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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BFI's Comedy Genius Season (22 October 2018 - 31 January 2019)
Oct
22
to Jan 23

BFI's Comedy Genius Season (22 October 2018 - 31 January 2019)

The BFI's Comedy Genius Season runs 22 October 2018 - 31 January 2019, see BFI website for details.

It is time to proverbially split those proverbial sides as the BFI leaves London Film Festival behind and embraces the funny side of life. The last quarter of 2018 at BFI Southbank sees the launch of their 2018 blockbuster season COMEDY GENIUS. The season launches on 23 October with none other than Jane Fonda appearing in person to celebrate the re-release of her acclaimed workplace sexism fightback comedy 9 to 5. The programme is so vast there is only space below for a few highlights from the first announced batch of screenings and events:

  • 16 NOV onwards - Extended run re-release of 9 to 5 (Colin Higgins, 1980)

  • 2 NOV onwards - Extended run re-release of Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

  • 6 NOV, 18:10 – SCREEN EPIPHANY: Felicity Kendal introduces Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) / Onstage: actor Felicity Kendal

  • 9 NOV, 18:00 – SCREENING + Q&A: Coming to America (John Landis, 1988) / Onstage: director John Landis and Costume Designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis

  • 11 NOV, 14:30 – SCREENING + INTRO: The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Blake Edwards, 1976) / Onstage: introduction by actor and author David Walliams

  • 16 NOV, 20:30 – SCREEN EPIPHANY: Joe Thomas introduces The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1998) / Onstage: actor Joe Thomas 

  • 17 NOV, 15:00 – SPECIAL EVENT: The Black Comedy Revolution

  • 22 NOV, 18:10 – SCREENING + INTRO: This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984) / Onstage: actor and comedian Morwenna Banks

  • 29 NOV, 16:00 – SPECIAL EVENT: ICO Archive Screening Day: Women In Silent Film Comedy

  • 9 DEC, 18:45- SCREENING: Open All Night (aka One Parisian Night) + intro by BFI curator Bryony Dixon

  • 14 DEC, 20:45 EVENT: Comedians Cinema Club presents Groundhog Day + live performance

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Die Hard 70mm screenings (Prince Charles
Dec
5
to Dec 27

Die Hard 70mm screenings (Prince Charles

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Prince Charles Cinema, see dates below.

The ultimate Christmas movie with mistletoe, twinkies and terrorists returns to the PCC, this time in 70mm. Playing numerous dates for the festive season:

WEDNESDAY 5 DEC 2018

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They Shall Not Grow Old + Q&A with Imperial War Museum Senior Curator Toby Haggith
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

They Shall Not Grow Old + Q&A with Imperial War Museum Senior Curator Toby Haggith

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Deptford Cinema| 17 December| 7pm

Tickets here.

A First World War centenary screening at Deptford Cinema of Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s much-discussed reinterpretation of archive footage from the period, complete with a Q&A with Imperial War Museum Senior Curator Toby Haggith, whose institution helped Jackson create the film.

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Kennington Noir presents: The Crooked Way (Cinema Musuem, 19 Dec)
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kennington Noir presents: The Crooked Way (Cinema Musuem, 19 Dec)

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The Cinema Museum, Wed 19 Dec 2018 @ 19:30

Kennington Noir Presents The Crooked Way (1949), directed by Robert Florey, and starring John Payne, Sonny Tufts and Ellen Drew. Featuring the wonderful dark and atmospheric cinematography of John Alton.

Post-WWII films were festooned with amnesiac ex-GIs finding themselves mixed up with crime. In The Crooked Way, John Payne plays memory-deficient veteran Eddie Rice, who runs foul of a mobster (Sonny Tufts) and a police inspector. Both the crooks and the cops seem to have good reason to despise Rice, and he’d like to find out why. He won’t get any help from his wife Nina (Ellen Drew), however, since she is as hostile towards Rice as everyone else. Gradually, Rice puts the pieces together and discovers that he’s far better off not remembering his former self.

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Comedians Cinema Club presents Groundhog Day + live performance (BFI 14 December)
Dec
14
8:30 PM20:30

Comedians Cinema Club presents Groundhog Day + live performance (BFI 14 December)

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BFI Friday 14 December 2018 20:30

Pretentious and self-absorbed weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) gets stuck in a time loop in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and is forced to relive the same day. Pretentious and self-absorbed weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) gets stuck in a time loop in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and is forced to relive the same day. Comedians Cinema Club create hilarious improvised versions of your favourite movies as you’ve never seen them before, with the help of the UK’s best comedians. They have no scripts, very little prep and a massive love for what they do. As they take on this cult classic expect chaos, insanity and a lot of laughter.

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All That Heaven Allows + intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large (BFI, 12 December)
Dec
12
6:10 PM18:10

All That Heaven Allows + intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large (BFI, 12 December)

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BFI Wednesday 12 December 2018 18:10

A big screen classic from the BFI, playing as part of their regular strand celebrating the great movies of yesteryear.

