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Featured attraction: #ReclaimTheFrame: PIN CUSHION + DISCUSSION with director Deborah Haywood and actor Joanna Scanlan at Genesis Cinema (17 JUL 18:30): “A quiet and weird story, beautifully executed by [Deborah] Haywood.” – Little White Lies.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
GENERATION WEALTH + PRERECORDED Q&A with director Lauren Greenfield at Picturehouse Central (17 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!)
- For 25 years, Lauren Greenfield’s documentary photography and film projects have explored youth culture, gender, body image and affluence. In this fascinating meld of career retrospective and film essay, she offers a meditation on her extensive body of work.
PIERROT LE FOU 35mm at The Prince Charles (17 JUL 18:15 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening):
- Uninterested in his wife, Ferdinand Griffon (Jean-Paul Belmondo) wearies of his stagnant life. But when the couple hires an enigmatic baby-sitter, Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), Ferdinand falls head over heels in love with her and abandons his family.
#ReclaimTheFrame: PIN CUSHION + DISCUSSION with director Deborah Haywood and actor Joanna Scanlan at Genesis Cinema (17 JUL 18:30):
- This is the second in a series of ongoing events at Genesis Cinema that forms part of Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame Influencers project; a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to build a more balanced film future.
More films in London today (A – Z): 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (17 JUL 21:00). ALIENS at Backyard Cinema (17 JUL 20:30). Aphex Twin On Film presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (17 JUL 19:00). ARCADIA at BFI (17 JUL 18:40). LEON 35mm at The Prince Charles (17 JUL 20:45). CARMEN JONES at BFI (17 JUL 20:40). THE ENDLESS at Genesis Cinema (17 JUL 21:00). FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK at ICA (17 JUL 15:45). THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK at ICA (17 JUL 20:55). THE PIANO at Ciné Lumière (17 JUL 20:40). SPIRITED AWAY at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (17 JUL 21:00). SPITFIRE + PRERECORDED Q&A at Peckhamplex (17 JUL 18:00). SPITFIRE + PRERECORDED Q&A at Curzon Mayfair (17 JUL 15:40 / 18:20). SPITFIRE + PRERECORDED Q&A at Phoenix Cinema (17 JUL 18:20). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (17 JUL 21:00). THE TRIAL presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (17 JUL 20:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
FACE OF ANOTHER at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL):
- SECONDS (17 JUL 19:30).
HITCHCOCK WEEK at Regent Street Cinema (13 to 18 JUL):
SPAGHETTI WESTERNS at Deptford Cinema (17 JUL to 14 AUG):
- A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (17 JUL 19:00).
UNHOLY WOMEN at Barbican (03 to 17 JUL):
- IMAGES (17 JUL 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today include:
- Rainbow Film Festival (15 to 22 JUL).
EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (17 JUL 17:20):
- 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 (17 JUL 16:30):
- 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 (17 JUL 20:35):
- 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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