SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [03 to 09 MAY 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 03 // SAT 04 // SUN 05 // MON 06 // TUE 07 // WED 08 // THU 09


FEATURED ATTRACTION

HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (08 MAY 20:20):

  • “Much lauded French auteur, Claire Denis (WHITE MATERIAL, BEAU TRAVAIL) explores the human psyche in the outer space. Sent out on a mission to explore a black hole, Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft in complete isolation.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Interview with Ben Turner about Vanity & VHS.
MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Interview with Ben Turner about 80s movie posters, Vanity & VHS.

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 03

Films in London this week: DIAMANTINO at Tate Modern (03 MAY).
Films in London this week: DIAMANTINO at Tate Modern (03 MAY).

DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Tate Modern (03 MAY 19:00):

  • “Portuguese soccer star Diamantino ends his career in disgrace after being surreally manipulated for nefarious political gain. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious odyssey in which he navigates neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, and genetic modification.”

GWENDOLYN d. Ruth Kaaserer, 2017 + Q&A with the director & Gwendolyn Leick at Close-Up (03 MAY 18:30 & 20:15):

  • “One of the founding members of Close-Up, Gwendolyn Leick, the London-based Austrian protagonist of Ruth Kaaserer’s latest film, is in her mid-sixties, barely weighs 52kg and is a three-time world champion in weightlifting. The film documents her return to training following a cancer diagnosis.”

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN d. Heperi Mita, 2018 + INTRO by Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club at DocHouse (03 MAY 20:30):

  • “Pioneering Maori filmmaker Merata Mita is the subject of this rich and personal portrait by her son. Juggling motherhood, activism and filmmaking, she was the first Maori woman to make a feature film.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 + PANEL at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (03 MAY 19:00):

  • ““Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. As a heady romance love blossoms between them, they are forced to choose between happiness and safety.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ICA (03 MAY 12:45). LIFE ABOVE ALL d. Oliver Schmitz, 2010 + INTRO by Annette-Carina van der Zaag at Birkbeck Cinema (03 MAY 18:00 – FREE!). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at The Prince Charles (03 MAY 16:10). SATAN & ADAM d. V. Scott Balcerek, 2019 at ICA (03 to 09 MAY). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (03 MAY 19:30). SHOUF SHOUF HABIBI d. Albert ter Heerdt, 2004 presented by Maghreb Ciné at Draper Hall (03 MAY 18:30). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (03 MAY 18:30 & 20:55).


SAT 04

Films in London today: THE FACES WE LOST at Deptford Cinema (04 MAY).
Films in London this week: THE FACES WE LOST at Deptford Cinema (04 MAY).

Antonio Sanchez: BIRDMAN d. Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014 + LIVE SCORE at Barbican (04 MAY 20:00):

  • “Feel the heightened tension and unease in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN as composer Antonio Sánchez performs the award-winning score live to a screening of the film.”

DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at ICA (04 MAY 16:00):

  • “Portuguese soccer star Diamantino ends his career in disgrace after being surreally manipulated for nefarious political gain. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious odyssey in which he navigates neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, and genetic modification.”
  • Also at Rio Cinema a little later (04 MAY 18:30).

THE FACES WE LOST d. Piotr Cieplak, 2017 + Q&A with the director at Deptford Cinema (04 MAY 19:00):

  • “A documentary about how Rwandans use personal and family photographs to remember and commemorate the loved ones they lost in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Survivors, relatives of victims and professional memory-makers guide us through their stories and share their experiences and images.”

ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (04 MAY 18:00):

  • “Elena (Laia Costa), 35, and Jake (Josh O’Connor), 26, meet by chance on New Years Eve, fighting for the same taxi. But, instead of going their separate ways after a shared ride, they start a passionate relationship. Within weeks they are living together, and not long after they talk about starting a family.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (04 May 19:00). BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS d. Joe Pearlman & David Soutar, 2018 at The Prince Charles (04 MAY 21:00). SHUTTER ISLAND d. Martin Scorsese, 2010 at Everyman Screen On The Green (04 MAY 23:30). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (04 MAY 14:30 & 17:00). SPACEBALLS 35mm d. Mel Brooks, 1987 at The Prince Charles (04 MAY 15:40). SUPER 8 d. J.J. Abrams, 2011 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (04 MAY 15:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). Witchfinder Double Bill: INQUISITION d. Paul Naschy, 1977 + MARK OF THE DEVIL d. Michael Armstrong & Adrian Hoven, 1970 presented by World Wide Weird! at The King & Queen (04 MAY 18:00). WITHNAIL & I d. Bruce Robinson, 1987 at The Prince Charles (04 MAY 18:00).


SUN 05

Films in London this week: ART & MIND at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 MAY).
Films in London this week: ART & MIND at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 MAY).

ART & MIND d. Amélie Ravalec, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Arthouse Crouch End (05 MAY 15:20):

  • “A journey into art, madness and the unconscious. An exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art.”

MY BROTHER NIKHIL d. Onir, 2005 + FOOD/HIV TESTING at The Cinema Museum (05 MAY 18:00):

  • The Vito Project & Naz Project present: “In this groundbreaking Indian drama, a famous swimmer, Nikhil Kapoor (Sanjay Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS. The focus of this event is to raise the serious issue of HIV in the LGBTQ+ South Asian Communities.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS 35mm d. Sergio Leone, 1964 at The Prince Charles (05 MAY 15:45). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (05 MAY 18:00). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at ICA (05 MAY 14:50). CINEMA PARADISO d. Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 at Picturehouse Central (05 MAY 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). DANGEROUS WHEN WET d. Charles Walters, 1953 presented by Kennington Vintage at The Cinema Museum (05 MAY 14:30). GERMINAL d. Claude Berri, 1994 at Ciné Lumière (05 MAY 14:00). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ICA (05 MAY 17:00). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at Barbican (05 May 17:20). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at The Prince Charles (05 MAY 21:00). PERSEPOLIS d. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2007 + A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT d. Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014 presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (05 MAY 15:00). UNDER THE CRANES – SAVE RIDLEY RD d. Emma-Louise Williams, 2011 + PANEL with the director + campaigners at Rio Cinema (05 MAY 15:45).


MON 06

Films in London this week: SUNSET at Curzon Soho (06 MAY).
Films in London this week: SUNSET at Curzon Soho (06 MAY).

SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (06 MAY 19:30):

  • “From László Nemes, the Oscar-winning director of SON OF SAUL comes this sublimely evocative recreation of 1913 Budapest, a city at the crux of world history. Irisz Leiter (Juli Jakab) arrives in the capital eager to become a milliner at her late parents’ legendary hat shop. But she is drawn into the mystery of what happened to her long-missing brother.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at The Prince Charles (06 MAY 18:35). BABE + BABE: PIG IN THE CITY 35mm d. Chris Noonan & George Miller, 1995/1998 at The Prince Charles (06 MAY 12:00). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (06 MAY 18:30). CLIMAX d. Gaspar Noé, 2018 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (06 MAY 20:00). DEN SKYLDIGE aka The Guilty d. Gustav Möller, 2018 part of Nordic Film Nights at Deptford Cinema (06 MAY 19:30). Encounters Deaf Shorts at Picturehouse Stratford (06 MAY 17:45). ISLE OF DOGS d. Wes Anderson, 2018 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (06 MAY 19:30 – FREE!). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at Barbican (06 MAY 20:10). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (06 MAY 20:55). NOTTING HILL d. Roger Michell 1999 at Picturehouse Gate (06 MAY 20:00).


TUE 07

Films in London this week: WHERE HANDS TOUCH at Genesis Cinema (07 MAY).
Films in London this week: WHERE HANDS TOUCH at Genesis Cinema (07 MAY).

FINAL ASCENT: THE LEGEND OF HAMISH MACINNES d. Robbie Fraser, 2018 + Q&A with the director & Michael Palin at ICA (07 MAY 18:30):

  • “The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn. At 17 he built his first motor car – from scratch. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham, and almost stole the peak before Hillary and Tenzing. But at the age of 84, his accomplishments could not save him from being institutionalised against his will, suffering from delirium.”

WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (07 MAY 20:30):

  • Caramel Film Club presents: “In 1944, a 15-year-old girl, daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets a member of the Hitler Youth. They become bound by the realization of the horrors being committed around them.”

WHIPLASH d. Damien Chazelle, 2015 + PRESENTATION by Professor Elaine Chew at Barbican (07 MAY 18:15):

  • Science On Screen presents: “A promising young drummer enrols at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing in pursuit of perfection. Professor Elaine Chew will discuss how we use computers to understand how musicians mark and shape time, and how these methods allow us to study rhythms in abnormal heartbeats.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ABOVE AND BEYOND d. Roberta Grossman, 2014 presented by UKJF at JW3 (07 MAY 15:30). CITY OF GOD d. Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund, 2002 at TT Liquor (07 MAY 19:00). Encounters Deaf Shorts at Rio Cinema (07 MAY 18:15). MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 at Picturehouse Central (07 MAY 15:55 – Other Picturehouses available!). NIAGRA d. Henry Hathaway, 1953 presented by Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show (07 MAY 20:00). THE PLEDGE d. Sean Penn, 2001 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (07 MAY 20:00). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (07 MAY 19:15). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 at ICA (07 MAY 16:35). RAY AND LIZ d. Richard Billingham, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (07 MAY 20:45). READY TO RUMBLE 35mm d. Brian Robbins, 2000 + Q&A with WrestleTalk at The Prince Charles (07 MAY 20:30). SHERLOCK JR. d. Buster Keaton, 1924 + AGM presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (07 MAY 20:30). UNDER THE SKY OF SEOUL d. Hyeong-pyo Lee, 1961 presented by LEAFF at The Cinema Museum (07 MAY 19:00). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at The David Lean (07 MAY 19:30).


WED 08

Films in London this week: TRUE STORIES at The Prince Charles (08 MAY).
Films in London this week: TRUE STORIES at The Prince Charles (08 MAY).

HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (08 MAY 20:20):

  • “Much lauded French auteur, Claire Denis (WHITE MATERIAL, BEAU TRAVAIL) explores the human psyche in the outer space. Sent out on a mission to explore a black hole, Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft in complete isolation.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY 35mm d. Hanns Schwarz, 1928 + INTRO by Michelle Facey & LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by John Sweeney at The Cinema Museum (08 MAY 19:30):

  • Kennington “Bioscope presents: a 1928 German silent drama film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Lil Dagover, Willy Fritsch and Dita Parlo. Depicting the life of an impoverished Hungarian aristocrat, it is a charming comedy of romantic intrigue among members of the upper and lower classes which is set in 19th century Hungary.”

TRUE STORIES 35mm d. David Byrne, 1986 + INTRO/GIVEAWAYS at The Prince Charles (08 MAY 20:45):

  • Movie Jam presents: “At the height of his band’s mid-80s popularity, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne applied his considerable talents to filmmaking and delivered his only directorial credit. While the much revered Stop Making Sense showcases the Heads’ spectacular live show, TRUE STORIES is a narrative film—a surreal ensemble comedy musical that stars Byrne as a bemused visitor to a Texan town.”

LAST CHANCE! In order for food & drink to be prepared for Edible Cinema’s presentation of LABYRINTH (09 MAY 18:30), tickets will be taken off sale today at 08 MAY 17:00.


