SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [06 to 12 MAR 2020]

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 06 // SAT 07 // SUN 08 // MON 09 // TUE 10 // WED 11 // THU 12


Find films in London this week by:

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions – by date) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – by seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of new releases & regular runs).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

Start your weekend with a double-bill of irresponsible werewolf flicks as the venerable Gothique Film Society closes their 54th film season with I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF + THE NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF at The Cinema Museum (06 MAR). If you haven’t read Harry M. Benshoff’s seminal Monsters In The Closet, then you should:

“In I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF (1957), teenager Michael Landon falls under the hypnotic sway of scientist Whit Bissell. True to generic imperatives, Bissel and his male assistant comprise a queer mad scientist couple, and together they work out their nefarious deeds through the body of the young protagonist.”

You’ll never watch LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in the same way again… Heading into the weekend, we’d recommend the Prelude Screenings (06 & 07 MAR) for one of our favourite events of the screen year, the Essay Film Festival from Birkbeck and partners. This Friday’s screening looks sold out (although given it’s FREE!, you might get in on the door…) but bookings are still being taken for Saturday’s double bill starting with THE LAW OF THE LAND. If you want fascinating, un-familiar, non-fiction filmmaking, this is the place.

WOMEN’S DAY at Regent Street Cinema (08 MAR – which also gets a regular run at DocHouse 08 to 12 MAR) is our highlight of a packed International Women’s Day, filling London’s alternative screens with some great F-Rated film choices. After that, Monday gives you a chance to hear from Nick Rowland about his new feature, CALM WITH HORSES (09 MAR at BFI). For Tuesday, we’ve opted for the member’s choice screening of a Czech New Wave film CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS (10 MAR) with our friends at Wimbledon Film Club. We always love an exhibition gimmick, but 3D attains a genuine visceral power when projecting dance (previous case in point, Wim Wenders’ PINA). Barbican’s special screening of Alla Kovgan’s new doc, CUNNINGHAM (11 MAR), is therefore a natural choice for our Wednesday at Barbican, but the Charlotte Prodger: Triple Bill at Tate Modern would be another wonderfully F-Rated way to spend your evening.

Elsewhere, No Bollox Film Club returns to The Castle Cinema with THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES (11 MAR). Sergei Parajanov’s “celebrated masterpiece” sells out pretty much every time its shown (both Close-Up and Deeper Into Movies are fans…), so grab a ticket while you can. Whilst we’re in the former Soviet Union, we should make special mention of Kennington Bioscope’s 35mm presentation of TATJANA (11 MAR) and Pushkin House’s epic 15 hour 10th anniversary screening of PODSTROCHNIK (07 & 08 MAR – see Seasons for full details). We have an ambition to get more into long film events like this one… if you’ve got the glutes, give it a try and let us know how you got along!

In Seasons, our featured attraction of the month, HER LENS, HIS STORY, concludes at Barbican with GONE TOO FAR! (09 MAR) and THE ORPHANAGE (10 MAR), and there’s an exciting weekender of works by Taiwanese filmmaker CHEN CHIEH-JEN at Tate Modern (06 to 07 MAR). Film Festivals get busy with various mountain tours, feminist shorts and the annual ticketing frenzy of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (12 to 20 MAR). Our pick of the bunch Cinema Made In Italy officially wraps on 09 MAR at Ciné Lumière but there’s a second chance to see Liliana Cavani’s THE NIGHT PORTER the day after (08 & 10 MAR).

Inspired by International Women’s Day, our Featured Attraction Of The Week isn’t so much a film, as a global movement, recognising the need for more films made by, with and about rockstar women. Given that she’s currently setting the Southbank on fire with her self-curated season at BFI (in collab with Isabel Stevens!), we’ve chosen Science Fiction Theatre’s rare screening of a little known Tilda Swinton title, FRIENDSHIP’S DEATH, to illustrate our theme (12 MAR at The Castle Cinema). If that doesn’t float your boat, or you’re the other side of town, we’d have no hesitation in sending you to First Film’s next showing in their unique event series: BHAJI ON THE BEACH + Short: BALCONY invites directors Gurinder Chadha and Toby Fell-Holden to talk about their inaugural works at The Ritzy (12 MAR).

