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Featured attraction: PIRANHA 35mm (12 JUN 18:30 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening), part of CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL): “Like all the best exploitation flicks, PIRANHA is driven by a ruthless desire to entertain and, in this non-pretentious ambition, it succeeds magnificently.” Kim Newman, Empire Magazine.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
NINA’S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS 35mm + Q&A with director Pratibha Parmar at BFI (12 JUN 18:10):
- UK lesbian features are as rare a fruit as films about LGBT South Asian life. And acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar (ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH) delivers a sweet one with this Glasgow-set tale of tender cross-cultural love. Presented by BFI Flare.
NOVA NIGHTS EP#12 – A Supernatural Noir Séance with Cathi Unsworth & Jayne Harris at The Horse Hospital (12 JUN 19:00):
- … during which they will lift the veil on the mysterious female who inspired both Cathi’s latest novel THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC, and Jayne’s debut documentary film WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH-ELM? Hosted by Billy Chainsaw.
More films in London today (A – Z): AN EVENING WITH CATHERINE SCHELL at The Cinema Museum (12 JUN 20:00). Baroness Shami Chakrabarti introduces SUFFRAGETTE at BFI (12 JUN 20:30). BUS STOP at BFI (12 JUN 20:45). A CAMBODIAN SPRING + Q&A with director Chris Kelly & Venerable Sovath (featured in the film) at Genesis Cinema (12 JUN 18:10). THE FLORIDA PROJECT presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (12 JUN 20:00). LIQUID SKY at ICA (12 JUN 18:30). LOST IN VAGUENESS at Regent Street Cinema (12 JUN 20:45). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (12 JUN 21:00). Meera Syal Selects – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY at BAFTA (12 JUN 19:00). RUSHMORE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (12 JUN 21:00). SHORT FILMS & NETWORKING short films raising awareness of hearing loss presented by The Film Bunch at St Margaret’s House (12 JUN 18:30). SPACE JAM at Backyard Cinema (12 JUN 20:30). THOROUGHBREDS at The David Lean Cinema (12 JUN 19:30). WAITING FOR GUFFMAN 35mm at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 20:45). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 16:15). ZAMA at Picturehouse Central (12 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):
- L’AVVENTURA (12 JUN 19:30).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL):
- PIRANHA 35mm (12 JUN 18:30 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- THE HITCH-HIKER 35mm + INTRO by Mia Bays, Birds’ Eye View (12 JUN 18:20).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL):
- TOMBOY (12 JUN 18:30);
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today, but we could be wrong… Find your latest favourite fest in our comprehensive A – Z.
ALL THE WILD HORSES at DocHouse (12 JUN 18:30):
- 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 (12 JUN 18:25):
- 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 (12 JUN 18:00 & 20:25):
- 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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