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

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

Picturehouse Cinemas| 18-28 May

Tickets and details here


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

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

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

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

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Prince Charles Cinema| 14 July- 12 August

Tickets and information here


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

Raider of the Lost Ark screens in 70mm:

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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Phoenix Cinema| 20 May| 2pm

Tickes and details here

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

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

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

Regent Street Cinema.

 20th December, tickets here.

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

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

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

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

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

Picturehouse Central, 19th December at 6.30pm.

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

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

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

Blue Velvet Day at the Rio Cinema (Dec 11)

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


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

Blue Velvet Revisited - The Documentary (15)BOOK TICKETS

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

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

Culture Shock presents: Driller Killer (27 Nov)

Picturehouse Central, 9pm, 27 November.

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

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

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

BFI Cult Programmer Michael Blyth will introduce this screening.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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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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1000 Londoners presents: Necropolis (21 Nov)
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

1000 Londoners presents: Necropolis (21 Nov)

Lexi Cinema, 21 November, 7pm. Tickets here.

1000 Londoners is a unique digital portrait of London  It offers an insight into the diverse lives of 1000 Londoners, taking in all ages, religions, race, income, interests and opinions. It is a multi-year project and the growing archive is available to view here

Next up in the series is this selection of short docs, all shot on Halloween.  Subjects of the documentaries include cemetery dwellers, horror film fanatics, trick or treaters and costume sellers, and the films will be followed by a short Q&A with one of the film makers and their subject.

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Batman: a 70mm special presentation at The Prince Charles Cinema  (14-29 November)
Nov
14
to Nov 29

Batman: a 70mm special presentation at The Prince Charles Cinema (14-29 November)

A set of 70mm screenings of Tim Burton's unique and hugely successful take on everyone's favourite 'Caped Crusader':  1989's BATMAN. Starring Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight, laying the groundwork for his future role in Birdman, and Jack Nicholson in one of the most memorable performances as a comic boom movie villain.

BATMAN - a 70mm presentation
Monday 14th November 20:45
Saturday 19th November 18:20
Wednesday 23rd November 20:45
Sunday 27th November 17:50
Tuesday 29th November 20:45

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Stanley's Film Club presents  London Calling Shorts (9 Nov)
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Stanley's Film Club presents London Calling Shorts (9 Nov)

Come down to Stanley's Film Club for an evening of bold, hilarious and touching short films, all selected and produced through Film London schemes.

The seven shorts being shown all celebrate London in some way and the line-up includes BAFTA-nominated 'Three Brothers' and LSFF Best Comedy Short Film, 'Two Dosas'. 
 

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Juan of the Dead  at Deptford Cinema ( 2 November)
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Juan of the Dead at Deptford Cinema ( 2 November)

Juan of the Dead 

Deptford Cinema
Wednesday 2 November at 6.30pm

Deptford Cinema continues its Latin America film nights with Alejandro Brugués's leftfield zombie flick. 

When the zombie apocalypse begins in Havana, the media blame mercenary dissidents, but as the city burns, the survivors are quickly outnumbered by hordes of cannibalistic living dead.

 

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Culture Shock presents UNIVERSAL MONSTERS - THE MUMMY at Picturehouse Cinemas (31 Oct)
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Culture Shock presents UNIVERSAL MONSTERS - THE MUMMY at Picturehouse Cinemas (31 Oct)

The Picturehouse Culture Shock strand is dedicated to bringing you the best in cult and genre films. In time for Halloween, they are running a Universal Monsters season celebrating the monstrous cinematic creations that haunt the vaults of Universal Pictures. The season kicks off with Frankenstein on 24 October, but the Halloween screening will be The Mummy , directed by Karl Freund and starring the legendary Boris Karloff!

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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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Reel Good Film Club Presents: Under The Shadow at The Lexi Cinema (31 Oct)
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Reel Good Film Club Presents: Under The Shadow at The Lexi Cinema (31 Oct)

Halloween, Mon 31 Oct, 8.30pm) - £7/£5

The Lexi Cinema
The Lexi offers up a slightly alternative Hallowe'en offering - Babak Anvari's allegory of 1980s Iran-Iraq war era oppression which drew favourable comparisons to The Babadook and left Sundance audiences impressed. A.A. Dowd writes in his review: "How many horror movies feature someone fleeing the unholy terror in their home, only to be arrested for not wearing proper attire in public?" 

Read the (very favourable) Smoke Screen review of Under the Shadow here.

