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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL + Q&A with director Josh Appignanesi & subject & co-devisor Chloe Aridjis at DocHouse (07 OCT 16:00):
- This innovative, hybrid docu-drama follows Chloe Aridjis, the acclaimed Latin American novelist, as she curates a retrospective on Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, researching the celebrated artist’s life in London.
FILTH 5th Anniversary Celebration + INTRO by Sarah from Movies on Weekends + PARTY at Genesis Cinema (07 OCT 18:00 – Free!):
- James McAvoy puts in a career best performance with Directed by Jon S. Baird and based on a book by Irvine Welsh, Filth revolves around DS Bruce Robertson. The louty and brash police officer is up for promotion whilst trying to solve a big murder case. As the pressure moments, Bruce is pushed to his mental edge…
GASPARD AT THE WEDDING + Q&A with actress Laetitia Dosch at Ciné Lumière (07 OCT 16:00):
- Keeping a careful distance for many years with his family, 25 years old Gaspard (Félix Moati) has to renew contact at the news of his father’s second marriage. When the eccentric Laura (Laetitia Dosch) agrees to play the role of his girlfriend for the wedding, he finally feels ready to set foot in his parent’s zoo and reunite with the monkeys and tigers he grew up with…
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ANOTHER THIN MAN presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (07 OCT 14:30).
- FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS + THE BIG LEBOWSKI presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (07 OCT 14:00).
- THE GODFATHER: PART III 35mm at BFI (07 OCT 19:45).
- Lawrence Abu Hamdan: WALLED UNWALLED at Tate Modern (07 OCT 10:00 – 18:00).
- LEK & THE DOGS at Whirled Cinema (07 OCT 18:00).
- LES CHOSES DE LA VIE at Ciné Lumière (07 OCT 14:00).
- LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 35mm at BFI (07 OCT 13:40).
- LUCKY at Genesis Cinema (07 OCT 21:00).
- MOON + A TRIP TO THE MOON at Picturehouse Central (07 OCT 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- MY TWENTIETH CENTURY at ICA (07 OCT 14:15).
- PETER PAN (1953) at BFI (07 OCT 13:30).
- POST RADICAL presented by SkatePal at House Of Vans (07 OCT 16:30 – Free!/ No Booking required).
- THE SON at ICA (07 OCT 13:00).
- THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (07 OCT 19:00 – CANCELLED!).
- YARDIE at Regent Street Cinema (07 OCT 18:00 & 20:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):
- SEOUL STATION aka Seoulyeok (07 OCT 20:00).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (OCT):
- SUDDEN FEAR (07 OCT 13:40).
HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (until 07 OCT):
- PARIS, TEXAS (07 OCT 20:00).
HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):
- THE ADDAMS FAMILY + ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES 2 films, 1 ticket (07 OCT 13:20).
- THE SHINING Extended Version 35mm (07 OCT 17:35).
- THE EXORCIST Director’s Cut 35mm (07 OCT 20:45).
MASAKI KOBAYASHI: THE HUMAN CONDITION at Close-Up (06 OCT to 28 OCT):
- THE HUMAN CONDITION II: ROAD TO ETERNITY (07 OCT 15:00).
- THE HUMAN CONDITION III: A SOLDIER’S PRAYER (07 OCT 19:00).
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):
- HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (07 OCT 13:00).
WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- FACE 35mm (07 OCT 15:10).
- THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY + Q&A with screenwriter Barrie Keeffe & Bob Hoskins’ daughter Rosa Hoskins (07 OCT 16:30).
WORLD WAR ONE: REGENERATIONS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- LA GRANDE ILLUSION (07 OCT 17:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Raindance Film Festival (26 SEP to 07 OCT).
COLUMBUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (07 OCT 13:00 & 21:00):
- When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions.
JALOUSE at Ciné Lumière (07 OCT 20:30):
- Almost overnight, Nathalie Pêcheux, a divorced French teacher, changes from a loving mother into a jealous monster. Her first target is her stunning 18-year-old daughter Mathilde, a ballet dancer, but her field of attack soon extends to her friends, colleagues, and even her neighbours.
KUSAMA – INFINITY at DocHouse (07 OCT 14:00):
- In this compelling doc, director Heather Lenz tells Yayoi Kusama’s story from childhood to present day, in the words of the artist herself. Kusama candidly discusses how her cosmic and obsessive art practice is generated from childhood trauma, and reveals the chronic depression she suffered after well-known artists remodelled her work in their name.
More films in London this week (A – Z): A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT). BLACK ’47 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 OCT). THE GODFATHER at BFI (until 09 OCT). HEREDITARY at Whirled Cinema (08 to 14 OCT). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). THE OSLO DIARIES at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT). SEARCHING at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). SKATE KITCHEN at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). TEHRAN TABOO at ICA (05 to 11 OCT). THIS IS CONGO at The Montpelier (until 10 OCT). THE WIFE at Phoenix (05 to 11 OCT).
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