SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [27 APR to 03 MAY 2018]

RADIANT CIRCUS is creating London’s only all-inclusive guide to DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find the Q&As, festivals, exhibitions, seasons and films in London this week [27 APR to 03 MAY 2018]*.


FRI 27 // SAT 28 // SUN 29 // MON 30 // TUE 01 // WED 02 // THU 03


Welcome to our weekly digest where we recommend moving pictures that might excite you.

This week, it’s out with the old and in with the new as the seasons change. We say goodbye to Hit The Road, Sergio Leone, Hal Hartley et al and welcome Just The Two Of Us?, Pier Paolo Pasolini,  Jean-Luc Godard, Youth On The March and more. We’ll cover what’s coming up in more detail in our MAY guide.

Elsewhere, it’s a busy week for silent cinema with Buster Keaton’s first full-length film, THREE AGES (28 APR, Cinema Museum), BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (28 APR, Genesis Cinema) and then Buster again in a head-to-head clash between his SEVEN CHANCES (02 MAY, BFI) and Japanese legend, Ozu (02 MAY, Cinema Museum).

Crap Film Club’s screening of LADY TERMINATOR (30 APR, The Book Club) prompts our old question about how to treat films that don’t fit the ‘well-made’ blueprint. Like gatekeeper to the Video Dungeon, Kim Newman, we’re more intrigued by this than we are CITIZEN KANE – which is sold out at Lexi the same night!– but it’s great to see (any) such oddities listed, so we’ll bite our collective lips.

Finally, our featured attraction of the week is James Whale’s restored THE OLD DARK HOUSE which gets – suitably enough – a grind show run at BFI and some extra screenings at indie venues across town.

“You can’t call yourself a horror fan until you’ve seen THE OLD DARK HOUSE” – BFI.

What are you going to see?


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#SCREENGUIDE: We list SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions), MUSEUM SHOWS (several attractions under one roof by exhibitionsseasons & festivals) and GRIND SHOWS (regular runs).

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SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 27

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: 5 BROKEN CAMERAS at The CentrE17 (27 APR).
5 BROKEN CAMERAS at The CentrE17 (27 APR).

5 BROKEN CAMERAS + FREE PALESTINIAN FOOD screens at The CentrE17 (27 APR 19:30):

In the small West Bank village of Bil’in, Emad Burnat buys his first videocamera to begin documenting the life of his new born son. What followed became a deeply personal first hand account of the villagers’ struggle to prevent the building of an Israeli security fence. Presented by Last Frame Film Club.

120 BPM + Q&A + ALBUM LAUNCH screens at Institute Of Light (27 APR):

Because Music and Rough Trade present a special evening to celebrate the release of the 120 BPM Soundtrack on CD and LP. The evening includes a full screening of 120 BPM, followed by a Q&A with soundtrack composer Arnaud Rebotini and writer & DJ, Bill Brewster. The evening ends with a DJ set by Arnaud Rebotini.

SAME OLD SONG + Q&A with actors Sabine Azéma and Lambert Wilson screens at Ciné Lumière (27 APR 20:15):

Simon secretly loves Camille. But Camille falls for Marc, a handsome estate agent, who is also Simon’s boss, trying to sell an apartment to Odile, Camille’s sister… Alain Resnais’s amorous merry-go-round is full of wit and interspersed with French hit songs, sung in situ by top acting talents.

More films in London today (A–Z): BARRY LYNDON at BFI (27 APR 17:40). BEAST + Q&A with director Michael Pearce at Curzon Bloomsbury (27 APR 18:25) and at Rich Mix (27 APR 20:15): BLADE RUNNER DOUBLE FEATURE at Prince Charles (27 APR 18:45). THE GUARD at Ink@84 Bookshop (27 APR 19:30).


SAT 28

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THREE AGES at Cinema Museum (28 APR).
THREE AGES at The Cinema Museum (28 APR).

BLINKING BUZZARDS – QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE UK BUSTER KEATON SOCIETY screens at The Cinema Museum (28 APR 16:00):

After a selection of Keaton shorts, the second half will be a screening of THREE AGES (1923), Keaton’s first full-length film as writer, director and star. It intercuts three stories set in three different historical periods – the Stone Age, Ancient Rome and the Roaring Twenties. In each ‘age’, Buster plays The Boy, Margaret Leahy plays The Girl, and Wallace Beery plays The Villain.