More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE d. Yariv Mozer, 2016 + SHORT: THE RED HOUSE by Tamar Tal Anati presented by UKJF at JW3 (08 MAY 18:00). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at ICA (08 MAY 18:45). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (08 MAY 20:15). FUNNY GIRL d. William Wyler, 1968 + INTRO by Adrian Wootton at Barbican (08 MAY 20:10). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ICA (08 MAY 13:45). LAXDALE HALL d. Ronald Squire, 1952 at Regent Street Cinema (08 MAY 12:00 & 15:30). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at The Prince Charles (08 MAY 12:50). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 at ICA (08 MAY 17:00). Reality Check short doc programme + Q&A with filmmakers presented by Shorts On Tap at 93 Feet East (08 MAY 19:00). SAY ANYTHING… d. Cameron Crowe, 1989 at The Prince Charles (08 MAY 18:20 – £1 PCC Members Screening). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Mayfair (08 MAY 18:15). YARDIE d. Idris Elba, 2018 + SHORT: BACKSEAT DRIVER d. Rich Peppiatt presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (08 MAY 19:45).


THU 09

Films in London this week: LABYRINTH at Curzon Mayfair (09 MAY).
Films in London this week: LABYRINTH at Curzon Mayfair (09 MAY).

ANIMAL CRACKERS d. Victor Heerman, 1930 + PANEL DISCUSSION of Giraffes on Horseback Salad at Barbican (09 MAY 18:20):

  • “Giraffes on Horseback Salad is a new graphic novel adaptation of a lost Marx Brothers-Dalí screenplay. The team behind the project will be in discussion, following a screening of ANIMAL CRACKERS.”

Claire Denis in Conversation at BFI Southbank (09 MAY 18:10):

  • “With her newest film HIGH LIFE hitting UK screens this month, and with one of the most impressive filmographies of any contemporary filmmaker, we welcome French director Claire Denis to the BFI to discuss her work so far, her move into English-language filmmaking, and the state of French and European cinema today.”

LABYRINTH d. Jim Henson, 1986 + FOOD at Curzon Mayfair (09 MAY 18:30):

  • Edible Cinema presents: “You remind me of the babe. Curzon and Edible Cinema team up once again to bring culinary delights to Jim Henson’s 80s classic and unforgettable David Bowie film role LABYRINTH. Along with your ticket to the film, Edible Cinema offers an 8 item, bite sized menu of food & drink.”
  • In order for food & drink to be prepared for the event, tickets will be taken off sale at 08 MAY 17:00.

MADELINE’S MADELINE d. Josephine Decker, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (09 MAY 18:30):

  • “Madeline has become an active member of an experimental theatre troupe. When its ambitious director pushes Madeline to weave her rich interior world and her troubled relationship with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at ICA (09 MAY 16:30). ALIENS d. James Cameron, 1986 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (09 MAY 21:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at The David Lean (09 MAY 14:30 & 19:30).  AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at The Prince Charles (09 MAY 15:25). BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY d. Steve Sullivan, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (09 MAY 20:45). BELLE d. Amma Asante, 2013 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at The Dugdale Centre (09 MAY 19:45). BENJAMIN d. Simon Amstell, 2018 at Curzon Aldgate (09 MAY 18:30 – Other Curzons available!). Changing Perspectives short film programme presented by The People’s Film Club & Shado at Moving Pictures (09 MAY 19:00). THE CHEWING GUM MAN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST BEN WILSON d. Marc Hardman, 2018 at Arthouse Crouch End (09 MAY 20:10). CLEO FROM 5 to 7 d. Agnès Varda at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 MAY 19:00). FATEFUL FINDINGS d. Neil Breen, 2013 at The Prince Charles (09 MAY 20:50). Hellbound Hearts: The Art of Clive Barker with instructor Sorcha Ni Fhlainn presented by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies at The Horse Hospital (09 MAY 19:00). LOVELESS d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (09 MAY 20:00). MANDALAY d. Michael Curtiz, 1934 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (09 MAY 19:30). Open Screenings emerging & established artists’ film at The Whitechapel Gallery (09 MAY 17:00 – FREE!/Booking required). OUTDOORS d. Asaf Saban, 2017 presented by UKJF at JW3 (09 MAY 15:30). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU d. Boots Riley, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (09 MAY 20:00). TV Preview: VICTORIAN SESNATIONS + Q&A with exec producer Sebastian Barfield, series producer Helen Nixon, presenter Philippa Perry & BFI curator Bryony Dixon at BFI (09 MAY 18:15). VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema (09 MAY 19:45). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2019 presented by Your Cinema at Vue Westfield Stratford (09 MAY 20:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: LOVE & BASKETBALL, part of 20TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (05 MAY).
Films in London this week: LOVE & BASKETBALL, part of 20TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (05 MAY).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 03 JUN):

  • Eight feature-length fiction and documentary films. Includes: THE GLEANERS AND I d. Agnès Varda, 2000 (07 MAY 18:30).

