RADIANT CIRCUS is creating the only all-inclusive guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find films in London this week*.
Welcome to our digest of indie films in London this week.
Our Barker-In-Chief’s “see all the features from the year you were born” completism continues with LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH at Everyman Late (23 JUN) which in turn triggers a neat “rarely screened horror” double with MIRROR MIRROR + INTRO by The Final Girls at BFI (28 JUN). And don’t forget spurty French thriller STRANGER BY THE LAKE at Ciné Lumière (23 JUN).
For any lover of film music, the RYUICHI SAKAMOTO doc is sold out at BFI but screens again with a Q&A at ICA (23 JUN). Factual films are scattered across our listings with SAVING BRINTON also at ICA (26 JUN), the celebration of 70 years of the NHS at BFI (26 JUN), Frontline’s look behind the scenes of the World Cup (26 JUN), and all three of our grind show picks: ARCADIA, BOOM FOR REAL and THE MILK SYSTEM.
Strong programming continues aplenty with The Prince Charles pushing some interesting rep titles to the fore with NOTHING BUT A MAN (25 JUN) and WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS (26 JUN). New East Cinema returns to the Barbican with IT’S NOT THE TIME OF MY LIFE + SCREENTALK with director Szabolcs Hajdu (27 JUN).
As to seasons, our featured attraction of the month – HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema – continues to profile female-centred stories through the venue’s roster of regular collaborators. Film London supremo Adrian Wootton curates a season dedicated to MARCO BELLOCCHIO at both Ciné Lumière and BFI (from 22 JUN) and there’s a last chance screening of A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY at Close-Up (24 JUN).
Our featured attraction of the week comes from a festival, VILLAGE ROCKSTARS which premieres at the London Indian Film Festival (26 JUN).
What are you going to see?
FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK
ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)
THE BOOKSHOP + Q&A with Bill Nighy at Curzon Mayfair (22 JUN 18:15):
- Based on the bestselling novel and set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
GIRLHOOD at Deptford Cinema (22 JUN 19:30):
- Forever Young Film Club presents: Alongside dramas WATER LILIES (2007) and TOMBOY (2011), the third film in director Céline Sciamma’s self-proclaimed coming-of-age trilogy delicately dabbles with themes of identity and solidarity.
POLYLAND + Q&A with co-directors Dasa Raimanova & Zofia Brom at The Cinema Museum (22 JUN 19:30):
- POLYLAND is a documentary about how it feels to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in a Poland moving ever more to the right.
More films in London today (A – Z): BACK TO THE FUTURE presented by Nomad outdoor cinema at Citypoint (22 JUN 19:00). BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (22 JUN 21:00). THE HOUSE OF COCO ROAD at Birkbeck Cinema (22 JUN 18:00 – Free!). OLDBOY at BFI (22 JUN 20:40). PERSONA at Close-Up (22 JUN 19:30). SHAMPOO at BFI (22 JUN 20:25). THE SQUARE at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN 15:20). STUDIO 54 at JW3 (22 JUN 14:00). ZAMA at ICA (22 JUN 14:30).
69 + Q&A with director Rob Eagle & club members at Tate Britain (23 JUN 18:30 – Free!):
- Now only a small handful of members, the Sixty-Nine Club is Europe’s oldest social group for gay leathermen, founded in 1965 when homosexuality was illegal in Britain. Today the club’s last surviving older members take us through home movies and tales of debauchery, love and friendship.
LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH + LIVE MUSIC & A READING at Everyman Screen On The Green (23 JUN 23:30):
- ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION LATE NIGHTS presents: A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. Prior to the film there will be live music and a reading by Marianna Simnett, Lucinda Chua and Charlie Fox.
PHILOMELA’S CHORUS + Q&A with Gaylene Gould & filmmakers Phoebe Boswell, Beverley Bennett, Nicola Thomas & Jay Bernard at BFI Southbank (23 JUN 18:00):
- This portmanteau film brings together the work of four emerging artists from literature, visual arts and the moving image.
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA + Q&A with Ryuichi Sakamoto & director Stephen Nomura Schible at ICA (23 JUN 18:20):
- Schible’s accomplished documentary provides a unique insight into the life experiences and creative journeys undergone by musical genius Ryuichi Sakamoto (THE REVENANT, THE LAST EMPEROR, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE).
