NOW BOOKING: Films in London this month [JUNE 2019]

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.


Find films in London this month by: REPERTORY SEASONS // FILM FESTIVALS


Welcome to our monthly roundup.

Each month we look ahead to what we call London’s MUSEUM SHOWS, the places where you can find several attractions under one roof. Our listings are divided into repertory seasons and film festivals.

We 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.


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The summer seems like a time for slimming down a tad. We’re not embracing the full LOVE ISLAND beach body craziness you understand, but just breaking some of those hibernation habits. And so it feels with film. Whilst we love a blockbuster season as much as the next popcorn muncher, it feels like a time for smaller plates.

We love the continuing  BEBOP NEW YORK: BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDIE CINEMA season at Barbican, which pairs well with their new AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S. Both capture the resonance of time and place in the production of distinctive film flavours. REVENGE sees Classic Cinema Club – Ealing settling into their new home and then there’s A NIGHT IN BERLIN at Deptford Cinema which resonates with the sound of a city. Pushing our metaphor to the max comes IN THE MOOD FOR FOOD at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN to 04 JUL), part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival (28 to 30 JUN) and the South Ken. venue’s annual Fête du Cinéma where all tickets are a bargain £5.

Our featured attraction of the month is TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up Film Centre (01 to 30 JUN). As a tribute to a place – all the films feature the titular city – the season is also structured around the work of three distinctive directors. Our dedicated screen guide introduces you to their careers and remixes the programme to help you consume a little or a lot. RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers save calories with a £2 discount on standard price tickets for the entire season.

See you in darkness.


NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Fragments Film Festival: KNIFE + HEART at Genesis Cinema (12 JUN).
Fragments Festival: KNIFE + HEART at Genesis Cinema (12 JUN).
  • Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (07 to 15 JUN 2019) celebrates “inclusivity through film” & features a high proportion of directors who identify as women, people of colour, disabled & LGBTQ+. We’ve taken a look at the programme to produce a handy guide (& make a few cheeky recommends).
  • As we start stockpiling Pro Plus for the next edition of SUPAKINO’s MIDNIGHT EXCESS (15 JUN 23:00+), we caught up with guest programmer Amos Levin to talk ROCKY, 16mm, cinema’s ‘holy shit’ moments & The Lonely Island.

FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH

REPERTORY SEASONS (A–Z)

Films in London this month: JE, TU, IL, ELLE, part of AFTER THE WAVE at Barbican (20 JUN).
Films in London this month: JE, TU, IL, ELLE, part of AFTER THE WAVE at Barbican (20 JUN).

00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (01 JUN 20:30 / 09 JUN 17:25 / 12 JUN 20:20 / 17 JUN 20:20 / 22 JUN 12:15 / 25 JUN 20:15).

A FOCUS ON NICK BROOMFIELD at BFI Southbank (31 MAY to 01 JUN):

AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S at Barbican (06 JUN to 25 JUL):

  • “After the French New Wave and the tumultuous political events of May 1968, a younger and more progressive generation of directors emerged. This season explores the work of these bold new directors.” Includes: L’ENFANT SECRET d. Philippe Garrel, 1979 (06 JUN 19:00); MY LITTLE LOVES 35mm d. Jean Eustache, 1974 (13 JUN 18:30); JE, TU, IL, ELLE d. Chantal Akerman, 1974 (20 JUN 19:00); and, A REAL YOUNG GIRL 35mm d. Catherine Breillat, 1976 (27 JUN 19:00).

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: STUDIO GHIBLI PYJAMA PARTY 6 films, 1 ticket (29 JUN 21:00).

ANG LEE’S CHINESE CLASSICS at Deptford Cinema (26 APR to 14 JUN):

A NIGHT IN BERLIN at Deptford Cinema (15 to 16 JUN):

BEBOP NEW YORK: BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDIE CINEMA at Barbican (23 MAY to 25 JUN):

  • “Late-50s New York. In Greenwich Village bars and Times Square burger joints painters, writers, critics, musicians were making a new world. Filmmakers were right there too.” Includes: ECHOES OF SILENCE + PESTILENT CITY d. Peter Emmanuel Goldman, 1964 + 1965 (04 JUN 19:00); Women Independents + Intro by Helen de Witt (12 JUN 19:00); THE COOL WORLD 35mm d. Shirley Clarke, 1963 (19 JUN 18:30); and, In The Street (25 JUN 19:00).
Films in London this month: PEOPLE ON SUNDAY, part of BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS at BFI (15 & 23 JUN).
Films in London this month: PEOPLE ON SUNDAY, part of BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS at BFI (15 & 23 JUN).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

  • THE BLUE ANGEL d. Josef von Sternberg, 1930 starts a grind show run (31 MAY to 13 JUN).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 15 JUL):

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL 2019):

  • “Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring.” Includes: ALL ABOUT EVE d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950 (11 JUN 19:00); FITZCARRALDO d. Werner Herzog, 1982 (18 JUN 19:00); and, HEAT d. Michael Mann, 1995 (24 JUN 19:00).

