SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [21 to 27 JUN 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 21 // SAT 22 // SUN 23 // MON 24 // TUE 25 // WED 26 // THU 27


FEATURED ATTRACTION

THE GARDEN d. Derek Jarman, 1990 at BFI Southbank (21 to 27 JUN):

  • “A new, dreamy-looking 4K scan of Jarman’s late feature makes its UK premiere. Close to a nuclear power station, inside his modest, sparsely-furnished home on the barren, windswept Dungeness coastline, Derek Jarman dreams… This intimate insight into Jarman’s inner world was beautifully crafted through the innovative manipulation of Super8 film, laid down on to tape and then 35mm.”
  • The Q&A with producer James Mackay & costume designer, Annie Symons (21 JUN 18:10) is currently looking SOLD OUT!

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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 21

Films in London this week: MARI at Barbican (21 JUN).
Films in London this week: MARI at Barbican (21 JUN).

MARI d. Georgia Parris, 2018 + Q&A with the director, producer Emma Duffy & DOP Adam Scarth at Barbican (21 JUN 18:20):

  • “When Mari’s health worsens, Charlotte (Bobbi Jene Smith) takes time away from working on a show in the City, to spend time with her mother and sister at Mari’s house in the country. With choreography by Maxine Doyle (Associate Director and choreographer at Punchdrunk), Georgia Parris’ debut feature is sprinkled with beautiful movements.”

WAR SCHOOL d. Mic Dixon, 2018 + Q&A with the director at The Cinema Museum (21 JUN 18:00):

  • “Set against the backdrop of Remembrance this controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at ICA (21 JUN 14:40). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-ke, 2019 at ICA (21 JUN 13:20). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Rio Cinema (21 JUN 20:50). DIVISION 19 d. S.A. Halewood, 2019 at The Prince Charles (21 JUN 21:00). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan, Samuel Smith, 2019 + Q&A with Patrick McLennan & composer Dai Watts presented by Highgate Festival at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (21 JUN 21:30). PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 at ICA (21 JUN 16:50). SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (21 JUN 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (21 JUN 16:00).


SAT 22

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Summer Solstice Double Bill - PSYCHOMANIA (22 JUN 23:00+ at Rio Cinema).
MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Summer Solstice Double Bill (22 JUN 23:00+ at Rio Cinema).

48 HRS 35mm d. Walter Hill, 1982 + Intro by Rebecca Nicole Williams at Phoenix Cinema (22 JUN 22:00):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “Eddie Murphy shot to movie-stardom against Nick Nolte in Walter Hill’s landmark action thriller! Reggie Hammond (Murphy) is the loud mouthed con-man taken out of prison by gnarly San Francisco cop Jack Cates (Nolte) for 48 Hrs. to catch escaped cop killer Albert Ganz (James Remar). A rare 35mm presentation with vintage 35mm trailer reel.”

Kelly Gallagher, I am the mace + Intro/Q&A with the artist at Close-Up (22 JUN 18:30):

  • “US artist Kelly Gallagher to present her first European solo screening, comprising ten years of her moving image work across animation, live action and avant-garde collage. Kelly will be present to perform her ARMed Manifesto and will be in conversation with programme curators Greg de Cuir Jr and Miriam de Rosa following the screenings.”

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: Summer Solstice Double Bill at Rio Cinema (22 JUN 23:00+):

  • SUPAKINO x Black Decagon present: “A night of ancient stone circles with a double-bill of BBC Ghost Story STIGMA (1977) and British cult classic PSYCHOMANIA (1973). Tom Oldham and Nathaniel Metcalfe will be chatting with Ranjit S. Ruprai about stone circles and showing their favourite clips from British cinema/TV in between the films. More guests and goodies to be announced.”

