SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week (04 to 10 SEP 2020)

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

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NEWS FROM ACROSS LONDON’S ALTERNATIVE CINEMA SCENE.

This Friday sees the return of Barbican Centre and Rich Mix to our listings – welcome back folks! Both venues (re)open exclusively with TENET, Barbican joining the original format club with a week of 35MM screenings (see TENET // CINEMA+ sections for full venue listings, below). In other reopening news, we’re also delighted to see Regent Street Cinema has announced a restart date of 01 October. But there’s still a long way to go…

It’s a week when venue-based special event screenings from indie exhibitors are starting to pick up speed. It’s great to see folk like Deeper Into Movies, We Are Parable and DISPATCH FMI return to the darkness. Thursday is looking almost hectic… Ciné-Real 16MM Film Club’s serial screenings of JAWS have proved so popular, The Castle Cinema has added another date (now booking 10, 13, 16 & 24 SEP). Read our enthusiastic writeup of their unforgettable lockdown screening of KING KONG from an empty Castle Cinema as a reminder of where we’ve (just…) come from.

TENET continues to dominate the landscape, taking over outdoor cinema screens too with a two-week residency at  Troubadour Drive In (see CINEMA+ listings for details). Rooftop Film Club’s Drive-In Film Club will dip its headlights this week (07 SEP), taking a temporary break until they return in October. Luna Cinema wraps their Gunnersbury Park venue this week (08 SEP) with no further London dates announced. As the arrival of Autumn moves Londoners indoors, Backyard Cinema returns to Wandsworth with their THE WINTER NIGHT GARDEN (which is looking pretty SOLD OUT! as usual – see our CINEMA+ listings for the last available tickets at the time of posting).

New SEASON arrivals include a LUIS BUÑUEL special programme at Ciné Lumière, which overlaps in a beautiful cinematic Venn diagram with their ongoing tribute season, THE MANY FACETS OF MICHEL PICCOLI. Open City Festival joins our listings this week (09 to 15 SEP) while the amazing volunteer crew at Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival continue their mainly online works (we’ve sprinkled some highlight links throughout our daily schedules). BFI will announce the full programme for this year’s London Film Festival (07 to 18 OCT) at an online event (08 SEP) which we hope to be reporting from. Excitingly, London Korean Film Festival returns to Genesis Cinema with a teaser screening of KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 (10 SEP – see SINGLE-O EXHIBIT listings).

Looking a little further ahead, it’s great to see our good friend The Celluloid Sorceress return to the darkness with her impeccable 35MM projections: GROSSE POINTE BLANK 35MM spools at Genesis Cinema on 24 SEP.

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IF WE HAD TO SEE JUST ONE EVENT THIS WEEK, IT WOULD BE…

Our first special mention of the week goes to a Protected Group Screening of HOPE GAP at Watermans (07 SEP), which provides those at greater risk of COVID-19 with a safer screening environment. We think that’s pretty darn wonderful. Our second mention goes to the celebratory screenings of BLACK PANTHER at both Genesis Cinema and Picturehouse Central following the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman. See CINEMA+ listings for full links and details.

Our Featured Attraction Of The Week is actually our special mention from last week, the release of Ladj Ly’s LES MISÉRABLES. We’ve listed it at Ciné Lumière where you can see it daily from 04 to 17 SEP – where better to watch a French language film in London, right? – but you can find the film across all your favourite indie venues. Give them – and a fascinating and timely film – your support this week, and let us know how you get along.

See you in darkness,

RADIANT CIRCUS

RADIANT CIRCUS Screen Guide: HOPE GAP - Protected Group Screening at Watermans (07 SEP).
HOPE GAP – Protected Group Screening at Watermans (07 SEP).
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WHAT’S ON IN LONDON’S ONE-OFF INDIE SCREEN EVENTS INC Q&As + PANELS.
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LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (daily from 04 to 17 SEP).