A middle-class widow finds her loneliness assuaged by the company of her slightly younger, slightly bohemian gardener, but her children and friends are scandalised at the thought of any romance. Sirk’s exquisitely subdued melodrama offers a scathing attack on the stultifying conformism of the American Dream; the precise visuals, the eloquent symbolism, the nuanced performances and cruel ironies pack a surprisingly powerful punch.

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Open All Night + intro by BFI curator Bryony Dixon (BFI, 9 December)
Dec
9
1:30 PM13:30

Open All Night + intro by BFI curator Bryony Dixon (BFI, 9 December)

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BFI Sunday 09 December 2018 13:30

Some superb silent cinema from the BFI, complete with a Q&A from their resident expert Bryony Dixon. This comedy of manners, set in Paris, features a dissatisfied wife (Dana) who makes the common error of equating male rough treatment with passion, while her mild-mannered husband (played with his usual aplomb by Menjou) finds his own head turned... A six-day bicycle race offers a potential change for both, and an excuse for perpetually sozzled bon vivant Igor (Raymond Griffith) to supply the comedy – as always, he steals the show.

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Comedy Couples Season (Barbican, 5- 13 December)
Dec
5
to Dec 13

Comedy Couples Season (Barbican, 5- 13 December)

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Barbican, 5-13 December

A trio of fast and funny classic comedies with some of cinema’s favourite on-screen couples. Curated in celebration of the Modern Couples exhibition that is running in the Barbican Art Gallery. Three fantastic comedy couples feature in films from France, Italy and the US. While the relationships of cinema’s most famous double acts are platonic in nature, these films show that comedy and romantic chemistry can be a perfect match.

It Happened One Night is the prototype for the classic battle of the sexes, with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in a perpetual game of one-upmanship, which continues even as they fall in love. Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni starred in 14 films together, none more fast and funny than the Oscar-winning Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. And Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi show how farce should be done in high camp treat La Cage aux Folles.

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Pin Cushion (Screen 25, 5 December)
Dec
5
7:45 PM19:45

Pin Cushion (Screen 25, 5 December)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:45 PM  10:30 PM

Harris Academy South Norwood, 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE 

A chance to see this distinctive directorial debut from British filmmaker Deborah Haywood, courtesy of Norwood film club Screen 25.

Pin Cushion is an eerie and original family drama that explores parent-child relationships through a unique perspective. Lyn and her daughter Iona move to a new town and are excited for the adventure ahead. Iona makes friends with the popular girls at school, while Lyn is learning to put herself out there and meet new people. However their relationship begins to strain and crack under the pressure of these new friendships, as they both come to realise that not all is what it may seem.

A directorial debut from British filmmaker Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion is told through fairytale imagery, eccentric fantasy, and occasional lies. This visually stunning piece is an astute commentary on the complexity of womanhood and female friendship.

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RBG: Preview + Panel Discussion (Picturehouse Central, 5 December
Dec
5
6:45 PM18:45

RBG: Preview + Panel Discussion (Picturehouse Central, 5 December

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5 December| 6.45pm| Picturehouse Central

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Features a post-screening discussion hosted by Dr Julia Wagner, a film writer and critic for Jewish Quarterly journal, with Barrister Georgina Wolfe, fellow Barrister Julian Norman who is Chair of feminist charity FiLiA and Dana Denis-Smith, Founder of the First 100 Years project.

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CLOSE-UP: director SEBASTIÁN LELIO in conversation (BFI, 28 November)
Nov
28
6:10 PM18:10

CLOSE-UP: director SEBASTIÁN LELIO in conversation (BFI, 28 November)

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BFI, 28 November 2018 6:10pm

BFI Southbank’s ongoing CLOSE-UP series, which spotlights small but significant bodies of work by contemporary filmmakers, will this month focus on Chilean filmmaker SEBASTIÁN LELIO, whose films delve deep into notions of religious faith, family, grief and what it means to love someone. The CLOSE-UP coincides with the release of Lelio’s new film Disobedience (2017), which will play on extended run from Friday 30 November. It will also feature an In Conversation event with the director on Wednesday 28 November where Lelio will offer insight into his creative process and discuss his career so far, from his early short films at the Chilean Film School to his upcoming English-language remake of his own film Gloria, which will star Julianne Moore in the title role.


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Funday: Who Framed Roger Rabbit + Q&A with animation director Richard Williams (BFI, 25 November 2018
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Funday: Who Framed Roger Rabbit + Q&A with animation director Richard Williams (BFI, 25 November 2018

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BFI Southbank Sunday 25 November 2018 12:00

Part of the BFI’s Animation 2018 Strand

It’s 1947 in Toontown near Hollywood, where cartoon characters live alongside humans. Eddie, a Private Eye, is called in by the head of the Maroon Cartoon Studios and ends up embroiled in the dangerous lives of fun-loving Roger Rabbit and his wife Jessica. This groundbreaking picture won two Oscars® for animation director Richard Williams.

