SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [24 to 30 AUG 2018]

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 24 // SAT 25 // SUN 26 // MON 27 // TUE 28 // WED 29 // THU 30


Featured attraction: MENELIK SHABAZZ at Deptford Cinema (24 to 26 AUG). The retrospective of a key figure of black British cinema includes: BURNING AN ILLUSION (24 AUG 19:30); THREE ACTIVIST SHORTS (25 AUG 16:00); TIME AND JUDGEMENT: A DIARY OF A 400 YEAR EXILE (25 AUG 18:00); and, THE STORY OF LOVER’S ROCK (26 AUG 17:30).


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 24

Films in London this week: INSTANT DREAMS at Picturehouse Central (24 AUG).
Films in London this week: INSTANT DREAMS at Picturehouse Central (24 AUG).

ARRIVEDERCI at House of Vans (24 AUG 19:30 – Free!/No booking required):

  • The premiere of Isaac Wilkinson’s latest project, ARRIVEDERCI, starring Eddie Belvedere, Ricky Davidson and Chris Barrett. The film documents four men and one Fiat Panda’s quest to find Europe’s best kept skate spots, filmed over the space of 10 days and covering over 4,000 miles.

INSTANT DREAMS + Q&A with director Willem Baptist at Picturehouse Central (24 AUG 18:30):

  • In this dazzling visual essay about the rise, fall and rebirth of the Polaroid, director Willem Baptist explores the genius of Edwin H. Land, the inventor of the beloved instant camera, and introduces us to a number of enthusiasts with a special connection to the format.

JOE ORTON – JOE MEEK DOUBLE BILL + Q&A with Alan Lewens, Clem Cattini & Rob Bradford at Regent Street Cinema (24 AUG 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films presents a double bill of classic BBC Arena episodes. Both celebrate the outstanding work of young men who’s lives were cut short during 1967: Legendary producer Joe Meek and author/playwright Joe Orton.

More films in London today (A – Z): APOSTASY at ICA (24 AUG 17:20). BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (24 AUG 20:00). THE KING at ICA (24 AUG 15:10). SUMMER 1993 at ICA (24 AUG 13:30). THE TOUCH at BFI (24 AUG 20:50).


SAT 25

Films in London this week: BRAGUINO at ICA.
Films in London this week: BRAGUINO at ICA (25 AUG).

BRAGUINO + Q&A with director Clément Cogitore at ICA (25 AUG 19:00):

  • In this work directed by the French artist, filmmaker and photographer Clément Cogitore, two feuding families, the Braguines and the Kilines, live in adjoining but otherwise isolated compounds deep in Siberia’s boreal forest, their settlement completely unreachable by road.

DEADLY PREY at The Glory (25 AUG 19:30 – Free!):

  • Dominion Of Scum presents: The good people of LA are being kidnapped from their suburban streets in order to be hunted and killed by a sadistic army of mercenaries as part of an extreme training regime. Unfortunately for these soldiers of fortune, they abduct Mike Danton – former marine and ruthless killer.

Double Bill: THE BURNING + SPIDER BABY at Genesis Cinema (25 AUG 20:00 – Free!):

  • Arrow Films presents: Join Arrow and Genesis for 80s teen slasher THE BURNING and the 1967 dark horror comedy SPIDER BABY. Ice cold beers, delicious pizza and wondrous cocktails available until late, entry is FREE but reservations are recommended!

More films in London today (A – Z): ALADDIN at Rootfop Film Club, Peckham (25 AUG 20:00). APOSTASY at ICA (25 AUG 12:15). BLACK CAT WHITE CAT presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (25 AUG 15:00). BLADE RUNNER 2049 at Backyard Cinema (25 AUG 20:30). DEEP END at BFI (25 AUG 18:00). DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (25 AUG 14:35). Double Bill: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + THE THIRD MAN at Regent Street Cinema (25 AUG 14:00/18:30 & 16:30/21:00). IDA at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG 14:00). THE KING at Barbican (25 AUG 15:35). LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (25 AUG 12:30). MAURICE at BFI (25 AUG 15:15). MODEL SHOP at BFI (25 AUG 20:15). ONE NOTE AT A TIME at Barbican (25 AUG 13:40). SUMMER 1993 at ICA (25 AUG 14:10). UNDER THE TREE at ICA (25 AUG 12:45). WIZARD OF OZ at Regent Street Cinema (25 AUG 11:30).


SUN 26

Films in London this week: HARRYHAUSEN THE MOVIE POSTERS at BFI (26 AUG).
Films in London this week: HARRYHAUSEN – THE MOVIE POSTERS at BFI (26 AUG).

