SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [26 JUL to 01 AUG 2019]

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find great films in London this week*.


FRI 26 // SAT 27 // SUN 28 // MON 29 // TUE 30 // WED 31 // THU 01


Find films in London this week by:

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions – by date) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – by seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of new releases & regular runs).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 + Bo Ningen Live Score at Rio Cinema (29 JUL 19:30):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: “The London / Amsterdam based Japanese experimental outfit Bo Ningen performs a new reimagined score to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult classic THE HOLY MOUNTAIN live onstage at The Rio. THE HOLY MOUNTAIN is one of the most extraordinary movies ever made, a hypnotising, unsettling, transgressive, dazzling, decadent, rambling, psychedelic masterpiece. We’re bringing in a full PA for maximum volume and we’ve scored a beautiful remastered print of the film. This is going to be a fucking trip!”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Films in London: PAIN AND GLORY, part of ALMODÓVAR: KING OF SPAIN at Genesis Cinema.

London’s favourite, Genesis Cinema (results of the recent Time Out 25 Best Cinemas where they polled first!) celebrates two modern auteurs with mini seasons wrapped around their latest releases: Tarantino x Almodóvar (AUG 2019).

WILD ROSE

Our summer-long love affair with community cinema Screen25 continues this week with WILD ROSE at Harris Academy South Norwood (26 JUL 19:45). Check out our Special Attractions for full listings & then use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save!


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)

FRI 26

Films in London this week: ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP at DocHouse (26 JUL).
Films in London this week: ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP at DocHouse (26 JUL).

Frans Zwartjes: Masterpiece at Close-Up (26 JUL 18:30):

  • “A launch event for the first catalogued record on the “anti-record label (anti-everything)” purge.xxx, by Frans Zwartjes & Lodewijk de Boer. The rarely seen 1971 documentary by René Coelho, featuring Zwartjes and his regular collaborators: Lodewijk, Trix Zwartjes and Moniek Toebosch, will play alongside PORTRAIT OF FRANS ZWARTJES, by his collaborator and founder of purge.xxx, Stanley Schtinter.”

The Liberated Film Club VII with Anna Thew at Close-Up (26 JUL 20:15):

  • “The Liberated Film Club began as a pirate DVD company, issuing irregular mail-order catalogues of lost, suppressed and impossible films otherwise unobtainable. It hosts a monthly event at Close-Up, with guests invited to introduce a film which neither they nor the audience know in advance of screening.”

Moving Image Salon featuring Peter Treherne at Film & Video Umbrella (26 JUL 15:00 – FREE!):

  • Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais present: “A monthly gathering in London for artists working in the fields of moving image and experimental filmmaking. This session will begin with a short introduction by Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais, followed by a presentation of work by this month’s featured guest filmmaker Peter Treherne.”

ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP d. Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, 2019 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (26 Jul 18:30):

  • “After 50 years of military dictatorial rule in Myanmar, the military generals began to realise something needed to change for sanctions to be lifted. Following the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi at the end of 2010, the military installed a so-called civilian democracy, including putting Aung San Suu Kyi onto the political stage, who in turn made a dangerous pact with her opponents.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (27 to 31 JUL).

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 27

Films in London this week: WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO? at ICA (27 JUL).
Films in London this week: WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO? at ICA (27 JUL).

THE LION KING d. Jon Favreau, 2019 + Afterparty with Black Femme Film at Genesis Cinema (27 JUL 20:15):

  • “Black Femme Film, the independently run film club for black/mixed women is back with another event! We have partnered with the award winning Genesis Cinema to give you a night to remember. We are screening Disney’s live action LION KING remake, which features a star studded cast including our fave, Beyonce. In good Black Femme Film fashion, we will be having an afterparty at Genesis’ Bar Paragon so get ready to let your hair down.”

WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO? d. Georges Gachot, 2018 at ICA (27 JUL 18:30):

  • UK Premiere: “In tribute to the late Brazilian musician João Gilberto, whose bossa nova sound revolutionised popular music worldwide in the 1960s, the ICA presents Where are you, João Gilberto?. Documentarian Georges Gachot follows in the footsteps of the German writer Marc Fischer, whose 2012 book Hobalala traces Fischer’s obsessive, but ultimately fruitless search for the famously hermitic musician.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (until 01 AUG).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (27 JUL 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 & 20:30). HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS d. Joe Johnston, 1989 at The Prince Charles (27 JUL 13:00). LABYRINTH d. Jim Henson, 1986 at The Prince Charles (27 JUL 15:30). LISBON BEAT d. Rita Maia & Vasco Viana, 2019 (27 JUL 14:20). ROCKETMAN SING-A-LONG d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 at The Prince Charles (27 JUL 17:30). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Barbican Cinema (27 JUL 15:50). THE WOOD d. Rick Famuyiwa, 1999 + Party presented by Real Hustle Events at Hackney Picturehouse (27 JUL 18:00).


