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Featured attraction: CALIBRE + Q&A with producer Al Clark and actors Kate Bracken & Jack Lowden at Curzon Aldgate (21 OCT 14:30): “A work that feels simultaneously familiar and fresh, just like a good, solid bout of genre-tweaking should do.” – Leslie Felperin, The Guardian.
Save The Cinema Museum: With several independent venues under threat across London, RADIANT CIRCUS is proud to be supporting the campaign to Save The Cinema Museum. Read our interview with The Celluloid Sorceress, Rebecca Nicole Williams, about her SPARKLE fundraiser with Samira Ahmed [28 OCT 15:00], then get booking with our exclusive discount code.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
CALIBRE + Q&A with producer Al Clark and actors Kate Bracken & Jack Lowden at Curzon Aldgate (21 OCT 14:30):
- Two lifelong friends on a hunting trip in Scotland find their nerves, and their morals, ruthlessly tested after a harrowing turn of events. CALIBRE is the taut, merciless and deeply affecting feature debut by Matt Palmer.
Double Bill: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL + TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN at Regent Street Cinema (21 OCT 14:00 & 16:15):
- THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952): An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN (1962): After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- THE ENDLESS at Whirled Cinema (21 OCT 18:00).
- ORPHÉE at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 OCT 16:35).
- SCIENCE FAIR at DocHouse (21 OCT 12:00).
- SOLARIS (1971) at Picturehouse Central (21 OCT 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- TEHRAN TABOO at Watermans (21 OCT 15:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
GNARLY MOVIE NIGHTS at House of Vans (11 to 28 OCT – Free! / No booking required):
- THE SHINING (21 OCT 13:00 & 15:30).
HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):
MASAKI KOBAYASHI: THE HUMAN CONDITION at Close-Up (06 OCT to 28 OCT):
- THE HUMAN CONDITION II: ROAD TO ETERNITY (21 OCT 18:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
DOGMAN at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 OCT 14:15 & 21:40):
- Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his clients’ dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has some rather unsavoury clientele and soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a violent former boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood.
FAHRENHEIT 11/9 at DocHouse (21 OCT 15:45 & 20:00):
- Michael Moore is back. And this time, he’s coming after Trump. The legendary documentarian focuses on the date of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, to build a state of the nation that speaks to its community; exposing election rigging, media manipulation and the power of the youth.
More films in London this week (A – Z): FILMWORKER at The Montpellier (until 24 OCT). FIRST MAN at The Castle (19 to 25 OCT). MANDY at Rio Cinema (19 to 25 OCT). MY FRIEND DAHMER at Whirled Cinema (22 to 28 OCT). THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD at DocHouse (19 to 25 OCT). SINK at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 to 25 OCT).
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