What's On This Week
London Indian Film Festival
22 - 29 June
LIFF showcases a new and exciting selection of cutting-edge independent films that are guaranteed to entertain and offer fascinating insights into South Asian lives. The festival includes Opening Night Gala The Black Prince, the inspirational A Billion Colour Story, and a panel talk on Bornila Chatterjee’s Film London/Cinestaan co-production, The Hungry.
Club des Femmes: Being Ruby Rich
Barbican + Lexi
22 - 25 June
A unique chance to learn more about seminal thinker B. Ruby Rich, and her 40-year career as a curator and critic, from feminism via New Queer Cinema to social documentary. Programme highlights include Sara Gómez's landmark of Cuban cinema, De Cierta Manera, The Holy Girl and Girl Power double bill, and a keynote from B. Ruby Rich herself.
The House on Coco Road + Q&A
Saturday 24 June
Documenting one family's flight from racial tensions in 80s California to US military invasion in Granada, the film includes accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton, weaving together a family portrait of utopian dreams and resistance. Director Damani Baker will be present for a post-screening Q&A.
La Fête du Cinéma
25 - 28 June
La Fête du Cinéma is the second London edition of a French rendezvous for cinema enthusiasts. Expect an amazing variety of new French films, from comedy to documentary to rom com à la Française. Highlights include the return of Gérard Depardieu in Tour de France, watching Marina Foïs go crazy in the thrilling Irréprochable, and poetic animation film La Jeune fille sans main.
UKJF: Beyond the Mountains and Hills
Sunday 25 June
Eran Kolirin returns with a compelling new feature about an Israeli family in crisis. Lieutenant-Colonel David Greenbaum is discharged from the army after serving for 27 years, returning to a family he barely knows. When a friend suggests working as a salesman, he takes the job to try to make something of himself, but things don’t turn out as he expects.
Edgar Wright Presents: Heat
Monday 26 June
Perhaps the best crime movie of the 90s, Michael Mann’s peerless thriller is back on the big screen for one night only, chosen by director Edgar Wright as part of his Picturehouse film season. Starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, this film is painstakingly detailed, with enough characters, subplots and nuance to fill out half a dozen conventional thrillers.
TAPE Collective: Morris from America
Upstairs at the Ritzy
Tuesday 27 June
AThis comedic coming-of-age story and Sundance hit follows 13-year-old Morris Gentry, a black teen who aspires to be the next Notorious B.I.G. But after he and his father move to Germany, he finds himself in a place where no one looks like him or shares his musical tastes.
Fringe! x Pride: We Came to Sweat
Tuesday 27 June
A battle cry for grassroots LGBTIQ activism, this doc tells the story of black-owned Brooklyn landmark the Starlite Lounge, a pre-Stonewall gay bar celebrating inclusivity. When threatened with eviction by the new landlords, impassioned drag queens, patrons and community members rally around.
Battle of the Somme + live score
Walthamstow Assembly Hall
Thursday 29 June
This 1916 documentary was seen by over 20m people in its first six weeks of release (a figure not matched until Star Wars in 1977) making it one of the most successful British films ever made. The film completely changed the cinema-going habits of the British population, as well as altering their views on war.
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