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Welcome to our weekly digest of indie films in London this week.
It’s a turnaround week, with several seasons ending and new ones coming into view. We’ll cover the new brood in more detail in our next monthly roundup, which should be posted at the weekend. In the meantime, we like the new slate at Close-Up, where old-handers ANTONIONI and RICHARDSON give way to delicious newbies RANCIÈRE, SHINDÔ and FACE OF ANOTHER. If you’re in the mood for a repertory bargain (and which of us isn’t…?), head to LA FÊTE DU CINÉMA at Ciné Lumière (tickets £5) or wish Genesis Cinema a happy 19TH BIRTHDAY (tickets £2.50). See seasons.
You can then put those savings to good use with one of several fundraiser events, including: ARCHIVE REVELATIONS VII at ICA (29 JUN), CLOCKERS at Genesis (01 JUL), JAHA’S PROMISE again at Genesis (03 JUL), THE AGE OF STUPID at Rio (03 JUL), and BEAUTIFUL THING at The Prince Charles (05 JUL).
Socially engaged cinema is everywhere, including two visions of the NHS, one from the 1950s at BFI Southbank (LIFE IN THEIR HANDS, 30 JUN) and a more contemporary account at Regent Street Cinema (GROUNDSWELL, 02 JUL).
You should probably go and see 2001 projected in 70mm on the BFI IMAX screen at one point in your life… (04 to 05 JUL – see grind shows).
Our featured attraction of the week is Lisa Truttmann’s new doc TARPAULINS which gets a UK Premiere at DocHouse (29 JUN) before enjoying a grind show run at the same venue (30 JUN to 05 JUL).
What are you going to see?
FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK
ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)
Daughters of Africa Screen Narratives: ARCHIVE REVELATIONS VII + Q&A with June Givanni & Onyeka Igwe at ICA (29 JUN 18:30):
- In support of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive (JGPACA), this event features a kaleidoscope of short films made in the last ten years by African women filmmakers.
STARLIGHT + Q&A with director Sophie Blondy & actor Denis Lavant at Ciné Lumière (29 JUN 18:30):
- UK Premiere: Stranded on the dunes ashore the North Sea, a small circus company suffers from a serious lack of audience, but the magic, it seems, still operates.
TARPAULINS + Q&A with director Lisa Truttmann at DocHouse (29 JUN 18:30):
- UK Premiere: The simple study of colourful tarpaulins reveals the destruction of modern-day urbanisation at the hands of insects. Los Angeles is losing the fight against a growing infestation of termites, and the city’s best weaponry is tarpaulins.
- Then enjoys a grind show run (30 JUN to 05 JUL).
THE UNINTENTIONAL KILLING OF MRS. ELFRIDE OTT + PARTY at Deptford Cinema (29 JUN 20:30):
- Spend an evening in the Viennese manner and have a glass of wine, watch an Austrian comedy and enjoy yourself afterwards to some good music. Pay As Much As You Can (min £3).
More films in London today (A – Z): ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (29 JUN 21:00). BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at BFI (29 JUN 20:10). CRAFTING RESISTANCE + PANEL DISCUSSION at Birkbeck Cinema (29 JUN 18:00 – Free!). FRANKENSTEIN (1931) + INTRO by Josh Salco part of the QP BookFest at Lexi Cinema (29 JUN 19:00). JASON & THE ARGONAUTS outdoor screening at Valence House Museum (29 JUN 20:30). MY FRIEND DAHMER at Regent Street Cinema (29 JUN 18:30 & 20:45). RATED X live cinema experience & noise gig at Rio Cinema (29 JUN 23:30). SHAKEDOWN + Q&A with Leilah Weinraub at Tate Modern (19:00 – Free!). WHITNEY at ICA (29 JUN 20:30).
THE ENDLESS + Q&A with directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead at The Prince Charles (30 JUN 15:45):
- Benson and Moorhead play brothers, former members of a “crazy UFO death cult”, who receive a mysterious video cassette in the mail. The tape contains an eerie calling card from their past, inviting them to attend an event called the Ascension.
