SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [10 to 16 AUG 2018]

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find great films in London this week*.


FRI 10 // SAT 11 // SUN 12 // MON 13 // TUE 14 // WED 15 // THU 16


Featured attraction: BETWEEN THE SACRED & PROFANE: THE CINEMA OF JAMIL DEHLAVI at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 AUG): “Following decades of instability, an emerging new wave of filmmaking in Pakistan provides occasion for the first major survey of its leading filmmaker, Jamil Dehlavi. Political, subversive and artistically maverick, Dehlavi’s remarkable body of work stands out for its originality and engagement with the social and political questions of his time.” – BFI.


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 10

Films in London this week: HEATHERS various venues/times (10 AUG).
Films in London this week: HEATHERS various venues/times (10 AUG).

HEATHERS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY various venues/times (10 AUG):

  • In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.
  • Venues include: Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (10 AUG 20:30), The Castle Cinema (10 AUG 21:00), Rich Mix (10 AUG 21:00), Rio Cinema (10 AUG 23:30).

NO MONEY 8 at The Horse Hospital (10 AUG 19:30 –Free!/Donations suggested):

  • ‘Like the Alpha Course but for people who are like what the f*ck is culture anyway?, and who made my consciousness so indecently fitful?, and why is that yacht over there? Featuring some of culture’s leading cultures, such as film, poetry and art.’

SHERLOCK JR. + COMEDY SHORTS + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT at Wilton’s Music Hall (10 AUG 19:30):

  • This summer The Lucky Dog Picturehouse is back at Wilton’s Music Hall for a week of iconic silent comedies with live original score. Frequently voted favourite silent film of all time, SHERLOCK JR. sees Buster Keaton star as a young, unlucky-in-love cinema projectionist who dreams of a more heroic role in life. That chance soon beckons, and Keaton’s skills as an amateur sleuth are put to the test.

More films in London today (A – Z): BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (10 AUG 20:30). BLACK PANTHER at Backyard Cinema (10 AUG 20:30). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN at Watermans outdoors (10 AUG 21:00). GREGORY’S GIRL at BFI (10 AUG 20:50). HOTEL ARTEMIS at Prince Charles (10 AUG 16:10). WHITNEY at Deptford Cinema (10 AUG 19:30).


SAT 11

Films in London this week: MY SUMMER OF LOVE at The Gate (11 AUG).
Films in London this week: MY SUMMER OF LOVE at The Gate (11 AUG).

AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES + Q&A with director Avi Mograbi at ICA (11 AUG 18:40):

  • In one thread of this complex film about myth, memory and nation, the Israeli director Avi Mograbi attempts a hesitant, frequently interrupted phone call with a friend, who is under curfew in Palestine. Mograbi’s provocative juxtapositions allow this film to pose important questions about Israel’s origin story and its impacts on occupied Palestine.

Missing Believed Wiped Special: 30 YEARS OF KALEIDOSCOPE + INTRO + GUESTS at BFI Southbank (11 AUG 13:00):

  • David Hamilton takes you back through 30 years of rare programmes and carefully selected compilations of classic moments once thought lost. Includes: SESSION 1 (13:00) and SESSION 2 (15:30).
  • Joint ticket available.

More films in London today (A – Z): ALADDIN (1992) at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (11 AUG 20:30). AN AMERICAN TAIL 35mm at Prince Charles (11 AUG 13:45). BIG HERO 6 at Backyard Cinema (11 AUG 12:30). LA LA LAND at Backyard Cinema (11 AUG 20:30). MY SUMMER OF LOVE at The Gate (11 AUG 18:15). PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at BFI (11 AUG 18:10). PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE at DocHouse (11 AUG 20:30). PRINCESS MONONOKE at Picturehouse Central (11 AUG 18:00). ROADHOUSE at Everyman Screen On The Green (11 AUG 23:30). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (11 AUG 16:30).


SUN 12

Films in London this week: TIME BANDITS at Deptford Cinema (12 AUG).
Films in London this week: TIME BANDITS at Deptford Cinema (12 AUG).

BUSTER KEATON TRIPLE BILL + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Cyrus Gabrysch at BFI Southbank (12 AUG 13:30):

  • Celebrate the genius of director and star Buster Keaton with a triple bill of brilliant slapstick comedy, introduced by young programmer Keaton Leigh. Includes THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922, 22min), THE BALLOONATIC (1923, 22min), and COPS (1922, 18min).

