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Romeo and Juliet (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55's

In one of the best loved Shakespeare adaptations of all time, Zefferelli's Romeo and Juliet tells the classic story of two young lovers whose families are at war. Narrated by Laurence Olivier, this film is also set to a stunningly beautiful score by Nino Rota.

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Wednesday 12 Feb 202012:0015:25
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A Girl From Mogadishu (15)

Irish Film London

A Girl from Mogadishu stars Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, Birth of a Nation) as Ifrah, Martha Cango Antonio (Black) and Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner, Captain Phillips) as well as Somali icon, Maryam Mursal with an original score by Nitin Sawhney and featuring Quiet by Milck.

Based on the testimony of global FGM activist Ifrah Ahmed, the film is written and directed by Mary McGuckian. Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah Ahmed is trafficked to Ireland where a traumatic medical examination when seeking asylum reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she channels the experience into a force for change and emerges as a formidable campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation at the highest political echelons.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Mary McGuckian, and special guests, hosted by internationally renowned social activist and founder of Dahlia project, Leyla Hussein OBE.

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Sunday 2 Feb 202019:30
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Aguirre: Wrath of God (PG)

Soul Jazz Records Cinema Club

Soul Jazz Records presents a rare one-off screening of Aguirre, Wrath of God, Werner Herzog’s seminal classic 1973 film – a tense and exciting dramatic adventure story of Colonialism, madness and obsession, a fantastically flawed and fatal 16th century Spanish expedition deep into the jungles of the Amazon in search of the mythical land of gold known as El Dorado.

The power of Werner Herzog’s film is portrayed fantastically by the actor Klaus Kinski playing a Machiavellian and obsessional soldier. Kinski plays the part at the height of his powers. Herzog and Kinski would later revisit this theme of insanity and adventure once more in 1982 with the film Fitzcaraldo. Similarly important is the stunning soundtrack by Popul Vuh, the German rock group led by Florian Fricke, who worked in collaboration with Herzog on many films. The score successfully portrays the dramatic tension and beauty of the film through with some of the most beautiful and powerful music ever seen on screen.

The story is based on the diary of a Monk named Gaspar de Carvajal – the only document of this tragic tale. Herzog’s Aguirre, Wrath of God was one in a series of stunning films that he made throughout the 1970s establishing as one of the most unique voices in cinema. French filmmaker François Truffaut called Herzog ‘the most important film director alive.’ In the 2000s Herzog moved from Germany to the USA continuing to direct films including Bad Lieutenant (with Nicolas Cage) and acting (including the film Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise and appearing in The Simpsons!).

The film will be introduced by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records).

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Friday 24 Jan 202019:30
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BAA Public Choice 1 (15)

British Animation Awards

A chance for the public to vote on their favourite British short animation film and animated music video. The three BAA Public Choice programmes consist of a selection of outstanding short films and music videos from the entries to the British Animation Awards 2020. The short film and music video with the highest overall rating receives the coveted ‘Public Choice Award’ at the BAA ceremony on March 12th 2020 at the BFI South Bank, London.

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Tuesday 4 Feb 202018:30
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BAA Public Choice 2 (12A)

British Animation Awards

A chance for the public to vote on their favourite British short animation film and animated music video. The three BAA Public Choice programmes consist of a selection of outstanding short films and music videos from the entries to the British Animation Awards 2020. The short film and music video with the highest overall rating receives the coveted ‘Public Choice Award’ at the BAA ceremony on March 12th 2020 at the BFI South Bank, London.

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Tuesday 11 Feb 202018:30
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BAA Public Choice 3 (12A)

British Animation Awards

A chance for the public to vote on their favourite British short animation film and animated music video. The three BAA Public Choice programmes consist of a selection of outstanding short films and music videos from the entries to the British Animation Awards 2020. The short film and music video with the highest overall rating receives the coveted ‘Public Choice Award’ at the BAA ceremony on March 12th 2020 at the BFI South Bank, London.

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Wednesday 12 Feb 202020:50
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Baby Face (18)

Pre-Code at Regent St.

A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

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Sunday 26 Jan 202016:30
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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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Thursday 6 Feb 202020:45
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Battleship Potemkin (PG)

Academy at Regent St.

