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Southend Film Festival, Sci-Fi London: this week's new film events

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Something of a coup for the festival this year: two "new" Peter Sellers films. Freshly restored, having been discovered in a skip, 1950s shorts Dearth Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You screen at the opening gala, along with another rare Sellers short Cold Comfort. It's the first time they've screened in 60 years. There are plenty more retro treats in the mixed selection, including Sellers and Ringo Starr in groovy 1960s comedy The Magic Christian; Barbara Stanwyck in Lady Of Burlesque, a tale of strippers strangled by their G-strings; and Bette Davis in the Busby Berkeley-enhanced Fashions Of 1934; not to mention punk casualties John Otway and Bruno Wizard, both accompanying their comical biodocs.

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