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Now showing at BFI Southbank Belvedere Road,South Bank,London,London SE1 8XT 020 7928 3232

  • A Night On London Transport
  • Citizen Kane
  • Don't Look Back
  • Double Dare + Where Adam Stood
  • Grey Gardens
  • Klute
  • Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles
  • The Stranger (1946 Film)
  • The Third Man
  • Too Much Johnson
  • Underground (1928 Film) + Another Day: A Symphony Of London Life

A Night On London Transport stars

Archive films.

  • GenreDocumentary
  • Official site

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Wednesday 8th July 2015

Citizen Kane 5 stars

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Re-issue of the 1941 classic, about a recently deceased media tycoon, whose life is dissected in flashback post mortem by a tenacious magazine journalist. Modelled all too obviously on Randolph Hearst, Kane is a man undone by greed and ambition whose determination to be the very best forces him to sacrifice friendships, work relationships and ultimately his marriage.

  • GenreBiography, Classic, Drama
  • CastOrson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane.
  • DirectorOrson Welles.
  • WriterHerman J Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration118 mins
  • Official site
  • Release04/06/1999 (limited re-release); 30/10/2009 (selected cinemas)

Perhaps not the best film ever made as some critics assert, but nevertheless a monumental achievement, and worthy of yet another re-release on the big screen. Orson Welles stars as the media magnate whose life is dissected in flashback post mortem by a tenacious magazine journalist. Modelled all too obviously on Randolph Hearst, Kane is a man undone by greed and ambition whose determination to be the very best forces him to sacrifice friendships, work relationships and ultimately his marriage. As director, Welles strings together his narrative using moments of simplicity and brilliance, complemented by creative camerawork - tracking shots, fades and cross cuts - which brings all of the fragments together into a satisfying whole. Citizen Kane stands the test of time remarkably well.

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Monday 6th July 2015

Don't Look Back 3 stars

Documentary.

  • GenreClassic, Documentary
  • CastBob Dylan.
  • DirectorDA Pennebaker.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration96 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 8th July 2015

Double Dare + Where Adam Stood 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastAlan Badel, Alan Dobie, Kika Markham, Max Harris, Ronald Hines, Malcolm Terris.
  • DirectorBrian Gibson, John McKenzie.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration155 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 7th July 2015

Grey Gardens 3 stars

Documentary.

  • GenreDocumentary
  • CastEllen Hovde, Muffie Meyer.
  • DirectorAlbert Maysles, David Maysles.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 7th July 2015

Klute 4 stars

Thriller

  • GenreThriller
  • CastJane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi.
  • DirectorAlan J Pakula.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration114 mins
  • Official site

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Monday 6th July 2015

Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles 3 stars

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Released to coincide with the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, this affectionate documentary shines a light on the precocious actor, director and writer, who is considered to have peaked with his very first film: the epic Citizen Kane. The film is divided into four sections, each surveying aspects of Welles' life and the work he created after this critically adored debut including The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady From Shanghai, Touch Of Evil, The Trial and Chimes At Midnight.

  • GenreDocumentary
  • CastPeter Bogdanovich, Orson Welles.
  • DirectorChuck Workman.
  • WriterChuck Workman.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration91 mins
  • Official sitewww.cohenmedia.net/films/magician
  • Release03/07/2015 (selected cinemas)

Released to coincide with the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, Chuck Workman's affectionate documentary shines a light on the precocious actor, director and writer, who is considered to have peaked with his very first film: the epic Citizen Kane. Workman's film is divided into four sections, each surveying aspects of Welles' life and the work he created after this critically adored debut including The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady From Shanghai, Touch Of Evil, The Trial and Chimes At Midnight, as well as the creative projects he left unfinished. Longtime companion Oja Kodar, historians, critics and fellow actors offer their memories and thoughts of this complex figure, hoping to justify the documentary's description of Welles as an astonishing filmmaker.

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Tuesday 7th July 2015
Wednesday 8th July 2015
Thursday 9th July 2015

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The Stranger (1946 Film) 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastLoretta Young, Orson Welles, Edward G Robinson.
  • DirectorOrson Welles.
  • Official site

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Tuesday 7th July 2015

The Third Man 5 stars

Failed novelist Holly Martins arrives in Vienna to meet his good chum, Harry Lime, only to find the poor chap dead as a doornail and his reputation besmirched by vile allegations. Determined to clear his pal's good name, Holly ignores the advice of two British Army police officers - Major Calloway and Sergeant Paine - to hunt down the elusive 'third man' spotted at the scene of the crime. In the process, Holly becomes entangled in a web of murder and intrigue that puts his pulp fictions to shame.

  • GenreAction, Classic, Drama, Thriller
  • CastJoseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard.
  • DirectorCarol Reed.
  • WriterGraham Greene.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration104 mins
  • Official site
  • Release11/08/2006 (London National Film Theatre); 26/06/2015 (selected cinemas)

A welcome reissue of Carol Reed's masterful 1949 evocation of Graham Greene, in which failed novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in Vienna to meet his good chum, Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find the poor chap dead as a doornail and his reputation besmirched by vile allegations. Determined to clear his pal's good name, Holly ignores the advice of two British Army police officers - Major Calloway (Trevor Howard) and Sergeant Paine (Bernard Lee) - to hunt down the elusive 'third man' spotted at the scene of the crime. In the process, Holly becomes entangled in a web of murder and intrigue that puts his own pulp fictions to shame. Tightly plotted and expertly acted, The Third Man is a masterclass in sustained tension that puts most modern thrillers to shame. They don't make 'em like they used to.

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Monday 6th July 2015
Tuesday 7th July 2015
Wednesday 8th July 2015
Thursday 9th July 2015

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Too Much Johnson 3 stars

Comedy about a woman with two lovers.

  • GenreComedy, Shorts
  • CastJoseph Cotten, Virginia Nicolson, Edgar Barrier.
  • DirectorOrson Welles.
  • WriterOrson Welles.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration67 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 8th July 2015

Underground (1928 Film) + Another Day: A Symphony Of London Life 4 stars

Drama, romance.

  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • CastBrian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen.
  • DirectorAnthony Asquith.
  • WriterAnthony Asquith.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration124 mins
  • Official site
  • Release11/02/2013 (selected cinemas)

The BFI celebrates the 150th anniversary of the London Underground - the world's first subterranean railway - with a lovingly restored print of Anthony Asquith's 1928 silent accompanied by Neil Brand's evocative orchestral score, recorded live last year. Underground is a working-class love story of jealousy and deceit on the Northern line, centred on two very different men (Brian Aherne, Cyril McLaglen) engaged in a battle for the affections of the same pretty shop girl (Elissa Landi).

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Wednesday 8th July 2015