Harryhausen – The Movie Posters at BFI Southbank (26 AUG 15:00):

  • In this special presentation, author Richard Holliss will deliver an illustrated talk showcasing some of the amazing poster art for Ray Harryhausen’s beloved movies that he collected for his new book. And as an added bonus, we screen two rare items featuring the man himself…

THE LAST WITNESS + Q&A with director Piotr Szkopiak at Phoenix Cinema (26 AUG 14:00):

  • Directed by BAFTA Award Nominee Piotr Szkopiak, THE LAST WITNESS is a political thriller based on the harrowing true events of the Katyn Massacre in Spring 1940, starring Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I am Number Four), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter franchise, King of Thieves) and Talulah Riley (Westworld).

More films in London today (A – Z): BLUES BROTHERS in tribute to Aretha Franklin at Picturehouse Central (26 AUG 12:45). BRIEF ENCOUNTER at BFI (26 AUG 15:40). CALL ME BY YOUR NAME presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (26 AUG 15:00). COLD WAR at ICA (26 AUG 14:10). DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (26 AUG 14:45). Double Bill: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + CITIZEN KANE at Regent Street Cinema (26 AUG 17:50 & 20:10). Double Bill: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + THE STRANGER at Regent Street Cinema (26 AUG 13:30 & 15:50). THE GOONIES at Backyard Cinema (26 AUG 12:30). INSTANT DREAMS at Picturehouse Central (26 AUG 15:00). THE KING at Barbican (26 AUG 15:35). THE KING at ICA (26 AUG 14:25). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (26 AUG 14:30). LEONARD COHEN: BIRD ON A WIRE presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (26 AUG 19:30). THE LION KING at Rootfop Film Club, Peckham (26 AUG 20:00). MONSTERS INC. at Picturehouse Central (26 AUG 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). ONE NOTE AT A TIME at Barbican (26 AUG 20:40). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at ICA (26 AUG 12:25). THE THIN MAN presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (26 AUG 14:30). THE WOUND at Whirled Cinema (26 AUG 18:00).


MON 27

Films in London this week: CONNY PLANK – THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE at DocHouse (27 AUG).
Films in London this week: CONNY PLANK – THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE at DocHouse (27 AUG).

CONNY PLANK – THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE + Q&A with director Stephan Plank at DocHouse (27 AUG 16:00):

  • Konrad “Conny” Plank is undoubtedly one of the most innovative sound designers of his time. The recordings realised in his sound studio near Cologne between the 60s and 80s revolutionised the music world.

SAFETY LAST + SHORT + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Donald MacKenzie on the 1936 Compton cinema organ at Regent Street Cinema (27 AUG 19:00):

  • Harold Lloyd’s most-famous comedy features him as a sales clerk in a department store who finds himself hanging off the hands of a collapsing clock on the side of a skyscraper high above the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

More films in London today (A – Z): BACK TO THE FUTURE at Backyard Cinema (27 AUG 20:30). BLUES BROTHERS in tribute to Aretha Franklin at Picturehouse Central (27 AUG 14:25). COOL RUNNINGS at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (27 AUG 21:00). LA VÉRITÉ at BFI (27 AUG 17:20). HEATHERS at BFI (27 AUG 20:15). IDA at Ciné Lumière (27 AUG 18:). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (27 AUG 20:10). TOY STORY 3 at Backyard Cinema (27 AUG 12:30). THE TRIAL at Ciné Lumière (27 AUG 14:00). WILD CARD! AN ALL-DAYER IN PHILADELPHIA at Genesis Cinema (27 AUG 11:00 – Free!). Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (27 AUG 20:00).


TUE 28

Films in London this week: THE MUSIC ROOM aka Jalsaghar at The Lord Palmerston (28 AUG).
Films in London this week: THE MUSIC ROOM aka Jalsaghar at The Lord Palmerston (28 AUG).

COLD WAR + Q&A with director Paweł Pawlikowski & lead actor Joanna Kulig at Curzon Mayfair (28 AUG 18:40):

  • Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning IDA with the stunning COLD WAR, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is as tragic as it is moving, and as transportive as it is honest.

DISASTER CAPITALISM + Skype Q&A with writer and producer Antony Loewenstein at ICA (28 AUG 20:20):

  • This documentary reveals the underbelly of the global aid and investment industry, a complex web of interests that encompasses powerful nations, multinational corporations and village leaders. Disaster Capitalism offers unique insights into a multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid dollars are spent.

THE MUSIC ROOM aka Jalsaghar at The Lord Palmerston (28 AUG 20:00):

  • Tufnell Park Film Club presents: Ageing Bengali landowner, Huzur Biswambhar Roy (Chhabi Biswas), invites an assortment of friends and business associates-cum-rivals to a final concert in his private music room. Living on borrowed time and far beyond his means, Huzar clings to an existence that is fast fading away.

