Cigarette Burns presents: The Legend of Hell House in 35mm with director Q&A (20th Dec at Regent St Cinema)
Dec
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cigarette Burns presents: The Legend of Hell House in 35mm with director Q&A (20th Dec at Regent St Cinema)

Regent Street Cinema.

 20th December, tickets here.

The notorious purveyor of 35mm cult delights - Cigarette Burns - returns in time for the festive season. And appropriately, a Christmas movie is in the offing...although Christmas by way of the CB means something a little different from snowmen and elfs. And so on the 20th of December, the CB will screen 70s horror flick The Legend of Hell House. 

Scripted by Richard Matheson (Twilight Zone TV show, I am Legend, aka Omega Man, aka Last Man On Earth, Stir of Echos etc) and based on his book Hell House, Legend of Hell House is directed by John Hough (Twins of Evil, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Watch in the Woods, Escape from Witch Mountain). In the words of the CB "together they managed to create one on the most striking and terrifying haunted house films of all time. 
Sure, it's not a film with knife wielding Santas, angry snowmen, or even revenge seeking trees. Yet, it tells the story of an intrepid, if slightly terrified group of "sensitives" spending the night in a haunted house, a house they first enter on the 20th December. 
The question is - when do they leave....?" 

After the film, Cigarette Burns will  welcome director John Hough in conversation with acclaimed film writer and journalist Kim Newman.

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The Final Girls present: BODY TROUBLE  (19 December, Picturehouse Central
Dec
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Final Girls present: BODY TROUBLE (19 December, Picturehouse Central

Picturehouse Central, 19th December at 6.30pm.

The Final Girls is a London-based screening series exploring the intersection between horror film and feminism, and on 19 December they have a  particularly intense double bill planned; BODY TROUBLE; a French Extremity programme, playing at Picturehouse Central.

The Final Girls pay homage to a particularly gruesome time in French film history dubbed  the "New French Extremity" period, with a double dose of body horror. First up is A l’interieur (Inside), followed by Dans ma peau (In my skin). Both films place female neuroses at their core, going to more than a few extremes while doing so.ost a panel discussion about the way the films of the New French Extremity tackled body horror, female psyschosis and the slasher tropes.

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Blue Velvet Day at the Rio Cinema (Dec 11)
Dec
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Blue Velvet Day at the Rio Cinema (Dec 11)

Sunday Dec 11 is Blue Velvet day at the RIO- a double bill of David Lynch's acclaimed and controversial drama, paired with a new documentary exploring the production of the film.


Blue Velvet (18)BOOK TICKETS
At 2pm
Whether as one of the all-time greats, as one of the standout films of the 1980s, as one of the best examples of American surrealism or as one of the finest of David Lynch movies, it is time to celebrate BLUE VELVET's 30th anniversary. Here's an opportunity to see, or see again, a landmark movie which has inspired countless tributes, cultural references and parodies but still remains as subversive, surreal and shocking as it did in 1986.

Blue Velvet Revisited - The Documentary (15)BOOK TICKETS

At 4.30pm
Based on hours of footage exclusively filmed and photographed on the set of the film, Peter Braatz's documentary is a stunning and evocative record of the making of an iconic cult classic. With an all-new soundtrack by veteran experimental rockers Tuxedomoon, among others, BLUE VELVET REVISITED is an unmissable and inspirational homage to movie-making.

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London International Animation Festival
Dec
2
to Dec 11

London International Animation Festival

Friday December 2nd to Sunday December 11th .

LIAF festival pass here.

The 13th London International Animation Festival returns from Friday December 2nd to Sunday December 11th – 10 packed days and nights of animation: shorts and feature films from across the globe.

Check out the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for the full programme.

The LIAF 2016: Opening Night Gala will be "The warped, wonderful and terrifying world of Chris Shepherd Q&A" on December 2, 2016 6:30 pm.

