SCREEN GUIDE: What to see in London this week (14 to 20 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

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NEWS FROM ACROSS LONDON’S ALTERNATIVE CINEMA SCENE.

We don’t normally cover big movie releases (unless they contain a giant ape of course…) but the announcement that Christopher Nolan’s TENET will be setting screens alight from 26 AUG must be good news to concerned cinema owners and operators. Whether this tentpole can bear the burden of industry and audience expectation remains to be seen, but we can only wish the exhibition industry well through these challenging times.

The reopening ripples continue with a warm welcome back to Catford Mews with two days of screenings this weekend (14 to 15 AUG) and a return of Everyman Baker Street (indeed, all the boutique chain’s cinemas should be reopen by 21 AUG). We also have a reopening date for Barbican Cinemas, now booking for their 35mm presentation of TENET from 04 SEP.

Declaring their intent to continue with a blended on- and off-line programme, Barbican has also announced a new steaming season in their On Demand cinema. INNER STATES (11 to 24 SEP) looks at first person perspectives on film and includes: ALLAH TANTOU (1991), FIX ME (2009), LÀ BAS (2006), TARNATION (2003), THIS IS NOT A FILM (2010) and a Lockdown States short film programme.

Rio Cinema continues their weekender reopening strategy (14 to 16 AUG) supplemented by additional titles online in their new Rio Cinema Player (see STILL STREAMING below for film details). Another thing we don’t normally cover at RADIANT CIRCUS is family screenings, but it would be remiss of us not to mention a special afternoon event to raise funds for the wonderful Rio: FOUR KIDS & IT d. Andy De Emmony, 2020 (16 AUG 16:00). 

Archlight Cinema continues to expand their screen offerings as the South London venue finds their COVID feet (14 to 16 AUG). They’ve also announced a SUMMER SHOWTIME season on the Coaling Jetty at Battersea Powerstation (21 AUG to 20 SEP). Titles include MAD MAX FURY ROAD (2015), BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985), GLADIATOR (2000), JOKER (2019) and DIRTY DANCING (1987), but you can only go if you’ve got a friend… Tickets on sale from 17 AUG.

Speaking of seasons, Genesis Cinema continues their rep season, MODERN CULT CLASSICS (until 25 AUG), with this week’s films including: DONNIE DARKO (14 AUG), THE LIGHTHOUSE (17 AUG), and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (19 AUG) – see our CINEMA+ LISTINGS for full details.

Looking ahead, The Prince Charles Cinema has uploaded more events after their 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70MM reopening announcement. Films booking in their first week (16 to 22 OCT) include THE THING (1982), MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988), BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989), LOST IN TRANSLATION 35MM (2003), LA HAINE (1995), THE GREEN RAY 35MM (1986), and new Shudder horror, HOST (2020). Of course, you can always get yourself in the mood by purchasing something from their natty new range of merch

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OUR PICK OF THE WEEK’S ALTERNATIVE SCREEN EVENTS IN LONDON.

It’s great having to debate which screening gets our coveted Featured Attraction slot… This week’s special mention goes to London Video Club for their forthcoming presentation of Hideo Nakata’s classic J-Horror RINGU (1998). The film will be projected at Genesis Cinema straight from a VCR using a Blockbuster Video ex-rental video tape (15 AUG – see listings for details)! This idea may or may not be cursed…

Our Featured Attraction of the Week is a new release which takes us back to one of our old stomping grounds, the Rio Cinema. MAKE UP (2019) screens before a socially distanced Q&A with director Claire Oakley at the famed Dalston venue (16 AUG 19:25 – main featured image). Sight & Sound tagged Oakley’s debut feature as a “thrillingly queer tangle in a Cornish campsite” which sounds right by us.

See you in darkness,

RADIANT CIRCUS

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RINGU (1998) presented by London Video Club at Genesis Cinema (15 AUG).
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A Conversation With The Minds Behind SOUL: Pete Doctor (Director), Kemp Powers (Co-director) & Dana Murray (Producer) FREE YouTube event (14 AUG 19:00):

    • S.O.U.L. Fest presents: “Oscar winning director Pete Docter will be in conversation with producer Dana Murray, screenwriter and Co-director Kemp Powers and members of the Pixar culture team as they discuss the importance of representation in animation. “
    • How it works: Head over to the BFI’s YouTube Channel.

