SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [18 to 24 OCT 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 18 // SAT 19 // SUN 20 // MON 21 // TUE 22 // WED 23 // THU 24


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

THAT’LL BE THE DAY d. Claude Whatham, 1973 + Q&A with producer Lord David Puttnam & writer Ray Connolly presented by Heavenly Films at Regent Street Cinema (23 OCT 19:30).

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STARDUST d. Michael Apted, 1974 + Q&A with writer Ray Connolly presented by Matters Of Vinyl Importance & The Reel Music Film Club at Rich Mix (24 OCT 20:30).


RADIANT CIRCUS LISTING SCHEDULE

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY a new popup project cinema by RADIANT CIRCUS & Partners at the Bridewell Theatre

[18 OCT to 04 NOV]: We will be launching our LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY popup over the next two weeks at The Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV). We regret we won’t be able to post daily listings during this time but we will keep weekly digests going (& occasional posts about coming attractions!). Everything should get back to normal w/c 04 NOV. See you in darkness…


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 18

Films in London this week: THE SEVENTH VICTIM at The Cinema Museum (18 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE SEVENTH VICTIM at The Cinema Museum (18 OCT).

HERO d. Frances-Anne Solomon, 2019 + Q&A with the director & cast at Picturehouse Central (18 OCT 18:30):

  • “In 1941 Ulric Cross, a young man from Trinidad, left his island home to seek his fortune. He survived the Second World War as the RAF’s most decorated West Indian airman, but then his life followed a very different course, leading him to become a central figure in the independence movements sweeping Africa in the ’50s and ’60s.”

Val Lewton Double-Bill: CAT PEOPLE d. Jacques Tourneur, 1942 + THE SEVENTH VICTIM d. Mark Robson, 1943 + Intro at The Cinema Museum (18 OCT 19:00):

  • The Gothique Film Society presents its 54th season at their new venue: CAT PEOPLE – “An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland’s fables if they are intimate together.” THE SEVENTH VICTIM – “A woman uncovers a Satanic cult in New York’s Greenwich Village while searching for her missing sister.”

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE d. Roberto Minervini, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (18 OCT 18:30):

  • “Director Roberto Minervini weaves four narrative strands together which illustrate the devastating effects that violence, under-privilege and strained race relations has on a community. This is an intimate and poetic portrait of people trying to do the best by their families and communities.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A SEPARATION d. Asghar Farhadi, 2011 at Birckbeck Cinema (18 OCT 18:00 – FREE!). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Curtain (18 OCT 19:30 – FREE!). DOLEMITE IS MY NAME d. Craig Brewer, 2019 at The Prince Charles (18 OCT 13:00). FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at DocHouse (18 OCT 16:30). I AM ALI d. Clare Lewins, 2014 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (18 OCT 19:00). ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (18 OCT 20:15). ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (18 OCT 19:45 – Use exclusive promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save.).

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SAT 19

Films in London this week: WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE at Barbican (19 OCT).
Films in London this week: WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE at Barbican (19 OCT).

ENCHAINED d. Moges Tafesse, 2019 + Q&A with the director & actor Zerihun Mulatu at Rich Mix (19 OCT 20:00):

  • Habeshaview presents: “In Ethiopia, “kolo temari” (wandering student) Gobeze is caught red handed and in bed with Aleme, the wife of the temperamental landlord Gonite. Neighbours halt the ensuing fight and an elder bind together the two men’s clothes, symbolically chaining them together in the traditional judicial process of “Atse Sirat”.”

The Liberated Film Club X with Astra Taylor at Close-Up (19 OCT 20:15):

  • “Because you’re sick of knowing exactly what you’re going to get and you’re sick when you get it.” We’re thrilled to welcome Astra Taylor as our special guest for the tenth instalment of The Liberated Film Club. Free to attend for Close-Up members, but booking is essential.”

NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 + Live Organ Accompaniment by David Hinitt at Christ Church N14 (19 OCT 19:30):

  • Talkies Community Cinema presents: “A visual and emotional treat. Schreck’s vampire is truly nightmarish, scuttling from shadows like something you’d really like to see back under its rock. With unique live church organ improv from the amazing David Hinitt.”

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE d. Roberto Minervini, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (19 OCT 18:00):

  • “Director Roberto Minervini weaves four narrative strands together which illustrate the devastating effects that violence, under-privilege and strained race relations has on a community. This is an intimate and poetic portrait of people trying to do the best by their families and communities.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 20

Films in London this week: ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS at Regent Street Cinema (20 OCT).
Films in London this week: ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS at Regent Street Cinema (20 OCT).

Double-Bill: ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS d. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 + JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY 35mm d. Bert Stern & Aram Avakian, 1960 at Regent Street Cinema (20 OCT 15:00 + 17:00):

  • ELLA: “The film uses never-before-seen images and unheard interviews to bring Ella Fitzgerald to life and to tell the story of her music – a black woman who makes her career in the face of horrifying racism.” JAZZ: “An incredible collection of classic live performances, inc. Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 21

Films in London this week: MARJORIE PRIME at Barbican (21 OCT).
Films in London this week: MARJORIE PRIME at Barbican (21 OCT).

MARJORIE PRIME d. Michael Almereyda, 2017 + Discussion with Rick Edwards & Dr Michael Brooks at Barbican (21 OCT 18:00):

  • “When Marjorie, an 85 year old widow, exhibits the first signs of Alzheimer’s, her family gift her a hologram service called Prime which creates life-like projections of deceased family members.” Part of Life Rewired – highlighting the dangers and wonders of technology.

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE d. Roberto Minervini, 2018 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (21 OCT 18:30):

  • “Director Roberto Minervini weaves four narrative strands together which illustrate the devastating effects that violence, under-privilege and strained race relations has on a community. This is an intimate and poetic portrait of people trying to do the best by their families and communities.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 22

Films in London this week: TELL ME WHO I AM at ICA (22 OCT).
Films in London this week: TELL ME WHO I AM at ICA (22 OCT).

BOYZ N THE HOOD d. John Singleton, 1991 + Q&A with Leigh Singer at Curzon Wimbledon (22 OCT 20:00):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: “A very special night with Leigh Singer, film journalist and video essayist, joining us for Q&A after the screening. He’s written for Sight and Sound magazine on Boyz n the Hood plus many other publications and is a programme advisor for the London Film Festival.” For Black History Month.

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON d. Paul Downs Colaizzo, 2019 + Panel Discussion with the director & actor Jillian Bell + Poetry Performance by Be Manzini at Everyman King’s Cross (22 OCT 19:00):

  • Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler is everybody’s best friend ― except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor’s office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy.”

TELL ME WHO I AM d. Ed Perkins, 2019 at ICA (22 OCT 18:40):

  • “When 18-year-old Alex Lewis wakes up from a coma after surviving a motorcycle accident, the world is not one he remembers. He has forgotten everything. The only thing he does know is that the person sitting next to him is his identical twin brother, Marcus. Alex relies on Marcus to give him his memory back. But the idyllic childhood Marcus paints for his twin conceals a dark family secret.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BABY FACE d. Alfred E. Green, 1933 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (22 OCT 20:00). THE CHAMBERMAID d. Lila Avilés, 2018 at The David Lean (22 OCT 19:30). DOLEMITE IS MY NAME d. Craig Brewer, 2019 at The Prince Charles (22 OCT 15:30). JENNIFER’S BODY d. Karyn Kusama, 2009 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (22 OCT 19:30 – FREE!). LOVING VINCENT d. Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, 2017 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (22 OCT 20:00). SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT A VERY TALL GIRL d. Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, 2018 + Q&A with Anamaria Marinca & Gabriel Constantin at Barbican (22 OCT 18:30). SPELLBOUND d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1945 + Panel Discussion presented by Psychology At The Movies at Regent Street Cinema (22 OCT 19:00).


