatest stunt...

filmumentary #3 INSIDE JAWS
(d. Steven Spielberg/Jamie Benning, 1975)
When a weary city cop takes a job as a small town police chief, he doesn't count a large shark with a larger appetite terrorising an entire community nor the grisly shark catcher that can stop it...
Similarly, Jamie Benning lets us know what a sinking mechanical shark sounds like, how many runners Robert Shaw can drink under the table, and who really broke all those white picket fences in Amity...


Thu, 14th Aug 2014

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With Edinburgh performers and international comedians as well as new comedians making their first foray into the world of stand-up. Spot the next Stewart Lee, Billy Connolly or Russell Brand all for FREE!!

At Everything is Overrated we are going to continue to be your favourite free comedy night in London by attracting professional acts as well as brilliant amateur comedians.

Half of all the money we collect goes to the wonderful TEACH charity who provide education to millions of African children and thanks to your generosity we have been able to make some good donations.

Lastly, as EIO continues to grow and attract bigger and better names we promise that we will never charge and will only make a collection at the end of the night. The more people that come the bigger and better the comedians we can attract but the price will stay the same... totally and utterly FREE!


Book your free ticket here.


Sun, 24th Aug 2014

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Genesis Cinema and Soundstage Events present this special event to mark thirty-five years since the release of one of the greatest and most terrifying science fiction films of all time.

Following a rare big screen showing of ALIEN, there'll be an exclusive interview with its BAFTA-nominated editor Terry Rawlings and associate producer Ivor Powell. The interview will provide an insight into the making of the film with these key behind the scenes figures. Both Terry and Ivor played key roles in the early career of ALIEN director Ridley Scott. Terry was the dubbing editor for Scott’s debut film, The Duellists, and he was the editor of Blade Runner. Ivor was also the associate producer of those.

Sunday August 24th 3pm / £20

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Sun, 14th Sep 2014

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Genesis Cinema and Soundstage Events present this special event to mark thirty years since the release of the second Indiana Jones film. Following a screening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, there'll be an exclusive interview with its producer, Robert Watts, and its art director, Alan J Cassie.

Robert Watts was also the associate producer of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He also worked closely with George Lucas as a producer on the original Star Wars trilogy. Robert was also the producer of the groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

As well as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Alan J Cassie was the art director on Dragonslayer; Patriot Games, also starring Harrison Ford; The Saint; The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Muppet Treasure Island.

Sunday September 14th 3pm / £20

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Sun, 5th Oct 2014

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Genesis Cinema and Soundstage Events present this special event to mark thirty-five years since the release of the classic Bond adventure.

This special screening will be followed by an exclusive interview with special effects supervisor John Richardson & producer Bill Cartlidge.

Oscar-winning special effects artist John Richardson is also know for his work on ALIENS, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, WILLOW and DIE ANOTHER DAY.

Bill Cartlidge is also known for his work on ALFIE, EDUCATING RITA, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, BORN FREE and THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

Sunday October 5th 3pm / £20

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ
Company registration number: 3196685