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Personal Services + burlesque & baking

Pratts and Payne, Streatham
Friday 28 July

Julie Walters stars as a the madam of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of infamous SW16 resident, Cynthia Payne. The evening will also include burlesque acts, themed baking and a bearded hostess DJ.

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Vertigo in a cemetery

St John's Church, Leytonstone
Friday 28 July

Where better to see Hitchcock's iconic story of obsession, manipulation and fear than in an atmospheirc graveyard in the director's old stomping ground of Leytonstone? The film will be preceded by a short from a local filmmaker, and you can enjoy locally-sourced food and drink with the film.

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LGBT Britain

Lexi Cinema
Sunday 30 July

This curated selection of archive films from 1909 to 1994 includes some of the earliest representations of LGBT people on screen, including a 1925 film on Cutie Cattaro, a boxer more interested in flirting than fighting, and drag queen Percy competing for a prize in 1909. A moving and fascinating collection.

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Free outdoor archive films & jazz

Bermondsey Square
Sunday 30 July

Journey through the history of London and Londoners on film throughout the 20th century with this screening of vintage films selected from London’s Screen Archives. There will be a rolling programme of films in the square from 2-6 pm, accompanied by a live jazz trio and free popcorn.

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Stand By Me

Rich Mix
Tuesday 1 August

Part of the Rich Flix Film Club, this cult adaption of Stephen King's novella is a classic coming-of-age story. It's the summer of 1959 in Oregon and, after hearing about the body of a missing local boy, four friends head off into the woods to find it. Along the way they learn about friendship and how to stand up for what is right.

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Shadow World + Q&A

Sands Films Studio
Tuesday 1 August

Based on Andrew Feinstein's book of the same name, this montage of archival news footage and interviews depicts the shadow world of the global arms trade, where corruption and greed drive covert deals between politicians, industry , military, and arms dealers. Andrew Feinstein will be present for a Q&A post-screening.

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Cardboard Gangsters + Q&A

Picturehouse Central
Tuesday 1 August

Mark O'Connor's stylish, low-budget crime flick follows a group of young gangsters as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale in Dublin, chasing a glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex. The film is a preview for the Irish Film Festival London; director and cast will be present for a Q&A.

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Mean Girls

Centrale Shopping Centre Car Park
Wednesday 2 August

The Lost Format Society continue their summer screenings with the most fetch high schoool movie ever. Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school... until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic, Regina.

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The Knitting Club

Korean Cultural Centre
Thursday 3 August

When a group of women get tired of their mundane, grey office surroundings, they decide to make the city a happier place for all and start a knitting club. Depicting a beautiful way in which people can come together, this documentary is an inspiration for change and creating alternative platforms for discussion.

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