SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [17 to 23 AUG 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 17 // SAT 18 // SUN 19 // MON 20 // TUE 21 // WED 22 // THU 23
Featured attraction: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST + INTRO by Chloë Grace Moretz at Picturehouse Central (22 AUG 19:00 & 19:15) and/or THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST + Q&A with director Desiree Akhavan at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG 21:00): “THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, like its protagonist, is earnest and thoughtful, but brimming with passion and angst under the surface. 5/5 big gay feels.” – Chelsea Steiner, The Mary Sue.
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)
OF FATHERS & SONS + PANEL at DocHouse (17 AUG 18:20):
- Frontline Club & DocHouse present: For 12-year-old Osama and his peers, childhood is about playfighting, mastering times tables and inventing new games. But in a war-torn Syria now taken over by radical jihadist networks, Osama’s playground is an abandoned tank, games are making bombs in water bottles and school graduation is an Al-Nusra training camp.
- The film then enjoys a grind show run until 23 AUG.
ROAD HOUSE + INTRO + DJ at Rio Cinema (17 AUG 23:30):
- Rio Cinema’s first ever artist in residence Babak Ganjei presents the 1989 Rowdy Herrington classic for a late night special. Screened in partnership with Rough Trade Editions, publishers of Babak Ganjei’s Road House – featuring the artist’s paintings of every single scene from the film – and his new book of hallucinatory film pitches, Film Ideas.
More films in London today (A – Z): BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT at Watermans Outdoors (17 AUG 21:00). BLOOD FEST at Prince Charles (17 AUG 18:20). BRIEF ENCOUNTER at BFI (17 AUG 18:30). EL MAR LA MAR at ICA (17 AUG 16:25). POINT BREAK at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (17 AUG 20:15). SEBASTIANE at BFI (17 AUG 20:40). SPICE WORLD: THE MOVIE at Backyard Cinema (17 AUG 20:30). TWINS 35mm at Prince Charles (17 AUG 21:00). VERTIGO at Picturehouse Central (17 AUG 13:10 / 22 AUG 13:35).
Blinking Buzzards: The UK Buster Keaton Society at The Cinema Museum (18 AUG 16:00):
- Quarterly meeting of the society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian. After a selection of Keaton shorts and a break, the second half will be a screening of OUR HOSPITALITY (1923). Based on the true-life Hatfield–McCoy feud, this was the last film of Buster’s wife Natalie Talmadge, who had married in 1921.
DREAMGIRLS + SILENT DISCO at Alexandra Palace (18 AUG 20:00):
- Block Party Cinema presents a special screening under the stars at Alexandra Palace, one of London’s most iconic sites. DJs will get you in the mood with a warm up silent disco dedicated to all your favourite soul divas. Once you’re all danced out, sit back, relax and enjoy the film, overlooking the spectacular London skyline…
SAMA 35mm + Q&A with director Néjia Ben Mabrouk at BFI Southbank (18 AUG 17:30):
- Based on director Néjia Ben Mabrouk’s own experiences growing up, Sama deals with the mundane, everyday oppressions facing women in Tunisia and the prejudice and petty misogyny, while exploring the world of female relationships, their rituals, intimacies and superstitions. In partnership with London Feminist Film Festival.
More films in London today (A – Z): ANGELS ONE FIVE at The David Lean (18 AUG 14:30). THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN at BFI (18 AUG 18:20). BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE at Backyard Cinema (18 AUG 16:30). BLACK PANTHER presented by Catford Film Club at Catford Constitutional Club (18 AUG 20:00). BLACK PANTHER at Backyard Cinema (18 AUG 20:30). BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT at Deptford Cinema (18 AUG 19:00). DIRTY DANCING at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (18 AUG 20:15). ENTER THE VOID Extended Cut at Prince Charles (18 AUG 23:10). IN THE CUT 35mm at BFI (18 AUG 20:45). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at ICA (18 AUG 12:30). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The Castle Cinema (18 AUG 16:00). SUMMER 1993 at ICA (18 AUG 15:00). THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974) 35mm ‘date of the massacre’ screening at Prince Charles (18 AUG 18:50). TERMINATOR 2 at Everyman Screen On The Green (18 AUG 23:30).
