SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [10 to 16 MAY 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 10 // SAT 11 // SUN 12 // MON 13 // TUE 14 // WED 15 // THU 16


FEATURED ATTRACTION

MIDNIGHT EXCESS #2: VANITY Double Bill at Rio Cinema (11 MAY 23:00+):

  • SUPAKINO & The Celluloid Sorceress present: A spotlight on the late singer, actor and model Vanity with a 1980s double bill of THE LAST DRAGON plus the UK theatrical premiere of NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE. Celebrating Vanity’s varied career from Prince-protégée to action movie star, there will be clips, discussion and surprises between the films.
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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Interview with Taimak, star of THE LAST DRAGON (1985).
MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Interview with Taimak, star of THE LAST DRAGON (1985).

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: 120 BPM at QMUL/Kings' College (10 & 11 MAY).
Films in London this week: 120 BPM at QMUL/King’s College (10 & 11 MAY).

120 BPM d. Robert Campillo, 2017: Screening + Symposium at QMUL/King’s College London (10 MAY 18:00 + 11 MAY 10:30 – FREE!):

  • “120 BPM follows the HIV and AIDS activist group ACT UP in early 1990s Paris during the AIDS crisis. 120 BPM also at times leaves its human narratives behind, the camera instead zooming in on microbiological mutations in immune cells or focusing on the architectural forms of the city of Paris itself. 120 BPM’s multi-faceted approach to the AID crisis across political, personal, and biological levels demands for interdisciplinary engagement and analysis.”

OCTAV d. Serge Ioan Celebidachi, 2017 + Q&A with the director & co-writer at Regent Street Cinema (10 MAY 19:30):

  • UK Premiere: “When a man returns to his childhood property, following decades of absence, a familiar-looking little girl takes him on a wondrous journey back to the innocence of his early years in pre-war Romania. Octav is a life-affirming story that celebrates the purity of childhood, friendship, love and the bitter-sweetness of nostalgia.”

THE WARRIORS 35mm d. Walter Hill, 1979 + Q&A with actor Thomas G. Waites at The Prince Charles (10 MAY 18:20):

  • A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors are mistakenly fingered for the killing of a gang leader. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge and they must make their way across the city to their own turf.
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue. The PCC warns: “This extended run is being serviced by a 40 year old, well worn, 35mm print… so expect dirt, scratches & a little fade.”

WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Rich Mix (10 MAY 20:10):

  • We Are Parable presents: “A coming of age story set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944. Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother (Abbie Cornish) and a black African father, meets Lutz (George MacKay), a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father (Christopher Eccleston) is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 MAY 20:45). A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (10 MAY 19:00). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ICA (10 MAY 14:30). MID90s d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (10 MAY 18:00). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 MAY 16:25). VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (10 MAY 19:45). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (10 May 15:00). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 at Peckhamplex (10 MAY 20:45).


SAT 11

Films in London this week: MADELINE’S MADELINE at Barbican (11 MAY).
Films in London this week: MADELINE’S MADELINE at Barbican (11 MAY).

120 BPM d. Robert Campillo, 2017: Screening + Symposium at QMUL/King’s College London (10 MAY 18:00 + 11 MAY 10:30 – FREE!):

  • “120 BPM follows the HIV and AIDS activist group ACT UP in early 1990s Paris during the AIDS crisis. 120 BPM also at times leaves its human narratives behind, the camera instead zooming in on microbiological mutations in immune cells or focusing on the architectural forms of the city of Paris itself. 120 BPM’s multi-faceted approach to the AID crisis across political, personal, and biological levels demands for interdisciplinary engagement and analysis.”

MADELINE’S MADELINE d. Josephine Decker, 2018 + Q&A with the director & DOP Ashley Connor at Barbican (11 MAY 18:10):

  • Bechdel Test Fest presents: “Madeline has become an active member of an experimental theatre troupe. When its ambitious director pushes Madeline to weave her rich interior world and her troubled relationship with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.”

