SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [28 JUN to 04 JUL 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 28 // SAT 29 // SUN 30 // MON 01 // TUE 02 // WED 03 // THU 04


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KNIFE + HEART d. Yann Gonzalez, 2018 + Q&A with actor Nicolas Maury + After Party at Rio Cinema (04 JUL 20:00):

  • MUBI & Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest present: “Vanessa Paradis stars in this neon-soaked vintage slasher pastiche, set in Paris in 1979 and soundtracked by a thrumming original retro-electro score by M83. Shot entirely on 35mm and 16mm, it’s dirty, provocative and a whole lot of fun.”

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CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS: MEMENTO at Deptford Cinema (08 JUL).
CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS: MEMENTO at Deptford Cinema (08 JUL).

Find films in London this week by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 28

Films in London this week: PARSI at Tate Modern (28 JUN).
Films in London this week: PARSI at Tate Modern (28 JUN).

Moving Image Salon at Film & Video Umbrella (28 JUN 15:00):

  • Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais present: “A monthly gathering for artists working in the fields of moving image and experimental filmmaking. It is intended as a relaxed and open space for conversation and exchange. This session will include presentations and discussion with this month’s two invited guests, Amy Cutler and Edwin Rostron.”

PARSI d. Eduardo ‘Teddy’ Williams & Mariano Blatt + Q&A with the filmmakers at Tate Modern (28 JUN 19:00 – & 20:45 repeat screening – FREE!/Tickets will be available from 17.00 on the day):

  • “UK Premiere of an award-winning short film by Argentine filmmaker Eduardo ‘Teddy’ Williams and poet Mariano Blatt. The film was shot with a 360 degree camera by young individuals within Bissau’s queer and trans community who take us on a spry journey through the city’s neighbourhoods​ by foot, roller skate, bicycle and automobile. The footage was then cropped for the cinematic frame using a VR headset.”

STONEWALL d. Nigel Finch, 1995 + Short: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA! d. Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel, 2017 + Intro by writer Rikki Beadle-Blair & producer Anthony Wall at BFI Southbank (28 JUN 18:15):

  • BFI Flare presents: “Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement, we screen a rarely seen drama-doc directed by Nigel Finch, a BBC Arena veteran who died of AIDS shortly before the film’s completion, and co-produced by New Queer Cinema pioneer Christine Vachon.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 29

Films in London this week: NEVER LOOK AWAY at Curzon Mayfair (29 JUN).
Films in London this week: NEVER LOOK AWAY at Curzon Mayfair (29 JUN).

NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Mayfair (29 JUN 16:30):

  • “An inter-generational tale of love, sorrow, art and politics spanning three decades of 20th century German history, from Nazism through much of the Cold War. Loosely based on the formative years of Gerhard Richter, including his studies with Joseph Beuys.”

PENNY SLINGER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS d. Richard Kovitch, 2017 + Q&A with the director & Penny Slinger at ICA (29 JUN 18:30):

  • “PENNY SLINGER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS is the untold story of British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her 1977 masterpiece, An Exorcism.

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 30

Films in London this week: LUNCH TIME d. Alireza Ghasemi, 2017 part of Short Film Club at Phoenix Cinema (30 JUN 13:40).
Films in London this week: LUNCH TIME d. Alireza Ghasemi, 2017 part of Short Film Club at Phoenix Cinema (30 JUN 13:40).

ARIFA d. Sadia Saeed, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (30 JUN 13:00):

  • #WomenInFilm2019 presents: “Arifa reaches a crisis in her life when the escalation of her feelings for intriguing but capricious professional ‘gamer’ Riccardo, coincides with the reappearance of her estranged black-market tobacco peddling father.”

NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Hampstead (30 JUN 15:30):

  • “An inter-generational tale of love, sorrow, art and politics spanning three decades of 20th century German history, from Nazism through much of the Cold War. Loosely based on the formative years of Gerhard Richter, including his studies with Joseph Beuys.”

Short Film Club: Cannes Comes To The Phoenix + Intro by Fateme Ahmadi at Phoenix Cinema (30 JUN 13:40):

  • “Straight from La Croisette, Short Film Club brings you five Cannes Cinéfondation films focused on women, presented by filmmaker Fateme Ahmadi. The club’s inaugural event will see stories from Colombia, Belgium, Iran, UK and Argentina share the screen at the iconic Phoenix Cinema.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 01

Films in London this week: VOLCANO at Barbican (01 JUL).
Films in London this week: VOLCANO at Barbican (01 JUL).

