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Featured attraction: SCOUTING IN PALESTINE at Close-Up Film Centre (27 MAY 18:00).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
MAKE MORE NOISE! SUFFRAGETTES IN SILENT FILM + Q&A with Helen Pankhurst at ArtHouse Crouch End (27 MAY 16:00):
- A boisterous archive anthology showing how the Suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen, at the same time as their battles were still raging on the streets outside. Accompanied by an exclusive preview of new doc Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant (to be shown on the BBC in June).
VIRTUE at The Cinema Museum (27 MAY 14:30):
- Directed by Edward Buzzell, this 1932 comedy-drama follows the romance of a New York streetwalker (Carole Lombard) and a cab driver (Pat O’Brien), who has a dislike for women. Genuinely warm chemistry between the two stars and snappy pre-Code patter spark this likeable film. Presented by Kennington Talkies with full supporting programme.
THE WIND RISES at The Prince Charles (27 MAY 15:35):
- A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno), whose storied career includes the creation of the A6M World War II fighter plane.
More films in London today (A – Z): THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD at Curzon Soho (27 MAY 14:30). BLACK PETER in memory of Milos Forman at Deptford Cinema (27 MAY 18:00). Double Bill: THE MAGIC FLUTE + SUMMER WITH MONIKA at Regent Street Cinema (27 MAY 14:00 & 16:45). GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995) at The Prince Charles (27 MAY 18:30). THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY at Regent Street Cinema (27 MAY 19:00). I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO at ICA (27 MAY 12:30). NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN 35mm at BFI (27 MAY 15:15). SCI-FI in ’82 six films, one ticket at The Prince Charles (27 MAY 21:15). STANLEY KUBRICK 35mm MARATHON six films, one ticket at The Prince Charles (27 MAY 20:30). STILL ALICE at Phoenix Cinema as part of Dementia Action Week (27 MAY 12:00). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at Whirled Cinema (27 MAY 18:00). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at Catford Film Club (27 MAY 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON PIER PAOLO PASOLINI at Close-Up (03 to 29 MAY):
CYBERPUNK ANIME at House Of Vans (06 to 25 MAY):
- MEMORIES (27 MAY 14:00 & 16:00 –Free!).
LOST IN AMERICA: THE OTHER SIDE OF REAGAN’S 80s at BFI Southbank (MAY):
- RIVER’S EDGE 35mm (27 MAY 20:20).
LUCRECIA MARTEL RETROSPECTIVE at ICA & BFI Southbank (20 to 27 MAY):
TRIBUTE TO GASTON LEROUX at Ciné Lumière (15 to 27 MAY):
- A MONSTER IN PARADISE (27 MAY 11:00).
- Double Bill: LE MYSTÈRE DE LA CHAMBRE JAUNE (27 MAY 14:00) + LE PARFUM DE LA DAME EN NOIR (27 MAY 16:15).
UPRISING: THE SPIRIT OF ’68 at BFI Southbank (until 29 MAY):
- THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (27 MAY 17:35).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Herne Hill Free Film Festival (01 MAY to 01 JUN)
- INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE: STREET PIANO + LIVE MUSIC outdoors (27 MAY 19:00, Station Square – Free!).
Everyman Music Film Festival (07 to 31 MAY)
- Next screening: UNDER THE SKIN + LIVE SCORE (31 MAY 19:00, Everyman Muswell Hill).
Romford Film Festival (24 to 28 MAY)
- SHORT FILM SHOWCASE 1 (27 MAY 10:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
- THE ULTIMATE RALLY (27 MAY 12:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
- SHORT FILM SHOWCASE 2 (27 MAY 15:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
- DRAWING HOME (27 MAY 17:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
- FULL CIRCLE (27 MAY 19:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
- MY SAVIOUR (27 MAY 21:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
- REDWOOD (27 MAY 21:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
- NO REASONS (27 MAY 23:00, Premiere Cinemas Romford).
KOUDELKA: SHOOTING HOLY LAND at DocHouse (27 MAY 16:00):
- Forty years after capturing iconic images of the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968, Czech Photographer Josef Koudelka arrived in Israel and Palestine. On first seeing the nine-meter-high wall built by Israel in the West Bank, Koudelka is deeply shaken and embarks on a four-year project.
Latin America Monthly: ONCE THERE WAS BRASILIA at ICA (27 MAY 16:50):
- This politically charged, Afrofuturist sci-fi begins in 1959 and travels through time to present day Brasil, parodying the shortcomings of Brazilian politics while throwing a sharp jab at the country’s entrenched structural racism.
ZAMA at ICA (27 MAY 14:35 & 18:00):
- Nine years after the critically acclaimed THE HEADLESS WOMAN, director Lucrecia Martel returns with ZAMA, a colonial-era satire based on the 1956 existential novel by Argentinian writer Antonio Di Benedetto.
More films in London this week (A – Z): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm at Picturehouse Central (until 31 MAY). AMANT DOUBLE at Ciné Lumière (29 MAY to 14 JUN). THE BREADWINNER at Rich Mix (25 to 31 MAY). LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE at DocHouse (25 to 31 MAY). THE OUTSIDER at DocHouse (25 to 31 MAY). THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 to 31 MAY). REVENGE at Ciné Lumière (until 31 MAY). SWEET COUNTRY at Whirled Cinema (28 MAY to 03 JUN). THIS IS CONGO at ICA (25 to 31 MAY). THE WILD BOYS at ICA (until 30 MAY).
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