Between Us We Have Everything We Need Online weekender of films, shorts, discussion & writing (14 to 16 AUG).

    • Club des Femmes presents: “A programme of films, live events and new writing, centred around Pratibha Parmar’s A PLACE OF RAGE (1991), which documents the intertwined history and future of Black, feminist and queer radical politics.” Today: A PLACE OF RAGE Q&A with Pratibha Parmar & Lola Olufemi (14 AUG 19:00) // Short Film Programme (14 to 16 AUG).
    • How it works: Rent A PLACE OF RAGE on Vimeo (using a discount link). Watch the shorts for FREE on Vimeo. Register for the FREE live Zoom events via Eventbrite.

BRIDESMAIDS d. Paul Feig, 2011 HOUSE PARTY at Everyman Baker Street (14 AUG 20:00):

    • “It’s time for the next Everyman House Party screening, where we all get together for a great film and the pizza and cocktails are on the house… Next up it’s the stone cold classic, BRIDESMAIDS!”

DONNIE DARKO d. Richard Kelly, 2001 at Genesis Cinema (14 AUG 21:00 – with a FREE pint of something Truman’s):

    • Truman’s Brewery presents: “Fifteen years before STRANGER THINGS combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with this debut feature. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.” Part of MODERN CULT CLASSICS (until 25 AUG).

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Between Us We Have Everything We Need Online weekender of films, shorts, discussion & writing (14 to 16 AUG).

    • Club des Femmes presents: “A programme of films, live events and new writing, centred around Pratibha Parmar’s A PLACE OF RAGE (1991), which documents the intertwined history and future of Black, feminist and queer radical politics.” Today: Filmmaker Roundtable with Ufuoma Essi, Rhea Storr and Onyeka Igwe (15 AUG 16:00) // Short Film Programme (14 to 16 AUG).
    • How it works: Rent A PLACE OF RAGE on Vimeo (using a discount link). Watch the shorts for FREE on Vimeo. Register for the FREE live Zoom events via Eventbrite.

London Kurdish Film Festival FREE to stream online event (15 to 24 AUG):

    • “We have carefully curated a thematic programme showcasing a selection of fiction, documentary and animation short films. Our themes include; Beyond Borders, The Struggle Continues, Women in Film, War on Screen, Once Upon a Time in Kurdistan and Children in Film.”
    • How it works: See all the films at the LKFF website.

THE NEAR ROOM d. Sophie Cundale, 2020 FREE installation at South London Gallery (from 15 AUG – Booking essential):

    • “A supernatural melodrama about loss that follows the journey of a professional boxer after a near-fatal knockout. The boxer’s disorientations become entangled with the story of a queen living with Cotard Delusion, a rare neurological condition inducing the belief in and sensation of death.”

RINGU VHS d. Hideo Nakata, 1998 at Genesis Cinema (15 AUG 18:45).

    • London Video Club presents: “A celebration of the greatest format of all: VHS. We want to recreate the feeling of seeing a gaudy VHS cover on the shelf of your local video shop. Of horror movie marathons in your friend’s basement. The nostalgia and tactility of the format. Join us and an audience of like-minded video nuts as we screen cult classics, forgotten gems and schlocky blockbusters, direct from videotape.”

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Between Us We Have Everything We Need Online weekender of films, shorts, discussion & writing (14 to 16 AUG).

    • Club des Femmes presents: “A programme of films, live events and new writing, centred around Pratibha Parmar’s A PLACE OF RAGE (1991), which documents the intertwined history and future of Black, feminist and queer radical politics.” Today: Short Film Programme (14 to 16 AUG).
    • How it works: Rent A PLACE OF RAGE on Vimeo (using a discount link). Watch the shorts for FREE on Vimeo.

MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2020 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (16 AUG 19:25):

    • “Starting out in the realm of poetic realism (think Paweł Pawlikowski’s MY SUMMER OF LOVE) and taking a turn toward the psychological thriller, MAKE UP becomes even more fluid in its genre identity when it ventures into body horror.”

