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*.
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.
FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK
ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)
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):
- AMERICAN ANIMALS d. Bart Layton, 2018 + SHORT: THE INTEGRATION GAME d. Naomi Soneye-Thomas & Amene Dede Sackey, 2017 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (22 FEB 19:45). A STAR IS BORN d. Bradley Cooper, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (22 FEB 20:40). BISR Guilt Group present HIV STIGMA: FIG TREES d. John Greyson, 2009 at Birkbeck Cinema (22 FEB 18:00 – Free!). MALCOLM X: AN OVERWHELMING INFLUENCE ON THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (22 FEB 19:00). MEMENTO d. Christopher Nolan, 2000 + PANEL presented by Psychology At The Movies at Regent Street Cinema (22 FEB 19:30). PARIS IS BURNING d. Jennie Livingston, 1990 + PANEL presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Curtain (22 FEB 20:00 – Free! RSVP on Instagram @deepermovies). THE RAFT d. Marcus Lindeen, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 FEB 19:00). South By South: New Contemporaries including COME BACK AFRICA d. Lionel Rogosin, 1959 + BOROM SARRET d. Ousmane Sembène, 1963 at South London Gallery (22 FEB 19:00). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS d. Tim Wardle, 2018 at The Prince Charles (22 FEB 18:30). THREE MONKEYS d. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2008 at Deptford Cinema (22 FEB 19:30). TWIN PEAKS Marathon at House Of Vans (22 to 24 FEB – mostly SOLD OUT!).
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).
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):
- 12 ANGRY MEN 16mm d. Sidney Lumet, 1957 at The Castle Cinema (24 FEB 15:00). BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE d. Jane Magnusson, 2018 at DocHouse (24 FEB 16:00). BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013 at ICA (24 FEB 12:30). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (24 FEB 17:15 & 19:20). Double Bill THE FLYING DEUCES d. A Edward Sutherland, 1939 + STAN & OLLIE d. John S. Baird, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (24 FEB 13:30 + 15:00). FAR FROM THE TREE d. Rachel Dretzin & Jamila Ephron, 2018 at Lexi Cinema (24 FEB 14:00). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at ICA (24 FEB 15:55). LOVELESS d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (24 FEB 18:00). MEKTOUB, MY LOVE d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2017 at ICA (24 FEB 15:45). OF LOVE & LAW d. Hikaru Toda, 2017 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (24 FEB 18:30). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (24 FEB 16:00). Russian Witches and Vampires: VIY d. Konstantin Ershov & Georgiy Kropachyov, 1967 + THE NIGHT OF THE DEVILS d. Giorgio Ferroni, 1972 presented by World Wide Weird! at Helgi’s Bar E8 (24 FEB 19:00). STUDIO GHIBLI: THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS & MADNESS d. Mami Sunada, 2013 presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (24 FEB 15:00). TANGERINE d. Sean Baker, 2015 presented by Catford Film at Catford Constitutional Club (24 FEB 19:30). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS d. Tim Wardle, 2018 at The Prince Charles (24 FEB 21:10). 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 Rio Cinema (24 FEB 15:30).
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):
- AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE d. Catherine Corsini, 2018 at JW3 (25 FEB 15:20). DOGTOOTH d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009 at The Prince Charles (25 FEB 18:20). LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various, 2019 + Q&A at Everyman Baker Street (25 FEB 19:15). ON HER SHOULDERS d. Alexandria Bombach, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (25 FEB 20:50). Tales Of The Silk Road – Chapter 2: Lebanon short film programme presented by Bagri Foundation & Shorts On Tap at Rich Mix (25 FEB 19:00). THE WOUND d. John Trengove, 2017 presented by DCQ at Deptford Cinema (25 FEB 19:00).
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):
- A COUPLE OF DOWN AND OUTS d. Walter Summers, 1923 + INTRO by Sir Sydney Samuelson at The David Lean (26 FEB 19:30). BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (26 FEB 18:15). CONCRETE SOLDIERS UK + Q&A at Rio Cinema (26 FEB 19:00). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (26 FEB 18:15). HANNAH d. Andrea Pallaoro, 2017 + Q&A by Charlotte Rampling at Curzon Mayfair (26 FEB 18:30). THE HAPPY PRINCE d. Rupert Everett, 2018 + Q&A with Gill Plain presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (26 FEB 20:30). The Late Bill Hicks: Live Bill Hicks – REVELATIONS d. Chris Bould, 1993 at BFI (26 FEB 20:40). LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various + Q&A at The Castle Cinema (26 FEB 18:45). LOVE & DEATH ON LONG ISLAND d. Richard Kwietniowski, 1997 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at Lord Palmerston (26 FEB 20:00). MAGIC MEDICINE d. Monty Wates, 2018 + Q&A with contributor Professor David Nutt at Regent Street Cinema (26 FEB 19:30). MEKTOUB, MY LOVE d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2017 at ICA (26 FEB 14:20). OF LOVE & LAW d. Hikaru Toda, 2017 + Q&A with the director & producer Elhum Shakerifar at BFI (26 FEB 18:15). THE PASSENGER d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975 at Genesis Cinema (26 FEB 21:10). TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME d. Olivia Lichtenstein, 2018 at DocHouse (26 FEB 20:40). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS d. Tim Wardle, 2018 at The Prince Charles (26 FEB 15:30). WHO KILLED NANCY? d. Alan G Parker, 2009 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Baker Street (26 FEB 20:15). WOMAN WALKS AHEAD d. Susanna White, 2017 at Picturehouse Gate (26 FEB 18:00 – Other Picturehouses are available!).
