Regent Street Cinema
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Aladdin (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £ for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Viziervie for a magic lamp that has magical powers to make their dreams come true. A live action version of a much loved classic.

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Saturday 2 Nov 201911:30
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The Lion King (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

After his father is purposefully killed in a buffalo stampede, young lion prince Simba flees his home of Pride Rock only to meet friends who teach him about his responsibilities to his pack. A live action version of the Disney favourite.

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Saturday 16 Nov 201911:30
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*Film 1: Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things (12A)

Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. The film follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.

The film uses never-before-seen images and unheard interviews to bring Ella Fitzgerald to life and to tell the story of her music - a black woman who makes her career in the face of horrifying racism. Here is an Ella the world never knew – tough, thoughtful, funny, a dazzling musical innovator. The film also uncovers Ella’s commitment to the battle for Civil Rights; and it explores the conflicts that always haunted this intensely private woman: the struggle to reconcile her hunger for adoring audiences with her longing for a domestic life with her husband and son. At a time when she was the biggest singing star in the world, her pianist and friend Oscar Peterson said Ella was “the loneliest woman in the world”. But as Jamie Cullum says “her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet”.

Featuring interviews with: Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Cleo Laine, Andre Previn, Norma Miller, Patti Austin, Izsak Perlman, Margo Jefferson, Will Friedwald and a rare interview with Ella’s son, Ray Brown Jr.

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Sunday 20 Oct 201915:00
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*Film 2: Jazz on a Summer's Day (U)

An incredible collection of classic live performances, Jazz on a Summer’s Day captures Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Sunday 20 Oct 201917:00
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A Corner of the Earth

London Surf / Film Festival


Presented in person by director Spencer Frost.

Captured during a frigid exploration of the North Atlantic, this sumptuously filmed tale follows QS surfer Fraser Dovell's transition from the hard grind of the WSL to letting go of the dream and ‘getting a real job’.

Accompanied by filmmaker Spencer Frost and photographer Guy Williment, Fraser embarks on one last journey, to seek out hollow slabs and reeling points in the wild beauty and treacherous solitude of the Arctic. Battling extremes of weather and close encounters with the majesty of nature, Fraser comes to a new appreciation of just what it means to be a surfer.  This must-see travelogue stirs up the wanderlust and reignites the stoke!

Followed by a Q+A with director Spencer Frost

- PLUS -

An Audience… with Steve England, Editor in Chief, Carve Surfing Magazine

More than 2 decades at the coal face of the UK’s finest surf publication leaves it mark… from big wave charging misadventures to big screen stunt doubling at the boneyard, unrepeatable tales and epic surf stories, Steve has promised to reveal all…

- PLUS -

A Surfer’s Search Dir. Kevin Steen, 4mins

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Thursday 10 Oct 201919:00
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A Day Off (15)

London Korean Film Festival

Seoul. Winter. Sunday. One fairly dodgy-looking young man, one pregnant young woman, and a pack of cigarettes. From this raw material Lee Man-hee, the most imaginative and visually inventive director of Korea’s 1960s and 70s, made a black-and-white masterpiece. In A Day Off he was able to blend lessons learned from Italian neo-realism with his particular tragic vision of melodrama, one displayed eloquently in earlier films such as Full Autumn (1966) and Homebound (1967).

Our young couple meet in wind-blown parks up on Namsan, the great hill south of the city. Down below is Myeongdong neighbourhood - overshadowed by the spire of a grand Cathedral, indifferent to the little lives of the inhabitants.

Back in 1968 the government censors hated the film and its too-realistic vision of life in the nation’s capital. They demanded changes; Lee and colleagues risked their necks by refusing. So the film was not even listed on his official filmography and shelved until its lucky rediscovery by the Korean Film Archive in 2005.

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Saturday 2 Nov 201914:00
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)

National Theatre - Encore

The course of true love never did run smooth.

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations with hilarious but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, thisproduction of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

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Tuesday 29 Oct 201919:00
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A Personal History of the Australian Surf (PG)

Winner of the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Film Comedy 1982

"Michael Blakemore's semi-documentary about his boyhood in upper-middle class Sydney before he left it to become a director, eventually in the West End of London and at the National Theatre.

With a minimum of hanging about under the porticoes of self-analysis, it is in its ability to tease Bondi Beach and the Royal Sydney golf club without rejecting them, to love and hate simultaneously (a feature of all the most interesting personalities) yet another indication that Australia is ascending into self-consciousness, self-determination, and is about to step forward on the world stage in the full vigour and confidence of her manhood. The boy's left home. Viewed from this exhausted Mother-island it is a magnificent tear-jerking spectacle." - The Spectator

Followed by a Q+A with Maureen Lipman C.B.E. interviewing Michael Blakemore

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Thursday 31 Oct 201919:30
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A Single Spark (15)

London Korean Film Festival

In 1995 Korean New Wave filmmaker Park Kwang-su made the seminal Korean protest drama A Single Spark. The film offers two narratives: the true story of young textile factory worker Jeon Tae-il, who became an activist for workers’ rights and famously set himself ablaze for his beliefs in 1970; and the partly fictionalised efforts of another activist, who five years later tries to commit Jeon Tae-il’s tale to the page, all the while evading capture.

The earlier timeline was shot in black and white and, by dint of its climax, gave Korean cinema some of its most indelible images, while the latter story takes place in colour, but shows how little the political landscape has changed in the interim. This powerful tale of struggle, oppression and dogged determinism was co-written by none other than the future Korean cinema masters Lee Chang-dong and Hur Jin-ho.

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Monday 4 Nov 201918:30
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Alexander's Ragtime Band (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75 for the over 55's.

In 1915, society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue 'ragtime' music rather than the more approved serious music. The film charts the rise of popular music from the beginnings until the time of swing.

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Wednesday 13 Nov 201912:0015:30
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All About Me (PG)

Face to Face with German Talent

The closing film of this year’s Face to Face with German Talent: The German Film Weekend is a heart-warming true story based on the best-selling memoirs of famous German entertainer Hape Kerkeling, here played by talented young actor Julius Weckauf. Oscar®-winning director Caroline Link (Nowhere in Africa, Beyond Silence) delivers a charming portrait of a boy from a troubled family who, after a tragedy, is taken in by his grandmothers. The characterful young boy amuses them and their friends by dressing up and performing colourful impressions, but life is not always easy for a boy like him in 1970s Ruhr Valley.

The bittersweet coming-of-age story explores themes of family, loss, sexuality and life choices with a light touch and an eye for comedy and pathos – true to the spirit of its beloved subject, one of the most popular faces on German television.

With over 3.6 million admissions, All About Me is Germany’s #1 national box-office hit and won three German Films Awards in 2019 for Highest Admissions, Best Supporting Actress for Luise Heyer and the Best Feature Film in Bronze.

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Sunday 22 Sep 201920:30
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The Circle

Amá is a feature length documentary which tells an important and untold story: the abuses committed against Native American women by the United States Government during the 1960’s and 70’s: removed from their families and sent to boarding schools, forced relocation away from their traditional lands and involuntary sterilization.

The result of nine years painstaking and sensitive work by filmmaker Lorna Tucker, the film features the testimony of many Native Americans, including three remarkable women who tell their stories - Jean Whitehorse, Yvonne Swan and Charon Aseytoyer - as well as a revealing and rare interview with Dr. Reimart Ravenholt whose population control ideas were the framework for some of the government policies directed at Native American women.


It is estimated over a twenty-year period between 1960 and 1980 that tens of thousands of Native American women were sterilized without their knowledge or consent. Due to poor record keeping during this era the number may in fact be much higher. Many of these women went to their graves having suffered this incredible abuse of power.


Amá was co-produced by Raindog Films, a London-based production company helmed by Academy-award winning actor Colin Firth and prolific film producer Ged Doherty, and the Roddick Foundation.

Followed by a Q&A with Lorna Tucker, Director and Charon Asetoyer, Executive Producer

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Wednesday 2 Oct 201919:00
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And 2 If By Sea

London Surf / Film Festival


Highly anticipated tale of two of the most iconic surfers of the professional era - identical twins CJ and Damien Hobgood. Their intense sibling rivalry fuelled a constant struggle to out-surf and out-perform each other in and out of the line-up, driving them to numerous event victories – and ultimately a world crown.

