SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [12 to 18 JUL 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

BLEAK MOMENTS 35mm d. Mike Leigh, 1971 + Short: A FAMILY AFFAIR d. Florence Keith-Roach + Q&A with the directors at Phoenix Cinema (17 JUL 19:30):

  • The First Film Club presents: “Mike Leigh’s first feature film is a haunting, disturbing, yet often quietly funny study of a young woman’s isolation. Sylvia is trapped in a quiet suburban life, caring for her mentally ill sister Hilda. Both sisters long for companionship, but their failure to find it is as much due to other people’s emotional shortcomings as their own.”
  • About The First Film Club. “We deal in directorial debuts, showcasing the films that kickstart careers. Each event will open with a debut short film from an emerging director followed by the feature debut of an already established director and ending with a Q&A with both filmmakers to discuss their craft, their inspiration and what happens after that all important debut.”

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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: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at Phoenix Cinema (12 JUL).
Films in London this week: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at Phoenix Cinema (12 JUL).

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD aka Kamera o tomeru na! d. Shinichiro Ueda, 2018 + Q&A with actor Harumi Shuhama at The Prince Charles (12 JUL 20:45):

  • Third Window presents: “The film opens in a run-down, abandonad warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of where military experiments took place… Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!”

ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (12 JUL 18:15):

  • “Opening on New Years Eve, when two strangers share a cab, and developing into a distinctly modern romance, this is a story for our age that is both sexy and honest. There’s no denying the chemistry between the two leads as they go from a one night stand to moving in together and planning to start a family. But even the best-laid plans tend to go awry.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST TRUTH WORLD d. Hans Pool, 2018 at DocHouse (12 JUL 16:30). COLETTE d. Wash Westmoreland, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Bounds Green Lawn & Tennis Club (12 JUL 19:30). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at ICA (12 JUL 15:45). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (12 JUL 19:30). FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS d. Chris Foggin, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (12 JUL 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 at Bernie Grant Centre (12 JUL 19:00). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2019 at ICA (12 JUL 15:40). MEMOIR OF WAR d. Emmanuel Finkiel, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (12 JUL 16:05). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (12 JUL 18:30). WOMAN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (12 JUL 16:30).


SAT 13

Films in London this week: ANOTHER PLANET part of Deptford Animadocs at Deptford Cinema (13 JUL).
Films in London this week: ANOTHER PLANET part of Deptford Animadocs at Deptford Cinema (13 JUL).

Deptford Animadocs at Deptford Cinema (13 JUL 11:30):

  • “An exploration and celebration of Twenty-First Century animated documentary. Includes: an international programme of 16 animated documentary films; introductions by academics working in animation studies; roundtable discussion with filmmakers and scholars; and, drinks reception.”

Evidentiary Bodies: Celebrating Barbara Hammer & Carolee Schneemann at LUX (13 to 14 JUL – Part One 19:00):

  • “Join LUX and Club des Femmes for a weekend of films, introductions, memories, a zine and an exhibition of ephemera and texts to celebrate the lives and work of pioneering feminist experimental artists Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann. Free to attend and no reservation required.”

THIS IS CINEMA d. William Brown, 2019 special preview screening at Birkbeck Cinema (13 JUL 18:00 – FREE!):

  • “Shot by experienced cinematographer Tom Maine and featuring a musical score by The Last of the Species, THIS IS CINEMA is a witty and personal consideration of higher education in neoliberal times, featuring performances from professional and non-professional actors, and filmed entirely on location, including the Alton Estate, where François Truffaut shot various scenes for FAHRENHEIT 451.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 14

Films in London this week: AUDIENCE, part of Evidentiary Bodies at LUX (14 JUL).
Films in London this week: AUDIENCE, part of Evidentiary Bodies at LUX (14 JUL).

British Brown Girls Short Film Programme + Q&A with Nida Manor & Tara Joshi at Genesis Cinema (14 JUL 17:45).

  • “It’s 2019 and we are celebrating a new era of Brown British girls on television and film. Here’s to everyone seeing strong multi-dimensional Asian women on screen. Join us for screening of short films followed by a Q&A with Nida Manzoor (writer/director) hosted by Tara Joshi in partnership with gal-dem.”

