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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arrow Video All-Nighter at the Prince Charles Cinema (28 Jul 2018)
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Arrow Video All-Nighter at the Prince Charles Cinema (28 Jul 2018)

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Prince Charles Cinema|Sat 28 Jul 2018|9.15pm

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The Arrow Video Club is returning to The Prince Charles Cinema for another all-nighter that roams through 80s schlock horror adventures and zombie hoards in DEMONS and NIGHTMARE CITY, to evading killers in stalk ‘n slash fests DOOM ASYLUM and SATAN’S BLADE. Expect a surprise film also.

Arrow Video staff will be on hand all evening for giveaways, party pranks and offering a selection of Arrow Video goodies for sale. Check out Arrow's incredible catalogue here.

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Maurice: 30th Anniversary Restoration (at BFI from 27 July)
Jul
27
to Jul 31

Maurice: 30th Anniversary Restoration (at BFI from 27 July)

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BFI| From 27 July on

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Oscar®-nominated for its costume design, this Merchant Ivory adaption of EM Forster's novel, directed by James Ivory himself, is a landmark film in the history of gay cinema. Edwardian society was still reeling from the Oscar Wilde trial, and EM Forster was acutely aware of the social pressures and sanctions surrounding same-sex relationships. Unfolding in Cambridge, London and the English countryside, the story follows repressed and bourgeois Maurice Hall (James Wilby), who’s surprised by his own passions, first for a fellow student (Hugh Grant), and later for a lowly gamekeeper (Rupert Graves).

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Science Fiction Theatre presents The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) +Talk (July 16)
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) +Talk (July 16)

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Institute of Light|16July|7pm

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To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Science Fiction Theatre  present a screening of The Curse of Frankenstein, Hammer’s first ever colour horror film, and the first of their critically acclaimed Frankenstein series. Along with a talk before the film by Dr Kathryn Harkup, author of Making the Monster, attendees get a ticket souvenir featuring a new take on the movie's poster from NIck Taylor (see above).

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The Silent Railway Special at the Cinema Museum (Sat 7 July 2018)
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

The Silent Railway Special at the Cinema Museum (Sat 7 July 2018)

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The Cinema Museum| Saturday 7 July |10am all-day

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The Kennington Bioscope film club present a day all about celebrating the romance...and risks of rail, with films the silent cinema era.

Featuring Monty Banks aboard a runaway train, the famous A Kiss in the Tunnel from 1899, Jean Arthur in The Block Signal (1926), the Lumière brothers' famous L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat (1896), and talks from film expert and historian Kevin Brownlow as he pilots The Runaway Express (1926) before conducting audiences through the making of Abel Gance's La Roue (1923). All with live music from world renowned musicians.

All day museum café & late bar / Café Jamyang will be serving dinner at 7pm. Vouchers on sale on the cinema museum site.

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Gwendoline Christie Selects – The Piano (25th anniversary restoration) at BAFTA (3 July)
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Gwendoline Christie Selects – The Piano (25th anniversary restoration) at BAFTA (3 July)

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 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 - 7:00pm

 BAFTA Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

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Actress Gwendoline Christie discusses how Jane Campion’s masterpiece The Piano, newly restored in its 25th Anniversary Year, inspired her remarkable career. The event will be hosted by film and television producer, Tanya Seghatchian.  You can read the Smoke Screen review of the new print of the The Piano, as screen by the BFI at their Woman with a Movie Camera Summit, here.

Style and screen come together as Gwendoline Christie shares her passion for The Piano with us.  Gwendoline’s unique and unforgettable roles have included Officer Hilmarson in Jane Campion’s outstanding series Top of the Lake (HBO/BBCTV), and her world-famous portrayal of Brienne in global blockbuster Game of Thrones (HBO). Gwendoline’s upcoming projects include Peter Strickland’s In Fabric, to be released later this year.

Jane Campion was the first woman to be nominated in the Director category at the 1994 BAFTA Film Awards. Her acclaimed film The Piano (1993) earned six nominations, including Original Screenplay for Campion, and brought home awards for Actress in a Leading Role, Production Design and Costume Design.  Holly Hunter stars as the mute Ada, whose personal rebellion against the strictures of a nineteenth century Antipodean settlement dangerously transgresses the norms of her remote community with disturbing consequences.