A TIME TO KILL + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Cinema Museum (19 AUG 15:00):
- Winner of the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Motion Picture and Supporting Actor 1997, A TIME TO KILL (1996) follows director Joel Schumacher’s FALLING DOWN (1993) in its prescient examination of white privilege and justice in modern America. A selection of vintage 35mm trailers screens before the feature.
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DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 AUG 14:45):
- Hailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. Eschewing fame, sponsors and family life so his only obligation would be the next summit, this rebel athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone in history during his 80-year career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until age 94.
More films in London today (A – Z): COCO at Backyard Cinema (19 AUG 12:30). EL MAR LA MAR at ICA (19 AUG 12:10). F FOR FAKE at DocHouse (19 AUG 16:00). FIGHT CLUB at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (19 AUG 20:15). FLAME IN THE STREETS at Regent Street Cinema (19 AUG 14:30). GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES at Picturehouse Central (19 AUG 18:00). GREASE at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (19 AUG 20:15). INTERSTELLAR at Backyard Cinema (19 AUG 16:30). ISLE OF DOGS at Whirled Cinema (19 AUG 18:00). LEANING INTO THE WIND at Lexi Cinema (19 AUG 17:15). LOVE IS THE DEVIL: STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS BACON at BFI (19 AUG 20:00). THE NUN at Regent Street Cinema (19 AUG 16:30 & 19:30). PURPLE RAIN at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (19 AUG 21:00). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at ICA (19 AUG 14:00). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The Castle Cinema (19 AUG 14:15). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (19 AUG 20:30). THREE COLOURS TRILOGY 35mm at Prince Charles (19 AUG 16:00). TOY STORY at Picturehouse Central (19 AUG 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). UNDER THE TREE at Barbican (19 AUG 13:35).
BLACKkKLANSMAN + LIVE SATELLITE Q&A with director Spike Lee at The Castle Cinema (20 AUG 18:20):
- From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee and producer Jordan Peele (GET OUT) comes the incredible true story of an American hero. This screening is followed by a live interview with Spike Lee broadcast via satellite from BFI Southbank.
- Selling out everywhere! Availability at, amongst others, Curzon Bloomsbury (18:15), Curzon Wimbledon (18:15), Genesis Cinema (18:30), Everyman Screen On The Green (18:15 – Other Everymans available!), Picturehouse Central (18:15 – Other Picturehouses available!), and Rio Cinema (18:20).
Double Bill: THE STONES IN THE PARK + MONTEREY POP at Regent Street Cinema (20 AUG 19:00 & 20:30):
- July 5th, 1969, two days after the death of guitarist Brian Jones, half a million people gathered to pay homage to the pop group described as the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.
- On a June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock ‘n’ roll.
More films in London today (A – Z): BLACK PANTHER at Backyard Cinema (20 AUG 20:30). BRIEF ENCOUNTER at BFI (20 AUG 18:30). ENTER THE DRAGON at Prince Charles (20 AUG 21:00). GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES at Hackney Picturehouse (20 AUG 20:30). HOTEL ARTEMIS at Prince Charles (20 AUG 13:45). MCQUEEN at Prince Charles (20 AUG 16:00).
BULL DURHAM 35mm at Regent Street Cinema (21 AUG 19:30):
- As part of their mini-season Kevin Costner: King of America, Misc. Films and The Badlands Collective present a 30th anniversary screening of this modern classic involving a love triangle around the baseball diamond.
BUNGEE JUMPING OF THEIR OWN at Deptford Cinema (21 AUG 20:00 – Free!/Booking recommended):
- Korean Film Festival presents: A powerful romantic drama that tries to answer the question: can love endure forever? Using a cyclical structure, Director Kim Dae-seung opens and closes his film following the course of a river, which suggests that love is never-ending, just as the current that never stops.
COLD WAR + LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A at Curzon Mayfair (21 AUG 18:30):
- Following a preview of COLD WAR we welcome the film’s composer Marcin Masecki and lead actor Joanna Kulig for a live performance of songs from the film on a specially-imported grand piano. This event will also feature a Q&A.
