SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 04.06.19

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Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Director’s Cut) d. Frank Oz, 1986 + Q&A with actor Ellen Greene at The Prince Charles (04 JUN 20:30):

  • “We’re pleased to announced that Audrey herself, Ellen Greene, will be LIVE on the PCC stage for a post-film Q&A! This is the first time Ms. Greene has appeared in person with the film here in London, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the cinema to celebrate one of our favourite films.”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Lift Off!: FIRST MAN presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (19 JUL).
Lift Off!: FIRST MAN presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (19 JUL).
  • We look at Close-Up’s new programme of 13 films by 3 masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, TAIPEI STORIES (01 to 30 JUN), including news of an exclusive season discount.
  • Programmed by Sophie Monks Kaufman, a new season of films by Claire Denis featuring “some established bangers, some rarer gems” launches at BFI Southbank (JUN).
  • South Social Film Festival celebrates Spain at Moving Pictures Cinema this weekend (08 JUN 18:00) with a discount for RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers.
  • Deptford Cinema pursues a new season of CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS and we invite you along for the ride (11 JUN to 29 JUL).
  • We chatted with artist Cristina Polop about walking like a duck, amorous crabs, drawing funny & her design for MIDNIGHT EXCESS #3, Ranjit S. Ruprai’s late night collab with Amos Levin (15 JUN 23:00+, Rio Cinema).
  • Pushing the frontiers of community cinema, Screen25 has announced LIFT OFF!, a new season of lunar-themed events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing (use discount “CIRCUS19” to save!).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: FREEDOM FIELDS at Frontline Club (04 JUN).
Films in London today: FREEDOM FIELDS at Frontline Club (04 JUN).

FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Frontline Club (04 JUN 19:00):

  • “An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.”

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA 35mm d. John Huston, 1964 + INTRO by actors Clive Owen, Lia Williams & Anna Gunn at BFI Southbank (04 JUN 20:10):

  • “‘One man… Three women… One night…’ John Huston’s production of Tennessee Williams’ play depicts a disgraced priest who, in a moment of desperation, forces a bus load of passengers to detour to a small Mexican coastal village. In association with the new production of The Night of the Iguana at the Noël Coward Theatre, which runs from 06 JUL.”

PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 + Book Launch/Q&A with author Shaun Dellenty at Regent Street Cinema (04 JUN 19:30):

  • “June is Pride Month around the world and 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. Celebrate with the launch of the first book by author and activist Shaun Dellenty Celebrating Difference – A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion followed by a screening of the celebrated film PRIDE.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BAMBOOZLED d. Spike Lee, 2000 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (04 JUN 20:00).
  • BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 + PANEL + AFTERPARTY presented by Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at Barbican (04 JUN 18:15).
  • FERRANTE FEVER d. Giacomo Durzi, 2018 at JW3 (04 JUN 13:00).
  • GRETA d. Neil Jordan, 2018 at The David Lean (04 JUN 19:30).
  • JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION d. Julien Faraut, 2018 at ICA (04 JUN 16:30).
  • KIDS d. Larry Clarke, 1995 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (04 JUN 19:30 – FREE!).
  • MARI d. Georgia Parris, 2018 + Q&A with the director, producer Emma Duffy & or Phoebe Nicholls Doyle at Curzon Bloomsbury (04 JUN 18:20).
  • THREE COLOURS: RED d. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994 presented by Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show (04 JUN 19:45).
  • VOX LUX d. Brady Corbet, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (04 JUN 18:20).
  • XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (04 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: PESTILENT CITY, part of BEBOP NEW YORK at Barbican (04 JUN).
Films in London today: PESTILENT CITY, part of BEBOP NEW YORK at Barbican (04 JUN).

BEBOP NEW YORK: BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDIE CINEMA at Barbican (23 MAY to 25 JUN):

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

  • THE CAT’S BRIDGE d. Gerhard Lamprecht, 1927 + Live Piano Accompaniment by Stephen Horne (04 JUN 18:10).
  • THE BLUE ANGEL d. Josef von Sternberg, 1930 starts a grind show run (31 MAY to 13 JUN).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (MAY):

OF FLESH & BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at Close-Up (04 to 12 JUN):

  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 (04 JUN 20:15).

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD opens this year's Aperture Film Festival at Rio Cinema (04 JUN 18:50).
Films in London today: THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD opens this year’s Aperture Film Festival at Rio Cinema (04 JUN 18:50).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: SUNSET at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAY to 06 JUN).
Films in London today: SUNSET at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAY to 06 JUN).

FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at DocHouse (04 JUN 16:20):

  • “An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.”

SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (04 JUN 15:00 & 20:40):

  • “Following on from his BAFTA and Oscar®-winning masterpiece SON OF SAUL, writer-director László Nemes returns with another exquisite piece of cinema that is as much about family bonds as it is about the breathtaking spectacle captured with his unique, signature style”

More films in London this week (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (until 06 JUN). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhangke, 2018 at ICA (until 06 JUN). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 13 JUN). BOOKSMARTd. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Moving Pictures (31 MAY to 06 JUN). EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 05 JUN). FOXTROT d. Samuel Maoz, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (03 to 09 JUN). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at The Prince Charles (31 MAY to 06 JUN). MA d. Tate Taylor, 2019 at Rich Mix (31 MAY to 06 JUN). ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 at The Lexi (31 May to 06 JUN). SERIAL (BAD) WEDDING 2 d. Philippe de Chauveron, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (01 to 27 JUN). SUNSETd. László Nemes, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (31 May to 06 JUN). THUNDER ROAD d. Jim Cummings, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAY to 06 JUN). VOX LUX d. Brady Corbet, 2018 at Watermans (31 MAY to 06 JUN). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 at JW3 (31 MAY to 06 JUN). THE WHITE CROWd. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Watermans (01 to 06 JUN). WOMEN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 at JW3 (02 to 06 JUN). XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 at ICA (until 06 JUN).

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