See you in darkness…

Richard – Barker-In-Chief, RADIANT CIRCUS


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FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 06

What to see in London this week: I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF at The Cinema Museum (06 MAR).
What to see in London this week: I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF at The Cinema Museum (06 MAR).

Double-bill: I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF + THE NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF d. Gene Fowler Jr., 1957/Paul Naschy, 1981 + Intro at The Cinema Museum (06 MAR 18:45):

  • The Gothique Film Society presents: “TEENAGE WEREWOLF: A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as a guinea pig for a serum. It doesn’t go well! NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF: An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, with predictably unfortunate results.”

EVERYTHING – THE REAL THING STORY d. Simon Sheridan, 2019 + Talk + Party at Genesis Cinema (06 MAR 21:00):

  • Kush Film Boutique presents: “Against a backdrop of racism and political turmoil, The Real Thing were the first all-black British band to hit no.1 in the pop charts. Join the Kush Film Boutique for a special #BlackBritAndProud film party and talk, with special guests Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and host Victor Romeo Evans. Music by DJ Reggie Styles.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER d. Beniamino Barrese, 2019 at ICA (06 MAR 14:00). JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 presented by Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (06 MAR 19:45). MIDNIGHT FAMILY d. Luke Lorentzen, 2019 at DocHouse (06 MAR 16:30). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (06 MAR 18:15 & 20:50). THE STREET d. Zed Nelson, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (06 MAR 18:30). TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (06 MAR 19:00).

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SAT 07

What to see in London this week: THE LAW OF THE LAND, Essay Film Festival prelude screening at Birkbeck Cinema (07 MAR).
What to see in London this week: THE LAW OF THE LAND, Essay Film Festival prelude screening at Birkbeck Cinema (07 MAR).

Essay Film Festival Prelude: THE LAW OF THE LAND aka A Lei da Terra d. Grupo Zero, 1977 + Discussion at Birkbeck Cinema (07 MAR 13:00 – FREE!):

  • “Grupo Zero was one of the many film co-operatives founded right after the Portuguese Carnation Revolution, in 1974. The Law of the Land, one of the few productions by the group, follows the story of Land Reform in southern Portugal. Screening followed by discussion with Mari Paz Balibrea (Birkbeck College) and Luís Trindade (Universidade de Coimbra).”
  • Followed by: GESTURES & FRAGMENTS aka Gestos & Fragmentos d. Alberto Seixas Santos, 1982 Screening followed by discussion with Luís Trindade (Universidade de Coimbra) and Pedro Ramos Pinto (Cambridge University) (07 MAR 15:30 – FREE!).

SOLIDARITY d. Lucy Parker, 2019 + Q&A with the director at The Green Nunhead (07 MAR 19:00 – FREE! but please bring a food donation for Southwark FoodBank):

  • Films For Food presents: “A film about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. In the film blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles. SOLIDARITY had its International Premiere at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam in November 2019 and won the Competition for First Appearance for first time feature filmmakers.”

Tribute to Tony Conrad inc. THE FLICKER, STRAIGHT & NARROW + FILM FEEDBACK 1966-1974 16mm at Close-Up (07 MAR 18:00):

  • LUX & Close-Up present: “A special screening in memory of the late-great Tony Conrad on what would have been his 80th Birthday, with a rare screening of three of his 16mm films – including his classic stroboscopic film THE FLICKER – alongside Jack Smith’s SCOTCH TAPE 16mm  (1959-1962).”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 08

What to see in London today: WOMEN'S DAY for International Women's Day at Regent Street Cinema (08 MAR).
What to see in London today: WOMEN’S DAY for International Women’s Day at Regent Street Cinema (08 MAR).

