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Featured attraction: Shireen Seno: NERVOUS TRANSLATION at Tate Modern (19 SEP 18:30): “Experience a highly original take on the innocence and magic of childhood in this UK premiere.” – Tate.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
BONNIE & CLYDE (1967) 16mm at The Castle Cinema (19 SEP 19:30):
- CINÉ-REAL presents: In the middle of the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) meet when Clyde tries to steal Bonnie’s mother’s car. Bonnie, who is bored by her job as a waitress, is intrigued by Clyde, and decides to take up with him and become his partner in crime…
ENGLISH BREAKFAST + INTRO by writer/director Jaafar Muraad & producer/composer Gez Wenham at Phoenix Cinema (19 SEP 20:30):
- An Iraqi, intergenerational social drama exploring the psychology and interactions of a dysfunctional family, through the discovery of their dubious past lives. In her search for the murderer of her father in Iraq, YASMIN uncovers many dark secrets within her family in London. Her husband had led a secret life of crime and deceit.
LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 35mm + INTRO by Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank (19 SEP 18:05):
- Jacques Demy’s infectiously energetic and joyous tribute to the Hollywood dance musical brings together a motley assortment of characters – ballet-teaching twin sisters and their mother, visiting carnival performers, a painter, piano-shop owner and an American composer – in a rhapsodic roundelay in search of love in a pastel-painted Rochefort.
The Machine That Kills Bad People: NÉNETTE AND BONI 35mm + BIG IN VIETNAM 16mm at ICA (19 SEP 19:10):
- The Machine That Kills Bad People is a bi-monthly film club programmed by Erika Balsom, Beatrice Gibson, Maria Palacios Cruz and Ben Rivers. This month’s films are Claire Denis’ NÉNETTE AND BONI (1996) and Mati Diop’s BIG IN VIETNAM (2012).
Shireen Seno: NERVOUS TRANSLATION at Tate Modern (19 SEP 18:30):
- Filipino artist and filmmaker Shireen Seno presents the UK premiere of her award-winning second feature film. Set in the Philippines in the late 1980s, NERVOUS TRANSLATION captures the uncertainty and curiosity of childhood in a strikingly unique way.
SKATE KITCHEN + Q&A with director Crystal Moselle at BFI Southbank (19 SEP 18:10):
- Timid Long Island skater-girl Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew (the eponymous Skate Kitchen). The confident, independent girl gang help Camille come out of her shell and provide a support system when she falls out with her mother.
SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITECTS + COUNTER MUSIC at Barbican (19 SEP 18:30):
- Part of Architecture On Film: A master at making images speak as a pioneer of the essay film, vanguard filmmaker Harun Farocki’s lifelong interrogation of how the world is constructed, articulated and perceived frequently led him to architecture, finding within the built environment material ripe for deconstruction.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 5 Days Of Darkness London Short Film Festival & Nowness present a short film programme to mark World Goth Day at Regent Street Cinema (19 SEP 19:30).
- The Big Blend short films & networking presented by Shorts On Tap and London Filmmaking Network at Cafe 1001 (19 SEP 19:00).
- BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (19 SEP 20:30).
- THE DARK MIRROR 16mm presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (19 SEP 19:30).
- DOWN TO EARTH + INTRO at Picturehouse Central (19 SEP 18:30).
- DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK at Regent Street Cinema (19 SEP 12:00 & 15:30).
- GENESIS P-ORRIDGE ON FILM presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (19 SEP 19:00).
- HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE at Prince Charles (19 SEP 18:20).
- ISLAND at Picturehouse Central (19 SEP 18:30).
- ISLE OF DOGS presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (19 SEP 19:45).
- MEAN GIRLS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (19 SEP 19:15).
- Tribute to Nico: NICO ICON presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bar (19 SEP 20:00 – Free!).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):
FASHION ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (14 SEP to 03 OCT):
- Includes: MCQUEEN (19 SEP 16:00).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (until OCT):
- HARRIET CRAIG 35mm (19 SEP 20:45).
HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- LUCKY (19 SEP 14:30, 18:30 & 20:50).
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE 35mm Selectrospective at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP):
- LEON MORIN, PRIEST aka Léon Morin, prêtre 35mm (19 SEP 20:45 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening).
VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (until 30 SEP):
- CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (19 SEP 18:30).
WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- THIS IS ENGLAND + Q&A with actors Thomas Turgoose & Jo Hartley & producer Mark Herbert (19 SEP 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Scalarama (SEP).
REINVENTING MARVIN at Ciné Lumière (19 SEP 20:40):
- Marvin Bijou (Finnegan Oldfield), a young gay boy from a working-class family in a small French village, suffers constant bullying at school and home for being too sensitive and too feminine. A chance encounter with a drama teacher opens the doors to a world that offers him the chance to escape his situation.
- Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF 2017.
REVERSING ROE at ICA (19 SEP 14:15):
- In their latest documentary, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg chronicle the history of the abortion and unpack the process by which it grew from a personal issue to a political one.
THE RIDER at Phoenix Cinema (19 SEP 11:00):
- Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, Brady is warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, he finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete.
More films in London this week (A – Z): AMERICAN ANIMALS at Lexi Cinema (14 to 16 SEP). C’EST LA VIE! at Watermans (14 to 20 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (14 to 20 SEP). COLD WAR at ICA (14 to 20 SEP). GENERATION WEALTH at The Montpelier (16 to 26 SEP). HEATHERS at Prince Charles (14 to 20 SEP). IN PRAISE OF NOTHING at ICA (14 to 20 SEP). I, TONYA at Whirled Cinema (17 to 23 SEP). LUCKY at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 to 20 SEP). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at Prince Charles (14 to 20 SEP). PARADISE presented by UKJF at JW3 (16 to 20 SEP). THE PREDATOR at Rich Mix (14 to 20 SEP ;-). UNDER THE WIRE at DocHouse (14 to 20 SEP). WEAPON OF CHOICE at DocHouse (14 to 20 SEP).
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