Woman with a Movie Camera Summit at BFI Southbank (22 JUN 12:00+):

  • “We take the chance, now that time has passed since the #MeToo movement, to reframe the conversation around opportunities, criticism, conservation and resistance for women in the screen industries.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (22 JUN 20:45). AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN 21:00). A MOON FOR MY FATHER d. Mania Akbari & Douglas White, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at ICA (22 JUN 13:40). A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN 16:00). BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 + Short: JUGGLER d. Phil Dunn + 80s Music presented by Film & Chill at Renaissance Studios (22 JUN 14:00+). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Rio Cinema (22 JUN 20:50). BOOM FOR REAL d. Sara Driver, 2018 + THE GIRL CHEWING GUM d. John Smith, 1976 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Wood Street Walls Studios (22 JUN 21:00). THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS d. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora at ICA (22 JUN 13:25 – Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF2018). DIVISION 19 d. S.A. Halewood, 2019 at The Prince Charles (22 JUN 21:00). Double Bill: ALIEN (Theatrical Version) d. Ridley Scott, 1979 + ALIENS (Director’s Cut) d. James Cameron, 1986 at The Prince Charles (22 JUN 21:10). FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 JUN 15:00). French Impressions: MEMOIR OF WAR d. Emmanuel Finkiel, 2017 + Intro by Jon Davies at Watermans (22 JUN 13:00). MIRIAM LIES d. Natalia Cabral & Oriol Estrada, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 JUN 16:15). New Order Decades Screening + Q&A presented by Deeper Into Movies at Miranda at Ace Hotel Shoreditch (22 JUN 19:00).  ORDINARY TIME d. Susana Nobre, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (22 JUN 18:30). THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, 1987 at The Prince Charles (22 JUN 15:45). TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (22 JUN 16:05). Windrush Day: DI JOURNEY d. Maria Khan, 2017 + Intro by Charmaine Simpson at The Lexi (22 JUN 14:00).


SUN 23

Films in London this week: LA HAINE at The Cinema Museum (23 JUN).
Films in London this week: LA HAINE at The Cinema Museum (23 JUN).

AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018 + Q&A with producer Joe Boyd at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 20:10):

  • “The documentary chronicles the never-seen-before live recording of Franklin’s album (of the same name) by Academy Award winning director, Sydney Pollack in 1972. Amazing Grace became the bestselling gospel album of all time and features what many consider to be Franklin’s greatest performance.”

DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Phoenix Cinema (23 JUN 18:15):

  • “From Academy Award and BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapadia (AMY, SENNA), this immersive documentary portrait of monolithic football legend Maradona is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive.”

LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 + Intro by Jon Davies at The Cinema Museum (23 JUN 14:30).

  • French Sundaes presents: “LA HAINE led to a special French Cabinet meeting being called. Was this a film that reflected French social disorder, predicted it or caused it? Mathieu Kassovitz brought together three young talents, Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé and Said Taghmaoui in a stunning tour de cinema.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 18:15). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Rio Cinema (23 JUN 20:50). Double Bill: A KISS BEFORE DYING d. Gerd Oswalk, 1956 + THE HARDER THEY FALL d. Mark Robson, 1956 at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 14:00 + 16:00). LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (23 JUN 19:00). PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 at ICA (23 JUN 14:10). THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (23 JUN 20:45). SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS 2 d. Philippe de Chauveron, 2018 (23 JUN 20:20). TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (23 JUN 16:05). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (23 JUN 18:00). YOUR NAME d. Makoto Shinkai, 2016 at The Prince Charles (23 JUN 18:20).


MON 24

Films in London this week: HERO at Picturehouse Stratford (24 JUN).
Films in London this week: HERO at Picturehouse Stratford (24 JUN).

HERO d. Frances-Anne Solomon, 2019 + Q&A with the director & members of the cast at Picturehouse Stratford (24 JUN 20:30 – Other Picturehouses available this week!):

  • “HERO is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island home in Trinidad to seek his fortune, and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian airman of WWII. His life took a dramatically different course when he followed the call of history and joined the Pan African and independence movements sweeping the world in the ‘50s and ‘60s.”

STONEWALL 50: Where next for LGBT+ lives? at Frontline Club (24 JUN 19:00).

