SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [06 to 12 SEP 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 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

CHOCOLATE BABIES d. Stephen Winter, 1997 + Intro by Rabz Lansiquot at Close-Up (12 SEP 20:15):

  • “Occupying the space between fantasy, tragedy, and comedy, the award-winning CHOCOLATE BABIES is a roller-coaster ride that has been provoking laughter and dialogue since its 1997 premiere. An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, genderqueer, activists of colour is making headlines in New York City. In an effort to expose political corruption surrounding the AIDS epidemic, these urban guerrillas stage a series of surprise attacks against conservative politicians whom they believe are collecting secret lists of HIV-positive individuals.”
  • Part of the LUX BL CK B X exhibition Rabz Lansiquot where did we land.

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LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation.

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Online: Richmond Film Society announces their 57th season // Plan ahead with our epic roundup of September’s repertory seasons & festivals // We interview student curator Viknesh Kobinathan about his season ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD // Raindance Means Raindance.


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 06

Films in London this week: THE HOST leaving Tower Millennium Pier (06 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE HOST leaving Tower Millennium Pier (06 SEP).

THE HOST d. Bong Joon-ho, 2006 on the top deck of a boat leaving Tower Millennium Pier (06 SEP 18:45):

  • LEAFF presents: “THE HOST will be screened on the top deck of a boat after a cruise along the River Thames at sunset. In 2000, an American military pathologist orders his assistant to dump 200 bottles of formaldehyde down a drain leading into the Han River in Seoul. In 2006, a slow-witted young man named Park Gang-du runs a small snack-bar in a park near the River with his father. While Gang-du is delivering food to some customers, a huge creature emerges from the Han River and begins attacking people…”

MARTÍN (HACHE) d. Adolfo Aristarain, 1997 + Intro by Adam Feinstein at The Cinema Museum (06 SEP 19:30):

  • “Adolfo Aristarain is one of Argentina’s greatest living film directors. He is best-known for TIEMPO DE REVANCHA (1981), UN LUGAR EN EL MUNDO (1992) and LUGARES COMUNES (2002). But MARTÍN (HACHE) (1997) combines the finest qualities of all these movies in a single magnificent film: tenderness, humour and acute social and political comment.”

THE THIRD MAN 4K: 70th Anniversary Release d. Carol Reed, 1949 + Intro by Angela Allen, Continuity Supervisor at BFI Southbank (06 SEP 18:00):

  • “Writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in post-war, Allies-occupied Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), with the promise of work. Discovering that Lime is dead, and warned away from Vienna on account of his friend’s criminal activities, Martins starts investigating the circumstances surrounding Lime’s demise.”
  • Also enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhangke, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (06 SEP 19:30). ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm (06 SEP 11:30). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at ICA (06 SEP 16:40). MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA d. Dziga Vertov, 1929 + Live Score by The Cabinet of Living Cinema presented by Nomad at LSO St Luke’s (06 SEP 19:30). Pay As You Feel: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM d. Gurinder Chadha, 2002 + Q&A by Young Roots presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (06 SEP 19:45). RAPID RESPONSE d. Roger Hinze & Michael William, 2019 at The Prince Charles (06 SEP 18:20). SEAHORSE d. Jeanie Finlay, 2019 + Q&A presented by Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at Picturehouse Central (06 SEP 18:30). THE SHINY SHRIMPS d. Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo, 2019 + Q&A with the directors & actors Geoffrey Couët & Romain Brau at Picturehouse Hackney (06 SEP 20:45). Sing-A-Long-A ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW d. Jim Sharman, 1975 at The Prince Charles (06 SEP 20:30). SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (06 SEP 19:00). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at ICA (06 SEP 14:40). THE WARRIORS d. Walter Hill, 1979 at Genesis Cinema (06 SEP 21:00).


SAT 07

RADIANT CIRCUS #Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THE LIVE GHOST at The Cinema Museum (07 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE LIVE GHOST at The Cinema Museum (07 SEP).

The Live Ghost Tent – Quarterly Meeting Of The Laurel & Hardy Society at The Cinema Museum (07 SEP 15:00):

  • “This meeting marks the 25th anniversary of our branch of the Society. As we are hoping to have cake as part of our celebration the first half will be three films featuring cake: FROM SOUP TO NUTS (1928); OUR WIFE (1931); and, TWICE TWO (1933). Then after the interval we’ll have three other sound shorts – just because they are great films: CHICKENS COME HOME (1931); HELPMATES (1932); and, THE LIVE GHOST (1934) – well, we just had to have ‘our film’ in our special meeting didn’t we?”

