SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [11 to 17 OCT 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 11 // SAT 12 // SUN 13 // MON 14 // TUE 15 // WED 16 // THU 17


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

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? d. Astra Taylor, 2018 + Intro by the director at The Whitechapel Gallery (17 OCT 19:00):

  • “Writer, activist and filmmaker Astra Taylor presents her latest acclaimed documentary essay, an exploration of the radical meanings of democracy, filmed internationally on location and featuring Silvia Federici and Cornel West among other key thinkers of our time.”

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LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - A new popup cinema by Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019

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).

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SCREEN DIARY: FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC part of the BFI London Film Festival (08 OCT).

Online at radiantcircus.com: The 13th Native Spirit Film Festival (12 to 20 OCT) opens this week. // BFI London Film Festival (02 to 13 OCT) is almost done – we caught Werner Herzog’s FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC. // Ranjit S. Ruprai aka SUPAKINO launches a new season of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema. // Two venues are under threat – read appeals from Screen25 in South Norwood and The Horse Hospital & lend support where you can.


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 11

Films in London this week: SAFE at London Review Bookshop (11 OCT).
Films in London this week: SAFE at London Review Bookshop (11 OCT).

THE DAY SHALL COME d. Christopher Morris, 2019 + Q&A with the director & writer Jesse Armstrong at Picturehouse Central (11 OCT 18:30):

  • “An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.”

THE PIT d. Hristiana Raykova, 2019 + Q&A with producer Genia Krassnig at Deptford Cinema (11 OCT 19:30):

  • “It’s winter, 5 degrees, but the water is steaming. People sit around in hot thermal waters, leaning against the edge of the pool. Behind them, an infinite expanse of sea. What at first glance looks like a beautiful spa by the sea, the people of Varna call THE PIT.”

SAFE d. Todd Haynes, 1995 + Intro by Adam Mars-Jones at London Review Bookshop (11 OCT 19:00):

  • “Marking the publication of Second Sight (Reaktion Books), his selected writings on film, longstanding LRB contributor, novelist and essayist Adam Mars-Jones introduces Todd Haynes’ 1995 masterpiece of contemporary anxiety, environmental and psychological unease.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 12

Films in London this week: THE DAMNED at Rio Cinema (12 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE DAMNED at Rio Cinema (12 OCT).

Midnight Excess: THE DAMNED d. Joseph Losey, 1962 + Intro by Ranjit S. Ruprai & Millicent Thomas at Rio Cinema (12 OCT 23:00):

  • SUPAKINO presents: “This sci-fi, teen-rebel, Hammer-horror is a delightfully odd and ultimately spine-chilling film by Joseph Losey starring a young Oliver Reed as King, the leader of a coastal biker gang. He’s not happy at his sister going off with an American tourist and the chase ends up in a nearby army base where a highly secretive and disturbing scientific project is taking place.”

OFFICIAL SECRETS d. Gavin Hood, 2019 + Q&A with the director & Katharine Gun at Picturehouse Hackney (12 OCT 18:00):

  • “Join us for a special preview screening of Official Secrets, starring Keira Knightley, Matt Smith and Ralph Fiennes. The film tells the story of GCHQ whistleblower Katharine Gun, who in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq War leaks a classified email that urged spying on member of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war.”

PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 + Panel at DocHouse (12 OCT 16:00):

  • Take One Action presents: “Landlords without faces, apartments without renters… Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities across the world, but incomes are not – pushing long-term residents out. This is not gentrification, it is a relatively new economic reality: housing as a financial product, an investment of choice for corporate finance, a place to park money. So how do we push back and reclaim the streets?”

Too Black Too Queer – a Black LGBTQ+ Extravaganza at Scala (12 OCT 20:00 – FREE!):

  • Brixton Reel, Urban World, The Batty Mama and Thrive LDN present: “A one night extravaganza celebrating Black LGBTQ+ experience and wellbeing. Includes screenings of new films, DJs and a live show including performer Paigey Cakey.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 13

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: THE IRISHMAN at Phoenix Cinema (13 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE IRISHMAN at Phoenix Cinema (13 OCT).

THE BIRDS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1963 + Discussion at Deptford Cinema (13 OCT 14:30):

  • Deptford Cinema Film & Book Club presents: “A pre-Halloween special, pairing Hitchcock’s classic avian horror-thriller with its lesser-known source material, Daphne Du Maurier’s short story written in 1951.”

