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Featured attraction: SUPERBOB + Q&A with writer-director Jon Drever & writer-actor Brett Goldstein, presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (06 JUN 19:45).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
A CAMBODIAN SPRING + Q&A with director Chris Kelly & activist Venerable Luon Sovath (featured in the film) at DocHouse (06 JUN 18:20):
- An intimate portrait of three Cambodian citizens caught up in the chaotic and often violent political development that is currently shaping modern-day Cambodia. Filmed over 6 years, it charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed.
MCQUEEN + Q&A with directors Peter Ettedgui & Ian Bonhôte at Curzon Mayfair (06 JUN 18:15 – nearly sold out!):
- Fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s story is a gothic, rags-to-riches fairy tale. Set to a score by Michael Nyman.
SIREN OF THE TROPICS aka La Sirène des Tropiques + INTRO by Tega Okiti at BFI Southbank (06 JUN 18:15):
- The inimitable Josephine Baker plays a woman who discovers a hidden talent for dance while pursuing a crush. Originally released on the back of her European tour, the film further underlined Baker’s talents as an electrifying, world-class entertainer.
More films in London today (A – Z): A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (06 JUN 20:15). BEST F(R)IENDS without Tommy Wiseau at The Prince Charles (06 JUN 21:00). EVEN MORE FABULOUS MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE MOVIES presented by George McGhee at JW3 (06 JUN 14:00). GET OUT presented by Twickenham Cinema Club at The Exchange (06 JUN 19:30). PRETTY WOMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (06 JUN 21:00 – sold out!). REALITY CHECK short docs presented by Shorts On Tap at 93 Feet East (06 JUN 19:00). SISTER ACT at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (06 JUN 21:00). STRAWBERRY & CHOCOLATE at Deptford Cinema (06 JUN 20:00). SUPERBOB + Q&A with writer-director Jon Drever & writer-actor Brett Goldstein presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (06 JUN 19:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- LE BONHEUR (06 JUN 20:50).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT 35mm (06 JUN 20:40).
YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN).
- IS IT EASY TO BE YOUNG? (06 JUN 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
British Urban Film Festival (04 to 10 JUN):
- LIFE AND DEATH SHORTS short film programme (06 JUN 12:00, Bernie Grant Arts Centre).
- HIP-HOP DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE BILL + Q&A (06 JUN 18:10, Curzon Soho).
CONCEALED at The Castle Cinema (06 JUN 16:30):
- 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.
ISMAEL’S GHOSTS at Ciné Lumière (06 JUN 16:00):
- Film director Ismaël Vuillard (Mathieu Amalric) still mourns the death of his wife Carlotta, twenty years earlier, even though he has started his life over again with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg). When Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) returns from the dead, their whole world is turned upside-down.
PANDORA’S BOX at BFI (06 JUN 14:30, 18:10 & 20:20):
- 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). MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART at Genesis (01 to 05 JUN). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (01 to 07 JUN). MY FRIEND DAHMER at The Institute Of Light (01 to 07 JUN). WESTERN at Whirled Cinema (04 to 10 JUN). ZAMA at ICA (01 to 07 JUN).
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