SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [13 to 19 SEP 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 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

MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (13 to 25 SEP):

“Over 800 minutes long and a decade in the making, Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás’ LA FLOR defies cinematic convention. Comprised of six independent, successive stories, the film’s complex narrative is connected by four actresses who play radically different roles throughout the film’s epic length.”

Includes: LA FLOR: PART I d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 + Intro by the director (13 SEP 18:30); LA FLOR: PART II d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (14 SEP 17:00); Masterclass with Mariano Llinás (15 SEP 14:30); LA FLOR: PART III d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (15 SEP 17:00); and, LA FLOR: PART I d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (18 SEP 19:15).

Multi-buy ticket offers available for opening weekend screenings (13 – 15 SEP). Attend all 3 screenings for £15 Full, £12 Concs/Members. Attend all 3 screenings and the Masterclass for £20 Full, £16 Concs/Members.


NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

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

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation. We’ve even got a Halloween Special…

> Now booking: sbf.org.uk/whats-on


Online: Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival returns with Part 2 at various venues (11 to 15 SEP) // Richmond Film Society announces their 57th season // We interview student curator Viknesh Kobinathan about ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD // Raindance Means Raindance.


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 13

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: PHOENIX at Curzon Bloomsbury (13 SEP).
Films in London this week: PHOENIX at Curzon Bloomsbury (13 SEP).

Moving Image Salon at Film & Video Umbrella (13 SEP 15:00 – FREE!/Booking essential):

“A monthly gathering in London for artists working in the fields of moving image and experimental filmmaking. The majority of this session will be an open platform for artists to introduce themselves and their work and engage in discussion about contemporary moving image practices.”

PHOENIX d. Camilla Strøm Henriksen, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Ylva Bjorkass Thedin at Curzon Bloomsbury (13 SEP 18:40):

“Jill – despite her fourteen years – is the de facto parent in her family, caring for her mother in the depths of mental illness and her brother Bo. Her estranged father’s return proves to be a false dawn, and the two are left more isolated than ever. An intimate story of survival that invests deeply in its characters’ inner life.”

THE SHOCK OF THE FUTURE d. Marc Collin, 2019 + Q&A with the director & actor Alma Jodorowsky at Ciné Lumière (13 SEP 18:30):

“Paris 1978: Disco is dying and old musical formulas don’t charm listeners anymore. In a male-dominated industry, Ana uses her electronic gadgets to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come. Director Marc Collin (co-founder of the band Nouvelle Vague) has created a poignant tribute to the unrecognised women pioneers of the electronica movement.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

AMAZING GRACE d. Sydney Pollack & Alan Elliott, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (13 SEP 19:45 – Use voucher code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). BLACK SHEEP d. Ed Perkins, 2018 + Discussion at Southbank Centre (13 SEP 19:00). Cinema Museum Musical Event: The Glamour Of Cinema at The Cinema Museum (13 SEP 20:00). ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS d. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 at JW3 (13 SEP 15:30). George Barber Talk + Screenings at Taco (13 SEP 19:30). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at DocHouse (13 SEP 16:20). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (13 SEP 20:50).


SAT 14

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: I HAVE SINNED A RAPTUROUS SIN d. Maryam Tafakory, part of Mania Akbari presents ‘The Body Politic’ at The Whitechapel Gallery (14 SEP).
Films in London this week: I HAVE SINNED A RAPTUROUS SIN d. Maryam Tafakory, part of Mania Akbari presents ‘The Body Politic’ at The Whitechapel Gallery (14 SEP).

FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (14 SEP 18:00):

“When the Arab Spring came to Syria in 2012, Waad al-Kateab picked up her camera and began filming the revolution. For five years, under Assad’s brutal assault, she kept filming. FOR SAMA captures that journey, as she marries her partner Hamza al-Kateab, and gives birth to her daughter Sama.”

