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Wadjda + reflection circle with Yalla Hub

Harris Academy
Friday 11 October

Join Screen25 for their next Pay as You Feel screening - a film chosen for the community, by the community. When the parents of 10-year-old Wadjda refuse to buy her a bicycle, she decides to enter a Quran recitation competition to win enough money to buy it herself. In partnership with Yalla Hub, who will discuss the work they do and hold a reflection circle.

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The Thomas Crown Affair

Ealing Green Church
Friday 11 October

Classic Cinema Club presents an action caper heightened by some creative optical trickery, with innovative split-screen editing and spiralling shots. The protagonists’ interaction is enhanced by their chemistry and sex appeal, as the stars Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway bring the cool and the heat, while immaculately suited and coiffed.

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Too Black Too Queer 2019

Scala
Saturday 12 October

Brixton Reel, Urban World, Batty Mama and Thrive LDN come together for a one-night extravaganza celebrating Black LGBTQ+ experience and wellbeing. This free event will feature screenings of new films, a live show including performer Paigey Cakey and will continue until the early hours with Urban World, UK’s most diverse LGBTQ+ club night featuring 20 DJs and MCs.

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European Arthouse Cinema Day

Various
Sunday 13 October

European filmgoers and passionate arthouse cinema operators have their own day to celebrate! The fourth European Arthouse Cinema Day will take place in hundreds of cinemas all over the world, celebrating the diversity of European films as well as the venues themselves. In 2018, the joint CICAE and Europa Cinemas initiative saw more than 650 cinemas in 39 countries taking part.

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Cossacks of the Kuban

BFI Southbank
Monday 14 October

Ivan Pyryev's vibrant reimagining of Romeo and Juliet, relocated to a collective farm in the Kuban, it draws its inspiration from Hollywood musicals of the '30s and '40s, with gorgeous music from famed composer Isaac Dunayevsky. It is essentially a fairytale about the abundance of Soviet Life, something for which it was later fairly criticised. Kino Klassika screen the only Russian language production in the BFI Musicals season.

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Purple Rain + afterparty

Everyman Crystal Palace
Tuesday 15 October

Join We Are Parable for an immersive audiovisual experience as they celebrate one of the first visual albums created by a Black musician. As part of their new nationwide season The Art of the Visual Album, they will screen Prince’s 1984 Oscar-winning Purple Rain, one of the most successful visual albums of all time, complete with a live band providing the vibes for a post-screening afterparty.

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Cinema Paradiso

Wimbledon Library
Tuesday 15 October

International artist, choreographer and English National Ballet’s youngest principle dancer, Carlos Acosta has chosen three film classics which Film Merton are delighted to bring to the big screen in Merton. First in the series is the moving, bittersweet Italian drama Cinema Paradiso, in which a filmmaker recalls his childhood and falling in love with the moving pictures at his village cinema.

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Vessel + guest speaker

Peckhamplex
Thursday 17 October

Dispatch FMI presents a documentary that follows Dutch doctor and activist Rebecca Gomperts as she organises Women on the Waves, a team who sail around the world providing free and safe abortions in international waters for women with no legal alternative. The team face immense scrutiny and backlash but ultimately thrive due to their solidarity and creative resourcefulness.

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Corpus Christi UK premiere

Polish Social and Cultural Association
Thursday 17 October

Selected as Poland's 2020 entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar, Corpus Christi is a universal, moving and provocative story about the spiritual transformation of man and a new look at faith in God. Screened by an independent, community-led non-profit cinema with English subtitles.

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