SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [12 to 18 APR 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 12 // SAT 13 // SUN 14 // MON 15 // TUE 16 // WED 17 // THU 18


FEATURED ATTRACTION

WAR IS A TENDER THING d. Adjani Arumpac, 2013 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (15 APR 18:30):

  • Filikino presents: “An intimate documentary tracing the history of the Muslim-Christian conflict in Mindanao. Director Jaja Arumpac explores the conflict through her family, uncovering stories of adversity and survival.”

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  • Our collab with SUPAKINO & partners continues with new episodes of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema slated for 11 MAY & 15 JUN. Programme announcements coming soon…
  • Hot on the heels of the Essay Film Festival comes ICA’s own Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR), an annual event dedicated to groundbreaking “cinema of the real”.
  • Each month we travel across London to see as many of our featured attractions as we can. We’ve posted our screening notes from last month [MARCH]. Not all journeys ended well….

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 12

Films in London this week: WILD ROSE at Barbican (12 APR).
Films in London this week: WILD ROSE at Barbican (12 APR).

FRENCH WAVES d. Julian Starke + Q&A with the director at House Of Vans (12 APR  19:00 – FREE!/Booking required):

  • Doc’n Roll presents a UK premiere: “Through the testimonials of iconic French and International artists from years past and today, FRENCH WAVES looks at the history of French electronic music as seen through the eyes of the younger generation.”

RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (12 APR 18:30):

  • “Banned in Kenya for its nuanced depiction of a lesbian romance, RAFIKI was a major discovery at Cannes, the first Kenyan film to be shown in Un Certain Regard. From director Wanuri Kahiu, this is a tender and neon-drenched delight about self-discovery.”

WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 + Q&A with screenwriter Nicole Taylor & producer Faye Ward + LIVE POETRY by Be Manzini at Barbican (12 APR 18:20):

  • #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is a great country singer. Unfortunately, she’s also an ex-con with an electronic tag, two young children to support and a disapproving mother (Julie Walters). And, she’s based in Glasgow. Following this special screening, there will be a discussion hosted by Oscar-winning producer and the director of Birds’ Eye View, Mia Bays.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at DocHouse (12 APR 20:50). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at The Prince Charles (12 APR 12:50). CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (12 APR 16:20). ENTER THE VOID d. Gaspar Noé, 2009 at The Prince Charles (12 APR 20:45). GURUMBÉ, 2016 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (12 APR 19:00). LEAVE NO TRACE d. Debra Granik, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis Club (12 APR 19:30). LOST IN TRANSLATION 35mm d. Sofia Coppola, 2003 at The Prince Charles (12 APR 18:25). PAID d. Sam Wood, 1930 presented by Women & Cocaine at The Cinema Museum (12 APR 19:30). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Barbican (12 APR 18:00).


SAT 13

Films in London this week: THE LAST WITNESS at Rio Cinema (13 APR).
Films in London this week: THE LAST WITNESS at Rio Cinema (13 APR).

Blinking Buzzards – Quarterly Meeting of the UK Buster Keaton Society at The Cinema Museum (13 APR 16:00):

  • “As part of the Museum’s Charlie Chaplin month, we are showing the only two films that Keaton and Chaplin played in together: SEEING STARS, a still fairly-recent rediscovery – a promotional short from 1922; and Chaplin’s 1952 feature LIMELIGHT.”

THE LAST WITNESS d. Piotr Szkopiak, 2018 + Q&A with the director & director of photography Edward Ames at Rio Cinema (13 APR 18:30):

  • “A Katyn Memorial Day screening for BAFTA nominated director Piotr Szkopiak’s multi-award winning political thriller based on the events of Spring 1940 when 22,000 Polish military and civilians were murdered by Stalin’s secret police and buried in mass graves in the Katyn Forest. The massacre was blamed on the Germans and covered up by the British and Americans.”

SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN 35mm d. Stephen Kijak, 2006 + Q&A with the director & producer Mia Bays at Curzon Soho (13 APR 15:30):

  • “In tribute to Scott Walker, who has died aged 76, we screen a 35mm print of the acclaimed 2006 portrait of the singer-songwriter, followed by a Q&A from the film’s director Stephen Kijak and producer Mia Bays.”

WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 + Q&A with screenwriter Nicole Taylor + LIVE POETRY by Be Manzini + ARTER PARTY at Everyman Kings Cross (13 APR 19:45):

  • #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is a great country singer. Unfortunately, she’s also an ex-con with an electronic tag, two young children to support and a disapproving mother (Julie Walters). And, she’s based in Glasgow.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (13 APR 18:30). ALI ZAOUA: PRINCE OF THE STREETS d. Nabil Ayouch, 2000 presented by Maghreb Ciné at Brixton Community Base (13 APR 17:00). BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 at The Prince Charles (13 APR 21:00). BEING JOHN MALKOVICH d. Spike Jonze, 1999 at Everyman Screen On The Green (13 APR 23:30). END OF LIFE d. John Bruce & Paweł Wojtasik, 2018 at ICA (13 APR 14:00). HEATHERS d. Michael Lehmann, 1988 at The Prince Charles (13 APR 20:45). THE HOLE IN THE GROUND d. Lee Cronin, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (13 APR 18:30 & 20:30). MINDING THE GAP d. Bing Lui, 2018 at DocHouse (13 APR 20:30). THE NEVERENDING STORY d. Wolfgang Petersen, 1984 at The Prince Charles (13 APR 12:45). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at The Lexi (13 APR 18:20). SHARKWATER EXTINCTION d. Rob Stewart, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (13 APR 15:00). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Barbican (13 APR 20:40). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Barbican (13 APR 16:00).


SUN 14

Films in London this week: LA BÊTE HUMAINE at Ciné Lumière (14 APR).
Films in London this week: LA BÊTE HUMAINE at Ciné Lumière (14 APR).

THE CHEWING GUM MAN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST BEN WILSON d. Marc Hardman + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 APR 15:30):

  • “For the past 13 years Ben Wilson has been creating beautiful, miniature artworks from the discarded chewing gum thrown away by Londoners. THE CHEWING GUM MAN takes a private look at Ben’s creative process, his unique view of life and the reasons behind his tireless and never-ending mission to show us that ‘art can happen anywhere’.”

LA BÊTE HUMAINE d. Jean Renoir, 1938 + INTRO/SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Ciné Lumière (14 APR 14:00):

  • “Lantier is a train engineer who falls madly in love with his superior’s wife, Severine. When working one day, he witnesses them both murder their former employer. He decides not to say anything to save the woman he loves… Zola’s powerful study of the ‘best in man’ chimes marvellously with the themes of poetic realism.”

ORLANDO d. Sally Potter, 1992 + DISCUSSION at Deptford Cinema (14 APR 14:30):

  • Deptford Film & Book Club presents: “We focus on a collaboration between two women auteurs: film director Sally Potter’s ORLANDO (1992), which is freely adapted from Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography (1928), the fictional memoir of her friend and lover Vita Sackville West.”

SUEDE: THE INSATIABLE ONES d. Mike Christie, 2018 + INTRO/Q&A by the director at Moth Club (14 APR 19:00 – WAITING LIST!):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: “From acclaimed director Mike Christie who’s film-making career actually began while working with Suede, after meeting them during the band’s 1993 collaboration with Derek Jarman. SUEDE:THE INSATIABLE ONES arrives 25 years after the release of their monumental first album Suede, and in the wake of their brilliant new opus The Blue Hour.”

THE TRIAL OF RATKO MLADIC d. Robert Miller, 2018 + PANEL at JW3 (14 APR 19:00):

  • “The panel will consist of Peter McCloskey, Senior Trial Attorney for the Office of the Prosecutor responsible for the Srebrenica portion of the case, Dan Ivetic, defence co-counsel for General Mladic, and the filmmakers Henry Singer and Rob Miller. The panel will evaluate the challenges of prosecuting and defending General Mladic, and the work and legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (14 APR 18:00). CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 presented by Unicorn Nights at The Prince Charles (14 APR 18:05). THE IMAGE YOU MISSED d. Dónal Foreman, 2018 at ICA (14 APR 13:45). Jim Jarmusch Lecture By Geoff Andrew presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (14 APR 15:00). LA BELLE EQUIPE d. Julien Duvivier, 1936 + INTRO by Jon Davies at The Cinema Museum (14 APR 14:30). NERVOUS TRANSLATION d. Shireen Seno, 2018 at JW3 (14 APR 15:30). REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 at The Prince Charles (14 APR 15:15).


MON 15

Films in London this week: CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND at Curzon Soho (15 APR).
Films in London this week: CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND at Curzon Soho (15 APR).

CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (15 APR 18:30):

  • “The story of a group of children born in the High Himalayas of Nepal – a remote area of great natural beauty but where life is extremely tough. From just four years old, some children are sent by their parents to the capital city, Kathmandu, to a school run by a Buddhist monk in the hope that education will give them a better chance in life.”

