Kinovan London appearances, September-October 2018
Aug
26
to Oct 23

Kinovan London appearances, September-October 2018

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The KinoVan is back on the road for 2018, as part of the Courage and Communities project.

The KinoVan is a mobile cinema showing films from across London, inspired by travelling cinema vans of the 1920s.

Courage and Communities celebrates the suffrage movement across the capital. As part of the Mayor’s #behindeverygreatcity campaign and generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project involves a host of exciting London cultural organisations and a diverse programme of events.

The project commemorates The Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women the vote for the first time. London was at the forefront of the historic suffragette movement, helping to change equality, rights and citizenship for women around the world.

KinoVan at Smithfield 150, London’s Biggest Birthday Party
Sat 25 Aug 2018
London Central Markets, London EC1A 9PS

Leytonstone Street Fest
Sun 2 Sep 2018
Leytonstone Town Centre, Waltham Forest

Totally Thames launch
Mon 10 Sept 2018
Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE

Queen’s Park Day
Sun 16 Sep 2018
Queen’s Park, Kilburn NW6 6SG

Woodford Festival
Sat 6 Oct 2018
Broomhill Rd, Woodford IG8 0BG

Courage & Communities Finale
Tue 23 Oct 2018
Imperial College Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

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Christian Marclay's The Clock  at Tate Modern ( 14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019)
Sep
14
to Jan 20

Christian Marclay's The Clock at Tate Modern ( 14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019)

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Christian Marclay The Clock is at Tate Modern, 14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

The Clock by artist Christian Marclay is a 24-hour long montage of thousands of film clips that depict clocks or reference time. The film has been edited so that it is a functioning timepiece. Watch it and you will find that the time displayed on screen will be the same as on your watch or smartphone. However, The Clock is much more than your average time-teller. Here are five reasons why, courtesy of Tate Modern. The Smoke Screen caught this unique piece of film art several years ago in London and will be returning to see it once more (possibly even daring the full 24 hour experience sessions the Tate will be offering); don't miss it.

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Black History Month screenings in London (October 2018)
Oct
1
to Oct 22

Black History Month screenings in London (October 2018)

Various venues across London, see links.

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Spike Lee Mixtape Season at Deptford Cinema

October in Britain is Black History Month, and for Deptford Cinema that means a sweeping retrospective of director Spike Lee’s joints. Since his breakout first feature She's Gotta Have It back in 1986, African-American filmmaker Spike Lee has built an incredibly diverse, politically-charged, and hugely respected filmography that is famed for its pull-no-punches focus on the Black American experience in a society still infused with racism, from his early feature Do the Right Thing to the recent Cannes-winning police drama BlackKklansman. Runs 11 October - 6 November.

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The Watermelon Woman at PeckhamPlex

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman. Screens 29 October.

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Bristol Radical Film Festival 2018 presents Pressure (1976), director Horace Ove

Set in Notting Hill in the 1970s, Tony, a young British man whose family immigrated from Trinidad, reckons with the British black power movement. Through interaction with his brother’s political activity and backlash at his friendship with white peers, he comes to a powerful political realisation. 13 October 2018.

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BHM Screening: Black London: A Bigger Picture

Black History Studies presents a specially curated programme of archive footage representing Black communities in London with films from the 1950s up to the turn of the century. This programme has been compiled by London’s Screen Archives as part of the London: A Bigger Picture project. Come and see representations of the Black community from London Boroughs on film. Tue 16 October 2018

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Prince Charles Cinema's four "Horr-October" all-nighters (Several dates in October)
Oct
6
to Oct 27

Prince Charles Cinema's four "Horr-October" all-nighters (Several dates in October)

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Prince Charles Cinema throughout October, check below for links:

Amongst many, many horror-themed screenings in October, the PCC are giving you two different all-nighters to help plug those gaps in your horror flick knowledge! But will you go old school, new school, teen school, or Dario Argento school? Scroll below to see what films make up the marathons.

MODERN HORROR ALL-NIGHTER

Sat 6 Oct 2018 8:30pm (Ends at approx 08:00am)

Sat 27 Oct 2018 (Ends at approx 08:025am)

GET OUT [2017]: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

YOU'RE NEXT [2011]: The Davisons, an upper-class family, are extremely wealthy -- but also estranged. In an attempt to mend their broken family ties, Aubrey (Barbara Crampton) and Paul (Rob Moran) Davison decide to celebrate their wedding anniversary by inviting their four children and their children's significant others to their weekend estate. The celebration gets off to a rocky start, but when crossbow-wielding assailants in animal masks suddenly attack, the Davisons must pull together or die.

** MYSTERY FILM ** 

IT FOLLOWS [2014]: After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary), for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay's friends don't believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself.

THE BABADOOK [2014]: A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children's book.

A QUIET PLACE [2018] : In this “mind-blowingly tense” thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back. Hailed by critics as “sensationally gripping” and “heart-pounding” A Quiet Place is the must-see movie of the year.


CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER

Sat 6 Oct 2018 8:45pm (Ends at approx 09:10am)

Sat 27 Oct 2018 9:00pm (Ends at approx 09:15am)


FRIDAY THE 13th [1980]:
 Crystal Lake's history of murder doesn't deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people -- Jack (Kevin Bacon), Alice (Adrienne King), Bill (Harry Crosby), Marcie (Jeannine Taylor) and Ned (Mark Nelson) -- pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer. As they're slashed, shot and stabbed, the counselors struggle to stay alive against a merciless opponent.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET [1984]: In Wes Craven's classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams -- which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends' parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it's too late?