Originally conceived as part of a cycle of films commemorating the revolutionary events of 1905, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin recreates in documentary-style the failed mutiny of the Black Sea fleet and the subsequent massacre of the people of Odessa. Innovative cinematography and editing techniques heighten the horrific nature of events.

Although banned outright in many countries outside Soviet Russia, the film became an international sensation, and has had a lasting impact on world cinema. The arresting sequence of the massacre of civilians on Odessa’s steps is one of the most celebrated, analysed, and quoted in cinema history.

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Sunday 16 Feb 202014:30
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (PG)

Valentine's Day Special
A glass of fizz (or soft drink) is included with each ticket

Breakfast at Tiffany's tells the story of two bohemians falling in love against a Manhattan backdrop. When aspiring writer Paul Varjak (Peppard) moves to his new apartment, he is both intrigued by and drawn to his unconventional neighbour Holly Golightly (Hepburn). A Givenchy-clad free spirit, Holly is a party girl whose intensely stylish facade masks an inner despair and a hidden past.

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Friday 14 Feb 202020:30
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Brief Encounter (U)

Valentine's Day Special
A glass of fizz (or soft drink) is included with each ticket

Laura (Celia Johnson), an ordinary housewife, set in her suburban ways, meets a doctor (Trevor Howard) who is also conventionally married. Despite themselves, they fall in love. Their social conditioning forces them to part forever and remember forever the love that can never be but that can never be spoiled.

The Guardian poll found it ranked as the most romantic film ever, ahead of even Casablanca and Gone With The Wind.

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Friday 14 Feb 202018:30
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Buddies (15)

The very first full length drama about AIDS, Buddies focuses on 25 year-old gay yuppie David (David Schachter) who volunteers to be a “buddy” to an AIDS patient. The gay community centre assigns him to Robert (Geoff Edholm), a 32 year-old politically impassioned California gardener abandoned by his friends and lovers. Revolving around the confines of Robert’s Manhattan hospital room, Bressan skillfully unfolds this two-hander with devastating effect.

Tragically both Arthur J. Bressan and Geoff Edholm has passed away from complications of AIDS. Initially released in cinemas in 1985, the film is a moving and timeless portrayal of an entire era in gay history which is now marked each year by World Aids Day on 1st December and has been digitally restored for this release.


" a moving reminder of a time that seems both immensely far away and like yesterday" - The Guardian

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Sunday 19 Jan 202020:30
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Cats (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults

Based on the smash hit stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this live action version of Cats tells the tale of the Jellicle cats, their lives and misfortunes and who will ascend to the Heaviside layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. A magical spectacular featuring a stunning soundtrack and the famous song 'Memory'.

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Saturday 15 Feb 202011:30
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Cattle Hill (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults

A young calf dreams of beginning a big star and goes to stay with her cow dad on his farm to achieve her goal. A heartwarming story of friendship and dreams.

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Saturday 25 Jan 202011:30
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Citizen Kane (U)

Academy at Regent St.

The film that regularly tops the list of greatest films ever made. Orson Welles’ epic tale of the rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane, the publishing tycoon. Once seen, never forgotten.

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Sunday 19 Jan 202014:00
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Cyrano de Bergerac (U)

Starring the Oscar-nominated Gerard Depardieu as the swashbuckling hero with a gift for verse - and a prominent proboscis – who is madly in love with the most beautiful woman in Paris. One of the most popular foreign language films ever released in UK, this colourful and vibrant period drama won 4 BAFTAS on its original release in 1990 and is presented here in a beautiful 4K restoration.

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Sunday 9 Feb 202019:30
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Diabolique (12)

Academy at Regent St.

This thriller from Henri Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the wilful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking.

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Sunday 2 Feb 202014:30
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Drive Me Home (15)


Antonio and Agostino  are two childhood friends who haven't met in quite a long time. They will be reunited by a long journey across Europe on Agostino's truck, heading back to their hometown. It will be the occasion to confront each other on their own past, the secrets that separated them and the possibility to start from scratch a new friendship.

Vinicio Marchioni (Quanto basta, Romanzo Criminale) and Marco D'Amore (Ciro Di Marzio in the tv series Gomorrah) deliver two "extraordinary performances in this small gem" (CineEuropa) which is a captivating road movie, a funny comedy and an intimate drama at the same time.