THE IRISHMAN d. Martin Scorcese, 2019 + Satellite Red Carpet Coverage & Q&A with cast & crew at Phoenix Cinema (13 OCT 19:00):

  • LFF CLOSING NIGHT GALA: “Martin Scorsese’s ninth collaboration with Robert De Niro finds the master filmmaker returning to the genre he has helped define, with a mystery that has never been solved.”
  • Check your local indie cinema for screenings!

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson, 2019 + Q&A with the director & musician/cousin of Miles Davis, Vince Wilburn Jnr at Rio Cinema (13 OCT 15:30):

  • “Miles Davis: musician, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, this is the story of a truly singular talent that reveals the man behind the music and the mystique.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BY THE GRACE OF GOD d. François Ozon, 2018 + Prerecorded Interview with the director as part of European Arthouse Cinema Day at Curzon Bloomsbury (13 OCT 13:30). THE COMING WAR ON CHINA d. John Pilger, 2016 presented by London Socialist Film Co-op at Bolivar Hall (13 OCT 11:00). FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS d. Terry Gilliam, 1998 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (13 OCT 19:30). THE HANDMAIDEN d. Chan-wook Park, 2016 presented by Queer Cinema Club at The Yard Theatre (13 OCT 16:00). HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN d. Gabe Turner & Benjamin Turner, 2019 + Pre-recorded Intro at DocHouse (13 OCT 13:45). HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at DocHouse (13 OCT 14:20). THE LAST TREE d. Shola Amoo, 2019 at Peckhamplex (13 OCT 13:30). NORMAL d. Adele Tulli, 2019 at ICA (13 OCT 12:30). ONE CHILD NATION d. Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang, 2019 at DocHouse (13 OCT 11:50). PHOENIX d. Camilla Strøm Henriksen, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (13 OCT 18:00). THE THIRD MAN 4K d. Carol Reed, 1949 at Ciné Lumière (13 OCT 14:00). WALK THE LINE d. James Mangold, 2005 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (13 OCT 15:00).


MON 14

Films in London this week: MILES DAVIS - BIRTH OF THE COOL at Picturehouse Hackney (14 OCT).
Films in London this week: MILES DAVIS – BIRTH OF THE COOL at Picturehouse Hackney (14 OCT).

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson, 2019 + Q&A at Picturehouse Hackney (14 OCT 18:15):

  • “Miles Davis: musician, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, this is the story of a truly singular talent that reveals the man behind the music and the mystique.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 15

Films in London this week: WHERE THEY NEED TO STAND at Regent Street Cinema (15 OCT).
Films in London this week: WHERE THEY NEED TO STAND at Regent Street Cinema (15 OCT).

SECRETO MATUSITA d. Dorian Fernández-Moris, 2014 at The Cinema Museum (15 OCT 19:30 – FREE!):

  • The General Consulate of Peru in London presents: “A free screening of SECRETO MATUSITA, the last of a cycle of three Peruvian horror films, directed by Dorian Fernández-Moris, and starring Bruno Espejo, Eduardo Ramos, Lupita Mora and Willy Gutiérrez.”

WHERE THEY NEED TO STAND d. Daniele Gaglianone, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Regent Street Cinema (15 OCT 19:30):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: “The issue of racism and fear of immigrants is increasingly current in most of Europe: populism and sovereign propaganda find here the fertile ground to nurture consent. Despite this, there are people who practice solidarity and welcome. The film tells the stories of 4 italian women, of different ages and from different border areas, who have decided to help the weakest.”

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More films in London today (A – Z):

  • Cine Mar: TRANSCENDING WAVES at Genesis Cinema (15 OCT 20:30). ED WOOD d. Tim Burton, 1994 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (15 OCT 19:30 – FREE!). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at The David Lean (15 OCT 19:30). HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN d. Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner, 2019 at The Prince Charles (15 OCT 15:35). HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at ICA (15 OCT 14:45). MOBY DICK d. John Huston, 1956 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (15 OCT 20:00).


WED 16

Films in London this week: THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF at The Cinema Museum (16 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF at The Cinema Museum (16 OCT).

THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF d. Felix E. Feist, 1950 + Supporting Programme at The Cinema Museum (16 OCT 19:30):

  • Kennington Noir presents: “With visually sharp cinematography from Russell Harlan – BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) – especially in the spectacular climactic scene at Fort Point, adjacent to SF’s Golden Gate Bridge, this is a film which needs to be seen on the big screen, so don’t miss it! We will be showing the recent Film Noir Federation restored version.”

TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE d. Ali Jaberansari, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (16 OCT 20:40):

  • “Presented at the London Film Festival last year, this bittersweet comedy follows three characters in search of love in contemporary Tehran. Mina, an overweight beauty clinic secretary, Hessam, a veteran bodybuilder and Vahid, a funeral singer, all three disenchanted souls yearn for love and affection.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (11 to 17 OCT).

VIEW FROM THE TOP 35mm d. Bruno Barreto, 2003 with Richard Ayoade at The Prince Charles (16 OCT 20:00):

  • “Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet’s gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.” There will be book signings.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CAROUSEL d. Henry King, 1956 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church (16 OCT 14:00). DOLEMITE IS MY NAME d. Craig Brewer, 2019 at Catford Mews (16 OCT 19:00). EXTRA INNINGS d. Albert Dabah & Brian Dillinger, 2018 presented by UK Jewish Film at JW3 (16 OCT 18:10). HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN d. Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner, 2019 at The Prince Charles (16 OCT 12:30). HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at ICA (16 OCT 14:35). THE LAST TREE d. Shola Amoo, 2019 at Peckhamplex (16 OCT 21:00). MIDNIGHT COWBOY d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at JW3 (16 OCT 13:00). MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson, 2019 at JW3 (16 OCT 20:40). MRS LOWRY & SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at The David Lean (16 OCT 14:30 & 19:30). MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE d. Richard Lowenstein, 2019 + Prerecorded Q&A at DocHouse (16 OCT 18:30). MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE d. Richard Lowenstein at ICA (16 OCT 18:30). ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (16 OCT 18:30). ONE CHILD NATION d. Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang, 2019 at DocHouse (16 OCT 16:30). PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at JW3 (16 OCT 10:30). ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (16 OCT 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). THE THIRD MAN 4K d. Carol Reed, 1949 at Curzon Aldgate (16 OCT 19:45 – Other Curzons available!). YESTERDAY d. Danny Boyle, 2019 at Rio Cinema (16 OCT 14:30).

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THU 17

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: VESSEL at Peckhamplex (17 OCT).
Films in London this week: VESSEL at Peckhamplex (17 OCT).

Hammer’s VAMPIRELLA – A Live Script Reading at Regent Street Cinema (17 OCT 19:30):

  • De Montfort University’s Cinema & Television History Institute and Hammer Films present: “In 1975, Hammer Films mounted an expensive and ambitious adaptation of the hit comic book Vampirella. The film failed to make it into production, but for one night only, an incredible cast including Georgina Dugdale, Jonathan Rigby and Hammer legend Caroline Munro perform a live reading of the original Christopher Wicking script.”

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? d. Astra Taylor, 2018 + Intro by the director at The Whitechapel Gallery (17 OCT 19:00):

  • “Writer, activist and filmmaker Astra Taylor presents her latest acclaimed documentary essay, an exploration of the radical meanings of democracy, filmed internationally on location and featuring Silvia Federici and Cornel West among other key thinkers of our time.”

VESSEL d. Diana Whitten, 2014 + Guest Speaker at Peckhamplex (17 OCT 20:30):

  • Dispatch FMI presents: “A documentary that follows Dutch doctor and activist Rebecca Gomperts as she organises Women on the Waves, a team who sail around the world providing free and safe abortions in international waters for women with no legal alternative. The team face immense scrutiny and backlash but ultimately thrive due to their solidarity and creative resourcefulness.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • THE BEACH BUM d. Harmony Korine, 2019 preview presented by VICE at Rio Cinema (17 OCT 18:30). CORPUS CHRISTI aka Boże Ciało d. Jan Komasa, 2019 UK Premiere presented by POSK Cinema at Polish Social and Cultural Association (17 OCT 19:30). EXTRA INNINGS d. Albert Dabah & Brian Dillinger, 2018 presented by UK Jewish Film at JW3 (17 OCT 11:30 & 16:20). GAME FACE d. Michiel Thomas, 2015 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (17 OCT 19:00). HOME d. Sarah Outen, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Hackney (17 OCT 18:30). Kino’s Short Film Open-Mic at Candid Arts (17 OCT 19:00). PAIN AND GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at The David Lean (17 OCT 14:30 & 19:30). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (17 OCT 21:00). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at at Ciné Lumière (17 OCT 19:00). UNDER THE KNIFE d. Susan Steinberg, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (17 OCT 18:00 & 20:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE part of LIVE CULTURES at Close-Up (15 to 25 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE part of LIVE CULTURES at Close-Up (15 to 25 OCT).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

“Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with”:

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

“Exploring how directors have sought an aura of verisimilitude.” Includes:

BLACK HISTORY (EVERY) MONTH at Genesis Cinema (OCT):

  • Includes: DOLEMITE IS MY NAME d. Craig Brewer, 2019 (11 OCT 18:15); SELMA d. Ava DuVernay, 2015 presented by Caramel Film Club (11 OCT 21:00); FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2018 + Q&A with the director (14 OCT 18:15); DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST d. Julie Dash, 1993 presented by We Are Parable (15 OCT 18:30); and, HERO d. Frances-Anne Solomon, 2018 + Panel presented by Black History Studies (17 OCT 20:40).

