SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [13 to 19 MAR 2020]

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 13 // SAT 14 // SUN 15 // MON 16 // TUE 17 // WED 18 // THU 19


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

About that virus… With almost-ready-to-launch Garden Cinema postponing opening night indefinitely and House Of Vans (aka House Of Free Film Nights… ) closing all events globally, COVID-19 is making its presence felt. Based on current government advice, it still appears safe to go to the movies (just keep washing those hands and consider everyone else’s health alongside your own if you show any kind of symptoms…). Whatever happens over coming weeks, we will keep across the latest advice and events as they affect London’s alternative cinema screens.


UPDATE 13 MAR: Given the number of venues taking understandable precautions in current circumstances, we are suspending our daily updates so that we can keep across announcements as they happen. Our most accurate listing will therefore be this weekly digest [13 to 19 MAR]. Apologies in advance for these changes to our services and for any inaccuracies in our listings. But most importantly, keep well and keep safe.


Looking to the week ahead, start with an International Women’s Day screening of DAISIES by our friends at Zodiac Film Club (13 MAR). If you haven’t booked in advance, you won’t be able to get in, so take the opportunity to celebrate a very different day with a timely day/date screening of FRIDAY THE 13TH at The Prince Charles. Staying with horror, we’d recommend joining World Wide Weird! for their Bollyhorror: VEERANA extravaganza, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support (14 MAR). Sunday gives one of two opportunities this week to boost your film knowledge, with The World of Studio Ghibli lecture and rare shorts presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (15 MAR). Genesis’ Revelations brings another Monday to life with Bong Joon-ho’s MOTHER (16 MAR), before that second chance to get educated with Film School’s postmodern analysis of WESTWORLD at The Cinema Museum (17 MAR). There’s another chance to see THE GREAT BUSTER with author and Keaton enthusiast David Macleod at DocHouse (18 MAR) and Nick Walker opens up Genesis Cinema’s Cult Classic Collective with a 35mm screening of Godard’s WEEKEND (19 MAR).

In this week’s repertory seasons, we’re drawn to the 4K restoration of a rarely-seen Palme d’or winner, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina’s CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE (part of AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière, 15 & 17 MAR). A WINTER’S TALE 35mm opens a new season dedicated to ÉRIC ROHMER at The Prince Charles (MAR to APR), whilst TILDA SWINTON continues to be mostly SOLD OUT! at BFI. Given our love of genre, we’re already booked for the “shot on Super 8/never read the source book” adaptation of THE CHILDREN OF THE DEAD, part of JELINEK – HANDKE AND THE SILVER SCREEN at Austrian Cultural Forum (17 MAR – FREE!).

Matching pace are this week’s film festivals. Alongside a clutch of outdoorsy events, several big-hitters loom into view: BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (18 to 29 MAR); Human Rights Watch Film Festival (12 to 20 MAR); and, Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (19 MAR TO 05 APR). Keeping the independent spirit burning, London Independent Film Festival illuminates Genesis Cinema with a filmmaker-friendly programme (13 to 22 MAR).

In new releases, we’re pleased to see Alla Kovgan’s dance film CUNNINGHAM get a grind show run at DocHouse. It also performs at Barbican where you can catch a couple of special 3D screenings (13 & 15 MAR). The 40th Anniversary 4K restoration of THE ELEPHANT MAN should be an absolute treat at Ciné Lumière, whilst BACURAU at The Castle rounds-off our pick of this week’s bunch.

There are many reasons why we’ve chosen the CARAVAGGIO fundraiser at Everyman King’s Cross (19 MAR) as our featured attraction of the week. You’ll know that Derek Jarman is our RADIANT CIRCUS godhead, and CARAVAGGIO is one of his absolute finest. You’ll also know that we’ve railed against the top-downism of director-driven programming, so it’s great to see costume designer Sandy Powell taking centre stage. However, the main reason is that saving Jarman’s former Dungeness home will preserve his legacy to inspire future generations. If you can’t get a ticket, you can donate to Art Fund’s #SaveProspectCottage campaign HERE.

