RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find repertory seasons & film festivals in London this month [JUNE 2018].
Welcome to our JUNE roundup.
Each month we look ahead to London’s MUSEUM SHOWS where you can find several attractions under one roof. Our listings are divided into repertory seasons and film festivals. We’ll keep you updated on all London’s one-off screenings including film clubs, meet the talent Q&As and other special events in our weekly digests and daily updates.
We’ve stopped listing – for now – London’s moving image exhibitions because we don’t currently have the capacity at Radiant Circus to do it right. Hopefully, we’ll be back on it very soon.
There are several excellent repertory seasons* opening across town this month, but we thought we’d focus on two that really impress.
(*Check out, amongst many others, AVA DUVERNAY and IDA LUPINO at BFI, PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière, JUST THE TWO OF US? at Classic Cinema Club Ealing, the HARMONY KORINE WEEKENDER at Deptford Cinema and A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up.)
We start the month with Barbican’s weekend of 1970s feminist filmmakers, ARTISTS & ACTIVISTS. Continuing the venue’s tradition of outstanding seasons dedicated to social change – and following last month’s sold out RETURNING THE COLONIAL GAZE – you really should get booking…
Continuing to focus on women in film, our featured attraction of the month becomes HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema. We love how the Mile End venue has marshalled the forces of all their regular collaborators – Trumans, MUBI, Fringe!, Orbital Comics, Rochester Kino, Dispatch FMI, CinemaItaliaUK and more – to compile an outstanding collection of vivid female-centred stories. Also a partner in Birds’ Eye View’s important #ReclaimTheFrame initiative (which returns to Genesis next month), Genesis really is leading by example.
FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH
REPERTORY SEASONS (A–Z)
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing).
- Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: PHANTOM THREAD 70mm (03 JUN 17:55 / 07 JUN 20:45 / 09 JUN 15:20 / 11 JUN 18:10); STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN 70mm (13 JUN 20:15 / 16 JUN 20:45 / 26 JUN 21:00); and, STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK 70mm (30 JUN 18:15).
- We list all The PCC’s anniversary & 35mm screenings in our weekly digests & daily updates.
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- Take a closer look at the work of this pioneering artist and visionary. Events include: LA POINTE COURTE (02 JUN 16:20 / 16 JUN 20:20); CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (02 JUN 18:20 / 04 JUN 20:45 / 14 JUN 20:45 / 25 JUN 18:40); LE BONHEUR (03 JUN 16:10 / 06 JUN 20:50 / 21 JUN 20:50); LIONS LOVE (… AND LIES) (03 JUN 18:10 / 17 JUN 20:15); MUR MURS + UNCLE YANCO (09 JUN 20:20 / 18 JUN 18:30); JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. (16 JUN 18:10 / 26 JUN 20:10); and, ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (20 JUN 18:15 / 30 JUN 20:40).
- BFI serves up two chances to discuss Varda’s life, work and influence: The Many Faces Of Agnès Varda (02 JUN 12:00) and Agnès Varda Salon: Political, Personal & Playful (20 JUN 20:30 – free with a ticket for ONE SINGS…).
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing).
- “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises include: ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER seven films, one ticket (30 JUN 21:00). Just be sure to follow the rules…
ANIMATION 2018: THE FEMALE PIONEERS at BFI Southbank (2018).
- BFI “celebrates the diverse, provocative films made by female animators” with two screenings and two talks: The View from the Café Bar: Remembering Alison De Vere (01 JUN 18:20); THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED + INTRO by Jez Stewart (19 JUN 18:30 + without intro 03 JUN 14:30); RUDDIGORE + INTRO by Jez Stewart (25 JUN 18:15); and, Making Animated Features In The UK (27 JUN 18:10).
A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (03 to 18 JUN).
- Three films from across the career of one of the leading figures of the New Taiwan Cinema, includes: TAIPEI STORY (03 JUN 17:00 / 11 JUN 19:30); YI YI (03 JUN 19:30 / 18 JUN 19:00); and, A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (10 JUN 18:00 / 24 JUN 15:30).
ARTISTS & ACTIVISTS: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers at Barbican (02 to 03 JUN).
- A weekend of conversation and films from feminist filmmakers in the 1970s includes: BEING A WOMAN + INTRO by Ann Deborah Levy & Sheila Rowbotham (02 JUN 12:00); WOMEN FINDING THEIR VOICES + INTRO by Stephanie Palewski (02 JUN 14:00); DESIRE, BEAUTY & THE GAZE + PANEL (02 JUN 16:00); DETERMINED WOMEN AT WORK + INTRO by Bonnie Greer (02 JUN 18:15); TAKING ACTION: ORDINARY WOMEN AT THE EPICENTRE… (03 JUN 14:00); and, THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL + INTRO by Susie Orbach & Amalie R Rothschild (03 JUN 16:00).