More films in London today (A – Z): BILL + TED DOUBLE FEATURE 2 films, 1 ticket at The Prince Charles (23 Jun 20:30). THE CIAMBRA at Ciné Lumière (23 JUN 18:15). DOCTOR WHO: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS + Q&A with producer Philip Hinchcliffe at BFI Southbank (23 JUN 12:15). DOWN TO EARTH at Picturehouse Central (23 JUN 12:00). THE GOONIES at Backyard Cinema (23 JUN 11:00). I GOT LIFE! at Ciné Lumière (23 JUN 16:00). LADY TERMINATOR presented by Dominion Of Scum at The Glory (23 JUN 19:00). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at Regent Street Cinema (23 JUN 11:30). MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART at Birkbeck Cinema (23 JUN 14:30 – Free!). THE NIGHT PORTER aka Il Portiere Di Notte 35mm at BFI (23 JUN 15:30). OUR NEW PRESIDENT at ICA (23 JUN 16:45). OUT OF THIS WORLD at Tate Britain (23 JUN 14:30 – Free!). THAT SUMMER at ICA (23 JUN 12:20). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at Backyard Cinema (23 JUN 20:30). TOWN BLOODY HALL at Barbican (23 JUN 16:00). ZAMA at ICA (23 JUN 12:15).
STILL MARCHING: THE WINSLOW BOY + PANEL DISCUSSION: Women In Parliament at ArtHouse Crouch End (24 JUN 19:00):
- When a cadet is accused of stealing and is expelled from naval academy, his family fight to clear his name through the courts and all the way to the House of Commons. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion of the issues raised in the film and the role of women in Parliament.
WHITNEY at ICA (24 JUN 16:10):
- London Premiere: In this doc, Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (MARLEY, TOUCHING THE VOID), delves into the world famous singer’s troubled family background, which contributed to her spiraling out of control, excessive drug abuse and eventual death at the age of 48.
More films in London today (A – Z): BARRY LYNDON at Picturehouse Central (24 JUN 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). BLADE RUNNER 2049 at Backyard Cinema (24 JUN 20:30). BONJOUR TRISTESSE at BFI (24 JUN 20:30). CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER presented by Hackney Stand Up To Racism for Refugee Week at Rio Cinema (24 JUN 13:00). CINEMA PARADISO + LIVE MUSIC at The Book Club (24 JUN 19:00). Double Bill: NIGHT & THE CITY + THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUN 14:00 + 16:10). E.T. at Backyard Cinema (24 JUN 16:30). GILDA at BFI (24 JUN 18:00). LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY at The Prince Charles (24 JUN 15:25). NATIONAL GALLERY at ICA (24 JUN 12:40). NO MAN OF HER OWN presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (24 JUN 14:30). OUR NEW PRESIDENT at ICA (24 JUN 14:30). THE PARTY presented by Catford Film at Catford Constitutional Club (24 JUN 19:30 – Free!). PHANTOM THREAD at Whirled Cinema (24 JUN 18:00). STRONGER THAN A BULLET at DocHouse (24 JUN 16:00). THE WARRIORS 35mm at The Prince Charles (24 JUN 20:45). ZAMA at ICA (24 JUN 20:30).
ADRIFT + Q&A with director Baltasar Kormákur & actor Sam Claflin at Picturehouse Central (25 JUN 19:00):
- Starring Shailene Woodley (FAULT IN OUR STARS, DIVERGENT films) and Sam Claflin (ME BEFORE YOU, THE HUNGER GAMES films), ADRIFT is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime.
ROAD HOUSE 35mm + INTRO by Richard Ayoade + book signing at The Prince Charles (25 JUN 20:00):
- “Richard Ayoade had so much fun bringing ROAD HOUSE to our screen last year, he’s bringing it back and again be signing copies of Gordy LaSure’s The Grip Of Film too!” – The PCC.
More films in London today (A – Z): BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (25 JUN 21:00). BUS STOP at BFI (25 JUN 20:45). Double Bill: JOHN SIMONS – A MODERNIST + JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUN 18:30 + 20:00). I GOT LIFE! at Ciné Lumière (25 JUN 20:30). LOLA at Close-Up (25 JUN 20:30). NOTHING BUT A MAN at The Prince Charles (25 JUN 18:30 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening).
HERE’S HEALTH: THE NHS ON FILM + DISCUSSION at BFI Southbank (26 JUN 18:30):
- Marking the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, this event digs deep into the richly fascinating story of our NHS on screen. This compilation of rare works from the BFI National Archive covers drama, documentary and public information films.