See you in darkness…

Richard – Barker-In-Chief, RADIANT CIRCUS


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FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 13

What to see in London today: DAISIES at The Curtain (13 MAR).
What to see in London this week: DAISIES at The Curtain (13 MAR).

DAISIES d. Vera Chytilová, 1966 + Intro at The Curtain (13 MAR 19:00 – Tickets not available on the door/Sales end 24 hours before the event):

  • Zodiac Film Club presents: “Celebrate International Women’s Day with one of Zodiac Film Club’s most beloved female-directed films. Věra Chytilová’s DAISIES (1966) is a Czech new wave comedy about two best friends and their anti-establishment pranks. It’s a joyous riot of rule breaking. We’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love this film, nor would we wish to. Smash the patriarchy… and book in advance!”

FRIDAY THE 13TH 40th Anniversary d. Sean S. Cunningham, 1980 at The Prince Charles (13 MAR 18:30).

  • “Crystal Lake’s history of murder doesn’t deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people — Jack (Kevin Bacon), Alice (Adrienne King), Bill (Harry Crosby), Marcie (Jeannine Taylor) and Ned (Mark Nelson) — pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CUNNINGHAM 3D d. Alla Kovgan, 2019 at Barbican (13 MAR 18:35). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (13 MAR 12:30). Early, Abstract and Underground Films from the Barrelstout Archive at Birkbeck Cinema (13 MAR 18:00). EATEN BY LIONS d. Jason Wingard, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis Club (13 MAR 19:30). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 + Short: NELA presented by Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (13 MAR 19:40). LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 at ICA (13 MAR 14:15). Love The Elephant Film Night inc WHY DO ELEPHANTS KEEP DEVELOPING? d. Emile Scott Burgoyne + Q&A with the filmmakers, local traders & activists at 55 East (13 MAR 18:00). MR. JONES d. Agnieszka Holland, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (13 MAR 20:40). VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (13 MAR 15:45).

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SAT 14

What to see in London this week: VEERANA at The King & Queen (14 MAR).
What to see in London this week: VEERANA at The King & Queen (14 MAR).

Bollyhorror: VEERANA d. Shyam Ramsay & Tulsi Ramsay, 1988 + Intermission at The King & Queen (14 MAR 18:00 – FREE!/Donation requested for Macmillan Cancer Support):

  • World Wide Weird! presents: “One of the most successful of the later films by the Indian horror filmmaking dynasty, the fabulous Ramsay Brothers. The film features non stop monsterous entertainment with a few song and dance numbers for good measure! Screening the rare DVD transfer from cult film supremos Mondo Macabro.”

POSTPONED The Live Ghost Tent – Quarterly Meeting of the Laurel & Hardy Society at The Cinema Museum (14 MAR 15:00):

  • “The films we intend to show are THAT’S MY WIFE (1929), short directed by Lloyd French; TOWED IN A HOLE (1932), short directed by George Marshall; THEM THAR HILLS (1934), short directed by Charles Rogers; and THE BOHEMIAN GIRL (1936), directed by James W. Horne and Charles Rogers.”

ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Broadgate (14 MAR 16:00):

  • Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “Uniquely crafted in collaboration with the mostly first-time actors, the film follows teenager Rocks (Bukky Bakray) who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. ROCKS is a film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BEYOND THE PHOTO d. Cathy Hassan + Q&A with the director presented by Other Cinemas at The Yellow (14 MAR 19:00 – FREE!). CHICAGO d. Rob Marshall, 2002 + Live Music & Wine Tasting presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church, Lewisham (14 MAR 19:30). DOCTOR WHO: THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG d. David Maloney, 1977 + Panel re Ethnicity on Archive TV + Q&A with actor Louise Jameson at BFI Southbank (14 MAR 12:00). EMMA d. Autumn de Wilde, 2020 at Catford Mews (14 MAR 14:45). MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 + Q&A with Tracey Edwards + guests at British Museum (14 MAR 15:00). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 MAR 15:45). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (14 MAR 17:00 & 19:45). SHOWGIRLS 35mm d. Paul Verhoeven, 1995 at The Prince Charles (14 MAR 21:00). SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 presented by Deeper Into Movies at SET (14 MAR 14:00). SOUNDTRACK TO SIXTEEN d. Hillary Shakespeare, 2020 + Q&A with the filmmakers at The Prince Charles (14 MAR 14:45). SUPERMAN d. Richard Donner, 1978 at The Prince Charles (14 MAR 17:25). UMATURKA: THE CALL OF THE WATER d. Giovanna Miralles, 2016 + Talk: “Birds Of Bolivia” presented by Friends of Bolivia at Deptford Cinema (14 MAR 14:00).


