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Featured attraction: THE UNKNOWN 35mm + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Costas Fotopoulos (06 AUG 18:30), part of FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT): “Joan Crawford plays a neurotic beauty in this morbid, circus-set crime film.” – BFI.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
BETTY: THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT + PRERECORDED Q&A at Stratford Picturehouse (06 AUG 20:30 – Other Picturehouses available!):
- Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince”. An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70’s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music.
JAWBREAKER at The Institute Of Light (06 AUG 20:15):
- Zodiac Film Club presents: When a high school clique accidentally murder their best friend in a birthday prank gone horribly wrong, the three remaining girls – Courtney (Rose McGowan), Julie (Rebecca Gayheart) and Marcie (Julie Benz) – conspire to conceal the truth, silence a witness and throw a crack Police Detective (Pam Grier) off the scent.
TV Preview: BODYGUARD + Q&A with actors Richard Madden & Keeley Hawes, & writer Jed Mercurio at BFI Southbank (06 AUG 18:30):
- From the makers of LINE OF DUTY, new six-part series BODYGUARD tells the fictional story of David Budd (Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- CLUELESS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (06 AUG 20:45).
- Double Bill: THAT SUMMER + GREY GARDENS at Regent Street Cinema (06 AUG 18:30 & 20:15).
- GENERATION WEALTH at Barbican (06 AUG 20:50).
- ISLE OF DOGS presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (06 AUG 19:30).
- LA VÉRITÉ at BFI (06 AUG 20:45).
- MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD 35mm at the Prince Charles (06 AUG 20:45).
- MCQUEEN at the Prince Charles (06 AUG 13:00).
- MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO at Hackney Picturehouse (06 AUG 20:30).
- PIN CUSHION at The Castle Cinema (06 AUG 19:00).
- THE SHAPE OF WATER at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (06 AUG 21:00).
- SUMMER 1993 at The Castle Cinema (06 AUG 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):
- THE UNKNOWN 35mm + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Costas Fotopoulos (06 AUG 18:30).
REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 12 AUG):
SUMMER IN THE CITY at Genesis Cinema (06 to 30 AUG – tickets £5!):
- DAZED & CONFUSED (06 AUG 21:00).
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):
- THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK (06 AUG 18:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today. But that means we’ve probably missed something…
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MADAME at JW3 (06 AUG 20:30):
- A wealthy and well-connected couple ask their maid to masquerade as a wealthy heiress in this fun and frothy farce starring Starring Toni Collette and Rossy de Palma.
PUNK VOYAGE at DocHouse (06 AUG 14:30):
- This invigorating new documentary follows Finnish Punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) as they face the glory and struggle that comes with fame. After becoming celebrities in Finland, the radical four continue to dominate worldwide, playing nearly 300 gigs in 16 countries.
SICILIAN GHOST STORY at ArtHouse Couch End (06 AUG 15:00 & 20:30):
- Set in a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, this is the story of adolescent innocence and painful reality. Giuseppe (Fernandez) is the son of a man with mafia connections who has turned informer. One day, this 13 year-old boy vanishes, kidnapped by those his father crossed. Luna (Jedlikowska), his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance.
More films in London this week (A – Z): APOSTASY at BFI (03 to 09 AUG). THE APPARITION at Phoenix Cinema (03 to 09 AUG). COCOTE at ICA (03 to 09 AUG). DAMASCUS COVER at Rio Cinema (03 to 09 AUG). EL MAR LA MAR at ICA (03 to 09 AUG). GENERATION WEALTH at JW3 (05 to 09 AUG). IN THE FADE at Whirled Cinema (06 to 12 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (03 to 09 AUG). PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE at DocHouse (03 to 08 AUG). TRACKING EDITH at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 to 09 AUG).
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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+.