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Featured attraction: The #Schumachatak continues… COUSINS 35mm + INTRO by Rebecca Nicole Williams at Regent Street Cinema (05 JUN 19:30). “A celebration of carnal desire, wrapped up in a comedy so that nobody is too badly hurt…” – Roger Ebert.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
COUSINS 35mm + INTRO by Rebecca Nicole Williams at Regent Street Cinema (05 JUN 19:30):
- The Celluloid Sorceress cordially invites you to join her at the Regent Street Cinema where she continues her look at the work of director Joel Schumacher with his eclectic follow-up to THE LOST BOYS, screening here from a rare archival 35mm print.
FERMAT’S ROOM + PRESENTATION by Julia Gog at Barbican (05 JUN 18:15):
- This Spanish thriller has maths at its core. Four strangers must fight against the clock to work out how they are connected and why someone seems to be trying to kill them. Part of Science On Screen.
Welcome Sessions: LAMB at Rich Mix (05 JUN 18:30):
- The debut by filmmaker Yared Zeleke, and Ethiopia’s first entry into the Cannes Film Festival. When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend. Presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen. Free to refugee & asylum seekers.
More films in London today (A – Z): BOMBSHELL 35mm at BFI (05 JUN 20:40). FILMWORKER presented by Dogwoof at Genesis Cinema (05 JUN 21:00). THE LAST DETAIL at The Prince Charles (05 JUN 18:20). THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS 35mm at The Prince Charles (05 JUN 16:05). ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (05 JUN 21:00). SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (05 JUN 21:00). THIS IS CONGO at Picturehouse Central (05 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). THE WILD BOYS at ICA (05 JUN 16:05). WRITTEN ON THE WIND + Q&A with Peter Evans presented by Wimbledon Film Club at HMV Curzon (05 JUN 20:30). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at The Prince Charles (05 JUN 13:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS at Deptford Cinema (starts 24 APR).
- SYMBIOTIC EARTH (05 JUN 19:00).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN).
- LA NOTTE (05 JUN 19:30).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- NEVER FEAR aka The Young Lovers 35mm (05 JUN 20:50).
- Before & Behind The Camera: The Very Versatile Ida Lupino includes an introductory talk by Geoff Andrew and a screening of OUTRAGE 35mm (05 JUN 18:10).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
British Urban Film Festival (04 to 10 JUN)
- NO SHADE + Q&A UK premiere (05 JUN 19:30, Rio Cinema).
CONCEALED at The Castle Cinema (05 JUN 21:00):
- A thriller like no other. Set in the underbelly of Sydney’s inner city suburbs where Max (Simon Lyndon) and his mate Richard (Paul Tassone) are desperately trying to find Sallie, Max’s partner who’s disappeared. Their search takes them deep into the criminal heartland of the city and even deeper inside the secrets and lies of family.
MY FREIND DAHMER at The Institute Of Light (05 JUN 21:00):
- Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the American Midwest, becoming one of history’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story.
PANDORA’S BOX at BFI (05 JUN 14:30, 17:40 & 20:30):
- G.W. Pabst’s tragic portrait of sexual obsession, following the rise and fall of Lulu (Louise Brooks), a femme fatale who unleashes uncontrollable desires in the men and women she encounters.
More films in London this week (A – Z): ENTEBBE at JW3 (01 JUN to 05 JUL). FILMWORKER at Watermans (01 to 07 JUN). ISMAEL’S GHOSTS at Ciné Lumière (until 14 JUL). MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART at Genesis (01 to 05 JUN). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (01 to 07 JUN). WESTERN at Whirled Cinema (04 to 10 JUN). ZAMA at ICA (01 to 07 JUN).
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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.