Close-Up Cinema Year 4 at Close-Up (01 JUL 20:15):

  • “Marking the fourth anniversary of our cinema we’re pleased to once again present Abbas Kiarostami’s fiction-documentary hybrid CLOSE-UP (1990) alongside Nanni Moretti’s short OPENING DAY OF CLOSE-UP (1996).”

DEAD GOOD d. Rehana Rose, 2018 + Panel with the director at Genesis Cinema (01 JUL 18:40):

  • “The “Let’s Talk About Death” project offers people the opportunity to engage with issues of death and dying through film and discussion. DEAD GOOD gives a close look at a team of women who help people to deal with death and support them both during and after. Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with the director and lead by Nuala O’Sullivan of the Women Over 50 Film Festival.”

VOLCANO d. Roman Bondarchuk, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (01 JUL 18:10):

  • New East Cinema presents: “Set in the astonishing borderlands of Southern Ukraine, this award-winning dark comedy stars Serhiy Stepansky as city boy Lukas, an interpreter from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe). Having been abandoned by his co-workers, Lukas seeks shelter with Vova (Viktor Zhdanov), a colourful local. Lukas gradually sheds his preconceptions about rural life and finds a new, unexpected happiness in this wild corner of Ukraine.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 at BFI IMAX (01 JUL 14:00, 17:00 & 20:40). RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 at Picturehouse Central (01 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (01 JUL 18:30 & 20:55). THELMA d. Joachim Trier, 2017 presented by Nordic Film Nights at Deptford Cinema (01 JUL 19:30). VITA & VIRGINIA d. Chanya Button, 2018 at BFI Southbank (01 JUL 18:15).


TUE 02

Films in London this week: ON MY WAY OUT d. Brandon Gross & Skyler Gross, 2017, part of Pride Shorts at JW3 (02 JUL).
Films in London this week: ON MY WAY OUT d. Brandon Gross & Skyler Gross, 2017, part of Pride Shorts at JW3 (02 JUL).

ARE YOU PROUD? d. Ashley Joiner, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (02 JUL 21:00):

  • Fringe! Flings presents: “Combining rare archive footage with interviews from leading campaigners, ARE YOU PROUD? charts the LGBTQ+ movement’s momentous journey towards equality. Gay Pride, the Gay Liberation Front and Stonewall are among the organisations recognised in a film that doesn’t just look back, but asks tough questions about the future.”

Pride Shorts: ON MY WAY OUT d. Brandon Gross & Skyler Gross, 2017 + STARBOY d. Joëlle Bentolila, 2019 + Panel at JW3 (02 JUL 18:40):

  • UKJF presents: ON MY WAY OUT: Having celebrated their 65th anniversary with their children and grandchildren, Nani and Popi seem happy and content. It comes as a shock for everyone, therefore, when a short time later, Popi, aged 95, comes out as gay. Or almost everyone… STARBOY: When a young Hasidic man turns to the study the Kabbalah and Quantum mechanics, his pious young wife doesn’t understand why there are suddenly so many unorthodox books in their cramped Stamford Hill flat. What is he trying to tell her?
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

Reza Abdoh: THE BLIND OWL at ICA (02 JUL 18:30):

  • “As part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker, the ICA presents a two-part programme of screenings and discussions centred on the moving-image works of theatre director and filmmaker Reza Abdoh (1963 – 1995). The programme begins with a screening of Abdoh’s only completed feature film THE BLIND OWL (1992) followed by a discussion between scholar Dominic Johnson and artist Ron Athey, moderated by Bidoun Senior Editor Michael C. Vazquez.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER d. Jamie Babbit, 1999 + Short: THE DATE presented by Unicorn Nights & LesFlicks at The Prince Charles Cinema (02 JUL 20:45). CHRISTIE MALRY’S OWN DOUBLE-ENTRY d. Paul Tickell, 2000 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (02 JUL 20:00). THE DISH d. Rob Stitch, 2000 at Primrose Hill Community Film Show at Primrose Hill Community Library (02 JUL 19:00). GET CARTER d. Mike Hodges, 1971 presented by East London Liquor Company at TT Liquor (02 JUL 19:00). GHOST WORLD d. Terry Zwigoff, 2001 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (02 JUL 19:30 – FREE!). THE HIDDEN CITY d. Victor Moreno, 2018 + Short: UNDER NIGHT STREETS 35mm d. Ralph Keene, 1958 presented by Architecture On Film at Barbican (02 JUL 18:45). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at The David Lean (02 JUL 19:30). LIAM: AS IT WAS d. Gavin Fitzgerald & Charlie Lightening, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (02 JUL 18:30 & 20:20). PAN’S LABYRINTH 35mm + Q&A/Signing with novelisation author Cornelia Funke at Curzon Soho (02 JUL 18:15). PENNY SLINGER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS d. Richard Kovitch, 2017 at ICA (02 JUL 14:25). SUMMER 1993 d. Carla Simón, 2017 presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (02 JUL 20:30). TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (02 JUL 13:40). UP THE MOUNTAIN d. Yang Zhang, 2018 at DocHouse (02 JUL 18:30). VITA & VIRGINIA d. Chanya Button, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (02 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).