WED 23

Films in London this week: BROTHER JOHN at The Castle Cinema (23 OCT).
Films in London this week: BROTHER JOHN at The Castle Cinema (23 OCT).

BROTHER JOHN d. James Goldstone, 1971 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (23 OCT 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “When the enigmatic John Kane (Sidney Poitier) returns from a mysterious journey to his hometown in Alabama, he swiftly becomes a target for the state’s racist and corrupt police when he is accused of colluding with workers striking at the local industrial plant. But Kane has a higher purpose that goes far beyond small town politics and, dismayed by the discrimination, hatred and prejudice he sees all around him, prepares to deliver a fateful message…”

SORRY WE MISSED YOU d. Ken Loach, 2019 + Live Satellite Q&A with the director, writer Paul Laverty, cast & crew at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 OCT 19:10):

  • “From director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and the award-winning team behind I, DANIEL BLAKE, comes SORRY WE MISSED YOU – a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.”
  • Also at: Curzon Cinemas; Phoenix Cinema; Rich Mix; Rio Cinema.

THAT’LL BE THE DAY d. Claude Whatham, 1973 + Q&A with producer Lord David Puttnam & writer Ray Connolly at Regent Street Cinema (23 OCT 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films presents: “A classic of early ‘70s British cinema and the film that launched David Essex’s acting career. Set in late ’50s, early ‘60s Britain it tells the tale of a suburban school dropout Jim Maclaine (Essex) as he drifts through a succession of dead-end jobs until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock’n’roll.”
  • See the equally compelling sequel STARDUST at Rich Mix (24 OCT 20:30).

THE WHEELS OF CHANCE d. Harold M. Shaw, 1922 + Early Cycling Shorts + Live Piano Accompaniment by Costas Fotopolous & Meg Morley at The Cinema Museum (23 OCT 19:30):

  • “This edition of the Kennington Bioscope brings you reels on wheels! We have the greatest of pleasure in dedicating this evening to a themed programme of silent films in a Vintage Cycling Special compiled for all to enjoy. Whichever way you convey yourself to the Cinema Museum, make sure you don’t miss this one!”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS d. Julien Temple, 1986 + Intro by Adrian Wootton at Barbican (23 OCT 20:35 – Barbican Members can enjoy a pre-screening talk). ENCHAINED d. Moges Tafesse, 2019 at Rich Mix (23 OCT 20:30). EXTRA INNINGS d. Albert Dabah & Brian Dillinger, 2018 at JW3 (23 OCT 17:50). FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at DocHouse (23 OCT 14:00). MOTHER d. Kristof Bilsen, 2019 at The Lexi (23 OCT 18:30). Odyssey Film Club: WOMAN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (23 OCT 19:45 – Use exclusive promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (23 OCT 12:15). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (23 OCT 18:25). SUMMER STOCK d. Charles Walters, 1950 at Regent Street Cinema (23 OCT 12:00 & 15:30). THE TERMINATOR 35mm d. James Cameron, 1984 at The Prince Charles (23 OCT 18:15).


THU 24

Films in London this week: STARDUST at Rich Mix (24 OCT).
Films in London this week: STARDUST at Rich Mix (24 OCT).

THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE d. Jeff L. Lieberman, 2015 + Panel Discussion at Peckhamplex (24 OCT 20:30):

  • The Batty Mama and Black History Studies present: “Director Jeff L. Lieberman brings audiences on Nina’s journey from the segregated South, through the worlds of classical music, jazz joints & international concert halls. Navigating through the twists & turns of the 1960’s fight for racial equality, the film delves deep into Nina’s artistry and intentions, answering long-held questions behind Ninaʼs most beloved songs, bold style, controversial statements, and the reason she left America.” For Black History Month.

