SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [05 to 11 JUL 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 05 // SAT 06 // SUN 07 // MON 08 // TUE 09 // WED 10 // THU 11


FEATURED ATTRACTION

GANJA AND HESS d. Bill Gunn, 1973 + Intro by Tega Okiti at Deptford Cinema (11 JUL 19:00):

  • “GANJA AND HESS earnt director Bill Gunn a standing ovation at Cannes in 1973. Gunn, an actor, playwright and novelist, subverted blaxploitation stereotypes and created what critic Scott Foundas has described as a “landmark indie that used vampirism as an ingenious metaphor for black assimilation, white cultural imperialism and the hypocrisies of organized religion“. Soon after the film was released it was doctored to focus on the most sensual scenes and renamed Blood Couple to align with the ‘blaxploitation’ films of the time. Gunn disowned the result. This edition represents the original release, mastered in HD from a 35mm negative in May 2018.”

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KNIFE + HEART

Ahead of the special preview screening of KNIFE + HEART by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest x MUBI at Rio Cinema (04 JUL 2019), we took a queer look at the origins of the giallo sub-genre & our own fandom.


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 05

Films in London this week: SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL at Genesis Cinema (05 JUL).
Films in London this week: SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL at Genesis Cinema (05 JUL).

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT d. Stephan Elliott, 1994 + Q&A with Terence Stamp at Picturehouse Central (05 JUL 18:30):

  • Central Pride Week presents: “Strap on your stilettos, grab your most fabulous gown, and adjust that wig as the London Australian Film Society ring in Pride 2019 with a very special 25th anniversary screening of riotous outback drag spectacular, THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT.”

LA HISTORIA OFICIAL d. Luis Puenzo, 1985 + Intro by Adam Feinstein at The Cinema Museum (05 JUL 19:30):

  • “The central theme of this potent and poignant movie is Argentinian society’s guilt over its complicity, during the 1976-1983 dictatorship, with the military’s so-called ‘dirty war’ against subversion. As many as 30,000 people were kidnapped and subsequently disappeared by the Army.”

SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL d. Arthur Hiller, 1989 + Live Performance by Rob Corcoran at Genesis Cinema (05 JUL 19:45 – FREE!):

  • Music + Movies presents: “Join us for the latest in our summer spectacular series featuring the great Americana-influenced performer Rob Corcoran playing a live set of original tunes and then introducing his favourite film – the comedy classic SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AFRICA 3.0 – VANITY short films with discussion d. various at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (05 JUL 19:00). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, 2018 at ICA (05 JUL 16:10). SHORT TERM 12 d. Destin Daniel Cretton, 2013 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (05 JUL 19:45 – Pay as you feel!). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (05 JUL 18:30 & 20:30).


SAT 06

Films in London this week: DON'T LOOK NOW at Curzon Bloomsbury (06 JUL).
Films in London this week: DON’T LOOK NOW at Curzon Bloomsbury (06 JUL).

Blinking Buzzards: Quarterly Meeting of the UK Buster Keaton Society at The Cinema Museum (06 JUL 16:00):

  • “After a selection of Keaton shorts and a break, the second half will be a screening of THE NAVIGATOR (d. Donald Crisp & Buster Keaton, 1924). Buster plays Rollo Treadway, a socialite who finds himself on a deserted cruise ship, The Navigator, his only company the woman who has rejected his marriage proposal (Kathryn McGuire). One of his most successful films commercially, grossing $680,406 on a $385,000 budget.”

DON’T LOOK NOW d. Nicolas Roeg, 1973 + Panel Discussion about Daphne du Maurier at Curzon Bloomsbury (06 JUL 14:45):

  • “Revisit DON’T LOOK NOW in stunning 4K & Ultra HD restoration with Birds’ Eye View / Reclaim The Frame and explore the film’s origins with a post-screening panel discussion focused on the gifted, complex storyteller Daphne du Maurier – whose pen also spawned the classics REBECCA, MY COUSIN RACHEL and JAMAICA INN.”

