SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [09 to 15 AUG 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 09 // SAT 10 // SUN 11 // MON 12 // TUE 13 // WED 14 // THU 15


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

APOCALYPSE NOW: THE FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 + Recorded Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 AUG 19:30):

  • “Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience APOCALYPSE NOW: THE FINAL CUT, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded. Restored from the original negative, this is Coppola’s most realized version of his multi-awarded classic – a haunting journey into madness that has fascinated generations of movie lovers.”
  • Also screening at, amongst others: Peckhamplex (13 AUG 20:00); Phoenix Cinema (13 AUG 19:30); and, Rio Cinema (13 AUG 19:45).
  • See also DUTCH ANGLE: CHAS GERRETSEN & APOCALYPSE NOW d. Baris Azman, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 AUG 15:00 / 12 AUG 19:45 / 13 AUG 18:45).

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FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 09

Films in London this week: BLACK MOTHER at Screen25 (09 AUG).
Films in London this week: BLACK MOTHER at Screen25 (09 AUG).

BLACK MOTHER d. Khalik Allah, 2018 + Discussion at Harris Academy South Norwood (09 AUG 19:45):

  • Screen25’s Odyssey Film Club presents: “A celebration of Jamaican Independence Day. Part film, part baptism, BLACK MOTHER takes us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, director Khalik Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Join us after the film for a discussion and some delicious Jamaican snacks.”
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More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 10

Films in London this week: SLAM at Regent Street Cinema (10 AUG).
Films in London this week: SLAM at Regent Street Cinema (10 AUG).

Carnival in the Time of the Sound System Talk + Panel discussion at BFI Southbank (10 AUG 14:00):

  • “The UK Jamaica Sound System took its place in the Notting Hill Carnival of the 1970s amid the revelry of Mas (masque) displays and steel pan bands. Author Lloyd Bradley (Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital, Bass Culture) presents rare film and TV clips illustrating the emergence of this phenomenon and its presence today as an essential component of the country’s biggest street festival.”

SLAM d. Partho Sen-Gupta, 2018 + Short: Borders d. Shagufta K. Iqbal, 2017 + Panel at Regent Street Cinema (10 AUG 14:00):

  • London Australian Film Society presents: “Direct from the Sydney Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival – the UK premiere of Partho Sen-Gupta’s SLAM (2018), an extraordinary mystery drama about family, identity, and Islamophobia in Australia. This special screening will be preceded by a screening of Shagufta K. Iqbal’s short poetry film BORDERS (2017), and will be followed by a panel discussion on Muslim screen representation and the broader contexts of Islamophobia in Australia and Britain.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 11

Films in London this week: DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD at Peckhamplex (11 AUG).
Films in London this week: DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD at Peckhamplex (11 AUG).

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD d. James Bobin, 2019 at Peckhamplex (11 AUG 11:00):

  • In aid of MediCinema: “DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD is a US adventure film in which an intrepid teenager and her classmates set off on a mission to rescue her parents. For this charity screening, all proceeds go to MediCinema, the charity which shows films for free in hospital with the support of the film industry.” (medicinema.org.uk)

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (11 AUG 16:30). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (11 AUG 18:00). Double Bill: MCCABE AND MRS MILLER + DON’T LOOK NOW 4K d. Robert Altman, 1971 + Nicolas Roeg, 1973 at Regent Street Cinema (11 AUG 14:30 + 17:00). DR. STRANGELOVE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1964 at Regent Street Cinema (11 AUG 20:00). GOODFELLAS d. Martin Scorcese, 1990 presente doy Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (11 AUG 15:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). HOLIDAY d. Isabella Eklöf, 2018 at Barbican (11 AUG 20:10). THE LAST WALTZ d. Martin Scorsese, 1978 at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 AUG 15:30). MAUVAIS SANG 35mm presented by MUBI at Rio Cinema (11 AUG 15:30 – “Every ticket holder will get a whole free moth of curated online cinema, MUBI”). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 previews at Picturehouse Central (11 AUG 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). Tufnell Park Film Club Summer Film Quiz at The Lord Palmerston (11 AUG 19:30). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at DocHouse (11 AUG 13:50).


MON 12

Films in London this week: SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM at Moth Club (12 AUG).
Films in London this week: SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM at Moth Club (12 AUG).

SALÒ: The Sickest Movie Ever Made (Lecture by Dr Lindsay Hallam + Screening) at Moth Club (12 AUG 19:00):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: “Upon its release in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film Salò was met with outrage and controversy, banned in many countries around the world. Pasolini had been the subject of scandal throughout his career as an author, poet, playwright, journalist, actor and filmmaker, often confronting societal and sexual taboos head on in his work, and openly criticizing Christianity and capitalism. The hysteria around Salò’s release was heightened further by Pasolini’s untimely, violent death, which occurred just three weeks before the film’s premiere in Paris.”

Films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 13

Films in London this week: REPO MAN  at The Prince Charles (13 AUG).
Films in London this week: REPO MAN at The Prince Charles (13 AUG).