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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: BABYMOTHER d. Julian Henriques, 1998 (until 16 AUG) // Shorts programme: PRIZEFIGHTER d. Angela Wong, 2013 + SALMA THE BOXER d. Leah Borromeo, 2018 (until 27 AUG).

FLAMING STAR d. Don Siegel, 1960 at Everyman Cinemas (17 AUG 18:15). 

    • When fighting breaks out between two cultures in West Texas, the mixed-blood Pacer tries to act as a peacemaker, but the “flaming star of death” pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.”

THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (17 AUG 18:30):

    • “Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.” Part of MODERN CULT CLASSICS (until 25 AUG).

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Cine Mar – Surf Movie Night at Genesis Cinema (18 AUG 20:30).

    • BlueTomato presents: “A European tour featuring the year’s top surf films and nature documentaries: ocean stories for surf addicts! This year we’re launching two European premieres: Justin Purser’s surf doc AND TWO IF BY SEA, introducing the legendary pro-surf twins CJ and Damien Hobgood, and TIME IS NOW by Aljaz Babnik and Marie Pfisterer.”

LOVE ME TENDER d. Robert D. Webb, 1956 at Everyman Cinemas (18 AUG 18:15). 

    • At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.”

Queer Womxn Fest FREE Online event (18 to 23 AUG / Booking required):

    • Last Frame Club presents: “An online mini fest showcasing short films, web series, video performance and discussion panels, talks and Q&As from LGBTQ+ womxn and non-binary people all over the world.” Today: Short films on demand (18 to 23 AUG).
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Queer Womxn Fest FREE Online event (18 to 23 AUG / Booking required):

    • Last Frame Club presents: “An online mini fest showcasing short films, web series, video performance and discussion panels, talks and Q&As from LGBTQ+ womxn and non-binary people all over the world.” Today: Short films on demand (18 to 23 AUG).
    • How it works: Register online to receive links to events.

#STREAM25 – COUP 53 d. Taghi Amirani, 2020 Online release (19 AUG):

    • Screen25 Cinema presents: “The story of the 1953 Anglo-American coup in Iran that overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah.” 
    • How it works: Available to prebook now, COUP 53 will have its virtual release on 19 AUG. 50% of your purchase will be donated to Screen25.

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU d. Boots Riley, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (19 AUG 21:00):

    • “In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory.” Part of MODERN CULT CLASSICS (until 25 AUG).

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HELLRAISER d. Clive Barker, 1987 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker at Genesis Cinema (20 AUG 18:30):

    • Cult Classic Collective presents: “An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.”

THE PROPOSAL d. Jill Magid, 2018 + Online Q&A with the director & Ines Weizman, Online event from Barbican Cinema On Demand (20 AUG 19:00):

    • Architecture On Film presents: “Part thriller, part romance, part artwork itself, this ‘post-mortem love triangle’ takes us on a quest to reanimate the privately-held archives of one of the 20th century’s major architects.”
    • How it works: Film available to rent online from Barbican Cinema On Demand (14 to 27 AUG).

Queer Womxn Fest FREE Online event (18 to 23 AUG / Booking required):

    • Last Frame Club presents: “An online mini fest showcasing short films, web series, video performance and discussion panels, talks and Q&As from LGBTQ+ womxn and non-binary people all over the world.” Today: Short films on demand (18 to 23 AUG) // Web Series: Creating Queer Characters and Stories – Screening + Discussion Panel (20 AUG 19:00).
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LISTINGS FOR LONDON’S INDIE CINEMAS & DRIVE-INS (A-Z BY VENUE)

ARCHLIGHT CINEMA inc:

CATFORD MEWS inc:

CURZON SOHO inc:

