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Christian Marclay's The Clock  at Tate Modern ( 14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019)
Sep
14
to Jan 20

Christian Marclay's The Clock at Tate Modern ( 14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019)

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Christian Marclay The Clock is at Tate Modern, 14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

The Clock by artist Christian Marclay is a 24-hour long montage of thousands of film clips that depict clocks or reference time. The film has been edited so that it is a functioning timepiece. Watch it and you will find that the time displayed on screen will be the same as on your watch or smartphone. However, The Clock is much more than your average time-teller. Here are five reasons why, courtesy of Tate Modern. The Smoke Screen caught this unique piece of film art several years ago in London and will be returning to see it once more (possibly even daring the full 24 hour experience sessions the Tate will be offering); don't miss it.

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BFI's Comedy Genius Season (22 October 2018 - 31 January 2019)
Oct
22
to Jan 23

BFI's Comedy Genius Season (22 October 2018 - 31 January 2019)

The BFI's Comedy Genius Season runs 22 October 2018 - 31 January 2019, see BFI website for details.

It is time to proverbially split those proverbial sides as the BFI leaves London Film Festival behind and embraces the funny side of life. The last quarter of 2018 at BFI Southbank sees the launch of their 2018 blockbuster season COMEDY GENIUS. The season launches on 23 October with none other than Jane Fonda appearing in person to celebrate the re-release of her acclaimed workplace sexism fightback comedy 9 to 5. The programme is so vast there is only space below for a few highlights from the first announced batch of screenings and events:

  • 16 NOV onwards - Extended run re-release of 9 to 5 (Colin Higgins, 1980)

  • 2 NOV onwards - Extended run re-release of Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

  • 6 NOV, 18:10 – SCREEN EPIPHANY: Felicity Kendal introduces Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) / Onstage: actor Felicity Kendal

  • 9 NOV, 18:00 – SCREENING + Q&A: Coming to America (John Landis, 1988) / Onstage: director John Landis and Costume Designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis

  • 11 NOV, 14:30 – SCREENING + INTRO: The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Blake Edwards, 1976) / Onstage: introduction by actor and author David Walliams

  • 16 NOV, 20:30 – SCREEN EPIPHANY: Joe Thomas introduces The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1998) / Onstage: actor Joe Thomas 

  • 17 NOV, 15:00 – SPECIAL EVENT: The Black Comedy Revolution

  • 22 NOV, 18:10 – SCREENING + INTRO: This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984) / Onstage: actor and comedian Morwenna Banks

  • 29 NOV, 16:00 – SPECIAL EVENT: ICO Archive Screening Day: Women In Silent Film Comedy

  • 9 DEC, 18:45- SCREENING: Open All Night (aka One Parisian Night) + intro by BFI curator Bryony Dixon

  • 14 DEC, 20:45 EVENT: Comedians Cinema Club presents Groundhog Day + live performance

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All That Heaven Allows + intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large (BFI, 12 December)
Dec
12
6:10 PM18:10

All That Heaven Allows + intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large (BFI, 12 December)

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BFI Wednesday 12 December 2018 18:10

A big screen classic from the BFI, playing as part of their regular strand celebrating the great movies of yesteryear.

A middle-class widow finds her loneliness assuaged by the company of her slightly younger, slightly bohemian gardener, but her children and friends are scandalised at the thought of any romance. Sirk’s exquisitely subdued melodrama offers a scathing attack on the stultifying conformism of the American Dream; the precise visuals, the eloquent symbolism, the nuanced performances and cruel ironies pack a surprisingly powerful punch.

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Comedians Cinema Club presents Groundhog Day + live performance (BFI 14 December)
Dec
14
8:30 PM20:30

Comedians Cinema Club presents Groundhog Day + live performance (BFI 14 December)

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BFI Friday 14 December 2018 20:30

Pretentious and self-absorbed weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) gets stuck in a time loop in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and is forced to relive the same day. Pretentious and self-absorbed weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) gets stuck in a time loop in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and is forced to relive the same day. Comedians Cinema Club create hilarious improvised versions of your favourite movies as you’ve never seen them before, with the help of the UK’s best comedians. They have no scripts, very little prep and a massive love for what they do. As they take on this cult classic expect chaos, insanity and a lot of laughter.

