SCREEN GUIDE: What to see in London this week (07 to 13 AUG 2020)

Find out what to see in London this week across indie & underground venues, film clubs, popups & film festivals as well as our selection of new releases, restorations & revivals.*

By RADIANT CIRCUS

Twitter @radiantcircus | Instagram @radiantcircus

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NEWS FROM ACROSS LONDON’S ALTERNATIVE CINEMA SCENE.

The big news this week is that face coverings are required to be worn inside cinemas from 08 AUG, although you can take them off in the auditorium if you want to consume a snack or a beverage… We retweeted the announcement from industry body Cinema UK using #WeirdScience as the logic doesn’t stack up: if we need to wear a face covering in the foyer but not in the auditorium, how much protection is being offered, and to whom?

If the cinema industry’s job was to reassure a clearly reluctant public to step back into the darkness, we’re not sure this compromise of “safety vs snacks” does it (despite financial pressures on screen exhibitors). We’ll opt for wearing a face covering for the entire experience. It’s also a sensible time to read We Are Parable’s excellent audience research about the specific needs of Black, Asian and other ethnic groups when it comes to returning to the cinema:

“We believe that there should be a concerted effort to create communications that are tailored to Black, Asian and other ethnic groups as an attempt to increase confidence and certainty when going to back to the cinema. These groups are simultaneously the most frequent visitors to cinemas and at a higher risk of dying from COVID-19, and we believe that significant methods should be taken to protect them.” (We Are Parable).

Celebrating Black cinema, Black Ink Cinema film club returns to the Genesis this week with a special screening of SET IT OFF (07 AUG).

In venue reopenings, we welcome Watermans, Curzon Soho and Curzon Victoria back to full time screenings. Archlight Cinema and Rio Cinema return with limited weekenders. The Dalston local has also launched an online hub Rio Player for streaming films they might otherwise have projected in their gorgeous auditorium. The Castle Cinema has announced their reopening date (28 AUG) whilst The Prince Charles has set their sights on an October return (including 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70MM, 16 to 21 OCT). Keep track of all new re-opening announcements with our venue A to Z.

Drive-ins continue to evolve as London’s pimped car parks hit a quieter patch. Rooftop’s Drive In Film Club is still going strong at Alexandra Palace as is The Drive-In at Troubadour Meridian Water (see listings for details).

In what looks like another reopening first, Genesis Cinema begins a new rep season, MODERN CULT CLASSICS (10 to 25 AUG). Films this week include WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (10 AUG), BAIT (11 AUG), and TALE OF TALES (13 AUG). Future titles include DONNIE DARKO (14 AUG), THE LIGHTHOUSE (17 AUG), SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (19 AUG), RAW (24 AUG), and THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (25 AUG).

Speaking of seasons, BFI’s reopening programme (from 01 SEP) continues their commitment to showcasing the established canon (more Fellini…) alongside more diverse voices. We’re delighted to see Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE 4K (1995) profiled as part of season Redefining Rebellion programmed by Kaleem Aftab. Activity on the Southbank will be supplemented by FREE online events with guests including Matthieu Kassovitz and Riz Ahmed. Elsewhere at the BFI, there’s a chance to catch up with Unlocked: Recent Releases Now on the Big Screen and some live screenings from the London Indian Film Festival. Finally, BFI’s members have voted for Your Big Screen Classics where you can find such treasures as BOYZ N THE HOOD, MY OWN PRIVAE IDAHO, CLUELESS and A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. Booking opens later this month.

Now that London’s screens are getting busier, our listings will gently morph back to their pre-COVID-19 form, focusing on London’s one-off film events, seasons, festivals & a selection of new releases. But we will continue to list on- and off-line events as we think this is how the alternative cinema scene will work for some considerable time to come.

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OUR PICK OF THE WEEK’S ALTERNATIVE SCREEN EVENTS IN LONDON.
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ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS across town (13 AUG 2020).