LIFE IS WONDERFUL + Q&A with director Nick Stadlen at DocHouse (26 JUN 18:30):
- The story behind Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial and his comrades and lawyers who fought with relentless bravery and brilliance for equality against apartheid South Africa.
SAVING BRINTON + Q&A with directors Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne and protagonist Mike Zahs at ICA (26 JUN 18:30):
- London Premiere: In 1981, Mike Zahs stumbled into three truckloads of cardboard boxes labelled ‘Brinton Crap’, containing an invaluable collection of film history paraphernalia. The collection formerly belonged to local Washington, Iowa couple, Frank and Indiana Brinton, who travelled from Texas to Minnesota at the turn of the century, bringing silent films, magic lantern slides and related entertainment to small town America for the first time.
THE WORKERS CUP + PANEL at Frontline Club (26 JUN 19:00):
- Inside the labour camps of Qatar, African and Asian migrant workers building the facilities of the 2022 World Cup compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup.
More films in London today (A – Z): ALIENS at Backyard Cinema (26 JUN 20:30). Artists’ Film Club: Toshio Matsumoto – Part One: FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES & Part Two: FOR THE DAMAGED RIGHT EYE short films at ICA (26 JUN 20:45 & 27 JUN 18:45). BEN OKRI DOUBLE BILL including a screening of N: THE MADNESS OF REASON at Regent Street Cinema (26 JUN 19:30). BEST IN SHOW 35mm (26 JUN 18:45). THE BREADWINNER at Lexi Cinema (26 JUN 18:30). DIRTY DANCING at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (26 JUN 21:00). GILDA at BFI (26 JUN 20:45). OUR NEW PRESIDENT at ICA (26 JUN 17:00). SEGRETI SEGRETI aka Secrets Secrets + SALON by Nick Walker of Rochester Kino at the Italian Cultural Institute (26 JUN 19:00 – Free!). SPACE JAM at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (26 JUN 21:00). STRONGER THAN A BULLET at DocHouse (26 JUN 18:30). SUPERMAN II screened in tribute to Margot Kidder by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (26 JUN 20:00). WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS aka Onna Ga Kaidan Wo Agaru Toki 35mm at The Prince Charles (26 JUN 20:45).
IT’S NOT THE TIME OF MY LIFE + SCREENTALK with director Szabolcs Hajdu at Barbican (27 JUN 18:30):
- New East Cinema presents: Drawing on the work of Cassavetes and Bergman, this Hungarian film follows two branches of one family, whose tensions and differences are exposed when they are forced to live together.
RED TREES + DISCUSSION at JW3 (27 JUN 18:30):
- UKJF Film Club presents: London-based designer and filmmaker Marina Willer tells the story of her father, a member of one of the 12 Jewish families who survived the war in Prague. After the war, he immigrated to Brazil, where Marina was born, and became an architect.
STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY + Q&A with Timothy Spall at Phoenix Cinema (27 JUN 18:30):
- Stanley, a Man of Variety is about a middle aged man who enjoys watching classic British films and TV shows from the 1960/70s. He soon finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes he didn’t commit and after many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember.
More films in London today (A – Z): ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN + INTRO by Val McDermid at BFI (27 JUN 20:15). Artists’ Film Club: Toshio Matsumoto – Part Two: FOR THE DAMAGED RIGHT EYE short films at ICA (26 JUN 20:45 & 27 JUN 18:45). BEING BLACKER + Q&A with Blacker Dread + director Molly Dineen presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (27 JUN 19:45). BLACK PANTHER + DINNER presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen at Amnesty International (27 JUN 18:00). THE BREADWINNER at Lexi Cinema (27 JUN 13:30/18:30). BOLESNO + DISCUSSION presented by the Vito Project at The Cinema Museum (27 JUN 19:00 – Free!/Donation requested). CASABLANCA at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (27 JUN 21:00). THE CIAMBRA at Ciné Lumière (27 JUN 16:00). DARKEST HOUR presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (27 JUN 19:45). DJANGO UNCHAINED presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (27 JUN 20:15). EMPIRE RECORDS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (27 JUN 21:00). GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995) at Deptford Cinema (27 JUN 19:30). LEAN ON PETE at The David Lean Cinema (27 JUN 19:30). LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Ciné Lumière (27 JUN 18:30). LOVE STEAKS at the Goethe-Institut London (27 JUN 19:00). MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at Genesis Cinema (27 JUN 18:20). MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at ICA (27 JUN 21:00). SHAMPOO + INTRO by Julie Lobalzo Wright at BFI Southbank (27 JUN 17:45). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (27 JUN 20:30). SUMMER HOLIDAY at Regent Street Cinema (27 JUN 12:00 + 15:30). THAT SUMMER at ICA (27 JUN 16:45). TRON + TRON: LEGACY 2 films, 1 ticket at The Prince Charles (27 JUN 18:30).
