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

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

The Prince Charles| Sat 29 Sep 2018 9pm

CARRIE [1976] : In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home.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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Genesis CInema Scalarama Weekender (28-29 September)

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28 Sep - 1 October| Genesis Cinema

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep 16 2018 18:00 - 19:45

The Cinema Museum

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

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

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

Doors open at 16.30, for a 17.00 start.



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

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

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

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

14 September at 19:00 at the Picturehouse Central.

Tickets are discounted & cost *£13:50.

Email beatsorguk@gmail.com to book your tickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Secret Cinema| 9-19 August

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


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

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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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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

 Book Tickets 

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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Shorts on Tap: Women in Revolt Shorts Night at  93 Feet East (Wednesday, 20 June)
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Shorts on Tap: Women in Revolt Shorts Night at  93 Feet East (Wednesday, 20 June)

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93 Feet East| Wednesday 20 June|7pm

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Shorts On Tap's award-winning series Women in Revolt is back with a brand new season focusing on works directed by Women. 8 shorts from all over the world, spanning across drama, animation & documentary, followed by Q&As with the directors. 

FILM PROGRAMME

  • CRUSH (15:00") UK, 2018 by Rebecca Gosnell
  • BREATHE (14:45") UK, 2018 by Louise Marie Cook
  • BLACKOUT (09:07") UK, 2017 by Serena Chloe Gardner
  • WE DID NOT FALL FROM THE SKY (26:00") India/UK, 2017 by Tabs Breese & Georgia Oakley
  • SPARTA NORTH (14:31") Canada, 2017 by Julia Hart
  • PREPARATION (15:50") Greece, 2017 by Sofia Georgovassili
  • THE CHILD AND THE NIGHT (12:00") Argentina, 2017 by Claudia Marcela Ruiz
  • ELEANOR LAKELIN: MAKER IN WOOD (04:10") UK, 2016 by Victoria Vrublevska
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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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BFI Woman with a Movie Camera Summit 2018
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

BFI Woman with a Movie Camera Summit 2018

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BFI Southbank| 16 June| All-day event with passes.

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A day of talks, screenings, workshops and more as the BFI turns over its building to a day-long exploration of female power and film, in the year of the very public fall of terrible men across the industry. There will also be screenings of a new edition of Jane Campion's acclaimed drama The Piano and and a 30th Anniversary screening of Working Girl on the day.

*The all day pass for the Woman with a Movie Camera Summit includes access to all events (excluding screenings of The Piano at 15:00 in NFT1 and NFT2 at 17:50) across the venue prior to 18:00 only. This is a general admission event, seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, subject to capacity.

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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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Black Panther outdoor screening with The Nomad Cinema (12 June at Citypoint)
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Black Panther outdoor screening with The Nomad Cinema (12 June at Citypoint)

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Citypoint from The Nomad Cinema| 12 June 7pm

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Outdoor cinema pioneers The Nomad are back for another season of screenings in unique, picturesque and atmospheric locations around the capital. 12 June gives you a chance to catch the blockbuster Marvel superhero movie Black Panther on the big screen one last time. You can see the rest of their programme here.

Also worth noting is every penny profit The Nomad makes is going to the Sustainability Institute. The Nomad Cinema has also partnered with curated online cinema MUBI to present this summer's programme of outdoor screenings and every ticket to a Nomad screening will include 30 free days of MUBI. Please note: tickets include a seat at this venue and the film will be silent with Wi-Fi headsets provided.

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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

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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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Ready Player One (Backyard Cinema, 1 June)
Jun
1
8:30 PM20:30

Ready Player One (Backyard Cinema, 1 June)


Backyard Cinema, Mercato Metropolitano| Friday 01 June 8:30pm

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Event cinema operators Backyard Cinema continue to up their game, with this season's offering involving an immersive spaceship set and a sci-fi themed programme to match. No more appropriate a theme could be imagined for a screening of Steven Spielberg's new film (and box office hit) Ready Player One, which adapts Ernest Cline's hit novel about a VR-saturated future where the 80s has become the key cultural currency.

 

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Sink screening + Q&A at Peckhamplex (31 May)
May
31
8:30 PM20:30

Sink screening + Q&A at Peckhamplex (31 May)

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Thursday 31st May 8.30pm at Peckhamplex

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A chance to see a truly charming and touching London-set and shot indie film from director Mark Gillis, screening in one of the areas it was shot in. This is true low-budget filmmaking at its finest (think crowdfunding and credit cards), the Smoke Screen can testify. Read more about the film at its official website here.

In many ways indebted to the tough social realist films of Ken Loach, Sink nevertheless is also genuinely funny and left field much of the time.  It’s about Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the Crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character, but it’s the only way he can see of keeping his family together. Director Mark Gillis will be in attendance for a Q&A after the show.

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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

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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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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

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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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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)

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 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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