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Starman

The Castle Cinema
Thursday 22 August

Answering a NASA message, a space being tries to contact mankind but a missile grounds his ship. The so-called Starman, played by Jeff Bridges, inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man's widow Jenny. Determined to reunite with his mothership, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona, pursued by US agents intent on his capture. Hosted by Science Fiction Theatre.

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara + dance performance

Harrow's Summer Screen
Thursday 22 August

Three old friends reunite after many years for a bachelor party trip through Spain, learning about friendship, love, life and everything in-between along the way. Tongues on Fire invites you to a free screening of this charming, witty buddy road movie, preceded by a spectacular dance performance by K Spark Entertainment.

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Hail Satan? + Q&A + afterparty

Everyman King's Cross
Saturday 24 August

When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organise a series of public actions to advocate for religious freedom and challenge authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in truly profound ways. Plus Birds’ Eye View hosted Q&A and an afterparty at Supermax.

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Success + Tropic of Cancer + discussion

Institute of Contemporary Arts
Sunday 25 August

The ICA presents the first UK retrospective dedicated to the work of award-winning Mexican documentary filmmaker Eugenio Polgovsky. This opening screening will be introduced by film critic and programmer Olaf Möller and followed by a discussion between Möller, Michel Lipkes, Mara Polgovsky and Erica Segre.

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National Lottery Cinema Day

Various venues UK-wide
Sunday 25 August

Every time you play the National Lottery, you’re supporting British film and providing development opportunities for the next generation of filmmakers. To say thank you, the National Lottery invites you to see a film for free at participating UK cinemas on Sunday 25 August with your Lotto ticket. Celebrate National Lottery Cinema Day at your local cinema!

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Broken Blossoms + live soundtrack

Regent Street Cinema
Monday 26 August

Frustrated in his desire to bring the teachings of Buddha to the tough denizens of London, a disillusioned young Chinese man loses himself in the reveries of opium mists until the plight of a young waif startles him back to reality. Accompanied by a live soundtrack on the cinema's original 1936 Compton Organ, performed by Donald MacKenzie.

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O Palhaço (The Clown)

Embassy of Brazil
Wednesday 28 August

CineClub Brazil present a free screening of this touching comedy-drama, Brazil's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards. The second feature directed by Selton Mello who also stars as the protagonist, the film tells the story of a father and son who work as clowns for a rural circus troupe. One day, the son decides he’s no longer funny and that it’s time to settle down.

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Apocalypse Child

Genesis Cinema
Thursday 29 August

Surfing instructor Ford has been told his whole life that he's the son of Francis Ford Coppolla. Having wasted his youth away, he's now forced to confront his past actions, inactions, and the myths of his life. Set on the beautiful beaches of Baler, where a famous surfing scene of Coppola's Apocalypse Now was filmed, Filikino screens a sun-drenched film in which myth and unrealised dreams run as dark undercurrents.

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In Fabric

The Montpelier
Thursday 29 August

Fashion becomes fatal in Peter Strickland’s eerie, atmospheric and savagely funny satire about a killer red dress. Screened by Back Room Cinema, a twice-monthly film club dedicated to showing the best independent cinema in the heart of Peckham. Join fellow film fans and discover this intimate, 30-capacity pop-up hidden away in The Montpelier pub.

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