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THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD d. Nathan Juran, 1958 + Talk with author John Walsh at Regent Street Cinema (15 SEP 15:00):
“Special screening followed by a presentation from filmmaker John Walsh on his new book Harryhausen The Lost Movies. For the first time, the secrets have been unearthed for those unmade films. Missing scenes from the films you love. Stunning artworks, models and test footage all revealing new worlds, epic lands and fearsome creatures that until now had thought to have been lost for all time.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation. We’ve even got a Halloween Special…
> Now booking: sbf.org.uk/whats-on
Online radiantcircus.com: Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival returns with Part 2 at various venues (11 to 15 SEP) // Richmond Film Society announces their 57th season // We interview student curator Viknesh Kobinathan about ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD (opening this week at Rich Mix) // And of course, Raindance Means Raindance.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
OSCAR RABIN: A HAPPY LIFE JOURNEY d. Alexander Shatalov + Panel Discussion at Pushkin House (15 SEP 14:00):
“A screening and discussion commemorating 45 years since the famous 1974 Bulldozer Exhibition that changed the course of art history in the Soviet Union. The afternoon will include a screening of Oscar Rabin: A Happy Life Journey (Оскар Рабин: Счастливый Путь) directed by Alexander Shatalov and produced by Marc Ivasilevitch. Rabin was the main organiser of the Bulldozer Exhibition and one of the Soviet Union’s non official leading painters.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (15 SEP 18:00).
DEAD POETS SOCIETY 35mm d. Peter Weir, 1989 at The Prince Charles (15 SEP 20:15).
GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (15 SEP 20:00).
MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 + Pre-recorded Q&A at JW3 (15 SEP 17:30).
THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at The Prince Charles (15 SEP 20:45).
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (15 SEP 19:30).
QUADROPHENIA 35mm d. Franc Roddam, 1979 at The Prince Charles (15 SEP 18:10).
STAR TREK – THE MOTION PICTURE: 40th Anniversary Screening d. Robert Wise, 1979 at Genesis Cinema (15 SEP 20:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
ANGELA BASSETT: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (SEP):
MALCOLM X 35mm d. Spike Lee, 1992 (15 SEP 18:30).
ANIME’S HUMAN MACHINES at Barbican Centre (12 to 30 SEP):
PATLABOR THE MOVIE d. Mamoru Oshii, 1989 + Intro (15 SEP 16:00).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (SEP):
A FAREWELL TO ARMS d. Frank Borzage, 1932 (15 SEP 18:10).
CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):
HOUSEBOAT 35mm d. Melville Shavelson, 1958 (15 SEP 13:40).
I WAS A MALE WARBRIDE aka You Can’t Sleep Here d. Howard Hawks, 1949 (15 SEP 15:50).
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE 35mm d. Frank Capra, 1944 (15 SEP 17:40).
CYBERPUNKS at House Of Vans (SEP):
GHOST IN THE SHELL 2 (15 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).
IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (until 18 SEP):
THE EVENT d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2015 (15 SEP 14:55).
IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):
L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS d. Agnès Varda, 1977 (15 SEP 14:00 + Intro by Dr Ros Murray).
IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):
The Complete MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS (14 to 15 SEP – Book for individual sessions online / Day & two-day tickets are only available from the BFI Box Office in person or by phone on 020 7928 3232).
Oddities and rarities: Oddities and Rarities Part 1 (15 SEP 15:20).
A FISH CALLED WANDA 35mm d. Charles Chrichton, 1988 (15 SEP 20:10).
MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (13 to 25 SEP):
Masterclass with Mariano Llinás (15 SEP 14:30).
LA FLOR: PART III d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (15 SEP 17:00).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):
CRUEL INTENTIONS (15 SEP 21:00 – Shoreditch).
HOCUS POCUS (15 SEP 19:15 – Stratford).
ROCKETMAN Sing-A-Long (15 SEP 19:15 – Peckham).
TERENCE MALICK at Deptford Cinema (01 SEP to 22 SEP):
TO THE WONDER d. Terrence Malick, 2012 (15 SEP 14:00).
TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (AUG to SEP):
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy – LOLA d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981 (15 SEP 20:30).
THE WINTER NIGHT GARDEN at Capital Studios SW18 (Ongoing):
GREASE Sing-A-Long (15 SEP 12:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival – Part 2 (11 to 15 SEP – read our handy guide to the festival).
- Catford Free Film Festival (13 to 22 SEP).
- Scalarama (01 to 31 SEP).
- Southeast European Future Festival (14 to 15 SEP).
- Streatham Free Film Festival (14 to 28 SEP).
- Underwire Festival (13 to 22 SEP).
FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (15 SEP 14:45 & 17:30):
“When the Arab Spring came to Syria in 2012, Waad al-Kateab picked up her camera and began filming the revolution. For five years, under Assad’s brutal assault, she kept filming. FOR SAMA captures that journey, as she marries her partner Hamza al-Kateab, and gives birth to her daughter Sama.”
HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 SEP 13:00 & 18:15):
“Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.”
MIDNIGHT COWBOY: 50th Anniversary Release d. John Schlesinger, 1969at BFI Southbank (15 SEP 13:50, 16:10 & 20:15):
“After a year of uncertainty when he almost decided to leave film behind, Dustin Hoffman (against industry advice) took the role of seedy conman ‘Ratso’ Rizzo and delivered a remarkable performance. Jon Voight is equally impressive as naive young Texan Joe Buck, who arrives in New York believing that women will be falling at his feet, but finds himself sharing a squat with his unlikely ally.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 at ICA (until 19 SEP). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 19 SEP). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (16 to 22 SEP). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (13 to 19 SEP). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at The Lexi (until 19 SEP). THE LAST d. Jeff Lipsky, 2019 presented by UKJF at JW3 (15 to 19 SEP). MRS LOWRY & SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at Watermans (13 to 19 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP). PURPLE RAIN d. Albert Magnoli, 1984 at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP). ROJO d. Benjamín Naishtat, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 18 SEP). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ICA (until 19 SEP).
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