SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [27 SEP to 03 OCT 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 27 // SAT 28 // SUN 29 // MON 30 // TUE 01 // WED 02 // THU 03


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

In a change to our usual event recommendations, we’ve made The Horse Hospital our featured attraction of the week. Why? Because we love it & because the venue faces possible closure. Help keep it open as a venue for underground & avant-garde media by supporting their > kickstarter campaign.


NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - A new popup cinema by Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation.

> Now booking: sbf.org.uk/whats-on

RAINDANCE 2019: MACABRE, part of Raindance Film Festival at Vue Piccadilly (19 SEP).
RAINDANCE 2019: MACABRE, part of Raindance Film Festival at Vue Piccadilly (19 SEP).

Online radiantcircus.com: Raindance Film Festival 2019 is underway (18 to 29 SEP) & we’re blogging about it. Read our latest writeups: INFECTION / FERAL / WORLD BEYOND MY MIND / MACABRE. More to come!

#32BoroughsOfFilm: SHOPLIFTERS at Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (24 SEP 2019).

#32BoroughsOfFilm: We started our yearlong tour of community cinemas with a visit to Richmond Film Society at The Exchange to see Hirokazu Kore-eda’s SHOPLIFTERS (24 SEP 2019). Next stop: Leytonstone Loves Film (27 to 29 SEP).


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 27

Films in London this week: NORMAL at ICA (27 SEP).
Films in London this week: NORMAL at ICA (27 SEP).

NORMAL d. Adele Tulli, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ICA (27 SEP 20:50):

“Through a series of wry and acerbic vignettes, Italian filmmaker Adele Tulli’s Normal playfully exposes the spectacle of gender in our everyday lives. Featuring quotidian scenes shot throughout Italy, the film observes individuals – from childhood to adulthood – navigating normative gendered behaviour.”

Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 + Q&A with Quincy The Comedian at Stratford Library (27 SEP 17:00):

Newham Community Cinema & WO50FF present: “Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

Exploring Identity in Student Filmmaking at Pushkin House (27 SEP 19:30). MIDNIGHT COWBOY d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at Ciné Lumière (27 SEP 20:40). MOTHER d. Kristof Bilsen, 2019 at DocHouse (27 SEP 12:30). ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 13:45). UNINDIAN d. Anupam Sharma, 2015 presented by Tongues On Fire at Harrow Arts Centre (27 SEP 19:30). WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (27 SEP 19:45).


SAT 28

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: LÀ-BAS at Barbican (28 SEP).
Films in London this week: LÀ-BAS at Barbican (28 SEP).

Chantal Akerman: LÀ-BAS d. Chantal Akerman, 2006 + Shorts + Readings at Barbican (28 SEP 16:00):

Silver Press & A Nos Amours present: “In 2013, Chantal Akerman’s mother was dying. In between caring for her, she wrote. Akerman’s memoir My Mother Laughs, translated by Daniella Shreir, is both the distillation of the themes the filmmaker pursued throughout her creative life, and a version of the simplest and most complicated love story of all: that between a mother and a daughter.”

FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 + Q&A with composer Nainita Desai & activist Muzna Al-Naib at DocHouse (28 SEP 16:00):

Birds’ Eye View presents: “FOR SAMA is a letter from young mother Waad al-Kateab to her baby daughter Sama, to whom she gave birth surrounded by the cataclysmic conflict in Aleppo. Starting from filming her group of friends, some of whom are doctors who are choosing to remain and do what they can to resist and care for the community, Waad captures a shattering first-person experience of war.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

AMÉLIE d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 + Live Music & Wine Tasting presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s (28 SEP 19:00). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (28 SEP 18:45 & 20:45). BLINDSPOTTING d. Carlos López Estrada, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Waterhouse Hall Theatre (28 SEP 19:30). Indonesian Horror and Action! inc: VIRGINS FROM HELL (1987) + THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC (1979) presented by World Wide Weird! at The Printing Project (28 SEP 18:00 – FREE!). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at The Lexi (28 SEP 20:00). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (28 SEP 20:15). THE WIFE d. Björn Runge, 2017 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Waterhouse Hall Theatre (28 SEP 19:30).


