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THE STING d. George Roy Hill, 1973 at Dulwich Picture Gallery (09 SEP 19:00):
- “Following the murder of a friend, con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with seasoned pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on ruthless crime boss Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, but things don’t go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation from the duo.”
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LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation.
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Online: Richmond Film Society announces their 57th season // Plan ahead with our epic roundup of September’s repertory seasons & festivals [UPDATED!] // We interview student curator Viknesh Kobinathan about his season ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD // Raindance Means Raindance.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 1 & 2 d. Justin MacGregor, 2017 & 2018 + Intro/Q&A with Tommy Wiseau at The Prince Charles (09 SEP 20:20).
- ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm (09 SEP 11:30).
- MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at DocHouse (09 SEP 14:30).
- THE SHINY SHRIMPS d. Maxime Govare & Cedric le Gallo, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (09 SEP 18:30).
- SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2019 at Lexi Cinema (09 SEP 18:30).
- TV Preview: TEMPLE + Q&A panel with actors Mark Strong, Daniel Mays, Lily Newmark & Tobi King Bakare, writer Mark O’Rowe & exec producer Liza Marshall at BFI Southbank (09 SEP 20:15).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (SEP):
- LA VÉRITÉ 4K d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1960 (09 SEP 18:00).
CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):
- NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 (09 SEP 18:20).
IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):
- MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN d. Terry Jones, 1979 (09 SEP 20:40).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):
- DIRTY DANCING (09 SEP 21:00 – Shoreditch).
TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (AUG to SEP):
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy – THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978 (09 SEP 20:15).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival (06 to 14 SEP).
- Festival of France at Everyman Cinemas (06 to 11 SEP).
- Final Girls Berlin Film Festival “Best of 2019” (09 SEP).
- I Will Tell International Film Festival (30 AUG to 09 SEP).
- Open City Documentary Festival (04 to 10 SEP).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (05 to 15 SEP).
- Scalarama (01 to 31 SEP).
- The Smalls Film Festival (06 to 09 SEP).
SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2019 at ICA (09 SEP – Not showing today! Check back tomorrow):
- “Akeem Sharp, nicknamed the Rasta Rocket for his once-in-a-generation speed, is set to be Jamaica’s next big track and field sensation. Akeem hopes his success in athletics will take him to the US to reunite with his mother, who has been supporting the family from afar on a long-expired work visa. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home.”
THE THIRD MAN 4K: 70th Anniversary Release d. Carol Reed, 1949 at BFI Southbank (09 SEP 14:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!):
- “Writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in post-war, Allies-occupied Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), with the promise of work. Discovering that Lime is dead, and warned away from Vienna on account of his friend’s criminal activities, Martins starts investigating the circumstances surrounding Lime’s demise.”
- See also special screenings at BFI on 06 & 12 SEP (listed in our weekly digest).
WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (09 SEP 16:30):
- “It’s near impossible to build a career as a female film journalist, but Pauline Kael defied the odds. WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author, and her battle to make a name for herself. Never a dull read, Kael was also a force to be reckoned with. With her letters, interviews and published work narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker and late-20th-century movies reframed through Kael’s lens, the controversial yet pioneering critic is brought into focus.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (09 to 15 SEP). APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 at ICA (07 to 12 SEP). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at BFI Southbank (until 19 SEP – Check website for 35mm screenings). GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (until 12 SEP). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (06 to 12 SEP). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at Watermans (06 to 12 SEP). MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN d. Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019 at DocHouse (until 12 SEP). MRS. LOWRY AND SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at JW3 (until 11 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (06 to 12 SEP). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodovar, 2019 at The Lexi (until 11 SEP). PURPLE RAIN d. Albert Magnoli, 1984 at The Prince Charles (06 to 12 SEP). ROJO d. Benjamín Naishtat, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (06 to 18 SEP). SEFARAD d. Luis Ismael, 2019 presented by UKJF at JW3 (08 to 12 SEP). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 12 SEP).
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