RADIANT CIRCUS is creating the only all-inclusive guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find films in London this week*.
Welcome to our digest of indie films in London this week.
Fridays can be a bit of a scramble for a great night out, but this week gets off to a stellar start with two outstanding events at BFI (AFTER THE HAPPENING + NEWSREEL), Regent Street Cinema hosting Alex Prager in conversation before her new show at The Photographers’ Gallery (with added NIGHT OF THE HUNTER), and TRANNY FAG getting a London premiere at ICA.
The rest of the week keeps pace, with the WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA summit at BFI (16 JUN), DYSPLA neurodiverse moving image artworks at ArtHouse (17 JUN), THE HANDMAID’S TALE at Science Fiction Theatre/The Institute Of Light (18 JUN) and ARCADIA (various).
Repertory seasons don’t disappoint either. Of the new brood, we particularly like the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA weekend at Barbican and the CANNES DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT celebrations at Ciné Lumière. It’s also great to welcome the London Indian Film Festival back to town (21 to 29 JUN).
On that theme, we like the look of The Book and the Film: the Literature Behind Hindi Cinema (20 JUN to 25 JUL, BFI): a six-session evening course exploring a wide selection of Indian films that have been inspired by great works of fiction. We just need more time…
Finally, we’ll continue making noise about DYING YOUNG at the Cinema Museum (20 JUN) – you’re gonna be there, right? – so our featured attraction of the week is Blake Williams’ new 3D film PROTOTYPE at Genesis Cinema (19 JUN). In promoter Matt Turner’s wild words:
“It’s a visually resplendent, expansive, mind-melting UFO of a film, a total ride.”
What are you going to see?
FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK
ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)
AFTER THE HAPPENING: Ritual Industrial Performance SPACE Films + Q&A with artists Jenny Okun and Graham Stevens at BFI Southbank (15 JUN 20:45):
- This programme reflects on how notions of performance, experimental sound and the body could be explored through film. Includes world premiere of new 2K scan of 1978 Throbbing Gristle film AFTER CEASE TO EXIST.
- Content warning! AFTER CEASE TO EXIST contains scenes of a graphic nature including mutilation, which some viewers may find disturbing.
ALEX PRAGER IN CONVERSATION + THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER at Regent Street Cinema (15 JUN 18:30 & 20:30):
- Alex Prager is a photographer and filmmaker known for her elaborately staged images influenced by Hollywood cinema, fashion photography, experimental film and street photography. The artist discusses her work on the opening day of her exhibition Silver Lake Drive at The Photographers’ Gallery. Alex will then present a screening of the classic THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.
TRANNY FAG + Q&A with Linn da Quebrada at ICA (15 JUN 20:45):
- London Premiere.The rock documentary and political manifesto TRANNY FAG depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag’, who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism and conformity.
- TRANNY FAG then enjoys a grind show run at the ICA.
More films in London today (A – Z): BACK TO THE FUTURE at Backyard Cinema (15 JUN 20:30). BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at BFI (15 JUN 20:20). LEK AND THE DOGS at ICA (15 JUN 14:25). LONDON SHORT DOCS + Q&A curated by filmmaker Tal Amiran at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 JUN 18:00). LUX Salon: Erin Espelie presents a selection of her short films at LUX Moving Image (15 JUN 19:00). NEWSREEL + Q&A with Newsreel founder member Allan Siegel at BFI Southbank (15 JUN 18:00). PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER part of A Soirée Of Floral Poetry at Ciné Lumière (15 JUN 20:30). PRETTY IN PINK at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (15 JUN 21:00). REVENGE at The Prince Charles (15 JUN 15:50). TRUE ROMANCE at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (15 JUN 21:00).
FRENCH IMPRESSIONS – LET THE SUNSHINE IN + INTRO at Watermans (16 JUN 13:00):
- Inspired by Roland Barthe’s A Lover’s Discourse, Claire Denis and the novelist Christine Angot created a moody and wistful romantic comedy featuring Juliette Binoche in one of her most compelling and demanding roles.
THE HAPPY PRINCE + Q&A with Rupert Everett at Curzon Mayfair (16 JUN 15:25):
- Following his release from prison, Oscar Wilde spent his last years a shadow of the character that he once was. Not that his waspish humour left him, as star and director Rupert Everett highlights in this intelligent and moving portrait.