Director Simone Catania will attend the Q&A.

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Wednesday 29 Jan 202019:35
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Eat / Restaurant (15)

The Photographers' Gallery

To coincide with the current exhibition Feast for the Eyes at The Photographers’ Gallery, join us for a unique screening of Andy Warhol’s Eat (1963) and Restaurant (aka L'Avventura) (1965). The former captures the simple act of a man eating mushrooms in a one-man show starring Robert Indiana in a single 35-minute shot. Restaurant, on the other hand, is a moving still life, opening with a tight shot of a chequered tablecloth. With off camera conversations and the appearance of Warhol superstars like Edie Sedgwick, this 34-minute film documents a staged dinner in a New York restaurant.

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Thursday 23 Jan 202019:30
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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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Wednesday 12 Feb 202019:00
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Forbidden (12)

Pre-Code at Regent St.

In this fast-paced potboiler, Barbara Stanwyck stars as a staid librarian who falls in love with a married district attorney Adolph Manjou on a cruise. Wrestling with how a working mother can find fulfilment without being forced to choose between her career and her children is still a relevant topic today.

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Sunday 9 Feb 202017:00
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Hitler, Stalin and Mr. Jones (12A)

Followed by a Q&A with director George Carey and producer Teresa Cherfas

In August 1935, a brilliant young Welshman called Gareth Jones was murdered by bandits on the remote Mongolian steppe. In three short years as a rookie journalist, he had infuriated the Soviet Union, hobnobbed with Hitler and Goebbels, been threatened by the Japanese military and disowned by his one time benefactor, David Lloyd George. Was his death bad luck or the work of secret agents?

George Carey’s search for answers takes him across Europe, into the Soviet archives and on to the very place where Gareth Jones’s body was found.  His fascinating film uncovers the strange tale of a neglected hero whose troubles started when he put his name to the story no one else would then touch: the lethal famine that Stalin was inflicting on the farmlands of Ukraine.

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Thursday 6 Feb 202018:30
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Honey Boy (15)

Shia LaBeouf stars as a fictionalised version of his own father in the story of the young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years.

"a fluent, heartfelt, tightly structured and well acted personal story starring Shia LaBeouf, who reportedly drafted the script in rehab" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Tuesday 21 Jan 202018:30
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Hustle With My Muscle: The Short Films of Tom Rubnitz (15)

London Short Film Festival

Tom Rubnitz defined the New York underground video art movement with his sexy, hedonistic glimpses into the 80s downtown club scene. Switching between outrageously provocative music videos for artists such as John Sex and satirical takedowns of fashion, TV stereotypes and gender roles.

This retrospective of music videos, performances and oddities celebrates the kaleidoscopic abandon of Rubnitz’s all too brief career whilst also highlighting his role as a fiercely politicised gay artist and campaigner, culmunating with the furious Listen to This, his collaboration with artist David Wojnarowicz and a powerful indictment of the Reagan/Bush administrations handling of the AIDS crisis.

This programme is presented in association with Video Data Bank.

Hustle With My Muscle, Tom Rubnitz, USA, 1986, 6’

Made for TV, Tom Rubnitz/Ann Magnuson, USA, 1984, 17’

Pickle Surprise, Tom Rubnitz, USA, 1989, 2’

Psykho III The Musical, Tom Rubnitz/Mark Oakes, USA, 1985, 24’

The Mother Show, Tom Rubnitz/Barbara Lipp/Tom Koken, USA, 1991, 5’

Bump and Grind It, Tom Rubnitz, USA, 1986, 5’

Listen to This, Tom Rubnitz, USA, 1992, 15’

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Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202020:30
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Inherit the Wind (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55's

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two lawyers argue the case for and against, a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

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Wednesday 22 Jan 202012:0015:30
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Irish Shorts (12A)

Irish Film London

A selection of short films originated by Irish women, or with Irish female focused themes at their core. Includes the delightfully funny Who’s The Daddy? from director Mary-Sue Masson (the genius behind the Haribo ‘Kid’s Voices’ ads) and producer: Clancie Brennan (Early Days, winner of the Best Irish Short Film at the Irish Film London Awards).