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They Shall Not Grow Old + Q&A with Imperial War Museum Senior Curator Toby Haggith
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

They Shall Not Grow Old + Q&A with Imperial War Museum Senior Curator Toby Haggith

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Deptford Cinema| 17 December| 7pm

Tickets here.

A First World War centenary screening at Deptford Cinema of Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s much-discussed reinterpretation of archive footage from the period, complete with a Q&A with Imperial War Museum Senior Curator Toby Haggith, whose institution helped Jackson create the film.

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Kennington Noir presents: The Crooked Way (Cinema Musuem, 19 Dec)
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kennington Noir presents: The Crooked Way (Cinema Musuem, 19 Dec)

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The Cinema Museum, Wed 19 Dec 2018 @ 19:30

Kennington Noir Presents The Crooked Way (1949), directed by Robert Florey, and starring John Payne, Sonny Tufts and Ellen Drew. Featuring the wonderful dark and atmospheric cinematography of John Alton.

Post-WWII films were festooned with amnesiac ex-GIs finding themselves mixed up with crime. In The Crooked Way, John Payne plays memory-deficient veteran Eddie Rice, who runs foul of a mobster (Sonny Tufts) and a police inspector. Both the crooks and the cops seem to have good reason to despise Rice, and he’d like to find out why. He won’t get any help from his wife Nina (Ellen Drew), however, since she is as hostile towards Rice as everyone else. Gradually, Rice puts the pieces together and discovers that he’s far better off not remembering his former self.

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Open All Night + intro by BFI curator Bryony Dixon (BFI, 9 December)
Dec
9
1:30 PM13:30

Open All Night + intro by BFI curator Bryony Dixon (BFI, 9 December)

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BFI Sunday 09 December 2018 13:30

Some superb silent cinema from the BFI, complete with a Q&A from their resident expert Bryony Dixon. This comedy of manners, set in Paris, features a dissatisfied wife (Dana) who makes the common error of equating male rough treatment with passion, while her mild-mannered husband (played with his usual aplomb by Menjou) finds his own head turned... A six-day bicycle race offers a potential change for both, and an excuse for perpetually sozzled bon vivant Igor (Raymond Griffith) to supply the comedy – as always, he steals the show.

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Pin Cushion (Screen 25, 5 December)
Dec
5
7:45 PM19:45

Pin Cushion (Screen 25, 5 December)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:45 PM  10:30 PM

Harris Academy South Norwood, 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE 

A chance to see this distinctive directorial debut from British filmmaker Deborah Haywood, courtesy of Norwood film club Screen 25.

Pin Cushion is an eerie and original family drama that explores parent-child relationships through a unique perspective. Lyn and her daughter Iona move to a new town and are excited for the adventure ahead. Iona makes friends with the popular girls at school, while Lyn is learning to put herself out there and meet new people. However their relationship begins to strain and crack under the pressure of these new friendships, as they both come to realise that not all is what it may seem.

A directorial debut from British filmmaker Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion is told through fairytale imagery, eccentric fantasy, and occasional lies. This visually stunning piece is an astute commentary on the complexity of womanhood and female friendship.

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RBG: Preview + Panel Discussion (Picturehouse Central, 5 December
Dec
5
6:45 PM18:45

RBG: Preview + Panel Discussion (Picturehouse Central, 5 December

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5 December| 6.45pm| Picturehouse Central

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Features a post-screening discussion hosted by Dr Julia Wagner, a film writer and critic for Jewish Quarterly journal, with Barrister Georgina Wolfe, fellow Barrister Julian Norman who is Chair of feminist charity FiLiA and Dana Denis-Smith, Founder of the First 100 Years project.