THE EXORCIST [1973]: One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

ROSEMARY'S BABY [1968]: A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth.

THE SHINING [1980]: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [1974]: When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY

Fri 26 Oct 2018 8:45pm (Ends at approx 09:00am)


20:45 - THE CRAFT [1996]: After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad.

22:50 - SCREAM [1996]: The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody...

00:55 - I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER [1997]: A year after running over a fisherman and dumping his body in the water, four friends reconvene when Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a frightening letter telling her that their crime was seen. While pursuing who he thinks is responsible for the letter, Barry (Ryan Phillippe) is run over by a man with a meat hook. The bloodletting only increases from there, as the killer with the hook continues to stalk Julie, Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.).

02:50 - URBAN LEGEND [1998]: gruesome murders that resemble old urban legends. When her friend Michelle (Natasha Gregson Wagner) is killed by someone hiding in her car, Natalie (Alicia Witt) begins to notice the pattern. Her suspicions grow stronger when her own roommate is strangled to death. Soon the quiet college campus is transformed into hunting grounds for a maniac, and Natalie struggles to find the killer and stop the bloodshed before she becomes the next victim.

04:50 - THE FACULTY [1998]: To the students at Harrington High, the principal and her posse of teachers have always been a little odd, but lately they've been behaving positively alien. Controlled by otherworldly parasites, the faculty try to infect students one by one. Cheerleader Delilah (Jordana Brewster), football player Stan (Shawn Hatosy), drug dealer Zeke (Josh Hartnett) and new girl Marybeth (Laura Harris) team up with some of their other classmates to fight back against the invaders.

06:45 - FINAL DESTINATION [2000]: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one. 

Marathon Ends at 08:24am.

DARIO ARGENTO ALL-NIGHTER

Fri 26 Oct 2018 11:30pm (Ends at approx 10am)


THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE [1970] : An American writer, Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante), is living in Rome with his girlfriend, Julia (Suzy Kendall). While visiting an art gallery, Sam witnesses an unsuccessful murder attempt by a mysterious figure. As the assailant is believed to be an infamous serial killer, Sam quickly becomes a key witness in the ongoing police investigation. After he begins searching for clues that may help him identify the killer, Sam discovers that he may be the next intended victim.

CAT O' NINE TAILS [1971] : A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.

DEEP RED [1975] : A psychic medium (Macha Méril) is brutally murdered, and musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings) feels a need to solve the case, since he was the one who discovered the body. Working with him is reporter Gianna Brezzi (Daria Nicolodi), who hopes for a big scoop by solving the case. When one of Marcus's own friends ends up murdered at the hands of the same killer, the resourceful pair realize they must work fast to uncover the murderer's identity or they might serve as the maniac's next victims.
TENEBRAE [1982] : Visiting Rome on a promotional tour for his new novel, writer Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) is pulled into a murder mystery as someone familiar with his work begins a series of killings. While the police look into the crimes, Neal investigates on his own, aided by his beautiful assistant, Anne (Daria Nicolodi), and a tenacious young local named Gianni (Christian Borromeo). As the murderer brutally dispatches of other victims, Neal gets closer to discovering the psychopath's identity.

PHENOMENA [1985] : A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

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London Film Festival 2018 (10-21 October)
Oct
10
to Oct 21

London Film Festival 2018 (10-21 October)

 The Favourite plays LFF 2018

The Favourite plays LFF 2018

London Film Festival runs 10-21 October across London.

Member priority booking opens at 10:00 on Thu 06 Sep. Public: 13 September 10am.

Printed guide are available at the BFI and online as a guide pdf (28MB).

The Opening and Closing Night Galas at Embankment Garden Cinemas are subject to ballot. Enter online before midnight on Wed 12 Sep, book online here for other tickets.


 

The Smoke Screen has taken the weekend to digest, or try to digest, the hefty 2018 London Film Festival programme, which dropped on Thursday 30 August. The 62nd edition of the festival is as jam-packed as can be expected; 225 features, 46 documentaries, four animations, 18 archive restorations and seven artists’ moving image features. The programme also includes 160 short films, and 77 countries are represented across short film and features. A Headline Gala will be presented every night at Cineworld Leicester Square. Films in Official Competition are this year presented at Vue Leicester Square, with Strand Galas presented at the 800-seat Embankment Garden Cinema, with the BFI Southbank venue and other satellte venues around London taking part as usual, including venues in north London. If you are committed, you'll need to be prepared to do some travelling to catch screenings that aren't sold out at quieter venues.

Alongside the Galas, Special Presentations and films in Competition, the Festival will again split own the programming into sections; Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Experimenta, Family and Create – which provide pathways for audiences to navigate the extensive programme. Whats new this year is that the winners in each competition strand- Official, First Feature, Short and Documentary- will be selected by hand-picked juries, and the winners will be revealed in front of a public audience on the evening of Saturday 20 October. Each winning film will be presented as a surprise screening in each category at Vue Leicester Square, preceded on stage by the presentation of the Festival’s official award, the bronze Star of London, in the presence of Artistic Director Tricia Tuttle, the President of the jury and the winning filmmaker. 

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A Spike Lee Mixtape Season at Deptford Cinema (11 October - 6 November)
Oct
11
to Nov 6

A Spike Lee Mixtape Season at Deptford Cinema (11 October - 6 November)

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Spike Lee Mixtape Season at Deptford Cinema

Runs 11 October - 6 November.