WED 03

Films in London this week: ARE YOU PROUD? at Picturehouse Central (03 JUL).
Films in London this week: ARE YOU PROUD? at Picturehouse Central (03 JUL).

ARE YOU PROUD? d. Ashley Joiner, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (03 JUL 18:30):

  • “Combining rare archive footage with interviews from leading campaigners, ARE YOU PROUD? charts the LGBTQ+ movement’s momentous journey towards equality. Gay Pride, the Gay Liberation Front and Stonewall are among the organisations recognised in a film that doesn’t just look back, but asks tough questions about the future.”

The Best of Sheffield Adventure Festival 2019 at Rio Cinema (03 JUL 18:30):

  • “This best of the 2019 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival On Tour programme includes the ultimate in climbing, running and biking, as well as snowy and street adventures together with the latest from FREE SOLO’s Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin.”

Reza Abdoh: Showtapes & Short Films at ICA (03 JUL 18:30):

  • “As part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker, the ICA presents a two-part programme of screenings and discussions centred on the moving-image works of theatre director and filmmaker Reza Abdoh (1963 – 1995). Following the screening of Abdoh’s only completed feature film THE BLIND OWL (1992), Showtapes and Short Films focuses on Abdoh’s short works, accompanied by a discussion between theatre critic Daniel Mufson and scholar Elizabeth Wiet, moderated by Bidoun Senior Editor Negar Azimi.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at The David Lean (03 JUL 19:30). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at DocHouse (03 JUL 18:30). DO THE RIGHT THING d. Spike Lee, 1989 at The Prince Charles (03 JUL 15:20). THE GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (03 JUL 20:15). THE HEIRESSES d. Marcelo Martinessi, 2018 presented by Latin America Cinema Night at Deptford Cinema (03 JUL 20:00). MINDING THE GAP d. Bing Liu, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (03 JUL 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). MOVIES, MEMORIES, MAGIC presented outdoors at Wembley Park (03 JUL 19:00 – FREE!). ORDINARY TIME d. Susana Nobre, 2018 at ICA (03 JUL 17:10). PILLOW TALK d. Michael Gordon, 1959 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (03 JUL 19:30). PROPHECY d. Charlie Paul, 2018 at Picturehouse Crouch End (03 JUL 13:20 – Other Picturehouses available!). TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (03 JUL 20:55). WAIT UNTIL DARK 35mm d. Terence Young, 1967 (03 JUL 12:00 & 15:30).


THU 04

Films in London this week: DEAD GOOD at The Lexi Cinema (04 JUL).
Films in London this week: DEAD GOOD at The Lexi Cinema (04 JUL).

DEAD GOOD d. Rehana Rose, 2018+ Short: Holding Space d. Rebecca Kenyon + Panel at The Lexi Cinema (04 JUL 18:30):

  • “The “Let’s Talk About Death” project offers people the opportunity to engage with issues of death and dying through film and discussion. Both films explore the closely related themes of end-of-life care, dying, and funerals. Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with both directors and a death Doula. Nuala O’Sullivan, of the Women Over 50 Film Festival, will chair the discussion.”

KNIFE + HEART d. Yann Gonzalez, 2018 + Q&A with actor Nicolas Maury + After Party at Rio Cinema (04 JUL 20:00):

  • MUBI & Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest present: “Vanessa Paradis stars in this neon-soaked vintage slasher pastiche, set in Paris in 1979 and soundtracked by a thrumming original retro-electro score by M83. Shot entirely on 35mm and 16mm, it’s dirty, provocative and a whole lot of fun.”

THE LORRY 35mm d. Marguerite Duras + Intro at Regent Street Cinema (04 JUL 19:30):

  • Another Gaze presents: “Initially conceived as the story of an older woman who hitches a ride with a truck driver and bemoans the demise of the revolution and the impoverished state of society, Le Camion is the film that ensued when Duras couldn’t find a suitable actress for the lead. Instead, she and Gérard Depardieu sit at a table and read from the script, discussing the film that might have been, with periodic cutaways to a truck driving along the highway at night.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: JESSICA FOREVER, part of FLAME IN THE NIGHT at ICA (04 JUL).
Films in London this week: JESSICA FOREVER, part of FLAME IN THE NIGHT at ICA (04 JUL).

