SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [16 to 22 AUG 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 16 // SAT 17 // SUN 18 // MON 19 // TUE 20 // WED 21 // THU 22


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

STARMAN d. John Carpenter, 1984 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (22 AUG 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman (Jeff Bridges) inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man’s widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined location, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona, pursued by government agents intent on capturing him, dead or alive…”

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FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 16

Films in London this week: WOODSTOCK at Rich Mix (16 AUG).
Films in London this week: WOODSTOCK at Rich Mix (16 AUG).

DJON AFRICA d. Filipa Reis & João Miller Guerra + Q&A with the directors at ICA (16 AUG 18:30):

  • “The debut scripted feature by Portuguese documentarian duo Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra stars non-professional actor Miguel Moreira (who appeared in the pair’s 2010 DocLisboa winner LI KÉ TERRA) as 25-year-old Djon África, born in Portugal to Cape Verdean parents. Loosely episodic in structure, the film narrates Miguel’s journey to Cape Verde in search of his father.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (17 to 22 AUG).

The Liberated Film Club VIII with Adam Christensen at Close-Up (16 AUG 20:15):

  • “We’re thrilled to welcome Adam Christensen as our special guest for the eighth instalment of The Liberated Film Club. Adam is a London-based artist who makes performance, video, fabric and text works, and performs with the music project Ectopia, which was Wysing Arts Centre’s band-in-residence in 2016.”

WOODSTOCK d. Michael Wadleigh, 1970 + Q&A with Loraine Burgon, Ten Years After at Rich Mix (16 AUG 19:00):

  • “An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969. Loraine Burgon will be sharing memories and anecdotes of her time touring with Ten Years After and telling us what it was like to actually be there at the legendary 1969 Summer of Love Woodstock Festival.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CAPTAIN MARVEL d. Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (16 AUG 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 at The Prince Charles (16 AUG 23:15). THE JERK 35mm d. Carl Reiner, 1979 at The Prince Charles (16 AUG 18:20). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (16 AUG 18:30 & 20:55). UNE FEMME DOUCE d. Robert Bresson, 1969 at ICA (16 AUG 14:20).


SAT 17

Films in London this week: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at St. Margaret's Church (17 AUG).
Films in London this week: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at St. Margaret’s Church (17 AUG).

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA d. Rupert Julian, 1925 + Live Organ Performance at St Margaret’s Church SE13 (17 AUG 19:30):

  • Collective Cinema presents: “The classic 1925 silent version of ‘Phantom’, this is one of the great silent movies of all time. The film features an epic musical score that will reverberate around St Margaret’s Church, and make your hair stand on end. Enjoy the famous overture live on the church organ before the screening!”

Write-A-Long Movies: Chapter 25 film & writing club at Genesis Cinema (17 AUG 12:00 – FREE film, tea & coffee!):

  • “Watch a film with a character shown to be productive in the act of writing or creating and then take that energy to your own writing! Bring along a project you’re working on, a story that you’ve been stuck on or simply be inspired by the movie’s themes to write something new. This is a free event with a free film, free coffee & tea (while it lasts) and a chilled space to work surrounded by like-minded people.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ADOPTION d. Márta Mészáros, 1975 at ICA (17 AUG 16:30). ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 at The Prince Charles (17 AUG 18:00). HOT ROD QUOTE-A-LONG d. Akiva Schaffer, 2007 at The Prince Charles (17 AUG 20:45). MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at Rich Mix (17 AUG 20:35). NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 at Rich Mix (17 AUG 14:40). NOTORIOUS 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 AUG 18:20). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (17 AUG 13:40, 16:05, 18:30 & 20:55). PHENOMENA d. Dario Argento, 1985 presented by Arrow Films at Genesis Cinema (17 AUG 21:15 – FREE!/Booking recommended). REAR WINDOW 35mm d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 at The Prince Charles (17 AUG 15:25). SCARFACE d. Brian De Palma, 1983 at The Prince Charles (17 AUG 20:30). STONES HAVE LAWS d. Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan & Tolin Erwin Alexander, 2018 at DocHouse (17 AUG 18:20). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (17 AUG 19:00).