Who's The Daddy?


Who’s the Daddy? is a character driven comedy-drama about the ups and down of motherhood. Rachel, (Kellie Shirley) has a rude introduction to Emma, (Olivia Lee) while in play-ground purgatory. Things soon get much more interesting. It turns out these two mums have far more in common than either of them could have possibly imagined...

This screening is a part of the Brigid’s Day Festival / Lá Fhéile Bríde. This annual celebration of women takes place across the world at various Irish embassies, consulates and other Irish venues. Irish Film London are a partner in the London festival, alongside the Irish Embassy, the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith and the Camden London Irish Centre, and as their part in the 2020 festival they centre their focus on a cinematic celebration of women.

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Sunday 2 Feb 202017:00
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La Dolce Vita (12A)

Federico Fellini’s exquisite tale of celebrity casts an adoring yet critical eye towards post-war Rome. Set over seven decadent days, the film follows Marcello Mastroianni’s philandering journalist, pursuing a happiness that’s always just out of reach.

A new 4K restoration marks the film’s 60th anniversary and screens as part of the official 2020 celebrations for the centenary of Federico Fellini.

“Probably the greatest film ever made” - Nicolas Winding Refn

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Saturday 25 Jan 202014:30
Sunday 26 Jan 202019:00
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Lawrence Of Belgravia + Q&A (15)

Heavenly Films Present...

Lawrence of Belgravia

As the lead singer with Felt, Lawrence was responsible for some of the most precious music of the 1980s before going on to form the much-admired Denim and Go Kart Mozart. An artist of rare talents but left dreaming about fame and riding in limousines, Lawrence Of Belgravia, a labour of love that took eight years to complete, offers an intimate portrait of an unsung pop genius.

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Lawrence himself hosted by Travis Elborough.

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Wednesday 22 Jan 202019:30
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Letter From an Unknown Woman (U)

Academy at Regent St.

One of cinema’s most achingly poignant romances, based on Stefan Zweig’s novella set in fin de siècle Vienna. About to leave the city in order to avoid a duel, concert pianist Stefan Brand receives a letter from a woman he can no longer remember. A wry meditation on memory and misplaced desire.

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Sunday 26 Jan 202014:30
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Little Women (U)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) directs this new adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott following the lives of four sisters in 19th Century America.

“If this isn't the Little Women you remember, either on page or screen, that's understandable. But it's likely the one you felt, and that's more important” - Time Out.

Oscar Nominations

Best Picture

Saoirse Ronan - Best Actress

Florence Pugh - Best Supporting Actress

Best Adapted Screenplay

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Friday 31 Jan 202018:1520:50
Saturday 1 Feb 202014:3017:1520:00
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora, begin to question the complex family ties that bind them, as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and new dark forces at play.

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Saturday 1 Feb 202011:30
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Mr. Jones (15)

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

“a magnificent performance by Norton and a deliciously ripe turn from Peter Sarsgaard” - The Arts Desk

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Friday 7 Feb 202020:45
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New Shorts: U OK Hun? (15)

London Short Film Festival

A cross-section of the various lives pulsating through Web 2.0, from the mire of Amazon’s comments section, through the hyper-connectivity of online adolescence and into the secret depths of BDSM cyberspace.

These shorts dig into the subjective realities that occur between the banalities of the day-to-day and those same experiences distilled through the ether. Digital textures and acid-hued animations take on broken hearts, loneliness and the tricksy dynamics of tight-knit subcultures.

Toni_With_an_I, Marco Alessi, UK, 12’

Pink Pool, Milda Baginskaitė, UK, 11’

Janitor of Lunacy, Umi Ishihara, UK, 12’

If You Never Answered X, Daniel McKee, UK, 6’

Amazonia, Dominic Hicks, UK, 8’

My Sweet Prince, Jason Bradbury, UK, 12’

Zebedy’s Cult, Daniel Fletcher, UK, 10’

Acid Rain, Tomek Popakul, Poland, 25’

This programme contains attempted suicide.

Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202016:30
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New Shorts: We'll Never Be Those Kids Again (15)

London Short Film Festival

Caught in the messy throes of adolescence, these shorts retread the turbulent and enduringly cinematic path from teendom to adulthood.