APOCALYPSE NOW: THE FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 + Recorded Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 AUG 19:30):

  • “Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience APOCALYPSE NOW: THE FINAL CUT, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded. Restored from the original negative, this is Coppola’s most realized version of his multi-awarded classic – a haunting journey into madness that has fascinated generations of movie lovers.”
  • Also screening at, amongst others: Peckhamplex (13 AUG 20:00); Phoenix Cinema (13 AUG 19:30); and, Rio Cinema (13 AUG 19:45).
  • See also DUTCH ANGLE: CHAS GERRETSEN & APOCALYPSE NOW d. Baris Azman, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 AUG 15:00 / 12 AUG 19:45 / 13 AUG 18:45).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ADOPTION d. Márta Mészáros, 1975 at ICA (13 AUG 20:50). BALLOON d. Michael Bully Herbig, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (13 Aug 19:30). DUTCH ANGLE: CHAS GERRETSEN & APOCALYPSE NOW d. Baris Azman, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 AUG 18:45). HOLIDAY d. Isabella Eklöf, 2018 at Barbican (13 AUG 18:30). GUMMO d. Harmony Korine, 1997 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (13 AUG 19:30 – FREE!). REPO MAN 35mm d. Alex Cox, 1984 at The Prince Charles (13 AUG 18:05). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 previews at BFI Southbank (13 AUG 18:20).


WED 14

Films in London this week: TOWER XYZ, part of No News Today II at ICA (14 AUG).
Films in London this week: TOWER XYZ, part of No News Today II at ICA (14 AUG).

No News Today II with artist-filmmaker Ayo Akingbade In Conversation at ICA (14 AUG 18:45):

  • Artists’ Film Club presents: “A screening of London-based artist-filmmaker Ayo Akingbade’s social housing trilogy No News Today, including the premiere of DEAR BABYLON (2019), TOWER XYZ 16mm (2016), & STREET 66 16mm (2018).”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CROSSFIRE d. Edward Dmytryk, 1947 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (14 AUG 19:30). HAMADA d. Eloy Domínguez Serén, 2018 at DocHouse (14 AUG 20:40). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at BFI (14 AUG 18:15). MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT d. Tomas Gutierrez Alea, 1968 at Deptford Cinema (14 AUG 19:45). THE NANNY d. Seth Holt, 1965 at Regent Street Cinema (14 AUG 12:00 & 15:30). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at Barbican (14 AUG 20:10). PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at JW3 (14 AUG 20:30). PONTE AÉREA d. Julia Rezende, 2015 presented by CineClub Brazil at the Embassy of Brazil (14 AUG 18:15 – FREE!). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (14 AUG 19:45 – Use exclusive promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save!). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (14 AUG 18:45).


THU 15

Films in London this week: DEVIL'S PIE: D'ANGELO at Purcell Room (15 AUG).
Films in London this week: DEVIL’S PIE: D’ANGELO at Purcell Room (15 AUG).

DEVIL’S PIE: D’ANGELO d. Carine Bijlsma, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Purcell Room (15 AUG 18:45):

  • “In an exclusive UK premiere, see the documentary about the disappearance – and return – of D’Angelo. D’Angelo was a Grammy-winning singer with two platinum-selling albums and legions of adoring fans. Then, at the height of his success, the soul singer vanished from the limelight. After 12 years, he returned.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • Films to Be Buried With + guest Roisin Conaty at BFI Southbank (15 AUG 20:45). HAMADA d. Eloy Domínguez Serén, 2018 at DocHouse (15 AUG 14:00). HARD PAINT d. Filipe Matzembacher, 2018 at Barbican (15 AUG 20:45). Kino’s Short Film Open-Mic Night at Candid Arts (15 AUG 19:00). MIDNIGHT COWBOY d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at The Prince Charles (15 AUG 18:10). OLDBOY 4K d. Parn Chan-wook, 2005 presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (15 AUG 21:00 – FREE pint of something Truman’s with every ticket). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at Barbican (15 AUG 20:10). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (15 AUG 16:15). YESTERDAY d. Danny Boyle, 2019 at The David Lean (15 AUG 14:30 HOH – the 19:30 screening is currently looking SOLD OUT!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: THE ARBOR at DocHouse (13 AUG).
Films in London this week: THE ARBOR at DocHouse (13 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

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

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: NICOLAS CAGE TRIPLE FEATURE 35mm 3 Films, 1 Ticket (16 AUG 18:30).

ALMODÓVAR: KING OF SPAIN at Genesis Cinema (02 to 22 AUG):

  • “Celebrates the cinema of the Spanish maestro ahead of the release of his latest, PAIN & GLORY aka Dolor Y Gloria (2019).” Include: MUBI presents VOLVER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006 (13 AUG 18:15 – “Every ticket holder will get a whole free moth of curated online cinema, MUBI”).

