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Featured attraction: BRAGUINO + Q&A with director Clément Cogitore at ICA (25 AUG 19:00): “Cogitore imbues BRAGUINO with a profoundly ambivalent atmosphere: the rustic idyll of hunting on the river and in the forest, playing on the beach across the river and dining en famille fights to preserve itself against creeping suspicion and dread…” – Daniel Glassman, Point Of View Magazine.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
BRAGUINO + Q&A with director Clément Cogitore at ICA (25 AUG 19:00):
- In this work directed by the French artist, filmmaker and photographer Clément Cogitore, two feuding families, the Braguines and the Kilines, live in adjoining but otherwise isolated compounds deep in Siberia’s boreal forest, their settlement completely unreachable by road.
DEADLY PREY at The Glory (25 AUG 19:30 – Free!):
- Dominion Of Scum presents: The good people of LA are being kidnapped from their suburban streets in order to be hunted and killed by a sadistic army of mercenaries as part of an extreme training regime. Unfortunately for these soldiers of fortune, they abduct Mike Danton – former marine and ruthless killer.
Double Bill: THE BURNING + SPIDER BABY at Genesis Cinema (25 AUG 20:00 – Free!):
- Arrow Films presents: Join Arrow and Genesis for 80s teen slasher THE BURNING and the 1967 dark horror comedy SPIDER BABY. Ice cold beers, delicious pizza and wondrous cocktails available until late, entry is FREE but reservations are recommended!
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ALADDIN at Rootfop Film Club, Peckham (25 AUG 20:00).
- APOSTASY at ICA (25 AUG 12:15).
- BLACK CAT WHITE CAT presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (25 AUG 15:00).
- BLADE RUNNER 2049 at Backyard Cinema (25 AUG 20:30).
- DEEP END at BFI (25 AUG 18:00).
- DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (25 AUG 14:35).
- Double Bill: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + THE THIRD MAN at Regent Street Cinema (25 AUG 14:00/18:30 & 16:30/21:00).
- IDA at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG 14:00).
- THE KING at Barbican (25 AUG 15:35).
- LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (25 AUG 12:30).
- MAURICE at BFI (25 AUG 15:15).
- MODEL SHOP at BFI (25 AUG 20:15).
- ONE NOTE AT A TIME at Barbican (25 AUG 13:40).
- SUMMER 1993 at ICA (25 AUG 14:10).
- UNDER THE TREE at ICA (25 AUG 12:45).
- WIZARD OF OZ at Regent Street Cinema (25 AUG 11:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):
ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):
- PETER RABBIT (25 AUG 13:00).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):
- HUMOURESQUE 35mm (25 AUG 12:45).
- GRAND HOTEL 35mm (25 AUG 15:30 – Sold Out!).
- THE WOMEN (25 AUG 15:00, 18:00 & 20:20).
MENELIK SHABAZZ at Deptford Cinema (24 to 26 AUG):
- THREE ACTIVIST SHORTS (25 AUG 16:00).
- TIME AND JUDGEMENT: A DIARY OF A 400 YEAR EXILE (25 AUG 18:00).
SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):
- ROMAN HOLIDAY (25 AUG 15:00 & 17:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting in London today include:
THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (25 AUG 20:30):
- This documentary confronts the dark underworld of the internet, revealing a shadow industry of ‘digital cleaning’ that controls the posts we see online. The film follows five of these digital cleaners, who are outsourced by Silicon Valley to the global headquarter for content moderation in the city of Manila in the Philippines.
ONE NOTE AT A TIME at Rio Cinema (25 AUG 16:00 & 18:30):
- In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, music can save the soul of the city, but can the musicians save themselves? The multiple award-winning feature documentary ONE NOTE AT A TIME pays homage to the musicians who courageously returned to their hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of one of the most deadly and destructive storms in American history.
More films in London this week (A – Z): A NORTHERN SOUL at DocHouse (24 to 30 AUG). BLACKkKLANSMAN ArtHouse Crouch End (24 to 30 AUG). BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY presented by UKJF at JW3 (26 to 30 AUG). THE BREADWINNER at The Castle Cinema (24 to 30 AUG). THE CHILDREN ACT at Lexi Cinema (24 to 26 AUG). ICEMAN at Watermans (24 to 30 AUG). MCQUEEN at ICA (25 to 30 AUG). POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD at Watermans (24 to 30 AUG).
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