While the desire to establish their own identities may have powered their surf careers, it ultimately ripped their personal and peripheral relationships apart. Six years in the making, this is an open and frank cinematic tale of adventure, destiny and family that lifts the lid on the pressures of life on and off the tour.

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Wednesday 9 Oct 201920:45
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Art, Film, Toys

American Export

An evening with visual artist Hetain Patel and guests, exploring Hetain’s work through the lenses of art, cinema, and the toy industry. In between screenings of a number of his recent short films, including his afro-kung-fu-sign-language spectacle Don’t Look at the Finger, and The Jump - his Spider-Man homage featuring 17 of his family members, Hetain will be chatting with experts from the worlds of cinema and toys and games. This includes film director Andy Delaney, known for directing a number of iconic music videos for the likes of Lauryn Hill, Spice Girls, George Michael and Soul II Soul, as well as his recent feature film Love is Blind. Also joining Hetain on stage will be Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation, an organisation supporting inventors in the toy industry, championing creativity across the sector and Deej Johnson - a writer and creative consultant, whose end clients range from members of The Magic Circle to brands such as Costa Coffee and Disney Store. The panel will be reflecting on Patel’s practice through their individual industry lenses, exploring the intersection of their worlds and the viability of artists interested to take a leap into other areas.

Hetain Patel is a visual artist working across film, photography, sculpture and live performance in galleries, theatres and online. Working collaboratively with artists across disciplines, and with family members and non-professionals, Patel enjoys working across multiple languages, culturally and artistically.

In recent years Patel has done Bruce Lee impersonations on stage at the Royal Opera House, completed commissions for Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells, London, and made a working class Transformer robot from an old Ford Fiesta, with his dad. He designed part of a mini golf course for the Venice Biennale and has created a number of multi lingual dance theatre productions, including a commission for Candoco Dance Company, which continues to tour internationally. In 2013 Patel was invited to do a TED talk, which has since had close to 3 million hits, adding to a total of 38 million views of his videos and performances online.

This event is part of American Export a programme of projects exploring the ubiquity of American culture via post colonial and transatlantic prisms. Curated by Christina Millare, American Export is developed with support from CREAM at the University of Westminster, Grand Union and Arts Council England.

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Tuesday 8 Oct 201920:45
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Bait (15)

Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.


"Strange, spellbinding and timely. One of the most thrillingly original British films in years." - Little White Lies

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Saturday 28 Sep 201918:4520:45
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Bernabéu (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival


Striker, captain, and later President of Real Madrid FC during its most decorated era, the legend of Santiago Bernabéu lives on to this day in the hallowed halls of its stadium, named in his honour. Through extensive archival material and passionate, revealing interviews, Salazar-Simpson’s warm-hearted documentary illustrates his revolutionary approach to the transfer market, instrumental role in the creation of the UEFA Champions League (which Madrid have now won a record 13 times), infamous dressing-room pep-talks (nicknamed ‘santiaguinas’), and matchless ability to build a winning machine on the pitch.

Bringing some of Madrid’s most legendary names to the club, including Molowny, Muñoz, Puskás, and Di Stéfano, Bernabéu masterminded an unprecedented streak of 5 consecutive European cups (1955-1960) and, later, 5 consecutive La Liga crowns (1960-1965). Filled with tender nostalgia and profound respect for a man who, at the time of his death in 1978, had been President for 35 years, Bernabéu is a must-see for fans of Real Madrid, the beautiful game, and of sport in general, with all its matchless pain and glory.

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Friday 27 Sep 201920:40
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Between Two Waters (12A)

London Spanish Film Festival


When filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta released The Legend of Time in 2006, part-fiction and part-documentary about gypsy brothers Isra and Cheíto, Spain’s daily El País labelled it a ‘miracle’. Fast-forward 12 years, and Between Two Waters finds the impish boys now matured into adult men with pressures, duties, and responsibilities. Having gone their separate ways since childhood, the pair are reunited once more in their hometown, the island of San Fernando. Isra is recently released from jail, desperate to win back his wife and three daughters, and Cheíto, having just finished a long mission with the marines, hungers to settle down with his family. As the brothers’ reunion sparks memories of their father’s violent death, a series of candid, piercing conversations reveals a profound sense of reconciliation, redemption, and fellow-feeling.

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Sunday 29 Sep 201917:40
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Bloodline (18)

London Korean Film Festival

Bloodline is set in a divided Korea and unfolds in Seoul’s Haebangchon district, where many of those displaced from North Korea have settled. The film follows an indigent widower (Kim Seong-ho) who gets by working as a housing agent, and his son (Shin Seong-il), who uses every trick in the book to earn some extra cash. Living next to them is the breadwinner (Shin Young-kyun) of a family of four, who, though his job as a litter picker barely gives him enough to live on, must support his ailing wife, elderly mother and disabled daughter.

Kim Soo-yong provides a realistic representation of the struggles faced by the people living in this poor shanty town, yet the film doesn’t paint the lives of these workers from an ideological standpoint, but rather from a humanist perspective. Kim’s directorial sensibility makes itself felt in many different ways. Each character has a distinct role and personality, while there are also several intriguingly theatrical moments. Furthermore, Kim employs a strongly anti-heroic approach, refraining from relying too much on any one particular character. The cast includes many of the 1960s’ most emblematic actors.

Followed by a Q&A with the director

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Sunday 3 Nov 201914:00
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PG)

Newman's Own

Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as the eponymous leaders of a band of outlaws. After one train robbery too many they find an unshakeable posse on their trail and decide to break for Bolivia.

“Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can't help but love: it's no surprise that the always re-watchable Butch And Sundance was once labelled the most likeable film ever made.” – Empire Magazine

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Sunday 13 Oct 201919:00
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Charming (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.

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Saturday 12 Oct 201911:30
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Cool Hand Luke (15)

Newman's Own

Luke Jackson (Newman) is a gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who refusing to buckle under to authorities, keeps escaping and being re-captured. The camp staff actively work to crush him.

As this "Southern" turns up the heat, the sense of sadistic oppression, of being looked down on by the man swelters and burns. The glowering sun eclipses the conflict in its hellfire glow. Newman/Luke’s knowing smile, though burns on


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Wednesday 16 Oct 201920:00
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London Australian Film Society

The London Australian Film Society are dusting off their santa hats and cracking open the bottles of bubbly for a Christmas film, Aussie style.

Christmas time in Australia – a time for sunshine, family gatherings, prezzies, barbeques, peace and love, right? Well, not so much for this family….

It’s been a tough year for Joey. Not only is he coping with the loss of his father, he hates everything about his life – especially his mum’s simperingly nice new boyfriend and sadistic son who life’s intent is to make Joey’s an utter misery.

But when he has to share a shed during the Christmas family gathering with his flatulent great-grandfather, who’s fresh out of prison, he knows this is going to be the WORST CHRISTMAS EVER.

But things often don’t turn out the way you expect. And stinky old Albert has a few tricks up his sleeve.

If you love the Australian classic, The Castle (1997), this bonkers film is definitely for you!

“The ensemble cast is flawless and the adept handling of situation comedy results in a film brimming with fun.” David Stratton (SBS).

A complimentary glass of Aussie bubbles for each ticket holder on arrival and we will be raffling off some fantastic prizes – perfect for your last-minute gifts.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) will be on sale (cash only).

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Thursday 19 Dec 201919:30
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Don't Look Now (15)

Part of INK ON SCREEN – The Mayfair & St James Literary Festival Cinema Strand – exploring the power of words on screen

Introduced by Tobias Menzies, Produced by Asterisk Films and Justine Waddell.

Based on Daphne Du Maurier’s haunting short story Not After Midnight, Nic Roeg’s iconic horror-thriller sees a couple travelling to Venice after the accidental death of their daughter. With innovative and impressionistic editing from Roeg’s editor Graeme Clifford, as well as two brilliant performances from Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, it is now considered a classic of 70’s British cinema. Screening in a gorgeous new 4k restoration.


Aims to spotlight the indelible link between cinema and the written word. This inaugural season will be curated by Tobias Menzies, star of Casino Royal, Game of Thrones, Outlander, and most recently, Prince Phillip in the Crown. Ink on Screen is personal and quixotic, with Tobias’ choices being based on years of watching films, reading film scripts and a career creating indelible characters. The season will also include introductions and Q&A’s with Tobias and contributors from the chosen films, to open up the link between the written word and what we see on screen.