More films in London today (A – Z): APOSTASY at ICA (28 AUG 15:10). BRIEF ENCOUNTER at BFI (28 AUG 20:30). Desiree Akhavan Presents: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (28 AUG 20:00). DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (28 AUG 13:50). THE FINGER MAN aka Le Doulos 35mm at Prince Charles (28 AUG 20:45 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening). GREASE at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (28 AUG 21:00). HEATHERS at Genesis Cinema (28 AUG 18:05). PIN CUSHION at Picturehouse Central (28 AUG 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available). SHORT FILM NIGHT presented by Studio Holder at Deptford Cinema (28 AUG 14:00). THELMA & LOUISE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (28 AUG 20:00). TRACKING EDITH at Regent Street Cinema (28 AUG 18:30).


WED 29

Films in London this week: MISS LESLIE'S DOLLS at The Horse Hospital (29 AUG).
Films in London this week: MISS LESLIE’S DOLLS at The Horse Hospital (29 AUG).

MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS + Q&A with Jake Meginsky at DocHouse (29 AUG 18:30):

  • Presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest: Milford Graves is an internationally renowned percussionist with a kaleidoscopic sound; this new documentary approaches the story behind his soulful, avant-garde music with experimental, rhythmic editing of archive footage and modern-day interviews.

MISS LESLIE’S DOLLS at The Horse Hospital (29 AUG 19:30):

  • Join Erotic Film Society for an exclusive preview of newly restored, long-lost, tale of twisted terror MISS LESLIE’S DOLLS by kind permission of Network Distributing.

MOONWALKER + AFTERPARTY at BFI Southbank (29 AUG 20:40):

  • Michael Jackson changed the game when it came to the relationship between music and the moving image. On what would have been his 60th birthday, music collective Amplified presents a special screening of Moonwalker, an anthology film made up of shorts and music videos, including ‘Man in the Mirror’ and ‘Smooth Criminal.’

SEBASTIANE + INTRO by William Fowler at BFI Southbank (29 AUG 18:10):

  • Derek Jarman’s first feature was a characteristically idiosyncratic and iconoclastic affair, imagining the martyred Sebastian as a Roman soldier so devoted to his mystical beliefs that he sets himself apart from his lustful colleagues, and so becomes the object of dangerous emotions.

SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE at ICA (29 AUG 19:00):

  • Writer, director and producer William Greaves’ wildly inventive film is at once a documentary, a documentary about a documentary, and a documentary about the making of a documentary about a documentary.

More films in London today (A – Z): A MOMENT IN THE REEDS presented by Out At Central at Picturehouse Central (29 AUG 19:00). BLACK PANTHER at Backyard Cinema (29 AUG 20:30). COLD WAR at ICA (29 AUG 20:55). Double Bill: THE TERMINATOR + TERMINATOR II: JUDGEMENT DAY 2 films, 1 ticket at Prince Charles (29 AUG 18:15). INSTANT DREAMS at Picturehouse Central (29 AUG 19:00). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (29 AUG 16:00). MY FAIR LADY presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (29 AUG 14:00). SICILIAN GHOST STORY at ICA (29 AUG 13:00). THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN at Regent Street Cinema (29 AUG 12:00 & 15:30).


THU 30

IL POSTINO
Films in London this week: IL POSTINO at Regent Street Cinema (30 AUG).

THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT + Q&A with director Director Callum Macrae in conversation with Jon Snow at Curzon Soho (30 AUG 18:15):

  • Award-winning director Callum Macrae’s new feature documentary tells the story of the death of eleven innocent people killed by the British Army on a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971, and the fight by their relatives and survivors to discover the truth.

IL POSTINO + Q&A with director Michael Radford at Regent Street Cinema (30 AUG 19:30):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: Mario, a postman from a quiet Italian village, is tasked with delivering the post to the famous poet Pablo Neruda, who is living nearby, in exile from his native Chile. Keen to use this contact to impress girls, Mario tries to worm his way into Neruda’s life. Eventually the poet begins to warm to him. This screening is to promote the new restored edition which will be available from 15 OCT in DVD and Blu-ray by Cult Films.

THE MAN FROM MO’ WAX + Q&A with James Lavelle at BFI Southbank (30 AUG 20:30):

  • The remarkable story of James Lavelle, record-label owner, DJ and artist. Featuring a Pitchblack Playback of an exclusive mix from UNKLE’s new forthcoming album before the main feature. James Lavelle will be DJing in the BFI Bar & Kitchen after the screening.

