SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [17 to 23 MAY 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 17 // SAT 18 // SUN 19 // MON 20 // TUE 21 // WED 22 // THU 23


FEATURED ATTRACTION

MATINEE d. Joe Dante, 1993 + DISCUSSION: “How am I going to sell it?” Independent exhibition at a time of national crisis at Birkbeck Cinema (21 MAY 18:00 – FREE!):

  • RADIANT CIRCUS presents: “An exploration of alternative screen culture in London. We’ll explain our site’s growth & development before discussing how indie exhibitors are making movies matter, drawing parallels between contemporary practice & classic exploitation cinema. The evening will conclude with Joe Dante’s affectionate B movie homage, MATINEE (1993).”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Midnight Excess #3 - The Lonely Island Double Bill at Rio Cinema 15 JUN 2019 - featured
Midnight Excess: The Lonely Island Double Bill at Rio Cinema (15 JUN 23:00+).
  • Announcing the next edition of MIDNIGHT EXCESS (15 JUN 23:00, Rio Cinema): SUPAKINO and AMOS LEVIN celebrate American comedy trio THE LONELY ISLAND with a double-bill of unpredictable, jaw-dropping, idiosyncratic comedies HOT ROD (2007) and POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (2016).
  • RADIANT CIRCUS is partnering with Screen25 to celebrate their new Spring/Summer programme. All RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers, friends & followers get a juicy discount when booking for this exciting lineup. First up: RAFIKI (29 MAY).

Find films in London this week by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 17

Films in London this week: THE WARRIORS at The Prince Charles (17 MAY).
Films in London this week: THE WARRIORS at The Prince Charles (17 MAY).

Films in London today (A – Z):

  • ART & MIND d. Amélie Ravalec, 2019 at ICA (17 MAY 14:30). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (17 MAY 18:30 – Other Picturehouse available!). DISOBEDIENCE d. Sebastián Lelio, 2017 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis Club (17 MAY 19:00). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (17 MAY 19:45). Kimuak: Shorts from Basque Country presented by CinemaAttic London at Stour Space (17 MAY 19:30). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (17 MAY 20:20). SOME LIKE IT HOT d. Billy Wilder, 1959 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (17 MAY 20:00). THE WARRIORS 35mm d. Walter Hill, 1979 at The Prince Charles (17 MAY 16:00).


SAT 18

Films in London this week: BOOKSMART at Genesis Cinema (18 MAY).
Films in London this week: BOOKSMART at Genesis Cinema (18 MAY).

BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 + INTRO at Genesis Cinema (18 MAY 21:00):

  • Forever Young Film Club presents: “On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars (Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever) realise they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.”

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI d. Robert Wiene, 1920 + LIVE SCORE/INSTALLATION by Matt Harding at Deptford Cinema (18 MAY 18:00 INSTALLATION / 20:00 FILM):

  • “At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding… The seminal German expressionist film will be accompanied by a live contemporary soundtrack, performed by Matt Harding.”

Exploding Cinema at The Horse Hospital (18 MAY 19:00):

  • “Come to our rank screening in the dark pocket of Bloomsbury that is the wonderful Horse Hospital to be intrigued and inthralled by the myriad flickering images that make up one of our shows. Plus musical guests, raffle prizes, drink, a toilet and the finest psychedelic light show that ever blew a mind.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 19

Films in London this week: THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (19 MAY).
Films in London this week: THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (19 MAY).

Double Bill FACES PLACES d. Agnès Varda + JR, 2017 + THE IMAGE BOOK d. Jean-Luc Godard, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (19 MAY 17:30):

  • Wavelength presents: “FACES PLACES sees the iconic Agnès Varda and photographer JR take their shared passion for image-making on a road trip like no other. Following the 3D GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE, Jean-Luc Godard returns with THE IMAGE BOOK, a bracing, beautiful and provocative essay film interrogating our relationship with film, culture and global politics.”
  • Discounted joint ticket available.

THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS d. Macoto Tezuka, 1985 + Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (19 MAY 15:30):

  • “ROCKY HORROR meets PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE with a long-lost 80s Japanese rock-musical featuring zombies, animation and much more, directed by Macoto Tezka, the son of the “Godfather of Manga” OSAMU TEZUKA! Presented in a brand new digital remaster and never before seen director’s cut!”

PICK OF THE LITTER d. Don Hardy & Dana Nachman, 2018 + Q&A with Barry O’Toole, Guide Dog Instructor at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 MAY 15:00):

  • “Follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 20

Films in London this week: IRENE'S GHOST at Curzon Soho (20 MAY).
Films in London this week: IRENE’S GHOST at Curzon Soho (20 MAY).

IRENE’S GHOST d. Iain Cunningham, 2018 + Q&A with the director & author Laura Dockrill at Curzon Soho (20 MAY 18:30):

  • “The story of a son finding the truth of the mother he never knew. When Iain’s child is born, he is forced to confront his own early life; His mother Irene died when he was three, leaving only fragmentary memories and silence from his father. Now he must confront what has been hidden.”

JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION d. Julien Faraut, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Wimbledon (20 MAY 18:30):

  • “Graceful, irascible and unique: in 1984, John McEnroe was unassailable, the world’s top ranked player as he approached the French Open. This documentary adapts uncovered 16mm footage of McEnroe’s incredible skill (and unholy temper) from the event, offering deeper insights into how he drove himself to be one of the all time great sportsmen.”

THUNDER ROAD d. Jim Cummings, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Ritzy (20 MAY 19:00):

  • “Jim Arnaud (Jim Cummings), a Texan police officer, struggles to raise his daughter as a love letter to his late Mom. A tragicomic portrait of a failing figure of authority in America. Won the Grand Jury Award at SXSW.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BLADE RUNNER 2049 d. Denis Villeneuve, 2017 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). Charles Bukowski – BORN INTO THIS presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (20 MAY 19:00). THE CRAFT d. Andrew Fleming, 1996 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (20 MAY 19:30 – FREE!). CRIME + Q&A with filmmakers short film programme at Peckhamplex (20 MAY 18:30). DEFAULT d. Choi Kook-hee, 2018 Teaser Screening presented by Korean Film Festival at Regent Street Cinema (20 MAY 19:00). EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at Moving Pictures (20 MAY 12:00). POND LIFE d. Bill Buckhurst, 2018 at Lexi Cinema (20 MAY 15:00). Smallfilms with Chris Pallant library talk at BFI (20 MAY 18:30).


TUE 21

Films in London this week: THE SO-CALLED CARYATIDS at Barbican (21 MAY).
Films in London this week: THE SO-CALLED CARYATIDS at Barbican (21 MAY).

Agnès Varda: DAGUERRÉTYPES + DIARY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN + THE SO-CALLED CARYATIDS d. Agnés Varda, 1975/1958/1984 + INTRO by Isabelle McNeill at Barbican (21 MAY 18:30):

  • Architecture on Film presents: “A triple bill presenting Agnès Varda’s cinematic explorations of her (animate and inanimate) Parisian neighbours. Includes three landmark, yet lesser screened, films from Agnès Varda’s singular oeuvre, that journey from the lives of the silent majority to Baudelaire, via the magic of film.”

AUDITION d. Takashi Miike, 1999 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (21 MAY 21:00):

  • Zodiac Film Club presents: “One of the original J-horrors, Takashi Miike’s AUDITION (1999) tells the story of Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a widower who holds a fake audition for a made-up film role to pick a potential new wife out of the hopeful starlets.”

I’M NO ANGEL d. Wesley Ruggles, 1933 + INTRO at The Cinema Museum (21 MAY 19:30):

  • Women & Cocaine presents: “This month we celebrate the most scandalous woman of all time, she was an actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol, famous for her bawdy double entendres. The month of May belongs to Mae West as we screen her classic I’M NO ANGEL.”

