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


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

CIELO d. Alison McAlpine, 2018 UK Premiere + Panel Discussion with the director & editor/sound designer Walter Murch at ICA (25 SEP 18:30):

“CIELO is a cinematic reverie on the beauty of the night sky as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on earth to contemplate its splendour. this nonfiction film drifts between science and spirituality, with remarkable images of galaxies, arid land and desert shores. Interviews with astronomers and desert dwellers ground the film, as they share their evocative visions of the stars and planets, mythic stories and existential queries.”


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LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - A new popup cinema by Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation.

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RAINDANCE 2019: MACABRE, part of Raindance Film Festival at Vue Piccadilly (19 SEP).
RAINDANCE 2019: MACABRE, part of Raindance Film Festival at Vue Piccadilly (19 SEP).

Online radiantcircus.com: Raindance Film Festival 2019 is underway (18 to 29 SEP) & we’re blogging about it on a dedicated channel // CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN focuses on his more experimental works (18 to 30 SEP) // Top Dog Film Festival comes to Conway Hall (01 to 02 OCT) // Richmond Film Society continues their 57th season // We interview student curator Viknesh Kobinathan about ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD.


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 20

Films in London this week: JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS at The Cinema Museum (20 SEP).
Films in London this week: JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS at The Cinema Museum (20 SEP).

GOOD BURGER 35mm d. Brian Robbins, 1997 + Podcast at The Prince Charles (20 SEP 20:45):

“Join The Prince Charles Cinema’s very own weekly podcast THE POD CHARLES CINECAST for their first ever LIVE SHOW! Hosts Jonathan Foster and Ariane Anataputri take over the upstairs screen to present a rare 35mm presentation of the 1997 Nickelodeon classic GOOD BURGER starring Kenan & Kel! After the film, stick around for a LIVE PODCAST recording!”

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS d. Don Chaffey, 1963 + Short: POLYMER d. Astrid Goldsmith + Q&A with animator Astrid Goldsmith at The Cinema Museum (20 SEP 19:30):

“The first of a series of Fantasy/Animation screenings curated by Christopher Holliday and Alexander Sergeant is: JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963), directed by Don Chaffey, and made in collaboration with stop-motion animation master Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen regarded the film as his best, and it is notable for the iconic fight scene featuring seven skeleton warriors. The film also features a score by Bernard Herrmann.”

The Liberated Film Club presents Maiko Endo at Close-Up (19 to 20 SEP):

“In the first of a new series, The Liberated Film Club welcomes the Tokyo based filmmaker Maiko Endo to present her two feature films, KUICHISAN and TECHNOLOGY. Director Maiko Endo and cinematographer Sean Price Williams (KUICHISAN, GOOD TIME) will be present to speak about both films.” Includes: KUICHISAN 35mm d. Maiko Endo, 2011 (19 SEP 20:30). Concludes with TECHNOLOGY d. Maiko Endo, 2013 (20 SEP 20:15).

More films in London today (A – Z):

APOCALYPSE NOW FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 2019 at ICA (20 SEP 15:20). LATE NIGHT d. Nisha Ganatra, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (20 SEP 19:45 – Use code “CIRCUS19” at the box office to book & save!). PAIN AND GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (20 SEP 16:30). PURPLE RAIN d. Albert Magnoli, 1984 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (20 SEP 10:00). SAMOUNI ROAD d. Stefano Savona, 2018 at DocHouse (20 SEP 18:30).


SAT 21

Films in London this week: VARDA BY AGNÈS at Watermans (21 SEP).
Films in London this week: VARDA BY AGNÈS at Watermans (21 SEP).

CAPTAINE THOMAS SANKARA d. Christophe Cupelin, 2012 + Q&A with Dr Ama Biney at BFI Southbank (21 SEP 14:00):

African Odysseys presents: “An acclaimed documentary portrait of the brilliantly intelligent, radical, humane, public-spirited (and guitar-playing) former President of Burkina Faso. The film is meticulously composed from archival footage and reconstructs Sankara’s life and leadership challenge as well as the radical reforms brought about during his short term in office – from 4 August 1983 until his tragic assassination on 15 October 1987.”