October in Britain is Black History Month, and for Deptford Cinema that means a sweeping retrospective of director Spike Lee’s joints. Since his breakout first feature She's Gotta Have It back in 1986, African-American filmmaker Spike Lee has built an incredibly diverse, politically-charged, and hugely respected filmography that is famed for its pull-no-punches focus on the Black American experience in a society still infused with racism, from his early feature Do the Right Thing to the recent Cannes-winning police drama BlackKklansman.

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London East Asian Film Festival 2018 (25 October - 4 November)
Oct
25
to Nov 4

London East Asian Film Festival 2018 (25 October - 4 November)

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LEAFF|Various venues| 25 Oct-4 Nov

The London East Asia Film Festival is back for the 3rd edition offering 11 days of an exciting and diverse programme with 60 titles from 13 countries in East and Southeast Asia. Tickets are now available for the Gala screenings.

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The Festival opens on 25th October 2018 at Vue Leicester Square with the premiere screening of 'DARK FIGURE OF CRIME'; a Korean crime thriller where a cop and serial killer meet to solve a murder together…or is one of the duo being played? Director Kim Tae-gyun and Actor Kim Yoon-seok will be in attendance.

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The closing gala film on 4th November at Vue Leicester Square will be something quite different: Eric Khoo’s Ramen Shop. Following the death of his father, Masato, a young ramen chef living in Japan, stumbles upon a box filled with memorabilia and old photos of his family leading him to the roots of where his family comes from and also the secrets of Singaporean cuisine.



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John Carpenter 4K restoration special screenings (Oct 26-31)
Oct
26
to Oct 31

John Carpenter 4K restoration special screenings (Oct 26-31)



In anticipation of select John Carpenter films getting a snazzy 4K bluray re-issue this autumn, select cinemas will be screenings the movies themselves on October 26 and 31st. Following that, the films can be bought at retailers. THE FOG will receive its restoration premiere at The London Film Festival on October 15. From October 26THEY LIVE and PRINCE OF DARKNESS will screen as a precursor to the big Halloween one-night special of THE FOG

The reissues include: THE FOG, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THEY LIVE and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, stone cold classics every one and now remastered and presented with new Matt Ferguson cover art and extra features.All four brand new 4k restorations were done using the original camera negatives, with the colour grading approved for the new restorations and UHD versions by the films' Cinematographers: Gary B Kibbe and Dean Cundey.

Check the new artwork below:

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Mark Kermode Live in 4D at the BFI with Hugh Grant (29 October)
Oct
29
8:30 PM20:30

Mark Kermode Live in 4D at the BFI with Hugh Grant (29 October)

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BFI| Monday 29 October 2018 20:30

In Mark Kermode Live in 4D, a special guest is invited to talk about a film that has a personal and lasting resonance. Mark Kermode welcomes Hugh Grant, lauded for his remarkable, career-best performance as Jeremy Thorpe MP in A Very English Scandal, and his roles in Paddington 2, Florence Foster Jenkins, and one of Mark’s favourite films Love, Actually.

Mark talks to Hugh about his work and together they introduce a screening of Hugh’s best-loved film: Blake Edwards’ classic heist comedy The Pink Panther (1963) starring David Niven, featuring Peter Sellers’ first outing as Inspector Clouseau.

Tickets £16.50, concs £13.20 (Members pay £2 less) on sale to BFI Champions Fri 28 Sep 11:30, BFI Members Fri 28 Sep 12:30 and to the public from Sat 29 Sep 11:30.




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Science Fiction Theatre presents DEMON SEED (30 October)
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents DEMON SEED (30 October)

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The Castle Cinema|30 October| 7.30pm

The Smoke Screen’s favourite science fiction film club returns before going on a two-month break.

Child psychologist Susan Harris (Julie Christie) lives with her husband, Alan (Fritz Weaver), in a home operated by a computer program. When Alan invents Proteus IV, an artificial intelligence system capable of advanced thought, his obsession with technology strains their relationship. But Susan sees the true power of her husband's invention when Proteus IV takes her hostage in her own home and reveals its ultimate desire: a child of its own, conceived in her womb and destined for domination...

“Remarkably prescient in its tackling of issues the cinema is only now catching up with, and Christie adds depth to the lady-in-peril heroine.”
-Empire

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Cine-Real presents The Hills Have Eyes (31 October)
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Cine-Real presents The Hills Have Eyes (31 October)

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Castle Cinema 31 October 7pm

On the way to California, the Carter family's car breaks down and they become stranded in the Nevada Desert in an area closed to the public. They are attacked by a group of violent savages and are forced to fight for their lives...

Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Cine Real is a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

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Kennington Bioscope presents 'Silent Guns': A Day of WWI Films (November 17)
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Kennington Bioscope presents 'Silent Guns': A Day of WWI Films (November 17)

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The Cinema Musuem, 17 November 2018|,The event is expected to run from 10.00 till 22.40.

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Kennington Bioscope presents a day of rarely seen silent films, curated in conjunction with the film historian Kevin Brownlow, made during or featuring World War One. 

Almost the whole programme is on film (35mm or 16mm). Mr Brownlow himself with curators from the Kennington Bioscope will be on hand to introduce the films. There will be appearances from leading silent film pianists in the UK, John Sweeney, Costas Fotopoulos, Cyrus Gabyrusch, Lillian Henley and Meg Morley too.

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Halloween: 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition Screening (10 October at Picturehouse Cinemas)
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Halloween: 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition Screening (10 October at Picturehouse Cinemas)

10 October at various Picturehouse Cinemas

John Carpenter’s slasher classic has a long-in-the-making direct sequel (produced by Carpenter himself) due soon in cinemas, but you can catch the 1978 original beforehand on 10 October. Screening from a digitally restored and remastered print, including a pre-recorded introduction from the director, John Carpenter.