Evidentiary Bodies: Celebrating Barbara Hammer & Carolee Schneemann at LUX (13 to 14 JUL – Part Two 13:00):

  • “Join LUX and Club des Femmes for a weekend of films, introductions, memories, a zine and an exhibition of ephemera and texts to celebrate the lives and work of pioneering feminist experimental artists Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann. Free to attend and no reservation required.”

Gregg Araki Lecture by Jacob Engelberg + Screening: THE DOOM GENERATION (1995 Uncut) presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (14 JUL 19:00):

  • “DEEPER INTO MOVIES celebrates the radical, queer youth movies of Gregg Araki. Jacob Engelberg is a doctoral candidate at King’s College London, where he is researching bisexual transgression in cinema. He has published work on the cinema of Gregg Araki in the Journal of Bisexuality. His introduction will look at Araki’s career, his films’ treatment of adolescent sexuality, and the wild, apocalyptic situations his characters find themselves in.”

Isiah Medina: IDIZWADIDIZ d. Isiah Medina, 2016 + Q&A with the artist at Close-Up (14 JUL 18:00):

  • “We’re pleased to invite Toronto-based experimental filmmaker Isiah Medina to present a rare screening of his work, followed by a Q&A. Featuring SEMI-AUTO COLOURS (2010), 88:88 (2015), IDIZWADIDIZ (2016) and INVENTING THE FUTURE (2019 – trailer).”

Jodie Foster: A Butch/Femme Appreciation + Zine Making at Rio Cinema (14 JUL 14:15)

  • Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest presents: “Why Jodie? Because Jodie Foster is a queer icon that we were cruising long before she came out, and this afternoon of adoration is okay to go! The packed lineup includes a queer screen icons zine making workshop in the foyer before and between the films, and a double bill: JODIE: AN ICON d. Pratibha Parmar, 1996 + CONTACT d. Robert Zemeckis, 1997.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 15

Films in London this week: LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND: THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN at Curzon Soho (15 JUL).
Films in London this week: LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND: THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN at Curzon Soho (15 JUL).

BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 + Q&A with the director & Mark Kermode at BFI Southbank (15 JUL 20:50):

  • “Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, holiday homes and stag parties to his harbour village. Summer brings simmering tensions within the community… Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, BAIT is timely, poignant and funny.”

LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND: THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN d. Andy Dunn, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (15 JUL 18:30):

  • “With a great eye and an ability to immediately put people at ease, Harold Feinstein captured searing images of Coney Island in the 40s and 50s. His black and white photography spans six decades from the 1940s and celebrates the diversity of his native city, New York. The stunning visions serve as a love letter to the Big Apple and its people.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 16

Films in London this week: RETABLO at Barbican (16 JUL).
Films in London this week: RETABLO at Barbican (16 JUL).

GWEN d. William McGregor, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actors Eleanor Worthington-Cox & Kobna Holdbrook-Smith at BFI Southbank (16 JUL 20:30):

  • “Gwen (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) lives on a farm in the beautiful hills of Snowdonia with her mother Elen (Peake) and little sister Mari. Like nearly all the local men, Gwen’s father is away at war. As she struggles to cope with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, darkness begins to take a grip on Gwen’s home, and the suspicious local community turn on her.”

RETABLO d. Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, 2017 at Barbican (16 JUL 18:30):

  • “A teenager living in a Peruvian Andes village discovers that his father has been having sex with men in this powerful, highly acclaimed drama. Screening as part of Forbidden Colours, a new strand celebrating queer films from countries where LGBTQ+ people face oppression.”

SEAHORSE: THE DAD WHO GAVE BIRTH d. Jeanie Finlay, 2019 + Q&A with the director + Freddy McConnell at Everyman King’s Cross (16 JUL 18:30):

  • Guardian Live presents: “A new feature-length documentary produced in association with The Guardian, follows one trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. This is the story of the dad who gave birth.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 17

Films in London this week: Experimenta Mixtape #4 at BFI (17 JUL).
Films in London this week: Experimenta Mixtape #4 at BFI (17 JUL).