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

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE BATMAN! at The Prince Charles (06 to 27 MAY):

  • “In celebration of 80 Years of the Caped Crusader, we’ll be bringing back some of his best big screen adventures to our building!” Includes: BATMAN: THE MOVIE d. Leslie H. Martinson, 1966 (06 MAY 15:45).

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

CLOSE-UP ON THE CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE at Close-Up (23 APR to 15 MAY):

  • “Coinciding with the UK premiere of Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s epic documentary CZECHMATE: IN SEARCH OF JIRÍ MENZEL at Close-Up, we’re thrilled to present a programme of masterpieces from the Czech and Slovak New Wave.” Includes: Take Two: DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT d. Jan Němec, 1964 + JOSEF KILIAN d. Pavel Jurácek & Jan Schmidt, 1965 (04 MAY 20:00); and, THE SHOP ON THE HIGH STREET d. Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos, 1965 (07 MAY 20:15).

CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):

  • “In memory of the late great Scott Walker, Close-Up is honoured to present three films featuring of his original scores alongside a selection of cinematic masterpieces originally selected by Scott for his edition of Meltdown Festival in 2000.” Includes: TAKE CARE OF YOUR SCARF, TATIANA d. Aki Kaurismäki, 1994 (04 MAY 18:30); THE LEOPARD d. Luchino Visconti, 1963 (05 MAY 18:30); and, THE ROUND-UP d. Miklós Jancsó, 1965 (06 MAY 20:15).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Ciné Lumière, Close-Up, Goethe-Institut, ICA & Whitechapel Gallery (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.” Includes: SICILIA! + 6 BAGATELLES (04 MAY 14:15, ICA); OPERAI, CONTADINI (05 MAY 12:30, ICA); CÉZANNE. DIALOGUE WITH JOACHIM GASQUET + UNE VISITE AU LOUVRE (08 MAY 18:15, Ciné Lumière); and, LOTHRINGEN! 35mm + UN HÉRITIER + LA MORT DE VENISE + À PROPOS DE VENISE (09 MAY 18:30, Ciné Lumière).

GENESIS 20TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 MAY – Tickets £2.50 + FREE PINT!!):

HAL ASHBY DOUBLE BILLS at Regent Street Cinema (05 to 19 MAY):

  • “Hal Ashby (1929-1988) was one of the great filmmakers of the American New Wave, alongside contemporaries such as Coppola, Spielberg and Scorsese, but despite a string of masterpieces in the ‘70s, his work remains under-appreciated.” Includes: BEING THERE/HAROLD & MAUDE d. Hal Ashby, 1980/1971 (05 MAY 15:00 + 17:30).

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

  • Includes: HAIRSPRAY d. John Waters, 1988 (03 MAY 20:45).

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

  • “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: AN AFFAIR d. E J-Yong, 1998 (09 MAY 19:00).

KORE-EDA RETROSPECTIVE at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR to 19 MAY):

  • “After the resounding success of SHOPLIFTERS last year, we are revisiting the past works of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.” Includes: AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (05 MAY 14:00).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • “A two-month exploration of the groundbreaking, boundary-pushing cinema of a directorial genius.” Includes:
  • BARRY LYNDON d. Stanley Kubrick, 1975 (03 MAY 14:00 / 06 MAY 14:00); THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (03 MAY 17:45 / 04 MAY 20:15 / 06 MAY 20:15 / 07 MAY 14:30); PATHS OF GLORY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1957 (04 MAY 14:50 35mm / 06 MAY 17:50); SPARTACUS d. Stanley Kubrick, 1960 (04 MAY 16:50 35mm); FULL METAL JACKET (04 MAY 20:40 35mm); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (05 MAY 17:45 SOLD OUT! / 07 MAY 20:15 SOLD OUT!); and, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (05 MAY 20:20 / 06 MAY 17:30 / 08 MAY 14:30 / 08 MAY 20:35).
  • “Inspired by Kubrick”: ENTER THE VOID d. Gaspar Noé, 2009 (05 MAY 19:10); DUNKIRK 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2017 (06 MAY 20:00); and, UNDER THE SKIN d. Jonathan Glazer, 2013 (08 MAY 20:30).

