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Randy Schmidt London Book Launch

ullalume

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Hello all. . . .and hello Randy, of course.

I'm due to attend the Thu 20th London event for this and wondered who, if any, of you will be there on that day (I'd hate to be there and not know I was with "family" if you know what I mean.

Maybe we could even wear a carnation so we know who we are.

Laters

Neil
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Im going to the second night Neil, on 21st June. Earlier in the day there’s a private screening of The Karen Carpenter Story for the first time ever in a cinema, so I’ve booked the whole day off work. It promises to be quite a day all round and there are one or two people coming who were in Thousand Oaks for the anniversary event, so it’ll be lovely to see them again too :)
 

Someday

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Randy mentioned to me at the 50th that there's a showing of The Karen Carpenter Story at the BFI on 21st, but there's nothing on the website or in their catalogue. Anybody know the details? ...
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Randy mentioned to me at the 50th that there's a showing of The Karen Carpenter Story at the BFI on 21st, but there's nothing on the website or in their catalogue. Anybody know the details? ...
It's being screened at the British Film Institute in London next Friday afternoon. It's a private event (i.e. not open to the general public) so there's limited capacity. There is a group for it on Facebook, the description is as follows:

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its original broadcast, and marking Randy Schmidt's first ever visit to the UK, join us for a unique and exclusive cinema screening of The Karen Carpenter Story at the plush private screening room of the BFI (British Film Institute) in London.

This seminal movie reignited interest in the Carpenters and brought a new awareness to the public about the lives of both Karen and Richard. For all its faults, it is a hugely important movie to both Paul and Randy and, to our knowledge, has never been shown in a cinema before.

Enjoy the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCyjYJS8eXs
 

Rumbahbah

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Assuming work goes easy on me that day(!), I'll be at the Thursday launch in London.

Hadn't heard or seen any mention of the screening of the TV movie at the BFI. A shame as I'd have like to have gone to that if I'd known in advance about it. Although perhaps it is an invite-only screening?
 

ullalume

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Just a heads up. I actually work at the BFI, but if anyone is attending make sure you go to the BFI headquarters on 21 Stephen Street near Tottenham Court Road Tube station and not to the BFI Southbank near Waterloo. Every day people turn up to the Southbank by accident.

Cheers

Neil
 

Greg

Member
If anyone hears of any places left for the BFI screening please let me know - I would LOVE to see TKCS on the big screen.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Just a heads up. I actually work at the BFI, but if anyone is attending make sure you go to the BFI headquarters on 21 Stephen Street near Tottenham Court Road Tube station and not to the BFI Southbank near Waterloo. Every day people turn up to the Southbank by accident.
I'm so glad you mentioned this Neil as I thought there was only one :laugh:
 

Walkinat9

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Im going to the second night Neil, on 21st June. Earlier in the day there’s a private screening of The Karen Carpenter Story for the first time ever in a cinema, so I’ve booked the whole day off work. It promises to be quite a day all round and there are one or two people coming who were in Thousand Oaks for the anniversary event, so it’ll be lovely to see them again too :)
Hi Stephen, I'm also going on the second night, but I didn't know about the screening of the KC Story until just now. Would love to see that too in a cinema! :)
I'm not on Facebook though, but do you have any idea how to get tickets for this otherwise? (that is, IF they're still available)

Thanks!

Greg
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Hi Greg - look forward to seeing you at the book signing. Let me check with Randy on the screening availability and I’ll get back to you :)
 
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