P.T. at Rio Cinema (12 AUG 16:00):

  • Loading Bar presents: Released on August 12th 2014 as a free download, P.T. was an interactive teaser which turned out to be for the video game Silent Hills. Although that full game never went into production, this playable teaser recieved critical acclaim and terrified people for over a year until it was pulled. The brain child of Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro, Loading Bar have decided to play it on the big screen….

SEX & THE CITY IS 20 + PANEL at Genesis Cinema (12 AUG 19:00 – Free, booking required):

  • On the twentieth anniversary of SEX & THE CITY’S premiere, join Genesis for five carefully selected episodes of the show and an obligatory Cosmopolitan, followed by a discussion of friendships and relationships on the show and beyond, between Zhenya Tsenzharyk and Laura Staab, two women who have experienced life lived in a city and on the small screen, together.

More films in London today (A – Z): DEEP END at BFI (12 AUG 20:05). Double Bill: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER + A PLACE IN THE SUN at Regent Street Cinema (12 AUG 14:30 & 17:00). FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR at Backyard Cinema (12 AUG 12:30). HEATHERS at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 AUG 17:40). IN THE FADE at Whirled Cinema (12 AUG 18:00). ISLE OF DOGS presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (12 AUG 19:30). L’AGE D’OR 35mm at BFI (12 AUG 18:15). THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (12 AUG 20:30). THE NEVERENDING STORY 35mm at Prince Charles (12 AUG 15:30). TIME BANDITS at Deptford Cinema (12 AUG 14:00). THE TOUCH at BFI (12 AUG 20:15). VERTIGO at Picturehouse Central (12 AUG 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!).


MON 13

Films in London this week: SEBASTIANE at BFI (13 AUG).
Films in London this week: SEBASTIANE at BFI (13 AUG).

PRINCESS MONONOKE at The Ritzy (13 AUG 15:50):

  • When Prince Ashitaka slays a raging boar god, he is wounded and becomes infected with the sickness that had sent the beast berserk, a malady stemming from humankind’s disharmony with nature. Set at the time of Japan’s transition from the Middle Ages to the modern era, PRINCESS MONONOKE is a morally complex tale that blends a fantasy quest with social comment for our times.

SEBASTIANE at BFI (13 AUG 20:40):

  • Derek Jarman’s first feature was a characteristically idiosyncratic and iconoclastic affair, imagining the martyred Sebastian as a Roman soldier so devoted to his mystical beliefs that he sets himself apart from his lustful colleagues, and so becomes the object of dangerous emotions.

More films in London today (A – Z): A SICILIAN GHOST STORY at Genesis Cinema (13 AUG 21:00). CLIFFHANGER at Prince Charles (13 AUG 20:45). GENERATION WEALTH at Regent Street Cinema (13 AUG 18:30 & 20:40). HOTEL ARTEMIS at Prince Charles (13 AUG 13:15). THE LION KING at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (13 AUG 21:00). SPIRITED AWAY at Hackney Picturehouse (13 AUG 10:30). VERTIGO at JW3 (13 AUG 14:30 & 20:25).


TUE 14

Films in London this week: FALLING DOWN at Prince Charles (14 AUG).
Films in London this week: FALLING DOWN at Prince Charles (14 AUG).

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + Q&A with director Mark Cousins at BFI Southbank (14 AUG 20:00):

  • Before becoming an actor and director, Orson Welles trained as an artist. He painted and drew throughout his life, sketching set designs, storyboards, ideas and places and people that inspired him. Award-winning director Mark Cousins, a life-long Welles admirer, is granted unprecedented access to Welles’ sketches – most of which have never been seen outside of his family – and with it builds a picture of the unique way Welles saw the world.

FALLING DOWN 35mm + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Prince Charles (14 AUG 20:45):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress’ retrospective of Joel Schumacher comes to The Prince Charles with the dark fable commonly hailed as the director’s masterpiece. Michael Douglas is D-FENS, a white collar, white male suburban defense worker trapped in gridlock on his way to work on the Los Angeles freeway. Brought to breaking point by the accumulation of daily frustrations and antagonisms he snaps, abandoning his car and embarking on a mosaic journey “home”. A selection of vintage 35mm trailers screen before the feature.