WAR IS A TENDER THING d. Adjani Arumpac, 2013 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (15 APR 18:30):

  • Filikino presents: “An intimate documentary tracing the history of the Muslim-Christian conflict in Mindanao. Director Jaja Arumpac explores the conflict through her family, uncovering stories of adversity and survival.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 16

Films in London this week: L'AMATORE at The Italian Cultural Institute (16 APR).
Films in London this week: L’AMATORE at The Italian Cultural Institute (16 APR).

KARL LAGERFELD, A LONELY KING d. Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai, 2008 + INTRO by Justine Picardie at Ciné Lumière (16 APR 19:45):

  • “Special screening in memory of designer and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, preceded by an introductory talk by Justine Picardie, editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar UK and author of the definite Chanel biography, Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life.”

L’AMATORE d. Maria Mauti, 2016 + Q&A with the director at the Italian Cultural Institute (16 APR 18:30 – FREE!):

  • “This documentary is a journey within the intimate folds of a well-known architect, Piero Portaluppi, who worked during the twenty years of Fascism, through the discovery of his work in the present and through his film journals: unreleased 16 mm archives shot and edited by the architect.”

POND LIFE d. Bill Buckhurst, 2018 + Q&A at Picturehouse Central (16 APR 18:30):

  • “Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water’s edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (16 APR 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at DocHouse (16 APR 20:15). CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (16 APR 16:30). DEAR GOD [SHORT] + MAGIC MEN d. Guy Nattiv & Erez Tadmor, 2014 at JW3 (16 APR 15:30). END OF LIFE d. John Bruce & Paweł Wojtasik, 2018 at ICA (16 APR 14:00). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at The David Lean (16 APR 19:30). LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (16 APR 13:45). NERVOUS TRANSLATION d. Shireen Seno, 2018 at JW3 (16 APR 20:30). REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 at The Prince Charles (16 APR 18:25). SCOTT WALKER: 30TH CENTURY MAN d. Stephen Kijak, 2006 Screened in tribute to Scott Walker by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (16 APR 20:00). SWEET COUNTRY d. Warwick Thornton, 2017 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (16 APR 20:00). THE WITNESS, 2018 at DocHouse (16 APR 18:30). WORKING WOMAN d. Michal Aviad, 2018 presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (16 APR 20:30).


WED 17

Films in London this week: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS at The Castle Cinema (17 APR).
Films in London this week: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS at The Castle Cinema (17 APR).

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS d. Jaromil Jireš, 1970 + INTRO by Tree Carr at The Castle Cinema (17 APR 21:00):

  • Zodiac Film Club presents: “It’s our birthday month, and we’re celebrating by inviting our first guest curator to pick the film. Mystic, musician, filmmaker, lucid dream guide and all round astonishing woman Tree Carr has selected Jaromil Jireš’ 1970 film, VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS.”

WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 + Q&A with screenwriter Nicole Taylor at Picturehouse Gate (17 APR 18:00):

  • “Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Her mum Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CALAMITY JANE d. David Butler, 1953 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (17 APR 14:00). DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (17 APR 20:00). GRAND HOTEL 35mm d. Edmund Goulding, 1932 at Regent Street Cinema (17 APR 12:00 & 15:30). HANNAH d. Andrea Pallaoro, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (17 APR 20:50). LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (17 APR 20:45). MINDING THE GAP d. Bing Lui, 2018 at DocHouse (17 APR 16:20). MONSIEUR VERDOUX d. Charles Chaplin, 1947 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (17 APR 19:30). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (17 APR 14:10). VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at The Prince Charles (17 APR 15:30).


THU 18

Films in London this week: MARTÍRIO at Moving Pictures (18 APR).
Films in London this week: MARTÍRIO at Moving Pictures (18 APR).

BRITAIN ON FILM – PROTEST! d. various + INTRO by Heather McIntosh at Genesis Cinema (18 APR 21:00):

  • “At a time of intense public activism both at home and across the globe, explore the varied and fascinating history of public protest in the UK with the ICO’s new archive film programme: BRITAIN ON FILM – PROTEST!”