MATINEE d. Joe Dante, 1993 + DISCUSSION: “How am I going to sell it?” Independent exhibition at a time of national crisis at Birkbeck Cinema (21 MAY 18:00 – FREE!):

  • RADIANT CIRCUS presents: “An exploration of alternative screen culture in London. We’ll explain our site’s growth & development before discussing how indie exhibitors are making movies matter at a time of crisis, drawing parallels between contemporary practice & classic exploitation cinema. The evening will conclude with Joe Dante’s affectionate B movie homage, MATINEE (1993).”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at The David Lean (21 MAY 19:30). THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS d. Ron Howard, 2016 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (21 MAY 20:00). DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018 at Barbican (21 MAY 20:45). FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (21 MAY 18:30). FUNNY COW d. Adrian Shergold, 2017 + Q&A with producer Kevin Proctor presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (21 MAY 20:30). THE GOONIES Restoration d. Richard Donner, 1985 presented by Truman’s Brewery at Genesis Cinema (21 MAY 21:00 – Free print of something!). JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION d. Julien Faraut, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (21 MAY 18:30). LUCANIA d. Gigi Roccati, 2019 + Q&A with the director presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Regent Street Cinema (21 MAY 19:30). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at The Prince Charles (21 MAY 16:00 & 21:00). MY DEATH IS A MOCKERY d. Anthony Young, 1952 + INTRO by Vic Pratt at BFI Southbank (21 MAY 18:30). NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004 at Picturehouse Central (21 MAY 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). Nova Nights: Episode #17 – M W Daniels’ Psychodramatic horror films + IAMWARFACE videos at The Horse Hospital (21 MAY 19:00). QUIZ SHOW d. Robert Redford, 1994 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (21 MAY 20:00). ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY d. Gareth Edwards, 2016 + IFTAR FEAST + Q&A with Riz Ahmed presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen at Amnesty International (21 MAY 17:30). TOMORROW + DISCUSSION presented by The People’s Film Club at Grow, Hackney (21 MAY 19:00).


WED 22

Films in London this week: TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG at ICA (22 MAY).
Films in London this week: TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG at ICA (22 MAY).

CASABLANCA 16mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (22 MAY 19:30 + 26 MAY 14:00):

  • Ciné-Real presents: “The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America.”

SUNSET 35mm d. László Nemes, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Phoenix Cinema (22 MAY 20:00):

  • “It is 1913, nearing the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and on the eve of the First World War. Írisz Leiter (a haunting Juli Jakab) is a hat maker who returns to Budapest years after being fostered under mysterious circumstances.”

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (22 MAY 20:50):

  • “Chile in the summer of 1990. As the country comes to terms with the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship, a group of adolescents living on a rural commune attempt to make sense of their burgeoning desires and tangled relationships.”

XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ICA (22 MAY 18:30):

  • “What would you do if you had access to government secrets that could change the world for the better if released? In 2010, Manning was an intelligence analyst and uploaded thousands of documents to WikiLeaks revealing U.S soldiers targeting civilians in Iraq. It was the biggest leak of state secrets in U.S history, and she faced the full force of the law.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 23

Films in London this week: THE BOX at The Castle Cinema (23 MAY).
Films in London this week: THE BOX at The Castle Cinema (23 MAY).

THE BOX d. Richard Kelly, 2009 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (23 MAY 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “A suburban couple, Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur (James Marsden), face a moral dilemma when they receive a gift that bears irrevocable consequences. With the press of a button, their simple wooden box will bestow $1 million; however, a stranger somewhere else will die, at the same time.”

DEAD CALM 35mm 30th Anniversary d. Phillip Noyce, 1989 + INTRO at Genesis Cinema (23 MAY 21:00):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “Rae Ingram and her husband, John, struggle to overcome the sudden death of their young son. In an attempt to move past their loss, the couple take their yacht out for an extended vacation trip. While far out at sea, they come across a sinking schooner and rescue the ship’s sole survivor.”

THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2012 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (23 MAY 20:30):

  • Woman With A Movie Camera presents: “Chilean writer-director Dominga Sotomayor Castillo – whose latest film TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG previews this month – made her feature-length debut with this achingly familiar coming-of-age story, set in the very particular brand of hell that is the family holiday car trip.”

XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (23 MAY 18:30):

  • “What would you do if you had access to government secrets that could change the world for the better if released? In 2010, Manning was an intelligence analyst and uploaded thousands of documents to WikiLeaks revealing U.S soldiers targeting civilians in Iraq. It was the biggest leak of state secrets in U.S history, and she faced the full force of the law.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 40th Anniversary + Q&A with Kim Newman at Moving Pictures Cinema (23 MAY 19:30). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-Ke, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (23 MAY 15:30). CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Richmond (23 MAY 18:15 – Other Curzons available, without Q&A!). CONFESSION d. Joe May, 1937 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (23 MAY 19:30). DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018 at ICA (23 MAY 14:00). EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at Moving Pictures (23 MAY 12:00). EQUAL PLAYING FIELD + Q&A with players, filmmakers & special guests presented by Feminista Film Festival at The Soho Hotel (23 MAY 19:00). FREE SOLO d. J. Chinn & E.C. Vasarhelyi, 2018 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Wildcard Brewery (23 MAY 19:15). JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION d. Julien Faraut, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (23 MAY 18:30). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at The Prince Charles (23 MAY 15:40). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The David Lean (23 May 14:30 & 19:30). THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS! d. Gordon Douglas, 1970 + INTRO by Stuart Baker + DJs presents day Soul Jazz Records at Regent Street Cinema (23 MAY 19:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Film in London this week: CHRONIK DER ANNA MAGDALENA BACH at Close-Up, part of THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET (22 MAY).
Film in London this week: CHRONIK DER ANNA MAGDALENA BACH at Close-Up, part of THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB & DANIÈLE HUILLET (22 MAY).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: FLATLINERS 70mm d. Joel Schumacher, 1990 (21 MAY 20:45).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 03 JUN):

  • VAGABOND d. Agnès Varda, 1985 (21 MAY 18:20).

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

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

  • “Late-50s New York. In Greenwich Village bars and Times Square burger joints painters, writers, critics, musicians were making a new world. Filmmakers were right there too.” Includes: SHADOWS 35mm d. John Cassavetes, 1959 (23 MAY 19:00).

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

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

BIMI-PITT RESEARCH WORKSHOP: “DISPLACEMENT IN FILM AND VISUAL CULTURE” at Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (15 to 17 MAY):

  • “The third edition of the biennial research workshop organised by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and the University of Pittsburgh Film Programme brings together faculty and postgraduate students to share their ongoing research, to get to know each other in person, and to develop collaborative research projects together.” Includes: DAY THREE (17 MAY 10:30).

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE BATMAN! at The Prince Charles (06 to 27 MAY):

  • “In celebration of 80 Years of the Caped Crusader, we’ll be bringing back some of his best big screen adventures to our building!” Includes: BATMAN d. Tim Burton, 1989 (17 to 27 MAY); and, BATMAN RETURNS d. Tim Burton, 1992 (19 MAY 21:00).

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 15 JUL):

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (MAY):

  • “Tarkovsky belongs to that handful of filmmakers who, with a small, concentrated body of work, created a universe.” Includes: NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (20 MAY 15:30).

CLOSE-UP ON THE CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE at Close-Up (until 21 MAY):

  • “Coinciding with the UK premiere of Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s epic documentary CZECHMATE: IN SEARCH OF JIRÍ MENZEL at Close-Up, we’re thrilled to present a programme of masterpieces from the Czech and Slovak New Wave.” Includes: Take Two: DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT d. Jan Němec, 1964 + JOSEF KILIAN d. Pavel Jurácek & Jan Schmidt, 1965 (21 MAY 20:15).

CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):

  • “In memory of the late great Scott Walker, Close-Up is honoured to present three films featuring of his original scores alongside a selection of cinematic masterpieces originally selected by Scott for his edition of Meltdown Festival in 2000.” Includes: PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (17 MAY 20:15); and, GERTRUD d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964 (19 MAY 17:30).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB & DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Ciné Lumière, Close-Up, Goethe-Institut, ICA & Whitechapel Gallery (MAR to JUN):

HISTORICAL PERIOD DRAMAS at Austrian Cultural Forum (02 APR to 30 MAY – FREE!):

  • “In 2019 our CineClub investigates the relationship of Austrian cinema and genre. We continue in the spring with a closer look at Austrian historical period dramas from the silent era to current festival highlights.” Includes: MOZART aka The Life & Loves of Mozart d. Karl Hartl, 1955 (23 MAY 19:00).