00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):

  • “Some of our favourite action movies from the era of the long black trench coats and wrap around shades.” Includes: DISTRICT 13 (28 JUN 17:00 & 19:15); GHOST DOG (29 JUN 15:00 & 17:30) ; and, UNLEASHED (30 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).

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 (01 JUL 18:30).

AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S at Barbican (06 JUN to 25 JUL):

  • “After the French New Wave and the tumultuous political events of May 1968, a younger and more progressive generation of directors emerged. This season explores the work of these bold new directors.” Includes: LA SALAMANDRE d. Alain Tanner, 1971 (04 JUL 18:30).

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

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

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

  • “Movies examining how cinema has depicted obsession. Part of the national Film Feels project”. Includes: BLUEBEARD d. Catherine Breillat, 2009 (01 JUL 20:40); POINT BLANK 35mm d. John Boorman, 1967 (01 JUL 20:50); GUN CRAZY 35mm d. Joseph H Lewis, 1950 (02 JUL 20:50); BLUEBEARD d. Catherine Breillat, 2009 + Intro by Dr Catherine Wheatley (03 JUL 18:00); and, LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES 35mm d. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1950 (04 JUL 18:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (JUN):

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (until 10 AUG):

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL 2019):

  • “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: MULHOLLAND DRIVE d. David Lynch, 2001 (02 JUL 19:00).

FLAME IN THE NIGHT at ICA (JUL):

  • “To coincide with the UK release of KNIFE + HEART, the ICA presents a season of three feature films and a programme of shorts celebrating new transgressive French cinema.” Includes: JESSICA FOREVER d. Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel, 2018 UK Premiere (04 JUL 18:30).

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (until 02 MAY):

IN THE MOOD FOR FOOD at Ciné Lumière (28 JUN to 04 JUL):

  • “This focus on food is part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival (28-30 June) and echoes the Food: Bigger than the Plate exhibition at the V&A throughout the summer. It also coincides with our very own Fête du Cinéma, with almost all tickets for £5, so there are plenty of reasons to celebrate!” Includes: Food: All About The Plate Panel Discussion (28 JUN 18:30); BABETTE’S FEAST d. Gabriel Axel, 1987 (28 JUN 20:00); LA GRANDE BOUFFE d. Marco Ferreri, 1973 (29 JUN 16:00); WINE CALLING d. Bruno Sauvard, 2018 + Q&A with the director (29 JUN 18:40); Three Films by Vivian Ostrovsky + Q&A with the director (30 JUN 18:40); LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE d. Agnès Varda, 2000 + Intro by Catherine Flood & May Rosenthal Sloan (30 JUN 17:00); BREAD DAY d. Sergei Dvortsevoy, 1998 + Intro by Vivian Ostrovsky (30 JUN 20:30); MORE THAN HONEY d. Markus Imhoof, 2012 + Intro by Catherine Flood & May Rosenthal Sloan (01 JUL 18:30); OUR DAILY BREAD d. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2005 + Intro by Catherine Flood & May Rosenthal Sloan (02 JUL 18:30); BLOODY MILK d. Hubert Charuel, 2017 (04 JUL 16:00); and, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM d. John Chester, 2018 + Intro by Catherine Flood & May Rosenthal Sloan (04 JUL 18:30).

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: A GIRL AT MY DOOR d. July Jung, 2014 (04 JUL 19:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT! Check for returns).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

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

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

  • “Explosive, transformative and challenging cinema and TV – that’s the nineties we want to explore and celebrate.” Includes: BFI Flare presents TONGUES UNTIED + NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN d. Marlon Riggs, 1989 (01 JUL 18:20).

THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):

  • “We showcase selected works from a filmmaker who revels in sensuality, atmosphere and the highs and lows of human nature.” Includes: LET THE SUNSHINE IN d. Claire Denis, 2017 (30 JUN 20:25).

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

  • “Join us for a filmic exploration of tough, difficult female characters and the actors who traditionally play them.” Includes: LA CÉRÉMONIE d. Claude Chabrol, 1995 (28 JUN 18:10); ALL ABOUT EVE d. Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1950 (30 JUN 15:00); and, GONE GIRL d. David Fincher, 2014 (30 JUN 19:30).

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: Beyhive Double Bill: WAITING FOR B d. Abigail Spindel, Paulo Cesar Toledo, 2016 + DREAMGIRLS d. Bill Condon, 2006 at Theatre Peckham (30 JUN 18:30).

