SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [12 to 18 OCT 2018]

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


FRI 12 // SAT 13 // SUN 14 // MON 15 // TUE 16 // WED 17 // THU 18


Featured attraction: Kennington Bioscope presents DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME 35mm + filmmaker Bill Morrison In Conversation with Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (18 OCT 19:00): “You don’t just watch DAWSON CITY. You step into it and draw back a magical curtain on the past, entering a world of buried memory that’s the precursor to our own.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety.


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: MAMA COLONEL at CentrE17 (12 OCT).
Films in London this week: MAMA COLONEL at CentrE17 (12 OCT).

THE BIG LEBOWSKI – 20TH Anniversary Screening + Party at Genesis Cinema (12 OCT 21:00 – Free! / Booking recommended):

  • Genesis invites you to the event of events, the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the cultiest cult movies of all times… Get your dressing gown on and head to Bar Paragon for a White Russian or two to get you in the mood for the main course, the masterpiece itself!

GUN NO. 6 + Q&A with director James Newton at DocHouse (12 OCT 18:30):

  • This investigative doc tracks the journey of Gun No. 6: Britain’s most wanted firearm. For over a decade during the early-2000s, when shootings in Britain were at their highest, Gun No. 6 changed hands to be used in 11 cases and 3 murders.
  • GUN NO. 6 the enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (12 to 18 OCT).

MAMA COLONEL at CentrE17 (12 OCT 19:00):

  • Last Frame Club presents: Colonel Honorine Manyole, commonly known as ‘Mama Colonel’ works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Through the portrait of this brave and tenacious woman, this film addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC and the difficulty of overcoming the past war.

SINK + Q&A with writer/director Mark Gillis at Peckhamplex (12 OCT 20:30):

  • SINK is a feature film, shot mainly in South East London, written and directed by Mark Gillis. It’s about Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the Crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character, but it’s the only way he can see of keeping his family together.
  • SINK then enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (13 to 17 OCT).

More films in London today (A – Z): ENTERPRICE + Q&A with director Kayode Ewumi at Vue Westfield Stratford City (12 OCT 19:00). LOVE, SIMON presented by Screen25 in partnership with Croydon Pride at Harris Academy South Norwood (12 OCT 19:45).


SAT 13

Films in London this week: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Christ Church Southgate (13 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Christ Church Southgate (13 OCT).

A NORTHERN SOUL + Q&A with director Sean McAllister at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (13 OCT 19:00):

  • Sean McAllister returns to his hometown, Hull, as curator of its UK City of Culture opening. Back living with his 90-year-old parents and reflecting on changes to a city hit by cuts and divided by Brexit, Sean is drawn to the fringes of town where he encounters Steve – a struggling warehouse worker with a love for hip hop.

A VERY CARIBBEAN POT + PANEL with director Timuchin Dindjer at Lexi Cinema (13 OCT 15:00):

  • Premiere of a new doc which recounts stories from people who were part of the Windrush generation. The film, made down the road from the Lexi, records the stories of people who came to London from the Caribbean in the period 1950 – 1980. It is based on testimony from people at the Pepper Pot Social Centre in Ladbroke Grove.

Blinking Buzzards: Quarterly meeting of the UK Buster Keaton Society at The Cinema Museum (13 OCT 16:00):

  • The UK Buster Keaton Society presents: The society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian. The last meeting of the year is a request session, so expect to see beloved gems chosen by Society members.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME + LIVE ORGAN by David Hinit at Christ Church Southgate (13 OCT 19:30):

  • Talkies Community Cinema presents: In 15th-century Paris, Jehan (Brandon Hurst), the evil brother of the archdeacon, lusts after a Gypsy named Esmeralda (Patsy Ruth Miller) and commands the hunchback Quasimodo (Lon Chaney) to capture her. Military captain Phoebus (Norman Kerry) also loves Esmeralda and rescues her, but the Gypsy is not unsympathetic to Quasimodo’s condition, and an unlikely bond forms between them.

PARABLE FOR THE RETURN + INTRO by filmmaker Juan Soto at Birkbeck Cinema (13 OCT 14:00):

  • Juan Soto who will present two recent works PARABLE OF THE RETURN (2016) and TOO LATE FOR THE CINEMA (2014). Juan is a London based filmmaker and editor from Colombia whose works poetically explore intersections of memory and history.

More films in London today (A – Z): BLACK ’47 at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 OCT 17:25). DOWN TO EARTH + INTRO at Ritzy (13 OCT 12:00). IMO at Deptford Cinema (13 OCT 20:00). COLD WAR at Regent Street Cinema (13 OCT 13:30, 15:15 & 17:00). PETER RABBIT presented by Stow Film Lounge at CentrE17 (13 OCT 10:30).