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Monday 28 Oct 201918:15
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

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Saturday 28 Sep 201911:30
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Everything - The Real Thing Story


The national press dubbed them ‘The Black Beatles’, the other musical quartet from Liverpool who became the UK’s most enduring soul and funk act ever – The Real Thing. The group dominated the international charts throughout the 1970s and 1980s with iconic songs like You to Me Are Everything and Can You Feel the Force, but the band’s meteoric success was also tempered with personal tragedy. Narrated by Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Simon Sheridan’s fascinating new documentary charts the story of Britain’s first black music revolution.

Followed by a short gig by The Real Thing, live on stage at the Regent Street Cinema on October 24th only.

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Thursday 24 Oct 201919:30 (Sold Out)
Wednesday 30 Oct 201920:50
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Extreme Job (15)

London Korean Film Festival

Remember Los Pollos Hermanos, the fast-food outlet in TV's Breaking Bad that serves as a front for the Southwestern United States' most lucrative methamphetamine distribution network? That idea is turned on its head in this action comedy feature from director Lee Byeong-heon (What A Man Wants, 2018), as an incompetent and dysfunctional five-person police team takes over a run-down chicken shop in order to observe and infiltrate a drug syndicate's headquarters across the road. When their special chicken recipe becomes a massive hit with the public, it is a case of stakeout meets takeout, as cooking and crime-busting get ever more confused, until this ensemble of misfits finally learns why they were put together in the first place, and why their leader Captain Ko (Ryu Seung-yong, Seven Years of Night, 2017) has the nickname 'Zombie'.

"There’s lots of absurdity in what we do," says Ko - and when it comes to crazy laughs and over-the-top fighting, Extreme Job delivers to order.

Followed by a Q&A with the director

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Wednesday 6 Nov 201920:35
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Film Quiz (PG)

Join us for our film quiz, taking place in the cinema bar, running from 7pm-9pm (approx).

Tickets are £3 per person, cash collected on the night, with a maximum of 4 to a team.

Reserve your place by booking one of these 'free' tickets

An array of prizes will be on offer.

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Friday 25 Oct 201919:00
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Fitzwilly (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75 for the over 55's.

A butler and staff of an eccentric aged philanthropist who family wealth is exhausted, engage in larceny and crimes to maintain her lifestyle and provide funds for her charitable activities.

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Wednesday 11 Dec 201912:0015:30
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Fleabag (15)

National Theatre - Encore

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.


'Witty, filthy and supreme.' The Guardian

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre

Show image by Jason Hetherington

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Thursday 3 Oct 201919:00
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For Sama (18)

An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice – whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.


“There simply hasn’t been a film like it before….A guttural cry of despair and an incendiary plea for justice. A fellow critic has already called it, ‘One of the most important films you will ever see in your life’. And I’m inclined to agree” - The Times

Winner Best Documentary SXSW 2019 / Winner Audience Award SXSW 2019

Winner Special Jury Prize Documentary Hot Docs 2019

Winner L'Oeil D'Or Festival de Cannes 2019

Winner Audience Award Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

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Tuesday 1 Oct 201920:50
Monday 21 Oct 201920:30
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Goldfinger + Book Launch (PG)

Bond Sundays

Special screening of Goldfinger, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Monica Germanà, author of Bond Girls.

At the wheel of his Aston Martin, Bond faces Goldfinger, Oddjob’s deadly bowler hat, and Pussy Galore, who claims to be immune to his charms. Followed by the book launch of Dr. Monica Germanà's Bond Girls: Body, Fashion and Gender.

Since Ursula Andress’s white-bikini debut in Dr No, ‘Bond Girls’ have been simultaneously celebrated as fashion icons and dismissed as ‘eye-candy’. But the visual glamour of the women of James Bond reveals more than the sexual objectification of female beauty. Through the original joint perspectives of body and fashion, this exciting study throws a new, subversive light on Bond Girls.

Dr Monica Germanà is Senior Lecturer English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster.

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Sunday 27 Oct 201915:00
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Grass (15)

London Korean Film Festival

There is a sequence at the centre of Hong Sangsoo's economic enigma where a writer (most of the characters here are writers, actors or both) is seen repeatedly going up and down a staircase. Her indecision, catching her in a strange limbo between here and there, might as well serve as the key motif and mood of this slippery, ambiguous film. Different characters drift in and out of a back-alley cafe in Seoul, looking for new inspiration or accommodation, speaking of their hopes and regrets - while A-reum (Hong's regular muse Kim Minhee) eavesdrops on their conversations, typing up her observations into what she describes as "sort of a diary, but not a diary." Episodic, meandering and offering the mere ghost of a narrative, the film, too, is neither this nor that - but the apparent simplicity of Hong's monochromatic long takes conceals a theatricalised artifice whose players may merely be A-reum's fictions, or even lost souls.

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Tuesday 5 Nov 201921:00
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Hammer's Vampirella - A Live Script Reading

De Montfort University’s Cinema and Television History Institute and Hammer Films present a live-script reading of one of the most infamous unmade British films of all time.

In 1975, Hammer Films mounted an expensive and ambitious adaptation of the hit comic book Vampirella. The film failed to make it into production, but for one night only, an incredible cast including Georgina Dugdale, Jonathan Rigby and Hammer legend Caroline Munro perform a live reading of the original Christopher Wicking script.

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Thursday 17 Oct 201919:30
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Hansard (12A)

National Theatre - Encore

Hansard; noun

The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

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Friday 20 Dec 201919:00
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Homebound (18)

London Korean Film Festival

Homebound (1967), alongside Full Autumn (1966) and A Day Off (1968), is known as one of Lee Man-hee’s masterpieces of melodrama. Lee is known for being a director who does not use the spaces in his films as mere locations, but instead as devices to portray the psychological state of his characters, or to communicate awareness of the film’s overall theme. Lee contrasts the silence, broken simply by the sound of footsteps on the stairs at the two-story mansion in Incheon, and the streets of the city of Seoul overflowing with the sounds of people and car horns. He uses this to effectively depict Ji-yeon both as a wife responding to societal expectations, and as an agent of desire.

A hectic main station, hordes of cars traversing the overpasses, rows of neon signs; in this Seoul she runs in her high heels, laughs out loud, and drinks beer. However, when night falls she boards the train, and returns home, where she must dutifully resume her role  as sombre wife. Through the character of Ji-yeon, who, no matter where she is cannot remain silent, the film uses its visual beauty to recreate the disorder and uneasiness inherent for this woman making the transition from traditional to modern society.

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Saturday 2 Nov 201919:30
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

Armed with the titular manual, an ambitious window washer seeks to climb the corporate ladder.

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Wednesday 9 Oct 201912:0015:30
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Hud (12A)

Newman's Own

Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash. The film broke new ground in its depiction of an unglamorous West and in its anti-heroic lead.

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Sunday 20 Oct 201919:30
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Idol (15)

London Korean Film Festival

Following his harrowing drama Han Gong-ju (2013), director Lee Su-jin turns to noir, established by opening shots of a rainy nocturnal cityscape. In an instantly arresting voiceover, Yoo Joong-sik (Lee Chang-dong regular Sul Kyung-gu) intimately describes masturbating his mentally challenged son Bu-nam, introducing the central theme of errant fatherhood.

Bu-nam has been killed in a hit-and-run accident. "Hiding details now could have consequences later," insists rising politician Koo Myung-hui (Han Seok-kyu), making his guilty son confess to the police - but with the full extent of the crime becoming clearer, decent Myung-hui sinks ever lower in covering up a situation that threatens his political ambitions. As he and Joong-sik circle each other in search of Bu-nam's missing bride Ryun-hwa (Chun Woo-hee), everyone's buried secrets lead to a violent collision of class and politics from which nobody emerges looking pretty. Broodingly paced and elliptically plotted, Lee's film unleashes an iconoclastic onslaught of grief, corruption and revenge.

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Thursday 7 Nov 201920:15
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Jingle All The Way (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

In this hilarious Christmas caper, Howard Langston will stop at nothing to make sure his child receives his beloved Turboman for Christmas. Trouble is, every other parent in town has the same idea.

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Saturday 7 Dec 201911:30
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LS/FF19 - Friday Evening Pass

London Surf / Film Festival

Friday Evening Pass

This evening pass gives you access to a whole night of surf cinema on Friday 11th October plus a free beer! Pass numbers are limited. Films include:

7pm European Premiere Zone Frequency
Dir. Jack Coleman

8.45pm UK Premiere White Rhino
Dir. Brent Storm

& More!

