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Featured attraction: THE CIAMBRA + Q&A with Assunta Nicolini presented by CinemaItaliaUK in collaboration with the Migration Museum and Peccadillo Pictures at Regent Street Cinema (14 JUN 19:30): “…What a rush of storytelling energy and style.” Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE CIAMBRA + Q&A with Assunta Nicolini at Regent Street Cinema (14 JUN 19:30):
- In the Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. He easily slides between the regions’ factions – Italians, African immigrants and his fellow Romani – and follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the skills for life on the streets. Directed by Jonas Carpignano with Martin Scorsese as executive producer, THE CIAMBRA represented Italy for Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards. Presented by CinemaItaliaUK in collaboration with the Migration Museum and Peccadillo Pictures.
GUARDIAN DOCUMENTARIES: THREE SHORT FILMS ABOUT BRITAIN + Q&A at Rio Cinema (14 JUN 18:45):
- Three new short documentaries made by The Guardian about people coming to terms with modern Britain. Stories about Grenfell, racism and refugees made by some of the best short documentary makers in the UK.
THE LANTHANIDE SERIES at The Whitechapel Gallery (14 JUN 19:00):
- From the portals of personal computing devices to ancient obsidian mirrors, optical instruments control how people see, foresee, frame, record, and remember their lives. Erin Espeile‘s THE LANTHANIDE SERIES meditates on how we understand the world through such material means.
THE SORROW AND THE PITY – PART 1: THE COLLAPSE at Phoenix Cinema (14 JUN 10:30):
- Marcel Ophuls’ portrait of the French town of Clermont-Ferrand under German occupation from 1940-44 is one of the greatest documentaries ever made, as important as Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah in its value not just as a film but as an essential historical record in its own right.
More films in London today (A – Z): CABARET 35mm at BFI (14 JUN 20:35). CONCERT FOR GEORGE at The Prince Charles (14 JUN 20:45). THE CRAFT at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (14 JUN 21:00). *HIDDEN SHORTS VOL. 2 short film programme at Deptford Cinema (14 JUN 19:30 – Free!). INTERSTELLAR at Backyard Cinema (14 JUN 20:30). LOLA MONTÈS at Austrian Cultural Forum (14 JUN 19:00). LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA at The Cinema Museum (14 JUN 19:30). THE NEVERENDING STORY at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (14 JUN 21:00). THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR at Lexi Cinema (14 JUN 18:30). THE SQUARE at ICA (14 JUN 20:20). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at The Prince Charles (14 JUN 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (14 JUN 20:45).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):
- ZABRISKIE POINT (14 JUN 19:30).
HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema (14 to 30 JUN):
- AMELIE presented by Trumans (14 JUN 21:00).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL):
- I, YOU, HE, SHE (14 JUN 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Architecture Film Festival – Inter-festival Programme (14 & 28 JUN):
- SUPERDESIGN: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 (14 JUN 19:00, Silver Building).
- THE FOREIGNER’S HOME + INTRO/DISCUSSION by Counterpoints Arts at BFI (14 JUN 18:20).
ALL THE WILD HORSES at DocHouse (14 JUN 14:00 & 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 AND THE DOGS at ICA (14 JUN 16:15):
- 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 (14 JUN 15:00 & 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 28 JUN). MY FREIND DAHMER at The Castle Cinema (08 to 20 JUN). PANDORA’S BOX at BFI (08 to 14 JUN with live accompaniment by Stephen Horne on 14 JUN 17:50). REVENGE at The Prince Charles Cinema (08 to 19 JUN). ZAMA at Phoenix Cinema (08 to 14 JUN).
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