SUBURBAN WILDLIFE d. Imogen McCluskey, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (06 JUL 18:30):

  • Central Pride Week presents: “Fresh from two sell-out screenings at last month’s Sydney Film Festival & produced for a minuscule $5000, but without scrimping on quality, SUBURBAN WILDLIFE is packed with raw honesty, dreamy flights of fancy, and outstanding performances from a young queer cast. This ambitious indie is the debut feature of director and co-writer Imogen McCluskey.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 07

Films in London this week: L'HOMME DU LARGE at BFI (07 JUL).
Films in London this week: L’HOMME DU LARGE at BFI (07 JUL).

L’HOMME DU LARGE 35mm d. Marcel L’Herbier, 1920 + Live Piano Accompaniment at BFI Southbank (07 JUL 14:00):

  • “Avant-garde director Marcel L’Herbier adapted this Balzac story of a Breton fisherman and his shockingly dissolute son, who’s addicted to the pleasures not of the open sea, but of an urban low-life bar. Watch out for a young Charles Boyer and a lesbian kiss. Highly stylised, with its vibrant tints and decorated titles, this is high melodrama with a 1920s twist.”

THE QUEEN’S CORGI d. Ben Stassen & Vincent Kesteloot, 2019 + Q&A with writer John R. Smith + “cute corgi puppy” at BFI Southbank (07 JUL 12:30):

  • BFI Families presents: “Living in Buckingham Palace with the Royal family provides a pampered, carefree way of life for Rex and the other corgis. After getting up to mischief with the presidential dogs when Mr Trump comes calling, Rex and his pals explore the palace grounds, but a devious doggy trick leaves him wandering the streets of London, and he must find help from unexpected quarters.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AFRICA 3.0: CAIRO STATION d. Youssef Chahine, 1958 at ICA (07 JUL 14:20). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-Ke, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (07 JUL 16:30). THE COLD BLUE d. Erik Nelson, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (07 JUL 14:30). DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (07 JUL 19:30). Double Bill: PEOPLE WILL TALK + A LETTER TO THREE WIVES d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1951 + 1946 at Regent Street Cinema (07 JUL 14:00 & 16:15). JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at The Prince Charles (07 JUL 20:20). KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS d. Robert Hamer, 1949 at Regent Street Cinema (07 JUL 18:30 & 20:40). LIFE GOES ON d. Sangeeta Datta, 2011 outdoors at Wembley Park (07 JUL 14:30 – FREE!). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (07 JUL 18:00). PERFORMANCE d. Nicolas Roeg, 1970 at Picturehouse Hackney (07 JUL 18:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). PRISONERS OF THE MOON d. Johnny Gogan, 2019 at JW3 (07 JUL 12:40). STAR OF MIDNIGHT d. Stephen Roberts, 1935 presented by Kennington Vintage at The Cinema Museum (07 JUL 14:30).


MON 08

Films in London this week: THE DEAD DON'T DIE at BFI (08 JUL).
Films in London this week: THE DEAD DON’T DIE at BFI (08 JUL).

Films in London today (A – Z):

  • THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 preview at BFI Southbank (08 JUL 18:10). PRISONERS OF THE MOON d. Johnny Gogan, 2019 at JW3 (08 JUL 15:30). PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 at Picturehouse Central (08 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). QUADROPHENIA d. Franc Roddam, 1979 at Picturehouse Central (08 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). WOMAN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 JUL 18:15).


TUE 09

Films in London this week: THE GHOSTS OF BERKELEY SQUARE at BFI (09 JUL).
Films in London this week: THE GHOSTS OF BERKELEY SQUARE at BFI (09 JUL).

FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 + Q&A with the director at The Lexi (09 JUL 18:30):

  • “Filmed over five years, this follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade. Through the eyes of these accidental activists, we see the reality of a country in transition, where the personal stories of love and aspirations collide with history.”