MARTÍRIO d. Vincent Carelli & Tatiana Almeida, 2016 at Moving Pictures (18 APR 19:00):

  • The People’s Film Club & Brazilian Women Against Fascism UK present: “This investigative film by indigenous affairs specialist Vincent Carelli provides a three-decade long account of the historical struggle for land by the Guarani Kaiowá in Mato Grosso do Sul state, one of the most vulnerable indigenous peoples in Brazil. All proceeds from this event will go to Aty Kuña – Assembléia das Mulheres Guarani e Kaiowa (Guarani and Kaiowa Women’s Assembly).”

ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON d. Simon Rumley, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Peckhamplex (18 APR 18:30):

  • “Dramatising the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone), ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.”

QUEEN NANNY: LEGENDARY MAROON CHIEFTAINESS d. Roy T. Anderson, 2015 + INTRO by Charmaine Simpson at The Lexi (18 APR 18:30):

  • Black History Studies presents: “The overlooked story of a captured queen, transported across the ocean in the belly of a slave ship, who rose up in the New World to become the leader of a new nation of free Africans: that’s the little known Queen Nanny of the Maroons, one of the most celebrated but least recognised heroines in the history of resistance.”

STYX d. Wolfgang Fischer, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (18 APR 18:30):

  • “Shot entirely at sea on a small sailing yacht, led by a magnificent multi-award winning leading performance from Susanne Wolff, stunningly photographed by Benedict Neuenfels and masterfully directed by Wolfgang Fischer, STYX is one of the most intense and thrilling films to come from Europe in years.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at DocHouse (18 APR 16:30). A LIFE IN WAVES d. Brett Whitcomb, 2017 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (18 APR 20:00). BLADE RUNNER 2049 d. Denis Villeneuve, 2017 at The Prince Charles (18 APR 20:20). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at The Prince Charles (18 APR 13:00). THE FIRST OF THE FEW d. Leslie Howard, 1942 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (18 APR 20:00). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 presented by #WomenInFilm2019 at Genesis Cinema (18 APR 18:10). THE GOOSE AND THE GANDER d. Alfred E. Green, 1935 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (18 APR 19:30). GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (18 APR 20:00). Kino’s Short Film Open-Mic at Candid Arts (18 APR 19:00). MINDING THE GAP d. Bing Liu, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (18 APR 18:30 & 20:30). MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN d. Terry Jones, 1979 at Picturehouse Central (18 APR 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). ON THE BASIS OF SEX d. Mimi Leder, 2018 at The David Lean (18 APR 14:30 HOH & 19:30). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (18 APR 20:30). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (18 APR 19:00). REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 at The Prince Charles (18 APR 15:40). SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE d. Sidney J. Furie, 1987 + LIVE SMERSH POD at Everyman Baker Street (18 APR 19:00). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Barbican (18 APR 20:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD, part of ZUMBIS at Deptford Cinema (12 APR).
Films in London this week: THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD, part of ZUMBIS at Deptford Cinema (12 APR).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (17 APR 20:20).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 03 JUN):

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

  • “A selection of films from one of Japan’s most legendary filmmakers.” Includes: DREAMS d. Akira Kurosawa, 1990 (13 APR 15:00).

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

BORN DIGITAL: RAISED BY THE INTERNET at BFI Southbank (APR):

  • “As the internet turns 30, we programme a host of innovative films, inspired by and made with the web in mind.” Includes: TEAM HURRICANE d. Annika Berg, 2017 (15 APR 20:50).

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (until 21 APR):

  • “Tarkovsky belongs to that handful of filmmakers who, with a small, concentrated body of work, created a universe.” Includes: STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (12 APR 19:30 / 17 APR 20:15); ANDREI RUBLEV d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (14 APR 16:30); NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (16 APR 20:15); and, MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974 (18 APR 20:15).

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

  • Includes: WITTGENSTEIN d. Derek Jarman, 1993 (16 APR 18:45).

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

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (until 08 JUL):

  • Includes: JUNUN d. Paul Thomas Anderson , 2015 + PTA DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEOS IN 35mm (18 APR 18:30).

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.” Includes: THE THIEF OF BAGDAD d. Alexander Korda, 1940 (12 APR 19:30).

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

  • STARMAN d. John Carpenter, 1984 (16 APR 20:45).