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Funday: Who Framed Roger Rabbit + Q&A with animation director Richard Williams (BFI, 25 November 2018
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Funday: Who Framed Roger Rabbit + Q&A with animation director Richard Williams (BFI, 25 November 2018

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BFI Southbank Sunday 25 November 2018 12:00

Part of the BFI’s Animation 2018 Strand

It’s 1947 in Toontown near Hollywood, where cartoon characters live alongside humans. Eddie, a Private Eye, is called in by the head of the Maroon Cartoon Studios and ends up embroiled in the dangerous lives of fun-loving Roger Rabbit and his wife Jessica. This groundbreaking picture won two Oscars® for animation director Richard Williams.

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Underwire Film Festival (19-22 November)
Nov
19
to Nov 22

Underwire Film Festival (19-22 November)

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BFI Southbank 19-22 November

The UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts, Underwire Festival’s ninth edition kicks off with a selection of shorts that put women centre stage with opening night selection The Future Belongs to Us + Q&A on Friday 16 November 2018.

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Orphée re-release (BFI, to 8 November)
Oct
30
to Nov 8

Orphée re-release (BFI, to 8 November)

BFI Southbank to 8 November

Jean Cocteau’s wildly imaginative allegorical reworking of the Orpheus myth. Screening as part of the BFI’s French Fantastique season.

Encountering a mysterious princess (Casares), the poet Orphée (Marais, Cocteau’s lover and muse) is entranced, only later to realise her deathly aura... Open to endless interpretations, Cocteau’s hallucinatory meditation on mortality, creativity and passion is packed with inventive ideas and resonant images: sinister bikers from the underworld; surreal radio messages (inspired by the BBC’s coded wartime broadcasts to the Resistance); the trip through a mirror into the underworld; post-occupation Paris rendered nightmarishly unfamiliar. Critic Gilbert Adair applauded the film for being like no other (‘Oh, the magic!’), while Ray Durgnat wrote that it gripped ‘like a bondage corset’ – it’s that rich and strange.

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John Carpenter 4K restoration special screenings (Oct 26-31)
Oct
26
to Oct 31

John Carpenter 4K restoration special screenings (Oct 26-31)



In anticipation of select John Carpenter films getting a snazzy 4K bluray re-issue this autumn, select cinemas will be screenings the movies themselves on October 26 and 31st. Following that, the films can be bought at retailers. THE FOG will receive its restoration premiere at The London Film Festival on October 15. From October 26THEY LIVE and PRINCE OF DARKNESS will screen as a precursor to the big Halloween one-night special of THE FOG

The reissues include: THE FOG, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THEY LIVE and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, stone cold classics every one and now remastered and presented with new Matt Ferguson cover art and extra features. All four brand new 4k restorations were done using the original camera negatives, with the colour grading approved for the new restorations and UHD versions by the films' Cinematographers: Gary B Kibbe and Dean Cundey.

Check the new artwork below:

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Halloween: 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition Screening (10 October at Picturehouse Cinemas)
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Halloween: 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition Screening (10 October at Picturehouse Cinemas)

10 October at various Picturehouse Cinemas

John Carpenter’s slasher classic has a long-in-the-making direct sequel (produced by Carpenter himself) due soon in cinemas, but you can catch the 1978 original beforehand on 10 October. Screening from a digitally restored and remastered print, including a pre-recorded introduction from the director, John Carpenter.

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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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Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum presents; The Lost World, ( October 3rd)
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum presents; The Lost World, ( October 3rd)

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The Cinema Musuem Wednesday October 3rd @ 7:30pm

The veteran KB are screening a new restoration of The Lost World (1925) that is more complete than ever before. This is the fantasy monster adventure film adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name. The film stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone. It was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O’Brien, a forerunner of his work on the original King Kong (1933). Piano accompaniment is by Costas Fotopoulos.

Part one of the evening will look at Willis O’Brien’s work and focus on his next film Creation (1931).