MIDNIGHT EXCESS #2: VANITY Double Bill at Rio Cinema (11 MAY 23:00+):

  • SUPAKINO & The Celluloid Sorceress present: A spotlight on the late singer, actor and model Vanity with a 1980s double bill of THE LAST DRAGON plus the UK theatrical premiere of NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE. Celebrating Vanity’s varied career from Prince-protégée to action movie star, there will be clips, discussion and surprises between the films.
  • RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers can unlock a juicy discount for this unique event at patreon.com.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Peckhamplex (11 MAY 18:30):

  • “A coming of age story set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944. Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother (Abbie Cornish) and a black African father, meets Lutz (George MacKay), a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father (Christopher Eccleston) is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 12

Films in London this week: LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR at The Cinema Museum (12 MAY).
Films in London this week: LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR at The Cinema Museum (12 MAY).

Feminism & The City: CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1962 at Rio Cinema (12 MAY 15:30):

  • DISPATCH FMI presents: “A film that eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. Cléo is perhaps the ultimate flâneuse wondering the streets of Paris as if she has ownership of them; observing other people and absorbing at ease the gaze from those around her.”

Guy Sherwin & Peter Todd: Recent Work + INTRO/DISCUSSION with the filmmakers at Close-Up (12 MAY 20:00):

  • “We’re thrilled to present a hybrid programme of digital videos by Guy Sherwin and 16mm films by Peter Todd. These recent works will be shown in an indeterminate way, enabling connections to be made unique to the screening. Both filmmakers will be present throughout and will participate in a discussion following the screening.”

LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR d. Louis Malle, 1971 + INTRO by Jon Davies at The Cinema Museum (12 MAY 14:30):

  • French Sundaes presents: “Louis Malle shocked France with his attacks on the Catholic church, the middle classes and the taboo of incest in his 1971 LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR (Dearest Love). A tender and heartfelt film that ripped open the hypocrisies of 1970’s France.”

UNDER THE SKIN d. Jonathan Glazer, 2013 + Q&A with author Michel Faber at Deptford Cinema (12 MAY 14:30):

  • Deptford Film & Book Club presents: “Loosely based on Michel Faber’s sci-fi novel from 2000, UNDER THE SKIN follows an otherworldly, extra-terrestrial being, disguised in a female human body, who drives the gloomy streets of Glasgow in pursuit of her prey: Scottish men.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 13

Films in London this week: BIRDS OF PASSAGE at Curzon Soho (13 MAY).
Films in London this week: BIRDS OF PASSAGE at Curzon Soho (13 MAY).

BEATS d. Brian Welsh, 2019 + Q&A with the director & producer Camilla Bray at BFI Southbank (13 MAY 20:35):

  • “In the summer of 1994, in a small town in central Scotland, best mates Johnno and Spanner (Donaghy and Ferguson) head out for one last night of raving together before Johnno’s family move away. Shot partly on gritty black and white, Beats effortlessly taps into a youthful nostalgia for an endless party, and for the counterculture movement of the 90s.”

BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, 2018 + EXTENDED INTRO by Mia Bays/LIVE ART by Vane MG at Curzon Soho (13 MAY 18:15):

  • Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “A gripping tale of narcos set among Colombia’s Wayúu people, BIRDS OF PASSAGE spans three decades of a family pushed to the brink by the drug trade. With the epic breadth of THE GODFATHER, this is a mind-altering journey into nature unlike anything you’re likely to have seen before.”

WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 MAY 20:00):

  • “A coming of age story set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944. Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother (Abbie Cornish) and a black African father, meets Lutz (George MacKay), a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father (Christopher Eccleston) is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • FIRST MAN d. Damien Chazelle, 2018 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (13 MAY 21:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). I AM THE REVOLUTION d. Benedetta Argentieri, 2018 at Italian Cultural Institute (13 MAY 16:30 – FREE!). JUICE d. Ernest R. Dickerson, 1992 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (13 MAY 19:30 – FREE!). LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (13 MAY 19:00). THE RED SHOES d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948 at Dulwich Picture Gallery (13 MAY 19:00). THUNDER ROAD 35mm d. Jim Cummings, 2018 + Q&A at The Prince Charles (13 MAY 18:35). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (13 MAY 14:50). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 at Peckhamplex (13 MAY 20:45).


