SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [31 AUG to 06 SEP 2018]

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 31 // SAT 01 // SUN 02 // MON 03 // TUE 04 // WED 05 // THU 06


Featured attraction: Open City Documentary Festival – “The Art of Non-Fiction” – gets underway this week at venues across London (04 to 09 SEP). Looking ahead to the programme as a whole, we really like the look of the Penny Lane retrospective (07 to 09), the Laura Huertas Millan screening + Q&A (07 SEP), Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today performance – “an audio-visual expedition to a city found somewhere between the present and the predicted, the real and the imagined” – (07 SEP), and the Bogdan Dziworski screening (08 SEP). Our featured image is from Juliana Antunes’ BARONESA which screens with Q&A at the Opening Night Gala (04 SEP 18:30, Regent Street Cinema).


Special notice: Save The Cinema Museum Public Meeting (03 SEP 19:00 – spaces are limited, please register!): A public meeting to update everyone on negotiations with the Museum’s new landlords, Anthology, answer questions and talk about the way forward.


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 31

Films in London this week: DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES at BFI.
Films in London this week: DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES at BFI (31 AUG).

C’EST LA VIE! + Q&A with actress Eye Haidara at Ciné Lumière (31 AUG 18:30):

  • With thirty years of catering under his belt, Max has organised hundreds of parties. So organising a magnificent wedding in a seventeenth century château with a brigade of waiters, cooks, dishwashers, an orchestra, a photographer and all ingredients for a big celebration should be a piece of cake…
  • C’EST LA VIE! enjoys a grind show run at Ciné Lumière (01 to 23 SEP).

DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES + Q&A with writer/director Terence Davies at BFI Southbank (31 AUG 18:20):

  • Now that Eileen, Maisie and Tony are adults, their childhood memories – and in particular those associated with their father – are inconsistent. While Eileen clings to happier times, her siblings remember his brutal and violent nature. This troubled family must deal with the day-to-day alongside their past.
  • DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES enjoys a grind show run at BFI (31 AUG to 13 SEP).

INVERNOMUTO: NEGUS + Q&A with Simone Bertuzzi at Tate Modern (31 AUG 19:30):

  • A free screening of Italian artist duo Invernomuto’s conceptual documentary, starring Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Part of Tate Late.

More films in London today (A – Z): A QUIET PLACE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (31 AUG 20:00). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at DocHouse (31 AUG 18:15). GHOST at Watermans Outdoors (31 AUG 20:30). THE HEIRESS at ICA (31 AUG 17:00). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (31 AUG 16:15). MODEL SHOP at BFI (31 AUG 18:30). PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Broomfield Park (31 AUG 20:00). PURPLE RAIN at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (31 AUG 20:00). SMALL WORLD SCREENING: Filmmakers in Conversation short film programme at Deptford Cinema (31 AUG 19:00).


SAT 01

Films in London today: THE HILLS HAVE EYES at Genesis Cinema (01 SEP).
Films in London today: THE HILLS HAVE EYES at Genesis Cinema (01 SEP).

THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) at Genesis Cinema (01 SEP 21:30 – Free!):

  • Join Arrow Films and Genesis for Wes Craven’s 1977 cult horror classic: A typical American family on vacation is besieged by a family of cannibals in the arid Southwest Californian desert.

The Live Ghost Tent – Quarterly Meeting of the Laurel & Hardy Society at The Cinema Museum (01 SEP 15:00):

  • Pays tribute to Anita Garvin with the following films: FROM SOUP TO NUTS (1928), short directed by Edgar Kennedy; BLOTTO (1930), short directed by James Parrott; THE CHIMP (1932), short directed by James Parrott; and, A CHUMP AT OXFORD (1940), directed by Alfred J. Goulding.

THE MAN FROM MO’WAX + Q&A with James Lavelle + Pitchblack Playback at Hackney Picturehouse (01 SEP 18:00):

  • James Lavelle played his first DJ set at 14, launched pioneering record label Mo’Wax at 18 and released the genre-defining UNKLE album Psyence Fiction at 22. His rapid rise seemed limitless, but it’s only when you’re going so fast that the wheels fall off.

SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED + Q&A with director Sara Afsar at Rio Cinema (01 SEP 12:00):

  • SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of President Bashar al Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres.

More films in London today (A – Z): ADVENTURELAND 35mm + free beer at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 21:00). African Odysseys Presents: New Wave screening and networking at BFI (01 SEP 12:00). BABETTE’S FEAST aka Babettes gaestebud at BFI (01 SEP 15:30). DAY FOR NIGHT at BFI (01 SEP 20:30). E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL at Backyard Cinema (01 SEP 12:30). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at DocHouse (01 SEP 16:00). THE GOONIES at the Nomad, Queen’s Park (01 SEP 20:15). ISLE OF DOGS at Backyard Cinema (01 SEP 20:30).
LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (01 SEP 16:30). THE MAN FROM MO’WAX at DocHouse (01 SEP 20:30). MCQUEEN at ICA (01 SEP 13:30). OPENING NIGHT at BFI (01 SEP 20:15). PETER PAN (1953) at BFI (01 SEP 13:00). PRETTY WOMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (01 SEP 20:00). THE PRINCESS BRIDE at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 18:15). TRUE ROMANCE 35mm at The Prince Charles (01 SEP 20:45). Double Bill: THE WOMEN + MILDRED PIERCE at Regent Street Cinema (01 SEP 13:30 & 16:15).


SUN 02

Films in London this week: THE HEIRESS at ICA (02 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE HEIRESS at ICA (02 SEP).

THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT + Q&A with director Callum Macrae at Phoenix Cinema (02 SEP 14:00):

  • Award-winning director Callum Macrae’s new feature documentary tells the story of the death of eleven innocent people killed by the British Army on a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971, and the fight by their relatives and survivors to discover the truth.

THE HEIRESS + Q&A with director Marcelo Martinessi at ICA (02 SEP 16:15):

  • Once proud members of Paraguay’s elite, Chela and Chiquita now live a cloistered life in a grand house falling into disrepair. Together for over thirty years, their debts lead to Chiquita’s imprisonment on fraud charges and Chela, the more reclusive of the couple, is forced to face a new reality.

KENNETH ANGER NIGHT at Moth Club (02 SEP 19:00):

  • Deeper Into Movies returns to celebrate the legendary master occultist director Kenneth Anger. His work blends ritual, magik, queer mysticism, leather, and rock n’ roll into images that have changed cinema forever.

More films in London today (A – Z): AFTER THE THIN MAN presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (02 SEP 14:30). BEST F(R)IENDS VOLUME 1 at The Prince Charles (02 SEP 20:45). BLACK PANTHER at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (02 SEP 20:00). DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (02 SEP 12:40). FINDING NEMO at Picturehouse Central (02 SEP 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR at Backyard Cinema (02 SEP 12:30). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (02 SEP 21:00). THE GOONIES at Backyard Cinema (02 SEP 16:30). HEARTS BEAT LOUD at Genesis Cinema (02 SEP 20:30). THE KING at Barbican (02 SEP 16:05). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (02 SEP 13:50). THE MAN FROM MO’WAX at DocHouse (02 SEP 18:00). SUMMER 1993 at ICA (02 SEP 12:10). YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE at Whirled Cinema (02 SEP 18:00).


MON 03

Films in London this week: WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY at Frontline Club (03 SEP).
Films in London this week: WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY at Frontline Club (03 SEP).

THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT + Q&A with director Callum Macrae at Regent Street Cinema (03 SEP 19:30):

  • Award-winning director Callum Macrae’s new feature documentary tells the story of the death of eleven innocent people killed by the British Army on a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971, and the fight by their relatives and survivors to discover the truth.

UNDER THE WIRE + Q&A with Paul Conroy & director Chris Martin at DocHouse (03 SEP 18:30):

  • On 13 February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was acclaimed Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin, known for her fearless journalism. The other was her colleague, photographer Paul Conroy. Only one of them returned.

WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY + Q&A with director Deeyah Khan & journalist Catrin Nye at Frontline Club (03 SEP 19:00):

  • When Deeyah Khan was six, her father took her to her first anti-racism rally. A Pakistani immigrant to Norway, he promised her that things would get better and that the skinhead gangs that terrorised their family would soon find themselves relics of past prejudices, that tomorrow would be a more tolerant time. Three decades on, and we’re still waiting for tomorrow.

