NOW BOOKING: Films in London this month [JUNE 2018]

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].


> FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH by: SEASONS // FESTIVALS


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.

What are you going to see?


FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH

REPERTORY SEASONS (A–Z)

Films in London this month: STAR TREK III THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK at The Prince Charles (30 JUN).
Films in London this month: STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK at The Prince Charles (30 JUN).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing).

AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).

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).

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY at Close-Up.
Films in London this month: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY at Close-Up (10 JUN).

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).

AS IF… A SEASON OF TEEN MOVIES at The Prince Charles (02 JUN to 11 AUG).

BLACK EUROPE ON FILM at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (until 07 JUN).

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).
Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: SELMA at BFI.
Films in London this month: SELMA at BFI.

CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN).

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):

DIRECTED BY WOMEN / FEMALE GAZE at Deptford Cinema (ongoing).

DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (08 JUN to 28 JUL):

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).
Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: GUMMO at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN).
Films in London this month: GUMMO at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN).

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).

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):

LET LOVE IN: NICK CAVE ON SCREEN at Genesis Cinema (until 01 JUN):

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).

PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL).

S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL).

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: FISTS IN THE POCKET at BFI (23 JUN).
Films in London this month: FISTS IN THE POCKET at BFI (23 JUN).

SATIRE AND MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at BFI Southbank (23 to 24 JUN).

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).

TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ at Ciné Lumière (03 JUN to 22 JUL).

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).

WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUN).

YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN):


FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: VILLAGE ROCKSTAR at the London Indian Film Festival (27 JUN).
Films in London this month: VILLAGE ROCKSTAR at the London Indian Film Festival (27 JUN).

Film festivals projecting this month include:

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Featured image: WADJDA presented by Dispatch FMI at Genesis Cinema (19 JUN 21:00).

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