- Then enjoys a grind show run (01 to 05 JUL).
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK + DISCUSSION with Isaac Julien, Selina Nwulu, Mark Nash & Becky Hall at ICA (30 JUN 14:00):
- This biographical portrait of the influential psychologist, philosopher, writer and revolutionary Frantz Fanon is named after his book Black Skin, White Masks (1952) about the psychological effects of colonialism.
- Then enjoys a grind show run (01 to 05 JUL).
LIFE IN THEIR HANDS: THE NHS OF THE 1950s at BFI Southbank (30 JUN 13:30):
- An eye-opening double bill offering precious glimpses inside our NHS during its early years: LIFE IN HER HANDS (1951) + ON CALL TO A NATION (1958).
SUMMER 1993 + Q&A with director Carla Simón at Curzon Bloomsbury (30 JUN 15:30):
- Birds’ Eye View presents: A captivating film about a bereaved six-year-old girl who’s moved to the country to start a new life.
More films in London today (A – Z): 3 WOMEN at Close-Up (30 JUN 20:30). 20 FEET FROM STARDOM + LIVE MUSIC presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Waterhouse Hall Theatre (30 JUN 19:30). BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE at Backyard Cinema (30 JUN 16:30). BOOM FOR REAL at ICA (30 JUN 12:15). BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S at BFI (30 JUN 18:20). CABARET 35mm at BFI (30 JUN 20:30). HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS at Backyard Cinema (30 JUN 11:00). I GOT LIFE! at Ciné Lumière (30 JUN 20:30). JEUNNE FEMME at The David Lean Cinema (03 JUL 19:30). L’AMANT DOUBLE at ICA (30 JUN 16:45). LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Ciné Lumière (30 JUN 18:30). TRON at Screen On The Green (30 JUN 23:30). Vasari Digital Animation Series: Herb Shellenberger curating experimental animation at Birkbeck Cinema (30 JUN 14:30 – Free!). ZAMA at ICA (30 JUN 14:00).
CLOCKERS + INTRO by Glyn Robbins – JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL charity screening at Genesis Cinema (01 JUL 12:30):
- Spike Lee’s 1995 film portrays the struggle for survival in urban America. As President Trump prepares to visit the UK, the film’s themes of poverty, brutality and racism have enduring power and relevance.
THE OPERA HOUSE at Barbican (01 JUL 16:00):
- A new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York.
- Also at Phoenix Cinema (01 JUL 14:00), DocHouse (01 JUL 14:30) and Picturehouse Central (01 JUL 14:45).
More films in London today (A – Z): 120 BPM at Whirled Cinema (01 JUL 18:00). THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES synced with Nicolas Jaar’s album Pomegranates presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (01 JUL 15:00 & 19:00). DIE HARD TRILOGY 3 films, 1 ticket at The Prince Charles (01 JUL 15:55). Double Bill: THAT SUMMER + GREY GARDENS at Regent Street Cinema (01 JUL 18:30 & 20:15). DOUBLE INDEMNITY at BFI (01 JUL 15:45). E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL at Backyard Cinema (01 JUL 11:00). GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES at The Prince Charles (01 JUL 13:45). MEAN GIRLS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (01 JUL 21:00). OUR PRESIDENT at DocHouse (01 JUL 16:45). A QUIET PLACE at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (01 JUL 21:00). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (01 JUL 20:30). THE SHINING at Picturehouse Central (01 JUL 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). SUMMER 1993 + Q&A with director Carla Simón at BFI Southbank (01 JUL 15:00) – Also at ICA (01 JUL 20:15). TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE at Ciné Lumière (01 JUL 14:00). WHITNEY at ICA (01 JUL 14:05).
GROUNDSWELL: THE GRASSROOTS BATTLE FOR THE NHS + Q&A with director John Furse at Regent Street Cinema (02 JUL 18:30):
- A moving, inspiring David and Goliath documentary about ordinary Britons challenging the free marketeers’ 40-year dominance.
POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% + Q&A with director David Nicholas Wilkinson at ArtHouse Crouch End (02 JUL 20:15):
- When David Nicholas Wilkinson started working on the film in 2016, many people advised him to make a ‘Soft Brexit’ film, not a ‘Stop Brexit’ one. By the time he finished shooting his last scenes however, the ‘Stop Brexit’ message did not seem quite so fanciful.
LFS: WENDY & LUCY + INTRO by Tom Huddleston at Lexi Cinema (02 JUL 18:30):
- The modern master of slow-burn social drama, CERTAIN WOMEN director Kelly Reichardt turned her contemplative gaze on America’s poverty problem with this heartbreaking 2008 feature.
More films in London today (A – Z): 9 to 5 at The Prince Charles (02 JUL 20:45). THE BLUE ANGEL at BFI (02 JUL 18:30). OLDBOY at Deptford Cinema (02 JUL 20:15). SKID ROW MARATHON at Picturehouse Central (02 JUL 19:00). SUFFERING OF NINKO presented by Third Window Film Club at Deptford Cinema (02 JUL 18:30). TOTAL RECALL at Backyard Cinema (02 JUL 20:30).
CENTURY – 10 Women x 10 Decades at Deptford Cinema (03 JUL 19:00):
- 1000 Londoners presents a celebration of women in London and what it is like to be a woman in the city, through the lives of 10 women, born in 10 different decades.
IN DARKNESS + Q&A with director Anthony Byrne & actor Natalie Dormer at Picturehouse Central (03 JUL 19:00):
- Blind pianist Sofia (Natalie Dormer) overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers that leads to the death of her neighbour, Veronique (Emily Ratajkowski). It is the start of a journey that pushes Sofia out of her depth and into contact with Veronique’s father, Zoran Radic (Jan Bijvoet),a Serbian businessman and alleged war criminal.
JAHA’S PROMISE + PANEL with directors Patrick Farrelly & Cate O’Callaghan at Genesis Cinema (03 JUL 20:40):
- The People’s Film Club presents an exclusive screening of a fearless doc following one woman’s mission to fight the pervasive tradition of FGM in The Gambia. Panel will include leading UK-based FGM activists. All proceeds go to Safe Hands For Girls.
More films in London today (A – Z): ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN 35mm at The Prince Charles (03 JUL 20:45). BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT at Backyard Cinema (03 JUL 20:30). A CAMBODIAN SPRING + Q&A with Venerable Sovath at Regent Street Cinema (03 JUL 19:30). I, TONYA at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (03 JUL 21:00). JEUNNE FEMME at The David Lean Cinema (03 JUL 19:30). L’AMANT DOUBLE at ICA (03 JUL 16:30). LOVING VINCENT + Q&A with producer Ivan Mactaggart presented by Wimbledon Film Club at HMV Curzon (03 JUL 20:30). MADAME DE… at BFI (03 JUL 18:20). MEMENTO at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (03 JUL 21:00). MINISTRY OF FEAR presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (03 JUL 20:00). THE POST at The Prince Charles (03 JUL 18:20 – PCC Members’ Screening). RIO GREEN FUNDRAISER + PANEL DISCUSSION help The Rio become the first solar powered cinema in the UK, includes THE AGE OF STUPID (03 JUL 18:00). THE SHAPE OF WATER presented by Nomad outdoor cinema at Citypoint (03 JUL 19:00). STAND BY ME at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (03 JUL 21:00). TAXI TEHRAN presented by Welcome Cinema + Kitchen at Rich Mix (03 JUL 18:30). WHITNEY at Picturehouse Central (03 JUL 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
CARMEN JONES + INTRO by Karen Alexander at BFI Southbank (04 JUL 18:15):
- Bizet’s opera (itself from Prosper Merimée’s novella) was transformed into a stage musical with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and an all African-American cast, and then turned by Otto Preminger into a film. Set during World War Two, it finds Carmen (Dorothy Dandridge) working in a parachute factory.