THE GHOSTS OF BERKELEY SQUARE 35mm aka No Nightingales d. Vernon Sewell, 1947 + Intro by Josephine Botting at BFI Southbank (09 JUL 18:30):

  • “Ghostly goings-on were an audience favourite after World War Two and this film takes us on a jaunt through two centuries of British history in the entertaining company of two blithe spirits. Robert Morley and Felix Aylmer play spectral soldiers who met their fate during the reign of Queen Anne and are confined to their own house until a reigning monarch visits. As their London residence is repurposed, the pair hone their haunting skills, with spooky special effects adding to the fun.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ARMSTRONG d. David Fairhead, 2019 + Prerecorded Q&A with family + filmmakers at Curzon Victoria (09 JUL 18:00 – Other Curzons available!). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego, 2018 at The David Lean (09 JUL 19:30). Double Bill: HALSTON d. Frédéric Tcheng, 2019 + STUDIO 54 d. Matt Tyrnauer at Regent Street Cinema (09 JUL 18:30 + 20:55). HAL d. Amy Scott, 2018 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (09 JUL 20:00). INHERENT VICE 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014 at The Prince Charles (09 JUL 20:30). JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at The Prince Charles (09 JUL 15:20). SNATCH d. Guy Ritchie, 2000 at TT Liquor (09 JUL 19:30). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (09 JUL 16:00).


WED 10

Films in London this week: BLACKBOARDS at ICA (10 JUL).
Films in London this week: BLACKBOARDS at ICA (10 JUL).

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN 35mm d. Susan Seidelman, 1985 + Intro at The Prince Charles (10 JUL 20:45):

  • Movie Jam presents: “One of the great New York moves and one of the great 80s movies – Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) is Susan (Smithereens) Seidelman’s second feature; the young director following her funny, punky debut with a sophomore smash and retaining her idiosyncrasies despite the move to the mainstream. The result is a delightful Day-Glo farce in which two very different women – bored suburban princess and new wave goddess/petty thief – become entangled in each other’s lives via a series of coincidences involving Queen Nefertiti’s stolen diamonds.”

THE HOUSE IS BLACK + BLACKBOARDS at ICA (10 JUL 18:45):

  • The Machine That Kills Bad People presents: ” Iranian New Wave director Samira Makhmalbaf’s award-winning BLACKBOARDS (2000) screens alongside renowned poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad’s acclaimed documentary short THE HOUSE IS BLACK (1962).”

MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 + Q&A with Nick Broomfield at BFI Southbank (10 JUL 18:10):

  • “Following on from its successful premiere at Sundance earlier this year, we preview this new documentary from Nick Broomfield featuring the enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers, and musicians, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage.”

YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY d. Iciar Bollain, 2018 + Performances by Emanuel Gat Dance and (La)Horde at Ciné Lumière (10 JUL 19:30):

  • FranceDance presents: “Following the world acclaimed Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, nicknamed ‘Yuli’ by his father, from the streets of his native Havana, through his time at the Cuban National Dance School, to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Ballet, Iciar Bollain’s film tells the amazing true story of one of ballet’s most athletic and lauded prodigies.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CAROUSEL d. Henry King, 1956 at Regent Street Cinema (10 JUL 12:00 & 15:30). DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (10 JUL 18:45). Double Bill: HALSTON d. Frédéric Tcheng, 2019 + STUDIO 54 d. Matt Tyrnauer at Regent Street Cinema (10 JUL 20:40 + 18:30). LOST IN TRANSLATION d. Sofia Coppola, 2003 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (10 JUL 19:30 – FREE!). NATIONAL NARRATIVE d. Grégoire Beil, 2018 presented by Wavelength Docs at Deptford Cinema (10 JUL 19:15). THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING d. Mila Turajlic, 2017 at Picturehouse Central (10 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). OUR NEW PRESIDENT d. Maxim Pozdorovkin, 2018 presented by Wavelength at Deptford Cinema (10 JUL 20:35). PRISONERS OF THE MOON d. Johnny Gogan, 2019 at JW3 (10 JUL 16:00). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (10 JUL 20:00). TUCKED d. Jamie Patterson, 2018 in association with Croydon Pride and The Batty Mama at The David Lean (10 JUL 19:30).


