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November Noir, Networking and Naughtiness

This month sees a whole host of events that will have you pining for the warm indoors.

This month sees a
whole host of events that will have you pining for the warm indoors.
But
don’t be fooled by the cosy appeal of the cinema as the autumn brings with it a
distinctive nod to dark and devious film and a solemn goodbye to the summer.

Film noir is sinking underground this November as The Old Vic Tunnels hosts a weekend of
classic cinema. The Coen brother’s Fargo,
Blue Velvet (Main Picture), Robert Altman’s The Long
Goodbye
and Stanley Kubrick’s The
Killing
all feature in the three day programme that celebrates an upcoming
season of film noir on MGM’s HD channel. As well as the films shown there will
be a selection of special events including Q&As before each presentation.
Book your tickets HERE

Also stepping into darker territory, albeit in a more
symbolic sense, The Barbican is
holding a devilish season entitled Seven Deadly Sins. Celebrating the best of
cinematic lust, gluttony, wrath and all that is sinful, the London institute
has invited faces of film and music to indulge with audiences and present some
of their favourite films following this hellish theme. Submarine director Richard
Ayoade
ponders wrath with The
Graduate
, Mike Leigh uses Baby Face as an expression of greed and
Vivienne Westwood contemplates gluttony in La Grande
Bouffe
as just some of the event’s impressive lineup which is running from
the 2nd of November to the 9th of December. For the full
programme visit The Barbican site HERE

From the 1st of the month you can enjoy some of
the East’s upcoming and established cinema with the London Korean Film Festival 2012. Last year’s triumphant opening
night saw crowds queuing around Leicester Square, and this year’s gala has
similar results in its sights with a special screening of The Thieves. Following five of Korea’s most infamous thieves, Dong-Hoon Choi’s diamond heist movie has already earned commercial success
in its homeland, and will be opening the festival on the 1st of November accompanied by a Q&A.

The programme as always aims to
include all generations of cinema goers. Gabi
(Russian Coffee)
follows So-yeon Kim’s Tanya as she falls in with King Gojong and his social and political dilemmas will be showing
on November the 6th, whilst family animation Katuri – A Story of A Mother Hen will
be showing on the afternoon of the 3rd. The full programme, as well as
booking information, can be found on the festival homepage HERE

Perhaps not the most heard of foreign film festival to reach
UK shores this autumn, the Azerbaijan London
Film Festival​
runs from the 1st to the 4th of
November. Guests in attendance include screenwriter and director Yaver Rzayev and
director Rafig Guliyev, and with a selection
of panels, art exhibitions and lectures as well as a varied collection of the
nation’s cinema, this is a local way to understand and appreciate Azerbaijan
culture. Visit the festival site HERE

For the aspiring teen film maker, start your career early at
the London Young Film Festival this
year. Six days of screenings, workshops and networking opportunities will be
running from the 8th of November, with over 100 films included from
a dozen countries. Operating as part of the London Arts Festival, the event will be held over a handful of venues
over the capital and is well worth checking out once the full programme is
announced. In the meantime you can find details of the event HERE

Beth Webb - Events Editor

I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice

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