SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [14 to 20 JUN 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 14 // SAT 15 // SUN 16 // MON 17 // TUE 18 // WED 19 // THU 20


FEATURED ATTRACTION

A NIGHT IN BERLIN at Deptford Cinema (15 to 16 JUN):

See also BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY d. Walther Ruttmann, 1927 (19 JUN 20:40), part of BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN).


NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

SCREEN DIARY: SEARCHING EVA, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (11 JUN).
SCREEN DIARY: SEARCHING EVA, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (11 JUN).

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 14

Films in London this week: A MOON FOR MY FATHER at Barbican (14 JUN).
Films in London this week: A MOON FOR MY FATHER at Barbican (14 JUN).

A MOON FOR MY FATHER d. Mania Akbari & Douglas White, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Barbican (14 JUN 18:30):

  • “Written and directed by London-based Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari and her partner, British sculptor Douglas White, A MOON FOR MY FATHER weaves a poetic tapestry from years of written and filmed correspondence between the pair.”

DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (14 JUN 18:10):

  • “Charting Maradona’s beginnings from the slums of Villa Fiorito in Buenos Aires, to lifting the World Cup for Argentina in 1986, this is a gripping account of a life full of sport, politics, drugs, the mafia, fame, football and – perhaps, above all – excess.”

LICENCE TO KILL d. John Glen, 1989 + Intro by assistant, optical/titles cameraman Alan Church at The Prince Charles (14 JUN 21:00):

  • “James Bond adventure in which 007 relinquishes his licence to kill, disobeys his orders and goes on a mission of revenge when his best friend’s wife is killed by a drug baron. A beautiful CIA pilot flies him to Sanchez’s South American headquarters where, disguised as a hit man, Bond is hired by the villainous drug dealer.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhangke, 2018 at ICA (14 JUN 15:30). BEATS d. Brian Welsh, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (14 JUN 18:30 & 20:40). BEATS d. Brian Welsh, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (14 JUN 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save!). Double Bill: DUKE VIN & THE BIRTH OF SKA d. Gus Berger, 2008 + THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK d. Menelik Shabazz, 2011 presented by Sidestreet Cinema at Whirled Cinema (14 JUN 19:30 + 23:00). Living In Span Homes presented by Chocolate Films at The National Archives (14 JUN 19:00 – FREE!). THE LOST BOYS d. Joel Schumacher, 1987 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (14 JUN 20:00). PIRATES OF SALÈ d. Rosa Rogers & Merieme Addou, 2014 presented by Maghreb Ciné at Draper Hall (14 JUN 18:30). THE RECEPTIONIST d. Jenny Lu, 2016 + Q&A with the director presented by Chinese Church In London at Soho Outreach Centre (14 JUN 19:00 – FREE!). SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (14 JUN 15:00). UNREST d. Jennifer Brea, 2017 presented by Contested Conditions at Birkbeck Cinema (14 JUN 21:00).


SAT 15

Films in London this week: Midnight Excess #3: The Lonely Island Double Bill at Rio Cinema (15 JUN).
Films in London this week: Midnight Excess #3: The Lonely Island Double Bill at Rio Cinema (15 JUN).

FS74 at Birkbeck Cinema (15 JUN 13:30 – almost SOLD OUT!):

  • “The glory days of the Film Society – of London, but, being the first, it didn’t bother to specify – were in the late 1920s. FS74 is a reconstruction of the Film Society’s 74th performance (hence the name), which took place at the Tivoli theatre, on the Strand, on 25 November 1934. Includes: NIGHT ON THE BARE MOUNTAIN; DAS ROLLENDE RAD; The Cathode Ray Oscillograph; and, ZÉRE DE CONDUITE. Projected almost entirely from celluloid prints.”

THE LIVE GHOST TENT – QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE LAUREL AND HARDY SOCIETY at The Cinema Museum (15 JUN 15:00):

  • “The films we intend to show are DR PYCKLE & MR PRIDE (1925), short directed by Scott Pembroke and Joe Rock; BERTH MARKS (1929), short directed by Lewis R. Foster; THE MUSIC BOX (1932), short directed by James Parrott; and WAY OUT WEST (1937), directed by James W. Horne. A celebration of Stan Laurel, who was born on the 16th June 1890.”

