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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Summer Solstice Double Bill at Rio Cinema (22 JUN 23:00+):
- SUPAKINO x Black Decagon present: “A night of ancient stone circles with a double-bill of BBC Ghost Story STIGMA (1977) and British cult classic PSYCHOMANIA (1973). Tom Oldham and Nathaniel Metcalfe will be chatting with Ranjit S. Ruprai about stone circles and showing their favourite clips from British cinema/TV in between the films. More guests and goodies to be announced.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- SUPAKINO & Black Decagon share some of their favourite Stone Circle sightings in film & TV to get you in a Midsummer mood for tonight’s Summer Solstice Double Bill at Rio Cinema 22 JUN 23:00+.
- The fine volunteers at Deptford Cinema have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund a full rewiring of the venue, extending access to their unique brand of award-winning community cinema. Here’s how you can help.
- Japan Foundation London has announced a new programme of FREE film screenings, their PRE-SUMMER EXPLORERS! (26 to 30 JUN).
- Read our recent SCREEN DIARY writeups of SEARCHING EVA (Fragments Festival), Early Japanese Animation (Barbican) & END OF THE TRACK (Aperture Festival).
- TAIPEI STORIES (01 to 30 JUN) continues at Close-Up with an exclusive season discount for RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
48 HRS 35mm d. Walter Hill, 1982 + Intro by Rebecca Nicole Williams at Phoenix Cinema (22 JUN 22:00):
- The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “Eddie Murphy shot to movie-stardom against Nick Nolte in Walter Hill’s landmark action thriller! Reggie Hammond (Murphy) is the loud mouthed con-man taken out of prison by gnarly San Francisco cop Jack Cates (Nolte) for 48 Hrs. to catch escaped cop killer Albert Ganz (James Remar). A rare 35mm presentation with vintage 35mm trailer reel.”
Kelly Gallagher, I am the mace + Intro/Q&A with the artist at Close-Up (22 JUN 18:30):
- “US artist Kelly Gallagher to present her first European solo screening, comprising ten years of her moving image work across animation, live action and avant-garde collage. Kelly will be present to perform her ARMed Manifesto and will be in conversation with programme curators Greg de Cuir Jr and Miriam de Rosa following the screenings.”
Windrush Day: DI JOURNEY d. Maria Khan, 2017 + Intro by Charmaine Simpson at The Lexi (22 JUN 14:00):
- “DI JOURNEY follows a dramatic multi-generational mobilisation to change and shape modern Britain. It’s also a story about the rebellious spirit and important cultural contribution of this community to a uniquely vibrant and diverse London and Albion. The documentary explores immigration and race relations through the chronicles of the African-Caribbean community in Britain.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (22 JUN 20:45).
- AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN 21:00).
- A MOON FOR MY FATHER d. Mania Akbari & Douglas White, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at ICA (22 JUN 13:40).
- A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN 16:00).
- BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 + Short: JUGGLER d. Phil Dunn + 80s Music presented by Film & Chill at Renaissance Studios (22 JUN 14:00+).
- BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Rio Cinema (22 JUN 20:50).
- BOOM FOR REAL d. Sara Driver, 2018 + THE GIRL CHEWING GUM d. John Smith, 1976 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Wood Street Walls Studios (22 JUN 21:00 – FREE!).
- THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS d. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora at ICA (22 JUN 13:25 – Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF2018).
- DIVISION 19 d. S.A. Halewood, 2019 at The Prince Charles (22 JUN 21:00).
- Double Bill: ALIEN (Theatrical Version) d. Ridley Scott, 1979 + ALIENS (Director’s Cut) d. James Cameron, 1986 at The Prince Charles (22 JUN 21:10).
- FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 JUN 15:00).
- French Impressions: MEMOIR OF WAR d. Emmanuel Finkiel, 2017 + Intro by Jon Davies at Watermans (22 JUN 13:00).