SUN 15

What to see in London this week: The World of Studio Ghibli at Moth Club (15 MAR).
What to see in London this week: The World of Studio Ghibli at Moth Club (15 MAR).

The World of Studio Ghibli: A Lecture by Ghibliotheque + Ghibli Shorts at Moth Club (15 MAR 15:00):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: “Journalist and Ghibli friend Michael Leader takes you on a journey through the cinema of Japan’s Studio Ghibli. The studio’s founders, the late Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki (who is coming out of retirement again soon), have created timeless masterpieces. Although their films are distinctly Japanese, their themes are universal. No other film studio, animation or otherwise, comes close to matching Ghibli for pure cinematic experience.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CANCELLED BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (15 MAR 19:30)CUNNINGHAM 3D d. Alla Kovgan, 2019 at Barbican (15 MAR 18:05). THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER d. Beniamino Barrese, 2019 at ICA (15 MAR 16:45). EMMA d. Autumn de Wilde, 2020 at Catford Mews (15 MAR 13:00). THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (15 MAR 18:00). LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 at ICA (15 MAR 12:15). NIGHTS OF CABIRIA d. Federico Fellini, 1957 at Picturehouse Clapham (15 MAR 12:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 MAR 12:15). QUEZON’S GAME d. Matthew Rosen, 2020 at JW3 (15 MAR 15:30). VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (15 MAR 13:30).  YOUR NAME d. Makoto Shinkai, 2016 at The Prince Charles (15 MAR 11:45).


MON 16

What to see in London this week: MOTHER at Genesis Cinema (16 MAR).
What to see in London this week: MOTHER at Genesis Cinema (16 MAR).

MOTHER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2009 at Genesis Cinema (16 MAR 18:15):

  • Genesis Revelations presents: “A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it’s his mother’s mission to prove him innocent.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (16 MAR 20:20). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 at Olympic Studios (16 MAR 20:50). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (16 MAR 18:10 & 20:45). QUEZON’S GAME d. Matthew Rosen, 2020 at JW3 (16 MAR 15:30). SYNECDOCHE NEW YORK d. Charlie Kaufman, 2008 at The Prince Charles (16 MAR 20:35). VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (16 MAR 18:15).


TUE 17

What to see in London this week: WESTWORLD at The Cinema Museum (17 MAR).
What to see in London this week: WESTWORLD at The Cinema Museum (17 MAR).

Finding our Superpowers: Exploring Mental Health Through TV, Film & Media Screening & Networking Event at The Horse Hospital (17 MAR 18:30):

  • “Mental health is a hot topic in the media, and provocative films like JOKER fuel the fascination. There’s a reason it causes a stir; it strikes a chord with all of us, because we all have mental health. Join us for an evening of discussion and discovery. Hear from film directors, actors and those working on the front line of mental health in the film, TV and media industries.”

MARRY ME 35mm d. Terence Fisher, 1949 + Intro by Josephine Botting at BFI Southbank (17 MAR 18:10):

  • “Eight lonely hearts join a marriage bureau in search of love. This month marks the centenary of the birth of director Lewis Gilbert, providing an opportunity to unearth this rare British title. Gilbert devised the story, wrote the screenplay (with Denis Waldock) and even penned some song lyrics for the film, but had to cede the directing baton to Fisher, working here on his first full-length feature.”

