This is a film still from HOWARD - A NEW BREED OF HERO aka Howard The Duck dir Willard Huyck, 1986, showing at The Prince Charles Cinema from 35mm (Thursday 26 January 2023).
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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [26/01/23]

THURSDAY 26 JANUARY 2023 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

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HOWARD: A NEW BREED OF HERO 35mm aka Howard The Duck d. Willard Huyck, 1986 (26 JAN 18:00) / Part of 35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles:

“In this film based on the comic book character, Howard the Duck is suddenly beamed from Duckworld, a planet of intelligent ducks with arms and legs, to Earth, where he lands in Cleveland. There he saves rocker Beverly (Lea Thompson) from thugs and forms a friendship with her. She introduces him to Phil (Tim Robbins), who works at a lab with scientist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones). When the doctor attempts to return Howard to his world, Jenning instead transfers an evil spirit into his own body.” (The PCC).

  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ohtomo, 1988 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (26 JAN 18:15).
  • CHARLOTTE d. Éric Warin & Tahir Rana, 2021 at The David Lean (26 JAN 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • TV Preview: NOLLY d. Peter Hoar, 2022 + Q&A with the director, writer Russell T Davies, cast and crew at BFI Southbank (26 JAN 18:10).
  • OWM presents: Best of Awards Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A at Bertha DocHouse (26 JAN 18:20).
  • Preview: THE WHALE d. Darren Aronofsky, 2022 at The Prince Charles (26 JAN 17:50 & 20:30 HOH).
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK d. Ari Folman, 2021 presented by UK Jewish Film for Holocaust Memorial Day at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives (26 JAN 18:00 – FREE!).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

CHAZELLE SEASON at Genesis Cinema

  • BABYLON d. Damien Chazelle, 2023 (20 to 26 JAN).

JEAN-LUC GODARD: PERSPECTIVES at Ciné Lumière

MARK JENKIN’S THE CINEMATIC DNA OF ENYS MEN at BFI Southbank

SIGHT & SOUND GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME 2022 at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

DREAMING WALLS dirs Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier, 2022

HOLY SPIDER dir Ali Abbasi, 2022

Also 20 to 26 JAN (various dates/times):

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