From lessons learned, embarrassments endured to the joy of self-discovery, coming-of-age is never easy - wherever in the world you may be. Dark family secrets are reconciled in rural Canada, a young girl finds herself trapped in the cocaine business in Iran, and two girls overcome cultural differences in favour of friendship back home in the UK.

Featuring work from BAFTA nominee Charlotte Regan (Standby).

She Runs, Qiu Yang, China, 20’

Pale Saint, Rhys Marc Jones, UK, 16’

Exam, Sonia K. Hadad, Islamic Republic of Iran, 15’

Paired Up, Charlotte Regan, UK, 9’

All-In Madonna, Arnold Lim, Canada, 13’

Franky, Cairan Maginn, Ireland, 13’

This programme contains racist and homophobic language and depictions of abuse.

Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

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Friday 17 Jan 202018:30
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No Fact of Blackness (15)

London Short Film Festival

These contemporary artists draw from black British creative, cultural and socio-political lineages to play with conventional notions of experimental filmmaking. Spanning narratives of family and community, creating work under the white gaze and existing in rural spaces, these films come together to show that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all black British experience, or a singular way to express it.

Followed by a Q&A with some of the featured filmmakers. Guest programmed by Dan Guthrie.

an entirely sincere, comprehensive and essential step by step guide to creating a film: the black london edition, Cecile Emeke, UK, 2018, 4’

Brown Girl in the art world III, Rene Matić, UK, 2019, 11’

A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message, Rhea Storr, UK, 2018, 12’

Ode to 9ja, Kimberley Cookey-Gam, UK, 2018, 7’

Process, Rhea Dillon, UK, 2018, 5’

Apocrypha, Tamu Nkiwane, UK, 2019, 6’

Small Axes, Deborah Findlater, UK, 2018, 4’

blk boy flight (me & my cousins), Nadeem Din-Gabisi, UK, 2015, 5’

A Real Poem (aka NOT Spoken Word) - James Messiah, William Pine, UK 2017, 3’

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Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

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Friday 17 Jan 202020:30
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Piccadilly (PG)

The Photographers' Gallery

Introduced by Julian Rodriguez, curator of Shot in Soho

Inspired by Shot in Soho at The Photographers’ Gallery, take a closer look at London’s famed neighbourhood in this silent drama featuring famed actor Anna May Wong in an opulent tale of love and betrayal.

"Piccadilly, restored to its original glory, was a genuine revelation to me. It's a bold, beautifully crafted, completely modern picture... One of the truly great films of the silent era." - Martin Scorsese

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Thursday 30 Jan 202019:30
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Recollective Resistance: Part 1 (15)

London Short Film Festival

Part documentary, part fiction, Port Of Memory reflects on the systematic erasure, colonial violence, and ethnic cleansing of Jaffa, a thriving Palestinian city before 1948.

In 1950, the state of Israel created the Absentee’s Property Law, implemented to seize Palestinian properties. ‘Absentees’ are defined as those who fled to nearby villages during the 1947-8 massacres carried out by Zionist paramilitaries. These ‘absentees’ intended to return; they were and continue to be denied this right.

This personal work from Berlin-based Palestinian filmmaker Kamal Aljafari follows the story of the author’s family after they receive an order to evacuate their home. Guest programmed by Faye Harvey.

Kamal Aljafari will join us in conversation following the screening.

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Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

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Sunday 19 Jan 202016:30
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Recollective Resistance: Part 2 (15)

London Short Film Festival

Kamal Aljafari’s experimental work, Recollection bears witness to the destruction, repopulation, and gentrification of Jaffa.

The film comprises footage taken from Israeli and US films made in Jaffa between the 1960s and 1990s - some of the only films to have documented the city ahead of its ongoing destruction and redesign.

In an act of resistance, Aljafari repurposes found footage to re-narrate his city. He erases all actors, leaving the passers-by who appear in the margins of the frames. Guest programmed by Faye Harvey.

Kamal Aljafari will join us in conversation following the screening.

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Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

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Sunday 19 Jan 202018:30
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Ronnie Wood: Somebody Up There Likes Me (15)

Mike Figgis's enthralling documentary about the turbulent life and career of Ronnie Wood, legendary rock guitarist and long-time member of The Rolling Stones.

