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Featured attraction: SUBURBAN BIRDS aka Jiao Qu De Niao at Vue Leicester Square (11 OCT 18:30), part of the BFI London Film Festival (10 to 21 OCT): “STAND BY ME meets Kafka in this dreamy treat from debut director Qiu Sheng, in which time is a flat pretzel.”
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Live From Miskatonic: Stephen Volk in Conversation with Moderator Sean Hogan at The Horse Hospital (11 OCT 19:00):
- The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies presents: Screenwriter and author Stephen Volk is perhaps best known for writing the notorious BBC Halloween hoax GHOSTWATCH. However, his many other notable screenplays include those for the films GOTHIC (directed by Ken Russell), THE GUARDIAN (directed by William Friedkin), THE DEADNESS OF DAD, and THE AWAKENING.
US AND THEM + Q&A with actors Jack Roth & Tim Bentinck at Genesis Cinema (11 OCT 21:00):
- Three disenfranchised British lads, intent on making a grand and brutish statement on economic inequality in the United Kingdom, use a wealthy banker and his family as their sacrificial lambs.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BLACKkKLANSMAN for Black History Month at The David Lean (11 OCT 14:30 & 19:30).
- THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (subtitled for HoH) presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (11 OCT 19:45).
- PHANTOM THREAD presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (11 OCT 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
A SPIKE LEE MIXTAPE at Deptford Cinema (11 to 26 OCT):
- DO THE RIGHT THING (11 OCT 19:00).
MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF: THE POETIC TRILOGY at Close-Up (02 to 20 OCT):
- THE GARDENER (11 OCT 20:15).
#WOMENINFILM2018 at Genesis Cinema (ongoing):
- BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY + WOMEN IN SCIENCE PANEL (11 OCT 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- BFI London Film Festival (10 to 21 OCT).
- London Surf Film Festival (10 to 13 OCT).
- Native Spirit Film Festival (11 to 21 OCT).
COLUMBUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 OCT 13:00 & 18:20):
- When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions.
KUSAMA – INFINITY at DocHouse (11 OCT 20:30):
- In this compelling doc, director Heather Lenz tells Yayoi Kusama’s story from childhood to present day, in the words of the artist herself. Kusama candidly discusses how her cosmic and obsessive art practice is generated from childhood trauma, and reveals the chronic depression she suffered after well-known artists remodelled her work in their name.
More films in London this week (A – Z): A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT). BLACK ’47 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 OCT). THE GODFATHER at BFI (until 09 OCT). HEREDITARY at Whirled Cinema (08 to 14 OCT). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). THE OSLO DIARIES at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT). SEARCHING at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). SKATE KITCHEN at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). TEHRAN TABOO at ICA (05 to 11 OCT). THIS IS CONGO at The Montpelier (until 10 OCT). THE WIFE at Phoenix (05 to 11 OCT).
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