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Featured attraction: DIAL M FOR MURDER in 3D at Rio Cinema (22 SEP 13:00): As you might have guessed, we love a bit of extra dimensionality at RADIANT CIRCUS. We’re therefore delighted that Rio Cinema and their friends at MUBI and Little White Lies have teamed up to screen Hitchcock’s sublime chiller, DIAL M FOR MURDER in its newly restored 3D version.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Big Picture Talks with Ashley Walters at Genesis Cinema (22 SEP 18:00):
- Big Picture Film Club’s new series of Big Picture Talks launches with a special screening and Q&A with BULLETPROOF’s Ashley Walters where he’ll be discussing his career & influences.
DIAL M FOR MURDER in 3D + limited edition poster by Lola Beltrán at Rio Cinema (22 SEP 13:00):
- MUBI and LWLies present Hitchcock’s sublime chiller, DIAL M FOR MURDER in its newly restored 3D version. This screening is presented in tandem with MUBI’s Alfred Hitchcock: A Ticking Bomb Season, which offers a survey of some of the master of suspense’s slightly lesser-known later work.
Double Bill: PHANTASM & PHANTASM II at Genesis Cinema (22 SEP 20:00 – Free! / Booking recommended):
- Arrow Video presents a special Scalarama double-bill:
- PHANTASM: residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate.
- PHANTASM II: Years after surviving his encounter with the sinister Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), Mike Pearson (James LeGros), now a mental patient, still has nightmares about the evil gaunt mortician.
OF SKIN AND MEN aka L’amour des hommes + Q&A/LIVE MUSIC at Theatre Peckham (22 SEP 18:30):
- South Social presents: A close look at the war of sexes, gender relationship, men vs women, set in a now democratic country that still has to learn how to use freedom. The screening will be followed by Q&A and a live concert. As usual South Central be serving regional cuisine prior to the show.
TURKISH STAR WARS at Rio Cinema (22 SEP 23:30):
- Remakesploitation Cinema presents: A late night fundraiser screening of the film informally known as TURKISH STAR WARS. Notorious for the ways in which director Çetin İnanç edited footage from STAR WARS into his own film, along with music from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and FLASH GORDON, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (1982) is the “holy grail” of remakesploitation cinema.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- AKIRA at Prince Charles (22 SEP 20:45).
- BRIGHT STAR 35mm at BFI (22 SEP 18:10).
- THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (1981) DVD Launch + Q&A with cast & crew at BFI (22 SEP 12:00 – Ticket includes Blu-ray edition).
- IN PRAISE OF NOTHING at ICA (22 SEP 12:20).
- ISLE OF DOGS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (22 SEP 19:15).
- LGBTQ Film Day presented by forum+ at British Museum (22 SEP 14:30 – Free!/Booking required).
- LE PETIT NICOLAS at Ciné Lumière (22 SEP 14:00).
- SUPERGIRL at Prince Charles (22 SEP 21:00).
- UNDER THE WIRE at DocHouse (22 SEP 12:30).
- UNDER THE WIRE at Regent Street Cinema (22 SEP 15:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE 70mm (22 SEP 17:50).
BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):
- FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (22 SEP 15:00 & 17:30).
BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):
- FABLE + INTRO by David Somerset (22 SEP 16:00).
FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND at Regent Street Cinema (21 to 23 SEP):
- 24 WEEKS + Q&A with actress Julia Jentsch (22 SEP 18:00).
- WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG. + Q&A with director Burhan Qurbani (22 SEP 20:30).
HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- LUCKY (22 SEP 15:50, 18:30, 20:50).
LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen on The Green (ongoing):
- ANNIE HALL (22 SEP 23:30).
PAINFULLY FUNNY: THE COMPLETE DIRECTORIAL WORKS OF ELAINE MAY at ICA (21 to 23 SEP):
- THE HEARTBREAK KID 35mm (22 SEP 18:30).
WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival (21 to 23 SEP).
- Scalarama (SEP).
CLIMAX at Genesis Cinema (22 SEP 15:10 & 21:10):
- Following a successful and visually dazzling rehearsal, a dance troupe celebrates with a party. But when it becomes apparent that someone has spiked the Sangria, the dancers soon begin to turn on each other in an orgiastic frenzy.
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 SEP 12:15, 14:35, 16:50, 19:00, 21:15):
- Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
- Also at DocHouse (21 to 27 SEP).
FACES PLACES at Ciné Lumière (22 SEP 16:00 & 18:30):
- What connects Agnès Varda, living legend of cinema and feminism, to JR, young photographer who stood out of the crowd with his open-air galleries? A common passion for images, and more particularly, the places where they are showed, shared, exposed.
More films in London this week (A – Z): BLACKkKLANSMAN at Barbican (21 to 26 SEP). COLD WAR at The Castle (21 to 26 SEP). GENERATION WEALTH at The Montpelier (16 to 26 SEP). THE GODFATHER at BFI (21 to 08 OCT). HEATHERS at Prince Charles (22 to 27 SEP). LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Whirled Cinema (24 to 30 SEP). THE LITTLE STRANGER at Barbican (21 to 27 SEP). LUCKY at ArtHouse (21 to 27 SEP). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at Prince Charles (21 to 27 SEP). PUZZLE at Watermans (21 to 27 SEP). QUINCY at ICA (21 to 27 SEP). REINVENTING MARVIN at Ciné Lumière (14 to 27 SEP). THE RIDER at Institute Of Light (21 to 27 SEP). WAJIB at ICA (21 to 27 SEP).
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