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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CARRIE [1976] : In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home.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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

Tickets and Details.

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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BRICK (2005) - Forever Young Film Club at Deptford Cinema  (July 18)
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

BRICK (2005) - Forever Young Film Club at Deptford Cinema (July 18)

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Deptford Cinema| Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:30 PM  

Tickets and details here.

The Forever Young Film Club are a new film collective determined to celebrate and reappraise classic coming-of-age and teen films, while also exploring lesser known gems through regular screenings and events.

High school loner Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) discovers a note leading him to a pay phone, where he receives a call from his distraught ex-girlfriend begging him for help. She mentions a "brick” before abruptly hanging up and disappearing completely. Brendan sets about obsessively investigating what happened to her, following various clues that come his way - photographs, a party invitation, a piece of paper with a cryptic sign and the word 'midnight'…

Before The Last Jedi and Looper, there was Brick, Rian Johnson’s slick, genre subverting, teen film noir. Don’t be fooled, Johnson’s debut feature is not some whimsical Bugsy Malone type spoof. It is a serious, stylised, hardboiled thriller, a sharp mind game and darkly amusing take on the isolated world of high school.

 

*Doors Open 7pm*
*Programme Start 7.30pm*
*Age Restriction over 15*

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Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Deptford Cinema Spaghetti Western Season (july 17)

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Deptford Cinema|7pm|19.30pm

Tickets and Details here

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY:  Sergio Leone's third 'Dollar' western appropriately showcased even greater style and ambition than before, with Ennio Morricone delivering another memorable score. Set against the background of the American Civil War, it completes the Leone/Clint Eastwood trilogy in epic fashion. The cast line-up now includes Eli Wallach, unforgettable as the ‘ugly’ bandido Tuco, and Van Cleef this time plays the ‘bad’ gunslinger Angel Eyes/Sentenza,with both going up against Eastwood's laconic but deadly The Man With No Name for the prize of a hoard of lost Union army gold. The film’s final shootout in a deserted cemetery is one of the greatest in any western – spaghetti or otherwise. This film frequently appears on 'greatest western of all time' lists.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark - a 70mm presentation (14 July-12 August)
Jul
14
to Aug 12

Raiders of the Lost Ark - a 70mm presentation (14 July-12 August)

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Prince Charles Cinema| 14 July- 12 August

Tickets and information here


The man with the hat is back...in 70mm. Continuing their tradition of championing celluloid in the biggest format they can handle, the legendary rep cinema The Prince Charles is bringing back Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's pulp adventure throwback hero Indiana Jones for a series of 70mm engagements.

Raider of the Lost Ark screens in 70mm:

Sat 14 Jul 2018 , 8:45pm
Wed 25 Jul 2018 , 8:45pm
Sun 12 Aug 2018 , 5:50pm

You can buy tickets for the film here, as well as for the August-October 70mm screenings of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull seems benched!).

 

 

 

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The Rape Of Recy Taylor documentary screening + Q&A (July 9th)
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Rape Of Recy Taylor documentary screening + Q&A (July 9th)

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The Regent Street Cinema| July 9| 7.30pm

Get tickets and information here.

The Rape of Recy Taylor follows the story of Mrs. Recy Taylor, who bravely spoke up after a gang rape in 1944 Alabama. Rosa Parks and legions of women fight for her justice. 

“One of the year’s most vital documentaries” – The Guardian

Post screening discussion moderated by Robin Osmani

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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

Tickets and details

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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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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GIRLHOOD (2014) - Forever Young Film Club (Deptford Cinema, 22 June)
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

GIRLHOOD (2014) - Forever Young Film Club (Deptford Cinema, 22 June)

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22 June| 7pm| Deptford Cinema

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A new film club that looks to re-evaualte the coming-of-age drama, Forever Young have director Céline Sciamma's frank, well-acted and vibrant Girlhood as their next film on June 22.

Growing up in the tough Parisian projects with an oppressive home life, 16 year old Marieme, disillusioned with school and her options for the future, is drawn into a stylish and feisty gang of young women. In their arms she finds promise of escape, reinvention and most of all, confidence and worth. However this new found empowerment is not without its challenges.

Alongside dramas Water Lilies (2007) and Tomboy (2011), the third film in director Céline Sciamma's self-proclaimed coming-of-age trilogy once again delicately dabbles with themes of identity and solidarity. Sciamma utilises her trademark of working with non-actors, not only drawing out astonishing performances from newcomers Karidja Touré and Assa Sylla, but creating a very authentic feeling depiction of electric, young female friendship.

French, with English subtitles.

