SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [22 to 28 FEB 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 22 // SAT 23 // SUN 24 // MON 25 // TUE 26 // WED 27 // THU 28


FEATURED ATTRACTION

Patrick Cowley SCHOOLDAZE at Rio Cinema (23 FEB 23:35):

  • NTS, Fringe! & Dark Entries present: A late night porn soundtrack visual celebration of the life and work of Patrick Cowley at the Rio Cinema! Cowley scored soundtracks for many late 70s & early 80s gay porn films produced in the San Francisco area, including titles such as SCHOOL DAZE & AFTERNOONERS. These films will be projected in this immersive tribute experience, featuring Dan Beaumont, NTS host & Dalston Superstore resident DJ’ing.

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 22

Films in London this week: THIS IS SPINAL TAP at Genesis Cinema (22 FEB).
Films in London this week: THIS IS SPINAL TAP at Genesis Cinema (22 FEB).

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND d. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (22 FEB 18:15):

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor directs and stars in this true story of a Malawian boy (Maxwell Simba) and his spirit of hope and ingenuity. Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his village from famine.

BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS d. Joe Pearlman & David Soutar, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (22 FEB 18:45):

  • “Join us for the most quotable, most hilarious music “documentaries” of all time. One of them completely legitimate, the other a pastiche – though it’s very, very hard at times to tell which is which. BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS is followed by a FREE! bar screening of THIS IS SPINAL TAP d. Rob Reiner, 1984.”

WOMAN WALKS AHEAD d. Susanna White, 2017 + Q&A with the director & screenwriter Steven Knight at Picturehouse Central (22 FEB 18:30):

  • Based on true events, WOMAN WALKS AHEAD tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes).

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 23

Films in London this week: THE PONDS at The Castle Cinema (23 FEB).
Films in London this week: THE PONDS at The Castle Cinema (23 FEB).

Patrick Cowley SCHOOLDAZE at Rio Cinema (23 FEB 23:35):

  • NTS, Fringe! & Dark Entries present: A late night porn soundtrack visual celebration of the life and work of Patrick Cowley at the Rio Cinema! Cowley-scored soundtracks for many late 70s & early 80s gay porn films produced in the San Francisco area, including titles such as SCHOOL DAZE & AFTERNOONERS. These films will be projected in this immersive tribute experience, featuring Dan Beaumont, NTS host & Dalston Superstore resident DJ’ing.

PHANTASM III + PHANTASM IV d. Don Coscarelli, 1994 & 1998 at Genesis Cinema (23 FEB 20:30 – FREE!/Booking recommended).

  • Arrow Video presents: “”As we patiently wait for Summer to come, we bring you a series of the finest, funnest B-Movies and cult gems ever to grace our Bar Paragon screen. This Saturday we present another Don Coscarelli double.”

THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at The Castle Cinema (23 FEB 14:45):

  • In a world of flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest and parkland plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BLACKkKLANSMAN d. Spike Lee, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (23 FEB 20:40). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (23 FEB 14:00, 16:10, 18:15 & 20:20). MEKTOUB, MY LOVE d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2017 at ICA (23 FEB 15:45). MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2016 at Everyman Screen On The Green (23 FEB 23:30). MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001 + LIVE MUSIC presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church, SE13 (23 FEB 20:00). TOY STORY d. John Lasseter, 1995 presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church, SE13 (23 FEB 17:00). TWIN PEAKS Marathon at House Of Vans (22 to 24 FEB – mostly SOLD OUT!). WE ARE THE WEIRDOS! d. various, horror shorts presented by The Final Girls at BFI (23 FEB 20:40).


SUN 24

Films in London this week : LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN at Close-Up (24 FEB).
Films in London this week : LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN at Close-Up (24 FEB).

HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 + Q&A with producer Carlo Cresto-Dina at Genesis Cinema (24 FEB 15:00).

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: Lazzaro, a good-hearted young peasant, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination, form a life-altering bond when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping.

LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN d. Alexandre Koberidze, 2017 at Close-Up (24 FEB 18:00).

  • Lost Futures & Kinet Media present: A young man leaves his village to audition for a dance company in town. He starts getting involved in illegal activities. He goes to bed with men for money. He falls in love with a man. He starts performing with a dance company. So begins Georgian filmmaker Alexandre Koberidze’s first feature, and before long what may seem like a fairly straightforward film proves itself to be a source of frequent wonders.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME d. Olivia Lichtenstein, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (24 FEB 15:20):

  • Teddy was poised to be the biggest R&B artist of all time with five consecutive platinum albums. But his career was halted by a 1982 car accident that left him paralyzed at age 31. This definitive biography, set to a soulful soundtrack, captures revealing interviews with his closest associates to trace his rise, fall and comeback at Live Aid.

