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A NIGHT IN BERLIN at Deptford Cinema (15 to 16 JUN):
- “A mini-season exploring Berlin’s legendary nightlife.” Concludes with: SOUND OF BERLIN d. Christian Lim, 2018 (16 JUN 17:00); and, VICTORIA d. Sebastian Schipper, 2015 (16 JUN 18:45).
See also BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY d. Walther Ruttmann, 1927 (19 JUN 20:40), part of BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN).
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- Sidestreet Cinema completes their commemoration of Windrush, migration & identity tonight with Kush Films Invitational International Short Films Programme: Stories of migration and identity at Whirled Cinema (16 JUN 20:30 – Use promo code “KushOff” to book & save).
- Read our writeup of SEARCHING EVA + Q&A with Eva Collé at the inaugural Fragments Festival (07 to 15 JUN 2019).
- Rhythm & Views Film Festival (15 to 29 JUN) celebrates the intimate relationship between music and film.
- Japan Foundation London has announced a new programme of FREE film screenings, their PRE-SUMMER EXPLORERS (26 to 30 JUN)!
- We’ve posted writeups of Early Japanese Animation (Barbican Centre) and THE END OF THE TRACK (Aperture Festival at Close-Up).
- TAIPEI STORIES (01 to 30 JUN) continues at Close-Up with an exclusive season discount for RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Double Bill: AND WITH HIM CAME THE WEST d. Mike Plante, 2019 + MY DARLING CLEMENTINE d. John Ford, 1946 + Q&A with Mike Plante at Picturehouse Central (16 JUN 15:00 – only £10!):
- “After the moment of the Gunfight at the OK Corral in late 1881, Wyatt Earp became famous in his own time. He was already known within the western territories as a tough lawman. The gunfight represented the epitome of what the wild west stood for: good guys against bad guys in a thrilling duel. The real event was 30 seconds long. He decided he could rewrite history through the magic of movies, hanging out in Hollywood in the 1920s to try to get a movie made about his life. And it actually worked.”
NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS d. Harriet Hirshorn’s, 2017 + Panel at The Cinema Museum (16 JUN 19:30 – FREE!/Donations requested):
- The VITO Project and PrEPster present: “the inspiring story of the vital role that women have played – and continue to play – in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, NOTHING WITHOUT US reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played an essential part in HIV prevention and treatment access throughout sub-Saharan Africa.”
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME 35mm d. Kenneth Lonergan, 2000 + Intro by Matthew Broderick at BFI Southbank (16 JUN 14:00):
- “Sammy (Laura Linney) lives and works in the town she grew up in, bringing up her son and keeping down a job in the local bank. The arrival of her estranged brother Terry (Mark Ruffalo) brings along a level of support and complication as they find ways to co-exist and deal with past issues.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS d. Fred Zinnemann, 1966 at Regent Street Cinema (16 JUN 19:00).
- DIRTY GOD d. Sacha Polak, 2019 at ICA (16 JUN 12:30).
- HALSTON d. Frédéric Tcheng, 2019 at ICA (16 JUN 14:35).
- Highgate in Film talk presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (16 JUN 15:00).
- HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at The Prince Charles (16 JUN 20:30).
- THE ITALIAN JOB d. Peter Collinson, 1969 at The Prince Charles (16 JUN 13:10).
- KARATE KID d. Harald Zwart, 2010 + Intro/Discussion presented by Dope Black Dads at Picturehouse Hackney (16 JUN 10:45).
- Kush Films Invitational International Short Films Programme: Stories of migration and identity presented by Sidestreet Cinema at Whirled Cinema (16 JUN 20:30 – use promo code “KushOff” to book & save).
- NORTH BY NORTHWEST d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 presented by Kennington Classics at The Cinema Museum (16 JUN 14:30).
- PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 at ICA (16 JUN 16:55).
- SOY CUBA d. Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964 at Whirled Cinema (16 JUN 18:00).
- THRONE OF BLOOD 35mm d. Akira Kurosawa, 1957 at The Prince Charles (16 JUN 18:10).
- TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (16 JUN 12:30).
- Will Self on JG Ballard + Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (16 JUN 19:00).
