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QUIZ SHOW 35mm d. Robert Redford, 1994 + MARTY 35mm d. Delbert Mann, 1955 + Intro at The Cinema Museum (01 SEP 14:30):
- The Badlands Collective presents: “A rarely screened double bill at the iconic Cinema Museum. Robert Redford’s gripping drama about a rigged 1950s TV quiz show scandal, with a cast including Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro and Martin Scorsese, will be followed by MARTY, a 1955 romantic marvel with a melancholy soul, which remains the shortest film ever to win an Oscar for Best Picture.”
- “Please note the 35mm print for QUIZ SHOW contains foreign subtitles. We trust this will not impede on your enjoyment of the film.”
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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
KILL BILL 16mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2003 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (01 SEP 14:00):
- Ciné-Real 16mm presents: “Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin (Uma Thurman) wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A GENTLE WOMAN aka Une femme douce d. Robert Bresson, 1969 (01 SEP 16:15).
- ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 15:00).
- HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at DocHouse (01 SEP 14:30).
- LETO d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2018 at ICA (01 SEP 12:35).
- MAGNOLIA d. PT Anderson, 1999 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (01 SEP 15:00 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- RAN d. Akira Kurosawa, 1985 at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 17:30).
- THE THIRD MAN: 70th Anniversary Event d. Orson Welles, 1949 at Picturehouse Central (01 SEP 15:30).
- TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY EP1: 40th Anniversary Screening + Q&A with director John Irvin & actor Michael Jayston at BFI Southbank (01 SEP 14:30).
- US d. Jordan Peele, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (01 SEP 18:00)
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
25 YEARS OF FOX SEARCHLIGHT at Everyman Cinemas (30 AUG to 01 SEP):
- LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE d. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2006 (01 SEP 16:00 – Muswell Hill).
- 500 DAYS OF SUMMERd. Marc Webb, 2009 (01 SEP 17:00 – Baker Street).
ANGELA BASSETT: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (SEP):
- BOYZ N THE HOOD d. John Singleton, 1991 (01 SEP 20:10).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (SEP):
- THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY d. Clint Eastwood, 1995 (01 SEP 15:00).
CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):
- NORTH BY NORTHWEST d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 (01 SEP 13:15).
IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):
- Z d. Costa-Gavras, 1969 (01 SEP 14:00).
THE INVISIBLES: THE WORK OF EUGENIO POLGOVSKY at ICA (25 AUG to 01 SEP):
- RESURRECTION d. Eugenio Polgovsky, 2016 (01 SEP 18:00).
IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):
- AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT d. Ian MacNaughton, 1971+ Intro by Nancy Lewis, Monty Python’s US manager (01 SEP 17:30).
- MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL d. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975 + Q&A with actor Carol Cleveland (01 SEP 20:00).
JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 OCT):
- A VIEW TO A KILL d. John Glen, 1985 + ASHBY’S ODYSSEY + Q&A with Carole Ashby (01 SEP 14:40).
NEWMAN’S OWN: THE EARLY FILMS OF PAUL NEWMAN at Regent Street Cinema (01 SEP to 27 OCT):
- CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF d. Richard Brooks, 1958 (01 SEP 19:30).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):
TERENCE MALICK at Deptford Cinema (01 SEP to 22 SEP):
- BADLANDS d. Terrence Malick, 1973 (01 SEP 14:00).
TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 SEP):
- “A month long programme of trilogies and triptychs, featuring films by: Kenji Mizoguchi, Federico Fellini, Satyajit Ray, Michelangelo Antonioni, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Krzysztof Kieślowski, David Lynch, and Miguel Gomes.” Includes:
- Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy – APUR SANSAR d. Satyajit Ray, 1959 (01 SEP 18:00).
- Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych – SANSHO THE BAILIFF d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954 (01 SEP 20:30).
WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):
- THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (01 SEP 15:20).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- I Will Tell International Film Festival (30 AUG to 09 SEP).
ANIARA d. Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja, 2018 at Rio Cinema (01 SEP 18:30):
- “Apocalyptic, darkly poetic and visually stunning, ANIARA balances a spectacular sense of intergalactic dread with matters more mundane as it imagines the existential crisis of a human race without a planet to call home. The alternative? A shopping mall in space.”
MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN d. Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019 at DocHouse (01 SEP 18:30):
- “Everybody remembers the inspired explosive shocker scene in Alien, but not everyone knows the complex and surprising story of the film’s journey. Dan O’Bannon’s script, combined with H.R. Giger’s artwork were the creative seeds of the film, but there are deeper roots in myth and art that reach further back in time. Interviews with people close to, and involved in, the making of Alien recall the excitement of bringing it all to life, as well as lively anecdotes from the iconic scene.”
THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 SEP 12:10, 14:45 & 20:40):
- “One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted, Martin Scorsese produced portrait of self-discovery, THE SOUVENIR.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- A FAITHFULL MAN d. Louis Garrel, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 05 SEP). ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Waterman’s (31 AUG to 05 SEP). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at BFI Southbank (30 AUG to 05 SEP – Check website for 35mm screenings). THE CHAMBERMAID d. Lila Avilés, 2018 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 04 SEP). THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 05 SEP). GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (until 03 SEP). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at ICA (30 AUG to 05 SEP). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at ICA (until 04 SEP). MRS. LOWRY AND SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at JW3 (01 to 11 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 04 SEP – Selected screening times). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodovar, 2019 at The Lexi (until 11 SEP). SEAHORSE d. Jeanie Finlay, 2019 at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP). WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 35mm d. Rob Reiner, 1989 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 03 SEP).
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