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Talkies Community Cinema presents 20 Feet from Stardom + live band (Sat 30 June 2018 )
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Talkies Community Cinema presents 20 Feet from Stardom + live band (Sat 30 June 2018 )

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Waterhouse hall theatre | June 30| 7pm

The box office sensation from acclaimed director Morgan Neville, shines a spotlight on the untold stories behind some of the greatest musical hits of the 21st century.

Joyous and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung talents who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent singing in the shadows of the stars.

Featuring Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Tata Vega with backing from Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler.

 With live music beforehand from local band ‘That Blue Patch’

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Stanley: A Man of Variety+ Timothy Spall Q&A at The Phoenix Cinema (27 June)
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Stanley: A Man of Variety+ Timothy Spall Q&A at The Phoenix Cinema (27 June)

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Wednesday 27 June at The Phoenix Cinema| 6.30pm

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Stanley, a Man of Variety is about a middle aged man who enjoys watching classic British films and TV shows from the 1960/70s.

He soon finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes he didn't commit and after many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember.

Timothy Spall plays all 15 characters in the nightmarish tale of a man stuck in prison, riddled with delusions and hallucinations.

 

 

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BONNIE AND CLYDE 1960's Cinema Event (The Prince Charles Cinema, 18 June)
Jun
18
8:30 PM20:30

BONNIE AND CLYDE 1960's Cinema Event (The Prince Charles Cinema, 18 June)

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Prince Charles Cinema| 18 June |830pm

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UCL History’s AHRC-funded Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going project presents a special, immersive 1960s cinema-going experience for a show of Bonnie & Clyde (1967). A stylish but controversial mix of romance, crime and violence (advertised as “They’re young. They’re in love. They kill people!”), this landmark film starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and influenced both sixties fashion and music.

The concept of Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going involves the cinema manager, ushers and usherettes welcoming you to your seat, then a 1968 newsreel, advertisements and cartoons, plus the chance to buy boiled sweets and shake-in-the-bag crisps before the feature.This event was created using findings from UCL’s Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s project, which – also financed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – collected memories from almost 1000 people who went to cinemas in the 1960s, a crucial decade in the history both of cinema and Britain generally.

UCL historians and a group of young actors have worked together on these recollections to develop an immersive cinema event that recreates the experience of cinema-going in the 1960s. You can read more about the project here

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Science Fiction Theatre Presents The Handmaid's Tale + Talk (Institute of Light, 18 June)
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Science Fiction Theatre Presents The Handmaid's Tale + Talk (Institute of Light, 18 June)

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Institute of Light| 18 June | 7pm

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Sci-fi afficionadoes Science Fiction Theatre are back at Hackney's Institute of Light for another screening, this time unearthing the feature film adaptation of Margaret Atwood's acclaimed dystopian novel about a dark future where women are subdued into a breeding underclass by a twisted, fascist-ruled  The Republic of Gilead (the former United States). A more recent Hulu TV adaptation starring Elisabeth Moss has been met with rave reviews and awards. This feature adaptation, dating back to 1990, hailed from director Volker Schlöndorff.

Before the film, Dr Caroline Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at BirkbeckUniversity of London, will consider the impact of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in the context of Hulu’s TV adaptation and the Trump administration.

As with all Science Fiction Theatre screenings, ticket buyers will get a small card print with a specialy-designed promotional image as a receipt, and the original poster design for the event from Freya Betts will be available to buy

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The Shortest Nights- Short Film Celebration Day (17 June)
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

The Shortest Nights- Short Film Celebration Day (17 June)

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17 JUNE 2018, 11:30 – 22:30 at The Yard, Hackney Wick.

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45 films. 6 screenings. 1 day. The Shortest Nights is an annual celebration of short film, inspired by the shortest day of the year. A series of cutting-edge programmes featuring new works from emerging British filmmakers, which are screened across one day. 

Short Sighted Cinema offer programmes of the very best emerging British talent, with everything from animation to comedy, drama to documentary – with a gritty edge and a comic tone. We take our audiences on a journey through each theme, with highs and lows that will bring you to tears, inspire you and leave you laughing with joy.

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