You can tell cinema is starting to return to something like ‘normal’ as we’re getting a flurry of anniversary releases, revivals and restorations. One of this week’s standout offerings (to our minds anyway…) is ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (1970) which screens pretty much everywhere that’s open on 13 AUG (see listings). If you can’t get enough of The King, we’ve spotted a couple of his westerns heading to Everyman Cinemas a little later in the month: FLAMING STAR (17 AUG) + LOVE ME TENDER (18 AUG). 

Our featured attraction of the week is Nazim Abbasov’s FELLINI (1999) which concludes online season Tashkent Film Encounters from Kino Klassika Foundation (11 AUG – main featured image). There’s a beautiful irony in the current context that this streaming title is set in “the abandoned town of Karakalpakstan, [where] the old cinema is living out its last days”. Let’s hope that’s not overly prophetic… If you haven’t caught up with this wonderful season yet, the penultimate film, ANGEL ON THE RIGHT (2002), is available to stream until 11 AUG.

See you in darkness,

RADIANT CIRCUS

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MEAN GIRLS d. Mark Waters, 2004 – House Party + Drink/Pizza at Everyman Cinemas (07 AUG 20:00):

    • Everyman Cinemas presents: “We had so much fun with our cult screening clubs during lock down that we want to bring them to you IRL. Come over to our place for a special screening of MEAN GIRLS and the Aperol Spritz and pizza is on us and all included in your ticket. It’s going to be totally fetch!”

SET IT OFF d. F Gary Gray, 1996 at Genesis Cinema (07 AUG 20:30):

    • Black Ink Cinema presents: “For our first post lockdown Return Black Ink Cinema will host the movie classic SET IT OFF (1996) Starring an all-star female cast! Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A Fox and Kimberly Elise, who take on a daring last score before they evade the law. We invite you to come along and enjoy this well loved movie classic within an intimate luxury private setting. Come along, have a great time, mingle and hopefully make some new friends!”

Sundance Film Festival: London online event (07 to 09 AUG):

    • UNCLE FRANK d. Alan Ball, 2020 – UK Premiere + Q&A with case & crew (07 AUG 20:00): “In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina for the family patriarch’s funeral, they’re unexpectedly joined by Frank’s lover Walid.”
    • SHORT FILMS available to stream on demand (from 07 AUG).
    • Transatlantic: Directors in Conversation FREE online event (07 AUG 17:30).

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ARCHLIGHT CINEMA inc:

    • PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (07 AUG 20:00). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (07 AUG 18:20). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (07 AUG 21:10).

CURZON SOHO inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (07 AUG 18:30). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (07 AUG 15:20 & 18:00). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (07 AUG 21:00). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (07 AUG 14:00). PARASITE BLACK & WIHTE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (07 AUG 20:30). PERFECT 10 d. Eva Riley, 2019 (07 AUG 17:30). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (07 AUG 21:30). THE WHISTLERS d. Corneliu Porumboiu, 2019 (07 AUG 14:50).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (07 AUG 15:00, 17:30 & 20:30). A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (07 AUG 19:30 – Bloomsbury). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (07 AUG 15:00 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (07 AUG 19:00 – Mayfair). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (07 AUG 18:00 – Bloomsbury). THE TRAITOR d. Marco Bellocchio, 2019 (07 AUG 19:30 – Victoria). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (07 AUG 15:30 – Bloomsbury). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (07 AUG 18:30 & 21:00 – Victoria).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

    • LA LA LAND d. Damien Chazelle, 2016 (07 AUG 18:25). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (07 AUG 21:50).

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (07 AUG 12:50, 15:55, 18:20 & 20:40). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2020 (07 AUG 15:50 & 20:30). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (07 AUG 13:20 & 18:30). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2020 (07 AUG 15:15). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (07 AUG 17:30). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (07 AUG 18:15). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (07 AUG 21:00). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (07 AUG 16:00, 18:10 & 20:50).

RIO CINEMA inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (07 AUG 20:00).

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (07 AUG 19:00).