SUN 29

Films in London this week: FLESH GORDON at The Cinema Museum (29 SEP).
Films in London this week: FLESH GORDON at The Cinema Museum (29 SEP).

ALPHAVILLE 16mm d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (29 SEP 15:00):

Ciné-Real Film Club presents: “An American private eye is sent to a planet ruled by Von Braun, a malevolent scientist who has outlawed human emotions in favor of logic. The film deals with the fight between indivualism in face of inhumanity and blind conformity.”

Scala Favourites on 35mm: FLESH GORDON d. Michael Benveniste & Howard Ziehm, 1974 & I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN d. Herbert L. Strock, 1957 + Intro/Supporting Programme at The Cinema Museum (29 SEP 15:00):

“A double bill of trashy cinematic fun inspired by the adventurous programming of London’s infamous Scala Cinema Club (1978-1993). FLESH GORDON: A rare chance to see on the big screen this 1970s smutty parody based very loosely on the cinema serial FLASH GORDON (1936). Please note this is NOT the 1980 film with the Queen soundtrack. I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN: A drive-in classic from the Fifties, with university lecturer/mad scientist Professor Frankenstein stealing body parts of dead athletes from the wreckage of a crashed airplane so that he can assemble a hunky male monster with a hideously disfigured face.”

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH d. Michael Apted, 1999 + Intro by composer David Arnold at BFI Southbank (29 SEP 20:00):

“Pierce Brosnan’s third outing as James Bond sees him on the trail of Renard (Carlyle), a former spy who’s thirsty for revenge after a botched MI6 mission left him with a bullet in his brain. With scenes set in a casino, a caviar factory and a submarine – along with some incredible action sequences – it’s another hugely enjoyable Bond.’ Part of James Bond Day (mostly SOLD OUT!).

More films in London today (A – Z):

AMA-SAN d. Claudia Varejão, 2016 at DocHouse (29 SEP 16:00). ARCHIPELAGO d. Joanna Hogg, 2011 at ICA (29 SEP 12:30 – ICA Members Screening). THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (29 SEP 18:00). THE THIRD MAN: 70th Anniversary Screening d. Carol Reed, 1949 at Barbican (29 SEP 14:05).


MON 30

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: TO TOKYO at Everyman Muswell Hill (30 SEP).
Films in London this week: TO TOKYO at Everyman Muswell Hill (30 SEP).

THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 + Q&A with actor Awkwafina at Curzon Soho (30 SEP 18:20):

“Billi (Awkwafina) is called back from New York to her native China because her beloved grandmother is facing her last days. Yet, in accordance with tradition, this news is kept from the matriarch herself. Keeping up the pretence of a family wedding while reconnecting and grieving, we follow Billi on a funny, deeply moving exploration of the meaning of home and family.”

THE LAST TREE d. Shola Amoo, 2019 with the director in attendance at Peckhamplex (30 SEP 20:30):

“Femi is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take.”

Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

TITO & TITA, GYM LUMBERA AND AN IMAGINED PAST + Q&A with Gym Lumbera at Regent Street Cinema (30 SEP 18:30):

Tito & Tita present: “A screening of works by Tito & Tita and collective member, Gym Lumbera. Often working with formats such as Super 8 and 16mm their films interrogate the possibilities of photographic media and its various histories.” Part of American Export.

TO TOKYO d. Caspar Seale Jones, 2018 + Q&A with special guests at Everyman Muswell Hill (30 SEP 19:30):

“Challenged by her step-sister to return home, a young woman hiding from her past in a remote Japanese village, is abducted into a fantastic wilderness and pursued by a monster, with only four nights to escape to Tokyo and face her demons.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

BONNIE & CLYDE d. Arthur Penn, 1967 part of EF Arts Festival at Phoenix Cinema (30 SEP 15:30). HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN d. Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner, 2019 at Barbican (30 SEP 18:15). HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN d. Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner, 2019 at DocHouse (30 SEP 18:30). HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN d. Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (30 SEP 20:30). HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN d. Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner, 2019 at Rich Mix (30 SEP 20:45). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at The Lexi (30 SEP 15:00). THE MUSTANG d. Laure De Clermont-Tonnere, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (30 SEP 20:50).


