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GFEST: Jonathan

Leytonstone Library
Friday 17 February

A young man struggling with the pressure of caring for his terminally ill father learns that his father was once deeply in love with a man. This striking debut from Polish director Piotr J. Lewandowski screens as part of Waltham Forest's LGBT History Month celebrations.

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In memory of John Berger: Play Me Something

The Horse Hospital
Friday 17 February

A group of individuals are waiting for a plane on a remote Scottish island when an enigmatic stranger begins to tell them a story. On the surface, John Berger's film is a simple tale about a peasant's trip to Venice, but in reality it's a complex exploration of sex, politics, people and places.

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T A P E: Jackson + discussion

Upstairs at the Ritzy
Sunday 19 February

This thought-provoking and challenging documentary follows anti-abortion efforts in the USA's Deep South, where the last remaining abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi struggles to exist in a climate where the pro-life movement has made serious leaps in cultural, political and legal battles.

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Out at Central: Brokeback Mountain

Picturehouse Central
Sunday 19 February

Starring Jake Gyllenhall and Heath Ledger, this is the award-winning story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. Ang Lee’s devastating drama saw LGBT+ cinema finally crossing into the mainstream – better late than never.

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Der Golem

JW3
Monday 20 February

Written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen, this 1915 German silent horror was partially lost. In 16th century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect Prague's Jewish community from persecution.

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Science Fiction Theatre: The Andromeda Strain

The Victoria
Monday 20 February

After a satellite crashes in New Mexico it is discovered that everyone in a nearby town has died, with the mysterious exception of an infant and an old homeless man. Scientists are in a race against time to determine the nature of the deadly alien virus before it wreaks worldwide havoc.

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Days Like These + Q&A

The Cinema Museum
Monday 20 February

Days Like These documents the 1986 Red Wedge tour, when chart-topping musicians joined forces on stages across the UK in an attempt to encourage young people to vote against Margaret Thatcher in the 1987 general election. The film captures a sensational line up including Billy Bragg, Madness, Johnny Marr and Paul Weller.

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Bagdad Café

Goethe-Institut London
Wednesday 22 February

The charming story of a Bavarian housewife, who, after becoming stranded at a truck-stop in the Mojave Desert, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the short-tempered landlady. Also known as Out of Rosenheim, this gem of a film became a surprise hit 30 years ago.

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Britain on Film: Rural Life

Deptford Cinema
Thursday 23 February

An evocative exploration of the UK countryside throughout the 20th Century, taking in the diverse and beautiful landscapes of our home nations. The footage takes audiences down the country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era. 

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