SUN 14

Films in London this week: UNA VITA SPERICOLATA at Genesis Cinema (14 OCT).
Films in London this week: UNA VITA SPERICOLATA at Genesis Cinema (14 OCT).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE + DISCUSSION at Deptford Cinema (14 OCT 14:30):

  • Deptford Cinema Film & Book Club presents: A new book and film club for avid readers and cinephiles. Every second Sunday afternoon of the month, we will meet up to watch a film adaptation of a book or a writer’s biopic. After the screening, there will be an informal chat about the book and the film, upstairs in the bar. There will be cake!

FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL SCREENING + Q&A with director Josh Appignanesi at Moth Club (14 OCT 15:00):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, Female Human Animal is a psycho-thriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life – and modern men – have to offer her.

LIVE AND LET DIE + THE WILD GEESE at The Cinema Museum (14 OCT 13:30):

  • The Roger Moore Film Festival presents: LIVE AND LET DIE – With its exploitation of the blaxploitation genre and Wings title sequence, it’s a great early 70s period piece. Drugs and race relations also feature in THE WILD GEESE where Moore plays Lt Shawn Flynn, a gun for hire.

UNA VITA SPERICOLATA + Q&A with director Marco Ponti at Genesis Cinema (14 OCT 18:00):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: Roberto, a young mechanic on the verge of bankruptcy, and BB, a former rally pilot, become bank robbers by chance. Tracked both by police and a criminal gang to whom they accidentally stole money, the couple (and their hostage, Soledad) will begin a desperate getaway across Italy.

More films in London today (A – Z): 1945 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 OCT 19:20). ALIEN at Picturehouse Central (14 OCT 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). BLACKkKLANSMAN at Regent Street Cinema (14 OCT 20:20). BROOKLYN presented by Kennington Classics at The Cinema Museum (14 OCT 14:30). Double Bill: LA POINTE COURTE + FACES PLACES at Regent Street Cinema (14 OCT 14:30 & 16:30).  HEREDITARY at Whirled Cinema (14 OCT 18:00). SCREAM / THE CRAFT / BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (14 OCT 15:00). SINK at Regent Street Cinema (14 OCT 18:30). SUSPIRIA (1977) 4K Restoration presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (14 OCT 20:00).


MON 15

Films in London this week: PILI at Lexi Cinema (15 OCT).
Films in London this week: PILI at Lexi Cinema (15 OCT).

PILI + Q&A with director Leanne Welham & producer Sophie Harman at Lexi Cinema (15 OCT 18:30):

  • Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret. When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market-stall, Pili is desperate to have it.

SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY + Q&A at DocHouse (15 OCT 16:15):

  • We Feed The World presents: Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy.

UNDER YOUR NOSE + Q&A with filmmaker Veronica McKenzie & activist Dorothea Smartt at Peckhamplex (15 OCT 18:30 – Free!):

  • 33 years ago a group of activists came together with one aim – to open a centre for the BME LGBT community in London. Against the backdrop of 1980’s politics, Thatcherism, and burgeoning gay rights, UNDER YOUR NOSE celebrates those trailblazing human rights workers whose political legacy is still apparent today.

Vertigo! All Power to the Imagination at Close-Up Centre (15 OCT 20:15):

  • Founded in 1993 by the late Marc Karlin and a collective of key independent film-makers, thinkers, writers and activists associated with the golden age of the early radical Channel 4, Vertigo magazine established itself as a key reference for the discussion of film culture and history. Everyone attending this event will receive free “as complete a set of the entire print run as exists”.

More films in London today (A – Z): ANCHOR & HOPE at Regent Street Cinema (15 OCT 18:30). SINK at Regent Street Cinema (15 OCT 20:45).


TUE 16

Films in London this week: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD at Stratford Picturehouse (16 OCT).
Films in London this week: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD at Stratford Picturehouse (16 OCT).

THE BAND’S VISIT + Skype Q&A with Itamar Moses at JW3 (16 OCT 20:00):

  • An Egyptian brass band travels to Israel but arrives in the wrong town in this much-loved comedy featuring a classic roller skating scene. The film has recently been adapted into a multi award-winning Broadway musical. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with some of the people behind the musical.

GATEKEEPER + Q&A with director Lawrence Tooley at Austrian Cultural Forum (16 OCT 19:00 – Free!):

  • Worlds collide when Ellie, a 40-something Viennese gallery owner crashes into Alec, a 24 year old human trafficking victim trapped in Vienna. She decides to help the young Romanian get back on his feet, but as their relationship goes from awkward friendship to love both are confronted with the cruel brutality of those who would rather see them apart.

LES STANCES À SOPHIE + INTRO by Stuart Baker + DJs at Regent Street Cinema (16 OCT 19:30):

  • Soul Jazz Records presents: LES STANCES À SOPHIE is a tour-de-force Nouvelle Vague/ French New Wave film that has amazingly been lost to the world for nearly fifty years! The film features the infamous soundtrack by The Art Ensemble of Chicago, including ‘Theme de Yoyo’ featuring legendary soul singer Fontella Bass.