International Women’s Day Preview: THE PERFECT CANDIDATE d. Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2019 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (08 MAR 17:45):

  • Woman With A Movie Camera presents: “In a small Saudi town, Maryam, an overworked doctor at an under-resourced clinic, impulsively decides to run for a seat on the municipal council. She faces endless hurdles as the town’s first female candidate: she can’t directly address groups of male voters, and isn’t supposed to show her face in her campaign video. Despite this, a determined Maryam’s popularity grows…”

MISBEHAVIOUR d. Philippa Lowthorpe, 2020 + Panel Q&A with the director, Jennifer Hosten (the real-life Miss World 1970), Sue Finch, Jo Robinson, Sarah Wilson & Jane Grant from the Women’s Liberation Movement at Picturehouse Central (08 MAR 17:00):

  • Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend Bob Hope. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.”

RADIOACTIVE d. Marjane Satrapi, 2019 + Satellite Q&A with the director & actor Rosamund Pike at Phoenix Cinema (08 MAR 13:30):

  • “From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity.”
  • Also: Catford Mews (08 MAR 13:45); Curzon Victoria (08 MAR 13:30 – Other Curzons available!); Everyman King’s Cross (08 MAR 13:30 – Other Everymans available!); and, Olympic Studios (08 MAR 13:30). 

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 + Q&A at Regent Street Cinema (08 MAR 19:00):

  • “Women’s Day 1917 sparked off the first Russian Revolution, yet today it is a festival of flowers. This brilliant new documentary on Soviet women tells their story and that of the tumultuous history of Russia over the past century using extraordinary archive footage of the Soviet era and its pioneering heroines such as cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai, combined with new interviews with remarkable women including Nobel Prize winning writer Svetlana Alexievich.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 09

What to see in London today: CALM WITH HORSES at BFI Southbank (09 MAR).
What to see in London today: CALM WITH HORSES at BFI Southbank (09 MAR).

CALM WITH HORSES d. Nick Rowland, 2019 + Intro by the director at BFI Southbank (09 MAR 20:40):

  • “In rural Ireland, Arm, an ex-boxer, splits his time between being the hired muscle for the local drug-dealing Dever family, and trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son. The equilibrium of these two worlds is threatened when the Devers ask Arm to kill for the first time.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 10

What to see in London this week: CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS at Curzon Wimbledon (10 MAR).
What to see in London this week: CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS at Curzon Wimbledon (10 MAR).

CATHY COME HOME d. Ken Loach, 1966 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (10 MAR 18:30):

  • Islington People’s Rights (IPR) presents: “To mark 50 years of tackling poverty, IPR is delighted to have organised a special screening of the BBC drama CATHY COME HOME, followed by Q&A with the film’s acclaimed director, Ken Loach. First broadcast on television in 1966, it was watched by 12 million people, and had a major impact on its audience. 54 years on, homelessness and poverty continue to be issues worthy of attention and discussion.”

CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS d. Jiri Menzel, 1966 + Q&A with Phillip Bergson at Curzon Wimbledon (10 MAR 20:30):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: “Oscar-winning comedy-drama from Czech New Wave director and actor Jiri Menzel (LARKS ON A STRING). Set in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during WWII, a shy clerk at a village train station fails in his first attempt at making-love. Feeling inadequate and despondent, a local doctor gives him some advice and he tries again and finally succeeding with the most unlikely of candidates. This is a gentle film about innocence, sit back and be charmed.”

OLIVIA d. Jacqueline Audry, 1951 + Intro/Essay by Prof. Emma Wilson at Regent Street Cinema (10 MAR 19:30):

  • Another Gaze presents: “Seventy years on, Jacqueline Audry’s romantic period piece remains a landmark of lesbian representation long overdue for rediscovery. Set in a 19th century French finishing school, new English boarder Olivia (Marie-Claire Olivia) quickly finds herself hot for her teacher—the migraine-prone Mademoiselle Clara (Simone Simon)—and her headmistress, Mademoiselle Julie (Edwige Feuillere). Lace and repressed lust abound.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 11

What to see in London this week: CUNNINGHAM 3D at Barbican (11 MAR).
What to see in London this week: CUNNINGHAM 3D at Barbican (11 MAR).

