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A Double Bill of Double Bills at Regent Street Cinema (21 APR 14:30):
- Includes: Double Bill: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS + THE LADY EVE d. Preston Sturges, 1941 at Regent Street Cinema (21 APR 14:30 & 16:30); and, Double Bill: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT d. Frank Capra, 1934 + BORN YESTERDAY d. George Cukor, 1950 at Regent Street Cinema (21 APR 18:30 & 20:45).
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- Celebrating their first birthday, Zodiac Film Club write about the most Zodiac AKA terrifying birthdays in cinema.
- Ahead of this week’s screening of BLADE RUNNER – THE FINAL CUT (23 APR, Regent Street Cinema), Gerry Maguire introduces new film strand DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.
- 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+, Rio Cinema).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
MOANA d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 2016 + DISCUSSION at Picturehouse Hackney (21 APR 10:45):
- Dope Black Dads present: “Why are there so few positive and constructive conversations around black fathers? A group of black dads based in London have come together to address this and provide a progressive discussion around the male parenting experience, discussing the highs and lows of what it means to be a black father in today’s society. “
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Barbican (21 APR 14:30 & 19:30).
- BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES d. Sophie Huber, 2018 at DocHouse (21 APR 20:00).
- CHAPLIN d. Richard Attenborough, 1992 at The Cinema Museum (21 APR 14:30).
- CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (21 APR 14:00).
- THE GOONIES d. Richard Donner, 1985 at Picturehouse Central (21 APR 15:30 – Other Picturehouse available!).
- THE HOUSE BY THE SEA d. Robert Guédiguian, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (21 APR 18:00).
- MADAME BOVARY d. Claude Chabrol, 1991 at Ciné Lumière (21 APR 14:00).
- Nick Drake Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (21 APR 15:00).
- THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, 1987 at The Prince Charles (21 APR 15:35).
- SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Nacquet, 2018 at ICA (21 APR 18:40).
- THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at ICA (21 APR 14:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER 6 Films 1 Ticket (21 APR 21:15).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- WOMAN OF THE DUNES 35mm d. Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964 (21 APR 20:00).
CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (until 21 APR):
- VOYAGE IN TIME d. Tonino Guerra & Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 + ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH d. Chris Marker, 1999 (21 APR 17:00).
- THE SACRIFICE d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986 (21 APR 19:30).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- BARRY LYNDON d. Stanley Kubrick, 1975 (21 APR 13:30).
- THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (21 APR 19:40).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
- “Inspired by Kubrick”: THERE WILL BE BLOOD 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007 (21 APR 17:10).
THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 21 APR):
- CHASE THE DEVIL (21 APR 16:00).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004 (21 APR 16:50).
SECRETS, MYSTERY, ABSURDITY: THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH at Genesis Cinema (02 to 25 APR):
- ERASERHEAD d. David Lynch, 1977 + LIVE SCORE by Grok (21 APR 20:15).
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 21 APR):
- SPIRITED AWAY 35mm d. Hayao Miyazaki (21 APR 17:55).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today, but we’ve been wrong before! Let us know…
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE d. S. Craig Zahler, 2018 at Rio Cinema (21 APR 14:10 & 20:15):
- “Definitely the movie title of the year but perhaps also one of its most controversial, writer-director-composer S. Craig Zahler’s DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE appropriately cements his standing as one of the great contemporary movie genre blenders as he follows the breathless intensity of BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 with an equally gritty and gripping thriller.”
GRETA d. Neil Jordan, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (21 APR 12:30 & 17:45):
- “Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz), a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness.”
THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE d. Marjoleine Boonstra, 2018 at DocHouse (21 APR 18:00):
- “Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s celebrated philosophical children’s book The Little Prince, is one of the world’s most widely translated literary works and has been translated into more than 300 languages. THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE connects the vast distances between translators working to save some of the world’s most oppressed and diminishing languages.”
SHONGRAM d. Munsur Ali, 2014 at Rich Mix (21 APR 17:30):
- “A young Karim and Asha fall in love in the most testing of times. A complicated relationship, between a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl, Karim is forced to go underground and join a small band of freedom fighters. He must play his role for the cause before he can finally search for the love of his life.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at ICA (until 25 APR). A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at ICA (19 to 25 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (until 25 APR). COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (until 20 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers). THE GOONIES d. Richard Donner, 1985 at The Prince Charles (19 to 25 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 24 APR). HOLY LANDS d. Amanda Sthers, 2018 at Watermans (19 to 25 APR). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 to 25 APR). THE MAN WHO STOLE BANKSY d. Marco Proserpio, 2018 at DocHouse (19 to 25 APR). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Moving Pictures (19 to 25 APR). OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley, 2018 at Watermans (19 to 25 APR). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (20 to 25 APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Lexi (19 APR to 02 MAY). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at The Prince Charles (19 to 25 APR). THE WILD PEAR TREE d. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (22 to 28 APR). WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 25 APR). YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY at Rio Cinema (until 25 APR).
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