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All About Me

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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Amá

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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Apocalypse Now Final Cut (15)

Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now Final Cut, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded.


Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of his multi-awarded classic - a haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers.


Screening on a stunning 4K restoration.

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Wednesday 18 Sep 201919:30
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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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Between Two Waters (12A)

London Spanish Film Festival


ENTRE DOS AGUAS

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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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

Variety

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Wednesday 16 Oct 201920:00
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Cut Off

Face to Face with German Talent


Fans of the TV series CSI should appreciate this nail-biting thriller in which a coroner races to save the life of his kidnapped daughter with the help of a stranger. Based on the popular novel by Sebastian Fitzek and Michael Tsokos, it stars Jasna Fritzi Bauer as Linda, a young comic book artist who happens upon a dead body on a beach. Answering the deceased man’s phone, she hears a desperate Paul Herzfeld (Moritz Bleibtreu) begging her to help him, having found the phone number hidden inside a body during an autopsy – along with the name of his daughter, Hannah. The pair then race against time to locate Herzfeld's missing daughter and discover the fate of a series of young women who've fallen victim to brutal kidnappings.


This gripping thriller full of twists and turns is not for the faint hearted as it explores the grisly details of autopsies and sexual violence.

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Saturday 21 Sep 201920:30
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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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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
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Hail Satan? (15)

Chronicles the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

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Saturday 21 Sep 201913:3515:30
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Happiness Sucks (15)

Face to Face with German Talent


A tragicomic coming of age story, Happiness Sucks sees 12-year-old Jessica (Ella Fray) trying to help her sickly 15-year-old sister Sabrina (Emilia Bernsdorf) by finding her a sex partner. Convinced that a bizarre ancient ritual will cure Sabrina’s illness, Jessica goes on a mission that's as comic as it is sad.


Director Anca Miruna Lazarescu balances comedy and pathos beautifully in this quirky story scripted by Silvia Wolkan, which explores the challenges of adolescent girlhood as intensified by the pain of serious illness. Meanwhile the girls' father, Stefan (Martin Wuttke), is a kind single dad who works as a hospice caregiver, counselling the dying, all the while facing the possibility of his own untimely bereavement.


Happiness Sucks is a bittersweet film that finds humour and comfort in the most unlikely situations.


After the film, director Anca Miruna Lazarescu and actor Christian Friedel will take to the stage for a Q&A hosted by Anna Smith, film critic and host of the Girls On Film podcast.

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Sunday 22 Sep 201915:30
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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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Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels + programme launch

London Korean Film Festival 2019 - Final Teaser Screening

UK Premiere


Garnering universal praise at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival as well as Berlinale 2019, Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels blends theatre, traditional Korean music (gugak) and film in a heartwarming narrative of loss and redemption from award winning director Kim Tae-yong.


The film follows two children, Sun-min (Train to Busan) and her younger brother Dong-min as they are mistakenly sent to the underworld whilst retrieving their grandmother’s shoes from a junkyard, originally lost in a faustian style trade-off. Unaware of their predicament, the children continue their search accompanied by a mischievous band of kokdu; guardians that guide departed souls in the afterlife, represented by wooden figurines that decorate traditional funeral biers. The kokdu, each one carrying out a unique duty, must console the children and help them complete their journey to the underworld.


Melding fantasy and reality, Kokdu meanders between cinematic action and impressively staged theatre, creating a uniquely captivating experience. The film deftly explores the meaning and impact of death whilst maintaining an unbridled sense of joy and innocence, resonating with audiences of all ages. Traditional gugak music compliments the transcendental themes, originally performed live at the National Gugak Center in Seoul, generating record ticket sales.


Director Kim Tae-yong’s past films include the groundbreaking Memento Mori (1999) and captivating box office hit Late Autumn (2011). He now returns once more to the LKFF after his innovative recreation of Korea’s oldest silent film, Crossroads of Youth (1934), opened their Early Korean Cinema: Lost Films from the Japanese Colonial Period season in February.


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Monday 16 Sep 201919:00
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Litus (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival


LITUS

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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Lost Ones

Face to Face with German Talent


The opening film of this year’s Face to Face with German Talent: The German Film Weekend is a moving drama exploring the complex lives of two sisters. Director Felix Hassenfratz's first feature is a very impressive debut. Maria (Maria Dragus) lives with her younger sister Hannah (Anna Bachmann) and their father (Clemens Schick) in remote Baden-Württemberg. Since the death of her mother, Maria has become the responsible sister while Hannah has rebelled and challenged her father's authority. While Maria enjoys playing the organ at church, both young women are bored and keen to escape, but something is keeping Maria from leaving home. When Hannah discovers a shocking secret, the film takes a more serious turn and explores an urgent issue with sensitivity and strong performances.