SUN 18

Films in London this week: A MILLION LITTLE PIECES at Picturehouse Hackney (18 AUG).
Films in London this week: A MILLION LITTLE PIECES at Picturehouse Hackney (18 AUG).

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES d. Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson at Picturehouse Hackney (18 AUG 19:00):

  • “At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed or any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a drug addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing, where he discovers much more than detox and therapy. Based on the bestselling book.”

Silent Cinema Comedy Special + Intro at BFI Southbank (18 AUG 13:30):

  • BFI Families presents: “Young Programmer Lyra Sweeney introduces her selection of silent films that delight in physical comedy. The programme includes: THE ADVENTURER (1917), with Charlie Chaplin as an escaped prisoner on the run; super bendy Lupino Lane in BENDING HUR (aka Roaming Romeo, 1928); and the excellent Florence Turner making silly faces in DAISY DOODAD’S DIAL (1914). It all ends with the fantastic final chase scene in Buster Keaton’s SEVEN CHANCES (1925).”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 19

Films in London this week: ODE TO THE GOOSE at Picturehouse Central (19 AUG).
Films in London this week: ODE TO THE GOOSE at Picturehouse Central (19 AUG).

LOVE & BANANAS d. Ashley Bell, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Regent Street Cinema (19 AUG 19:00):

  • “Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life-threatening. After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine‘s Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant and bring her to freedom.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 20

Films in London today: FAITHLESS at The Cinema Museum (20 AUG).
Films in London today: FAITHLESS at The Cinema Museum (20 AUG).

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES d. Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson at Everyman Kings Cross (20 AUG 19:45):

  • “At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed or any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a drug addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing, where he discovers much more than detox and therapy. Based on the bestselling book.”

FAITHLESS d. Harry Beaumont, 1932 + Discussion at The Cinema Museum (20 AUG 19:30):

  • Women & Cocaine presents: “While her flamboyant public personality may be the most memorable character Tallulah Bankhead ever played, her portrayal of Carol Morgan comes pretty close. As a woman of style, wealth and no small amount of arrogance, Carol callously turns away businessman Bill Wade (the beautiful Robert Montgomery) because he is only moderately super rich. However, the great depression hits her hard and as her fortunes fall, she becomes involved with, and financially kept by a repulsive millionaire.”

SPRINGSTEEN AND I d. Baillie Walsh, 2013 + Q&A with the director at Regent Street Cinema (20 AUG 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films presents: “Combining personal videos from more than 2000 fans from around the world and rare archive footage, SPRINGSTEEN AND I is a unique music documentary. Directed by Baillie Walsh, and produced by Ridley Scott, it provides a powerful exploration of the bond between an extraordinary artist and his often even more remarkable admirers.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 21

Films in London this week: A BLONDE IN LOVE at The Castle Cinema (21 AUG).
Films in London this week: A BLONDE IN LOVE at The Castle Cinema (21 AUG).

A BLONDE IN LOVE d. Milos Forman, 1965 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (21 AUG 19:00):

  • No Bollocks Film Club presents: “A subtle and beautifully observed social satire which maintains a remarkable balance between despair and hope, this bittersweet romance from Milo Forman, the multiple Oscar-winning director of BLACK PETER, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and AMADEUS, unfolds as a sweetly seductive film but also provides a wry critique of life under totalitarianism.”