ORLANDO 35mm + READINGS by Deborah Levy & Lara Feigel at Curzon Soho (04 JUL 18:30):
- Birds’ Eye View presents: A story of the quest for love, and an ironic dance through English history. Tilda Swinton’s innocent aristocrat journeys through 400 years of English history first as a man, then as a woman.
THE RED LANTERN at The Cinema Museum (04 JUL 19:30):
- Kennington Bioscope presents THE RED LANTERN (1919), directed by Albert Capellani, and starring Alla Nazimova and Noah Beery. A programme of silent shorts precedes the main film.
More films in London today (A – Z): BLACK PANTHER at Backyard Cinema (04 JUL 20:30). BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S 16mm presented by Ciné-Real at The Castle Cinema (04 JUL 19:30). Double Bill: THAT SUMMER + GREY GARDENS at Regent Street Cinema (04 JUL 18:30 & 20:20). EVEN WHEN I FALL at Frontline Club (04 JUL 19:00). FAHRENHEIT 451 at the Austrian Cultural Forum (04 JUL 19:00 – Free!). FLAMING STAR at Regent Street Cinema (04 JUL 12:00 & 15:30). GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (04 JUL 20:15). I, TONYA presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (04 JUL 19:45). JAWS at The Prince Charles (04 JUL 20:45). LADY BIRD presented by Nomad outdoor cinema at Citypoint (04 JUL 19:00). LADY BIRD at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (04 JUL 21:00). MINISTRY OF FEAR presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (04 JUL 20:00). PELO MALO at Deptford Cinema (04 JUL 20:00). THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN at Stratford Picturehouse (04 JUL 20:45). RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD presented by Canada Now 2018 at The Institute Of Light (04 JUL 21:00). THE SHAPE OF WATER presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (04 JUL 19:45). STRONGER THAN A BULLET at DocHouse (04 JUL 18:30). SWANS BOOK LAUNCH + DOCUMENTARY presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (04 JUL 19:00). TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE 35mm at The Prince Charles (04 JUL 18:25). WHITNEY at BFI (04 JUL 20:40). WHITNEY at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (04 JUL 21:00).
’36 to ’77 + Q&A with directors Jon Sanders, James Scott & Humphry Trevelyan at BFI Southbank (05 JUL 20:30):
- A deeply reflective film-portrait of Myrtle Wardally, who joined the struggle to unionise the night cleaners of London. Part of the BFI’s Experimenta strand dedicated to “Artist Film and Alternative Moving Image Culture”.
CHISENHALE RESEARCH: BESIDES, IN TANGENT at Genesis Cinema (05 JUL 18:30):
- This new strand of reflects Chisenhale Gallery’s history of artist commissions and exhibitions. BESIDES, IN TANGENT is an evening of film screenings and readings devised by curator and writer Eliel Jones.
PIN CUSHION + Q&A with writer-director Deborah Haywood & cast at BFI Southbank (05 JUL 18:20):
- A dark fairy tale that explores the realities and effects of bullying.
More films in London today (A – Z): BABY DRIVER at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (05 JUL 21:00). BEAUTIFUL THING 35mm Quote Along to raise money for The Outside Project at The Prince Charles (05 JUL 20:45). THE BLUE ANGEL at BFI (05 JUL 20:40). BLUE VELVET (05 JUL 20:00). BOOM FOR REAL at ICA (05 JUL 14:20). DIRTY DANCING at Backyard Cinema (05 JUL 20:30). ITZHAK + Q&A with director Alison Chernick at Picturehouse Central (05 JUL 18:30). MOBILE HOMES + Q&A with director Vladimir De Fontenay London Premiere at Regent Street Cinema (05 JUL 19:30). NOCTURNAL ANIMALS presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Dugdale Centre (05 JUL 19:45). Onyeka Igwe presents NO DANCE, NO PALAVER at LUX Moving Image (05 JUL 19:00). RISKY BUSINESS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (05 JUL 21:00). SHORT CUTS SUMMER EVENT with Desiree Akhavan at Rich Mix (05 JUL 19:00 – Free!). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI presented by Sydenham Film Club at The Sydenham Centre (05 JUL 19:30). WHEN HARRY MET SALLY presented by Nomad outdoor cinema at Citypoint (05 JUL 19:00). WHIPLASH presented by Twickenham Film Club at The Exchange (05 JUL 19:30). WHITNEY + RECORDED GOSPEL CHOIR presented by MOBO at Picturehouse Central (05 JUL 19:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (05 JUL 19:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1
SEASONS (by event/venue)
19TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 JUL):
- Watch the best films of the past 19 years at the unbelievable price of £2.50. Includes: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (03 JUL 18:20); and, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (05 JUL 21:00).
