SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [08 to 14 MAR 2019]

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FRI 08 // SAT 09 // SUN 10 // MON 11 // TUE 12 // WED 13 // THU 14


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CAPTAIN MARVEL d. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019 + PANEL: Will Women Save The Day? at Barbican (14 MAR 18:10):

  • Taking us back to the 90s, CAPTAIN MARVEL follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes, and fights to protect Earth from an interstellar war. Eleven years and twenty films after IRON MAN, Larson is the first woman to lead a Marvel superhero film.

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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 08

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THE GODDESSES OF FOOD aka A la recherche des femmes chefs at Ciné Lumière (08 MAR).
Films in London this week: THE GODDESSES OF FOOD aka A la recherche des femmes chefs at Ciné Lumière (08 MAR).

Batchelor Party: The Animated World Of Joy & Batchelor at Harris Academy South Norwood (08 MAR 18:30):

  • Screen25 presents: “Step into the unique universe of Joy Batchelor, an influential English animator of Halas & Batchelor Cartoon Films. Joy’s career spanned over 40 years, including ANIMAL FARM – Britain’s first animated feature film. There will be a DJ set and discussion to help celebrate an underrated creative.”

THE GODDESSES OF FOOD aka A la recherche des femmes chefs d. Vérane Frédiani, 2016 + Q&A with the director, freelance food journalist Sudi Pigott & chef Zoe Adjonyoh at Ciné Lumière (08 MAR 18:30):

  • “Chefs, sous chefs, sommeliers, activists… in haute gastronomy and street food, meet innovative women in the food world changing the game at all levels in Vérane Frédiani’s documentary. The women we follow come from all over the world and yet, they all consider gastronomy as a way to change perceptions on the role of women in society.”

THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzell, 1972 + DJs/INTRO at Regent Street Cinema (08 MAR 19:30):

  • Soul Jazz Records presents: “Perry Henzell’s classic 1972 movie THE HARDER THEY COME, starring the singer Jimmy Cliff, is the most influential reggae movie of all time. Cliff plays Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer turned real life gangster.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CASABLANCA CALLING d. Rosa Rogers, 2014 presented by Maghreb Ciné at Draper Hall (08 MAR 18:30). CLERKS 35mm d. Kevin Smith, 1994 at The Prince Charles (08 MAR 18:15). DISTRICT 9 d. Neill Blomkamp, 2009 presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church, SE13 (08 MAR 20:00). HAPPY AS LAZZARO aka Lazzaro Felice d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at BFI (08 MAR 20:15). LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various, 2018 + Q&A presented by Talkies Community Cinema at The Dugdale (08 MAR 19:30). ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION d. David Mirkin, 1997 presented by Zodiac Film Club at Beyond Retro Dalston (08 MAR 20:00). WALL d. Cam Christiansen, 2017 at DocHouse (08 MAR 16:00). WARU d. various, 2017 + DISCUSSION at Picturehouse Central (08 MAR 19:00). YOURS IN SISTERHOOD d. Irene Lusztig, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (08 MAR 19:00).


SAT 09

Films in London this week: BURNING MEN at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 MAR).
Films in London this week: BURNING MEN at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 MAR).

BURNING MEN d. Jeremy Wooding, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 MAR 15:10):

  • “Young, struggling musicians Ray and Don are evicted from their South London squat. They take to the road in their old Volvo Amazon, planning to sell their prized vinyl record collection and fly to Memphis USA. However, when they fail to get the money needed, they steal a rare Black Metal record which seems to unleash dark forces that threaten their mission.”

HEAT & DUST d. James Ivory, 1983 + INTRO by actor Nickolas Grace at BFI Southbank (09 MAR 14:50):

  • “This beautifully restored adaptation of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s novel, winner of the 1975 Booker Prize for Fiction, interleaves a young Englishwoman’s journey of discovery in the present-day India with a scandalous incident of family history, set in the 1920s in the Civil Lines of a backwater Indian state.”