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Hackney Attic Film Festival Hallowe’en Special (31st Oct)
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Hackney Attic Film Festival Hallowe’en Special (31st Oct)

The Hackney Attic Film Festival is back for one night only to present a Hallowe’en Special!

Mon 31st Oct    19.30    Hackney Picturehouse
Films screening: 

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
Dir. Greg Jeffs

THE BIRCH
Dir. Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton

SON OF PERDITION
Dir. Matthew Harrison
Starring: Steven Hartley, Alex Macqueen, Jayne Wisener and Debbie Arnold. 

NIGHT SMILES
Dir. Luke Mepham

LATE NIGHT LOT
Dir. Uriah Herr

THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOURMET
Dir. Wendy Keeling
Starring: Wendy Keeling, Wynn Reichert, Grayson Kilpatrick and Manon Guy. 

FOOLS ERRAND
Dir. Christopher Goodman

BEWARE OF BUNNY
Dir. Rebecca Gill

HOW I ATE YOUR MOTHER
Dir. James Atkins

DRUNK ZOMBIES
Dir. Alex Napiwocki

THE CHAMP
Dir. Armin Bointner
Starring: Irfan Rehman, Tim Scott Whiteley

THE MONSTER
Dir. Bob Pipe, Prod. James Wren
Starring: Richard Glover, Helen George, Simon Cotton, Matt Slack. 

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Prince Charles Cinema Horror all-nighter - Classic Horror vs Teen Horror (29 Oct)
Oct
29
8:30 PM20:30

Prince Charles Cinema Horror all-nighter - Classic Horror vs Teen Horror (29 Oct)

As if they really needed to prove how much they love Halloween, the Prince Charles Cinema programmers have not one, but two Halloween all-nighters playing at the same time on Saturday 29th October!

CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER
Saturday 29th October 20:45

Halloween is nearly here and nothing gets us in the mood of the season quite like an overindulgence of horror films! Lucky for us, we have two great all-night horror movie marathons this month to feast on.... Which will you pick?

First up, we have the always popular CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER, where we will see some of the greatest horror films ever made. You won't sleep for weeks, as the list of films we have line-up are sure to have you looking over your shoulders at every turn!

Our CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER consists of:
HALLOWEEN
THE EXORCIST
ALIEN
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
THE SHINING [US Cut]
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Saturday 29th October 20:45 - Click Here for Tickets

TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY - Click Here for Tickets

TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY
Saturday 29th October 21:00


Are you looking to relive some of the greatest teen-screams from one of the greatest eras in teen horror? Well, our TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY may just be what you are looking for! We have a six film selection of some of the best teen horror films, coming from the years 1996 - 2000. Full of scares and laughs to keep you going all-night long, we are sure this will pump you up for Hallowe'en Night!

Our TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY consists of:
THE CRAFT
SCREAM
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
URBAN LEGEND
THE FACULTY
FINAL DESTINATION

 

 

 

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Picturehouse Central Halloween weekend (Oct 29) - Lost Boys+ An American Werewolf In London.
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Picturehouse Central Halloween weekend (Oct 29) - Lost Boys+ An American Werewolf In London.

Picturehouse Central Halloween weekend means a double bill of '80s cult classics on Saturday night with a 35mm show of The Lost Boys, Joel Schumacher's trippy California-set vampire adventure starring  Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric, followed by John Landis's horror benchmark An American Werewolf In London. Tickets here.

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INTO THE INFERNO + Q&A with Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer at DocHouse (28 Oct)
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

INTO THE INFERNO + Q&A with Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer at DocHouse (28 Oct)

INTO THE INFERNO + Q&A at Bertha DocHouse.

Date: FRI 28 OCTOBER, 2016

Time: 18:30

Price: £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS)

FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER

Part of what the Bertha DocHouse are dubbing 'Werner Herzog' week, this new doc from the mercurial German director sees him out with the world’s leading volcanologist, Clive Oppenheimer on a dangerous mission; their journey takes around the world, to the very edges of active volcanoes, meeting the people who willingly live in the shadow of such lethally unpredictable neighbours.

 

On the journey, Herzog pays tribute to the late French researchers Katia and Maurice Krafft, who were known for filming more closely to lava than anyone else. Their stunning footage of Magma Rivers evokes the hellish landscape of the man-made Kuwaiti oil fires in Herzog's 1992 film Lessons of Darkness.

Into the Inferno artfully blends reportage, history, and philosophy into a riveting cinematic experience. Looking into a volcanic funnel, Herzog observes "a fire that wants to burst forth and it could not care less about what we are doing up here."

