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NAKED TANGO 35mm d. Leonard Schrader, 1990 + Samira Ahmed In Conversation with Rebecca Nicole Williams at The Cinema Museum (26 SEP 19:30):
The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “By generous permission of producer David Weisman, all proceeds from this screening will go to the #SaveTheCinemaMuseum campaign fund. There are no pre-sales for this event; instead, please make a donation on the door on the night: minimum £5, more if you can afford it. Thank You.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation.
> Now booking: sbf.org.uk/whats-on
Online radiantcircus.com: Raindance Film Festival 2019 is underway (18 to 29 SEP) & we’re blogging about it. Read our latest film writeups: INFECTION / FERAL / WORLD BEYOND MY MIND / MACABRE. More to come!
Grab yourself a juicy discount…. for HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 presented by Back Room Cinema at The Montpelier (26 SEP 19:30). Show voucher code “RADIANT19” on your phone at the venue to save!
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
ALPHAVILLE 16mm d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (26 SEP 19:30 – repeats 29 SEP 15:00):
Ciné-Real Film Club presents: “An American private eye is sent to a planet ruled by Von Braun, a malevolent scientist who has outlawed human emotions in favor of logic. The film deals with the fight between indivualism in face of inhumanity and blind conformity.”
The Liberated Film Club IX with Laura Mulvey at Close-Up (26 SEP 20:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!):
The Liberated Film Club presents: “A monthly event with guests invited to introduce a film which neither they nor the audience know in advance of screening. We’re thrilled to welcome Laura Mulvey as our special guest for the ninth instalment, and an edition of 5 risograph printed posters signed by the guest will be available exclusively on the night.”
SUZI Q d. Liam Firmager, 2019 – Preview + Q&A with Suzi Quatro at Genesis Cinema (26 SEP 18:30):
#GENESISTERS presents: “Trailblazer. Inspiration. Survivor. SUZI Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock ‘n’ roll when she broke through around the world in 1973. Still on the road after 50 years, Suzi Quatro surely is The Queen of Rock’n’Roll. Accept no substitutes.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
APOCALYPSE NOW FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 2019 at ICA (26 SEP 15:15).
BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Prince Charles (26 SEP 13:15).
HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 presented by Back Room Cinema at The Montpelier (26 SEP 19:30 – Use code “RADIANT19” at the box office to book & save!).
KAMALI d. Sasha Rainbow, 2019 part of Girls Skate Night at House Of Vans (26 SEP 20:00 – FREE!).
NECRONOMICON d. Brian Yuzna, Christophe Gans & Shûsuke Kaneko, 1993 presented by Terror Vision at BFI (26 SEP 18:10).
ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The David Lean (26 SEP 14:30 HOH & 19:00).
THE RAFT d. Marcus Lindeen, 2018 + Short: TERRA presented by Redmond Pictures & Passenger Films at Redmond Centre (26 SEP 19:30 – FREE!).
THE REMAINS: AFTER THE ODYSSEY d. Nathalie Borgers, 2019 at Austrian Cultural Forum (26 SEP 19:00).
ROUNDERS 35mm d. John Dahl, 1998 at The Prince Charles (26 SEP 18:10).
SANTA SANGRE: 30th Anniversary Screening d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989 at Genesis Cinema (26 SEP 21:00).
SHAKESPEARE WALLAH d. James Ivory, 1965 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (26 SEP 20:00).
Solve-Along-A MURDER SHE WROTE: BIRDS OF A FEATHER at The Prince Charles (26 SEP 21:00).
WOMAN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (26 SEP 21:00).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (SEP):
LUST FOR LIFE d. Vincente Minnelli, 1956 (26 SEP 20:30).
THE FILMS OF DAVID FINCHER at The Prince Charles (15 AUG to 21 NOV):
FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 (26 SEP 20:45).
THE LUNA CINEMA various outdoor venues (SEP):
HOOK (26 SEP 20:00 – Brockwell Lido).
MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (until 02 OCT):
LA FLOR: PART II d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (26 SEP 12:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- In Short Film Festival (25 to 26 SEP).
- London Spanish Film Festival (25 to 29 SEP).
- Raindance Film Festival (18 to 29 SEP).
- Scalarama (01 to 31 SEP).
- Streatham Free Film Festival (14 to 28 SEP).
AD ASTRA d. James Gray, 2019 at The Lexi (26 JAN 18:20 & 20:50):
“For those who need a bit more to go on, this is a quietly epic inversion of sci fi classics like 2001 and INTERSTELLAR, which perpetuated the myth of the square-jawed, heroic astronaut. True enough, Major Roy McBride (Pitt) is plenty heroic as he sails off into the limbo of outer space, tasked with finding the source of the radioactive energy surges paralysing Earth. There’s a suspicion back at command centre that the attacks might be connected to Roy’s father (Tommy Lee Jones), a legendary scientist who disappeared 10 years previously while on an experiment to harness energy in space.”
THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Barbican (26 SEP 18:20 & 20:45):
“Starring Awkwafina as Billi, a young woman living in New York who moved to America from China with her parents when she was a child. She is horrified to find out that her grandma, still living in China, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and she and her parents but travel to China to say goodbye for the last time.”
SWARM SEASON d. Sarah J Christman, 2019 at DocHouse (26 SEP 20:30 – LAST CHANCE!):
“On the remote volcanic island of Hawaii, 10-year-old Manu and her mother collect wild, endangered bees in order to breed disease-resistant colonies. Manu’s father is protesting on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea against the establishment of a gigantic telescope. On a neighbouring mountain, six NASA scientists practice living on Mars, and under the ground and the water, the Kilauea volcano quivers fatefully.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 26 SEP). FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 03 OCT). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at Watermans (20 to 26 SEP). HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (20 to 26 SEP). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 26 SEP). THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (23 to 29 SEP). MOTHER d. Kristof Bilsen, 2019 (20 to 26 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 26 SEP). PAIN AND GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at The Prince Charles (20 to 26 SEP). ROJO d. Benjamín Naishtat, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 26 SEP). SAFE SPACES d. Daniel Schechter, 2019 at JW3 (23 to 26 SEP). THE SHINY SHRIMPS d. Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo, 2019 at Watermans (20 to 26 SEP). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at The Prince Charles (20 to 26 SEP).
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