LORRAINE HANSBERRY: SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART d. Tracy Heather Strain, 2017 + INTRO by Althea Legal-Miller + Skype Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (09 MAR 14:00 – FREE/Donation suggested):

  • “To mark International Women’s Day, a new documentary feature about Lorraine Hansberry, whose play Raisin in the Sun was the first by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (09 MAR 14:30, 17:00 & 19:30). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (09 MAR 18:45). CAPTAIN MARVEL d. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019 + Q&A with Comic Book Classroom podcast at Genesis Cinema (09 MAR 17:55). COLD WAR d. Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Gnome House (09 MAR 19:45). Gothic Giallo Double Bill: THE KILLER RESERVED NINE SEATS d. Giuseppe Bennati, 1974 + STAGEFRIGHT d. Michael Soavi, 1987 presented by World Wide Weird! at The King & Queen (09 MAR 18:00). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Arthouse Crouch End (09 MAR 12:45). TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME d. Olivia Lichtenstein, 2018 at DocHouse (09 MAR 20:30). THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD d. Peter Jackson, 2018 + INTRO by historian John Hickman presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (09 MAR 16:00). THE TRICYCLE THIEF d. Marcus Shepherd, 2018 + Children’s Film Foundation Documentary presented by Stow Film Lounge at Gnome House (09 MAR 15:45). YOURS IN SISTERHOOD d. Irene Lusztig, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (09 MAR 19:00).


SUN 10

Films in London this week: NIGHTCLEANERS at Deptford Cinema (10 MAR).
Films in London this week: NIGHTCLEANERS at Deptford Cinema (10 MAR).

BLACK ORPHEUS d. Marcel Camus, 1959 + DJ at Ritzy Picturehouse (10 MAR 13:00):

  • Jazz re:freshed presents: “A Latin-American iteration of the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice, with Rio De Janeiro as its playground. The film is captured through its unforgettable soundtrack composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa. Tim Garcia provides the DJ set.”

NIGHTCLEANERS d. Berwick Street Collective, 1975 + DISCUSSION at Deptford Cinema (10 MAR 19:30):

  • “A landmark and today still urgent work of feminist and political cinema collectively filmed and constructed over years by the Berwick St Collective. NIGHTCLEANERS follows the personal and political struggle of the women who cleaned London’s office blocks at night in their campaign to unionise.”

OUTSIDE THE LAW d. Tod Browning, 1920 + INTRO by Bryony Dixon + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Stephen Horne at BFI Southbank (10 MAR 13:20):

  • “‘A Tod Browning picture all the way. It starts with action and ends with action. The double double-cross at the opening of the film is worth it alone’ enthused Variety in 1920. You’ll come to see a little-known Lon Chaney film, but you’ll leave a committed Priscilla Dean fan – she plays the moll, as hard-boiled as they come.”

RAY & LIZ d. Richard Billingham, 2018 + Q&A with the director & producer Jacqui Davies at Curzon Bloomsbury (10 MAR 17:30):

  • “Photographer Richard Billingham makes his feature debut, a fragmentary story of a family barely getting by in Thatcher’s Britain. Ray, isolated in a tower block, recalls moments of his earlier life as he (Justin Salinger) and Liz (Ella Smith) spend his redundancy pay, smoking, drinking and seldom leaving the house.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BOY ERASED d. Joel Edgerton, 2018 at JW3 (10 MAR 15:45). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (10 MAR 19:30). CAPTAIN MARVEL d. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019 presented by Black Femme Film at Genesis Cinema (10 MAR 17:30). THE COUNSELLOR 35mm d. Ridley Scott, 2013 at The Prince Charles (10 MAR 20:45). Double Bill SUNFLOWER + MARRIAGE, ITALIAN STYLE d. Vittoria De Sica, 1970 + 1964 at Regent Street Cinema (10 MAR 15:00 + 17:15). LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 MAR 18:00). MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 + Q&A with Tracy Edwards & producer Victoria Gregory at Picturehouse Central (10 MAR 15:30). MASTER AND TATYANA d. Giedre Zickyte, 2014 at DocHouse (10 MAR 16:00). Nan Goldin Documentaries presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (10 MAR 13:00). Out Of This World: Women In Sci-Fi Screening presented by Carys Watford & Aurora Fearnley at Vaults Festival (10 MAR 15:00). PERSEPOLIS d. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2007 + DISCUSSION at Deptford Cinema (10 MAR 14:30). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Arthouse Crouch End (10 MAR 15:05). THE SEARCHERS d. John Ford, 1956 at Picturehouse Central (10 MAR 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). SHOPLIFTERS d. Kore-eda Hirokazu, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (10 MAR 18:00).


MON 11

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: GIRL at BFI (11 MAR).
Films in London this week: GIRL at BFI (11 MAR).

Films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 12

Films in London this week: RESPIRI at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAR).
Films in London this week: RESPIRI at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAR).

More Than Likely: A Celebration Of THE LIKELY LADS d. Michael Tuchner, 1976 + Q&A with Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais at The Prince Charles (12 MAR 18:30):

  • Includes a screening of the restored feature film THE LIKELY LADS (1976) and two recently recovered episodes from the original BBC TV series: A STAR IS BORN and FAR AWAY PLACES.