    • “Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, director Ladj Ly’s Oscar-nominated LES MISÉRABLES is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings below for other venues.
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DRAG ME TO HELL d. Sam Raimi, 2009 at Picturehouse Central (daily from 04 to 10 SEP):

    • “Director Sam Raimi (SPIDER-MAN trilogy, EVIL DEAD series) returns to the horror genre with an original tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to break an evil curse.”
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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1951 at Olympic Cinema (06 SEP 12:00):

    • “This Hitchcock masterpiece ably transforms a highly improbable situation into a series of logical events which inexorably lead to murder. A psychopathic man plans what he thinks is an ‘exchange murder’ with a stranger he meets on a train…”
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WHERE DOES A BODY END? d. Marco Porsia, 2019 at Dalston Roof Park (07 SEP 20:30):

    • Deeper Into Movies presents: “An intimate portrait of the band SWANS, from their roots as a brutal, confrontational post-punk band that emerged from the early 1980s through their ill-fated bid at mainstream success in the 90s indie-rock gold rush, through breakups and chaos (on and offstage), to their odds-defying current status as one of the most accomplished and ambitious bands in the world.”

Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival highlight: RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 – FREE online event (07 SEP 19:00).

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MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP d. Natalie Johns, 2019 UK Premiere + Recorded Q&A with the director & Max Richter at Genesis Cinema (08 SEP 18:30):

    • “A film for these frenetic times; a meditative respite from the rush and chaos of the modern world, studying the universal experience of sleep that unites us all. The film follows acclaimed composer and musician Max Richter and his creative partner, artist and BAFTA winning filmmaker Yulia Mahr, as they navigate an ambitious performance of his celebrated 8-hour opus SLEEP at an open-air concert in Los Angeles.”
    • See CINEMA + listings below for other venues.

ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 + Q&A with the cast & crew at Rio Cinema (08 SEP 17:30):

    • We Are Parable presents: “A very special preview screening of the highly anticipated ROCKS. Originally planned for release in April this year, ROCKS tells the story of a young girl whose single mother disappears, leaving her and her younger brother, forcing her to fend themselves, but not without the help of her closest friend.”

Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival highlight: 1500 AND COUNTING d. Troy James, 2019 + Q&A presented by Films For Food – FREE online event (08 SEP 20:00).

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FAITH d. Valentina Pedicini, 2019 + Q&A with the director, Online event (09 to 12 Sep):

    • Open City Documentary Festival presents: “Housed in a rural Italian monastery, a sect of martial arts champions have devoted the past two decades to their master and his religion. Each day the group undergoes relentless physical training to prepare for the coming apocalypse, pushing their minds and bodies to the limits.”
    • Part of Open City Documentary Festival (09 to 15 SEP).

Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival highlight: Women in Film SE15 – How Did We Get Here? Collective Animation – FREE online event (09 SEP 19:00).

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COUP 53 d. Taghi Amirani. 2019 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 SEP 20:00):

    • “While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE CONVERSATION) discover never-before-seen archive material, hidden for decades. The 16MM footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but also lead to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years.”

JAWS 16MM d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at The Castle Cinema (10 SEP 19:30 / 13 SEP 12:30 / 16 SEP 19:30 / 24 SEP 19:30):

    • Ciné-Real 16MM Film Club presents: When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. This print is 40 years old and has few imperfections… but Umit the projectionist thinks it adds to it!”

KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 d. Kim Do-Young, 2019 + Intro by Sarah Shin at Genesis Cinema (10 SEP 18:30):

    • London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening: “Based on Cho Nam-joo’s landmark novel out now in the UK, riveting drama KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 raises questions about the societal role of modern women that have proved to be relevant across cultural boundaries. Starring Jung Yu-mi and Gong Yoo, acting together again after leading roles in megahit TRAIN TO BUSAN.”

TERMS & CONDITIONS: A UK DRILL STORY d. Brian Hill, 2020 + Q&A with the director, FREE Online event (10 SEP 19:00).

    • Bertha DocHouse presents: “Drill music is one of the UK’s most outspoken and unflinching genres, but what inspires its daring lyrics? And why does drill get such a bad rap in the media?”

Unruly Bodies: Short Films at Genesis Cinema (10 SEP 21:00):

    • DISPATCH FMI presents:This programme of shorts ranging from non-fiction to comedy celebrates bodies disrupting the norms of convention, bodies disobeying enforced binaries and bodies that don’t meet our own personal expectations.”