SUN 28

Films in London today: TAMPOPO at Whirled Cinema (28 JUL).
Films in London today: TAMPOPO at Whirled Cinema (28 JUL).

THE STING 16mm d. George Roy Hill, 1973 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (28 JUL 13:30):

  • Ciné-Real presents: “Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won’t even know he’s been swindled.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 29

Films in London this week: MEDEA at Italian Cultural Institute (25 JUL).
Films in London this week: MEDEA at Italian Cultural Institute (25 JUL).

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 + Bo Ningen Live Score at Rio Cinema (29 JUL 19:30):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: “The London / Amsterdam based Japanese experimental outfit Bo Ningen performs a new reimagined score to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult classic THE HOLY MOUNTAIN live onstage at The Rio. THE HOLY MOUNTAIN is one of the most extraordinary movies ever made, a hypnotising, unsettling, transgressive, dazzling, decadent, rambling, psychedelic masterpiece. We’re bringing in a full PA for maximum volume and we’ve scored a beautiful remastered print of the film. This is going to be a fucking trip!”
  • The 28 JUL screening is SOLD OUT!

MEDEA d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker at Italian Cultural Institute (29 JUL 19:00 – FREE!):

  • “On a quest to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, Jason and the Argonauts arrive at a remote barbarian land where the natives worship the sacred artefact to protect the crops. But, unexpectedly, as Medea – a beautiful high priestess and the land’s powerful sorceress – betrays her beliefs to follow Jason back to Greece, a cruel fate awaits her. As a result, deserted and banished by the king, it’s only human that Medea plots her furious revenge.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (29 JUL 18:30 & 20:30). The Bodies Beneath book launch with William Fowler and Vic Pratt at BFI (29 JUL 18:30). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at The Prince Charles (29 JUL 18:00). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (29 JUL 21:00). INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS d. Quentin Tarantino, 2009 at Picturehouse Central (29 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Barbican Cinema (29 JUL 15:30).


TUE 30

Films in London this week: PRISONERS OF THE MOON at Regent Street Cinema (30 JUL).
Films in London this week: PRISONERS OF THE MOON at Regent Street Cinema (30 JUL).

MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL d. Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Genesis Cinema (30 JUL 21:00):

  • “A young American documentarian casts an aspiring Polish actress in her film about the life of migrants in London after the Brexit referendum, with the sole instruction to ‘act as if I’m not here.’ As the relationship between the women develops, they find themselves immersed in a strange power struggle.”

PRISONERS OF THE MOON d. Johnny Gogan, 2019 + Q&A with the director & writer Nick Snow at Regent Street Cinema (30 JUL 19:30):

  • “50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow’s documentary tells the hidden horror story behind the NASA space programme, and of the only former Nazi to be stripped of his American citizenship and deported.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (30 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). EARTH d. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2019 at DocHouse (30 JUL 18:30). GWEN d. William McGregor, 2018 at The Prince Charles (30 JUL 13:00). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at The Prince Charles (30 JUL 15:40). LISBON BEAT d. Rita Maia & Vasco Viana, 2019 (30 JUL 14:45). THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (30 JUL 20:00).


WED 31

Films in London this week: VENUS & SERENA at Rich Mix (31 JUL).
Films in London this week: VENUS & SERENA at Rich Mix (31 JUL).

THE GOLDEN BOAT d. Raúl Ruiz, 1990 at ICA (31 JUL 18:45):

  • “In experimental Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz’s 1990 punk rock picaresque, an assassin falls in love with a soap opera star and pursues her with the unlikely help of a rock critic and a philosopher. A metaphor for the genre-crossing art practices of the then-New York art scene, The Golden Boat includes appearances by Kathy Acker, Vito Acconci, Annie Sprinkle and The Wooster Group.” Part of part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker.