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Monday 20 Jan 202020:30
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Sorry We Missed You (15)

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.


“Utterly absorbing”

- The Independent

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Tuesday 4 Feb 202020:50
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Spies in Disguise (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults

When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

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Saturday 8 Feb 202011:30
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Stardog and Turbocat (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults

A lost dog and a genius cat must team up to embark on a voyage in space to find their way home.  The pair must also be cautious of a pet ban which has been enforced by an angry police offer.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202011:30
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Tangled Roots: The Origins of Black Metal (15)

London Short Film Festival

Becoming the Forest delves into the influences and surrounds that shaped the musical subculture of black metal. Through music videos, archive interviews and documentary outtakes, we journey through landscapes both natural and fantastical.

In partnership with The Quietus.

Followed by a panel discussion looking at how the genre’s early interest in ecology, myth, heritage and the darker sides of humanity have developed to this day with Una Hamilton Helle (Becoming the Forest), Charlie Woolley, (Crypt of the Wizard), Dayal Patterson (Cult Never Dies) and more.

Programmed by Una Hamilton Helle.

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Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202014:30
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The Australian Dream (15)

London Australian Film Society

The London Australian Film Society returns for their annual Australia Day event, presenting a double bill of a 90-minute programme of short films (curated by the New York group, Australian Short Film Today), and a feature documentary that recently sold out three sessions at the BFI London Film Festival, and four screenings at Melbourne International Film Festival: The Australian Dream

Evening Running Order

6:10pm – Doors open – Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale

6:30pm – introduction from LAFS team & Australian Short Film Today 90-minute programme

8:10pm – drinks reception

8:30pm – The Australian Dream (106 min) + panel discussion


See the Rising Stars of Australian Short Film.

Australian Short Film Today is an international traveling roadshow featuring award-winning Australian short films. This year’s 90-minute selection includes Academy Award eligible Judas Collar which won best short film and best director at St Kilda Film Festival and the jury award at Austin Film Festival. Also included is the mysterious Nursery Rhymes, nominated for best narrative short at AACTA; a tender look at twin sisters in An Act of Love, the Australia Directors’ Guild winner; the poignant High School Lover which premiered at Flickerfest; a cyber take on love with A Quick Love Story which had its global premiere at Australian Short Film Today in New York; and a ringer from New Zealand, Fire in Cardboard City, an animated disaster movie that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.

Followed by a drinks reception.


 Featuring prominent Indigenous Australians Adam Goodes and Stan Grant, this brilliant documentary offers an in-depth exploration of events that polarised a nation. Pulling together exclusive interviews with Goodes, and key people from the time, this is the perfect companion to The Final Quarter, which LAFS screened to a sell-out crowd in October. This screening will again be followed by an in-depth panel discussion – details to be announced soon.

In the final three years of his playing career, Goodes was named Australian of the Year, publicly called out racism, and celebrated a goal by performing an on-field Indigenous war dance, similar to the Māori haka. He quickly emerged as a champion for the Australian Indigenous community, intent on helping to heal the divide that has dogged Australia since European colonisation. But after he had a young supporter of a rival team ejected from the arena for racial abuse, the cheers very quickly turned to jeers as football crowds turned on him. The searing press attention that followed only fuelled the fire, and he eventually walked away from the game without any of the fanfare he deserved.

Picking up the Goodes story where The Final Quarter left off, The Australian Dream is a rare and powerful first-hand insight into the effects of racism in sport and across wider society. Critics and audiences alike agree – this is a film not to be missed! The London Australian Film Society recognises that January 26 represents a day of mourning for many Indigenous Australians, and always hold our Australia Day screenings on an alternate date.

Followed by a panel discussion

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Saturday 25 Jan 202018:30
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The Bodies Beneath (15)

London Short Film Festival

The Bodies Beneath: Weird, Wonderful Short Films From Before the 1960s is

a time capsule of the strange and forgotten moving image work of yesteryear. Four particular and peculiar short films span the eccentric niches of the early 20th Century. From pioneer Mary Field’s juxtaposition of human relationships with fungi, to notorious Soho bon vivant Dan Farson pontificating on the recent legalisation of witchcraft. With on-screen cameos from ‘Father of Wicca’ Gerald Gardner and close friend to Aleister Crowley, Louis Wilkinson.

