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Looking In Looking Out, London

Why are we really here? You know, here, like on the planet, alive, and all that? This philosophical festival should help figure it out, with mind-expanding films from Richard Linklater's wonderful animated odyssey Waking Life to Eraserhead and A Matter Of Life And Death, plus film-based talks and workshops. Will Self presents and argues for Tarkovsky's Mirror, the Guardian's Julian Baggini discusses the Coen brothers as moral philosophers, and Bidisha, Kira Cochrane and others discuss the women who co-founded Hollywood.

Conway Hall, Wed to 5 Jul

Anchorman Party, London

The announcement that legendary newsreader Ron Burgundy and his garishly polyester-clad cohorts will soon be returning to the airwaves and screens near us in Anchorman 2 seems to have prompted wild celebration in London's Bloomsbury area – or at least a good excuse for a party. And Will Ferrell's satire of 1970s news broadcasting has everything »

- Steve Rose

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