SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [14 to 20 SEP 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 14 // SAT 15 // SUN 16 // MON 17 // TUE 18 // WED 19 // THU 20
Featured attraction: If you love Edge Of Frame as much as we do, you’ll love this… PHASED RETURN at Close-Up Centre (15 SEP 21:00): “Edwin Rostron and Supreme Vagabond Craftsman present a new audiovisual performance incorporating animation, video, electronic music and long-form prose poetry.”
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
ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)
THE LITTLE STRANGER + Q&A with director Lenny Abrahamson & author Sarah Waters at Curzon Mayfair (14 SEP 18:15):
- WWII has ended and Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During one hot summer he is called out to attend to a patient at Hundreds Hall. He finds that the scullery maid, Betty (Liv Hill) has been sensing things and events turn more peculiar after that.
THE TRUE COST + PANEL at Regent Street Cinema (14 SEP 18:30):
- This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. Celebrating London Fashion Week.
WAJIB + Q&A with director Annemarie Jacir at Curzon Bloomsbury (14 SEP 18:30):
- It is the duty of Palestinian men, when a female in the family is getting married, to personally deliver invites. But for Shadi and his father, it’s an activity fraught with simmering resentments.
WEAPON OF CHOICE + Q&A with director Fritz Ofner at DocHouse (14 SEP 18:20):
- “It Never Fails”. The Glock pistol is the world’s most popular handgun and a pop-cultural reference in everything from hip-hop music to live-action films. For the first time, this new documentary explores gun violence from the city street to warzones, through the trade of this iconic gun.
- WEAPON OF CHOICE then enjoys a grind show run (to 20 SEP).
More films in London today (A – Z): THE FOUNTAINHEAD 35mm at BFI (14 SEP 20:40). READY PLAYER ONE presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (14 SEP 19:45). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Nomad Cinema, Hyde Park Lido (14 SEP 19:45). THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (14 SEP 20:00). THE STATION AGENT at Ink84 (14 SEP 19:30). VOYAGEUSE + Q&A with Dame Siân Phillips & director May Miles Thomas at Picturehouse Central (14 SEP 18:30).
Back To School Double Bill: TO SIR WITH LOVE + WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (15 SEP 19:00):
- Pitshanger Pictures presents: TO SIR WITH LOVE, a timeless Sixties classic movie about an earnest teacher (Sidney Poitier) who takes up a position in a tough school in London’s East End. WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY, a family comedy written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (creators of OUTNUMBERED).
FLAMIN Fellowship Screenings + DISCUSSON at The Whitechapel Gallery (15 SEP 15:00):
- New and recent work by the six artists – Graeme Arnfield, Calum Bowden, Rosie Carr, Callum Hill, Onyeka Igwe and Kristina Pulejkova – who have participated in The FLAMIN Fellowship, a major new scheme for early career artist filmmakers.
LUCKY + Q&A with screenwriter Logan Sparks at Curzon Soho (15 SEP 18:00):
- LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s character Lucky, a cantankerous, self-reliant 90 year old atheist, and the quirky characters that inhabit the Arizona town where he lives.
MISS ROSEWOOD + Q&A with Miss Rosewood & director Helle Jensen at Rio Cinema (15 SEP 16:15):
- A multi-award winning portrait of New York’s most outrageous, daring performance artist – Miss Rosewood, transgender terrorist on the New York hardcore performance scene – and a reminder of how intense and explicit queer art can be.
PHASED RETURN at Close-Up Centre (15 SEP 21:00):
- Edwin Rostron and Supreme Vagabond Craftsman present a new audiovisual performance incorporating animation, video, electronic music and long-form prose poetry. This piece marks the culmination of a decade-long creative collaboration rooted in improvisation and experimentation.
PRETTY IN PINK + PARTY & LIP-SYNCING COMPETITON at Deptford Cinema (15 SEP 19:00):
- Forever Young Film Club presents one of the most quintessential and iconic teen films of all time. Starring the original teen queen Molly Ringwald and written by John Hughes whose work served as the creative inspiration behind a whole wave of films throughout the 1980s and beyond.
