The Horse Hospital

2010 | Birds of Paradise

The Horse Hospital showcases the link between underground film and its direct and indirect inspirations from mainstream Hollywood cinema. Highlights include a mystery celebration of one of cinema’s greatest wizards, a screening of James Bidgood’s stunning oeuvre Pink Narcissus (1971) and Robert Siodmak’s trashy exotica Cobra Woman (1944) starring Jack Smith’s idol Maria Montez.


Come as your own Madness

You absolutely must come dressed as your own madness if you wish to be admitted to the Fashion in Film Festival's opening ceremony, a special film club night co-hosted exclusively for your pleasure by the brililant Ken Hollings and a pair of London legends Princess Julia and Felicity Hayward... More »

James Bidgood double bill

With introductory notes by Ryan Powell, lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London. Pink Narcissus USA 1971. Dir James Bidgood. With Bobby Kendall, Don Brooks. Costume and set design James Bidgood. c.71 min + The Ziegfeld Girl USA 1941. Dir Robert Z. Leonard. With Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, James Stewart. Costumes Adrian, sets Cedric Gibbons and Merrill Pye, choreography Busby Berkeley. c.133 min More »

Maria Montez late night tribute

Cobra Woman USA 1944. Dir Robert Siodmak. With Maria Montez, John Hall, Sabu. Costumes Vera West, sets Russel A. Gausman, Ira Webb. c.117 min A star of Universal’s Technicolor escape films in the 1940s, the Dominican-born siren Maria Montez became the centrepiece of Jack Smith’s Hollywood idolatry two decades later... More »