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ICEMAN d. Fred Schepisi, 1984 + TALK: Cold Facts About Cryopreservation by Maooz Awan at The Castle Cinema (24 APR 18:45):
- Science Fiction Theatre presents: “On an Arctic expedition, Stanley Shephard (Timothy Hutton) discovers “Charlie” (John Lone), a Neanderthal man frozen in ice for 40,000 years. With a team of scientists, Shepard revives Charlie and begins to observe the man and learn about his prehistoric culture. But when the media catches on to the discovery, Stanley must protect Charlie from fellow scientists who want to use his body for research…”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- As we get ready for another dose of MIDNIGHT EXCESS (11 MAY 23:00+) we thought we’d turn our obsessive attention to London’s regular late night movies, double bills, cults & (not so…) classics.
- Celebrating their first birthday, Zodiac Film Club write about the most Zodiac AKA terrifying birthdays in cinema.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Double Bill AVENGERS INFINITY WAR + ENDGAME at Genesis Cinema (24 APR 20:20 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
- “We present a special double-bill of AVENGERS INFINITY WAR followed by the midnight screening of the film we’ve all been waiting for, AVENGERS ENDGAME!”
- You can try the same at Rich Mix (24 APR 20:40).
GOOD WILL HUNTING d. Gus Van Sant, 1998 + Q&A with Dr Raj Persaud at Regent Street Cinema (24 APR 19:30):
- Psychology At The Movies presents: “The screening will be followed by an audience discussion led by Dr Raj Persaud, Psychiatrist, Broadcaster, Author and co- author of the forthcoming book The Streetwise Guide to Mental Health.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Curzon Aldgate (24 APR 18:00 – Other Curzons available).
- THE AFTERMATH d. James Kent, 2019 at The David Lean (24 APR 19:30).
- AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR d. Anthony & Joe Russo, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (24 APR 19:30).
- BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES d. Sophie Huber, 2018 at DocHouse (24 APR 18:30).
- BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (24 APR 19:45).
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 at The Prince Charles (24 APR 18:00).
- EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at BFI (24 APR 20:40).
- LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (24 APR 15:20).
- THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (24 APR 21:00).
- THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at ICA (24 APR 13:15).
- SKY AND GROUND d. Talya Tibbon & Joshua Bennett, 2017 at DocHouse (24 APR 14:30).
- TOPKAPI 35mm d. Jules Dassin, 1964 at Regent Street Cinema (24 APR 12:00 & 15:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- FARGO d. Joel Coen, 1996 + INTRO by Geoff Andrew (24 APR 18:15).
CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 15 JUL):
- CAPOTE 35mm d. Bennett Miller, 2005 (24 APR 20:45).
CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):
- THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER d. Brady Corbet, 2015 + Q&A with the director & actor Stacy Martin (24 APR 20:15).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
- “Inspired by Kubrick”: MELANCHOLIA d. Lars Von Trier, 2011 (24 APR 20:20).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (24 APR 20:25).
POETRY IN MOTION: CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN CINEMA at Barbican (03 to 24 APR):
- AVA d. Sadaf Foroughi, 2017 + LIVE POETRY (24 APR 18:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
SECRETS, MYSTERY, ABSURDITY: THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH at Genesis Cinema (02 to 25 APR):
- WILD AT HEART d. David Lynch, 1990 (24 APR 18:20).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE d. S. Craig Zahler, 2018 at Rio Cinema (24 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 (24 APR 11:00 P&B & 17:50 HOH):
- “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 (24 APR 16:30):
- “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 (24 APR 15:30 – LAST CHANCE!):
- “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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