Bergman at The Everyman

By 1959 Ingmar Bergman had become the most popular arthouse director in London with no fewerthan ten films screening across the capital. The appeal of this remarkably prolific Swedish filmmaker,whose international reputation was forged at the festivals of Cannes and Venice, rested on hisdistinctive directorial style and the tackling of fundamental themes of love, death […]

‘Something worthwhile’: Peter Howden at the Everyman in the 1980s and 1990s

Margaret O’Brien posted December 2021 This blog is based on a most enjoyable conversation with Peter Howden in the bar of the National Film Theatre (now called BFI South Bank), in November 2021. We talked about his time as manager and programmer of the Everyman, a position which lasted from 1981 to 1998.  I first […]

Julia Holland’s Memories

Everyman memories, posted by Julia Holland, September 2021 Growing up in Belsize Park and Highgate in the late 60’s and 70’s the Everymanwas a part of our life. My parents were divorced and the Everyman was where Iwent with my Dad. I have the dubious distinction to have seen every Orson Wellesfilm – his particular […]

Mark Long’s Memories of The Everyman Cinema Hampstead

Everyman memories, posted by Mark Long, September 2021 Film of all the art forms has most probably been the greatest influence on me as an ‘artist’. This can be largely attributed to the Everyman. The whole concept of impressionistic narrative and visual poetry became available to me at a very young age. A young teenager […]

‘Good films and good fun’: Children at the Everyman in the 1930s

Margaret O’Brien posted August 2021 Going to the pictures In the 1930s, when cinema was central to everyday life, meant first run Hollywood or British films at one of the big circuit cinemas like Odeon, ABC, or Gaumont, or maybe a visit to a local independent which showed second run or older films. The Everyman […]