VHS FOREVER 2 at the King & Queen (07 SEP 17:00 – FREE! + Donation requested to Prostate Cancer UK in honour of the late Tony Duggan):

  • World Wide Weird! presents: “A triple bill including a Secret Rutger Hauer Film + Intro by director Michael Elkin + two screenings of VHS FOREVER? ONCE UPON A TIME IN CAMDEN + Intro by director Mark Williams.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMERICAN GRAFFITI d. George Lucas, 1973 at BFI Southbank (07 SEP 20:45). BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Brian Singer, 2018 presented outdoors at Queen’s Park, City Of London (07 SEP 19:45). FAME d. Alan Parker, 1980 at Deptford Cinema (07 SEP 19:30 – “Come in your finest dancewear! Best outfit wins 2 free tickets to any Deptford Cinema screening!”). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at ICA (07 SEP 16:00). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at DocHouse (07 SEP 13:40). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at ICA (07 SEP 21:15). RAPID RESPONSE d. Roger Hinze & Michael William, 2019 at The Prince Charles (07 SEP 18:35).


SUN 08

Films in London this week: POINT BREAK at Ninth Life (08 SEP).
Films in London this week: POINT BREAK at Ninth Life (08 SEP).

ART & MIND + INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY d. Amélie Ravalec, 2019 + Amélie Ravalec & Travis Collins, 2015 + Intro by the director at ICA (08 SEP 19:30):

  • “A double bill screening from French director Amélie Ravalec. ART & MIND: This thoroughly researched documentary explores the relationship between art and the unconscious. INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK… : Traces the origins of industrial music, taking the viewer through the industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene.”

THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN 35mm d. Germaine Dulac, 1927 + Shorts + Live Piano Accompaniment by Eunice Martins at Ciné Lumière (08 SEP 17:15):

  • “Based on a script by Antonin Artaud, Dulac’s seminal work THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN is widely recognised as the first surrealist film. A complex, controversial and multi-layered film, it was famously banned by the BBFC which stated: “If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable”. The British Film Institute included THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN on a list of 10 Great Feminist Films, describing it as “a visually imaginative critique of patriarchy – state and church – and of male sexuality”.”

Surf Sunday! inc. POINT BREAK d. Kathryn Bigelow, 1991 + Short: UNCOMMON IDEALS d. Chris McLean + Keanu Quiz outdoors at Ninth Life (08 SEP 19:30):

  • We Do Good Disco presents: “Hold onto your wetsuits as we embark on the epic, adrenaline-fuelled, undercover surf cop film that is POINT BREAK! This 90’s classic has it all: surfing, summer beach wear, massive action scenes, awesome soundtrack (including The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, some Ex Presidents, surfers fighting against the system and, to top it all off, it’s directed by a woman! The amazing Kathryn Bigelow.”

Wonder Reels: Alessi”s Ark + THE WICKER MAN 35mm d. Robin Hardy, 1973 at The Cinema Museum (08 SEP 18:30):

  • Wonder Reels – a night for music and film lovers – presents: “Ahead of the release of her next single, British songstress Alessi’s Ark will be gracing the stage of The Cinema Museum for an intimate solo set. She will be playing her mesmerizing folk songs before we get transported to the pagan island of Summerisle with a 35mm projection of Robin Hardy’s 1973 cult horror.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A LETTER FROM VENEZUELA d. Nancy Carolina Graterol, 2019 presented by London Socialist Film Co-Op (08 SEP 11:00). EVERYBODY KNOWS…ELIZABETH MURRAY + Short: TALKING PICTURES + Q&A with Bob Holman & Kristi Zea presented by Camden Arts Centre at JW3 (08 SEP 16:00). Jeff Koons Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (08 SEP 14:00). MID 90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (08 SEP 18:00). RAPID RESPONSE d. Roger Hinze & Michael William, 2019 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 18:00). REZO d. Leo Gabriadze, 2018 + Short: TWEET TWEET d. Zhanna Bekmambetova at Pushkin House (08 SEP 15:00). SOME LIKE IT HOT d. Billy Wilder, 1959 at Genesis Cinema (08 SEP 17:30). SORCERER d. William Friedkin, 1977 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 20:50). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 + Prerecorded interview with the director presented by Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at Curzon Wimbledon (08 SEP 17:30). THE WAGES OF FEAR d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 17:30).


MON 09

Films in London this week: THE STING at Dulwich Picture Gallery (09 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE STING at Dulwich Picture Gallery (09 SEP).