Full line up details

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Friday 11 Oct 201918:55
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LS/FF19 - Saturday Evening Pass

London Surf / Film Festival

Saturday Evening Pass

This evening pass gives you access to a whole night of surf cinema on Saturday 12th October plus a free beer! Pass numbers are limited. Films include:

7pm World Premiere Translate
Dir. Chris McClean

A Very Special Screening Tan Madonna
Dir. Alex Knost

8.45pm UK Premiere La Ola Sin Fronteras
Dir. Julian and Joaquin Azulay

& More!

Full line up details

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Saturday 12 Oct 201918:55
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LS/FF19 - Thursday Evening Pass

London Surf / Film Festival

Thursday Evening Pass

This evening pass gives you access to a whole night of surf cinema on Thursday 10th October plus a free beer! Pass numbers are limited. Films include:

7pm World Premiere A Corner of the Earth
Dir. Spencer Frost

PLUS Q+A with the Director

8.45pm UK Premiere SPOONS: A Santa Barbara Story
Dir. Wyatt Daily

& More!

Full line up details

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Thursday 10 Oct 201918:55
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LS/FF19 - Wednesday Evening Pass

London Surf / Film Festival

Wednesday Evening Pass

This evening pass gives you access to a whole night of surf cinema on Wednesday 9th October plus a free beer! Pass numbers are limited. Films include:

7pm UK Premiere Satori
Dir. Rick Wall

PLUS Q+A with the Director & big wave surfer Dougal Patterson

8.45pm UK Premiere And 2 If By Sea
Dir. Justin Purser

& More!

Full line up details

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Wednesday 9 Oct 201918:55
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La Ola Sin Fronteras

London Surf / Film Festival

Julian and Joaquin Azulay, (Gauchos del Mar) have garnered a reputation as hardy, nomadic, waveriding adventurers. In this much anticipated, thought-provoking documentary they go searching for waves in the remote and under-explored Falkland Islands, an often inhospitable and inaccessible archipelago of over seven hundred islands. The Argentinian brothers spend nearly two months immersed in the islands’ culture, searching for waves on foot, by 4×4 truck, on inter-island planes and sailboat. What they discover is a beautiful yet often bleak landscape, where the scars of the Falkland War are still visible, both in the minefields and in society. They hope to make new friends and share waves – but can the shadow of the conflict be overcome?

- PLUS -

Flux Dir. Lewis Arnold (5 mins)

Asking questions on the state of surfing today – disparate strands are evolving and in flux… a low-fi experiment starring JJF.

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Saturday 12 Oct 201920:45
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Litus (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival


Three months ago, young Spaniard Litus was killed in a car accident. Now, for the first time since his death, his brother Toni gathers his friends together to reminisce about old times and find closure from the tragedy. However, Toni brings unexpected news: Litus left a series of mysterious letters of farewell, one for each companion. As hidden secrets and furtive riddles come tumbling out beyond the grave, director Dani de la Orden provides a complex, layered study of the crushing heartbreak, and tender humour, of a group in mourning.

Preceded by the short ALGO EN LO QUE CREER / Something to Believe in

dir. Fany de la Chica, with María Alfonsa Rosso and Manuel Salas | Spain | 2018 | 13 min | cert. PG | In Spanish with English subtitles

Little Alba is about to receive her first Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. Her grandfather is very sick, so she asks Jesus Christ to end his life in peace. However, when he dies the next day, leaving a drug-addict uncle to take care of the children, a concerned Alba fears that she is culpable for his death. An insightful and reflective short from award-winning Andalusian filmmaker Fany de la Chica, now based in Harlem (New York), which won a College Emmy Award in 2019.

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Sunday 29 Sep 201920:20
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London In The Raw + Strip (15)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

Peering behind the grimy net curtains of London life into seedy bars and clubs, and burrowing beneath the glittering façade of the capital's glamorous cocktail lounges and casinos, London in the Raw presents a cynical vision of the life in 1960s London.

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Sunday 6 Oct 201915:00
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MIRAJ, CREAM Screens x A Nos Amours present (PG)

A screening of Chantal Akerman's 1996 self-portrait Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman celebrating the launch of two new publications devoted to her work.  

The evening launches a double issue of the journal Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ) devoted to Akerman, with essays and features from eminent and emerging writers on her work, both for screen and gallery. This follows the Ambika P3 exhibition of 2015, entitled Chantal Akerman NOW. Contributors include Griselda Pollock, Janet Bergstrom, Alison Rowley and Dominique Piani.

A Nos Amours also launch a book gathering together research and reference materials relating to the 2013-15 complete retrospective of work for the cinema. The Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook has a foreword by the celebrated theorist and film-maker Laura Mulvey. The book includes accurate information to assist with curation and screening, as well as texts from the likes of Ivone Margulies, Raymond Bellour and Richard Brody. The book is intended to be the essential Akerman companion.

Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman (1996, 63')

Commissioned for Cinéma, de notre temps, the legendary series of film-maker portraits curated by Janine Bazin and André Labarthe. Akerman chose to make a study of herself as film-maker. Why not? She had turned film-making back on itself, and discovered a feminised and ‘other’ sensibility, another way of seeing the world and self.

Click for more info - A Nos Amours

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Tuesday 24 Sep 201918:30
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My Neighbour Totoro (U)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club
Tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

My Neighbour Totoro charts the adventures of two young sisters who befriend one of Ghibili's most beloved characters, a forest sprite named Totoro, on a family holiday. A heartwarming and life affirming tale.

"One of the finest family films ever made."


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Saturday 19 Oct 201911:30
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompaying adults.

The legendary Griswold family are planning an epic Christmas, full of fun, outdoing the neighbours and thousands of Christmas lights. But being the Griswold's, hilarious disaster is just around the corner. A much loved Christmas classic.

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Saturday 14 Dec 201911:30
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North Korean Partisan in South Korea (12A)

London Korean Film Festival

Lee Tae (Ahn Sung-ki), a travelling correspondent for the North Korean news agency, finds himself plunged into battle as the tide begins to turn against Kim Il-sung’s army and partisan auxiliaries fighting in the South. Long after he has traded in pen for rifle, he and his comrades will experience small victories, but they are gradually overwhelmed by the merciless forces arrayed against them – including the remorseless Korean winter.

Thirty-five years after Piagol (1955), a South Korean director dared make a film sympathetic to the idealism, bravery and desperation of these intimate enemies up in the mountains. Chung Ji-young was sticking his neck out, this early into an era of halting democratisation. He had the help of the real Lee Tae’s powerful memoire, turned into a solid scenario by brand-new director Jang Sun-woo, as well as the support of his actors, from veteran Ahn to rising star Choi Jin-sil.

Followed by a Q&A with the director

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Saturday 2 Nov 201915:45
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One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

National Theatre - Encore

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

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Thursday 26 Sep 201919:00
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Peeping Tom (15)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

Loner Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women.  Also, he’s making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen (Anna Massey), the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making. She sneaks into Mark’s apartment to watch it and is horrified by what she sees – especially when Mark catches her.

Followed by a Q&A with author and publisher Yak El Droubie and Jean Sporle who was a friend of Pamela Green, one of the victims in the film, and one of the legendary Harrison Marks's models in the 1950s/60s in magazines such as Kamera.

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Friday 4 Oct 201920:30
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Peppermint Candy (18)

London Korean Film Festival

"I am going back!" declares Kim Yong-ho (Sul Kyung-gu) at the beginning of Peppermint Candy, as he stands on a rail bridge, his arms outstretched for an oncoming train. Made just before the new millennium, Lee Chang-dong's second feature also goes back, anticipating the inverted chronology of Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000), Gaspar Noë's Irréversible (2002) and François Ozon's 5x2 (2004) through a series of receding flashbacks that trace five periods in this suicide's life, right back to the doomed promise of his youth. Along the way, spineless Yong-ho finds himself on the wrong side of history in the Asian economic crisis, and before that in Korea's violent struggle for a democratic identity, so that the nation's bright future has become one that he can no longer share. Here the candy of the title is like the madeleine in Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, or the 'rosebud' in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941) - a trigger for memory, but also a sweet that comes with a very bitter aftertaste.

