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Screen 25 presents The Square + Q&A with art gallery owner (May 23)
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Screen 25 presents The Square + Q&A with art gallery owner (May 23)

Screen 25| 23 May 7.30pm

Tickets and information here


Another chance to see Ruben Ostland's biting satire on the art world and middle-class attitudes at the friendly neighbourhood Norwood-based Screen 25 film club. With a Q&A from a Croydon gallery owner about the realities of running a contemporary art venue!

Details:

Dir. Ruben Östlund • 2017 • Sweden • Comedy • 151 mins • Cert 15

Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund returns with The Square, a knife-sharp comedy satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this film will have you in stitches at the absurdity of the modern art world.

Christian (Claes Bang) is a divorced but devoted father of two, and the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He's gearing up to launch their next exhibition, ‘The Square’, a daring installation examining selflessness and our duty to help others.

However, Christian's own views on social responsibility are put to the test when he becomes the victim of a scam, forcing him to question the world around him and his place within it. Meanwhile, a shocking viral stunt cooked up by the museum's PR agency is met with public outcry, sending Christian – and the museum – into an existential crisis.

With pitch-perfect performances, inventive set pieces and a cutting deadpan wit, The Square is a hilarious, unique and often surreal look at idealism, hypocrisy and cynicism in the modern world.

Join us after the film for a discussion with Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison, owner of Croydon's RISE Gallery, about the realities of opening and running a contemporary art gallery.

 

 

 

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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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Talkies Cinema presents WHO AM I? (30 Nov)
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Talkies Cinema presents WHO AM I? (30 Nov)

WED 30 NOV 7.30

THE FOX, Palmers Green on Wednesday 30 November 2016
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £5.00*

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An evening of short films celebrating upcoming film talent and featuring the Premiere of local writer/director Artemis Seeker-Rigas' film ANOTHER MAN. 

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 Stanley's Film Club - Kate Plays Christine (30 November)
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Stanley's Film Club - Kate Plays Christine (30 November)

30 November. Stanley Halls 6pm

Tickets: £8 / £6 members

Timings: Doors 7pm / Film 8pm

Stanley’s Film Club is a part-time cinema in the heart of South Norwood that screens a diverse range of independent films,  new releases, cult classics, documentaries and short films, now screening weekly at the gorgeous Stanley Halls. Find out more at www.stanleysfilmclub.com

On 30 November the club will be screening a film that comes highly recommended buy the Smoke Screen: Kate Plays Christine (see the review here.) This leftfield "documentary" follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil preparing to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974. Filmmaker Robert Greene takes a very particular approach to nonfiction storytelling with this subject however, using Kate Lyn Sheil as a conduit to understanding the impossibly complex issues relating to how actors approach filming the life of someone who took their own, and how we as a society continue to probe the dead for entertainment material long after they are gone. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0PafiJERYc&noredirect=1

 

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Science Fiction Theatre presents: WESTWORLD (1978)
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Science Fiction Theatre presents: WESTWORLD (1978)

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 28th November // 8pm

On Monday 28th November The Science Fiction Theatre screening Westworld, the 1973 thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton: perfect for fans of the new hit HBO based on the same source material.

After paying a sizable entrance fee, businessman Blane (James Brolin) and lawyer Martin (Richard Benjamin) take a dream holiday to the newly opened technological paradise Westworld, a futuristic theme park offering its visitors all the thrills, but none of the dangers, of the old Wild West, which is recreated by supposedly harmless robots. However, when one of the computerized gunslingers (Yul Brynner) malfunctions, the two city slickers find themselves in a battle for their lives…

Tickets are £3.50 in advance (BUY).

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Science Fiction Theatre presents: The Mist (31 Oct 7pm)
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents: The Mist (31 Oct 7pm)

The good folks at the Science Fiction Theatre film club have a Halloween screening planned of Frank Darabont's 2007 adaptation of Stephen King's chilling, claustrophobic scifi horror novella THE MIST.

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 31st October | film 8pm

Tickets.

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Sydenham Film Club Halloween Double Bill: ED WOOD+ SURPRISE FILm (27 Oct 7pm)
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Sydenham Film Club Halloween Double Bill: ED WOOD+ SURPRISE FILm (27 Oct 7pm)

Thursday 27th Oct 7pm

Ticket prices: £7 for both films/£5 for one film, on the door and, as always, FREE to SFC members*

October is traditionally Halloween month for the Sydenham Film Club and this year they have a special event to celebrate it: a DOUBLE BILL featuring Tim Burton's acclaimed leftfiled biopic of the worst director in Hollywood history: ED WOOD!