THE LAST DRAGON d. Michael Schultz, 1985 at Rich Mix (24 OCT 18:30):

  • We Are Parable team up with Franklin Boateng AKA The King of Trainers to celebrate his 40th birthday: “Leroy Green (Taimak), a young martial artist living in New York City, trains tirelessly to attain the same level of mastery as the great Bruce Lee. One night, his life changes forever when he rescues television personality Laura Charles (Vanity) from evil businessman Eddie Arkadian (Chris Murney).”
  • Read Jourdain Searles’ interview with Taimak from the first season of Midnight Excess at the Rio Cinema.

STARDUST d. Michael Apted, 1974 + Q&A with writer Ray Connolly at Rich Mix (24 OCT 20:30):

  • Matters Of Vinyl Importance & The Reel Music Film Club present: “Follows on from the events in the late 1950s/early 1960s of THAT’LL BE THE DAY, the characters Jim Maclaine, Jeanette, and J.D. have moved into the mid 1960s/early 1970s and the growing career of aspiring rock star MacLaine, who suddenly finds himself the centre of media attention and immerses himself in sex and the heavy drug scene.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2018 at ICA (24 OCT 14:25). DIE BAULICHE MAßNAHME d. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2018 presented by CineClub at Austrian Cultural Foundation (24 OCT 19:00 – FREE!). EXTRA INNINGS d. Albert Dabah & Brian Dillinger, 2018 at JW3 (24 OCT 15:00 & 20:30). THE GOLDFINCH d. John Crowley, 2019 at The David Lean (24 OCT 14:30 HOH & 19:00). LES GARDIENNES d. Xavier Beauvois, 2017 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (24 OCT 20:00). London Calling Short Film Programme presented by Forest Film Club at The Birds (24 OCT 19:30). MEETING GORBACHEV d. Werner Herzog & André Singer, 2018 Preview + Q&A with the director, producer Svetlana Palmer & historian Professor Archie Brown at BFI Southbank (24 OCT 18:10). MID90s d. Jonah Hill, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old baths (24 OCT 21:00). The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – Corridor Gothic with instructor Roger Luckhurst at The Horse Hospital (24 OCT 19:00). MR. LEATHER d. Daniel Nolasco, 2019 + Intro presented by Fringe! Flings at Genesis Cinema (24 OCT 20:55). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (24 OCT 13:45). SAVAGES – THE STORY OF HUMAN ZOOS d. Pascal Blanchard & Bruno Victor-Pujebet, 2018 + Intro by Dr. Christina Horvath at Ciné Lumière (24 OCT 19:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: THE WILD BOYS, part of LIVE CULTURES at Close-Up (23 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE WILD BOYS, part of LIVE CULTURES at Close-Up (23 OCT).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

“Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with”:

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

“Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including:

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT: A FOCUS ON SHIRLEY CLARKE at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

“Our monthly Experimenta programme gives you a chance to explore this boundary-pushing, influential filmmaker.” Includes:

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

“Exploring how directors have sought an aura of verisimilitude.” Includes:

BLACK HISTORY (EVERY) MONTH at Genesis Cinema (OCT):

BLACK HISTORY MONTH at Everyman Cinemas (OCT):

“Everyman brings you a selection of films to celebrate Black History Month.” Includes:

BUILT UPON BODIES at Deptford Cinema (05 JUL to 13 OCT):

“A season of films that explore the relationship between the human body and the built environment.” Includes:

CARLOS ACOSTA’S CINE CLUB at Wimbledon Library (15 to 17 OCT – FREE!/No booking required):

Film Merton presents: “International artist, choreographer and English National Ballet’s youngest principle dancer, Carlos Acosta has chosen three film classics which Film Merton are delighted to bring to the big screen.” Includes:

CLOSE-UP ON DJIBRIL DIOP MAMBÉTY at Close-Up (05 to 20 OCT):

