Films

This year we are again celebrating the place that Ealing has created in relation to our film and music industry. Ealing Studios has always defined the British Film Industry, from the first screen version of Hamlet in 1912, through the 1940s and 1950s classics and comedies, such as The LadyKillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport To Pimlico, and Kind Hearts and Coronets. Over the past 15 years, Ealing Studios has produced 5 of the top 20 highest grossing British independent films in the UK, such as St. Trinian's and The Importance of Being Earnest, and most recently the TV series Downton Abbey. Similarly, the Ealing Club has been the birthplace of many famous rock and blues bands that have gone on to produce fabulous films like Tommy or Quadrophenia.

This year we are celebrating the relationship between film and music. On Wednesday, we are screening the classic silent film Rapsodia Satanica with Mascagni’s original score - then playing alternative scores that have been composed by London College of Music composition students.

We are also joining forces on Friday with the Ealing Classic Cinema Club to screen a double bill, at UWL, of the classic romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945) and Tommy (1975) based on The Who's Rock Opera.

We also have a screening of Opera Holland Park's production of Un Ballo in Maschera - truly bringing music and film together.

We are proud to be able to screen films that demonstrate Ealing's film and music heritage as part of the Festival. Please use the main menu to access details of each specific film screening.