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Sunday 3 Nov 201916:30
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Preview Screenings

Afrooz has given her life to football. Now, she is about to captain Iran’s national futsal team as they head to the final of the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia. That’s when her estranged husband Yasser exercises his legal right and refuses her permission to leave the country. Thus begins a battle in which the fiercely determined Afrooz uses any means necessary to fight the everyday injustices faced by women in Iran.

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Friday 25 Oct 201918:3020:30
Saturday 26 Oct 201914:0016:0018:0020:00
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Petra (18)

London Spanish Film Festival


Artist Petra arrives at the home of celebrated sculptor Jaume Navarro, ready to begin a creative residency. However, nothing is as it seems in this Catalan countryside. After the death of her mother, she is desperate for answers regarding identity and place, suspecting the boorish Jaume of being the father she never knew. Petra is soon embroiled in a series of intricate, spiralling secrecies, as the lives of Jaume’s wife Marisa, their photographer son Lucas, his housekeeper Teresa, Teresa’s husband Juanjo, and their son Pau forcefully collide in a malicious, absorbing battle of lies, myths, and broken memories. A Greek tragedy Spanish-style, complete with eerie, non-chronological shifts of time, Petra is the sixth feature from art-film director Jaime Rosales, a regular at Cannes for many years.

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Sunday 29 Sep 201914:55
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Playmobil The Movie (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

Animated feature film inspired by the popular Playmobil brand toys.

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Saturday 5 Oct 201911:30
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Present Laughter (12A)

National Theatre - Encore

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

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Sunday 15 Dec 201919:00
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Primitive London (15)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

The sensational follow-up to London in the Raw sets out to reflect society's decay through a sideshow spectacle of 1960s London depravity – and manages to outdo its predecessor!

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Saturday 5 Oct 201915:00
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Queen Bee (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s

A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit.

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Wednesday 20 Nov 201912:0015:30
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Rattle of a Simple Man (15)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

Percy Winthram (Harry H Corbett), a shy, repressed 39-year-old, is in London with some buddies to see the football championship. While on the town, his pals bet that he can’t talk a beautiful blonde (Diane Cilento) into a tryst. Unknown to them, the lady in question is a prostitute. But after overhearing the wage – in which Percy’s motorbike would be forfeit if he loses – she kindly takes him back to her apartment, regaling him with lies about her luxurious past life along the way.

Followed by a Q&A with Dom Delargy of Soho Bites

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Sunday 6 Oct 201917:00
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SPOONS: A Santa Barbara Story

London Surf / Film Festival


An inspiring and insightful exploration of how a small corner of coastal California has produced some of the world’s most talented surfers and innovators. The groomed lines that wrap around the cobblestone point at Rincon have provided the proving ground for many of surfing’s radical thinkers – from George Greenough, Rennie Yater, Bob McTavish and Nat Young to Wayne Lynch, Jon Pyzel, Al Merrick, Ryan Lovelace and more.

Combining incredible archive footage and thoughtful interviews this award winning documentary chronicles the craftsmanship, work ethic, renegades and traditions that go beyond time spent in the sea, to define the evolving ethos of generations who forge an oceanic life around the notion of craft, heritage and place.

- PLUS -

Camel Finds Water Dir. Ian Durkin, 8mins

Trevor Gordon found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He built it back to a sea-worthy state and took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves…

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Thursday 10 Oct 201920:45
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London Surf / Film Festival


Presented in person by director Rick Wall.

Multi award winning documentary exploring the tight-knit crew of big wave chargers who have dedicated their lives to the ocean, riding the huge waves off the shores of Cape Town, South Africa. Captured in breathtaking cinematography, Satori goes deep into the community and into the line-up at two of the planet’s most notorious moving giants, the infamous Dungeons breaking in the cold, sharky waters below The Sentinel in Hout Bay and Sunset Reef that detonates a kilometer out in the steely seas off the small coastal village of Kommetjie.

Opening up to the power of the ocean is a moment of beauty, fear and ‘satori’ a feeling of instant awakening. While each surfs these waves for different reasons, this powerful film uncovers the connection that they all feel and believe in.

Followed by a Q+A with director Rick Wall & big wave surfer Dougal Patterson

- PLUS -

Street Surfers Dir. Arthur Neumeier 8mins, SA

Big wave surfer Frank Solomon meets street surfers Thabo and Mokete, in this untold tale of friendship & marine activism.

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Wednesday 9 Oct 201919:00
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Scattered Night (12A)

London Korean Film Festival

When Su-min (a remarkably nuanced debut from Moon Seungah) and her brother Jin-ho (Choi Joonwoo) are told by their parents that they will soon divorce, they are given an impossible choice. Each can only live with one parent. They must decide for themselves who they would prefer. Resolutely optimistic, Sumin attempts to convince her parents to go on a family trip, believing that if they can put the pressure of work aside for just one weekend, they will see a future together and call off the divorce. Told with absolute honesty and compassion, Su-min’s young endearingly positive perspective collides with the unfathomable complexities, confusion and cruelties of the adult world. This diamond sharp minimalist gem joins the ranks of great films about childhood.

Followed by a Q&A with the co-director

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Thursday 14 Nov 201919:00
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Secrets of a Windmill Girl (15)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

London's historic Windmill Theatre became famous as the only London establishment that stayed open throughout the Blitz. At the time it offered live entertainment that mixed comedy with semi-nude burlesque dancing.

Followed by a Q&A with The Truffaut of Smut screenwriter and critic, David McGillivray

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Saturday 5 Oct 201917:00
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Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

When an alien with amazing powers crash lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to get the alien home before an evil organisation can capture her.

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Saturday 30 Nov 201911:30
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Sorry We Missed You (15)

London Labour Film Festival presents

a special pre-release film screening,

plus Q&A with Rebecca O’Brien and Tom Zaniello

The new film from Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and the team behind I, Daniel Blake.

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

Drink reception - 5.30pm

Film - 6.00pm

Rebecca O'Brien is the BAFTA-Winning Producer at Sixteen Films

Tom Zaniello is an author & eacher, and specialist on Labor Film


“Utterly absorbing”

- The Independent

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Monday 7 Oct 201918:00
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Special Focus Forum: A Century of Korean Cinema

London Korean Film Festival

Participants: Darcy Paquet, Yoo Un-seong  

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Korean Cinema, this year’s ‘Special Focus’ programme strand features UK and European premiere film screenings of culturally-important retrospective titles, many newly restored: from a 1940s masterpiece produced in formerly united Korea, to the second film in Korean cinema history directed by a woman, and beloved 1990s indie gems. In this associated Special Focus Forum event, invited guests will paint an overview of Korean cinema’s rich history, tracing its past, discussing its present and proposing its future.

What is the first Korean film ever made? What it is ‘traditional’ Korean filmmaking and what defines its characteristics? What has shaped the tone and voice of each decade and its most notable titles? Part One of the Forum will see film critic Darcy Paquet tracing the origins and the legacy of Korean film classics to Korean ‘new wave’ and contemporary school of filmmakers, to unwrap the cultural and contextual specifics.

Darcy Paquet is an American film critic, university lecturer, author and actor. A native of Massachusetts, he has been living in Seoul since 1997. In 2011, Paquet was awarded the Korea Film Reporters Association Award at the 15th Busan International Film Festival for his contributions in introducing Korean cinema to the world. He is the author of New Korean Cinema: Breaking the Waves, and artistic director of the Wildflower Film Awards Korea.

In Part Two, fellow film critic Yoo Un-seong will present a case study of the Korean Cinema of the 1990s, taking an indepth look at how the film industry has changed, and the new school of filmmaking and film consumption has shaped and informed each other.

Yoo Un-seong is a Korean film critic and co-publisher of Okulo, a journal of cinema and the moving image. He has worked as a programmer of the Jeonju International Film Festival (2004~2012) and the program director of the Moonji Cultural Institute SAII (2012~2014). In 2018, he published Ghost And The Guards, a collection of essays on cinema, art and literature. He co-edited the books including Pedro Costa (2010), Roberto Rossellini (2004), Carl Dreyer (2003), among others and etc.

The Forum will conclude with a conversation between the two guest speakers and time for questions and comments from the audience.

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Thursday 7 Nov 201918:30
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Spellbound (PG)

Psychology at the Movies

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Follwed by a panel discussion about the psychological themes and events of the movie.

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Tuesday 22 Oct 201919:00
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Summer Stock (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

A small town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe, invited to stay by her sister.

