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Featured attraction: GUN CRAZY 35mm + INTRO by Martha Shearer at BFI Southbank (25 JUL 18:20): “Two misfits are drawn to each other by a shared fascination with guns in this classy B-movie.”
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
GUN CRAZY 35mm + INTRO by Martha Shearer at BFI Southbank (25 JUL 18:20):
- Joseph H Lewis’ classic love-on-the-run thriller centres on two misfits, drawn to each other by a shared fascination with guns, who take to robbing banks when married life gets tough. A classy B-movie, it boasts charismatic performances by Cummins and Dall and superb camerawork by Russell Harlan.
I FEEL LIKE DISCO at Goethe-Institut (25 JUL 19:00):
- When his beloved mother falls into a coma, music-loving Florian and his swimming-instructor father have to learn to live without her and with each other. It’s not easy but the wisdom of disco and the mastery of day-dreaming always help.
POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% + Q&A with director David Nicholas Wilkinson at JW3 (25 JUL 20:30):
- A documentary film made by, and featuring those who voted Remain in the 2016 British EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just why we are fighting to stay part of the EU.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- JERSEY BOYS presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (25 JUL 20:15).
- LADY BIRD at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (25 JUL 21:00).
- THE PIANO at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUL 20:45).
- READY PLAYER ONE at Backyard Cinema (25 JUL 20:30).
- TOP GUN at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (25 JUL 21:00).
- THE WOUND presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (25 JUL 19:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 70mm (25 JUL 20:45).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS (25 JUL 18:15).
JACQUES RANCIÈRE: PHILOSOPHY & CINEMA at Close-Up (04 to 28 JUL):
- CASA DE LAVA (25 JUL 19:30).
- BLOOD OF MY BLOOD (25 JUL 20:35 ).
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…
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THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK at ICA (25 JUL 18:25):
- Wim Wenders’ 1972 debut film about an errant goalkeeper losing his mind is newly restored and remastered in 4K resolution, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation under the direct supervision of Wim Wenders.
A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Ciné Lumière (25 JUL 16:00 & 18:15).
- 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 (25 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 enjoys a grind show run 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). EXTINCTION at ICA (25 JUL). GENERATION WEALTH at Barbican (20 to 25 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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*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+.