More films in London today (A – Z): THE BATTLE OF THE ANCRE AND THE ADVANCE OF THE TANKS + LIVE ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIMENT at St Mary’s Church Walthamstow (15 SEP 19:30). BOOM FOR REAL at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (15 SEP 19:00). THE DEATH OF STALIN presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Waterhouse Hall Theatre (15 SEP 19:30). Double Bill: PARIS, TEXAS + REPO MAN at Rio Cinema (15 SEP 13:00 + 15:30). THE HEIRESS at Regent Street Cinema (15 SEP 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 & 20:00). ISLAND + DISCUSSION/Q&A at DocHouse (15 SEP 16:00). LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS at BFI (15 SEP 15:00). PADDINGTON 2 presented by Stow Film Lounge in the grounds of Christ Church (15 SEP 18:30). PLEASE SIR! 50th Anniversary Cast Reunion presented by Misty Moon at The Cinema Museum (15 SEP 20:00). ROMEO + JULIET at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (15 SEP 20:00).
Belle & Sebastian Film Festival at Moth Club (16 SEP 15:00):
- Deeper Into Movies has teamed up with Belle & Sebastian to screen their feature film GOOD HELP THE GIRL introduced by Stuart Murdcoh alongside the rarely seen film FANS ONLY and archive material. Prepare for an obsessively curated 90 min portrait of one of indie music’s most beloved bands.
THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF HORROR followed by An Evening With Michael Armstrong + SHORT: THE IMAGE at The Cinema Museum (16 SEP 18:00 & 20:00):
- Misty Moon presents: Shot in 1968 and released in 1969, The Dark, re-titled The Haunted House Of Horror (UK) and Horror House (US), went on to huge box offices grosses internationally, pre-empted the teenage slasher films by ten years and pushed the censorship boundaries further than any horror film before.
IL TUTTOFARE + Q&A with actor Guglielmo Poggi at Genesis Cinema (16 SEP 18:00):
- CinemaItaliaUK launches their new season: Antonio is a trainee lawyer who dreams of joining his mentor’s prestigious firm. But Salvatore “Toti” Bellastella is also a tyrant who asks Antonio any kind of task: from being his assistant to driver, from paralegal to personal cook. When Antonio brilliantly passes the bar, he gets the offer of becoming a partner in the firm, but there is still one condition: he must marry Isabel, Toti’s lover…
MICHAEL INSIDE + Q&A with director Frank Berry at Prince Charles (16 SEP 18:15):
- MICHAEL INSIDE tells the story of Michael McCrea (Dafhyd Flynn), an impressionable eighteen-year-old who lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in a Dublin housing-estate. Michael’s life is changed dramatically when he is caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend’s older brother, and is sentenced to three months in prison.
More films in London today (A – Z): BLACK PANTHER at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (16 SEP 19:30). BOY at Prince Charles (16 SEP 18:00). CROWHURST at Whirled Cinema (16 SEP 18:00). Double Bill: AKIRA + GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995) presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (16 SEP 14:00). Double Bill: PARIS, TEXAS + REPO MAN at Rio Cinema (16 SEP 13:00 + 15:30). DOWN TO EARTH + INTRO at Picturehouse Central (16 SEP 12:50). THE GRAPES OF WRATH at Regent Street Cinema (16 SEP 15:00). THE HAPPY PRINCE presented by Stow Film Lounge at Mirth, Marvel & Maud (16 SEP 14:30). THE HEIRESS at Regent Street Cinema (16 SEP 17:30 & 19:30). HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON at BFI (16 SEP 13:30). ISLAND at Picturehouse Central (16 SEP 15:00). LOVE IS THE DEVIL at Deptford Cinema (16 SEP 19:30). MILDRED PIERCE at Genesis Cinema (16 SEP 20:30). OPENING NIGHT at BFI (16 SEP 14:15). PADDINGTON 2 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (16 SEP 20:0). THE SERVANT presented by Kennington Classics at The Cinema Museum (16 SEP 14:30). TRACKING EDITH at Phoenix Cinema (16 SEP 13:30). WALL-E at Picturehouse Central (16 SEP 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME + Q&A with author/screenwriter Jo Brand at Genesis Cinema (17 SEP 18:30):
- Set in the 1980s, the heart of the story is the relationship between a mother, her daughter and the music of Morrissey and The Smiths. Gina is a young mother attempting to play the role of homemaker providing a stable and loving home to husband Keith and daughter Alice. However, Gina develops ‘De Clerambault Syndrome’ in which she imagines grand passions on behalf of others and reads secret meanings into ordinary conversations.