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OUR PICK OF THIS WEEK’S NEW INDIE RELEASES.

LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (daily from 04 to 17 SEP).

    • “Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, director Ladj Ly’s Oscar-nominated LES MISÉRABLES is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other venues.

SOCRATES d. Alexandre Moratto, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (daily from 04 to 10 SEP):

    • “The debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto. It is the first feature produced by the Querô Institute in Brazil where it was co-written, produced, and acted by at-risk teenagers with the support of UNICEF.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other venues.
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WHAT’S ON IN LONDON’S INDIE CINEMAS & DRIVE-INS (A-Z BY VENUE)

TENET 35MM / 70MM / IMAX 15

    • BARBICAN CINEMA: TENET 35MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (04 SEP 14:00 & 18:15 / 05 SEP 15:00 & 19:15 / 06 SEP 14:00 & 18:15 / 07 SEP 18:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT! / 08 SEP 18:15 / 09 SEP 18:15 / 10 SEP 14:00 & 18:15).
    • BFI IMAX: TENET IMAX 15/70MM (04 SEP 12:00, 16:00, 20:00 & 23:59 / 05 SEP 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 / 06 SEP 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 / 07 SEP 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 / 08 SEP 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 / 09 SEP 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 / 10 SEP 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00).
    • CURZON SOHO: TENET 35MM (04 SEP 14:00 & 17:30 / 05 SEP 14:00 & 17:30 / 06 SEP 13:30 & 17:00).
    • GENESIS CINEMA: TENET 35MM (04 SEP 17:50 / 09 SEP 17:50).
    • PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL: TENET 70MM (04 SEP 16:00 & 19:30 / 05 SEP 12:30, 16:00 & 19:30 / 06 SEP 12:00, 15:30 & 18:50 / 07 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 08 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 09 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 10 SEP 15:45 & 19:15).
    • RIO CINEMA: TENET 35MM (05 SEP 16:30).
    • THE RITZY: TENET 35MM (04 SEP 16:30 & 20:10 / 05 SEP 16:30 & 20:10 / 06 SEP 12:30 & 16:30 / 07 SEP 16:30 & 20:10 / 08 SEP 16:30 & 20:10 / 09 SEP 16:30 & 20:10 / 10 SEP 16:30 & 20:10).

CINEMAS + VENUES

ARCHLIGHT CINEMA inc:

ARTHOUSE CROUCH END inc:

    • CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). COUP 53 d. Taghi Amirani. 2019 (04 SEP 15:00 / 07 SEP 18:00 / 10 SEP 20:00 + Live Q&A with the director – see SINGLE-O EXHIBITS). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 SEP to 10 SEP). LYNN + LUCY d. Fyzal Boulifa, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP d. Yulia Mahr, 2019 + Record Q&A with the director & Max Richter (08 SEP 20:30). SOCRATES d. Alexandre Moratto, 2018 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP).

BELLINGHAM FILM PALACE inc.

    • TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP).

THE CASTLE CINEMA inc:

    • JAWS 16MM d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 presented by Ciné-Real 16MM Film Club (10 SEP 19:30 – see SINGLE-O EXHIBITS). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (04 SEP 18:15 / 05 SEP 14:15 / 06 SEP 20:00 / 07 SEP 18:15 / 09 SEP 17:15). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). 

CATFORD MEWS inc:

    • HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP). 

CINÉ LUMIÈRE inc:

    • JOAN OF ARC aka Jeanne d. Bruno Dumont, 2019 (05 SEP 15:00 & 19:15). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 17 SEP). THE LOST PRINCE aka Le Prince oublié d. Michel Hazanavicius, 2020 (05 SEP 14:00 / 06 SEP 13:30). PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE aka Portrait de la jeune fille en feu d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 (04 SEP 19:00 / 08 SEP 20:35). RÉMI SANS FAMILLE d. Antoine Blossier, 2017 (09 SEP 15:30). THE TRAITOR aka Il Traditore d. Marco Bellocchio, 2019 (06 SEP 15:40 & 18:25 / 07 SEP 18:30 / 09 SEP 19:15 / 10 SEP 17:00).

