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Featured attraction: CAMERAPERSON at The Institute Of Light (26 SEP 20:30): The People’s Film Club presents their final event at IOL before the closure of the venue’s regular screenings under the arches. As befits such a special evening, Kirsten Johnson’s unique doc CAMERAPERSON screens as a one-off fundraiser for the most generous of film clubs. Show them some love by splashing extra on a ‘fundraiser’ 🎟.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
CAMERAPERSON at The Institute Of Light (26 SEP 20:30):
- The People’s Film Club presents their final screening at IOL before the closure of the venue’s regular screenings under the arches. As befits such a special event, Kirsten Johnson’s unique documentary CAMERAPERSON screens as a one-off fundraiser for the most generous of film clubs.
F FOR FAKE + INTRO by Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank (26 SEP 18:10):
- With its various interwoven strands centred on the historic case of Clifford Irving’s bogus biography of Elmyr de Hory, a forger who boasted of having paintings in the world’s greatest galleries, Welles’ essay film ponders questions of truth and illusion, creativity and charlatanism, and the value of art.
Jeremy Shaw: QUANTIFICATION TRILOGY + INTRO/Q&A with the artist at Tate Modern (26 SEP 18:30):
- Delve into extremes of subjective and hallucinatory experience with the UK premiere of this short film trilogy by Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist Jeremy Shaw. QUANTIFICATION TRILOGY, imagines countercultural behaviours at three different points in the future.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (26 SEP 19:00).
- THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (26 SEP 19:00).
- COLUMBUS previews at BFI (26 SEP 20:30).
- CONTROL + COCKTAIL/FOODoptions at Untitled Bar & Rio Cinema (26 SEP 21:00).
- FIRE IN THE BABYLON supper club presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen at Surrey County Cricket Club (26 SEP 18:00 – CANCELLED!).
- GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 35mm at Regent Street Cinema (26 SEP 12:00 & 15:30).
- THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY aka Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo 35mm at Prince Charles (26 SEP 15:00).
- THE LAST WALTZ + BOOK READING by author John Niven at Regent Street Cinema (26 SEP 19:30).
- PARIS, TEXAS at Goethe-Institut (26 SEP 19:00).
- SICILIAN GHOST STORY presented by Screen25 as part of their Odyssey Film Club – “shining a light on cinema from around the world” – at Harris Academy South Norwood (26 SEP 19:45).
- THE WIFE previews at Phoenix Cinema (26 SEP 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2 35mm (26 SEP 18:30).
LACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):
- GOODBYE UNCLE TOM (26 SEP 20:20).
CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (05 to 28 SEP):
- A Discussion With Peter Watkins (26 SEP 19:00 – Sold Out!).
GENERATIONS: RUSSIAN CINEMA OF CHANGE at Barbican (26 to 30 SEP):
- GOODBYE, BOYS + INTRO + LIVE MUSIC by Douglas Dare (26 SEP 18:30).
HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- LUCKY (26 SEP 20:50).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Darkroom Festival (24 to 30 SEP).
- London Spanish Film Festival (26 to 30 SEP).
- Raindance Film Festival (26 SEP to 07 OCT).
- Scalarama (SEP).
CLIMAX at Genesis Cinema (26 SEP 15:55 & 21:10):
- Following a successful and visually dazzling rehearsal, a dance troupe celebrates with a party. But when it becomes apparent that someone has spiked the Sangria, the dancers soon begin to turn on each other in an orgiastic frenzy.
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 SEP 15:30, 18:00 & 20:25):
- Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
- Also at DocHouse (21 to 27 SEP).
FACES PLACES at Ciné Lumière (26 SEP 16:00):
- What connects Agnès Varda, living legend of cinema and feminism, to JR, young photographer who stood out of the crowd with his open-air galleries? A common passion for images, and more particularly, the places where they are showed, shared, exposed.
More films in London this week (A – Z): BLACKkKLANSMAN at Barbican (21 to 26 SEP). COLD WAR at The Castle (21 to 26 SEP). GENERATION WEALTH at The Montpelier (16 to 26 SEP). THE GODFATHER at BFI (21 to 08 OCT). HEATHERS at Prince Charles (22 to 27 SEP). LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Whirled Cinema (24 to 30 SEP). THE LITTLE STRANGER at Barbican (21 to 27 SEP). LUCKY at ArtHouse (21 to 27 SEP). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at Prince Charles (21 to 27 SEP). PUZZLE at Watermans (21 to 27 SEP). QUINCY at ICA (21 to 27 SEP). REINVENTING MARVIN at Ciné Lumière (14 to 27 SEP). THE RIDER at Institute Of Light (21 to 27 SEP). WAJIB at ICA (21 to 27 SEP).
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