“We’re proud to present the films of the legendary African director, actor, orator, composer, and poet Djibril Diop Mambéty. After the late Pan-African greats Ousmane Sembène and Med Hondo, Mambéty came to innovate filmmaking for all Africa and the world with his signature mix of wild narrative style, rich traditional symbolism and virtuoso editing technique with impeccable political commitment.” Includes:

CLOSE-UP ON KIRA MURATOVA at Close-Up (16 to 26 OCT):

“A year after her passing we remember the neglected – Romania born – Ukrainian auteur Kira Muratova with a rare programme of films selected from across her expansive career, presented in collaboration with the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre.” Includes:

CLOSE-UP ON RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at Close-Up (01 OCT to 01 DEC):

“Marking the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – and programmed in parallel to our upcoming Jürgen Böttcher retrospective with the Goethe-Institut – we’re pleased to present a selection of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film and television works from across his vast, yet tragically short lived ouvre.” Includes:

CONJURING UP THE REAL: THE FILMS OF JÜRGEN BÖTTCHER various venues (23 OCT to 21 NOV):

“Celebrating Jürgen Böttcher’s diverse body of work as a filmmaker, this season includes seven programmes of short and feature length films.” Includes:

  • BORN ’45 & STARS d. Jürgen Böttcher, 1966 + 1963 (23 OCT 19:00 – Goethe-Institut).

DANCE UMBRELLA: SUNDAY SHORTS at Barbican (13 to 27 OCT):

“Dance Umbrella’s SUNDAY SHORTS serve up three mixed bills of choreographically inspired short film.” Includes:

DRESSED TO IMPRESS at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (SEP to OCT):

“We look to cinema as a purveyor of escapist entertainment, glamour and luxury on screen. From historical period pieces and costume dramas, to films that set future fashion trends, the outfits veer from chic to ridiculous.” Includes:

THE FILMS OF CARLOS REYGADAS at Deptford Cinema (20 OCT to 03 NOV):

“A season of films by the Mexican filmmaker. His output explores themes of love, suffering, death, and meaning in life.” Includes:

  • JAPÓN d. Carlos Reygadas, 2002 (20 OCT 19:00).

THE FILMS OF LOUIS HOLDER at Deptford Cinema (19 OCT 19:30 + 20 OCT 14:00):

“Deptford Cinema is proud to present, in association with Studio Holder, The Films of Louis Holder: A Retrospective (So Far). This micro-season aims to chronicle the trajectory of an emerging filmmaker showcasing visual experiments, short films, documentaries and fiction work.” Includes:

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

“Every HARRY POTTER film screening over the coming months, all presented from 35mm!” Includes:

A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MOVIE MUSICAL at Deptford Cinema (21 OCT to 09 DEC):

“Deptford Cinema joins in the BFI’s nationwide three-month celebration of the musical film genre with our own special and spectacular season! Expect short films and programme notes at all screenings, and even some special guest speakers.” Includes:

  • TOP HAT d. Mark Sandrich, 1935 + Short (21 OCT 19:00).

HITCHCOCKTOBER at The Birds E11 (03 OCT to 01 NOV – FREE!/Paid reservations & packages available!):

“Hitch’s best, for free.” Includes:

KAZUHIRO SODA at Deptford Cinema (06 OCT to 10 NOV):

“A season of documentary films by the Japanese filmmaker.” Includes:

  • MENTAL d. Kazuhiro Soda, 2008 (23 OCT 19:15).

LIVE CULTURES at Close-Up (15 to 25 OCT):

“Making a case against human superiority in the natural world, this programme of experimental film and documentaries turns a nonhuman eye to the things which ooze, sprout, and crawl. Curated by NFTS student Ben Driscoll.” Includes:

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY at The Bridewell Theatre (22 OCT to 01 NOV):

“RADIANT CIRCUS & Partners present a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy workers, visitors & residents in the City Of London. Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation.” Includes:

MAURICE PIALET AND THE NEW FRENCH REALISM at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

“A two-part exploration of an uncompromising director and the impact he’s made on recent French cinema and its actors.” Includes:

MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema (12 OCT to 14 DEC):

“MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema.” Includes:

  • THE BROOD d. David Cronenberg, 1979 + Discussion with Ranjit S. Ruprai & Millicent Thomas (19 OCT 23:30).