Charlotte Prodger: Triple Bill + Intro by the artist & Erika Balsom at Tate Modern (11 MAR 18:30):

  • “2018 Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger joins us to present, together for the first time, a trilogy of films that confront complex questions of identity and queerness. Includes: STONEYMOLLAN TRAIL (2015), BRIDGIT (2016), and SAF05 (2019). The screening is accompanied by an essay about the work, written by artist Helen Marten.”

CUNNINGHAM 3D d. Alla Kovgan, 2019 + Q&A with the director, Philip Selway (Radiohead), Siobhan Davies & Alastair Macaulay at Barbican (11 MAR 18:30):

  • “A beautiful documentary about the legendary American choreographer, Merce Cunningham. Orchestrated through his iconic works and performed by the last generation of his dancers, the film traces Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972). 3D technology weaves together Merce’s philosophies and stories.”

TATJANA 35mm d. Robert Dinesen, 1923 + Intro by Michelle Facey & Live Piano Accompaniment by John Sweeney at The Cinema Museum (11 MAR 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “Another find from the BFI archive on 35mm film – Robert Dinesen’s 1923 UFA Super-Production TATJANA, produced by Erich Pommer. We will be showing the British release print of the film from 1927 which was retitled as He Who Covets. A tale of Russia, the Bolshevik uprising and revolution in a rural setting, entwined with a story of desire and deception. “

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 12

What to see in London this week: BHAJI ON THE BEACH at The Ritzy (12 MAR).
What to see in London this week: BHAJI ON THE BEACH at The Ritzy (12 MAR).

BHAJI ON THE BEACH + Short: BALCONY d. Gurinder Chadha/Toby Fell-Holden, 1993/2015 + Q&A with the directors at The Ritzy (12 MAR 19:30):

  • First Film Club presents: “Gurinder Chadha’s debut BHAJI ON THE BEACH, plus Toby Fell-Holden’s award-winning short film BALCONY. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the directors, who will discuss their creative process, the struggles and successes that come with the art of filmmaking, and what happens after the all-important debut.”

FRIENDSHIP’S DEATH d. Peter Wollen, 1987 + Talk: “Morbid Symptoms” by Prof Laleh Khalili at The Castle Cinema (12 MAR 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “When an extra-terrestrial peace envoy named Friendship (Tilda Swinton) is sent on a mission to Earth, she misses her intended destination of MIT and lands in Amman, Jordan, during a conflict between the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. Trapped inside a hotel, Friendship meets British war correspondent Sullivan (Bill Paterson), and the pair begin a series of touching and insightful conversations on the human condition…”

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 + Panel Q&A at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (12 MAR 19:30):

  • gal-dem presents: “The film offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner – from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s era book tours with Muhammad Ali – from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.”
  • Also: TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 + Panel Q&A presented by Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at DocHouse (12 MAR 18:20).

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/date)

What to see in London this week: THE ORPHANAGE, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (10 MAR).
What to see in London this week: THE ORPHANAGE, closing film of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (10 MAR).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (31 JAN to 06 MAR):

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

AMAZING GRACE at Regent Street Cinema (MAR to APR):

AMERICAN NEW WAVE at The Prince Charles (2020):

BÉLA TARR at Deptford Cinema (13 FEB to 30 MAR):

BEST OF 2019 at Ciné Lumière (FEB to MAR):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • STROMBOLI aka Stromboli, terra di Dio d. Roberto Rossellini, 1950 (06 MAR 17:50); LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 4K d. David Lean, 1962 (07 MAR 18:30); JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 (09 MAR 18:00); THE SHINING 4K d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (10 MAR 20:15); A ZED & TWO NOUGHTS d. Peter Greenaway, 1985 + Intro by Justin Johnson (11 MAR 18:15); and, DELIVERANCE d. John Boorman, 1972 (12 MAR 20:45).