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Underwire Film Festival (19-22 November)
Nov
19
to Nov 22

Underwire Film Festival (19-22 November)

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BFI Southbank 19-22 November

The UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts, Underwire Festival’s ninth edition kicks off with a selection of shorts that put women centre stage with opening night selection The Future Belongs to Us + Q&A on Friday 16 November 2018.

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UK Premiere: Animation 2018 Shorts + Q&A (BFI, 19 November)
Nov
19
2:45 PM14:45

UK Premiere: Animation 2018 Shorts + Q&A (BFI, 19 November)

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BFI Southbank, 19 November 2.45pm

Part of the BFI’s Animation 2018 Strand

Loneliness, loss, love and libido are just some of the subjects explored in these shorts commissioned through Animation 2018, the prestigious programme from the BFI and BBC Four, designed to find and support the UK’s most exciting new and emerging animators. Each film received production grants and the opportunity to be broadcast on BBC Four. Be one of the first to see these impressive new animations, and hear from some of the creatives behind them.

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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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Screen 25 presents APOSTASY (Wednesday, November 14)
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Screen 25 presents APOSTASY (Wednesday, November 14)

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November 14| 7:45 PM| Harris Academy South Norwood|

A empathetic yet heartbreaking drama, set in the closeted Jehovah’s Witnesses communities of the UK, is Screen 25’s offer this coming Wednesday 14 November. Check the Smoke Screen review here if you are looking for a reason to go, it really is a superb debut film made with an insider’s touch.

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Dir. Daniel Kokotajlo • 2018 • UK • Drama • 95 mins • Cert PG

What would you do if you had to choose between your faith and your family? Daniel Kokotajilo’s brazen and honest debut lifts the veil on life in a tight-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses, told through the eyes of a family entrenched in a crisis of faith.

Alex, Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation. Unless Ivanna and Alex can persuade her to return, they must shun her completely.

Written and directed by a former Jehovah's Witness, Apostasy provides a rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

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Scary Movies - Short Film Night at Wimbledon Film Club (13 November)
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Scary Movies - Short Film Night at Wimbledon Film Club (13 November)

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| 13 November|7.15pm Buy tickets here.

It is always good to see a new London film club pop up on the radar, and in this case, Wimbledon have one that appears to be launching strong. The Wimbledon Library Film Club is screening this coming week a collection of horror short-films including the critically acclaimed The Penny Dropped, and Scarlet Says. Several filmmakers will be in attendance.

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Doc n' Roll Festival  (1-18 November
Nov
1
to Nov 18

Doc n' Roll Festival (1-18 November

Various venues, 1-18 November
UK's music documentary festival is back. Passionate about independent film and music across all genres, Doc'n Roll provides the opportunity to watch great music documentaries as they were designed to be seen - on the big screen and at full volume. The fifth London edition will host world and UK premieres, accompanied by Q&As with directors and other key players across ten of the city's venues.

28 Premiere features + Q&As + music events across the following venues.

Barbican Cinemas: Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Picturehouse Central: 20 - 24 Shaftesbury Ave, Piccadilly, London, W1D 7DH

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club: 47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT

Ritzy Picturehouse: Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW2 1JG

Curzon Soho: 99 Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 5DY

Rio Cinema: 107 Kingsland High St, E8 2PB

Curzon Bloomsbury: Brunswick Center, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AW 

Rich Mix Cinema: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Genesis Cinema93-95 Mile End Rd, London E1 4UJ

The Castle Cinema: First Floor, 64 - 66 Brooksby's Walk, London E9 6DA

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London Korean Film Festival 2018 (1-14 November)
Nov
1
to Nov 14

London Korean Film Festival 2018 (1-14 November)

Various London venues 1-14 November

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) will run from 1- 14 November in London before taking highlights around the country with its annual UK Tour, the festival will feature an in-depth special focus entitled A Slice of Everyday Life, along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse set of strands; Cinema Now, Women's Voices, Indie Firepower, Contemporary Classics, Artists Video, Animation and Shorts. 

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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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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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Orphée re-release (BFI, to 8 November)
Oct
30
to Nov 8

Orphée re-release (BFI, to 8 November)

BFI Southbank to 8 November

Jean Cocteau’s wildly imaginative allegorical reworking of the Orpheus myth. Screening as part of the BFI’s French Fantastique season.

Encountering a mysterious princess (Casares), the poet Orphée (Marais, Cocteau’s lover and muse) is entranced, only later to realise her deathly aura... Open to endless interpretations, Cocteau’s hallucinatory meditation on mortality, creativity and passion is packed with inventive ideas and resonant images: sinister bikers from the underworld; surreal radio messages (inspired by the BBC’s coded wartime broadcasts to the Resistance); the trip through a mirror into the underworld; post-occupation Paris rendered nightmarishly unfamiliar. Critic Gilbert Adair applauded the film for being like no other (‘Oh, the magic!’), while Ray Durgnat wrote that it gripped ‘like a bondage corset’ – it’s that rich and strange.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

www.explodingcinema.org

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.00 start.

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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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