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London Turkish Film Week 2019

24-30 April

Back for its second iteration, discover some of the best cinema Turkey has to offer at London Turkish Film Week - featuring a rich selection of recent Turkish features, box-office hits and festival prize-winners. Including a special Netflix debate with panellists including Tony Palmer and Kenith Trodd, moderated by critic and broadcaster Phillip Bergson.

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Close-Up Cinema
Thursday 25 April

Artist-filmmaker Richard Squires creates animated antihero Clovis as a means to explore the 1960s voice casting of actor Paul Lynde as a series of Hanna-Barbera villains. Mixing original animation, re-enactment, archive and expert testimony into a unique new work, it uncovers one of Hollywood’s hidden queer histories.

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Djon Africa

South London Gallery
Friday 26 April

Blurring the lines between fiction and documentary, Djon Africa’s experimental form follows Miguel Moreira as he journeys from his home in Portugal to Cape Verde for the first time, in search of the father he has never met but whose appearance and strong personality traits he carries. Part of South by South, SLG’s quarterly screening of bold African cinema.

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Cinemas of Sisterhood

Whitechapel Gallery
Saturday 27 April

Curated by Andrea Luka Zimmerman, this extended presentation of films focuses on the feminist body as a site of trauma and resistance, and will include a special preview screening of Lana Lin's The Cancer Journals Revisited and Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari’s remarkable essay 10 + 4, alongside key new short films.

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White Paradise UK premiere + live accompaniment

Barbican Cinema
Sunday 28 April

In the snowy landscape of a desolate region, the orphan Nina works in a coaching inn, while Ivan escapes from prison to get medicine for his dying mother. Hiding from the police in the inn's cellar, he meets Nina who falls for his good heart and decides to help him. The UK premiere of a restored 1924 hit will be accompanied by live music.

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Lexi Film School

Lexi Cinema
Mondays from 29 April

The spring term of Lexi's neighbourhood film school is here, bringing you a programme of hosted screenings from Italian neorealism to Bollywood. Offering a diverse approach to film history, the titles have been selected by people working in the industry - critics, curators, actors and filmmakers - for their potential to excite and stimulate debate.

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Windrush Time Capsule: Cinema Voyage

Lewisham Arthouse
Tuesday 30 April

New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival and Decolonising the Archive have teamed up to present a selection of films around the themes of the Windrush Time Capsule residency. Addressing themes of migration, displacement, broken attachments and racism, films will be accompanied by a Q&A and refreshments.

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United in Anger: A History of ACT-UP + Q&A + launch party

Rich Mix
Wednesday 1 May

This opening night party will launch four days of coalition politics and queer liberty, led by acclaimed New York writer, activist and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman. On a rare visit to London, Schulman presents her seminal film followed by Q&A with Dan Glass and special guests from the queerdom of the capital.

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Holiday in Seoul

The Cinema Museum
Wednesday 1 May

The London East Asia Film Festival presents a 1956 Korean thriller, in which a couple find their holiday interrupted when the journalist husband gets a lead on a murder. Presented in partnership with Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Korean Film Archive as part of LEAFF's K-Cinema 100 screening series, celebrating the centenary of Korean cinema.

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