KOYAANISQATSI d. Godfrey Reggio, 1982 + Live New Score by We Stood Like Kings at The Cinema Museum (14 SEP 19:30):

“Neoclassical post-rockers We Stood Like Kings saw the light of day in 2011. Three albums and 230 shows all over Europe later, this 4-piece piano-based band hailing from Brussels has become a reference act in live soundtracks to silent cinema. Since 2012 and with the utmost dedication, they breathe new life into well-chosen masterworks of the seventh art.”

Mania Akbari presents ‘The Body Politic’: Iranian Women Artist Filmmakers at The Whitechapel Gallery (14 SEP 15:30):

“Body Politics brings together thirteen contemporary Iranian artist-filmmakers whose work explore notions of womanhood, female gaze, body-memory and body technology, informed by geographical and geopolitical conditions.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

THE BOY WHO WOULD BE KING d. Joe Cornish, 2019 presented by Stow Film Lounge as part of Wanstead Fringe Festival (14 SEP 19:15). RUSHMORE d. Wes Anderson, 1998 at The Prince Charles (14 SEP 15:30). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 SEP 18:15). SPITFIRE d. David Fairhead & Ant Palmer, 2018 at The David Lean Cinema (14 SEP 14:30). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (14 SEP 14:00 & 16:15). WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (14 SEP 13:00).


SUN 15

Films in London this week: THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD at Regent Street Cinema (15 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD at Regent Street Cinema (15 SEP).

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD d. Nathan Juran, 1958 + Talk with author John Walsh at Regent Street Cinema (15 SEP 15:00):

“Special screening followed by a presentation from filmmaker John Walsh on his new book Harryhausen The Lost Movies. For the first time, the secrets have been unearthed for those unmade films. Missing scenes from the films you love. Stunning artworks, models and test footage all revealing new worlds, epic lands and fearsome creatures that until now had thought to have been lost for all time.”

OSCAR RABIN: A HAPPY LIFE JOURNEY d. Alexander Shatalov + Panel Discussion at Pushkin House (15 SEP 14:00):

“A screening and discussion commemorating 45 years since the famous 1974 Bulldozer Exhibition that changed the course of art history in the Soviet Union. The afternoon will include a screening of Oscar Rabin: A Happy Life Journey (Оскар Рабин: Счастливый Путь) directed by Alexander Shatalov and produced by Marc Ivasilevitch. Rabin was the main organiser of the Bulldozer Exhibition and one of the Soviet Union’s non official leading painters.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (15 SEP 18:00). DEAD POETS SOCIETY 35mm d. Peter Weir, 1989 at The Prince Charles (15 SEP 20:15). GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (15 SEP 20:00). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 + Pre-recorded Q&A at JW3 (15 SEP 17:30). THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at The Prince Charles (15 SEP 20:45). ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (15 SEP 19:30). QUADROPHENIA 35mm d. Franc Roddam, 1979 at The Prince Charles (15 SEP 18:10). STAR TREK – THE MOTION PICTURE: 40th Anniversary Screening d. Robert Wise, 1979 at Genesis Cinema (15 SEP 20:30).


MON 16

Films in London this week: KOKDU: A STORY OF GUARDIAN ANGELS at Regent Street Cinema (16 SEP).
Films in London this week: KOKDU: A STORY OF GUARDIAN ANGELS at Regent Street Cinema (16 SEP).

Doing PORRIDGE with Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais at BFI Southbank (16 SEP 20:30):

“Ronnie Barker had a huge, versatile career and created many memorable characters, but he always claimed his greatest achievement was playing Norman Stanley Fletcher, in the marvellous comedy series PORRIDGE. To mark the publication of a new BFI Television Classic on the series, the book’s author Richard Weight will be in conversation with the show’s writers and creators following the screening of an episode.”

THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Curzon Mayfair (16 SEP 18:20):

“Billi (Awkwafina) is called back from New York to her native China because her beloved grandmother is facing her last days. Yet, in accordance with tradition, this news is kept from the matriarch herself. Keeping up the pretence of a family wedding while reconnecting and grieving, we follow Billi on a funny, deeply moving exploration of the meaning of home and family.”