TUE 01

Films in London this week: CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD at Ciné Lumière (01 OCT).
Films in London this week: CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD at Ciné Lumière (01 OCT).

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD d. Randa Haines, 1986 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (01 OCT 18:30):

“Winning Marlee Matlin the Best Actress Academy Award, Randa Haines’s feature CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD follows a maverick teacher at a conservative school for the deaf who falls in love with a fiercely independent and proud deaf woman rejecting his efforts to teach her to speak.” Part of the Craft of Film: Academy of Motion Picture at Ciné Lumière.

THE GENIUS AND THE OPERA SINGER d. Vanessa Stockley, 2017 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (01 OCT 18:30):

“A 92-year-old former opera singer and her volatile daughter have inhabited a rent-controlled Manhattan penthouse for the last fifty-five years – along with their obese chihuahua, Angelina Jolie. An unsettling portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, THE GENIUS AND THE OPERA SINGER explores their intense emotional states and the knotted riddle of their past.”

PERFORMANCE d. Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg, 1970 + Q&A with producer Sandy Lieberson at Rio Cinema (01 OCT 18:30):

“A 50th anniversary celebration of one of the all time great landmark British films as the making of PERFORMANCE is recalled in a live Q&A with its legendary producer, Sandy Lieberson in conversation with author Jay Glennie, Performance – The Making Of A Classic.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The David Lean (01 OCT 19:30). THE BIG MEETING d. Daniel Draper, 2019 + Q&A the director & producer Christie Allanson at Genesis Cinema (01 OCT 21:00). FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (01 OCT 20:50). THE HIRED HAND d. Peter Fonda, 1971 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (01 OCT 20:00). MALIGNO d. Paco Bardales, Martin Casapía Casanova, 2016 presented by the General Consulate of Peru at The Cinema Museum (01 OCT 18:00 – FREE!). ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (01 OCT 12:35). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (01 OCT 16:30). RED JOAN d. Trevor Nunn, 2018 + Guest Speaker presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (01 OCT 20:30).


WED 02

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London this week: AMÁ at Regent Street Cinema (02 OCT).
Films in London this week: AMÁ at Regent Street Cinema (02 OCT).

AMÁ d. Lorna Tucker, 2018 + Q&A with the director & executive producer Charon Asetoyer at Regent Street Cinema (02 OCT 19:00):

The Circle presents: “Amá is a feature length documentary which tells an important and untold story: the abuses committed against Native American women by the United States Government during the 1960’s and 70’s: removed from their families and sent to boarding schools, forced relocation away from their traditional lands and involuntary sterilization.”

DIRTY GOD d. Sacha Polak, 2019 + Q&A with actor Vicky Knight at Harris Academy South Norwood (02 OCT 19:45).

Screen25 presents: “A timely story delivered with passion and urgency by newcomer Vicky Knight, who is captivating as a restless, impulsive and ultimately courageous young woman facing a drastic change in the way the world looks at her.”

ROGER WATERS US + THEM d. Sean Evans, 2018 + Intro by Roger Waters at Barbican (02 OCT 18:10):

“Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of Roger Waters’ 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw him perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want?”

Repeats at Genesis Cinema (02 OCT 20:50).

More films in London today (A – Z):

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT d. Gurinder Chadha, 2019 at The David Lean (02 OCT 19:30). DAZED & CONFUSED d. Richard Linklater, 1993 presented by Twickenham Film Club at The Exchange (02 OCT 19:30). EL ANGEL d. Luis Ortega, 2018 part of Latin America Cinema Nights at Deptford Cinema (02 OCT 20:00). FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (02 OCT 18:30). THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT 35mm d. Frank Tashlin, 1966 at Regent Street Cinema (02 OCT 12:00 & 15:30). JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (02 OCT 12:20 & 18:20). TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE d. Trey Parker, 2004 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (02 OCT 19:30 – FREE!). THE THIRD MAN d. Carol Reed, 1949 at at Ciné Lumière (02 OCT 16:15). UNDERCOVER WITH THE CLERICS: IRAQ’S SECRET SEX TRADE + Q&A with reporter Nawal Al-Maghafi & the film’s production team at Frontline Club (02 OCT 19:00).


