SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [20 to 26 JUL 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 20 // SAT 21 // SUN 22 // MON 23 // TUE 24 // WED 25 // THU 26


Featured attraction: Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image presents Ulrike Ottinger’s epic CHAMISSO’S SHADOW at Regent Street Cinema (20, 21 & 22 JUL – various times): “Deliriously sumptuous and transgressive, Ulrike Ottinger’s world can hardly be confused with humdrum reality. Watching her films is like traveling through an undiscovered country of marvels, a journey alternately dazzling, infuriating, hilarious, and rewarding.” – Leslie Camhi, The Village Voice.


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 20

Films in London today: HELLO, RAIN at Purcell Room (20 JUL).
Films in London today: HELLO, RAIN at Purcell Room (20 JUL).

CHAMISSO’S SHADOW at Regent Street Cinema (20, 21 & 22 JUL – various times):

  • Presented by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image: Ulrike Ottinger’s epic shows in three chapters over one weekend. The film was inspired by the writings of Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 – 1838), who in 1815 joined the Russian ship Rurikfor in the Romanzow research expedition to the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. Ottinger uses the diaries of Chamisso, as well as those of Georg Wilhelm Steller and Captain James Cook to follow their journeys to ethnic groups living in the coastal areas of the Bering Sea.
  • Part 1 (20 JUL 19:00). Part 2.1 (21 JUL 14:15). Part 2.2 (21 JUL 19:00). Part 3 (22 JUL 14:00). Tickets are £7 for each part, and will discount to £20 total if you purchase all 4 parts together.

HELLO, RAIN + Q&A with director CJ Obasi at Purcell Room (20 JUL 19:45):

  • UK premiere of CJ Obasi’s Afro-futuristic screen adaptation of the award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s short story Hello, Moto. The story follows a scientist-witch who, through an alchemical combination of juju and technology, creates wigs which grant her and her friends supernatural powers.

THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO 35mm + Q&A with director Whit Stilman at Curzon Soho (20 JUL 18:20):

  • Whit Stillman’s 1998 comedy classic documents the decline and fall of the Studio 54-era disco scene in early-1980s Manhattan. The films stars Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale as book editors fresh out of college, trying to make it, finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.

More films in London today (A – Z): GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)  at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (20 JUL 21:00). HIGHLANDER at BFI (20 JUL 20:45). lgbt+F: planet 2028 presented by TOMBOY at LUX Moving Image (20 JUL 18:30). LIFE IS WONDERFUL: MANDELA’S UNSUNG HEROES + INTRO/Q&A with director Nick Stadlen – live-streamed mirror screening at British Museum (20 JUL 18:30). PINK STRING & SEALING WAX at BFI (20 JUL 18:20).


SAT 21

Films in London this week: THE RECEPTIONIST at ICA (21 JUL).
Films in London this week: THE RECEPTIONIST at ICA (21 JUL).

CHAMISSO’S SHADOW (cont.) at Regent Street Cinema (20, 21 & 22 JUL – various times):

  • Presented by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image: Ulrike Ottinger’s epic shows in three chapters over one weekend. The film was inspired by the writings of Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 – 1838), who in 1815 joined the Russian ship Rurikfor in the Romanzow research expedition to the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. Ottinger uses the diaries of Chamisso, as well as those of Georg Wilhelm Steller and Captain James Cook to follow their journeys to ethnic groups living in the coastal areas of the Bering Sea.
  • Part 1 (20 JUL 19:00). Part 2.1 (21 JUL 14:15). Part 2.2 (21 JUL 19:00). Part 3 (22 JUL 14:00). Tickets are £7 for each part.

Double Bill: HOUSE & HOUSE II at Genesis Cinema (21 JUL 20:00 – Free!):

  • Arrow Films presents: “Horror has found a new home at Genesis as we prepare to giggle and scream along to HOUSE and HOUSE II. We’ll have a quick break in between for beers and bites and possibly to calm your nerves…”

LOVE & FREINDSHIP + Q&A with director Whit Stilman at Curzon Soho (21 JUL 15:00):

  • Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny excel in Whit Stillman’s witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. The two women scheme their way through Stillman’s social comedy as they attempt to find a new husband for the widow (Beckinsale) as well as one for her daughter.