#ReclaimTheFrame: FACES PLACES + PANEL + PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP at Curzon Soho (17 SEP 18:30):
- Birds’ Eye View presents: Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: their passion for images in general and more particularly questioning the places where they are showed, how they are shared, exposed. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open-air photographic galleries.
Screen Epiphany: Michael Dudok de Wit introduces the short animated films of Yuri Norstein at BFI Southbank (17 SEP 18:10):
- Animator, director and illustrator Michael Dudok de Wit (FATHER & DAUGHTER, THE RED TURTLE) introduces short films by the great multi-award winning Russian animator Yuri Norstein. This selection will include THE HERON AND THE CRANE (1975), HEDGEHOG IN THE FOG (1975) and TALE OF TALES (1979).
Spotlight on Modern Day Slavery 1: THE TRAP + PANEL at Frontline Club (17 SEP 19:00):
- Frontline presents the first in a series of events focusing on the global phenomenon of slavery and forced labour. THE TRAP explores how prisons and jails have become a recruiting ground for human traffickers in the States, taking incarcerated women into pimp-controlled prostitution.
THE TRUMAN SHOW + TALK by Dr Tony Milligan at The Institute Of Light (17 SEP 19:30):
- Science Fiction Theatre presents: Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) has a seemingly idyllic lifestyle: a secure job, a loving family and a peaceful home. Yet, unbeknownst to him, his entire existence has been one long TV series… Before the film, Dr Tony Milligan will explore the theme that even when technology remains within our control, love stays resistant.
More films in London today (A – Z): F FOR FAKE at BFI (17 SEP 20:45). ISLAND + DISCUSSION/Q&A at DocHouse (17 SEP 18:30). THE KING at Picturehouse Central (17 SEP 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). Short Film Night: BORDERS AND TERRITORIES + Q&A with directors at Peckhamplex (17 SEP 18:30).
THE PLUMBER + SINGLE LAUNCH at Prince Charles (18 SEP 18:45):
- Low Spirits (London/Birmingham musicians Fred Macpherson and Cavan McCarthy) celebrate the release of their début single The Plumber with a screening of Peter Weir’s lost classic of the same name. Like some distant relative of THE CABLE GUY, THE PLUMBER is part Pinteresque bathroom sink drama and part Ozploitation home invasion, telling the story of apparently routine maintenance gone awry.
PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD + PRESENTATION by Elisabeth Bouchaud at Barbican (18 SEP 18:15):
- Part of Science On Screen: Lou (Faye Dunaway) is an ex-top model who found refuge in a remote island, somewhere in New Jersey, far from the fashion world she once knew. Aaron, a photographer from her past, comes to visit.
#ReclaimTheFrame: THE RIDER + PANEL Q&A at Genesis Cinema (18 SEP 18:00):
- Birds’ Eye View presents: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, Brady is warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, he finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete.
SKATE KITCHEN + Q&A director Crystal Moselle plus cast members Nina Moran, Kabrina Adams, Ajani Russell & Ardelia Lovelace at Curzon Soho (18 SEP 18:20):
- Timid Long Island skater-girl Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew (the eponymous Skate Kitchen). The confident, independent girl gang help Camille come out of her shell and provide a support system when she falls out with her mother.