THE FILMS OF LOUISE MARIE COOKE: A RETROSPECTIVE (SO FAR) at Deptford Cinema (21 SEP 14:00 – Repeats 22 SEP 14:00 + Q&A with the director):

“This micro-season on the films of Louise (so far) aims to characterise her trajectory from an emerging Writer/Director to the established and unique voice that she is in independent cinema today. Louise is currently developing her debut feature film Isobel based on Film London backed short Breathe and a supernatural queer web-series.”

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE d. Terry Gilliam, 2018 + Q&A with Terry Gilliam at BFI Southbank (21 SEP 17:20):

“Only a Terry Gilliam film could have its ‘making of’ screened almost two decades before the actual film is released. LOST IN LA MANCHA was the 2002 documentary about Gilliam’s first attempt to adapt Miguel de Cervantes’ picaresque novel. That production ended up uncompleted. Gilliam persisted and finally his madcap, humorously heraldic mission reaches us.”

Also: THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE d. Terry Gilliam, 2018 + Intro by Terry Gilliam at BFI Southbank (21 SEP 20:20).

VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 + Talk by Jon Davies at Watermans (21 SEP 13:00):

Frech Impressions presents: “VARDA BY AGNÈS was the last film from one of France’s greatest directors and one of the rare women of her generation to succeed in an industry dominated by men. This lovely film serves as her own joyful obituary. For the first session of the new season Jon Davies chooses clips from her films and puts her work in a wider context.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL d. Hu Bo, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (21 SEP 18:00). FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF d. John Hughes, 1986 at The Prince Charles (21 SEP 15:10). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (21 SEP 13:35 & 15:30). HEATHERS d. Michael Lehmann, 1988 at The Prince Charles (21 SEP 21:00). JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Stoneydown Park, E17 (21 SEP 19:00 – FREE!). SAMOUNI ROAD d. Stefano Savona, 2018 at DocHouse (21 SEP 15:45). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 SEP 12:30). Write-A-Long Movies: Chapter 26 Film Club & Writer’s Hub at Genesis Cinema (21 SEP 12:00).


SUN 22

Films in London this week: PHANTOM OF THE MOULIN ROUGE at BFI Southbank (22 SEP).
Films in London this week: PHANTOM OF THE MOULIN ROUGE at BFI Southbank (22 SEP).

PHANTOM OF THE MOULIN ROUGE d. René Clair, 1925 with Live Piano Accompaniment at BFI Southbank (22 SEP 13:15):

“A young businessman, rejected by the woman he loves, is separated from his soul by a mad scientist. Will it return before the autopsy on his earthly body starts? Is his disembodied spirit responsible for the seemingly inexplicable happenings around Paris? René Clair has fun in his first, slightly messy, solo feature.”

WHEN WE WERE WILD d. Carmen Bellas, 2016 + Q&A with the director at ICA (22 SEP 20:30).

“Spanish director Carmen Bellas’ debut feature is an imagined conversation between the film’s narrator and the neighbourhood of San Cristóbal on the outskirts of Madrid. This unique, evocative depiction of a place progressively abandons a classic documentary structure to become a first-person essay.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Prince Charles (22 SEP 21:10). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (22 SEP 18:00). CITIZEN KANE 35mm d. Orson Welles, 1941 at The Prince Charles (22 SEP 18:30). Death Grips: On Film presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (22 SEP 19:00). DOWNTON ABBEY d. Michael Engler, 2019 Dog-Friendly Screening at Picturehouse Bromley (22 SEP 10:30 – “Customers are welcome to bring their well behaved dogs into the cinema”). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (22 SEP 15:00). NETWORK d. Sidney Lumet, 1976 at The Prince Charles (22 SEP 21:00). SAMOUNI ROAD d. Stefano Savona, 2018 at DocHouse (22 SEP 13:30).


MON 23

Films in London this week: THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER at DocHouse (23 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER at DocHouse (23 SEP).

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT d. Gurinder Chadha, 2019 + Intro by Gurinder Chadha at The Prince Charles (23 SEP 20:45):

“On September 23rd Bruce Springsteen turns the mighty age of 70, and we couldn’t think of a better way to honour that milestone than with a screening of Gurinder Chadha’s wonderful celebration of the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, love-making, earth-quaking, Viagra-taking, justifying, death-defying, legendary Bruce Springsteen [and lets not forget, the E Street Band.]”