POSTPONED WESTWORLD d. Michael Crichton, 1973 + Discussion of Postmodernism at The Cinema Museum (17 MAR 19:00):

  • Film School presents: “In the then-futuristic year of 1983, amusement park for rich vacationers called Delos features three themed “worlds”: Western World, Medieval World, and Roman World. Customers can live out their fantasies in their chosen world where robots will provide anything they want. Two of the vacationers choose a wild west adventure. However, after a robot malfunction, they find that they are now being stalked by a rogue robot gun-slinger.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 18

What to see in London this week: THE GREAT BUSTER at DocHouse (18 MAR).
What to see in London this week: THE GREAT BUSTER at DocHouse (18 MAR).

THE GREAT BUSTER d. Peter Bogdanovich, 2018 + Q&A with author David Macleod at DocHouse (18 MAR 18:30):

  • “Celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films, The Great Buster is directed by filmmaker and cinema historian, Peter Bogdanovich.”

PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2020 + Intro by Nicholas Burton (Grenfell survivor & activist) at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 MAR 20:00):

  • “The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. Despite the fact that housing is a fundamental human right and a precondition to a safe and healthy life, it is becoming almost impossible to find an affordable place to live in cities across the world.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 1917 d. Sam Mendes, 2019 at The David Lean (18 MAR 19:30). The Big Blend Short Films & Networking presented by Shorts On Tap & London Filmmaking Network at 93 Feet East (18 MAR 19:00 – FREE!). CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE 35mm d. Lewis Gilbert, 1957 at Regent Street Cinema (18 MAR 12:00 & 15:30). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (18 MAR 14:30). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 at Olympic Studios (18 MAR 17:55). CANCELLED Double-Bill: A QUIET PLACE I & II d. John Krasinski, 2018/2020 at Genesis Cinema (18 MAR 19:00). FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC d. Werner Herzog, 2019 + Q&A with the director (18 MAR 20:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue). LE BRIO d. Yvan Attal, 2018 part of Semaine de la Francophonie at Ciné Lumière (18 MAR 15:30). OLIVER! d. Carol Reed, 1968 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church Ealing (18 MAR 14:00). SHOOTING THE MAFIA d. Kim Longinotto, 2019 + Recorded Intro by the director presented by Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (18 MAR 19:40). TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield- Sanders, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (18 MAR 18:10). POSTPONED TOO LATE FOR TEARS d. Byron Haskin, 1949 + Supporting Programme presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (18 MAR 19:30).


THU 19

What to see in London this week: WEEKEND 35mm at Genesis Cinema (19 MAR).
What to see in London this week: WEEKEND 35mm at Genesis Cinema (19 MAR).

CARAVAGGIO d. Derek Jarman, 1986 + Q&A with costume designer Sandy Powell at Everyman King’s Cross (19 MAR 18:15):

  • “A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. Join us after the screening for a live Q&A with Sandy Powell. All profits from the ticket sales will go to ArtFund, raising money to preserve Jarman’s Prospect Cottage for future generations.”

PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2020 + Panel with Nicholas Burton (Grenfell survivor & activist) & Adam Forman (Morning Lane People’s Space) at Genesis Cinema (19 MAR 21:00):

  • “The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. Despite the fact that housing is a fundamental human right and a precondition to a safe and healthy life, it is becoming almost impossible to find an affordable place to live in cities across the world.”

WEEKEND 35mm d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1967 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker (Rochester Kino) at Genesis Cinema (19 MAR 18:35):

  • Cult Classic Collective presents: “A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE d. Staten Cousins-Roe, 2019 + Q&A at The Lexi (19 MAR 18:40). BOMBSHELL d. Jay Roach, 2019 at The David Lean (19 MAR 14:30 HOH & 19:30). CESARE DEVE MORIRE aka Caesar Must Die d. Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani, 2012 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (19 MAR 20:00). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 at Olympic Studios (19 MAR 15:00). THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER d. Beniamino Barrese, 2019 at ICA (19 MAR 16:45). DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS d. J.-P. Valkeapä, 2019 Preview at ICA (19 MAR 18:30). DUCK SOUP d. Leo McCarey, 1933 at The Prince Charles (19 MAR 18:15). FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (19 MAR 20:00). THE LAST TREE d. Shola Amoo, 2019 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (19 MAR 19:00). Now What Short Film Programme at Catford Mews (19 MAR 18:30). REPULSION d. Roman Polanski, 1965 + Intro by Gareth Miles at The Old Operating Theatre Museum (19 MAR 19:00). CANCELLED SOLIDARITY d. Lucy Parker, 2019 + Q&A with activists at East London Rugby Club (19 MAR 19:00). SUPERMAN d. Richard Donner, 1978 at The Prince Charles (19 MAR 12:30). THOSE WHO REMAINED d. Barnabás Tóth, 2020 Preview presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (19 MAR 20:30). Working Progress: Screening Artists’ Short Film & Moving Image at Deptford Cinema (19 MAR 19:30).