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Female Human Animal + Q&A (9 October)
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Female Human Animal + Q&A (9 October)

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Rio Cinema| 9 October| 6.30pm

Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL is a darkly romantic psychothriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life has to offer her.

When writer Chloe Aridjis curates the Tate retrospective of the surrealist Leonora Carrington, an elusive, brooding man appears, seeming to offer more. But as she descends into a world of obsession, is she hunter or hunted?

With the Volksbuhne's Marc Hosemann, Patrick O'Kane (Game of Thrones) and Angus Wright (Peepshow), appearances from cultural figures like Juliet Jacques, Marina Warner, Adam Thirlwell, Stewart Home and Tom McCarthy, new music by Andy Cooke, Tearist, and the iconic O.M.D., Female Human Animal also pays homage to its guiding feminist spirit, the striking Leonora Carrington.


Lead actor & co-devisor Chloe Aridjis, director Josh Appignanesi, actor Juliet Jacques will appear for a Q&A chaired by psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose.


"Near-uncategorisable. It punctures the pretentiousness of the art world--

and it's a triumph." The Observer



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Exploding Cinema (6 October)
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Exploding Cinema (6 October)

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Cinema Museum| 6 October| 7pm

Exploding Cinema is London’s longest running film club. Since 1991 they have been showing independent short films in derelict car parks, squats, the back rooms of pubs, deconsecrated churches, railway arches, boats and anywhere else that isn’t a Cinema. The shows are totally open access: anyone can have their film shown as long as it’s under 20 minutes. 

For the last few years Exploding have been putting on shows at the Cinema Museum, promoting fresh new shorts and turning the venue into a psychedelic wonderland with their massive collection of old projectors painting the walls with found footage and weird super 8.

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Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.00 start.

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Shirkers + Q&A (6 October)
Oct
6
6:45 PM18:45

Shirkers + Q&A (6 October)

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ICA| 6 October| CINEMA 1


Shirkers
 was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique —or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona. More than two decades after Cardona disappeared, Tan, now a novelist in L.A., returns to the country of her youth and to the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined.
 
Directed, written and produced by Sandi Tan, Shirkers debuted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where Tan won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award. The film was produced by Jessica Levin and Maya Rudolph, co-edited by Lucas Celler and Kimberley Hassett, photographed by Iris Ng, with an original score by Ishai Adar.

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Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum presents; The Lost World, ( October 3rd)
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum presents; The Lost World, ( October 3rd)

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The Cinema Musuem Wednesday October 3rd @ 7:30pm

The veteran KB are screening a new restoration of The Lost World (1925) that is more complete than ever before. This is the fantasy monster adventure film adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name. The film stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone. It was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O’Brien, a forerunner of his work on the original King Kong (1933). Piano accompaniment is by Costas Fotopoulos.

Part one of the evening will look at Willis O’Brien’s work and focus on his next film Creation (1931).

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Anyone interested in silent film should visit the website for more info

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please request an invitation via email; kenbioscope@gmail.com


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SCALA DOUBLE BILL: SCORPIO RISING & PINK NARCISSUS + Q&A (Curzon Soho, 20 September)
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

SCALA DOUBLE BILL: SCORPIO RISING & PINK NARCISSUS + Q&A (Curzon Soho, 20 September)

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Curzon Soho, 30 September 3pm

As this year’s Scalarama screening, Curzon Enthusiasms presents a double-bill close to the heart of the original Scala, which was London’s leading LGBT+ cinema. Rediscovered in 1987, the hazy, sexually charged Pink Narcissus (1971) was a revelation for cinephile audiences.

Opulent and gaudy, dazzling in its good and bad taste, this surreal Genet-inspired film is a landmark at the juncture of the gay underground tradition and the gay porno industry. It’s paired here with Kenneth Anger’s short Scorpio Rising (1963), the influential leader of the pack for pop videos and a generation of filmmakers, including David Lynch.

Both films are amongst the ten most played titles in the history of the Scala and will be presented on celluloid. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Jane Giles, whose book Scala Cinema 1978-1993contains a complete collection of monthly programmes alongside a social history and is published this month by FAB Press.

Scorpio Rising will screen on 16mm and Pink Narcissus on 35mm film.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment

... Or, if you like to take a chance, this screening is part of National Lottery Cinema Day. On the day, you will be permitted FREE entry on the presentation of a Lotto ticket in person at the cinema (Terms & Conditions here). Subject to availability.

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The Prince Charles Cinema's Stephen King Marathon  (29 September)
Sep
29
to Sep 30

The Prince Charles Cinema's Stephen King Marathon (29 September)

The Prince Charles| Sat 29 Sep 2018 9pm

CARRIE [1976] : In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn.

THE SHINING : Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

CHRISTINE : Unpopular nerd Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car, to the alarm of his jock friend, Dennis Guilder (John Stockwell). After bully Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander) defaces Christine, the auto restores itself to perfect condition and begins killing off Buddy and his friends. Determined to stop the deaths, Dennis and Arnie's girlfriend, Leigh Cabot (Alexandra Paul), decide to destroy Christine.

MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE : After a comet causes a radiation storm on Earth, machines come to life and turn against their makers. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves against a mass of homicidal trucks. A diner cook, Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), emerges as the unlikely leader of the pack, attempting to find an escape plan for himself and the survivors, who include his boss, Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle), and a newlywed couple.