- There’s a Weekend Pass for all 6 events.
AS IF… A SEASON OF TEEN MOVIES at The Prince Charles (02 JUN to 11 AUG).
- “A handful of some of our favourite Teen Movies returning to the big screen!” Includes: 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 35mm (02 JUN 18:20); and, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF on the date he bunks off school! (05 JUN 20:45).
BLACK EUROPE ON FILM at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (until 07 JUN).
- Celebrating the history and contributions of African people in Europe: BLACK & GERMAN + GERMAN TOWN (01 JUN 19:00); and, TOO BLACK TO BE FRENCH (07 JUN 19:00).
CANNES DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT 50TH ANNIVERSARY at Ciné Lumière (15 to 17 JUN).
- Celebrating 50 years since the The Directors’ Fortnight was born in the wake of 1968 and the cancellation of the Cannes Film Festival that year. Includes: NO (15 JUN 15:45); THE CIAMBRA (15 JUN 18:20); I KILLED MY MOTHER (16 JUN 18:30); MUSTANG (16 JUN 20:30); MALA NOCHE (17 JUN 17:00), and LES COMBATTANTS (17 JUN 18:45).
CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS at Deptford Cinema (starts 24 APR):
- An 8 week film and discussion series curated by Eliza Stuart continues with: SYMBIOTIC EARTH (05 JUN 19:00).
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- BFI’s short seasons dedicated to “compelling and urgent voices in contemporary cinema” continue with: THIS IS THE LIFE (02 JUN 20:15 / 10 JUN 20:20); I WILL FOLLOW (03 JUN 20:30 / 10 JUN 18:20); SELMA (08 JUN 20:35 / 17 JUN 19:50); A WRINKLE IN TIME (09 JUN 13:00 / 23 JUN 13:30); MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (11 JUN 20:45 / 25 JUN 20:40); and, 13th (29 JUN 20:45).
- The Close Up Salon: Ava DuVernay invites you to discuss DuVernay’s films & career (11 JUN 18:30).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN).
- Tremendously influential yet largely taken for granted, Michelangelo Antonioni made difficult, abstract cinema mainstream. Includes: L’AVVENTURA (01 JUN 19:30 / 12 JUN 19:30); LA NOTTE (05 JUN 19:30 / 19 JUN 19:30); L’ECLISSE (08 JUN 19:30 / 23 JUN 18:00 / 26 JUN 19:30); RED DESERT (09 JUN 19:30 / 15 JUN 19:30 / 21 JUN 19:30); and, ZABRISKIE POINT (14 JUN 19:30 / 23 JUN 20:30 / 29 JUN 20:00).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL):
- “From creepy crawlies and beasts from the deep to extra-terrestrials and towering goliaths…” Films include: ALIEN Theatrical Version + ALIENS Director’s Cut two films, one ticket (02 JUN 20:45); PIRANHA 35mm (12 JUN 18:30); GODZILLA (1998) (15 JUN 21:00); and, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: DIRECTOR’S CUT (24 JUN 18:10).
DIRECTED BY WOMEN / FEMALE GAZE at Deptford Cinema (ongoing).
- Promoting women working behind the camera, includes: SECOND COMING presented by WIFSE25 (10 JUN 14:30); MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS (16 JUN 19:30); THE ARBOR presented by WIFSE25 (21 JUN 19:30); and, GIRLHOOD presented by Forever Young Film Club (22 JUN 19:30).
DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (08 JUN to 28 JUL):
- A selection of Disney Classics return to the big screen, bringing the magic from the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Includes: BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991) (08 JUN 20:30); ALADDIN (16 JUN 21:00); THE LION KING (22 JUN 21:00); MULAN (29 JUN 20:45); and, DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY 7 films, 1 ticket (30 JUN 20:45).
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU at The Prince Charles Cinema (until 14 OCT):
- Showcasing the films of legendary Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, The Prince Charles is taking the English translation of his titles literally, screening them during the season in which they’re set. This month it’s: EARLY SUMMER (10 JUN 17:55); and, TOKYO STORY 35mm (16 JUN 17:30).
HARMONY KORINE WEEKENDER at Deptford Cinema (08 to 10 JUN).
- Dedicated to the non-conformist, rebel and highly original filmmaker. Includes: GUMMO (08 JUN 20:00); MISTER LONELY (09 JUN 20:00); and, SPRING BREAKERS (10 JUN 20:00).
HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema (14 to 30 JUN).
- “She is a dreamer, a fighter – curious and full of mystery. She is full of contradictions. Sometimes vulnerable, often wild and unpredictable. She is a lover, a mother, a teenager, a wife, a daughter, a woman, and this is her story. Her name is: AMELIE presented by Trumans (14 JUN 21:00); JUNO + INTRO by Sarah Cook, Movies On Weekends (19 JUN 19:00 – Free!); WADJDA presented by Dispatch FMI (19 JUN 21:00); MORVERN CALLAR presented by MUBI (21 JUN 18:30); LILYA 4-EVER + INTRO by Mary Wild, Projections (21 JUN 20:40); MULAN kids club (23 JUN 11:00); KIKA presented by Fringe! Flings (26 JUN 18:30); BETTY BLUE presented by Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (28 JUN 18:30); CORALINE presented by Orbital Comics (28 JUN 21:10); FRIDA Music & Movies (29 JUN 19:45 – Free!); and, MALENA presented by CinemaItaliaUK (30 JUN 18:20).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- “Marvel at the many talents of Ida Lupino; more than just a movie star.” Events include: THE GAY DESPERADO 35mm (01 JUN 20:50 / 04 JUN 18:15); THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT 35mm (02 JUN 15:30 / 06 JUN 20:40); OUTRAGE 35mm (02 JUN 20:40); NEVER FEAR aka The Young Lovers 35mm (03 JUN 18:20 / 05 JUN 20:50); HIGH SIERRA 35mm (03 JUN 20:20 / 09 JUN 15:30); THE SEA WOLF 35mm (11 JUN 20:50 / 17 JUN 15:30); THE HITCH-HIKER 35mm + INTRO by Mia Bays, Birds’ Eye View (12 JUN 18:20 + without intro 14 JUN 18:30); HARD, FAST & BEAUTIFUL 16mm (13 JUN 20:20 / 15 JUN 18:20); THE MAN I LOVE 35mm (17 JUN 17:40 / 27 JUN 20:40); ON DANGEROUS GROUND 35mm (18 JUN 18:20 / 20 JUN 20:40); PRIVATE HELL 36 35mm (18 JUN 20:40 / 29 JUN 18:10); THE BIGAMIST 35mm + INTRO by Sophie Monks Kaufman (19 JUN 18:20 + without intro 24 JUN 13:00); THE BIG KNIFE 35mm (22 JUN 18:10 / 28 JUN 20:20); and, THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS 35mm (26 JUN 20:30 / 30 JUN 18:10).
- Before & Behind The Camera: The Very Versatile Ida Lupino includes an introductory talk by Geoff Andrew and a screening of OUTRAGE (05 JUN 18:10).
JOAN JONAS: MYSTIC KNOTS + INTROs/Q&As with Joan Jonas at Tate Modern (02 to 03 JUN):
- A weekend-long survey of the inventive films of Joan Jonas. Includes: PLEIN AIR (02 JUN 16:00); VEILS (02 JUN 19:00); DRAWING (03 JUN 14:00); and, PUZZLES (03 JUN 17:00).
JUST THE TWO OF US? at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (until 29 JUN):
- “Couples, love triangles, friends, doppelgängers”: JULES ET JIM (01 JUN 19:30); MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (08 JUN 19:30); DAISIES (15 JUN 19:30); ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (22 JUN 19:30); and, THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (29 JUN 19:30).
LET LOVE IN: NICK CAVE ON SCREEN at Genesis Cinema (until 01 JUN):
- To mark his headline performance as part of All Points East, Genesis takes a closer look at the famed renaissance man: THE ROAD TO GOD KNOWS WHERE + GABRIEL MORENO LIVE (01 JUN 19:00 – Free!).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free/No booking required):
- A film series to spotlight the best flicks from the super hero powerhouse: IRON MAN (07 JUN 17:00 & 19:30); THOR (08 JUN 17:00 & 19:30); CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (09 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); THE AVENGERS (10 JUN 13:00 & 15:30); BLACK PANTHER (15 JUN 17:00 & 19:30); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (16 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); CAPTAIN AMERICA : THE WINTER SOLDER (17 JUN 13:00 & 15:30); CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (22 JUN 17:00); DOCTOR STRANGE (23 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOLUME 2 (24 JUN 13:00 & 15:30); SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (29 JUN 17:00 & 19:30); and ANT MAN (01 JUL 13:00 & 15:30).
MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (08 JUN to 14 SEP).
