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Featured attraction: The Celluloid Sorceress presents FLAWLESS at The Cinema Museum (18 JUL 19:30): “As an exposition of queer culture it’s refreshingly honest and gently subversive; as mainstream entertainment it certainly makes a welcome change from the norm.” – BBC. Book now with our exclusive RADIANT CIRCUS discount code “flawless”.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
FLAWLESS at The Cinema Museum (18 JUL 19:30):
- The Celluloid Sorceress’ retrospective of the films of Joel Schumacher continues with a digital presentation of one of the director’s most personal films. Robert De Niro stars as Walter Koontz, a ‘local hero’ cop living in a downtown New York apartment block. Across the courtyard lives Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a pre-op transwoman performing as a drag artist to raise the money for surgery.
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GENERATION WEALTH + PRE-RECORDED SCREENTALK with Lauren Greenfield at Barbican (18 JUL 18:30):
- Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture.
KIPPS at The Cinema Museum (18 JUL 19:30):
- Kennington Bioscope presents: KIPPS (1921), an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ bittersweet comedy of English social class and manners, the story of a draper’s assistant who has an opportunity to move up in the world. Things don’t always go according to plan…
More films in London today (A – Z):
- THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 18:25).
- BRICK presented by Forever Young Film Club at Deptford Cinema (18 JUL 19:30).
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 20:30).
- ENDLESS at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 15:30).
- GALAXY QUEST 35mm at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 20:45).
- GET OUT at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (18 JUL 21:00).
- I, TONYApresented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (18 JUL 19:45).
- THE LIFE AFTER + Q&A with directors Brian Hill & Niamh Kennedy at DocHouse (18 JUL 18:40).
- THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN at Hackney Picturehouse (18 JUL 20:30).
- THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (18 JUL 20:30).
- SILKEN SKIN 35mm + INTRO by Geoff Andrew at BFI (18 JUL 18:00).
- SPEAK UP + VIDEO Q&A with Kiyémis and director Amandine Gay at ICA (18 JUL 18:00).
- TAINTED LOVE: love, sex & erotica short film programme by Shorts On Tap at 93 Feet East (18 JUL 19:00).
- THE WILD ONE presented by Lobotomy Room Goes To The Movies at Fontaine’s Bar (18 JUL 20:30 – Free film + popcorn!).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- VAGABOND (18 JUL 20:50).
HITCHCOCK WEEK at Regent Street Cinema (13 to 18 JUL):
- THE LADY VANISHES (18 JUL 12:00 & 15:30).
- MARNIE + INTRO by Tony Lee Moral (18 JUL 18:30).
- PSYCHO (18 JUL 21:00).
JACQUES RANCIÈRE: PHILOSOPHY & CINEMA at Close-Up (04 to 28 JUL):
- MOUCHETTE 35mm (18 JUL 19:30).
PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):
- THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1968) 35mm (18 JUL 20:30).
- THE CONVICTION (18 JUL 18:30, Ciné Lumière).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today include:
- Rainbow Film Festival (15 to 22 JUL).
EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (18 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 (18 JUL 20:40):
- 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 (18 JUL 14:30 & 20:15):
- 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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