SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [01 to 07 MAR 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 great films in London this week*.


FRI 01 // SAT 02 // SUN 03 // MON 04 // TUE 05 // WED 06 // THU 07


FEATURED ATTRACTION

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season starts this week at BFI Southbank & ICA (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.”

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Find films in London this week by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)

FRI 01

Films in London this week: ABOUT A WAR at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 to 07 MAR).
Films in London this week: ABOUT A WAR at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 to 07 MAR).

ABOUT A WAR d. Abi Weaver & Daniele Rugo + Q&A with the directors at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 MAR 20:45):

  • Moving through the testimonies of Assaad, a right wing Christian intelligence officer; Ahed, a Palestinian refugee fighter and Nassim, a Communist commander, ABOUT A WAR unpicks the personal motivations, trauma and regret of militiamen who picked up arms during the Lebanese Civil War.
  • Then enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (until 07 MAR).

BURNING MEN d. Jeremy Wooding, 2019 + Q&A with the director & cast at Peckhamplex (01 MAR 20:30):

  • Young, struggling musicians Ray and Don are evicted from their South London squat. They take to the road in their old Volvo Amazon, planning to sell their prized vinyl record collection and fly to Memphis USA. However, when they fail to get the money needed, they steal a rare Black Metal record which seems to unleash dark forces that threaten their mission.
  • Then enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME d. Olivia Lichtenstein, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (01 MAR 21:00):

  • The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man poised to be the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life forever.

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 02

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: MORE EARTH WILL FALL at The Green (02 MAR).
Films in London this week: MORE EARTH WILL FALL at The Green (02 MAR).

MORE EARTH WILL FALL d. Sam Liebman, 2017 + Q&A with the director at The Green (02 MAR 18:30):

  • Films For Food returns with a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary. Instead of paying for a ticket for this event just bring a full bag of non-perishable food for entry and the food will go to Pecan Food Bank in Peckham.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALL CLOUDS ARE CLOCKS d. Leslie Megahey, 1976/1991 at Barbican Centre (02 MAR 11:00). AMERICAN PSYCHO 35mm d. Mary Harron, 2000 at Everyman Screen On The Green (02 MAR 23:00). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at ICA (02 MAR 20:50). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at The Lexi (02 MAR 15:00). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at The Lexi (02 MAR 20:30). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING d. RaMell Ross, 2018 at ICA (02 MAR 12:25). HOT FUZZ d. Edgar Wright, 2007 presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church, SE13 (02 MAR 20:00). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 at The Lexi (02 MAR 18:00). LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various, 2019 at ICA (02 MAR 16:10). ON MY SKIN d. Alessio Cremonini, 2018 presented by Fruitvale Film Club at Birkbeck Cinema (02 MAR 14:00 – Free!). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (02 MAR 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 & 20:30). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at Barbican (02 MAR 20:45). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (02 MAR 15:50).


SUN 03

Films in London this week: LOST LOST LOST at Close-Up (03 MAR).
Films in London this week: LOST LOST LOST at Close-Up (03 MAR).

A PRIVATE WAR d. Matthew Heineman , 2018 + Q&A with journalist Uzi Mahnaimi at JW3 (03 MAR 19:00):

  • The extraordinary story of one of the most celebrated war correspondents of all time: Marie Colvin. Israeli journalist Uzi Mahnaimi was a close colleague and friend of Marie Colvin and advised the film director Matthew Heineman and the actress Rosamund Pike on the film.

LOST LOST LOST 16mm d. Jonas Mekas, 1976 A Tribute to Jonas Mekas at Close-Up (03 MAR 14:00 – the evening event is SOLD OUT!):

  • Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas invented the diary form of filmmaking. Lost Lost Lost comprises fourteen years of filming, starting from his arrival in America as a political refugee. It documents the New York counterculture of the ’50s and the development of Mekas’ own filming style.