"Ed Wood" is the outrageously true story of a man with a vision…who was unfortunately deemed the worst director in Hollywood history!
Tim Burton directs this (fittingly) creepy, but mainly bittersweet and totally eccentric life and work of Edward Davis Wood Jr. (1924-1978), the man responsible for some of the weirdest (and, let’s face it, BAD) films Cinema has ever seen, yet which have gradually won a massive cult status amongst film buffs. Johnny Depp is simply delightful as the eccentric title character, joined by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette and veteran Martin Landau, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as the elderly horror film star, Bela Lugosi, who developed a heart-warming (and kinda weird…) friendship with Ed, featuring in some of his films as well. The film won a second Oscar for Make-Up and is hailed as one of Burton’s very best films and of Depp’s finest performances.

The screening of “Ed Wood” will be followed by a surprise film, a very…relevant one to Tim Burton’s little gem! (Easy guesses? We shall see!).



 

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Talkies Community Cinema presents Shakespeare on Screen: Throne of Blood + intro
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Talkies Community Cinema presents Shakespeare on Screen: Throne of Blood + intro

The Dugdale Centre -Thursday 6 October

Akira Kurosawa's 'Macbeth'-inspired masterpiece sees Toshirô Mifune's war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, work to fulfil a prophecy to become lord of Spider's Web Castle. Presented by not-for-profit volunteer-led touring cinema The Talkies- bringing communities together through film events. 

Introduced by NICK SCUDAMORE – BFI Shakespeare on Film expert

 

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MATINEE: An Arrow Video Club presentation at The Prince Charles (29 September)
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

MATINEE: An Arrow Video Club presentation at The Prince Charles (29 September)

The Prince Charles Cinema  and Arrow Video have announced a new partnership deal to bring the Arrow Video Club to life, the aim is to create a regular film club showcasing films which are handpicked from the Arrow catalogue by members of the Arrow team.
First up is a September 29th screening of Joe Dante’s MATINEE. The Arrow Video team will be down on the evening with some goodie bag spot giveaways and a pop-up stall to buy some of their latest releases across both their Arrow Video and Arrow Academy ranges.

HALF MAN… HALF ANT… ALL TERROR!
So says the advertising campaign for Mant!, the latest low-budget schlock-horror classic from cigar-chomping producer Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski), who more than makes up for his films' lack of production values by festooning them with gimmicks that would turn even William Castle (The Tingler) green with envy.

But the most potent gimmick of all is accidental: Woolsey schedules a sneak preview of Mant! in Key West, Florida, in October 1962, unaware that the Cuban missile crisis is about to flare up.  Will the threat of genuine nuclear war distract the locals from the movie, or will they find it doubly terrifying? 

Directed by the legendary Joe Dante (The ’Burbs), this delightful film isn’t just an affectionate love-letter to the sci-fi and horror films that he grew up with in the 1950s and 60s, it’s also a witty and intelligent exploration of the way that the most successful genre films worked by preying on the very real fears of their audiences about everything from Soviet satellite launches to atomic mutation. 

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Science Fiction Theatre presents: Gattaca (26 September)
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents: Gattaca (26 September)

Science Fiction Theatre is back at The Victoria on Monday 26th September with another science fact and fiction combo, the main event being a screening of Andrew Niccol’s 1997 masterpiece Gattaca:

Vincent (Ethan Hawke) dreams of becoming a space pilot, but in the world in which he lives only those people with prime genetic material can attain the top jobs. Determined to succeed, he makes a deal with the genetically-perfect Jerome (Jude Law) which will provide him with fresh daily samples of Jerome's urine, skin and hair, thus allowing him to fake his identity and find a place on the Gattaca space program. The plan starts off working perfectly, but when one of the company's directors is murdered and Vincent becomes the main suspect, it can only be a matter of time before his secret is revealed...

The film will be preceded by a talk from Sarah Norcross, Director of the charity Progress Educational Trust (www.progress.org.uk), who will discuss the scientific limits of genetic modification in humans and ask what limits society should place on the use of these technologies.

Tickets  £3.50 in advance (BUY BUY BUY) or £5 on the door.