SEVEN BEAUTIES + PANEL at JW3 (21 AUG 20:00):
- Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmuller, the first woman ever nominated for the Best Director Oscar, turns 90 in August. To celebrate, JW3 presents a very rare screening of SEVEN BEAUTIES (1975), her controversial masterpiece about an Italian criminal determined to survive the Holocaust.
More films in London today (A – Z): BIG presented by Desiree Akhavan at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (21 AUG 20:15). CREED at Prince Charles (21 AUG 20:45). DOWN BY LAW presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (21 AUG 20:00). EL MAR LA MAR at ICA (21 AUG 16:35). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at Picturehouse Central (21 AUG 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES presented by Dogwoof Docs at Genesis Cinema (21 AUG 21:00). GOODFELLAS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (21 AUG 20:15). THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY at Backyard Cinema (21 AUG 20:30). JEREMIAH JOHNSON at Prince Charles (21 AUG 18:20 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening). KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE at Stratford Picturehouse (21 AUG 18:30). LEANING INTO THE WIND at Lexi Cinema (21 AUG 20:50). LEAVE NO TRACE at David Lean (21 AUG 19:30). PRETTY WOMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (21 AUG 21:00). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at Lexi Cinema (21 AUG 18:20).
A NORTHERN SOUL + Q&A with director Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott (featured in the film) at Prince Charles (22 AUG 18:20):
- BAFTA nominated documentarian Sean McAllister (A SYRIAN LOVE STORY) returns to his hometown, Hull, as curator of its’ UK City of Culture opening. Back living with his 90-year-old parents and reflecting on changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit, Sean is drawn to the fringes of town where he encounters Steve – a struggling warehouse worker with a dream.
DOG DAY AFTERNOON 35mm + PANEL at Prince Charles (22 AUG 20:45):
- Unicorn Nights presents: When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension.
IN THE CUT + INTRO by Anna Bogutskaya at BFI Southbank (22 AUG 18:10):
- Jane Campion’s film of Susanna Moore’s novel sees Meg Ryan as Frannie, a NYU teacher with profoundly mixed feelings for a cop (Mark Ruffalo) who’s investigating the murder of a woman whose mutilated corpse was found on her doorstep.
MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER at ICA (22 AUG 18:00):
- Ulrike Ottinger’s rarely seen first feature, follows the notorious pirate queen Madame X as she gathers a group of women, bored with their everyday lives, to join her on her ship Orlando. Subverting the traditional male-centered pirate tale, the womens’ search for self-transformation places them at odds with the rituals of the outside world.
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST + INTRO by Chloë Grace Moretz at Picturehouse Central (22 AUG 19:00 & 19:15):
- Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high-school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”.
- Also screens across the Picturehouse chain.
More films in London today (A – Z): ARMAGEDDON at Backyard Cinema (22 AUG 20:30). DOWN ARGENTINE WAY at Regent Street Cinema (22 AUG 12:00 & 15:30). THE HAPPY PRINCE at David Lean (22 AUG 19:30). HOTEL ARTEMIS at Prince Charles (22 AUG 15:50). ISLE OF DOGS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (22 AUG 20:15). MCQUEEN at Prince Charles (22 AUG 13:15). A QUIET PLACE at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (22 AUG 21:00). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at Lexi Cinema (22 AUG 20:45). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The Castle Cinema (22 AUG 21:00). THE TOUCH at BFI (22 AUG 20:50). THE TRUMAN SHOW 35mm at Prince Charles (22 AUG 18:30). UNDER THE TREE at Regent Street Cinema (22 AUG 18:30 & 20:20). THE WORK Love Theme From Flashdance presents a fundraiser screening for Somerville Youth Provision at Deptford Cinema (22 AUG 19:00).
AMERICAN ANIMALS + Q&A with director Bart Layton at BFI Southbank (23 AUG 20:20):
- Two bored, overachieving university friends want to rebel against their comfortable, suburban upbringing. Their solution: to steal priceless books from their university’s special collections library with their not-quite-OCEAN’S 11 gang of student misfits. An energetic, off-kilter heist film that plays with reality and fiction.