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing).
- Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK 70mm (30 JUN 18:15).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- Take a closer look at the work of this pioneering artist and visionary. Events include: ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (30 JUN 20:40); JACQUOT DE NANTES (01 JUL 20:10); THE WORLD OF JACQUES DEMY (02 JUL 20:30); and, ONE HUNDRED & ONE NIGHTS (04 JUL 18:20).
- VAGABOND enjoys a grind show run (29 JUN to 12 JUL).
- ‘Do I scare you?’ A Salon on Agnès Varda’s VAGABOND (02 JUL 20:15 – Free to ticket holders of Vagabond on 02 JUL 18:20 – must be booked via the box office due to limited availability).
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing).
- “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises include: ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER seven films, one ticket (30 JUN 21:00). Just be sure to follow the rules…
ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):
- Celebrating animation in all its guises, from puppetry and stop-motion to anime and CGI. Includes: FANTASIA (01 JUL 13:00); and, PINK FLOYD: THE WALL 35mm (01 JUL 20:05).
CLOSE UP: AVA DUVERNAY at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- BFI’s short seasons dedicated to “compelling and urgent voices in contemporary cinema” continue with: 13th + Skype Q&A with Ava DuVernay (29 JUN 20:45).
CLOSE-UP ON KANETO SHINDÔ at Close-Up (01 to 28 JUL):
- Throughout his remarkably prolific career, Kaneto Shindô has remained at the center of major trends and turns in Japanese cinema. Includes: ONIBABA (01 JUL 20:30); and, THE NAKED ISLAND (02 JUL 19:30).
CLOSE-UP ON MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN).
- Tremendously influential yet largely taken for granted, Michelangelo Antonioni made difficult, abstract cinema mainstream. Includes: ZABRISKIE POINT (29 JUN 20:00).
DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (08 JUN to 28 JUL):
- A selection of Disney Classics return to the big screen, bringing the magic from the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Includes: MULAN (29 JUN 20:45); and, DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY 7 films, 1 ticket (30 JUN 20:45).
FACE OF ANOTHER at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL):
- A programme of six extraordinary films exploring questions of identity, personality, and the illusory nature of appearance. Includes: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929) (01 JUL 18:00); THE FACE OF ANOTHER (03 JUL 19:30); and, DARK PASSAGE (05 JUL 20:30).
HER NAME IS… at Genesis Cinema (14 to 30 JUN).
- “She is a dreamer, a fighter – curious and full of mystery. She is full of contradictions. Sometimes vulnerable, often wild and unpredictable. She is a lover, a mother, a teenager, a wife, a daughter, a woman, and this is her story. Her name is: FRIDA Music & Movies (29 JUN 19:45 – Free!); and, MALENA presented by CinemaItaliaUK (30 JUN 18:20).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- “Marvel at the many talents of Ida Lupino; more than just a movie star.” Events include: PRIVATE HELL 36 35mm (29 JUN 18:10); THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS 35mm (30 JUN 18:10).
JACQUES RANCIÈRE: PHILOSOPHY & CINEMA at Close-Up (04 to 28 JUL):
- Christopher Kul-Want presents a programme of films inspired by the ideas of the contemporary French philosopher and self-professed cinéphile, Jacques Rancière. Includes: M (04 JUL 19:30).
JUST THE TWO OF US? at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (until 29 JUN):
- “Couples, love triangles, friends, doppelgängers”: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (29 JUN 19:30).