MISERY : After a serious car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who claims to be his biggest fan. Annie brings him to her remote cabin to recover, where her obsession takes a dark turn when she discovers Sheldon is killing off her favorite character from his novels. As Sheldon devises plans for escape, Annie grows increasingly controlling, even violent, as she forces the author to shape his writing to suit her twisted fantasies.

IT [2017] : Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.


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Genesis CInema Scalarama Weekender (28-29 September)
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Genesis CInema Scalarama Weekender (28-29 September)

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28 Sep - 1 October| Genesis Cinema

As part of the annual Scalarama month - a month of cult screenings celebration the ethos of the old Scala Cinema - the Genesis turn over their Screen 3 to a weekend of Scala-esque screenings programme by Kim Newman, Julia Marchese, and Edgar Wright! Check the press release below:

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As a finale to Scalarama 2018 in London, Genesis is proud to present a weekend of non-stop exploding cinema. 9 fantastic films – many of which may be new to you – in the tradition of midnight movies and the Scala’s legendary marathons, selected for you by the films fans’ film fans: Kim NewmanEdgar Wright and Julia Marchese. There’ll be a Q+A on Friday with Kim and our special guest curator from the USA, Julia.

Rather than watch these films alone at home on digital devices, at Genesis Scalarama Weekender you can watch them in the way that the film-makers intended you to experience them: in an actual cinema, in the safety of an audience of like-minded strangers rather than as part of a claustrophobic ‘social network’ online, in elegant film spaces, in a city where you’re free to move at night, to dream your own dreams and think your own thoughts.

Films include Russ Meyer’s 1965 bathykolpian breakneck Beatnik babefest, ‘Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’; Harry Kümel ‘s 1971 lesbian Gothic Euro-erotica ‘Daughters Of Darkness’; Brian De Palma’s rock horror musical comedy ‘Phantom Of The Paradise’; from the people who brought you ‘Airplane!’ Val Kilmer as an Elvis-clone turned super spy in ‘Top Secret!’; yuppie Griffin Dunne trapped in the bohemian nightmare of Rosanna Arquette’s West Village punk scene, in Scorsese’s 1985 ‘After Hours’; an Eighties paean to the faded glamour of Sixties TV dance-shows, ‘The In-Crowd‘; Terry Zwighoff’s ‘Crumb’, an uncomfortable portrait of the legendary underground comic book artist; and to round off an Autumnal Sunday evening, Max Ophüls’s sumptuous 1950 film ‘La Ronde’, in which Anton Walbrook and Simone Signoret lead a spectacular cast in a dance to the music of love and time, in ten Acts spanning every level of fin de siècle Viennese society. Because the Genesis Scalarama Weekender brings you not only the finest in killer go-go dancers, but in everything.

Please note that all the above screenings will take place in Screen 3 rather than the Bar.

Tickets are £50 for a weekend pass, £24 for the Saturday ‘Edgar Wright’s stuff’ special, or £10 / £7.50 [students / concessions] for each film.

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Face to Face with German Talent Film Weekend (Regent's Street Cinema 22-23 September)
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Face to Face with German Talent Film Weekend (Regent's Street Cinema 22-23 September)

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Tickets here.

For the first time, the Regent Street Cinema is partnering with German Films to bring you FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND from 21-23 September 2018.

The programme of five German festival favourites (including two UK premieres) is curated by The Daily Telegraph’s film critic Tim Robey and will bring you face to face with some of the hottest talent from Germany, both in front of and behind the camera. Enjoy a weekend of exciting cinematic surprises – made in Germany.

Launched in 2016, the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign shines a spotlight on the most influential individuals currently working in the German film industry and represents just some of the many dynamic ‘faces’ of German filmmaking today.

 

FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND

 

For the first time, the Regent Street Cinema is partnering with German Films to bring you FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND from 21-23 September 2018.

The programme of five German festival favourites (including two UK premieres) is curated by The Daily Telegraph’s film critic Tim Robey and will bring you face to face with some of the hottest talent from Germany, both in front of and behind the camera. Enjoy a weekend of exciting cinematic surprises – made in Germany.

Launched in 2016, the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign shines a spotlight on the most influential individuals currently working in the German film industry and represents just some of the many dynamic ‘faces’ of German filmmaking today.

Films include:

3 Days in Quiberon - September 21

24 Weeks - September 22

We Are Young. We Are Strong. - September 22

The Captain - September 23

Oh Boy - September 23

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LW Lies + MUBI: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in 3D (Rio Cinema 22 September)
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

LW Lies + MUBI: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in 3D (Rio Cinema 22 September)

Rio Cinema

22 September 1pm

MUBI and LWLies present Hitchcock’s sublime chiller, Dial M for Murder, at London’s Rio Cinema, in its newly restored 3D version. 

This screening is presented in tandem with MUBI’s Alfred Hitchcock: A Ticking Bomb Season, which offers a survey of some of the master of suspense’s slightly lesser-known later work. So once you’ve caught Dial M… on the big screen, head to MUBI to catch the a bevy of other Hitchcock thrillers in eluding Rope and Marnie.

All ticket holders will also receive a bespoke, limited edition poster print which has been created for this screening by regular LWLies collaborator, Lola Beltrán.

Alfred Hitchcock: A Ticking Bomb runs on MUBI from Sept 1

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Painfully Funny: The Films of Elaine May presented by the Badlands Collective ( 21-23 September)
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Painfully Funny: The Films of Elaine May presented by the Badlands Collective ( 21-23 September)

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Female writer-director Elaine May gets given her due courtesy of film programmers The Badlands Collective in a four-film season running in late September.

