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Lost in London

Picturehouse Central
Friday 20 January

Woody Harrelson directs and stars in this unprecedented live cinematic event, giving audiences the unique opportunity to watch a film shot in real time. Loosely based on a real-life crazy night, Lost in London follows Harrelson as his attempts to get home to his family are scuppered by royalty, old friends and the law.

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Bookseller's Choice: Daisies + intro

London Review Bookshop
Friday 20 January

V?ra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema follows two young women as they revolt against a decayed and oppressive society, attacking all symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. The evening will be hosted by Gareth Evans, curator of film at the Whitechapel Gallery.

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Science Fiction Theatre: The Day After + talk

Deptford Cinema
Friday 20 January

Nicholas Meyer's graphic and disturbing film from 1983 depicts the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on a small town in Kansas. Starring Steve Guttenberg, John Lithgow and JoBeth Williams, the film deals with deal with the horrors of a post-nuclear America.

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Close Up on Robert Altman: Nashville

Close-Up Film Centre
Saturday 21 January

Robert Altman's 1975 satirical comedy-drama is a barbed snapshot of people involved in Nashville's country and gospel music businesses. This captivating film brought its already-celebrated director to the pinnacle of his acclaim.

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T A P E Collective & Girls on Film: Honeytrap

Ritzy Picturehouse
Sunday 22 January

Rebecca Johnson's Honeytrap is the UK's first urban drama told from a female perspective. Set in Brixton, 15-year-old Layla's quest for acceptance results in a cautionary tale inspired by real events. The screening includes an introduction from local music organisation Raw Material.

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Unorthodocs: Hooligan Sparrow + Q&A

Somerset House
Monday 23 January

The danger is palpable in this covertly-filmed documentary, which follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan as she seeks justice for six school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. Isabel Hilton, editor of Chinadialogue, will be present for a Q&A.

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Twentieth Anniversary Screening: Gummo

Prince Charles Cinema
Monday 23 January

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fill their boring, nihilistic lives. A cult favourite, this disturbing impressionistic portrait of a half-imaginary Midwestern suburb confirmed Harmony Korine as a creative force to be reckoned with.

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Teen Unscreened: Suburbia

Genesis Cinema
Tuesday 24 January

Misanthropic punk rockers take over an LA suburb destined for demolition and try to form a family of sorts. However, their neighbours don't want fringe people living near them, and the punks are forced to retaliate in the only way they know how.  Part of the #DirectedByWomen2017 season.

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The Nights of Zayandeh-rood + Q&A

ICA
Thursday 26 January

The UK premiere of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's gradually unfolding story of an anthropologist and his daughter, before, during and after the Iranian Revolution. The film was shown just once before being cut by Iranian censors, and it wasn't until 2016 that Makhmalbaf was able to restore the film.

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