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L’AMATORE d. Maria Mauti, 2016 + Q&A with the director at the Italian Cultural Institute (16 APR 18:30 – FREE!):
- “This documentary is a journey within the intimate folds of a well-known architect, Piero Portaluppi, who worked during the twenty years of Fascism, through the discovery of his work in the present and through his film journals: unreleased 16 mm archives shot and edited by the architect.”
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- 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
KARL LAGERFELD, A LONELY KING d. Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai, 2008 + INTRO by Justine Picardie at Ciné Lumière (16 APR 19:45):
- “Special screening in memory of designer and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, preceded by an introductory talk by Justine Picardie, editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar UK and author of the definite Chanel biography, Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life.”
POND LIFE d. Bill Buckhurst, 2018 + Q&A at Picturehouse Central (16 APR 18:30):
- “Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water’s edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (16 APR 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at DocHouse (16 APR 20:15).
- CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (16 APR 16:30).
- DEAR GOD [SHORT] + MAGIC MEN d. Guy Nattiv & Erez Tadmor, 2014 at JW3 (16 APR 15:30).
- END OF LIFE d. John Bruce & Paweł Wojtasik, 2018 at ICA (16 APR 14:00).
- GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at The David Lean (16 APR 19:30).
- LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (16 APR 13:45).
- NERVOUS TRANSLATION d. Shireen Seno, 2018 at JW3 (16 APR 20:30).
- REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 at The Prince Charles (16 APR 18:25).
- SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN d. Stephen Kijak, 2006 Screened in tribute to Scott Walker by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (16 APR 20:00).
- SWEET COUNTRY d. Warwick Thornton, 2017 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (16 APR 20:00).
- THE WITNESS, 2018 at DocHouse (16 APR 18:30).
- WORKING WOMAN d. Michal Aviad, 2018 presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (16 APR 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- NOTHING BUT A MAN d. Michael Roemer, 1964 (16 APR 18:05).
- THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER d. Werner Herzog, 1974 (16 APR 18:10).
- THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN d. Jack Arnold, 1957 (16 APR 21:00).
CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (until 21 APR):
- NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (16 APR 20:15).
DEREK JARMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 16 APR):
- WITTGENSTEIN d. Derek Jarman, 1993 (16 APR 18:45).
JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):
- STARMAN d. John Carpenter, 1984 (16 APR 20:45).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- LOLITA d. Stanley Kubrick, 1961 (16 APR 20:10).
- Philosophical Screens: ‘A CLOCKWORK ORANGE’ panel discussion (16 APR 20:40).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (16 APR 14:30).
- STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 + Q&A with the director (16 APR 18:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
SECRETS, MYSTERY, ABSURDITY: THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH at Genesis Cinema (02 to 25 APR):
- MEDITATION, CREATIVITY, PEACE (2012) + Q&A with Transcendental Meditation expert Carla Barkers (16 APR 19:00 – FREE!/Booking Recommended – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
- MULHOLLAND DRIVE d. David Lynch, 2001 (16 APR 20:40).
SMART ROBOTS, MORTAL ENGINES: STANISLAW LEM ON FILM at Barbican (11 to 16 APR):
- THE INTERROGATION OF PILOT PIRX d. Marek Piestrak, 1979 (16 APR 18:45 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Ecofutures (04 to 19 APR).
- Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR).
- Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (04 to 18 APR).
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT d. Robert D. Krzykowski, 2018 at The Prince Charles (16 APR 16:25).
- “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 (16 APR 16:05 HOH & 18:30):
- “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 (16 APR 12:30 P&B, 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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