DocHouse are showing two Werner Herzog films this week, the other being Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

You can read the Smoke Screen review of Lo and Behold here

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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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Misc films present: HOMO SAPIENS at Prince Charles Cinema (Wed 26 Oct 2016 6:30pm)
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Misc films present: HOMO SAPIENS at Prince Charles Cinema (Wed 26 Oct 2016 6:30pm)

Wednesday 26th October 18:30, Prince Charles Cinema

A new film screening arranged by Misc. Films - see their Twitter and Facebook for all their latest news
CLICK HERE to follow the Facebook Event for this special Premiere screening.

Homo Sapiens, directed by documentarian Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Our Daily Bread), is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age. Powerful images of empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation and crumbling asphalt: the areas we currently inhabit, though humanity has disappeared. Now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. Homo Sapiens is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario.

94 minutes. No voice-over, no score, no people. Join Misc. Films - a new programming collective dedicated to putting underseen and unreleased films on the big screen - for the London premiere of this acclaimed festival favourite, which despite screening around the world has yet to receive a UK theatrical release. Consider this one for the architecture enthusiasts, the ‘ruin porn’ addicts, the urban explorers and anyone keen to witness the present-day post-apocalypse.

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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

 Boyz n The Hood

Boyz n The Hood

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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Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2016 Special (Oct 22)
Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2016 Special (Oct 22)

Horror Channel FrightFest are back with another all-day Halloween event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, on Saturday October 22nd. The 13-hour "trauma marathon" includes five UK premieres and the world premiere of Ross Noble’s directorial debut!

Passes for the London event cost £45 and go on sale from noon on Saturday 1 October.

To book:  https://princecharlescinema.com/frightfest-halloween-special

Passes can also be bought at the cinema.

FULL LINE UP:

10.30: BED OF THE DEAD (UK Premiere)

 Director: Jeff Maher. Cast: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, George Krissa. Canada 2016. 88 mins.

 

Out celebrating a birthday, two couples decide to party in a foursome at a sex club. Finding all the fantasy dungeons booked they are offered the mysterious Room 18 and start getting down to orgy business on the antique bed. But Room 18 has a dark history, the bed is haunted and once between the sheets, you can’t leave the mattress or you die. Plagued with frightening hallucinations across multi-dimensions, they must figure out the bed's secrets before they are all doomed. A race against time begins in a gloriously gruesome, gorgeous gore-fest from the LET HER OUT terror team. 

PLUS….THE CATCHMENT (World Premiere)

Director: Ross Noble.

Cast: Ross Noble, Shauna Macdonald, Cariad Lloyd, Richard Herring, Suki Webster

UK 2016. 16 mins.

A couple move into a house to be in the catchment area of a good school for their unborn children. But there’s a catch…

 

13:00 DON’T HANG UP (UK Premiere) 

 

Directors: Damien Macé & Alexis Wajsbrot. Cast: Sienna Guillory, Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton, Parker Sawyers, Bella Dayne. UK 2016. 83 mins.

I saw what you did and I know who you are! Two teens devise ever more elaborate prank phone calls to share online for their eager followers into impersonal humiliation. But as their

involved practical jokes become increasingly nastier, it never occurs to them they might be playing a very dangerous game. So when a mysterious threatening stranger calls the home landline, they suddenly realize they may not be invincible. In fact, they may be in very real peril, as the caller reveals the violent extremes he’s willing to employ to extract retribution before they’re able to reveal his identity.

 15:15 COLD MOON (UK Premiere)

 

Director: Griff Furst. Cast: Josh Stewart, Candy Clark, Christopher Lloyd, Frank Whaley, Robby Kay. USA 2016. 92 mins.

From Michael McDowell, writer of BEETLEJUICE and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and STARVE director Griff Furst, a chilling tale of supernatural vengeance. Welcome to the sleepy southern town of Babylon where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another when fourteen-year-old Margaret is robbed of her innocent life and sunk in the black waters of the River Styx. The powerful killer thinks he’s beyond the reach of the law. But he’s not beyond the rules of Hell or the spectral nightmares determined to mete out the most shocking justice. 

 

18:00 FEAR, INC.(UK Premiere)

 

Director: Vincent Masciale. Cast: Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Abigail Breslin. USA 2016. 91 mins.