KOKDU: A STORY OF GUARDIAN ANGELS d. Kim Tae-yong, 2018 + Programme Launch at Regent Street Cinema (16 SEP 19:00):

London Korean Film Festival presents: “Garnering universal praise at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival as well as Berlinale 2019, KOKDU: A STORY OF GUARDIAN ANGELS blends theatre, traditional Korean music (gugak) and film in a heartwarming narrative of loss and redemption from award winning director Kim Tae-yong.”

REALITY BITES 35mm: 25th Anniversary Screening + Intro by Rebecca Nicole Williams at Genesis Cinema (16 SEP 18:30):

The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “Four recent graduates discover how difficult it is to find a decent job and true love after college. ‘”Written with verve and played with grace, REALITY BITES is too smart to pass itself off as a definitive statement, but it gets the details delightfully right.’ – Newsweek

More films in London today (A – Z):

DEAD POETS SOCIETY: 30th Anniversary Screening d. Peter Weir, 1989 at Genesis Cinema (16 SEP 21:00). ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 at The Prince Charles (16 SEP 15:20). THE GAME CHANGERS d. Louie Psihoyos, 2018 + Re-recorded Discussion at The Prince Charles (16 SEP 17:35). THE GAME CHANGERS d. Louie Psihoyos, 2018 + Pre-recorded Discussion at Rio Cinema (16 SEP 18:30). THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at The Prince Charles (16 SEP 12:25). PI 35mm d. Darren Aronofsky, 1998 (16 SEP 21:00 – £1 PCC Members Screening). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 SEP 20:45). WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (16 SEP 20:30).


TUE 17

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: BRITANNIA HOSPITAL at London Review Bookshop (17 SEP).
Films in London this week: BRITANNIA HOSPITAL at London Review Bookshop (17 SEP).

BRITANNIA HOSPITAL d. Lindsay Anderson, 1982 + Intro by Jonathan Coe at London Review Bookshop (17 SEP 19:00):

“Marking 25 years since the all too early death of its remarkable director, we’re delighted to show the final part of his ‘state of the nation and psyche’ trilogy made with actor Malcolm McDowell and screenwriter David Sherwin. BRITANNIA HOSPITAL does what it says on the tin, offering an occasionally bloody satire on a country in crisis. If this sounds all too familiar, rest assured that acclaimed novelist and Anderson fan Jonathan Coe, famed for his own acute writerly incisions into the belly of Britain’s hopes and fears, will be on hand to contextualise.”

MISSISSIPPI MASALA d. Mira Nair, 1991 + Panel Discussion at Genesis Cinema (17 SEP 20:45):

Burnt Roti presents: “Mina (Sarit Choudhury) makes the acquaintance of African-American Demetrius (Denzel Washington), the prosperous manager of a carpet-cleaning business. Demetrius slowly falls in love with her, but both Mina’s father and Demetrius must learn to bury their pasts and their prejudices.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at The David Lean (17 SEP 19:30). ANTICHRIST 35mm d. Lars von Trier, 2009 at The Prince Charles (17 SEP 21:00). ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS d. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 at JW3 (17 SEP 20:50). FARGO d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1996 at TT Liquor (17 SEP 18:30). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Vasarhelyi, 2018 presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (17 SEP 20:30). THE GAME CHANGES d. Louie Psihoyos, 2019 + Pre-recorded Discussion with the filmmakers at The Castle Cinema (17 SEP 18:45). KIDULTHOOD d. Menhaj Huda, 2006 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (17 SEP 19:30 – FREE!). LUCAS AND ALBERT d. Darren S. Cook, 2019 World Premiere + Reception at The Prince Charles (17 SEP 18:30). MAMMA MIA! Sing-A-Long Fundraiser with Food & Drink presented by Lady Taverners at Genesis Cinema (17 SEP 18:45). THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THE MOON d. Paolo Zucca, 2018 presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Regent Street Cinema (17 SEP 19:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!). PORTRAIT OF JASON d. Shirley Clarke, 1967 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (17 SEP 20:00). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (17 SEP 18:20). WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (17 SEP 18:30).


