MONDAY 16 MAY 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.
Ukraine Fundraiser: SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS d. Sergei Paradjanov, 1965 + Zoom Q&A with the film restoration expert, Daniel Bird raising funds for Dovzhenko Film Centre in Kyiv at King’s College London (16 MAY 19:00 – Donation requested).
“We are excited to present a rare opportunity to see the 2015 50th anniversary fully restored version of the most internationally awarded Ukrainian film and classic of magical realism, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS. The film will be followed by a Zoom Q&A with colour film restoration expert Daniel Bird, who has worked on restoring Paradjanov’s colour work as well as many other East European films.”
“This screening is made possible by the Dovzhenko Film Centre in Kyiv. The Russian invasion has disrupted funding, making it not only impossible for the Centre to cover basic costs such as utilities or to continue its regular activities, but also to pay its staff salaries. Therefore, all donations from this screening will go to support the Dovzhenko Film Centre.”
- ACCESS TO ARTS: BREAKING THE CLASS CEILING d. Hannah Karpel, 2022 + Panel discussion at Everyman King’s Cross (16 MAY 17:45 – FREE!).
- A THOUSAND CUTS d. Ramona S. Diaz, 2020 + Panel discussion hosted by Article-19 at Bertha DocHouse (16 MAY 18:20 – FREE!).
- FRANCIS BACON: A BRUSH WITH VIOLENCE d. Richard Curson Smith, 2017 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (16 MAY 19:30).
- THE FRENCH DISPATCH d. Wes Anderson, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (16 MAY 20:00 / 17 MAY 20:00 / 18 MAY 20:00 / 22 MAY 17:00).
- GASPAR NOÉ PRESENTS: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE aka L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo d. Dario Argento, 1970 at Picturehouse Cinemas (16 MAY various).
- I’M SO EXCITED! aka Los amantes pasajeros d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2013 + Intro + Tapas presented by Spanish Marks at India Club Lounge-Bar (16 MAY 19:00).
- JULES ET JIM d. François Truffaut, 1962 at Regent Street Cinema (16 MAY 19:15 / 18 MAY 17:10).
- Ukraine Fundraiser: SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS d. Sergei Paradjanov, 1965 + Zoom Q&A with the film restoration expert, Daniel Bird raising funds for Dovzhenko Film Centre in Kyiv at King’s College London (16 MAY 19:00 – Donation requested).
- THE WALL OF SHADOWS d. Eliza Kubarska, 2020 + Q&A with producer Monika Braid presented by Adventure Club at Genesis Cinema (16 MAY 18:30).
Check venues for full listings…
35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER 35mm aka Todo sobre mi madre d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (16 MAY 15:40).
- ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 (16 MAY 18:10).
- PREDATOR 35mm d. John McTiernan, 1987 (16 MAY 20:45).
ANIME at BFI Southbank
- Studio Ghibli: CASTLE IN THE SKY aka Tenku no shnilo Rapyuta d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1986 (16 MAY 20:30).
BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière
- THE VELVET QUEEN aka La Panthère des neiges d. Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier, 2021 (until 23 MAY).
- LOST ILLUSIONS aka Les Illusions perduesd. Xavier Giannoli, 2021 (16 MAY 20:00).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank
- EL SUR aka The South d. Víctor Erice, 1983 (16 MAY 18:10).
- A FAREWELL TO ARMS d. Frank Borzage, 1932 (16 MAY 18:15).
CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank
- THEM 35mm aka Ils d. David Moreau & Xavier Palud, 2006 (16 MAY 20:50).
- Talks etc: Horror à la Française recorded panel discussion (online 11 to 31 MAY).
- Releases: VORTEX d. Gaspar Noé, 2021 (until 26 MAY).
GASPAR NOÉ at Genesis Cinema
- LOVE d. Gaspar Noé, 2015 (16 MAY 20:50).
RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank
- THE TERMINAL MAN [Director’s Cut] 35mm d. Mike Hodges, 1974 (16 MAY 20:40).
- Re-releases: CROUPIER d. Mike Hodges, 1998 (16 MAY 18:05).
SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles
- PREDATOR 35mm d. John McTiernan, 1987 (16 MAY 20:45).
- Beyond Words French Literature Festival (16 to 22 MAY).
- Focus Hong Kong (12 to 13 MAY).
- Odyssey: A Chinese Cinema Season (10 MAY to 10 JUNE).
- Queer East Film Festival (18 to 29 MAY).
- Sci-Fi London (19 to 22 MAY).
- SERET International Israeli Film Festival (12 to 19 MAY).
- UK Asian Film Festival (04 to 15 MAY 2022).
- Village Screen Film Week (10 to 15 MAY).
THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON dir. Leah Purcell, 2021:
- Also 13 to 19 MAY (various dates/times): FIRESTARTER d. Keith Thomas, 2022 at: Catford Mews / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas // THE WALL OF SHADOWS d. Eliza Kubarska, 2020 at: Bertha DocHouse // WHO KILLED THE KLF? d. Chris Atkins, 2022 at: Picturehouse Cinemas.
- Sine Screen presents Vulnerable Histories at Close-Up & The Garden Cinema (19 to 26 AUG 2023)
- Lost Reels presents 16mm & 35mm screenings at The Cinema Museum & ICA (19 & 31 AUG 2023)
- The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents DukeFest 2023: A Brave New World (13 to 16 AUG 2023)
- Cinema Mentiré launches with OLHAR PERIFERICO season (AUG 2023)
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