ÉLIANE RADIGUE, VIRTUOSO LISTENING d. Anaïs Prosaic, 2011 + Panel Discussion with musicians at Ciné Lumière (23 SEP 19:30):

“Eliane Radigue is a pioneering composer, first an assistant to Pierre Henry before, at the dawn of the 70s, she began creating extraordinary, gradually unfolding pieces using synthesisers and magnetic tape. The film will be followed by a discussion with musicians who will be performing Radigue’s piece Occam Océan the following day for Mode Festival at St Michael and All Angels Church in Clapton.””

GOOD POSTURE d. Dolly Wells, 2019 + Intro by the director & Emily Mortimer at BFI Southbank (23 SEP 20:40):

“Brooklynite Lillian (Grace Van Patten) is a charming but lazy young woman who has just been dumped by her boyfriend, and is placed into the care of reclusive author, and family friend, Julia Price (Emily Mortimer). To impress her cynical ex, Lillian decides to make an unauthorised documentary on Julia, with hilarious results.”

THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER d. Philip Trevelyan, 1971 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (23 SEP 18:30):

Extinction Rebellion presents: “In the remote wilderness, away from the hubbub of modern life, a family passes their time, each member spelling out their personal fantasies and philosophies to the camera. For all their prodigious skills, they seem at first eccentric and quaint, their ideas tangential to our own; and without mains gas or electricity, their way of life is more connected to the rhythms of nature. But in the end it emerges that they are in control of their world in a way that we can never be in control of ours.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

Archers Assemble: Creating The Powell-Pressburger Partnership Free Lecture by Prof. Ian Christie at Ciné Lumière (23 SEP 18:00). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 SEP 13:00). THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR d. Sydney Pollack, 1975 at The Prince Charles (23 SEP 18:15). TOMORROW d. Martha Pinson, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Peckhamplex (23 SEP 20:30).


TUE 24

Films in London this week: CRACKS at The Castle Cinema (24 SEP).
Films in London this week: CRACKS at The Castle Cinema (24 SEP).

CRACKS d. Jordan Scott, 2009 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (24 SEP 18:45):

Zodiac Film Club presents: “We’re celebrating back to school in traditional Zodiac style with sapphic psychological thriller Cracks (2009). The first and so far only feature by Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley) we love Cracks for its pressure-cooker tension, oestrogen-heavy aesthetics and the way it verges on the surreal.”

THE FLESH & THE FIENDS 35mm d. John Gilling, 1959 + Intro by Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic at BFI Southbank (24 SEP 18:20):

“To celebrate Donald Pleasence’s centenary, join us for one of the most striking performances of his early screen career. In this retelling of the Burke and Hare story, Pleasence is flesh-crawlingly unctuous as the shabby-genteel psychopath Hare; just as good are George Rose as his oafish confederate, Peter Cushing as the fastidious anatomist they supply with suspiciously fresh ‘subjects’, and Billie Whitelaw as the firebrand prostitute who comes between them.”

SHAKEDOWN d. Leilah Weinraub, 2018 + Panel Discussion at DocHouse (24 SEP 18:30):

gal-dem Film Club presents: “The first event in a new series, the debut feature length documentary from Hood By Air cofounder Leilah Weinraub spotlighting the queer strip scene in LA. Through archive footage from Weinraub, the resident videographer for The Shakedown club night for over 15 years, the film gives us a peek into the community they created and the impact it had.”

THREE ON A MATCH 16mm d. Mervyn LeRoy, 1932 + Intro at The Cinema Museum (24 SEP 19:30):

Women & Cocaine presents: “This month we celebrate the Pre-Code Queens Bette Davis, Joan Blondell & Ann Dvorak in the nail biting crime drama THREE ON A MATCH from 1932. This raw, quintessential pre code drama has it all! Drugs, Adultery, powerful women, divorce, kidnapping, attempted child murder and a young Humphrey Bogart.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Prince Charles (24 SEP 12:30). CHANTAL AKERMAN PAR CHANTAL AKERMAN d. Chantal Akerman, 1996 + Launch Event at Regent Street Cinema (24 SEP 18:30). GOOD POSTURE d. Dolly Wells, 2019 + Intro by the director & Emily Mortimer at Curzon Soho (24 SEP 18:15). JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Wimbledon (24 SEP 20:30). THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT d. Alexander Mackendrick, 1951 + Intro by Stephen Mangan at BFI Southbank (24 SEP 20:30). MILLER’S CROSSING d. Joel & Ethan Coen, 1990 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (24 SEP 20:00). THE MUSTANG d. Laure De Clermont-Tonnere, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (24 SEP 20:50). ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP d. Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Frontline Club (24 SEP 19:00). PRIMAL FEAR 35mm d. Gregory Hoblit, 1996 at The Prince Charles (24 SEP 20:55 – £1 PCC Members Screening). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (24 SEP 20:00). Shorts On Tap at Samsung KX: A Selection Of London Shorts at Coal Drops Yard (24 SEP 20:00). THE WATERMELON WOMAN d. Cheryl Dunye, 1996 + I AM MICRO d. Shumona Goel & Shai Heredia pressend by The Machine That Kills Bad People at ICA (24 SEP 18:45). The Women’s Adventure Film Tour Short Film Programme at The Prince Charles (24 SEP 18:30).