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Filmbox Double Bill Nights begin on September 8 with Mustang + The Revenant
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Filmbox Double Bill Nights begin on September 8 with Mustang + The Revenant

Filmbox is a fortnightly Community Cinema club based at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Beckenham - and its cinema programme shows 'catch-ups', classics and World cinema at affordable prices. This September sees the Filmbox starting a run of fortnightly double bill nights, and first up on September 8 are two excellent recent releases: the acclaimed Turkish coming-of-age drama Mustang (reviewed here by Smoke Screen) and Best Director Oscar winner The Revenant (also reviewed here).

Filmbox is a ‘not-for-profit’ self-funded venture, independently co-run by staff, parent and 6th form student volunteers from Langley Park School for Boys in their spare time, together with ex-students and local residents in the London Borough of Bromley, SE London.

FILMBOX Community Cinema, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BP

See website for Membership scheme details - http://langleyfilmbox.com/ 

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Stanley's Film Club Presents: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (7 September)
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Stanley's Film Club Presents: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (7 September)

Stanley's Halls, Wed 7 Sep 2016,  7:30PM - 10:30PM

Tickets are now on sale for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - a terrifying tale of sibling rivalry screening at the gorgeous old Stanley Halls.

Joan “Baby Jane” is a child star whose career has faded while her sister Blanche became a cinematic icon. After a terrible accident, now in old age, both sisters live in a crumbling Hollywood mansion. This nerve-rattling 1962 psychological thriller stars arch-rivals Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

Enter the code "DADDY" to get £2 off when you book online.

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Badlands Collective presents: Albert Brooks's MODERN ROMANCE (11 August)
Aug
11
8:30 PM20:30

Badlands Collective presents: Albert Brooks's MODERN ROMANCE (11 August)

35mm screening, Prince Charles Cinema
11 August 2016, 8.45pm

Playing as part of the Prince Charles's Cinema's curated 35mm celluloid celebration season CHECK THE GATE, Modern Romance is presented by The Badlands Collective. 

While Albert Brooks is well-known as a comedian and actor, his work as a director is arguably overlooked. But between 1979 and 1991, Brooks made four acclaimed comedies in cinema, and 1981’s Modern Romance is one of them.

Robert Cole, a film editor, is constantly breaking up with and reconciling with long-suffering girl friend Mary Harvard, who works at a bank. He is irrationally jealous and self-centered, while Mary has been too willing to let him get away with his disruptive antics. Can they learn to live with each other? Can they learn to live without each other? The movie also provides insight into film editing as Robert and co-worker Jay work on their current project, a cheesy sci-fi movie.

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T A P E presents London Calling short film night (Tuesday 26th July)
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

T A P E presents London Calling short film night (Tuesday 26th July)

T A P E presents London Calling

Date: Tuesday 26th July 2016

Place: Cafe Del Marsh, 44 Lower Marsh, SE1 7RG

T A P E is back with a programme of short films for the summer, all of which were produced through the London Calling scheme by Film London.

These 6 diverse and cutting-edge shorts have been nominated for BAFTA & Sundance accolades, and premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.

Entry is free but donations on the night are appreciated 

 

7PM: Drinks & entry to outside screening area

8PM: Short films begin

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/215622888833383/

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Stanley's FIlm Club Presents THE SURVIVALIST + Q&A
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

Stanley's FIlm Club Presents THE SURVIVALIST + Q&A

The gorgeous old halls that host Stanley's Film Club play host to a Q&A screening of acclaimed indie drama The Survivalist on 6 July in the evening.

Details:

Tickets:

Jul 06 2016 19:00 to Jul 06 2016 22:30

Stanley Halls-12 South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB London

What would you do if every stranger posed a threat to your very existence? Stephen Fingleton’s BAFTA-nominated directorial debut The Survivalist (2015; cert. 18) is a gripping thriller set in a bleak but beautiful post-apocalyptic world. In a time of starvation where the only option is kill or be killed, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in a forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds himself torn between suspicion and temptation.

With its unsettling raw soundtrack, stunning visuals and exceptional performances, this is a masterpiece by a true emerging talent.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Stephen Fingleton.

