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Featured attraction: THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS aka Fiaker Nr.13 35mm + INTRO/LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT at The Cinema Museum (13 JUN 19:30). (Re)read our RADIANT CIRCUS interview with Kennington Bioscope programmer Michelle Facey – Part 1 & Part 2 – before you go.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS at Barbican (13 JUN 18:15):
- Julien Temple’s musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes’ novel about life in late 1950s London.
- Part of London Nights by the Museum of London.
LEK & THE DOGS + Q&A with director Andrew Kötting at BFI (13 JUN 18:00):
- Andrew Kötting’s new film combines sci-fi, fairytale and archive material, with touches of Tarkovsky, and is based on the true story of a young boy who left his parents and ended up on the city streets being cared for by wild dogs.
- LEK & THE DOGS also runs at ICA (13 JUN 16:15 + other dates).
THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS aka Fiaker Nr.13 35mm + INTRO/LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT at The Cinema Museum (13 JUN 19:30):
- Directed in Austria by Michael Curtiz and produced by Arnold Pressburger, THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS stars Lili Damita and Jack Trevor in the story of a newborn baby girl whose mother leaves her in a carriage. Presented by the Kennington Bioscope with shorts programmed/presented by Michelle Facey and live accompaniment by Stephen Horne.
More films in London today (A – Z): A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (13 JUN 21:00). BLACK PANTHER presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (13 JUN 19:45). THE BOOKSHOP at BFI (13 JUN 20:30). BAHAR NOORIZADEH: MOUNTAIN OF THE SUN UK premiere at Tate Modern (13 JUN 18:30). A CAMBODIAN SPRING + Q&A with director Chris Kelly & Venerable Sovath (featured in the film) presented by the Rory Peck Trust at Picturehouse Central (13 JUN 18:30). COLD WAR + Q&A with director Paweł Pawlikowski at Curzon Mayfair (13 JUN 18:40 – Sold Out!). THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES at The Prince Charles (13 JUN 18:15). THE HAPPY PRINCE + SCREENTALK with Rupert Everett at Barbican (13 JUN 18:30 – Sold Out!). I, CLAUDE MONET at Ciné Lumière (13 JUN 15:45). It (1927) 35mm + INTRO by Aga Baranowska at BFI (13 JUN 18:20). LOVE ME TENDER at Regent Street Cinema (13 JUN 12:00 & 15:30). LOVE, SIMON at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (13 JUN 21:00). THE PRINCE OF NOTHINGWOOD presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (13 JUN 20:15). STAGE BEAUTY presented by the London Screen Studies Collection at Birkbeck Cinema (13 JUN).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN 70mm (13 JUN 20:15).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- HARD, FAST & BEAUTIFUL 16mm (13 JUN 20:20).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN):
- MADEMOISELLE 35mm (13 JUN 19:30).
WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUN):
- THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN + DISCUSSION with co-director Colette Braeckman & Congolese dancer Faustin Linyekula (13 JUN 20:15).
YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN):
- ASSA (13 JUN 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today, but we could be wrong… Find your next favourite fest in our comprehensive A – Z.
ALL THE WILD HORSES at DocHouse (13 JUN 16:30 & 20:40):
- 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.
MCQUEEN at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 JUN 18:45 & 20:20):
- 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.
MY FREIND DAHMER at The Castle Cinema (13 JUN 21:00):
- Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the American Midwest, becoming one of history’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story.
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). LEK & THE DOGS at ICA (08 to 19 JUN). MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (08 to 14 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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