WED 25

Films in London this week: CHILDREN OF MEN at The Castle Cinema (25 SEP).
Films in London this week: CHILDREN OF MEN at The Castle Cinema (25 SEP).

CHILDREN OF MEN d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2006 + Talk: People on the Move by Steve Ballinger at The Castle Cinema (25 SEP 18:45):

Science Fiction Theatre presents: “In 2027, following 18 years of global human infertility, the world is a bleak and hostile place. Former activist Theo (Clive Owen) drifts through the violence-riven streets of London without hope or purpose. However, when he reluctantly agrees to help former lover Julian (Julianne Moore) smuggle a miraculously pregnant refugee out of the country, he is unwittingly thrust into the role of all that stands between the human race and its extinction.”

CIELO d. Alison McAlpine, 2018 UK Premiere + Panel Discussion with the director & editor/sound designer Walter Murch at ICA (25 SEP 18:30):

“CIELO is a cinematic reverie on the beauty of the night sky as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on earth to contemplate its splendour. this nonfiction film drifts between science and spirituality, with remarkable images of galaxies, arid land and desert shores. Interviews with astronomers and desert dwellers ground the film, as they share their evocative visions of the stars and planets, mythic stories and existential queries.”

INGEBORG HOLM d. Victor Sjöström, 1913 + THE WISHING RING 16mm d. Maurice Tourneur, 1914 + Intro by Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (25 SEP 19:30):

Kennington Bioscope presents: “The 1913 Swedish film INGEBORG HOLM is a social drama directed by Victor Sjöström, who later worked in Hollywood under the anglicised surname Seastrom. Reportedly based on a true story, it was adapted from a 1906 stage play by Nils Krok, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sjöström. While one needs to be wary of naming any `firsts’ in movie history, INGEBORG HOLM has been called the first true narrative film.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

APOCALYPSE NOW FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 2019 + Intro by editor/sound designer Walter Murch at ICA (25 SEP 20:35). BLINDED BY THE LIGHT d. Gurinder Chadha, 2019 at The David Lean (24 SEP 19:30). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (25 SEP 19:30). CARLOS CASAS: CEMETERY d. Carlos Casas, 2019 + Intro/Q&A with the filmmaker at Tate Modern (25 SEP 18:30). FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Peckhamplex (25 SEP 18:30). FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at Curzon Aldgate (25 SEP 18:30 – Other Curzons available!). LATE NIGHT d. Nisha Ganatra, 2019 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (25 SEP 19:45). THE L-SHAPED ROOM d. Bryan Forbes, 1962 at Regent Street Cinema (25 SEP 12:00 & 15:30). LUCIA d. Humberto Solas, 1968 part of Third Cinema at Deptford Cinema (25 SEP 19:30). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at The David Lean (25 SEP 19:30). PHOTOGRAPH d. Ritesh Batra, 2019 at The Lexi (25 SEP 13:30 – Tickets only £5!). Odyssey Film Club: HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (25 SEP 19:45 – Use code “CIRCUS19” at the box office to book & save!)THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 SEP 18:10). SUPERBAD d. Greg Mottola, 2007 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (24 SEP 19:30 – FREE!). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI d. Martin McDonagh, 2017 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church (25 SEP 20:15).


THU 26

Films in London this week: NAKED TANGO at The Cinema Museum (26 SEP).
Films in London this week: NAKED TANGO at The Cinema Museum (26 SEP).