Midnight Excess #3: The Lonely Island Double Bill: HOT ROD d. Akiva Schaffer, 2007 + POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING d. Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, 2016 at Rio Cinema (15 JUN 23:00):

  • SUPAKINO x Amos Levin present: “The Lonely Island have left an indelible mark in contemporary pop culture, music, cinema, and the American psyche. With 2 feature films, 3 albums plus a whole bunch of viral videos under their belt, Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg & Jorma Taccone have redefined modern comedy. Loyal fans and curious newcomers alike are invited to celebrate two surreal, weirdly touching, and hilarious cinematic achievements. As usual, there will be clips, music, discussion and giveaways!”

US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 + Discussion with Tony Warner & Dr Michelle Asantewa at BFI Southbank (15 JUN 14:00):

  • “From the acclaimed director of GET OUT comes another slice of horror-noir. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) returns with her family to the beachfront home where she grew up. Haunted by a past trauma, she grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen – and her fear soon becomes a reality. After the screening, Tony Warner will lead a discussion exploring the history and representation of African Americans in the horror genre.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (15 JUN 16:00). AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (15 JUN 20:20). Barbican Archive Mixtape archive film programme at Barbican (15 JUN 14:00). BEATS d. Brian Welsh, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (15 JUN 14:00, 16:15, 18:30 & 20:40). BLACKkKLANSMAN d. Spike Lee, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Waterhouse Hall Theatre (15 JUN 19:30). DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt 2018 at Deptford Cinema (15 JUN 15:30). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (15 JUN 17:30). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Muswell Hill (15 JUN 18:40). DIRTY GOD d. Sacha Polak, 2019 at ICA (15 JUN 12:20). Double Bill: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW + MANDY d. Panos Cosmatos, 2010 + 2018 at The Prince Charles (15 JUN 21:35). Double Bill: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME & STOP MAKING SENSE d. Luca Guadagnino & Jonathan Demme, 2017 + 1984 at The Prince Charles (15 JUN 20:50). Double Bill: MAMMA MIA! d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 + Greek Supper + MAMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN d. Ol Parker, 2018 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (15 JUN 18:30). Exploding Cinema short film programme at The Horse Hospital (15 JUN 19:00). HALSTON d. Frédéric Tcheng, 2019 at ICA (15 JUN 14:25). MOSCOW ELEGIA d. Alexander Sokurov, 1988 presented by ARCC Russian Film Studies at Sands Films Cinema (15 JUN 18:00). PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 + Q&A with the director & producer Lucy Paul at ICA (15 JUN 16:00). RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS d. Nicolas Jack Davies, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (15 JUN 19:00). TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (15 JUN 16:45).


SUN 16

Films in London this week: AND WITH HIM CAME THE WEST at Picturehouse Central (16 JUN).
Films in London this week: AND WITH HIM CAME THE WEST at Picturehouse Central (16 JUN).

Double Bill: AND WITH HIM CAME THE WEST d. Mike Plante, 2019 + MY DARLING CLEMENTINE d. John Ford, 1946 + Q&A with Mike Plante at Picturehouse Central (16 JUN 15:00 – only £10!):

  • “After the moment of the Gunfight at the OK Corral in late 1881, Wyatt Earp became famous in his own time. He was already known within the western territories as a tough lawman. The gunfight represented the epitome of what the wild west stood for: good guys against bad guys in a thrilling duel. The real event was 30 seconds long. He decided he could rewrite history through the magic of movies, hanging out in Hollywood in the 1920s to try to get a movie made about his life. And it actually worked.”

NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS d. Harriet Hirshorn’s, 2017 + Panel at The Cinema Museum (16 JUN 19:30) – FREE!/Donations requested):

  • The VITO Project and PrEPster present: “the inspiring story of the vital role that women have played – and continue to play – in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, NOTHING WITHOUT US reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played an essential part in HIV prevention and treatment access throughout sub-Saharan Africa.”

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME 35mm d. Kenneth Lonergan, 2000 + Intro by Matthew Broderick at BFI Southbank (16 JUN 14:00):

  • “Sammy (Laura Linney) lives and works in the town she grew up in, bringing up her son and keeping down a job in the local bank. The arrival of her estranged brother Terry (Mark Ruffalo) brings along a level of support and complication as they find ways to co-exist and deal with past issues.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 17

Films in London this week: SUPPORT THE GIRLS at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN).
Films in London this week: SUPPORT THE GIRLS at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN).