THU 03

Films in London this week: TAXIDERMIA at Genesis Cinema (03 OCT).
Films in London this week: TAXIDERMIA at Genesis Cinema (03 OCT).

HERO d. Frances-Anne Solomon, 2019 + Q&A with the director & actor Nickolai Salcedo & guests at Peckhamplex (03 OCT 20:30):

“As part of a UK wide celebration of Black History Month and beyond, HERO is screening with a special Q&A moderated by Paulette Harris German and hosted by Pempeople with writer/director/producer Frances-Anne Solomon and lead actor Nickolai Salcedo plus special guests to be announced.”

South Social Celebrates China: DEAD PIGS d. Cathy Yan, 2018 + Dance Performance by Lucia Tong + Food/Panel at The Cinema Museum (03 OCT 18:00):

“South Social Film Festival is a hub for diversity, inclusion and emerging talents. This time we are partnering with the Chinese Visual Festival to celebrate a very complex country, China. It has fast forwarded into the new century with amazing speed and has ​marked​ cinema and art ​with a strong visual and original impact.​”

TAXIDERMIA d. Gyorgi Palfi, 2006 + Intro/Salon Discussion with Nick Walker at Genesis Cinema (03 OCT 18:40):

“Our monthly Cult Classic Collective event with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with TAXIDERMIA by Gyorgi Palfi. The screening will be introduced by Nick and will be followed by a salon discussion upstairs at the bar where you will have a chance to discuss this great film with fellow fans and first-time viewers!”

More films in London today (A – Z):

AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 presented by Whilred Docs at Whirled Cinema (03 OCT 20:00). FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at JW3 (03 OCT 15:20). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (03 OCT 21:00). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at The Lexi (03 OCT 18:40). JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 OCT 18:10). MIDNIGHT COWBOY d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at Genesis Cinema (03 OCT 21:00). ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (03 OCT 12:45). PIXOTE – THE LAW OF THE WEAKEST d. Hector Babenco, 1980 presented by CineClub Brazil at Embassy Of Brazil (03 OCT 18:00 – FREE!). ZANZIBAR SOCCER QUEENS d. Florence Ayisi, 2007 + Short at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (03 OCT 19:00).


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: JAI BHIM COMRADE, part of ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD at Birkbeck Cinema (28 SEP).
Films in London this week: JAI BHIM COMRADE, part of ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD at Birkbeck Cinema (28 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with:

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (28 SEP 14:30 / 30 SEP 20:15).

A FEW FROM DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

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

“Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including:

SCI-FI ACTION MARATHON 7 Films, 1 Ticket (28 SEP 20:45); and, DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY 3 7 Films, 1 Ticket (28 SEP 21:00).

ANGELA BASSETT: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (SEP):

“Across one month we screen the best films of an actor who has an undeniable, almost regal, screen presence, and who’s captivated generations of audiences.” Includes:

WAITING TO EXHALE 35mm d. Forest Whitaker, 1995 (27 SEP 20:30); CHI-RAQ d. Spike Lee, 2015 (28 SEP 17:50 / 29 SEP 17:20 / 01 OCT 20:30); STRANGE DAYS d. Kathryn Bigelow, 1995 (28 SEP 20:10); BOYZ N THE HOOD d. John Singleton, 1991 (29 SEP 20:10); SUNSHINE STATE 35mm d. John Sayles, 2002 (30 SEP 20:15); and, WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT d. Brian Gibson, 1993 (01 OCT 18:00).