OF FISH & FOE d. Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (31 JUL 18:30):

  • “Brothers Kevin and John Pullar are continuing their family’s tradition of net fishing wild Atlantic salmon along the Scottish coastline. Eco-activist groups Sea Shepherd and Hunt Saboteurs are opposed to the practice and doggedly pursue the brothers, forcefully urging them to discontinue.”

VENUS & SERENA d. Maiken Baird & Michelle Major, 2012 + Short: SPAR d. Anthony Vander + Q&A with sports psychologist Dr Linda Duffy at Rich Mix (31 JUL 20:00):

  • We Are Parable presents: “Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they’ve provoked strong reactions – from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They’ve been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last?” Part of Winning Mentality.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (31 JUL 14:15). ARE YOU PROUD? d. Ashley Joiner, 2019 at ICA (31 JUL 12:35). THE BRINK d. Alison Klayman, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (31 JUL 18:30 & 20:30). THE DARJEELING LIMITED d. Wes Anderson, 2007 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (31 JUL 19:30 – FREE!) QUEEN BEE d. Ranald MacDougall, 1955 at Regent Street Cinema (31 JUL 12:00 & 15:30).


THU 01

Films in London this week: JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET at Peckhamplex (01 AUG).
Films in London this week: JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET at Peckhamplex (01 AUG).

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT d. Gurinder Chadha, 2019 + Q&A with the director & writer Sarfraz Manzoor at Picturehouse Central (01 AUG 18:45):

  • “In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.”

JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET d. Karen Thorsen, 1985 + Q&A at Peckhamplex (01 AUG 20:30):

  • “To celebrate the would-be 95th Birthday of James Baldwin, The Batty Mama are teaming up with BlackOutUK & Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest to host this screening to honour the life and legacy of Baldwin. Without using narration, the film allows Baldwin to tell his own story: exploring what it means to be born black, impoverished, gay and gifted – in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”

THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (01 AUG 18:15):

  • “A young, quietly ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) embarks on her first serious love affair with a charismatic and mysterious man (Tom Burke). She tries to disentangle fact from fiction as she surrenders to the relationship, which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.”

THIRTEEN d. Catherine Hardwicke, 2003 + Panel Discussion at Genesis Cinema (01 AUG 18:30):

  • DISPATCH FMI presents: “An electric, unsettling glimpse into the transition from childhood to adolescence. Tracy (Evan Rachel-Wood) meets Evie (Nikki Reed) at cosmically the wrong time in her life. Tracy’s frustration with her Mother’s (Holly Hunter) lack of money and choice of boyfriend converges with Tracy’s exposure to drugs, theft and sexual awakening by Evie; the manipulative popular girl she so desperately wants to impress.” Part of Constructing Teen Identity On-Screen.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (01 AUG 19:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). ARE YOU PROUD? d. Ashley Joiner, 2019 at Picturehouse Crouch End (01 AUG 20:35). ASK DR. RUTH d. Ryan White, 2019 presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (01 AUG 20:30). BALANCE, NOT SYMMETRY d. Jamie Adams, 2019 + Biffy Clyro Recorded Set at Genesis Cinema (01 AUG 21:00). GWEN d. William McGregor, 2018 at The Prince Charles (01 AUG 13:10). THE HAPPY PRINCE d. Rupert Everett, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Dugdale Centre (01 AUG 19:45). IBIZA: THE SILENT MOVIE d. Julien Temple, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (01 AUG 20:00). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2019 at Curzon Richmond (01 AUG 18:15 – Other Curzons available!). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at The Prince Charles (01 AUG 15:20). JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at Regent Street Cinema (01 AUG 19:30). Pan African Cinema – the Horn and its Diaspora: An exploration of Somali life on screen short films & discussion at The Yellow (01 AUG 18:30). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (01 AUG 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). WOMAN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 at The David Lean (01 AUG 14:30 HOH & 19:30).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: THEATRE OF BLOOD at Classic Cinema Club - Ealing (26 JUL).
Films in London this week: THEATRE OF BLOOD at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (26 JUL).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 70mm d. David Lean, 1962 (29 JUL 18:30 / 31 JUL 18:20).

