NOW BOOKING: Films in London this month [SEPTEMBER 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.


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


Welcome to our SEPTEMBER 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.

After a quiet summer – with several of our favourite venues taking well-earned August breaks – September sees things shifting back into top gear. Exciting new seasons include BLACK AND BANNED at BFI, STOLEN SUMMERS at various venues and a clutch of excellent auteur overviews including OLIVIER ASSAYAS at Deptford Cinema, AGNÈS VARDA at Ciné Lumière, ÉRIC ROHMER, KIJU YOSHIDA and PETER WATKINS all at Close-Up. Festivals are also starting to pitch their tents… Our pick of the bunch would be the always outstanding Open City Documentary Festival, Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival and the Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival. Towards the end of the month Raindance returns to take us ever onwards.

> What are you going to see?


Featured attraction: GENERATIONS: RUSSIAN CINEMA OF CHANGE at Barbican (26 to 30 SEP): “Defiant, electric and subversive, this season of cult and landmark films charts an extraordinary century of change in Russia.” Presented in partnership with New East Cinema, the season includes Dinara Asanova’s TOUGH KIDS + INTRO (28 SEP 18:30).


FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH

REPERTORY SEASONS (A–Z)

Films in London this month: THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS at Close-Up (02 SEP).
Films in London this month: THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS at Close-Up (02 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AFRICAN SCIENCE FILM SERIES at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (06 to 20 SEP):

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

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

ALWAYS SOMEWHERE ELSE – THE CINEMA OF ANGELA SCHANELEC IN DIALOGUE at Goethe-Institut (13 to 25 SEP):

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

Films in London this month: WEIRD SCIENCE at The Prince Charles (07 SEP).
Films in London this month: WEIRD SCIENCE at The Prince Charles (07 SEP).

AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):

BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (until 14 SEP):

  • “The most sublime, articulate, guarded and grounded filmmaker of the nouvelle vague”, this programme presents fifteen films from the filmmaker’s extensive oeuvre. Includes: THE GREEN RAY (01 SEP 20:00); and, LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (14 SEP 20:15).
  • See also: ÉRIC ROHMER’S TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS (below).

CLOSE-UP ON KIJU YOSHIDA at Close-Up (10 to 30 SEP):

  • “A legendary figure of the postwar Japanese cinema, Kiju Yoshida is one of Japan’s most artistically ambitious, politically astute and influential filmmakers.” Includes: COUP D’ÉTAT (10 SEP 20:15); HEROIC PURGATORY (20 SEP 20:15); and, EROS + MASSACRE (30 SEP 18:00).

CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (05 to 28 SEP):

Films in London this month: THE RECEPTIONIST at Deptford Cinema (28 SEP).
Films in London this month: THE RECEPTIONIST at Deptford Cinema (28 SEP).

DIRECTED BY WOMEN at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

DISTANT VOICES: TERENCE DAVIES at Close-Up (08 to 15 SEP):

  • “A member of the distinctive generation of British Film Institute nurtured directors whose ranks notably included Derek Jarman, Sally Potter and Peter Greenaway: Includes: DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES (08 SEP 18:00); and, THE TERENCE DAVIES TRILOGY (09 SEP 18:00).

DRAMA SHE WROTE at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

ÉRIC ROHMER’S TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS at Close-Up (03 to 11 SEP):

  • Between 1990 and 1998, a still-prolific Rohmer demonstrated the vitality of his exquisite, exceedingly-refined talents by producing a quartet of seasonally-set comedies that rivals his finest work. Includes: A TALE OF SPRINGTIME (03 SEP 20:15); A SUMMER’S TALE (04 SEP 20:15); AN AUTUMN TALE (06 SEP 20:15); and A TALE OF WINTER (15 AUG 18:00).

FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND at Regent Street Cinema (21 to 23 SEP):

FASHION ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (14 SEP to 03 OCT):

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (until OCT):

Films in London this month: THE STUDENT at Barbican (27 SEP).
Films in London this month: THE STUDENT at Barbican (27 SEP).

GENERATIONS: RUSSIAN CINEMA OF CHANGE at Barbican (26 to 30 SEP):

HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

  • BFI celebrates the late, great Harry Dean Stanton. Includes: THE STRAIGHT STORY 35mm (05 SEP 20:35 / 07 SEP 20:40 / 20 SEP 18:10); and, PARIS, TEXAS (16 SEP 19:50).
  • LUCKY enjoys a grind show run (14 to 20 SEP).

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE 35mm Selectrospective at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP):

LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen on The Green (ongoing):

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! at Ealing Town Hall (07 SEP to 26 OCT):

  • Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents a series of films complete with action sequences, adventure and crime capers – with brains, brawn and machismo. Includes: THAT SINKING FEELING (07 SEP 19:30); SCARFACE (14 SEP 19:30); DOUBLE INDEMNITY (21 SEP 19:30); STAGECOACH (28 SEP 19:30).

MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (until 14 SEP):

OLIVIER ASSAYAS at Deptford Cinema (07 to 14 SEP):

PAINFULLY FUNNY: THE COMPLETE DIRECTORIAL WORKS OF ELAINE MAY at ICA (21 to 23 SEP):

Films in London this month: FAT GIRL at Genesis Cinema (16 SEP).
Films in London this month: FAT GIRL at Genesis Cinema (16 SEP).

STOLEN SUMMERS various venues (02 to 16 SEP):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 02 SEP – Free! / No booking required):

  • “As we head right into summertime, feel the heat for some of the best films set during the summer months.” Includes: S.O.S. SUMMER OF SAM (01 SEP 15:00 & 17:30); and REAR WINDOW (02 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

THE TELEVISION WILL BE REVOLUTIONISED: Channel 4 and the 1982 Workshop Declaration at Barbican (13 to 16 SEP):

VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (until 30 SEP):

WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

WORLD WAR ONE: REGENERATIONS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):


FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)

Films in London this month: KINSHASA MAKAMBO at Open City Docs (07 SEP).
Films in London this month: KINSHASA MAKAMBO at Open City Docs (07 SEP).

Film festivals projecting this month include:


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