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VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS d. Jaromil Jireš, 1970 + INTRO by Tree Carr at The Castle Cinema (17 APR 21:00):
- Zodiac Film Club presents: “It’s our birthday month, and we’re celebrating by inviting our first guest curator to pick the film. Mystic, musician, filmmaker, lucid dream guide and all round astonishing woman Tree Carr has selected Jaromil Jireš’ 1970 film, VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS.”
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- Before celebrating their first birthday with VALERIE & HER WEEK OF WONDERS at The Castle Cinema (17 APR), Zodiac Film Club calm their nerves with a little list of the most terrifying birthdays in cinema.
- 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
WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 + Q&A with screenwriter Nicole Taylor at Picturehouse Gate (17 APR 18:00):
- “Rose-Lynn Harlan 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. Her mum Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- CALAMITY JANE d. David Butler, 1953 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (17 APR 14:00).
- DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (17 APR 20:00).
- GRAND HOTEL 35mm d. Edmund Goulding, 1932 at Regent Street Cinema (17 APR 12:00 & 15:30).
- HANNAH d. Andrea Pallaoro, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (17 APR 20:50).
- LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (17 APR 20:45).
- MINDING THE GAP d. Bing Lui, 2018 at DocHouse (17 APR 16:20).
- MONSIEUR VERDOUX d. Charles Chaplin, 1947 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (17 APR 19:30).
- THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (17 APR 14:10).
- VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at The Prince Charles (17 APR 15:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (17 APR 20:20).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- THE RIVER 35mm d. Jean Renoir, 1951 + INTRO by Varsha Panjwani (17 APR 18:10).
- THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY d. Albert Lewin, 1945 (17 APR 20:40).
CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (until 21 APR):
- STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (17 APR 20:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):
- DESPERATE LIVING d. John Waters, 1977 (17 APR 18:10).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (17 APR 18:00 35mm).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
- “Inspired by Kubrick”: AMERICAN PSYCHO d. Mary Harron, 2000 (17 APR 21:00).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (17 APR 20:40).
POETRY IN MOTION: CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN CINEMA at Barbican (03 to 24 APR):
- JANBAL d. Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam, 2017 + Skype Q&A with the directors (17 APR 18:30).
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 (17 APR 18:25).
- “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 (17 APR 18:30 & 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 (17 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). 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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