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Anyone interested in silent film should visit the website for more info

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please request an invitation via email; kenbioscope@gmail.com


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SCALA DOUBLE BILL: SCORPIO RISING & PINK NARCISSUS + Q&A (Curzon Soho, 20 September)
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

SCALA DOUBLE BILL: SCORPIO RISING & PINK NARCISSUS + Q&A (Curzon Soho, 20 September)

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Curzon Soho, 30 September 3pm

As this year’s Scalarama screening, Curzon Enthusiasms presents a double-bill close to the heart of the original Scala, which was London’s leading LGBT+ cinema. Rediscovered in 1987, the hazy, sexually charged Pink Narcissus (1971) was a revelation for cinephile audiences.

Opulent and gaudy, dazzling in its good and bad taste, this surreal Genet-inspired film is a landmark at the juncture of the gay underground tradition and the gay porno industry. It’s paired here with Kenneth Anger’s short Scorpio Rising (1963), the influential leader of the pack for pop videos and a generation of filmmakers, including David Lynch.

Both films are amongst the ten most played titles in the history of the Scala and will be presented on celluloid. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Jane Giles, whose book Scala Cinema 1978-1993contains a complete collection of monthly programmes alongside a social history and is published this month by FAB Press.

Scorpio Rising will screen on 16mm and Pink Narcissus on 35mm film.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment

... Or, if you like to take a chance, this screening is part of National Lottery Cinema Day. On the day, you will be permitted FREE entry on the presentation of a Lotto ticket in person at the cinema (Terms & Conditions here). Subject to availability.

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LW Lies + MUBI: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in 3D (Rio Cinema 22 September)
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

LW Lies + MUBI: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in 3D (Rio Cinema 22 September)

Rio Cinema

22 September 1pm

MUBI and LWLies present Hitchcock’s sublime chiller, Dial M for Murder, at London’s Rio Cinema, in its newly restored 3D version. 

This screening is presented in tandem with MUBI’s Alfred Hitchcock: A Ticking Bomb Season, which offers a survey of some of the master of suspense’s slightly lesser-known later work. So once you’ve caught Dial M… on the big screen, head to MUBI to catch the a bevy of other Hitchcock thrillers in eluding Rope and Marnie.

All ticket holders will also receive a bespoke, limited edition poster print which has been created for this screening by regular LWLies collaborator, Lola Beltrán.

Alfred Hitchcock: A Ticking Bomb runs on MUBI from Sept 1

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

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

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Sep 16 2018 18:00 - 19:45

The Cinema Museum

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

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

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

Doors open at 16.30, for a 17.00 start.



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Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero present Best F(r)riends Vol. 2 at the Prince Charles Cinema (10 September on)
Sep
10
to Sep 14

Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero present Best F(r)riends Vol. 2 at the Prince Charles Cinema (10 September on)

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Prince Charles Cinema

10-14 September. Tickets here.

From Monday 10th September 2018, best friends Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, stars of the 2003 cult "masterpiece" The Room, come back to the big screen together to bring the second volume of follow-up project BEST F(R)iends.

Tommy and Greg will be live on the PCC stage for every performance to answer your questions about the film and, as always, they'll be in our bar to sign autographs & take photos [as long as you pick up a bit of merch].

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THE WORK (2017) - FUNDRAISER SCREENING FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH PROVISION (Deptford Cinema 22 August)
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

THE WORK (2017) - FUNDRAISER SCREENING FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH PROVISION (Deptford Cinema 22 August)

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22 August Deptford Cinema 7pm

LOVE THEME FROM FLASHDANCE presents: THE WORK (2017).

THE WORK sees prisoners at Folsom State Prison undergo a four-day group therapy programme. Members of the public can apply to take part and the film charts the experience of those who do. It is an opportunity for all present - not just the inmates - to work through issues of depression, grief, fatherhood and addiction. Deptford Cinema are joined by Richie Brave, Lewisham-born writer & speaker, who will be leading a discussion on the film and its intersections with masculinity in the UK.