  • “Openly, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s platform dedicated to coverage of under-reported LGBT+ stories from around the world, presents a film screening of STONEWALL 50: where next for LGBT+ lives? Filmed in Honduras, Zanzibar, Taiwan and England, the documentary provides unique access to the poignant personal stories of those facing challenges due to their sexuality or gender identity.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BILL CUNNINGHAM – NEW YORK d. Richard Press, 2010 at The Prince Charles (24 JUN 18:25 – £1 Members Screening). GOLDBLATT d. Daniel Zimbler, 2017 presented by The Photographers’ Gallery at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUN 19:00). HANDSWORTH SONGS d. John Akomfrah, 1987 + STREET 66 d. Ayo Akingbade, 2018 presented by City, Essay, Film at DocHouse (24 JUN 18:30). L’ECLISSE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (24 JUN 19:00 – FREE!/Currently looking SOLD OUT! Check for returns). Re-Enter the Dragon with Stewart Home talk at BFI (24 JUN 18:30). THE SHINING (Extended Version) 4K d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 at BFI (24 JUN 20:25).


TUE 25

Films in London this week: IL FLAUTO MAGICO DI PIAZZA VITTORIO at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUN).
Films in London this week: IL FLAUTO MAGICO DI PIAZZA VITTORIO at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUN).

DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ICA (25 JUN 19:45):

  • “From Academy Award and BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapadia (AMY, SENNA), this immersive documentary portrait of monolithic football legend Maradona is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive.”

IL FLAUTO MAGICO DI PIAZZA VITTORIO d. Gianfranco Cabiddu & Mario Tronco, 2018 + Q&A with Gianfranco Cabiddu at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUN 19:30):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’sThe Magic Flute is re-adapted in a feast of world-music influences by the multi-ethnic Piazza Vittorio Orchestra. Prince Tamino’s quest to set his love, the beautiful Tamina, free from the charms of the maleficent wizard Sarastro is sung and performed through sounds coming from Africa, Asia and South America in a magnificent mix of fascinating imagery and immortal music.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A BIGGER SPLASH d. Luca Guadagnino, 2015 at TT Liquor (25 JUN 19:00). A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at ICA (25 JUN 14:20). A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Ciné Lumière (25 JUN 20:00). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-ke, 2019 at ICA (25 JUN 13:10). BEING THERE d. Hal Ashby, 1979 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club (25 JUN 20:00). CINEMA PARADISO d. Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 + Wine tasting presented by Borough Wine: Vino Kino at Rio Cinema (25 JUN 18:00). THE CONFORMIST d. Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970 + Wine tasting presented by Borough Wine: Vino Kino at Rio Cinema (25 JUN 21:00). THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT d. Kim Nguyen, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (25 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouse available!). LIFE IS SWEET d. Mike Leigh, 1990 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (25 JUN 19:30 – FREE!). MOTHER AND A GUEST d. Shin Sang-ok, 1961 presented by Korean Film Nights at Deptford Cinema (25 JUN 19:30 – FREE!/Booking recommended). PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2019 at ICA (25 JUN 16:20). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 at The David Lean (25 JUN 19:30).


WED 26

Films in London this week: DER LACHENDE STERN at ICA (26 JUN).
Films in London this week: DER LACHENDE STERN at ICA (26 JUN).

BOUNCE CINEMA at Dalston Roofpark (26 JUN 19:00).

  • “Join Bounce Cinema for a summer rooftop special, with a showcase of the very best new independent short films from the UK and further afield. From award winning films to new talent, screenings are followed by open discussions and Q&As with featured directors, allowing audience members the opportunity to gain an exclusive insight into the world of filmmaking.”

Melodrama Against Dictatorship Part 1: DER LACHENDE STERN aka The Laughing Star d. Werner Schroeter, 1983 at ICA (26 JUN 18:30):

  • “This two-part programme features films produced in the Philippines during Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship. DER LACHENDE STERN interweaves news footage, interviews, and highly-stylised staged scenarios, providing kaleidoscopic fragments of the legacies of European and American colonialism while launching a scathing critique of the Marcos regime and its cultural policy.”

SECRETARY d. Steven Shainberg, 2002 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (26 JUN 19:00):

  • Zodiac Film Club presents: “The story of a demanding boss and the woman who loves his demands. A dark erotic indie romance starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, this is the movie responsible for a generation of sexual awakenings. Yeah it’s a spanking movie, but if you need to hear something more highbrow it’s also a smart, beautiful film about self acceptance with wonderful performances and the most evocative set design ever. We order you to come see it with us.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 27

Films in London this week: SAKADA at ICA (27 JUN).
Films in London this week: SAKADA at ICA (27 JUN).

