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FENGSHUI d. Park Hee-kon, 2018 London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening at Regent Street Cinema (22 JUL 19:00):
- “Set against the backdrop of Korea’s majestic landscapes, FENGSHUI’s Korean title, Myeongdang refers to the ‘ideal site’, reflecting the belief that the land’s qi has the power to change one’s fate. Though our Fengshui Master endeavours to use his qi-reading for good, Director Park Hee-kon’s blockbuster shows us what can happen when powerful knowledge falls into the wrong hands.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
Japan Foundation London returns with their annual series of summer film screenings. This year, the programme projects a weekend of live action Japanese films based on manga at The British Library (27 to 28 JUL 2019).
Following a screening of BLADE RUNNER earlier in the year, Gerry Maguire’s DAYS OF FUTURE PAST continues with two more sci-fi cult classics: THE RUNNING MAN (24 JUL) & THE ANIMATRIX (08 AUG) at Regent Street Cinema.
We’ve added some new attractions to our summer-long love affair with community cinema Screen25 in South Norwood. Check out our Special Attractions listings and then use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save!
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Sick Monday: DVD Publication & Book Launch at The Horse Hospital (22 JUL 18:00):
- “Sick Monday is a celebration of the ‘video nasty’, its influence on contemporary video artists, and its overlooked critical capacity to express social and political truths in an exuberant style. Sick Monday is curated by Dean Kenning, Liam Scully and Vanessa Scully.”
- The Sick Monday exhibition continues at The Horse Hospital (22 JUL to 19 AUG, WEB to SAT 12:00 to 18:00).
More films in London today (A – Z):
- Double Bill: KILL BILL: VOL. 1 + KILL BILL: VOL. 2 d. Quentin Tarantino, 2003 + 2004 at Picturehouse Central (22 JUL 18:15 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 + Prerecorded Q&A with the director at Lexi Cinema (22 JUL 18:30).
- JULIEN DONKEY-BOY d. Harmony Korine, 1999 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (22 JUL 19:00).
- OKKO’S INN d. Kitarô Kôsaka, 2018 at The Prince Charles (22 JUL 15:35 – Dubbed).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):
- BLACKKKLANSMAN (22 JUL 20:30).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: OBSESSIONS at BFI Southbank (JUL):
- LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 (22 JUL 20:45).
JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):
- JOHN CARPENTER’S GHOSTS OF MARS d. John Carpenter, 2001 (22 JUL 18:25).
NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):
- MEAT d. John Madden, 1994 + ZINKY BOYS GO UNDERGROUND d. Paul Tickell, 1994 (22 JUL 18:20).
- TRAINSPOTTING d. Danny Boyle, 1996 + Intro by Matt Glasby (22 JUL 20:50).
PHILLIP MARLOWE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles (UNTIL 03 SEP):
- MARLOWE 35mm d. Paul Bogart, 1969 (22 JUL 20:45).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):
SALON MEXICO: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA at BFI Southbank (JUL):
- ENAMORADA d. Emilio Fernández, 1946 (22 JUL 18:30).
TRIBUTE TO AGNÈS VARDA at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUL):
- LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE d. Agnès Varda, 2000 (22 JUL 20:40).
WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):
- THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (22 JUL 15:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN d. Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce, 2019 at The Prince Charles (22 JUL 13:00 & 21:00):
- “A story so shocking it reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. John DeLorean was a maverick who defied the industry to create the DeLorean Motor Company, and realise his vision of a futuristic car, which was plagued with disaster from the start. In an effort to keep his business and jet setting lifestyle afloat, he became embroiled in an FBI sting operation and appeared to be caught red handed, exchanging millions for the transportation of cocaine.”
GWEN d. William McGregor, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 JUL 13:15, 16:00 & 18:10):
- “Gwen (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) lives on a farm in the beautiful hills of Snowdonia with her mother Elen (Peake) and little sister Mari. Like nearly all the local men, Gwen’s father is away at war. As she struggles to cope with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, darkness begins to take a grip on Gwen’s home, and the suspicious local community turn on her.”
VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Rio Cinema (22 JUL 18:30):
- “Packed with moving stories, amusing anecdotes and illuminating wisdom VARDA BY AGNES is the final dazzling, witty and highly original film from a great director, uncompromising pioneer, photographer, installation artist, visual storyteller and institution of world cinema – but never a supporter of institutional thinking.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2019 at DocHouse (until 24 JUL). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 25 JUL). THE BRINK d. Alison Klayman, 2019 at DocHouse (until 25 JUL). THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 25 JUL). THE GREAT HACK d. Karim Amer & Jehane Noujaim, 2019 at ICA (25 to 31 JUL). LISBON BEAT d. Rita Maia & Vasco Viana, 2019 (20 to 25 JUL). THE MATRIXd. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at The Prince Charles (until 25 JUL). MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 24 JUL). MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL d. Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek at ICA (19 to 25 JUL). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at ICA (until 25 JUL). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 25 JUL). PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (19 to 25 JUL). TAMPOPO d. Jûzô Itami, 1985 at Whirled Cinema (22 to 28 JUL). TEL AVIV ON FIRE d. Sameh Zoabi, 2018 at JW3 (21 to 28 JUL).
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