A WOMAN JUDGE + INTRO by Johan Hallstrom at Deptford Cinema (18 SEP 20:00):
- Once a month, in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre, Deptford holds free screenings of classic and contemporary films from the peninsula. The 2018 season concludes with the 2nd ever female-directed Korean film, once believed lost and recently restored.
More films in London today (A – Z): A FANTASTIC WOMAN presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (18 SEP 20:00). A NORTHERN SOUL at Picturehouse Central (18 SEP 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (18 SEP 19:15). GOD’S OWN COUNTRY + Q&A with dialect coach Laura Hart presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon HMV (18 SEP 20:30). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The David Lean (18 SEP 19:30). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (18 SEP 14:30). UNDER THE WIRE + Q&A with Paul Conroy and director Chris Martin at Regent Street Cinema (18 SEP 20:00). THE WARRIORS presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (18 SEP 20:00).
BONNIE & CLYDE (1967) 16mm at The Castle Cinema (19 SEP 19:30):
- CINÉ-REAL presents: In the middle of the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) meet when Clyde tries to steal Bonnie’s mother’s car. Bonnie, who is bored by her job as a waitress, is intrigued by Clyde, and decides to take up with him and become his partner in crime…
ENGLISH BREAKFAST + INTRO by writer/director Jaafar Muraad & producer/composer Gez Wenham at Phoenix Cinema (19 SEP 20:30):
- An Iraqi, intergenerational social drama exploring the psychology and interactions of a dysfunctional family, through the discovery of their dubious past lives. In her search for the murderer of her father in Iraq, YASMIN uncovers many dark secrets within her family in London. Her husband had led a secret life of crime and deceit.
LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 35mm + INTRO by Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank (19 SEP 18:05):
- Jacques Demy’s infectiously energetic and joyous tribute to the Hollywood dance musical brings together a motley assortment of characters – ballet-teaching twin sisters and their mother, visiting carnival performers, a painter, piano-shop owner and an American composer – in a rhapsodic roundelay in search of love in a pastel-painted Rochefort.
The Machine That Kills Bad People: NÉNETTE AND BONI 35mm + BIG IN VIETNAM 16mm at ICA (19 SEP 19:10):
- The Machine That Kills Bad People is a bi-monthly film club programmed by Erika Balsom, Beatrice Gibson, Maria Palacios Cruz and Ben Rivers. This month’s films are Claire Denis’ NÉNETTE AND BONI (1996) and Mati Diop’s BIG IN VIETNAM (2012).
Shireen Seno: NERVOUS TRANSLATION at Tate Modern (19 SEP 18:30):
- Filipino artist and filmmaker Shireen Seno presents the UK premiere of her award-winning second feature film. Set in the Philippines in the late 1980s, NERVOUS TRANSLATION captures the uncertainty and curiosity of childhood in a strikingly unique way.
SKATE KITCHEN + Q&A with director Crystal Moselle at BFI Southbank (19 SEP 18:10):
- Timid Long Island skater-girl Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew (the eponymous Skate Kitchen). The confident, independent girl gang help Camille come out of her shell and provide a support system when she falls out with her mother.
SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITECTS + COUNTER MUSIC at Barbican (19 SEP 18:30):
- Part of Architecture On Film: A master at making images speak as a pioneer of the essay film, vanguard filmmaker Harun Farocki’s lifelong interrogation of how the world is constructed, articulated and perceived frequently led him to architecture, finding within the built environment material ripe for deconstruction.