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 10

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: MAKING NOISE QUIETLY at The David Lean (10 SEP).
Films in London this week: MAKING NOISE QUIETLY at The David Lean (10 SEP).

MAKING NOISE QUIETLY d. Dominic Dromgoole, 2019 + Short: A FILTHY HABIT d. Mykea Perry + Q&A with Mykea Perry at The David Lean (10 SEP 19:30):

  • “Acclaimed theatre director Dromgoole has chosen for his screen debut to film a triptych drama that explores the impact of war on ordinary people. The three stories, set in Kent in 1942, Redcar in 1982 and Germany in 1996, feature dialogues that contrast the military world view with the characters’ complex relationships.”

FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts, 2019 + Q&A with the directors & Hamza al-Kateab, hosted by Jon Snow at BFI Southbank (10 SEP 20:20):

  • “Waad al-Kateab falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama during the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. Filming all the time, her camera intimately captures moments of tenderness, laughter, loss, survival and resistance, as Waad tries to decide whether to flee the city to protect her daughter, when leaving means abandoning the political struggle for which she had already sacrificed so much.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE d. Stephen Herek, 1989 presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (10 SEP 21:00 – FREE pint of something Truman’s with every ticket). BOUND FOR GLORY d. Hal Ashby, 1976 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club (10 SEP 20:00). COLD WAR d. Pawel Pawlikowski, 2019 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (10 SEP 20:00). THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at The Prince Charles (10 SEP 15:00). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at ICA (10 SEP 13:20). NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 2007 presented by Old Forester Bourbon at TT Liquor (10 SEP 18:30). SLACKER d. Richard Linklater, 1990 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (10 SEP 19:30). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at ICA (10 SEP 14:00).


WED 11

Films in London this week: PUSH at Barbican (11 SEP).
Films in London this week: PUSH at Barbican (11 SEP).

THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Curzon Soho (11 SEP 18:20):

  • “Wendy (Lena Headey), a hardened immigration officer is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum.”

PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (11 SEP 18:30):

  • Architecture On Film presents: “Landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. A global housing crisis. Who and what are cities for, when nobody can afford to live in them? PUSH examines one of today’s most urgent issues – the epic transformation of cities into financial instruments – to reveal with devastating clarity the shadowy operations and forces that threaten the very foundations of urban life.”

You are entering a Fascist Free-Zone inc. NEVER AGAIN – FIGHTING THE POLISH FAR RIGHT at The Horse Hospital (11 SEP 19:00):

  • “A night celebrating Polish queer, feminist and anti-fascist resistance. Join pioneering Polish queer performers and London based abortion rights and queer movements fighting back. Includes the film premiere of NEVER AGAIN – FIGHTING THE POLISH FAR RIGHT and the launch of the Polish London LGBT+ Network ‘Polish Rainbow in UK’.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (11 SEP 18:30 & 20:30). Double Jeopardy: THE HILLS HAVE EYES + MANDY d. Wes Craven, 1977 + Panos Cosmatos, 2018 presented by Cultish Events at TT Liquor (11 SEP 18:00). FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF d. Thomas Piper, 2017 at Curzon Wimbledon (11 SEP 18:30 – Other Curzons available!). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at The David Lean (11 SEP 19:30). INVENTING TOMORROW d. Laura Nix, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (11 SEP 20:00). LOST IN TRANSLATION d. Sofia Coppola, 2003 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Five Miles (11 SEP 20:00). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at DocHouse (11 SEP 16:30). TOM JONES d. Tony Richardson, 1963 at Regent Street Cinema (11 SEP 12:00 & 15:30). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at ICA (11 SEP 13:50). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Curzon Aldgate (11 SEP 18:30 – Other Curzons available!). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (11 SEP 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save).


THU 12

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: SKIN FLICK part of SKIN FLICKS at Tate Modern (12 SEP).
Films in London this week: SKIN FLICK part of SKIN FLICKS at Tate Modern (12 SEP).

CHOCOLATE BABIES d. Stephen Winter, 1997 + Intro by Rabz Lansiquot at Close-Up (12 SEP 20:15):

  • “Occupying the space between fantasy, tragedy, and comedy, the award-winning CHOCOLATE BABIES is a roller-coaster ride that has been provoking laughter and dialogue since its 1997 premiere. An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, genderqueer, activists of colour is making headlines in New York City. In an effort to expose political corruption surrounding the AIDS epidemic, these urban guerrillas stage a series of surprise attacks against conservative politicians whom they believe are collecting secret lists of HIV-positive individuals.”
  • Part of the LUX BL CK B X exhibition Rabz Lansiquot where did we land.