OUR WORLD — GAZA DREAMS d. Christine Garabedian, 2018 + Q&A with the director & series producer Linda Sills at The Cinema Museum (12 MAR 19:30):

  • The Kennington Bethlehem Link presents: “A powerful film about mental health in Gaza. With nearly two million people living in miserable conditions in Gaza, the Israeli blockade has taken its toll on mental health there. The film was produced for BBC Arabic and BBC World News.”

RESPIRI d. Alfredo Fiorillo + Q&A with the director & producer Angela Prudenzi at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAR 19:30):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: “Following a mysterious incident, Francesco, a forty-year-old engineer, moves to his family villa on Lake Iseo with his young daughter. It is here that he discovers a mysterious presence in the house, thanks to the echo of the respirator that keeps it alive. But other, no less disturbing presences, seem to move around the villa…”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • Born Digital + PANEL short film programme at BFI (12 MAR 15:30). BLACKOUT Private View + INTRO by Julian Ross + Artist Tour at Ambika P3 (12 MAR 18:00 – Free!). BOY ERASED d. Joel Edgerton, 2018 at JW3 (12 MAR 18:05). CONEY ISLAND d. Walter Lang, 1943 at Phoenix Cinema (12 MAR 12:00). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at ICA (12 MAR 16:10). HIDDEN FIGURES d. Theodore Melfi, 2016 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (12 MAR 20:00). IN BETWEEN d. Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016 presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (12 MAR 20:30). LOLITA d. Stanley Kubrick, 1962 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (12 MAR 20:00). MASTER AND TATYANA d. Giedre Zickyte, 2014 at DocHouse (12 MAR 18:00). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Nacquet, 2019 presented by Fringe! Flings at Genesis Cinema (12 MAR 18:30). WAR MADE EASY: HOW PRESIDENTS & PUNDITS KEEP SPINNING US TO DEATH d. Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp, 2007 + SHORTS presented by London Socialist Film Co-op at Bolivar Hall (12 MAY 11:00).


WED 13

Films in London this week: THE CAT AND THE CANARY at Cinema Museum (13 MAR).
Films in London this week: THE CAT & THE CANARY at The Cinema Museum (13 MAR).

THE CAT & THE CANARY 35mm d. Paul Leni, 1927 + INTRO by Kevin Brownlow + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Jeff Rapsis at The Cinema Museum (13 MAR 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “This comedy horror film revolves around the death of Cyrus West and the reading of his will 20 years later. Annabelle inherits her uncle’s fortune, but when she and her family spend the night in his haunted mansion they are stalked by a mysterious figure.”

Experimenta Mixtape #3 at BFI Southbank (13 MAR 18:30):

  • “Think of this event as a continuous stream-of-choice items drawn from multiple sources. The sequence amalgamates timestreams and contexts, featuring a broad selection of work, and titles are not announced in advance. Mixtape #3 is compiled by BFI Programmer William Fowler.”

THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 + Q&A with the director, screenwriter David Hare, actor Oleg Ivenko & producer Gaby Tana at BFI Southbank (13 MAR 20:15):

  • “We meet Rudolph Nureyev (Ivenko) as an electrifying and impulsive young dancer in the early 1960s, when the finest Soviet dancers are sent to Paris. It’s there that Nureyev falls in love with the city and its intelligentsia, which draws the attention of the KGB.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • Adam Khalil & Bayley Sweitze: EMPTY METAL + INTRO/Q&A with the artists at Tate Modern (13 MAR 18:30). A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT d. Sinéad O’Shea, 2017 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (13 MAR 18:30). BACK TO BERLIN d. Catherine Lurie & Catherine Lurie-Alt, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (14 MAR 20:00). THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (13 MAR 20:00). BILLY ELLIOT d. Stephen Daldry, 2000 at Rio Cinema (13 MAR 14:30). BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Bryan Singer, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (13 MAR 19:45). BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Bryan Singer, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (13 MAR 19:45). THE BREADWINNER d. Nora Twomey, 2017 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (13 MAR 20:15). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (13 MAR 16:00). CITY OF JOY d. Madeleine Gavin, 2016 + PANEL presented by The Circle at Regent Street Cinema (13 MAR 19:30). GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER d. Stanley Kramer, 1967 at Regent Street Cinema (13 MAR 12:00 & 15:30). HOLY LANDS d. Amanda Sthers, 2018 presented by UK Jewish Film (13 MAR 20:30). THE HUSTLER d. Robert Rossen, 1961 at The Prince Charles (13 MAR 18:05). THE MERGER d. Mark Grentell, 2018 + Q&A with Adam Hills & Damian Callinan at Picturehouse Central (13 MAR 18:30). Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action at Curzon Bloomsbury (13 MAR 18:40). WALL d. Cam Christiansen, 2017 at DocHouse (13 MAR 20:00). WHICH LANGUAGE DO YOU SPEAK? aka Que língua você fala? d. Elisa Bracher, 2017 + Q&A with the director at CineClub Brazil (13 MAR 18:45 – FREE!/Booking Required).