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Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: DUKEFEST THE THIRD (26-29 June)
Jun
26
to Jun 29

Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: DUKEFEST THE THIRD (26-29 June)

The Duke Mitchell Film Club, the purveyors of ridiculous and rare cinema treats, preferably shown from celluloid or even VHS if possible, are back for their 3rd multi-day festival. Treats include a VHS found footage night, a homemade Satanic cult video warning special, and doc 20 Years of Madness, which explores what happened when the founder of a bizarre mid-90s Public Access TV show in Detroit reunited the down-on-their-luck cast after 20 years to make a new episode.

Full details below:

When: Sunday 26 June – Wednesday 29 June, 2016
Where: The Prince Charles Cinema & PimpShuei

Sunday 26 June
8.45PM | 20 Years of Madness | Opening Night| The Prince Charles Cinema

Monday 27 June
7.00PM | Enter The World Of Mr Cosmic | Free Entry | PimpShuei
8.00PM | How to Survive a Satanic Cult | Free Entry | PimpShuei

Tuesday 28 June
7.00PM | The Found Footage Guide To Life | Free Entry | PimpShuei
8.00PM | The Great VHS Experiment Part IV: Found Footage Edition | Free Entry | PimpShuei

Wednesday 29 June
9.00PM | The 35mm Trailer Party  | Closing Night| The Prince Charles Cinema

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Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum present: NOW, VOYAGER (June 26)
Jun
26
2:00 PM14:00

Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum present: NOW, VOYAGER (June 26)


Date: Sunday 26 June 2016
Time: Doors open at 14.00 for a 15.00 start
Tickets: £6 | Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours. Tickets are also available from Frugl.

The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) | London SE11 4TH
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7840 2200 | Email: info@cinemamuseum.org.uk

Join Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum on Sunday 26th June for NOW VOYAGER (1942).

Now Voyager is the story of a Boston spinster who blossoms under therapy and finds an impossible romance.

Directed by Irving Rapper, and starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains.

Come and enjoy this classic Warner Brothers romantic drama, with an Oscar-winning score by Max Steiner. “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars”.

Refreshments will be available in our licenced cafe/bar. 

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RIo Cinema presents: Bechdel Test Fest - Nora Ephron's Last Supper Double Bill - Heartburn  + Julie & Julia  (May 29th)
May
29
1:00 PM13:00

RIo Cinema presents: Bechdel Test Fest - Nora Ephron's Last Supper Double Bill - Heartburn + Julie & Julia (May 29th)

The Bechdel Test Fest presents a special double bill of the Nora Ephron-penned romantic comedies; HEARTBURN and JULIE & JULIA at the Rion in Dalston.

Tickets for the secret supper now on sale but extremely limited. Book via Bechdel Test Fest for a four course, Nora Ephron inspired meal and conversation from guest speakers.

Book both films together and pay £20 instead of £22.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

TANGERINE + BEAUTIFUL THING presented by UNICORN NIGHTS at Prince Charles Cinema (17 May)

A chance to see the brilliant comedy drama TANGERINE -Smoke Screen's top film of last year- at the Prince Charles Cinema this month, screening as part of Unicorn Nights! Will also be screening alongside the short ROXANNE.

Details below:

"Let's get real PCC fans, sometimes the mean streets of London and Hollywood get a movie makeover and the real characters of those towns are hidden in the shadows.... Well not with our next UNICORN NIGHTS films they aren't! Two bold and beautiful film events are coming your way....

First up, a double bill featuring the universally acclaimed movie TANGERINE

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she was in jail, Sin-Dee and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), set out to find him and teach him and his new lover a lesson. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., director Sean Baker’s TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn.

Screening prior to TANGERINE, Unicorn Nights are proud to present the award winning short film ROXANNE by Paul Frankl.
 

TANGERINE + ROXANNE (short) - presented by Unicorn Nights
Tuesday 17th May 20:45

 

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Stanley's FIlm Club presents: Shorts in the South (May 4)
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Stanley's FIlm Club presents: Shorts in the South (May 4)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday May 4 2016
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Doors open at 7pm for drinks. Films start 7.30pm Tickets: £5 / £3 for membersBOOK

 

Shorts in the South will return for a 3rd edition in May to showcase the very best in local filmmaking talent through a programme of short films linked to South East London, covering comedy, horror, drama and animation, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. All set in the lovely halls of Stanley's Film Club location: Stanley Halls.

Films:

CRACK (2015)
Peter King
12 mins
A new craze is taking over the streets of London. It won’t be long until underground conker fighting is out of control. 