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME d. David Lynch, 1992 + INTRO/BOOK SIGNING by Lindsay Hallam at Genesis Cinema (24 FEB 20:30):

  • “Join us on February 24th – the day Dale Cooper arrived in Twin Peaks – for a very special screening of TWIN PEAKS : FIRE WALK WITH ME. We’ll be joined by Lindsay Hallam who will introduce the screening and will sign copies of her book Devil’s Advocates – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me available in advance and on the night at 25% off the usual price.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 25

Films in London this week: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN at The Prince Charles (25 FEB).
Films in London this week: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN at The Prince Charles (25 FEB).

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN d. Penny Marshall, 1992 + INTRO by Kate Stables at The Prince Charles (25 FEB 20:30):

  • Bechdel Test Fest presents: “For us, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWNn is the perfect film to remember Penny Marshall with, as it captures the vivacious, unified spirit of women pulling together and making the best out of a bad situation.”

AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY d. Matt Harlock & Paul Thomas, 2009 + Skype Q&A with Steve Hicks at Curzon Soho (25 FEB 18:15):

  • The true life story of the outlaw comic who tried to save the world. Bill Hicks died on Feb 26th 1994, and since then his reputation has only grown. Regularly voted one of the top comics of all time, this award winning documentary recounts his fascinating and ultimately uplifting life story, told by those that knew him best.

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 26

Films in London this week: THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS at BFI (26 FEB).
Films in London this week: THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS at BFI (26 FEB).

A CAMBODIAN SPRING d. Chris Kelly, 2016 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 FEB 19:40):

  • An intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over 6 years, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed.

THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS d. Hans Karl Breslauer, 1924 + INTRO by Fumiko Tsuneishi & LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Stephen Horne at BFI Southbank (26 FEB 18:20):

  • The Austrian Film Archive’s restoration of THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS, recently unearthed in a Paris flea market and presented with its original tints. The film is a biting satire on anti-Semitism and the rise of the far-right in an era of economic crisis.

THE PIANO d. Jane Campion, 1993 + LIVE SCORE by London Contemporary Orchestra at Barbican (26 FEB 20:00):

  • Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning gothic romance is screened with a live performance of Michael Nyman’s emotion-laden score by members of the London Contemporary Orchestra.

SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Félix Maritaud at ICA (26 FEB 18:15):

  • Leo (Félix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work.

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 27

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: ÁGA at Barbican (27 FEB).
Films in London this week: ÁGA at Barbican (27 FEB).

ÁGA d. Milko Lazarov, 2018 + SCREENTALK with the director & producer Veselka Kiryakova at Barbican (27 FEB 18:30):

  • New East Cinema presents: “An Inuit couple try to hold on to their traditions in Siberia’s tundra as the modern world and global warming bring challenges to their lifestyle in Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov’s stunning film.”

Experimenta Mixtape #2 at BFI Southbank (27 FEB 20:20):

  • William Fowler presents: The Experimenta Mixtape is a new experiment in artist film programming at the BFI. We juxtapose classic and contemporary artist works while drawing in, say, music videos and examples of early cinema as a way of illustrating the sparks and connections that exist across moving-image history. A key part of this event is that no titles are announced in advance – think of it as a chance encounter with the unknown.

WALL d. Cam Christiansen, 2017 + Q&A the director & writer David Hare at BFI Southbank (27 FEB 18:00):

  • This compelling animated documentary follows writer David Hare as he visits the Middle East to assess the damage done to the region since the 708km wall dividing Israel and Palestine was built. During his journey, Hare confronts stark injustices and contradictions.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE d. Catherine Corsini, 2018 at JW3 (27 FEB 20:20). THE CAT RETURNS d. Hiroyuki Morita, 2002 at Genesis Cinema (27 FEB 18:30). COLETTE d. Wash Westmoreland, 2018 at The David Lean (27 FEB 19:30). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at The David Lean (27 FEB 14:30). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at ICA (27 FEB 15:25). FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY d. Stephen Merchant, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (27 FEB 15:40. 18:15 & 20:50). FREUD’S LOST LECTURE + READING by Deborah Levy + PANEL presented by CREAM at Regent Street Cinema (27 FEB 18:30). HANNAH d. Andrea Pallaoro, 2017 + INTRO by Charlotte Rampling at BFI (27 FEB 20:30). THE MIRACLE WORKER d. Arthur Penn, 1962 at Regent Street Cinema (27 FEB 12:00 & 15:30). THE OUTING d. Cian Llewellyn + LIVE PERFORMANCES in celebration of St David’s Day at Genesis Cinema (27 FEB 19:30 – Free!). TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME d. Olivia Lichtenstein, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (27 FEB 20:55). WAJIB d. Annemarie Jacir, 2018 + DISCUSSION presented by Screen25’s Odyssey Film Club at Harris Academy South Norwood (27 FEB 19:45).


