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Featured attraction: APOSTASY + Q&A with writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo and actors Sacha Parkinson and Molly Wright at BFI Southbank (24 JUL 20:45): “A remarkably authentic insight into the complex nature of faith, family and duty.”
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
APOSTASY + Q&A with writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo and actors Sacha Parkinson and Molly Wright at BFI Southbank (24 JUL 20:45):
- Eighteen year-old Alex, her elder sister Luisa and their mother Ivanna live as part of a close-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Manchester. After Luisa commits an act of transgression, the Elders threaten to expel her from the congregation, and her mother and sister must either persuade her to return, or shun her completely.
THE BALLAD OF MOTT THE HOOPLE at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUL 19:30):
- Heavenly Films presents the first London screening in almost ten years of ‘The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople’ a feature length documentary that tells the story of one of the UK’s greatest and most cherished bands – glam rock ‘n’ rollers Mott The Hoople.
Fringe! Flings: TRANNY FAG at Genesis Cinema (24 JUL 21:00):
- This rock documentary and political manifesto depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag’, who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism and conformity.
GETEVEN at The Book Club (24 JUL 19:00 – POSTPONED from 11 JUL):
- Crap Film Club presents: A “fast-moving, multi-dimensional action romance”, GETEVEN (aka “Road to Revenge”, aka “Champagne & Bullets”) is the passion project and singular vision of LA-based attorney and struggling actor John De Hart, a man who very much belongs in the same category of egomaniac as Tommy Wiseau.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- APHEX TWIN ON FILM presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (24 JUL 19:00).
- CAPE FEAR at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (24 JUL 21:00).
- EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at DocHouse (24 JUL 19:00).
- HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (24 JUL 19:30 – CANCELLED!).
- IL POSTO + SALON by Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at The Italian Cultural Institute (24 JUL 19:00 – Free!).
- L’AMANT DOUBLE at The David Lean (24 JUL 19:30).
- LEON at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (24 JUL 21:00).
- MAURICE at Picturehouse Central (24 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- MOROCCO presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (24 JUL 20:00).
- OFFICE SPACE at The Prince Charles (24 JUL 18:30).
- PIERROT LE FOU at BFI (24 JUL 20:35).
- TRUE ROMANCE at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (24 JUL 21:00).
- THE TRUMAN SHOW at Backyard Cinema (24 JUL 20:30).
- WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP at The Prince Charles (24 JUL 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- CINÉVARDAPHOTO (24 JUL 18:20).
FACE OF ANOTHER at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL):
- THE SKIN I LIVE IN (24 JUL 19:30).
REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre and Deptford Cinema (19 JUL to 02 AUG – Free!):
- THE SEA KNOWS (24 JUL 20:00, Deptford Cinema – Free!).
- SORELLE MAI 35mm (24 JUL 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today. But that means we’ve probably missed something…
> Let us know in the comments below.
EXTINCTION at ICA (24 JUL 18:45):
- Hypnotic and multi-layered, EXTINCTION aka Extinção, meditates on the troubled borders of Eastern Europe with melancholic lyricism. Shot in black and white, Salomé Lamas’s filmic essay follows Kolya, a young man loyal to Transnistria, the Communist state that broke away from the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, which is unrecognized by the international community today.
A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Ciné Lumière (24 JUL 18:30).
- Based on the memoir by Billy Moore, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s film recounts the visceral journey through hell of a British drug-dealer who is arrested in Bangkok and sentenced to three years in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons.
THE RECEPTIONIST at Barbican (24 JUL 20:45):
- Inspired by true events, Jenny Lu’s award-winning debut follows the lives of the employees and clients of an illegal massage parlour in London.
- Also at the ICA (20 to 26).
More films in London this week (A – Z): EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (until 26 JUL). GENERATION WEALTH at Barbican (20 to 25 JUL). THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK at ICA (20 to 26 JUL). JEUNE FEMME at Whirled Cinema (23 to 29 JUL). KEEP THE CHANGE at JW3 (until 26 JUL). LEAN ON PETE at Whirled Cinema (until 22 JUL). MADAME at Ciné Lumière (20 to 26 JUL). MARIO at Hackney Picturehouse (20 to 24 JUL). MCQUEEN at Rich Mix (20 to 24 JUL). NAILA AND THE UPRISING at DocHouse (until 25 JUL). ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS at ICA (20 to 24 JUL). RACER & THE JAILBIRD at Ciné Lumière (until 25 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (until 25 JUL). SUMMER 1993 at Lexi Cinema (22 to 26 JUL). VERTIGO at BFI Southbank (until 26 JUL).
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