LOVE ME TINDER (2015)
Sami Abusamra
10 mins
A dark comedy about an encounter between two lonely strangers.

11 CHURCHES (2014)
Andrew Bone
8 mins
A documentary about kicking a football inside churches garners some contrasting reactions and theories from members of the clergy to ex-professional footballers.

THE GRAVEYARD CARETAKER (2013)
Molly Brown
5 mins
A graveyard caretaker dreams of becoming a professional dancer. 

HUNGRY (2015)
Anna Granas
8 mins
A short film about relationship and trust.

ONE FOR ONE (2015)
Jack Ivins
10 mins
Two Guys. One Murder. No Clue

RABBIT HOLE (2013)
Oliver Wilkins
6 mins
Artist and taxidermist Tia Reslure dissects the traumas of her private life, opening the door to a personal cabinet of curiosities.

THE STOMACH (2014)
Dan Dixon
15 mins
Frank’s had enough. A spirit medium whose unique method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk. He wants out. But others have plans of their own.

 

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Science Fiction Theatre presents FANTASTIC VOYAGE (May 2)
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents FANTASTIC VOYAGE (May 2)


Science Fiction Theatre are back at The Victoria on Monday 2nd May with a special 50th anniversary screening of Richard Fleischer’s shrinking adventure classic Fantastic Voyage (1966), in collaboration with Sci-Fi London, the Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film.

The screening will be preceded by a talk from science fiction scholar Professor Edward James who will examine the history of shrinking in sci-fi. 

Price of admission is £5 on the door, or just £3.50 if you buy in advance.

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A Nos Amours and Kino Klassika Foundation present: Eisenstein in Mexico: thinking about birth, death and rebirth of film works (24 April)
Apr
24
3:00 PM15:00

A Nos Amours and Kino Klassika Foundation present: Eisenstein in Mexico: thinking about birth, death and rebirth of film works (24 April)

Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW Map

Sunday, 24th April 2016 from 15:00 to 22:00

tickets


A Nous Amours joins forces with Kino Klassika Foundation to explore the implications of reworking the 50 hours of footage famed Russian direcor Sergei Eisenstein  shot on location in Mexico in 1931, footage he never worked into a finished project. But what if he had done? 

This event will screen three hypothetical versions of Eisenstein’s film

as prepared by:

Marie Seton  -  Time in the Sun, 1939

Pavel Alexandrov  -  ¡Que viva México! 1979

Oleg Kovalev  -  Mexican Fantasy, 1998

The three versions offer different approaches to what the film might have been, varying in run time, shot selection and structure.  The hope is that these screenings will provide a springboard to discussion of what exactly restoration can and should be, and what sort of thing we are looking at when we look at an old film, to a critique of the notion of authenticity, and to a consideration of nostalgia and the persistence of cinephilia despite the odds. 

Guest speakers include:

Erika Balsom, Ian Christie, Sophie Fiennes, Owen Hatherley and Laura Mulvey

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Science Fiction Theatre presents: Robot & Frank (2012) & TALK: Living with Intelligent Robots
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Science Fiction Theatre presents: Robot & Frank (2012) & TALK: Living with Intelligent Robots

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 11th April, talk 7:30pm | film 8pm

Tickets here.


"A small but perfectly formed tale with plenty to say about the nature of friendship"
-SFX Magazine

"An ageing Frank Langella and a disembodied Peter Sarsgaard make for an unexpectedly dynamic double act in this refreshingly unsentimental geriatric drama"
-Film4

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara, senior lecturer at Kings College London, who will discuss why it is so hard to build a robot that can survive in a real world environment.

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Stanley's Film Club presents: BABYLON + DJ Set (6 April)
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Stanley's Film Club presents: BABYLON + DJ Set (6 April)

BABYLON + DJ set
Wednesday 6 April • Cert 15

Book your tickets here.


Stanley's Film Club present a screening of the reggae-infused drama BABYLON (Franco Rosso; 1980; Certificate 15) a gritty cult drama starring Brinsley Forde of the reggae band Aswad. The film today stands as a vibrant time capsule of a time and place: a London that increasingly seems lost in time as cultural changes and gentrification do their work. Smoke Screen reviewed the film here when it screened at the BFI, awarding it a well-deserved 4 star rating.

