London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Curzon Soho hosts "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema"
Published: Friday 18th of July 2008
After a day of London sightseeing, film fans might like to sit back and relax with a movie at the Curzon Soho Cinema.
The venue will be showing the 1997 film The Birth of a Nation tomorrow (July 19th) and the director Jonas Mekas will be making an appearance at the end to talk about his work.
A writer, filmmaker and curator, Mr Mekas has been described as "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema".
Born in Lithuania in 1922, Mr Mekas' first film was Guns of the Trees in 1962. His subsequent works include Award Presentation to Andy Warhol, Paradise Not Yet Lost and He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life. He was the founder of The Filmmakers Cooperative and has written film reviews for the countercultural magazine Village Voice since 1958.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 If you are looking for things to do in London this coming week, then why not take a trip down to Kew...
Friday 7th of June 2013 If you are looking for interesting things to do in London over the next week, then be sure not to...
Wednesday 5th of June 2013 Posted by Kevin Smith There is an abundance of things to do in London and no shortage...
Monday 3rd of June 2013 The GB Row 2013 is well underway, providing plenty of much needed entertainment and things to do in...
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Learn about the nursing legend at the Florence Nightingale Museum
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Explore Tiger Territory at London Zoo
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Witness the very best of opera and art house at the Curzon Chelsea
Thursday 30th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Have a great time at Namco Funscape
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Churchill War Rooms honours one of the 'greatest Britons'
Wednesday 29th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Relive the greatest sporting moments at Twickenham Stadium
Tuesday 28th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sail through the history behind the London Canal Museum