BLACK HISTORY MONTH at Everyman Cinemas (OCT):

“Everyman brings you a selection of films to celebrate Black History Month.” Includes:

  • FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2018 (11 OCT 18:45 – King’s Cross / 11 OCT 20:30 – Muswell Hill ); BOYZ N THE HOOD d. John Singleton, 1991 (12 OCT 22:30 – Screen On The Green / Crystal Palace); WAITING TO EXHALE d. Forest Whitaker, 1995 + Panel presented by Refinery29 (15 OCT 18:30 – King’s Cross); and, PURPLE RAIN d. Albert Magnoli, 1984 + Live Music presented by We Are Parable (15 OCT 19:30 – Crystal Palace).

BLOOD ON EARTH: FILMS FROM THE AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN DIASPORA at Deptford Cinema (12 OCT to 23 NOV):

“A series of films embracing work which explores the human condition through stories from the African and Caribbean diaspora.” Includes:

CARLOS ACOSTA’S CINE CLUB at Wimbledon Library (15 to 17 OCT – FREE!/No booking required):

Film Merton presents: “International artist, choreographer and English National Ballet’s youngest principle dancer, Carlos Acosta has chosen three film classics which Film Merton are delighted to bring to the big screen.” Includes:

CLOSE-UP ON DJIBRIL DIOP MAMBÉTY at Close-Up (05 to 20 OCT):

“We’re proud to present the films of the legendary African director, actor, orator, composer, and poet Djibril Diop Mambéty. After the late Pan-African greats Ousmane Sembène and Med Hondo, Mambéty came to innovate filmmaking for all Africa and the world with his signature mix of wild narrative style, rich traditional symbolism and virtuoso editing technique with impeccable political commitment.” Includes:

  • TOUKI BOUKI d. Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1973 (14 OCT 20:15).

CLOSE-UP ON KIRA MURATOVA at Close-Up (16 to 26 OCT):

“A year after her passing we remember the neglected – Romania born – Ukrainian auteur Kira Muratova with a rare programme of films selected from across her expansive career, presented in collaboration with the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre.” Includes:

CLOSE-UP ON RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at Close-Up (01 OCT to 01 DEC):

“Marking the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – and programmed in parallel to our upcoming Jürgen Böttcher retrospective with the Goethe-Institut – we’re pleased to present a selection of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film and television works from across his vast, yet tragically short lived ouvre.” Includes:

DANCE UMBRELLA: SUNDAY SHORTS at Barbican (13 to 27 OCT):

“Dance Umbrella’s SUNDAY SHORTS serve up three mixed bills of choreographically inspired short film.” Includes:

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

  • Includes: ZODIAC 35mm d. David Fincher, 2007 (17 OCT 20:15).

HIDDEN FIGURES: EUZHAN PALCY at Barbican (06 to 26 OCT):

“Showcasing the work of accomplished Martinique director, Euzhan Palcy as part of Hidden Figures; a programme showcasing great directors who deserve greater recognition in the UK.” Includes:

HITCHCOCKTOBER at The Birds E11 (03 OCT to 01 NOV – FREE!/Paid reservations & packages available!):

“Hitch’s best, for free.” Includes:

  • HITCHCOCK d. Sacha Gervasi, 2012 (13 OCT 18:00); and, THE 39 STEPS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1935 (17 OCT 20:00).

KAZUHIRO SODA at Deptford Cinema (06 OCT to 10 NOV):

“A season of documentary films by the Japanese filmmaker.” Includes:

  • CAMPAIGN d. Kazuhiro Soda, 2007 (17 OCT 19:15).