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

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: OBSESSIONS at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “Movies examining how cinema has depicted obsession. Part of the national Film Feels project”. Includes: LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 (26 JUL 18:20); THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen, 1998 (26 JUL 20:40); POINT BLANK 35mm d. John Boorman, 1967 (27 JUL 20:40); VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (28 JUL 17:10); GUN CRAZY 35mm d. Joseph H Lewis, 1950 (29 JUL 18:20); BLUEBEARD d. Catherine Breillat, 2009 (29 JUL 20:30); THE PIANO TEACHER 35mm d. Michael Haneke, 2001 (30 JUL 18:20); and, THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen, 1998 + Intro by Geoff Andrew (31 JUL 18:15).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (AUG):

  • “Films that focus on emotional and psychological turmoil.” Includes: EYES WITHOUT A FACE d. Georges Franju, 1959 (01 AUG 20:45).

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

  • “A two-month season devoted to ‘our man in Hollywood’, an actor oozing charm, charisma and impressive range.” Includes: BLONDE VENUS d. Josef von Sternberg, 1932 (01 AUG 18:10).

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL):

  • “Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring.” Includes: BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 (29 JUL 19:00).

THE CLASS OF ’94 at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • “A year-long rolling season celebrating the films released in 1994.” Includes: THE MASK 35mm d. Chuck Russel, 1994 (30 JUL 18:20).

CLOSE-UP ON CLAIRE DENIS at Close-Up (08 to 31 JUL):

  • “A retrospective celebrating the work of one of our greatest artists, Claire Denis. This programme features eight films directed by Denis alongside three features she worked on as assistant director.” Includes: I CAN’T SLEEP 35mm d. Claire Denis, 1994 (27 JUL 20:00); PARIS, TEXAS d. Wim Wenders, 1984 (28 JUL 19:30); 35 SHOTS OF RUM 35mm d. Claire Denis, 2008 (29 JUL 20:15); THE INTRUDER 35mm d. Claire Denis, 2004 (30 JUL 20:15); and, BEAU TRAVAIL 35mm d. Claire Denis, 1999 (31 JUL 20:15).

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “Three films for you to revisit – all of which feature prominently in her latest release VARDA BY AGNÈS.” Includes: DAGUERRÉOTYPES d. Agnès Varda, 1976 (27 JUL 16:10 / 31 JUL 20:35); VAGABOND d. Agnès Varda, 1985 (28 JUL 20:10); and, CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1962 (30 JUL 18:10).

FRANCO PIAVOLI: 1954 – 2016 at Deptford Cinema (07 to 28 JUL):

HEAT OF THE MOMENT: TURNING POINTS ON FILM at Barbican Centre (01 to 29 AUG):

  • “The boiling heat of summer is a catalyst for personal, political and social change in this selection of films, screening every Thursday in August.” Includes: DO THE RIGHT THING d. Spike Lee, 19889 + Live Poetry in partnership with We Are Parable (01 AUG 19:00).

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

  • Includes: THE WARD 35mm d. John Carpenter, 2010 (31 JUL 18:30 – £1 PCC Member Screening).

KOREAN FILM NIGHTS: LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES at Korean Cultural Centre (JUL to AUG):

  • “Take an even deeper look into the Korean psyche and open our hearts to love − the kind of love which thrives on the margins of society, that challenges our preconceptions, that shocks us with its intensity and amazes us with its capacity to forgive and transform.” Includes: WANEE & JUNAH d. Kim Yong Gyun, 2011 (01 AUG 19:00).

KUBRICK: Back By Popular Demand at BFI IMAX & Southbank (JUL to AUG):

  • “A few extra screenings to thrill and delight you…” Includes: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (29 JUL 20:20 / 01 AUG 20:30).

LIFT OFF! at Harris Academy South Norwood (10 JUL to 31 AUG):

  • “Screen25 presents a new season of lunar-themed cinema events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.” Includes: HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 (31 JUL 19:45).

LEAFF OPEN AIR SCREENINGS at Leicester Square Gardens (27 to 28 JUL – FREE!):

MOVIES ON THE RIVER departing from Tower Millennium Pier (until 03 AUG):

NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

NOIRS at House Of Vans (07 JUL to 03 AUG):

  • “From the classics all the way through to the modern homage. If you like mystery and hard boiled crime, we’ve got a treat for you.” Includes: THE SMALL BACK ROOM (26 JUL 17:00); and, SIN CITY (01 AUG 17:00 & 19:15).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 14 AUG):

  • “In the lead up to the release of Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, we will be getting in the mood with all things Tarantino!” Includes: RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 (26 JUL to 01 AUG); PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (01 AUG 20:30); and, NIGHTCRAWLER (01 AUG 20:50).

