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Celebrating The Hal Roach Studios + LIVE ORGAN SCORE at Regent Street Cinema (22 APR 19:30):
- “A programme of 4 films from one of the most prolific producers of short comedy films: MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE, 1926; CALL OF THE CUCKOOS, 1927; NEVER WEAKEN, 1921; and TWO TARS, 1928. Live soundtrack performed on our 1936 Compton cinema organ by Donald MacKenzie.”
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
STYX d. Wolfgang Fischer, 2018 + Q&A with the director & writer Ika Künzel at Picturehouse Central (22 APR 18:30):
- Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “STYX is the seventh film in Birds’ Eye View’s ‘Reclaim The Frame’ project, backed by the British Film Institute; a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to build a more balanced film future and offer cinema fans wider perspectives of the world.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY d. Steve Sullivan, 2018 at DocHouse (22 APR 14:20).
- BRIAN ENO : THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1971-1977), 2012 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (22 APR 19:00).
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 at The Prince Charles (22 APR 15:15).
- HILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (22 APR 16:30).
- PUPPET MASTER : THE LITTLEST REICH d. Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (22 Apr 21:10).
- SELL OFF + Q&A with Dr. Bob Gill at Genesis Cinema (22 APR 18:30 – FREE!).
- STARGATE d. Roland Emmerich, 1994 at The Prince Charles (22 APR 18:30).
- WINTER SLEEP d. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014 at Deptford Cinema (22 APR 19:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- ARMY OF SHADOWS 35mm d. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969 (22 APR 14:15).
- ORDET d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955 (22 APR 17:30).
- WOMAN OF THE DUNES 35mm d. Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964 (22 APR 19:50).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (22 APR 19:40).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
- “Inspired by Kubrick”: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN 35mm d. Lynne Ramsay, 2011 (22 APR 20:10).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (22 APR 14:30).
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 (22 APR 14:00 & 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 (22 APR 15:45 Relaxed & 21:00):
- “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 (22 APR 20:30):
- “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 (22 APR 15:30):
- “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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