- MIRIAM LIES d. Natalia Cabral & Oriol Estrada, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 JUN 16:15).
- New Order Decades Screening + Q&A presented by Deeper Into Movies at Miranda at Ace Hotel Shoreditch (22 JUN 19:00).
- ORDINARY TIME d. Susana Nobre, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (22 JUN 18:30).
- THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, 1987 at The Prince Charles (22 JUN 15:45).
- TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (22 JUN 16:05).
- Woman with a Movie Camera Summit at BFI Southbank (22 JUN 12:00+ – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):
- HERO (22 JUN 15:00 & 17:30).
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (22 JUN 12:15).
BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):
- LIEBELEI 35mm d. Max Ophuls, 1933 (22 JUN 18:35 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):
- BLOW OUT d. Brian De Palma, 1981 (22 JUN 21:00).
MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):
- ROLLING THUNDER REVUE d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 (until 27 JUN).
THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):
PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- GONE GIRL d. David Fincher, 2014 + Q&A with Rosamund Pike (22 JUN 17:40).
- YOUNG ADULT d. Jason Reitman, 2011 (22 JUN 20:40).
RE:DOX at DocHouse (ongoing):
- THE ALCOHOL YEARS d. Carol Morley, 2000 (22 JUN 20:30).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):
- DEATH BECOMES HER (22 JUN 21:00 – Stratford).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Deptford Moving Image Festival (14 to 23 JUN).
- London Indian Film Festival (20 to 29 JUN).
- Origins Festival Of First Nation Arts (11 to 23 JUN).
- Refugee Week (17 to 23 JUN).
- Rhythm & Views Film Festival (15 to 26 JUN).
- World Cinema Film Festival (22 to 23 JUN).
BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST TRUTH WORLD d. Hans Pool, 2018 at Dochouse (22 JUN 18:30):
- ““Truth does not belong to the order of power but shares an original affinity with freedom.” Eliot Higgins is an office-worker and dad living in Leicester, who has revolutionised journalism in his spare time. Higgins has assembled a group of sleuths under the umbrella ‘Bellingcat’, who solved the mystery of the plane shot down over Ukraine, use geolocation to pinpoint ISIS filming locations and unveiled fake news.”
DO THE RIGHT THING d. Spike Lee, 1989 at The Prince Charles (22 JUN 18:15):
- “Salvatore ‘Sal’ Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.”
THE GARDEN d. Derek Jarman, 1990 at BFI Southbank (22 JUN 18:25):
- “A new, dreamy-looking 4K scan of Jarman’s late feature makes its UK premiere. Close to a nuclear power station, inside his modest, sparsely-furnished home on the barren, windswept Dungeness coastline, Derek Jarman dreams… This intimate insight into Jarman’s inner world was beautifully crafted through the innovative manipulation of Super8 film, laid down on to tape and then 35mm.”
- The Q&A with producer James Mackay & costume designer, Annie Symons (21 JUN 18:10) is currently looking SOLD OUT!
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- AMIN d. Philippe Faucon, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (21 to 27 JUN). A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Arthouse Crouch End (21 to 27 JUN). BEATS d. Brian Walsh, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (22 to 27 JUN). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego, 2018 at ICA (until 27 JUN). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (21 to 27 JUN). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at DocHouse (until 27 JUN). THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY d. Petra Costa, 2019 at ICA (21 to 27 JUN). FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF d. Thomas Piper, 2017 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 26 JUN). THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 at Rio Cinema (21 to 27 JUN). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (24 to 30 JUN). INSIDE THE MOSSAD d. Duki Dror, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (23 to 27 JUN). MARI d. Georgia Parris, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 to 27 JUN). ORDINARY TIME d. Susana Nobre, 2018 at ICA (21 to JUN 18:30). ROLLING THUNDER REVUE d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 20 JUN). SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER d. Carl Hunter, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (21 to 26 JUN). SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2018 at ICA (until 27 JUN). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 27 JUN).
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