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Featured attraction: NOTHING BUT A MAN at The Prince Charles (25 JUN 18:30 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening): “This subtle, delicately judged, pioneering 1964 drama about African American life is a joy.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
ADRIFT + Q&A with director Baltasar Kormákur & actor Sam Claflin at Picturehouse Central (25 JUN 19:00):
- Starring Shailene Woodley (FAULT IN OUR STARS, DIVERGENT films) and Sam Claflin (ME BEFORE YOU, THE HUNGER GAMES films), ADRIFT is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime.
ROAD HOUSE 35mm + INTRO by Richard Ayoade + book signing at The Prince Charles (25 JUN 20:00 – Sold Out!):
- “Richard Ayoade had so much fun bringing ROAD HOUSE to our screen last year, he’s bringing it back and again be signing copies of Gordy LaSure’s The Grip Of Film too!” – The PCC.
More films in London today (A – Z): BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (25 JUN 21:00 – Sold Out!). BUS STOP at BFI (25 JUN 20:45). Double Bill: JOHN SIMONS – A MODERNIST + JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUN 18:30 + 20:00). I GOT LIFE! at Ciné Lumière (25 JUN 20:30). LOLA at Close-Up (25 JUN 20:30). NOTHING BUT A MAN at The Prince Charles (25 JUN 18:30 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (25 JUN 18:40).
ANIMATION 2018: THE FEMALE PIONEERS at BFI Southbank (2018):
- RUDDIGORE + INTRO by Jez Stewart (25 JUN 18:15).
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (25 JUN 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN):
- BENGAL SHADOWS (25 JUN 18:45, Genesis Cinema).
- EATEN BY LIONS + Q&A (25 JUN 18:45, Stratford Picturehouse).
- TEEN AUR AADHA + Q&A (25 JUN 20:50, Genesis Cinema).
Queer Asia Film Festival (24 to 29 JUN):
- MY SON IS GAY (25 JUN 18:30, SOAS University of London – General Admission is Sold Out! – only student tickets available online.) Also part of London Indian Film Festival.
ARCADIA at BFI Southbank (25 JUN 18:45 & 20:15):
- A compelling folk horror/archive film with a score by members of Portishead and Goldfrapp.
BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (25 JUN 15:15):
- 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 (25 JUN 14:20):
- 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+.