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Featured attraction: DEVIL IN THE FLESH (07 JUL 20:30) at Ciné Lumière part of SATIRE & MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at BFI Southbank and Ciné Lumière (until 31 JUL): “An intense psycho-sexual drama about the passionate affair between a teenage boy and a disturbed, beautiful, woman married to a terrorist on trial.”
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
African Odysseys presents: NEW WAVE for BAME filmmakers working with the moving image (07 JUL 12:00) followed by MOSSANE + INTRO by Tega Okiti & Q&A with Zeiba Monod at BFI Southbank (07 JUL 14:00):
- Dazzling and deeply affecting, this powerful drama, written and directed by Africa’s first woman director, follows the plight of Mossane, a young and strikingly beautiful village girl who must choose between love and financial security.
Close-Up Cinema Year 3 at Close-Up (Programme 1: 06 JUL 19:30 / Programme 2: 07 JUL 20:00):
- Mark the third anniversary of the Shoreditch staple with the launch of Stanley Schtinter’s Liberated Film Club scratch card book (06 JUL) and a screening of Abbas Kiarostami’s radical masterpiece Close-Up (07 JUL).
Kennington Bioscope Railway Special at The Cinema Museum (07 JUL 10:00):
- All aboard for another Kennington Bioscope special! An all-day excursion into the greatest railroadin’ moments of silent cinema.
More films in London today (A – Z): 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES + Q&A with Renee Glynne presented by World Wide Weird! at The King & Queen (07 JUL 18:00 – Free!/Donation suggested). BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (07 JUL 14:00). CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Pride screening at Picturehouse Central (07 JUL 21:10). CAMILLE CLAUDEL at British Museum (07 JUL 14:00). CRUEL INTENTIONS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (07 JUL 21:00). DAY OF WRATH 35mm at BFI (07 JUL 16:00). FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK at ICA (07 JUL 15:00). MOONLIGHT at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (07 JUL 21:00). THE NEVERENDING STORY at Backyard Cinema (07 JUL 11:00). POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% + Q&A with Anthony Grayling & Peter French at Picturehouse Central (07 JUL 19:00). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at Barbican (07 JUL 16:10). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (07 JUL 16:30). SLEEP HAS HER HOUSE at Deptford Cinema (07 JUL 18:30). THE SQUARE at ICA (07 JUL 15:30). TRANNY FAG at ICA (07 JUL 13:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
19TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 JUL):
- THE IRON GIANT (07 JUL 14:20).
- PONYO (07 JUL 16:25).
- RUSHMORE (07 JUL 18:30).
- GET OUT (07 JUL 20:45).
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK 70mm (07 JUL 20:45).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 11 AUG):
- ROMEO + JULIET 35mm (07 JUL 18:00).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL):
- THE HAPPY PRINCE (07 JUL 18:15).
- Ciné Lumière: DEVIL IN THE FLESH (07 JUL 20:30).
SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST at BFI Southbank (06 to 09 JUL):
- THE SILENCE OF OTHERS + Q&A with directors Robert Bahar & Almudena Carracedo (07 JUL 20:30).
SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (07 to 29 JUL – Free! / No booking required):
- DO THE RIGHT THING (07 JUL 17:00 & 19:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Oz Film Festival 2018 (06 to 08 JUL):
- KANGAROO: A LOVE HATE STORY (07 JUL 14:00, Regent Street Cinema).
- SWINGING SAFARI (07 JUL 17:00, Regent Street Cinema).
- BAD BOY BUBBY (07 JUL 20:30, Regent Street Cinema).
MARY SHELLEY at Phoenix Cinema (07 JUL 17:35):
- The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in MARY SHELLEY, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.
SHAKEDOWN at ICA (07 JUL 20:40).
- ‘Shakedown’ was a series of parties founded by and for African American women in Los Angeles that featured go-go dancing and strip shows for the city’s lesbian underground scene.
TERMINAL at The Prince Charles (07 JUL 15:45):
- In the dark heart of a sprawling anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life.
More films in London this week (A – Z): BEAUTY AND THE DOGS at ICA (06 to 10 JUL). THE ENDLESS at The Prince Charles (06 to 12 JUL). LADY BIRD at Whirled Cinema (09 to 12 JUL). MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at ICA (07 to 11 JUL). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (06 to 12 JUL). MCQUEEN at The Castle Cinema (06 to 10 JUL). POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% at Arthouse (06 to 11 JUL). RACER & THE JAILBIRD at Ciné Lumière (11 to 25 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (06 to 12 JUL). STUDIO 54 at Rich Mix (06 to 12 JUL). SWIMMING WITH MEN at Phoenix Cinema (06 to 12 JUL). TIME TRIAL at DocHouse (06 to 12 JUL).
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