SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [30 AUG to 05 SEP 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 30 // SAT 31 // SUN 01 // MON 02 // TUE 03 // WED 04 // THU 05


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

Open City Documentary Festival various venues (04 to 10 SEP):

  • “Celebrating the art of non-fiction, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. We aim to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms. We provide a platform for emerging talent as well as established masters working within the documentary form. The festival takes place over seven days in venues across Central London, and consists of international contemporary and retrospective non-fiction film, audio and cross media, as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties.”

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FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

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

FRI 30

Films in London this week: IRIS: A SPACE OPERA BY JUSTICEat Genesis Cinema (30 AUG).
Films in London this week: IRIS: A SPACE OPERA BY JUSTICE at Genesis Cinema (30 AUG).

IRIS: A SPACE OPERA BY JUSTICE d. Armand Beraud & Andre Chemetoff, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (30 AUG 21:00):

  • “Adapted from the live show “Woman Worldwide”, widely considered to be one of the greatest electro concerts ever produced, IRIS: A SPACE OPERA BY JUSTICE is a totally immersive visual and auditory experience. The concert film is preceded by a documentary that goes behind the scenes of this extraordinary show.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 31

Films in London this week: THE SOUVENIR at Everyman Belsize Park (31 AUG).
Films in London this week: THE SOUVENIR at Everyman Belsize Park (31 AUG).

THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Belsize Park (31 AUG 20:00):

  • “One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted, Martin Scorsese produced portrait of self-discovery, THE SOUVENIR.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (31 AUG 14:00, 16:15, 18:30 & 20:45). FANTASTIC MR. FOX 35mm d. Wes Anderson, 2009 at The Prince Charles (31 AUG 12:15). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at ICA (31 AUG 15:05). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (31 AUG 17:00). WAITING FOR THE CARNIVAL d. Marcelo Gomes, 2019 at DocHouse (31 AUG 14:30).


SUN 01

Films in London this week: QUIZ SHOW 35mm at The Cinema Museum (01 SEP).
Films in London this week: QUIZ SHOW 35mm at The Cinema Museum (01 SEP).

KILL BILL 16mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2003 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (01 SEP 14:00):

  • Ciné-Real 16mm presents: “Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin (Uma Thurman) wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.”

QUIZ SHOW 35mm d. Robert Redford, 1994 + MARTY 35mm d. Delbert Mann, 1955 + Intro at The Cinema Museum (01 SEP 14:30):

  • The Badlands Collective presents: “A rarely screened double bill at the iconic Cinema Museum. Robert Redford’s gripping drama about a rigged 1950s TV quiz show scandal, with a cast including Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro and Martin Scorsese, will be followed by MARTY, a 1955 romantic marvel with a melancholy soul, which remains the shortest film ever to win an Oscar for Best Picture.”
  • Please note the 35mm print for QUIZ SHOW contains foreign subtitles. We trust this will not impede on your enjoyment of the film.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 02

Films in London this week: FOR SAMA at Curzon Soho (02 SEP).
Films in London this week: FOR SAMA at Curzon Soho (02 SEP).

APOCALYPSE OF THE BLOOD FREAK d. various, 2019 + Intro by the filmmakers at Genesis Cinema (02 SEP 18:30):

  • “Four film students hear about a cursed film reel that sends all who watch it insane, and vow to find it. They do. It does. The World Premiere of a film some are calling ‘The absurdist howl of anguish for the modern age’ will be held in Bar Paragon. APOCALYPSE was thought up by a handful of friends who all met while working at Genesis Cinema – Andrew Clarke, EJ Lee, Hannah McLoughlin, Chay Collins & Nick Hurd.”

FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 + Q&A with the directors hosted by news presenter Matt Frei at Curzon Soho (02 SEP 18:30):

  • “Winner of l’Œil d’or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, FOR SAMA is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war, a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, as we follow Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo in Syria, where she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama.”

MEMORY: THE ORIGIN OF ALIEN + ALIEN 4K – Double Bill d. Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019 + Ridley Scott, 1979 at Genesis Cinema (02 SEP 18:30 – £10):

  • MEMORY uncovers the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft, the art of Francis Bacon, and the symbiotic genius of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger. ALIEN: In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship.”
  • Also available as single tickets for £5.50: MEMORY (02 SEP 18:30) + ALIEN 4K (02 SEP 20:50).

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 03

Films in London this week: NEW TOWNS, OUR TOWN: STORIES ON SCREEN at Barbican (03 SEP).
Films in London this week: NEW TOWNS, OUR TOWN: STORIES ON SCREEN at Barbican (03 SEP).