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Sundance Film Festival: London online event (07 to 09 AUG):

    • LUXOR d. Zeina Durra, 2020 – UK Premiere + Q&A with cast & crew (08 AUG 20:00): “When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan, a talented archaeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.”
    • SHORT FILMS available to stream on demand (from 07 AUG).
    • (Re)Imagining the Future of Independent Film FREE online event (08 AUG 17:30).

#WOFFFWATCHALONG – Switchboard LGBTQ+ Virtual Pride – FREE Online Short Film Programme + Filmmaker Q&A (08 AUG 16:00+)

    • Women Over 50 Film Festival + Switchboard present: “Our LGBTQ+ WOFFF watchalong, co-hosted with Switchboard – The LGBT+ Helpline filled with a fabulous selection of films made by and about older queer women and a live online Q&A and discussion.”

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ARCHLIGHT CINEMA inc:

BELLINGHAM FILM PALACE inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (08 AUG 19:00).

CURZON SOHO inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (08 AUG 20:30). THE COUNTY d. Grímur Hákonarson, 2019 (08 AUG 17:50). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (08 AUG 14:40 & 16:50). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (08 AUG 14:10 & 21:00). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (08 AUG 20:00). PARASITE BLACK & WIHTE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (08 AUG 13;30). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (08 AUG 17:20).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (08 AUG 15:00, 17:45 & 20:30). A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (08 AUG 15:30 & 20:45 – Bloomsbury). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (08 AUG 12:50 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (08 AUG 16:15 – Mayfair). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (08 AUG 18:15 – Bloomsbury). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (08 AUG 15:50 & 21;15 – Bloomsbury). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (08 AUG 18:15 & 21:00 – Victoria). WHO YOU THINK I AM d. Safy Nebbou, 2019 (08 AUG 15:10 – Bloomsbury).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

    • AQUAMAN d. James Wan, 2018 (08 AUG 18:00). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (08 AUG 21:45).

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

    • SHAZAM! d. David F. Sandberg, 2019 (08 AUG 14:00). BIRDS OF PREY d. Cathy Yan, 2020 (08 AUG 17:15). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (08 AUG 20:15).

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (08 AUG 15:40, 18:30 & 20:40). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2020 (08 AUG 15:50 & 21:00). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (08 AUG 13:20 & 18:30). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (08 AUG 17:30). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (08 AUG 20:30). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (08 AUG 14:55). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (08 AUG 20:30). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (08 AUG 12:15 P&B & 18:00). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (08 AUG 16:00, 18:20 & 20:50).

RIO CINEMA inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (08 AUG 20:00).

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (08 AUG 16:00 & 19:00).

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SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (09 AUG 16:00).

    • “The story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.”

Sundance Film Festival: London online event (07 to 09 AUG):

    • BOYS STATE d. Jesse Moss & Amanda McBaine, 2020 – UK Premiere + Q&A with cast & crew (09 AUG 20:00): “A documentary about a thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas who join together to build a representative government from the ground up.”
    • SHORT FILMS available to stream on demand (from 07 AUG).
    • London Filmmaking Meetup FREE online event (09 AUG 18:00).

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ARCHLIGHT CINEMA inc:

    • DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 (09 AUG 16:00). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (09 AUG 19:00). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (09 AUG 17:30 & 20:00).

BELLINGHAM FILM PALACE inc:

    • PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (09 AUG 19:00).

CURZON SOHO inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (09 AUG 18:00). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (09 AUG 14:50 & 17:30). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (09 AUG 14:20 & 20:30). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (09 AUG 13:40). PARASITE BLACK & WIHTE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (09 AUG 19:50). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (09 AUG 21:00). THE WHISTLERS d. Corneliu Porumboiu, 2019 (09 AUG 17:00).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (09 AUG 14:30, 17:15 & 20:00). A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (09 AUG 14:45 & 20:00 – Bloomsbury). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (09 AUG 12:10 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (09 AUG 13:30 – Mayfair). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (09 AUG 17:30 – Bloomsbury). THE TRAITOR d. Marco Bellocchio, 2019 (09 AUG 15:30 – Victoria). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (09 AUG 15:05 & 20:30 – Bloomsbury). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (09 AUG 17:45 & 20:30 – Victoria). WHO YOU THINK I AM d. Safy Nebbou, 2019 (09 AUG 14:15 – Bloomsbury).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (09 AUG 15:55, 18:20 & 20:40). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2020 (09 AUG 14:20 & 20:30). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (09 AUG 13:00 & 18:00). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (09 AUG 17:00). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (09 AUG 20:30). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (09 AUG 20:00). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (09 AUG 15:30 & 18:15). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (09 AUG 16:00, 18:10 & 20:50).

