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Featured attraction: Lexi Film School returns with WENDY & LUCY + INTRO by Tom Huddleston at Lexi Cinema (02 JUL 18:30): “Lays bare the reality that poverty is a condition of circumstance rather than character, and that empathy, backed by a degree of outrage, is the only appropriate response.” – Little White Lies.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
GROUNDSWELL: THE GRASSROOTS BATTLE FOR THE NHS + Q&A with director John Furse at Regent Street Cinema (02 JUL 18:30):
- A moving, inspiring David and Goliath documentary about ordinary Britons challenging the free marketeers’ 40-year dominance.
POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% + Q&A with director David Nicholas Wilkinson at ArtHouse Crouch End (02 JUL 20:15):
- When David Nicholas Wilkinson started working on the film in 2016, many people advised him to make a ‘Soft Brexit’ film, not a ‘Stop Brexit’ one. By the time he finished shooting his last scenes however, the ‘Stop Brexit’ message did not seem quite so fanciful.
LFS: WENDY & LUCY + INTRO by Tom Huddleston at Lexi Cinema (02 JUL 18:30):
- The modern master of slow-burn social drama, CERTAIN WOMEN director Kelly Reichardt turned her contemplative gaze on America’s poverty problem with this heartbreaking 2008 feature.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 9 to 5 at The Prince Charles (02 JUL 20:45).
- THE BLUE ANGEL at BFI (02 JUL 18:30).
- OLDBOY at Deptford Cinema (02 JUL 20:15).
- SKID ROW MARATHON at Picturehouse Central (02 JUL 19:00).
- SUFFERING OF NINKO presented by Third Window Film Club at Deptford Cinema (02 JUL 18:30).
- TOTAL RECALL (1990) at Backyard Cinema (02 JUL 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- VAGABOND (02 JUL 14:30, 18:20 & 20:40).
- THE WORLD OF JACQUES DEMY (02 JUL 20:30).
- ‘Do I scare you?’ A Salon on Agnès Varda’s VAGABOND (02 JUL 20:15 – Free to ticket holders of VAGABOND on 02 JUL 18:20 – must be booked via the box office due to limited availability).
CLOSE-UP ON KANETO SHINDÔ at Close-Up (01 to 28 JUL):
- THE NAKED ISLAND (02 JUL 19:30).
LA FÊTE DU CINÉMA at Ciné Lumière (01 to 04 JUL – tickets £5!):
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):
- WRONG MOVE (02 JUL 18:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (29 JUN to 08 JUL):
- Next Screening: RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA + INTRO by Jasper Sharp (05 JUL 18:30, DocHouse).
THE ENDLESS at The Prince Charles (02 JUL 13:45):
- Directors Benson and Moorhead play brothers, former members of a “crazy UFO death cult”, who receive a mysterious video cassette in the mail. The tape contains an eerie calling card from their past, inviting them to attend an event called the Ascension.
TARPAULINS at DocHouse (02 JUL 18:40):
- The simple study of colourful tarpaulins reveals the destruction of modern-day urbanisation at the hands of insects. Los Angeles is losing the fight against a growing infestation of termites, and the city’s best weaponry is tarpaulins.
VAGABOND at BFI Southbank (02 JUL 14:30, 18:20 & 20:40):
- Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Agnès Varda’s VAGABOND is a cinematic landmark that introduced one of the most intriguing, complex and uncompromising female protagonists in modern cinema.
More films in London this week (A – Z): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm at BFI IMAX (04 to 05 JUL). ARCADIA at BFI (until 05 JUL). THE CIAMBRA at Watermans (29 JUN to 05 JUL). ENTEBBE at JW3 (01 to 05 JUL). FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK at ICA (01 to 05 JUL). HEREDITARY at Institute Of Light (29 JUN to 05 JUL). MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (29 JUN to 05 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at DocHouse (29 JUN to 05 JUL). SHAKEDOWN at ICA (30 JUN to 05 JUL). THE SQUARE at ICA (30 JUN to 05 JUL). STUDIO 54 at DocHouse (29 JUN to 03 JUL). TIME TRIAL at Picturehouse Central (30 JUN to o5 JUL). ZAMA at Whirled Cinema (02 to 08 JUL).
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