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WE NEED YOUR VOTE d. Mathieu Sapin, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Alexandra Lamy at Ciné Lumière (11 APR 18:30):
- “In his cinematic debut, comics illustrator Mathieu Sapin offers a chronicle on the mechanics of power through the eyes of Arnaud Jaurès (Finnegan Oldfield), a newcomer who incidentally joins the presidential candidate’s campaign team at the side of the powerful and experienced head of communication Agnès Karadzic (Alexandra Lamy) and makes his way up the ladder.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- Our collab with SUPAKINO & partners continues with new episodes of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema slated for 11 MAY & 15 JUN. Programme announcements coming soon…
- Hot on the heels of the Essay Film Festival comes ICA’s own Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR), an annual event dedicated to groundbreaking “cinema of the real”.
- Each month we travel across London to see as many of our featured attractions as we can. We’ve posted our screening notes from last month [MARCH]. Not all journeys ended well….
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
African Horror: Shades of Superstition with instructor Nuzo Onoh at The Horse Hospital (11 APR 19:00):
- The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies presents: “While African Horror films have made great strides in recent years, thanks to the Nollywood film industry and the South African Horror Film Festival, African horror literary fiction is still to take its rightful place in the commercial horror market. We shall examine the term “African Horror”, and how it is portrayed by the popular media.”
DISOBEDIENCE d. Sebastián Lelio, 2018 + PANEL at Regent Street Cinema (11 APR 19:00):
- Crime & Injustice presents: “This event will explore sexuality and religion and the role of education, health services, government / policies etc in supporting individuals, especially young people that are in the process of negotiating their sexuality and their religion.”
GLORIA BELL d. Sebastián Lelio, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (11 APR 18:15):
- “Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (11 APR 21:00).
- A PRIVATE WAR d. Matthew Heineman, 2018 at The David Lean (11 APR 14:30 & 19:30).
- BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES d. Sophie Huber, 2018 at DocHouse (11 APR 16:30).
- Bounce Cinema short film programme at Rich Mix (11 APR 19:00).
- C’EST LA VIE! d. Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, 2017 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (11 APR 20:00).
- Feminism And The City: Social Architecture On Screen short film programme presented by Dispatch FMI at Genesis Cinema (11 APR 21:00).
- GIVE ME YOUR HEART d. Archie Mayo, 1936 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (11 APR 19:30).
- HELLBOY d. Neil Marshall, 2019 at Picturehouse Hackney (11 APR 20:10 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 at The Prince Charles (11 APR 12:45).
- LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (11 APR 18:05).
- PROSPECT d. Christopher Caldwell & Zeek Ear, 2018 presented by Sci-Fi-London at The Prince Charles (11 APR 21:00).
- SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (11 APR 13:00).
- TWISTED PAIR d. Neil Breen, 2018 at The Prince Charles (11 APR 18:30).
- UNDER THE SILVER LAKE d. David Robert Mitchell, 2018 at The Prince Charles (11 APR 15:30).
- VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at The Prince Charles (11 APR 12:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- THE RIVER 35mm d. Jean Renoir, 1951 (11 APR 20:50).
- RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1951 (11 APR 20:55).
HISTORICAL PERIOD DRAMAS at Austrian Cultural Forum (02 APR to 30 MAY – FREE!):
- ANGELO d. Michael Schleinzer, 2018 (11 APR 19:00).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (11 APR 18:00).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
SECRETS, MYSTERY, ABSURDITY: THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH at Genesis Cinema (02 to 25 APR):
- David Lynch In Music & In Short music video & short film bar screening (11 APR 18:00 – FREE!/Booking Recommended).
SMART ROBOTS, MORTAL ENGINES: STANISLAW LEM ON FILM at Barbican (11 to 16 APR):
- Lem Shorts Programme + PANEL (11 APR 18:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Ecofutures (04 to 19 APR).
- Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (04 to 18 APR).
- London Games Festival (02 to 14 APR).
- London Independent Film Festival (05 to 15 APR).
- Taiwan Film Festival (03 to 14 APR).
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Peckhamplex (11 APR 17:30 & 20:35 – LAST CHANCE!):
- “Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control. Set in a flamboyantly stylised near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on Alex (McDowell) and his band of droogs.”
COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (11 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers – available times today: 21:30 & 22:00):
- “This immersive Emmy Award-winning documentary transports you to a startling collision between cultures, the viewing experience enhanced by 360-degree vision, CGI animation and enveloping sound. Provided with headsets during a synchronised screening, audiences embark on a journey to the ancient homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, as he recounts the moment his world was turned upside down.”
THE REST I MAKE UP d. Michelle Memran, 2018 at ICA (11 APR 14:15 – LAST CHANCE!):
- “An affecting documentary portrait born out of an almost two-decade-long friendship between filmmaker Michelle Memran and Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Watermans (05 to 10 APR). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 at The Prince Charles (05 to 10 APR). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 11 APR). BLADE RUNNER : THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (05 to 10 APR). BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (08 to 14 APR). CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (06 to 10 APR). EATEN BY LIONS d. Jason Wingard, 2018 at Peckhamplex (05 to 11 APR). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 APR). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at Watermans (06 to 10 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 APR). HOLY LANDS d. Amanda Sthers, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (07 to 18 APR). THE IMAGE YOU MISSED d. Dónal Foreman, 2018 at ICA (05 to 09 APR). LAST BREATH d. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa, 2019 at DocHouse (05 to 11 APR). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2018 at JW3 (05 to 10 APR). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (until 11 APR). THE REST I MAKE UP d. Michelle Memran, 2018 at ICA (05 to 11 APR APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (05 to 11 APR). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 10 APR). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 11 APR).
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