ALPHAVILLE 16mm d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (26 SEP 19:30 – repeats 29 SEP 15:00):

Ciné-Real Film Club presents: “An American private eye is sent to a planet ruled by Von Braun, a malevolent scientist who has outlawed human emotions in favor of logic. The film deals with the fight between indivualism in face of inhumanity and blind conformity.”

The Liberated Film Club IX with Laura Mulvey at Close-Up (26 SEP 20:15):

The Liberated Film Club presents: “A monthly event with guests invited to introduce a film which neither they nor the audience know in advance of screening. We’re thrilled to welcome Laura Mulvey as our special guest for the ninth instalment, and an edition of 5 risograph printed posters signed by the guest will be available exclusively on the night.”

NAKED TANGO 35mm d. Leonard Schrader, 1990 + Samira Ahmed In Conversation with Rebecca Nicole Williams at The Cinema Museum (26 SEP 19:30):

The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “By generous permission of producer David Weisman, all proceeds from this screening will go to the #SaveTheCinemaMuseum campaign fund. There are no pre-sales for this event; instead, please make a donation on the door on the night: minimum £5, more if you can afford it. Thank You.”

SUZI Q d. Liam Firmager, 2019 – Preview + Q&A with Suzi Quatro at Genesis Cinema (26 SEP 18:30):

#GENESISTERS presents: “Trailblazer. Inspiration. Survivor. SUZI Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock ‘n’ roll when she broke through around the world in 1973. Still on the road after 50 years, Suzi Quatro surely is The Queen of Rock’n’Roll. Accept no substitutes.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

APOCALYPSE NOW FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 2019 at ICA (26 SEP 15:15). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Prince Charles (26 SEP 13:15). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 presented by Back Room Cinema at The Montpelier (26 SEP 19:30 – Use code “RADIANT19” at the box office to book & save!). KAMALI d. Sasha Rainbow, 2019 part of Girls Skate Night at House Of Vans (26 SEP 20:00 – FREE!). NECRONOMICON d. Brian Yuzna, Christophe Gans & Shûsuke Kaneko, 1993 presented by Terror Vision at BFI (26 SEP 18:10). ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The David Lean (26 SEP 14:30 HOH & 19:00). THE REMAINS: AFTER THE ODYSSEY d. Nathalie Borgers, 2019 at Austrian Cultural Forum (26 SEP 19:00). ROUNDERS 35mm d. John Dahl, 1998 at The Prince Charles (26 SEP 18:10). SANTA SANGRE: 30th Anniversary Screening d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989 at Genesis Cinema (26 SEP 21:00). SHAKESPEARE WALLAH d. James Ivory, 1965 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (26 SEP 20:00). Solve-Along-A MURDER SHE WROTE: BIRDS OF A FEATHER at The Prince Charles (26 SEP 21:00). WOMAN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (26 SEP 21:00).


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN: THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION at Close-Up (18 to 30 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION, part of CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN at Close-Up (22 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

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

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (22 SEP 12:00).

ANGELA BASSETT: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (SEP):

“Across one month we screen the best films of an actor who has an undeniable, almost regal, screen presence, and who’s captivated generations of audiences.” Includes:

STRANGE DAYS d. Kathryn Bigelow, 1995 (21 SEP 17:30); WAITING TO EXHALE 35mm d. Forest Whitaker, 1995 (21 SEP 20:30); PANTHER d. Mario Van Peebles, 1995 (22 SEP 17:30); and, SUNSHINE STATE 35mm d. John Sayles, 2002 (25 SEP 20:30).

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

“Films that focus on emotional and psychological turmoil.” Includes:

SUMMER WITH MONIKA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1953 (20 SEP 20:50); THE CHASE d. Arthur Penn, 1966 (21 SEP 20:20); MILLER’S CROSSING d. Joel Coen, 1990 (22 SEP 20:15); THE GREEN RAY d. Eric Rohmer, 1986 (23 SEP 20:45); A FAREWELL TO ARMS d. Frank Borzage, 1932 (24 SEP 14:30); THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 + Intro by Geoff Andrew (25 SEP 18:20); and, LUST FOR LIFE d. Vincente Minnelli, 1956 (26 SEP 20:30).