- THE YUKON ASSIGNMENT d. Chris Lucas, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 JUN 15:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):
- MINORITY REPORT (16 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).
A NIGHT IN BERLIN at Deptford Cinema (15 to 16 JUN):
- SOUND OF BERLIN d. Christian Lim, 2018 (16 JUN 17:00).
- VICTORIA d. Sebastian Schipper, 2015 (16 JUN 18:45).
BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):
- THE STREET 35mm d. Karl Grune, 1923 + Live Piano by John Sweeney (16 JUN 13:00).
- MOTHER KRAUSE’S JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS d. Phil Jutzi, 1929 (16 JUN 17:00 + Live Piano by Costas Fotopoulos).
- THE ANCIENT LAW d. EA Dupont, 1923 (16 Jun 17:30).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):
- THE LAST PICTURE SHOW d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 (16 JUN 19:50).
JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY to 16 JUN):
- THE SPY WHO LOVED ME d. Lewis Gilbert, 1977 + Q&A with Caroline Munro (16 JUN 15:00).
MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):
- ROLLING THUNDER REVUE d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 (12 to 18 JUN).
PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL d. Philip Saville, 1986 + Panel Discussion with Julie T Wallace (16 JUN 14:45).
- LA CÉRÉMONIE d. Claude Chabrol, 1995 (16 JUN 20:15).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):
- ZOMBIELAND 10th Anniversary Screening (16 JUN 21:00 Stratford).
- THE TERMINATOR (16 JUN 21:00 Peckham).
THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (02 JUN to 21 JUL):
- ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (16 JUN 14:00).
TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):
- TAIPEI STORY d. Edward Yang, 1985 (16 JUN 17:30).
- DUST IN THE WIND d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1986 (16 JUN 20:00).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Origins Festival Of First Nation Arts (11 to 23 JUN).
- Refugee Week (17 to 23 JUN) – also at BFI (15 to 20 JUN).
- Rhythm & Views Film Festival (15 to 26 JUN).
- Walthamstow International Film Festival (15 to 16 JUN).
A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Ciné Lumière (16 JUN 18:15):
- “Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s soul-searching film focuses on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe. A refugee from the Central African Republic, Abbas (Eriq Ebouaney) lives in France with his two young children. Traumatised by the loss of his wife during their flight, he finds solace with Carole (Sandrine Bonnaire).”
BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW d. Panos Cosmatos, 2010 at The Prince Charles (16 JUN 15:35):
- “Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond the BLACK RAINBOW is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. From the producer of MACHOTAILDROP, RAINBOW… is the outlandish feature film debut of writer and director Panos Cosmatos.”
FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (16 JUN 17:45):
- “A group of women in post-revolution Libya dream of making it to an international football tournament. Their all-female football team is met with disapproval and endless obstacles thrown from the Libyan football federation.”
WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Rio Cinema (16 JUN 16:45 & 19:00):
- “Adapted from Justin Torres’ best-selling novel, WE THE ANIMALS is a viscerally bold coming-of-age story of three brothers growing up in the wilds of upstate New York in the midst of their young parents’ volatile marriage.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 93QUEEN d. Paula Eiselt, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (16 to 20 JUN). A MOON FOR MY FATHERd. Mania Akbari & Douglas White, 2018 at ICA (15 to 19 JUN). BALLOON d. Michael Herbig, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (14 to 20 JUN). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego, 2018 at ICA (14 to 19 JUN). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 20 JUN). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (17 to 23 JUN). THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS d. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora at ICA (until 20 JUN – Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF2018). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at DocHouse (14 to 20 JUN). FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF d. Thomas Piper, 2017 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 to 20 JUN). GLORIA BELL d. Sebastián Lelio, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (14 to 20 JUN). HALSTON d. Frédéric Tcheng, 2019 at DocHouse (14 to 20 JUN). MEMOIR OF WAR d. Emmanuel Finkiel, 2017 at JW3 (14 to 20 JUN). ROLLING THUNDER REVUE d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 20 JUN). SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2018 at ICA (14 to 20 JUN). THUNDER ROAD d. Jim Cummings, 2018 at Watermans (14 to 20 JUN).
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