EDGING screens at LUX Moving Image (28 APR 19:30):

Exploring the complex interaction between environment, duration and behaviour within cruising sites, EDGING reworks the LUX building and gardens in Waterlow Park for one evening, bringing together a range of contemporary perspectives and experiences of cruising through moving image, sound and performance.

JUICE + BEATS BATTLE screens at Deptford Cinema (28 APR 19:30):

A classic hip-hop soundtrack features heavily in this 90’s noir crime drama, centred on a group of friends- Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) and Raheem (Khalil Kain).

More films in London today (A–Z): THE BIG CITY at BFI (28 APR 20:00). GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER at Rio Cinema (28 APR 12:30). THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) at Stow Film lounge (28 APR 11:00). SOLARIS at Prince Charles (28 APR 17:15). TALKIES’ SHORT FILM COMMISSIONS premiere at St John’s Hall (28 APR 19:30).


SUN 29

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: VENUS at The Cinema Museum (29 APR).
VENUS at AN UNASHAMED CLAIM TO VISIBILITY at The Cinema Museum (29 APR).

AN UNASHAMED CLAIM TO VISIBILITY + PANEL screens at The Cinema Museum (29 APR 17:30):

Wotever DIY Film Festival, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest and the Queer Film Network present a selection of works exploring intersections of queerness and disability. “These hilarious, agonising, tender and sexy shorts represents an unashamed claim to beauty, desire, autonomy and, above all, visibility.”

IF…. 35mm + Q&A with actor David Wood screens at Curzon Soho (29 APR 15:00):

To celebrate the 50 years since Lindsay Anderson’s IF…., this 35mm screening will feature an introduction and Q&A from actor and playwright David Wood, who stars in the film as Johnny.

THE WOUND + Q&A with director John Trengove screens at Curzon Bloomsbury (29 APR 16:10):

In South Africa, Xolani, a disgruntled a factory worker, returns home every year to initiate a new group of Xhosa teenagers into manhood through ritual circumcision. Tradition and modernity clash when he encounters Kwanda, a city boy with nothing but contempt for the old ways, who quickly guesses at Xolani’s darkest secret.

More films in London today (A–Z): BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN – RESCORED LIVE BY GROK at Genesis Cinema (29 APR 18:30)BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 70mm at Prince Charles (29 APR 20:45). THE DEATH OF STALIN at Catford Film Club at Catford Constitutional Club (29 APR 19:30). DOUBLE BILL: ALL THAT JAZZ + MOMMIE DEAREST at Regent Street (29 APR 13:00 + 15:30). LADY BY CHOICE presented by Kennington Talkies at Cinema Museum (29 APR 14:30). THE LUSTY MEN at BFI (29 APR 20:20). PERSONA at Picturehouse Central (29 APR 13:00 – other Picturehouses available). TALES FROM EARTHSEA at Prince Charles (29 APR 15:15). THELMA at Whirled Cinema (29 APR 18:00). YOU, ME AND HIM at Genesis Cinema (29 APR 13:00).


MON 30

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: LADY TERMINATOR at The Book Club (30 APR).
LADY TERMINATOR at The Book Club (30 APR).

HOME + PANEL screens at The Institute Of Light (30 APR 20:30):

The People’s Film Club presents an evening of films, discussion and action including a selection of short films exploring the themes of home, refuge and asylum. Enjoy music and drinks before the screening and stay for the panel discussion with activists, writers and filmmakers afterwards. All proceeds from the evening will go to the MEENA Centre.

JIRI BRDECKA: MASTER OF CZECH ANIMATION + Q&A screens at Regent Street Cinema (30 APR 18:30):

A selection of Brdečka´s best animated shorts featuring, among others, GALLINA VOGELBIRDAE, 1963 Grand Prix Winner at the Annecy International Animation Festival. Followed by a Q&A with Tereza Brdečková, writer and film critic. Organised by the Czech Centre London in collab with the University of Westminster.

LADY TERMINATOR aka Pembalasan ratu pantai selatan screens at The Book Club (30 APR 19:00):

Crap Film Club presents a 1989 Indonesian fantasy horror action film considered to be a rip-off of the classic 1984 American film. “LADY TERMINATOR is like a traveling carnival: cheap, crude, and a rip-off, but also hard to resist” – DVD Talk

More films in London today (A–Z): EMERGING FILMMAKERS NIGHT: HORROR SHORTS at The Roebuck (30 APR 20:00). LADY & THE TRAMP 35mm at Prince Charles (30 APR 18:40). MOHAMED FAHMY: HALF FREE at Picturehouse Central (30 APR 18:30). RICK MAYALL: A CELEBRATION presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (30 APR 19:00). SCARFACE at Regent Street (30 APR 20:30). SORCERER at Deptford Cinema (30 APR 19:30). SMALL SOLDIERS 35mm at Prince Charles (30 APR 20:45).