Peggy Seeger In Conversation + Signing + CARRY GREENHAM HOME at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 OCT 18:30):

  • Legendary singer, activist and raconteur Peggy Seeger talks live on stage about her extraordinary life and music, including her protest song Carry Greenham Home – accompanied by a rare screening of Beeban Kidron’s documentary film of the same name.

PERM-36. REFLEXION + PANEL at Pushkin House (16 OCT 19:00):

  • In this important documentary by Sergei Kachkin, three former political prisoners tell the story of their imprisonment in the “Perm-36” prison camp, one of the last camps to be closed in Soviet times. Years later they return to the camp, that has since become a Museum of the Gulag, to participate in the “Pilorama” Forum.

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD 3D + LIVE STREAMED Q&A with Peter Jackson at Stratford Picturehouse (16 OCT 18:00 – Other venues available!):

  • On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Peter Jackson presents an extraordinary new work, revealing the Great War as you’ve never seen it. Using cutting-edge technology to transform images and audio captured a hundred years ago, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story: those who were there.

More films in London today (A – Z): I GOT LIFE! presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (16 OCT 20:00). THE ODD COUPLE presented by Tufnell Park Film Club in tribute to Neil Simon at The Lord Palmerston (16 OCT 20:00). SKATE KITCHEN at The Prince Charles (16 OCT 16:00).


WED 17

Films in London this week: PETERLOO at Rich Mix (17 OCT).
Films in London this week: PETERLOO at Rich Mix (17 OCT).

THE BROMLEY BOYS + INTRO by producer TJ Herbert at Langley Park Centre (17 OCT 19:45):

  • Filmbox Community Cinema presents: A British comedy, set in 1970, in which a teenager devotes himself to supporting the worst football team in Britain, Bromley FC. Locally filmed, produced and set, this film is a must see for all Bromley borough born residents and anyone who has devoted their time to a local club, regardless of success!

Edward Burtynsky In Conversation with Gaia Vince + MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES at Regent Street Cinema (17 OCT 18:30 + 20:30):

  • The Photographer’s Gallery presents: Edward Burtynsky is known as one of the most respected photographer and filmmaker in Canada. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes explore the collective impact we as a species are having on the surface of the planet.

PETERLOO + LIVE STREAMED Q&A with Mike Leigh at Rich Mix (17 OCT 18:25 – Other venues available!):

  • Mike Leigh directs a superb ensemble cast in the rousing tale of a working class uprising and its violent suppression in Manchester in 1819. The BFI London Film Festival presents the UK Premiere of Mike Leigh’s PETERLOO live from HOME in Manchester.

Witches and Witchfinders: Sorcery and counterculture in the films of Michael Reeves at The Horse Hospital (17 OCT 19:30):

  • Speaker: Virginie Sélavy. Best known for his savage tale of religious persecution WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968), director Michael Reeves only completed three feature films in his short life. Despite this, he remains a hugely influential figure of 1960s British cinema, and a singular voice in the countercultural context of the time.

More films in London today (A – Z): 1945 at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 OCT 17:45). A QUIET PLACE presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (17 OCT 19:30). DRACULA’S DAUGHTER presented by Lobotomy Room Goes to the Movies at Fontaine’s Bar (17 OCT 20:00 – Free!). THE GUERNSEY LITERARY POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY at Rio Cinema (17 OCT 14:30). THE NARROW MARGIN presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (17 OCT 19:30). THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR presented by Screen25 in partnership with Another Night of Sisterhood at Harris Academy South Norwood (17 OCT 19:45). SKATE KITCHEN at The Prince Charles (17 OCT 13:45). THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW at Regent Street Cinema (17 OCT 12:00 & 15:30).


THU 18

Films in London this week: JOY DIVISION at Regent Street Cinema (18 OCT).
Films in London this week: JOY DIVISION at Regent Street Cinema (18 OCT).

THE CLASH: WESTWAY TO THE WORLD + Q&A with director Don Letts at Genesis Cinema (18 OCT 20:30):

  • Matters Of Vinyl Importance presents: A special screening of the Grammy Award winning documentary which allows The Clash to tell their story in their own words.

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME 35mm + filmmaker Bill Morrison In Conversation with Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (18 OCT 19:00):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: Acclaimed filmmaker Bill Morrison will join Kevin Brownlow to talk about found and lost films, documentary filmmaking, film preservation and the importance of silent film history. In addition Kennington Bioscope will also be screening two film reels found from beneath the ice in Dawson City.

JOY DIVISION + Q&A with Jon Savage at Regent Street Cinema (18 OCT 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films presents: Grant Gee’s definitive 2007 doc about the Manchester band. Written by Jon Savage and featuring candid interviews with Bernard Sumner, Tony Wilson, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris, it captures perfectly the era and the city that gave birth to one of the UK’s most important post punk groups.