LIVE CULTURES at Close-Up (15 to 25 OCT):

“Making a case against human superiority in the natural world, this programme of experimental film and documentaries turns a nonhuman eye to the things which ooze, sprout, and crawl. Curated by NFTS student Ben Driscoll.” Includes:

MAURICE PIALET AND THE NEW FRENCH REALISM at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

“A two-part exploration of an uncompromising director and the impact he’s made on recent French cinema and its actors.” Includes:

  • LOULOU d. Maurice Pialat, 1980 (14 OCT 18:10).
  • Sight & Sound Deep Focus: SAVAGE NIGHTS 35mm d. Les Nuits Fauves d. Cyril Collard, 1992 (14 OCT 20:30); SOUND & FURY aka De bruit et de Fureur d. Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988 (15 OCT 18:00); and, WILD REEDS 35mm aka Les Roseaux Sauvages d. André Téchiné, 1994 (15 OCT 20:45).

MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema (12 OCT to 14 DEC):

“MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema.” Includes:

  • THE DAMNED d. Joseph Losey, 1961 + Discussion with Ranjit S. Ruprai & Millicent Thomas (12 OCT 23:30).

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

“Dust off your dancing shoes, practice your scales and join us for some heart-lifting movies, special events and joyful singalongs.” Includes:

NEWMAN’S OWN: THE EARLY FILMS OF PAUL NEWMAN at Regent Street Cinema (01 SEP to 27 OCT):

“Paul Newman – the man with the most famous blue eyes in history – rose to fame when he starred in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, then cemented his status in Hollywood with a string of hits.” Includes:

NIGHTLIFE: OURSELVES, OUR SPACES ON FILM at Barbican (15 to 29 OCT):

“What happens in bars and clubs across the world after dark? This season takes you on a nocturnal journey full of passion, transgression and joy, through New York’s Studio 54, unified Berlin, neon-lit Taipei, and rough and ready Mexico City, as well as exploring the vanishing queer spaces of London.” Includes:

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

SYSTEM OF CARE at Deptford Cinema (14 OCT to 24 NOV):

Wavelength presents: “A new season of non-fiction films exploring care for the elderly, the mentally ill and neuro-diverse adults.” Includes:

  • ISLAND d. Steven Eastwood, 2017 + Q&A with the director (14 OCT 19:15); and, AMÉRICA d. Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, 2018 + Short: CHIYO d. Chiemi Shimada, 2019 + Intro by Chiemi Shimada (24 OCT 19:15).

THRILLERS & KILLERS & MONSTERS, OH MY! at The Prince Charles (27 SEP to 01 NOV):

“We bring you a strand of dark, twisted, scary, fun and bloody cinema!” Includes:

TNB BHM2019 various venues (07 to 31 OCT):

The New Black Film Collective celebrates Black History Month. Includes:

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 + Panel + Performance (17 OCT 20:30 – Stratford East Picturehouse).

WITCHES & VAMPIRES at House Of Vans (03 to 27 OCT – FREE!/No booking required):

“For the month of magic and darkness, House of Vans brings you some of our favourite films featuring some of our favourite dark magical creatures.” Includes:


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: 24 SNOW, part of Native Spirit Film Festival (12 to 20 OCT 2019).
Films in London this week: 24 SNOW, part of Native Spirit Film Festival (12 to 20 OCT 2019).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: FARMING at Catford Mews (11 to 17 OCT).
Films in London this week: FARMING at Catford Mews (11 to 17 OCT).

BEANPOLE d. Kantemir Balagov, 2019 at ICA (11 to 17 OCT):

  • “Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov’s hypnotic and rigorous third feature confirms his impressive capacity to deliver strong, accurate and delicate portraits of individuals in past and contemporary Russia.”

FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2019 at Catford Mews (11 to 17 OCT):

  • “Based on the writer/director’s childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.”

YOUR TURN d. Eliza Capai, 2019 at DocHouse (until 17 OCT):

  • “Following the student movement from the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018, YOUR TURN captures an urgent time in Brazilian politics. In the wake of the economic and social crisis, students protest and occupy hundreds of schools.”

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

  • BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 23 OCT). THE DAY SHALL COME d. Christopher Morris, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 to 17 OCT). DOLEMITE IS MY NAME d. Craig Brewer, 2019 at The Prince Charles (11 to 22 OCT). THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Watermans (11 to 24 OCT). FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 17 OCT). GOOD POSTURE d. Dolly Wells, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 17 OCT). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 17 OCT). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 at The Lexi (until 17 OCT). JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (until 17 OCT). MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson, 2019 at DocHouse (13 to 17 OCT). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (14 to 20 OCT). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (until 17 OCT). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ICA (until 17 OCT). TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE d. Ali Jaberansari, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (11 to 17 OCT).

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