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September Film Highlights

The great and the good of the cinematic world get ready to descend on London for the 60th London Film Festival at its South Bank spiritual home. Get up close and personal with rock’s biggest names at House of Vans, witness a classic reborn at BFI IMAX and get set to welcome back a firm favourite at Curzon Mondrian.



The UK’s primary film festival returns next month and the line-up has just been announced. Among the glittering galas, premiere’s and exclusives lie a host of titles that will entertain the capital’s cinema goers for a period of 11 days from 5 October. It opens with a large-scaled real life romance in the shape of A United Kingdom and ends with a European premiere of Ben Wheatley’s thriller Free Fire and in between features festival favourites, anticipated dramas, acclaimed indies as well as talks, restored oldies, shorts and music. Watch this space for a more in depth preview of what to watch and who to catch

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The fans, the life on the road, the music, there’s a lot to admire about a musician’s life. But if you never got round to perfecting those guitar lessons then the House of Vans are hosting a series of films that might help you get as close as possible to the stage without actually performing. Their ROCKUMENTARIES season features films about the likes of Kurt Cobain and Lemmy as well as acclaimed documentaries DIG and ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL throughout September.

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Bridget’s back and this time it’s maternal. She’s kept a diary, been to the Edge of Reason and now our loveable heroine is facing up to a life of nappies in this hotly anticipated sequel. Finding our Bridge in a spot of bother, this latest catch-up has her caught between two men over the identity of her baby’s father, ex-flame Darcy or charming American Jack. Catch one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year from Friday 16 September.

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Taking on a classic of cinema history, BEN-HUR is a super-scaled adaptation of the 1959 award-guzzling epic. Taking us to Jerusalem for the time of Jesus and Caesar, we follow the fall out between adopted brothers – one Jewish, one Roman – whose lives are violently divided by the occupation of the Romans. After being cast out by Messala for not adequately acknowledging the Empire’s rule, Judah Ben-Hur is set on a path of revenge following a gruelling period as a slave and sets his sights on the eagerly anticipated chariot race as the perfect setting.

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