TUE 01

JAAP PIETERS screens at Close-Up (01 MAY).
THE LONG GAZE at Close-Up (01 MAY).

ANTONIA’S LINE + PRESENTATION by Jeroen Lamb screens at Barbican (01 MAY 18:15):

This “modern Dutch classic”, written and directed by Marleen Gorris, is a celebration of life as envisaged in the matriarchal community at the heart of the film. With one of the female characters being a mathematics protege, it touches upon issues of gender imbalance in science. Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, Jeroen Lamb, will address unconscious gender bias in his talk. Part of Science On Screen.

FOUR DAYS + SHORT + INTRO by Vic Pratt screens at BFI (01 MAY 18:20):

A tribute to prolific action-adventure specialist John Guillermin, with a rare screening of one of his earliest directorial works; an entertainingly odd, fascinatingly frenetic old-school British B-movie. A vengeful wife (Kathleen Byron) attempts to poison her neglectful husband (Hugh McDermott), but he survives, having lost his memory. They make amends – but supposing one day he recalls her murderous plot?

THE LONG GAZE + Q&A with Jaap Pieters screens at Close-Up (01 MAR 19:30):

Jaap Pieters, the “eye of Amsterdam”, began shooting films in Super8 in 1985. Much of his work concentrates on urban subjects – trams, crossroads, city dwellers and drifters – to which Pieters directs his voyeuristic gaze to capture their everyday existence.

More films in London today (A–Z): A FISH CALLED WANDA at Prince Charles (01 MAY 18:15). THE AFRICAN HISTORY OF SPORT presented by Black History Studies at Hackney Attic (01 MAY 19:00). BUG at Prince Charles (01 MAY 20:45 – PCC members’ Screening £1). LAND OF MINE + Q&A Frontline Club (01 MAY 19:00). LEAN ON PETE + Q&A with director Andrew Haigh at Curzon Mayfair (01 MAY 18:15). NICK CAVE: ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (01 MAY 19:00). POINT BLANK 35mm at BFI (01 MAY 20:30). SE DI TUTTO RESTA UN POCO presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Regent Street (01 MAY 19:30). THE SQUARE at David Lean Cinema (01 MAY 19:00).


WED 02

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: TOKYO CHORUS at The Cinema Museum (02 MAY).
TOKYO CHORUS at The Cinema Museum (02 MAY).

LEAVING HOME, COMING HOME: A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT FRANK + Q&A with director Gerald Fox screens at Curzon Soho (02 MAY 18:40):

The first ever feature-length documentary about the legendary photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank, whose work reflects his life in an unflinchingly honest way. This film, shot in New York and Nova Scotia where he now lives, seamlessly interweaves between Frank, aged 80, reflecting on a lifetime of image making and the richly textured photographs and personal films themselves.

THE MESSENGER + SHORT screens at Screen25 (02 MAY 19:45):

During National Gardening Week, Screen25 present “a visually thrilling eco-doc that unravels the mystery behind the world’s vanishing songbird population and questions what this means for humankind’s own future”.

SEVEN CHANCES + INTRO by Bryony Dixon screens at BFI Southbank (02 MAY 18:10):

A young man (Buster Keaton) suddenly finds he must marry within hours in order to inherit a fortune; after a woeful explanation to the woman he loves, he advertises his need for a wife – with consequences that range from alarming to life-threatening. This elegant, meticulously detailed comedy of pre-marital manners concludes with one of the greatest chase sequences of all time. Includes a screening of HARD LUCK and live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos.

TOKYO CHORUS + SHORTS screens at Cinema Museum (02 MAY 19:30):

Talking pictures came late to Japan, where silent film production continued far into the 1930s. Tokyo Chorus was produced by the Shochiku Company, which was founded as far back as 1895 and still continues today. It was directed by one of Japan’s most famous film-makers, Yasujirō Ozu and stars Tokihiko Okada and Emiko Yagumo. Presented by Kennington Bioscope.