METROPOLIS d. Fritz Lang, 1927 + LIVE SCORE by David Gray on the 1936 Compton Cinema Organ at Regent Street Cinema (03 MAR 15:30):

  • In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a saviour to mediate their differences.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at The Lexi (03 MAR 19:00). CHOCOLAT d. Lasse Hallström, 2000 presented by Pitshanger Pictures for Lent at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (03 MAR 12:00 – Free! Everyone welcome). CITY LIGHTS d. Charles Chaplin, 1931 at The Prince Charles (03 MAR 12:30). ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST d. Sergio Leone, 1968 at Picturehouse Central (03 MAR 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). THE RESISTANCE d. Claus Räfle, 2017 at JW3 (03 MAR 16:00). RINGU d. Hideo Nakata, 1998 presented by Arrow Video at The Prince Charles (03 MAR 21:00). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at Barbican (03 MAR 18:00). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (03 MAR 19:30). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at Barbican (03 MAR 15:50). SWEET COUNTRY d. Warwick Thornton, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (03 MAR 18:00).


MON 04

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: ALIEN at Picturehouse Central & The Prince Charles (04 MAR).
Films in London today: ALIEN at Picturehouse Central & The Prince Charles (04 MAR).

Films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALIEN 40th Anniversary screening at Picturehouse Central (04 MAR 21:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at The Lexi (04 MAR 15:00). MANDARIINID aka Tangerines d. Zaza Urushadze, 2013 at Deptford Cinema (04 MAR 19:30). PIERCING d. Nicolas Pesce, 2018 at The Prince Charles (04 MAR 15:50). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at Barbican (04 MAR 18:15). TALK TALK LIVE presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (04 MAR 20:00).


TUE 05

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER at Genesis Cinema (05 MAR).
Films in London this week: THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER at Genesis Cinema (05 MAR).

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2019 + PANEL + POETRY WORKSHOP at Genesis Cinema (05 MAR 18:30):

  • Birds Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, she becomes fascinated and tries to protect him from neglectful parents.

OCEAN’S 11 d. Lewis Milestone, 1960 + INTRO by Adrian Wootton at Barbican (05 MAR 20:35):

  • Not to be confused with the string of Steven Soderbergh remakes, this is the original, super stylish 60s Rat Pack movie, with Frank Sinatra and his gang of pals, including Sammy Davis Jr.

SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 + PANEL at Picturehouse Central (05 MAR 18:30):

  • Out At Central presents: Leo (Félix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work. After the film, Matthew Todd (author of Straight Jacket and former editor of Attitude) and David Stuart, (Sexual Wellbeing programme curator at Dean Street) will discuss mental and sexual health.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS 35mm d. Steve Oedekerk, 1995 at The Prince Charles (05 MAR 18:20 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening). BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at The David Lean (05 MAR 19:00). CHARLIE BUBBLES d. Albert Finney, 1968 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (05 MAR 20:00). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING d. RaMell Ross, 2018 at ICA (05 MAR 13:55). IN THE FADE d. Fatih Akin, 2017 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (05 MAR 20:00). JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (05 MAR 18:30). LIFE OF BRIAN d. Terry Jones, 1979 + INTRO by Sir Michael Palin presented by Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show at Primrose Hill Community Library (05 MAR 19:45). TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT d. Tyler Hubby, 2018 presented by LUSH at Regent Street Cinema (05 MAR 20:50). VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (05 MAR 18:00). WOMAN UP! aka Numéro Une d. Tonie Marshall, 2017 at Ciné Lumière (05 MAR 18:30).


WED 06

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: STOP at ICA (06 MAR).
Films in London this week: STOP at ICA (06 MAR).

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2019 + PANEL + POETRY WORKSHOP at Picturehouse Central (06 MAR 18:30):

  • Birds Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, she becomes fascinated and tries to protect him from neglectful parents.

STOP d. Jeff Preiss, 1955-2012 + INTRO by the director & Ghislaine Leung at ICA (06 MAR 18:45):

  • Jeff Preiss’ feature-length chronicle STOP is distilled from 2,500 100-ft camera rolls of 16mm film shot between 1995 & 2011. The film operates around the conventions of home movies: the footage is from Preiss’ own life, and covers the alternating subjects of family, friends and travel. It is selected by Ghislaine Leung to coincide with the artist’s exhibition CONSTITUTION at Chisenhale Gallery (until 24 MAR).

