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Showing This Week

Thursday 14 November: One Woman – One Century

Thursday 14 November: One Woman – One Century

The story of centenarian Dragica Srzentić and of the intellectual and ideological maze of the eight states in which this Istrian-born woman has lived: Austria-Hungary, the Kingdom of Italy, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the Independent State of Croatia, the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia, the Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, and Serbia.
Friday 15 November: Pirika on Film

Friday 15 November: Pirika on Film

Pirika on Film proves the caution and tact with which Žilnik treats his characters. The director had first met street urchin Pirika Čapko when he was shooting Little Pioneers. Then he cast her in Early Works. Forty-five years later, he bumped into her on the street and made an entire film about her – a sequel, remake and reconsideration of Žilnik’s splendid debut.
Friday 15 November: The Liberated Film Club XI with Dennis Cooper

Friday 15 November: The Liberated Film Club XI with Dennis Cooper

"Because you're sick of knowing exactly what you're going to get and you're sick when you get it." We're thrilled to welcome Dennis Cooper as our special guest for the eleventh instalment of The Liberated Film Club, and an edition of 5 risograph printed posters signed by the guest will be available exclusively on the night.
Saturday 16 November: Refuge

Saturday 16 November: Refuge

We're pleased to present a programme of films on curated by Peter Todd to explore the theme of "refuge". Featuring films by Joanna Margaret Paul, Margaret Tait, Robert Vas, Luke Fowler, Anthea Kennedy, Leah Millar, Peter Todd, and Sarah Wood, with poems read by Stephen Watts.
Saturday 16 November: The Most Beautiful Country in the World

Saturday 16 November: The Most Beautiful Country in the World

Želimir Žilnik presents the UK premiere of his most recent feature, followed by a Q&A with the director. December 2016, a demonstration in front of the parliament in Vienna. Two men on the fringes of the mass of people begin talking about the destruction of Aleppo, the Taliban, and the few supporters of war who establish their claim to truth violently against the lives of the many who are uninvolved. The brief exchange is shaped by interest and understanding.
Sunday 17 November: Kenedi Goes Back Home

Sunday 17 November: Kenedi Goes Back Home

A film about Yugoslav people who have fled the country in the face of war and have spent more than ten years in Western Europe, both as refugees and as asylum seekers. In 2002 many of these people, together with their families, were returned to Serbia and Montenegro by EU police who said that their reasons for staying in the West were no longer valid. The film follows what happened to several characters and families during the first weeks of their return.
Sunday 17 November: Kenedi is Getting Married

Sunday 17 November: Kenedi is Getting Married

Kenedi is in a huge debt after building a house for his family. Ultimately, Kenedi decides to look for money in the sex business. When he finds out about new liberal European laws on gay marriages, Kenedi sees prospects in looking for a “marriage material”, to obtain a legal status in EU. The opportunity arises during EXIT Music Festival.

Showing Next Week

23 - 24 November: Berlin Alexanderplatz

23 - 24 November: Berlin Alexanderplatz

Restored in 2006, Berlin Alexanderplatz is the summa of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's art, and the culmination of his lifelong relationship to Alfred Döblin's monumental novel of Berlin in the 1920s-a book the filmmaker said was “embedded in my mind, my flesh, my body as a whole, and my soul.” Please note: Berlin Alexanderplatz has a runtime of just over 15-hours and is screened over two days with intervals, please see the full schedule below.
23 November: Germany in Autumn

23 November: Germany in Autumn

The kidnapping of prominent ex-Nazi and Mercedes-Benz executive Hans-Martin Schleyer, the hijacking and rescue of a Lufthansa airliner, the suspicious deaths of the leaders of the Baader-Meinhof gang in Germany's highest security prison, and the threat of government crackdowns against left-wing intellectuals during the Fall of 1977 are the political background to this important collective work.
24 November: The State I Am In

24 November: The State I Am In

With The State I Am In, Petzold definitively emerged as one of contemporary German cinema’s masters – and one of the preeminent chroniclers of the nation’s recent history. What at first seems a normal bourgeois European family on vacation is soon revealed to be something far more complex: the couple are former Red Army Faction operatives, on the run since the 1970s.

Coming Soon

26 November 2019 - 15 February 2020: A Worm’s Tail View is Often the True One: Films by Pere Portabella

26 November 2019 - 15 February 2020: A Worm’s Tail View is Often the True One: Films by Pere Portabella

The most ambitious, creative and complete retrospective of works by "the most important living director you’ve never heard of" – Pere Portabella – will tour London’s most engaged cultural institutions from November 2019 until February 2020. Organised by Winstanley Schtinter at Close-Up, ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, Cafe Oto, Brixton Prison and University of Cambridge.
7 - 8 December 2019: Edge of Frame at LIAF 2019

7 - 8 December 2019: Edge of Frame at LIAF 2019

We're thrilled to welcome Edge of Frame back for four programmes of experimental animation as part of the London International Animation Festival (LIAF).

Calendar

Thu 14 Nov 8:15pm
One Woman – One Century
Sat 16 Nov 6:00pm
Refuge
Sun 17 Nov 6:00pm
Kenedi Goes Back Home
Sun 17 Nov 8:00pm
Kenedi is Getting Married
Mon 18 Nov 7:00pm
Surrealism Course - Week 3
Sat 23 Nov 11:00am
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Sat 23 Nov 8:30pm
Germany in Autumn
Sun 24 Nov 8:30pm
The State I Am In
Mon 25 Nov 7:00pm
Surrealism Course - Week 4
Tue 26 Nov 8:30pm
Simon Payne: Systems Cinema
Wed 27 Nov 9:00pm
Chinese Roulette
Sun 01 Dec 6:00pm
Heimat is a Space in Time
Sat 07 Dec 5:00pm
Don't Count on Your Fingers
Sat 07 Dec 6:00pm
Edge of Frame: Brushwork
Sat 07 Dec 8:30pm
Edge of Frame: Memento Stella
Sun 08 Dec 6:00pm
Edge of Frame: Surface Memory
Sun 08 Dec 8:30pm
Edge of Frame: Potamkin
Sat 14 Dec 6:00pm
Pont De Varsòvia
Sat 14 Dec 8:00pm
Silence Before Bach
Sun 15 Dec 5:00pm
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