More films in London today (A–Z): THE BIG SCORE: SPORTS SHORTS presented by Shorts On Tap at 93 Feet East (02 MAY 18:30). CONTACT 35mm at Prince Charles (02 MAY 20:30). GARDEN STATE 35mm at Prince Charles (02 MAY 18:00). THE MAGIC FLUTE at Ciné Lumière (02 MAY 20:30). NOTHING LIKE A DAME at Phoenix Cinema (02 MAY 18:30). OLDBOY + BATTLE ROYALE presented by Deeper into Movies at Moth Club (02 MAY 19:00). PILLOW TALK at Regent Street (02 MAY 12:00 + 15:30). REVENGE + Q&A with writer/director Coralie Fargeat and actor Matilda Lutz at Rio Cinema (02 MAY 18:30). ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (02 MAY 20:15). UNDERTOW at Deptford Cinema (02 MAY 20:00).


THU 03

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: TIME & JUDGEMENT at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (03 MAY).
TIME & JUDGEMENT at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (03 MAY).

THICK CINEMA + Q&A with Mark Williams and George Clark screens at The Whitechapel Gallery (03 MAY 19:00):

Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand present five new works by contemporary New Zealand artists Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters and Joyce Campbell exploring the role of the body and sensorial experience in cinematic intelligibility and meaning.

TIME & JUDGEMENT screens at Bernie Grant Art Centre (03 MAY 19:00):

An overview of the African Liberation Movement that spans a period of 400 hundred years. The film narrates the tribulations and successes of people of African descent in and out of Africa with a special focus on the struggles of the last century. Part of Black Europe On Film.

UKRAINE’S FROZEN CONFLICT + Q&A with producer/director Albina Kovalyova & presenter Lucy Ash screens at Frontline Club (03 MAY 19:00):

The war in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian army has killed more than 10,000 people over four years, and peace remains a distant prospect. Despite the violence and poverty though, civilians in the war zone try to live as normal a life as possible. Explore how everyday living continues in the middle of a war zone with UKRAINE’S FRONTLINE BAKERY followed by a Q&A with the film makers.

More films in London today (A–Z): ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS at BFI (03 MAY 20:45). BRIGHTON: SYMPHONY OF A CITY + LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE + Q&A with director  Lizzie Thynne at Cinema Museum (03 MAY 19:30). CLASH at Talkies Community Cinema at Dugdale Centre (03 MAY 19:30). EX MACHINA at Prince Charles (03 MAY 18:30). HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES at BFI Southbank (03 MAY 20:40). HUMAN FLOW at Whirled Cinema (03 MAY 20:00). LEAN ON PETE + Q&A with director Andrew Haigh at The Gate (03 MAY 18:15). SWEET COUNTRY at David Lean Cinema (03 MAY 14:30 & 19:30). VIBRANT: KUWAIT TO JAMAICA + PANEL presented by Arts Canteen at Rich Mix (03 MAY 19:30).


> Planning ahead? Find more films in London in our monthly roundups.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

EXHIBITIONS (by event/venue)

JOAN JONAS at Tate Modern.
JOAN JONAS at Tate Modern.

BL CK B X: GENTLEMEN – OLIVER PAYNE & NICK RELPH at LUX Moving Image (until 12 MAY – FREE, check for opening days/times):

LUX presents Oliver Payne and Nick Relph’s video work GENTLEMEN (2003) as part of the BL CK B X series of free monthly exhibitions of artists’ moving image. Coincides with the opening of Ian White: Any Frame is a Thrown Voice at Camden Arts Centre (until 24 JUN). Part of Cruising Ground II.

IAN CHENG screens at the Serpentine Galleries (until 28 MAY – FREE, check for opening days/times):

Artist Ian Cheng likens his live simulations to ‘a computer game that plays itself’, testing the capacity of humans to relate to continual change. Meet his new AI species, BOB (evolving in real time from 6 March to 22 April). The second part of the exhibition takes over from 22 APR with his trilogy of simulations, EMISSARIES (2015-17).

JOAN JONAS at Tate Modern (until 05 AUG):

Hero to a generation of younger artists, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video who has pushed the boundaries of art for the last five decades. This is the largest exhibition of Jonas’ work ever held in the UK. Installations include Lines in the Sand, The Juniper Tree and Reanimation.

