We are excited to present EXPRESSWAY, an evening curated by the Academicians’ Room and cult film director Nicolas Winding Refn that will take over the Keeper’s House with films, live music, and poetry.
We are excited to introduce a series of new interdisciplinary events in 2018 involving spoken word, food, music, film and much more.
The first event in the series is EXPRESSWAY, an evening of films, live music, and poetry co-curated by the Academicians’ Room and byNWR from cult film director Nicolas Winding Refn that will take over the Keeper’s House.
We will be presenting the first UK screening of the newly restored Night Tide (1961). This thriller features a young Dennis Hopper in his very first starring role, as a man who falls in love with a woman who may or may not be a real mermaid, and who is connected to some mysterious deaths.
Night Tide will be followed by a screening of Santo contra Hombres Infernales (Santo Versus the Infernal Men), which was filmed in Cuba just as the Cuban Revolution gained steam. It’s rumoured that the crew had to flee Cuba, faking the death of a crew member so that the footage could be smuggled out in a coffin.
The Academicians’ Room will play host to DJs Annabel Fraser, Ivan Smagghe and Nathan Gregory Wilkins, as well as in-conversations with journalist Jimmy McDonough and Ben Cobb from Another Man magazine.
In the Shenkman Bar and Keeper’s House you’ll find eclectic music and poetry. Acclaimed film composer Julian Winding will take over the bar, while three of the UK’s best young poets, Caleb Femi, Bridget Minamore and James Massiah, turn the restaurant into a room of words.
Tickets are available online for Friends and general admission. Patrons and Academicians’ Room members can book their free tickets by calling 0207 300 8090.
Our collaborators for the evening who have all helped to make this happen are: Mubi / Little White Lies / NTS / Spread The Word / Another Man magazine.
● Fully booked
Tuesday 6 February 2018
7 — 11pm
The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
£15. Free for Patrons and the Academicians' Room Members.