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DOOZY d. Richard Squires, 2018 + Q&A with the director & contributor Dr. Sophie Scott at Close-Up (25 APR 20:15).
- Filmarmalade presents: “DOOZY is the debut feature from artist-filmmaker Richard Squires. Part creative documentary, part essay film, it uses animated antihero ‘Clovis’ (voiced by KIDS IN THE HALL comedian Mark McKinney) as a means to explore the 1960s voice casting of actor Paul Lynde as a series of Hanna-Barbera villains and one of Hollywood’s hidden queer histories.”
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 listing 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
BEING THERE d. Hal Ashby, 1979 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (25 APR 19:30 + 28 APR 14:00):
- Ciné-Real 16mm presents: “A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.”
TOPSY-TURVY d. Mike Leigh, 1999 + Q&A with costume designer Lindy Hemming at Barbican (25 APR 19:00):
- “Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming joins us following Mike Leigh’s gloriously entertaining musical about Gilbert and Sullivan. Hemming’s career spans FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, through Brosnan’s Bond and Nolan’s Batman, to her most recently having reinvented WONDER WOMAN and PADDINGTON.”
YOURS IN SISTERHOOD d. Irene Lusztig, 2018 + INTRO by Andrea Luka Zimmerman at The Whitechapel Gallery (25 APR 19:00):
- “Launching our yearlong celebration of women filmmakers, artist and activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman introduces Yours in Sisterhood, Lusztig’s timely new collective portrait of feminist conversations over the last four decades, inspired by path-breaking 1970s magazine Ms.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974 presented by Redmond Pictures at Redmond Community Centre (25 APR 19:30).
- ANBESSA d. Mo Scarpelli, 2019 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (25 APR 20:00).
- COLD WAR d. Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (25 APR 19:30).
- DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB d. Stanley Kubrick, 1964 presented by Sydenham Film Club at Sydenham Centre (25 APR 19:30).
- ENTER THE VOID d. Gaspar Noé, 2009 at The Prince Charles (25 APR 13:00).
- EVERYBODY KNOWS d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 at The David Lean (25 APR 14:30 & 19:30).
- Films to Be Buried With + special guest Diane Morgan at BFI (25 APR 18:20).
- GET OUT d. Jordan Peele, 2017 at The Prince Charles (25 APR 18:15).
- GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (25 APR 19:45).
- LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Dugdale Centre (25 APR 19:45).
- MARIANNE NOIRES d. Kaytie Nielsen & Mame-Fatou Niang, 2016 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (25 APR 19:00).
- Mystery Movie at The Prince Charles (25 APR 18:25).
- THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winter, 2018 at DocHouse (25 APR 20:30).
- THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 APR 20:50).
- PUPPET MASTER : THE LITTLEST REICH d. Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (25 APR 16:00).
- SKY AND GROUND d. Talya Tibbon & Joshua Bennett, 2017 at DocHouse (25 APR 18:30).
- SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Nacquet, 2018 at ICA (25 APR 16:00).
- TROUBLE IN PARADISE d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1932 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (25 APR 19:30).
- THE WORLD IS YOURS d. Romain Gavras, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (25 APR 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- THE MIRACLE WORKER d. Arthur Penn, 1962 (25 APR 18:30).
THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Goethe-Institut & ICA (MAR to JUN):
- OÙ GÎT VOTRE SOURIRE ENFOUI? + 6 BAGATELLES (25 APR 18:20, ICA).
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”: THERE WILL BE BLOOD 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007 (25 APR 20:05).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (25 APR 17:45).
- STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (25 APR 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Camberwell Mini Free Film Festival (25 to 27 APR).
- Canada Now 2019 (24 to 28 APR).
- Unrestricted View Film Festival (23 to 28 APR).
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE d. S. Craig Zahler, 2018 at Rio Cinema (25 APR 14:10 & 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 (25 APR 15:40 & 21:00):
- “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 (25 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.”
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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