More films in London today (A – Z): ATTACK THE BLOCK at Backyard Cinema (14 AUG 20:30). BRIEF ENCOUNTER at BFI (14 AUG 18:05). COLD WAR at Picturehouse Central (14 AUG 18:30). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (14 AUG 21:00). HEATHERS at Genesis Cinema (14 AUG 21:00). L’AGE D’OR 35mm at BFI (14 AUG 18:30). MCQUEEN at Prince Charles (14 AUG 12:30). PROSPERO’S BOOKS presented by Tufnell Park at The Lord Palmerston (14 AUG 20:00). THE RECEPTIONIST at Regent Street Cinema (14 AUG 19:30). SALÒ OR 120 DAYS OF SODOM presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (14 AUG 19:00).


WED 15

Films in London this week: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at DocHouse (15 AUG).
Films in London this week: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at DocHouse (15 AUG).

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN + INTRO by Pamela Hutchinson at BFI Southbank (15 AUG 18:20):

  • Worlds away from the folksy America of the later ‘Capracorn’ movies, this sees a missionary (Barbara Stanwyck) separated from her fiancé during the Chinese Civil War and rescued by the titular warlord, who proves to be highly sophisticated – and devoted to her.

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + Q&A with director Mark Cousins at DocHouse (15 AUG 18:30):

  • Before becoming an actor and director, Orson Welles trained as an artist. He painted and drew throughout his life, sketching set designs, storyboards, ideas and places and people that inspired him. Award-winning director Mark Cousins, a life-long Welles admirer, is granted unprecedented access to Welles’ sketches – most of which have never been seen outside of his family – and with it builds a picture of the unique way Welles saw the world.

FROM THE THIRD EYE at ICA (15 AUG 18:30 & 20:30):

  • Writing Workshop: a discursive workshop on writing about artists’ and experimental film, led by critic and curator Ed Halter, and artist and editor of Little Joe magazine Sam Ashby.
  • THE QUEEN: Director Frank Simon’s rarely screened documentary follows Jack, a 24-year-old drag queen named Flawless Sabrina; a mistress of ceremonies for the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant. The judges, including artist Andy Warhol, actress and model Edie Sedgwick and writer Terry Southern, have a hard time deciding on the winner.

More films in London today (A – Z): BACK TO THE FUTURE at Backyard Cinema (15 AUG 16:00). CLUELESS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (15 AUG 20:15). DANCING WITH CRIME at Regent Street Cinema (15 AUG 12:00 & 15:30). HEATHERS at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 AUG 21:00). KATE BUSH ON FILM at Moth Club (15 AUG 19:00). LOVE IS THE DEVIL: STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS BACON at BFI (15 AUG 20:45). PRINCESS MONONOKE at Hackney Picturehouse (15 AUG 20:30). WOMAN ON THE RUN 35mm presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (15 AUG 19:30). VERTIGO at JW3 (15 AUG 14:30). VIVA LAS VEGAS presented by Lobotomy Room Goes To The Movies at Fontaine’s Bar (15 AUG 20:30 – Free!/Booking required).


THU 16

Films in London this week: STEP at CentrE17 (16 AUG).
Films in London this week: STEP at CentrE17 (16 AUG).

ELVIS PRESLEY’S ’68 COMEBACK SPECIAL at Peckhamplex (16 AUG 20:30).

  • It’s been 50 years since Elvis Presley – the undisputed king of rock – performs in this legendary concert recorded on December 3, 1968. Originally airing as a TV special, having not appeared on stage in front of a live audience for more than seven years, this spectacular performance is seen by many as the Memphis icon’s most substantial achievement as a stage performer.
  • Also at Genesis Cinema (16 AUG 18:30) and Phoenix Cinema (16 AUG 18:30).

QUEERCORE: A CELEBRATION OF OUTSIDER PRIDE at Genesis Cinema (16 AUG 20:45):

  • The People’s Film Club, The Outside Project and Fringe! Festival are teaming up to bring a night of queer celebration. We will be celebrating the ‘outsider’ subcultures that queer communities have pioneered – creating their own cultural spaces on the fringes of a homophobic and heteronormative society.

STEP at CentrE17 (16 AUG 19:30):

  • Last Frame Club presents: The true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them.