GLORIA BELL d. Sebastián Lelio, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (17 JUN 18:15):

  • “Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.”

SUPPORT THE GIRLS d. Andrew Bujalski, 2019 + Discussion at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN 18:30):

  • The Bechdel Test Fest presents: “A workplace comedy that celebrates the everywoman and champions the spirit of sisterhood. Regina Hall delivers an award-winning performance as Lisa, an overworked, underappreciated middle manager for roadside “breastaurant” Double Whammies, where over the course of the shift from hell, an attempted robbery, a dodgy tattoo and a rat infestation prove the very least of her woes.”

UNSETTLING d. Iris Zaki, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (17 JUN 18:30):

  • “Grierson Award-winner Dr Iris Zaki sets up a pop-up film studio in Tekoa, an Israeli settlement on the West Bank where none of the residents are keen to talk to the media. Her simple provocation proves both artistic and impactful in enabling a non-prescriptive conversation with its inhabitants.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (17 JUN 18:30). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Screen On The Green (17 JUN 18:15). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Gate (17 JUN 20:00). THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Curzon Bloomsbury (17 JUN 18:00 – Other Curzons available!). THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Peckhamplex (17 JUN 18:30). THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Rio Cinema (17 JUN 18:30). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at The Prince Charles (17 JUN 12:35). HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE d. Taika Waititi, 2016 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). The Past In The Present short film programme at King’s College London (17 JUN 19:50 – FREE!). SERIAL (BAD) WEDDING 2 d. Philippe de Chauveron, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (17 JUN 20:30). THUNDER ROAD d. Jim Cummings, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (17 JUN 18:20). XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (17 JUN 20:45).


TUE 18

Films in London this week: ALPHAGO at Barbican (18 JUN).
Films in London this week: ALPHAGO at Barbican (18 JUN).

ALPHAGO d. Greg Kohs, 2017 + Intro by Professor Thore Graepel at Barbican (18 JUN 18:20):

  • Science On Screen presents: “With more board configurations than there are atoms in the observable universe, the ancient Chinese game of ‘Go’ has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. In 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven artificial intelligence challenger for the first time in history.”

DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Everyman King’s Cross (18 JUN 18:40):

  • “Charting Maradona’s beginnings from the slums of Villa Fiorito in Buenos Aires, to lifting the World Cup for Argentina in 1986, this is a gripping account of a life full of sport, politics, drugs, the mafia, fame, football and – perhaps, above all – excess.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhangke, 2018 at ICA (18 JUN 14:00). BLADE RUNNER : DOUBLE FEATURE d. Ridley Scott & Denis Villeneuve, 1982 + 2017 at The Prince Charles (18 JUN 18:15). THE CIAMBRA d. Jonas Carpignano, 2017 presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (18 JUN 20:30). EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at The David Lean (18 JUN 19:30). FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF d. Thomas Piper, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (18 JUN 19:30). HALSTON d. Frédéric Tcheng, 2019 at ICA (18 JUN 16:25).  HEATHERS d. Michael Lehmann, 1988 presented by Truman’s Brewery at Genesis Cinema (18 JUN 21:00 + FREE pint of something tasty!). ON HER SHOULDERS d. Alexandria Bombach, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (18 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). PICK OF THE LITTER d. Don Hardy Jr. & Dana Nachman, 2018 presented by #WOMENINFILM2019 at Genesis Cinema (18 JUN 18:50). PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 at ICA (18 JUN 14:35). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU d. Boots Riley, 2018 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (18 JUN 20:00). WELCOME TO SODOM d. Florian Weigensamer & Christian Kröne, 2018 at Austrian Cultural Forum (18 JUN 19:00 – FREE!/Booking recommended).


WED 19

Films in London this week: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN at The Cinema Museum (19 JUN).
Films in London this week: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN at The Cinema Museum (19 JUN).

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1925 + Intro by Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (19 JUN 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “In 1925, three years after Mary Pickford brought German-born Ernst Lubitsch from Berlin to Hollywood, he directed LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN. Based on Oscar Wilde’s 1893 play, it stars the young Ronald Colman in the role of Lord Darlington, with May McAvoy as Lady Windermere. Oscar Wilde’s wit and delightful characterisation is given the Lubitsch Touch in this hectic comedy satirising upper-class society, particularly the hypocrisy of Victorian attitudes to women.”

