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Featured attraction: Lexi Film School presents THE WATERMELON WOMAN + INTRO by Grace Barber-Plentie at The Lexi Cinema (26 NOV 18:30): “The first film directed by a gay black woman, this funny, frank and incisive indie explores black women’s roles in cinema through the story of Cheryl, a video store worker who decides to make her own movie.” – The Lexi.
New at RADIANT CIRCUS: In our continuing series of interviews with London’s independent curators, Anna de Guia-Eriksson talks Filikino, a programme of classic and contemporary Philippine cinema, the Philippine film industry and recent audience responses to ALIPATO by Khavn De La Cruz at Genesis Cinema. Read our interview HERE, then book for the next film in the series, TODO TODO TEROS at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC 18:30).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE WATERMELON WOMAN + INTRO by Grace Barber-Plentie at The Lexi (26 NOV 18:30):
- Lexi Film School presents: The first film directed by a gay black woman, this funny, frank and incisive indie explores black women’s roles in cinema through the story of Cheryl, a video store worker who decides to make her own movie.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON at Ciné Lumière (26 NOV 20:40).
- CHINATOWN at BFI (26 NOV 20:30).
- HITLER VS PICASSO AND THE OTHERS at Picturehouse Central (26 NOV 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- JOURNEY TO ITALY aka Viaggio in Italia at BFI (26 NOV 14:30).
- MAGIC MEDICINE at JW3 (26 NOV 17:00).
- THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN previews at BFI (26 NOV 18:30).
- TRADING PLACES 35mm at The Prince Charles (26 NOV 20:50).
- WITHNAIL AND I Quote-A-Long Screening at Deptford Cinema (26 NOV 20:00).
- WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (26 NOV 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON INGMAR BERGMAN at Close-Up (02 NOV to 30 DEC):
- SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (26 NOV 20:15).
COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):
- MONSIEUR HULOT’S HOLIDAY + INTRO by Professor John Ó Maoilearca (26 NOV 18:10).
- 9 TO 5 (26 NOV 18:15 & 20:45).
- THE CABLE GUY (26 NOV 20:50).
Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):
- INNOCENCE 35mm (26 NOV 20:30).
WE LOVE JOHN HUGHES at The Prince Charles (22 to 26 NOV):
- UNCLE BUCK 35mm (26 NOV 18:25).
WORLD WAR ONE: REGENERATIONS II at BFI Southbank (NOV):
- PRIVATE PEACEFUL + DISCUSSION with silent film pianist, writer and broadcaster Neil Brand (26 NOV 18:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- French Film Festival (07 NOV to 09 DEC).
- Russian Film Week (25 NOV to 02 DEC).
- Utopia: 9th Portuguese Film Festival (30 OCT to 29 NOV).
BACK TO BERLIN at JW3 (26 NOV 18:00):
- In the summer of 2015 nine Israeli and two Diaspora Jewish bikers embarked on an epic journey from Israel to Berlin, where the first ever Maccabiah games were to be held.
THE JUDGE at DocHouse (26 NOV 18:40).
- Confronting institutionalised sexism within an established, traditional court of law is no easy task – especially in the Middle East. However the remarkably courageous, undeniably talented Judge Kholoud did it anyway – becoming the first woman judge to be appointed to the Shari’a law courts in Palestine.
SHOPLIFTERS at Ciné Lumière (26 NOV 18:15):
- Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (NOBODY KNOWS) latest film SHOPLIFTERS is a profoundly moving drama about a poverty-stricken family petty thieving to make ends meet, when they come across a shivering little girl foraging for scraps in the cold winter night.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- APOSTASY at Whirled Cinema (26 NOV to 02 DEC). MANDY at The Prince Charles (until 02 DEC). NAE PASARAN! at ArtHouse (26 NOV). ORIONE at ICA (23 to 27 NOV). POSTCARDS FROM LONDON at ICA (23 to 27 NOV). THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING at Ciné Lumière (23 to 30 NOV). RAMS at Barbican (23 to 29 NOV). WIDOWS at Watermans Arts Centre (23 to 29 NOV).
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