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: OFELAS aka PATHFINDER d. Nils Gaup, 1987 (28 JUN 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 (02 JUL 18:30); LA OTRA d. Roberto Gavaldón, 1946 (02 JUL 20:30); THE WOMAN OF THE PORT d. Arcady Boytler & Raphael J Sevilla, 1934 (03 JUL 20:20); Classical Mexican Cinema: Directors, Stars and Films talk (04 JUL 18:20 – FREE! with ticket for ENAMORADA); and, ENAMORADA d. Emilio Fernández, 1946 (04 JUL 20:40).

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: THX 1138 d. George Lucas, 1971 + Art Auction Fundraiser (30 JUN 15:30).

THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (02 JUN to 21 JUL):

  • “Exploring how theatre has inspired the greatest filmmakers, from Bergman and Almodóvar, to Truffaut and Cassavetes, this season of classics centres on the stage, performance and the screen.” Includes: LE DERNIER MÉTRO d. François Truffaut, 1980 (30 JUN 14:00).

STEVEN SPIELBERG SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (20 MAY to 30 JUN):

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (JUN to JUL):

  • “A new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century.” Includes: YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (28 JUN 19:30); THREE TIMES 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005 (29 JUN 17:30 / 04 JUL 20:30); TAIPEI STORY d. Edward Yang, 1985 (29 JUN 20:30); REBELS OF THE NEON GOD d. Tsai Ming-liang, 1993 (30 JUN 17:30); STRAY DOGS d. Tsai Ming-liang, 2013 (30 JUN 20:00); DUST IN THE WIND d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1986 (02 JUL 20:15); and, A CITY OF SADNESS 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989 (03 JUL 20:15).
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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: PANOPTIC, part of Shubbak Festival at Barbican (04 JUL).
Films in London this week: PANOPTIC, part of Shubbak Festival at Barbican (04 JUL).

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: IN FABRIC at Rio Cinema (28 JUN to 04 JUL).
Films in London this week: IN FABRIC at Rio Cinema (28 JUN to 04 JUL).

APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2019 at DocHouse (28 JUN to 04 JUL):

  • “Todd Douglas Miller’s awe-inspiring Apollo 11 documentary shows just how giant a leap for humankind the journey to the moon was in 1969. In a superhuman feat of editing, the film cuts over 11,000 hours of recordings into a hair-raising 93 minutes that puts you in the front seat of America’s first mission to the moon.”

IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 at Rio Cinema (28 JUN to 04 JUL):

  • “A cursed red gown rains demonic misfortune upon its hapless owners in the latest off-the-wall flight of imagination from the director of THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY and BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO. With its blend of ravishing colours, sounds and textures, Peter Strickland’s IN FABRIC straddles the line between campy high-art and chilling menace as it serves up an idiosyncratic array of indelible characters and imagery.”

Pride Shorts: ON MY WAY OUT d. Brandon Gross & Skyler Gross, 2017 + STARBOY d. Joëlle Bentolila, 2019 at JW3 (30 JUN to 04 JUL):

  • UKJF presents: ON MY WAY OUT: Having celebrated their 65th anniversary with their children and grandchildren, Nani and Popi seem happy and content. It comes as a shock for everyone, therefore, when a short time later, Popi, aged 95, comes out as gay. Or almost everyone… STARBOY: When a young Hasidic man turns to the study the Kabbalah and Quantum mechanics, his pious young wife doesn’t understand why there are suddenly so many unorthodox books in their cramped Stamford Hill flat. What is he trying to tell her?
  • The screening of Pride Shorts on 02 JUL 18:40 will be accompanied by a panel discussion.

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

  • A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at ICA (until 04 JUL). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego, 2018 at ICA (until 03 JUL). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 JUL). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at The Prince Charles (28 JUN to 04 JUL). HALSTON d. Frédéric Tcheng, 2019 at Watermans (28 JUN to 04 JUL). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at ICA (28 JUN to 04 JUL). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (01 to 07 JUL). LOS REYES d. Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff, 2018 at DocHouse (28 JUN to 04 JUL). MARI d. Georgia Parris, 2018 at The Lexi Cinema (30 JUN to 03 JUL). PATERSON d. Jim Jarmusch, 2016 at ICA (28 JUN to 04 JUL). ROLLING THUNDER REVUE d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 JUL). WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (28 JUN to 04 JUL). YESTERDAY d. Danny Boyle, 2019 at Rich Mix (28 JUN to 04 JUL).

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