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):

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

  • “Films that focus on emotional and psychological turmoil.” Includes: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (09 AUG 21:00); DAY OF WRATH 35mm d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943 (10 AUG 15:50); CAMILLE d. George Cukor, 1936 (11 AUG 17:20); L’AGE D’OR 35mm d. Luis Buñuel, 1930 + Short: PORKY’S ROMANCE d. Frank Tashlin, 1937 (12 AUG 18:15); WHITE DOG d. Samuel Fuller, 1982 (13 AUG 20:30); DAY OF WRATH 35mm d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943 + Intro by Dr Claire Thomson (14 AUG 18:10); and, LE JOUR SE LÈVE d. Marcel Carné, 1939 (15 AUG 18:15).

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

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (until 10 AUG):

THE CLASS OF ’94 at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • “A year-long rolling season celebrating the films released in 1994.” Includes: PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (10 AUG 20:30); and, SPEED 35mm d. Jan De Bont, 1994 (12 AUG 20:45).

COME TOGETHER: A MUSIC FILM SERIES at Barbican (02 to 30 AUG):

  • “Every Friday in August, enjoy a festival experience in the comfort of the cinema, with this season of concerts on film.” Includes: FELA KUTI: MIDSUMMER CONCERT, 1984 (09 AUG 18:45).

FILM4 SUMMER SCREEN at Somerset House (08 to 21 AUG):

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

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “Three films for you to revisit – all of which feature prominently in her latest release VARDA BY AGNÈS.” Includes: VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 (10 AUG 15:45 / 11 AUG 17:15 / 13 AUG 20:45 / 15 AUG 18:25).

HEAT OF THE MOMENT: TURNING POINTS ON FILM at Barbican Centre (01 to 29 AUG):

  • “The boiling heat of summer is a catalyst for personal, political and social change in this selection of films, screening every Thursday in August.” Includes: I KNEW HER WELL d. Antonio Pietrangeli, 1965 (15 AUG 18:30).

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

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

  • “A few extra screenings to thrill and delight you…” Includes: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (12 AUG 20:20).

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

  • “Explosive, transformative and challenging cinema and TV – that’s the nineties we want to explore and celebrate.” Includes: LES AMANTS DU PONT-NEUF 35mm d. Leos Carax, 1991 (09 AUG 18:10); BROTHER d. Aleksey Balabanov, 1997 (11 AUG 19:40); TV Gamechanger: THE WORD + Q&A with Terry Christian & Katie Puckrik (13 AUG 18:15); and, YOUNG SOUL REBELS 35mm d. Isaac Julien, 1991 + Intro with the director [tbc] (14 AUG 20:30).

NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI Southbank (AUG):

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 14 AUG):

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

SAY WHAT HAPPENED: NICK FRASER SELECTS at DocHouse (13 AUG to 20 SEP):

  • “BBC Storyville creator curates a series of films to coincide with the release of his new book.” Includes: THE ARBOR d. Clio Barnard, 2010 + Q&A with the director (13 AUG 18:30).

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

  • “Dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema and young talented directors.” Includes: THERE IS A LIGHT d. Fabio Mollo, 2017 (14 AUG 18:30).

TAKE ME TO THE BALL GAME at The Prince Charles (12 AUG to 18 SEP):

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: TRUE ROMANCE d. Tony Scott, 1993 (09 AUG 21:10); JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (12 AUG 20:30); and, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS d. Quentin Tarantino, 2009 (13 AUG 20:30).

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 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:
  • David Lynch’s L.A.Trilogy – LOST HIGHWAY d. David Lynch, 1997 (09 AUG 20:15); MULHOLLAND DRIVE d. David Lynch, 2001 (10 AUG 20:00); and, INLAND EMPIRE d. David Lynch, 2006 (11 AUG 19:00).
  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych  THE LIFE OF OHARU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952 (10 AUG 17:00); and, UGETSU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953 (12 AUG 20:15).
  • Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights – ARABIAN NIGHTS: THE DESOLATE ONE d. Miguel Gomes, 2015 (13 AUG 20:15).
  • Michelangelo Antonioni’s Alienation Trilogy – L’AVVENTURA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (14 AUG 20:15).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • “1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!” Includes: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES 35mm d. Sofia Coppola, 1999 (10 AUG 15:20).
  • THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 enjoys a grind show run (until 15 AUG).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

We don’t think that there are any film festivals in London this week but we’ve been wrong before… please let us know! Find out what’s coming in our Festivals A to Z.


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: GAZA at DocHouse (09 to 15 AUG).
Films in London this week: GAZA at DocHouse (09 to 15 AUG).

GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (09 to 15 AUG):

  • “17-year-old Karma Khaial stands by the Mediterranean Sea that represents freedom to her. But in Gaza, the sea is yet another wall restricting the lives and dreams of its inhabitants. This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza.”

NOTORIOUS 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 to 15 AUG):

  • “Two of the most iconic and powerful stars of their day pair up in Hitchcock’s post-war spy thriller, film noir – with just a dash of screwball dialogue and some serious romance – and the results are electric.”

STONES HAVE LAWS d. Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan & Tolin Erwin Alexander, 2018 at ICA (09 to 15 AUG):

  • “An immersive initiation into the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. Combining stories of African ancestral traditions and escaped slavery with enacted contemporary rituals, the film explores how the community’s powerful ties to the land have become endangered as industries threaten to devastate the region through deforestation and mining.”

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


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