    • A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (14 AUG 15:50 / 16 AUG 20:40 / 17 AUG 15:50 / 19 AUG 21:20). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (14 AUG 18:50 / 15 AUG 17:10 / 16 AUG 16:10 / 17 AUG 18:50 / 18 AUG 18:50 / 19 AUG 18:50 / 20 AUG 18:50). INCEPTION: 10TH ANNIVERSARY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (15 AUG 20:15). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (14 AUG 21:20 / 15 AUG 14:10 & 21:20 / 16 AUG 13:50 / 17 AUG 21:20 / 18 AUG 16:20 & 21:20 / 19 AUG 16:20 HOH / 20 AUG 16:20 & 21:20). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (14 AUG 20:45 / 15 AUG 13:10 / 16 AUG 20:10 / 17 AUG 14:20 / 18 AUG 20:45 HOH / 19 AUG 14:40 / 20 AUG 20:45). PARASITE BLACK & WHITE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (14 AUG 14:20 / 15 AUG 20:45 / 16 AUG 12:50 / 17 AUG 20:45 / 18 AUG 14:20 / 19 AUG 20:45 / 20 AUG 14:20). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (14 AUG 17:10 / 16 AUG 16:40 / 17 AUG 20:15 / 18 AUG 17:10 / 19 AUG 20:15 / 20 AUG 17:10). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (14 AUG 17:40 / 15 AUG 17:40 / 16 AUG 17:10 / 17 AUG 17:40 / 18 AUG 17:40 / 19 AUG 17:40 / 20 AUG 17:40).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS d. Denis Sanders, 1970 (16 AUG 14:20 – Curzon Bloomsbury). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (14 AUG 20:30 / 15 AUG 13:30 / 16 AUG 19:30 / 17 AUG 13:30 / 18 AUG 20:30 / 19 AUG 13:30 / 20 AUG 20:30 – Curzon Victoria). MY REMBRANDT d. Oeke Hoogendijk, 2019 (14 AUG 12:30 & 20:15 / 15 AUG 13:30, 16:00 & 21:00 / 16 AUG 12:00 & 19:30 / 17 AUG 12:30 & 20:15 / 18 AUG 12:30 & 20:15 / 19 AUG 12:30 & 20:15 / 20 AUG 12:30 & 20:15 – Curzon Bloomsbury).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (14 AUG 18:00 / 15 AUG 15:45 / 16 AUG 20:30 / 18 AUG 20:45 / 20 AUG 15:15). ANNABELLE COMES HOME d. Gary Dauberman, (15 AUG 20:30 / 16 AUG 19:45). BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (14 AUG 16:00 & 20:45 / 15 AUG 16:45 / 16 AUG 19:00 / 17 AUG 19:00 / 18 AUG 17:00 / 19 AUG 20:30 / 20 AUG 20:30). BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 (20 AUG 17:45). ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS d. Denis Sanders, 1970 (16 AUG 13:15). GREEN BOOK d. Paul Farrelly, 2018 (17 AUG 16:45 / 18 AUG 20:00). THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU d. Wes Anderson, (18 AUG 15:15 / 19 AUG 20:00 / 20 AUG 14:30). THE MATRIX 4K d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (16 AUG 16:30). PARASITE BLACK & WHITE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (19 AUG 17:00 / 20 AUG 16:00). THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, (15 AUG 13:00 / 16 AUG 12:30 / 17 AUG 14:15 / 20 AUG 17:15). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (16 AUG 18:00 / 19 AUG 14:15). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (16 AUG 13:45 / 18 AUG 14:30). TAXI DRIVER d. Martin Scorsese, 1976 (15 AUG 19:45 / 19 AUG 19:15). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (14 AUG 17:30 / 15 AUG 18:00 / 17 AUG 20:30 / 19 AUG 18:00).
    • Also at Everyman Cinemas: BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 (15 AUG 17:00 – Crystal Palace). BRIDESMAIDS d. Paul Feig, 2011 (20 AUG 20:00 – Barnet). THE DARK KNIGHT d. Christopher Nolan, 2008 (18 AUG 19:15 – Baker Street). THE DARK KNIGHT RISES d. Christopher Nolan, 2012 (16 AUG 19:00 / 18 AUG 19:30 – Maida Vale). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 (16 AUG 19:30 – Barnet).  FLASH GORDON: 40TH ANNIVERSARY 4K d. Mike Hodges, 1980 (14 AUG 17:00 / 16 AUG 15:45 / 18 AUG 16:45 – Barnet). GOODFELLAS d. Martin Scorsese, 1990 (17 AUG 19:25 – Baker Street). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (15 AUG 13:00 – Baker Street). INCEPTION: 10TH ANNIVERSARY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (14 AUG 16:00 / 16 AUG 17:15 / 20 AUG 19:00 – Baker Street). THE INVISIBLE MAN d. Leigh Whannell, 2020 (19 AUG 16:15 – Baker Street). JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 (14 AUG 14:00 / 16 AUG 13:30 & 19:30 / 18 AUG 17:15 / 20 AUG 14:00 & 17:30 – Crystal Palace).  JUST MERCY d. Destin Daniel Cretton, 2019 (15 AUG 16:15 – Crystal Palace). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (15 AUG 17:00 / 17 AUG 19:15 / 20 AUG 17:00 – Barnet). LOVE SARAH d. Eliza Schroeder, 2020 (18 AUG 16:30 – Baker Street). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (19 AUG 19:00 – Barnet). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (17 AUG 20:45 / 19 AUG 15:00 – Barnet). PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (15 AUG 19:00 – Baker Street). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (16 AUG 19:45 / 16 AUG 19:45 – Baker Street). THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION d. Frank Darabont, 1994 (16 AUG 13:00 – Baker Street). STAGE MOTHER d. Thom Fitzgerald, 2020 (15 AUG 14:30 / 20 AUG 16:15 – Baker Street). STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK d. Irvin Kershner, 1980 (14 AUG 17:00 / 17 AUG 16:15 – Baker Street).