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

“A two-month season devoted to ‘our man in Hollywood’, an actor oozing charm, charisma and impressive range.” Includes:

TO CATCH A THIEF d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1955 (20 SEP 18:20); INDISCREET d. Stanley Donen, 1958 (21 SEP 16:00); CHARADE d. Stanley Donen, 1963 (21 SEP 18:00); MR BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE 35mm d. HC Potter, 1948 (22 SEP 15:40); MONKEY BUSINESS d. Howard Hawks, 1952 (24 SEP 20:40); and, AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER d. Leo McCarey, 1957 (25 SEP 20:40).

CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN at Close-Up (18 to 30 SEP):

“Marking twenty-five years since his passing, and beginning on the cusp of the Autumn eq5inox, this programme looks away from Derek Jarman’s more well known narrative works to focus on a selection of lesser-screened poetic experiments, shown here in new digital restorations.” Includes:

IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN d. Derek Jarman, 1981 (22 SEP 18:30); and, THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION d. Derek Jarman, 1985 (22 SEP 20:00).

CYBERPUNKS at House Of Vans (SEP):

“Cypberpunk. The ambivalent dystopian future. Extensions of the Orwellian nightmare. This month, we’re bringing you some of the quintessential bastions of this genre. Come take the red pill with us and find out if Androids dream.” Includes:

PAPRIKA (20 SEP 17:00 & 19:15); BLADE RUNNER (21 SEP 15:00 & 17:30); and, BLADE RUNNER 2049 (22 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

DANCE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (SEP to NOV):

“The Institut Français is presenting a film season complementing FranceDance UK, its UK-wide festival of contemporary dance.” Includes:

ONE DAY PINA ASKED d. Chantal Akerman, 1983 (24 SEP 19:00); and, LA DANSE: THE PARIS OPERA BALLET d. Frederick Wiseman, 2009 (25 SEP 18:00).

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 EARRINGS OF MADAM DE… d. Max Ophüls, 1953 (20 SEP 19:30).

FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (20 to 22 SEP):

“The program of films was curated by film critic and host of the Girls On Film podcast Anna Smith and will bring you “face to face” with some of the hottest talent from Germany, both in front of and behind the camera.” Includes:

LOST ONES d. Felix Hassenfratz, 2018 + Q&A with actor Maria Dragus (20 SEP 19:35); THE MASTER EP 1 & 2 d. Ali Edel, 2019 (21 SEP 17:30); CUT OFF d. Christian Alvart, 2018 (21 SEP 20:30); HAPPINESS SUCKS d. Anca Miruna Lazarescu, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Christian Friedel (22 SEP 15:30); ONE BREATH d. Christian Zübert, 2015 (22 SEP 18:00); and, ALL ABOUT ME d. Caroline Link, 2018 (22 SEP 20:30).

THE FILMS OF DAVID FINCHER at The Prince Charles (15 AUG to 21 NOV):

FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 enjoys a grind show run (20 to 26 SEP).

IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (until 18 SEP):

“Avant-garde documentarian Sergei Loznitsa’s films offer stark insights into the urgent political issues facing contemporary Ukraine.” Includes:

VICTORY DAY d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2018 (22 SEP 14:20); and, THE TRIAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2018 (22 SEP 18:40 / 24 SEP 13:40).

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):

“A new series of films on justice, spreading out over several months, aims to provide a small panorama of the wide range of existing films on the theme, a central preoccupation of cinema ever since Georges Méliès’s seminal 1898 film THE DREYFUS AFFAIR.” Includes:

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER d. Jim Sheridan, 1993 (22 SEP 14:00 / 24 SEP 18:30).

IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):

“Join us to celebrate half a century of absurdity, songs, jokes and genius, from Britain’s best-loved comedic sextet.” Includes:

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL d. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975 + Intro by actor Neil Innes (20 SEP 20:50); NOT THE MESSIAH: HE’S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY d. Aubrey Powell, 2010 (22 SEP 13:00); MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL d. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975 + Q&A with actor Carol Cleveland (22 SEP 15:00); MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN d. Terry Jones, 1979 + Intro by Andre Jacquemin & John Altman (22 SEP 18:00); MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE d. Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam, 1983 (22 SEP 20:20); THE RISE AND RISE OF MICHAEL RIMMER d. Kevin Billington, 1970 (23 SEP 18:20).

Post-Python Picks: THE RUTLES: ALL YOU NEED IS CASH d. Eric Idle & Gary Weis, 1978 (20 SEP 18:00); FAWLTY TOWERS + RIPPING YARNS + OUT OF THE TREES (25 SEP 18:10).