UNDER THE CHERRY MOON 35mm d. Prince, 1986 at The Prince Charles (06 MAR 20:45):

  • Movie Jam presents: Prince’s follow up to PURPLE RAIN couldn’t be more different. A Parisian-set black & white farce, with the Purple One as pianist Christopher Tracy and Kristen Scott Thomas (in her debut role) as the trust-fund socialite who catches his eye, its ‘20s setting and gender-fluid sexuality means it has arguably dated better than its much-loved predecessor. Zines, mixtapes & vinyl giveaways.

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 07

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE at Regent Street Cinema (07 MAR).
Films in London this week: ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE at Regent Street Cinema (07 MAR).

ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE d. Lavinia Simina, 2019 + Q&A with the director, writer Fiona Whitelaw & cast at Regent Street Cinema (07 MAR 19:30).

  • An Aspergic teenage rock singer dreams of escape from the bullying of a local street gang. Her mum fights a battle with the authorities to protect her. The gang leader fights a war against himself and the world around him. Discussion will focus on diversity (including disability), challenging stereotypes and balanced gender.

HER d. Spike Jonze, 2013 + INTRO by Josie Young at Genesis Cinema (07 MAR 20:50):

  • Dispatch FMI presents: Her (2013) is an American romantic science-fiction drama set in a near future semi-utopian Los Angeles and focusing on the unconventional love story of Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) who becomes fascinated with a new operating system (Scarlett Johansson) which develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Speaker Josie Young advocates for designing AI using ethical and feminist principles.

H IS FOR HARRY d. Edward Owles & Jaime Taylor, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (07 MAR 18:30);

  • A coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year-old boy who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write. With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, and the unfailing support of his father, he struggles to overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family.

MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 + Live Satellite Q&A with skipper Tracy Edwards at The Castle Cinema (07 MAR 18:00):

  • To celebrate International Women’s Day, the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
  • Check your local screens – this is everywhere! 

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES at Austrian Cultural Forum (05 MAR).
Films in London this week: ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES, part of HORROR season at Austrian Cultural Forum (05 MAR).

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 (03 MAR 17:25).

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 13 APR):

  • A selection of films from one of Japan’s most legendary filmmakers. Includes: THRONE OF BLOOD 35mm d. Akira Kurosawa, 1957 (02 MAR 15:10).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

  • “Relive some of 2018’s best films on the big screen.” Includes: FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (daily to 07 MAR); SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (01 MAR 12:30 / 05 MAR 12:50 / 07 MAR 15:30); and, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (daily to 07 MAR).

BARGE FIODRA at Limehouse Basin (01 to 02 MAR):

  • Barge Fiodra is a floating arts venue that tours the canals of London and the South East. The purpose-built wide beam launched in 2017 and also plays home to occasional film screenings. Includes: ANCHOR AND HOPE d. Carlos Marques-Marcet, 2017 (01 MAR 19:30); SWANDOWN d. Andrew Kötting, 2012 (02 MAR 14:00); and, TIDES d. Tupaq Felber, 2017 (02 MAR 19:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • “Some cast-iron classics that didn’t take home the coveted golden statue.” Includes: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952 (01 MAR 18:15 / 07 MAR 20:25); TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD d. Robert Mulligan, 1962 (02 MAR 20:30 / 05 MAR 18:00 / 06 MAR 20:25); CITY LIGHTS d. Charles Chaplin, 1931 (03 MAR 18:15); LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE d. Jean Renoir, 1936 (04 MAR 14:30); RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 (04 MAR 20:50); THE SEARCHERS d. John Ford, 1956 (05 MAR 20:40); and, CITY LIGHTS d. Charles Chaplin, 1931 + INTRO by Pamela Hutchinson (06 MAR 18:20).