More films in London today (A – Z): 5 Days Of Darkness London Short Film Festival & Nowness present a short film programme to mark World Goth Day at Regent Street Cinema (19 SEP 19:30). The Big Blend short films & networking presented by Shorts On Tap and London Filmmaking Network at Cafe 1001 (19 SEP 19:00). BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (19 SEP 20:30). THE DARK MIRROR 16mm presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (19 SEP 19:30). DOWN TO EARTH + INTRO at Picturehouse Central (19 SEP 18:30). DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK at Regent Street Cinema (19 SEP 12:00 & 15:30). GENESIS P-ORRIDGE ON FILM presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (19 SEP 19:00). HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE at Prince Charles (19 SEP 18:20). ISLAND at Picturehouse Central (19 SEP 18:30). ISLE OF DOGS presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (19 SEP 19:45). MEAN GIRLS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (19 SEP 19:15). Tribute to Nico: NICO ICON presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bar (19 SEP 20:00 – Free!).
Colin Farrell Fest: IN BRUGES + SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS + Q&A with Ros Hubbard at Regent Street Cinema (20 SEP 18:00):
- Presented by London Irish Film: Double bill with a special Q&A with world renowned casting director in between, celebrating Colin Farrell as Patron of the Irish Film Festival London. Includes a free drink!
DIY SHORT FILMS & Q&A/NETWORKING at St. Margaret’s House (20 SEP 18:30):
- The Film Bunch presents: Short films made with low-tech / disposable media such as phones, webcams, action / helmet cameras, CCTV and more! “Our mission is to improve access for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to mainstream short films, so we provide English captions and BSL interpreters.”
PARASOL PEAK + LIVE SET + Q&A with Manu Delago at House Of Vans (20 SEP 19:45):
- commune Cinema presents: Pioneer of the hang, musician Manu Delago leads an ensemble of 7 musicians on a mountaneering expedition in The Alps. Along the way, the band perfom a collection of brand new compositions in different locations, at varying altitudes.
PIN CUSHION + Q&A with writer-director Deborah Haywood at Genesis Cinema (20 SEP 21:00):
- #WomenInFilm2018 presents: British writer-director Deborah Haywood’s first feature PIN CUSHION tells the story of a unique mother-daughter duo: two glittering misfits who are knitted together in a relationship that is as kitsch and comforting as it is suffocating.
More films in London today (A – Z): BRIGHT STAR 35mm at BFI (20 SEP 20:30). Mystery Movie at Prince Charles (20 SEP 20:45). SHIRAZ at The David Lean (20 SEP 14:30 & 19:30). THELMA & LOUISE at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (20 SEP 19:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1
SEASONS (by event/venue)
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM 70mm (18 SEP 20:45).
AFRICAN SCIENCE FILM SERIES at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (06 to 20 SEP):
- An exploration of the untold stories of groundbreaking scientific developments by African people, created by Black History Studies in partnership with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. Includes: COSMIC AFRICA (14 SEP 19:00); and, HIDDEN FIGURES (20 SEP 19:00).
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):
- A national touring programme celebrating the incomparable Agnès Varda. Includes:
- Genesis Cinema: THE BEACHES OF AGNES + INTRO by Jenny Chamarette in partnership with MAI (17 SEP 20:50).
- Close-Up (until 29 SEP): LE BONHEUR (19 SEP 20:15).
ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises include: JOHN WICK + JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 2 films, 1 ticket (17 SEP 18:30).
ALWAYS SOMEWHERE ELSE – THE CINEMA OF ANGELA SCHANELEC IN DIALOGUE at Goethe-Institut (13 to 25 SEP):
- This first comprehensive retrospective in the UK dedicated to Angela Schanelec proposes a dialogue between the films of the German filmmaker and those by international directors. Includes: Matt Porterfield: TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRY & Angela Schanelec: I STAYED IN BERLIN OVER THE SUMMER + Q&A with Angela Schanelec (14 SEP 19:00); Angela Schanelec: THE DREAMED PATH & Helena Wittman: DRIFT (15 SEP 16:30); Lisl Ponger: PASSAGES & Angela Schanelec: ORLY (18 SEP 19:00); and, Joanna Hogg: UNRELATED & Angela Schanelec: MARSEILLE (20 SEP 18:45).
ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):
- Celebrating animation in all its guises, from puppetry and stop-motion to anime and CGI. Includes: Animate & Innovate: Animation Craft in the New World Of Stories (18 SEP 18:20).
BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):
- “Whether you’re heading back to class or just feeling nostalgic about the good old days, lock up your board and come enjoy a quality Back 2 School movie in our cinema space.” Includes: MEAN GIRLS (15 SEP 15:00 & 17:30); BACK TO THE FUTURE (16 SEP 14:00 & 16:00); RUSHMORE (20 SEP 17:00).
BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):
- “The films you weren’t allowed to see: drama and documentaries that offer unique and challenging perspectives.” Includes: CHAMELEON STREET (14 SEP 18:20); BLACK, BRITISH, BANNED! (15 SEP 13:00); LUMUMBA 35mm + INTRO by Tony Warner (15 SEP 20:30 – Sold Out!); HOME AGAIN + Q&A with Kunle Olulode (16 SEP 17:15); COME BACK, AFRICA 35mm (17 SEP 20:40); and, RIGHT ON! 35mm (18 SEP 20:30).
CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (until 14 SEP):
- “The most sublime, articulate, guarded and grounded filmmaker of the nouvelle vague”, this programme presents fifteen films from the filmmaker’s extensive oeuvre. Includes: LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (14 SEP 20:15).
- See also: ÉRIC ROHMER’S TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS (below).
CLOSE-UP ON KIJU YOSHIDA at Close-Up (10 to 30 SEP):
- “A legendary figure of the postwar Japanese cinema, Kiju Yoshida is one of Japan’s most artistically ambitious, politically astute and influential filmmakers.” Includes: HEROIC PURGATORY (20 SEP 20:15).
CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (05 to 28 SEP):
- Covering the breadth of Peter Watkins extraordinary body of work this programme presents the radical filmmaker’s most well known films. As the centrepiece to the programme, Watkins will introduce the rarely screened theatrical cut of LA COMMUNE. Includes: EDVARD MUNCH (16 SEP 18:00); and, PUNISHMENT PARK (18 SEP 20:15).
ÉRIC ROHMER’S TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS at Close-Up (03 to 11 SEP):
- Between 1990 and 1998, a still-prolific Rohmer demonstrated the vitality of his exquisite, exceedingly-refined talents by producing a quartet of seasonally-set comedies that rivals his finest work. Includes: A TALE OF WINTER (15 AUG 18:00).
FASHION ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (14 SEP to 03 OCT):
- Includes: MCQUEEN (14 SEP 18:30 / 19 SEP 16:00); and, WHAT MEN WEAR + DISCUSSION (16 SEP 16:00).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (until OCT):
- A two-month season revelling in the formidable and versatile Hollywood star. Includes: DAISY KENYON 35mm (15 SEP 18:30); SUDDEN FEAR (16 SEP 15:30); HARRIET CRAIG 35mm (16 SEP 18:10 / 19 SEP 20:40); and, I SAW WHAT YOU DID 35mm (20 SEP 20:40).
HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- BFI celebrates the late, great Harry Dean Stanton. Includes: PARIS, TEXAS (16 SEP 19:50 / 17 SEP 18:00); and, THE STRAIGHT STORY 35mm (20 SEP 18:10).
- LUCKY enjoys a grind show run (14 to 20 SEP).
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE 35mm Selectrospective at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP):
- A selection of films from revolutionary French director Jean-Pierre Melville, all presented from 35mm. Includes: LEON MORIN, PRIEST aka Léon Morin, prêtre 35mm (19 SEP 20:45 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening).
LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen on The Green (ongoing):
- Includes: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (15 SEP 23:30).
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! at Ealing Town Hall (07 SEP to 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: SCARFACE (14 SEP 19:30).
MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (until 14 SEP):
- A series of amazing FREE live music and movie events in the cinema’s Bar Paragon. Includes: REPO MAN (1984) + THE SLY PERSUADERS (14 SEP 19:45).
OLIVIER ASSAYAS at Deptford Cinema (07 to 14 SEP):
- Includes: DISORDER (14 SEP 19:30).
STOLEN SUMMERS various venues (02 to 16 SEP):
- A film season celebrating the European summer holiday and the pleasure and trouble that travel invites. Curated by Taryn Joffe. Includes: FAT GIRL + PANEL (16 SEP 15:00, Genesis Cinema).
THE TELEVISION WILL BE REVOLUTIONISED: Channel 4 and the 1982 Workshop Declaration at Barbican (13 to 16 SEP):
- A season of oppositional films from Channel 4’s first decade: a radical, game-changing era that opened doors for diverse voices in cinemas and on British television. Includes: FAREWELL TO THE WELFARE STATE + WELCOME TO THE SPIV ECONOMY (15 SEP 16:00); and, HANDSWORTH SONGS + SHORTS (16 SEP 16:00).
VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (until 30 SEP):
- A series of films by the incomparable Agnès Varda. Includes: CLÉO DE 5 À 7 + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (16 SEP 14:00 / without discussion 19 SEP 18:30).
WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- A season celebrating the charismatic working-class stars who light up our screens. Includes: THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (14 SEP 20:30); EDUCATING RITA 35mm (15 SEP 18:15); NIGHT WATCH 35mm (15 SEP 20:40); CHARLIE BUBBLES (16 SEP 20:10); THIS IS ENGLAND + Q&A with actors Thomas Turgoose & Jo Hartley & producer Mark Herbert (19 SEP 20:30).
WORLD WAR ONE: REGENERATIONS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):
- A look at how each generation of filmmakers has interpreted the war. Includes: Silent Cinema presents: WESTFRONT 1918 aka Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (14 SEP 18:15); and, BLIGHTY 35mm + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Costas Fotopoulos (16 SEP 13:20).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2
FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)
Film festivals in London this week include:
- Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (15 to 30 SEP).
- Catford Free Film Festival (09 to 16 SEP).
- Fighting Spirit Film Festival (14 to 15 SEP).
- London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening + Press Launch: A TIGER IN WINTER (17 SEP).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (31 AUG to 16 SEP).
- Safar Film Festival (13 to 18 SEP).
- Scalarama (SEP).
REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)
REINVENTING MARVIN at Ciné Lumière (14 to 27 SEP):
- Marvin Bijou (Finnegan Oldfield), a young gay boy from a working-class family in a small French village, suffers constant bullying at school and home for being too sensitive and too feminine. A chance encounter with a drama teacher opens the doors to a world that offers him the chance to escape his situation.
- Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF 2017.
REVERSING ROE at ICA (14 to 20 SEP):
- In their latest documentary, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg chronicle the history of the abortion and unpack the process by which it grew from a personal issue to a political one.
THE RIDER at Phoenix Cinema (14 to 20 SEP):
- Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, Brady is warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, he finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete.
More films in London this week (A – Z): AMERICAN ANIMALS at Lexi Cinema (14 to 16 SEP). C’EST LA VIE! at Watermans (14 to 20 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (14 to 20 SEP). COLD WAR at ICA (14 to 20 SEP). GENERATION WEALTH at The Montpelier (16 to 26 SEP). HEATHERS at Prince Charles (14 to 20 SEP). IN PRAISE OF NOTHING at ICA (14 to 20 SEP). I, TONYA at Whirled Cinema (17 to 23 SEP). LUCKY at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 to 20 SEP). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at Prince Charles (14 to 20 SEP). PARADISE presented by UKJF at JW3 (16 to 20 SEP). THE PREDATOR at Rich Mix (14 to 20 SEP ;-). UNDER THE WIRE at DocHouse (14 to 20 SEP). WEAPON OF CHOICE at DocHouse (14 to 20 SEP).
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