THE WORK is the second in a series of events in which all proceeds from the screening and poster sales go to a charity relevant to the film—in this case, SOMERVILLE YOUTH PROVISION. They provide a range of activities for young people in Lewisham. Their aim is to stimulate and challenge young people, steering them away from crime and anti-social behaviour by giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, build friendships, overcome barriers and gain new experiences.

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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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The Producers: 50th Anniversary Restoration at Picturehouse cinemas (5 August)
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Producers: 50th Anniversary Restoration at Picturehouse cinemas (5 August)

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Picturehouse cinemas across London| 5 August

Mel Brooks’ uproarious Oscar-winning comedy The Producers returns to cinemas in a stunning 50th anniversary 4K restoration on August 5th, including a special Mel Brooks introduction from Turner Classic Movies.

Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is a washed up Broadway producer forced to romance old ladies to finance his plays. When timid accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) is brought in to do his books, he inadvertently reveals to Bialystock that under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than a hit. Bialystock cajoles Bloom into helping him achieve this end and together they come up with what they consider to be a sure-fire disaster waiting to happen – a musical version of Adolf and Eva’s love story entitled ‘Springtime For Hitler’. But is it possible that they might actually have the most unlikely hit of all time on their hands?

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LONDON FOR GUATEMALA (Everyman Muswell Hill 2 August)
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

LONDON FOR GUATEMALA (Everyman Muswell Hill 2 August)

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Everyman Muswell Hill 7pm

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Golden Globe winner actor/musician, Oscar Isaac and Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno are joining forces for a good cause as the co-hosts of a multi-genre musical fund-raiser for Guatemalan disaster relief, specifically for the victims of "Volcano de Fuego" volcanic eruption on 3rd June 2018. They will be joined by a lineup of soon-to-be-announced special guests.

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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

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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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Maurice: 30th Anniversary Restoration (at BFI from 27 July)
Jul
27
to Jul 31

Maurice: 30th Anniversary Restoration (at BFI from 27 July)

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BFI| From 27 July on

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Oscar®-nominated for its costume design, this Merchant Ivory adaption of EM Forster's novel, directed by James Ivory himself, is a landmark film in the history of gay cinema. Edwardian society was still reeling from the Oscar Wilde trial, and EM Forster was acutely aware of the social pressures and sanctions surrounding same-sex relationships. Unfolding in Cambridge, London and the English countryside, the story follows repressed and bourgeois Maurice Hall (James Wilby), who’s surprised by his own passions, first for a fellow student (Hugh Grant), and later for a lowly gamekeeper (Rupert Graves).

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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

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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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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

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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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Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo: 60th Anniversary (at BFI from 13 July)
Jul
13
to Jul 26

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo: 60th Anniversary (at BFI from 13 July)

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BFI | 13 July onwards

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When San Francisco detective Scottie (Stewart), convalescing after a traumatic fall, is hired by an old friend to follow his wife Madeleine (Novak) on her trips around the city, he’s soon captivated by the woman’s enigmatic allure. Then the unthinkable happens... A wry exploration of the links between idealistic love, erotic fantasy, anguished guilt and exploitative manipulation, this is at once Hitchcock’s most disenchanted account of male-female relationships, and one of his most formally audacious films. Robert Burks’ lustrous camerawork, Bernard Herrmann’s poignant score and the memorably intense performances create an unsettling mood, suggestive of a strange, waking nightmare.

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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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Special Preview: Whitney at Rooftop Film CLub (4 July)
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

Special Preview: Whitney at Rooftop Film CLub (4 July)

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Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building| 4 July| 7pm

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A true once-in-a-generation star, Whitney Houston’s radiant talent was tragically undermined by the demons she was battling offstage. Made by the Oscar-winning duo of director Kevin Macdonald (Marley, Touching the Void), and producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man), and featuring exclusive interviews with her family and collaborators, Whitney is the definitive story of her life, and is destined to become this year’s Amy.

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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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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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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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