HAL ASHBY DOUBLE BILLS at Regent Street Cinema (05 to 19 MAY):

  • “Hal Ashby (1929-1988) was one of the great filmmakers of the American New Wave, alongside contemporaries such as Coppola, Spielberg and Scorsese, but despite a string of masterpieces in the ‘70s, his work remains under-appreciated.” Includes: THE LAST DETAIL/COMING HOME d. Hal Ashby, 1973/1978 (19 MAY 18:00 + 20:10).

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (20 MAY to 22 JUL):

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

  • “James Bond’s greatest outings, back on the big screen and followed by Q&As and autograph signings with some of the films’ female stars.” Includes: LIVE AND LET DIE d. Guy Hamilton, 1973 + Q&A with Madeline Smith (19 MAY 15:00).

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

KORE-EDA RETROSPECTIVE at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR to 19 MAY):

  • “After the resounding success of SHOPLIFTERS last year, we are revisiting the past works of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.” Includes: STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (19 MAY 13:45).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

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

  • “Join us at your neighbourhood film school, where we bring you a programme of lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics. All are welcome!” Includes: SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING d. Karel Reisz, 1960 Speaker: Samuel West (20 MAY 18:30).

LILIANA CAVANI: 1966-1970 at Deptford Cinema (13 to 27 MAY):

  • “Best known for her 1974 film THE NIGHT PORTER, Italian writer-director Liliana Cavani is a filmmaker actively and provocatively rethinking what is assumed, accepted and agreed-upon.” Includes: GALILEO d. Liliana Cavani, 1968 (20 MAY 20:00 – FREE!).

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

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • “We celebrate a master of contemporary Japanese cinema with a two-month season of diverse, beautiful and human stories.” Includes: AFTER THE STORM d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2016 (18 MAY 18:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!); THE THIRD MURDER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017 (19 MAY 20:00); and, LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013 (21 MAY 20:40).

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 21 APR):

  • Includes (some dubbed versions also screening): PRINCESS MONONOKE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1997 (18 MAY 12:35).

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME at Ealing Green Church (03 MAY to 31 MAY):

  • Classic Cinema Club Ealing presents: “As we make our move into another venue, here’s a run of films where location is key.” Includes: MID-AUGUST LUNCH d. Gianni Di Gregorio, 2008 (17 MAY 19:30).

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: BRINGING OUT THE DEAD 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1999 (22 MAY 20:45).

> Plan ahead with our monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: LUCID at Sci-Fi-London (22 MAY).
Films in London this week: LUCID at Sci-Fi-London (22 MAY).

Film festivals in London this week include:


> Plan ahead with our monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals.


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: AMA-SAN at ICA (17 to 23 MAY).
Films in London this week: AMA-SAN at ICA (17 to 23 MAY).

AMA-SAN d. Cláudia Varejão, 2016 at ICA (17 to 23 MAY):

  • For over 2,000 years, female shellfish divers, known as ama-san, have fished for abalone off the coast of Japan. Focusing on three women who have spent decades diving together near a small fishing village on the Shima peninsular, AMA-SAN is a unique portrait of an ancient custom which is at risk of disappearing.
  • Opening night (17 MAY 18:30).

MARTY d. Delbert Mann, 1955 at Whirled Cinema (20 to 26 MAY):

  • “The Bronx, New York. While his extended family are all getting married, Marty (Ernest Borgnine) remains a stay-at-home bachelor in his mid 30’s. On the verge of accepting a quiet life with his mother, he heads out one evening to the Stardust Ballroom, and tries not to ruin what could be his last chance at finding love.”

TUCKED d. Jamie Patterson, 2018 at Rio Cinema (17 to 23 MAY):

  • “Gender non-conforming Jackie Collins is an 80+ years old drag queen with an acerbic nightclub comedy act. Diagnosed with cancer but determined to keep on performing and boozing, but between a surprising new friendship with young, non-binary newcomer Faith and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his life.”

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


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