THE RECEPTIONIST + Q&A with writer/director Jenny Lu at ICA (21 JUL 16:00):

  • Inspired by true events, Jenny Lu’s award-winning debut follows the lives of the employees and clients of an illegal massage parlour in London.
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

More films in London today (A – Z): BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA at Everyman Screen On The Green (21 JUL 23:30). Double Bill: BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT + BLADE RUNNER 2049 at The Prince Charles (21 JUL 20:45). THE FIFTH ELEMENT at Backyard Cinema (21 JUL 16:30). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (21 JUL 20:00). Jim Jarmusch Marathon presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (21 JUL 14:00). THE PIANO at Ciné Lumière (21 JUL 16:00). SILKEN SKIN 35mm at BFI (21 JUL 18:00).


SUN 22

Films in London this week: ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T at JW3 (22 JUL).
Films in London this week: ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T at JW3 (22 JUL).

BROWNLOW ON HOLLYWOOD + INTRO by Kevin Brownlow at BFI Southbank (22 JUL 13:30):

  • Brownlow and David Gill’s Hollywood series, narrated by James Mason, created a generational shift in the public’s consciousness of the history of Hollywood and their appreciation of silent film – helping spawn the vibrant silent cinema scene we know today. Includes bonus footage.

CHAMISSO’S SHADOW (cont.) at Regent Street Cinema (20, 21 & 22 JUL – various times):

  • Presented by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image: Ulrike Ottinger’s epic shows in three chapters over one weekend. The film was inspired by the writings of Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 – 1838), who in 1815 joined the Russian ship Rurikfor in the Romanzow research expedition to the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. Ottinger uses the diaries of Chamisso, as well as those of Georg Wilhelm Steller and Captain James Cook to follow their journeys to ethnic groups living in the coastal areas of the Bering Sea.
  • Part 1 (20 JUL 19:00). Part 2.1 (21 JUL 14:15). Part 2.2 (21 JUL 19:00). Part 3 (22 JUL 14:00). Tickets are £7 for each part.

ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T + DISCUSSION with Dr Julia Wagner at JW3 (22 JUL 14:30):

  • Charting the personal and political (and fashion) changes in two French women’s lives from the early 1960s to the mid-70s, Agnès Varda’s folk-pop abortion musical ONE SINGS… is a joyous feminist anthem for the right to choose in all things, embroidered smocks included.

Womanhood While Black: Subversive Subjects, Sublime Possibilities at ICA (22 JUL 16:00):

  • Victoria Nambi selects a programme of short films exploring the subversive, sensual and sublime possibilities for Black womanhood. In their own distinctive and indelible way, each short ennobles the interiority and persistent humanity of their subjects.

More films in London today (A – Z): ALL ABOUT SUMMER short film programme at Deptford Cinema (22 JUL 14:30). A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Genesis Cinema (22 JUL 20:55). ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (22 JUL 21:00). FREE ANGLEA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS presented by Block Party Cinema at Pop Brixton (22 JUL 17:00). CARMEN JONES at BFI (22 JUL 15:30). DOUBLE INDEMNITY at BFI (22 JUL 20:15). IN NAME ONLY presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (22 JUL 14:30). INTERSTELLAR at Backyard Cinema (22 JUL 16:30). LA BOHEME presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (22 JUL 18:00). MCQUEEN at Regent Street Cinema (22 JUL 19:30). MEN IN BLACK at Backyard Cinema (22 JUL 12:30). STRANGERS ON A TRAIN at Picturehouse Central (22 JUL 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). TOP GUN at The Prince Charles (22 JUL 20:45).


MON 23

Films in London this week: IT HAPPENED HERE at BFI (23 JUL).
Films in London this week: IT HAPPENED HERE at BFI (23 JUL).

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT + INTRO by Margaux Portron at The Institute Of Light (23 JUL 20:20):

  • DISPATCH FMI presents: The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre archetype and iconography, it’s prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave.

Lexi Film School: DAISIES + INTRO by So Mayer at Lexi Cinema (23 JUL 18:30):

  • Boredom, bikinis and a blistering critique of the beauty myth: from its first seconds, Vera Chytilova’s ever-fresh Daisies kicks wickedly against the pricks and feels as if it was made today. An innovative and brilliantly absurd masterpiece of the 60s Czech New Wave, the film was made three years before the Prague Spring but dissent is clearly in the air.

IT HAPPENED HERE + DISCUSSION with co-directors Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo at BFI Southbank (23 JUL 18:00):

  • This extraordinary film – an immensely powerful tale of what might have taken place if the Nazis had invaded Britain in 1940 – was eight years in the making, helped along by financial support from Tony Richardson, whose work BFI celebrated earlier this year. Shot on both 16mm and 35mm with a cast of mainly amateurs, the result is impressively polished and professional. Remastered to mark Kevin Brownlow’s 80th birthday.

