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Featured attraction: Arrow Films presents THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) at Genesis Cinema (01 SEP 21:30 – Free!): “A Brutal Exploitation Classic That Still Holds The Power To Terrify And Disturb” – Paul Cardullo, Gruesome Magazine.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) at Genesis Cinema (01 SEP 21:30 – Free!):
- Join Arrow Films and Genesis for Wes Craven’s 1977 cult horror classic: A typical American family on vacation is besieged by a family of cannibals in the arid Southwest Californian desert.
The Live Ghost Tent – Quarterly Meeting of the Laurel & Hardy Societyat The Cinema Museum (01 SEP 15:00):
- Pays tribute to Anita Garvin with the following films: FROM SOUP TO NUTS (1928), short directed by Edgar Kennedy; BLOTTO (1930), short directed by James Parrott; THE CHIMP (1932), short directed by James Parrott; and, A CHUMP AT OXFORD (1940), directed by Alfred J. Goulding.
THE MAN FROM MO’WAX + Q&A with James Lavelle + Pitchblack Playback at Hackney Picturehouse (01 SEP 18:00):
- James Lavelle played his first DJ set at 14, launched pioneering record label Mo’Wax at 18 and released the genre-defining UNKLE album Psyence Fiction at 22. His rapid rise seemed limitless, but it’s only when you’re going so fast that the wheels fall off.
SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED + Q&A with director Sara Afsar at Rio Cinema (01 SEP 12:00):
- SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of President Bashar al Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ADVENTURELAND 35mm + free beer at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 21:00).
- African Odysseys Presents: New Wave screening and networking at BFI (01 SEP 12:00).
- BABETTE’S FEAST aka Babettes gaestebud at BFI (01 SEP 15:30).
- DAY FOR NIGHT at BFI (01 SEP 20:30).
- E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL at Backyard Cinema (01 SEP 12:30).
- THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at DocHouse (01 SEP 16:00).
- THE GOONIES at the Nomad, Queen’s Park (01 SEP 20:15).
- ISLE OF DOGS at Backyard Cinema (01 SEP 20:30).
- LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (01 SEP 16:30).
- THE MAN FROM MO’WAX at DocHouse (01 SEP 20:30).
- MCQUEEN at ICA (01 SEP 13:30).
- OPENING NIGHT at BFI (01 SEP 20:15).
- PETER PAN (1953) at BFI (01 SEP 13:00).
- PRETTY WOMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (01 SEP 20:00).
- THE PRINCESS BRIDE at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 18:15).
- TRUE ROMANCE 35mm at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 20:45).
- Double Bill: THE WOMEN + MILDRED PIERCE at Regent Street Cinema (01 SEP 13:30 & 16:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):
CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (until 01 SEP):
- THE GREEN RAY (01 SEP 20:00).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (until OCT):
- POSSESSED (1931) 35mm (01 SEP 18:15).
SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 02 SEP – Free! / No booking required):
- S.O.S. SUMMER OF SAM (01 SEP 15:00 & 17:30).
WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- BILLY LIAR (01 SEP 18:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today include:
- I Will Tell International Film Festival (30 AUG to 09 SEP).
- Little Wing Film Festival (31 AUG to 02 SEP).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (31 AUG to 16 SEP).
- Scalarama (SEP).
C’EST LA VIE! at Ciné Lumière (01 SEP 16:00):
- With thirty years of catering under his belt, Max has organised hundreds of parties. So organising a magnificent wedding in a seventeenth century château with a brigade of waiters, cooks, dishwashers, an orchestra, a photographer and all ingredients for a big celebration should be a piece of cake…
DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES at BFI Southbank (01 SEP 16:15, 18:20 & 20:40):
- Now that Eileen, Maisie and Tony are adults, their childhood memories – and in particular those associated with their father – are inconsistent. While Eileen clings to happier times, her siblings remember his brutal and violent nature. This troubled family must deal with the day-to-day alongside their past.
THE KING at DocHouse (01 SEP 18:20):
- Eugene Jarecki takes a roadtrip across America in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce to offer a state of the nation epic that tracks the rise and fall of one America’s greatest musical stars. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind.
More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT at DocHouse (03 to 06 SEP). BLACKkKLANSMAN at The Castle Cinema (31 AUG to 13 SEP). BRAGUINO at ICA (01 to 05 SEP). THE CHILDREN ACT at the Phoenix Cinema (31 AUG to 06 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (01 to 05 SEP). COLD WAR at Barbican (31 AUG to 06 AUG). DOUGH at JW3 (02 to 06 SEP). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at Watermans (31 AUG to 05 SEP). HEATHERS at The Prince Charles (31 AUG to 06 SEP). MARY SHELLEY at Whirled Cinema (03 to 09 SEP).
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