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Featured attraction: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: DIRECTOR’S CUT (24 JUN 18:10) at The Prince Charles: “Banish anxieties about vanity edits, the changes here are all for the better. The original (downbeat) ending returns along with a plant-powered apocalypse featuring absolutely stunning practical FX. Just remember: Don’t feed the plants!” – RADIANT CIRCUS.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
STILL MARCHING: THE WINSLOW BOY + PANEL DISCUSSION: Women In Parliament at ArtHouse Crouch End (24 JUN 19:00):
- When a cadet is accused of stealing and is expelled from naval academy, his family fight to clear his name through the courts and all the way to the House of Commons. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion of the issues raised in the film and the role of women in Parliament.
WHITNEY at ICA (24 JUN 16:10):
- London Premiere: In this doc, Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (MARLEY, TOUCHING THE VOID), delves into the world famous singer’s troubled family background, which contributed to her spiraling out of control, excessive drug abuse and eventual death at the age of 48.
More films in London today (A – Z): BARRY LYNDON at Picturehouse Central (24 JUN 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). BLADE RUNNER 2049 at Backyard Cinema (24 JUN 20:30). BONJOUR TRISTESSE at BFI (24 JUN 20:30). CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER presented by Hackney Stand Up To Racism for Refugee Week at Rio Cinema (24 JUN 13:00). CINEMA PARADISO + LIVE MUSIC at The Book Club (24 JUN 19:00). Double Bill: NIGHT & THE CITY + THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUN 14:00 + 16:10). E.T. at Backyard Cinema (24 JUN 16:30). GILDA at BFI (24 JUN 18:00). LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY at The Prince Charles (24 JUN 15:25). NATIONAL GALLERY at ICA (24 JUN 12:40). NO MAN OF HER OWN presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (24 JUN 14:30). OUR NEW PRESIDENT at ICA (24 JUN 14:30). THE PARTY presented by Catford Film at Catford Constitutional Club (24 JUN 19:30 – Free!). PHANTOM THREAD at Whirled Cinema (24 JUN 18:00). STRONGER THAN A BULLET at DocHouse (24 JUN 16:00). THE WARRIORS 35mm at The Prince Charles (24 JUN 20:45). ZAMA at ICA (24 JUN 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (03 to 24 JUN):
- A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (24 JUN 15:30).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL):
- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: DIRECTOR’S CUT (24 JUN 18:10).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- THE BIGAMIST 35mm (24 JUN 13:00).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free!/No booking required):
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOLUME 2 (24 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).
S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL):
- SECRETARY (24 JUN 20:00).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN):
- A TASTE OF HONEY (24 JUN 20:00).
TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ at Ciné Lumière (03 JUN to 22 JUL):
- LE QUAI DES BRUMES (24 JUN 14:00).
WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUN):
- LA FÊTE DES MÈRES + Q&A with actor Audrey Fleurot, UK premiere (24 JUN 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN)
- THE SONG OF SCORPIONS + Q&A (24 JUN 15:00, Crouch End Picturehouse).
- BHASMASUR (24 JUN 16:00, Cineworld Wembley).
- KHO KI PA LU (24 JUN 16:00, Barbican).
- HALKAA (24 JUN 16:30, Cineworld Leicester Square).
- T FOR TAJ MAHAL + Q&A (24 JUN 16:30, Watermans).
- GALI GULIYAN + Q&A (24 JUN 18:00, Barbican).
- DOOB + Q&A (24 JUN 18:30, Genesis Cinema).
- CYCLE (24 JUN 18:30, Cineworld Wembley).
- TEEN AUR AADHA + Q&A (24 JUN 20:00, BFI).
Queer Asia Film Festival (24 to 29 JUN – Free!)
- Short Film Programmes (24 JUN 11:00 to 15:00, British Museum)
- FRONT COVER (24 JUN 15:00, British Museum)
Walthamstow International Film Festival (23 to 24 JUN)
- DAY TWO is Sold Out!
ARCADIA at BFI Southbank (24 JUN 15:20, 18:10 & 20:40):
- A compelling folk horror/archive film with a score by members of Portishead and Goldfrapp.
BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (24 JUN 14:45 & 20:45):
- 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 (24 JUN 17:40):
- 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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