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Screening announcement: Do The Right Thing @ Clapham Picturehouse, Thursday 5 July, 20:45

I’m delighted to be able to announce today the confirmation of Permanent Plastic Helmet’s first ever screening event. We’re showing a 35mm print of Spike Lee’s classic Do The Right Thing at south London’s lovely Clapham Picturehouse. It takes place on what’s sure to be the hottest day of the year – Thursday 5 July 2012 – at 20:45, so you’re strongly advised to clear your diaries forthwith. You do not want to miss this one.

The reasons for this screening? Firstly, the first week of July marks PPH’s 2 ½ birthday, and we thought it was time for a celebration. Secondly, it’s a fantastic, funny, complex, thrilling film which just gets better with age and is as relevant now as it was upon its release 23 years ago. The eagle eyed among you (or anyone who’s read our ‘about’ page) will know that the blog is named after a line spoken by Samuel L Jackson in the film. It’s safe to say we’re big fans.

Keep your eyes peeled in the next couple of weeks for more exciting info about the event. We’re working on some pretty cool things. Updates will be posted both on the blog and on our Twitter page (@PPlasticHelmet).

BOOKING IS LIVE, SO PLEASE CLICK ON THIS EXTENDED HYPERLINK TO GO TO THE TICKETS PAGE. PRICES ARE £9, £8 (concessions), £7 (Picturehouse members).

Happy 65th birthday David Bowie

The thin white diamond spider from Tin Machine turns 65 today, and though he’s somewhat understandably best known for his music, I happen to think he’s quite underrated as an actor. From the title character in The Man Who Fell To Earth to Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and even, yes, Labyrinth, he’s always exhibited a compellingly alien talent in front of the camera. Here, thanks to YouTuber Bodacea1, is a handy two-part compilation of his rather excellent performance as Andy Warhol in Basquiat, Julian Schnabel’s biopic of the tragic New York artist. Enjoy:

*Not sure what happened to Part 3. Never mind!