ROBOCOP d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 + Smersh Pod Live Recording at Everyman Baker Street (19 JUN 19:00):

  • “In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company’s nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.”

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN 16mm d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1951 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (19 JUN 19:30 + 23 JUN 14:00):

  • Ciné-Real16mm presents: “Bruno Antony thinks he has the perfect plot to rid himself of his hated father, and when he meets tennis player Guy Haines on a train he thinks he’s found the partner he needs to pull it off.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CALAMITY JANE d. David Butler, 1953 at Rio Cinema (19 JUN 14:30). Double Bill: A SELF-INDUCED HALLUCINATION d. Dan Schoenbrun, 2018 + THE PAIN OF OTHERS d. Penny Lane, 2018 presented by Wavelength at Deptford Cinema (19 JUN 19:15 + 20:40 – Joint ticket available!). THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY d. Petra Costa, 2019 at ICA (19 JUN 20:40). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at The Prince Charles (19 JUN 15:40). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (19 JUN 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save!). OUR HOBBY IS DEPECHE MODE d. Jeremy Deller & Nicholas Abrahams, 2006 + Q&A presented by Heavenly Films at Regent Street Cinema (19 JUN 19:30). OUT OF THE PAST 35mm d. Jacques Tourneur, 1947 at Regent Street Cinema (19 JUN 12:05 & 15:30). STARSHIP TROOPERS 35mm d. Paul Verhoeven, 1997 at The Prince Charles (19 JUN 20:45). SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (19 JUN 16:30). SURVIVORS d. Arthur Pratt + Satellite Q&A at Rio Cinema (19 JUN 18:30). UNSETTLING d. Iris Zaki, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (19 JUN 20:45). WOMEN IN REVOLT THE GREATER FREEDOM short film programme presented by Shorts On Tap & Alya Mooro at 93 Feet East (19 JUN 19:00).


THU 20

Films in London this week: THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY at ICA (20 JUN).
Films in London this week: THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY at ICA (20 JUN).

AFTER 82: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AIDS CRISIS IN THE UK d. Ben Lord & Steve Keeble, 2017 + Panel at Curzon Soho (20 JUN 18:30):

  • “What would you do if a deadly virus wiped out your circle of friends literally overnight? This is the situation that faced the gay community in the UK in the early 1980s. Young gay men who were living their lives were confronted with death and bigotry side by side. This is their stories told by the first generation of HIV survivors.”

THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY d. Petra Costa, 2019 + Q&A with producer Joanna Natasegara at ICA (20 JUN 18:20):

  • “A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis, this expansive documentary maps the explosion of corruption and far-right politics in Brazil. Combining unprecedented access to leaders past and present – including Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva – with accounts of her own family’s complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa considers the nation’s political polarisation.”

WHO? d. Jack Gold, 1974 + Talk: Tell Me the Truth by Professor Coral Dando at The Castle Cinema (20 JUN 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “The Cold War is at its height and top American physicist Dr Lucas Martino (Joseph Bova) is horribly injured in a car crash while attending a conference in East Germany. When the scientist is returned to the United States encased in a metal mask and body-suit, FBI agent Sean Rogers (Elliot Gould) suspects that the man in the mask is not who he claims to be…”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: STRAY DOGS, part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (18 JUN).
Films in London this week: STRAY DOGS, part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (18 JUN).

00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):

  • “Some of our favourite action movies from the era of the long black trench coats and wrap around shades.” Includes: THE ART OF WAR (14 JUN 17:00 & 19:15); KISS OF THE DRAGON (15 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); and, MINORITY REPORT (16 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (17 JUN 20:20 / 22 JUN 12:15 / 25 JUN 20:15).

AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S at Barbican (06 JUN to 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: JE, TU, IL, ELLE d. Chantal Akerman, 1974 (20 JUN 19:00).

ANG LEE’S CHINESE CLASSICS at Deptford Cinema (26 APR to 14 JUN):

A NIGHT IN BERLIN at Deptford Cinema (15 to 16 JUN):

BEBOP NEW YORK: BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDIE CINEMA at Barbican (23 MAY to 25 JUN):

  • “Late-50s New York. In Greenwich Village bars and Times Square burger joints painters, writers, critics, musicians were making a new world. Filmmakers were right there too.” Includes: THE COOL WORLD 35mm d. Shirley Clarke, 1963 (19 JUN 18:30).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL 2019):

  • “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: FITZCARRALDO d. Werner Herzog, 1982 (18 JUN 19:00).