 

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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

Tickets and details

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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The Blue Angel + Lola  at Close-Up Film Centre (Sunday 17 June)
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Blue Angel + Lola at Close-Up Film Centre (Sunday 17 June)

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Close-Up Film Centre |17 June|6pm

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Close-Up Film Centre pair up the classic 1930s German tragicomic film that made Marlene Dietrich an international icon in the starring role of Weimer Germany-era cabaret performer Lola, with the homage to Josef von Sternberg's film directed by RW Fassbinder. The Blue Angel is known as the first German 'talkie'.

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Hitchcock week at The Regent Street Cinema (13-18 July)
Jun
13
to Jun 18

Hitchcock week at The Regent Street Cinema (13-18 July)

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Regent Street Cinema| 13-18 July

Get ticket and information here.

To celebrate the re-releaseadn 60th birthday of Vertigo – the greatest film of all time according to Sight & Sound’s 10-year poll of 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors – The Regent Street Cinema is running a week of films from the master of suspense and perhaps Britain’s greatest ever director. Quite an eclectic choice, some acclaimed masterpieces but also some lesser-seen numbers (Jamaica Inn).

Vertigo - July 13 & 14

The Lodger - July 15

Jamaica Inn - July 15

Rebecca - July 15

Notorious - July 16

Strangers on a Train - July 16

Rear Window - July 17

 

 

The Birds - July 17

 

The Lady Vanishes - July 18

 

 

Marnie - July 18

 

Psycho - July 18

 

 

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Absolute Beginners-London Nights (Barbican Cinema, 13 June)
Jun
13
6:15 PM18:15

Absolute Beginners-London Nights (Barbican Cinema, 13 June)

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13 Jun 2018| 18:15|Barbican Cinema 2

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Screening as part of the Museum of London’s programme of events inspired by their London Nights photography exhibition is Julien Temple's adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London.

With racial tension brewing in Notting Hill, nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette (Patsy Kensit), but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time

Starring Eddie O'Connell, James Fox, Mandy Rice-Davies and even David Bowie (who, of course, wrote the title song).

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Scarface 35th Anniversary screening at the Prince Charles Cinema (9 June)
Jun
9
8:30 PM20:30

Scarface 35th Anniversary screening at the Prince Charles Cinema (9 June)

The Prince Charles Cinema, 6 June 8.45pm

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Say hello AND happy birthday to your little friend! Brian de Palma's deliriously profane, incredibly violent and frenetically paced gangster film, starring Al Pacino, returns as part of the Prince Charles's anniversary strand, which is running all year.

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

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Artists & Activists Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers (Barbican 2-3 June)
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Artists & Activists Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers (Barbican 2-3 June)

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Barbican Cinema 2-3 June

Tickets and details.

The Barbican hosts a weekend of conversation and films from feminist filmmakers in the 1970s – pioneering films that gave voice to stories and issues long silenced.

The women’s movement empowered women to step behind the camera in larger numbers. The ground-breaking directors highlighted in this series made films outside the mainstream industry, frequently through activist film cooperatives and collectives.  Their work was screened in ‘consciousness-raising’ groups, at political conventions and in other alternative venues, and was often intended to spark discussion and action on women’s issues.

These films offered alternate visions to the mainstream, introducing subjects of interest to women and reshaping how films were made in ways that continue to be influential. Through cinema vérité, animation, experimentation and autobiographical techniques – such as images from dreams and entries from diaries – a new cinematic language was forged to capture a shared experience.

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Sundance London (31 May - 3 June)
May
31
to Jun 3

Sundance London (31 May - 3 June)

Picturehouse Central, 31 May-3 June

Tickets and information here


A curated selection of films from the American Sundance Film Festival, which runs in February of each year, arrives in London for what has now become a regular fixture at Picturehouse Central. Female filmmakers dominate the line-up this year, a reflection of the conversation going on in Hollywood and beyond. Highlights include panels of female filmmakers and a screening of the hit horror film Hereditary with a Q&A with star Toni Colette.

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Dawson City Frozen Time (29 May at the David Lean Cinema)
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Dawson City Frozen Time (29 May at the David Lean Cinema)

29 May 7.30pm at The David Lean Cinema

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In 1978, a treasure trove of silent film reels was discovered in the Yukon permafrost. Director Bill Morrison's acclaimed doc weaves together the fascinating tales of Dawson City, born in the 1890s Gold Rush, the birth of the movie industry, and the wider history of the early 20th Century, showcasing images from those formerly-lost movies.

You can read more about the true story of the Dawson City find here.

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Windrush, 1948 - 2018  (Phoenix Cinema, Sunday 20 May)
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Windrush, 1948 - 2018 (Phoenix Cinema, Sunday 20 May)

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Phoenix Cinema| 20 May| 2pm

Tickes and details here

This interactive audio-visual presentation by Tony Warner of Black History Walks will examine the fight for equal rights in housing, education, employment, immigration and law since 1948. The issues covered will include the Notting Hill riots, Black women leaders, Black heroes of World War 2 and much more.