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Wednesday 23 Oct 201912:0015:30
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Suzi Q (15)


Trailblazer. Inspiration. Survivor. Suzi Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock ‘n’ roll when she broke through around the world in 1973.

The trailblazer and inspiration for a generation of female rock musicians who followed her, Suzi Q reminds contemporary audiences of her pioneering influence, white-hot talent and string of incandescent pop-rock hits. Testimony is duly made by a string of rock luminaries, with focus on the women who followed the roadmap Suzi charted for them.

Exiled to Europe during her success yet now largely forgotten in her homeland, we return with Suzi to Detroit. Exploring the long simmering family tensions and sibling rivalries that result from the success of one family member, Suzi Q reveals the price paid for success in a deeply personal exploration of fame, ambition and resilience.

Still on the road after 50 years, Suzi Quatro surely is The Queen of Rock’n’Roll. Accept no substitutes.

Followed by a Q&A with Suzi Quatro

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Wednesday 25 Sep 201919:30 (Sold Out)
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That'll Be The Day (15)

Heavenly Films presents…

That’ll Be The Day

Plus Q&A with writer Ray Connolly

That’ll Be The Day is a classic of early ‘70s British cinema and the film that launched David Essex’s acting career. Set in late '50s, early ‘60s Britain it tells the tale of a suburban school dropout Jim Maclaine (Essex) as he drifts through a succession of dead-end jobs until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock'n'roll. Before long Maclaine is on the path to stardom, a theme continued in the film's equally compelling sequel Stardust.

Written by journalist/novelist Ray Connolly That’ll Be The Day captures the atmosphere and excitement of the early UK music scene via some outstanding performances by Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Rosemary Leach, Billy Fury and Essex himself.  The movie's authentic period costumes, meanwhile, were supplied by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren from their King’s Road boutique Let It Rock.

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Wednesday 23 Oct 201919:30
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The Age of Success (18)

London Korean Film Festival

A year after the release of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987) with its sardonic credo of “greed is good”, director Jang Sun-woo unveiled what looks three decades on like the Korean response – a vivid, madcap comedy of corporate intrigue and naked self-advancement. The stage is the bland office of Seoul food manufacturer, Yumi, its corridors stalked by the ambitious Kim Pan-chok (Ahn Sung-ki), a salesman with a gift for self-promotion and a fierce devotion to a macho, militaristic form of capitalist endeavour: “Sleep More Than Four Hours, You’re Doomed,” reads a poster on his bedroom wall. Engaged in a bitter rivalry with another food company, Gammi, Pan-chok takes the opportunity to claw his way to the top via a web of romantic deceit and revenge. Boldly confrontational with a Brechtian tinge, Jang’s film took audiences aback at the time of its release but now stands as an irreverent assault on a business culture that would soon become the international norm.

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Monday 4 Nov 201920:40
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The Boys (12A)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same incidents that led up to the crime. After re-examining the suspects’ statements, the prosecuting counsel finally learns the truth.

Followed by a Q&A with acclaimed crime writer Cathi Unsworth

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Sunday 6 Oct 201920:00
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The Contact (15)

London Korean Film Festival

Among the many classic romantic dramas of Korean cinema which emerged in the late 1990s, The Contact holds a very special place, both as the film debut of future superstar Jeon Do-yeon and as a stylistically sophisticated work which felt more dynamic than many of its contemporary peers.

A radio producer, stoic and mysterious as played by Han Seok-kyu, and a telemarketer, played to genial perfection by Jeon, are both hurting from failed or unrequited love, and through an LP of Velvet Underground sent to the producer’s show station, they begin a series of online chats, growing close, sharing their woes, and eventually something more.

This classic tale of missed connections and the slow ebbs and flows of emotion comes to life under the sure hand of director Chang Younhyun, who guides a camera that is frequently on the move, compositions that highlight reflections and chasms between characters and subtly powerful sound effects, all under Lou Reed’s dulcet tones on Velvet Underground’s Pale Blue Eyes.

Followed by a Q&A with the director

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Sunday 3 Nov 201919:20
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The Day a Pig Fell into a Well (18)

London Korean Film Festival

Never released in the UK, LKFF regular Hong Sangsoo’s debut heralded a striking new international voice back in 1996. Here, Hong follows four people in their 30s through the streets of Seoul. Disillusionment slowly takes hold of this 80s generation who fought for political freedom, only to now find themselves adrift in an unrecognisable brave new world. Consumerism, vanity and selfishness are the order of the day, a mere decade later. Unprecedented in both his domestic success and formal invention, Hong has been central to Korean cinema ever since. While quite different in style to his later more minimalist films, what is immediately apparent in this debut is Hong’s ability to put very real human beings, warts and all, onscreen. Hong’s trademark self-deprecating compassion uncannily generates a wistful magic. Profound meaning is conjured out of the thin air of everyday living. A landmark in Korean cinema.

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Tuesday 5 Nov 201918:40
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The Disorderly Orderly (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned.

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Wednesday 6 Nov 201912:0015:30
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The Final Quarter

London Australian Film Society
THE FINAL QUARTER screening + panel discussion + drinks reception

In partnership with AFL Europe and ORIGINS: Festival of First Nations

The London Australian Film Society continues its fascinating examination of race relations with the unflinching documentary The Final Quarter.

This immersive feature film will appeal to anyone interested in issues of racism in today’s world, not just Australia.    

Using only archival material to tell the story of the period from 2013 to 2015, it focuses on the unparalleled furore surrounding sportsman and 2014 Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes – who was not only a champion Australian Football League (AFL) player, but also a respected Indigenous leader.  

In similarly powerful style to Asif Kapadia’s documentaries, Senna (2010), Amy (2015) & Diego Maradona (2019), the film reveals "what was seen and what was heard" during a period of heated public debate and division centred around Goodes. The Final Quarter shows how “casual racism” can quickly spin into something profoundly damaging to not only an individual, but a nation.  

In the final three years of his playing career, Goodes was named Australian of the Year, publicly called out racism, and performed an on-field Indigenous war dance in celebration for kicking a goal, similar to the New Zealand haka. He was a champion for Indigenous Australians, intent on helping to heal the divide that has dogged Australia since European colonisation.  

But, very quickly the cheers became jeers as football crowds turned on him, and he eventually walked away from the game without any of the fanfare he deserved.  

The Final Quarter holds a mirror to a disturbing period in Australia’s recent history and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.  

Since its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June – to rave reviews, standing ovations and six sold out screenings – there has been an overwhelming outpouring of regret and support for Goodes from most Australians, as well as the media, the AFL clubs and leadership, and politicians.  

This is a truly remarkable film, already changing Australia’s understanding of racism, Indigenous culture and the nation’s true history.  

Critics and audiences alike have said it is not to be missed.  

The film will be preceded by an exclusive pre-recorded introduction from the director, Ian Darling.

A panel discussion will follow this feature. Details to follow.

Australian snack and lollies (sweets) will be on sale (cash only) + a raffle will be drawn at the drinks reception.

Image Credit: Ryan Pierse, Getty Images

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Saturday 19 Oct 201918:30 (Sold Out)
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The Glass Bottom Boat (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75 for the over 55's.

After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory starts to suspect his girlfriend is a Russian spy.

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Wednesday 2 Oct 201912:0015:30
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The Great Spirit


Il Grande Spirito

Taranto. After stealing the money of his accomplices, disgraced bank robber Tonino (Sergio Rubini) has his life saved by a lunatic convinced to be a Sioux named Red Crow (Rocco Papaleo). Red Crow believes that Tonino is the Man of Destiny sent by the Great Spirit to accomplish a great mission. As his life is in danger, Tonino will have only to seek for a strange allegiance with his crazy saviour.

An intelligent, funny and moving dramatic comedy, directed and co-written by Sergio Rubini (The Stuff of Dreams, My Own Good) which explores the life in the city of Taranto, poisoned and threatened by the poisoning presence of the steelworks industry of ILVA. Music composed by Ludovico Einaudi.

Following the screening there will be a reception with free Italian food and wine.

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Tuesday 12 Nov 201919:30
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The Hustler (12)

Newman's Own

A profoundly compelling and rich character study of a jaded, self-destructive pool player who comes face to face with his own demons. Newman gives an iconic performance in this moody masterpiece.