A key figure in the New Hollywood movement that emerged in the 1970s, but arguably overlooked today, Elaine May subverted the romantic comedy with A New Leaf (1971) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972), and then put Peter Falk and John Cassavetes together to explosive effect in the thriller Mikey and Nicky (1976) before helming the flop Ishtar (1987). The latter film never recovered from its toxic pre-release publicity and remains the last film she has directed. 

Believing that this director needs re-appraisal and celebration post-Ishtar, The Badlands Collective will present Elaine May's four features together at the ICA on rarely screened 35mm prints:

Friday 21 September, 6:30pm

A New Leaf

Saturday 22 September, 6:30pm

The Heartbreak Kid

Sunday 23 September, 4pm

Mikey and Nicky

Sunday 23 September, 6:30pm

Ishtar

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This Is England + Q&A with actors Thomas Turgoose and Jo Hartley and producer Mark Herbert (19 September)
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

This Is England + Q&A with actors Thomas Turgoose and Jo Hartley and producer Mark Herbert (19 September)

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BFI

Wednesday 19 September 2018 20:30

Playing as part of the BFI's Working Class Heroes season in September, this is the film that inspired three TV series and made stars of many of its actors. This Is England is a masterpiece of working-class storytelling. Set in 1983, the story belongs to 12-year-old Shaun (Turgoose), who finds a sense of belonging with a group of local skinheads. Turgoose and co-stars including Vicky McClure light up a film where great human drama is played out in greasy-spoon cafes and at rowdy house parties.

 

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Preview: Skate Kitchen (19 September)
Sep
19
6:10 PM18:10

Preview: Skate Kitchen (19 September)

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BFI| Wednesday 19 September 2018 18:10

This empathic, authentic-feeling drama was a treat to catch at Sundance London earlier in the year. Now the BFI have a mid-september preview of Crystal Moselle's (The Wolfpack) first feature: Skate Kitchen. Timid Long Island skater-girl Camille (Vinberg) befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew (the eponymous Skate Kitchen). The confident, independent girl gang help Camille come out of her shell and provide a support system when she falls out with her mother.

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Science Fiction Theatre Presents: The Truman Show (17 September)+TALK: Lights, Camera, Love
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Science Fiction Theatre Presents: The Truman Show (17 September)+TALK: Lights, Camera, Love

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Original poster design // Adam Forster

The Institute of Light|17 September 8pm

Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) has a seemingly idyllic lifestyle: a secure job, a loving family and a peaceful home. Yet, unbeknownst to him, his entire existence has been one long TV series, the people around him Hollywood actors, the town a massive studio set, and the whole show orchestrated by a visionary director (Ed Harris)…

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Tony Milligan, teaching fellow in ethics and the philosophy of religion at Kings College London, who will explore the theme that even when technology remains within our control, love stays resistant.

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 Screening of The Haunted House of Horror (1969) (Cinema Museum, 16 September)
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Screening of The Haunted House of Horror (1969) (Cinema Museum, 16 September)

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Sep 16 2018 18:00 - 19:45

The Cinema Museum

Shot in 1968 and released in 1969, The Dark, re-titled The Haunted House Of Horror(UK) and Horror House (US), went on to huge box offices grosses internationally, pre-empted the teenage slasher films by ten years and pushed the censorship boundaries further than any horror film before. Despite having been badly mutilated by front office interference, it is still rated as one of the most significant horror films of the 60’s. At the 1997 Quentin Tarantino Film Festival in Austin, Texas, Tarantino screened it from his personal collection as being one of the horror classics that had influenced him and his work.

The Haunted House Of Horror stars US pop idol Frankie Avalon, and a batch of British acting talent including Dennis Price, George Sewell and Richard O’Sullivan.

Writer/director Michael Armstrong makes a personal appearance at 8pm (separate ticket required, details here).

Doors open at 16.30, for a 17.00 start.



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British East Asians in Theatre & on Screen (BEATS) presents a special screening of Crazy Rich Asians (14 September Picturehouse Central)
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

British East Asians in Theatre & on Screen (BEATS) presents a special screening of Crazy Rich Asians (14 September Picturehouse Central)

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BEATS is a a new organisation founded by British East Asians working in Theatre and across the Screen industry, directing the spotlight and mobilising the public to generate critical en masse support to key cultural events that act as catalysts for equality and representation for British East Asians.

The first of these events will be a special community presentation of the hugely popular all-Asian cast comedy Crazy Rich Asians, adapted from the cult 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan.

14 September at 19:00 at the Picturehouse Central.

Tickets are discounted & cost *£13:50.

Email beatsorguk@gmail.com to book your tickets.

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THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (Screen 25, September 12)
Sep
12
12:30 PM12:30

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (Screen 25, September 12)

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Screen 25, 12 September 2018

Tickets

As part of the UK-wide September Scalarama celebration of cinema and Uprising: Spirit of ‘68, Screen25 brings you The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.

An intimate insight into iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement, this documentary of found footage shot by Swedish journalists is a remarkable archive of interviews with revolutionaries such as Black Panther founders Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, and activist and author Angela Davis.

Including commentary from contemporary public figures such as Questlove and Erykah Badu, The Black Power Mixtape is essential and provoking viewing for those looking for a fresh, never before seen snapshot of the period.

For those excited by this summer’s Spike Lee biographical crime thriller, BlacKkKlansman, this is a wonderfully contextualising look at the era, and will certainly be a fantastic precursor to the film.  

In partnership with Black Cultural Archives.