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2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm (18-31 May, Picturehouse Cinemas)
May
18
to May 28

2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm (18-31 May, Picturehouse Cinemas)

Picturehouse Cinemas| 18-31 May

Tickets and details here


With 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking and cemented his legacy as one of the most revolutionary and influential film directors of all time. Originally released in 70mm Cinerama roadshow format on April 3 1968, the film ignited the imaginations of critics and audiences alike and its impact continues to resonate to this day.

For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation, with no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits, that is showing exclusively at Picturehouse cinemas. This screening will have a 15 minute interval. 

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Cigarette Burns presents: The Legend of Hell House in 35mm with director Q&A (20th Dec at Regent St Cinema)
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cigarette Burns presents: The Legend of Hell House in 35mm with director Q&A (20th Dec at Regent St Cinema)

Regent Street Cinema.

 20th December, tickets here.

The notorious purveyor of 35mm cult delights - Cigarette Burns - returns in time for the festive season. And appropriately, a Christmas movie is in the offing...although Christmas by way of the CB means something a little different from snowmen and elfs. And so on the 20th of December, the CB will screen 70s horror flick The Legend of Hell House. 

Scripted by Richard Matheson (Twilight Zone TV show, I am Legend, aka Omega Man, aka Last Man On Earth, Stir of Echos etc) and based on his book Hell House, Legend of Hell House is directed by John Hough (Twins of Evil, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Watch in the Woods, Escape from Witch Mountain). In the words of the CB "together they managed to create one on the most striking and terrifying haunted house films of all time. 
Sure, it's not a film with knife wielding Santas, angry snowmen, or even revenge seeking trees. Yet, it tells the story of an intrepid, if slightly terrified group of "sensitives" spending the night in a haunted house, a house they first enter on the 20th December. 
The question is - when do they leave....?" 

After the film, Cigarette Burns will  welcome director John Hough in conversation with acclaimed film writer and journalist Kim Newman.

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The Final Girls present: BODY TROUBLE  (19 December, Picturehouse Central
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Final Girls present: BODY TROUBLE (19 December, Picturehouse Central

Picturehouse Central, 19th December at 6.30pm.

The Final Girls is a London-based screening series exploring the intersection between horror film and feminism, and on 19 December they have a  particularly intense double bill planned; BODY TROUBLE; a French Extremity programme, playing at Picturehouse Central.

The Final Girls pay homage to a particularly gruesome time in French film history dubbed  the "New French Extremity" period, with a double dose of body horror. First up is A l’interieur (Inside), followed by Dans ma peau (In my skin). Both films place female neuroses at their core, going to more than a few extremes while doing so.ost a panel discussion about the way the films of the New French Extremity tackled body horror, female psyschosis and the slasher tropes.

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Blue Velvet Day at the Rio Cinema (Dec 11)
Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

Blue Velvet Day at the Rio Cinema (Dec 11)

Sunday Dec 11 is Blue Velvet day at the RIO- a double bill of David Lynch's acclaimed and controversial drama, paired with a new documentary exploring the production of the film.


Blue Velvet (18)BOOK TICKETS
At 2pm
Whether as one of the all-time greats, as one of the standout films of the 1980s, as one of the best examples of American surrealism or as one of the finest of David Lynch movies, it is time to celebrate BLUE VELVET's 30th anniversary. Here's an opportunity to see, or see again, a landmark movie which has inspired countless tributes, cultural references and parodies but still remains as subversive, surreal and shocking as it did in 1986.

Blue Velvet Revisited - The Documentary (15)BOOK TICKETS

At 4.30pm
Based on hours of footage exclusively filmed and photographed on the set of the film, Peter Braatz's documentary is a stunning and evocative record of the making of an iconic cult classic. With an all-new soundtrack by veteran experimental rockers Tuxedomoon, among others, BLUE VELVET REVISITED is an unmissable and inspirational homage to movie-making.

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Culture Shock presents: Driller Killer (27 Nov)
Nov
27
9:00 PM21:00

Culture Shock presents: Driller Killer (27 Nov)

Picturehouse Central, 9pm, 27 November.

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. 

Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey… 

One of the most infamous ‘video nasties’, in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut. 

BFI Cult Programmer Michael Blyth will introduce this screening.

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 Sembene Double Bill:  Black Girl + Xala at The Phoenixes (27 Nov 2pm)
Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

Sembene Double Bill: Black Girl + Xala at The Phoenixes (27 Nov 2pm)

Sembene Double Bill:  Black Girl + Xala (15)
Sunday 27th November - 2pm


A double bill celebrating the work of African director Ousmane Sembene.

Black Girl:
A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad and takes a job as a governess for a French family. 

Xala:
 A Senegalese official discovers on his wedding night that he has been struck with a "xala," a curse of impotence.

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