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Sunday 27 Oct 201919:30
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The Incredible Shrinking Wknd (18)

London Spanish Film Festival


To celebrate her 30th birthday, Alba and her friends rent a woodland cottage for the weekend, eager to clink glasses, let loose, and live it up to the maximum. However, the festivities turn sour when Pablo, Alba’s boyfriend, unexpectedly breaks up with her, claiming that he needs time. In a neat sci-fi trick, Alba is suddenly frozen in her own time-loop, transported back to the car journey and condemned to relive the separation over and over – but with one hour less each time. Can she avoid the inevitable and persuade Pablo of her love, before it’s too late? It’s a countdown – and time is running out.

Written and directed by Jon Mikel Caballero, The Incredible Shrinking Wknd is a dark, poignant reimagination of Groundhog Day – but for break-ups.

Preceded by the short ¡Ya Esta!

dir. Aizpea Goenaga, with Aizpea Goenaga, Barbara Goenaga, Loli Astoreka | Spain | 2019 | 10 min | cert. PG | In Spanish and Basque with English subtitles

A woman returns to her flat, flicks on the radio, and puts away her shopping. All of a sudden, however, the reception fizzles out, the windows are bolted shut, and the doors won’t budge. Imprisoned in her home and her mind, there’s no way out. A sharp psychological thriller from Basque director Aitzpea Goenaga, who plays the central role.

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Friday 27 Sep 201918:30
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The L-Shaped Room (12)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

A single, pregnant woman moves into a London boarding house where she meets a group of fellow misfits.

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Wednesday 25 Sep 201912:0015:30
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The Look of Love (18)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

Rising from a mind-reading act, Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan) grew to have a fabulously successful career as an erotica magnate that would make him the richest man in Britain. However, for all his material success, Paul's appetites mess up his personal life, such as alienating his wife with his philandering. Furthermore, even as he challenged his society's sexual mores, Paul's relationship with his daughter proves troublingly problematic as she came of age. While trying to be the best father he could, Paul gradually comes to realize that his proclivities have impoverished him in ways that mere money cannot address.

Followed by a Q&A with Paul Willets author of The Look Of Love: The Life and Times of Paul Raymond, Soho’s King Of Clubs

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Saturday 5 Oct 201920:00
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The Man Who Bought The Moon


L'uomo che comprò la luna

The Italian intelligence agency obtains intelligence too hard to believe: An unidentified man living in Sardinia is the real owner of the moon. The news is instantly relayed to all intelligence agencies in the world, and with each government claiming that they have the rights to the moon, they decide to dispatch a Sardinia-born secret agent into the island. Though the agent really was born in Sardinia, he has since lost all characteristics of a Sardinian, and must get private lessons to learn what it is to be a Sardinian.

Following the screening there will be a reception with free Italian food and wine.

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Saturday 12 Oct 201914:00
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

Kids' Kino Club
Tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

Retelling of Dickens’ classic Christmas story - with Muppets! Michael Caine plays the crotchety Ebeneezer Scrooge, with all your favourite muppets filling in roles, including of course, the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

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Saturday 21 Dec 201911:30
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The Mustang (15)

Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

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Tuesday 24 Sep 201920:50
Monday 30 Sep 201920:50
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The Night of the Hunter (12)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

When his cellmate, just before his execution, tells Harry that he has $10,000 hidden from a robbery, Harry marries his gullible widow whose young children are the only ones who know where the money is, but have sworn to their real father not to tell.

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Wednesday 30 Oct 201912:0015:30
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

Kids Kino Club - Tickets for kids just £3 and £5 for accompanying adults.

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

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Saturday 26 Oct 201911:30
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The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a modern Mark Twain-esque adventure starring Shia LaBeouf as a small-time outlaw turned unlikely coach who joins forces with Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome on the run from the nursing home with the dream of becoming a professional wrestler.

“An odyssey audiences won’t soon forget” - Variety

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Friday 18 Oct 201918:3020:35
Saturday 19 Oct 201913:3015:4520:45
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The Seashore Village (18)

London Korean Film Festival

A beautiful fishing village is home to a community of widows who have lost their loved ones at sea. We follow the daily routine of Haesoon, whose husband has recently disappeared during a fishing trip only a week into their marriage. Beset by misfortune, Haesoon survives thanks to her natural toughness, the support of her female companions and elderly mother-in-law, as well as the restorative sound of the waves. Through dazzling long shots, Kim Soo-yong brings the sublime landscape to life. The power of the sea and the mountains frames the story, with human life and tragedy playing out as part of the wider narrative of the natural world. Women here are fierce, and yet care for and support each other. Their bond made more resolute through their shared sufferings, we witness an intense yet playful intimacy emerging between them.

Based on the 1953 novel by Oh Young-soo, The Seashore Village was one of the earliest successful munye (literary adaptation) films, a genre which would come to define much of South Korean cinema during the 1960s. Kim Soo-yong directed an astonishing 109 films between 1958 and his retirement in 1999, and during his most active period in the 1960s, regularly made several films a year. His 34th feature, The Seashore Village, was a collaboration with Ho Hyun-chan - producer of the legendary, now lost Late Autumn (1966) with Lee Man-hee - and honours the power of female compassion to overcome tragic circumstances.

Followed by a Q&A with director

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Friday 1 Nov 201919:00
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The Shakedown (12A)

Soho A Go Go Film Festival

After serving time for running a prostitution ring, a man wants to pick up where he left off, but he realises things have changed.

Followed by a Q&A with Jingan Young, award winning playwright, journalist, producer, editor and host of the Soho Bites podcast.

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Friday 4 Oct 201918:30
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The Spy Within (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival


Juan Gutiérrez is a negotiator who strove to generate peace between ETA and the Spanish government during the most violent years of Spanish political conflict (1980s-90s). Roberto Flórez is his best friend and confidant – but also a double-crossing spy, who kept him under secret surveillance at all times. This is the first of countless betrayals, discrepancies, and misgivings at play in this captivating, slippery work – a documentary, but with a healthy dose of fiction – featuring intense, candid interviews with both men in turn. Winner of the 2017 MECAS Award at Las Palmas International Film Festival, first-time directors Cristóbal Fernández and Ana Schulz (Juan’s own daughter) create a deeply personal, moving film, exploring the powerful bonds of affection between parent and child, double-agent and mediator, traitor and comrade… and the best of friends.

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Sunday 29 Sep 201913:00
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The Woman of the Century (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival


Barcelona, 1919. A city awash with workers’ strikes, criminal gangs, and social divisions. Consuelo, a young woman raised in an orphanage, is mistaken for a seamstress at department store El Siglo – the exemplary bourgeois establishment of the era. Yet, rather than point out the error, she simply completes the job to an excellent standard, and is soon offered a full-time contract. However, her lowly background and lack of proper documentation, at a time of entrenched class-based prejudice, threaten to shatter her feminist dreams of empowerment and emancipation. When all seems lost, a possible lifeline emerges: might she be the daughter of famous painter Isidre Nonell and his gypsy muse? A film dedicated to all those women who bravely stirred the winds of revolutionary change at the start of the twentieth century.

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Saturday 28 Sep 201914:00
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Thirty Souls (15)

London Spanish Film Festival


Set in the sparsely-populated village of O Courel, Galicia, Thirty Souls is a mysterious, magical, and haunting meditation on the life-cycle of birth and death in rural Spain. Deeply embedded in local folkloric tradition and the fragile balance between innocence and experience, two children, Alba and Samuel, explore abandoned homes in search of missing names and vanished livelihoods. They expose the sheer power of the Galician landscape with its echoing, menacing mountains and sublime sense of imminent threat. This oneiric love-letter to a remote, enchanting region of Spain – which took a full six years to shoot – is painted through daily rhythms and cadences, exposing life at its most tender and brutal, inviting and savage.

Followed by a Q&A with the director

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Saturday 28 Sep 201916:15
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London Korean Film Festival

Min Ji-sok (Kim Ji-mee) is the no-nonsense owner of a cafe in the tough port town Sokcho. Her ‘girls’ serve more than tea or coffee, if a male customer purchases the right ticket. Ji-sok has just taken on three new girls: the experienced but ditzy Miss Yang, tough cookie Miss Hong, and the innocent Miss Yun. Against the background of their sorrows and moments of happiness, we learn the story of how Ji-sok herself ended up in dead-end Sokcho.

The production company backing this gritty yet beautiful film was controlled by star Kim Ji-mee. Rather than use the film as a vanity project for her diva status, she allowed her ensemble of younger actors free rein in developing their roles. The acting, strong script, and artistic photography makes Ticket much more than another ‘hostess’ film (a genre which had mixed cliched melodrama and exploitation in tales of young women, seduced, abandoned and fated to a life of prostitution).

