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*.
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- Thanks to our friends at Birkbeck University, RADIANT CIRCUS will be talking about our work, discussing “independent exhibition at a time of crisis” and screening Joe Dante’s MATINEE. Hope you can join us (21 MAY 18:00, Birkbeck Cinema – FREE!)!
- As we get ready for another dose of MIDNIGHT EXCESS (11 MAY 23:00+) we thought we’d turn our obsessive attention to listing London’s regular late night movies, double bills, cults & (not so…) classics.
- Celebrating their first birthday, Zodiac Film Club write about the most Zodiac AKA terrifying birthdays in cinema.
FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK
ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)
140 BEATS PER MINUTE at Tate Modern (26 APR 19:00 & 20:30 – FREE!, tickets released from 17:00 on the day, box office collection only):
- “Discover the films and videos that defined rave culture and art in 1990s Poland. Part one is introduced by Łukasz Mojsak, co-curator. Part two includes a Q&A with artist Gregor Różański”.
DJON AFRICA d. João Miller Guerra & Filipa Reis, 2018 at South London Gallery (26 APR 19:00):
- South by South presents: “The fiction debut of award winning documentary makers João Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis is a narrative of sorts. Blurring the lines between fiction and documentary DJON AFRICA’s experimental form follows Miguel Moreira – also known as Tibars and at times Djon África – as he journeys from his home in Portugal to Cape Verde for the first time.”
LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG d. Jacques Demy, 1964 + INTRO by composer Gary Yershon at Ciné Lumière (26 APR 18:30):
- “Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, they share a passionate night… Special screening in memory of multi-Oscar winner Michel Legrand, as part of The Craft of Film: Academy of Motion Picture at Ciné Lumière.”
The Liberated Film Club IV at Close-Up (26 APR 20:15):
- “Because you’re sick of knowing exactly what you’re going to get and you’re sick when you get it.” We’re thrilled to welcome Chloe Aridjis as our special guest for the fourth instalment of The Liberated Film Club, and an edition of 5 risograph printed posters signed by the guest will be available exclusively on the night.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- DON’T BREAK DOWN: A FILM ABOUT JAWBREAKER d. Tim Irwin & Keith Schieron, 2017 at The Prince Charles (26 APR 18:25). THE HANDMAIDEN: The Extended Edition d. Park Chan-Wook, 2016 at Deptford Cinema (26 APR 19:30). LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (26 APR 13:00). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (26 APR 19:00). RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 + SHORT: TALES FROM PUSSY WILLOW: SMILE d. Kate Jessop presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (26 APR 19:45). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU d. Boots Riley, 2018 + SHORT: TETHER d. Kathy O Lofton presented by Newham Community Cinema & WOFFF at Stratford Library (26 APR 17:00 – FREE!). YULI – THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY d. Icíar Bollaín, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 APR 12:25).
Bret Easton Ellis introduces THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE d. Brian De Palma, 1974 at BFI Southbank (27 APR 18:00):
- Deeper Into Movies presents: “Writer Bret Easton Ellis introduces a film that has inspired him. Brian De Palma’s comic, musical horror film is based on the The Phantom of the Opera and is a tale of treachery, love and revenge within the music business. Despite a disappointing reception at the time it has deservedly gone on to become a cult hit.”
Cinemas of Sisterhood at The Whitechapel Gallery (27 APR 11:30):
- “Focusing on the feminist body as a site of trauma and resistance, this extended presentation of films is curated by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and features conversations with the makers. The day includes a special preview screening of THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED, Lana Lin’s new feature portrait of the great writer Audre Lorde, and Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari’s remarkable essay 10 + 4, alongside key new short films.”
PLAYEDBACK 3: Live Music + The Films of Norman McLaren at Deptford Cinema (27 APR 19:30):
- “Yusufla return to Deptford Cinema for another edition of their residency ‘PlayedBack’ featuring live improvised music to the films of legendary Scottish-Canadian animator Norman McLaren. McLaren’s films are humorous and colourful, spotlighting his original work in drawn-on-film animation, hand-drawn technique and more. The evening will feature his Oscar-winning film NEIGHBOURS amongst other great short works.”
PONDLIFE d. Bill Buckhurst, 2018 + INTRO by actor Daisy Edgar Jones at ArtHouse Crouch End (27 APR 20:50):
- “It’s summertime 1994 in a quiet ex-mining village in Yorkshire. Trevor is treading on everyone’s toes at home as misfit Pogo is trying to make sense of the world. Lovesick Malcolm is trying to mend his broken heart and best friends Shane and David have nothing better to do. When rumours of a giant carp at the local ponds begin to swirl about town, this young community, led by Trevor, embark on a fishing expedition they will never forget.”
- Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (26 APR to 02 MAY).
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (27 APR 18:30). 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at ICA (27 APR 18:40). AMELIE 35mm d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 at The Prince Charles (27 APR 15:35). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at The Lexi (27 APR 18:20). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at The Lexi (27 APR 15:45). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (27 APR 16:00).
Sicily d. Luca Vullo, various + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (28 APR 17:00):
- CinemaItaliaUK presents: “An evening of documentaries on Sicily by award winning director Luca Vullo. Includes: DALLO ZOLFO AL CARBONE aka From Sulphur to Coal; ‘CCA SEMU aka Here We Are; and, DALLAS IN PRIZZI.”
Turkish Horror Double Bill + Q&A on Turkish black magic traditions at Helgi’s (28 APR 19:00).
- World Wide Weird! presents: “A double bill of terrifying Turkish horror, with a Q&A on Turkish black magic traditions and beliefs. Both films are Turkish language subtitled in English. Includes: SICCIN 1 d. Alper Mestçi, 2014 + SICCIN 2 d. Alper Mestçi, 2015.”
WHITE PARADISE d. Karel Lamač, 1924 + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Tomáš Vtípil at Barbican (28 APR 15:00):
- Czech Centre London presents: “In the snowy landscape of a desolate region, the orphan Nina (Anny Ondra) serves customers in a coaching inn, quarrelling with its owner, while Ivan (Karel Lamač), who has been jailed for embezzlement, escapes from prison to bring medicine to his dying mother. Hiding from the pursuing police in the inn’s cellar, Ivan meets Nina who falls for his good heart and piercing eyes and decides to help him.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 7 A.M.: A DOCUMENTARY presented by Black History Studies at St Ann’s Library (28 APR 16:00). BEING THERE 16mm d. Hal Ashby, 1979 + INTRO presented by Ciné-Real 16mm at The Castle Cinema (28 APR 14:00). BLADE RUNNER: DOUBLE FEATURE d. Ridley Scott/Denis Villeneuve, 1982/2017 at The Prince Charles (28 APR 14:45). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at ICA (28 APR 12:35). BOX FOR LIFE d. Uri Borreda, 2017 at JW3 (28 APR 14:00). BRAGUINO d. Clément Cogitore, 2017 at ICA (28 APR 12:30 – Free for ICA Members/£5). EDMOND d. Alexis Michalik, 2018 + INTRO/Q&A with the director & cast members of the stage production of Edmond de Bergerac at Richmond Theatre at Ciné Lumière (28 APR 17:00). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 presented by Catford Film at Catford Constitutional Club (28 APR 19:30). LE GRAND MEAULNES d. Jean-Gabriel Albicocco, 1967 at Ciné Lumière (28 APR 14:00). MYSTERIOUS SKIN d. Gregg Araki, 2004 presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (28 APR 19:30). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winter, 2018 at DocHouse (28 APR 20:40). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR 16:30). PRIVATE ALBUM d. Kobi Farag, 2018 at JW3 (28 APR 16:00). PROSECUTING EVIL d. Barry Avrich, 2018 presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR 20:00). SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN d. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952 at The Prince Charles (28 APR 18:00). Tracy Emin Screenings inc TOP SPOT presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (28 APR 15:00). Tufnell Park Film Club Spring Quiz at The Lord Palmerston (28 APR 19:00). WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY d. Roberta Grossman, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (28 APR 20:30). THE WILD PEAR TREE d. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (28 APR 18:00). Wong Kar-Wai Lecture by Tony Rayns presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (28 APR 15:00).
LETTER FROM MY VILLAGE d. Safi Faye, 1976 + PANEL at Regent Street Cinema (29 APR 18:30):
- CREAM Screen presents: “A rare and timely opportunity to see Safi Faye’s 1976 docu-drama Kaddu Beykat (Letter from my Village), considered to be the first feature film made by a Sub-Saharan African woman. Taking the form of a letter narrated by the filmmaker, the film is set in the filmmaker’s native village of Fadjal, Senegal, with the villages playing themselves.”