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (14 AUG 15:40 & 18:40 / 15 AUG 13:05 & 18:15 / 16 AUG 15:10 & 18:15 / 17 AUG 15:25 & 17:45 / 18 AUG 15:15 & 18:00 / 19 AUG 15:50 & 18:00 / 20 AUG 16:05 & 18:25). BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (14 AUG 14:50, 18:20 & 20:40 / 15 AUG 14:35, 18:25 & 20:40 / 16 AUG 14:10, 18:00 & 20:25 / 17 AUG 14:45, 18:15 & 21:00 / 18 AUG 15:05, 17:50 & 21:00 / 19 AUG 14:50, 18:20 & 20:40 / 20 AUG 15:05, 18:20 & 20:40). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2020 (14 AUG 18:00 / 16 AUG 20:35 / 18 AUG 18:10 / 20 AUG 20:45). HEATHERS d. Michael Lehmann, 1988 (15 AUG 21:00). INCEPTION: 10TH ANNIVERSARY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (14 AUG 14:20 & 20:20 / 15 AUG 14:20 & 20:20 / 16 AUG 13:45 & 17:15 / 17 AUG 14:35 & 20:00 / 18 AUG 14:40 & 20:15 / 19 AUG 14:45 & 20:15 / 20 AUG 14:35 & 20:30). JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (14 AUG 17:40 / 16 AUG 20:45 / 17 AUG 18:05 / 19 AUG 18:15 / 20 AUG 17:50). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (14 AUG 20:50 / 15 AUG 20:50 / 16 AUG 20:00 / 17 AUG 20:30 / 18 AUG 20:50 / 19 AUG 20:50 / 20 AUG 21:00). SPREE d. Eugene Kotlyarenko, 2020 (14 AUG 21:10 / 15 AUG 21:10 / 16 AUG 20:45 / 17 AUG 21:10 / 18 AUG 18:40 / 19 AUG 21:10 / 20 AUG 21:10).

Luna Drive In Cinema at Gunnersbury Park inc.

    • JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 (19 AUG 18:00). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (19 AUG 21:15). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (20 AUG 21:15).