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Wednesday 6 Nov 201918:20
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Tito & Tita, Gym Lumbera and an imagined past

American Export

A screening of works by Tito & Tita and collective member, Gym Lumbera. Often working with formats such as Super 8 and 16mm their films interrogate the possibilities of photographic media and its various histories.  

A Q&A with Gym Lumbera led by Dr May Adadol Ingawanij (moving image theorist, historian, curator and Co-Director of CREAM) follows the screening.

Class Picture

Dir. Tito & Tita

2012 | 4' | 16mm transferred to video | colour | sound

Shot on the short-ends of expired 16mm film, this work evokes faded memories and injects lyricism and humour into the archetypal class picture alongside the fleeting sound of waves crashing on a beach.

Anak Araw

Dir. Gym Lumbera

2012 | 70' | Super 8 + 16mm + 35mm transferred to HD | B&W | sound

Anak Araw follows a Filipino albino who searches for his identity in an imaginary past. Believing he is of American descent he teaches himself English using a Tagalog-English dictionary. Set in the 1950s, the film integrates original celluloid footage with archive material to create a unique, dreamlike atmosphere in which the filmmaker explores the nature of identity in a postcolonial situation.

Gym Lumbera was born in a quaint town in Batangas, Philippines by a lake that had a volcano right at its heart. Lumbera’s place of birth and the depth with which his connections to it run, threads through all of his films from his early shorts to his last feature, Anak Araw (2012). He is a recipient of the Ani ng Dangal National Award for Cinema 2012 from the President of the Philippines.

Tito & Tita are a film and art collective. Through installation, film, photography and collective actions they explore the spatial, architectural, performative, and cinematic elements of image- making, often working with small-gauge film formats such as Super 8 and 16 mm. Their name Tito & Tita is Tagalog for 'uncle and aunts', suggesting an informal network of artist collaborators. Along with Gym Lumbera the network’s current incarnation includes filmmakers Shireen Seno and Timmy Harn, production designer, Jacyn Esquillon, cinematographer, Jippy Pascua and artist Charles Salazar.

Tito & Tita and Gym Lumbera have featured in various festivals, institutions and artist-run spaces including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toronto International Film Festival, Documenta (13), Tate Modern (London), M+ (Hong Kong), MoMA and The Museum of the Moving Image (New York).

This event is part of American Export a programme of projects exploring the ubiquity of American culture via post colonial and transatlantic prisms. Curated by Christina Millare, American Export is developed with support from CREAM at the University of Westminster, Grand Union and Arts Council England.

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Monday 30 Sep 201918:30
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Toy Story 4 (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

When a new toy called 'Forky' joins Woody and the gang, a roadtrip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. The 4th installment in the adored Toy Story films.

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Saturday 9 Nov 201911:30
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London Surf / Film Festival


A live and immersive audio visual free surfing experience from multi award-winning filmmaker Chris McClean and composer / musician CJ Mirra.  European surfing is full of beautiful backdrops and arresting locations at the mercy of the raging North Atlantic and the continent’s abstractly mystical customs, objects and personalities. Combining epic waveriding, luscious landscapes and Chris McClean’s trademark rich cinematography with CJ Mirra’s signature sensory soundscapes and original scores, this visceral journey is an emotive experience.  

Performed live with musicians including Lee-Ann Curren, this sonic feast captures the ephemeral nature of surfing, a moment that cannot be recreated.  A surfing interpretation for our time.

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Tan Madonna Dir. Alex Knost

A very special screening

Blending cutting edge, waveriding with an art house, analogue overlay, this directorial debut from artist/surfer/musician Alex Knost views the smooth lines of Michael February, Lee Ann Curren, Harry Bryant & Karina Rozunko through a fresh lense. Captured on HD Digital, Super 16mm & Super 8mm across the point breaks of Baja Mexico and Australia, the beaches of France plus the reefs of Indonesia, and accompanied by a soundscape recorded live on location by Alex & Lee-Ann, this is a big-screen must see.

Accompanied by a Q+A

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Saturday 12 Oct 201919:00
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Under the Skin (15)

Part of INK ON SCREEN – The Mayfair & St James Literary Festival Cinema Strand – exploring the power of words on screen

Introduced by Tobias Menzies, produced by Asterisk Films and Justine Waddell.

Loosely based on the cult novel by Michael Faber, Jonathan Glazer’s 2013 film starring Scarlett Johansson, is a startling dystopian fable about an alien woman who drives around Scotland picking up random men who she drugs and delivers to her home planet. A dark and satirical meditation on factory farming, nature, and what it is to be a merciful human being, the film also boasts breathtaking cinematography from Daniel Landin and a remarkable score from Mica Levi.  


Aims to spotlight the indelible link between cinema and the written word. This inaugural season will be curated by Tobias Menzies, star of Casino Royal, Game of Thrones, Outlander, and most recently, Prince Phillip in the Crown. Ink on Screen is personal and quixotic, with Tobias’ choices being based on years of watching films, reading film scripts and a career creating indelible characters. The season will also include introductions and Q&A’s with Tobias and contributors from the chosen films, to open up the link between the written word and what we see on screen.

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Wednesday 30 Oct 201918:15
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Where They Need to Stand


The issue of racism and fear of immigrants is increasingly current in most of Europe: populism and sovereign propaganda find here the fertile ground to nurture consent. Despite this, there are people who practice solidarity and welcome. The film tells the stories of 4 italian women, of different ages and from different border areas, who have decided to spend themselves to help the weakest.

Director Daniele Gaglianone will attend the Q&A.

Following the screening there will be a reception with free Italian food and wine.

The screening is in collaboration with FILL - Festival of Italian Literature in London.

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Tuesday 15 Oct 201919:30
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White Christmas (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75 for the over 55's. Bing Crosby stars in this Christmas classic. A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

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Wednesday 18 Dec 201912:0015:30
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White Rhino

London Surf / Film Festival


An immersive, parallel story captured from the perspective of big wave surfers and photographers who witnessed the largest surf ever seen. Shot in dazzling cinematography with vivid insight, this award-winning movie is beautifully crafted around one photographer's journey to capture the wave of a lifetime.

Three epic swells hit the South Pacific lighting up Teahupo’o and Cloudbreak, providing conditions only madmen could dream of, historical days for those who dare to challenge the 'White Rhino’.  Epic waves, epic wipe outs, epic tales.

Featuring: Bruce Irons, Nathan Fletcher, Mark Healey, Kalani Chapman, Kohl Christensen, Dave Wassel and Brian Bielmann.

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Flight 566 to Beirut Dir. Guillem Cruells (5mins)

Adrien Toyen boards a flight to the Lebanon to surf a mystical slab and voyage… home.

Tuckeroo Dir. Elly Norman (3mins)

Featuring Jaleesa Vincent. “In the water she's elegant, yet with an air of edginess and flair that puts her in a league of her own,” said Stab. We concur.

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Friday 11 Oct 201920:45
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Zone Frequency

London Surf / Film Festival


Prepare to have your mind expanded by some of the most radical and stylish surfing from some of the planet’s most innovative wave sliding talents… Ryan Burch, Dave Rastovich, Ozzie Wright, Robin Kegel et al

Over three years in the making, multi award-winning master filmmaker Jack Coleman returns with this stylish and visually spectacular curation of surfing from the boundaries of waveriding and beyond, taking in Australia, Indo, Morocco, Mexico, NZ, Hawaii, Fiji, Spain, and California

Combining stunning cinematography and an epic soundtrack, this fully independently funded feature, is an ode to the joy of surfing to your own tune and the highly anticipated follow to 2016’s award winning The Zone.

“Frequencies are energy - and energy is what we are all made out of – that is why we are connected to every living thing and to each other.”

Followed by a Q+A with director Jack Coleman

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Musical Voyage Dir. Patrick Trefz

An intimate road trip, journeying into the musical mind of surfer, musician Lee-Ann Curren. Captured on 16mm by longtime friend and collaborator Patrick Trefz and accompanied by narrative and jam sessions with Lee-Ann, Tom, Pat & Frank Curren this rich introspective travels from the Basque County to Big Sur.

Presented by Lee-Ann Curren

Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK

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Friday 11 Oct 201919:00