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN + SHORT at Everyman Muswell Hill / King’s Cross (23 JUL 20:15):

  • Based on the memoir by Billy Moore, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s film recounts the visceral journey through hell of a British drug-dealer who is arrested in Bangkok and sentenced to three years in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. Accompanied by an exclusive short with the real life subject of the film, Billy Moore, in conversation with rapper and men’s mental health spokesperson, Professor Green.
  • Also at Genesis Cinema (20:45) and various Picturehouses.

More films in London today (A – Z): AMELIE 35mm at The Prince Charles (23 JUL 20:45). DOUBLE INDEMNITY at BFI (23 JUL 20:45). ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T + INTRO by Alex Davidson at JW3 (23 JUL 14:30). SAVE THE GREEN PLANET at Deptford Cinema (23 JUL 19:00). YELLOW SKY presented by Kennington Shoot-Em-Ups at The Cinema Museum (23 JUL 19:30).


TUE 24

Films in London this week: APOSTASY (24 JUL).
Films in London this week: APOSTASY (24 JUL).

APOSTASY + Q&A with writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo and actors Sacha Parkinson and Molly Wright at BFI Southbank (24 JUL 20:45):

  • Eighteen year-old Alex, her elder sister Luisa and their mother Ivanna live as part of a close-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Manchester. After Luisa commits an act of transgression, the Elders threaten to expel her from the congregation, and her mother and sister must either persuade her to return, or shun her completely.

THE BALLAD OF MOTT THE HOOPLE at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUL 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films presents the first London screening in almost ten years of ‘The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople’ a feature length documentary that tells the story of one of the UK’s greatest and most cherished bands – glam rock ‘n’ rollers Mott The Hoople.

Fringe! Flings: TRANNY FAG at Genesis Cinema (24 JUL 21:00):

  • This rock documentary and political manifesto depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag’, who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism and conformity.

GETEVEN at The Book Club (24 JUL 19:00 – POSTPONED from 11 JUL):

  • Crap Film Club presents: A “fast-moving, multi-dimensional action romance”, GETEVEN (aka “Road to Revenge”, aka “Champagne & Bullets”) is the passion project and singular vision of LA-based attorney and struggling actor John De Hart, a man who very much belongs in the same category of egomaniac as Tommy Wiseau.

More films in London today (A – Z): APHEX TWIN ON FILM presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (24 JUL 19:00). CAPE FEAR at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (24 JUL 21:00). EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at DocHouse (24 JUL 19:00). HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (24 JUL 19:30). IL POSTO + SALON by Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at The Italian Cultural Institute (24 JUL 19:00 – Free!). L’AMANT DOUBLE at The David Lean (24 JUL 19:30). LEON at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (24 JUL 21:00). MAURICE at Picturehouse Central (24 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). MOROCCO presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (24 JUL 20:00). OFFICE SPACE  at The Prince Charles (24 JUL 18:30). PIERROT LE FOU at BFI (24 JUL 20:35). TRUE ROMANCE at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (24 JUL 21:00). THE TRUMAN SHOW at Backyard Cinema (24 JUL 20:30). WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP at The Prince Charles (24 JUL 20:45).


WED 25

Films in London this week: I FEEL LIKE DISCO at Goethe-Institut.
Films in London this week: I FEEL LIKE DISCO at Goethe-Institut.

GUN CRAZY 35mm + INTRO by Martha Shearer at BFI Southbank (25 JUL 18:20):

  • Joseph H Lewis’ classic love-on-the-run thriller centres on two misfits, drawn to each other by a shared fascination with guns, who take to robbing banks when married life gets tough. A classy B-movie, it boasts charismatic performances by Cummins and Dall and superb camerawork by Russell Harlan.

I FEEL LIKE DISCO at Goethe-Institut (25 JUL 19:00):

  • When his beloved mother falls into a coma, music-loving Florian and his swimming-instructor father have to learn to live without her and with each other. It’s not easy but the wisdom of disco and the mastery of day-dreaming always help.

POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% + Q&A with director David Nicholas Wilkinson at JW3 (25 JUL 20:30):

  • A documentary film made by, and featuring those who voted Remain in the 2016 British EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just why we are fighting to stay part of the EU.

