What's On This Week
Winnie + discussion
Regent Street Cinema
Thursday 21 June
As part of its Educate & Empower series, Blaksox teams up with Kush Films and GEEDA to bring the cotroversial and multi-award-winning documentary Winnieto UK audiences, followed by a special women’s leadership-focused discussion. Join director Pascale Lamche and the guest panelists as they discuss Winnie's legacy.
Thursday 21 June
Directed by Clio Bernard, The Arbor is part fictional re-staging, part documentary. It charts the tragic story of Bradford-born Andrea Dunbar who was thrust from a working class council estate into the theatrical spotlight when her play about a teenage pregnancy won the young writers’ festival and premiered at the Royal Court in 1980. Part of #FemaleGaze season.
Polyland + Q&A
Friday 22 June
The film gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities in Poland and explores the nuances of how it feels to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in an ever more right-leaning Europe. Ania, Miriam and Elmelda were all born in Poland and seek to be seen not as 'the other', but as a part of Polish society.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death + performance
Everyman Screen on the Green
Saturday 23 June
This striking psychological horror follows a troubled young woman who starts to unravel while staying in an eerie Connecticut town. Selected by Jarman Award 2017 shortlisted artist Marianna Simnett who will be doing a pre-screening performance.
Marco Bellocchio weekender
Marco Bellocchio is one of the most original filmmakers to have emerged from Italy in the 1960s. During this special weekend event, programmed by Film London CEO Adrian Wootton, the director will make his first appearance in London for over 10 years, ahead of a first-ever UK retrospective of his work in July.
Calais Children: A Case to Answer + Q&A
Sunday 24 June
For Refugee Week, Hackney Stand Up To Racism is hosting a showing of this award-winning feature followed by Q&A with the director, Sue Clayton. A compelling film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 children who were in the Calais Jungle as it burned down last year – most of whom had a legal case to be in the UK.
Queer Asia Film Festival 2018
British Museum & SOAS
The second instalment of Queer Asia’s annual film festival focuses on the theme of Bodies X Borders, visualising queer bodies that transgress norms, nations and identities in a fast-changing world. Accompanied by a conference, you can look forward to 30 films from countries including China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Palestine and Lebanon.
Stanley, a Man of Variety
Wednesday 27 June
Stanley is a middle-aged man who enjoys watching classic British films and TV shows. When he finds himself in prison for a crime he believes he didn't commit, he begins to talk to his comedy heroes as each one tries to help him remember. Timothy Spall plays all 15 characters in the nightmarish tale of a man riddled with delusions and hallucinations.
Being Blacker + Q&A + short
Wednesday 27 June
After a ten-year absence, acclaimed filmmaker Molly Dineen is back with a new feature documentary, an intimate portrait of Jamaican-born reggae producer, father and pillar of the Brixton community, Blacker Dread. Presented by Screen25 and part of South Norwood Community Festival, the screening will be followed by director Q&A.
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