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Featured attraction: THE WORK + Q&A with Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham + Guests at Regent Street Cinema (19 JUL 19:30): “Opening an aperture into a process so ego-stripping that it feels unseemly to witness, THE WORK is enlightening yet also punishing.” – The New York Times.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE ESCAPE + Q&A with Gemma Arterton at Curzon Bloomsbury (19 JUL 18:20):
- Director Dominic Savage’s thoughtful, often understated and brilliantly played relationship drama offers a fresh perspective on married and family life – a timely exploration of gender roles and how easy it is to get lost, even when people think you have everything.
THE WORK + Q&A with Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham + Guests at Regent Street Cinema (19 JUL 19:30):
- Presented by Psychology At The Movies with BMT (Black Man’s Time): Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, the award-winning documentary follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Poetry from Broken Pen & Just-Ori. DJ set by Mr Furious.
VIRGIN ISLAND 35mm + INTRO by Jo Botting at BFI (19 JUL 18:15):
- On an exotic island paradise, two young lovers find that the simple life is not always easy.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ARMAGEDDON at Backyard Cinema (19 JUL 20:30).
- BOOM FOR REAL at Genesis Cinema (19 JUL 21:00).
- CITY OF GOD presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (19 JUL 19:00).
- DIRTY DANCING at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (19 JUL 21:00).
- ENDLESS at The Prince Charles (19 JUL 15:45).
- FILMWORKER presented by DogWoof at House Of Vans (19 JUL 19:00 – Free!/Booking required).
- GENERATION WEALTH + PRERECORDED Q&A at Genesis Cinema (19 JUL 18:30).
- HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (19 JUL 21:00).
- IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES 35mm at BFI (19 JUL 20:40).
- MY FRIEND DAHMER at The Prince Charles (19 JUL 13:30).
- OASIS: SUPERSONIC + Craft Beer presented by Last Frame at Pillars Brewery (19 JUL 19:30).
- PATH OF BLOOD + PANEL at Curzon Soho (19 JUL 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- VAGABOND (19 JUL 18:35).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 18 AUG):
- DEEP BLUE SEA 35mm (19 JUL 20:45).
- BFI: THE NANNY (19 JUL 18:10); and, THE EYES, THE MOUTH (19 JUL 20:45).
- Ciné Lumière: THE BUTTERFLY’S DREAM + INTRO by Adrian Wootton (19 JUL 20:50 ).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today include:
- Rainbow Film Festival (15 to 22 JUL).
EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (19 JUL 14:00):
- 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 (19 JUL 16:40):
- 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 (19 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). 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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