NEW TOWNS, OUR TOWN: STORIES ON SCREEN d. various + Q&A with Jemma Buckley, Will Jennings & Georgia Wrighton at Barbican (03 SEP 18:30):

  • “NEW TOWNS, OUR TOWN, a feature-length collection of films from archives across south east England, sheds light on the experiences of the towns’ early pioneers as well as following generations, with rare footage from ten different New Towns. With the UK’s ongoing housing crisis, the lessons of the New Towns are once again at the forefront of social and political debates.”

SEAHORSE: THE DAD WHO GAVE BIRTH d. Jeanie Finlay, 2019 + Q&A with Freddy + Guests at Genesis Cinema (03 SEP 18:30):

  • Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. The is the story of the dad who gave birth. Followed by a Q&A with Freddy, the brave dad of the doc, joined by columnist and political commentator Owen Jones and the film’s producer Andrea Cromwell.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 at Picturehouse Central (03 SEP 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). CAPRICORN ONE d. Peter Hyams, 1977 at The Prince Charles (03 SEP 20:45). DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN d. Susan Seidelman, 1985 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (03 SEP 20:00). L.A. CONFIDENTIAL d. Curtis Hanson, 1997 at TT Liquor (03 SEP 18:30). LETO d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2018 at ICA (03 SEP 16:25). LETO d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (03 SEP 21:00). MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at The David Lean (03 SEP 19:00). SHOWGIRLS d. Paul Verhoeven, 1995 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (03 SEP 19:30 – FREE!). TV Preview: WORLD ON FIRE + Q&A with writer Peter Bowker plus cast members Sean Bean, Zofia Wichłacz, Julia Brown, & Jonah Hauer-King at BFI Southbank (03 SEP 18:15).


WED 04

Films in London this week: SPRINTER at Genesis Cinema (04 SEP).
Films in London this week: SPRINTER at Genesis Cinema (04 SEP).

LORNA DOONE d. Maurice Tourneur, 1922 + Intro/Live Accompaniment at The Cinema Museum (04 SEP 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “Based on R.D. Blackmore’s famous novel from 1869, the 1922 screen version of Lorna Doone was one of the films made by French director Maurice Tourneur after his move to the United States.”

SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (04 SEP 20:30):

  • “Akeem Sharp, nicknamed the Rasta Rocket for his once-in-a generation speed, is set to be the island’s next big track-and field sensation. Akeem hopes his rise in athletics will take him to the U.S. to reunite with his mother, who has supported the family while living as an illegal resident for over a decade. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home.”

UNDER THE SKIN 35mm d. Carine Adler, 1997 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (04 SEP 20:20):

  • Woman With A Movie Camera presents: “Carine Adler’s only feature-length film, UNDER THE SKIN follows two sisters who deal with the death of their mother in very different ways. While the eldest, Rose (Claire Rushbrook), moves on fairly quickly and finds comfort in her stable, married life, Iris (Samantha Morton) spirals out of control.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 35mm d. Richard Lester, 1966 at Regent Street Cinema (04 SEP 12:00 & 15:30). ALIEN 4K d. Ridley Scott, 1979 at The Prince Charles (04 SEP 20:30). ALL ABOUT EVE d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950 presented by Twickenham Cinema Club at The Exchange (04 SEP 19:30). BLADE RUNNER: FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Five Miles (04 SEP 19:00 – FREE!). ENTER THE DRAGON [Uncut] 35mm d. Robert Clouse, 1973 at The Prince Charles (04 SEP 20:45). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at ICA (04 SEP 14:50). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at DocHouse (04 SEP 20:30). HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at Barbican (04 SEP 20:45). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 + Extended Intro by Jane Giles presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (04 SEP 19:45 – Use promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save). JT LEROY d. Justin Kelly, 2018 presented by #WomenInFilm2019 at Genesis Cinema (04 SEP 18:00). NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1984 presented by No Planet B at Clapham Picturehouse (04 SEP 20:00). TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG aka Tarde para morir joven d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 part of Latin American Cinema Nightss at Deptford Cinema (04 SEP 20:00). TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (04 SEP 18:30). WAITING FOR THE CARNIVAL d. Marcelo Gomes, 2019 at DocHouse (04 AUG 16:30).


THU 05

Films in London this week: KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN 35mm at The Cinema Museum (05 SEP).
Films in London this week: KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN 35mm at The Cinema Museum (05 SEP).

FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at Ciné Lumière (05 SEP 18:30):

  • “Winner of l’Œil d’or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, FOR SAMA is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war, a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, as we follow Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo in Syria, where she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama.”

KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN 35mm d. Hector Babenco, 1985 + Intro by Rebecca Nicole Williams at The Cinema Museum (05 SEP 19:00):

  • “The Cinema Museum are pleased to be hosting a 35mm presentation of KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN (1985). The screening will be introduced by Rebecca Nicole Williams and preceded by an exclusive screening of David Weisman’s introduction to the film at the Academy in 2017 from his own archive. By generous permission of Mr. Weisman, all proceeds of this screening will go to the #SaveTheCinemaMuseum campaign fund.”