THE FILMS OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles (until 03 NOV):

  • Includes: SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 (15 JUN 15:00).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season concludes at Goethe-Institut (MAR to JUN):

  • “A major UK retrospective of the prolific output of Straub and Huillet, including over forty-seven films and shorts directed between 1962 and 2018.” Concludes with: MOSES UND ARON d. Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, 1975 + Workshop: ‘On the Aesthetics of Equal Distribution’ (01 JUN 14:30).

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (until 02 MAY):

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (20 MAY to 22 JUL):

IN THE MOOD FOR FOOD at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN to 04 JUL):

  • “This focus on food is part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival (28-30 June) and echoes the Food: Bigger than the Plate exhibition at the V&A throughout the summer. It also coincides with our very own Fête du Cinéma, with almost all tickets for £5, so there are plenty of reasons to celebrate!” Includes: Food: All About The Plate Panel Discussion (28 JUN 18:30); BABETTE’S FEAST d. Gabriel Axel, 1987 (28 JUN 20:00); LA GRANDE BOUFFE d. Marco Ferreri, 1973 (29 JUN 16:00); WINE CALLING d. Bruno Sauvard, 2018 + Q&A with the director (29 JUN 18:40); Three Films by Vivian Ostrovsky + Q&A with the director (30 JUN 18:40); and, BREAD DAY d. Sergei Dvortsevoy, 1998 + Intro by Vivian Ostrovsky (30 JUN 20:30).

JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY to 16 JUN):

  • “James Bond’s greatest outings, back on the big screen and followed by Q&As and autograph signings with some of the films’ female stars.” Includes: NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN d. Irvin Kershner, 1983 + Q&A with Valerie Leon (02 JUN 14:30); and, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME d. Lewis Gilbert, 1977 + Q&A with Caroline Munro (16 JUN 15:00).

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

KOREAN FILM NIGHTS: HOME TRUTHS at Korean Cultural Centre (02 MAY to 20 JUN):

  • “Ventures into various on-screen Korean homes to explore how Korean domestic space shapes on-screen identities, and how its architectural structure can reflect the social mores of a time.” Includes: LIES d. Jang Sun-woo, 2000 + Intro by Ben Driscoll (06 JUN 19:00); WOMAN OF FIRE d. Kim Ki-young, 1971 + Intro by Joel Whitaker (13 JUN 19:00); and, MOTHER & A GUEST d. Shin Sang-ok, 1961 + Intro by Federica Fausto (20 JUN 19:00).
Films in London this month: SAAWARIYA, part of LEXI FILM SCHOOL at Lexi Cinema (10 JUN).
Films in London this month: SAAWARIYA, part of LEXI FILM SCHOOL at Lexi Cinema (10 JUN).

LEXI FILM SCHOOL at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN):

  • “Join us at your neighbourhood film school, where we bring you a programme of lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics. All are welcome!” Includes: OF LOVE & LAW d. Hikaru Toda, 2017 Speaker: Elhum Shakerifar, producer of OF LOVE & LAW (03 JUN 18:30); SAAWARIYA d. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2007 Speaker: Ryan Lanji (10 JUN 18:30); THE L-SHAPED ROOM  d. Bryan Forbes, 1962 Speaker: Selina Robertson (17 JUN 18:30); ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY d. Yolande DuLuart, 1972 Speaker: Charmaine Simpson (24 JUN 18:30).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to JUN):

  • “We celebrate a master of contemporary Japanese cinema with a two-month season of diverse, beautiful and human stories.” Includes: OUR LITTLE SISTER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2015 (01 JUN 18:10 / 06 JUN 20:30); and, THE THIRD MURDER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017 (02 JUN 16:00).

OF FLESH & BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at Close-Up (04 to 12 JUN):

  • “Reflecting on the legacy of Taiwanese luminaries Edward Yang and Hou Hsiao-Hsien – whose films can be seen in our Taipei Stories programme – we’re pleased to present four films by Hirokazu Kore-eda.” Includes: MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 (04 JUN 20:15); AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (08 JUN 18:15); NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2003 (11 JUN 20:15); and, STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (12 JUN 20:15).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (11 MAY to 14 AUG):

  • “In the lead up to the release of Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, we will be getting in the mood with all things Tarantino!” Includes: THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen& Ethan Coen 1998 (01 JUN 17:55).

THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

RE:DOX at DocHouse (ongoing):

  • “Choose the smash-hit docs you want us to show again.” Includes: 5 BROKEN CAMERAS d. Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi, 2011 (21 JUN 18:30 / 25 JUN 20:40); and, THE ALCOHOL YEARS d. Carol Morley, 2000 (22 JUN 20:30 / 27 JUN 18:30).

REVENGE at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (JUN to JUL):

  • “We launch into our next programme with a vengeance, looking at the theme that is the driving force behind many character motivations, narrative arches and a staple of genre films.” Includes: THE BIG HEAT d. Fritz Lang, 1953 (07 JUN 19:30); HUMAN DESIRE d. Fritz Lang, 1954 (14 JUN 19:30); LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE d. Robert Bresson, 1945 (21 JUN 19:30); and, OFELAS aka PATHFINDER d. Nils Gaup, 1987 (28 JUN 19:30).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (until 26 MAY):

  • An afternoon movie and a little something extra on the last Sunday of the month. Includes: THX 1138 d. George Lucas, 1971 + Art Auction Fundraiser (30 JUN 15:30).
Films in London this month: MOLIÈRE, part of THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (09 JUN).
Films in London this month: MOLIÈRE, part of THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (09 JUN).

THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (02 JUN to 21 JUL):

  • “Exploring how theatre has inspired the greatest filmmakers, from Bergman and Almodóvar, to Truffaut and Cassavetes, this season of classics centres on the stage, performance and the screen.” Includes: L’ESQUIVE d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2003 (02 JUN 14:00); MOLIÈRE d. Ariane Mnouchkine, 1978 (09 JUN 14:00); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (16 JUN 14:00); THE MUSIC ROOM d. Satyajit Ray, 1958 (23 JUN 14:00); and, LE DERNIER MÉTRO d. François Truffaut, 1980 (30 JUN 14:00).

STEVEN SPIELBERG SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (20 MAY to 30 JUN):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 21 APR):

  • Includes (some dubbed versions also screening): SPIRITED AWAY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 (01 JUN 13:00).

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):

  • “A new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century.” Includes: THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1983 (01 JUN 18:00); THAT DAY ON THE BEACH d. Edward Yang, 1983 (01 JUN 20:00 / 14 JUN 20:15); A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY d. Edward Yang, 1991 (02 JUN 18:00); REBELS OF THE NEON GOD d. Tsai Ming-liang, 1993 (03 JUN 20:30 / 30 JUN 17:30); THE TERRORIZERS d. Edward Yang, 1986 (13 JUN 20:15 / 25 JUN 20:15); A CITY OF SADNESS 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989 (15 JUN 19:30 / 24 JUN 20:15); TAIPEI STORY d. Edward Yang, 1985 (16 JUN 17:30); DUST IN THE WIND d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1986 (16 JUN 20:00); THREE TIMES 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005 (17 JUN 20:15 / 29 JUN 17:30); STRAY DOGS d. Tsai Ming-liang, 2013 (18 JUN 20:15 / 30 JUN 20:00); THE RIVER d. Tsai Ming-liang, 1997 (19 JUN 20:15); VIVE L’AMOUR d. Tsai Ming-liang, 1994 (20 JUN 20:15); and, YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (23 JUN 19:00).
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TEMPLE CINEMA at Andaz London Liverpool Street (ongoing):

  • “London’s most unique and opulent venue – the once-deserted Masonic temple hidden in the walls of Andaz Liverpool Street – will be taken over by the dark art of horror filmmaking.” Includes: THE SHINING d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (27 JUN 19:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

TONY COKES: SOUND SYSTEMS at Tate Modern (31 MAY to 02 JUN):

TRIBUTE TO AGNÈS VARDA at Ciné Lumière (MAY to JUL):

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • “1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!” Includes: BEING JOHN MALKOVICH 35mm d. Spike Jonze, 1999 (04 JUN 18:00); and, THE IRON GIANT 35mm d. Brad Bird, 1999 (15 JUN 12:45).


FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)

Films in London this month: CALAMITY JANE, part of Rhythm & Views Festival (19 JUN).
Films in London this month: CALAMITY JANE, part of Rhythm & Views Film Festival (19 JUN).

Film festivals in London this month include:


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