What's On This Week
UK Asian Film Festival
The 20th edition of the UK Asian Film Festival offers an eclectic mix of films, stimulating interviews, outstanding masterclasses, workshops, performances, visual arts exhibitions and a short film competition. Come along to celebrate and enjoy great films, filmmakers and artists from South Asia.
Performance in 35mm + intro
Thursday 15 March
Cult Classic Collective present the 1970 drama Performance, in which a violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star. Preceded by an introduction and followed by a discussion over a drink hosted by Nick Walker from Rochester Kino.
Home from the Hill in 35mm
The Cinema Museum
Saturday 17 March
Don't miss your chance to see a Vincente Minnelli classic that doesn't get shown as often as it should. The Badlands Collective are screening a 35mm archive print of the star-studded epic Home From The Hill, one of Hollywood's most powerful family stories, according to the New Yorker.
Sunday 18 March
Bechdel Test Fest screen Michael Winterbottom's ode to lonely London with live piano performances from Michael Nyman's enchanting score. Wonderland mines the kitchen sink dramas of urban life in its grit and glory, offering an intimate portrait of a family of working class women living in the capital in the late 1990s.
The Hidden + talk
Institute of Light
Monday 19 March
A series of murders have LA detective Tom Beck baffled, and it doesn’t help when an FBI agent tells him that an extraterrestrial is invading the bodies of innocent victims and transforming them into killers. A mixture of a buddy cop movie and The Terminator, the screening will be introduced by author and critic Tom Huddleston.
Reel Life + panel
Monday 19 March
Proud to be a safe space for generating discussion about gender, sexuality, and marginalisation, Queerly Beloved are back with another evening of inspiring LGBT+ short documentaries and spoken word. Followed by a panel with the filmmakers behind Still Burning, Funny Girl, and Harding and His Camera.
Sweet Smell of Success + intro
Wednesday 21 March
Tony Curtis stars as ruthless publicist Sidney Falco, who'll do anything to find himself in the good graces of Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker. This intense film noir exposes the underside of New York's glamorous night life, revealing greed, brutality, betrayal and cynicism. Introduced by Film London CEO Adrian Wootton OBE.
Playback Festival 2018
Presenting the best in emerging artist film, Playback Festival returns to the ICA with over 300 short films in one interactive exhibition, alongside screenings, workshops, live performances and talks exploring the significance of artist film and the power of the millennial. Celebrating innovation and creativity, all the events are free to attend.
Right Now Film Festival
From the beginning of vital movements such as Black Lives Matter to the future of welfare and the UK’s very own Brexit, Right Now Film Festival explores the motives and truths behind global systems and unjust balances of power. Head to Dalston's Rio Cinema for a varied programme of docs from around the world.
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