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Featured attraction: Edward Burtynsky In Conversation with Gaia Vince + MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES at Regent Street Cinema (17 OCT 18:30 + 20:30): “There is a terrible beauty about MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, a documentary by Jennifer Baichwal on the work of her fellow Canadian, Edward Burtynsky, who takes large colour photographs of ecological catastrophes, those terrible wounds we visit on our planet.” – Philip French, The Observer.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE BROMLEY BOYS + INTRO by producer TJ Herbert at Langley Park Centre (17 OCT 19:45):
- Filmbox Community Cinema presents: A British comedy, set in 1970, in which a teenager devotes himself to supporting the worst football team in Britain, Bromley FC. Locally filmed, produced and set, this film is a must see for all Bromley borough born residents and anyone who has devoted their time to a local club, regardless of success!
Edward Burtynsky In Conversation with Gaia Vince + MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES at Regent Street Cinema (17 OCT 18:30 + 20:30):
- The Photographer’s Gallery presents: Edward Burtynsky is known as one of the most respected photographers and filmmakers in Canada. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes explore the collective impact we as a species are having on the surface of the planet.
PETERLOO + LIVE STREAMED Q&A with Mike Leigh at Rich Mix (17 OCT 18:25 – Other venues available!):
- Mike Leigh directs a superb ensemble cast in the rousing tale of a working class uprising and its violent suppression in Manchester in 1819. The BFI London Film Festival presents the UK Premiere of Mike Leigh’s PETERLOO live from HOME in Manchester.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 1945 at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 OCT 17:45).
- A QUIET PLACE presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (17 OCT 19:30).
- DRACULA’S DAUGHTER presented by Lobotomy Room Goes to the Movies at Fontaine’s Bar (17 OCT 20:00 – Free!).
- THE GUERNSEY LITERARY POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY at Rio Cinema (17 OCT 14:30).
- THE NARROW MARGIN presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (17 OCT 19:30).
- THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR presented by Screen25 in partnership with Another Night of Sisterhood at Harris Academy South Norwood (17 OCT 19:45).
- SKATE KITCHEN at The Prince Charles (17 OCT 13:45).
- Witches and Witchfinders: Sorcery and counterculture in the films of Michael Reeves at The Horse Hospital (17 OCT 19:30 – Sold Out!).
- THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW at Regent Street Cinema (17 OCT 12:00 & 15:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):
MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF: THE POETIC TRILOGY at Close-Up (02 to 20 OCT):
- THE GARDENER (17 OCT 20:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- BFI London Film Festival (10 to 21 OCT).
- Native Spirit Film Festival (11 to 21 OCT).
- Ocean Film Festival World Tour (15 to 20 OCT).
GUN NO. 6 at DocHouse (17 OCT 16:30):
- This investigative doc tracks the journey of Gun No. 6: Britain’s most wanted firearm. For over a decade during the early-2000s, when shootings in Britain were at their highest, Gun No. 6 changed hands to be used in 11 cases and 3 murders.
MANDY at The Prince Charles (17 OCT 12:30 & 15:20):
- Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom. But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury.
- Part of HORROROCTOBER (see seasons for listings).
PILI at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 OCT 13:30):
- Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret. When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market-stall, Pili is desperate to have it.
More films in London this week (A – Z): ANCHOR AND HOPE at Watermans (12 to 18 OCT). BLACK ’47 at Watermans (12 to 18 OCT). COLUMBUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 OCT). THE ENDLESS at Whirled Cinema (15 to 21 OCT). FILMWORKER at The Montpelier (14 OCT to 24 OCT). THE JEWISH UNDERGROUND at DocHouse (12 to 18 OCT). KUSMAMA – INFINITY at DocHouse (12 to 18 OCT). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Prince Charles (15 to 18 OCT). SINK at Peckhamplex (12 to 17 OCT).
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