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Featured attraction: MIRROR MIRROR + INTRO by The Final Girls at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 20:45): “A not-quite-direct-to-video gem from the early 90s, this female-scripted and directed gothic slasher looks at the toxic lifecycle of bullying and teenage despair.” – The Final Girls.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE ENDLESS + Q&A with directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 20:10):
- Years after escaping the cult in which they were raised, brothers Justin and Aaron (played by the directors) live a quiet life. When they receive a strange message from their former ‘family’ they’re compelled to go back to their hometown to investigate.
MIRROR MIRROR + INTRO by The Final Girls at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 20:45):
- A gothic slasher about a shy teen who discovers an antique mirror with strange powers…
POSITIVE WOMEN + Q&A at The Cinema Museum (28 JUN 19:30):
- Filmmaker Rebecca Devaraj and anthropologist and associate producer Anne Lotter screen their short documentary, Positive Women: Heartache, Hope & Living with HIV. This will be followed by a Q&A with Bex and Anne.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ART WILL SAVE THE WORLD + Q&A with Luke Haines presented by Heavenly Films at Regent Street Cinema (28 JUN 19:30).
- BEAST at The David Lean (28 JUN 19:30).
- BLADE RUNNER 2049 at Backyard Cinema (28 JUN 20:30).
- I, CLAUDE MONET at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN 18:30).
- KEEP THE CHANGE presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (28 JUN 20:30).
- KING OF HEARTS at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN 16:00).
- LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN 20:30).
- THE LONG GOODBYE 35mm at The Prince Charles (28 JUN 18:30).
- MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at ICA (28 JUN 18:00).
- MINAMATA: THE VICTIMS AND THEIR WORLD at Phoenix Cinema (28 JUN 10:30).
- NOCTURNAL ANIMALS presented by Bigger Picture Film Club at The Ivy House (28 JUN 20:00).
- MY DAUGHTER JOY 35mm + INTRO by Jo Botting at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 18:10).
- PICCADILLY at BFI (28 JUN 18:40).
- PRETTY IN PINK at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (28 JUN 21:00).
- THE ROOM without Tommy Wiseau at The Prince Charles (28 JUN 21:00).
- SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING presented by Kennington Classics at The Cinema Museum (28 JUN 19:30).
- SHAKEDOWN London Premiere at ICA (28 JUN 20:30).
- THIS IS SPINAL TAP at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (28 JUN 21:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema (14 to 30 JUN):
- BETTY BLUE + INTRO/DISCUSSION presented by Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (28 JUN 18:30).
- CORALINE presented by Orbital Comics (28 JUN 21:10).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- THE BIG KNIFE 35mm (28 JUN 20:20).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN):
- THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (28 JUN 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
- THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ROBIN HOOD + PANEL world premiere (28 JUN 19:30, The Silver Building).
London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN):
- Next screenings: Closing Night Gala – VENUS + Q&A with director Eisha Marjara (29 JUN 18:15).
Queer Asia Film Festival (24 to 29 JUN):
- Various film screenings (28 JUN 10:00, SOAS University of London).
ARCADIA at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 18:20 & 20:50):
- A compelling folk horror/archive film with a score by members of Portishead and Goldfrapp.
BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (28 JUN 18:50):
- 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 (28 JUN 14:20):
- 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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