BLEAK MOMENTS 35mm d. Mike Leigh, 1971 + Short: A FAMILY AFFAIR d. Florence Keith-Roach + Q&A with the directors at Phoenix Cinema (17 JUL 19:30):

  • The First Film Club presents: “Mike Leigh’s first feature film is a haunting, disturbing, yet often quietly funny study of a young woman’s isolation. Sylvia is trapped in a quiet suburban life, caring for her mentally ill sister Hilda. Both sisters long for companionship, but their failure to find it is as much due to other people’s emotional shortcomings as their own.”

Double Bill: The Films Of Khalik Allah: FIELD N****S, 2015 + BLACK MOTHER, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (17 JUL 19:15 + 20:40):

  • Wavelength Docs presents: “FIELD N****S – This startling hour-long portrait of summer nights on a Harlem street corner captures the emotional, physical and spiritual struggles of the neighborhood’s night trawlers with strikingly composed portraiture and hypnotically juxtaposed street footage. BLACK MOTHER – A haunting, lyrical second feature that is a kind of tone film-poem that captures the pluralism of Jamaica’s overlapping worlds, traversing the sacred and profane, the imaginative and the historical.”

Experimenta Mixtape #4 at BFI Southbank (17 JUL 18:20):

  • “An ongoing experiment in film programming. No films are announced in advance and there are no introductions or special guests, just films. Come and see what’s in store with this carefully selected batch of (potentially): artist films; experimental films; music videos; early cinema pieces; TV items and more. If hierarchies still exist here, they are at least complicated. Remember, all dogs go to heaven, or so they say.”

TIME TO DIE d. Yonni Usiskin & Matt Shea, 2019 + Panel at Rio Cinema (17 JUL 18:30):

  • VICE Studios, presents: “TIME TO DIE follows four people, all on a mission to end their own lives. Some are old and in pain; others are young but terminally ill; others are dealing with mental health issues and feel that their life is intolerable. All have become “members” of Exit International, an underground organisation that gives advice on how to achieve a peaceful death, including details on lethal drugs and guidance on how to source and administer them, even if it means breaking the law.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BEAUTIFUL BOY d. Felix van Groeningen, 2018 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (17 JUL 19:00). THE BLOND ONE d. Marco Berger, 2018 presented by BFI Flare at BFI Southbank (17 JUL 20:40). CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 + Skype Q&A with author André Aciman at Curzon Soho (17 JUL 18:10 + FREE advance proof copy of Find Me). COCKTAIL d. Roger Donaldson, 1988 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (17 JUL 20:00). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (17 JUL 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). Double Bill: IN FABRIC + BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO d. Peter Strickland, 2018 + 2012 at Regent Street Cinema (17 JUL 18:30 + 20:55). THE EDGE d. Barney Douglas, 2019 + Satellite Q&A with Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott & James Anderson at Picturehouse Hackney (17 JUL 18:55). ERIN BROCKOVICH d. Steven Soderbergh, 2000 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (17 JUL 18:15 – Other Picturehouses available!). THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (17 JUL 18:30). Guardian Documentaries Presents Short Film Programme + Panel at DocHouse (17 JUL 18:30). GWEN d. William McGregor, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 JUL 19:45 – GWEN then enjoys a grind show run at the same venue, 17 to 25 JUL). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (17 JUL 19:30). JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 at Picturehouse Central (17 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at The Prince Charles (17 JUL 20:55). MOON 35mm d. Duncan Jones, 2009 at The Prince Charles (17 JUL 18:30). NAPOLEON DYNAMITE d. Jared Hess, 2004 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (17 JUL 19:30 – FREE!). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (17 JUL 18:30). THE ODD COUPLE d. Gene Saks, 1968 at Regent Street Cinema (17 JUL 12:00 & 15:30). ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 at The David Lean (17 JUL 19:30). SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS d. Stanley Donen, 1954 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (17 JUL 14:00). THE VINYL REVIVAL d. Pip Piper, 2019 + Q&A with the director & author Graham Jones Worl Premiere at Picturehouse Hackney (17 JUL 18:30). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Curzon Wimbledon (17 JUL 18:15 – Other Curzons available!). WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS 16mm d. Otto Preminger, 1950 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (17 JUL 19:30). WHO’S AFRAID OF KATHY ACKER? d. Barbara Caspar, 2008 at ICA (17 JUL 18:45).