CURZON CINEMAS inc:

    • AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (daily unto 10 SEP – Aldgate). AWAY d. Gints Zilbalodis, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – Bloomsbury & Victoria). A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (daily until 10 SEP – Bloomsbury). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – various venues). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – various venues). MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP d. Natalie Johns (08 SEP 20:00 various venues). MY REMBRANDT d. Oeke Hoogendijk, 2019 (daily until 10 SEP – Bloomsbury). THE NEW MUTANTS d. Josh Boone, 2020 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – Aldgate & Victoria). THE PAINTED BIRD d. Václav Marhoul, 2019 (05 SEP – Members’ Preview). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (06 SEP 15:00 / 09 SEP 20:40 – Soho). PERFUMES d. Grégory Magne, 2019 (daily until 10 SEP – Victoria). SOCRATES d. Alexandre Moratto, 2018 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – Bloomsbury). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP – various venues – some 35MM – check listings). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (05 SEP 15:15 / 07 SEP 15:15 / 09 SEP 15:15 – Wimbledon).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc:

    • TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 13 SEP).

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc (by date): 

ELECTRIC CINEMAS inc:

    • TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 13 SEP).

EVERYMAN CINEMAS inc: 

    • BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (various dates/venues). BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 (08 SEP 17:30 – Belsize park // 06 SEP 11:15 / 09 SEP 11:45 – Broadgate // 06 SEP 11:45 – Chelsea). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 (08 SEP 14:15 / 10 SEP 20:15 – Belsize Park). ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS d. Denis Sanders, 1970 (10 SEP 15:00 – Belsize Park). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (various dates/venues). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – various venues). JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 (05 SEP 10:00 / 08 SEP 10:00 – Muswell Hill // 07 SEP 10:00 – Canary Wharf). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – various venues). MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP d. Natalie Johns, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with the director & Max Richter (08 SEP 19:30 – various venues). THE NEW MUTANTS d. Josh Boone, 2020 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – various venues). OFFICIAL SECRETS d. Gavin Hood, 2019 (07 SEP 10:45 – Belsize Park). PARASITE BLACK-&-WHITE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (09 SEP 14:15 – Belsize Park). PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (05 SEP 12:00 / 10 SEP 11;15 – Broadgate // 08 SEP 20:15 – Belsize Park). THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION d. Frank Darabont, 1994 (07 SEP 13:45 / 09 SEP 20:15 – Belsize Park // 07 SEP 11:30 – Broadgate). STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK d. Irvin Kershner, 1980 (various dates/venues). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (07 SEP 17:00 / 10 SEP 12:30 – Belsize Park). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP – various venues). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (various dates/venues). 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

Luna Drive In Cinema at Gunnersbury Park inc (by date).

OLYMPIC STUDIOS inc: 

    • FLASH GORDON 40TH ANNIVERSARY 4K d. Mike Hodges, 1980 (05 SEP 12:00). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (04 SEP 13:00 – SOLD OUT! / 07 SEP 13:00 – SOLD OUT! / 08 SEP 20:40 / 09 SEP 13:00 / 10 SEP 12:00 & 20:40). STRANGERS ON A TRAIN d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1951 (06 SEP 12:00). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP). 

PECKHAMPLEX inc:

    • HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). THE NEW MUTANTS d. Josh Boone, 2020 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP). 

PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS inc:

    • BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (daily until 10 SEP – various venues). BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 (05 SEP 15:00 / 06 SEP 13:00 / 09 SEP 20:00 – Central).  BREAK THE SILENCE: THE MOVIE d. Jun-Soo Park, 2020 (10 SEP 19:30 – various venues). DRAG ME TO HELL d. Sam Raimi, 2009 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – Central). THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 (04 SEP 12:30 / 05 SEP 12:10 / 08 SEP 13:05 / 09 SEP 13:45 / 10 SEP 12:15). FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – Central). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – various venues). MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP d. Natalie Johns, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with the director & Max Richter (08 SEP 19:30+ – various venues). THE NEW MUTANTS d. Josh Boone, 2020 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP – various venues). ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 (04 SEP 12:20 / 07 SEP 13:40 / 08 SEP 15:45 / 09 SEP 16:20 / 10 SEP 12:20 – Central). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (07 SEP 20:50 / 09 SEP 20:50 / 10 SEP 20:50 – The Ritzy). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (daily until 10 SEP – various venues). PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (04 SEP 20:20 / 05 SEP 16:25 / 06 SEP 13:00 / 07 SEP 20:40 / 10 SEP 16:00 – Central). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP – various venues – some 70MM/35MM see listings). 

