What's On This Week
Friday 20 October
The new BFI blockbuster season Who Can You Trust? kicks off in style with Francis Ford Coppola’s ultimate investigation of paranoia, The Conversation. BFI Southbank will be bugged for one-night only using sound surveillance technology so attendees can also enjoy an interactive AV workshop made of stolen sounds and captured conversations. You might just hear yourself…
Earth: One Amazing Day
Watermans Arts Centre
An enchanting family-friendly adventure accompanied by Robert Redford's soothing narration, this BBC Earth Films feature will take you on an astonishing and intimate journey through the natural world. Featuring a baby zebra, penguins and sloths, track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands over the course of a single day.
South Social Film Festival Meets Chile
The Cinema Museum
This event is a tour de force of South American, and particularly Chilean, culture. As part of the programme director Marcela Said presents her latest film, Los Perros, a study of the past Chilean dictatorship though the eyes of a high-octane female protagonist. This screening will be followed by Chilean music and regional cuisine.
Battleship Potemkin + live organ music
Christ Church Southgate
Saturday 21 October
Talkies Community Cinema invite you to see the iconic and shocking scene of a pram rolling down the Odessa steps in a truly new light. Enjoy Sergei Eisenstein's masterpiece of filmmaking and Soviet propaganda in a Victorian Gothic church, accompanied by live organ improvisation.
A Scanner Darkly + live demo and Q&A
Sunday 22 October
To celebrate the film soundtrack's release on vinyl, Richard Linklater's gloomy adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel hits select cinemas. A frequent collaborator of Linklater, composer Graham Reynolds will be present for Q&A and musical demonstration.
Playback + Q&A
Tuesday 24 October
This free screening of a programme of London-made shorts is part of a longer-running exhibition at Kingston School of Art, a 10-screen exhibition featuring over 200 short films made by young artists across the country. Beth Webb (C4 Random Acts) hosts a post-screening Q&A with some of the young filmmakers.
Unrest + VR experience and Q&A
Tuesday 24 October
A touching and powerful insight into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Unrest documents the story of Jennifer Brea after a life-changing diagnosis. Alongside the screening is a VR experience inspired by the film, set up in the Bertha DocHouse lounge.
To Sir with Love + Q&A
Stratford East Picturehouse
Thursday 26 October
Join The New Black Film Collective in celebrating 30 years of Black History Month and 50 years since this classic film's release. Based on E. R. Braithwaite's memoir, Sidney Poitier takes on troublemakers from an East End school, teaching them valuable life lessons while he reluctantly goes on his own journey.
Nosferatu + live score
LSO St. Luke's Church
Thursday 26 October
Though nearly 100 years old, F.W. Murnau’s original vampire film is still a haunting, chilling classic, with some of the eeriest shadows of all time. Brought to you by the Nomad Cinema and with a live score from The Cabinet of Living Cinema, sink your fangs into this spine-tingling pre-Halloween treat.
- See A Scanner Darkly in all its rotoscoped glory @GenesisCinema this Sunday + Q&A with its composer @grahamreynolds … https://t.co/tlrvmFYjWP
- Head to the @CinemaMuseum this Sat for a tour de force of South American culture as @SouthSocialFilm Meets Chile:… https://t.co/xz1TR4RNPd
- Film exhibition summit @thiswayupcon comes to @HullTruck 7-8 November. Book delegate passes now ⬆️… https://t.co/3e4Slp5Jq0
We are excited to announce the launch of a new scheme we are running with Apulia Film Commission, designed for co-production-ready filmmakers eager to hone their skills, learn from industry experts and pitch their ideas to leading international financiers.