- You can also see THE HAPPY PRINCE + Q&A at Picturehouse Central a little later (16 JUN 18:30).
WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA SUMMIT at BFI Southbank (16 JUN 11:00):
- A day of talks and events on women, power and film.
- Followed by a 30th anniversary screening of WORKING GIRL + INTRO by Anna Bogutskaya (16 JUN 20:10).
More films in London today (A – Z): BEST OF THE ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL at Ciné Lumière (16 JUN 14:00). COOL RUNNINGS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (16 JUN 21:00). CUSTODY at Picturehouse Central (16 JUN 16:15). GILDA at BFI (16 JUN 18:15). THE FIFTH ELEMENT at Backyard Cinema (16 JUN 16:30). INSIDE OUT at Backyard Cinema (16 JUN 11:00). LIQUID SKY at ICA (16 JUN 14:15). FOUR WEDDINGS & A FUNERAL at Nomad outdoor cinema, Paddington Gardens (16 JUN 21:45). Take Two: PERSONA + 3 WOMEN at Close-Up (16 JUN 18:00 & 20:00). TRON at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (16 JUN 21:00). ZAMA at ICA (16 JUN 13:45).
THE CONFESSION + Q&A with Petr Blazek (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes) and Ivan Margolius, son of Rudolf Margolius at Ciné Lumière (17 JUN 14:00):
- Anton Ludvik (Yves Montand in a heartrending performance) is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, tortured and made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Artur London.
DYSPLA INTL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL + PANEL at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 JUN 15:00):
- Funded by the Arts Council England, DYSPLA will showcase a collection of moving images dedicated to exploring ‘The Dyslexic Aesthetic’. Featuring a newly commissioned film by D-FUSE with soundtrack by Swayzak.
OUR NEW PRESIDENT + Q&A with director Maxim Pozdorovkin & producer Charlotte Cook at ICA (17 JUN 16:15):
- London Premiere. Ever since a fateful visit to a mummy’s glass-encased tomb in 1997, Hillary Clinton has been plagued by fainting spells, drug use, and even allegations of sexual abuse and murder. Don’t believe it? Just ask the reporters at Vesti and NTV, two of the most-watched state-run news shows in Russia, where outlandish stories like these reach millions of viewers every night.
SVLLY(wood) SHORTS PROGRAM: INCARCERATION at Deptford Cinema (17 JUN 18:00 – Free with suggested donation):
- Curated by SVLLY(wood)’s founding editor, Rooney Elmi, this special program of documentary short films center imprisoned women on screen and participate in the necessary work of undoing the celluloid legacy of violence and exploitation of women behind bars.
More films in London today (A – Z): AKONG – A REMARKABLE LIFE + Q&A with director Chico Dall’lnha & executive producer Vin Harris at Rio Cinema (17 JUN 14:15). AMERICAN GRAFFITI + Q&A with co-producer Gary Kurtz at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN 15:30). BEAU TRAVAIL presented by French Sundaes at The Cinema Museum (17 JUN 14:30). BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S at BFI (17 JUN 15:10). CHI M’HA VISTO + Q&A with director Alessandro Pondi presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Genesis Cinema (17 JUN 18:00). CUSTODY at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN 14:25). DARKEST HOUR at Whirled Cinema (17 JUN 18:00). Double Bill: DOUBLE INDEMNITY + LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN at Regent Street Cinema (17 JUN 13:30 + 15:45). Double Bill: THAT SUMMER + GREY GARDENS presented by Dogwoof at Genesis Cinema (17 JUN 13:00 & 15:00). DRIVE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (17 JUN 21:00). EDWARD SCISSORHANDS at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (17 JUN 21:00). I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO presented by Block Party Cinema at Pop Brixton (17 JUN 17:00 – Sold out online, tickets available on the door). LEK AND THE DOGS at ICA (17 JUN 14:05). THE LIFE AQUATIC at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (17 JUN 21:00). NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND at The Prince Charles (17 JUN 13:00). OCTOBER: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD Rescored by GROK at Genesis Cinema (17 JUN 18:00 – Free!). THE SHORTEST NIGHTS a day of short film presented by Short Sighted Cinema at The Yard Theatre (17 JUN 11:30). SPARTACUS at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). Take Two: THE BLUE ANGEL + LOLA at Close-Up (17 JUN 18:00 & 20:30). TOM WAITS: BIG TIME presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (17 JUN 19:00). WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (17 JUN 15:00). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at The Prince Charles (17 JUN 21:00).
