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Featured attraction: It’s the final day at “the Woodstock of gore.” (Guillermo del Toro), but there are still tickets left for some single screenings at Arrow Video FrightFest 2018. Why not try the English premiere of POSSUM on the Discovery Screen at The Prince Charles (27 AUG 15:45)? “A supernatural horror combining the stark psychodrama of George A. Romero’s MARTIN with the uncanny terror of DEAD OF NIGHT”.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
CONNY PLANK – THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE + Q&A with director Stephan Plank at DocHouse (27 AUG 16:00):
- Konrad “Conny” Plank is undoubtedly one of the most innovative sound designers of his time. The recordings realised in his sound studio near Cologne between the 60s and 80s revolutionised the music world.
SAFETY LAST + SHORT + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Donald MacKenzie on the 1936 Compton cinema organ at Regent Street Cinema (27 AUG 19:00):
- Harold Lloyd’s most-famous comedy features him as a sales clerk in a department store who finds himself hanging off the hands of a collapsing clock on the side of a skyscraper high above the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BACK TO THE FUTURE at Backyard Cinema (27 AUG 20:30).
- BLUES BROTHERS in tribute to Aretha Franklin at Picturehouse Central (27 AUG 14:25).
- COOL RUNNINGS at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (27 AUG 21:00).
- LA VÉRITÉ at BFI (27 AUG 17:20).
- HEATHERS at BFI (27 AUG 20:15).
- IDA at Ciné Lumière (27 AUG 18:).
- LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (27 AUG 20:10).
- TOY STORY 3 at Backyard Cinema (27 AUG 12:30).
- THE TRIAL at Ciné Lumière (27 AUG 14:00).
- WILD CARD! AN ALL-DAYER IN PHILADELPHIA at Genesis Cinema (27 AUG 11:00 – Free!).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 SEP):
- A GOOD MARRIAGE (27 AUG 19:30).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):
- WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (27 AUG 17:10).
- MILDRED PIERCE (27 AUG 15:10 & 20:00).
- THE WOMEN (27 AUG 14:20 & 17:30).
PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Films festivals projecting in London today include:
- Arrow Video FrightFest (23 to 27 AUG).
THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (27 AUG 14:00):
- 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 (27 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.
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at Whirled Cinema (27 AUG 20:00):
- A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.
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 924 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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