This year dozens of films will screen in official competition across several categories including 9 International Competition Programmes featuring the British ShowcaseInto The Dark scary shorts, and New Japanese Shorts - Beyond Anime
The 2016 short film competition showcases entries from a mix of Festival veterans and first-time competitors. Oscar nominees Koji Yamamura and Job, Joris and Marieke join LIAF favourites Igor Kovalyov, Theodore Ushev, Liz Hobbs, Phil Mulloy, Steven Subotnick, Vladimir Leschiov, Uri and Michelle Kranot, Priit Tender, Ulo Pikkov, Felix Massie, Tom Schroeder and Chris Shepherd as well as student work from all over the world.
There will also be 4 feature films playing, including Ann Marie Fleming’s Window HorsesThe Longing of Michael Dudok de Wit, the 1945 Anime film Momotaro-Sacred Sailors and another super-secret feature .


There will also be special guests and archive programmes, including a 35mm run of Disney Classics Shorts – from the  1930’s featuring fan-favourite characters Micky Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto.

Those who want to see only the cream of the crop are recommended to go for the Best of the Festival on Saturday December 10 (repeat screening Sunday December 11) featuring the best films of LIAF 2016 as chosen by the panel of industry judges and audience votes. 

 

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Talkies Cinema presents WHO AM I? (30 Nov)
Nov
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Talkies Cinema presents WHO AM I? (30 Nov)

WED 30 NOV 7.30

THE FOX, Palmers Green on Wednesday 30 November 2016
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £5.00*

BUY TICKETS £5

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An evening of short films celebrating upcoming film talent and featuring the Premiere of local writer/director Artemis Seeker-Rigas' film ANOTHER MAN. 

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 Stanley's Film Club - Kate Plays Christine (30 November)
Nov
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Stanley's Film Club - Kate Plays Christine (30 November)

30 November. Stanley Halls 6pm

Tickets: £8 / £6 members

Timings: Doors 7pm / Film 8pm

Stanley’s Film Club is a part-time cinema in the heart of South Norwood that screens a diverse range of independent films,  new releases, cult classics, documentaries and short films, now screening weekly at the gorgeous Stanley Halls. Find out more at www.stanleysfilmclub.com

On 30 November the club will be screening a film that comes highly recommended buy the Smoke Screen: Kate Plays Christine (see the review here.) This leftfield "documentary" follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil preparing to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974. Filmmaker Robert Greene takes a very particular approach to nonfiction storytelling with this subject however, using Kate Lyn Sheil as a conduit to understanding the impossibly complex issues relating to how actors approach filming the life of someone who took their own, and how we as a society continue to probe the dead for entertainment material long after they are gone. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0PafiJERYc&noredirect=1

 

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Science Fiction Theatre presents: WESTWORLD (1978)
Nov
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Science Fiction Theatre presents: WESTWORLD (1978)

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 28th November // 8pm

On Monday 28th November The Science Fiction Theatre screening Westworld, the 1973 thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton: perfect for fans of the new hit HBO based on the same source material.

After paying a sizable entrance fee, businessman Blane (James Brolin) and lawyer Martin (Richard Benjamin) take a dream holiday to the newly opened technological paradise Westworld, a futuristic theme park offering its visitors all the thrills, but none of the dangers, of the old Wild West, which is recreated by supposedly harmless robots. However, when one of the computerized gunslingers (Yul Brynner) malfunctions, the two city slickers find themselves in a battle for their lives…

Tickets are £3.50 in advance (BUY).

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Culture Shock presents: Driller Killer (27 Nov)
Nov
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Culture Shock presents: Driller Killer (27 Nov)

Picturehouse Central, 9pm, 27 November.

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. 

Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey… 

One of the most infamous ‘video nasties’, in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut. 

BFI Cult Programmer Michael Blyth will introduce this screening.

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 Sembene Double Bill:  Black Girl + Xala at The Phoenixes (27 Nov 2pm)
Nov
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

Sembene Double Bill: Black Girl + Xala at The Phoenixes (27 Nov 2pm)

Sembene Double Bill:  Black Girl + Xala (15)
Sunday 27th November - 2pm


A double bill celebrating the work of African director Ousmane Sembene.

Black Girl:
A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad and takes a job as a governess for a French family. 

