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These ground-breaking, thought-provoking and spectacular films and events will showcase talent and stimulate new collaborations and ideas between filmmakers and creative leaders.
Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best film festivals. Introducing the finest new British and international films. LFF is a compelling combination of red carpet glamour and friendly audiences.
Selection of London themed films:
A United Kingdom (European premier) tickets still available
Powerful testament to the defiant and enduring love story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the government of the time.
Thursday 6th October 11:30 Odeon Leicester Square
Tuesday 11th October 21:00 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Their Finest (European premier) tickets still available
Danish director Lone Scherfig’s (The Riot Club, An Education, LFF2009) fascination with British manners continues to find new register in this delectable comedic drama, her fifth film set in the UK.
Thursday 13th October 2016 19:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Friday 14th October 2016 11:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Saturday 15th October 2016 13:00 Cine Lumber
A Moving Image (European premier) tickets still available
If Spike Lee made a film about community relations in Brixton, it might have started at the Brixton Riots in 1981 and ended with the destruction of the Brixton branch of estate agent Foxtons – the ultimate signifier of ‘bougie’ invasion – at the Reclaim Brixton march in April 2015.
Saturday 8th October 2016 18:30 Vue West End Cinema
Friday 14th October 2016 18:30 Ritzy Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Hackney Picturehouse
City of Tiny Lights (European premier) tickets still available
Working from Patrick Neate’s adaptation of his own novel, Pete Travis (Dredd, Omagh) delivers a taut, hard-boiled crime thriller set in contemporary multicultural London.
Thursday 13th October 2016 21:00 Picturehouse Central
Friday 14th October 2016 14:00 Odeon Leicester Square
White Colour Black (world premier) tickets still available
Where are you from? No, but where are you really from?’ This question will be familiar to any person of colour, a member of the global diaspora. It’s a question at the heart of Joseph a. Adesunloye’s striking debut, which follows Leke (Dudley O’Shaughnessy), a mixed heritage man living in London.
Saturday 15th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 21:00 Ritzy Cinema
Ethel & Ernest (European premier) tickets still available
Ethel is a lady’s maid with aspirations to better herself when she falls in love with and marries Ernest, a milkman. Living with their son Raymond in 1940s London puts them in the firing line as the Blitz takes hold of the city. Raymond is eventually evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside and we follow Ethel and Ernest through their everyday lives as they cope with the war. Their love and sense of family holds them tightly together as they witness events such as the VE day celebrations, the horror of Hiroshima and the creation of the Welfare State.
Saturday 15th October 2016 15:15 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Haymarket Cinema
London Town (European premier) tickets still available
Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) is a bright-eyed teenager attempting to juggle too many suburban familial responsibilities following the departure of his free-spirited mother. When his broken-hearted father is injured at work and Shay finds himself under even more pressure, he decides it’s time to reconnect with his estranged mother. Along the way, he falls for striking, confident punk girl Vivian (Nell Williams) and together they experience that white hot epiphany when a new kind of music sparks teenagers on a profound, life-changing level.
Tuesday 11th October 2016 18:30 Haymarket Cinema
Thursday 13th October 2016 15:15 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 20:15 Hackney Picturehouse
The Man from Mo’Wax (European premier) tickets still available
Almost ten years in the making, The Man From Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of James Lavelle, one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in contemporary British culture. Drawing upon meticulous research and exclusive access to personal home footage, debut director Matthew Jones assembles archive footage, stills and original interviews to chart Lavelle’s phenomenal rise. It includes his establishing Mo’Wax as one of the UK’s most significant independent record labels and redefining what it means to be a DJ, to creating super band UNKLE with DJ Shadow.
Friday 14th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Saturday 15th October 2016 17:45 Hackney Picturehouse
The Ghoul (world premier) tickets still available
A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe. Low budget Brit thriller, The Ghoul is an atmospheric slow-burn crime film more interested in psychology and the occult than in solving crimes. Tom Meeten’s detective Chris is called to investigate a mysterious, possible double murder. Discovering clues in the house of a shadowy suspect, he goes undercover as a patient to see the suspect’s psychotherapist. But our understanding of Chris is quickly turned on its head as we get inside his, with Meeten excelling in portraying his character’s complex duality.
Friday 14th October 2016 21:00 Haymarket Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 15:00 Picturehouse Central