THE ENDLESS + Q&A with directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 20:10):
- Years after escaping the cult in which they were raised, brothers Justin and Aaron (played by the directors) live a quiet life. When they receive a strange message from their former ‘family’ they’re compelled to go back to their hometown to investigate.
MIRROR MIRROR + INTRO by The Final Girls at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 20:45):
- A gothic slasher about a shy teen who discovers an antique mirror with strange powers…
POSITIVE WOMEN + Q&A at The Cinema Museum (28 JUN 19:30):
- Filmmaker Rebecca Devaraj and anthropologist and associate producer Anne Lotter screen their short documentary, Positive Women: Heartache, Hope & Living with HIV. This will be followed by a Q&A with Bex and Anne.
More films in London today (A – Z): ART WILL SAVE THE WORLD + Q&A with Luke Haines presented by Heavenly Films at Regent Street Cinema (28 JUN 19:30). BEAST at The David Lean (28 JUN 19:30). BLADE RUNNER 2049 at Backyard Cinema (28 JUN 20:30). I, CLAUDE MONET at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN 18:30). KEEP THE CHANGE presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (28 JUN 20:30). KING OF HEARTS at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN 16:00). LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN 20:30). THE LONG GOODBYE 35mm at The Prince Charles (28 JUN 18:30). MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at ICA (28 JUN 18:00). MY DAUGHTER JOY 35mm + INTRO by Jo Botting at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 18:10). PICCADILLY at BFI (28 JUN 18:40). MINAMATA: THE VICTIMS AND THEIR WORLD at Phoenix Cinema (28 JUN 10:30). NOCTURNAL ANIMALS presented by Bigger Picture Film Club at The Ivy House (28 JUN 20:00). PRETTY IN PINK at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (28 JUN 21:00). THE ROOM without Tommy Wiseau at The Prince Charles (28 JUN 21:00). SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING presented by Kennington Classics at The Cinema Museum (28 JUN 19:30). SHAKEDOWN London Premiere at ICA (28 JUN 20:30). THIS IS SPINAL TAP at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (28 JUN 21:00).
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: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN 70mm (26 JUN 21:00).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
- Take a closer look at the work of this pioneering artist and visionary. Events include: CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (25 JUN 18:40); and, JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. (26 JUN 20:10).
ANIMATION 2018: THE FEMALE PIONEERS at BFI Southbank (2018):
- BFI “celebrates the diverse, provocative films made by female animators” with two screenings and two talks: RUDDIGORE + INTRO by Jez Stewart (25 JUN 18:15); and, Making Animated Features In The UK (27 JUN 18:10).
A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (03 to 24 JUN):
- A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (24 JUN 15:30).
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- BFI’s short seasons dedicated to “compelling and urgent voices in contemporary cinema” continue with: A WRINKLE IN TIME (23 JUN 13:30); and, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (25 JUN 20:40).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):
- Tremendously influential yet largely taken for granted, Michelangelo Antonioni made difficult, abstract cinema mainstream. Includes: L’ECLISSE (23 JUN 18:00 / 26 JUN 19:30); and, ZABRISKIE POINT (23 JUN 20:30).
CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 23 JUL):
- “From creepy crawlies and beasts from the deep to extra-terrestrials and towering goliaths…” Films include: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: DIRECTOR’S CUT (24 JUN 18:10).
DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (08 JUN to 28 JUL):
- A selection of Disney Classics return to the big screen, bringing the magic from the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Includes: THE LION KING (22 JUN 21:00).
HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema (14 to 30 JUN):
- “She is a dreamer, a fighter – curious and full of mystery. She is full of contradictions. Sometimes vulnerable, often wild and unpredictable. She is a lover, a mother, a teenager, a wife, a daughter, a woman, and this is her story. Her name is: MULAN kids club (23 JUN 11:00); KIKA presented by Fringe! Flings (26 JUN 18:30); BETTY BLUE + INTRO/DISCUSSION presented by Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (28 JUN 18:30); and, CORALINE presented by Orbital Comics (28 JUN 21:10).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN):
- “Marvel at the many talents of Ida Lupino; more than just a movie star.” Events include: THE BIG KNIFE 35mm (22 JUN 18:10 / 28 JUN 20:20); THE BIGAMIST 35mm (24 JUN 13:00); THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS 35mm (26 JUN 20:30); and, THE MAN I LOVE 35mm (27 JUN 20:40).