Xala:
 A Senegalese official discovers on his wedding night that he has been struck with a "xala," a curse of impotence.

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DocHouse presents: Starless Dreams (from 25 Nov)
Nov
25
to Nov 30

DocHouse presents: Starless Dreams (from 25 Nov)

Bertha DocHouse at Curzon Bloomsbury

Price: £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / £5 OFF PEAK

Bertha DocHouse at Curzon Bloomsbury will start a run this week of the Best Documentary, BFI London Film Festival 2016 winner- Starless Dreams from director Mehrdad Oskouei.


It took seven years for veteran documentarian Mehrdad Oskouei to get permission to make a film in a rehabilitation centre for juvenile delinquent women in Iran. The result is an emotionally charged masterpiece which paints a thoughtful and complex portrait of young women at the extreme margins of Iranian society.

Fed up with being incarcerated, most feel conflicted about leaving the relative safety of their confinement where they have found community, and stepping back out into society and often rough circumstances. But the approach of the New Year celebration day sparks dreams of reunions with what they have left behind and hopes of a brighter future.

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Irish Film Festival London (23-27 November)
Nov
23
to Nov 27

Irish Film Festival London (23-27 November)


Irish Film Festival London

23-27 November

Regent Street Cinema and Tricycle Cinema

The annual 5 day Irish film extravaganza returns to the capital this month
bringing you everything from the latest box office smash hit feature film The Young Offenders, to a short documentary about artist Seán Hillen Merging Views... and Billy O'Brien's cult hit I am Not a Serial Killer.

The opening night film screens at Regent Street Cinema on 23 November - the feature debut from director Darren Thornton; A Date for Mad Mary


Check out the full line-up HERE

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Elstree 76+ Q&A with director and originalStar Wars cast member
Nov
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Elstree 76+ Q&A with director and originalStar Wars cast member

Lexi Cinema, 23 November 6.30pm, tickets here.

This is a sweet, quietly funny and intriguing focus on 10 character actors and extras who featured in Star Wars (filmed at Elstree in 1976).  No one had any idea then that they’d forever be defined by the one or two days they spent on the set of 'yet another' sci-fi movie.  Says one:  "We thought we were making a television show."  Catch up with Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), stormtrooper Laurie Goode and cantina waitress Pam Rose, all of whom stayed in the business but never surpassed their 5 minutes of fame as bitplayers in the film. Paul Blake says with good humor, “I have played Macbeth. I’ve performed with the Royal Court Theatre.  But my epitaph will say, ‘Here lies Greedo.’ ”  And while riding the wave of Star Wars cultdom, the film also takes a step back to look at the arbitrariness of celebrity and it's place in our star-driven culture.

At this special Lexi Cinema screening,  Time Out's resident Star Wars enthusiast and film critic Tom Huddleston hosts Elstree 1976's director, Jon Spiro, the doc's producer, Hank Starrs, and also professional supporting actor, Derek Lyons, who had two roles in Star Wars .

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UK Film Festival 2016 (22-26 November)
Nov
22
to Nov 28

UK Film Festival 2016 (22-26 November)

Tickets available via Eventbrite –  https://ukfilmfestival.eventbrite.co.uk
BFI - Steven Street, Soho, 21 Stephen St, London W1T 1LN
Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UN

 

The UK Film Festival aims to champion great films but in particular is seeking work from those filmmakers who might not yet have had the chance for a prestigious public screening of their work.Screening in the heart of London, teh UKF celebrates the cultural diversity of films made in the UK and welcomes films from all over the World.Within 5 years UKFF has established a tradition of promoting films that later have gone onto to be Oscar nominees and winners. One previous winner, Mat Kirkby’s Phone Call, went on to win the Oscar for best live-action short. In addition, the festival’s writing competition, in which the best script is made into a film, has also produced winners at the Berlin film festival two years in a row.  

The full programme is here and includes several short film and music video strands, as well as Stanley, A Man Of Variety starring Timothy Spall as 16 different characters, which closes the festival.

 

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1000 Londoners presents: Necropolis (21 Nov)
Nov
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

1000 Londoners presents: Necropolis (21 Nov)

Lexi Cinema, 21 November, 7pm. Tickets here.