The story follows a week in the life of Blue, a young Rastafarian musician who hopes to rise above the trials of his daily life and succeed at a soundclash competition with his Reggae Sound System Ital Lion. Filmed on the streets of Brixton and Deptford in the early 80s when Jamaican sound system culture was at its peak and racial tensions were high, Babylon was the first British non-documentary film focused on reggae music.

With its driving dub reggae soundtrack, this politically sensitive film highlights the social and racial struggles of the British black working classes in Thatcher’s London. An exciting chance to watch this film in South London close to the beating heart of London’s reggae scene.

Arrive from 7pm to enjoy reggae and dub rhythms from DJ Dubplate Pearl, before we kick off the film at 9pm.

 

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The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents: 100th Duke Night
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents: 100th Duke Night

WEDNESDAY 30th March. Phoenix Artist's Club.

Doors 7PM Films Start 8PM Show Ends 11PM

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT.

The Duke Mitchell FIlm Club is celebrating the 100th Duke Night with an Early April Fools’ Special!

See details below:

The 100th night couldn’t fall on a more appropriate evening as our Early April Fools’ special is our annual salute to the worst that cinema has to offer. Come and join us for this momentous Duke event as we guide you through our most terrible finds of the last 12-months. On the night we’ll have the most atrocious trailers we’ve found over the last year, a shockingly bad selection of found footage VHS weirdness we picked up in Austin, Texas, an awful quiz with prizes you won’t want to win. Plus we’ll be showing a special mystery terrible feature film on the night! You’ll have to be there to find out what it is, all we’ll say is that it’ll be bad, but hopefully we’ll all have a blast watching it together. 

Also we’ll be closing the show with the mysterious Birthday Party VHS tape that we didn’t get to play back in January, it’s a birthday party event filmed in a video shop and unseen for decades. We’ll be watching it for the first time on the night with you, so anything could happen on screen!

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Hitchock/Truffaut at Montpelier Backroom Cinema ( Sunday 20 March – Wednesday 23 March 2016)
Mar
20
to Mar 23

Hitchock/Truffaut at Montpelier Backroom Cinema ( Sunday 20 March – Wednesday 23 March 2016)

Dates: Sunday 20 March – Wednesday 23 March 2016

Time: 8.30pm| Tickets: £3.95 | Book online

The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema


A chance to catch Kent Jones's acclaimed Hitchcock mini-lesson, Hitchcock/Truffaut, which won four stars from Smoke Screen. for the jolly decent price of under £4 at the lovely pub The Montpelier.


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The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema presents JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE  ( Sunday 21 – Wednesday 24 February 2016)
Feb
21
to Feb 24

The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema presents JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE ( Sunday 21 – Wednesday 24 February 2016)

Dates: Sunday 21 – Wednesday 24 February 2016

Time: 8.30pm. Tickets: £3.95 | Book online

The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema

43 Choumert Road | Peckham | London SE15 4AR | 020 7635 9483


Director Amy Berg’s stirring and illuminating documentary about Janis Joplin; JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE (2015), is film of the week at The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema from Sunday 21st February. Smoke Screen reviewed the film favourably here.

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888 FILM CLUB PRESENTS: THE TRIBE
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

888 FILM CLUB PRESENTS: THE TRIBE

Thursday, 18 February 2016 from 18:00 to 23:00 (GMT) 

Stratford East Picturehouse - Salway Rd. Theatre Square. London E15 1BX GB


The Deaf BAME Forum are the organisers of 888 FILM CLUB, and put on screenings for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community. They've chosen a striking film for this month's presentation:  Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's THE TRIBE: a Ukrainian a drama about a deaf teenager battling to fit into the boarding school system, presented entirely in sign language- no spoken dialogue or subtitles.

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Science Fiction Theatre presents: Moon (2009) & TALK: "Scratching the Surface" (Monday 15th February)
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Science Fiction Theatre presents: Moon (2009) & TALK: "Scratching the Surface" (Monday 15th February)

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS

When: Monday 15th February 2016, talk 7:30pm | film 8pm

Tickets: £3.50 advance | £5 door

Event page: Facebook

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth’s primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon. Alone with only the base’s vigilant computer Gerty (Kevin Spacey) as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. His only link to the outside world comes via satellite messages from his wife and young daughter. He longs to return home, but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home.

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Tony Milligan, teaching fellow in ethics and philosophy of religion at Kings College London, who will explore the morality, ethics and justification for mining the moon.

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