THE SHINY SHRIMPS d. Cédric Le Gallo & Maxime Govare, 2019 + Q&A with the directors & actors Geoffrey Couët & Romain Brau at Picturehouse Central (05 SEP 18:30):

  • “Due to their undisciplined behaviour (in and out of the pool), Parisian water polo team THE SHINY SHRIMPS have little hope of achieving their goal to compete in the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ sporting event – the upcoming Gay Games in Croatia. Jean the team captain needs a coach with exceptional motivational abilities to whip the shrimps into shape. After making a homophobic remark on live TV, World Silver Medalist swimmer Matthias Le Goff is offered redemption by means of training and reigning in the flamboyant Shrimps.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BELOVED d. Jonathan Demme, 1998 – A TRIBUTE TO TONI MORRISON at Genesis Cinema (05 SEP 20:30). COLD WAR d. Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at The Dugdale Centre (05 SEP 19:45). DOUBLE DATE d. Benjamin Barfoot, 2017 + Cast & Crew Q&A at The Prince Charles (05 SEP 20:45). IT & IT: CHAPTER 2 Double Bill d. Andy Muschietti, 2017 & 2019 at Genesis Cinema (05 SEP 19:00). NOTORIOUS 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 at Genesis Cinema (05 SEP 18:30). PHOTOGRAPH d. Ritesh Batra, 2019 at The David Lean (05 SEP 14:30 & 19:30). SEAHORSE d. Jeanie Finlay, 2019 at Picturehouse Stratford (05 SEP 20:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). WAITING FOR THE CARNIVAL d. Marcelo Gomes, 2019 at DocHouse (05 AUG 16:30). THE WANDERERS 35mm d. Philip Kaufman, 1979 at The Prince Charles (05 SEP 18:10).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, part of ANGELA BASSETT at BFI.
Films in London this week: HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK 35mm, part of ANGELA BASSETT at BFI (03 SEP).

25 YEARS OF FOX SEARCHLIGHT at Everyman Cinemas (30 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • “Everyman is celebrating 25 years of Fox Searchlight with a weekender of our favourite films across London.” Includes: 28 DAYS LATER… d. Danny Boyle, 2002 + Q&A with the director & writer Alex Garland (30 AUG 18:00 – King’s Cross); SUNSHINE d. Danny Boyle, 2007 + Q&A with the director & writer Alex Garland (30 AUG 20:30 – King’s Cross); ISLE OF DOGS d. Wes Anderson, 2018 + Q&A with puppet master Andy Gent & animation director Mark Waring (31 AUG 15:00 – Hampstead); 500 DAYS OF SUMMER d. Marc Webb, 2009 (01 SEP 17:00 – Baker Street); and, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE d. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2006 (01 SEP 16:00 – Muswell Hill).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: HAMLET 70mm d. Kenneth Branagh, 1996 (02 SEP 18:25).

A FEW FROM DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles (31 AUG to 28 SEP):

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

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

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

BUILT UPON BODIES at Deptford Cinema (05 JUL to 13 OCT):

  • “A season of films that explore the relationship between the human body and the built environment.” Includes: REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 (05 SEP 20:00).

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

COME TOGETHER: A MUSIC FILM SERIES at Barbican (02 to 30 AUG):

  • “Every Friday in August, enjoy a festival experience in the comfort of the cinema, with this season of concerts on film.” Includes:  MONTEREY POP d. DA Pennebaker, 1970 (30 AUG 18:40).

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

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

  • Includes: THE MAGICIAN d. Ingmar Bergman, 1958 (03 SEP 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: Z d. Costa-Gavras, 1969 (01 SEP 14:00 / 04 SEP 19:00).

THE INVISIBLES: THE WORK OF EUGENIO POLGOVSKY at ICA (25 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • “The first UK retrospective dedicated to the work of Mexican documentary filmmaker Eugenio Polgovsky.” Includes: LIGHTBYRINTH + MEXICAN RITUAL d. Eugenio Polgovsky, 2016 + 2012 (31 AUG 18:00); and, RESURRECTION d. Eugenio Polgovsky, 2016 (01 SEP 18:00).

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

JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 OCT):

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

  • “A few extra screenings to thrill and delight you…” Includes: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (02 SEP 18:10).

THE LUNA CINEMA various outdoor venues (SEP):

NEWMAN’S OWN: THE EARLY FILMS OF PAUL NEWMAN at Regent Street Cinema (01 SEP to 27 OCT):

  • “Paul Newman – the man with the most famous blue eyes in history – rose to fame when he starred in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, then cemented his status in Hollywood with a string of hits.” Includes: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF d. Richard Brooks, 1958 (01 SEP 19:30); and, HOMBRE d. Martin Ritt, 1967 (04 SEP 19:30).

