Filtering by: London Film Q&A

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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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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Gemma Arterton Selects - Fish Tank at BAFTA (7 September)
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Gemma Arterton Selects - Fish Tank at BAFTA (7 September)

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Friday 7 September 7pm BAFTA

BAFTA Selects give the opportunity for well-known screen personalities to select a BAFTA winning/nominated film or TV programme and discuss how this has inspired them.

Gemma first conquered Shakespeare at the Globe at just 21, as a newly graduated student of RADA. Her film debut in St Trinian’s swiftly followed.  A Bond girl in Quantum of Solace and lead role in David Blair’s television series Tess of the D’Urbervilles were amongst her early roles in 2008, with a BAFTA nomination in 2011.

Since then Gemma has graced block-busters, indie movies and stage musicals alike with equal aplomb. Gemma stars in Dominic Savage’s latest drama The Escape and is due to appear next as Vita Sackville-West in forthcoming historical romance ‘Vita and Virginia’.

Andrea Arnold’s second feature Fish Tank is an intense study of youth alienation and won her the BAFTA for Best British Film and the Cannes Jury Prize. Katie Jarvis gives an astonishingly powerful performance as Mia, a volatile and break-dancing obsessed teen, alongside Michael Fassbinder as her single mother’s boyfriend. 

Tickets will be available to collect from reception.

Members tickets will go on sale 08.08.2018 09.30

Public Tickets will go on sale 17.08.2018 12.30

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BlacKkKlansman Plus Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee (Monday 20 August)
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

BlacKkKlansman Plus Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee (Monday 20 August)

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Picturehouse Cinemas| August 20|6.30pm

Tickets and details

BlacKkKlansman special screening + Live satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Teaming up with seasoned colleague Flip Zimmerman (Driver), the young detective goes undercover to take down the extremist hate group from the inside.

 

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HEATHERS - 30th Anniversary Re-Release Screenings (August at the Prince Charles)
Aug
9
to Aug 16

HEATHERS - 30th Anniversary Re-Release Screenings (August at the Prince Charles)

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August 9-16 at the Prince Charles Cinema

(On Thursday 9th August special post-film Q&A with Lisanne Falk [aka Heather McNamara] and Director Michael Lehmann)

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.

Veronica is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls’ cruel behaviour. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique’s new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty).

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It Happened Here (1965) + discussion at BFI (23 July)
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

It Happened Here (1965) + discussion at BFI (23 July)

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BFI Southbank, 23 July at 6pm

Tickets and details here.

This extraordinary film – an immensely powerful tale of what might have taken place if the Nazis had invaded Britain in 1940 – was eight years in the making, helped along by financial support from Tony Richardson, whose work we celebrated earlier this year. Shot on both 16mm and 35mm with a cast of mainly amateurs, the result is impressively polished and professional. The gritty black and white photography and incredible attention to detail give it a documentary realism that makes for tense viewing. To mark Kevin Brownlow’s 80th birthday, the BFI has remastered the film. We look forward to welcoming him and some of his collaborators for a post-screening discussion.

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

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

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Institute of Light|16July|7pm

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

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The 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

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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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Postcards From The 48% + Q&A (July 7)
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Postcards From The 48% + Q&A (July 7)

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Picturehouse Central| July 7|7pm

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On 23 June 2016, the UK voted by 52% to 48% to Leave the European Union. Postcards From The 48% is a documentary made by and featuring those who voted Remain, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory, and just why they are fighting to stay part of the EU.

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

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

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 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 - 7:00pm

 BAFTA Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

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

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

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

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Screen 25 presents Being Blacker + Q&A + short at The Harris Academy (Wednesday 27 June)
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Screen 25 presents Being Blacker + Q&A + short at The Harris Academy (Wednesday 27 June)

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The Harris Academy| Wednesday 27 June

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After a ten-year absence, acclaimed filmmaker Molly Dineen is back with a new feature documentary, an intimate portrait of Jamaican-born reggae producer, father and pillar of the Brixton community, Blacker Dread. Presented by Screen25 and part of South Norwood Community Festival, the screening will be followed by director Q&A. Presented by Screen 25 of Norwood.

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McKellen: Playing the Part + live Q&A with Ian McKellen (27 May)
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

McKellen: Playing the Part + live Q&A with Ian McKellen (27 May)

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Sunday 27 May, 3pm

Live at the BFI and broadcast to various London cinemas including Picturehouses.