THU 28

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: Liberated Film Club II at Close-Up (28 FEB).
Films in London this week: The Liberated Film Club II at Close-Up (28 FEB).

ISLAND d. Steven Eastwood, 2017 + Q&A with the director at The Whitechapel Gallery (28 FEB 19:00):

  • Across the water on the island, four individuals experience the year in which their lives will end. Illness progresses, relationships gently shift, and we are witness to rarely seen and intensely private moments.

The Liberated Film Club II at Close-Up (28 FEB 20:15):

  • “Because you’re sick of knowing exactly what you’re going to get and you’re sick when you get it.” The Liberated Film Club continues its monthly fixture, featuring a special guest introducing an unknown short and feature.Chinese-British novelist, essayist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo is the special guest for this instalment.

THE LUCKY NUMBER 35mm d. Anthony Asquith, 1932 + SHORT: YOUTH SHALL BE SERVED d. Anthony Asquith, 1933 + INTRO by Geoff Brown at BFI Southbank (28 FEB 18:10):

  • Clifford Mollison stars as footballer who, in pursuit of an elusive pools ticket, covers a lot of ground and gathers a motley crew of helpers. Anthony Asquith’s visual imagination raises the film above the material, with one critic comparing his approach to that of René Clair.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: BLUE at The Prince Charles, part of DEREK JARMAN (28 FEB).
Films in London this week: BLUE at The Prince Charles, part of DEREK JARMAN (28 FEB).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (23 FEB 12:00 & 14:55 / 24 FEB 15:35 / 25 FEB 20:50); and, DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (26 FEB 20:45).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 06 MAY):

  • Eight feature-length fiction and documentary films. Includes: JACQUOT DE NANTES d. Agnès Varda, 1991 (26 FEB 18:20).

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 13 APR):

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

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: TAIKA ALL-NIGHTER (23 FEB 21:20); and, THE GODFATHER TRILOGY 35mm d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972-1990 (23 FEB 21:30).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

  • “Relive some of 2018’s best films on the big screen.” Includes: FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (daily to 28 FEB); SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (daily to 28 FEB); SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (daily to 28 FEB); ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (23 FEB 12:00 & 14:55 / 24 FEB 15:35 / 25 FEB 20:50); BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: SING ALONG d. Bryan Singer, 2018 (23 FEB 18:00); and, RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 (25 FEB 13:15 / 28 FEB 18:10).

A TRIBUTE TO BRUNO GANZ at ICA (22 to 28 FEB):

  • “To honour the Swiss actor’s extraordinary output, the ICA presents three films from Ganz’s extensive filmography, providing a glimpse into the richness and multiplicity of his career.” Includes: THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX d. Uli Edel, 2008 (22 FEB 18:10 / 28 FEB 20:10); THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT d. Lars von Trier, 2018 (23 FEB 12:35 / 26 FEB 12:35); and, WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 (23 FEB 15:35 / 26 FEB 20:50 / 27 FEB 20:35).

BE THE COWBOY: THE CINEMA OF ULRICH KÖHLER at Deptford Cinema & Goethe-Institut (18 to 27 FEB):

  • “Deptford Cinema and the Goethe-Institut have joined forces to present the four features films by Ulrich Köhler: an underrepresented, underrated figure in the so-called Berliner Schule group of filmmakers.” Includes: SLEEPING SICKNESS d. Ulrich Köhler, 2011 (25 FEB 19:00, Goethe-Institut); and, IN MY ROOM d. Ulrich Köhler, 2018 (27 FEB 19:00, Goethe-Institut).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):

CLOSE-UP ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (13 FEB to 01 MAR):

  • “Former philosophy student, fashion model, and script-girl, Vera Chytilová became one of Europe’s most innovative filmmakers in the 1960s.” Includes: FRUIT OF PARADISE d. Vera Chytilová, 1970 (23 FEB 18:00).

DEREK JARMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 16 APR):

  • Includes: BLUE d. Derek Jarman, 1993 (28 FEB 18:30).

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • “A unique opportunity to experience world cinema history through the screening of films once thought lost.” Includes: HURRAH! FOR FREEDOM d. Choi In-gyu, 1946 (22 FEB 20:30); TUITION d. Choi In-gyu & Bang Han-joon, 1940 (26 FEB 20:30); and, HURRAH! FOR FREEDOM + INTRO by Kate Taylor-Jones d. Choi In-gyu, 1946 (28 FEB 20:30).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (until 08 JUL):

  • Includes: MAGNOLIA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999 (24 FEB 17:25).