QUEER SQUEE at various venues (30 JUN to 27 JUL):

  • “Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest presents a series of double bills celebrating LGBT Fandom. Expect insights into the hunt for Judy’s ruby slippers, celebration of the Beyhive and at least one in depth profile of Jodie Foster.” Includes: Judy Judy Judy Double Bill: THE SLIPPERS d. Morgan White, 2016 + THE HARVEY GIRLS d. George Sidney, 1946 at The Cinema Museum (27 JUL 16:00).

REVENGE at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (JUN to JUL):

  • “We launch into our next programme with a vengeance, looking at the theme that is the driving force behind many character motivations, narrative arches and a staple of genre films.” Includes: THEATRE OF BLOOD d. Douglas Hickox, 1973 (26 JUL 19:30).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

SALON MEXICO: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • “With stars, directors and films to rival Hollywood, Mexican cinema of the 30s-50s saw a surge in production, from music-infused dramas to romance and thrillers.” Includes: VICTIMS OF SIN d. Emilio Fernández, 1951 (26 JUL 18:30 / 30 JUL 20:40); ENAMORADA d. Emilio Fernández, 1946 (27 JUL 16:00); IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND d. Roberto Gavaldón, 1951 (28 JUL 15:20 / 31 JUL 20:30); and, MACARIO d. Roberto Gavaldón, 1960 (28 JUL 17:45 / 31 JUL 18:20).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

  • An afternoon movie and a little something extra on the last Sunday of the month. Includes: BORN IN FLAMES d. Lizzie Borden, 1983 (28 JUL 15:30).

SUMMER EXPLORERS 2019: MANGA COMES TO LIFE at the British Library (27 to 28 JUL – CANCELLED! If you are a ticketholder, contact the Box Office on 01937 546546 (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00).):

TRIBUTE TO AGNÈS VARDA at Ciné Lumière (until 26 JUL):

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • “1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!” Includes: THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (until 01 AUG).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: HOUSE OF SWEAT & TEARS, closing night of DukeFest 2019 at The Prince Charles (31 JUL 20:45).
Films in London this week: HOUSE OF SWEAT & TEARS, closing night of DukeFest 2019 at The Prince Charles (31 JUL 20:45).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: CHAMBERMAID at ICA (26 JUL to 01 AUG).
Films in London this week: THE CHAMBERMAID at ICA (26 JUL to 01 AUG).

THE CHAMBERMAID d. Lila Avilés, 2018 at ICA (26 JUL to 01 AUG):

  • “Set in a luxury high-rise hotel in Mexico City, Lila Avilés’ quietly compelling debut follows the routinised existence of Eve, an enterprising young hotel worker. With nuanced direction and a spare script bolstered by Gabriela Cartol’s breakthrough performance, THE CHAMBERMAID offers wry observations about class, privilege and exploitation as it sensitively depicts Eve’s day to day life.”

MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 JUL to 01 AUG):

  • “A beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.”

ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP d. Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, 2019 at DocHouse (26 to 31 JUL):

  • “After 50 years of military dictatorial rule in Myanmar, the military generals began to realise something needed to change for sanctions to be lifted. Following the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi at the end of 2010, the military installed a so-called civilian democracy, including putting Aung San Suu Kyi onto the political stage, who in turn made a dangerous pact with her opponents.”
  • Q&A with the director (26 JUL) – listed above.

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

  • APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2019 at DocHouse (until 01 AUG). ARE YOU PROUD? d. Ashley Joiner, 2019 at Picturehouse Hackney (26 JUL to 01 AUG). ARMSTRONG d. David Fairhead, 2019 at The Prince Charles (26 JUL to 01 AUG). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 01 AUG). THE CURRENT WAR d. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2017 at Phoenix Cinema (26 JUL to 01 AUG). THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 01 AUG). THE GREAT HACK d. Karim Amer & Jehane Noujaim, 2019 at ICA (until 31 JUL). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (29 JUL to 04 AUG). THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at The Prince Charles (until 01 AUG). MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 31 JUL). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at ICA (until 01 AUG). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at Watermans (26 JUL to 01 AUG). PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (until 30 JUL). RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 at The Prince Charles (26 JUL to 01 AUG). TEL AVIV ON FIRE d. Sameh Zoabi, 2018 at JW3 (until 28 JUL). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 01 AUG). WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO? d. Georges Gachot, 2018 at ICA (27 JUL to 01 AUG UK Premiere 27 JUL listed above).

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