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PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (11 SEP 18:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!):
- Architecture On Film presents: “Landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. A global housing crisis. Who and what are cities for, when nobody can afford to live in them? PUSH examines one of today’s most urgent issues – the epic transformation of cities into financial instruments – to reveal with devastating clarity the shadowy operations and forces that threaten the very foundations of urban life.”
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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).
[WED 30 OCT] LONDON STORIES: Life in London is a collage of constant choice & change. These shorts look at how the city is evolving & how the choices we make affect our lives & (possible) futures.
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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
THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Curzon Soho (11 SEP 18:20):
- “Wendy (Lena Headey), a hardened immigration officer is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum.”
You are entering a Fascist Free-Zone inc. NEVER AGAIN – FIGHTING THE POLISH FAR RIGHT at The Horse Hospital (11 SEP 19:00):
- “A night celebrating Polish queer, feminist and anti-fascist resistance. Join pioneering Polish queer performers and London based abortion rights and queer movements fighting back. Includes the film premiere of NEVER AGAIN – FIGHTING THE POLISH FAR RIGHT and the launch of the Polish London LGBT+ Network ‘Polish Rainbow in UK’.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (11 SEP 18:30 & 20:30).
- Double Jeopardy: THE HILLS HAVE EYES + MANDY d. Wes Craven, 1977 + Panos Cosmatos, 2018 presented by Cultish Events at TT Liquor (11 SEP 18:00).
- FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF d. Thomas Piper, 2017 at Curzon Wimbledon (11 SEP 18:30 – Other Curzons available!).
- IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at The David Lean (11 SEP 19:30).
- INVENTING TOMORROW d. Laura Nix, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (11 SEP 20:00).
- LOST IN TRANSLATION d. Sofia Coppola, 2003 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Five Miles (11 SEP 20:00).
- MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at DocHouse (11 SEP 16:30).
- TOM JONES d. Tony Richardson, 1963 at Regent Street Cinema (11 SEP 12:00 & 15:30).
- TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at ICA (11 SEP 13:50).
- TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Curzon Aldgate (11 SEP 18:30 – Other Curzons available!).
- WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (11 SEP 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (10 to 12 SEP):
- THE EVENT d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2015 + Intro by the director (11 SEP 18:45).
- AUSTERLITZ d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2016 (11 SEP 20:30).
IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):
- SO HELP ME GOD d. Yves Hinant & Jean Libon, 2017 + Panel Discussion (11 SEP 18:30).
ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- DEEP COVER 35mm d. Bill Duke, 1992 (11 SEP 18:30).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):
- A STAR IS BORN (11 SEP 19:30 – Stratford).
SUMMER FILM NIGHTS at The Italian Cultural Institute (SEP – FREE!):
- IL COLORE DELLA FATICA d. Andrea Gropplero di Troppenburg, 2018 (11 SEP 18:30 – FREE!).
TARANTINO ON SCREEN-O at Genesis Cinema (05 to 13 AUG):
- DJANGO UNCHAINED d. Quentin Tarantino, 2012 (11 SEP 20:50).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival – Part 2 (11 to 15 SEP).
- Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival (06 to 14 SEP).
- Festival of France at Everyman Cinemas (06 to 11 SEP).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (05 to 15 SEP).
- Scalarama (01 to 31 SEP).
SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2019 at ICA (11 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.”
WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (11 SEP 18:30):
- “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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