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A Rabbit's Foot Presents: Power of Film at the Royal Institution

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Time 09:00
Date 01/03/23
Price £35

Editor, publisher and film producer Charles Finch presents Power of Film, a symposium with celebrated artists including Ken Loach, Matthew Modine, Gwendoline Christie, and many more.

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“We are excited to welcome an extraordinary line up of filmmakers ready to share their insights and stories with an audience. I would like to thank Giorgio Armani for their passion and support of this.” – Charles Finch


A major event from the film and culture journal A RABBIT’S FOOT, the first day is composed of talks and a private screening, while the second day offers a half-day of intimate access with renowned directors, composers, and writers who are all brought

together under the same roof for the first time ever — all in association with Giorgio Armani.


Hosted by film critic Jason Solomons, Day 1 is an exclusive event that features the award-winning director Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake, Kes), actor Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Stranger Things), Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy), iconoclastic filmmaker Edgar Wright (Last Night in Soho, Shaun of the Dead). Acclaimed actress Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Wednesday) and director Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots).


Designed to empower and educate, the Day 2 masterclasses feature OBE-winning costume designer Sandy Powell (Orlando, Elizabeth II), screenwriter and playwright Sir Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, The Father), and documentarian Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me).


This unique symposium is designed to provoke discussion on the powerful ways film has influenced our culture, and by featuring these artists in unison it gives the London community and film fans the opportunity to experience new and bold ideas, empower their love for the artform, and shape both film and wider culture. Each conversation is forty-five minutes to one hour, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


A RABBIT’S FOOT: POWER OF FILM is partnered with Giorgio Armani, a fashion house that has a long and successful heritage in cinema.


General Admission Tickets Include:

● Expert discussions from some of the greatest minds in film, art and culture.

● Masterclass sessions with the chance to interact with industry leaders.

● Complimentary tea and coffee.

● A post-event screening of A REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE courtesy of Warner Bros. for those purchasing the two-day experience, alongside a copy of A RABBIT’S FOOT issue 3.


Ticketing Information:

● For the full two-day experience and copy, tickets are £60.

● For the single day access, tickets are £35 per person, with an additional £15 for access to the private Warner Bros. screening and £15 extra for a copy of Issue 3 of A Rabbit’s Foot

● 1 March (Day One): Full day event starts at 8.30am and finishes 7pm, with refreshments throughout.

● 2 March (Day Two): Half-day event starts at 8.30am and ends at 1pm.

● Tickets available to purchase HERE.


About Issue 3 of A Rabbit’s Foot:

A Rabbit’s Foot printed journal, is independently published and designed in London. Each issue is themed and launched during a film festival or award circuit, our first two pilot issues were published in 2022. This year Issue 3 (our first issues for 2023) celebrates the power of film, art and culture to inspire change. Now available at over seven-hundred points of sale in Britain and beyond, it is the only classic film journal published in the English language, offering deeply insightful interviews with influential directors like Oliver Stone, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Ken Loach, Nadine Labaki, Alice Diop, Darren Aronofsky, Edward Berger and Todd Field; as well as artists Ai Weiwei, Sir Don McCullin, and William Kentridge.


At nearly three-hundred pages, this collector’s item is filled with exclusive photography journals, rarely-before-seen posters, tickets, and memorabilia from the greatest films and artists, and long-read essays by influential culture journalists Peter Bradshaw, Natasha Fraser, Jason Solomons, Seumas Milne, and Nadia Awad. A Rabbit’s Foot have managed to build a cult film following as the only independent quarterly film and arts journal. The editorial team includes: Charles Finch – Editor, Creative Director – Fatima Khan, Deputy Editor – Chris Cotonou, Art & Production – Anna Pierce.


We also have an online platform, at ..., where all content lives and can be accessed through a subscription model.


About Charles Finch:

For over 20 years, Charles has represented and developed brands, gaining an unsurpassed knowledge, experience and reputation in retail, design and product. The company he founded, Finch + Partners, is a global leader in the field of brand advisory, incubation, investment and development. Passionate about cinema, Charles began his career as a filmmaker, writing and directing movies before going to become head of Motion Picture International at William Morris Agency, where he represented some of the world’s greatest artists. His company Standalone Pictures has deals with Paramount & Columbia Pictures. He is also renowned for defining the talent endorsement space and creating many of the largest artist and brand deals in the industry. He was a pioneer in talent brand extension and branded content creation. Within the luxury brand sector, Charles has closely worked with clients including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Loro Piana, Dior, Cartier, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Lange & Sohne, IWC, Richard Mille and others.


He serves on the Board of MUBI, the Board of Assouline Publishing and was formerly Chairman of Dean & DeLuca.




08:30 Doors open

09:00 Welcome note by Charles Finch (15min)

09:15 Matthew Modine in conversation w/ Jason Solomons

(1h 15min incl questions from the audience)

10:30 Break (30min)

11:00 Asif Kapadia in conversation w/ Akram Khan

(1h 15min incl questions from the audience)

12.15 Lunch (1h 45min)

14:00 Ken Loach in conversation w/ Jason Solomons

(1h 15min incl questions from the audience)

15:15 Break (15min)

15:30 Edgar Wright in conversation w/ Chris Cotonou

(1h 15min incl questions from the audience)

16:45 Break (15min)

17:00 Josie Rourke in conversation w/ Gwendoline Christie

(1h 15min incl questions from the audience)

18:15 Talks finish at Royal Institution


19.00 Screening at the Curzon Mayfair:

Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955, 111min)




08:30 Doors open

9:00 Welcome note and Masterclass w/ Playwright and Screenwriter

Christopher Hampton, moderated by Sara-Ella Ozbek

10:15 Break (15min)

10:30 Documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield

In conversation with Charles Finch

11:45 Masterclass w/ Costume Designer Sandy Powell OBE

Moderated by Edith Bowman

13:00 Masterclasses finish at Royal Institution

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