TUE 14

Films in London this week: DEAD GOOD at Peckhamplex (14 MAY).
Films in London this week: DEAD GOOD at Peckhamplex (14 MAY).

DEAD GOOD d. Rehana Rose, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Peckhamplex (14 MAY 18:30):

  • “A sensitive and life-affirming documentary following three groups of people as they participate in the ritual of care after death. They are supported by a group of women who empower people to take back control.”

Moving Millions: British Transport Films Blu-ray Launch + PANEL at BFI (14 MAY 18:00):

  • “Join us for an evening of rail, road, tube and tram as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the illustrious documentary film unit British Transport Films, as well as the 100th anniversary of the Department for Transport. This one-off event examines the wider legacy and application of moving image in the transport sector, and includes the screening of a new 4K digital restoration of Geoffrey Jones’ BTF homage to progress: RAIL (1967).”

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 15

Films in London this week: NUDE ON THE MOON at ICA (15 MAY).
Films in London this week: NUDE ON THE MOON at ICA (15 MAY).

LITTLE d. Tina Gordon, 2019 + INTRO by Donna Spence at Stratford Picturehouse (15 MAY 20:30):

  • The New Black Film Collective presents: “Jordan is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April, and the rest of her employees on a daily basis. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a 13-year-old version of herself right before a do-or-die presentation.”

NUDE ON THE MOON d. Doris Wishman, 1961 + MARTINA’S PLAYHOUSE d. Peggy Ahwesh, 1989 at ICA (15 MAY 18:45):

  • The Machine That Kills Bad People presents: “Doris Wishman’s recently restored sexploitation classic NUDE ON THE MOON stands out among American sexploitation cinema of the 1960s. With the help of some inheritance funds, two scientists build a space ship to travel to the moon. When they land, the astonished men encounter a nudist camp populated by telepathic ‘moonatics’. Peggy Ahwesh’s MARTINA’S PLAYHOUSE is a counterpoint to the excesses of Wishman’s antics.”

STRANGE d. Mox Mäkelä, 2018 + Q&A with the artist at Tate Modern (15 MAY 18:30):

  • UK Premiere: “Midway between a film and an audio play, the work blends the voices of off-screen characters with fantastical black-and-white visuals. The rich digital imagery is carefully edited to prompt associations between the sounds and images that unfold.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 16

Films in London this week: BEATS at Rio Cinema (16 MAY).
Films in London this week: BEATS at Rio Cinema (16 MAY).

BEATS d. Brian Welsh, 2019 + AFTER PARTY at Temple Bar at Rio Cinema (16 MAY 21:00):

  • “In the summer of 1994, in a small town in central Scotland, best mates Johnno and Spanner (Donaghy and Ferguson) head out for one last night of raving together before Johnno’s family move away. Shot partly on gritty black and white, Beats effortlessly taps into a youthful nostalgia for an endless party, and for the counterculture movement of the 90s.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, 2018 presented by Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at Genesis Cinema (16 MAY 20:55). Connections short film programme presented by Queer Cinema Club at The Yard Theatre (16 MAY 18:00). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at House Of Vans (16 MAY 19:00 – FREE!/Booking required). JEWEL ROBBERY d. William Dieterle, 1932 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (16 MAY 19:30). NINETEEN NINETEEN d. Hugh Brody, 1984 at London Review Bookshop (16 MAY 19:00). REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE d. Nicholas Ray, 1955 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (16 MAY 20:00). SAMPLES OF SOCIETY d. Hal Samples, 2019 presented by Lush at Regent Street Cinema (16 MAY 19:30). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 MAY 18:30). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2019 at The David Lean (16 May 14:30 HOH & 19:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: FRANCIS OF ASSISI, part of LILIANA CAVANI: 1966-1970 at Deptford Cinema (13 MAY).
Films in London this week: FRANCIS OF ASSISI, part of LILIANA CAVANI: 1966-1970 at Deptford Cinema (13 MAY).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