WED 18

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: PUTNEY SWOPE 35mm at The Prince Charles (18 SEP).
Films in London this week: PUTNEY SWOPE 35mm at The Prince Charles (18 SEP).

CARLOS CASAS: CEMETERY d. Carlos Casas, 2019 + Intro/Q&A with the filmmaker at Tate Modern (18 SEP 18:30):

“Artist Carlos Casas returns to Tate Modern to present the UK premiere of his award-winning feature CEMETERY. This deeply sensory film follows an elephant, a mahout and the poachers in their pursuit as they move toward the mythical place known as the elephant graveyard. As the journey transitions from the jungle through stages of death, images begin to fall away, opening onto a rich sonic landscape.”

Finding Her Voice Through The Lens: Feminist Avant-Garde Films by Susan Stein and Others + Q&A with Susan Stein at BFI Southbank (18 SEP 18:10):

Experimenta presents: “Award-winning camerawoman Susan Stein personally presents a selection of her formally playful, radical experimental films from the 1970s and 80s. Incorporating collage, paint on the celluloid and discursive explorations, G, SHE SAID and TRACKS were created at a time of significant change in the way alternative film was made and how production and distribution were organised.”

INTERNAL AFFAIRS d. Mike Figgis, 1990 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (18 SEP 18:30):

“Set in the mean streets of L.A., Academy Award nominee Mike Figgis’ second feature film, after the critically acclaimed STORMY MONDAY, is a thriller with a lot of punch.” Part of the Craft of Film: Academy of Motion Picture at Ciné Lumière.

PUTNEY SWOPE 35mm d. Robert Downey Sr., 1969 + Intro at The Prince Charles (18 SEP 20:45):

The Badlands Collective presents: “Described by Martin Scorsese as “an essential part of that moment when a truly independent American cinema was born,” the films of Robert Downey Sr. (a prince) are transgressive, surreal and hilarious. PUTNEY SWOPE is his most accomplished and successful feature, and it stands as a key 1960s satire, driven by the same anarchic spirit that fueled films like Kubrick’s DR. STRANGELOVE (1964), Godard’s WEEKEND (1967) and Klein’s MR. FREEDOM (1969).”

More films in London today (A – Z):

36 HUSBANDS d. Michael Glover, 2019 at Deptford Cinema (18 SEP 19:00). ANDY WARHOL’S HEAT d. Paul Morrissey, 1972 presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bar (18 SEP 20:00 – FREE!). APOCALYPSE NOW FINAL CUT 4K d. Francis Ford Coppola, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (18 SEP 19:30). BAIT d. Mark Jenkins, 2019 at Curzon Aldgate (18 SEP 18:30 – Other Curzons available!). DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN d. Susan Seidelman, 1985 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (18 SEP 20:00). ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS d. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 at Rio Cinema (18 SEP 14:30). GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (18 SEP 16:30). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (18 SEP 20:15). ISLE OF DOGS d. Wes Anderson, 2018 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Five Miles (18 SEP 19:00). THE LAST WAGON d. Delmer Daves, 1956 at Regent Street Cinema (18 SEP 12:00 & 15:30). MY LOVELY 16mm d. Dick Richards, 1975 presents day Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (18 SEP 19:30). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 SEP 18:15). STATE FAIR d. Walter Lang, 1945 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Church (18 SEP 14:00).


THU 19

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: TEN YEARS at Genesis Cinema (19 SEP).
Films in London this week: TEN YEARS at Genesis Cinema (19 SEP).

The Liberated Film Club presents Maiko Endo at Close-Up (19 to 20 SEP):

“In the first of a new series, The Liberated Film Club welcomes the Tokyo based filmmaker Maiko Endo to present her two feature films, KUICHISAN and TECHNOLOGY. Director Maiko Endo and cinematographer Sean Price Williams (KUICHISAN, GOOD TIME) will be present to speak about both films.” Includes: KUICHISAN 35mm d. Maiko Endo, 2011 (19 SEP 20:30). Concludes with TECHNOLOGY d. Maiko Endo, 2013 (20 SEP 20:15).