FINDING A SPACE FOR WENDY TOYE + DISCUSSION at BFI Southbank (23 AUG 20:30):
- Explore the avant-garde work of this British dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. Includes THE STRANGER LEFT NO CARD (1952), and her last ever film THE KING’S BREAKFAST (1963). You can also see Wendy Toye in action in on the same day with:
- THEATRE ROYAL + INTRO by Jo Botting at BFI Southbank (23 AUG 18:05): Flanagan and Allen star in this rib-tickling tale of a London theatre saved from closure by its loyal staff. Includes a ballet sequence choreographed and danced by Wendy Toye.
GAZA SURF CLUB + Q&A with Andy Martin at The Institute Of Light (23 AUG 20:00):
- Presented by The People’s Film Club in aid of Explore Corps. GAZA SURF CLUB explores what it means to be young and living a life under occupation. The doc tells the story of young people taking to the waves in the Gaza Strip, where they yearn for an escape.
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST + Q&A with director Desiree Akhavan at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG 21:00):
- Fringe! Film Fest present a very special Fringe! Flings, a preview of the Sundance winner THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST followed by a Q&A with director Desiree Akhavan.
SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM 35MM + SALON at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG 18:30):
- The monthly screening with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with a 35mm Presentation of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s adaptation of Marquis de Sade’s 120 DAYS OF SODOM, or SALÒ. The screening will be introduced by Nick and followed by a salon discussion.
More films in London today (A – Z): BLADE RUNNER: DOUBLE FEATURE 2 films, 1 ticket at Prince Charles (23 AUG 18:20). GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES at Stratford Picturehouse Central (23 AUG 18:30). I MADE THIS FOR YOU at Regent Street Cinema (23 AUG 19:30). THE LAST WALTZ + Cocktails/Yakitori presented by Untitled Restaurant/Bar at Rio Cinema (23 AUG 21:00). LEANING INTO THE WIND at Lexi Cinema (23 AUG 20:50). LOVE IS THE DEVIL: STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS BACON at BFI (23 AUG 18:15). OCCUPATION 1968 presented by Czech Centre London at the Czech Embassy (23 AUG 19:00). QUADROPHENIA + Q&A with Phil Daniels presented by Matters Of Vinyl Importance at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG 20:40). ROMEO + JULIET at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (23 AUG 20:00). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at Lexi Cinema (23 AUG 18:20). SWIMMING WITH MEN at David Lean (23 AUG 14:30 & 19:30). TIME TRIAL at Picturehouse Central (23 AUG 18:45). TRUE ROMANCE at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (23 AUG 20:00). YARDIE + LIVE SATELLITE Q&A with director Idris Elba at Rich Mix (23 AUG 18:00).
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 (17 AUG 20:45); and, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY new ‘unrestored’ 70mm print (19 AUG 20:01 / 21 AUG 20:01).
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):
- A national touring programme celebrating the incomparable Agnès Varda. Includes:
- Close-Up (until 02 SEP): LA POINTE COURTE (18 AUG 20:30); and, CLÉO FROM 5 to 7 (19 AUG 20:10).
- ICA: HAPPINESS (23 AUG 20:30).
ALTERNATE REALITIES at Barbican (20 to 27 AUG):
- A week of documentaries and free VR highlights from Sheffield Doc/Fest. Includes: CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (22 AUG 18:30); and, WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? (23 AUG 18:30).
- Alternate Realities Touring VR Exhibition (20 to 27 AUG – check venue for opening times – Free!).
ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):
- Celebrating animation in all its guises, from puppetry and stop-motion to anime and CGI. Includes: DIGBY DRAGON, SARAH AND DUCK and GO JETTERS: Animating for a New Generation + Q&A (19 AUG 13:00); and, PETER RABBIT (23 AUG 14:00).
CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 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 (17 AUG 19:30); CLAIRE’S KNEE (18 AUG 18:00); LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (19 AUG 18:00); A SUMMER’S TALE (20 AUG 19:30); THE MARQUISE OF O (21 AUG 20:00); and, PERCEVAL LE GALLOIS (22 AUG 19:30).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 18 AUG):
- “From creepy crawlies and beasts from the deep to extra-terrestrials and towering goliaths…” Concludes with: ALIEN Theatrical Version + ALIENS Director’s Cut 2 films, 1 ticket (18 AUG 21:00).
FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):
- A two-month season revelling in the formidable and versatile Hollywood star. Includes: DANCING LADY 35mm (19 AUG 15:30); A WOMAN’S FACE 16mm (19 AUG 17:40); and JOHNNY GUITAR (20 AUG 20:45).
- MILDRED PIERCE enjoys a grind show run (17 to 30 AUG).
- THE WOMEN enjoys a grind show run (17 to 30 AUG).
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: TAXI DRIVER + GABRIEL MESH (17 AUG 19:45).
PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):
- Marking the 10th anniversary of his death, a celebration of the influential writer. Includes: THE GO-BETWEEN (17 AUG 18:20); THE HANDMAID’S TALE 35mm (17 AUG 20:45 / 22 AUG 20:45); BETRAYAL 16mm (18 AUG 16:10); THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS 35mm (18 AUG 20:30 / 21 AUG 20:30); PINTER’S POLITICAL PLAYS (19 AUG 17:30); REUNION 35mm (19 AUG 20:10); THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN 35mm (20 AUG 18:10); and, ACCIDENT (20 AUG 20:30).
- HAROLD PINTER: ART, TRUTH, POLITICS + PANEL DISCUSSION (19 AUG 15:00).
REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 12 AUG):
- Five revolutionary stories of women over the last century, from secret agents and soldiers to trailblazing artists. Includes: ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! (until 22 AUG).
REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre (until 23 AUG – Free!):
- Focusing on determined individuals who have defied the cultural norms of their time, foreshadowing a new direction for Korean society. Includes: BLACK REPUBLIC (23 AUG 19:00).
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):
- Legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet. Includes: PRINCESS MONONOKE (19 AUG 12:45).
- The English Dubs are also screening if you need them (tickets only £4).
SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):
- “As we head right into summertime, feel the heat for some of the best films set during the summer months.” Includes: ROMEO + JULIET (17 AUG 17:00 & 19:15); STAND BY ME (18 AUG 15:00 17:30); and, THE WAY, WAY BACK (19 AUG 14:00 & 16:00).
SUMMER IN THE CITY at Genesis Cinema (06 to 30 AUG – tickets £5!):
- Includes: DO THE RIGHT THING (22 AUG 21:00).
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):
- A season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders. Includes: WINGS OF DESIRE 35mm (23 AUG 15:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2
Festivals projecting this week include:
- Arrow Video FrightFest (23 to 27 AUG).
- David Lynch Film Festival presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (19 AUG).
- London Feminist Film Festival (16 to 19 AUG).
- SKFEST 2018 (23 to 25 AUG at Bernie Grant Arts Centre).
REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)
DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (17 to 23 AUG):
- Shevaun Mizrahi’s debut documentary feature records the stories told by the residents of a retirement home in Istanbul. Sitting somewhere between ethnography and magical realism, the retirement home is situated in a tower whose interior walls are bestowed with an almost painterly quality by Mizrahi’s post-production.
THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at The Institute Of Light (17 to 23 AUG):
- Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.
MILDRED PIERCE at BFI Southbank (17 to 30 AUG):
- Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford, in her only Oscar®-winning role) is brought in for questioning after her second husband is shot. Through a series of flashbacks we track Mildred’s extraordinary life.
More films in London this week (A – Z): DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). THE ESCAPE at Lexi Cinema (17 to 20 AUG). THE GUARDIANS at Phoenix Cinema (17 to 23 AUG). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (17 to 23 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (18 to 22 AUG). MCQUEEN at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (18 to 22 AUG). SPITFIRE at Watermans (17 to 23 AUG). UNDER THE TREE at ICA (17 to 22 AUG). VITCH at JW3 (19 to 23 AUG). THE WOUND at Whirled Cinema (20 to 26 AUG).
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