  • Includes: MY NIGHT WITH MAUD d. Eric Rohmer, 1969 (10 MAY 20:30); LIVING 35mm d. Akira Kurosawa, 1952 (11 MAY 17:10 / 13 MAY 18:00); BITTER VICTORY d. Nicholas Ray, 1957 (12 MAY 14:40); SECONDS d. John Frankenheimer, 1966 (14 MAY 20:30); and, EL SUR d. Víctor Erice, 1983 + INTRO by Maria Delgado (15 MAY 18:20).

BIMI-PITT RESEARCH WORKSHOP: “DISPLACEMENT IN FILM AND VISUAL CULTURE” at Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (15 to 17 MAY):

  • “The third edition of the biennial research workshop organised by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and the University of Pittsburgh Film Programme brings together faculty and postgraduate students to share their ongoing research, to get to know each other in person, and to develop collaborative research projects together.” Includes: DAY ONE (15 MAY 10:30); DAY TWO (16 MAY 10:30); and, DAY THREE (17 MAY 10:30).

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (MAY):

  • “Tarkovsky belongs to that handful of filmmakers who, with a small, concentrated body of work, created a universe.” Includes: MIRROR d. d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974 (13 MAY 15:30); and, SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 (15 MAY 15:30).

CLOSE-UP ON THE CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE at Close-Up (23 APR to 15 MAY):

  • “Coinciding with the UK premiere of Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s epic documentary CZECHMATE: IN SEARCH OF JIRÍ MENZEL at Close-Up, we’re thrilled to present a programme of masterpieces from the Czech and Slovak New Wave.” Includes: VALERIE & HER WEEK OF WONDERS d. Jaromil Jires, 1970 (10 MAY 20:15); BIRDS ORPHANS & FOOLS d. Juraj Jakubisko, 1969 (13 MAY 20:15); and, THE CREMATOR d. Juraj Herz, 1968 (15 MAY 20:15).

CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):

  • “In memory of the late great Scott Walker, Close-Up is honoured to present three films featuring of his original scores alongside a selection of cinematic masterpieces originally selected by Scott for his edition of Meltdown Festival in 2000.” Includes: HUNGER d. Henning Carlsen, 1966 (11 MAY 18:00); A MAN ESCAPED d. Robert Bresson, 1956 (11 MAY 20:15); and, POLA X 35mm d. Leos Carax, 1999 (12 MAY 17:00).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Ciné Lumière, Close-Up, Goethe-Institut, ICA & Whitechapel Gallery (MAR to JUN):

GENESIS 20TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 MAY – Tickets £2.50 + FREE PINT!!):

  • “To celebrate our 20th year in this amazing community we’ve selected at least one film from each year of our happy existence to help throw the best cinematic birthday party of all time!” Includes: GET OUT d. Jordan Peele, 2017 (10 MAY 18:35); MANDY d. Panos Cosmatos, 2018 (10 MAY 21:00); OFFICE SPACE d. Mike Judge, 1999 (11 MAY 16:15); MAD MAX: FURY ROAD d. George Miller, 2015 (11 MAY 18:25); HUMAN TRAFFIC d. Justin Kerrigan, 1999 (11 MAY 21:10); MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2017 (12 MAY 15:25); SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD d. Edgar Wright, 2010 (12 MAY 18:00); and, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK d. Charlie Kaufman, 2008 (12 MAY 20:35).

HISTORICAL PERIOD DRAMAS at Austrian Cultural Forum (02 APR to 30 MAY – FREE!):

  • “In 2019 our CineClub investigates the relationship of Austrian cinema and genre. We continue in the spring with a closer look at Austrian historical period dramas from the silent era to current festival highlights.” Includes: LICHT aka Mademoiselle Paradis d. Barbara Albert, 2017 (16 MAY 19:00).

JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY to 16 JUN):

  • “James Bond’s greatest outings, back on the big screen and followed by Q&As and autograph signings with some of the films’ female stars.” Includes: THUNDERBALL d. Terence Young, 1965 + Q&A with Martine Beswick (12 MAY 14:00).

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

KORE-EDA RETROSPECTIVE at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR to 19 MAY):

  • “After the resounding success of SHOPLIFTERS last year, we are revisiting the past works of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.” Includes: NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004 (12 MAY 18:00).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

LEXI FILM SCHOOL at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN):

  • “Join us at your neighbourhood film school, where we bring you a programme of lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics. All are welcome!” Includes: FRIDA d. Julie Taymor, 2002 Speaker: Kat Lister (13 MAY 18:30).

LILIANA CAVANI: 1966-1970 at Deptford Cinema (13 to 27 MAY):

  • “Best known for her 1974 film THE NIGHT PORTER, Italian writer-director Liliana Cavani is a filmmaker actively and provocatively rethinking what is assumed, accepted and agreed-upon.” Includes: FRANCIS OF ASSISI d. Liliana Cavani, 1966 (13 MAY 20:00).

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

  • Includes: CASINO 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1995 (12 MAY 20:00).

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • “We celebrate a master of contemporary Japanese cinema with a two-month season of diverse, beautiful and human stories.” Includes: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013 (10 MAY 18:05 / 14 MAY 20:45); SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (10 MAY 20:35); and, OUR LITTLE SISTER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2015 (11 MAY 20:10).
  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 enjoys a grind show run (until 15 MAY).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (11 MAY to 14 AUG):

  • “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: TRUE ROMANCE 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 1993 (11 MAY 20:45).

SCENES at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 16 MAR):

  • “Inspired by a project by Caroline Jupp to interview local audiences about their personally significant movie scenes, this season is celebrating a selection of these films from the iconic to the obscure.” Includes: IKIRU d. Akira Kurosawa, 1952 (10 MAY 19:30).

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME at Ealing Green Church (03 MAY to 31 MAY):

  • Classic Cinema Club Ealing presents: “As we make our move into another venue, here’s a run of films where location is key.” Includes: THE OLD DARK HOUSE d. James Whale, 1932 (10 MAY 19:30).

TRIBUTE TO AGNÈS VARDA at Ciné Lumière (MAY):

THE VICTORIAN FILM WEEKENDER at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 MAY):


> Plan ahead with our monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: THE MOUNTAIN TEARS, part of London Greek Film Festival (16 MAY).
Films in London this week: THE MOUNTAIN TEARS, part of London Greek Film Festival (16 MAY).

Film festivals in London this month include:


> Plan ahead with our monthly roundup of London’s film festivals.


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: THE WARRIORS at The Prince Charles (10 to 16 MAY).
Films in London this week: THE WARRIORS at The Prince Charles (10 to 16 MAY).

AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (10 to 16 MAY):

  • “Aretha Franklin recorded her bestselling album Amazing Grace during two days of gospel performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. Sydney Pollack and his crew captured the incredible footage, but the project was shelved. 47 years later, the recordings have been brought out and the film completed – as Pollack’s wishes before his death in 2008.”

HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 23 MAY):

  • “Much lauded French auteur, Claire Denis (WHITE MATERIAL, BEAU TRAVAIL) explores the human psyche in the outer space. Sent out on a mission to explore a black hole, Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft in complete isolation.”

MADELINE’S MADELINE d. Josephine Decker, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 to 16 MAY):

  • “Madeline has become an active member of an experimental theatre troupe. When its ambitious director pushes Madeline to weave her rich interior world and her troubled relationship with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.”

THE WARRIORS 35mm d. Walter Hill, 1979 at The Prince Charles (10 to 16 MAY):

  • “A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors are mistakenly fingered for the killing of a gang leader. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge and they must make their way across the city to their own turf.”
  • A word from The PCC: “This extended run is being serviced by a 40 year old, well worn, 35mm print… so expect dirt, scratches & a little fade.”

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