Queer Screens presents… Short Film Programme + Panel Discussion at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 SEP 20:00):

Queer Screens presents: “An evening of short films followed by panel discussions looking at queer identity and diverse connections through the female lens. Two of the films featured are: LOVE IN THE SHADOWS d. Angele Cooper & THE LOVE LETTER d. Nathan Hannawin.”

TEN YEARS d. various, 2015 + Intro/Exhibition at Genesis Cinema (19 SEP 19:00):

The People’s Film Club presents: “In light of the recent protests in Hong Kong (currently in their 12th week), we are showing our solidarity. TEN YEARS is a series of five shorts set in Hong Kong, where the year is 2025. As winner of ‘Best Film’ in the 2015 HK Film Awards, the stories depict a future where the Chinese government’s policies have affected everyday life in the city.” All proceeds will be donated to the 612 Humanitarian Fund.

TRANSWORLD Short Film Programme + Panel Discussion at Curzon Soho (19 SEP 18:30):

QueerBee presents: “There are transgender people all around the world and each location has its own challenges and opportunities. Welcome to a screening of eight short films about life, dating, milonga and names we preferred to be called. QueerBee is a brand new platform for LGBTQI shorts, established to help queer filmmakers bring authentic queer stories directly to new audiences.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

A SECOND CHANCE d. Rex Bloomstein, 2019 World Premiere + Q&A with the filmmaker at Picturehouse Central (19 SEP 19:00). ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS d. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 at JW3 (19 SEP 13:00). ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 at The Prince Charles (19 SEP 15:30). JAMAICA FOR SALE d. Esther Figueroa, 2006 + Panel Discussion presented by Black History Studies at The Lexi Cinema (19 SEP 18:30). Kino’s Short Film Open-Mic at Candid Arts Trust (19 SEP 19:00). LABYRINTH d. Jim Henson, 1986 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (19 SEP 20:00). THE LAST FAMILY aka Ostatnia Rodzina d. Jan P. Matuszynski, 2016 presented by POSK Cinema at the Polish Social and Cultural Association (19 SEP 19:30). THE LEGACY OF PINA BAUSCH aka Das Erbe der Pina Bausch d. Anne Linsel, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (19 SEP 18:30). Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told + Q&A with the artist inc. screenings of DISSONANCE & DISTURBANCE + RUNNING LIGHT d. Lis Rhodes, 2012 + 1996 (19 SEP 19:00). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at DocHouse (19 SEP 14:20). THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at The Prince Charles (19 SEP 12:00). THE MUPPET MOVIE: 40th Anniversary Screening d. James Frawley, 1979 presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (19 SEP 21:00 – FREE pint of something Truman’s with every ticket). Open Screenings for emerging and established artist film-makers at The Whitechapel Gallery (19 SEP 17:00 – FREE!). “The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised” Album Launch & Film Screenings by Rita Says & The Jerico Orchestra at The Horse Hospital (19 SEP 19:15). SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2019 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (19 SEP 19:00). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at The David Lean (19 SEP 14:30 HOH & 19:30).


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: THE GARDEN, part of CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN at Close-Up (18 to 30 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE GARDEN, part of CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN at Close-Up (18 to 30 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

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

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (16 SEP 20:15 / 19 SEP 20:15).

A FEW FROM DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

Includes: MULHOLLAND DR. 35mm d. David Lynch, 2001 (14 SEP 20:45).

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

“Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises.”

Includes: FRIDAY THE 13TH MINI-THON PARTS I – IV d. various 4 Films, 1 Ticket at The Prince Charles (13 SEP 18:30).

ANGELA BASSETT: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (SEP):

“Across one month we screen the best films of an actor who has an undeniable, almost regal, screen presence, and who’s captivated generations of audiences.”

Includes: MALCOLM X 35mm d. Spike Lee, 1992 (15 SEP 18:30); and, PANTHER d. Mario Van Peebles, 1995 (19 SEP 20:30).