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

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (02 to 31 MAR):

  • “Tarkovsky belongs to that handful of filmmakers who, with a small, concentrated body of work, created a universe.” Includes: ANDREI RUBLEV d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (02 MAR 19:30); MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974 (04 MAR 20:15); NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (06 MAR 20:15); and, IVAN’S CHILDHOOD d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (07 MAR 20:15).

CLOSE-UP ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (13 FEB to 01 MAR):

  • “Former philosophy student, fashion model, and script-girl, Vera Chytilová became one of Europe’s most innovative filmmakers in the 1960s.” Includes: DAISIES d. Vera Chytilová, 1966 (01 MAR 20:15).

EUROPEAN CLASSICS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 31 MAR):

  • Includes: THE CONFORMIST d. Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970 (03 MAR 14:00).

EUROPEAN CONNECTIONS: Classic Plays from Europe Brought to Life on British TV at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • “Discover how our TV represents Europe today – and look back at the great European classics on British TV.” Includes: HENRY IV d. John Harrison, 1959 (01 MAR 18:20); and, European Connections Today panel discussion (05 MAR 18:15).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season starts this week at BFI Southbank & ICA (MAR to JUN):

FLASHBACKS at Ealing Town Hall (01 MAR to 26 APR):

  • Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: “Films that refuse to tell the story straight, with non-linear narratives, scenes out of sequence, and jumps in time.” Includes: HEAVEN CAN WAIT d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1943 (01 MAR 19:30).

HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND THE LEGENDARY STUDIO GHIBLI at Genesis Cinema (01 to 24 MAR):

HORROR SEASON at Austrian Cultural Forum (until 21 MAR – Free!):

  • Austrian Cultural Forum is dedicating their 2019 CineClub screenings to an investigation of the relationship between Austrian cinema and genres of all flavours, starting with horror. Includes: ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES d. Dominik Hartl, 2016 (05 MAR 19:00).

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 02 MAY):

  • Includes: THE SILENCE d. Ingmar Bergman, 1963 (07 MAR 19:30).

JOHN CARPENTER: A RESTORATION RETROSPECTIVE at Deptford Cinema (03 MAR to 02 APR):

  • Includes: DARK STAR d. John Carpenter, 1974 (03 MAR 18:00); and, THE FOG d. John Carpenter, 1980 (05 MAR 20:00);

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

LOVE AND ANARCHY: THE FILMS OF LINA WERTMÜLLER at Barbican Centre (06 to 31 MAR 2019):

  • “In the first instalment of Hidden Figures, a new strand celebrating filmmakers who have been unjustly neglected in cinema history, we bring you the work of Italian director Lina Wertmüller.” Includes: SEVEN BEAUTIES d. Lina Wertmüller, 1975 + SCREENTALK with Dr Julia Wagner (06 MAR 18:10).

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

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (MAR):

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

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 MAR):


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: GIRLFRIENDS, part of IWD Film Festival (07 MAR).
Films in London this week: GIRLFRIENDS, part of IWD Film Festival (07 MAR).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: SAUVAGE at ICA (01 to 07 MAR).
Films in London this week: SAUVAGE at ICA (01 to 07 MAR).

ABOUT A WAR d. Abi Weaver & Daniele Rugo at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 to 07 MAR):

  • Moving through the testimonies of Assaad, a right wing Christian intelligence officer; Ahed, a Palestinian refugee fighter and Nassim, a Communist commander, ABOUT A WAR unpicks the personal motivations, trauma and regret of militiamen who picked up arms during the Lebanese Civil War.

BURNING MEN d. Jeremy Wooding, 2019 at Peckhamplex (01 to 06 MAR):

  • Young, struggling musicians Ray and Don are evicted from their South London squat. They take to the road in their old Volvo Amazon, planning to sell their prized vinyl record collection and fly to Memphis USA. However, when they fail to get the money needed, they steal a rare Black Metal record which seems to unleash dark forces that threaten their mission.

SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (01 to 07 MAR):

  • Leo (Félix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work. The crushing solitude of Leo’s life is tempered when he falls for fellow hustler Ahd.

More films in London this week (A – Z):


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