To celebrate the upcoming release of Owen Michael Johnson’s (Beast Wagon) graphic novel Reel Love, a collaboration between the Genesis Cinema and also the publisher Unbound will see a special one-day event, titled Reel Love: A Day of Movies About Movies take place on the 4th November. Not only will some classic films be shown, but they will be the opportunity to get hold of exclusive posters and attend comic book workshops too.
Reel Love: A Day of Movies About Movies is a one-day event screening films about the movie business: from projectors to production hell to popcorn, the day is an affectionate celebration of the art of making movies and includes Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Tim Burton’s Ed Wood and Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso.
A £15 ticket day-pass covers all the screenings and events of this special day, including to an extra bar screening of Joe Dante’s bonkers love-letter to B-movie schlock Matinee, an exclusive poster, and a very special comic book craft workshop, where you can learn how to make your ideas come to life on the page. The Genesis also offer individual tickets to each screening.
Owen Michael Johnson creator of Reel Love said, “I’m thrilled that the Genesis cinema have given me the opportunity to curate a day of films that I love which celebrate the unique medium of film. The Genesis is my favourite cinema in London, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend the day in the lobby, talking about my passion project Reel Love and the favourite movies of anyone who drops by”
“Among the movies featured is one of my personal favourites and unique to Tim Burton’s filmography, Ed Wood. In turns incredibly affecting and laugh-out-loud hilarious, with Hollywood backlot backdrops and a show-stopping performance of Dracula himself Bela Lugosi by the late, great Martin Landau, Ed Wood is a joyous biopic and a wonderful celebration of trash cinema. Ed Wood is joined by all-time classic tear-jerker Cinema Paradiso, which was a huge influence on my graphic novel of a young boy and the close relationship he develops with his village cinema.”