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (09 AUG 16:00 & 19:00).

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DC On Demand – FREE streaming programme from Deptford Cinema. New features every Monday / New shorts every Thursday:

    • Current programme (at time of posting) // Feature: BLACK & BLUE d. Hugh King & Lamar Williams, 1987 (until 10 AUG) // Shorts programme: PRIZEFIGHTER d. Angela Wong, 2013 + SALMA THE BOXER d. Leah Borromeo, 2018 (until 13 AUG).

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CURZON SOHO inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (10 AUG 21:00). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (10 AUG 15:10 HOH & 17:20). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (10 AUG 21:30). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (10 AUG 20:30). PARASITE BLACK & WIHTE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (10 AUG 14:00). PERFECT 10 d. Eva Riley, 2019 (10 AUG 14:40). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (10 AUG 17:50). THE WHISTLERS d. Corneliu Porumboiu, 2019 (10 AUG 18:20).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (10 AUG 15:00, 17:45 & 20:30). A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (10 AUG 19:30 – Bloomsbury). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (10 AUG 15:00 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (10 AUG 19:00 – Mayfair). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (10 AUG 18:00 – Bloomsbury). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (10 AUG 15:30 – Bloomsbury). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (10 AUG 18:15 & 21:00 – Victoria).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (10 AUG 19:00).

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FELLINI d. Nazim Abbasov, 1999 FREE to stream + Live Online Interview with activist, journalist & filmmaker Shahida Yakub (11 AUG 12:00+):

    • Kino Klassika presents: “In the abondoned town of Karakalpakstan, the old cinema is living out its last days. Once upon a time, here was the shore of the Aral Sea, full of life, and the local cinema flourished. But the Aral Sea has dried up and the country has changed. Fellini, the cinema’s current owner, does everything he can to keep the cinema alive.” Part of TASHKENT FILM ENCOUNTERS.
    • How it works: Film released online on 11 AUG 12:00 then available to watch for one week. Interviews broadcast from Kino Klassika’s Facebook Page (also at 11 AUG 12:00).

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CURZON SOHO inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (11 AUG 18:30). THE COUNTY d. Grímur Hákonarson, 2019 (11 AUG 17:30). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (11 AUG 15:20 & 18:00). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (11 AUG 21:00). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (11 AUG 14:00). PARASITE BLACK & WIHTE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (11 AUG 20:30). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (11 AUG 21:30). THE WHISTLERS d. Corneliu Porumboiu, 2019 (11 AUG 14:50).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (11 AUG 14:15, 17:30 & 20:15). A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (11 AUG 19:30 – Bloomsbury). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (11 AUG 15:00 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (11 AUG 16:15 – Mayfair). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (11 AUG 18:00 – Bloomsbury). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (11 AUG 15:30 – Bloomsbury). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (11 AUG 18:00 & 20:45 – Victoria).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

    •  DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 (11 AUG 18:30). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1975 (11 AUG 21:25).

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (11 AUG 18:00. IT d. Andrés Muschietti, 2017 (11 AUG 19:45). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (11 AUG 19:00). RADIOACTIVE d. Marjane Satrapi, 2019 (11 AUG 17:00). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swales, 2020 (11 AUG 15:15). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (11 AUG 20:30). 
    • Also at Everyman Cinemas: GOODFELLAS d. Martin Scorcese, 1990 (11 AUG 17:30 – Chelsea). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 (11 AUG 20:00 – Hampstead). JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (11 AUG 19:15 – Crystal Palace).

