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Tower XYZ + Street 66

The Lighthouse
20 September

Ayo Akingbade is a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker, who directs with an experimental focus and embeds herself in the daily lives of her subjects. Attend a free screening of her short films Tower XYZ and Street 66 and be sure to stick around after the screening for a Q&A with Akingbade herself. 

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Painfully Funny: The Complete Directorial Works of Elaine May

ICA
21 September

The Badlands Collective present extremely rare 35mm screenings of A New Leaf, The Heartbreak Kid, Mikey & Nicky and Ishtar, four movies directed by the overlooked queen of New Hollywood - the brilliant and incisive comic Elaine May. Discover and celebrate May's small but extraordinary body of work all in one sitting! 

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Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Festival 

Various
21-23 September

Countercultural new wave cinema from the 60s and 70s comes face-to-face with new experimental films in this investigation of youth and protest in Japan in this weekend-long festival. This edition of JAEFF, in partnership with The Japan Foundation, riffs off the Oxford Dictionary word of 2017 - Youthquake. 

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24 Weeks + Q&A

Regent Street Cinema
22 September

A stand-up comedian called Astrid learns mid-pregnancy that her fetus has both Down’s syndrome and a heart defect. She must wrestle with whether or not to have a late-term abortion, in a tense, hot-button drama powered by anguished work from Julia Jentsch. Join Jentsch after the screening for a Q&A, moderated by The Telegraph’s film critic Tim Robey.

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South Social Meets Tunisia

Theatre Peckham
22 September

South Social is an immersive movie, music and dining experience celebrating independent world cinema. This month, the focus falls on Tunisia, with a screening of Medhi Ben Attia'sOf Skin and Men. The screening will be followed by a Q&A, a live concert, and regional cuisine.

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The Love Witch

Moth Club
23 September

A young and beautiful witch uses her magic to devise spells and craft concoctions which will grant her what she desires: a man who loves her. Inconveniently however, her creations work too well and every man she seduces ends up dead. She finally finds the perfect man for her, but her desire to feel loved may send her over the edge and into a heady brew of passion, madness and death.

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Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival 

Various
24 September

The only UK festival to cover the whole of Asia and the Pacific, Aperture returns with part two of this year's programme with focuses on Southeast Asia and New Zealand. The festival seeks to reframe the ‘idea’ of Asia through cinema, while also exploring cinema from the Pacific. Screenings at Close-Up, Q&As and a free event at The Royal Academy of Arts.

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Skate Kitchen: Preview 

Genesis Cinema
24 September

Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. Soon after, she falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder. This screening is presented by Fringe! Flings - an ongoing love affair with queer cinema at Genesis. 

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Control

Rio Cinema
26 September

Untitled Bar and Rio Cinema present an exclusive screening of Anton Corbijn's moody West Pennine biopic, Control. £10 tickets include a cocktail at the Rio, or upgrade to a £20 ticket and enjoy a yakitori selection and beer in Untitled's amazing Moon Garden before the screening!

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