THU 18

Films in London this week: QUEEN CHRISTINA at The Cinema Museum (18 JUL).
Films in London this week: QUEEN CHRISTINA at The Cinema Museum (18 JUL).

IF MY PUSSY COULD TALK d. Olivia Emes + QA& + DJ Afterparty at The Horse Hospital (18 JUL 19:00):

  • “Directed by Olivia Emes, IF MY PUSSY COULD TALK follows the inner workings of Nick Townsend’s mind as he transforms from playful, vivacious Trixie to provocative, Sexy Nicole, a sex site swinger with a hunger for love.”

The Liberated Film Club VI with Juliet Jacques at Close-Up (18 JUL 20:15):

  • “A monthly event at Close-Up, with guests invited to introduce a film which neither they nor the audience know in advance of screening. Juliet Jacques is a journalist, critic and writer of short fiction, known for her work on the transgender experience, including her transition as a trans woman.”

QUEEN CHRISTINA 35mm d. Rouben Mamoulian, 1933 + Intro at The Cinema Museum (18 JUL 19:30):

  • Women & Cocaine x Fringe! present: “We will be screening the queerest of them all, Greta Garbo’s QUEEN CHRISTINA from 1933 in 35mm! It has been called the era’s most sophisticated examination of gender and identity. Garbo’s masterpiece sees her play the bisexual Swedish monarch who was raised from birth as a boy. She hunts, she rides, she wears men’s clothes and kisses her lady in waiting. Referring to herself a King Christina, with her masculine gait and mannerisms, the Monarch is constantly mistaken for a male.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (18 JUL 16:00). GARAGE d. Olivia Erlanger & Luis Ortega Govela, 2019 + Q&A with the artists presented by Artists’ Film Club at ICA (18 JUL 18:45). GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES d. Howard Hawks, 1953 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (18 JUL 20:00). GLORIA BELL d. Sebastián Lelio, 2018 at The David Lean (18 JUL 14:30 HOH & 19:30). HE GOT GAME d. Spike Lee, 1998 + Q&A presented by We Are Parable at Rich Mix (18 JUL 20:00). IBIZA: THE SILENT MOVIE d. Julian Temple, 2019 at DocHouse (18 JUL 14:20). THE ISLE d. Matthew Butler-Hart, 2018 + Q&A with the director & writer Tori Butler-Hart & actor Alix Wilton-Regan at The Lexi Cinema (18 JUL 18:30). JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 14:55). LATE NIGHT d. Nisha Ganatra, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (18 JUL 20:45). MARI d. Georgia Parris, 2018 presented by #WomenInFilm2019 at Genesis Cinema (18 JUL 20:45). OF FISH & FOE d. Heike Bachelier & Andy Heathcote, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at DocHouse (18 JUL 18:30). POLLOCK 35mm d. Ed Harris, 2000 + Intro/Q&A by Ben Street presented by Christie’s Education at Regent Street Cinema (18 JUL 19:00). PRISONERS OF THE MOON d. Nick Snow & Johnny Gogan, 2019 + Q&A with director Nick Snow at Genesis Cinema (18 JUL 18:30). THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET d. Jeremy Workman, 2018 at House Of Vans (18 JUL 19:00 – FREE!/Booking required).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: YI YI concludes TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (13 JUL).
Films in London this week: YI YI concludes TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (13 JUL 17:00).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles (until 29 DEC):

  • “The anniversaries of Bond, James Bond.” Includes: LICENCE TO KILL d. John Glen, 1989 (14 JUL 20:50); and, GOLDFINGER d. Guy Hamilton, 1964 (17 JUL 20:45).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 70mm d. David Lean, 1962 (16 JUL 18:30).

AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S at Barbican (until 25 JUL):

  • “After the French New Wave and the tumultuous political events of May 1968, a younger and more progressive generation of directors emerged. This season explores the work of these bold new directors.” Includes: TOUCHED IN THE HEAD d. Jacques Doillon, 1974 (18 JUL 18:45).

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

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: THE CORNETTO TRILOGY 3 Films, 1 Ticket (13 JUL 20:45).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: OBSESSIONS at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “Movies examining how cinema has depicted obsession. Part of the national Film Feels project”. Includes: VERTGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (12 JUL 20:30); LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 (13 JUL 16:15 / 18 JUL 20:40); KIND HEARTS & CORONETS d. Robert Hamer, 1949 (14 JUL 17:50 / 15 JUL 14:30); THE CONVERSATION d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 (14 JUL 20:00); THE PIANO d. Jane Campion, 1993 (15 JUL 18:15); THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen, 1998 (16 JUL 20:50); and, THE CONVERSATION d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 + Intro by Geoff Andrew (17 JUL 18:10).

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

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL):

  • “Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring.” Includes: ZODIAC d. David Fincher, 2007 (16 JUL 19:00).

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

  • “A year-long rolling season celebrating the films released in 1994.” Includes: CLERKS 35mm d. Kevin Smith, 1994 (12 JUL 18:30).

CLOSE-UP ON CLAIRE DENIS at Close-Up (08 to 31 JUL):

  • “A retrospective celebrating the work of one of our greatest artists, Claire Denis. This programme features eight films directed by Denis alongside three features she worked on as assistant director.” Includes: HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2019 (12 JUL 20:15); NO FEAR, NO DIE d. Claire Denis, 1990 (13 JUL 20:30); BEAU TRAVAIL 35mm d. Claire Denis, 1999 (15 JUL 20:15); 35 SHOTS OF RUM 35mm d. Claire Denis, 2008 (16 JUL 20:30); and, JACQUES RIVETTE – LE VEILLEUR d. Claire Denis, 1990 (17 JUL 20:30).

THE FILMS OF SPIKE JONZE at The Prince Charles (until 03 AUG):

FLAME IN THE NIGHT at ICA (JUL):

  • “To coincide with the UK release of KNIFE + HEART, the ICA presents a season of three feature films and a programme of shorts celebrating new transgressive French cinema.” Includes: KNIFE + HEART d. Yann Gonzalez, 2018 (until 18 JUL).

FRANCO PIAVOLI: 1954 – 2016 at Deptford Cinema (07 to 28 JUL):

KOREAN FILM NIGHTS: LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES at Korean Cultural Centre (JUL to AUG):

  • “Take an even deeper look into the Korean psyche and open our hearts to love − the kind of love which thrives on the margins of society, that challenges our preconceptions, that shocks us with its intensity and amazes us with its capacity to forgive and transform.” Includes: THE HAND OF FATE d. Han Hyeong-mo (18 JUL 19:00).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL):

MOVIES ON THE RIVER departing from Tower Millennium Pier (until 03 AUG):

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

  • “Explosive, transformative and challenging cinema and TV – that’s the nineties we want to explore and celebrate.” Includes: THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT d. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez, 1999 (13 JUL 20:50); SONATINE d. Takeshi Kitano, 1993 (14 JUL 20:20); Global Cinema in the 1990s panel discussion (16 JUL 18:20); LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (16 JUL 20:45); FESTEN 35mm d. Thomas Vinterberg, 1998 (17 JUL 20:30); and, SAFE 35mm d. Todd Haynes, 1995 (18 JUL 18:20).

NOIRS at House Of Vans (07 JUL to 03 AUG):

  • “From the classics all the way through to the modern homage. If you like mystery and hard boiled crime, we’ve got a treat for you.” Includes: TAXI DRIVER (12 JUL 17:00 & 19:15); DOUBLE INDEMNITY (13 JUL 15:00 & 17:30); and, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (14 JUL 13:00 & 15:30).

