Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House: About Time to get world premiere
Story by Jack Foley
ABOUT Time, the new romantic comedy from Richard Curtis starring Rachel McAdams, will have its world premiere at the Film4 Summer Screen programme at Somerset House on August 8.
The film revolves around time travel and follows a young man (played by Domhnall Gleeson) as he tries to change his past to have a better future.
In addition to the world premiere event, the 2013 Summer Screen season will also see the UK premieres of Steve Carell’s coming of age film The Way Way Back and Paul Rudd’s Prince Avalanche.
Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Way Way Back received its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Festival and tells the story of 14-year-old Duncan’s summer vacation with his mother, Pam, her overbearing boyfriend, Trent, and Trent’s daughter, Steph. It co-stars Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb and Sam Rockwell.
Prince Avalanche, meanwhile, is an American remake of the Icelandic film Either Way and follows an odd couple of sorts, Alvin (played by Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), as they leave the city to spend the summer in solitude re-painting traffic lines down the centre of a country highway ravaged by wildfire.
The 14-date Summer Screen programme also includes screenings of classic films Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood as well as double bills of Predator and Gremlins 2: The New Batch and Badlands and Raising Arizona.
The Film4 Summer Screen runs from August 8 to August 21.
The full line-up is as follows:
August 8 – About Time (world premiere)
August 9 – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
August 10 – Mean Girls/Carrie/The Loved Ones
August 11 – The Untouchables
August 12 – Guys and Dolls
August 13 – The Way Way Back (UK premiere)
August 14 – Kes
August 15 – Throne of Blood
August 16 – Predator/Gremlins 2: The New Batch
August 17 – Badlands/Raising Arizona
August 18 – Crazy Stupid Love
August 19 – The Red Shows
August 20 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
August 21 – Prince Avalanche