DANGEROUS LIAISONS d. Stephen Frears, 1988 + Q&A with the director, screenwriter Christopher Hampton & writer Christopher Frayling at Ciné Lumière (27 JUN 18:00):

  • “The Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont scheme to corrupt the innocent Cécile de Volanges. Stephen Frears’ period drama written by Christopher Hampton and adapted from the 18th-century French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, which won 3 Academy Awards. Part of the Craft of Film: Academy of Motion Picture at Ciné Lumière.”

HERO d. Frances-Anne Solomon, 2019 + Q&A with the director, actor Pippa Nixon & local filmmaker Adyemi Michael at Peckhamplex (27 JUN 18:30):

  • “HERO is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island home in Trinidad to seek his fortune, and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian airman of WWII. His life took a dramatically different course when he followed the call of history and joined the Pan African and independence movements sweeping the world in the ‘50s and ‘60s.”

Melodrama Against Dictatorship Part 2: SAKADA d. Behn Cervantes, 1976 at ICA (27 JUN 18:30):

  • “This two-part programme features films produced in the Philippines during Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship. SAKADA dramatizes the class politics embedded in the sugar industry of Negros, a monocrop island located in the central region of the Philippines. Beginning with the killing of a worker by a plantation security guard, the film escalates into a sweeping allegory of suffering and redemption that simultaneously deconstructs the machinery of power within a semi-feudal society.”

SWEETGRASS d. Llisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009 + Discussion with writer Joanna Pocock at DocHouse (27 JUN 20:30):

  • Open City Docs presents: “An evening with writer Joanna Pocock including discussion of her new book, Surrender. The book is a narrative nonfiction work on the changing landscape of the West, inspired by a two-year stay in Montana. Amongst the first key works to emerge from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, SWEETGRASS follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep on the perilous journey into the Absaroka-Beartooth mountains of Montana for summer pasture.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE at Classic Cinema Club - Ealing (21 JUN).
Films in London this week: LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (21 JUN).

00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):

  • “Some of our favourite action movies from the era of the long black trench coats and wrap around shades.” Includes: HERO (22 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); and, THE BOURNE IDENTITY (23 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (22 JUN 12:15 / 25 JUN 20:15).

AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S at Barbican (06 JUN to 25 JUL):

  • “After the French New Wave and the tumultuous political events of May 1968, a younger and more progressive generation of directors emerged. This season explores the work of these bold new directors.” Includes: A REAL YOUNG GIRL 35mm d. Catherine Breillat, 1976 (27 JUN 19:00).

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: In The Street (25 JUN 19:00).

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

  • “Groundbreaking, imaginative, innovative and astonishingly modern: welcome to the dreamscapes and nightmares of this creative era.” Includes:
  • Tales Of The CityLIFE BEGINS TOMORROW 35mm d. Werner Hochbaum, 1933 (21 JUN 18:25); and, M d. Fritz Lang, 1931 (25 JUN 18:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT! / 26 JUN 18:15).
  • Daring To Be Free: PEOPLE ON SUNDAY d. Robert Siodmak & Edgar G Ulmer, 1930 (23 JUN 14:00 + Live Piano by Meg Morley); THE DEVIOUS PATH d. GW Pabst, 1928 (24 JUN 20:30 + Live Piano by Johnny Best).
  • Brave New Worlds: LIEBELEI 35mm d. Max Ophuls, 1933 (22 JUN 18:35 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!); and, THE JOYLESS STREET d. GW Pabst, 1925 (23 JUN 16:00 + Live Piano by Jonny Best).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):

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

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL 2019):

  • “Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring.” Includes: HEAT d. Michael Mann, 1995 (24 JUN 19:00).

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

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

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: ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY d. Yolande DuLuart, 1972 Speaker: Charmaine Simpson (24 JUN 18:30).

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

MOVIES ON THE RIVER departing from Tower Millennium Pier (until 03 AUG):

THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):

  • “We showcase selected works from a filmmaker who revels in sensuality, atmosphere and the highs and lows of human nature.” Includes: WHITE MATERIAL d. Claire Denis, 2009 (22 JUN 18:20); BASTARDS d. Claire Denis, 2013 (22 JUN 20:45 / 25 JUN 20:50); THE INTRUDER 35mm d. Claire Denis, 2004 (23 JUN 20:00); and, LET THE SUNSHINE IN d. Claire Denis, 2017 (24 JUN 18:15).