1000 Londoners is a unique digital portrait of London  It offers an insight into the diverse lives of 1000 Londoners, taking in all ages, religions, race, income, interests and opinions. It is a multi-year project and the growing archive is available to view here

Next up in the series is this selection of short docs, all shot on Halloween.  Subjects of the documentaries include cemetery dwellers, horror film fanatics, trick or treaters and costume sellers, and the films will be followed by a short Q&A with one of the film makers and their subject.

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Stanley's Film Club Presents : My Beautiful Laundrette (18 Nov)
Nov
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Stanley's Film Club Presents : My Beautiful Laundrette (18 Nov)

Tickets: £8 / £6 members

Timings: Doors 7pm / Film 8pm

Stanley's Film Club presents Stephen Frears' 80s British cult classic, My Beautiful Laundrette, with ticket holders able to enjoy the film with a pint and a curry served by Norwood's own curry house, Sitar. 

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985; UK) follows the fortunes of handsome Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young pakistani who takes over a run-down laundrette together with his English friend Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis). Together they transform it into a gaudy, neon-lit palace complete with muzac and video screens. Against a background of racial tension and poverty in a rough South London suburb, their own relationship, portrayed with tenderness and passion, blossoms to love

Stanley’s Film Club is a part-time cinema in the heart of South Norwood, see here for more.

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Batman: a 70mm special presentation at The Prince Charles Cinema  (14-29 November)
Nov
14
to Nov 29

Batman: a 70mm special presentation at The Prince Charles Cinema (14-29 November)

A set of 70mm screenings of Tim Burton's unique and hugely successful take on everyone's favourite 'Caped Crusader':  1989's BATMAN. Starring Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight, laying the groundwork for his future role in Birdman, and Jack Nicholson in one of the most memorable performances as a comic boom movie villain.

BATMAN - a 70mm presentation
Monday 14th November 20:45
Saturday 19th November 18:20
Wednesday 23rd November 20:45
Sunday 27th November 17:50
Tuesday 29th November 20:45

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Stanley's Film Club presents  London Calling Shorts (9 Nov)
Nov
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Stanley's Film Club presents London Calling Shorts (9 Nov)

Come down to Stanley's Film Club for an evening of bold, hilarious and touching short films, all selected and produced through Film London schemes.

The seven shorts being shown all celebrate London in some way and the line-up includes BAFTA-nominated 'Three Brothers' and LSFF Best Comedy Short Film, 'Two Dosas'. 
 

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 OUT At Central programmed by actress and filmmaker Clea DuVall (7 Nov-5 December)
Nov
7
to Dec 5

OUT At Central programmed by actress and filmmaker Clea DuVall (7 Nov-5 December)

Picturehouse Central's LGBT cinema strand OUT At Central presents a new mini season of films chosen by actress and filmmaker Clea DuVall, starting with Clea DuVall presents... Bound. 

"When I was young, it was vital for me to see LGBTQ characters in film. Seeing myself represented helped me accept the parts of myself I thought needed to change. There weren’t many LGBTQ characters when I was growing up, but the ones I had meant the world." – Clea Duvall. 

To start the season, Clea has chosen The Wachowskis' cult-classic, genre-blending thriller from the '90s, Bound. The screening takes place on Monday 7 November, 7.00

"This was the first time I saw a woman playing what is essentially the guy’s role. The reimagining of the gender roles turned what could have been another crime thriller into something truly unique."

Also playing are :

High Art

"The relationship between Lucy and Syd was like seeing a fairy tale that was made just for me. Watching them fall in love made my heart ache." Lisa Cholodenko's underrated '90s indie.  
Mon 21 Nov, 7.00

Dog Day Afternoon

"I saw the movie in the ‘90s, and it was the first time I had seen trans represented in any way". A '70s masterpiece from Sidney Lumet starring Al Pacino. 

Mon 5 Dec, 7.00

Tickets for this season are only £5 for Picturehouse Members, £8 for non-Members.