LA FÊTE DU CINÉMA at Ciné Lumière (01 to 04 JUL):
- A French rendezvous for cinema enthusiasts. All tickets £5. Includes: BARBARA (01 JUL 16:00 / 02 JUL 18:30 / 04 JUL 20:40); CORPORATE (01 JUL 18:15 / 03 JUL 20:45); POLINA (01 JUL 20:30 / 02 JUL 20:30 / 03 JUL 18:30); ORPHAN (04 JUL 16:00); and THE HAPPY PRINCE (04 JUL 18:30).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free/No booking required):
- A film series to spotlight the best flicks from the super hero powerhouse: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (29 JUN 17:00 & 19:30); and ANT MAN (01 JUL 13:00 & 15:30).
PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):
- Marking the 10th anniversary of his death, a celebration of the influential writer. Includes: THE HOTHOUSE (01 JUL 17:00); and, THE ROOM + THE DUMB WAITER (03 JUL 20:30).
- Harold Pinter: Writing for the Screen panel discussion (03 JUL 18:15).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL).
- Waving the rainbow flag through a celebration of French LGBTQ celluloid culture. Includes: LES INVISIBLES (29 JUN 16:00); and, THE HAPPY PRINCE (29 JUN 20:50 / 30 JUN 16:00).
S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL).
- The kinkier side of celluloid. Includes: THE PIANO TEACHER (30 JUN 20:00); and BLUE VELVET (05 JUL 20:00).
- Celebrating the Italian actor-writer-director.
- BFI: FISTS IN THE POCKET (01 JUL 18:00); CHINA IS NEAR (02 JUL 18:10); IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (02 JUL 20:45); and, SLAP THE MONSTER ON PAGE ONE 35MM (04 JUL 20:45).
- Ciné Lumière: DORMANT BEAUTY (05 JUL 20:30).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN).
- Three masterpieces of the British New Wave. Includes: MADEMOISELLE 35mm (30 JUN 18:00).
UNHOLY WOMEN at Barbican (03 to 17 JUL):
- The Final Girls present a season of films with mould-breaking women that challenge notions of femininity, control and hysteria. Begins with: THE MAFU CAGE (03 JUL 20:45).
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):
- A season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders. Begins with: WRONG MOVE (02 JUL 18:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2
Festivals projecting this week include:
- Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (29 JUN to 08 JUL).
- London Indian Film Festival (21 to 29 JUN)
- South Social Meets Latin America (29 to 30 JUN).
REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)
THE ENDLESS at The Prince Charles (30 JUN to 05 JUL):
- Directors Benson and Moorhead play brothers, former members of a “crazy UFO death cult”, who receive a mysterious video cassette in the mail. The tape contains an eerie calling card from their past, inviting them to attend an event called the Ascension.
TARPAULINS at DocHouse (30 JUN to 05 JUL):
- The simple study of colourful tarpaulins reveals the destruction of modern-day urbanisation at the hands of insects. Los Angeles is losing the fight against a growing infestation of termites, and the city’s best weaponry is tarpaulins.
VAGABOND at BFI Southbank (29 JUN to 12 JUL):
- Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Agnès Varda’s VAGABOND is a cinematic landmark that introduced one of the most intriguing, complex and uncompromising female protagonists in modern cinema.
More films in London this week (A – Z): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm at BFI IMAX (04 to 05 JUL). ARCADIA at BFI (until 05 JUL). THE CIAMBRA at Watermans (29 JUN to 05 JUL). ENTEBBE at JW3 (01 to 05 JUL). FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK at ICA (01 to 05 JUL). HEREDITARY at Institute Of Light (29 JUN to 05 JUL). MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (29 JUN to 05 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at DocHouse (29 JUN to 05 JUL). SHAKEDOWN at ICA (30 JUN to 05 JUL). THE SQUARE at ICA (30 JUN to 05 JUL). STUDIO 54 at DocHouse (29 JUN to 03 JUL). TIME TRIAL at Picturehouse Central (30 JUN to o5 JUL). ZAMA at Whirled Cinema (02 to 08 JUL).
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Featured image: TARPAULINS (2017).