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Featured attraction: VERTIGO (14 JUL 13:30, 15:50, 18:15 & 20:40), as part of HITCHCOCK WEEK at Regent Street Cinema (13 to 18 JUL): “The trouble with being the best movie of all time is that Vertigo is now an easy target for criticism. But this strange, frustrating story of a haunted pervert will always evade definition.” Rhik Samadder – The Guardian.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
BLACKS BRITANNICA + PANEL at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (14 JUL 19:00 – Sold Out!):
- In 1978, a US television company commissioned a film about the lives of black people in Britain. The film’s message was deemed to be dangerous and the film was banned. This newly remastered version is hosted by Plan C North London in collaboration with Postcolonial Films.
Double Bill: DEMONS + DEMONS 2 at Genesis Cinema (14 JUL 20:00 – Free!):
- Settle in for a double dose of terror with Italian action-horror DEMONS and its hi-rise sequel, DEMONS 2: “The irony of watching a horror film set in a cinema in a cinema hasn’t passed us by so we’ll be in the bar with beers at the ready and pizza on tap.” Presented by Arrow Films.
PATH OF BLOOD + Q&A at Rio Cinema (14 JUL 18:30):
- Drawn from a hoard of jihadi home-movie footage that was captured by Saudi security services, this is the story of Muslim terrorists targeting Muslim civilians and brought to justice by Muslim security agents. It is a stark reminder that all who are touched by terrorism are victimised by it.
- Also at Hackney Picturehouse (14 JUL 15:00).
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A QUIET PLACE at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (14 JUL 21:00).
- ARCADIA at BFI (14 JUL 18:40).
- THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE at Peckhamplex (14 JUL 11:00 & 18:00).
- BLACK PANTHER by Nomad Cinema at Woodberry Down (14 JUL 19:30).
- C’EST LA VIE for Bastille Day at Picturehouse Central (14 JUL 19:00).
- FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK at ICA (14 JUL 15:40).
- IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES 35mm at BFI (14 JUL 20:55).
- LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (14 JUL 16:30).
- LETHAL WEAPON at Everyman Screen On The Green (14 JUL 23:30).
- LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Ciné Lumière (14 JUL 18:20).
- MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at ICA (14 JUL 13:15).
- ORPHÉE at British Museum (14 JUL 14:00).
- THE PIANO at Ciné Lumière (14 JUL 16:00).
- PIERROT LE FOU 35mm at BFI (14 JUL 18:15).
- READY PLAYER ONE at Backyard Cinema (14 JUL 12:30).
- SPICE WORLD at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (14 JUL 21:00).
- THE TRIAL: THE STATE OF RUSSIA VS OLEG SENTSOV free fundraiser at DocHouse (14 JUL 12:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 70mm (14 JUL 20:45).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- VAGABOND (14 JUL 20:30).
FACE OF ANOTHER at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL):
HITCHCOCK WEEK at Regent Street Cinema (13 to 18 JUL):
- VERTIGO (14 JUL 13:30, 15:50, 18:15 & 20:40).
PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):
- Free Screening: THE DUMB WAITER + INTRO by actor Kenneth Cranham (14 JUL 14:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today include:
- Kids On Film a celebration of The Children’s Film Foundation presented by Stow Film Lounge as part of Walthamstow Garden Party (14 to 15 JUL).
- Mandela Film Festival presented by Black History Studies (14 JUL).
EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (14 JUL 14:30):
- Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (In Jackson Heights, National Gallery, At Berkeley) delves into the inner workings of the New York Public Library, one of the greatest public institutions in New York City with a rich and layered range of community services.
NAILA AND THE UPRISING at DocHouse (14 JUL 20:30):
- Clandestine classrooms, sewing workshops disguised as political resurgent meetings, creches in political prisons; NAILA AND THE UPRISING is the story of the women who led a Palestinian uprising in the late 20th Century.
VERTIGO at BFI Southbank (14 JUL 15:20 & 18:20):
- When San Francisco detective Scottie (Stewart), convalescing after a traumatic fall, is hired by an old friend to follow his wife Madeleine (Novak) on her trips around the city, he’s soon captivated by the woman’s enigmatic allure. Then the unthinkable happens…
More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE at Phoenix Cinema (13 to 19 JUL). THE CIAMBRA at JW3 (15 to 18 JUL). KEEP THE CHANGE at JW3 (17 to 26 JUL). LEAN ON PETE at Whirled Cinema (16 to 22 JUL). MARIO at Picturehouse Central (13 to 19 JUL). MCQUEEN at DocHouse (14 to 19 JUL). PATH OF BLOOD at Rio Cinema (13 to 19 JUL). PIN CUSHION at The Institute Of Light (13 to 19 JUL). RACER & THE JAILBIRD at Ciné Lumière (13 to 25 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (13 to 19 JUL). STUDIO 54 at ICA (13 to 19 JUL). SUMMER 1993 at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 to 19 JUL). TIME TRIAL at DocHouse (13 to 19 JUL). WHITNEY at DocHouse (13 to 19 JUL).
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