BONNIE AND CLYDE Immersive 60s Event at The Prince Charles (18 JUN 20:30):
- UCL History’s Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going project presents an immersive 1960s cinema-going experience with a screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967). A stylish but controversial mix of romance, crime and violence (advertised as “They’re young. They’re in love. They kill people!”), this landmark film starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and influenced both sixties fashion and music.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE + TALK: Make Atwood Fiction Again by Dr Caroline Edwards at The Institute Of Light (18 JUN 19:10):
- Science Fiction Theatre presents: The USA has become The Republic of Gilead, a right-wing totalitarian state. Women are subjugated and powerless in society. The world is rife with disease and infection, and few women remain who can have children: those who can are taken by the government and christened ‘handmaids’.
IT 35mm + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Wendy Hiscocks at BFI Southbank (18 JUN 20:45):
- Betty Lou (Bow) is a working-class shopgirl with a crush on the owner (Moreno) of the department store where she works. Through a series of hilarious hijinks, Betty Lou attracts her crush’s attention, until a case of mistaken identity creates a rift between them. Believed lost for many years, this charming silent romcom solidified Clara Bow as cinema’s first ‘it girl.’
More films in London today (A – Z): 3.10 TO YUMA presented by Kennington Shoot-Em-Ups at The Cinema Museum (18 JUN 19:30). APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (18 JUN 21:00). BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK at The Prince Charles (18 JUN 18:25). DONNIE DARKO at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (18 JUN 21:00). DRUNKEN ANGEL aka Yoidore tenshi 35mm at The Prince Charles (18 JUN 20:45). FILMWORKER at Stratford Picturehouse (18 JUN 20:45). I, CLAUDE MONET at Ciné Lumière (18 JUN 20:30). PSYCHO VERTICAL at DocHouse (18 JUN 18:30).
PROTOTYPE(S) at Genesis Cinema (19 JUN 19:00):
- Following presentations at the Toronto International Film Festival and New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, promoters Matt Turner, Ben Nicholson & Genesis Cinema are very excited to present the UK premiere of Blake Williams’ visually dazzling experimental 3D feature PROTOTYPE.
- Read our RADIANT CIRCUS interview with promoters Matt Turner & Ben Nicholson.
THE UNFAIR at Deptford Cinema (19 JUN 20:00 – Free!):
- Amidst a messy construction site skirmish at which police officers and hired thugs are attempting to oust a group of protesters, a young cop is killed along with the even younger son of an activist. While the boy’s father admits to killing the officer, he claims it was in an attempt to protect his son from the dead officer’s fatal beating. In collab with the Korean Cultural Centre UK.
UP THE JUNCTION + SCREENTALK with Nell Dunn at Barbican (19 JUN 18:30):
- Ken Loach’s controversial adaptation of Nell Dunn’s short story collection shocked audiences in 1965 with its portrayal of young, working-class women in Battersea.
More films in London today (A – Z): AMERICAN GRAFFITI 35mm at The Prince Charles (19 JUN 20:45 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening). ARCADIA at Picturehouse Central (19 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). ATTACK THE BLOCK at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (19 JUN 21:00). BABY DRIVER at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (19 JUN 21:00). BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at BFI (19 JUN 20:20). CASSABLANCA at Nomad outdoor cinema, Citypoint (19 JUN 19:00). THE CIAMBRA + DISCUSSION with writer Damian Le Bas & film critic Christina Newland at ICA (19 JUN 18:20). FROM HATE TO SHALOM + PANEL with filmmaker Judy Weleminsky at JW3 (19 JUN 18:45). GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) presented by Time Out Movies On The River (19 JUN 20:00). THE HEART OF THE MATTER presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (19 JUN 20:00). IN THE CROSSWIND + Q&A with the costume designer Anna-Liisa Liiver presented by Embassy of Estonia in London and Baltic View at Regent Street Cinema (19 JUN 20:30). LA HAINE presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (19 JUN 19:45). LIQUID SKY at ICA (19 JUN 16:30). LEK AND THE DOGS at ICA (19 JUN 16:20). LOVELESS presented by Wimbledon Film Club at HMV Curzon (19 JUN 20:30). MAKALA at The David Lean Cinema (19 JUN 19:30). REVENGE at The Prince Charles (19 JUN 13:15). SEXY BEAST at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (19 JUN 21:00). SUBMARINE 35mm at The Prince Charles (19 JUN 18:30).