More films in London today (A – Z): BLACK PANTHER at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (03 SEP 21:00). DAY FOR NIGHT at BFI (03 SEP 18:10). DEMOLITION MAN 35mm at The Prince Charles (03 SEP 20:45). DO THE RIGHT THING at Picturehouse Central (03 SEP 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). PERSONA at BFI (03 SEP 20:50). ROBOT JOX 35mm at The Prince Charles (03 SEP 18:10).


TUE 04

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

ADA FOR MAYOR + Q&A with director Pau Faus at ICA (04 SEP 18:30):

  • Ada Colau, a well-known activist against evictions in Spain, decides to run for Mayor of Barcelona. Surrounded by a team with little experience in institutional politics, Colau candidly shares the doubts and thoughts arising from her foray into mainstream politics.

AMERICAN ANIMALS + Q&A with writer/director Bart Layton at Curzon Soho (04 SEP 18:15):

  • This isn’t based on a true story, this happened. Writer-director Bart Layton (THE IMPOSTER) takes the heist movie into bold new territory with this unbelievable but true story of four young men who attempt one of the most audacious art heists in US history.

An Intimate Evening with Tom Burke at The Cinema Museum (04 SEP 19:00):

  • Meet popular film and television actor Tom Burke, who will be screening his favourite film, followed by a Q&A, and closing with drinks with Tom at the bar. A fundraiser for The Cinema Museum.

THE CHILDREN ACT + Q&A with director Sir Richard Eyre at Phoenix Cinema (04 SEP 18:20):

  • Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, director Richard Eyre’s (NOTES ON A SCANDAL) stately, moving drama follows an eminent High Court judge (Emma Thompson ) for whom professional and personal crises collide as she approaches a critical ruling.
  • THE CHILDREN ACT enjoys a grind show run at the Phoenix Cinema (31 AUG to 06 SEP).

CRAZY RICH ASIANS + EXTENDED INTRO at BFI Southbank (04 SEP 20:30):

  • Based on the best-selling book series and already a smash box office success in the US, CRAZY RICH ASIANS marks the first time in 25 years that an American film has a majority Asian cast.

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST + Q&A at Rich Mix (04 SEP 18:15):

  • Welcome Sessions presents Julie Dash’s 1991 cult classic. Set in 1902, DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST tells the story of three generations of African American Gullah women who live in isolation on an island off the coast of South Carolina and risk losing their culture as they prepare for a new life on mainland U.S.

INSIANG + INTRO at Genesis Cinema (04 SEP 21:00):

  • Filikino presents a classic by social realist filmmaker Lino Brocka: Jealousy and violence take center stage in this claustrophobic melo­drama, a tautly constructed character study set in the slums of Manila. Lino Brocka crafts an eviscerating portrait of an innocent daughter and her bitter mother as women scorned.

PIN CUSHION + Q&A with actress Joanna Scanlan at The David Lean Cinema (04 SEP 19:30):

  • A mother and her teenaged daughter move into a Northern town. Disabled and friendless, mother Lyn (Scanlan) tries to keep daughter Iona (Lily Newmark) in a state of childhood, but as the pressures of high school life weigh upon Iona, the pair’s relationship takes a painful turn…

TV preview: THE BISEXUAL + Q&A with creator & star Desiree Akhavan, co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele, actors Maxine Peake & Brian Gleeson at BFI Southbank (04 SEP 18:15):

  • Fresh from winning the Grand Jury prize at Sundance, Desiree Akhavan (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST) co-writes, directs and stars in this new six-part comedy drama for Channel 4 and Hulu.

More films in London today (A – Z): CASABLANCA at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (04 SEP 19:45). CLUELESS at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (04 SEP 21:00). DAISIES presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (04 SEP 20:00). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at DocHouse (04 SEP 16:10). GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT & BAMI presented by We Are Parable and AFROPUNK at Ritzy (04 SEP 20:30). JACKIE BROWN 35mm at The Prince Charles (04 SEP 18:00). MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017) at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (04 SEP 20:00). OPENING NIGHT at BFI (04 SEP 20:20). OUT OF SIGHT 35mm at The Prince Charles (04 SEP 21:00).