Nothing is ever scary enough for unemployed horror fanboy Joe. Completely underwhelmed by a haunted house attraction he visits with his girlfriend Lindsay one date night, a creepy stranger gives him a business card for the mysterious service ‘Fear, Inc.’, a company

promising to bring personal nightmares to life… for a price. Despite warnings about the corporation’s dubious reputation, Joe calls the next day – Halloween - and sets off a chain of terrifying events that echoes such classic horror cinema as SCREAM, SAW, THE SHINING and FRIDAY THE 13th. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bump-in-the-night ride!

 PLUS….DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? (London Premiere)

 

Director: Justin McConnell & Serena Whitney. Cast: Caleigh Le Grand, Jorja Cadence, Adam Buller. Canada 2015. 14 mins.

It's the Christmas season, and Sloan is reluctanly helping her over-enthusiastic sister Jessica with the perfect party. But Sloan might have to do some kick-ass fighting to save the partygoers from a terrifying death...

20:30 RUPTURE (UK Premiere)

 

Director: Steven Shainberg. Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Chiklis, Peter Stormare, Lesley Manville, Kerry Bishé.  Canada. 2016. 102 mins.

 Single mother Renee Morgan is trying to keep her life together when she’s suddenly kidnapped by a mysterious organization and held against her will in a sinister facility. Her captors insist they’re just conducting medical research, but to Renee and her fellow prisoners it’s torture! But why are they pushing her to an extreme limit, way beyond being scared to death and into another frightening realm altogether? A surreally spooky sci-fi horror from SECRETARY/FUR director Steven Shainberg, AMERICAN SNIPER producer Andrew Lazar and starring brilliant Noomi Rapace, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and the millennial Sigourney Weaver in PROMETHEUS. 

23:00 HEADSHOT (London Premiere)

 

Directors: Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto. Cast: Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman, Julie Estelle. Indonesia. 117 mins.

Never forget, never let go in another fast and furious violent action thriller from The Mo Bothers, directors of MACABRE, KILLERS, plus V/H/S/2 and THE ABCs OF DEATH segments. The indomitable Iko Uwais (THE RAID and its sequel star) plays Ishmael, a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. For Ishmael was a killing machine in his forgotten history and when his memories finally do return he is compelled to take on a vengeful drug lord’s henchmen.

 

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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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Love and Friendship at Whirled Cinema (5-7 Oct)
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Love and Friendship at Whirled Cinema (5-7 Oct)

In case you missed Whit Stillman's witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny, Whirled Cinema have it playing this week. Check the five-star review of the film here from Smoke Screen.

Having previously worked together on the 1998 film The Last Days of Disco the two women scheme their way through Stillman’s social comedy as they attempt to find a new husband for the widow (Beckinsale) as well as one for her daughter. Austen herself would have been proud of this adaptation with all its social mores and behind the scenes snobbery and conventions.

Wed 5 - Fri 7 Oct Starts 8:30pm

Sun 9 Oct Starts 6:00pm

Running Time: 92

Tickets here.

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Cinephilia Film Fest Everyman screenings of All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard (4-5 October)
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Cinephilia Film Fest Everyman screenings of All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard (4-5 October)

Cinephilia Film Fest (CFF) is a celebration of the greatest films of the 20th Century, and Everyman are hosting two of their screenings at Screen on the Green : All About Eve and Sunset Boulevardunmissable tales of fame, stardom and betrayal with a special focus on the role of women.

 

 All About Eve. Tuesday 4th October 6.30pm at  SCREEN ON THE GREEN

Sunset Boulevard, Wednesday 5th October, 6.30pm at SCREEN ON THE GREEN

 

 

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TOP GUN 30th Anniversary at the Prince Charles Cinema (Oct 3)
Oct
3
8:45 PM20:45

TOP GUN 30th Anniversary at the Prince Charles Cinema (Oct 3)

Monday 3 October 8.45pm at The Prince Charles Cinema

Top Gun needs no introduction, but as an added bonus for this 30th Anniversary screening at The Prince Charles Cinema, guests will be gifted a pair of aviator shades. Plus a few fun trailers & ads before the film to help recreate that 1986-feel, and cake for the first few through the door..

 

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Whirled Cinema presents Alex Gibney's acclaimed doc FINDING FELA! (Oct 3)
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Whirled Cinema presents Alex Gibney's acclaimed doc FINDING FELA! (Oct 3)


Mon 3 October starts 8.30pm, doors open 7.00pm at Whirled Cinema.

BUY TICKETS HERE: £6 for non members. (Entry is free to members and a guest)

Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney's Finding Fela! tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance.

He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s.

The power and potency of Fela’s message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela’s music and message in their struggle for freedom.

 

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