More films in London today (A – Z): AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR at Backyard Cinema (16 AUG 20:30). CHRISTOPHER ROBIN raising funds for MediCinema at Picturehouse Central (16 AUG 18:15 – Other Picturehouses available!). Double Bill: HEREDITARY + A QUIET PLACE at Regent Street Cinema (16 AUG 18:30 & 21:00). EAGLE VS SHARK 35mm at Prince Charles (16 AUG 18:45). GREGORY’S GIRL at BFI (16 AUG 18:40). HOTEL ARTEMIS at Prince Charles (16 AUG 20:45). LEON at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (16 AUG 20:15). MCQUEEN at Prince Charles (16 AUG 15:30). PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at BFI (16 AUG 20:40). PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE at DocHouse (16 AUG 20:30). THE ROOM without Tommy Wiseau at Prince Charles (16 AUG 21:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: BEFORE STONEWALL at Regent Street Cinema (15 AUG).
Films in London this week: BEFORE STONEWALL at Regent Street Cinema (15 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

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

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises includes: THE BEFORE TRILOGY 35mm (10 AUG 18:30).

AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

BETWEEN THE SACRED & PROFANE: THE CINEMA OF JAMIL DEHLAVI at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 AUG):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 SEP):

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

MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (until 14 SEP):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):

  • Marking the 10th anniversary of his death, a celebration of the influential writer. Includes: ACCIDENT (10 AUG 18:20); THE GO-BETWEEN (12 AUG 15:40 / 15 AUG 20:40); THE LAST TYCOON (12 AUG 17:50 / 16 AUG 20:35); and, BETRAYAL 16mm (14 AUG 20:40).

REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 12 AUG):

  • Five revolutionary stories of women over the last century, from secret agents and soldiers to trailblazing artists. Includes: LAILA AT THE BRIDGE (until 15 AUG); and, ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! (10 to 16 AUG).

REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre (until 23 AUG – Free!):

  •  Focusing on determined individuals who have defied the cultural norms of their time, foreshadowing a new direction for Korean society. Includes: MANDALA (16 AUG 19:00).

REVOLT, SHE SAID: WOMEN AND FILM AFTER ’68 at Regent Street Cinema (01 to 29 AUG):

  • Club Des Femmes & ICO present a season of films and happenings focused on women filmmakers post ’68, who took up cameras as they took to the streets. Includes: BEFORE STONEWALL + A PLACE OF RAGE (15 AUG 18:30 & 20:30).
  • There are discounts for doing the double.

SPAGHETTI WESTERNS at Deptford Cinema (until 14 AUG):

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

  • Legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet. Includes: WHISPER OF THE HEART (12 AUG 13:00).

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):

  • “As we head right into summertime, feel the heat for some of the best films set during the summer months.” Includes: A BIGGER SPLASH (10 AUG 17:00 & 19:15); FORREST GUMP (11 AUG 15:00 & 17:30); DIRTY DANCING (12 AUG 14:00 & 16:00); and, STEALING BEAUTY (16 AUG 17:00 & 19:15).

SUMMER IN THE CITY at Genesis Cinema (06 to 30 AUG – tickets £5!):

WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):

  • A season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders. Includes: WINGS OF DESIRE 35mm (15 AUG 20:45).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)

THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKÉ WOMAN screens at London Feminist Film Festival.
THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKÉ WOMAN screens at London Feminist Film Festival.

Festivals projecting this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA.
Films in London this week: DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA.

DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA (10 to 14 AUG):

  • Created entirely from hundreds of hours of downloadable Chinese surveillance footage, DRAGONFLY EYES’ unsettling fictional narrative tells the story of a young woman who leaves a Buddhist monastery to begin a new life, working in various jobs until she ultimately finds fame online.

HEATHERS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Prince Charles (10 to 16 AUG):

  • In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.

LEANING INTO THE WIND – ANDY GOLDSWORTHY at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 to 16 AUG):

  • Sixteen years after their first collaboration on the groundbreaking RIVERS AND TIDES, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returns with an absorbing documentary portrait of the influential British sculptor and environmentalist.

More films in London this week (A – Z): THE APPARITION at Lexi Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). A SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The Castle Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). THE HEIRESS at The Institute Of Light (10 to 16 AUG). ISLE OF DOGS at Whirled Cinema (13 to 19 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (11 to 16 AUG). MCQUEEN at Rio Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). OF FATHERS AND SONS at ICA (10 to 16 AUG). POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD at Phoenix Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). THROUGH LOTTE’S LENS at JW3 (12 to 16 AUG). UNDER THE TREE at Barbican (10 to 16 AUG).


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