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

  • “We celebrate a master of contemporary Japanese cinema with a two-month season of diverse, beautiful and human stories.” Includes: SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (04 MAY 15:20 / 09 MAY 14:30); LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013 (05 MAY 16:30); and, NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004 (07 MAY 18:05).
  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 enjoys a grind show run (26 APR to 09 MAY).

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at The Prince Charles (27 APR to 12 MAY):

  • Includes: NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004 (05 MAY 12:40); and, STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (08 MAY 21:05).

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

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME at Ealing Green Church (03 MAY to 31 MAY):

  • Classic Cinema Club Ealing presents: “As we make our move into another venue, here’s a run of films where location is key.” Includes: CHARLIE BUBBLES d. Albert Finney, 1968 (03 MAY 19:30).

> Plan ahead with our monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: STAMMERING BALLAD, part of Chinese Visual Festival (05 MAY).
Films in London this week: STAMMERING BALLAD, part of Chinese Visual Festival (05 MAY).

Film festivals in London this week include:


> Read our guide to this year’s Chinese Visual Festival (02 to 09 MAY).


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN at DocHouse (03 to 09 MAY).
Films in London this week: MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN at DocHouse (03 to 09 MAY).

EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE d. Joe Berlinger, 2019 at The Prince Charles (03 to 09 MAY):

  • “Ted (Zac Efron): handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. Liz (Lily Collins): a single mother, cautious, but smitten. A picture of domestic bliss, the two seem to have it all figured out. That is until Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders.”

HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 to 23 MAY):

  • “Much lauded French auteur, Claire Denis (WHITE MATERIAL, BEAU TRAVAIL) explores the human psyche in the outer space. Sent out on a mission to explore a black hole, Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft in complete isolation.”

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN d. Heperi Mita, 2018 at DocHouse (03 to 09 MAY):

  • “Pioneering Maori filmmaker Merata Mita is the subject of this rich and personal portrait by her son. Juggling motherhood, activism and filmmaking, she was the first Maori woman to make a feature film.”

VOX LUX at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 to 09 MAY):

  • “The second feature from writer-director Brady Corbet (THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER), VOX LUX is a stylish and absorbing modern portrait of a troubled pop star’s rise from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom, featuring a remarkable performance from Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman.”

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

  • ART & MIND d. Amélie Ravalec, 2019 at ICA (until 09 MAY). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhangke, 2018 at ICA (until 09 MAY). BENJAMIN d. Simon Amstell, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (06 to 12 MAY). DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE d. S. Craig Zahler, 2018 at The Prince Charles (03 to 08 MAY). EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at Moving Pictures (03 to 09 MAY). ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS d. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 at DocHouse (06 to 09 MAY). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at JW3 (06 to 08 MAY). IRENE’S GHOST d. Iain Cunningham, 2018 at DocHouse (03 to 09 MAY). KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE d. Rachel Lears, 2019 at ICA (until 08 MAY). HEARTBOUND d. Janus Metz & Sine Plambech, 2018 at DocHouse (until 08 MAY). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at Watermans (03 to 09 MAY). MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 at Rio Cinema (until 09 MAY). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Moving Pictures (until 09 MAY). RED JOAN d. Trevor Nunn, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 to 09 MAY). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Prince Charles (03 to 09 MAY). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at JW3 (03 to 09 MAY). WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at The Lexi Cinema (03 to 09 MAY). WOMEN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (03 to 09 MAY).

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