THE FILMS OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles (until 03 NOV):

  • Includes: SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 (15 JUN 15:00).

JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY to 16 JUN):

  • “James Bond’s greatest outings, back on the big screen and followed by Q&As and autograph signings with some of the films’ female stars.” Includes: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME d. Lewis Gilbert, 1977 + Q&A with Caroline Munro (16 JUN 15:00).

KOREAN FILM NIGHTS: HOME TRUTHS at Korean Cultural Centre (02 MAY to 20 JUN):

  • “Ventures into various on-screen Korean homes to explore how Korean domestic space shapes on-screen identities, and how its architectural structure can reflect the social mores of a time.” Includes: MOTHER & A GUEST d. Shin Sang-ok, 1961 + Intro by Federica Fausto (20 JUN 19:00).

LEXI FILM SCHOOL at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN):

  • “Join us at your neighbourhood film school, where we bring you a programme of lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics. All are welcome!” Includes: THE L-SHAPED ROOM  d. Bryan Forbes, 1962 Speaker: Selina Robertson (17 JUN 18:30).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

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

  • Time out presents: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 from Tower Millennium Pier (14 JUN 20:00); ROMEO + JULIET d. Baz Luhrmann, 1996 from Tower Millennium Pier (15 JUN 20:00); BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 from Tower Millennium Pier (18 JUN 20:00); LA LA LAND d. Damien Chazelle, 2016 from Tower Millennium Pier (19 JUN 20:00); and, NOTTING HILL d. Roger Michell, 1999 from Tower Millennium Pier (20 JUN 20:00).

THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

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: HUMAN DESIRE d. Fritz Lang, 1954 (14 JUN 19:30).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (02 JUN to 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: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (16 JUN 14:00).

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):

  • “A new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century.” Includes: THAT DAY ON THE BEACH d. Edward Yang, 1983 (14 JUN 20:15); A CITY OF SADNESS 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989 (15 JUN 19:30); TAIPEI STORY d. Edward Yang, 1985 (16 JUN 17:30); DUST IN THE WIND d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1986 (16 JUN 20:00); THREE TIMES 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005 (17 JUN 20:15); STRAY DOGS d. Tsai Ming-liang, 2013 (18 JUN 20:15); THE RIVER d. Tsai Ming-liang, 1997 (19 JUN 20:15); and, VIVE L’AMOUR d. Tsai Ming-liang, 1994 (20 JUN 20:15).
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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 IRON GIANT 35mm d. Brad Bird, 1999 (15 JUN 12:45).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: EDGE OF THE KNIFE, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (15 JUN).
Films in London this week: EDGE OF THE KNIFE, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (15 JUN).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW at The Prince Charles (14 to 20 JUN).
Films in London this week: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW at The Prince Charles (14 to 20 JUN).

A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Ciné Lumière (14 to 25 JUN):

  • “Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s soul-searching film focuses on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe. A refugee from the Central African Republic, Abbas (Eriq Ebouaney) lives in France with his two young children. Traumatised by the loss of his wife during their flight, he finds solace with Carole (Sandrine Bonnaire).”

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW d. Panos Cosmatos, 2010 at The Prince Charles (14 to 20 JUN):

  • “Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond the BLACK RAINBOW is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. From the producer of MACHOTAILDROP, RAINBOW… is the outlandish feature film debut of writer and director Panos Cosmatos.”
  • Also: Double Bill: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW + MANDY d. Panos Cosmatos, 2010 + 2018 at The Prince Charles (15 JUN 21:35).

FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (14 to 20 JUN):

  • “A group of women in post-revolution Libya dream of making it to an international football tournament. Their all-female football team is met with disapproval and endless obstacles thrown from the Libyan football federation.”

WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Rio Cinema (14 to 20 JUN):

  • “Adapted from Justin Torres’ best-selling novel, WE THE ANIMALS is a viscerally bold coming-of-age story of three brothers growing up in the wilds of upstate New York in the midst of their young parents’ volatile marriage.”

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


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