ANIME’S HUMAN MACHINES at Barbican Centre (12 to 30 SEP):

“In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series ASTRO BOY brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity.”

Includes: PATLABOR THE MOVIE d. Mamoru Oshii, 1989 + Intro (15 SEP 16:00); Shōji Kawamori Screen Talk (17 SEP 18:30); and, GHOST IN THE SHELL d. Mamoru Oshii, 1995 + Intro by Shōji Kawamori (18 SEP 20:45 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (SEP):

“Films that focus on emotional and psychological turmoil.”

Includes: LUST FOR LIFE d. Vincente Minnelli, 1956 (13 SEP 18:15); THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 (14 SEP 20:50); A FAREWELL TO ARMS d. Frank Borzage, 1932 (15 SEP 18:10); THE CHASE d. Arthur Penn, 1966 (16 SEP 18:00); THE HURT LOCKER 35mm d. Kathryn Bigelow, 2008 (17 SEP 18:00); SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER d. Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1959 + Intro by Simon McCallum (18 SEP 18:10); and, LA VÉRITÉ 4K d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1960 (19 SEP 14:30).

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

“A two-month season devoted to ‘our man in Hollywood’, an actor oozing charm, charisma and impressive range.”

Includes: MR BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE 35mm d. HC Potter, 1948 (13 SEP 20:45); AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER d. Leo McCarey, 1957 (14 SEP 13:30); MONKEY BUSINESS d. Howard Hawks, 1952 (14 SEP 16:10); ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON 35mm d. Leo McCarey, 1942 (14 SEP 20:30 / 19 SEP 18:15); HOUSEBOAT 35mm d. Melville Shavelson, 1958 (15 SEP 13:40); I WAS A MALE WARBRIDE aka You Can’t Sleep Here d. Howard Hawks, 1949 (15 SEP 15:50); and, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE 35mm d. Frank Capra, 1944 (15 SEP 17:40 / 17 SEP 20:35).

CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN at Close-Up (18 to 30 SEP):

“Marking twenty-five years since his passing, and beginning on the cusp of the Autumn equinox, this programme looks away from Derek Jarman’s more well known narrative works to focus on a selection of lesser-screened poetic experiments, shown here in new digital restorations.”

Includes: THE GARDEN d. Derek Jarman, 1990 + Intro by James Norton at Close-Up (18 SEP 20:15).

CYBERPUNKS at House Of Vans (SEP):

“Cypberpunk. The ambivalent dystopian future. Extensions of the Orwellian nightmare. This month, we’re bringing you some of the quintessential bastions of this genre. Come take the red pill with us and find out if Androids dream.”

Includes: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (14 SEP 15:00 & 17:30); and, GHOST IN THE SHELL 2 (15 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

DRESSED TO IMPRESS at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (SEP to OCT):

“We look to cinema as a purveyor of escapist entertainment, glamour and luxury on screen. From historical period pieces and costume dramas, to films that set future fashion trends, the outfits veer from chic to ridiculous.”

Includes: THE WOMEN d. George Cukor, 1939 (13 SEP 19:30).

HARRY POTTER SEASON at The Prince Charles (03 AUG to 16 NOV):

“Every HARRY POTTER film screening over the coming months, all presented from 35mm!”

Includes: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN 35mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2004 (14 SEP 12:20).

IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (until 18 SEP):

“Avant-garde documentarian Sergei Loznitsa’s films offer stark insights into the urgent political issues facing contemporary Ukraine.”

Includes: THE TRIAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2018 (13 SEP 13:45 / 15 SEP 12:30); VICTORY DAY d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2018 (14 SEP 12:30); THE EVENT d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2015 (15 SEP 14:55 & 18 SEP 13:15); and, AUSTERLITZ d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2016 (17 SEP 14:25).

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):

“A new series of films on justice, spreading out over several months, aims to provide a small panorama of the wide range of existing films on the theme, a central preoccupation of cinema ever since Georges Méliès’s seminal 1898 film THE DREYFUS AFFAIR.”