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

“Dust off your dancing shoes, practice your scales and join us for some heart-lifting movies, special events and joyful singalongs.” Includes:

NEWMAN’S OWN: THE EARLY FILMS OF PAUL NEWMAN at Regent Street Cinema (01 SEP to 27 OCT):

“Paul Newman – the man with the most famous blue eyes in history – rose to fame when he starred in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, then cemented his status in Hollywood with a string of hits.” Includes:

  • HUD d. Martin Ritt, 1963 (20 OCT 19:30).

NIGHTLIFE: OURSELVES, OUR SPACES ON FILM at Barbican (15 to 29 OCT):

“What happens in bars and clubs across the world after dark? This season takes you on a nocturnal journey full of passion, transgression and joy, through New York’s Studio 54, unified Berlin, neon-lit Taipei, and rough and ready Mexico City, as well as exploring the vanishing queer spaces of London.” Includes:

ROM COMS at Everyman Maida Vale (20 OCT to 10 NOV).

“Warm up with some of our favourite rom coms this Autumn at Everyman Maida Vale.” Includes:

SYSTEM OF CARE at Deptford Cinema (14 OCT to 24 NOV):

Wavelength presents: “A new season of non-fiction films exploring care for the elderly, the mentally ill and neuro-diverse adults.” Includes:

  • AMÉRICA d. Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, 2018 + Short: CHIYO d. Chiemi Shimada, 2019 + Intro by Chiemi Shimada (24 OCT 19:15).

THE TALENTED MR DELON at Ciné Lumière (20 OCT to 26 NOV):

“Les Classiques will be dedicated to legendary French actor Alain Delon, showcasing a selection of films by the greatest directors from René Clément to Michelangelo Antonioni.” Includes:

  • MR KLEIN d. Joseph Losey, 1976 (20 OCT 14:00 / 22 OCT 18:30 + Intro by Prof. Ginette Vincendeau);

THRILLERS & KILLERS & MONSTERS, OH MY! at The Prince Charles (27 SEP to 01 NOV):

“We bring you a strand of dark, twisted, scary, fun and bloody cinema!” Includes:

TNB BHM2019 various venues (07 to 31 OCT):

The New Black Film Collective celebrates Black History Month. Includes:

  • RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 + Q&A (18 OCT 18:00 – St Paul’s Way Community Centre); and, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson, 2019 + Panel + Performance (24 OCT 20:30 – Stratford East Picturehouse).

WITCHES & VAMPIRES at House Of Vans (03 to 27 OCT – FREE!/No booking required):

“For the month of magic and darkness, House of Vans brings you some of our favourite films featuring some of our favourite dark magical creatures.” Includes:


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: LADYWORLD at ICA (18 to 24 OCT).
Films in London this week: LADYWORLD at ICA (18 to 24 OCT).

LADYWORLD d. Amanda Kramer, 2018 at ICA (18 to 24 OCT):

  • “A birthday party quickly dissolves into chaos when an earthquake traps eight teenage girls alone in an isolated mansion. Left to fend for themselves without access to water or electricity, the girls vote the pragmatic Olivia as their leader, who attempts to establish a sense of order in the house. Soon, however, rising tensions and paranoia within the group test their friendships, identities, and eventually, their grip on reality.”

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON d. Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 to 24 OCT):

  • “A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.”

ZOMBI CHILD d. Bertrand Bonello, 2019 at ICA (18 to 24 OCT):

  • “Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, fifty-five years later, at the prestigious Légion d’honneur boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends – never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.”

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

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