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LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 + Intro by Jon Davies at The Cinema Museum (23 JUN 14:30).
- French Sundaes presents: “LA HAINE led to a special French Cabinet meeting being called. Was this a film that reflected French social disorder, predicted it or caused it? Mathieu Kassovitz brought together three young talents, Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé and Said Taghmaoui in a stunning tour de cinema.”
- Also today: LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (23 JUN 19:00).
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- Continuing seasons include: THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI (JUN); LIFT OFF! at Screen25 (use exclusive promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save on the entire summer season); CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (until 29 JUL).
- Japan Foundation London has announced a new programme of FREE film screenings, their PRE-SUMMER EXPLORERS! (26 to 30 JUN).
- Catch up with our 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
AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018 + Q&A with producer Joe Boyd at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 20:10):
- “The documentary chronicles the never-seen-before live recording of Franklin’s album (of the same name) by Academy Award winning director, Sydney Pollack in 1972. Amazing Grace became the bestselling gospel album of all time and features what many consider to be Franklin’s greatest performance.”
DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Phoenix Cinema (23 JUN 18:15):
- “From Academy Award and BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapadia (AMY, SENNA), this immersive documentary portrait of monolithic football legend Maradona is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 18:15).
- BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Rio Cinema (23 JUN 20:50).
- Double Bill: A KISS BEFORE DYING d. Gerd Oswalk, 1956 + THE HARDER THEY FALL d. Mark Robson, 1956 at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 14:00 + 16:00).
- LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (23 JUN 19:00).
- PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 at ICA (23 JUN 14:10).
- THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (23 JUN 20:45).
- SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS 2 d. Philippe de Chauveron, 2018 (23 JUN 20:20).
- TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (23 JUN 16:05).
- CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (23 JUN 18:00).
- YOUR NAME d. Makoto Shinkai, 2016 at The Prince Charles (23 JUN 18:20)
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):
- THE BOURNE IDENTITY (23 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).
BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):
- PEOPLE ON SUNDAY d. Robert Siodmak & Edgar G Ulmer, 1930 (23 JUN 14:00 + Live Piano by Meg Morley).
- THE JOYLESS STREET d. GW Pabst, 1925 (23 JUN 16:00 + Live Piano by Jonny Best).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):
- THE LEOPARD d. Luchino Visconti, 1963 (23 JUN 19:00).
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):
- THE INTRUDER 35mm d. Claire Denis, 2004 (23 JUN 20:00).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):
THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (02 JUN to 21 JUL):
- THE MUSIC ROOM d. Satyajit Ray, 1958 (23 JUN 14:00).
TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):
- YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (23 JUN 19:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
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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 (23 JUN 18:00):
- ““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 (23 JUN 15:45):
- “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 (23 JUN 16:10, 18:15 & 20:30):
- “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.”
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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