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UK International Jewish Film Festival 2016 (5-20 November at The Phoenix)
Nov
5
to Nov 20

UK International Jewish Film Festival 2016 (5-20 November at The Phoenix)

From 5 - 20 November 2016, the 20th edition of the
UK International Jewish Film Festival
will proudly showcase over 15 World, European and UK premieres of new feature dramas, documentaries and shorts at the Phoenix Cinema.

See full programme here.

The Kind Words
Saturday 5 November - 8:30pm


Keep Quiet + Q&A
Sunday 6 November - 5pm


One Week and a Day + Mordechai
Sunday 6 November - 8pm

A Queer Country + Q&A
Monday 7 November - 6:45pm

The Tenth Man
Monday 7 November - 9pm


The Last Laugh
+ Panel Discussion
Tuesday 8 November - 6:30pm

Our Father + Operator
Tuesday 8 November - 9pm

The New Man + Q&A
Wednesday 9 November - 6:45pm

Mountain
Wednesday 9 November - 9pm

Moon In The 12th House + Q&A
Thursday 10 November - 6pm

Beyond The Mountains and Hills
 + Q&A
Thursday 10 November - 8:20pm

Germans and Jews
 + Panel Discussion
Sunday 13 November - 4pm

The People vs. Fritz Bauer
+ Q&A
Sunday 13 November - 6:30pm


Everything Is Copy
+ Hester Street
Sunday 20 November - 4pm


Mr Predictable
Sunday 20 November - 6pm
 

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Documentary Season: The Lives of Others Bertha Dochouse (4 - 18 November)
Nov
4
to Nov 18

Documentary Season: The Lives of Others Bertha Dochouse (4 - 18 November)

Documentary Season: The Lives of Others

Bertha Dochouse
4 - 18 November

From a floating Colombian village to an all-girls school in Afghanistan, this season sheds light on communities around the world. Highlight include the heartbreaking Nowhere to Call Home, in which a destitute Tibetan widow tries to give her child to an American journalist.

Film Programme:
NOWHERE TO CALL HOME
UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS
WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS
A REVOLUTION IN FOUR SEASONS
NUEVA VENECIA

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Monsters Down the Creek season at Deptford Cinema (4 Nov- 9 Dec)
Nov
4
to Dec 9

Monsters Down the Creek season at Deptford Cinema (4 Nov- 9 Dec)

 Deptford Cinema (4 Nov- 9 Dec)

Deptford Cinema presents a season of films about society, violence and evil in the thriller genre taking place throughout November and December. Perfect for those who like the chilly season.

The eclectic programme represents a wide variety of languages, cultures, and stylistic approaches, including the third film in Park Chan-wook’s The Vengeance Trilogy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Jean-Pierre Melville’s ultimate heist drama, Le Cercle Rouge and John Frankenheimer’s dark story about a brainwashed prisoner of war, The Manchurian Candidate.

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24th French Film Festival  (3-10 November)
Nov
3
to Nov 10

24th French Film Festival (3-10 November)

24th French Film Festival 3 - 10 Nov
It’s that time of the year again, when French cinema is celebrated UK-wide and especially at Ciné Lumière in London (at Ciné Lumière from 3 to 10 November and nationwide until 7 December). 

Click here to access the full programme of the 24th French Film Festival at Ciné Lumière and check the main highlights below:

From the Land of the Moon 3 Nov
24th French Film Festival
In this handsomely crafted adaptation of Milena Agus’s novel, Marion Cotillard is Gabrielle, a sensual, independent-minded woman in an un-happy marriage, who is sent away to a cure in the Alps. There, she meets André (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochina war, who rekindles the passion buried in her.

Followed by a complimentary glass of wine courtesy of Sud de France

The First, the Last 4 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Elements of the western and the gothic thriller come together in this darkly absurd conceptual one-off. Cochise and Gilou, a pair of grizzled bounty hunters, have been hired by a wealthy stranger to obtain a phone that holds some critical information. Their search leads them to Esther and Willy, a homeless young couple.