ROSA BARBAR, ROBERTAS NARKUS & JOKŪBAS ČIŽIKAS, DANIELLE DEAN screens at The Whitechapel Gallery (until 03 JUN – FREE, check for times):

A selection of artists from The Whitechapel’s ARTISTS’ FILM INTERNATIONAL partnership of moving image galleries. The 2018 edition focuses on the theme of truth. Each of the selected artists explore the relationship between fact and fiction.

SANDRA PERRY: TYPHOON COMING ON screens at Serpentine Galleries (until 20 MAY – FREE, check with the gallery for opening days/times):

The artist’s first European solo exhibition explores the intersection of black identity, digital culture and power structures through video, media, installation and performance.

TACITA DEAN: PORTRAIT screens at the National Portrait Gallery (until 28 MAY – Tickets £14/£12.50 concession, check with the gallery for opening days/times):

This exhibition focuses on portraiture primarily through the medium of 16mm film. The exhibition will be the first in the gallery’s history to be devoted to the medium of film.

TACITA DEAN: STILL LIFE screens at the National Gallery (until 28 MAY – FREE, check with the gallery for opening days/times):

STILL LIFE presents a diverse selection of works in a variety of mediums. Works by the artist herself feature alongside works by contemporaries and paintings from the National Gallery Collection.


> Planning ahead? Try our monthly roundups and event calendar.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: OEDIPUS REX at Close-Up (03 MAY).
OEDIPUS REX at Close-Up (03 MAY).

ANIME APRIL at Genesis Cinema (until 10 MAY):

The season of Japanese and Chinese animation continues with: YOUR NAME (01 MAY 18:00); FIREWORKS (03 MAY 18:40).

CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS at Deptford Cinema (starts 24 APR):

The second of an 8 week film and discussion series curated by Eliza Stuart: TOMORROW (01 MAY 19:00).

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV screens at Close-Up (01 to 28 APR):

“Stark and austere in both style and theme, the films of Siberian-born Andrey Zvyagintsev explore moral dilemmas and spiritual torment with unabashed, painful honesty” – MOMA. All his features are here: THE RETURN (28 APR 18:00); and, LOVELESS (28 APR 20:00).

CLOSE-UP ON HAL HARTLEY screens at Close-Up (04 APR to 30 APR):

This programme presents six films by the American film director, writer and pioneer of the independent film movement: THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (27 APR 18:00).

CLOSE-UP ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI screens at Close-Up (03 to 30 APR):

The season concludes with: DEKALOG 9 & 10 (30 APR 18:00); and, THREE COLOURS: RED (30 APR 20:15).

CLOSE-UP ON PIER PAOLO PASOLINI screens at Close-Up (03 to 29 MAY):

“Celebrated the world over as one of the central figures of the postwar Italian cinema, Pier Paolo Pasolini is recognized in his native land as arguably the most important Italian artist and intellectual of the twentieth century.” – Harvard Film Archive. Starts with: OEDIPUS REX (03 MAY 19:30).

CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH screens at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):

The short season concludes with: BE MY STAR 35mm (28 APR 18:10); and, LONGING (29 APR 18:20). WESTERN wraps up its grind show run (27 APR to 03 MAY).

D.I.Y. screens at House of Vans (05 APR to 05 MAY):

Celebrating “low budget flicks at their best”, all free (no booking required). Titles include: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (28 APR 15:00 & 17:30); MEMENTO (29 APR 14:00 & 16:00); and, LOST IN TRANSLATION (03 MAY 17:00 & 19:00).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA XII screens at Close-Up (01 to 29 APR):

Films that have shaped the history and art of cinema: LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD (27 APR 20:00 & 29 APR 18:00); and, ZERO FOR CONDUCT + THE 400 BLOWS (29 APR 20:00).

HIT THE ROAD screens at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (APR):

A programme of popular road movies concludes with: THE ILLUSIONIST (27 APR 19:30).

LOST IN AMERICA: THE OTHER SIDE OF REAGAN’S 80s screens at BFI (MAY):

A season of films revealing the real 80s America begins with: OUT OF THE BLUE (01 MAY 20:40).

MAY ’68 AND ITS LEGACIES screens at Ciné Lumière (01 APR to 23 MAY):

Includes JEAN-LUC GODDARD HEAD: ING TO ’68 (01 to 29 APR) and a film season that shows the impact of these years (04 to 23 MAY). Screening this week: LA CHINOISE (29 APR 14:00).