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (11 AUG 13:30, 15:50, 18:20 & 20:40). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 (11 AUG 18:40). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2020 (11 AUG 15:00 & 20:50). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (11 AUG 17:50). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (11 AUG 20:30). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (11 AUG 17:40). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (11 AUG 20:20). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (11 AUG 13:00). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (11 AUG 15:30, 18:10 & 21:00).

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (11 AUG 19:00 HOH).

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CURZON SOHO inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (12 AUG 21:30). THE COUNTY d. Grímur Hákonarson, 2019 (12 AUG 15:10). INCEPTION: 10th Anniversary d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (12 AUG 20:30). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (12 AUG 14:40 & 17:20 HOH). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (12 AUG 21:00). PARASITE BLACK & WIHTE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (12 AUG 14:00). PERFECT 10 d. Eva Riley, 2019 (12 AUG 18:20). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (12 AUG 17:50).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (12 AUG 13:45 & 16:45 – Victoria). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (12 AUG 14:30 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (12 AUG 13:30 – Mayfair). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (12 AUG 16:50 – Bloomsbury). THE TRAITOR d. Marco Bellocchio, 2019 (12 AUG 14:45 – Victoria). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (12 AUG 17:40 – Bloomsbury). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (12 AUG 17:15 & 21:00 – Victoria).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

    • PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (12 AUG 22:15).

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (12 AUG 13:20, 15:40, 18:20 & 20:40). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2020 (12 AUG 21:00). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (12 AUG 13:20). INCEPTION: 10th Anniversary d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (12 AUG 20:15). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2020 (12 AUG 18:00). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (12 AUG 17:30). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (12 AUG 18:10). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (12 AUG 14:55). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (12 AUG 20:30). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (12 AUG 15:50, 18:30 & 20:50).

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

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RADIO SILENCE d. Juliana Fanjul, 2019 + Q&A with the director FREE online event (13 AUG 19:00):

    • Bertha DocHouse presents: “It’s no easy feat to be an independent journalist in Mexico. Two companies own 94% of the media – and are increasingly at the behest of the corrupt government. Investigative reporter Carmen Aristegui finds this out firsthand when her popular radio programme is cancelled, under pressure from the powers that be who are tired of her corruption investigations.”
    • How it works: Register online to receive the links to the event.

WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 Paid streaming + FREE Q&A from Rich Mix (13 AUG 19:00):

    • “A special virtual screening of Rubika Shah’s energising film which charts a vital national protest movement. We are partnering with Love Music Hate Racism for this special virtual screening through distributors Modern Films.”
    • How it works: WHITE RIOT is available to watch online until 16 AUG for a 48 hour paid rental. Register online for the FREE live online Q&A (13 AUG 19:00) via Zoom. Speakers for the Q&A TBC.

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CURZON SOHO inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (13 AUG 18:30). THE COUNTY d. Grímur Hákonarson, 2019 (13 AUG 17:30). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (13 AUG 15:20 & 18:00). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (13 AUG 21:00). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (13 AUG 20:30). PARASITE BLACK & WIHTE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (13 AUG 14:00). PERFECT 10 d. Eva Riley, 2019 (13 AUG 14:40). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (13 AUG 21:30).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (13 AUG 15:00 & 17:45 – Victoria). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (13 AUG 14:30 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (13 AUG 19:45 – Mayfair). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (13 AUG 16:50 – Bloomsbury). THE TRAITOR d. Marco Bellocchio, 2019 (13 AUG 19:00 – Victoria). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (13 AUG 17:40 – Bloomsbury). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (13 AUG 18:15 & 21:00 – Victoria).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

    • MOANA d. Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall & Chris Williams, 2016 (13 AUG 14:00). BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 (13 AUG 17:00). PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarrantino, 1994 (13 AUG 20:30).

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (13 AUG 19:00).

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