The Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Road
London E2 8EA
Valentine’s Film Screenings
Saturday 16 February, 3pm and 7pm
Tickets: Single film £15 (£10 concs) / Double-screening £25. Includes a drink and bag of popcorn.
Book here: https://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/events/special-events/
This February the Geffrye Museum is screening a pair of non-traditional love stories for the modern age; exploring aging, infidelity, loss and sexual chemistry – the perfect antidote to a schmaltzy Valentine’s!
Love is Strange
3-5pm (2014, rated 15)
Directed by Ira Sachs / Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Charlie Tahan, Darren Burrows, Cheyenne Jackson
John Lithgow (The Crown, Terms of Endearment) and Alfred Molina (An Education, Chocolat) shine in Ira Sachs’ (Little Men, Keep the Lights On) tender and deeply-moving meditation on long-term relationships. After 40 years together, Ben and George can finally marry, but they are wrenched apart when George loses his job. As the couple turn to friends and family for support, Sachs and co-writer Mauricio Zacharias’ screenplay imbues the film with the humanity and subtle humour ingrained in the fullness of life. Love is Strange is a richly poignant film about commitment, love, ageing and loss – offering a reminder of the importance of genuine human connections at a time when they may seem fragile and fleeting.
Sleeping with Other People
7pm – 9pm (2015, rated 15)
Directed by Leslye Headlund. Cast: Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas
Crackling with hilarious repartee and seductive sexual chemistry, Alison Brie (GLOW, Community) and Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, Saturday Night Live) star as endearing self-saboteurs in this very modern romantic comedy. Lainey and Jake bond over their shared histories of one-night stands and infidelity, but, despite promising to keep things platonic, there is undeniable emotion within their increasing flirtations. Writer/Director Leslye Headlund’s (Bachelorette, Russian Doll) refreshingly funny and non-judgemental film captures the challenges of love and relationships in the 21st century and is the perfect antidote to Valentine’s schmaltz. With a stellar supporting cast including Adam Scott (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation) and Amanda Peet (Togetherness, A Lot Like Love).