More films in London today (A – Z): JERSEY BOYS presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (25 JUL 20:15). LADY BIRD at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (25 JUL 21:00). THE PIANO at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUL 20:45). READY PLAYER ONE at Backyard Cinema (25 JUL 20:30). TOP GUN at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (25 JUL 21:00). THE WOUND presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (25 JUL 19:45).


THU 26

Films in London this week: ALICE, SWEET ALICE at BFI (26 JUL).
Films in London this week: ALICE, SWEET ALICE at BFI (26 JUL).

ALICE, SWEET ALICE at BFI Southbank (26 JUL 20:50):

  • Appearing two years before John Carpenter’s Halloween defined a genre, this classy slasher prototype featured a young Brooke Shields (in her screen debut) as a young girl brutally murdered at her first holy communion. As the mayhem escalates, could her older sister be the culprit? Part of BFI’s Terror Vision strand.

LIFE IS WONDERFUL + Q&A with director Sir Nick Stadlen at DocHouse (26 JUL 18:30):

  • Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial was one of the most gripping and important trials in legal history, charging Mandela and members of the group of South Africans who were planning to overthrow apartheid with the capital offence of sabotage. This documentary follows the lead up to the trial, its duration and aftermath.

SARA JORDENÖ’S KIKI AND TRAVIS ALABANZA POETRY READING at Tate Britain (26 JUL 19:00):

  • In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-colour practice a performance-based artform, Ballroom. The artform was made famous by Madonna’s music video Vogue and the documentary Paris Is Burning. Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene.

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS accompanied by The Meg Morley Trio at 1901 Arts Club (26 JUL 19:30):

  • A regular feature in discussions of the greatest movies ever made (ranking #5 in the latest Sight & Sound critics poll) SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927) tells the deceptively simple tale of The Man (George O’Brien) and The Wife (Janet Gaynor), whose peaceful country life is shaken by the arrival of The Woman from the City (Margaret Livingston). Before that, another absolute gem in the shape of THE GOAT (1921). One of Buster Keaton’s most surreal (and best!) short comedies

More films in London today (A – Z): A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Genesis Cinema (26 JUL 21:00). BACK TO THE FUTURE at Backyard Cinema (26 JUL 20:30). THE BIG SICK presented by Bigger Picture Film Club at The Ivy House (26 JUL 20:00). Bring Along Baby Screening: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (26 JUL 11:00). THE DELINQUENT SEASON at Regent Street Cinema (26 JUL 19:30). THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC 35mm at The Prince Charles (26 JUL 18:35 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening). FLOATING CLOUDS 35mm at BFI (26 JUL 18:20). FOOTLOOSE + DANCE WORKSHOPS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (26 JUL 21:00). THE HEIRESS presented by Kennington Classics at The Cinema Museum (26 JUL 19:30). MARIO at Genesis Cinema (26 JUL 18:20). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The David Lean (26 JUL 14:30 English version & 19:30 Subtitled version). PANDORA’S BOX at Ciné Lumière (26 JUL 15:45). THE POST + DISCUSSION presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen at Amnesty International Action Centre (26 JUL 18:00). POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% + Q&A with director David Nicholas Wilkinson at JW3 (26 JUL 14:30). THE ROOM without Tommy Wiseau at The Prince Charles (26 JUL 21:00). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA presented by MUBI at Genesis Cinema (26 JUL 18:20 – inc a free month’s MUBI membership). THE SEVENTH SEAL presented by Sydenham Film Club at the Sydenham Centre (26 JUL 19:30). STUDIO 54 presented by commune cinema at House Of Vans (26 JUL 19:00 – Free!). TOP GUN at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (26 JUL 21:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: SECOND at Close-Up (26 JUL).
Films in London this week: SECOND at Close-Up (26 JUL).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (until 29 JUN).

  • Three films from one of the leading figures of the New Taiwan Cinema. Includes: YI YI (23 JUL 19:30).

CLOSE-UP ON KANETO SHINDÔ at Close-Up (01 to 28 JUL):

  • Throughout his remarkably prolific career, Kaneto Shindô has remained at the center of major trends and turns in Japanese cinema. Includes: ONIBABA (21 JUL 18:00).

CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 18 AUG):

  • “From creepy crawlies and beasts from the deep to extra-terrestrials and towering goliaths…” Includes: PREDATOR + PREDATOR 2 (20 JUL 20:45); ANACONDA (21 JUL 21:00); and, TREMORS 35mm (23 JUL 18:25).

DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (08 JUN to 28 JUL):

  • A selection of Disney Classics return to the big screen, bringing the magic from the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Includes: THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE (20 JUL 21:00); and, A BUG’S LIFE 35mm (21 JUL 15:30).

FACE OF ANOTHER at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL):

  • A programme of six extraordinary films exploring questions of identity, personality, and the illusory nature of appearance. Includes: UNDER THE SKIN (21 JUL 20:15); THE SKIN I LIVE IN (24 JUL 19:30); and, SECONDS (26 JUL 20:30);

FILM IS THE SEVENTH ART at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (06 to 27 JUL):

  • Movies looking out to other art forms, as both filmmakers and characters show off their creative skills, including painting, acting, music and sport. Includes: BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS (20 JUL 19:30).

JACQUES RANCIÈRE: PHILOSOPHY & CINEMA at Close-Up (04 to 28 JUL):

MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (until 14 SEP):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (12 JUL to 12 AUG):

  • Five revolutionary stories of women over the last century, from secret agents and soldiers to trailblazing artists. Includes: CHAVELA (20 JUL 20:40 / 21 JUL 18:30 / 22 JUL 16:30).

REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre (19 JUL to 02 AUG – Free!):

  •  Focusing on determined individuals who have defied the cultural norms of their time, foreshadowing a new direction for Korean society. Includes: THE SEA KNOWS (26 JUL 19:00).
  • There’s a mirror screening of the film at Deptford Cinema (24 JUL 20:00 – Free!)

S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL):

SATIRE AND MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at BFI Southbank and Ciné Lumière (until 31 JUL):

SPAGHETTI WESTERNS at Deptford Cinema (17 JUL to 14 AUG):

  • A celebration of spaghetti westerns. Includes: THE BIG GUNDOWN (22 JUL 19:00).

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (01 JUL to 06 JAN 2019):

  • Legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet. Includes: POM POKO (21 JUL 12:45); and, ONLY YESTERDAY (22 JUL 15:10).
  • The English Dubs are also screening if you need them (tickets only £4).

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (07 to 29 JUL – Free! / No booking required):

TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ at Ciné Lumière (03 JUN to 22 JUL):

  • Paying tribute to Marcel Carné, a “monstre sacré of French cinema”. Includes: LES VISITEURS DU SOIR (22 JUL 14:00).

WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):

  • A season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders. Includes: THE AMERICAN FRIEND 35mm (22 JUL 17:50 / 26 JUL 15:50).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS

Films in London this week: CLAIRE'S CAMERA at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUL).
Films in London this week: CLAIRE’S CAMERA at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUL).

Film festivals projecting this week include:

Hungry for more? Check out our Film Festivals In London A – Z


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Ciné Lumière.
Films in London this week: A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Ciné Lumière.

EXTINCTION at ICA (20 to 26 JUL):

  • Hypnotic and multi-layered, EXTINCTION aka Extinção, meditates on the troubled borders of Eastern Europe with melancholic lyricism. Shot in black and white, Salomé Lamas’s filmic essay follows Kolya, a young man loyal to Transnistria, the Communist state that broke away from the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, which is unrecognized by the international community today.

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Ciné Lumière (20 to 26 JUL).

  • Based on the memoir by Billy Moore, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s film recounts the visceral journey through hell of a British drug-dealer who is arrested in Bangkok and sentenced to three years in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons.

THE RECEPTIONIST at Barbican (20 t0 25 JUL):

  • Inspired by true events, Jenny Lu’s award-winning debut follows the lives of the employees and clients of an illegal massage parlour in London.
  • Also enjoys a grind show run at the ICA (20 to 26).

More films in London this week (A – Z): EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (until 26 JUL). GENERATION WEALTH at Barbican (20 to 25 JUL). THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK at ICA (20 to 26 JUL). JEUNE FEMME at Whirled Cinema (23 to 29 JUL). KEEP THE CHANGE at JW3 (until 26 JUL). LEAN ON PETE at Whirled Cinema (until 22 JUL). MADAME at Ciné Lumière (20 to 26 JUL). MARIO at Hackney Picturehouse (20 to 24 JUL). MCQUEEN at Rich Mix (20 to 24 JUL). NAILA AND THE UPRISING at DocHouse (until 25 JUL). ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS at ICA (20 to 24 JUL). RACER & THE JAILBIRD at Ciné Lumière (until 25 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (until 25 JUL). SUMMER 1993 at Lexi Cinema (22 to 26 JUL). VERTIGO at BFI Southbank (until 26 JUL).


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