JUST THE TWO OF US? at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (until 29 JUN):
- “Couples, love triangles, friends, doppelgängers”: ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (22 JUN 19:30).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free/No booking required):
- A film series to spotlight the best flicks from the super hero powerhouse: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (22 JUN 17:00); DOCTOR STRANGE (23 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); and, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOLUME 2 (24 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).
MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (08 JUN to 14 SEP):
- A series of amazing FREE live music and movie events in the cinema’s Bar Paragon. Includes: SOME LIKE IT SWING X MUSIC AND MOVIES: SWING KIDS (22 JUN 19:30).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL):
- Waving the rainbow flag through a celebration of French LGBTQ celluloid culture. Includes: STRANGER BY THE LAKE (23 JUN 20:30).
- Celebrating the Italian actor-writer-director. Includes:
- Ciné Lumière: DORMANT BEAUTY + Q&A with Marco Bellocchio (22 JUN 18:20); and, THE WITCHES’ SABBATH + INTRO by Adrian Wootton (27 JUN 20:30).
- BFI: MARCO BELLOCCHIO IN CONVERSATION (23 JUN 18:30), available on a joint ticket with FISTS IN THE POCKET + INTRO (23 JUN 20:45); VINCERE (24 JUN 15:10); and, SWEET DREAMS (24 JUN 17:50).
S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL):
- The kinkier side of celluloid. Includes: SECRETARY (24 JUN 20:00).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN):
- Three masterpieces of the British New Wave. Includes: A TASTE OF HONEY (24 JUN 20:00 / 27 JUN 19:30); and, THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (28 JUN 19:30).
TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ at Ciné Lumière (03 JUN to 22 JUL):
- Paying tribute to Marcel Carné, a “monstre sacré of French cinema”. Includes: LE QUAI DES BRUMES (24 JUN 14:00).
WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUN):
- A series of events, film screenings and discussions with and about women shaping the world. Includes: LA FÊTE DES MÈRES + Q&A with actor Audrey Fleurot, UK premiere (24 JUN 20:30); and, SIMONE VEIL, UNE HISTOIRE FRANÇAISE + DISCUSSION (26 JUN 20:10).
YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN):
- Kino Klassika Foundation’s season dedicated to the rise of the Soviet New Wave concludes with: LITTLE VERA (27 JUN 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2
FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)
Festivals projecting this week include:
- Architecture Film Festival – Inter-festival Programme (28 JUN)
- Black Sunday Film Festival Vol 4 (24 JUN).
- David Lynch Film Festival (23 JUN)
- London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN)
- Queer Asia Film Festival (24 to 29 JUN)
- Walthamstow International Film Festival (23 to 24 JUN)
REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)
ARCADIA at BFI Southbank (22 JUN to 05 JUL):
- A compelling folk horror/archive film with a score by members of Portishead and Goldfrapp.
BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (22 to 27 JUN):
- Sara Driver’s exploration of the pre-fame years of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, offers a window into his life and the City of New York from 1978-81.
THE MILK SYSTEM at DocHouse (22 to 28 JUN):
- The entrepreneurship of the European farmer and their limited economic rights are the driving forces behind this new doc that delves deep into the dairy industry, which has become a global issue on a large scale.
More films in London this week (A – Z): 120 BPM at Whirled Cinema (25 Jun to 01 JUL). THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS at JW3 (24 to 28 JUN). FREAK SHOW at Rio Cinema (22 to 28 JUN). HEREDITARY at The Castle Cinema (22 to 28 JUN). IN THE FADE at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 to 28 JUN). MCQUEEN at Lexi Cinema (22 to 25 JUN). PHANTOM THREAD at Watermans (22 to 28 JUN). STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY at Picturehouse Central (22 to 28 JUN). STUDIO 54 at ICA (22 to 28 JUN). THAT SUMMER at Watermans (22 to 28 JUN). TRANNY FAG at ICA (22 to 26 JUN). THE WILD BOYS at Ciné Lumière (22 JUN to 13 JUL). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at The Prince Charles (22, 25, 27 & 28 JUN).
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Featured image: VILLAGE ROCKSTARS (2017).