What's On This Week
Tower XYZ + Street 66
Ayo Akingbade is a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker, who directs with an experimental focus and embeds herself in the daily lives of her subjects. Attend a free screening of her short films Tower XYZ and Street 66 and be sure to stick around after the screening for a Q&A with Akingbade herself.
Painfully Funny: The Complete Directorial Works of Elaine May
The Badlands Collective present extremely rare 35mm screenings of A New Leaf, The Heartbreak Kid, Mikey & Nicky and Ishtar, four movies directed by the overlooked queen of New Hollywood - the brilliant and incisive comic Elaine May. Discover and celebrate May's small but extraordinary body of work all in one sitting!
Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Festival
Countercultural new wave cinema from the 60s and 70s comes face-to-face with new experimental films in this investigation of youth and protest in Japan in this weekend-long festival. This edition of JAEFF, in partnership with The Japan Foundation, riffs off the Oxford Dictionary word of 2017 - Youthquake.
24 Weeks + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
A stand-up comedian called Astrid learns mid-pregnancy that her fetus has both Down’s syndrome and a heart defect. She must wrestle with whether or not to have a late-term abortion, in a tense, hot-button drama powered by anguished work from Julia Jentsch. Join Jentsch after the screening for a Q&A, moderated by The Telegraph’s film critic Tim Robey.
South Social Meets Tunisia
South Social is an immersive movie, music and dining experience celebrating independent world cinema. This month, the focus falls on Tunisia, with a screening of Medhi Ben Attia'sOf Skin and Men. The screening will be followed by a Q&A, a live concert, and regional cuisine.
The Love Witch
Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival
Skate Kitchen: Preview
Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. Soon after, she falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder. This screening is presented by Fringe! Flings - an ongoing love affair with queer cinema at Genesis.
Untitled Bar and Rio Cinema present an exclusive screening of Anton Corbijn's moody West Pennine biopic, Control. £10 tickets include a cocktail at the Rio, or upgrade to a £20 ticket and enjoy a yakitori selection and beer in Untitled's amazing Moon Garden before the screening!
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