PHILLIP MARLOWE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles (until 03 SEP):

  • “We’re bringing a handful of films featuring Raymond Chandler’s detective creation; Phillip Marlowe!” Includes: THE BIG SLEEP 35mm d. Michael Winner, 1978 (03 SEP 18:25 – PCC £1 Members Screening).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):

SAY WHAT HAPPENED: NICK FRASER SELECTS at DocHouse (13 AUG to 20 SEP):

  • “BBC Storyville creator curates a series of films to coincide with the release of his new book.” Includes: WHY WE FIGHT d. Eugene Jarecki, 2005 (03 SEP 18:30).

SUMMER FILM NIGHTS at The Italian Cultural Institute (AUG – FREE!):

  • “Dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema and young talented directors.” Includes: THE START UP aka Accendi il tuo futuro d. Alessandro d’Alatri, 2017 (04 SEP 18:30 – FREE!).

SUMMER OUTDOOR CINEMA at Watermans (16 AUG to 13 SEP):

  • “Settle down on our riverside terrace with a cool drink and enjoy some smash hit films from the last few years. Sing-a-long or just enjoy the movie.” Includes: MARY POPPINS RETURNS SING-A-LONG (30 AUG 20:30).

TERENCE MALICK at Deptford Cinema (01 SEP to 22 SEP):

  • “A season of films by the American director. From his New Hollywood early films to his post-millennium output.” Includes: BADLANDS d. Terrence Malick, 1973 (01 SEP 14:00).

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • “A month long programme of trilogies and triptychs, featuring films by: Kenji Mizoguchi, Federico Fellini, Satyajit Ray, Michelangelo Antonioni, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Krzysztof Kieślowski, David Lynch, and Miguel Gomes.” Includes:
  • Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy – PATHER PANCHALI d. Satyajit Ray, 1955 (30 AUG 20:15); APARAJITO d. Satyajit Ray, 1957 (31 AUG 20:30); and, APUR SANSAR d. Satyajit Ray, 1959 (01 SEP 18:00).
  • Michelangelo Antonioni’s Alienation Trilogy – L’ECLISSE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 (31 AUG 18:00); L’AVVENTURA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (02 SEP 20:15); and, LA NOTTE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961 (03 SEP 20:15).
  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych  SANSHO THE BAILIFF d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954 (01 SEP 20:30).
  • Federico Fellini’s Trilogy of Loneliness – LA STRADA d. Federico Fellini, 1954 (04 SEP 20:15);

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

  • “1999 was an EPIC year for movies – so we’re bringing a whole heap of it back to the big-screen!” Includes: 1999 TEEN MOVIE PYJAMA PARTY 6 Films, 1 Ticket (31 AUG 21:10). THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 enjoys a grind show run (until 05 SEP).

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MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Film festivals in London this week include:


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GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP).
Films in London this week: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP).

ANIARA d. Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja, 2018 at Rio Cinema (30 AUG to 05 SEP):

  • “Apocalyptic, darkly poetic and visually stunning, ANIARA balances a spectacular sense of intergalactic dread with matters more mundane as it imagines the existential crisis of a human race without a planet to call home. The alternative? A shopping mall in space.”

MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN d. Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019 at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP):

  • “Everybody remembers the inspired explosive shocker scene in Alien, but not everyone knows the complex and surprising story of the film’s journey. Dan O’Bannon’s script, combined with H.R. Giger’s artwork were the creative seeds of the film, but there are deeper roots in myth and art that reach further back in time. Interviews with people close to, and involved in, the making of Alien recall the excitement of bringing it all to life, as well as lively anecdotes from the iconic scene.”

THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (30 AUG to 05 SEP):

  • “One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted, Martin Scorsese produced portrait of self-discovery, THE SOUVENIR.”

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

  • A FAITHFULL MAN d. Louis Garrel, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 05 SEP).  ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Waterman’s (31 AUG to 05 SEP). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at BFI Southbank (30 AUG to 05 SEP – Check website for 35mm screenings). THE CHAMBERMAID d. Lila Avilés, 2018 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 04 SEP). THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 05 SEP). GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (until 03 SEP). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at ICA (30 AUG to 05 SEP). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at ICA (until 04 SEP). MRS. LOWRY AND SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at JW3 (01 to 11 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 04 SEP – Selected screening times). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodovar, 2019 at The Lexi (until 11 SEP). SEAHORSE d. Jeanie Finlay, 2019 at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP). WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 35mm d. Rob Reiner, 1989 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 03 SEP).

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