WED 05

Films in London this week: THEMROC at ICA (05 SEP).
Films in London this week: THEMROC at ICA (05 SEP).

AMERICAN ANIMALS + Q&A at The Ritzy (05 SEP 20:00):

  • This isn’t based on a true story, this happened. Writer-director Bart Layton (THE IMPOSTER) takes the heist movie into bold new territory with this unbelievable but true story of four young men who attempt one of the most audacious art heists in US history.

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN + READING at the Nomad Cinema, Brompton Cemetery (05 SEP 20:00):

  • 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A rare chance to enjoy an outdoor screening in the atmospheric splendour of London’s most famous grade 1 listed cemetery. Introduced with a reading from the novel.

PERSONA + INTRO by Dr Claire Thomson at BFI Southbank (05 SEP 18:20):

  • Bergman’s remarkable chamberwork about the island encounter between an actress who’s suddenly decided to speak no more and the talkative nurse overseeing her convalescence is one of cinema’s most penetrating explorations of the vampiric aspects of creativity: the patient feeds off her protector’s confessions.

SERIAL THRILLA + Q&A with filmmakers at 93 Feet East (05 SEP 19:00):

  • Shorts On Tap is back with a killer selection of shorts, unleashing a programme of gripping, chilling, dark short films for a thriller-thirsty audience.

SHORTSIGHTED CINEMA: TRANSFORM + Q&A with filmmakers + networking at Rich Mix (05 SEP 19:00):

  • As cities expand and we become more socially and globally connected, are we losing sight of how we see ourselves, our differences and our collective identity? Short Sighted Cinema present cutting-edge British docs alongside spoken word artists.

THEMROC at ICA (05 SEP 18:45):

  • Made in 1973, with a screenplay comprising just gestures and grunts and lacking any comprehensible dialogue, French filmmaker Claude Faraldo’s provocative and subversive satire is known as one of his most challenging films. In 1986, when THEMROC was first shown in the UK, it was branded with Channel 4’s notorious ‘adults only’ red triangle.

More films in London today (A – Z): 8 1/2 35mm at The Prince Charles (05 SEP 20:45). BABETTE’S FEAST aka Babettes gaestebud at BFI (05 SEP 18:30). BROOKLYN presented by Twickenham Film Club at The EXCHANGE (05 SEP 19:30). CINEMA PARADISO aka Nuovo Cinema Paradiso presented by Arrow Video at The Prince Charles (05 SEP 18:05). THE KING at ICA (05 SEP 12:45). LADY BIRD at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (05 SEP 19:45). LA LA LAND at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (05 SEP 20:00). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (05 SEP 14:00). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (05 SEP 19:45).


THU 06

Films in London this week: THE APPARITION at Genesis Cinema (06 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE APPARITION at Genesis Cinema (06 SEP).

THE APPARITION at Genesis Cinema (06 SEP 21:00):

  • Presented by MUBI (ticket includes a free month’s subscription): Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a war journalist at a leading newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; to investigate the veracity of a divine apparition in a small French village.

LUST FOR LIFE at BFI (06 SEP 18:20):

  • Boasting a magnificently intense performance by Douglas as Van Gogh, this is one of the best Hollywood films about creativity. Shooting in carefully chosen locations, Vincente Minnelli and producer John Houseman contextualise the painter’s pictures with regard to his life.

REBECCA + READING at Nomad Cinema, Brompton Cemetery (06 SEP 20:00):

  • Hitchcock’s flawless adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine as the mismatched couple at the centre of this astonishing thriller. REBECCA is all about history and sense of place – perfect for soaking up the grand atmosphere of Brompton. Introduced with a reading from the novel.

More films in London today (A – Z): THE GREATEST SHOWMAN at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (06 SEP 20:00). THE KING at ICA (06 SEP 12:45). THE KING at Genesis Cinema (06 SEP 18:30). SINGLES 35mm at The Prince Charles (06 SEP 20:45).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London today: THE STRAIGHT STORY at BFI (05 SEP).
Films in London today: THE STRAIGHT STORY at BFI (05 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mmnew ‘unrestored’ print (02 SEP 20:15).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

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

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises include: THE CORNETTO TRILOGY 3 films, 1 ticket (31 AUG 18:45).

AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):

  • “Whether you’re heading back to class or just feeling nostalgic about the good old days, lock up your board and come enjoy a quality Back 2 School movie in our cinema space.” Includes: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (06 SEP 17:00).

BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (until 01 SEP):

  • “The most sublime, articulate, guarded and grounded filmmaker of the nouvelle vague”, this programme presents fifteen films from the filmmaker’s extensive oeuvre. Concludes with: THE GREEN RAY (01 SEP 20:00).
  • See also ÉRIC ROHMER’S TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS (below).

CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (further details tbc):

DIRECTED BY WOMEN at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

ÉRIC ROHMER’S TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS at Close-Up (03 to 11 SEP):

  • Between 1990 and 1998, a still-prolific Rohmer demonstrated the vitality of his exquisite, exceedingly-refined talents by producing a quartet of seasonally-set comedies that rivals his finest work. Includes: A TALE OF SPRINGTIME (03 SEP 20:15); A SUMMER’S TALE (04 SEP 20:15); and, AN AUTUMN TALE (06 SEP 20:15).

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (until OCT):

HARRY DEAN STANTON FOCUS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (until 14 SEP):

  • A series of amazing FREE live music and movie events in the cinema’s Bar Paragon. Includes: WHALE RIDER + EFA SUPERTRAMP (31 AUG 19:45).

STOLEN SUMMERS various venues (02 to 16 SEP):

  • A film season celebrating the European summer holiday and the pleasure and trouble that travel invites. Curated by Taryn Joffe. Includes:
  • LEXI Cinema: THE GREEN RAY + UNRELATED + Q&A with Joanna Hogg (02 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

  • Legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet. Includes: MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS (02 SEP 12:45).
  • The English Dubs are also screening if you need them (tickets only £4).

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 02 SEP – Free! / No booking required):

  • “As we head right into summertime, feel the heat for some of the best films set during the summer months.” Concludes with: S.O.S. SUMMER OF SAM (01 SEP 15:00 & 17:30); and REAR WINDOW (02 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (until 30 SEP):

WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

  • A season celebrating the charismatic working-class stars who light up our screens. Includes: BILLY LIAR (01 SEP 18:00); and, POOR COW 03 SEP 20:40).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR T at Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (04 SEP).
Films in London this week: THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR T at Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (04 SEP).

Festivals projecting this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: C'EST LA VIE at Ciné Lumière.
Films in London this week: C’EST LA VIE at Ciné Lumière.

C’EST LA VIE! at Ciné Lumière (31 AUG to 23 SEP):

  • With thirty years of catering under his belt, Max has organised hundreds of parties. So organising a magnificent wedding in a seventeenth century château with a brigade of waiters, cooks, dishwashers, an orchestra, a photographer and all ingredients for a big celebration should be a piece of cake…

DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES at BFI  Southbank (31 AUG to 13 SEP):

  • Now that Eileen, Maisie and Tony are adults, their childhood memories – and in particular those associated with their father – are inconsistent. While Eileen clings to happier times, her siblings remember his brutal and violent nature. This troubled family must deal with the day-to-day alongside their past.

THE KING at DocHouse (31 AUG to 06 SEP):

  • Eugene Jarecki takes a roadtrip across America in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce to offer a state of the nation epic that tracks the rise and fall of one America’s greatest musical stars. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind.

More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT at DocHouse (03 to 06 SEP). BLACKkKLANSMAN at The Castle Cinema (31 AUG to 13 SEP). BRAGUINO at ICA (01 to 05 SEP). THE CHILDREN ACT at the Phoenix Cinema (31 AUG to 06 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (01 to 05 SEP). COLD WAR at Barbican (31 AUG to 06 AUG). DOUGH at JW3 (02 to 06 SEP). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at Watermans (31 AUG to 05 SEP). HEATHERS at The Prince Charles (31 AUG to 06 SEP). MARY SHELLEY at Whirled Cinema (03 to 09 SEP).


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