PILI + Q&A with director Leanne Welham & producer Sophie Harman at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 OCT 20:00):

  • Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret. When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market-stall, Pili is desperate to have it.
  • PILI enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (12 to 18 OCT).

More films in London today (A – Z): 1945 at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 OCT 15:25). BLACK ’47 at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 OCT 17:35). Kino London’s Open-Mic Short Film Night 99th Edition at Candid Arts (18 OCT 19:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: SANJURO at Ealing Town Hall (12 OCT).
Films in London this week: SANJURO at Ealing Town Hall (12 OCT).

A SPIKE LEE MIXTAPE at Deptford Cinema (11 to 26 OCT):

CELEBRATING THE CINEMA OF SPIKE LEE at Genesis Cinema (01 to 29 OCT):

  • Marking Black History Month with free tickets for residents of Tower Hamlets (proof required at venue Box Office): Includes: DO THE RIGHT THING (15 OCT 21:00).

CLOSE-UP ON NURI BILGE CEYLAN at Close-Up (08 to 27 OCT):

  • In anticipation of the UK premiere of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s new film, THE WILD PEAR TREE this programme presents the Turkish auteur’s three preceding features. Includes: THREE MONKEYS (12 OCT 20:15); and, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (16 OCT 19:30).

CLOSE-UP ON THE TAVIANI BROTHERS at Close-Up (05 to 22 OCT):

  • The Tavianis are as concerned with corruption, abuse of power, poverty, and suffering as were the neorealists and their successors. This season focuses on three of the duo’s best known films. Includes: PADRE PADRONE (13 OCT 20:00); and, NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS (18 OCT 20:15).

THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

GNARLY MOVIE NIGHTS at House of Vans (11 to 28 OCT – Free! / No booking required):

  • “Come put your feet up in our underground cinema room and enjoy a selection of the most spine-chilling, hair-raising and plain creepy horror flicks ever made.” Includes: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (13 OCT 15:00 & 17:30); A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (14 OCT 13:00 & 15:30); and, IT FOLLOWS (18 OCT 17:00 & 19:15).

HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! at Ealing Town Hall (until 26 OCT):

  • Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents a series of films complete with action sequences, adventure and crime capers – with brains, brawn and machismo. Includes: SANJURO (12 OCT 19:30).

MASAKI KOBAYASHI: THE HUMAN CONDITION at Close-Up (06 OCT to 28 OCT):

  • Originally filmed and released in three parts, Masaki Kobayashi’s mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Includes: THE HUMAN CONDITION I: NO GREATER LOVE (14 OCT 18:00).

MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF: THE POETIC TRILOGY at Close-Up (02 to 20 OCT):

  • One of the preeminent figures of Iranian cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf has written and directed an impressive array of acclaimed films. This programme presents three of Makhmalbaf’s most lyrical films. Includes: GABBEH (13 OCT 18:00); and, THE GARDENER (17 OCT 20:15).

#WOMENINFILM2018 at Genesis Cinema (ongoing):

  • Films that have a female director/co-director, a female writer/co-writer, or a strong/iconic female lead. Includes: MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. (18 OCT 18:20).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: FORGET WINNETOU LOVING IN THE WRONG WAY at Native Spirit Film Festival (17 OCT).
Films in London this week: FORGET WINNETOU: LOVING IN THE WRONG WAY at Native Spirit Film Festival (17 OCT).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: MANDY at The Prince Charles (12 OCT to 01 NOV).
Films in London this week: MANDY at The Prince Charles (12 OCT to 01 NOV).

GUN NO. 6 at DocHouse (12 to 18 OCT):

  • This investigative doc tracks the journey of Gun No. 6: Britain’s most wanted firearm. For over a decade during the early-2000s, when shootings in Britain were at their highest, Gun No. 6 changed hands to be used in 11 cases and 3 murders.

MANDY at The Prince Charles (12 OCT to 01 NOV):

  • Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom. But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury.
  • Part of HORROROCTOBER (see seasons for listings).

PILI at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 OCT):

  • Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret. When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market-stall, Pili is desperate to have it.

More films in London this week (A – Z): ANCHOR AND HOPE at Watermans (12 to 18 OCT). BLACK ’47 at Watermans (12 to 18 OCT). COLUMBUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 OCT). THE ENDLESS at Whirled Cinema (15 to 21 OCT). FILMWORKER at The Montpelier (14 OCT to 24 OCT). THE JEWISH UNDERGROUND at DocHouse (12 to 18 OCT). KUSMAMA – INFINITY at DocHouse (12 to 18 OCT). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Prince Charles (15 to 18 OCT). SINK at Peckhamplex (12 to 17 OCT).


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