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Featured attraction: THE WITCHES’ SABBATH + INTRO by Adrian Wootton (27 JUN 20:30), part of SATIRE AND MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN to 31 JUL): “Continuing Bellocchio’s exploration of aesthetic form (including strong balletic dance and musical elements) and psychological drama content THE WITCHES’ SABBATH is challenging and unique cinema.” – Ciné Lumière.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
IT’S NOT THE TIME OF MY LIFE + SCREENTALK with director Szabolcs Hajdu at Barbican (27 JUN 18:30):
- New East Cinema presents: Drawing on the work of Cassavetes and Bergman, this Hungarian film follows two branches of one family, whose tensions and differences are exposed when they are forced to live together.
RED TREES + DISCUSSION at JW3 (27 JUN 18:30):
- UKJF Film Club presents: London-based designer and filmmaker Marina Willer tells the story of her father, a member of one of the 12 Jewish families who survived the war in Prague. After the war, he immigrated to Brazil, where Marina was born, and became an architect.
STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY + Q&A with Timothy Spall at Phoenix Cinema (27 JUN 18:30):
- Stanley, a Man of Variety is about a middle aged man who enjoys watching classic British films and TV shows from the 1960/70s. He soon finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes he didn’t commit and after many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN + INTRO by Val McDermid at BFI (27 JUN 20:15).
- Artists’ Film Club: Toshio Matsumoto – FOR THE DAMAGED RIGHT EYE short films at ICA (27 JUN 18:45).
- BEING BLACKER + Q&A with Blacker Dread & director Molly Dineen presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (27 JUN 19:45).
- BLACK PANTHER + DINNER presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen at Amnesty International (27 JUN 18:00).
- THE BREADWINNER at Lexi Cinema (27 JUN 13:30/18:30).
- BOLESNO + DISCUSSION presented by the Vito Project at The Cinema Museum (27 JUN 19:00 – Free!/Donation requested).
- CASABLANCA at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (27 JUN 21:00 – Sold Out!).
- THE CIAMBRA at Ciné Lumière (27 JUN 16:00).
- DARKEST HOUR presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (27 JUN 19:45).
- DJANGO UNCHAINED presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (27 JUN 20:15).
- EMPIRE RECORDS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (27 JUN 21:00).
- GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995) at Deptford Cinema (27 JUN 19:30).
- LEAN ON PETE at The David Lean Cinema (27 JUN 19:30).
- LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Ciné Lumière (27 JUN 18:30).
- LOVE STEAKS at the Goethe-Institut London (27 JUN 19:00).
- MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at Genesis Cinema (27 JUN 18:20).
- MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at ICA (27 JUN 21:00).
- SHAMPOO + INTRO by Julie Lobalzo Wright at BFI Southbank (27 JUN 17:45).
- THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (27 JUN 20:30).
- SUMMER HOLIDAY at Regent Street Cinema (27 JUN 12:00 + 15:30).
- THAT SUMMER at ICA (27 JUN 16:45).
- TRON + TRON: LEGACY 2 films, 1 ticket at The Prince Charles (27 JUN 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
ANIMATION 2018: THE FEMALE PIONEERS at BFI Southbank (2018):
- Making Animated Features In The UK (27 JUN 18:10).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- THE MAN I LOVE 35mm (27 JUN 20:40).
SATIRE AND MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN to 31 JUL):
- THE WITCHES’ SABBATH + INTRO by Adrian Wootton (27 JUN 20:30).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN):
- A TASTE OF HONEY (27 JUN 19:30).
YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN):
- LITTLE VERA + INTRO by Peter Bradshaw (27 JUN 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN):
- WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY (27 JUN 18:30, Picturehouse Central).
- SATYAJIT RAY SHORT FILM AWARD 2018 (27 JUN 18:45, SOAS University of London – limited availability!).
- UP DOWN & SIDEWAYS (27 JUN 20:00, Watermans).
- THE ASHRAM (27 JUN 20:30, Crouch End Picturehouse).
Queer Asia Film Festival (24 to 29 JUN):
- CARLOS JÁUREGUI: THE UNFORGETTABLE (27 JUN 10:00, SOAS University of London).
- SKOPJE, SARAJEVO, SOLINICA – A POST-OTTOMAN TRILOGY (27 JUN 12:00, SOAS University of London).
- RARELY NORMAL (27 JUN 14:00, SOAS University of London).
- HAKI FADI (27 JUN 15:00, SOAS University of London).
- RE-BIRTHS (27 JUN 16:30, SOAS University of London).
ARCADIA at BFI Southbank (27 JUN 14:30 & 20:50):
- A compelling folk horror/archive film with a score by members of Portishead and Goldfrapp.
BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (27 JUN 20:45):
- Sara Driver’s exploration of the pre-fame years of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, offers a window into his life and the City of New York from 1978-81.
THE MILK SYSTEM at DocHouse (27 JUN 16:30):
- The entrepreneurship of the European farmer and their limited economic rights are the driving forces behind this new doc that delves deep into the dairy industry, which has become a global issue on a large scale.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
120 BPM at Whirled Cinema (25 Jun to 01 JUL). THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS at JW3 (24 to 28 JUN). FREAK SHOW at Rio Cinema (22 to 28 JUN). HEREDITARY at The Castle Cinema (22 to 28 JUN). IN THE FADE at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 to 28 JUN). MCQUEEN at Lexi Cinema (22 to 25 JUN). PHANTOM THREAD at Watermans (22 to 28 JUN). STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY at Picturehouse Central (22 to 28 JUN). STUDIO 54 at ICA (22 to 28 JUN). THAT SUMMER at Watermans (22 to 28 JUN). TRANNY FAG at ICA (22 to 26 JUN). THE WILD BOYS at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN to 13 JUL). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at The Prince Charles (22, 25, 27 & 28 JUN).
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