PIECES aka Mil gritos tiene la noche at BFI Southbank (30 AUG 20:45):

  • Spanish B-movie legend Juan Piquer Simón’s marvellously misjudged masterwork tells the seedy story of a killer bumping-off college students and using their body parts for a human jigsaw. Boasting one of the all-time great horror movie taglines (‘it’s exactly what you think it is!’), this is exploitation cinema at its most deliriously perverse and hilariously enjoyable.

WU-TANG CLAN: ON FILM at Moth Club (30 AUG 19:00):

  • The Deeper Into Movies team have dug through the Wu archives: Interviews, documentaries, live performances, freestyles, behind the scenes, old VHS tapes, Youtube, fan footage, short films to bring you a perfectly curated 90 min collage of the greatest rap group of all time

More films in London today (A – Z): AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR at Backyard Cinema (30 AUG 20:30). BICYCLE THIEVES presented by Kennington Classics at The Cinema Museum (30 AUG 19:30). BLACKFISH presented by Dogwoof at House of Vans (30 AUG 19:00 – Free!/Booking required). THE BOY at Prince Charles (30 AUG 18:35). THE KING at ICA (30 AUG 13:20). MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART at The David Lean (30 AUG 14:30 & 19:30). PULP FICTION at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (30 AUG 20:00). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (30 AUG 13:30). THE TRIAL at Ciné Lumière (30 AUG 18:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: FULL MOON IN PARIS at Close-Up (30 AUG).
Films in London this week: FULL MOON IN PARIS at Close-Up (30 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

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

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises include: THE LORD OF THE RINGS Theatrical Editions 35mm (26 AUG 23:30); and, MYSTERY MOVIE MARATHON 5 mystery films, 1 ticket (26 AUG 23:45).
  • Just be sure to follow the rules

ALTERNATE REALITIES at Barbican (20 to 27 AUG):

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 SEP):

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):

MENELIK SHABAZZ at Deptford Cinema (24 to 26 AUG):

MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (until 14 SEP):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):

REVOLT, SHE SAID: WOMEN AND FILM AFTER ’68 at Regent Street Cinema (01 to 29 AUG):

  • Club Des Femmes & ICO present a season of films and happenings focused on women filmmakers post ’68, who took up cameras as they took to the streets. Includes: MAEVE + CARRY GREENHAM HOME (29 AUG 18:30 & 20:50).
  • There are discounts for doing the double.

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):

  • “As we head right into summertime, feel the heat for some of the best films set during the summer months.” Includes: ROMAN HOLIDAY (25 AUG 15:00 & 17:30); and FRIDAY THE 13TH version not listed (26 AUG 14:00 & 16:00).

SUMMER IN THE CITY at Genesis Cinema (06 to 30 AUG – tickets £5!):

VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (26 AUG to 30 SEP):

  • A series of films by the incomparable Agnès Varda. Begins with: LA POINTE COURTE + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (26 AUG 14:00).

WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):

  • A season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders. Includes: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB 35mm (28 AUG 18:20 / 30 AUG 15:50).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS

Films in London this week: GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM at Picturehouse Central (30 AUG).
Films in London this week: GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM at Picturehouse Central (30 AUG).

Festivals projecting this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at Whirled Cinema.
Films in London this week: YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at Whirled Cinema.

BRAGUINO at ICA (24 to 30 AUG):

  • In this work directed by the French artist, filmmaker and photographer Clément Cogitore, two feuding families, the Braguines and the Kilines, live in adjoining but otherwise isolated compounds deep in Siberia’s boreal forest, their settlement completely unreachable by road.

THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (24 to 30 AUG):

  • This documentary confronts the dark underworld of the internet, revealing a shadow industry of ‘digital cleaning’ that controls the posts we see online. The film follows five of these digital cleaners, who are outsourced by Silicon Valley to the global headquarter for content moderation in the city of Manila in the Philippines.

ONE NOTE AT A TIME at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 AUG):

  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, music can save the soul of the city, but can the musicians save themselves? The multiple award-winning feature documentary ONE NOTE AT A TIME pays homage to the musicians who courageously returned to their hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of one of the most deadly and destructive storms in American history.

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at Whirled Cinema (27 AUG to 02 SEP):

  • A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

More films in London this week (A – Z): A NORTHERN SOUL at DocHouse (24 to 30 AUG). BLACKkKLANSMAN ArtHouse Crouch End (24 to 30 AUG). BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY presented by UKJF at JW3 (26 to 30 AUG). THE BREADWINNER at The Castle Cinema 924 to 30 AUG). THE CHILDREN ACT at Lexi Cinema (24 to 26 AUG). ICEMAN at Watermans (24 to 30 AUG). MCQUEEN at ICA (25 to 30 AUG). POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD at Watermans (24 to 30 AUG).


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