THE LUNA CINEMA various outdoor venues (SEP):

HOOK (26 SEP 20:00 – Brockwell Lido).

MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (until 02 OCT):

“Over 800 minutes long and a decade in the making, Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás’ LA FLOR defies cinematic convention. Comprised of six independent, successive stories, the film’s complex narrative is connected by four actresses who play radically different roles throughout the film’s epic length.” Includes:

LA FLOR: PART I d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (21 SEP 12:30 / 24 SEP 14:30 / 25 SEP 13:40); and, LA FLOR: PART II d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (21 SEP 17:00 / 22 SEP 12:30 / 25 SEP 12:30 / 26 SEP 12:30).

RINGROADS: PLAYFULNESS IN BRITISH PSYCHEOGRAPHY at Close-Up (16 to 25 SEP):

“”Ever wanted to get lost? Ever wanted to submit to the blissful boredom of an endless motorway? You have arrived at your destination. Psychogeography, the act of drifting through and mentally reorganising of a space, may feel like a daunting or dusty old term, but join us for a journey through the word’s history, as we look back to the it’s playful roots with the Situationist International.” Includes:

Ghosts of Landscapes Present 16mm Short Film Programme (24 SEP 20:15); and, REQUIEM FOR A VILLAGE d. David Gladwell, 1976 (25 SEP 20:15).

SCI-FI SELECTS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

SPACE JAM 35mm d. Joe Pytka, 1996 (21 SEP 12:45); and, JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 + Q&A with David Koepp (25 SEP 19:00 + a FREE! copy of Cold Storage).

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

“Dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema and young talented directors.” Includes:

THE 27 CLUB aka Il Club dei 27 d. Mateo Zoni, 2018 (25 SEP 18:30 – FREE!).

TERENCE MALICK at Deptford Cinema (01 SEP to 22 SEP):

“A season of films by the American director. From his New Hollywood early films to his post-millennium output.” Includes:

KNIGHT OF CUPS d. Terrence Malick, 2015 (22 SEP 17:00).


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


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: SWARM SEASON at DocHouse (20 to 26 SEP).
Films in London this week: SWARM SEASON at DocHouse (20 to 26 SEP).

AD ASTRA d. James Gray, 2019 at The Lexi (20 to 26 JAN):

“For those who need a bit more to go on, this is a quietly epic inversion of sci fi classics like 2001 and INTERSTELLAR, which perpetuated the myth of the square-jawed, heroic astronaut. True enough, Major Roy McBride (Pitt) is plenty heroic as he sails off into the limbo of outer space, tasked with finding the source of the radioactive energy surges paralysing Earth. There’s a suspicion back at command centre that the attacks might be connected to Roy’s father (Tommy Lee Jones), a legendary scientist who disappeared 10 years previously while on an experiment to harness energy in space.”

THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Barbican (20 to 26 SEP):

“Starring Awkwafina as Billi, a young woman living in New York who moved to America from China with her parents when she was a child. She is horrified to find out that her grandma, still living in China, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and she and her parents but travel to China to say goodbye for the last time.”

SWARM SEASON d. Sarah J Christman, 2019 at DocHouse (20 to 26 SEP):

“On the remote volcanic island of Hawaii, 10-year-old Manu and her mother collect wild, endangered bees in order to breed disease-resistant colonies. Manu’s father is protesting on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea against the establishment of a gigantic telescope. On a neighbouring mountain, six NASA scientists practice living on Mars, and under the ground and the water, the Kilauea volcano quivers fatefully.”

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

BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 26 SEP). FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 03 OCT). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at Watermans (20 to 26 SEP). HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (20 to 26 SEP). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 26 SEP). THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (23 to 29 SEP). MOTHER d. Kristof Bilsen, 2019 (20 to 26 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 26 SEP). PAIN AND GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at The Prince Charles (20 to 26 SEP). ROJO d. Benjamín Naishtat, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 26 SEP). SAFE SPACES d. Daniel Schechter, 2019 at JW3 (23 to 26 SEP). THE SHINY SHRIMPS d. Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo, 2019 at Watermans (20 to 26 SEP). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at The Prince Charles (20 to 26 SEP).

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 Oct to 01 Nov 2019.

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