THU 11

Films in London this week: INQUIRING NUNS at Regent Street Cinema (11 JUL).
Films in London this week: INQUIRING NUNS at Regent Street Cinema (11 JUL).

GANJA AND HESS d. Bill Gunn, 1973 + Intro by Tega Okiti at Deptford Cinema (11 JUL 19:00):

  • “GANJA AND HESS earnt director Bill Gunn a standing ovation at Cannes in 1973. Gunn, an actor, playwright and novelist, subverted blaxploitation stereotypes and created what critic Scott Foundas has described as a “landmark indie that used vampirism as an ingenious metaphor for black assimilation, white cultural imperialism and the hypocrisies of organized religion“. Soon after the film was released it was doctored to focus on the most sensual scenes and renamed Blood Couple to align with the ‘blaxploitation’ films of the time. Gunn disowned the result. This edition represents the original release, mastered in HD from a 35mm negative in May 2018.”

INQUIRING NUNS 16mm d. Gordon Quinn & Jerry Temaner + Special Features + Skype Q&A with the filmmakers at Regent Street Cinema (11 JUL 19:30):

  • “Getting its first ever cinema release, on a newly restored 16mm print for its 50th Anniversary is this beloved gem of pure cinéma vérité in which Sister Marie Arné and Sister Mary Campion tour Chicago during the Summer of Love, asking: “are you happy?”

Nova Nights: Episode #19 – Movie Martyrdom: Derek Jarman’s Sebastiane plus other visual delights at The Horse Hospital (11 JUL 19:00):

  • Billy Chainsaw presents: “This deluxe edition of Nova Nights is a collaborative affair between Billy Chainsaw and artists Adam Espira & Manki, the curators of Arrows Of Desire, a group art show celebrating the contemporary artist’s interpretation of Saint Sebastian: martyr, patron saint, queer icon – which runs at The Horse Hospital from 4 July – 21 July 2019. Nova Nights Episode #19 will explore Saint Sebastian’s movie martyrdoms.”

THE PSYCHOSIS OF WHITENESS d. Eugene Nulman, 2018 + Panel at The Lexi (11 JUL 18:30):

  • Black History Studies presents: “THE PSYCHOSIS OF WHITENESS sheds light on society’s perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. This documentary takes an in-depth look at big budget films that focus on the transatlantic slave trade and, using a wealth of sources and interviews, it argues that these depictions are metaphoric hallucinations about race.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-Ke, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (11 JUL 18:45). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, 2018 at ICA (11 JUL 16:20). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at ICA (11 JUL 20:50). JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at The Prince Charles (11 JUL 15:20). MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT d. Christopher McQuarrie, 2018 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Wild Card Barrel Store (11 JUL 19:15). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 20:55 + Intro presented by DISPATCH FMI at Genesis Cinema (11 JUL 20:55). SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER d. Carl Hunter, 2018 at The David Lean (11 JUL 14:30 HOH & 19:30). THE WORLD IS YOURS d. Romain Gavras, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (11 JUL 16:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: JESSICA FOREVER, part of FLAME IN THE NIGHT at ICA (06 to 10 JUL).
Films in London this week: JESSICA FOREVER, part of FLAME IN THE NIGHT at ICA (06 to 10 JUL).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 70mm d. David Lean, 1962 (07 JUL 13:00).

AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S at Barbican (until 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: PEPPERMINT SODA d. Diane Kurys, 1977 (11 JUL 18:45).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: OBSESSIONS at BFI Southbank (JUL):

BUILT UPON BODIES at Deptford Cinema (05 JUL to 13 OCT):

  • “A season of films that explore the relationship between the human body and the built environment.” Includes: CONTEMPT d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1963 (05 JUL 20:00).

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

  • “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: MEMENTO d. Christopher Nolan, 2000 + Q&A with Professor Will Brooker (08 JUL 19:00).

CLOSE-UP ON CLAIRE DENIS at Close-Up (08 to 31 JUL):

  • “A retrospective celebrating the work of one of our greatest artists, Claire Denis. This programme features eight films directed by Denis alongside three features she worked on as assistant director.” Includes: I CAN’T SLEEP 35mm d. Claire Denis, 1994 (08 JUL 20:15); and, THE INTRUDER 35mm d. Claire Denis, 2004 (10 JUL 20:15).

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

FLAME IN THE NIGHT at ICA (JUL):

  • “To coincide with the UK release of KNIFE + HEART, the ICA presents a season of three feature films and a programme of shorts celebrating new transgressive French cinema.” Includes: KNIFE + HEART d. Yann Gonzalez, 2018 (05 to 11 JUL); JESSICA FOREVER d. Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel, 2018 (06 to 10 JUL); Ultra Rêve – UK Premiere shorts programme featuring AFTER SCHOOL KNIFE FIGHT d. Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel, 2017 + LES ÎLES d. Yann Gonzalez, 2017 + ULTRA PULPE d. Bertrand Mandico, 2018 (06 JUL 20:45 – repeats 07 JUL 20:45 / 09 JUL 16:40 / 10 JUL 14:20); and, THE WILD BOYS d. Bertrand Mandico, 2017 (06 JUL 12:30 / 07 JUL 12:30 & 09 JUL 14:20).

FRAMING QUEERS at Deptford Cinema (07 JUL to 01 SEP):

  • “A new series screening queer and LGBT cinema in all its disruptive glory, in particular radical, global, and neglected work from throughout its history.” Includes: BEFORE STONEWALL d. Greta Schiller, 1984 (07 JUL 16:00).

FRANCO PIAVOLI: 1954 – 2016 at Deptford Cinema (07 to 28 JUL):

IN THE MOOD FOR FOOD at Ciné Lumière (until 05 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: WINE CALLING d. Bruno Sauvard, 2018 (05 JUL 19:30).

KOREAN FILM NIGHTS: LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES at Korean Cultural Centre (JUL to AUG):

  • “Take an even deeper look into the Korean psyche and open our hearts to love − the kind of love which thrives on the margins of society, that challenges our preconceptions, that shocks us with its intensity and amazes us with its capacity to forgive and transform.” Includes: NO REGRET d. Lee Song Hee-il, 2006 (11 JUL 19:00).

KUBRICK: Back By Popular Demand at BFI IMAX & Southbank (JUL):

  • “A few extra screenings to thrill and delight you…” Includes: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (07 JUL 19:45 / 08 JUL 20:20).

LIFT OFF! at Harris Academy South Norwood (10 JUL to 31 AUG):

  • “Screen25 presents a new season of lunar-themed cinema events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.” Includes: MOON d. Duncan Jones, 2009 (10 JUL 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save!).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL):

MOVIES ON THE RIVER departing from Tower Millennium Pier (until 03 AUG):

NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

NOIRS at House Of Vans (07 JUL to 03 AUG):

  • “From the classics all the way through to the modern homage. If you like mystery and hard boiled crime, we’ve got a treat for you.” Includes: THE BIG SLEEP (07 JUL 13:00 & 15:30).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 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: TRUE ROMANCE x NATURAL BORN KILLERS 35mm (06 JUL 20:45).

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: I MARRIED A WITCH d. René Clair, 1942 (05 JUL 19:30).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

  • Includes: MEMENTO d. Christopher Nolan, 2000 (05 JUL 21:00 – Peckham); BEAUTIFUL THING d. Hettie Macdonald,1996 (06 JUL 21:00 – Peckham); DR STRANGELOVE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1964 (07 JUL 21:00 – Peckham); MANNEQUIN d. Michael Gottlieb, 1987 (07 JUL 21:00 – Stratford); GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS d. Michael Dougherty, 2019 (08 JUL 21:00 – Peckham); SPICE WORLD d. Bob Spiers, 1997 (08 JUL 21:00 – Shoreditch); CASABLANCA d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 (09 JUL 21:00 – Shoreditch); SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE d. Nora Ephron, 1993 (09 JUL 21:00 – Stratford); MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001(10 JUL 21:00 – Peckham); AIRPLANE! d. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker, 1980 (10 JUL 21:00 – Stratford); and, Little White Lies presents THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 (11 JUL 21:00 – Peckham).

SALON MEXICO: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “With stars, directors and films to rival Hollywood, Mexican cinema of the 30s-50s saw a surge in production, from music-infused dramas to romance and thrillers.” Includes: TWO MONKS d. Juan Bustillo Oro, 1934 (05 JUL 20:45 / 10 JUL 18:30); ANOTHER DAWN d. Julio Bracho, 1943 (06 JUL 15:50 / 11 JUL 18:30); TWILIGHT d. Julio Bracho, 1945 (07 JUL 17:45 / 09 JUL 20:30); and, LA OTRA d. Roberto Gavaldón, 1946 (10 JUL 20:45).

THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (until 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: PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (07 JUL 14:00).

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (JUN to JUL):

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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: THREE KINGS 35mm d. David O. Russel, 1999 (11 JUL 18:10).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: ERASED, ___ ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE, part of Shubbak Festival at Barbican (07 JUL).
Films in London this week: ERASED, ___ ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE, part of Shubbak Festival at Barbican (07 JUL 16:15).

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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: KNIFE + HEART at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 JUL).
Films in London this week: KNIFE + HEART at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 JUL).

DON’T LOOK NOW d. Nicolas Roeg, 1973 at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 11 JUL):

  • “Director Nicolas Roeg’s atmospheric adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s story is a haunting meditation on the consequences of repressing traits inside us that could mean the difference between life and death. “It’s a ghost story; it’s a meditation on time, memory and the poignancy of married love. And it’s a masterpiece.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.”

KNIFE + HEART d. Yann Gonzalez, 2018 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 JUL):

  • “Vanessa Paradis stars in this neon-soaked vintage slasher pastiche from Yann Gonzalez (You and the Night), featuring a thrumming original retro-electro score by M83. Shot entirely on 35mm and 16mm, this is a deliciously kitsch and unapologetically queer throwback to classic giallo movies.”
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MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at Rich Mix (05 to 11 JUL):

  • “From the visionary mind of Ari Aster, MIDSOMMAR is a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight. “A luxuriant deep-tissue freakout from writer-director Ari Aster.” – LA Times”.

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

  • 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 35mm d. Gil Junger, 1999 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 JUL). AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at The Prince Charles (05 to 10 JUL). APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2019 at DocHouse (until 11 JUL). BALLOON d. Michel Herbig, 2018 at Watermans (05 to 11 JUL). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 11 JUL). CHILD’S PLAY d. Lars Klevberg, 2019 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 JUL). IBIZA: THE SILENT MOVIE d. Julian Temple, 2019 at Rio Cinema (06 to 10 JUL). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 11 JUL). LATE NIGHT d. Nisha Ganatra, 2019 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 JUL). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (05 to 20 JUL). PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 at Watermans (05 to 11 JUL). TEL AVIV ON FIRE d. Sameh Zoabi, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (07 to 28 JUL). VITA & VIRGINIA d. Chanya Button, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 JUL). VOX LUX d. Brady Corbet, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (08 to 14 JUL). YESTERDAY d. Danny Boyle, 2019 at The Lexi (until 11 JUL).

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