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Featured attraction: Science Fiction Theatre presents THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN + TALK: Making The Monster by Dr Kathryn Harkup at The Institute Of Light (16 JUL 19:00): “This was the classic that single-handedly revived traditional British Gothic and firmly placed the ‘Hammer House of Horror’ on the global gore map.” – Radio Times.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN + TALK: Making The Monster by Dr Kathryn Harkup at The Institute Of Light (16 JUL 19:00):
- Science Fiction Theatre presents: “To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we’re very excited to present a screening of Hammer’s first ever colour horror film, and the first of their critically acclaimed Frankenstein series.”
Lexi Film School: DO THE RIGHT THING + INTRO by Anthony Andrews at Lexi Cinema (16 JUL 18:30):
- Spike Lee’s scorching satire on race in America feels every bit as fresh, poignant and angry as it did on release in 1989. It’s the hottest day of the year in New York City, and in one Brooklyn neighbourhood tensions are starting to boil.
Nova Nights EP#13: Exclusive Preview of NETFL!X AND KILL + David Cave Shorts at The Horse Hospital (16 JUL 19:00):
- Billy Chainsaw presents Kate Shenton’s soon to be released web series: a quirky dark comedy about a psychopath and his victim, who spend all day sitting around watching the TV – think ‘Gogglebox’ with a horror twist. Plus a selection of British writer/director David Cave’s dark and disturbing shorts.
TRAVELLING THROUGH THE DISINTEGRATION OF MEMORY at Deptford Cinema (16 JUL 18:30):
- A screening of films by artists and filmmakers Rachel Ashton, Harry Hayton Iles, Mattina Hiwaizi, Aleksandr Karimov, Anna Rowson, Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah and Viola Zichy.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME at The Prince Charles (16 JUL 15:20).
- COMING TO AMERICAat The Ritzy (16 JUL 20:30).
- FRANK ZAPPA 200 MOTELS presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (16 JUL 19:30).
- GIRLHOOD at The Prince Charles (16 JUL 18:15).
- THE LOST BOYS at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (16 JUL 21:00).
- THE LORD OF MILAN + Q&A with Luther Blissett, Jared Wilson & Robert Nieri at Phoenix Cinema (16 JUL 20:30).
- MY FRIEND DAHMER at The Prince Charles (16 JUL 20:30).
- PINK STRING & SEALING WAX at BFI (16 JUL 20:40).
- POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% at Greenwich Picturehouse (16 JUL 20:30).
- ROADHOUSE 35mm at The Prince Charles (16 JUL 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON KANETO SHINDÔ at Close-Up (01 to 28 JUL):
- KURONEKO (16 JUL 19:30).
HITCHCOCK WEEK at Regent Street Cinema (13 to 18 JUL):
- THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG (16 JUL 18:20, BFI).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today include:
- Rainbow Film Festival (15 to 22 JUL).
NAILA AND THE UPRISING at DocHouse (16 JUL 14:30 & 18:30):
- 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.
SUMMER 1993 at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 JUL 14:55 & 19:10):
- Bereavement is seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl in this assured, visually arresting debut from Catalan filmmaker Carla Simón.
VERTIGO at BFI Southbank (16 JUL 20:30):
- 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). EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (13 to 19 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). TIME TRIAL at DocHouse (13 to 19 JUL). WHITNEY at DocHouse (13 to 19 JUL).
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