CHEN CHIEH-JEN: REVERBERATIONS at Tate Modern (02 to 07 MAR)

THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

  • New Releases: LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 (06 MAR 20:50 / 10 MAR 18:15 / 11 MAR 20:40).

CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (MAR):

DAVID LYNCH at Deptford Cinema (FEB to JUN):

DIRECTED BY WOMEN at Deptford Cinema (2020):

  • VAGABOND d. Agnès Varda, 1985 (08 MAR 14:30); and, PAPUSZA d. Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, 2013 for International Women’s Day (08 MAR 19:00).

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (26 FEB to 10 MAR):

  • GONE TOO FAR! d. Destiny Ekaragha, 2013 + Intro by the director (09 MAR 18:30); and, THE ORPHANAGE d. Shahrbanoo Sadat, 2019 + Intro by Elhum Shakerifar (10 MAR 18:30).

IN FOCUS: PEDRO COSTA at ICA (03 to 15 MAR):

  • VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 + Intro by the director (06 MAR 18:30); BONES 35mm aka Ossos d. Pedro Costa, 1997 + Q&A with the director (07 MAR 16:30); and, IN VANDA’S ROOM aka No Quarto da Vanda d. Pedro Costa, 2000 (08 MAR 15:20).

IS THIS YESTERDAY? at Deptford Cinema (12 FEB to 08 APR):

  • THEM! d. Gordon Douglas, 1954 (11 MAR 19:30).

JACK LEMMON IN… at Regent Street Cinema (MAR to APR):

JOHN CASSAVETES IN 35MM at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

  • THE HOST d. Bong Joon-ho, 2006 (10 MAR 20:45).

LATE NIGHTS SEASON – NICOLAS CAGE at Everyman Screen On The Green (FEB to MAR):

  • FACE/OFF d. John Woo, 1997 (07 MAR 23:30).

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (06 MAR to 24 APR):

PODSTROCHNIK 10th Anniversary Screening, Discussion & Lecture at Pushkin House (07 to 08 MAR – Check venue for schedule):

  • Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD present: “A marathon screening of the 15-part award-winning documentary series directed by Oleg Dorman, with an English translation and subtitles by noted translator, Anna Zakhayeva. The series will be shown over two days, with introductions and Q&As from the director Oleg Dorman and translator Anna Zakharyeva.”

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (FEB to MAR):

  • PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 (until 12 MAR/Check venue for details).

ROBERT EGGERS at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):

WOMEN IN FILM at House Of Vans (08 to 29 MAR – FREE!/No booking required):

  • FRIDA d. Julie Taymor, 2002 (08 MAR 15:00 & 17:30 – FREE!); and, THE HELP d. Tate Taylor, 2011 (12 MAR 17:00 – FREE!).

> FULL SEASON DETAILS in our epic monthly roundup [MARCH].


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by event)

What to see in London this week: SIMPLE WOMEN, part of Cinema Made In Italy (09 MAR).
What to see in London this week: SIMPLE WOMEN, part of Cinema Made In Italy (09 MAR).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

What to see in London this week: TONI MORRISON - THE PIECES I AM at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 MAR).
What to see in London this week: TONI MORRISON – THE PIECES I AM at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 MAR).

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 MAR):

  • “An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner – from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s era book tours with Muhammad Ali – from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.”

VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Barbican (06 to 11 MAR):

  • “The latest film from Pedro Costa, which follows a Cape Verdean woman left behind when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, the titular Vitalina finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after her husband’s funeral.”

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 at DocHouse (08 to 12 MAR):

  • “As an actress in London, director Dolya Gavanski has played a dizzying array of Russian stereotypes from spies to prostitutes and oligarchs’ wives. But the women she remembered from her Soviet days were different. Gavanski sets out to hear the stories of the women who shaped the narrative of 20th century USSR, including the Nobel Prize for Literature winning author Svetlana Alexievich, internet sensation Elena Krygina and exiled feminist dissident Natalya Malakhovskaya.”

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

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