April 2, 2011

Kiss Kiss Kill Kill exhibition moves to London!

The Kiss Kiss Kill Kill exhibition of vintage spy film posters (mentioned in last August's post) has moved to a new venue! It is now in a central London location, showing alongside the most awesome Eurospy film festival you have ever (or never) heard of.

The Goethe-Institut in London and Berlin have chased down eleven bone fide sixties spy classics and subtitled them all. Along with a panel discussion, the whole package is playing at the Riverside studios in Hammersmith 2–9 May 2011.

From the Kiss Kiss Kill Kill website:  "This unique series of feature films, made at the height of the Cold War on both sides of the ‘Celluloid Curtain’, will be screened over a special ‘spy film weekend’ at Riverside Studios, London. There will be curators’ talks and a panel discussion, chaired by the BBC’s Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera. The distinguished panel includes writer and ‘spy specialist’, Phillip Knightley. Celluloid Curtain aims to shed new light on the history of the Cold War in Europe and itsdepiction in film. It will focus on the Cold War ‘spook’ as a cinematic creation of the Iron Curtain and look at the legacy of the films and politics of the period. This is a subject of great topical relevance: talk of a new Cold War, Wikileaks and ‘spy stories’ dominate ournews, bookshops and cinemas today."

You can read more about it here.