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SEASONS

SEVERAL EXHIBITS UNDER ONE ROOF (by event/date)

What to see in London this week: CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE, part of AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (15 & 17 MAR).
What to see in London this week: CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE 4K, part of AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (15 & 17 MAR).

1950s HITCHCOCK at The Prince Charles (JAN to APR):

  • VERTIGO 35mm d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (15 MAR 18:00).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

  • COLOR OUT OF SPACE d. Richard Stanley, 2019 (until 19 MAR/Check venue to details); and, INCEPTION 35mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2018 (14 MAR 20:30).

AMAZING GRACE at Regent Street Cinema (MAR to APR):

AMERICAN NEW WAVE at The Prince Charles (2020):

  • THE GODFATHER 35mm d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 (13 to 19 MAR/Some digital/Check venue for details).

AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (02 FEB to 31 MAR):

BEST OF 2019 at Ciné Lumière (FEB to MAR):

BEST OF THE DECADE at The Prince Charles (MAR to AUG):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • STROMBOLI aka Stromboli, terra di Dio d. Roberto Rossellini, 1950 (13 MAR 20:45); LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 70mm d. David Lean, 1962 (14 MAR 16:30); DELIVERANCE d. John Boorman, 1972 (15 MAR 14:50);  THE WIND 35mm d. Victor Sjöström, 1928 + Live Piano Accompaniment by Meg Morley (16 MAR 18:15); NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND aka Kaze no tani no Naushika d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1984 (16 MAR 20:40 – Subtitled); JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 (17 MAR 20:30); and, THE WIND 35mm d. Victor Sjöström, 1928 + Intro by Pamela Hutchinson + Live Piano Accompaniment by Jonny Best (18 MAR 18:15).

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

  • INCEPTION 35mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2018 (14 MAR 20:30).

THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

  • New Releases: LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 (13 MAR 20:40 / 14 MAR 15:50).

CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (MAR):

CULTURE SHOCK: DAVID LYNCH at Picturehouse Central (MAR to APR):

  • BLUE VELVET d. David Lynch, 1986 (16 MAR – various venues/times).

EAST ASIA FILM CLUB at Deptford Cinema (13 MAR to 17 APR):

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ÉRIC ROHMER at The Prince Charles (MAR to APR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

IN HARM’S WAY: THE FILMS OF MAJED NEISI at Close-Up (18 JAN to 14 MAR):

IN FOCUS: PEDRO COSTA at ICA (MAR):

  • COLOSSAL YOUTH aka Juventude em Marcha d. Pedro Costa, 2006 (14 MAR 15:00); OUR MAN + HORSE MONEY aka O nosso homem/Cavalo Dinheiro d. Pedro Costa, 2011/2014 (15 MAR 16:00); CASA DE LAVA d. Pedro Costa, 1995 (18 MAR 18:45); and, BONES 35mm d. Pedro Costa, 1997 (19 MAR 18:40).

POSTPONED: JELINEK – HANDKE AND THE SILVER SCREEN at Austrian Cultural Forum (FEB to MAR – FREE!):

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

  • PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (until 19 MAR/Check venue for details).

KOREN FILM NIGHTS: ON THE FRONT LINE at Korean Cultural Centre UK (MAR to JUN – FREE!):

LATE NIGHTS SEASON – NICOLAS CAGE at Everyman Screen On The Green (FEB to MAR):

  • MOONSTRUCK d. Norman Jewison, 1987 (14 MAR 23:30).

