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LA BÊTE HUMAINE d. Jean Renoir, 1938 + INTRO/SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Ciné Lumière (14 APR 14:00):
- “Lantier is a train engineer who falls madly in love with his superior’s wife, Severine. When working one day, he witnesses them both murder their former employer. He decides not to say anything to save the woman he loves… Zola’s powerful study of the ‘best in man’ chimes marvellously with the themes of poetic realism.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- SUPAKINO and THE CELLULOID SORCERESS announce the next edition of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema: BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON / NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE (11 MAY 23:00+).
- Hot on the heels of the Essay Film Festival comes ICA’s own Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR), an annual event dedicated to groundbreaking “cinema of the real”.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE CHEWING GUM MAN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST BEN WILSON d. Marc Hardman + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 APR 15:30):
- “For the past 13 years Ben Wilson has been creating beautiful, miniature artworks from the discarded chewing gum thrown away by Londoners. THE CHEWING GUM MAN takes a private look at Ben’s creative process, his unique view of life and the reasons behind his tireless and never-ending mission to show us that ‘art can happen anywhere’.”
ORLANDO d. Sally Potter, 1992 + DISCUSSION at Deptford Cinema (14 APR 14:30):
- Deptford Film & Book Club presents: “We focus on a collaboration between two women auteurs: film director Sally Potter’s ORLANDO (1992), which is freely adapted from Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography (1928), the fictional memoir of her friend and lover Vita Sackville West.”
SUEDE: THE INSATIABLE ONES d. Mike Christie, 2018 + INTRO/Q&A by the director at Moth Club (14 APR 19:00 – WAITING LIST!):
- Deeper Into Movies presents: “From acclaimed director Mike Christie who’s film-making career actually began while working with Suede, after meeting them during the band’s 1993 collaboration with Derek Jarman. SUEDE:THE INSATIABLE ONES arrives 25 years after the release of their monumental first album Suede, and in the wake of their brilliant new opus The Blue Hour.”
THE TRIAL OF RATKO MLADIC d. Robert Miller, 2018 + PANEL at JW3 (14 APR 19:00):
- “The panel will consist of Peter McCloskey, Senior Trial Attorney for the Office of the Prosecutor responsible for the Srebrenica portion of the case, Dan Ivetic, defence co-counsel for General Mladic, and the filmmakers Henry Singer and Rob Miller. The panel will evaluate the challenges of prosecuting and defending General Mladic, and the work and legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (14 APR 18:00).
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 presented by Unicorn Nights at The Prince Charles (14 APR 18:05).
- THE IMAGE YOU MISSED d. Dónal Foreman, 2018 at ICA (14 APR 13:45).
- Jim Jarmusch Lecture By Geoff Andrew presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (14 APR 15:00).
- LA BELLE EQUIPE d. Julien Duvivier, 1936 + INTRO by Jon Davies at The Cinema Museum (14 APR 14:30).
- NERVOUS TRANSLATION d. Shireen Seno, 2018 at JW3 (14 APR 15:30).
- REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 at The Prince Charles (14 APR 15:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (until 21 APR):
- ANDREI RUBLEV d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (14 APR 16:30).
KINOTEKA: WITOLD SOBOCIŃSKI at Close-Up (08 to 14 APR):
- THE THIRD PART OF THE NIGHT d. Andrzej Żuławski, 1971 (14 APR 20:00).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (14 APR 16:40).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
POETRY IN MOTION: CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN CINEMA at Barbican (03 to 24 APR):
- HENDI & HORMOZ d. Abbas Amini, 2018 + DISCUSSION with British-Iranian painter Hana Louise Shanavaz (14 APR 16:00).
SMART ROBOTS, MORTAL ENGINES: STANISLAW LEM ON FILM at Barbican (11 to 16 APR):
- SOLYARIS d. Lidiya Ishimbaeva & Boris Nirenburg, 1968 + INTRO (14 APR 15:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 21 APR):
- GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES d. Isao Takahata, 1988 (14 APR 13:20).
WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 MAR):
- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST d. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, 1991 (14 APR 15:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- BFI & Radio Times Television Festival (12 to 14 APR).
- Ecofutures (04 to 19 APR).
- Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR).
- Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (04 to 18 APR).
- London Bengali Film Festival (12 to 15 APR).
- London Games Festival (02 to 14 APR).
- London Independent Film Festival (04 to 15 APR).
- Spanish Spring Weekend (12 to 14 APR).
- Taiwan Film Festival (03 to 14 APR).
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT d. Robert D. Krzykowski, 2018 at The Prince Charles (14 APR 20:50).
- “Decades after ending World War II by assassinating Adolf Hitler in an undercover operation, unsung American hero Calvin Barr is called upon by the government to hunt down the fabled Bigfoot, the carrier of a deadly plague that could destroy humanity.”
MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (14 APR 18:45 & 21:00):
- “Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.”
WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 APR 12:30, 15:10, 17:50 & 20:30):
- “Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (BEAST), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 APR). A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Rich Mix (12 to 18 APR). A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 APR). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 18 APR). BLADE RUNNER : THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at The Prince Charles (until 17 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (until 18 APR). COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (until 20 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 17 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at Moving Pictures (until 17 APR). THE HOUSE BY THE SEA d. Robert Guédiguian, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (15 to 21 APR). THE KEEPER d. Marcus H. Rosenmüller, 2018 at JW3 (12 to 18 APR). LAST BREATH d. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa, 2019 at DocHouse (until 18 APR). THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT d. Robert D. Krzykowski, 2018 at The Prince Charles (12 to 18 APR). OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (12 to 18 APR). SKY & GROUND d. Talya Tibbon & Joshua Bennett, 2017 at DocHouse (12 to 18 APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 18 APR). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (12 to 18 APR). WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 at The Lexi (15 to 18 APR). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Watermans (12 to 18 APR APR). YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY at Rio Cinema (12 to 18 APR).
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