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Featured attraction: PRIVILEGE + INTRO by Gareth Evans + BOOK LAUNCH (08 SEP 20:00), part of CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (05 to 28 SEP): “In PRIVILEGE, his first theatrically released feature film, Watkins imagines a near-future in which the forces of political power and celebrity interact in ways that are at once startlingly sinister and disturbingly familiar.” Chuck Klosterman – Lincoln Centre.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
FIRST MEN IN THE MOON + INTRO/BOOK LAUNCH by John Walsh & Richard Holliss at Regent Street Cinema (08 SEP 15:00):
- For the first time, all the posters for Ray Harryhausen’s iconic films have been collected together in one book. Author and Journalist Richard Holliss will discuss how he achieved the impossible and found posters, many believed to have been missing for years. FIRST MEN IN THE MOON gets a special high def screening with intro from Harryhausen Foundation Trustee and film maker, John Walsh.
LADY LOVELY LUTE + Q&A with writer/director Laura Stratford & LIVE MUSIC by Stephanie Feeney at Rio Cinema (08 SEP 13:00):
- Charity screening for Headway East London: LADY LOVELY LUTE tells the remarkable story of Stephanie Feeney; an inspirational individual who discovered a passion for the lute after surviving a near fatal-road accident that left her with severe frontal lobe brain injury.
ONE NOTE AT A TIME + Q&A with director Renee Edwards at ArtHouse Crouch End (08 SEP 14:45):
- A doc about the embattled tradition of New Orleans’ musicians, and their struggle for continued habitation and survival after their careers have been made barely tenable by natural disaster, poor flood defences and political machinations.
More films in London today (A – Z): BACK TO THE FUTURE presented by Stow Film Lounge in Stoneydown Park (08 SEP 19:30). LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS at BFI (08 SEP 17:00). PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE at Everyman Screen On The Green (08 SEP 23:30). REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE 35mm at Prince Charles (08 SEP 15:30). REPO MAN (08 SEP 20:45 – Members’ screening, tickets on general release 08 SEP 12:00). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Nomad Cinema, Queens Park (08 SEP 18:00). THE SLAYER presented by Arrow Video at Genesis Cinema (08 SEP 21:30 – Free!/Booking recommended). TOP GUN at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (08 SEP 19:45). TOP GUN at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (08 SEP 20:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- Paul Verhoeven’s SCI-FI TRILOGY 3 films, 1 ticket (08 SEP 20:45).
BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):
- FOOTLOOSE no version listed (08 SEP 15:00).
CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (05 to 28 SEP):
DISTANT VOICES: TERENCE DAVIES at Close-Up (08 to 15 SEP):
- DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES (08 SEP 18:00).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (until OCT):
- POSSESSED (1947) 35mm (08 SEP 16:10).
WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- CHARLIE BUBBLES (08 SEP 18:20).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- I Will Tell International Film Festival (30 AUG to 09 SEP).
- Kennington Bioscope Silent Fim Weekend (08 to 09 SEP).
- Open City Documentary Festival (04 to 09 SEP).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (31 AUG to 16 SEP).
- Scalarama (SEP).
- The Smalls Film Festival (07 to 10 SEP).
IN PRAISE OF NOTHING at ICA (08 SEP 19:00):
- An offbeat, satirical and beautifully-shot film about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and begins to reveal his thoughts on pretty much everything, including life and death, love and politics. Narrated in verse by Iggy Pop.
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Castle Cinema (08 SEP 14:30 & 16:45):
- Cameron Post looks the part of a perfect high-school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”.
UNDER THE WIRE at DocHouse (08 SEP 20:30):
- On 13 February 2012 war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged Homs, under attack by the Syrian army. Only one of them returned.
More films in London this week (A – Z): AMERICAN ANIMALS at Rich Mix (07 to 13 SEP). BLACKkKLANSMAN at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 13 SEP). C’EST LA VIE! at Cine Lumiere (until 23 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (07 to 12 SEP). COLD WAR at Ciné Lumière (until 16 SEP). CROWHURST at Whirled Cinema (10 to 16 SEP). HEATHERS at Prince Charles (07 to 13 SEP). HURRICANE at Genesis Cinema (07 to 13 SEP). MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS at ICA (07 to 12 SEP). THE SEAGULL at Phoenix Cinema (07 to 13 SEP). YARDIE at The Institute Of Light (07 to 13 SEP).
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