Includes: L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS d. Agnès Varda, 1977 (15 SEP 14:00 + Intro by Dr Ros Murray / 18 SEP 19:00).

IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):

“Join us to celebrate half a century of absurdity, songs, jokes and genius, from Britain’s best-loved comedic sextet.”

Includes: MONTY PYTHON LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 35mm d. Terry Hughes (live footage) & Ian MacNaughton (film footage), 1982 (13 SEP 20:30); TIME BANDITS d. Terry Gilliam, 1981 (14 SEP 18:20); A FISH CALLED WANDA 35mm d. Charles Chrichton, 1988 (15 SEP 20:10); YELLOWBEARD d. Mel Damski, 1983 (16 SEP 18:20); JABBERWOCKY 4K d. Terry Gilliam, 1977 + Intro by the director (17 SEP 20:40); ERIK THE VIKING d. Terry Jones, 1989 + Intro by Bill Jones, son of Terry Jones (18 SEP 20:40); MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE d. Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam, 1983 (19 SEP 18:10).

Pre-Python Picks: Pre-Python Picks (13 SEP 18:10).

The Complete MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS (14 to 15 SEP – Book for individual sessions online / Day & two-day tickets are only available from the BFI Box Office in person or by phone on 020 7928 3232).

Oddities and rarities: Oddities and Rarities Part 1 (15 SEP 15:20); Oddities and Rarities Part 2 (16 SEP 20:45).

Python Influences: Terry Gilliam Introduces Ernie Kovacs (17 SEP 18:30).

THE LUNA CINEMA various outdoor venues (SEP):

Includes: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (18 SEP 19:30 – Fulham Palace); A STAR IS BORN (19 SEP 19:30 – Fulham Palace); and, AQUAMAN (19 SEP 20:00 – Brockwell Park Lido).

MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (13 to 25 SEP):

“Over 800 minutes long and a decade in the making, Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás’ LA FLOR defies cinematic convention. Comprised of six independent, successive stories, the film’s complex narrative is connected by four actresses who play radically different roles throughout the film’s epic length.”

Includes: LA FLOR: PART I d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 + Intro by the director (13 SEP 18:30); LA FLOR: PART II d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (14 SEP 17:00); Masterclass with Mariano Llinás (15 SEP 14:30); LA FLOR: PART III d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (15 SEP 17:00); and, LA FLOR: PART I d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (18 SEP 19:15).

Multi-buy ticket offers available for opening weekend screenings (13 – 15 SEP). Attend all 3 screenings for £15 Full, £12 Concs/Members. Attend all 3 screenings and the Masterclass for £20 Full, £16 Concs/Members.

ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD at Rich Mix & Birkbeck Cinema (19 to 28 SEP 2019):

“A season of films about the experiences and narratives of India’s Dalit communities curated by Viknesh Kobinathan”.

Includes: COURT d. Chaitanya Tamhane, 2014 at Rich Mix (19 SEP 20:30).

Read our RADIANT CIRCUS interview with Viknesh HERE.

RINGROADS: PLAYFULNESS IN BRITISH PSYCHEOGRAPHY at Close-Up (16 to 25 SEP):

“”Ever wanted to get lost? Ever wanted to submit to the blissful boredom of an endless motorway? You have arrived at your destination.”

Includes: LONDON ORBITAL d. Chris Petit & Iain Sinclair, 2002 (16 SEP 20:15); and, Yeet Me Down the Information Superhighway Short Film Programme d. various (17 SEP 20:15).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):

Includes: NOTTING HILL (13 SEP 19:30 – Stratford); YESTERDAY (13 SEP 19:30 – Peckham); THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) (14 SEP 19:30 – Peckham); SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER (14 SEP 19:30 – Stratford); CRUEL INTENTIONS (15 SEP 21:00 – Shoreditch); HOCUS POCUS (15 SEP 19:15 – Stratford); ROCKETMAN Sing-A-Long (15 SEP 19:15 – Peckham); THE SANDLOT (16 SEP 21:00 – Shoreditch); BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (17 SEP 19:15 – Stratford); THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (17 SEP 21:00 – Shoreditch); TOY STORY 4 (17 SEP 19:15); ALADDIN (2019) (18 SEP 19:15 – Stratford); ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (18 SEP 19:15 – Peckham); BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (19 SEP 19:15 – Peckham); and, ROMEO + JULIET (19 SEP 19:15 – Stratford).

