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02
May
2017
Public House

02 May 2017 6:15 pm

Bertha DocHouse Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AW

“Public House is a revelation coming from Sarah Turner, whose film, Perestroika, was so powerful and meditative. Here, she passionately defends the existence of a neighbourhood pub by emptying i ...


Read more Cost: £9/£7 GBP
Screenings    |    Bertha DocHouse





03
May
2017
THE BIG SMOKE - A Selection of London Short Films

03 May 2017 7:00 pm

93 Feet East 150 Brick Lane London, E1 6QL The Old Truman Brewery

Shorts On Tap and Raindance Film Festival present: THE BIG SMOKE - A Selection of London Short Films on Wednesday, May 3rd at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1  from 7pm. TICKETS: £3 (onl ...


Read more Cost: £3 GBP
Screenings    |    93 Feet East





04
May
2017
Ismyrna

04 May 2017 7:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
The artists Etel Adnan and Joana Hadjithomas met at the end of the 1990s. They quickly grew close, bound by links to a city they had never been to: Smyrna (toda ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





10
May
2017
NOVA NIGHTS: PROGRESSIVE TRANSGRESSIVE & UNDERGROUND

10 May 2017 7:00 pm

The Horse Hospital Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

EPISODE #3 – “THE DELIRIOUSLY DELICIOUS MIX” Conceived and hosted by BILLY CHAINSAW
THE EVENING’S RUNNING ORDER: HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS: 3 x ODDITIES FROM THE STEWART HOME ARCHIVE Scre ...


Read more Cost: £7/£5 adv GBP
Screenings    |    The Horse Hospital





11
May
2017
Paolozzi on Screen

11 May 2017 7:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

Together Italian-born Lorenza Mazetti produced Together (1956) during her time at the Slade School of Fine Art, recruiting fellow artists Eduardo Paolozzi and Michael Andrew to play deaf-mute doc ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





17
May
2017
LILI REYNAUD-DEWAR: TEETH, GUMS, MACHINES, FUTURE, SOCIETY

17 May 2017 6:30 pm

Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1, UK

Discover the breadth of French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s work across film and performance via dance, body paint, stand-up comedy and gold teeth grills French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar present ...


Read more Cost: £8 GBP
Screenings    |    Tate Modern





18
May
2017
CHIMERICAL OPTICS: HAITI, COLONIALISM AND VOODOO TERROR

18 May 2017 7:00 pm

The Horse Hospital Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES – LONDON CHIMERICAL OPTICS: HAITI, COLONIALISM AND VOODOO TERROR
INSTRUCTOR: JOHN CUSSANS Since the first descriptions of bizarre ceremonies witne ...


Read more Cost: Free
Screenings    |    The Horse Hospital





18
May
2017
Videoclub: The Jarman Award Selected

18 May 2017 7:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

This year’s Selected brings together work by talented UK-based artists in a vibrant programme of recent moving image. Work screened is chosen by the 2016 Jarman Award shortlist: Cécile B. Evan ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





20
May
2017
DISASTERS OF PEACE

20 May 2017 7:00 pm

The Horse Hospital Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

CURATED BY KAMILA KUC AND SAM JURY It can be said that history oscillates between eras of fixity and power and times of undoing, when things unravel. But these processes of undoing and re-imagini ...


Read more Cost: Not listed GBP
Screenings    |    The Horse Hospital





26
May
2017
RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER AND CAO GUIMARÃES: QUARTA-FEIRA DE CINZAS / EPILOGUE

26 May 2017 6:30 pm

Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1, UK

Brazilian artists Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimarães’s Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue captures a group of ants’ colourful post-Carnival procession. Shot on Ash Wednesday, the video ob ...


Read more Cost: Free GBP
Screenings    |    Tate Modern





30
May
2017
‘There’s a lot of things in life worth living for, isn’t there?’

30 May 2017 6:00 pm

BFI Southbank Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT

Films from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection + intro An introduction to the Ruben/Bentson collection of works that delve into what makes life worth living. The title of this event is ins ...


Read more Cost: £12.10/£8. GBP
Screenings    |    BFI Southbank





31
May
2017
Stranger on the Shore + live score

31 May 2017 6:30 pm

BFI Southbank Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT

Britain on Film: Coast and Sea Stranger on the Shore + live score A cycle of video-poems with soundtrack by Andrew Weatherall, Nina Walsh and Franck Alba. It’s different by the sea. A bit str ...


Read more Cost: £15/£12/£1 GBP
Screenings    |    BFI Southbank





04
Jun
2017
Retrospective: Jonathan Meades

04 June 2017 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

Concrete and Victoria Writer, filmmaker, architectural critic and Britain’s greatest living television essayist Jonathan Meades (b. 1947) is the focus of our summer Retrospective. Confronting ...


Read more Cost: £15/£12 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





09
Jun
2017
Sonic Cinema presents The Unfilmables

09 June 2017 7:00 pm

BFI Southbank Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT

Sonic Cinema presents The Unfilmables - Wrangler and Francesca & Mica Levi Film, music and imagination to bring lost film concepts to life in two live audio-visual performances. The history of c ...


Read more Cost: £20/£16/£1 GBP
Screenings    |    BFI Southbank





14
Jun
2017
SERGEI LOZNITSA: AUSTERLITZ

14 June 2017 6:30 pm

Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1, UK

Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa presents the premiere of his most recent documentary Austerlitz, a timely window onto tourism, memorialisation and museological mediation in contemporary societ ...


Read more Cost: £8 GBP
Screenings    |    Tate Modern





15
Jun
2017
Retrospective: Jonathan Meades

15 June 2017 7:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

West Writer, filmmaker, architectural critic, gourmand and Britain’s greatest living television essayist Jonathan Meades (b. 1947) is the focus of our summer Retrospective. In his most autobio ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





22
Jun
2017
Patrick Keiller’s London: 25 Years On

22 June 2017 7:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

Acclaimed film essayist Patrick Keiller shot his hugely influential London in 1992. Today it appears more prescient than ever. Following the screening, Keiller is joined in conversation by the equ ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





25
Jun
2017
The Poetics of the Reel

25 June 2017 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

Award-winning Mexican documentarist Eugenio Poglovsky presents the London premieres of his lyrical, engaged essay films Tropic of Cancer and The Inheritors in conversation with special guests draw ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





29
Jun
2017
Grant Gee: Patience (After Sebald)

29 June 2017 7:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

Accompanying A Handful of Dust, the award-winning essay film-maker Grant Gee presents his path-breaking study of the late, great German writer W.G. Sebald, a multi-layered exploration of place, me ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery