SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [05 to 11 OCT 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 great films in London this week*.


FRI 05 // SAT 06 // SUN 07 // MON 08 // TUE 09 // WED 10 // THU 11


Featured attraction: MASAKI KOBAYASHI: THE HUMAN CONDITION at Close-Up (06 & 07 OCT – see seasons for details): “Originally filmed and released in three parts, Masaki Kobayashi’s mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema.”


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: A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME at DocHouse (05 OCT).
Films in London this week: A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME at DocHouse (05 OCT).

A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME + Q&A with director Sahra Mani at DocHouse (05 OCT 18:30):

  • The title of this urgent film refers to the thousands of women in Afghanistan suffering sexual abuse, often within the family and with virtual impunity. It tells the story of one woman’s battle to make her voice heard and demonstrates the power of action over fear.
  • A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME then enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (05 to 11 OCT).

Hetain Patel & Amy May: DON’T LOOK at Rich Mix (05 OCT 19:30 – Sold Out!):

  • A hugely original collision of film, performance and live music, DON’T LOOK is a playful and subversive journey into image, identity, language and love in contemporary Britain.

SINK + Q&A with writer/director Mark Gillis & actor Martin Herdman at Regent Street Cinema (05 OCT 19:30):

  • Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character, but it’s the only way he can see of keeping his family together.

More films in London today (A – Z): BARTON FINK at BFI (05 OCT 20:45). CARAVAGGIO at BFI (05 OCT 17:55). Lawrence Abu Hamdan: WALLED UNWALLED at Tate Modern (05 OCT 10:00 – 22:00). WHITNEY presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (05 OCT 19:45). THE SON at ICA (05 OCT 15:15).


SAT 06

Films in London this week: HANSEL & GRETAL at Barbican (06 OCT).
Films in London this week: HANSEL & GRETAL at Barbican (06 OCT).

EXPLODING CINEMA at The Cinema Museum (06 OCT 19:00):

  • For the last few years EXPLODING CINEMA have been putting on shows at The Cinema Museum, promoting fresh new shorts and turning the venue into a psychedelic wonderland with their massive collection of old projectors painting the walls with found footage and weird super 8.

Harryhausen Short Films: HANSEL & GRETAL and Other Stories at Barbican (06 OCT 11:00):

  • Lesser known than his features, but no less impressive, these wonderful shorts from the legendary animator Ray Harryhausen showcase his mastery of stop motion and talent for storytelling.

JEUNE FEMME + SCREENTALK with actor Laetitia Dosch at Barbican (06 OCT 14:00):

  • First-time filmmaker Léonor Serraille and the dazzling Laetitia Dosch burst onto the scene with Jeune Femme, a raucous and playful portrait of a woman in her early 30s in Paris.

SHIRKERS + Q&A with director Sandi Tan at ICA (06 OCT 18:45):

  • SHIRKERS was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique — or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona. More than two decades after Cardona disappeared, Tan returns to the country of her youth and to the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined.

UNWANTED HERITAGE + PANEL at Rich Mix (06 OCT 14:30):

  • Croatian filmmaker Irena Skoric’s award-winnng doc considers thousands of WWII monuments that were built throughout the former Yugoslavia in the period 1945–1990. Many of these monuments were designed by some of Yugoslavia’s most prominent artists. Since the 1990s, half of them have been damaged or destroyed. Part of Southeast European Future Festival.

More films in London today (A – Z): A NORTHERN SOUL at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (06 OCT 19:00). BELOVED presented by Fruitvale Film Club at Birkbeck Cinema (06 OCT 14:00 – Free!). BENEATH THE CLOCKTOWER at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 OCT 16:00). THE FOUNTAINHEAD 35mm at BFI (06 OCT 20:45). FRENCH CANCAN at BFI (06 OCT 18:40). Lawrence Abu Hamdan: WALLED UNWALLED at Tate Modern (06 OCT 10:00 – 22:00). LOST IN MUNICH + PANEL at The Gate (06 OCT 17:45). SHERLOCK JR. at The Prince Charles (06 OCT 15:40). YARDIE at Regent Street Cinema (06 OCT 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 & 20:00). ZARAFA at Phoenix Cinema (06 OCT 12:00).


SUN 07

Films in London this week: GASPARD AT THE WEDDING at Ciné Lumière (07 OCT).
Films in London this week: GASPARD AT THE WEDDING at Ciné Lumière (07 OCT).

FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL + Q&A with director Josh Appignanesi & subject & co-devisor Chloe Aridjis at DocHouse (07 OCT 16:00):

  • This innovative, hybrid docu-drama follows Chloe Aridjis, the acclaimed Latin American novelist, as she curates a retrospective on Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, researching the celebrated artist’s life in London.

FILTH 5th Anniversary Celebration + INTRO by Sarah from Movies on Weekends + PARTY at Genesis Cinema (07 OCT 18:00 – Free!):

  • James McAvoy puts in a career best performance with Directed by Jon S. Baird and based on a book by Irvine Welsh, Filth revolves around DS Bruce Robertson. The louty and brash police officer is up for promotion whilst trying to solve a big murder case. As the pressure moments, Bruce is pushed to his mental edge…

GASPARD AT THE WEDDING + Q&A with actress Laetitia Dosch at Ciné Lumière (07 OCT 16:00):

  • Keeping a careful distance for many years with his family, 25 years old Gaspard (Félix Moati) has to renew contact at the news of his father’s second marriage. When the eccentric Laura (Laetitia Dosch) agrees to play the role of his girlfriend for the wedding, he finally feels ready to set foot in his parent’s zoo and reunite with the monkeys and tigers he grew up with…

More films in London today (A – Z): ANOTHER THIN MAN presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (07 OCT 14:30). FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS + THE BIG LEBOWSKI presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (07 OCT 14:00). THE GODFATHER: PART III 35mm at BFI (07 OCT 19:45). Lawrence Abu Hamdan: WALLED UNWALLED at Tate Modern (07 OCT 10:00 – 18:00). LEK & THE DOGS at Whirled Cinema (07 OCT 18:00). LES CHOSES DE LA VIE at Ciné Lumière (07 OCT 14:00). LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 35mm at BFI (07 OCT 13:40). LUCKY at Genesis Cinema (07 OCT 21:00). MOON + A TRIP TO THE MOON at Picturehouse Central (07 OCT 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). MY TWENTIETH CENTURY at ICA (07 OCT 14:15). PETER PAN (1953) at BFI (07 OCT 13:30). POST RADICAL presented by SkatePal at House Of Vans (07 OCT 16:30 – Free!/ No Booking required). THE SON at ICA (07 OCT 13:00). THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (07 OCT 19:00). YARDIE at Regent Street Cinema (07 OCT 18:00 & 20:00).


MON 08

Films in London this week: PRESSURE at Lexi Cinema (08 OCT).
Films in London this week: PRESSURE at Lexi Cinema (08 OCT).

CHILD OF MINE + PANEL at Curzon Soho (08 OCT 18:45):

  • Filmed over 2 years at UCLH and Addenbrookes Hospital, Child of Mine sensitively follows three couples through their personal journeys of losing a child before birth. The UK has one of the highest rates of stillbirth in the developed world, yet these hidden bereavements are rarely talked about, often leaving parents isolated and alone.

DREAMING WHILST BLACK: CELEBRATING BLACK BRITISH CINEMA at Peckhamplex (08 OCT 18.30):

  • DWB presents: Screening of various short films along with You Tube series DREAMING WHILST BLACK followed by a Q&A discussing how to make it in the film industry, with: Ellen Thomas (actress) Dani Moseley (actress) Adeyemi Michaels (filmmaker) Sebastian Thiel (filmmaker). Part of Black History Month.

PRESSURE + INTRO by Akua Gyamfi at Lexi Cinema (08 OCT 18:30):

  • Lexi Film School presents: One of the key works of black British cinema, photographer Horace Ove’s debut feature follows Tony, the child of Trinidadian immigrants, as he navigates the complex cultural landscapes of crumbling mid-70s London.

WEEKS IN THE WEST END + INTRO world premiere at The Prince Charles (08 OCT 18:10):

  • A modern-day Diary of Samuel Pepys from the bottom rungs of the media ladder, Ian Mantgani’s monochrome 16mm documentary charts one filmmaker’s personal journey as a passholder at the 2017 London Film Festival.

We Haunt You While You Watch inc SHORT: THE HUM at The Horse Hospital (08 OCT 19:00):

  • Strange Attractor Press presents: The launch of Kristen Gallerneaux’s High Static Dead Lines, a literary mixtape exploring the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief. Featuring the UK premiere of Kristen’s short film, THE HUM, readings, live music and discussion with Dave Tompkins

More films in London today (A – Z): ADAPTATION. at BFI (08 OCT 18:10).


TUE 09

Films in London this week: NYMPHOMANIA at The Horse Hospital (09 OCT).
Films in London this week: NYMPHOMANIA at The Horse Hospital (09 OCT).

FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL + Q&A with director Josh Appignanesi, subject & co-devisor Chloe Aridjis & actor Juliet Jacques at Rio Cinema (09 OCT 18:30):

  • This innovative, hybrid docu-drama follows Chloe Aridjis, the acclaimed Latin American novelist, as she curates a retrospective on Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, researching the celebrated artist’s life in London.

Trigger Warning: Films of Tessa Hughes-Freeland at The Horse Hospital (09 OCT 19:00):

  • A selection of films by Tessa Hughes-Freeland introduced by the artist; an important figure in New York’s downtown arts community and The Cinema of Transgression.

More films in London today (A – Z): BLACKkKLANSMAN at Regent Street Cinema (09 OCT 19:30). NIGHT AND THE CITY part of London Nights at Barbican (09 OCT 18:30). PERSONA at BFI (09 OCT 18:20). REINVENTING MARVIN at Picturehouse Central (09 OCT 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). THE RIDER at The David Lean (09 OCT 19:30). STROSZEK presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (09 OCT 20:00). US AND THEM at The Prince Charles (09 OCT 18:30).


WED 10

Films in London this week: WILD RELATIVES at Tate Modern (10 OCT).
Films in London this week: WILD RELATIVES at Tate Modern (10 OCT).

DOWN TO EARTH + INTRO at The Gate (10 OCT 18:30):

  • Leaving behind their cosmopolitan London life, a couple and their three young children travel the ends of the earth searching for a new perspective on life. In their five-year journey across six continents, they live with some of the oldest indigenous communities on the planet.

Elephant In The Room at 93 Feet East (10 OCT 19:00):

  • Shorts On Tap present: A selection of short films on mental health on World Mental Health Day. Featuring Q&As with attending filmmakers & panel discussion with special guests.

EVEN WHEN I FALL + Q&A with director Kate McLarnon/Sky Neal at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (10 OCT 20:15).

  • Pitshanger Pictures presents: Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border to a Nepal they could barely remember. EVEN WHEN I FALL traces their journey over 6 years as they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and begin to build a future.

WILD RELATIVES + INTRO/Q&A with Jumana Manna at Tate Modern (10 OCT 18:30):

  • Jumana Manna presents and discusses the London premiere of her second feature film WILD RELATIVES. An insightful reflection on biodiversity and resilience, the film captures the intertwining of traditional and modern preservation techniques and transnational exchanges.

More films in London today (A – Z): THE BREADWINNER presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (10 OCT 19:45). HALLOWEEN: 40th Anniversary Screening at Picturehouse Central (10 OCT 21:15 – Other Picturehouses available!). MOTHER WORE TIGHTS at Regent Street Cinema (10 OCT 12:00 & 15:30). SWIMMING WITH MEN a Save The Cinema Museum Fundraiser (10 OCT 19:30).


THU 11

Films in London this week: US AND THEM at Genesis Cinema (11 OCT).
Films in London this week: US AND THEM at Genesis Cinema (11 OCT).

Live From Miskatonic: Stephen Volk in Conversation with Moderator Sean Hogan at The Horse Hospital (11 OCT 19:00):

  • The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies presents: Screenwriter and author Stephen Volk is perhaps best known for writing the notorious BBC Halloween hoax GHOSTWATCH. However, his many other notable screenplays include those for the films GOTHIC (directed by Ken Russell), THE GUARDIAN (directed by William Friedkin), THE DEADNESS OF DAD, and THE AWAKENING.

US AND THEM + Q&A with actors Jack Roth & Tim Bentinck at Genesis Cinema (11 OCT 21:00):

  • Three disenfranchised British lads, intent on making a grand and brutish statement on economic inequality in the United Kingdom, use a wealthy banker and his family as their sacrificial lambs.

More films in London today (A – Z): BLACKkKLANSMAN for Black History Month at The David Lean (11 OCT 14:30 & 19:30). THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (subtitled for HoH) presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (11 OCT 19:45). PHANTOM THREAD presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (11 OCT 19:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: KAOS at Close-Up (05 OCT).
Films in London this week: KAOS at Close-Up (05 OCT).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm new ‘unrestored’ print (06 OCT 17:00 / 08 OCT 20:01 / 10 OCT 20:15).

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

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

A SPIKE LEE MIXTAPE at Deptford Cinema (11 to 26 OCT):

BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (OCT):

  • “The films you weren’t allowed to see: drama and documentaries that offer unique and challenging perspectives.” Includes: WINNIE + Q&A with Cecil Gutzmore (09 OCT 18:10); and, BLACK POWER SALUTE + Tommie Smith in conversation (09 OCT 20:30).

CELEBRATING THE CINEMA OF SPIKE LEE at Genesis Cinema (01 to 29 OCT):

  • Marking Black History Month with free tickets for residents of Tower Hamlets (proof required at venue Box Office): Includes: JUNGLE FEVER (08 OCT 21:00).

CLOSE-UP ON THE TAVIANI BROTHERS at Close-Up (05 to 27 OCT):

  • The Tavianis are as concerned with corruption, abuse of power, poverty, and suffering as were the neorealists and their successors. This season focuses on three of the duo’s best known films. Includes: KAOS (05 OCT 19:30).

DRAMA SHE WROTE at BFI Southbank (OCT):

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

  • A two-month season revelling in the formidable and versatile Hollywood star. Includes: AUTUMN LEAVES (05 OCT 18:30); STRAIT-JACKET (06 OCT 17:50 / 09 OCT 20:45); and, SUDDEN FEAR (07 OCT 13:40 / 08 OCT 18:30).

HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (until 07 OCT):

  • BFI celebrates the late, great Harry Dean Stanton. Includes: PARIS, TEXAS (07 OCT 20:00).

HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! at Ealing Town Hall (until 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: BEAU TRAVAIL (05 OCT 19:30).

MARGARETHE VON TROTTA REVISITED at Barbican (02 to 06 OCT):

MASAKI KOBAYASHI: THE HUMAN CONDITION at Close-Up (06 OCT to 28 OCT):

MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF: THE POETIC TRILOGY at Close-Up (02 to 20 OCT):

  • One of the preeminent figures of Iranian cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf has written and directed an impressive array of acclaimed films. This programme presents three of Makhmalbaf’s most lyrical films which the director has termed his Poetic Trilogy. Includes: THE GARDENER (11 OCT 20:15).

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

  • Legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet. Includes: HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (07 OCT 13:00).
  • The English Dubs are also screening if you need them (tickets £4).

#WOMENINFILM2018 at Genesis Cinema (ongoing):

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

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


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: SUBVERSIVE DIVERSITY at Native Spirit Film Festival (11 OCT).
Films in London this week: SUBVERSIVE DIVERSITY at Native Spirit Film Festival (11 OCT).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: KUSAMA – INFINITY at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT).
Films in London this week: KUSAMA – INFINITY at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT).

COLUMBUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 OCT):

  • When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions.

JALOUSE at Ciné Lumière (05 to 24 OCT):

  • Almost overnight, Nathalie Pêcheux, a divorced French teacher, changes from a loving mother into a jealous monster. Her first target is her stunning 18-year-old daughter Mathilde, a ballet dancer, but her field of attack soon extends to her friends, colleagues, and even her neighbours.

KUSAMA – INFINITY at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT):

  • In this compelling doc, director Heather Lenz tells Yayoi Kusama’s story from childhood to present day, in the words of the artist herself. Kusama candidly discusses how her cosmic and obsessive art practice is generated from childhood trauma, and reveals the chronic depression she suffered after well-known artists remodelled her work in their name.

More films in London this week (A – Z): A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT). BLACK ’47 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 OCT). THE GODFATHER at BFI (until 09 OCT). HEREDITARY at Whirled Cinema (08 to 14 OCT). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). THE OSLO DIARIES at DocHouse (05 to 11 OCT). SEARCHING at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). SKATE KITCHEN at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 OCT). TEHRAN TABOO at ICA (05 to 11 OCT). THIS IS CONGO at The Montpelier (until 10 OCT). THE WIFE at Phoenix (05 to 11 OCT).


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