Lost Ones is a stirring drama that focuses on character, sexuality and sibling rivalry. Fans of thoughtful arthouse dramas will be well served by its powerful themes and psychological complexity.


The film will be followed by a Q&A with actress Maria Dragus and hosted by Anna Smith, film critic and host of the Girls On Film podcast.

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Friday 20 Sep 201919:30
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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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One Breath

Face to Face with German Talent


Two women are pushed to their limits in this gripping drama featuring terrific performances from its female leads. Intriguingly showing two points of view on the same story, it opens with the experiences of Elena (Chara Mata Giannatou), a young Greek woman living in Germany who reluctantly takes work as a nanny for Tessa (Jördis Triebel) and her husband Jan (Benjamin Sadler), who are struggling to adjust to being working parents after having their first child. When a terrible event happens, Elena is plunged into a state of extreme stress, and the focus shifts to Tessa, whose world will be even more rocked by the situation that unfolds.


Promoting empathy and understanding of others, this film from acclaimed director Christian Zübert looks at culture clashes and class dramas within a dramatic story that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

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Sunday 22 Sep 201918:00
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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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Petra (18)

London Spanish Film Festival


PETRA

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.


Followed by a Q&A with Barbara Lennie

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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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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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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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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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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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Suzi Q (15)

Premiere


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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The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector (PG)

Heavenly Films presents…

The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Phil Spector

plus Q&A with director Vikram Jayanti


An Arena classic, winner of the Royal Television Society award for the Best Arts Film of 2008, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector presents a portrait of the troubled, and deeply troubling, genius of the Wall of Sound. Filmed just before and during his trial for the killing of Lana Clarkson, Spector, notoriously resistant to speaking on camera, talks rivetingly of his life his work, his views on the world, the music business and civil rights and his fears for the impending court case.


Featuring classic performances from Ike and Tina Turner, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals and John Lennon, it is a film that makes us wonder about the darkness behind some of pop's brightest hits. A unique and defining portrait of one of the greatest producers in the history of popular music but a man who is also currently serving an 19-year prison sentence for Clarkson's murder.


Produced by Anthony Wall and Vikram Jayanti

Edited by Emma Matthews,

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Wednesday 18 Sep 201907:30 (Closed)
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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

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


The angry birds are back! And this time they need to join forces with those scheming pigs to save their islands from an eagle on a mission!

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Saturday 21 Sep 201911:30
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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 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 Incredible Shrinking Wknd (18)

London Spanish Film Festival


EL INCREÍBLE FINDE MENGUANTE

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 Last Wagon (12)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Wagon train survivors of an Apache attack entrust the sheriff's prisoner, scout Comanche Todd, with their lives despite his wanted-for-murder status.

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Wednesday 18 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

CinemaItaliaUK


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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Tuesday 17 Sep 201919:30 (Sold Out)
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The Master Butcher (12A)

Face to Face with German Talent



The first two episodes of the brand new series The Master Butcher starring Jonas Nay (known from Deutschland 83/86) will be screened.


After WW1, butcher Fidelis Waldvogel finds a new life with his wife and child in North Dakota, founding a singing club that becomes the epicenter of the local emigré community. But then disaster strikes...


On his return from WW1,  master butcher Fidelis Waldvogel (Jonas Nay) finds there's no room for him anymore in his parents' butcher's shop. He promised a fallen comrade he would take care of his pregnant wife Eva (Leonie Benesch), so he marries her offhand. To find a better life for her and himself, he emigrates – all the way to North Dakota, where he meets circus performer Delphine (Alyin Tezel). While Delphine finds a new circus partner in the Lakota Sioux acrobat Cyprian, Fidelis opens a butcher's shop in and brings his wife and child from Germany. Fidelis founds a singing club, in which the men sing away their homesick blues, while Eva und Delphine strike up a close friendship. But the Waldvogel Family is in for hard times...


Departure and return, devotion and loyalty, love and responsibility, loss and pain: The Master Butcher is a many-faceted  portrait of a generation of German emigrés, based on the worldwide bestseller The Master Butchers Singing Club by American author Louise Erdrich. This high-value historical epic boasts a top cast and crew, starring Jonas Nay (Deutschland 83/86), Aylin Tezel (Breaking Horizones, Little Miss Dolittle) and Leonie Benesch (The White Ribbon, Babylon Berlin, Brecht).


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Jonas Nay hosted by Anna Smith, film critic and host of the Girls On Film podcast.


The first two episodes of the series will be screened.


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Saturday 21 Sep 201917:30
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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 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.

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

London Spanish Film Festival


MUDAR LA PIEL

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


LA DONA DEL SEGLE

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


TRINTA LUMES

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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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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Where They Need to Stand

CinemaItaliaUK


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