What's On This Week
Soul of a Movement + panel discussion
Thursday 20 February
The People's Film Club, The Outside Project and Voices 4 London are teaming up to screen Soul of a Movement - a film, made amidst the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, that celebrates queer resistance in the UK and asks 'what is a queer liberation?' - followed by a panel discussing what it means to build queer communities.
CdF x Feminist Re-Imaginings at the Rio, 1980-2020: Programme 1
Saturday 22 February
Veteran West German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta’s films were firm favourites at the Rio in the 1980s. Her directorial debut The Second Awakening of Christa Klages marked her out as one of the key women writer-directors of the New German Cinema movement. Screens with Give us a Smile from Leeds Animation Workshop.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders + intro
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Saturday 22 February
Set within the imagination of a teenage girl on the threshold of adulthood, this haunting and poetic fantasy with its intoxicating imagery is a classic of the Czechoslovak New Wave. The screening is introduced by English journalist, film critic and broadcaster Kim Newman, a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines.
Jim Carter presents Pride + special Q&A
Sunday 23 February
As part of his sold-out season of In Conversation events, Jim Carter returns to Kiln Cinema for a very special fundraiser, the screening of the highly acclaimed 2014 film Pride, followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. Inspired by an extraordinary true story of gay activists uniting with striking Welsh miners in their fight against Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press.
Room at the Top
Kenneth More Theatre
Monday 24 February
Join The Good Company Film Club for a classic projected on the big screen, then stay for for tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards. The first 'kitchen sink' drama follows an ambitious young accountant who plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman. Hermione Baddeley's performance is the shortest Oscar-nominated one in movie history.
Regent Street Cinema
Tuesday 25 February
Christian is a young and talented football player, a genius on the pitch but also a rebellious loose cannon. After his last screw-up, the President of his football team decides to hire a tutor to teach him some discipline. Sparks fly at the start but there is a chance that this improbable duo may be a big help to one another. Presented by CinemaItaliaUK and followed by a drinks reception.
Honeyland + intro
Wednesday 26 February
No Planet B Film Club presents a season of films with environmental themes, from Oscar-nominated documentaries to anime. Each screening will be introduced and followed by a discussion in the bar. They open with the most awarded film from last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Honeyland - an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity.
Thursday 27 February
MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder, community leader and human rights activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of colour for over 40 years. Hosted by The Batty Mama in association with Evidence To Exist Research Group.
Your Cinema - February edition
Vue Westfield Stratford
Thursday 27 February
Your Cinema are back for their first screening of the decade, showcasing critically-acclaimed short films that reflect diverse cultures and communities across the UK. Presented by Liberty Mount, get ready for an exclusive preview of Kayode Ewumi’s new series Enterprice 2, starring a host of emerging black talent, as well as a Q&A with Kayode Ewumi himself.
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Next week sees the latest in our series of Film London Labs, and the first of 2020, once again at We Are Social Studios in Finsbury Square. This time, we explore the creative possibilities of that little thing in your pocket – your mobile phone.