QUEER SQUEE at various venues (30 JUN to 27 JUL):

  • “Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest presents a series of double bills celebrating LGBT Fandom. Expect insights into the hunt for Judy’s ruby slippers, celebration of the Beyhive and at least one in depth profile of Jodie Foster.” Includes: Jodie Foster: A Butch/Femme Appreciation + Zine Making at Rio Cinema (14 JUL 14:15).

REVENGE at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (JUN to JUL):

  • “We launch into our next programme with a vengeance, looking at the theme that is the driving force behind many character motivations, narrative arches and a staple of genre films.” Includes: THE AMERICAN FRIEND d. Wim Wenders, 1977 (12 JUL 19:30).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

SALON MEXICO: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “With stars, directors and films to rival Hollywood, Mexican cinema of the 30s-50s saw a surge in production, from music-infused dramas to romance and thrillers.” Includes: LA OTRA d. Roberto Gavaldón, 1946 (13 JUL 18:15); ENAMORADA d. Emilio Fernández, 1946 (14 JUL 20:40); MACLOVIA 35mm d. Emilio Fernández, 1948 (15 JUL 20:30); THE WOMAN OF THE PORT d. Arcady Boytler & Raphael J Sevilla, 1934 (16 JUL 18:10); and, SALÓN MÉXICO d. Emilio Fernández, 1949 (18 JUL 20:45).

THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (until 21 JUL):

  • “Exploring how theatre has inspired the greatest filmmakers, from Bergman and Almodóvar, to Truffaut and Cassavetes, this season of classics centres on the stage, performance and the screen.” Includes: FRENCH CANCAN d. Jean Renoir, 1954 (14 JUL 14:00).

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (JUN to JUL):

  • “A new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century.” Includes: YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (13 JUL 17:00).
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WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • “1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!” Includes: THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (12 to 18 JUL); and, LIFE 35mm d. Ted Demme, 1999 (18 JUL 18:15).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: DRACULA, part of International Vampire Film & Arts Festival at Phoenix Cinema (13 JUL).
Films in London this week: DRACULA (1958), part of International Vampire Film & Arts Festival at Phoenix Cinema (13 JUL 22:15).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: THE DEAD DON'T DIE at Genesis Cinema (12 to 18 JUL).
Films in London this week: THE DEAD DON’T DIE at Genesis Cinema (12 to 18 JUL).

THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (12 to 18 JUL):

  • “In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviours. No one quite knows why. News reports are scary and scientists are concerned. But no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville.”

GWEN d. William McGregor, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 to 25 JUL):

  • “Gwen (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) lives on a farm in the beautiful hills of Snowdonia with her mother Elen (Peake) and little sister Mari. Like nearly all the local men, Gwen’s father is away at war. As she struggles to cope with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, darkness begins to take a grip on Gwen’s home, and the suspicious local community turn on her.”
  • The run opens with a Q&A with the director (17 JUL 19:45).

OUR TIME d. Carlos Reygadas, 2018 at ICA (12 to 18 JUL):

  • “Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas’ OUR TIME is an unsparing account of a marriage in crisis, starring the director and his real-life spouse Natalia López. Disavowing the conventions of popular cinema, this deeply personal and provocative work asks challenging questions about the nature of romantic relationships outside of social norms.”

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

  • APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2019 at DocHouse (until 18 JUL). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Zhangke Jia, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (15 to 21 JUL). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL). THE BRINK d. Alison Klayman, 2019 at Barbican (12 to 18 JUL). CHILD’S PLAY d. Lars Klevberg, 2019 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 JUL). DON’T LOOK NOW d. Nicolas Roeg, 1973 at BFI Southbank (until 18 JUL). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 18 JUL). THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (12 to 18 JUL). MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 18 JUL). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 JUL). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 JUL). SAKAWA d. Ben Asamoah, 2018 at DocHouse (12 to 17 JUL). VITA & VIRGINIA d. Chanya Button, 2018 at JW3 (12 to 18 JUL). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Watermans (12 to 18 JUL). WHY THE JEWS d. John Curtin, 2018 at JW3 (14 to 18 JUL).  YESTERDAY d. Danny Boyle, 2019 at The Lexi (until 18 JUL).

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