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

RE:DOX at DocHouse (ongoing):

  • “Choose the smash-hit docs you want us to show again.” Includes: 5 BROKEN CAMERAS d. Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi, 2011 (21 JUN 18:30 / 25 JUN 20:40 / 26 JUN 16:30); and, THE ALCOHOL YEARS d. Carol Morley, 2000 (22 JUN 20:30 / 25 JUN 14:30 / 27 JUN 18:30).

REVENGE at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (JUN to JUL):

  • “We launch into our next programme with a vengeance, looking at the theme that is the driving force behind many character motivations, narrative arches and a staple of genre films.” Includes: LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE d. Robert Bresson, 1945 (21 JUN 19:30).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (02 JUN to 21 JUL):

  • “Exploring how theatre has inspired the greatest filmmakers, from Bergman and Almodóvar, to Truffaut and Cassavetes, this season of classics centres on the stage, performance and the screen.” Includes: THE MUSIC ROOM d. Satyajit Ray, 1958 (23 JUN 14:00).

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):

  • “A new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century.” Includes: THE TERRORIZERS d. Edward Yang, 1986 (21 JUN 20:15); YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (23 JUN 19:00); and, A CITY OF SADNESS 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989 (24 JUN 20:15).
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TEMPLE CINEMA at Andaz London Liverpool Street (ongoing):

  • “London’s most unique and opulent venue – the once-deserted Masonic temple hidden in the walls of Andaz Liverpool Street – will be taken over by the dark art of horror filmmaking.” Includes: THE SHINING d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (27 JUN 19:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

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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: BELLINGCAT - TRUTH IN A POST TRUTH WORLD at DocHouse (21 to 27 JUN).
Films in London this week: BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST TRUTH WORLD at DocHouse (21 to 27 JUN).

BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST TRUTH WORLD d. Hans Pool, 2018 at Dochouse (21 to 27 JUN):

  • ““Truth does not belong to the order of power but shares an original affinity with freedom.” Eliot Higgins is an office-worker and dad living in Leicester, who has revolutionised journalism in his spare time. Higgins has assembled a group of sleuths under the umbrella ‘Bellingcat’, who solved the mystery of the plane shot down over Ukraine, use geolocation to pinpoint ISIS filming locations and unveiled fake news.”

DO THE RIGHT THING d. Spike Lee, 1989 at The Prince Charles (21 to 27 JUN):

  • “Salvatore ‘Sal’ Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.”

THE GARDEN d. Derek Jarman, 1990 at BFI Southbank (21 to 27 JUN):

  • “A new, dreamy-looking 4K scan of Jarman’s late feature makes its UK premiere. Close to a nuclear power station, inside his modest, sparsely-furnished home on the barren, windswept Dungeness coastline, Derek Jarman dreams… This intimate insight into Jarman’s inner world was beautifully crafted through the innovative manipulation of Super8 film, laid down on to tape and then 35mm.”
  • The Q&A with producer James Mackay & costume designer, Annie Symons (21 JUN 18:10) is currently looking SOLD OUT!

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

  • AMIN d. Philippe Faucon, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (21 to 27 JUN). A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Arthouse Crouch End (21 to 27 JUN). BEATS d. Brian Walsh, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (22 to 27 JUN). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego, 2018 at ICA (until 27 JUN). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (21 to 27 JUN). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at DocHouse (until 27 JUN). THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY d. Petra Costa, 2019 at ICA (21 to 27 JUN). FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF d. Thomas Piper, 2017 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 26 JUN). THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 at Rio Cinema (21 to 27 JUN). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (24 to 30 JUN). INSIDE THE MOSSAD d. Duki Dror, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (23 to 27 JUN). MARI d. Georgia Parris, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 to 27 JUN). ORDINARY TIME d. Susana Nobre, 2018 at ICA (21 to JUN 18:30). ROLLING THUNDER REVUE d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 20 JUN). SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER d. Carl Hunter, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (21 to 26 JUN). SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2018 at ICA (until 27 JUN). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 27 JUN).

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