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Featured attraction: Ousmane Sembène’s CAMP DE THIAROYE 35mm (06 SEP 17:45) screens as part of BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT): “A rare screening of a historical epic from a great Senegalese director, which has echoes across the globe today.” – BFI.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE APPARITION at Genesis Cinema (06 SEP 21:00):
- Presented by MUBI (ticket includes a free month’s subscription): Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a war journalist at a leading newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; to investigate the veracity of a divine apparition in a small French village.
LUST FOR LIFE at BFI (06 SEP 18:20):
- Boasting a magnificently intense performance by Douglas as Van Gogh, this is one of the best Hollywood films about creativity. Shooting in carefully chosen locations, Vincente Minnelli and producer John Houseman contextualise the painter’s pictures with regard to his life.
REBECCA + READING at Nomad Cinema, Brompton Cemetery (06 SEP 20:00):
- Hitchcock’s flawless adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine as the mismatched couple at the centre of this astonishing thriller. REBECCA is all about history and sense of place – perfect for soaking up the grand atmosphere of Brompton. Introduced with a reading from the novel.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- THE GREATEST SHOWMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (06 SEP 20:00).
- THE KING at ICA (06 SEP 12:45).
- THE KING at Genesis Cinema (06 SEP 18:30).
- SINGLES 35mm at The Prince Charles (06 SEP 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):
- ICA: VAGABOND (06 SEP 20:45).
BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):
- FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (06 SEP 17:00).
BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):
- CAMP DE THIAROYE 35mm (06 SEP 17:45).
- Free Speech ‘Punch Up’! (06 SEP 19:00 – Free!/Booking required).
ÉRIC ROHMER’S TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS at Close-Up (03 to 11 SEP):
- AN AUTUMN TALE (06 SEP 20:15).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (until OCT):
- POSSESSED (1931) 35mm (06 SEP 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today include:
- I Will Tell International Film Festival (30 AUG to 09 SEP).
- Open City Documentary Festival (04 to 09 SEP).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (31 AUG to 16 SEP).
- Scalarama (SEP).
C’EST LA VIE! at Ciné Lumière (06 SEP 18:30):
- With thirty years of catering under his belt, Max has organised hundreds of parties. So organising a magnificent wedding in a seventeenth century château with a brigade of waiters, cooks, dishwashers, an orchestra, a photographer and all ingredients for a big celebration should be a piece of cake…
DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES at BFI Southbank (06 SEP 14:30, 18:10 & 20:50):
- Now that Eileen, Maisie and Tony are adults, their childhood memories – and in particular those associated with their father – are inconsistent. While Eileen clings to happier times, her siblings remember his brutal and violent nature. This troubled family must deal with the day-to-day alongside their past.
THE KING at DocHouse (06 SEP 13:30):
- Eugene Jarecki takes a roadtrip across America in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce to offer a state of the nation epic that tracks the rise and fall of one America’s greatest musical stars. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind.
More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT at DocHouse (03 to 06 SEP). BLACKkKLANSMAN at The Castle Cinema (31 AUG to 13 SEP). BRAGUINO at ICA (01 to 05 SEP). THE CHILDREN ACT at the Phoenix Cinema (31 AUG to 06 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (01 to 05 SEP). COLD WAR at Barbican (31 AUG to 06 AUG). DOUGH at JW3 (02 to 06 SEP). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at Watermans (31 AUG to 05 SEP). HEATHERS at The Prince Charles (31 AUG to 06 SEP). MARY SHELLEY at Whirled Cinema (03 to 09 SEP).
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