- A series of amazing FREE live music and movie events in the cinema’s Bar Paragon. Includes: BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID + SIMON STANLEY WARD LIVE (08 JUN 19:45); BACK TO THE FUTURE + JOHN MOUSE LIVE (15 JUN 19:45); and, SOME LIKE IT SWING X MUSIC AND MOVIES: SWING KIDS (22 JUN 19:30).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL).
- Waving the rainbow flag through a celebration of French LGBTQ celluloid culture. Includes: TOMBOY (12 JUN 18:30); I, YOU, HE, SHE (14 JUN 18:30); I KILLED MY MOTHER (16 JUN 18:30); MALA NOCHE (17 JUN 17:00); CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (20 JUN 20:40); STRANGER BY THE LAKE (23 JUN 20:30); LES INVISIBLES (29 JUN 16:00); and, THE HAPPY PRINCE (29 JUN 20:50 / 30 JUN 16:00).
S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL).
- The kinkier side of celluloid. Includes: MAÎTRESSE (18 JUN 20:00); SECRETARY (24 JUN 20:00); and THE PIANO TEACHER (30 JUN 20:00).
SATIRE AND MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at BFI Southbank (23 to 24 JUN).
- A special weekend celebrating the Italian actor-writer-director. Events include: MARCO BELLOCCHIO IN CONVERSATION (23 JUN 18:30), available on a joint ticket with FISTS IN THE POCKET + INTRO (23 JUN 20:45); VINCERE (24 JUN 15:10); and, SWEET DREAMS (24 JUN 17:50).
- A full season runs at BFI in July.
- There’s also a screening of DORMANT BEAUTY + Q&A with Marco Bellocchio at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN 18:20).
TERRY GILLIAM at Deptford Cinema (until 09 SEP).
- Celebrating the work of the creative genius. Includes: THE ZERO THEOREM (17 JUN 14:00).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN).
- Three masterpieces of the British New Wave. Includes: THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (02 JUN 18:00 / 20 JUN 19:30 / 28 JUN 19:30); MADEMOISELLE 35mm (09 JUN 18:00 / 13 JUN 19:30 / 30 JUN 20:30); and, A TASTE OF HONEY (24 JUN 20:30 / 27 JUN 19:30).
TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ at Ciné Lumière (03 JUN to 22 JUL).
- Paying tribute to Marcel Carné, a “monstre sacré of French cinema”. Includes: LE JOUR SE LÈVE (03 JUN 14:00); HÔTEL DU NORD (10 JUN 14:00); and, LE QUAI DES BRUMES (24 JUN 14:00).
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (17 JUN to 30 AUG):
- A season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders. Begins with: ALICE IN THE CITIES aka Alice in den Städten 35mm (17 JUN 18:15 / 21 JUN 15:45).
WE <3 GRETA GERWIG at The Prince Charles (until 09 JUN):
- A selection of some of Gerwig’s best roles from recent years concludes with: LADY BIRD (09 JUN 18:15).
WOMEN IN FILM at Genesis Cinema (2018).
- Films that have: a female director/co-director, a female writer/co-writer, or a strong/iconic female lead. Includes: CINESISTERS’ SHORTS VOL. 1: FAMILY MATTERS (18 JUN 18:40).
WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUN).
- A series of events, film screenings and discussions with and about women shaping the world. Includes: MRS HYDE London premiere (07 JUN 18:30); THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN + DISCUSSION with co-director Colette Braeckman and Congolese dancer Faustin Linyekula (13 JUN 20:15); LET THE SUNSHINE IN (17 to 14 JUL); LA FÊTE DES MÈRES + Q&A with actor Audrey Fleurot, UK premiere (24 JUN 20:30); and, SIMONE VEIL, UNE HISTOIRE FRANÇAISE + DISCUSSION (26 JUN 20:10).
YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN):
- Kino Klassika Foundation’s season dedicated to the rise of the Soviet New Wave concludes with: IS IT EASY TO BE YOUNG? (06 JUN 19:30); ASSA (13 JUN 19:30); THE NEEDLE (20 JUN 19:30); and, LITTLE VERA (27 JUN 19:30).
FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)
Film festivals projecting this month include:
- Architecture Film Festival – Inter-festival Programme (14 & 28 JUN)
- British Urban Film Festival (04 to 10 JUN)
- Herne Hill Free Film Festival (until 01 JUN)
- London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN)
- London Korean Film Festival – Teaser Screening (18 JUN)
- Refugee Week (18 to 24 JUN but screenings at BFI run 14 to 21 JUN)
- Sundance Film Festival London (until 03 JUN)
- Walthamstow International Film Festival (23 to 24 JUN)
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Featured image: WADJDA presented by Dispatch FMI at Genesis Cinema (19 JUN 21:00).