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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE INERTIA VARIATIONS + Q&A with Matt Johnson at ICA (10 JUN 18:30):
- Matt Johnson of the English band The The, known for his intensely personal and political songs, has remained silent as a singer-songwriter for the last 15 years. Conflicted by creative inertia, he has observed from the sidelines as corporate state propaganda has swamped the cultural airwaves.
- Also without Q&A (08 JUN 18:30 / 09 JUN 18:30).
LET THERE BE LIGHT at The Cinema Museum (10 JUN 16:00 – Free!):
- Focus Fusion Society in collaboration with Walworth Green Party and The Cinema Museum presents a screening of the 2017 documentary Let There Be Light by EyeSteelFilm.
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER + Q&A with actors Dame Siân Phillips, Angela Down & Patricia Quinn, & directors Moira Armstrong & Waris Hussein at BFI (10 JUN 12:00):
- A unique chance to see this TV dramatisation of the Suffragettes’ story in full, on the big screen.
More films in London today (A – Z): THE ASPHALT JUNGLE 35mm at Regent Street Cinema (10 JUN 13:30). BEST OF THE ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL at Ciné Lumière (10 JUN 11:00). BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (10 JUN 21:00). DR. STRANGELOVE at Picturehouse Central (10 JUN 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). FIVE EASY PIECES at Stow Film Lounge (10 JUN 14:30). THE FLORIDA PROJECT at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (10 JUN 21:00). GILDA at BFI (10 JUN 14:30). KANGAROO: A LOVE HATE STORY at Phoenix Cinema (10 JUN 13:30). THE PRINCESS BRIDE at The Prince Charles (10 JUN 20:45). THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR at Lexi Cinema (10 JUN 16:00). SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY presented by Catford Film at Catford Constitutional Club (10 JUN 19:00 – Free!). WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE at The Prince Charles (10 JUN 15:30). THE WILD BOYS at ICA (10 JUN 14:25). ZAMA at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 JUN 15:35). ZAMA at Barbican (10 JUN 16:10).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (03 to 24 JUN):
- A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (10 JUN 18:00).
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN):
DIRECTED BY WOMEN / FEMALE GAZE at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):
- SECOND COMING presented by WIFSE25 (10 JUN 14:30).
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU at The Prince Charles Cinema (until 14 OCT):
- EARLY SUMMER (10 JUN 17:55).
HARMONY KORINE WEEKENDER at Deptford Cinema (08 to 10 JUN):
- SPRING BREAKERS (10 JUN 20:00).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free! / No booking required):
- THE AVENGERS (10 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).
TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ at Ciné Lumière (03 JUN to 22 JUL):
- HÔTEL DU NORD (10 JUN 14:00).
WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUN):
- I GOT LIFE! (10 JUN 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
British Urban Film Festival (04 to 10 JUN):
- SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY short film programme + Q&A (10 JUN 15:30, Curzon Soho).
Sundance Film Festival London repeat screenings:
ALL THE WILD HORSES at DocHouse (10 JUN 14:00 & 18:10):
- 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 & THE DOGS at ICA (10 JUN 16:45):
- 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 (10 JUN 15:15 & 18:10):
- 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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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.