ANIME’S HUMAN MACHINES at Barbican Centre (12 to 30 SEP):

“In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series ASTRO BOY brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity.” Includes:

SUMMER WARS d. Mamoru Hosoda, 2009 + Intro (28 SEP 18:00); METROPOLIS 35mm d. Rintaro, 2002 + Intro (29 SEP 16:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!); and, PAPRIKA d. Satoshi Kon, 2006 + Intro (30 SEP 20:45 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

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

“Films that focus on emotional and psychological turmoil.” Includes:

THE GREEN RAY d. Eric Rohmer, 1986 (27 SEP 18:15); SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER d. Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1959 (28 SEP 15:15); THE TRIAL d. Orson Welles, 1962 (28 SEP 20:30 / 01 OCT 18:10); THE HURT LOCKER 35mm d. Kathryn Bigelow, 2008 (29 SEP 19:50); and, SUMMER WITH MONIKA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1953 (30 SEP 18:20).

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:

TO CATCH A THIEF d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1955 (27 SEP 14:30 / 29 SEP 15:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!); NORTH BY NORTHWEST d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 (27 SEP 18:00 / 30 SEP 20:20); CHARADE d. Stanley Donen, 1963 (27 SEP 20:45 / 01 OCT 18:20); AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER d. Leo McCarey, 1957 (28 SEP 15:20); HOUSEBOAT 35mm d. Melville Shavelson, 1958 (28 SEP 18:00); INDISCREET d. Stanley Donen, 1958 (28 SEP 20:45); THE BISHOP’S WIFE d. Henry Koster, 1947 (30 SEP 18:00); and, I WAS A MALE WARBRIDE aka You Can’t Sleep Here d. Howard Hawks, 1949 (01 OCT 20:45).

CLOSE-UP ON DEREK JARMAN at Close-Up (18 to 30 SEP):

“Marking twenty-five years since his passing, and beginning on the cusp of the Autumn equinox, this programme looks away from Derek Jarman’s more well known narrative works to focus on a selection of lesser-screened poetic experiments, shown here in new digital restorations.” Includes:

THE LAST OF ENGLAND d. Derek Jarman, 1987 (27 SEP 20:15 / 30 SEP 20:15); Derek Jarman’s Super 8 Film Cycle d. Derek Jarman, various (28 SEP 18:00); THE GARDEN d. Derek Jarman, 1990 + Intro by James Norton at Close-Up (28 SEP 20:00); THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION d. Derek Jarman, 1985 (29 SEP 18:00); and, BLUE d. Derek Jarman, 1993 (29 SEP 20:00).

CLOSE-UP ON RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at Close-Up (01 OCT to 01 DEC):

“Marking the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – and programmed in parallel to our upcoming Jürgen Böttcher retrospective with the Goethe-Institut – we’re pleased to present a selection of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film and television works from across his vast, yet tragically short lived ouvre.” Includes:

LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969 (01 OCT 20:15); KATZELMACHER d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969 (02 OCT 20:15); and, THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972 (03 OCT 20:15).

CYBERPUNKS at House Of Vans (SEP):

“Cypberpunk. The ambivalent dystopian future. Extensions of the Orwellian nightmare. This month, we’re bringing you some of the quintessential bastions of this genre. Come take the red pill with us and find out if Androids dream.” Includes:

DEAD LEAVES (27 SEP 17:00 & 19:15); THE MATRIX (28 SEP 15:00 & 17:30); and, DREDD (29 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

DANCE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (SEP to NOV):

“The Institut Français is presenting a film season complementing FranceDance UK, its UK-wide festival of contemporary dance.” Includes:

ONE DAY PINA ASKED d. Chantal Akerman, 1983 (28 SEP 16:00 / 30 SEP 19:30); and, LA DANSE: THE PARIS OPERA BALLET d. Frederick Wiseman, 2009 (29 SEP 17:00).

DRESSED TO IMPRESS at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (SEP to OCT):

“We look to cinema as a purveyor of escapist entertainment, glamour and luxury on screen. From historical period pieces and costume dramas, to films that set future fashion trends, the outfits veer from chic to ridiculous.” Includes:

THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT d. Peter Greenaway, 1982 (27 SEP 19:30).

THE FILMS OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles (until 03 NOV):

Includes: MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 (29 SEP 14:45).

THE FILMS OF DAVID FINCHER at The Prince Charles (15 AUG to 21 NOV):

Includes: FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 (30 SEP 15:25 / 01 OCT 12:20 / 02 OCT 12:45).