READY PLAYER ONE SEASON screens at Picturehouse Central (09 APR to 15 MAY):

A season of retro sci-fi classics referenced in Ernest Cline’s pop-cultural odyssey. This week it’s: TRON (30 APR 18:20). Other Picturehouses available.

RETURNING THE COLONIAL GAZE screens at Barbican (02 to 30 MAY):

After decades of being represented and ‘spoken for’ by Western directors, these films burst with the creativity of filmmakers reclaiming the right to take control of the camera for the first time. Opens this week with: SOLEIL O (02 MAY 20:45).

SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):

A season designed to help re-evaluate the Italian legend in light of the number of modern westerns that are hitting the screens in 2018. Everything wraps up with: A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (27 APR 19:45 & 30 APR 18:00); ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (28 APR 17:50); and, THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (29 APR 18:30).

MODERN WESTERNS concludes with: SWEET COUNTRY (30 APR 20:40).

UPRISING: THE SPIRIT OF ’68 screens at BFI (MAY):

“The revolution will be projected!” A season of films embodying the defiant, outspoken spirit of ’68 begins with: SAMBIZANGA + INTRO by Annouchka de Andrade (02 MAY 20:30); and, THEOREM (03 MAY 18:15).

WE <3 GRETA GERWIG screens at The Prince Charles (until 09 JUN):

A selection of some of Gerwig’s best roles from recent years continues with: LADY BIRD (28 APR to 09 JUN, various dates).

WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA screens at BFI Southbank (APR):

A season of films that changed British cinema concludes with: THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE 35mm (27 APR 18:10); HAMLET 35mm (27 APR 20:30); and, THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (30 APR 18:20).

YOUTH ON THE MARCH screens at Regent Street Cinema (02 MAY to 27 JUN):

Kino Klassika Foundation’s new season dedicated to the rise of the Soviet New Wave starts with: FALLING LEAVES (02 MAY 18:30).


> Planning ahead? Find more films in London in our monthly roundups.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 3

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

THE MEMORY OF THE 25TH HOUR screens at New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival.
THE MEMORY OF THE 25TH HOUR at New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival (28 APR).

Festivals projecting this week include:


> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive list of film festivals in London.


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide Now Showing - Films in London this week: WITHOUT THIS WORLD at DocHouse.
WITHOUT THIS WORLD at DocHouse.

THE OLD DARK HOUSE screens at BFI Southbank (from 27 APR):

During a huge storm, five travellers find themselves stranded in the Welsh mountains and are drawn towards a deserted house run by a sinister brother and sister and their mute butler (played by legendary horror star Boris Karloff). Forced to stay overnight, our heroes discover that the old, dark house contains a number of secrets, and they must keep their wits about them if they’re going to survive.

Second chance: you can also see OLD DARK HOUSE at ArtHouse Crouch End (28 APR 14:30) and Prince Charles (29 APR 21:00 & 02 MAY 16:00).

WITHOUT THIS WORLD screens at DocHouse (27 APR to 03 MAY):

In a forgotten region in the North of Argentina, a community of Mennonites live the same simple and pious lifestyle as their forefathers did in 18th Century Germany. There are no phones, TV or radio here, and there is certainly no internet. Speaking low German instead of Spanish and learning only the bible and the catechism in their school, the colony resist interference from the outside world, but is it really possible to refuse progress?

THE WOUND screens at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (28 APR to 19 MAY):

In South Africa, Xolani, a disgruntled a factory worker, returns home every year to initiate a new group of Xhosa teenagers into manhood through ritual circumcision. Tradition and modernity clash when he encounters Kwanda, a city boy with nothing but contempt for the old ways, who quickly guesses at Xolani’s darkest secret.

Second chance: you can also see THE WOUND at Barbican (27 APR to 02 MAY) and ICA (27 APR to 03 MAY).

More films in London this week (A–Z): ANOTHER NEWS STORY at DocHouse (27 APR to 03 MAY). THE DEMINER at Picturehouse Central (27 APR to 03 MAY). LOVELESS at Whirled Cinema (30 APR to 06 MAY). THE MAGIC FLUTE at JW3 (29 APR to 02 MAY). WESTERN at Lexi Cinema (29 APR to 02 MAY). WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST at The Montpellier (29 APR to 09 MAY).


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any mistakes. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+. We check box office for all events & films in London this week before posting: Please click quickly!

Featured image: THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932).

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