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

KINOTEKA: WITOLD SOBOCIŃSKI at Close-Up (08 to 14 APR):

  • “Cinema is nothing without its cinematographers, those women and men who work at the magical intersection of art and technology. Late last year, Poland sadly lost one of its early, influential cinematographers, Witold Sobociński. In partnership with Kinoteka, we celebrate his life and legacy with a selection of screenings from some of his most iconic films.” Includes: HANDS UP! d. Jerzy Skolimowski, 1981 (13 APR 18:00); THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM d. Wojciech Has, 1973 (13 APR 18:00); and, THE THIRD PART OF THE NIGHT d. Andrzej Żuławski, 1971 (14 APR 20:00).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

LIVES UNWRITTEN: WOMEN AND DOMESTIC WORK ON FILM at The Geffrye Museum of the Home (23 MAR to 27 APR):

  • “A timely exploration of the complex cultural and socioeconomic tensions of domestic labour, and its continued impact on women around the world.” Includes: Family Screening: A LITTLE PRINCESS d. Alfonso Cuarón, 1995 at The Geffrye Museum of the Home (13 APR 11:30).
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MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

  • Includes: CAPE FEAR d. Martin Scorsese, 1991 (18 APR 20:45).

THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 21 APR):

  • “Throw on your cowboy boots, stonewash jeans and “git awn down” to ArtHouse for some real-life country music film fun!” Includes: WILD ROSE (12 to 18 APR); and, A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON (13 APR 17:00).

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: AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (13 APR 14:40 / 15 APR 20:40 / 16 APR 14:30); STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 + Q&A with the director (16 APR 18:30); STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (17 APR 20:40); and, HANA 35mm d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2006 (18 APR 20:35).

POETRY IN MOTION: CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN CINEMA at Barbican (03 to 24 APR):

  • “A film season reflecting on how the tradition of storytelling, so deeply rooted in Persian culture, comes alive in cinema.” Includes: TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE d. Ali Jaberansari, 2018 + Q&A with the director (13 APR 18:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!); HENDI & HORMOZ d. Abbas Amini, 2018 + Q&A with The screening will be followed by a discussion with British-Iranian painter Hana (14 APR 16:00); and, JANBAL d. Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam, 2017 + Skype Q&A with the directors (17 APR 18:30).

SECRETS, MYSTERY, ABSURDITY: THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH at Genesis Cinema (02 to 25 APR):

SMART ROBOTS, MORTAL ENGINES: STANISLAW LEM ON FILM at Barbican (11 to 16 APR):

  • “Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, nanotechnology, trans-humanism: Polish author Stanislaw Lem was thinking and writing about today’s hot topics many decades ago.” Part of Life Rewired. Includes: SILENT STAR d. Kurt Maetzig, 1959 (13 APR 16:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!); SOLYARIS d. Lidiya Ishimbaeva & Boris Nirenburg, 1968 + INTRO (14 APR 15:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!); and, THE INTERROGATION OF PILOT PIRX d. Marek Piestrak, 1979 (16 APR 18:45 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

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

  • Includes (some dubbed versions also screening): GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES d. Isao Takahata, 1988 (14 APR 13:20 / 18 APR 18:10).

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

ZUMBIS at Deptford Cinema (until 12 APR):

  • “A season of zombie films from around the world.” Includes: THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD d. Dominique Rocher, 2018 (12 APR 20:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Frames Of Representation: NORMAL (13 APR).
Frames Of Representation: NORMAL (13 APR).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT at The Prince Charles (12 to 18 APR).
Films in London this week: THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT at The Prince Charles (12 to 18 APR).

THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT d. Robert D. Krzykowski, 2018 at The Prince Charles (12 to 18 APR).

  • “Decades after ending World War II by assassinating Adolf Hitler in an undercover operation, unsung American hero Calvin Barr is called upon by the government to hunt down the fabled Bigfoot, the carrier of a deadly plague that could destroy humanity.”

MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (12 to 18 APR):

  • “Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.”

WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 APR):

  • “Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (BEAST), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense.”

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

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 APR). A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Rich Mix (12 to 18 APR). A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 APR). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 18 APR). BLADE RUNNER : THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at The Prince Charles (until 17 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (until 18 APR). COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (until 20 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 17 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at Moving Pictures (until 17 APR). THE HOUSE BY THE SEA d. Robert Guédiguian, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (15 to 21 APR). THE KEEPER d. Marcus H. Rosenmüller, 2018 at JW3 (12 to 18 APR). LAST BREATH d. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa, 2019 at DocHouse (until 18 APR). OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (12 to 18 APR). SKY & GROUND d. Talya Tibbon & Joshua Bennett, 2017 at DocHouse (12 to 18 APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 18 APR). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (12 to 18 APR). WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 at The Lexi (15 to 18 APR). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Watermans (12 to 18 APR APR). YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY at Rio Cinema (12 to 18 APR).

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