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).
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):
- Andy Holden Live – WHAT I WOULD DO IF DID WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT ME TO DO at The Cinema Museum part of Laws Of Motion In A Cartoon Landscape at The Cinema Museum (28 FEB 19:00). ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY d. Yolande DuLuart, 1972 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (28 FEB 19:00). THE APPARITION d. Xavier Giannoli, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (28 FEB 20:00). A STAR IS BORN d. Bradley Cooper, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema (28 FEB 19:45). BONES OF CONTENTION d. Andrea Weiss, 2017 at DocHouse (28 FEB 18:45). BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS d. Joe Pearlman & David Soutar, 2018 at The Prince Charles (28 FEB 20:45). CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Kar-Wai Wong, 1994 presented by Redmond Pictures at Redmond Community Centre (28 FEB 19:30 – Free!). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at ICA (28 FEB 17:45). FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY d. Stephen Merchant, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (28 FEB 16:15 & 18:15). JUST BEFORE DAWN d. Jeff Lieberman, 1981 at BFI (28 FEB 20:40). LEAVE NO TRACE d. Deborah Granik, 2018 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Wild Card Brewery (28 FEB 19:15). SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT d. Bill Duke, 1993 + SUPPER presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen at Amnesty International (28 FEB 18:00). WE ARE THE WEIRDOS! d. various, horror shorts presented by The Final Girls at Genesis Cinema2 (28 FEB 18:50). WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 presented by Sydenham Film Club at The Sydenham Centre (28 FEB 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1
SEASONS (by event/venue)
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):
- A selection of films from one of Japan’s most legendary filmmakers. Includes: I LIVE IN FEAR aka Ikimono no kiroku 35mm d. Akira Kurosawa, 1955 (23 FEB 15:40).
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):
- “Some cast-iron classics that didn’t take home the coveted golden statue.” Includes: THE BIG SLEEP 35mm d. Howard Hawks, 1946 (22 FEB 20:40 / 26 FEB 20:45); BREATHLESS d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 (23 FEB 18:20); RAGING BULL d. Martin Scorsese, 1980 (24 FEB 19:50 / 25 FEB 20:35); THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER 35mm + INTRO by Geoff Andrew d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1940 (27 FEB 18:20); and REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE d. Nicolas Ray, 1955 (28 FEB 14:30).
CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):
- “From his beginnings as a godfather of filmic Surrealism to his remarkably fertile exile in Mexico to his late-career renaissance as a titan of international cinema, Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel’s richly varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet whose films overflow with unforgettable, dreamlike images.” Includes: DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID d. Luis Buñuel, 1965 (22 FEB 20:15); THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY d. Luis Buñuel, 1974 (23 FEB 20:00); UN CHIEN ANDALOU + L’AGE D’OR d. Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dalí, 1928/1930 (25 FEB 20:15); and, THE OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE d. Luis Buñuel, 1977 (27 FEB 20:15).
- Film Course: Surrealism in Cinema from Luis Buñuel to David Lynch (26 FEB to 26 MAR).
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):
- BUFFALO’66 d. Vincent Gallo, 1998 (23 FEB 19:30).
MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):
- Includes: THE KING OF COMEDY d. Martin Scorsese, 1982 (27 FEB 18:15); and, AFTER HOURS 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1985 (27 FEB 20:45).
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):
- “Versatility, professionalism and resourcefulness made Barbara Stanwyck one of the most successful and memorable Hollywood actors of all time.” Includes: THE LADY EVE d. Preston Sturgess, 1941 (daily to 28 FEB); DOUBLE INDEMNITY d. Billy Wilder, 1944 (22 FEB 18:20); CLASH BY NIGHT 35mm d. Fritz Lang, 1952 (23 FEB 18:10 / 25 FEB 20:20); STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS 35mm d. Lewis Milestone, 1946 (24 FEB 17:40); ALL I DESIRE d. Douglas Sirk, 1953 (24 FEB 19:55 / 27 FEB 18:30); and, THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL ZEN d. Frank Capra, 1932 (25 FEB 14:30).
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)
Film festivals in London this week include:
- BFI Future Film Festival (21 to 24 FEB).
- Cinema Made In Italy (26 FEB to 03 MAR).
- Doc’n Roll Festival – RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS d. Nicolas Jack Davies, 2018 (23 FEB 16:30).
- Fringe! Flings – OF LOVE & LAW + Q&A with director Hikaru Toda & producer Elhum Shakerifar at Genesis Cinema (28 FEB 21:00).
- OpenFest: Art 50 (23 FEB).
- Papaya Rocks Film Festival (28 FEB).
- QueerBee Festival – Fantasy (23 FEB 15:00).
REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)
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):
- BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 28 FEB). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (22 to 28 FEB). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at ArtHouse (until 28 FEB). DESTROYER d. Karyn Kusama, 2018 at Watermans (22 to 28 FEB). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at Rich Mix (until 28 FEB). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING d. RaMell Ross, 2018 at ICA (until 28 FEB). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (22 to 28 FEB). JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 to 28 FEB). LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various, 2019 at ICA (22 to 28 FEB). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 28 FEB). SWEET COUNTRY d. Warwick Thornton, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (25 FEB to 03 MAR). THE SILENCE OF OTHERS d. Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar, 2018 at DocHouse (until 27 FEB).
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