THU 14

Films in London this week: SALLY SALLIES FORTH, part of Women Amateur Filmmakers at The Cinema Museum (14 MAR).
Films in London this week: SALLY SALLIES FORTH, part of Women Amateur Filmmakers at The Cinema Museum (14 MAR).

CAPTAIN MARVEL d. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019 + PANEL: Will Women Save The Day? at Barbican (14 MAR 18:10):

  • Taking us back to the 90s, CAPTAIN MARVEL follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes, and fights to protect Earth from an interstellar war. Eleven years and twenty films after IRON MAN, Larson is the first woman to lead a Marvel superhero film.

THE MAN WHO LAUGHS d. Paul Leni, 1928 + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by The Meg Morley Trio at The 1901 Arts Club (14 MAR 19:30):

  • Southbank Silents presents: “Made at the end of the silent era by a cast and crew largely made up of German émigrés to Hollywood, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) is a fascinating mix of styles as European expressionism and Victor Hugo’s story collide with Hollywood’s taste for swashbuckling adventure.”

WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 + STANDUP by Richard Blackwood at Genesis Cinema (14 MAR 21:00):

  • The New Black Film Collective presents: “Inspired by the Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT, this film follows the story of a female sports agent (Taraji P. Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear mens’ thought, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage.”

Women Amateur Filmmakers In The Silent Era – 3 Films + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT + Q&A at The Cinema Museum (14 MAR 19:30):

  • “Since 2015, the Women Amateur Filmmakers in Britain project has uncovered and digitised over 100 films made between 1928 and 1988. Tonight, the WAF project presents three of the earliest silent films in its collection, with new soundtracks composed by Laura Rossi.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS, part of SERGEI PARAJANOV at Close-Up (13 MAR).
Films in London this week: THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS, part of SERGEI PARAJANOV at Close-Up (13 MAR).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (09 MAR 20:30).

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 13 APR):

  • A selection of films from one of Japan’s most legendary filmmakers. Includes: THE HIDDEN FORTRESS 35mm d. Akira Kurosawa, 1958 (09 MAR 15:00).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

  • “Relive some of 2018’s best films on the big screen.” Includes: FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (daily to 14 MAR); and, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (almost daily to 14 MAR).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

CLOSE-UP ON SERGEI PARAJANOV at Close-Up (08 to 30 MAR):

DEREK JARMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 16 APR):

  • Includes: JUBILEE d. Derek Jarman, 1978 (12 MAR 18:25).

EUROPEAN CLASSICS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 31 MAR):

  • Includes: JAMON JAMON d. Bigas Luna, 1992 (10 MAR 14:00).

EUROPEAN CONNECTIONS: Classic Plays from Europe Brought to Life on British TV at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • “Discover how our TV represents Europe today – and look back at the great European classics on British TV.” Includes: LA RONDE d. Kenneth Ives, 1982 (09 MAR 14:45); and, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA d. Claude Whatham, 1976 (11 MAR 18:20).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at BFI Southbank & King’s College London (MAR to JUN):

  • “A major UK retrospective of the prolific output of Straub and Huillet, including over forty-seven films and shorts directed between 1962 and 2018.” Includes:
  • BFI: HISTORY LESSONS d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1972 (10 MAR 18:00); CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA BACH 35mm d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1967 + INTRO by Misha Donat (12 MAR 18:20 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!)MOSES & AARON d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1974 + INTRODUCTION TO ARNOLD SCHOENBERG’S ACCOMPANIMENT TO A CINEMATOGRAPHIC SCENE d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1972 + INTRO by Sam McAuliffe (14 MAR 18:00); and, FORTINI/CANI d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1976 + EVERY REVOLUTION IS A THROW OF THE DICE d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1977 (14 MAR 20:50).
  • King’s College: Incendiary Fictions: Straub-Huillet & Screen Adaptations (09 MAR 14:00).

FLASHBACKS at Ealing Town Hall (01 MAR to 26 APR):

  • Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: “Films that refuse to tell the story straight, with non-linear narratives, scenes out of sequence, and jumps in time. Memories can falter, and perspectives will vary, making for riveting storytelling. Acclaimed art films and popular genre pictures from several of the most important figures in cinema history, these are welcome blasts from the past.” Includes: THE GERMAN SISTERS d. Margarethe von Trotta, 1981 (08 MAR 19:30).