Experimenta Mixtape #5 at BFI Southbank (21 AUG 18:20):

  • “It’s a strange thing not to know what you’re going to see in advance of a film screening, but that’s the whole premise of our Experimenta Mixtape. Artist and experimental films are the focus, but its remit stretches much wider. We show early cinema, music videos, adverts too, and the programme lasts a neat 75 minutes.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2019 at DocHouse (21 AUG 11:00 & 14:20). THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN d. Josef von Sternberg, 1935 presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bar (21 AUG 20:00 – FREE!). ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 at The Prince Charles (21 AUG 15:45). KID MILLIONS d. Roy Del Ruth, 1934 at Regent Street Cinema (21 AUG 12:00 & 15:30). LAS HIJAS DE NANTU d. Willy Guevara, 2018 presented by The General Consulate of Peru at The Cinema Museum (21 AUG 18:00 – FREE!). PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (21 AUG 19:30). STREETS OF FIRE 35mm d. Walter Hill at The Prince Charles (21 AUG 18:25). THE WARRIORS 35mm d. Walter Hill, 1979 at The Prince Charles (21 AUG 20:45).


THU 22

Films in London this week: HOW TO START A REVOLUTION at DocHouse (22 AUG).
Films in London this week: HOW TO START A REVOLUTION at DocHouse (22 AUG).

THE FULLNESS OF TIME + H-E-L-L-O d. Cauleen Smith, 2018 + 2014 + Intro by Languid Hands at ICA (22 AUG 18:45):

  • Languid Hands presents: “Rabz Lansiquot and Imani Robinson will introduce the films, which focus on post-Katrina New Orleans, ruminating on the markedly Black city as a site of both trauma and generative action. Cauleen Smith’s moving image works honour the futuristic aspects of Black radicalism in a way that is both aesthetically and theoretically aligned with Black Quantum Futurism’s use of Afrofuturism as a tool for overcoming injustice.”

HOW TO START A REVOLUTION d. Ruaridh Arrow, 2011 + Q&A at DocHouse (22 AUG 18:30):

  • Extinction Rebellion presents: “A BAFTA Award-winning British documentary film about Nobel Peace Prize nominee and political theorist Gene Sharp, described as the world’s foremost scholar on nonviolent revolution. With archive footage and interviews from figures who collaborated with and incorporated Sharp’s ideas, as well as Sharp himself, the film explores their influence on popular uprisings and revolutionary groups around the world.”

THE NIGHT PORTER d. Liliana Cavani, 1974 + Salon with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Genesis Cinema (22 AUG 18:30):

  • “Our monthly Cult Classic Collective event with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with THE NIGHT PORTER by Liliana Cavani. The screening will be introduced by Nick and will be followed by a salon discussion upstairs at the bar where you will have a chance to discuss this great film with fellow fans and first-time viewers!”

STARMAN d. John Carpenter, 1984 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (22 AUG 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman (Jeff Bridges) inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man’s widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined location, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona, pursued by government agents intent on capturing him, dead or alive…”

UNTOUCHABLE d. Ursula Macfarlane, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (22 AUG 19:00):

  • UK Jewish Film presents: “A modern-day studio mogul, producer Harvey Weinstein almost singlehandedly revolutionised the film industry in the 1990s. Sexual assault rumours against Weinstein have persisted for years, but it was only in 2017 that shocking details of his alleged behaviour saw the light of day, prompting the launch of the global #MeToo movement.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: INOUYASHIKI, part of SUMMER EXPLORERS at The Soho Hotel (17 & 20 AUG).
Films in London this week: INOUYASHIKI, part of SUMMER EXPLORERS! at The Soho Hotel (17 & 20 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

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

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: NICOLAS CAGE TRIPLE FEATURE 35mm 3 Films, 1 Ticket (16 AUG 18:30).

ALMODÓVAR: KING OF SPAIN at Genesis Cinema (02 to 22 AUG):

  • “Celebrates the cinema of the Spanish maestro ahead of the release of his latest, PAIN & GLORY aka Dolor Y Gloria (2019).” Include: TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1989 (16 AUG 21:20); and, THE SKIN I LIVE IN d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2011 (22 AUG 21:00).