Preceded by short film Le Repas dominical

The White Knights 4 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Led by Jacques (Vincent Lindon), an NGO is officially established to rescue orphans, but it soon becomes apparent that the organisation’s motives behind saving the orphans are not always altruistic. Provocative, disturbing yet hopeful, the film features standout performances and a gripping script.

A Journey Through French Cinema 5 Nov
24th French Film Festival
A must for film lovers, this documentary charts the history of French cinema from the 1930s to early 1970s. Delving into French classics and including interviews from Jean Renoir, Claude Sautet, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle and François Truffaut, Bertrand Tavernier explores the films that inspired him.

Chocolat 5 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Chocolat relates the true story of the first black artist of the French stage (Omar Sy). From the circus to music halls, the duo he formed with the white clown Footit (James Thierrée) met a huge success in Belle Epoque Paris, before fame, gambling, money and discrimination wore out their friendship and Monsieur Chocolat’s career.

Preceded by short film Merci M. Imada

La Grande vadrouille 6 & 10 Nov
24th French Film Festival
One of the most popular French films in history, La Grande vadrouille, casts Bourvil and Louis De Funès, as two ordinary Frenchmen helping the crew of a Royal Air Force bomber shot down over Paris, make their way through German-occupied France. 

Cézanne and I 6 Nov
24th French Film Festival
This 19th century period drama charts the long friendship and eventual fallout between impressionist artist Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Galienne), who was born into a wealthy family but struggled to make a living as a painter, and Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet), who came from a modest family but achieved fame and prosperity as a politically-engaged novelist.

Un début prometteur 9 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Disenchanted with love and just out of rehab, Martin (Manu Payet) decides to stay at his father’s (Fabrice Luchini) for a few days. There he spends some time with his 16-year-old brother Gabriel and tries to put him off love.

+ Q&A with dir. Emma Luchini

Rosalie Blum 7 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Thirty-something Vincent Machot shares his life between his hair salon, his cousin, his cat and his very invasive mother. But one morning, he experiences a powerful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of Rosalie Blum. Fully intrigued, he begins to follow her everywhere… Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut is a warm, witty and impeccably performed dramedy.

+ Q&A with director Julien Rappeneau

Souvenir 7 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Isabelle Huppert stars as a middle-aged factory worker whose long-ago brush with fame comes to the fore again when she begins a romance with a young aspiring boxer. Souvenir benefits from the refreshing presence of Kévin Azaïs alongside an Isabelle Huppert willing to challenge, explore and expand her artistry.

The Red Turtle 10 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Through the story of a shipwrecked sailor on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle evokes the main stages of the life of a human being, paradoxically struck by isolation and freedom. Presented in Cannes, it is the first international co-production for famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli.

+ Q&A with dir. Michael Dudok de Wit

Slack Bay 10 Nov
24th French Film Festival
Summer 1910 in the North of France some mysterious disappearances have thrown the region into turmoil and the infamous Inspector Machin and his shrewd assistant Malfoy carry out an investigation. Presented in Cannes this year, Bruno Dumont’s latest film is an exhilarating, absurdist comedy with a first class French cast.
 

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London Korean Film Festival 2016 (3-27 November)
Nov
3
to Nov 27

London Korean Film Festival 2016 (3-27 November)

Seoul Station, playing in the LKFF Hits strand

Seoul Station, playing in the LKFF Hits strand

Various London Cinemas, see LKFF website for details.

The London Korean Film Festival returns, opening on 3 November with Lee Kyoung-mi 's political thriller The Truth Beneath. This year the festival aims to highlight the contribution of female talent to Koren cinema too, with SPECIAL FOCUS: The Lives of Korean Women through the Eyes of Women Directors . With awareness of the conversation about the under-representation of women in filmmaking in mind, and with a new vision for a new decade, the LKFF is looking towards the future as they present a special strand showcasing fiction features from a feminine point of view. 

Other strands at LKFF include:

HITS FROM 2015/16

Korean cinemagoers have been spoilt for choice this year with a wide and varied selection of films storming into local theatres and breaking box-office records. With the Hits strand LKFF brings the best of these features to the UK. From historical dramas to police procedurals, political thrillers to undead action, catch all the action from some of the country’s biggest directors and stars in the movies that have made for a fantastic 2016.