GREETINGS FROM TROMAVILLE at Deptford Cinema (13 MAR to 19 APR):

  • “Deptford Cinema is hosting a tribute to Troma Entertainment, the longest-running independent film studio in North America.” Includes: TROMEO & JULIET (1990) + Q&A with Troma President Lloyd Kaufman (13 MAR 19:00).

HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND THE LEGENDARY STUDIO GHIBLI at Genesis Cinema (01 to 24 MAR):

  • Includes: CASTLE IN THE SKY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1986 presented by Trumans (12 MAR 21:00 – includes a beverage!).

JOHN CARPENTER: A RESTORATION RETROSPECTIVE at Deptford Cinema (03 MAR to 02 APR):

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

KAIJU CHAOS at House Of Vans (08 to 31 MAR – Free! no booking required):

LARRY GOTTHEIM & FRIENDS  at Close-Up (14 to 16 MAR:

  • “In 1967, Larry Gottheim started the Cinema Department at Binghamton University which was the first regular undergraduate program that dealt with cinema as a personal art. This series includes the UK premiere of his new work KNOT/NOT, as well as digitally re-mastered versions of CORN (1970) and THE RED THREAD (1987). Larry Gottheim will be in attendance at all screenings to introduce and discuss his work.” Includes: Programme 1 (14 MAR 20:00); Programme 2 (16 MAR 16:00); and, Programme 3 (16 MAR 20:30).

LOVE AND ANARCHY: THE FILMS OF LINA WERTMÜLLER at Barbican Centre (06 to 31 MAR 2019):

  • “In the first instalment of Hidden Figures, a new strand celebrating filmmakers who have been unjustly neglected in cinema history, we bring you the work of Italian director Lina Wertmüller.” Includes: BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES d. Valerio Ruiz, 2015 + SCREENTALK with the director (10 MAR 15:30); and, THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI d. Lina Wertmüller, 1972 + INTRO by Cecilia Zoppelletto (13 MAR 18:20).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (MAR):

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

TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN DIOR at Ciné Lumière (14 to 17 MAR):

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 MAR):

  • Includes: FANTASIA d. various, 1940 (09 MAR 12:15).

ZUMBIS at Deptford Cinema (until 12 APR):

  • “A season of zombie films from around the world.” Includes: TRAIN TO BUSAN d. Yeon Sang-ho, 2016 (08 MAR 20:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: Insiders:Outsiders Festival at Birkbeck Cinema (09 MAR).
Films in London this week: Insiders/Outsiders Festival at Birkbeck Cinema (09 MAR).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: BORDER at ArtHouse Crouch End (08 to 14 MAR).
Films in London this week: BORDER at ArtHouse Crouch End (08 to 14 MAR).

BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at Arthouse Crouch End (08 to 14 MAR):

  • “Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever.”

RAY & LIZ d. Richard Billingham, 2018 at ICA (08 to 14 MAR):

  • “Photographer Richard Billingham makes his feature debut, a fragmentary story of a family barely getting by in Thatcher’s Britain. Ray, isolated in a tower block, recalls moments of his earlier life as he (Justin Salinger) and Liz (Ella Smith) spend his redundancy pay, smoking, drinking and seldom leaving the house.”

SHAKESPEARE WALLAH d. James Ivory, 1965 at BFI (08 to 21 MAR):

  • “Perhaps the most accurate account ever made of British India in its death-throes, SHAKESPEARE WALLAH (newly restored) remains a firm favourite in the Merchant-Ivory canon. Their second film with writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is a portrait of a group of travelling players trying to keep Shakespeare alive in the sticks.”

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

  • THE AFTERMATH d. James Kent, 2019 at JW3 (08 to 14 MAR). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 New Restoration at The Prince Charles (until 14 MAR). BOY ERASED d. Joel Edgerton, 2018 at Watermans (08 to 14 MAR). BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at ICA (until 14 MAR). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Rich Mix (08 to 14 MAR). EVERYBODY KNOWS aka Todos lo Saben d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 to 21 MAR). FOXTROT d. Samuel Maoz, 2017 at JW3 (10 to 14 MAR). THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT d. Lars Von Trier, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (11 to 17 MAR). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 at Watermans (08 to 14 MAR). THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2018 at Rio Cinema (08 to 14 MAR). MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (08 to 14 MAR). OF LOVE & LAW d. Hikaru Toda, 2017 at DocHouse (until 12 MAR). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 21 MAR – Q&A on 09 & 10). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (until 14 MAR). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 14 MAR).

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