The Cinema Museum, London

Cinema and Poetry

Thu 29 Aug 2019 @ 19:00 · Events

The Pillow Book
Celebrating the potential of literary and avant-garde poetry to explore and refract popular or arthouse cinema, this unique event will see performances and readings by some of London’s most interesting writers followed by a screening of Peter Greenaway’s remarkable 1996 feature film The Pillow Book. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF FILM.

This event will aim to re-imagine moving image in the language arts.

I Stand Alone by The Devils coverThe event will see the launch of SJ Fowler’s I Stand Alone by The Devils and other poems on films from Broken Sleep Books, alongside readings by Yvonne Litschel, Jonathan Catherall, David Spittle and more.

The Pillow Book is a 1996 erotic drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. The film is a melding of dark modern drama with idealised Chinese and Japanese cultural themes and settings, and centres on body painting.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £8 (£5 concessions), available from Eventbrite.