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):

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

  • “Films that focus on emotional and psychological turmoil.” Includes: REPULSION d. Roman Polanski, 1965 (16 AUG 18:10 / 19 AUG 20:30); MILDRED PIERCE d. Michael Curtiz, 1945 (16 AUG 20:40 / 22 AUG 20:40); LE JOUR SE LÈVE d. Marcel Carné, 1939 (17 AUG 16:00); EAST OF EDEN d. Elia Kazan, 1955 (18 AUG 17:50); WHITE DOG d. Samuel Fuller, 1982 (19 AUG 18:20); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (20 AUG 18:30); UNRELATED 35mm d. Joanna Hogg, 2007 + Intro by Dr Davina Quinlivan (21 AUG 18:10); and, GLORIA d. John Cassavetes, 1980 (21 AUG 20:30).

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: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY d. George Cukor, 1940 (17 AUG 15:50); PENNY SERENADE 35mm d. George Stevens, 1941 (17 AUG 18:15 / 20 AUG 20:30); THE AWFUL TRUTH d. Leo McCarey, 1937 (17 AUG 20:40 / 19 AUG 18:30); SUSPICION d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1941 (18 AUG 15:40); HOLIDAY d. George Cukor, 1938 (19 AUG 20:40); and, I’M NO ANGEL d. Wesley Ruggles, 1933 (21 AUG 20:35).
  • NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 enjoys a grind show run (until 22 AUG).

COME TOGETHER: A MUSIC FILM SERIES at Barbican (02 to 30 AUG):

  • “Every Friday in August, enjoy a festival experience in the comfort of the cinema, with this season of concerts on film.” Includes: C***SUCKER BLUES d. Robert Frank & Danny Seymour, 1972 (16 AUG 18:45).

FILM4 SUMMER SCREEN at Somerset House (08 to 21 AUG):

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “Three films for you to revisit – all of which feature prominently in her latest release VARDA BY AGNÈS.” Includes: VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 (18 AUG 18:00 / 19 AUG 18:25 / 21 AUG 14:30).

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

HEAT OF THE MOMENT: TURNING POINTS ON FILM at Barbican Centre (01 to 29 AUG):

  • “The boiling heat of summer is a catalyst for personal, political and social change in this selection of films, screening every Thursday in August.” Includes: STONEWALL d. Nigel Finch, 1995 + Intro by Alex Davidson (22 AUG 18:30).

KUBRICK: Back By Popular Demand at BFI IMAX & Southbank (JUL to AUG):

  • “A few extra screenings to thrill and delight you…” Includes: A CLOCKWORK ORANGEd. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (18 AUG 19:50).

LIFT OFF! at Harris Academy South Norwood (10 JUL to 31 AUG):

  • “Screen25 presents a new season of lunar-themed cinema events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.” Includes: HIDDEN FIGURES d. Theodore Melfi, 2016 (21 AUG 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save).

NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI Southbank (AUG):

  • “Through film, art, VR and music, we explore how the digital world is helping to create a new generation of African global influencers.” Includes:
  • The Landing Site TOUKI BOUKI d. Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1973 (17 AUG 18:10).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 14 AUG):

  • “In the lead up to the release of Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, we will be getting in the mood with all things Tarantino!” Includes: DRIVE 35mm d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 (19 AUG 21:00); and, PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (20 AUG 20:40).

PHILLIP MARLOWE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles (UNTIL 03 SEP):

  • “We’re bringing a handful of films featuring Raymond Chandler’s detective creation; Phillip Marlowe!” Includes: FAREWELL MY LOVELY 35mm d. Dick Richards, 1975 (20 AUG 18:25).

RE:DOX at DocHouse (ongoing):

  • “Choose the smash-hit docs you want us to show again.” Includes: AMERICAN MOVIE d. Chris Smith, 1999 (16 to 21 AUG).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

SAY WHAT HAPPENED: NICK FRASER SELECTS at DocHouse (13 AUG to 20 SEP):

  • “BBC Storyville creator curates a series of films to coincide with the release of his new book.” Includes: DREAMS OF A LIFE d. Carol Morley, 2011 (20 AUG 18:30).

SUMMER EXPLORERS! at The Soho Hotel (16 to 20 AUG – FREE!):

SUMMER FILM NIGHTS at The Italian Cultural Institute (AUG – FREE!):

  • “Dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema and young talented directors.” Includes: THE PLOY d. David Grieco, 2016 (21 AUG 18:30).

