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Before the Night

Ciné Lumière
19-24 January

From major blockbusters to French space docs and stories of women shaping the world, this thought-provoking programme is inspired by the Power to the Imagination slogan of the May 1968 protests in Paris. Crossing French, British and European perspectives, the films explore issues central to our times.

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My Pure Land + Q&A

Genesis Cinema
Sunday 21 January

Film London presents a special screening of My Pure Land, a modern-day feminist western set in rural Pakistan. The screening of this incredible debut based on a true story will be followed by a Q&A with director and Film London alumni Sarmad Masud, who will provide insights into making this extraordinary film.

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Last Flag Flying preview + satellite Q&A

Various
Sunday 21 January

A showcase for three superlative performances and an emotionally resonant road trip that is as funny as it is heartbreaking, Last Flag Flying is a bittersweet new movie by director Richard Linklater. The preview will be followed by a satellite Q&A with Bryan Cranston.

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The English Patient + intro + shorts

Institute of Light
Monday 22 January

Naveen Andrews plays the handsome British Army sapper Kip in this luscious adaptation of the Michael Ondaatje novel. Part of Supakino's Turbans Seen on Screen, the film will be accompanied by a short doc about WWII Sikh fighter pilots and a spoof by Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish.

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Being Blacker preview + Q&A

BAFTA
Monday 22 January

A preview of BAFTA-winning filmmaker Molly Dineen’s new BBC film telling the story of well-known reggae record shop owner and music producer Blacker Dread, his extended family, friends and the wider Brixton community. Followed by a Q&A with Molly Dineen and Blacker Dread himself.

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A Heart of Love + intro

Barbican
Wednesday 24 January

In this futuristic romance, two outsider artists create a world in which everything can be designed and controlled, except for their own feelings. When power begins to shift, the two lovers find themselves in competition, facing the question: which is more important, art or love? Part of New East Cinema.

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Donnie Darko in 4K

Deptford Cinema
Wednesday 24 January

Fifteen years before Stranger Things and the current wave of 80s Spielberg/Lucas nostalgia came to rule pop culture, Richard Kelly set the template with his debut feature, the tantalisingly mysterious high school sci-fi flick Donnie Darko. Catch this brand-new 4K restoration from Arrow Films.

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Injustice + discussion

Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Thursday 25 January

This hard-hitting documentary investigates a nationwide crisis, delving into prisons, the judicial system and crime through interviews with ex-prisoners, activists, criminologists, and government officials, arguing that it’s not that prisons are in crisis, but prisons that are the crisis. Followed by a discussion.

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Bent

Prince Charles Cinema
Thursday 25 January

Acknowledging International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Unicorn Nights present Bent, one of the most beautifully harrowing films about being an LGBTQ person during the Holocaust. The film features powerful performances from Clive Owen, Ian McKellen, and a small but memorable role by Mick Jagger.

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