DYING YOUNG + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Cinema Museum (20 JUN 19:30):
- Before THE FAULT IN OUR STARS there was DYING YOUNG… The Celluloid Sorceress returns to the Cinema Museum with another rare screening of a cult classic from Joel Schumacher, director of THE LOST BOYS. DYING YOUNG stars Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D’Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst, Ellen Burstyn, and David Selby.
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ON CALL + Q&A with director Alice Diop at Ciné Lumière (20 JUN 18:30):
- Where is the line between public service and humanitarian duty drawn in the walk-in healthcare centre in the outskirts of Paris? French-Senegalese director Alice Diop’s unfaltering documentary shows our society’s inadequacies in managing an ever-escalating crisis. On the occasion of World Refugee Day.
More films in London today (A – Z): ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (20 JUN 21:00). A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS at Regent Street Cinema (20 JUN 12:00 & 15:30). AMERICAN MOVIE at The Prince Charles (20 JUN 18:15). AN EDUCATION presented by Twickenham Film Club at The Exchange as part of Twickenham Festival (20 JUNE 19:30). BONJOUR TRISTESSE + INTRO by Anna Bogutskaya at BFI (20 JUN 18:20). Book Launch – Choreomania: Dance and Disorder including a screening of ONE MILLION STEPS at The Horse Hospital (20 JUN 18:30 – Free!). CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON aka Wo hu cang long 35mm at The Prince Charles (20 JUN 20:45). HUMAN FLOW + Q&A with representatives from refugee charity Salusbury World at Lexi Cinema (20 JUN 18:30). REDOUBTABLE at The David Lean Cinema (20 JUN 19:30). ROMEO + JULIET at Nomad outdoor cinema, Citypoint (20 JUN 19:00). SCARLET STREET presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (20 JUN 19:30). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (20 JUN 21:00). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (20 JUN 19:45). WOMEN IN REVOLT – DIRECTOR’S CUT a selection of shorts directed by women presented by Shorts On Tap at 93 Feet East (20 JUN 19:00).
ARCADIA + DISCUSSION with director Paul Wright & composers Adrian Utley & Will Gregory at BFI Southbank (21 JUN 18:30):
- Scouring 100 years of archive footage, much of it drawn from the BFI National Archive, BAFTA®-winner Paul Wright constructed an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting – and contradictory – relationship to the land. ARCADIA is a compelling folk horror/archive film with a new score by members of Portishead and Goldfrapp.
THE SORROW AND THE PITY – PART 2: THE CHOICE at Phoenix Cinema (21 JUN 10:30):
- Marcel Ophuls’ four-and-a-half hour portrait of the French town of Clermont-Ferrand under German occupation from 1940-44 is one of the greatest documentaries ever made, as important as Claude Lanzmann’s SHOAH in its value not just as a film but as an essential historical record in its own right.
WINNIE + NETWORKING/PANEL at Regent Street Cinema (21 JUN 19:30):
- Kush Films in association with Blaksox presents WINNIE as part of its Educate & Empower series. Hosted by GEEDA they join forces to bring the multi-award winning and controversial documentary film to UK audiences with a special young women’s leadership focus.
More films in London today (A – Z): ARCADIA at Rich Mix (21 JUN 21:00). DAZED & CONFUSED at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (21 JUN 21:00). Double Bill: BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT + BLADE RUNNER 2049 at The Prince Charles (21 JUN 18:15). HAIRSPRAY (1988) at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (21 JUN 21:00). KING OF HEARTS at Ciné Lumière (21 JUN 18:30). MOULIN ROUGE at Ciné Lumière (21 JUN 20:40). THE NIGHT PORTER aka Il portiere di notte 35mm at BFI (21 JUN 20:45). PEOPLE I KNOW + Q&A with Mark Searby at The Cinema Museum (21 JUN 19:30). ROAD TO PEACE part of Croydon Festival Of Peace at The David Lean Cinema (21 JUN 14:30 & 19:30). Steel Guitar: Legends & Lore In Country Music including a screening of HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS at The Horse Hospital (20 JUN 19:00 – Free!). THAT SUMMER presented by DogWoof at House of Vans (21 JUN 19:00 – Free!/ Booking required). TIERE aka Animals part of New Austrian Cinema at the Austrian Cultural Forum (21 Jun 19:00 – Free!).