HARRY POTTER SEASON at The Prince Charles (03 AUG to 16 NOV):

“Every HARRY POTTER film screening over the coming months, all presented from 35mm!” Includes:

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE 35mm d. Mike Newell, 2005 (28 SEP 12:00).

HITCHCOCKTOBER at The Birds E11 (03 OCT to 01 NOV – FREE!/Paid reservations & packages available!):

“Hitch’s best, for free.” Includes:

INGMAR BERGMAN at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

Includes: WILD STRAWBERRIES d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 (03 OCT 19:30).

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):

“A new series of films on justice, spreading out over several months, aims to provide a small panorama of the wide range of existing films on the theme, a central preoccupation of cinema ever since Georges Méliès’s seminal 1898 film THE DREYFUS AFFAIR.” Includes:

L’AVEU d. Costa-Gavras, 1970 (29 SEP 14:00 / 02 OCT 19:00).

IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):

“Join us to celebrate half a century of absurdity, songs, jokes and genius, from Britain’s best-loved comedic sextet.” Includes:

JABBERWOCKY 4K d. Terry Gilliam, 1977 (27 SEP 18:10); MONTY PYTHON: THE MEANING OF LIVE d. Roger Graef & James Rogan, 2014 (27 SEP 20:20); ERIK THE VIKING d. Terry Jones, 1989 (29 SEP 14:40); MONTY PYTHON LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 35mm d. Terry Hughes (live footage) & Ian MacNaughton (film footage), 1982 (29 SEP 17:15); YELLOWBEARD d. Mel Damski, 1983 (30 SEP 20:30); and, THE RISE AND RISE OF MICHAEL RIMMERd. Kevin Billington, 1970 (01 OCT 20:40).

Oddities and rarities: Oddities and Rarities Part 1 (28 SEP 16:00); Oddities and Rarities Part 2 (28 SEP 18:30).

Post-Python Picks: NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS At 40 + Discussion (30 SEP 18:10).

MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (13 to 02 OCT):

“Over 800 minutes long and a decade in the making, Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás’ LA FLOR defies cinematic convention. Comprised of six independent, successive stories, the film’s complex narrative is connected by four actresses who play radically different roles throughout the film’s epic length.” Includes:

LA FLOR: PART II d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (27 SEP 12:30); and, LA FLOR: PART III d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (29 SEP 12:35 / 01 OCT 12:30 / 02 OCT 12:30 / 03 OCT 12:30).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

Includes: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 (27 SEP 13:45 / 01 OCT 12:35 / 03 OCT 12:45).

ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD at Rich Mix & Birkbeck Cinema (19 to 28 SEP 2019):

“A season of films about the experiences and narratives of India’s Dalit communities curated by Viknesh Kobinathan”. Includes:

ANHEY GHORHEY DA DAAN aka Alms For A Blind Horse d. Gurvinder Singh, 2011 at Birkbeck Cinema (27 SEP 18:30 – FREE!); AMAZONS IN SARIS d. Rani Khanna, 2001 + Q&A with the filmmaker at Birkebck Cinema (28 SEP 11:30 – FREE!); and, JAI BHIM COMRADE d. Anand Patwardhan, 2012 at Birkbeck Cinema (28 SEP 14:00 – FREE!).

Read our RADIANT CIRCUS interview with Viknesh HERE.

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (SEP):

Includes: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (27 SEP 19:00 – Stratford); CRAWL (27 SEP 19:00 – Peckham); A STAR IS BORN (28 SEP 19:00 – Stratford); ROCKETMAN (28 SEP 19:00 – Peckham); 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (29 SEP 21:00 – Shoreditch); ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (29 SEP 19:00 – Peckham); and, ALADDIN (2019) (30 SEP 21:00 – Shoreditch).

SCI-FI SELECTS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

Includes: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (28 SEP 14:30 / 30 SEP 20:15); and, SCI-FI ACTION MARATHON 7 Films, 1 Ticket (28 SEP 20:45).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

“An afternoon movie and a little something extra on the last Sunday of the month.” Includes:

ABRE LOS OJOS aka Open Your Eyes d. Alejandro Amenábar, 1997 + Talk by Dr Silvia Camporesi (29 SEP 15:30).