RED JOAN d. Trevor Nunn, 2018 + Q&A with screenwriter Lindsay Shapero at Phoenix Cinema (29 APR 19:30):
- “Phoenix patron Judi Dench stars in Trevor Nunn’s drama inspired by the extraordinary true story of the KGB’s longest-serving British agent. Lindsay Shapero’s BAFTA-nominated TV biopic ENID for the BBC, starred Helena Bonham Carter and won an International Emmy. Since then, she has written ROYAL WIVES AT WAR for the BBC and MADAME TUSSAUD for Arte.”
- Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BOX FOR LIFE d. Uri Borreda, 2017 at JW3 (29 APR 13:00). OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (29 APR 20:50). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winter, 2018 at DocHouse (29 APR 20:30). WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY d. Roberta Grossman, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (29 APR 18:00). YULI – THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY d. Icíar Bollaín, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (29 APR 20:40).
THE BLUEBLACK HUSSAR d. Jack Bond, 2013 + Q&A with the director at Regent Street Cinema (30 APR 19:30):
- Heavenly Films presents: “An engrossing portrait of a true English original, THE BLUEBLACK HUSSAR is Jack Bond’s ride through the world of Adam Ant. The iconic pop star, who was perhaps the biggest music star on the planet during his halcyon days in the 1980s, disappeared completely from public life when he suffered a recurrence of the depression that has inflicted him since he was a young man.”
IRENE’S GHOST d. Iain Cunningham, 2018 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (30 APR 18:30):
- “Irene died before Iain was old enough to form memories of her. The layers of silence surrounding her death were so tightly bound that it has taken him decades to broach the topic with his father. As Cunningham encounters long-lost relatives and Irene’s best friend, Lynn, he gets to know his mother through the stories they tell: life in Nuneaton in the 1970s; factory work and living for nights at the Co-op Hall and holidays.”
THE STUFF + KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN d. Larry Cohen/ Steve Mitchell, 1985/ 2017 + Q&A at The Prince Charles (30 APR 20:40):
- “THE STUFF : A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth. KING COHEN: Witness the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (BLACK CAESAR, IT’S ALIVE, Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, THE STUFF). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at ICA (30 APR 14:30). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at The David Lean (30 APR 19:30). THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL d. Wes Anderson, 2014 at TT Liquor (30 APR 19:00). LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (30 APR 13:40). TRUMAN d. Cesc Gay, 2015 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (30 APR 20:00). WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY d. Roberta Grossman, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (30 APR 15:30).
Big Picture Talks Documentary Edition: Benjamin Zand & Seyi Rhodes at TT Liquor (01 MAY 18:30):
- Big Picture Film Club presents: “A live conversation with two of Britain’s leading documentary filmmakers: Benjamin Zand [BBC’s WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS CITIES] & Seyi Rhodes [Channel 4’s UNREPORTED WORLD]. Following a screening, we’ll be discussing their journey into journalism and the stories behind some of their documentaries & more.”
UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP d. Jim Hubbard, 2012 + Q&A with Sarah Schulman & guests + AFTERPARTY at Rich Mix (01 MAY 18:30):
- “UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP combines startling archival footage that puts you on the ground with activists, and insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project, to explore ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective.”
Unreported World: NICARAGUA, PRESS UNDER SIEGE d. Roeland Doust, 2019 + PANEL with the director, series editor Sue Turton & reporter Sahar Zand at Frontline Club (01 MAY 19:00):
- “Unreported World returns to the Frontline Club for the first time this year with a pre-broadcast screening of a stunning new documentary that takes an inside look at the dangers faced by Nicaraguan journalists trying to get their stories out. Many have given up hope – and for those who stay, their livelihoods, families and safety hang in the balance against their duty to report.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A PROPHET d. Jacques Audiard, 2009 presented by Leytonstone Pop-up Cinema + Maghreb Ciné at Leytonstone Library (01 MAY 19:45). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (01 MAY 18:30 & 20:45). DESIERTO d. Jonas Cuarón, 2015 part of Latin American Cinema Night at Deptford Cinema (01 MAY 20:00). FIRST MAN d. Damien Chazelle, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (01 MAY 19:45). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2019 + SHORT: TAKING STOCK d. Duncan Cowles presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (01 MAY 19:45). MAYTIME IN MAYFAIR d. Herbert Wilcox, 1949 at Regent Street Cinema (01 MAY 12:00 & 15:30). MONROVIA, INDIANA d. Frederick Wiseman, 2018 at DocHouse (01 MAY 18:30). VOX LUX d. Brady Corbet, 2018 at BFI (01 MAY 18:15).
HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 + SHORT: THE CUB d. Riley Stearns, 2013 + INTRO/T-SHIRT COMP at The Lexi Cinema (02 MAY 18:15):
- Gracie Britton & Matt Greenfield from the BFI’s Future Film Festival present: Alice Rohrwacher’s “magical, mystical and mesmerising” film which will be preceded by a short film. Gracie & Matt say: “Quirky, funny and visually complimenting the lush, verdant landscape of HAPPY AS LAZZARO’s opening, THE CUB makes for a charming way to relax into the feature screening.” There will also be a chance to win a Girls on Tops t-shirt.
THE ISLE d. Matthew Butler-Hart, 2018 + Q&A at Everyman Muswell Hill (02 MAY 19:30):
- “When a heavy storm hits causing a ship to sink, three survivors row through a thick, early morning mist, lost and disorientated. The fog begins to clear and The Isle appears before them. They soon discover that it is almost abandoned except for its four sole residents; an old harbourman, a farmer, his niece and a wild woman.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Genesis Cinema (02 MAY 21:10). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (02 MAY 20:45). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at ICA (02 MAY 14:15). FOXTROT d. Samuel Maoz, 2017 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (02 MAY 20:00). GUILTY HANDS d. W. S. Van Dyke, 1931 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (02 MAY 19:30). HARD PAINT d. Filipe Matzembacher & Marcio Reolon, 2018 presented by BFI Flare at BFI (02 MAY 20:40). LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (02 MAY 13:00). REALITY BITES 35mm d. Ben Stiller, 1994 at The Prince Charles (02 MAY 18:25 – £1 PCC Members Screening). WHAT THEY HAD d. Elizabeth Chomko, 2018 at The David Lean (02 MAY 14:30 HOH & 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: INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (28 APR 20:25).
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 03 JUN):
- Eight feature-length fiction and documentary films. Includes: THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS 35mm d. Agnès Varda, 2008 (30 APR 18:30).
ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: SIX FILMS BY WES ANDERSON 6 Films, 1 Ticket (27 APR 21:00); and, DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY 3 7 films, 1 ticket (27 APR 21:15).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
- Includes: FARGO d. Joel Coen, 1996 (26 APR 18:10); NOTHING BUT A MAN d. Michael Roemer, 1964 (27 APR 16:30); ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS d. Howard Hawks, 1939 (28 APR 14:45 / 29 APR 18:20); THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER d. Werner Herzog, 1974 (28 APR 20:15); THE MIRACLE WORKER d. Arthur Penn, 1962 (30 APR 20:50); THE DISCRETE CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE d. Luis Buñuel, 1972 + INTRO by Virginie Sélavy (01 MAY 18:20); CITIZEN KANE 35mm d. Orson Welles, 1941 (01 MAY 20:45); WALKABOUT d. Nicolas Roeg, 1971 (01 MAY 20:50); and, LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD d. Alain Resnais, 1961 (02 MAY 18:30).
BORN DIGITAL: RAISED BY THE INTERNET at BFI Southbank (APR):
- “As the internet turns 30, we programme a host of innovative films, inspired by and made with the web in mind.” Includes: short_film_programme.mov d. various (26 APR 18:15).
CLOSE-UP ON THE CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE at Close-Up (23 APR to 15 MAY):
- “Coinciding with the UK premiere of Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s epic documentary CZECHMATE: IN SEARCH OF JIRÍ MENZEL at Close-Up, we’re thrilled to present a programme of masterpieces from the Czech and Slovak New Wave.” Includes: THE FIREMAN’S BALL d. Miloš Forman, 1967 (27 APR 18:00); DAISIES d. Vera Chytilová, 1966 (27 APR 20:00); CZECH MATE: IN SEARCH OF JIRÍ MENZEL d. Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, 2018 (28 APR 13:00); and, CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS d. Jiří Menzel, 1966 (29 APR 20:15).
CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):
- “In memory of the late great Scott Walker, Close-Up is honoured to present three films featuring of his original scores alongside a selection of cinematic masterpieces originally selected by Scott for his edition of Meltdown Festival in 2000.” Includes: SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN d. Stephen Kijak, 2006 (30 APR 20:15).
THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Close-Up, Goethe-Institut & ICA (MAR to JUN):
- “A major UK retrospective of the prolific output of Straub and Huillet, including over forty-seven films and shorts directed between 1962 and 2018.” Includes: OPERAI, CONTADINI (26 APR 18:20, ICA); IL RITORNO DEL FIGLIO PRODIGO / UMILIATI + INCANTATI + DOLANDO (27 APR 14:15, ICA); Workshop: STRAUB AND HUILLET IN BUTI – ACTING AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY (28 APR 12:00, Goethe-Institut); and, KLASSENVERHÄLTNISSE + JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET AT WORK ON A FILM BASED ON FRANZ KAFKA’S AMERIKA for International Worker’s Day (01 MAY 19:30, Close-Up).
THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (until 08 JUL):
- Includes: MAGNOLIA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999 (02 MAY 20:00).
FLASHBACKS at Ealing Town Hall (01 MAR to 26 APR):
- Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: “Films that refuse to tell the story straight, with non-linear narratives, scenes out of sequence, and jumps in time.” Includes: WILD STRAWBERRIES d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 (26 APR 19:30).
KENNINGTON BIOSCOPE SILENT LAUGHTER WEEKEND at The Cinema Museum (27 to 28 APR):
- “Kennington Bioscope presents another full weekend of silent comedies, curated in conjunction with Kevin Brownlow.” Day One (27 APR 10:00+) includes: RUNNING WILD d. Gregory La Cava, 1927; Chaplin Unrestored! inc THE VAGABOND, 1916 + THE IMNIGRANT, 1917; The Real Stan & Ollie inc BATTLE OF THE CENTURY, 1927 & WE FAW DOWN, 1928; GRANDMA’S BOY d. Fred Neweyer, 1922 + SHORTS; SO THIS IS PARIS d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1926; and, THE GOLD RUSH, 1925. Day Two (28 APR 10:00+) includes: STAGE STRUCK d. Allan Dwan, 1925; Recent Discoveries of lost silent reels; Chaplinitis; A LITTLE BIT OF FLUFF d. Jess Robbins & Wheeler Dryden, 1928; Charley Chase – By Popular Demand; and, SHOW PEOPLE d. King Vidor, 1928.
KORE-EDA RETROSPECTIVE at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR to 19 MAY):
- “After the resounding success of SHOPLIFTERS last year, we are revisiting the past works of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.” Includes: MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 (28 APR 14:00).
INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (until 02 MAY):
- Includes: THE VIRGIN SPRING d. Ingmar Bergman, 1960 (02 MAY 19:30).
JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):
- Includes: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA d. John Carpenter, 1986 (27 APR 18:30).
KOREAN FILM NIGHTS: HOME TRUTHS at Korean Cultural Centre (02 MAY to 20 JUN):
- “Ventures into various on-screen Korean homes to explore how Korean domestic space shapes on-screen identities, and how its architectural structure can reflect the social mores of a time.” Includes: THE WORLD OF US d. Yoon Ga-eun, 2016 (02 MAY 19:00).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- “A two-month exploration of the groundbreaking, boundary-pushing cinema of a directorial genius.” Includes: THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (26 APR 20:20 / 28 APR 17:15 35mm); Stanley, Meet Alexa: AI and Filmmaking in the Flesh screenings & panel discussion (27 APR 12:00); BARRY LYNDON d. Stanley Kubrick, 1975 (27 APR 14:15 35mm / 30 APR 19:00); and, THE KILLING 35mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1956 (02 MAY 20:50).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
- “Inspired by Kubrick”: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN 35mm d. Lynne Ramsay, 2011 + Q&A with the director (29 APR 20:30).
LEXI FILM SCHOOL at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN):
- “Join us at your neighbourhood film school, where we bring you a programme of lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics. All are welcome!” Includes: ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 + TALK by Jonathan Romney (29 APR 19:45).
LIVES UNWRITTEN: WOMEN AND DOMESTIC WORK ON FILM at The Geffrye Museum of the Home (23 MAR to 27 APR):
- “A timely exploration of the complex cultural and socioeconomic tensions of domestic labour, and its continued impact on women around the world.” Includes: THE SECOND MOTHER aka Que Horas Ela Volta? d. Anna Muylaert, 2015 at The Geffrye Museum of the Home (27 APR 19:00).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- “We celebrate a master of contemporary Japanese cinema with a two-month season of diverse, beautiful and human stories.” Includes: NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004 (26 APR 18:00 / 28 APR 14:30); AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (27 APR 18:00 SOLD OUT! & 18:05); DISTANCE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2001 (27 APR 20:30); STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (28 APR 17:10 / 29 APR 20:40); HANA 35mm d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2006 (28 APR 17:30); AIR DOLL 35mm d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2009 (30 APR 18:10); and, I WISH d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011 (01 MAY 18:10).
- MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 enjoys a grind show run (26 APR to 09 MAY).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at The Prince Charles (27 APR to 12 MAY):
- Includes: MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 (27 APR 15:15 / 30 APR 21:00); AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (28 APR 20:40 / 02 MAY 20:45).
PLOT TWISTS at House Of Vans (06 to 28 APR – FREE!/No booking required):
- “Join us as we count down the most memorable rug-pulls in Cinema history.” Includes: THE SIXTH SENSE (26 APR 17:00 & 19:15); SHUTTER ISLAND (27 APR 15:00 & 17:30); and, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (28 APR 14:00 & 16:00).
RE:DOX at DocHouse (26 APR to 02 MAY):
- “Choose the smash-hit docs you want us to show again.” Includes: THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2008 (26 to 02 MAY); THE GLEANERS AND I d. Agnès Varda, 2000 (26 APR to 02 MAY); and, LA POINTE COURTE d. Agnès Varda, 1954 (27 APR to 02 MAY).
SCENES at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 16 MAR):
- “Inspired by a project by Caroline Jupp to interview local audiences about their personally significant movie scenes, this season is celebrating a selection of these films from the iconic to the obscure.” Includes: THE FALL d. Tarsem, 2006 (27 APR 14:30 – part of NXDFFF, FREE!).
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: CONTACT d. Robert Zemeckis, 1997 + TALK by Professor Ian Crawford (28 APR 15:30).
SECRETS, MYSTERY, ABSURDITY: THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH at Genesis Cinema (02 APR to 02 MAY):
- Includes: THE ELEPHANT MAN d. David Lynch, 1980 presented by Cult Classic Collective including an INTRO + post-screening SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (02 MAY 18:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2
FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)
Film festivals in London this week include:
- Camberwell Mini Free Film Festival (25 to 27 APR).
- Canada Now 2019 (24 to 28 APR).
- Chinese Visual Festival (02 to 09 MAY).
- Herne Hill Free Film Festival (29 APR to 01 JUN).
- London Porn Film Fest (26 to 28 APR).
- London Turkish Film Week (26 to 28 APR).
- New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival (26 APR to 05 MAY).
- SERET International: The UK Israeli Film & Television Festival (29 APR to 12 MAY).
- Unrestricted View Film Festival (23 to 28 APR).
REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)
ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhangke, 2018 at Barbican (26 APR to 02 MAY):
- “From modern master Jia Zhangke, an allegorical portrait of Chinese national malaise wrapped in the romantic tragedy of a jianghu epic.”
DONBASS d. Sergey Loznitsa, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 APR to 02 MAY):
- “In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. This is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world, lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us.”
HEARTBOUND d. Janus Metz & Sine Plambech, 2018 at DocHouse (26 APR to 02 MAY):
- “In a small fishing community in Denmark, 926 Thai women are married to Danish men. It all began in 1992 when former sex worker Sommai moved to Thy, Denmark to marry Niels, whom she had met in the resort city of Pattaya, Thailand. With Sommai’s help, hundreds of Thai women from her village have since arrived to find security and love with Danish men.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- ART & MIND d. Amélie Ravalec, 2019 at ICA (27 APR to 02 MAY). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at The Prince Charles (26 APR to 02 MAY). BEL CANTO d. Paul Weitz, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (26 APR to 02 MAY). DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE d. S. Craig Zahler, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 02 MAY). EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at Rich Mix (26 APR to 02 MAY). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ICA (26 to 02 MAY). KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE d. Rachel Lears, 2019 at ICA (01 to 08 MAY). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 The Castle Cinema (26 APR to 02 MAY). MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 at Rio Cinema (26 APR to 02 MAY). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Moving Pictures (until 01 MAY). THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE d. Marjoleine Boonstra, 2018 at DocHouse (until 01 MAY). PONDLIFE d. Bill Buckhurst, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 APR to 02 MAY). RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 at ICA (26 APR to 02 MAY). RED JOAN d. Trevor Nunn, 2018 + at Phoenix Cinema (26 APR to 02 MAY). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Lexi (19 APR to 02 MAY). STYX d. Wolfgang Fischer, 2018 at ICA (26 APR to 02 MAY). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 02 MAY). WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 02 MAY). THE WORLD IS YOURS d. Romain Gavras, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 02 MAY). YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY at Rio Cinema (until 02 MAY).
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