ACTOR FOCUS: BAEK YOON-SIK

In a decade spanning career, screen veteran Baek Yoon-sik has come to become one of Korea's best known stars.

INDIE FIREPOWER

Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns returns with another selection of undiscovered gems of Korean indie cinema being presented to UK audiences for the very rest time. 

CLASSICS REVISITED: LEE CHANG-HO RETROSPECTIVE

For their Classics Revisited strand LKFF bring together three films by the influential and rebellious filmmaker Lee Chang-ho, co-founder of the Young Sung Shi Dae (Visual Age) group – a collection of like-minded Korean artists who sought to creatively push the boundaries of cinema, following the example set by the British Free Cinema and French Nouvelle Vague movements.

ANIMATION

There’s epic adventure from an award-winning animator for fans of the genre and families to enjoy, while parents looking to have a first cinema-experience with their little ones can experience the most popular children’s show in Korea up on the big screen.

DOCUMENTARY with Essay Film Festival

Following last year's edition of the new strand dedicated to historical and contemporary documentary filmmaking in South Korea, the LKFF continues its collaboration with the Essay Film Festival to offer a space for the audience to discover original and engaging films displaying a wide breadth of social and cultural issues. 

MISE-EN-SCENE SHORTS

Animation, historical epic, low-fi drama, sci-fi, action and thriller: all the bases are covered in this eclectic collection of short films fresh from Korea’s prestigious Mise-en-Scène Short Film Festival (MSSF).

ARTIST VIDEO

The LKFF's new artist's film and video strand continues to focus on significant artist's work from Korea, proposing a survey through three decades of work by video artist Seoungho Cho. Also included is a screening of artist and filmmaker Soa Sung-a Yoon's first feature-length documentary – a deeply personal and ambitious family travelogue that doubles as a clinical examination of society and culture in Korea.

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SHORT SIGHTED CINEMA: SCREAMATHON at RICH MIX (NOVEMBER 3)
Nov
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

SHORT SIGHTED CINEMA: SCREAMATHON at RICH MIX (NOVEMBER 3)

SHORT SIGHTED CINEMA: SCREAMATHON

NOVEMBER 3 | RICH MIX

Join Short Sighted Cinema for a Halloween special evening screening of the best British short horror films. From comedy-horror to ghost stories, lo-budget thrillers and gore fests – there’ll be something to whet your darkest appetites!

Featuring: 
VINTAGE BLOOD – ABIGAIL BLACKMORE
SEND IN THE CLOWNS – KATE SHENTON
NASTY – PRANO BAILEY-BOND
LOT 254 – TOBY MEAKINS
FESTEVIL – PAUL TAYLOR
AGRAVOY - JACOB NIZZOLA

+ MINISTRY OF STORIES: MONSTER MONOLOGUES, 7 short comedies produced in association with Short Sighted Cinema.

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Juan of the Dead  at Deptford Cinema ( 2 November)
Nov
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Juan of the Dead at Deptford Cinema ( 2 November)

Juan of the Dead 

Deptford Cinema
Wednesday 2 November at 6.30pm

Deptford Cinema continues its Latin America film nights with Alejandro Brugués's leftfield zombie flick. 

When the zombie apocalypse begins in Havana, the media blame mercenary dissidents, but as the city burns, the survivors are quickly outnumbered by hordes of cannibalistic living dead.

 

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Culture Shock presents UNIVERSAL MONSTERS - THE MUMMY at Picturehouse Cinemas (31 Oct)
Oct
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Culture Shock presents UNIVERSAL MONSTERS - THE MUMMY at Picturehouse Cinemas (31 Oct)

The Picturehouse Culture Shock strand is dedicated to bringing you the best in cult and genre films. In time for Halloween, they are running a Universal Monsters season celebrating the monstrous cinematic creations that haunt the vaults of Universal Pictures. The season kicks off with Frankenstein on 24 October, but the Halloween screening will be The Mummy , directed by Karl Freund and starring the legendary Boris Karloff!