I don't know exactly what you have to do to acquire 'National Treasure' status, but I am pretty sure Sir Ian McKellen has long since achieved such a level. A theatre and film veteran and deeply respected for his work with Stonewall and in the gay rights struggles of the last few decades, Sir Ian has plenty to talk about. And talk he does, in a new fully authorised, deeply personal documentary on his life and work released this month. Director Joe Stephenson had access to private photo albums and a wealth of archive material, including unseen behind-the-scenes footage of theatre shows and films, and diaries written when McKellen was 12. The BFI will welcome Ian McKellen to the stage after the screening of the doc for a Q&A, which will be broadcast live into cinemas across the UK and Scandinavia.

You can read the Smoke Screen's coverage of one of Sir Ian's last appearances live at the BFI here, where he discussed Richard Loncraine's idiosyncratic and raucous take on Shakespeare's Richard III.

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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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High Fidelity 35mm + Q&A with Nick Hornby (17 May)
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

High Fidelity 35mm + Q&A with Nick Hornby (17 May)

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Genesis Cinema| 17 May 7pm

Tickets and information here


Don't miss your chance to catch cult classic High Fidelity on the big screen, presented by Genesis cinema and Matters of Vinyl Importance. Nick Hornby, writer of the novel the film is based on, will attend a Q&A after the screening to raise fund for local charity Ministry of Stories, which is focused on creative writing for children from disadvantaged areas. 

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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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Elstree 76+ Q&A with director and originalStar Wars cast member
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Elstree 76+ Q&A with director and originalStar Wars cast member

Lexi Cinema, 23 November 6.30pm, tickets here.

This is a sweet, quietly funny and intriguing focus on 10 character actors and extras who featured in Star Wars (filmed at Elstree in 1976).  No one had any idea then that they’d forever be defined by the one or two days they spent on the set of 'yet another' sci-fi movie.  Says one:  "We thought we were making a television show."  Catch up with Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), stormtrooper Laurie Goode and cantina waitress Pam Rose, all of whom stayed in the business but never surpassed their 5 minutes of fame as bitplayers in the film. Paul Blake says with good humor, “I have played Macbeth. I’ve performed with the Royal Court Theatre.  But my epitaph will say, ‘Here lies Greedo.’ ”  And while riding the wave of Star Wars cultdom, the film also takes a step back to look at the arbitrariness of celebrity and it's place in our star-driven culture.

At this special Lexi Cinema screening,  Time Out's resident Star Wars enthusiast and film critic Tom Huddleston hosts Elstree 1976's director, Jon Spiro, the doc's producer, Hank Starrs, and also professional supporting actor, Derek Lyons, who had two roles in Star Wars .

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BFI Highlights October/November 2016- Black Star, John Carpenter, French Noir classics
Oct
23
to Nov 30

BFI Highlights October/November 2016- Black Star, John Carpenter, French Noir classics

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Due to London Film Festival the BFI joins up the second half of October with November when it comes to season programming. The undeniable highlight of this period is the BFI Black Star season, a multi-month, multi-format season designed to highlight the contribution of black talent in front of and behind the camera.

See the BFI Southbank website for full details of these months:

October/November Highlights :

The Restoration of Napoleon - Monday 14 November 2016 18:10
Hear all about the long and troubled past of Abel Gance’s epic film, now newly restored. the film itself plays across venues - including the BFI- in London from early November.

Science Fiction Double Feature Picture Show- Saturday 29 October 2016 18:00

Live performers will shadow the on-screen action at a special showing of the cult musicals and a panel of Shock Treatment cast and crew will discuss the film to celebrate its 35th anniversary

On Blackness, Cinema, and the Moving Image: A KCL Symposium- Saturday 05 November 2016 12:00
At this special event world-leading scholars and practitioners join us to share their insights into black stardom

Boyz n The Hood - 25th Anniversary extended run -- throughout October and November.

A true highlight of Black Star is this re-issue of director John Singleton's acclaimed drama looking at black urban youth in a troubled neighbourhood in 1990s LA. The screening at 18:15 on Friday 28 Oct will be followed by a Q&A with director John Singleton.

In the Heat of the Night- throughout October and November.

A reissue and extended run of the Sidney Poitier-starring, charged detective thriller the won five Oscars.