THE HARD WAY 35mm d. John Badham + Intro by Rebecca Nicole Williams at The Prince Charles (12 SEP 21:00):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “From John Badham, the director of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, WARGAMES, SHORT CIRCUIT and BLUE THUNDER comes one of the greatest buddy-cop action comedies of all time! Michael J. Fox is Nick Lang, nit-wit Hollywood superstar looking to break out of his teen-heartthrob image and get into something tough and gritty. James Woods is John Moss, grizzled cop that no-one loves, spreading toxicity across New York City in his pursuit of rampaging serial killer The Party Crasher (Stephen Lang in a classic role).”

ADHAM FARAMAWY: SKIN FLICKS inc. premiere of SKIN FLICK d. Adham Faramawy, 2019 + Intro/Q&A with the artist at Tate Modern (12 SEP 19:00):

  • “Adham Faramawy presents a programme of his new recent work in video including the premiere of SKIN FLICKS. Faramawy uses technology to explore issues of materiality, touch, embodiment and identity construction. His work crosses aesthetic categories and co-opts special effects drawn from advertising to evoke desire for people, things and experiences.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: VICTORY DAY, part of IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (12 SEP).
Films in London this week: VICTORY DAY, part of IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (12 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: HAMLET 70mm d. Kenneth Branagh, 1996 (08 SEP 12:30).

ANGELA BASSETT: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (SEP):

ANIME’S HUMAN MACHINES at Barbican Centre (12 to 30 SEP):

  • “In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series ASTRO BOY brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity.” Includes: TETSUO, THE IRON MAN d. Shin’ya Tsukamoto, 1989 + Panel Discussion (12 SEP 18:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (SEP):

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

  • “A two-month season devoted to ‘our man in Hollywood’, an actor oozing charm, charisma and impressive range.” Includes: NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 (06 SEP 18:20 / 07 SEP 15:50 / 08 SEP 17:45 / 09 SEP 18:20); BRINGING UP BABY d. Howard Hawks, 1938 (07 SEP 16:00); I WAS A MALE WARBRIDE aka You Can’t Sleep Here d. Howard Hawks, 1949 (07 SEP 18:10); CHARADE d. Stanley Donen, 1963 (08 SEP 13:20); NORTH BY NORTHWEST d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 (10 SEP 20:15); and, MONKEY BUSINESS d. Howard Hawks, 1952 (12 SEP 20:50).

CYBERPUNKS at House Of Vans (SEP):

  • “Cypberpunk. The ambivalent dystopian future. Extensions of the Orwellian nightmare. This month, we’re bringing you some of the quintessential bastions of this genre. Come take the red pill with us and find out if Androids dream.” Includes: TRON (06 SEP 17:00 & 19:15); TRON LEGACY (07 SEP 15:00 & 17:30); and, AKIRA (08 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

DRESSED TO IMPRESS at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (SEP to OCT):

  • “We look to cinema as a purveyor of escapist entertainment, glamour and luxury on screen. From historical period pieces and costume dramas, to films that set future fashion trends, the outfits veer from chic to ridiculous.” Includes: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD d. Michael Curtiz & William Keighley, 1938 (06 SEP 19:30).

THE FILMS OF DAVID FINCHER at The Prince Charles (15 AUG to 21 NOV):

  • Includes: SEVEN d. David Fincher, 1995 (07 SEP 17:50).

IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (10 to 12 SEP):

  • “Avant-garde documentarian Sergei Loznitsa’s films offer stark insights into the urgent political issues facing contemporary Ukraine. To coincide with the UK premiere of Loznitsa’s THE TRIAL, In Focus presents screenings of the Ukrainian director’s recent non-fiction works.” Includes: THE TRIAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2018 UK Premiere + Q&A with the director (10 SEP 18:30); THE EVENT d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2015 + Intro by the director (11 SEP 18:45); AUSTERLITZ d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2016 (11 SEP 20:30); and, VICTORY DAY d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2018 (12 SEP 18:45).