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Science Fiction Theatre presents: The Mist (31 Oct 7pm)
Oct
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Science Fiction Theatre presents: The Mist (31 Oct 7pm)

The good folks at the Science Fiction Theatre film club have a Halloween screening planned of Frank Darabont's 2007 adaptation of Stephen King's chilling, claustrophobic scifi horror novella THE MIST.

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 31st October | film 8pm

Tickets.

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Reel Good Film Club Presents: Under The Shadow at The Lexi Cinema (31 Oct)
Oct
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Reel Good Film Club Presents: Under The Shadow at The Lexi Cinema (31 Oct)

Halloween, Mon 31 Oct, 8.30pm) - £7/£5

The Lexi Cinema
The Lexi offers up a slightly alternative Hallowe'en offering - Babak Anvari's allegory of 1980s Iran-Iraq war era oppression which drew favourable comparisons to The Babadook and left Sundance audiences impressed. A.A. Dowd writes in his review: "How many horror movies feature someone fleeing the unholy terror in their home, only to be arrested for not wearing proper attire in public?" 

Read the (very favourable) Smoke Screen review of Under the Shadow here.

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Hackney Attic Film Festival Hallowe’en Special (31st Oct)
Oct
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hackney Attic Film Festival Hallowe’en Special (31st Oct)

The Hackney Attic Film Festival is back for one night only to present a Hallowe’en Special!

Mon 31st Oct    19.30    Hackney Picturehouse
Films screening: 

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
Dir. Greg Jeffs

THE BIRCH
Dir. Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton

SON OF PERDITION
Dir. Matthew Harrison
Starring: Steven Hartley, Alex Macqueen, Jayne Wisener and Debbie Arnold. 

NIGHT SMILES
Dir. Luke Mepham

LATE NIGHT LOT
Dir. Uriah Herr

THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOURMET
Dir. Wendy Keeling
Starring: Wendy Keeling, Wynn Reichert, Grayson Kilpatrick and Manon Guy. 

FOOLS ERRAND
Dir. Christopher Goodman

BEWARE OF BUNNY
Dir. Rebecca Gill

HOW I ATE YOUR MOTHER
Dir. James Atkins

DRUNK ZOMBIES
Dir. Alex Napiwocki

THE CHAMP
Dir. Armin Bointner
Starring: Irfan Rehman, Tim Scott Whiteley

THE MONSTER
Dir. Bob Pipe, Prod. James Wren
Starring: Richard Glover, Helen George, Simon Cotton, Matt Slack. 

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Prince Charles Cinema Horror all-nighter - Classic Horror vs Teen Horror (29 Oct)
Oct
29
8:30pm 8:30pm

Prince Charles Cinema Horror all-nighter - Classic Horror vs Teen Horror (29 Oct)

As if they really needed to prove how much they love Halloween, the Prince Charles Cinema programmers have not one, but two Halloween all-nighters playing at the same time on Saturday 29th October!

CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER
Saturday 29th October 20:45

Halloween is nearly here and nothing gets us in the mood of the season quite like an overindulgence of horror films! Lucky for us, we have two great all-night horror movie marathons this month to feast on.... Which will you pick?

First up, we have the always popular CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER, where we will see some of the greatest horror films ever made. You won't sleep for weeks, as the list of films we have line-up are sure to have you looking over your shoulders at every turn!

Our CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER consists of:
HALLOWEEN
THE EXORCIST
ALIEN
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
THE SHINING [US Cut]
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Saturday 29th October 20:45 - Click Here for Tickets

TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY - Click Here for Tickets

TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY
Saturday 29th October 21:00


Are you looking to relive some of the greatest teen-screams from one of the greatest eras in teen horror? Well, our TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY may just be what you are looking for! We have a six film selection of some of the best teen horror films, coming from the years 1996 - 2000. Full of scares and laughs to keep you going all-night long, we are sure this will pump you up for Hallowe'en Night!

Our TEEN HORROR PYJAMA PARTY consists of:
THE CRAFT
SCREAM
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
URBAN LEGEND
THE FACULTY
FINAL DESTINATION

 

 

 

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