Join V&A’s Community Artist in Residence, Constantine Gras, for a free screening of John Boorman’s 1969 film Leo The Last on Sunday 1st February at 10.00am at the Gate Cinema (87 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JZ).
Directed by Boorman between his Hollywood films Point Blank and Deliverance, the film fuses drama, comedy and political comment as it follows an aristocratic landlord who moves into a slum area in Notting Hill and becomes radicalised by his oppressed Afro-Caribbean residents.
In his seminal History of West London Films, Tom Vague wrote, “Marcello Mastroianni (from La Dolce Vita) stars as Leo, an alienated aristocrat who brings about a ‘firework revolution’, in which his façade house across Testerton Street (on the site of the Lancaster West Estate) is destroyed. Brinsley Forde of Aswad is the lead black kid Bip. The pub is the Bramley Arms.”
The film is an 18 certificate, and this showing is in rare 35mm print.
For free tickets please contact Constantine Gras at or 07508 996510.
This screening is supported by City Living, Local Life, the V&A, RIBA and Park Circus.