Introduced by William Fowler and Vic Pratt (authors, The Bodies Beneath: The Flipside of British Film and Television). Guest programmed by William Fowler and Vic Pratt.

With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive.

The Mystery of Marriage, Mary Field, UK, 1932, 32’

The Stranger Left No Card, Wendy Toye, UK, 1952, 22’

Out of Step: Witchcraft, Geoffrey Hughes, UK, 1957, 14’

Sooty: We Dispense With Accuracy, Dan Gilpin, UK, 1957, 12’

Please note, the previous certificate, 18, was an error.

Book Tickets

Saturday 18 Jan 202018:30
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The Genius and the Opera Singer (15)

Followed by a Q&A with the director

The Genius and the Opera Singer is an intimate documentary set in a claustrophobic penthouse in New York’s West Village. Here, Ruth and her daughter Jessica have shared uneasy quarters for over half a century. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, the film mines the fraught emotional territory of a parental relationship that is stuck cycling between past and present.

Once an aspiring opera singer, Ruth is now housebound and reliant on 55-year-old Jessica. Intelligent, hot-tempered, and confrontational, Jessica’s life has not unfolded quite as she planned. She claims that her mother spent her formative years neglecting her, in favour of superficial glamour. Jessica is therefore determined to unravel their shared history and analyse its minute details. Declaring her ‘incompetent’, New York City authorities relegated Ruth to a nursing home. Following a long legal battle, we meet Jessica as she has successfully returned her 92-year-old mother to their decaying apartment. The homecoming victory is short-lived, however: the duo immediately lock into old, acerbic, high-volume patterns - alternating inspired cabaret duets with down-the-rabbit-hole screaming matches about hypothetical end days scenarios - as they try to sort out who has hurt whom, and how.

Shot over the course of a year by director Vanessa Stockley, The Genius and the Opera Singer is a starkly observed, warts-and-all glimpse into the stories we tell ourselves in order to live.

“It’s a revelation.” - Indiewire

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Tuesday 28 Jan 202019:30
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The Goodbye Girl (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55's

A woman and her daughter come home to find that her actor boyfriend has left for an out of town job with no warning subletting the apartment to another actor, who did not know they would be there. A heartwarming classic.

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Wednesday 29 Jan 202012:0015:30
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The Kingmaker (15)

Centred on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.


"The former first lady of the Philippines is revealed as a monstrous, loathsome, absurdly queenly figure in Lauren Greenfield’s superb documentary" - The Guardian

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Monday 27 Jan 202020:30
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (15)

Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth -- a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

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Tuesday 11 Feb 202020:45
Wednesday 12 Feb 202018:15
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The Mountain (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55's

Retired mountain climber and guide Zachary Wheeler reluctantly helps his younger brother scale a treacherous mountain slope to reach the site of a recent plane crash. He puts aside their differences and agrees to help his inexperienced brother on an immoral looting mission.

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Wednesday 5 Feb 202012:0015:30
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The Wild Goose Lake (18)

Chinese Visual Festival

Chinese New Year Special Screening

Diao Yinan (Black Coal, Thin Ice) returns with The Wild Goose Lake, a sumptuously shot crime drama which screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. This exhilarating, moody neo-noir follows a gang leader (Hu Ge) and a mysterious girl (Gwei Lun Mei) whose paths intertwine as they are both running away from their past, in search of freedom and redemption.

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Tuesday 21 Jan 202020:30
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Top Hat (U)

Academy at Regent St.

Screwball comedy classic. American showman Jerry Travers (Astaire) shows off some new moves in his producer Horace Hardwick's London hotel room. A disgruntled Dale Tremont (Rogers) complains about the noise and sparks instantly fly between her and Travers, whom she believes to be Hardwick....

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Sunday 9 Feb 202014:30
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Waves (15)

Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

“Waves, for all the heartbreak, all the sound and fury, is a love story” – Little White Lies

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Saturday 15 Feb 202014:0017:0020:00
Sunday 16 Feb 202019:30