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

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 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:
  • Michelangelo Antonioni’s Alienation Trilogy – LA NOTTE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961 (17 AUG 18:00); and, L’ECLISSE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 (22 AUG 20:15).
  • Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy – APARAJITO d. Satyajit Ray, 1957 (17 AUG 20:30).
  • Federico Fellini’s Trilogy of Loneliness – LA STRADA d. Federico Fellini, 1954 (18 AUG 18:00).
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy – THREE COLOURS: WHITE d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994 (18 AUG 20:30).
  • David Lynch’s L.A.Trilogy – LOST HIGHWAY d. David Lynch, 1997 (19 AUG 20:15).
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy – THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978 (21 AUG 20:15).
  • Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights – ARABIAN NIGHTS: THE ENCHANTED ONE d. Miguel Gomes, 2015 (20 AUG 20:15).

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 MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (16 AUG 13:15 / 18 AUG 18:00 / 21 AUG 13:00); and, GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI 35mm d. Jim Jarmusch, 1999 (19 AUG 20:45).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: COME TO DADDY at Cineworld Leicester Square, part of FrightFest (22 AUG).
Films in London this week: COME TO DADDY at Cineworld Leicester Square, part of FrightFest (22 AUG).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: DJON AFRICA at ICA (16 to 22 AUG).
Films in London this week: DJON AFRICA at ICA (16 to 22 AUG).

DJON AFRICA d. Filipa Reis & João Miller Guerra at ICA (16 to 22 AUG):

  • “The debut scripted feature by Portuguese documentarian duo Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra stars non-professional actor Miguel Moreira (who appeared in the pair’s 2010 DocLisboa winner LI KÉ TERRA) as 25-year-old Djon África, born in Portugal to Cape Verdean parents. Loosely episodic in structure, the film narrates Miguel’s journey to Cape Verde in search of his father.”
  • The screening on 16 AUG 18:30 includes a Q&A with the directors.

JT LEROY d. Justin Kelly, 2018 at JW3 (18 to 22 AUG):

  • “His first book Sarah, published in 1999, propelled young JT LeRoy to literary stardom. His semi-autobiographical account of a childhood blighted by drug and sexual abuse in America’s underbelly earned him a cult status. But more shocking than the topics LeRoy’s books explored was the truth behind them, finally exposed in 2006: LeRoy was a well-crafted persona created by Jewish Brooklynite Laura Albert and embodied by her boyfriend’s sister, the androgynous Savannah Knoop.”

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 29 AUG – Selected screening times):

  • “1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore. We are so excited to be able to screen Quentin Tarantino’s latest masterpiece from a glorious 35mm print, the format on which it was shot.”

TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 to 22 AUG):

  • “Assuming the identity of a dead author Georg flees France after the Nazi invasion. With nowhere to turn, he is confounded to the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbour. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie. Based on the eponymous novel by Anna Seghers, award-winning director Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Barbara), tells the story of a nearly impossible love amid escape, exile and a longing for a place to call home.”

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

  • AMERICAN FACTORY d. Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar, 2019 at ICA (21 to 28 AUG). ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 22 AUG). APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2018 at Rich Mix (16 to 22 AUG). BLINDED BY THE LIGHT d. Gurinder Chadha, 2019 at Lexi Cinema (16 to 22 AUG). THE CHAMBERMAID d. Lila Avilés, 2018 at ICA (until 22 AUG). GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (until 20 AUG). IN SEARCH… d. Beryl Magoko, 2018 at DocHouse (16 to 21 AUG). LETO d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2018 at ICA (16 to 22 AUG). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at ICA (until 22 AUG). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at ICA (until 22 AUG). PHOTOGRAPH d. Ritesh Batra, 2019 at Watermans (16 to 22 AUG). STONES HAVE LAWS d. Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan & Tolin Erwin Alexander, 2018 at ICA (until 22 AUG). WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 35mm d. Rob Reiner, 1989 at The Prince Charles (16 to 22 AUG).

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