Tyler Mitchell Is Hosting a 24-Hour Virtual Movie Night

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Starting tomorrow evening, the live-streamed event will see the photographer’s favourite movies and videos played back to back

As the world faces unprecedented lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus – seeing countless museums, galleries and exhibitions cancel or close – those who work in the creative industries have have been finding ways to continue sharing their work from a distance (such endeavours have inpired our latest campaign, #CultureIsNotCancelled, which celebrates the necessity for culture to continue in the age of social distancing). Announced today, photographer and AnOther Magazine contributor Tyler Mitchell joins them by hosting a 24-hour live stream of his favourite films.

“We’re calling it ‘Night at the Cinema’,” Mitchell said on Instagram this afternoon of the event, which promises back-to-back viewing of the photographer’s favourite movies and videos. “Long form, short form, arthouse, mainstream. Films from friends. Films from foes,” he says. “Come join us.”  The event was originally planned as Night at the Museum, part of Mitchell’s now-closed International Centre for Photography exhibition, his first solo show in the US. The New York exhibition was a ‘remixed’ version of Mitchell’s previous solo show I Can Make You Feel Good, which premiered at Foam Amsterdam last year.

Promising some much-needed cultural relief, the event sees a mixture of cult classics, pulpy comedies, music videos and artist interviews, alongside “random internet content”. The programme includes Paris, Texas, Bad Day at Black Rock, Jaws, E.T., Minding the Gap, Coming to America, Girls Trip, and The Farewell to name a few – plus, a “chat box and more surprises”. “I plan on being loopy by the end,” Mitchell says.

Elsewhere on Instagram, the photographer will be answering followers’ questions via JW Anderson’s account. “We are huge fans and you should be too,” reads a post from the brand, which has collaborated with Mitchell on several of its seasonal campaigns. Most recently, Mitchell shot the brand’s “young and carefree” Spring/Summer 2020 campaign, which captured street-cast models on sunlit backdrops of suburban streets, bouncing on trampolines and riding oversized tricycles.

The photographer joins many creatives, publishers and institutions making cultural content available online: MUBI is offering three months of cinema for just £1; several museums and galleries have created virtual exhibitions (head here for the best April has to offer); and Another Man and Dazed are offering free digital copies of their latest issues for the first time ever. 

Night at the Cinema will take place on April 2, 2020 at 7pm EST. Follow our #CultureIsNotCancelled campaign here