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Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero present Best F(r)riends Vol. 2 at the Prince Charles Cinema (10 September on)
Sep
10
to Sep 14

Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero present Best F(r)riends Vol. 2 at the Prince Charles Cinema (10 September on)

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Prince Charles Cinema

10-14 September. Tickets here.

From Monday 10th September 2018, best friends Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, stars of the 2003 cult "masterpiece" The Room, come back to the big screen together to bring the second volume of follow-up project BEST F(R)iends.

Tommy and Greg will be live on the PCC stage for every performance to answer your questions about the film and, as always, they'll be in our bar to sign autographs & take photos [as long as you pick up a bit of merch].

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The Fourth Kennington Bioscope Silent Film Weekend (8-9 September)
Sep
8
to Sep 9

The Fourth Kennington Bioscope Silent Film Weekend (8-9 September)

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Cinema Musuem 8-9 September 10am onwards

On the 8th and 9th of September the Kennington Bioscope will present its fourth Silent Film Festival at the Cinema Museum. The event is expected to run from 10.00 till 22.15 on both Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature many rare and fantastic gems from the BFI archive and the personal collection of film historian and national treasure, Kevin Brownlow. As with last year's show, almost the whole programme is on film (35mm or 16mm). Mr Brownlow himself with curators from the Kennington Bioscope will be on hand to introduce the films. The CM will have the leading silent film pianists in the UK, John Sweeney, Cyrus Gabyrusch, Lillian Henley and Meg Morley. 

This event supports the Cinema Museum and is run by volunteers.

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Gemma Arterton Selects - Fish Tank at BAFTA (7 September)
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Gemma Arterton Selects - Fish Tank at BAFTA (7 September)

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Friday 7 September 7pm BAFTA

BAFTA Selects give the opportunity for well-known screen personalities to select a BAFTA winning/nominated film or TV programme and discuss how this has inspired them.

Gemma first conquered Shakespeare at the Globe at just 21, as a newly graduated student of RADA. Her film debut in St Trinian’s swiftly followed.  A Bond girl in Quantum of Solace and lead role in David Blair’s television series Tess of the D’Urbervilles were amongst her early roles in 2008, with a BAFTA nomination in 2011.

Since then Gemma has graced block-busters, indie movies and stage musicals alike with equal aplomb. Gemma stars in Dominic Savage’s latest drama The Escape and is due to appear next as Vita Sackville-West in forthcoming historical romance ‘Vita and Virginia’.

Andrea Arnold’s second feature Fish Tank is an intense study of youth alienation and won her the BAFTA for Best British Film and the Cannes Jury Prize. Katie Jarvis gives an astonishingly powerful performance as Mia, a volatile and break-dancing obsessed teen, alongside Michael Fassbinder as her single mother’s boyfriend. 

Tickets will be available to collect from reception.

Members tickets will go on sale 08.08.2018 09.30

Public Tickets will go on sale 17.08.2018 12.30

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Edith Bowman presents Soundtracking at the BFI (6 September)
Sep
6
8:45 PM20:45

Edith Bowman presents Soundtracking at the BFI (6 September)

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BFI 6 September 8.45pm

Since its launch in August 2016, the great and good of the film and music worlds have taken part in Edith Bowman’s podcast to talk professionally and personally about their work. Directors, writers, producers, composers and music supervisors have shared inspiring stories about the relationship between what you see and what you hear on the big screen. The BFI present the first in a new regular show that brings Soundtracking live to the BFI stage, hosted of course by the formidable Edith Bowman. Booking essentia.

Tickets £16.50, concs £13.20 (Members pay £2 less)

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Shorts on Tap: SERIAL THRILLA - A Killer Selection of Short Films (September 5)
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Shorts on Tap: SERIAL THRILLA - A Killer Selection of Short Films (September 5)

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Sep 05 2018 19:00 - 23:00

93 Feet East, Brick Lane 150, E1 6QL London


 

Shorts On Tap presents: SERIAL THRILLA - A Killer Selection of Short Films on Wednesday, September 5th at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL from 7pm.

Shorts On Tap is back this September with a killer selection of shorts!
Time to unleash a programme of gripping, chilling, dark short films for our thriller-thirsty audience.
Clues, investigations, crime scenes for a nerve-wrecking night of the very best thriller production available in short format.
A journey across crime scenes, blood stains, psychopaths and other cheerful stuff.

Featuring short film screenings, Q&As with the filmmakers & live ACT ONE performances.

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Stolen Summers: The Green Ray at the Lexi Cinema (2 September)
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

Stolen Summers: The Green Ray at the Lexi Cinema (2 September)

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The Lexi

September 2 at 2pm

A chance to catch Eric Rohmer’s nuanced, authentic and very romantic character drama The Green Ray (1986). Perfect for fans of the walk-and-talk aesthetic of Richard Linklater.

Part of the Lexi's Stolen Summers film season: a celebration of the European summer holiday and the pleasure and trouble that travel invites.

From the Lexi:

Eric Rohmer’s classic The Green Ray (1986) (right) and Joanna Hogg’s assured first feature Unrelated (2007) evoke the pleasures and pains of a summer for two women on paths to self-discovery beneath the European sun. Rohmer’s Delphine is a beautiful young Parisian who has been dumped by her boyfriend and searches for new meaning in her life. Hogg’s Anna is middle-aged and struggling with her marriage, but finds herself tempted by new desires abroad. The film also offers a sharp perspective of British middle-class discontents amongst her group of friends.

