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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
IF…. + Q&A with actor/author David Wood at The Cinema Museum (09 JUN 19:30):
- Lindsay Anderson’s IF…. (1968) is regarded as one of the best British films of all time. This special screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor and author David Wood and film critic George Perry.
Serpentine Cinema: SOPHIO MEDOIDZE, AB-JOY at Peckhamplex (09 JUN 18:30):
- Sophio Medoidze screens a selection of her work alongside Sergei Parajanov’s KIEV FRESCOES (1965-66). Following the screening Sophio Medoidze will be joined by lecturer and film curator Maria Palacios Cruz and artist and writer Frank Wasser.
#WINDRUSH70… STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD at Regent Street Cinema (09 JUN 13:30):
- Kush Films presents a programme of short films and a live performance commemorating the ‘Windrush’ generation and the powerful story of mass-migration with an emphasis on those that first arrived from the Caribbean; 70 years ago on the good ship Windrush.
More films in London today (A – Z): BUS STOP at BFI (09 JUN 18:10). CLUELESS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (09 JUN 21:00). COCO at Stow Film Lounge (09 JUN 10:30). E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL at Backyard Cinema (09 JUN 12:30). THE INERTIA VARIATIONS at ICA (09 JUN 18:30). LIQUID SKY at ICA (09 JUN 20:30). LOTTE REINIGER AFTERNOON at Birkbeck Cinema (09 JUN 13:30). RAMPAGE at Backyard Cinema (09 JUN 16:30). THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR at The Gate (09 JUN 13:00). REDOUBTABLE at The David Lean Cinema (09 JUN 14:30). THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (09 JUN 21:00). SALEM’S LOT presented by World Wide Weird! at The King & Queen (09 JUN 17:30 – Free!/Donation requested). SCARFACE (1983) at The Prince Charles (09 JUN 20:45). THE SHOOTIST presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (09 JUN 20:00). THE SQUARE at ICA (09 JUN 20:20). ZAMA at Barbican (09 JUN 16:10).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- PHANTOM THREAD 70mm (09 JUN 15:20).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- MUR MURS (09 JUN 20:20).
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- A WRINKLE IN TIME (09 JUN 13:00).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):
- RED DESERT (09 JUN 20:30).
HARMONY KORINE WEEKENDER at Deptford Cinema (08 to 10 JUN):
- MISTER LONELY (09 JUN 20:00).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- HIGH SIERRA 35mm (09 JUN 15:30).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free! / No booking required):
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (09 JUN 15:00 & 17:30).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN):
- MADEMOISELLE 35mm (09 JUN 18:00).
WE <3 GRETA GERWIG at The Prince Charles (until 09 JUN):
- LADY BIRD (09 JUN 18:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
British Urban Film Festival (04 to 10 JUN)
- NO SHADE + Q&A with cast & crew (09 JUN 15:30, Curzon Soho).
- TWO GRAVES + Q&A with cast & crew (09 JUN 18:30, Curzon Soho).
ALL THE WILD HORSES at DocHouse (09 JUN 16:30 & 20:40):
- A visually cinematic adventure documentary, ALL THE WILD HORSES submerges viewers in the Mongolian wilderness and throws them into the thrills of an adrenaline-fueled endurance test.
LEK AND THE DOGS at ICA (09 JUN 16:35):
- Combining archival footage with experimental and narrative sequences, artist and director Andrew Kötting reconstructs the true story of Ivan Mushukov, the Russian child found living with a pack of wild dogs on the streets of Moscow in the mid-1990s.
MCQUEEN at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 JUN 15:00, 17:30 & 20:00):
- Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his McQueen’s own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS presented by UK Jewish Film at JW3 (10 to 28 JUN). THE DARKEST HOUR at Whirled Cinema (11 to 17 JUN). ISMAEL’S GHOSTS at Watermans Arts Centre (08 to 14 JUN). MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (08 to 14 JUN). MY FREIND DAHMER at The Castle Cinema (08 to 13 JUN). PANDORA’S BOX at BFI (08 to 14 JUN with live accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos on 08 JUN 17:50 & by Stephen Horne on 14 JUN 17:50). REVENGE at The Prince Charles Cinema (08 to 14 JUN). ZAMA at Phoenix Cinema (08 to 14 JUN).
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