SUMMER OUTDOOR CINEMA at Watermans (16 AUG to 13 SEP):

“Settle down on our riverside terrace with a cool drink and enjoy some smash hit films from the last few years. Sing-a-long or just enjoy the movie.”

Includes: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Bryan Singer, 2018 (13 SEP 20:00).

TAKE ME TO THE BALL GAME at The Prince Charles (until 18 SEP):

Includes: MAJOR LEAGUE d. David S. Ward, 1989 (18 SEP 18:15).

TERENCE MALICK at Deptford Cinema (01 SEP to 22 SEP):

“A season of films by the American director. From his New Hollywood early films to his post-millennium output.”

Includes: THE TREE OF LIFE: Extended Edition d. Terrence Malick, 2011/2019 (13 SEP 19:00); and, TO THE WONDER d. Terrence Malick, 2012 (15 SEP 14:00).

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (AUG to SEP):

“A month long programme of trilogies and triptychs, featuring films by: Kenji Mizoguchi, Federico Fellini, Satyajit Ray, Michelangelo Antonioni, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Krzysztof Kieślowski, David Lynch, and Miguel Gomes.” Includes:

Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych – THE LIFE OF OHARU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952 (14 SEP 18:00).

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy – VERONIKA VOSS Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982 (14 SEP 20:30); and, LOLA d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981 (15 SEP 20:30).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

“1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!”

Includes: BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER d. Jamie Babbit, 1999 (14 SEP 21:00).

THE WINTER NIGHT GARDEN at Capital Studios SW18 (Ongoing):

“Venture through a magical wardrobe, explore the enchanted forest & rediscover your favourite films.”

Includes: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (14 SEP 16:30); GREASE Sing-A-Long (15 SEP 12:30); THE GOONIES (16 SEP 20:30); MEAN GIRLS (18 SEP 20:30); and, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Sing-A-Long (19 SEP 16:30).


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: DIE TOMORROW, part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival at Close-Up (15 SEP).
Films in London this week: DIE TOMORROW, part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival at Close-Up (15 SEP).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: MIDNIGHT COWBOY: 50th Anniversary Release at BFI Southbank (13 to 26 SEP).
Films in London this week: MIDNIGHT COWBOY: 50th Anniversary Release at BFI Southbank (13 to 26 SEP).

FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (13 to 24 SEP):

“When the Arab Spring came to Syria in 2012, Waad al-Kateab picked up her camera and began filming the revolution. For five years, under Assad’s brutal assault, she kept filming. FOR SAMA captures that journey, as she marries her partner Hamza al-Kateab, and gives birth to her daughter Sama.”

HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 to 19 SEP):

“Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.”

MIDNIGHT COWBOY: 50th Anniversary Release d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at BFI Southbank (13 to 26 SEP):

“After a year of uncertainty when he almost decided to leave film behind, Dustin Hoffman (against industry advice) took the role of seedy conman ‘Ratso’ Rizzo and delivered a remarkable performance. Jon Voight is equally impressive as naive young Texan Joe Buck, who arrives in New York believing that women will be falling at his feet, but finds himself sharing a squat with his unlikely ally.”

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

APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 at ICA (until 19 SEP). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 19 SEP). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (16 to 22 SEP). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (13 to 19 SEP). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at The Lexi (until 19 SEP). THE LAST d. Jeff Lipsky, 2019 presented by UKJF at JW3 (15 to 19 SEP). MRS LOWRY & SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at Watermans (13 to 19 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP). PURPLE RAIN d. Albert Magnoli, 1984 at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP). ROJO d. Benjamín Naishtat, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 18 SEP). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ICA (until 19 SEP).

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 Oct to 01 Nov 2019.

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