Together the films are cinematic pleasures that chime with our experiences of love and loss. Delphine’s summer is nearly ruined when she finds herself alone. She explores her holiday options in France but feels increasingly isolated from family and friends. She demonstrates a great capacity for grief yet engages in earnest conversations – this gives the film a contemplative mood and encourages introspection. Anna attempts to immerse herself in a new world over the summer but she is still weighed down by her husband’s agitation back home. The nuance of Unrelated lies in its unadorned portrait of Anna’s uncertainty at this crossroads she faces. The Green Ray delivers an exceptional final encounter, which Jonathan Romney in The Observer says, “will send you out of the cinema floating”, while Unrelated achieves a deeply true to life resolve that is hopeful and tender in equal parts. 

Perfect for this long hot summer - The Green Ray and Unrelated together! A double dose of angst and maddening central female character.” Kathryn Worth (Anna, Unrelated)

Curated by Taryn Joffe of the National Film and Television School.

The double screening is priced at £8 for each film, but if tickets are purchased for both the total drops to £14.  (That's £12 for both, to Lexi members.)

Supported by the National Film and Television Schoo

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Luna Cinema presents Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in Dulwich Park (August 31)
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Luna Cinema presents Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in Dulwich Park (August 31)

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DULWICH PARK
DOORS 6:15PM/ FILM 7:45PM 2016 - 15 - 115mins

The Smoke Screen rates Martin McDonough's scabrous black comedy drama very highly indeed, and now you have the chance to catch one of the most acclaimed films of the year in the refined setting of London's Dulwich Park, courtesy of one of the country's top outdoor cinema operators. You can read about how the Luna operates here, including ticket prices, venues, and food and beverage options.

 

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THE WORK (2017) - FUNDRAISER SCREENING FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH PROVISION (Deptford Cinema 22 August)
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

THE WORK (2017) - FUNDRAISER SCREENING FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH PROVISION (Deptford Cinema 22 August)

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22 August Deptford Cinema 7pm

LOVE THEME FROM FLASHDANCE presents: THE WORK (2017).

THE WORK sees prisoners at Folsom State Prison undergo a four-day group therapy programme. Members of the public can apply to take part and the film charts the experience of those who do. It is an opportunity for all present - not just the inmates - to work through issues of depression, grief, fatherhood and addiction. Deptford Cinema are joined by Richie Brave, Lewisham-born writer & speaker, who will be leading a discussion on the film and its intersections with masculinity in the UK.

THE WORK is the second in a series of events in which all proceeds from the screening and poster sales go to a charity relevant to the film—in this case, SOMERVILLE YOUTH PROVISION. They provide a range of activities for young people in Lewisham. Their aim is to stimulate and challenge young people, steering them away from crime and anti-social behaviour by giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, build friendships, overcome barriers and gain new experiences.

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BlacKkKlansman Plus Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee (Monday 20 August)
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

BlacKkKlansman Plus Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee (Monday 20 August)

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Picturehouse Cinemas| August 20|6.30pm

Tickets and details

BlacKkKlansman special screening + Live satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Teaming up with seasoned colleague Flip Zimmerman (Driver), the young detective goes undercover to take down the extremist hate group from the inside.

 

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Film 4 Somerset House Summer Screen (9-22 August)
Aug
9
to Aug 22

Film 4 Somerset House Summer Screen (9-22 August)

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Though the cobblestones of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court can kill your backside, there is no doubt that Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is one of the capital's premiere outdoor film events. 

The season returns this August for 14 nights of the expected classic, cult and contemporary cinema mix, with extras provided by Bryn Williams' picnic hampers  plus a range of food to buy on site from vendors, and there's a fully-licensed bar and coffee point. There are  back-rests and blankets and even a very limited number of seated tickets for those who can't rough it.

What spices up the film programme though are the double-bill nights and red carpet premieres. In particular the Smoke Screen can recommend THE WIFE, the opening night premiere, for its superb Glenn Close central performance as a wife who has to confront her internalised submission to her husband's desire for a famous literary career which has in fact been built on her support and sacrifice. If you want to see acting greats like Close and co-star Jonathan Pryce tear chunks off each other in a timely story about wives and the patriarchy, this is for you. Closing the season is heist thriller AMERICAN ANIMALS, based on the true story of four students who mistake their lives for a movie and attempt to pull of one of the most audacious art-thefts in recent US history. It hails from the BAFTA-winning director Bart Layton, who will introduce the premiere.

The Somerset House E-newsletter Subscribers Pre-Sale is open from 10.00 today Wed 16 May. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 18 May at 10.00.

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Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (9-19 August)
Aug
9
to Aug 19

Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (9-19 August)

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Secret Cinema| 9-19 August

Tickets and details here. Available from Friday May 18th 12pm (BST)


Seemingly not content with letting Backyard Cinema play Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet in an immersive event cinema setting, Secret Cinema are getting in on the action too with this just-announced limited run. Promised is an outdoor, summer festival-type experience taking place (once more) in a secret location, transformed for a limited time into the colourful world of Verona Beach from the movie.
You can get early access to ticket sales from Tuesday 15th May at 12pm (BST), 72 hours before everyone else if you are on the Secret Cinema mailing list. Tickets start from £49 (+ booking fees).

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HEATHERS - 30th Anniversary Re-Release Screenings (August at the Prince Charles)
Aug
9
to Aug 16

HEATHERS - 30th Anniversary Re-Release Screenings (August at the Prince Charles)

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August 9-16 at the Prince Charles Cinema

(On Thursday 9th August special post-film Q&A with Lisanne Falk [aka Heather McNamara] and Director Michael Lehmann)

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.

Veronica is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls’ cruel behaviour. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique’s new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty).

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