FORGOTTEN BLACK TV DRAMA at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • “A selection of groundbreaking dramas from 1961-1985, many of them not seen since they were first broadcast, all of them worth your time.” Includes: CARBON COPY + BLACK FEET IN THE SNOW d. Piers Haggard, 1975 + Brian Skilton, 1974 (23 FEB 20:30); and, THE HOPE AND THE GLORY + NICE d. Graeme Harper, 1984 + Graeme Harper, 1984 (25 FEB 18:15).

FRENCH CLASSICS SPECIAL CÉSAR AWARDS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 24 FEB):

  • “This season of French classics is a selection of films awarded by the Académie des César”. Includes: SMOKING / NO SMOKING 35mm d. Alain Resnais, 1993 (24 FEB 14:00).

HAPPY FAMILIES at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (FEB):

  • “These stories relate sibling rivalry, marital strife, and kinship between parents and their offspring.” Includes: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY d. Jean Renoir, 1936 (22 FEB 19:30).

LOVE? at Deptford Cinema (09 to 23 FEB):

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

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • “One of the world’s most adventurous and widely respected filmmakers, Michelangelo Antonioni profoundly influenced cinematic style, mood and outlook.” Includes: THE OBERWALD MYSTERY 35mm d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1980 (22 FEB 18:10); RED DESERT d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964 (23 FEB 20:45); and, THE PASSENGER d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975 (24 FEB 17:15 / 26 FEB 14:30 / 27 FEB 20:25).

OSCAR®️ WEEK at Barbican (21 to 28 FEB):

  • “The most glamorous place to watch the year’s best film and decide who deserves to win big in showbiz’s night of nights.” Includes: CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 (daily to 28 FEB); BLACKkKLANSMAN d.Spike Lee, 2018 (22 FEB 20:25); THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 (23 FEB 17:55); A STAR IS BORN d. Bradley Cooper, 2018 (23 FEB 20:25); SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (24 FEB 17:55); BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Bryan Singer, 2018 (24 FEB 20:25); GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 (25 FEB 18:00); VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 (25 FEB 20:25); ROMA d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018  (26 FEB 20:25); COLD WAR d. Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018 (27 FEB 18:10); BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 (27 FEB 20:25); and, Oscar® Nominated Shorts: Animation (28 FEB 18:30).

RICHARD LINKLATER’S THE BEFORE TRILOGY at The Prince Charles (25 to 28 FEB):

  • “THE BEFORE TRILOGY performed well as a whole this past Friday night & we still have the prints on-site, so we figured we’d screen them this week in matinee performances!”. Includes: BEFORE SUNRISE 35mm d. Richard Linklater, 1995 (25 FEB 15:30); BEFORE SUNSET 35mm d. Richard Linklater, 2004 (27 FEB 13:30); and, BEFORE MIDNIGHT d. Richard Linklater, 2013 (28 FEB 13:00).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (until 26 MAY):

  • An afternoon movie and a little something extra on the last Sunday of the month. Includes: ARRIVAL + Film Quiz d. Denis Villeneuve, 2016 (24 FEB 15:30).

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

UNSEEN IN 2018 at Deptford Cinema (01 FEB 19:00):

  • Includes: APOSTASY d. Daniel Kokotajlo, 2017 (28 FEB 19:00).

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 MAR):

  • Includes: PETER PAN d. Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson, 1953 (23 FEB 13:15).

WE LOVE GILDA! at Phoenix Cinema (until 24 FEB):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress presents a season of Gilda Radner’s films. Concludes with: HAUNTED HONEYMOON 35mm d. Gene Wilder + INTRO by Rebecca Nicole Williams  (24 FEB 14:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: OF LOVE & LAW, part of Fringe! Flings at Genesis Cinema (28 FEB).
Films in London this week: OF LOVE & LAW, part of Fringe! Flings at Genesis Cinema (28 FEB).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: HOME GAMES at DocHouse (22 to 28 FEB).
Films in London this week: HOME GAMES at DocHouse (22 to 28 FEB).

HOME GAMES d. Alisa Kovalenko, 2018 at DocHouse (22 to 28 FEB):

  • In Kiev, twenty year old Alina dreams of making the national women’s football team. She’s got a good shot – a standout since the age of seven, she’s now a premier league player. But there are more than a few obstacles standing in her way – not least the fact that her ex-con mother has left her in charge of her young brother and sister.

ON THE BASIS OF SEX d. Mimi Leder, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (22 to 28 FEB):

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

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


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