October/November Seasons:

 

  • The Cult of John Carpenter

    This season celebrates a true alchemist of sound and vision. Don’t miss cult classics such as Halloween (new digital restoration), Starman, Escape From New York and They Live.

  • French Noir

    The French brought a poetic sensibility to film noir with films such as Pépé le Moko, La Bête humaine and Rififi. Peer into the shadows, where criminals hide out and lovers lurk…

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Bechdel Test Fest: American Psycho + discussion at BFI Southbank (26 Sep)
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Bechdel Test Fest: American Psycho + discussion at BFI Southbank (26 Sep)

BFI Southbank-Monday 26 September 6pm

The Bechdel Test Fest returns with Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' book depicts 1980s New York, where Patrick Bateman, a handsome, young professional, lives a second life as a serial killer. Guest speakers will explore the film’s feminist legacy in a post-screening discussion.

The Bechdel Test Fest is an ongoing celebration of women in film in front of and behind the camera, see their website for more detail.

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Little Men and Q&A with director Ira Sachs
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Little Men and Q&A with director Ira Sachs

The Smoke Screen has long been a fan of director Ira Sachs, favourably reviewing his gay relationship drama Love is Strange some years back. So it seems right to highlight his return to cinemas with his new drama Little Men, which he will be presenting at Curzon Mayfair on September 15. Details below from Curzon:

Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather’s funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake’s parents, Brian and Kathy (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle), and Tony’s mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.

Q&A screening: Director Ira Sachs joins us to discuss his new film following a special preview screening.

Thursday 15 September 6.30pm, Mayfair

Tickets £17.50 / £15.00 for Curzon Members

 

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Frontline Club's US Under the Lens series (12 Sep-7 November)
Sep
12
to Nov 7

Frontline Club's US Under the Lens series (12 Sep-7 November)

12 Sep-7 November - see Frontline Club website for more details.

Leading up to the 2016 presidential elections, Frontline Club's U.S. Under the Lens film series presents a range of documentaries tackling some of the most polarising and hotly-debated issues that the Trump vs Clinton battle is bringing to the foreground, from gun rights to abortion.

The series also includes The Choice, the newest in Michael Kirk’s U.S. elections series – considered a pinnacle of political broadcast journalism since 1988. Q&As and panel discussions will follow each screening.

Schedule (click for more information and booking):

12 September – Under the Gun + panel discussion with director Stephanie Soechtig and others

5 October – PBS America Presents: The Choice 2016 + Q&A with director Michael Kirk

17 October – TRAPPED + Q&A with director Dawn Porter

24 October – Do Not Resist + Q&A with director Craig Atkinson

7 November – National Bird + Panel Discussion

 

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TICKLED + Director Q&A at Bertha DocHouse
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

TICKLED + Director Q&A at Bertha DocHouse


Sat 20th August, Bertha DocHouse

Tickets here.

On Sat 20th August DocHouse hosts an exclusive Q&A with Director David Farrier, who's documentary - Tickled - has been getting a lot of buzz across the pond.  Could we be looking at the next CATFISH?

Details:

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Farrier travels to the Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement. The more he investigates, the weirder it gets, revealing secret identities and criminal activity. 

With humour and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling wormhole.

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BFI Highlights August 2016
Aug
1
to Aug 31

BFI Highlights August 2016

See BFI website for full details of August screenings and events.

Highlights for August:

Preview of Julieta and intro by director Pedro Almodovar - A ravishing study of love and loss from one of contemporary cinema’s great auteurs. The screening on Thursday 11 Aug will be introduced by director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Rossy de Palma. Also see Pedro Almodovar in conversation.

Barry Lyndon extended run- Stanley Kubrick's ravishing adaptation of Thackeray's novel gets the 4K digital re-release treatment.

Sid and Nancy extended run- a reissue of Alex Cox's punk classic, playing as part of Punk.London season.

Film Seasons for August:

  • Almodóvar

    A unique insight into one of contemporary cinema’s most brilliant filmmakers.

  • Punk.London

    Punk continues to be a driving force for change and this season looks back to the past, engages with the present and views into the future.

  • A Midas Touch: The TV and films of director Jack Gold

    Part two of our season continues to highlight some of Gold’s most remarkable work for TV, as well as his successful move into features.

  • WWI: The View from the Ground

    These films, made by and detailing the lives of those who lived through WWI are undeniably the ‘real thing’.