RICH MIX inc:

    • TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP 18:15 & 20:15).

RIO CINEMA inc:

    • ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 + Q&A with the cast & crew presented by We Are Parable at Rio Cinema (08 SEP 17:30 – see daily listings). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 10 SEP – some 35MM – see listings).

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (04 Sep 16:00 / 06 SEP 13:00 / 09 SEP 16:00 / 10 SEP 19:00). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily from 04 to 10 SEP). PARASITE BLACK-&-WHITE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (05 SEP 16:00 / 06 SEP 19:00 / 08 SEP 19:00). THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD d. Armando Iannucci, 2019 (04 SEP 13:00 / 07 SEP 16:00 / 08 SEP 16:00 HOH / 10 SEP 13:00). 
    • Also at Watermans: HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (07 SEP 13:00 – Protected Group Screening for people at higher risk of coronavirus – Check venue for details).

THE WINTER NIGHT GARDEN at Capital Studios (04 SEP to OCT):

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SENSATIONAL FILM SEASONS IN LONDON THIS WEEK (VIRTUAL & IN VENUES).

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT).

“Another chance to enjoy five films by the Italian maestro.”

INJUSTICE at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT).

“African Odysseys presents a collection of films which speak to the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK and the world.”

    • INJUSTICE d. Ken Fero & Tariq Mehmood, 2001 + Online discussion (05 SEP 14:15). WHO POLICES THE POLICE? d. Ken Fero, 2012 + BRITAIN’S BLACK LEGACY d. Mogniss Abdallah & Ken Fero, 1991 (06 SEP 14:45). MANGROVE NINE d. John La Rose & Franco Rosso, 1973 + THE PEOPLE’S ACCOUNT d. Ceddo Film and Video Workshop, 1985 (09 SEP 20:45).

LUIS BUÑUEL SPECIAL at Ciné Lumière (06 SEP to 06 OCT):

    • BELLE DE JOUR d. Luis Buñuel, 1967 (06 SEP 14:00 / 08 SEP 17:45). 

THE MANY FACETS OF MICHEL PICCOLI at Ciné Lumière (30 AUG to 06 OCT):

“Further to our online celebration of Michel Piccoli, one of France’s most prolific actors who sadly left us on 12 May, Ciné Lumière invites you to revisit his legacy on the big screen.”

    • BELLE DE JOUR d. Luis Buñuel, 1967 (06 SEP 14:00 / 08 SEP 17:45). 

REDEFINING REBELLION at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

“Revisit Mathieu Kassovitz’s game-changing classic as well as the films which influenced and were inspired by it.” 

UNLOCKED at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

“Some amazing films were released during lockdown and found an audience online. Some had their theatrical releases cruelly curtailed. You can now catch up with the best of these films on the big screen at BFI Southbank.”

    • HOST d. Rob Savage, 2020 + Recorded Q&A (04 SEP 20:50 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!). LYNN + LUCY d. Fyzal Boulifa, 2019 (04 SEP 18:10 / 05 SEP 12:00 & 20:45 / 06 SEP 12:00 & 18:00 / 07 SEP 20:40 / 08 SEP 14:40 / 09 SEP 18:20 / 10 SEP 14:45 & 20:45). VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 (07 SEP 17:30). EMA d. Pablo Larrain, 2019 (08 SEP 18:10). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (09 SEP 14:40). PERFECT 10 d. Eva Riley, 2019 (10 SEP 18:00).  

YOUR BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):

“To reopen BFI Southbank we asked you to help us choose the films you’d like to see to welcome you back to the cinema. The results were a collection of the best the big screen has to offer.”

FILM FESTIVALS IN LONDON THIS WEEK (VIRTUAL & IN VENUES).
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COMING SOON TO LONDON’S ALTERNATIVE CINEMA SCENE.
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