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Featured attraction: ONIBABA (09 JUL 19:30), part of CLOSE-UP ON KANETO SHINDÔ at Close-Up (01 to 28 JUL): “A chilling movie, a waking nightmare shot in icy monochrome, and filmed in a colossal and eerily beautiful wilderness.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Lexi Film School: GREY GARDENS + INTRO by Sophie Brown at Lexi Cinema (09 JUL 18:30):
- The unbelievable but true story of Mrs. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Mother and daughter live in a world of their own behind the towering privets that surround their decaying 28-room East Hampton mansion known as “Grey Gardens”.
MARIO + Q&A at Picturehouse Central (09 JUL 18:30):
- When Leon joins Mario’s football club ,the pair are moved into a flat with one another where the competitive tension turns sexual. As their relationship intensifies, the pair become inseparable, yet Mario is desperate to hide their love from his teammates.
PIN CUSHION + Q&A with director Deborah Haywood at Rio Cinema (09 JUL 18:45):
- Deliciously dark, beautifully bizarre and utterly distinctive, PIN CUSHION, is an offbeat and entertaining mix of the heartbreaking and the heartrending – in other words, a slice of very modern life.
THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR + PANEL at Regent Street Cinema (09 JUL 19:30):
- The story of Mrs. Recy Taylor, who bravely spoke up after a gang rape in 1944 Alabama. Rosa Parks and legions of women fight for her justice. Post screening discussion with Robin Osmani, Cristel Amiss (Black Women’s Rape Action Project), Lisa Longstaff (Women Against Rape), Sherica Spence (Skye Alexandra House).
More films in London today (A – Z): 500 DAYS OF SUMMER 35mm at The Prince Charles (09 JUL 18:25). A MIGHTY WIND 35mm at The Prince Charles (09 JUL 20:45). A TALE OF TWO SISTERS at Deptford Cinema (09 JUL 19:00). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN HOH at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (09 JUL 21:00). MELANCHOLIA presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (09 JUL 19:30). MEMENTO at Peckhamplex (09 JUL 20:30). THE PIANO at JW3 (09 JUL 14:30). THE PIANO at Ciné Lumière (09 JUL 18:20).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
19TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 JUL):
70mm at BFI IMAX (to 11 JUL):
- PHANTOM THREAD 70mm (09 JUL 15:00, 18:10, 20:45).
CLOSE-UP ON KANETO SHINDÔ at Close-Up (01 to 28 JUL):
- ONIBABA (09 JUL 19:30).
- An Introduction to the Cinema of Marco Bellocchio by Adrian Wootton (09 JUL 18:15, BFI).
- THE WEDDING DIRECTOR + INTRO by Adrian Wootton (09 JUL 20:30).
SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST at BFI Southbank (06 to 09 JUL):
- MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS + INTRO by Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) (09 JUL 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
DukeFest 2018 (08 to 11 JUL):
- Night Of The Trailers Strikes Back, The Mystery Hour & Pentagram Home Video – Mystery Live Re-Score (09 JUL 19:30, PimpShuei – Free!).
MARY SHELLEY at Phoenix Cinema (09 JUL 15:30 & 18:10):
- 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.
TERMINAL at The Prince Charles (09 JUL 16:00):
- 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.
TIME TRIAL at DocHouse (09 JUL 14:30):
- A close-up on professional cycling from the inside, TIME TRIAL follows David Millar’s last season competing in the run up to the Tour de France, looking back at his career and reflecting on the current state of cycling.
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). SHAKEDOWN 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).
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