TERENCE MALICK at Deptford Cinema (01 SEP to 29 SEP):

“A season of films by the American director. From his New Hollywood early films to his post-millennium output.” Includes:

SONG TO SONG d. Terrence Malick, 2017 (29 SEP 13:00).

THRILLERS & KILLERS & MONSTERS, OH MY! at The Prince Charles (27 SEP to 01 NOV):

“We bring you a strand of dark, twisted, scary, fun and bloody cinema!” Includes:

AMERICAN PSYCHO 35mm d. Mary Harron, 2000 enjoys a grind show run (27 SEP to 03 OCT); VAMPIRE’S KISS 35mm d. Robert Bierman, 1988 (29 SEP 18:15); THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS d. Jonathan Demme, 1991 (29 SEP 20:35); HOCUS POCUS 35mm d. Kenny Ortega, 1993 (01 OCT 18:20); DEATH BECOMES HER 35mm d. Robert Zemeckis, 1992 (01 OCT 20:45); and, THE LOVE WITCH d. Anna Biller, 2016 (02 OCT 21:00).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

“1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!” Includes:

NEVER BEEN KISSED (27 SEP 20:45); and, THE STRAIGHT STORY 35mm d. David Lynch, 1999 (28 SEP 15:20).


> Plan ahead with our monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: ADOPTION PENDING, part of The Top Dog Film Festival UK Tour at Conway Hall (01 to 02 OCT).
Films in London this week: ADOPTION PENDING, part of The Top Dog Film Festival UK Tour at Conway Hall (01 to 02 OCT).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: THE LAST TREE at Peckhamplex (27 SEP to 03 OCT).
Films in London this week: THE LAST TREE at Peckhamplex (27 SEP to 03 OCT).

AMERICAN PSYCHO 35mm d. Mary Harron, 2000 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP to 03 OCT):

In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloë Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.

THE LAST TREE d. Shola Amoo, 2019 at Peckhamplex (27 SEP to 03 OCT):

“Femi is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take.”

NORMAL d. Adele Tulli, 2019 at ICA (27 SEP to 03 OCT):

“Through a series of wry and acerbic vignettes, Italian filmmaker Adele Tulli’s Normal playfully exposes the spectacle of gender in our everyday lives. Featuring quotidian scenes shot throughout Italy, the film observes individuals – from childhood to adulthood – navigating normative gendered behaviour.”

Also: NORMAL d. Adele Tulli, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ICA (27 SEP 20:50).

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

AD ASTRA d. James Gray, 2019 at The Lexi (until 03 OCT). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at ICA (until 03 OCT). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (30 SEP to 06 OCT). CIELO d. Alison McAlpine, 2018 at ICA (27 SEP to 02 OCT). CURTIZ d. as Yvan Topolanszky, 2018 at JW3 (02 to 10 OCT). THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Barbican (until 03 OCT). FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 03 OCT). THE GOLDFINCH d. John Crowley, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (27 SEP to 03 OCT). HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at DocHouse (until 03 OCT). HOTEL MUMBAI d. Anthony Maras, 2019 at Rio Cinema (27 SEP to 03 OCT). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 03 SEP). THE LAUNDROMAT at ArtHouse Crouch End d. Steven Soderbergh, 2019 (27 SEP to 03 OCT). ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 03 OCT – Check schedule for formats). ONE CHILD NATION d. Zhang Lynn & Nanfu Wang, 2019 at Barbican (27 SEP to 01 OCT). ON THE PRESIDENT’S ORDERS d. James Jones & Olivier Sarbil, 2019 at DocHouse (27 SEP to 03 OCT). PAIN AND GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 02 OCT). SEA OF SHADOWS at Ciné Lumière (27 SEP to 03 OCT). SKIN d. Guy Nattiv, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (27 SEP to 03 OCT). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 03 OCT).

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 Oct to 01 Nov 2019.

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