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Featured attraction: BETTY: THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT + Q&A with director Phil Cox & producer Giovanna Stopponi at DocHouse (10 JUL 18:30): “A beautiful, sizzling and sweaty film about the funk singer and feminist icon Betty Davis, who in the 1970s changed the music landscape for women forever.” – CPH:DOX*
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
BETTY: THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT + Q&A with director Phil Cox & producer Giovanna Stopponi at DocHouse (10 JUL 18:30):
- Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70’s music scene to break boundaries for women of colour with her daring personality, iconic fashion and unforgettable funk music. A pioneer of feminism and Black Power, she became the first black female artist to perform, write and manage herself. Then suddenly – she vanished.
HOLST: IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTER + Q&A with director Tony Palmer at The Cinema Museum (10 JUL 18:30):
- Morley College presents a screening of Tony Palmer’s documentary about the great 20th Century British composer, with live music and a Q&A with the director.
SWIMMING WITH MEN + Q&A with actor Daniel Mays, director Oliver Parker & producer Anna Mohr-Pietsch at Phoenix Cinema (10 JUL 18:15):
- Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, discovering that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage.
- The film enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (06 to 12 JUL).
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ARCADIA at BFI (10 JUL 18:40 – Sold Out!).
- BIG at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (10 JUL 21:00).
- BOOM FOR REAL at Regent Street Cinema (10 JUL 18:30 & 20:15).
- THE CELLULOID CLOSET presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (10 JUL 20:00).
- GOD’S OWN COUNTRY supporting Stonewall at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (10 JUL 21:00).
- THE IRON GIANT 35mm at The Prince Charles (10 JUL 18:00).
- MADAME DE… at BFI (10 JUL 20:40).
- NOTTING HILL at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (10 JUL 21:00 – Sold Out!).
- PATH OF BLOOD London premiere at Picturehouse Central (10 JUL 18:30). THE PIANO at JW3 (10 JUL 20:30).
- RACER & THE JAILBIRD at Picturehouse Central (10 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- TULLY part of Croydon Comedy Festival at The David Lean (10 JUL 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
19TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 JUL – tickets £2.50!):
70mm at BFI IMAX (to 11 JUL):
- LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 70mm (10 JUL 13:50 & 18:30).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 18 AUG):
- THE ABYSS: SPECIAL EDITION 35mm (10 JUL 20:00).
FACE OF ANOTHER at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL):
- THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) (10 JUL 20:30).
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):
- KINGS OF THE ROAD 35mm (10 JUL 14:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
DukeFest 2018 (08 to 11 JUL):
- Found Footage 2018 & The Great VHS Experiment: The Next Generation (10 JUL 19:30, PimpShuei – Free!).
MARY SHELLEY at Phoenix Cinema (10 JUL 12:45 & 15:30):
- 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 (10 JUL 18:20):
- 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 (10 JUL 16:30):
- 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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