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (14 AUG 18:50 & 21:20 / 15 AUG 13:10, 18:50 & 21:25 / 16 AUG 12:00, 17:40 & 20:10 / 17 AUG 13:10, 18:50 & 21:00 / 18 AUG 13:10, 18:50 & 21:00 / 19 AUG 13:10, 18:50 & 21:20 / 20 AUG 13:10, 18:40 & 21:15). THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 (15 AUG 13:20 / 16 AUG 14:50 / 17 AUG 13:20 / 18 AUG 13:20 / 19 AUGU 16:00 / 20 AUG 15:55). INCEPTION: 10TH ANNIVERSARY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (14 AUG 17:10 & 20:40 / 15 AUG 13:25, 17:00 & 20:30 / 16 AUG 15:45 & 19:20 / 17 AUG 15:35 & 19:10 / 18 AUG 14:00 & 17:30 / 19 AUG 15:20 & 19:00 / 20 AUG 15:20 & 19:00). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (14 AUG 20:20 / 15 AUG 20:20 / 16 AUG 13:00 / 17 AUG 20:20 / 18 AUG 17:30 / 19 AUG 18:20 / 20 AUG 18:15). MY REMBRANDT d. Oeke Hoogendijk, 2019 (14 AUG 15:40 / 15 AUG 15:40 / 16 AUG 13:25 & 19:45 / 17 AUG 15:40 / 18 AUG 15:40 / 19 AUG 12:40 & 21:00 / 20 AUG 12:45 & 20:55). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (14 AUG 15:20, 18:15 & 21:10 / 15 AUG 15:20, 18:15 & 21:10 / 16 AUG 14:10, 17:05 & 20:00 / 17 AUG 15:20, 18:00 & 21:10 / 18 AUG 15:20, 18:00 & 21:10 / 19 AUG 15:30, 18:00 & 21:10 / 20 AUG 12:50, 15:30 & 18:00). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (14 AUG 14:30 & 17:30 / 15 AUG 14:30 & 17:30 / 16 AUG 13:20 & 16:20 / 17 AUG 14:30 & 17:30 / 18 AUG 14:40 & 20:40 / 19 AUG 13:20 & 18:20 / 20 AUG 20:45). SPREE d. Eugene Kotlyarenko, 2020 (14 AUG 18:20 & 21:00 / 15 AUG 21:20 / 16 AUG 17:10 / 17 AUG 18:20 & 21:20 / 18 AUG 18:20 & 21:20 / 19 AUG 13:25 & 21:20 / 20 AUG 13:20 & 21:20). STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK d. Irvin Kershner, 1980 (14 AUG 20:30 / 15 AUG 14:00, 17:20 & 20:40 / 16 AUG 16:10 & 19:30 / 17 AUG 14:25 & 20:40 / 18 AUG 14:00, 17:20 & 20:10 / 19 AUG 14:20 & 20:40 / 20 AUG 14:20 & 20:40).
    • Also at Picturehouse Cinemas: JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (15 AUG 13:50 / 16 AUG 17:15 / 17 AUG 14:20 HOH / 18 AUG 14:20 / 19 AUG 14:20 / 20 AUG 14:20 – The Ritzy). THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (14 AUG 20:00 / 15 AUG 17:00 / 16 AUG 17:40 / 17 AUG 20:00 / 18 AUG 20:00 / 19 AUG 20:00 / 20 AUG 20:00 – The Ritzy). MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1988 (14 AUG 15:00 / 15 AUG 15:00 / 16 AUG 14:20 / 17 AUG 14:30 / 18 AUG 14:30 / 19 AUG 14:30 / 20 AUG 14:30 – Clapham). THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, 1987 (14 AUG 16:30 / 15 AUG 17:30 / 16 AUG 16:45 / 17 AUG 16:30 / 18 AYG 16:45 / 19 AUG 16:45 / 20 AUG 16:45 – Bromley). RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 (15 AUG 19:15 / 16 AUG 18:45 / 17 AUG 17:30 / 18 AUG 17:30 / 20 AUG 17:15 – Bromley).

RIO CINEMA inc:

    • FOUR KIDS & IT d. Andy De Emmony, 2020 (16 AUG 16:00 – Rio Fundraiser). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2020 (14 AUG 20:00 / 15 AUG 17:10). STAGE MOTHER d. Thom Fitzgerald, 2020 (15 AUG 20:00).

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (14 AUG 19:00 / 15 AUG 19:00 / 16 AUG 19:00 / 17 AUG 19:00 / 18 AUG 19:00 / 20 AUG 19:00). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (18 AUG 16:00 / 20 AUG 16:00). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (15 AUG 16:00 / 16 AUG 16:00 / 19 AUG 19:00).
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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: however, some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! // We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+. // > Remember, always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game” //.

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