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Featured attraction: LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH + LIVE MUSIC & A READING at Everyman Screen On The Green (23 JUN 23:30): “A film about insanity, but what makes it so astounding is that it doesn’t ask us to study madness, but rather to share in it.” – Classic Horror.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
69 + Q&A with director Rob Eagle & club members at Tate Britain (23 JUN 18:30 – Free!):
- Now only a small handful of members, the Sixty-Nine Club is Europe’s oldest social group for gay leathermen, founded in 1965 when homosexuality was illegal in Britain. Today the club’s last surviving older members take us through home movies and tales of debauchery, love and friendship.
LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH + LIVE MUSIC & A READING at Everyman Screen On The Green (23 JUN 23:30):
- ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION LATE NIGHTS presents: A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. Prior to the film there will be live music and a reading by Marianna Simnett, Lucinda Chua and Charlie Fox.
PHILOMELA’S CHORUS + Q&A with Gaylene Gould & filmmakers Phoebe Boswell, Beverley Bennett, Nicola Thomas & Jay Bernard at BFI Southbank (23 JUN 18:00):
- This portmanteau film brings together the work of four emerging artists from literature, visual arts and the moving image.
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA + Q&A with Ryuichi Sakamoto & director Stephen Nomura Schible at ICA (23 JUN 18:20):
- Schible’s accomplished documentary provides a unique insight into the life experiences and creative journeys undergone by musical genius Ryuichi Sakamoto (THE REVENANT, THE LAST EMPEROR, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE).
More films in London today (A – Z): BILL + TED DOUBLE FEATURE 2 films, 1 ticket at The Prince Charles (23 Jun 20:30). THE CIAMBRA at Ciné Lumière (23 JUN 18:15). DOCTOR WHO: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS + Q&A with producer Philip Hinchcliffe at BFI Southbank (23 JUN 12:15). DOWN TO EARTH at Picturehouse Central (23 JUN 12:00). THE GOONIES at Backyard Cinema (23 JUN 11:00). I GOT LIFE! at Ciné Lumière (23 JUN 16:00). LADY TERMINATOR presented by Dominion Of Scum at The Glory (23 JUN 19:00). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 11:30). MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART at Birkbeck Cinema (23 JUN 14:30 – Free!). THE NIGHT PORTER aka Il Portiere Di Notte 35mm at BFI (23 JUN 15:30). OUR NEW PRESIDENT at ICA (23 JUN 16:45). OUT OF THIS WORLD at Tate Britain (23 JUN 14:30 – Free!). THAT SUMMER at ICA (23 JUN 12:20). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at Backyard Cinema (23 JUN 20:30). TOWN BLOODY HALL at Barbican (23 JUN 16:00). ZAMA at ICA (23 JUN 12:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- A WRINKLE IN TIME (23 JUN 13:30).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):
HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema (14 to 30 JUN):
- MULAN kids club (23 JUN 11:00).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free/No booking required):
- DOCTOR STRANGE (23 JUN 15:00 & 17:30).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL):
- STRANGER BY THE LAKE (23 JUN 20:30).
- BFI: MARCO BELLOCCHIO IN CONVERSATION (23 JUN 18:30). available on a joint ticket with FISTS IN THE POCKET + INTRO (23 JUN 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
David Lynch Film Festival (23 JUN)
- DAVID LYNCH FILM FESTIVAL presented by Deeper Into Movies (23 JUN 14:00, The Five Bells).
London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN)
- Sridevi Tribute: MR INDIA (23 JUN 14:00, Genesis Cinema).
- CYCLE international premiere (23 JUN 16:30, Watermans).
- BHASMASUR international premiere (23 JUN 18:30, Cineworld Wembley).
- THE SONG OF SCORPIONS + Q&A (23 JUN 18:30, Picturehouse Central).
- MEHSAMPUR (23 JUN 20:30, Cineworld Wembley).
- T FOR TAJ MAHAL + Q&A (23 JUN 20:30, Cineworld Leicester Square).
Walthamstow International Film Festival (23 to 24 JUN)
- DAY ONE short film programme (23 JUN 12:00, Vestry House Museum – Free!). DAY TWO is Sold Out!
ARCADIA at BFI Southbank (23 JUN 16:00, 18:00 & 20:00):
- A compelling folk horror/archive film with a score by members of Portishead and Goldfrapp.
BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (23 JUN 16:20):
- Sara Driver’s exploration of the pre-fame years of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, offers a window into his life and the City of New York from 1978-81.
THE MILK SYSTEM at DocHouse (23 JUN 16:30):
- The entrepreneurship of the European farmer and their limited economic rights are the driving forces behind this new doc that delves deep into the dairy industry, which has become a global issue on a large scale.
More films in London this week (A – Z): 120 BPM at Whirled Cinema (25 Jun to 01 JUL). THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS at JW3 (24 to 28 JUN). FREAK SHOW at Rio Cinema (22 to 28 JUN). HEREDITARY at The Castle Cinema (22 to 28 JUN). IN THE FADE at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 to 28 JUN). MCQUEEN at Lexi Cinema (22 to 25 JUN). PHANTOM THREAD at Watermans (22 to 28 JUN). STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY at Picturehouse Central (22 to 28 JUN). STUDIO 54 at ICA (22 to 28 JUN). THAT SUMMER at Watermans (22 to 28 JUN). TRANNY FAG at ICA (22 to 26 JUN). THE WILD BOYS at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN to 13 JUL). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at The Prince Charles (22, 25, 27 & 28 JUN).
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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.