  • Ingrid Bergman on Screen

    A selection of films to celebrate the career of this extraordinary screen icon.

 

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A Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami at Close-Up (14 July)
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

A Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami at Close-Up (14 July)

Time: 8pm at Close-Up
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc. / £8 Close-Up members
Following the recent passing away of Abbas Kiarostami, CLose-Up pays tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of our times with a screening of his masterpiece Close-Up, which the organisation is named after.

Mania Akbari, Kiarostami's close friend and lead actress in 10, will introduce the film and will be in conversation with film critic and programmer Geoff Andrew and Iranian film critic and curator Ehsan Khoshbakht following the screening. read more

Booking essential – very limited availability.

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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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Where To Invade Next Plus Satellite Q&A With Michael Moore at Picturehouse Central (June 10)
Jun
10
6:15 PM18:15

Where To Invade Next Plus Satellite Q&A With Michael Moore at Picturehouse Central (June 10)

Fri 10 Jun, 6.15

Michael Moore’s new entertaining travelogue reveals that wholesome American values are alive and well, just not in America. After a preview of his new documentary at Picturehouse Central, the filmmaker will take part in a Q&A hosted by none other than Louis Theroux.

Details of the film:

Oscar winning director Michael Moore is back with Where To Invade Next: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again. Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, Where To Invade Next. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, Where To Invade Next is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Oscar winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling For Columbine has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

 

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FIRE AT SEA UK CHARITY PREMIERE + PANEL DISCUSSION, + DIRECTOR GIANFRANCO ROSI (7 June)
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

FIRE AT SEA UK CHARITY PREMIERE + PANEL DISCUSSION, + DIRECTOR GIANFRANCO ROSI (7 June)

Tuesday 7 June 6.15pm, Curzon Bloomsbury.

Tickets £15.00 / £12.50 for Curzon members

A chance to see the winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival from this year, Gianfranco Rosi’s portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa - and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it.

Curzon Artificial Eye will donate their share of the box office to Refugee Action

 

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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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Kenneth Branagh Q&A and Henry V, broadcast live from Queen's Film Theatre (27 May)
May
27
6:30 PM18:30

Kenneth Branagh Q&A and Henry V, broadcast live from Queen's Film Theatre (27 May)

Find out where in the UK you can buy tickets for the live screening of the Kenneth Branagh Q&A and his award-winning Henry V, broadcast live from Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast. Various London cinemas are participating.

 Date: Friday 27 May

Time: 6:15pm

More about the event: Kenneth Branagh Q&A and Henry V 

About Henry V

The young king, Henry V of England is determined to conquer France. But self-doubt, traitors in his midst, and the diminished morale of his army stand in his way. With courage, grit, and rousing speech, he readies his army for the great battle of Agincourt.

The impressive cast includes Kenneth Branagh as Henry, joined by Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Ian Holm, Richard Briers, Geraldine McEwan, Robbie Coltrane, John Sessions, and a young Christian Bale. 

The film won numerous awards, including the Academy award for Best Costume Design, the BAFTA for Best Direction, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best New Director, and European Film Awards for Young European Film of the Year and European Actor of the Year, along with Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Actor.

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STALKER (PG) + CONVERSATION WITH TAKERO SHIMAZAKI (Curzon Bloomsbury May 20)
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

STALKER (PG) + CONVERSATION WITH TAKERO SHIMAZAKI (Curzon Bloomsbury May 20)

The Curzon Bloomsbury , recently re-opened after an acclaimed redesign by architect Takero Shimizaki, plays host to a special screening of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. Fittingly, the Curzon was the first to show the film in the UK in 1980, and this screening is the launch event of Sculpting Time, a nationwide BFI-supported Tarkovsky retrospective. To introduce this special screening of Stalker ,Curzon will welcome architect Takero Shimazaki, whose vision for the refurbishment of the cinema inspired by the film recently won the  RIBA Award.

Fri 20/05/2016 at 7.30pm, tickets here.

To see more about Sculpting Time, see here.

 

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The Divide + Q&A at The Lexi (May 19)
May
19
8:45 PM20:45

The Divide + Q&A at The Lexi (May 19)

Lexi Cinema.May 19, 845pm.

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Inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, THE DIVIDE tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in contemporary US and UK, where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%.  The shocking suggestion is that virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.

Director Katharine Round will be in attendance after the screening to discuss some of the ideas in the film.

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