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: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN 70mm (16 JUN 20:45).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- Take a closer look at the work of this pioneering artist and visionary. Events include: JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. (16 JUN 18:10); LA POINTE COURTE (16 JUN 20:20); LIONS LOVE (… AND LIES) (17 JUN 20:15); MUR MURS + UNCLE YANCO (18 JUN 18:30); ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (20 JUN 18:15); and, LE BONHEUR (21 JUN 20:50).
- Agnès Varda Salon: Political, Personal & Playful (20 JUN 20:30 – free with a ticket for ONE SINGS… 18:15).
ANIMATION 2018: THE FEMALE PIONEERS at BFI Southbank (2018).
- BFI “celebrates the diverse, provocative films made by female animators” includes: THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED + INTRO by Jez Stewart (19 JUN 18:30).
A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (03 to 24 JUN).
- Three films from across the career of one of the leading figures of the New Taiwan Cinema, includes: YI YI (18 JUN 19:30).
CANNES DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT 50TH ANNIVERSARY at Ciné Lumière (15 to 17 JUN).
- Celebrating 50 years since the The Directors’ Fortnight was born in the wake of 1968 and the cancellation of the Cannes Film Festival that year. Includes: NO (15 JUN 15:45); THE CIAMBRA (15 JUN 18:20); I KILLED MY MOTHER (16 JUN 18:30); MUSTANG (16 JUN 20:30); MALA NOCHE (17 JUN 17:00), and LES COMBATTANTS (17 JUN 18:45).
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- BFI’s short season dedicated to “compelling and urgent voices in contemporary cinema” continues with: SELMA (17 JUN 19:50).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN).
- Tremendously influential yet largely taken for granted, Michelangelo Antonioni made difficult, abstract cinema mainstream. Includes: RED DESERT (15 JUN 19:30 / 21 JUN 19:30); and, LA NOTTE (19 JUN 19:30).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL):
- “From creepy crawlies and beasts from the deep to extra-terrestrials and towering goliaths…” Films include: GODZILLA (1998) (15 JUN 21:00).
DIRECTED BY WOMEN / FEMALE GAZE at Deptford Cinema (ongoing).
- Promoting women working behind the camera, includes: MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS (16 JUN 19:30); and, THE ARBOR presented by WIFSE25 (21 JUN 19:30).
DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (08 JUN to 28 JUL):
- A selection of Disney Classics return to the big screen, bringing the magic from the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Includes: ALADDIN (16 JUN 21:00).
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU at The Prince Charles Cinema (until 14 OCT):
- Showcasing the films of legendary Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, The Prince Charles is taking the English translation of his titles literally, screening them during the season in which they’re set. This month it’s: TOKYO STORY 35mm (16 JUN 17:30).
HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema (14 to 30 JUN).
- “She is a dreamer, a fighter – curious and full of mystery. She is full of contradictions. Sometimes vulnerable, often wild and unpredictable. She is a lover, a mother, a teenager, a wife, a daughter, a woman, and this is her story. Her name is: JUNO + INTRO by Sarah Cook, Movies On Weekends (19 JUN 19:00 – Free!); WADJDA presented by Dispatch FMI (19 JUN 21:00); MORVERN CALLAR presented by MUBI (21 JUN 18:30); and, LILYA 4-EVER + INTRO by Mary Wild, Projections (21 JUN 20:40).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- “Marvel at the many talents of Ida Lupino; more than just a movie star.” Events include: HARD, FAST & BEAUTIFUL 16mm (15 JUN 18:20); THE SEA WOLF 35mm (17 JUN 15:30); THE MAN I LOVE 35mm (17 JUN 17:40); ON DANGEROUS GROUND 35mm (18 JUN 18:20 / 20 JUN 20:40); PRIVATE HELL 36 35mm (18 JUN 20:40); and, THE BIGAMIST 35mm + INTRO by Sophie Monks Kaufman (19 JUN 18:20).
JUST THE TWO OF US? at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (until 29 JUN):
- “Couples, love triangles, friends, doppelgängers”: DAISIES (15 JUN 19:30).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free!/No booking required):
- A film series to spotlight the best flicks from the super hero powerhouse: BLACK PANTHER (15 JUN 17:00 & 19:30); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (16 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); and, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDER (17 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).
MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (08 JUN to 14 SEP).
- A series of amazing FREE live music and movie events in the cinema’s Bar Paragon. Includes: BACK TO THE FUTURE + JOHN MOUSE LIVE (15 JUN 19:45).
PHANTOMS OF THE OPERA SYMPOSIUM at Barbican (15 to 17 JUN):
- The Barbican and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama collaborate on this weekend of screenings to celebrate the culmination of a large-scale project on screen adaptations of Le Fantôme de l’Opéra. Events include: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943) (15 JUN 14:00); THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1962) (15 JUN 15:55); ‘Phan’ Studies (16 JUN 09:00); IL MOSTRO DELL’OPERA (1964) (16 JUN 11:00); Text, Voice, Moving Image (17 JUN 09:00); Phantoms Of The Americas (17 JUN 11:00); and, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT (17 JUN 15:00).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL).
- Waving the rainbow flag through a celebration of French LGBTQ celluloid culture. Includes: I KILLED MY MOTHER (16 JUN 18:30); MALA NOCHE (17 JUN 17:00); and, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (20 JUN 20:40).
S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL).
- The kinkier side of celluloid. Includes: MAÎTRESSE (18 JUN 20:00).
TERRY GILLIAM at Deptford Cinema (until 09 SEP).
- Celebrating the work of the creative genius. Includes: THE ZERO THEOREM (17 JUN 14:00).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN).
- Three masterpieces of the British New Wave. Includes: THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (20 JUN 19:30).
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (17 JUN to 30 AUG):
- A season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders. Begins with: ALICE IN THE CITIES aka Alice in den Städten 35mm (17 JUN 18:15 / 21 JUN 15:45).
WOMEN IN FILM at Genesis Cinema (2018).
- Films that have: a female director/co-director, a female writer/co-writer, or a strong/iconic female lead. Includes: CINESISTERS’ SHORTS VOL. 1: FAMILY MATTERS (18 JUN 18:40).
WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUN).
- A series of events, film screenings and discussions with and about women shaping the world. Includes: LET THE SUNSHINE IN (17 to 14 JUL).
YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN):
- Kino Klassika Foundation’s season dedicated to the rise of the Soviet New Wave continues with: THE NEEDLE (20 JUN 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2
FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)
Festivals projecting this week include:
- Refugee Week (18 to 24 JUN – screenings at BFI run 14 to 21 JUN);
- Rapport Festival (15 to 17 JUN);
- World Cinema Festival (16 JUN);
- London Korean Film Festival – Teaser Screening (18 JUN);
- London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN).
REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)
THE PIANO at BFI Southbank (15 to 28 JUN):
- Jane Campion’s powerful, multi-Oscar-winning drama about a mute woman whose passions are unleashed. The screenings on 17 JUN 15:20 and 24 JUN 17:30 will have D/deaf or hard of hearing subtitles.
- The Piano at 25 symposium (18 JUN 20:30) is free to ticket holders 18 JUN 18:10 but must be booked in advance.
STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY at Picturehouse Central (15 to 21 JUN):
- KIND HEARTS & CORONETS meets ERASERHEAD in this quirky and original one-man show starring Timothy Spall. A middle-aged man stuck in prison begins seeing hallucinations of comedy legends from yesteryear, including Max Wall, Margaret Rutherford and George Formby.
- There’s a Q&A with Timothy Spall coming… (24 JUN 19:00).
TRANNY FAG at ICA (15 to 20 JUN):
- The rock documentary and political manifesto TRANNY FAG depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag’, who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism and conformity.
More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BREADWINNER at BFI (15 to 21 JUN). THE CIAMBRA at ArtHouse (15 to 21 JUN). THE HAPPY PRINCE at The Institute Of Light (15 to 21 JUN). MCQUEEN at Watermans (15 to 21 JUN). MY FRIEND DAHMER at The Castle Cinema (17, 18 & 20 JUN). NOTHING LIKE A DAME at JW3 (15 to 20 JUN). PHANTOM THREAD at Whirled Cinema (19 to 24 JUN). THE SQUARE at ICA (16 to 21 JUN). STUDIO 54 at DocHouse (15 to 21 JUN).
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Featured attraction: PROTOTYPE(S) at Genesis Cinema (19 JUN 19:00).