Val Guest: Expresso Bongo
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Introduced by Tim Lanza, Vice President and Archivist,
Cohen Film Collection
(Val Guest, 1959)
In Expresso Bongo, Laurence Harvey stars as a sleazy agent always on the hunt for new talent. He discovers it in a teen-filled London coffee shop going crazy for bongo-playing Burt Rudge (played by Cliff Richard, the UK’s first proper rock idol). They sign a deal, but it doesn’t take Rudge very long to discover he’s being hustled. This restoration includes a number of songs cut from previous release. (111 mins., 2K DCP)
SUN, FEB 26 SPECIAL EVENTS ESPRESSO BONGOS | 11 PM–2 PM
Hey, Daddy-O! Join us for espresso, pastries, and a bongo circle in the Wex Café. BYO bongo or borrow one from Columbus Percussion.
Restored by Cohen Film Collection at Pinewood Studios in conjunction with the British Film Institute.