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (06 MAR to 24 APR):

  • JU DOU d. Zhang Yimou, 1990 (13 MAR 19:30).

PARK CHAN-WOOK SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (MAR to JUN):

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (FEB to MAR):

  • PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 (13 MAR 16:30 / 16 MAR 16:30 / 19 MAR 14:30).

ROBERT EGGERS at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (until 19 MAR/Check venue for details); and, THE WITCH d. Robert Eggers, 2015 (18 MAR 18:20).

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (forever!):

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • Screen Epiphany: Tilda Swinton Introduces PETER IBBETSON 35mm d. Henry Hathaway, 1935 + Short: A PORTRAIT OF GA d. Margaret Tait, 1952 (13 MAR 18:10); WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN d. Lynne Ramsay, 2011 (13 MAR 20:30); THE DEEP END 35mm d. Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 2001 (14 MAR 18:10 / 18 MAR 20:50); SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 (14 MAR 20:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue)JULIA 35mm d. Eric Zonca, 2008 + Intro by Tilda Swinton (15 MAR 15:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue); CARAVAGGIO d. Derek Jarman, 1986 (15 MAR 18:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue); ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2013 (15 MAR 20:10); MAN TO MAN d. John Maybury, 1992 + Short: CAPRICE d. Joanna Hogg, 1986 + Intros by the directors & Tilda Swinton (16 MAR 18:10 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue); MICHAEL CLAYTON d. Tony Gilroy, 2007 (16 MAR 20:40); and, I AM LOVE aka Io sono l’amore d. Luca Guadagnino, 2009 + Intro by Tilda Swinton (17 MAR 18:00).

POSTPONED WES ANDERSON DAYS at Deptford Cinema (18 MAR to 11 NOV):

  • BOTTLE ROCKET d. Wes Anderson, 1996 + Short Film (18 MAR 19:30).

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):

CANCELLED: WOMEN IN FILM at House Of Vans (08 to 29 MAR – FREE!/No booking required):


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FESTIVALS

SEVERAL EXHIBITS UNDER ONE ROOF (by event)

What to see in London this week: DISCLOSURE - TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN, part of BFI Flare 2020 at BFI Southbank (26 & 27 MAR).
What to see in London this week: DISCLOSURE – TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN, part of BFI Flare at BFI Southbank (26 & 27 MAR).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

What to see in London this week: CUNNINGHAM at DocHouse & Barbican (13 to 19 MAR).
What to see in London this week: CUNNINGHAM at DocHouse & Barbican (13 to 19 MAR).

BACURAU d. Juliano Dornelles & Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (13 to 19 MAR):

  • “Set in the near future, the film follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen), who comes home to Bacurau, a fictional village in Brazil’s semi-arid sertão, to attend her grandmother’s funeral. Upon her arrival, Teresa immediately observes signs that Bacurau is in dire straits. It soon becomes apparent that the corrupt government has forsaken the village completely: not only has Bacurau been literally erased from the map, but its citizens are under attack.”

CUNNINGHAM d. Alla Kovgan, 2019 at DocHouse (13 to 19 MAR):

  • “In a career spanning seven decades, Merce Cunningham’s innovation expanded the frontiers of dance, reshaping it into a new kind of art form. Eschewing labels like “avant-garde choreographer”, he preferred simply to be called a “dancer”. His focus on dancing as a visual experience is vibrantly realised in this film, which brings to life dances originally created by Cunningham between 1942 and 1972, in surprising settings.”
  • Also screening in 3D at Barbican: CUNNINGHAM 3D d. Alla Kovgan, 2019 at Barbican (13 MAR 18:35 / 15 MAR 18:05).

THE ELEPHANT MAN 4K 40th Anniversary Re-release d. David Lynch, 1980 at Ciné Lumière (13 to 19 MAR):

  • “An ambitious young doctor (Anthony Hopkins) sets out to help a man shunned by Victorian society as he is affected with a terrible disability, and discovers a man of sensibility and kindness beneath the surface. David Lynch’s classic take on the moving and unforgettable true story of cruelty, humanity and survival of John Merrick (John Hurt), the elephant man, is released in a new 4K restoration.”

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

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