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):

  • “A new series of films on justice, spreading out over several months, aims to provide a small panorama of the wide range of existing films on the theme, a central preoccupation of cinema ever since Georges Méliès’s seminal 1898 film THE DREYFUS AFFAIR.” Includes: 12 ANGRY MEN d. Sidney Lumet, 1957 (08 SEP 14:00 / 10 SEP 19:30 + Richard Horwell QC and Antoine Vey, lawyer at the Paris Bar); SO HELP ME GOD d. Yves Hinant & Jean Libon, 2017 + Panel Discussion (11 SEP 18:30); and, SISTERS IN LAW d. Florence Ayisi & Kim Longionotto, 2005 (12 SEP 19:00).

IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):

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

  • “A few extra screenings to thrill and delight you…” Includes: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (08 SEP 20:00 / 10 SEP 18:10).

THE LUNA CINEMA various outdoor venues (SEP):

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • “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: DEEP COVER 35mm d. Bill Duke, 1992 (11 SEP 18:30).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):

SAY WHAT HAPPENED: NICK FRASER SELECTS at DocHouse (until 10 SEP):

  • “BBC Storyville creator curates a series of films to coincide with the release of his new book.” Includes: ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM d. Alex Gibney, 2004 + Skype Q&A with the director (10 SEP 18:30).

SCI-FI SELECTS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Includes: THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (10 SEP 12:05).

SUMMER FILM NIGHTS at The Italian Cultural Institute (SEP – FREE!):

  • “Dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema and young talented directors.” Includes: IL COLORE DELLA FATICA d. Andrea Gropplero di Troppenburg, 2018 (11 SEP 18:30 – FREE!).

SUMMER OUTDOOR CINEMA at Watermans (16 AUG to 13 SEP):

  • “Settle down on our riverside terrace with a cool drink and enjoy some smash hit films from the last few years. Sing-a-long or just enjoy the movie.” Includes: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Sing-A-Long d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (06 SEP 20:00).

TARANTINO ON SCREEN-O at Genesis Cinema (05 to 13 AUG):

  • “Marks the release of Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) with some of his better contributions to the world of cinema.” Includes: KILL BILL DOUBLE BILL d. Quentin Tarantino, 2003 + 2004 (07 SEP 18:45 – Volume 1 & Volume 2); and, DJANGO UNCHAINED d. Quentin Tarantino, 2012 (11 SEP 20:50).

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (AUG to SEP):

  • “A month long programme of trilogies and triptychs, featuring films by: Kenji Mizoguchi, Federico Fellini, Satyajit Ray, Michelangelo Antonioni, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Krzysztof Kieślowski, David Lynch, and Miguel Gomes.” Includes:
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy – THREE COLOURS: BLUE d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993 (06 SEP 20:15); THREE COLOURS: WHITE d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994 (07 SEP 20:30); THREE COLOURS: RED d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993 (08 SEP 20:30).
  • Federico Fellini’s Trilogy of Loneliness – NIGHTS OF CABIRIA d. Federico Fellini, 1956 (07 SEP 18:00).
  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych – UGETSU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953 (08 SEP 18:00).
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy – THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978 (09 SEP 20:15).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • “1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!” Includes: AMERICAN PIE 35mm d. Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz, 1999 (06 SEP 20:45 – FREE beer + Apple Pie with every ticket!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: TREASURE ISLAND continues Open City Docs at Curzon Soho (08 SEP).
Films in London this week: TREASURE ISLAND continues Open City Documentary Festival at Curzon Soho (08 SEP).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London today: SPRINTER at ICA Cinema (06 to 12 SEP).
Films in London today: SPRINTER at ICA Cinema (06 to 12 SEP).

SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2019 at ICA (06 to 12 SEP):

  • “Akeem Sharp, nicknamed the Rasta Rocket for his once-in-a-generation speed, is set to be Jamaica’s next big track and field sensation. Akeem hopes his success in athletics will take him to the US to reunite with his mother, who has been supporting the family from afar on a long-expired work visa. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home.”

THE THIRD MAN 4K: 70th Anniversary Release d. Carol Reed, 1949 at BFI Southbank (06 to 10 SEP):

  • “Writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in post-war, Allies-occupied Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), with the promise of work. Discovering that Lime is dead, and warned away from Vienna on account of his friend’s criminal activities, Martins starts investigating the circumstances surrounding Lime’s demise.”
  • See also special screenings at BFI on 06 & 12 SEP (listed above).

WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (06 to 12 SEP):

  • “It’s near impossible to build a career as a female film journalist, but Pauline Kael defied the odds. WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author, and her battle to make a name for herself. Never a dull read, Kael was also a force to be reckoned with. With her letters, interviews and published work narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker and late-20th-century movies reframed through Kael’s lens, the controversial yet pioneering critic is brought into focus.”

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

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