This is a film still from FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES, exhibited by Queer East at Catford Mews (11 JUN).
THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [11 to 17 JUN 2021]

Our regular RADIANT CIRCUS listings covering what’s on in London this week including one-off screen events, film seasons, outdoor events, film festivals & new releases.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus


Each year, development agency Film London selects a number of Lodestars, recognising “the bright futures of innovative filmmakers, creatives and craftspeople from across the capital”. Congratulations to three wonderful indie exhibitors who join this illustrious network this year: Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, Genesis Cinema, and The Lexi Cinema. Find out more about their amazing works here.

BFI Southbank has announced their July lineup of seasons and festivals. Highlights include: WONG KAR WAI “cinema’s most evocative master of bittersweet romance” (JUL); THE CINEMA OF MÁRTA MÉSZÁROS showcasing “the direct and observational voice of this important director, whose films celebrate the rich tapestry of Central and Eastern European life” (JUL); TAPE Collective’s BUT WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?, a season of films “celebrating filmmakers who redefine, reject and re-establish identity and heritage labels” (JUL); and the return of Chinese Visual Festival (15 to 25 JUL).

Rooftop Film Club has also announced their July programme at both Peckham and Stratford locations. Highlights this week include their partnership with RIBA to coincide with the Festival Of Architecture and beginning with a special Q&A screening of THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS d. Wes Anderson, 2001 (14 JUN). If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson, The Prince Charles continues their season of his work this week with his 1998 sophomore feature, RUSHMORE (11 to 16 JUN various dates/times).

London’s drive-ins continue to encounter turbulence as The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water has suddenly scrapped the remainder of its current programme with this notice: “The Drive In will be temporarily closing from Sunday 13th June 2021. We are making plans to return later this year, but for now we must put the party on pause“. Their last film will be HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (13 JUN 17:00).

In new releases, revivals and restorations, our featured attraction of last week, We Are Parable’s presentation of MANDABI, gets a wider release with several venues picking up the restoration with a recorded Q&A about the legacy of Ousmane Sembène’s work and financial services in Africa (the alternative title for the film is The Money Order if that sounds a little confusing…). THE FATHER screens everywhere on the strength of its multiple award wins, and FARGO gets a huge amount of love for its 25th Anniversary re-release – catch it in weeklong engagements at The Prince Charles from 35MM or at BFI Southbank from 4K (see listings for more dates and venues below). Likely to be one of the sensations of the summer, IN THE HEIGHTS gets a day of previews at Picturehouse Cinemas (11 JUN)) before its wider opening next week.

Doc’n Roll Festival continues their return to venues with a summer season of films that were cancelled due to Lockdown 2.0 in November last year. Other indie exhibitors returning this week include No Planet B, DISPATCH FMI, Wimbledon Film Club and Deptford Cinema (in temporary outdoor accommodation at The Albany SE8 as they continue their search for a new venue). Full details below.

There’s heady rush of new festival content to conclude the week, with opening nights for Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (17 JUN to 04 JUL); Barnes Film Festival (17 to 23 JUN); and London Migration Film Festival (17 to 23 JUN).

Our Featured Attraction of the Week is the continued return of Queer East to venues on their third attempt following the cancellation of last year’s in-venue programmes. Yi Wang and team’s determination to keep going – scheduling and rescheduling throughout the pandemic’s lockdowns and shutdowns – is testimony to the power of disruptive, DIY film exhibition. With a series of events for Pride spanning June and July, this week’s highlights include a RADIANT CIRCUS favourite, FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES d. Toshio Matsumoto, 1969 (11 JUN 20:15), and THE WEDDING BANQUET d. Ang Lee, 1993 (12 JUN 18:00), both at the wonderful Catford Mews.

See you in the darkness,

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


This is a film still from FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES, exhibited by Queer East at Catford Mews (11 JUN).

FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES d. Toshio Matsumoto, 1969 presented by Queer East at Catford Mews (11 JUN 20:15):

“Shining a light on gay subcultures in the 1960s Tokyo underground scene, the film is about Eddie, a transgender hostess at Bar Genet, and her involvement in a violent love triangle. Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the Japanese New Wave.”

THE WEDDING BANQUET d. Ang Lee, 1993 + Intro by Christopher Brown, University of Sussex presented by Queer East at Catford Mews (12 JUN 18:00):

“Ang Lee’s romantic comedy is about Wai-Tung, a gay Taiwanese immigrant living in Manhattan, who resolves to marry a woman in order to appease his parents. Both farcical and touching, Lee’s film is a landmark of LGBTQ+ cinema and anticipates later debates over gay marriage.”


FRIDAY 11 JUN

SATURDAY 12 JUN

  • BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 presented by Deptford Cinema at The Albany SE8 (12 JUN 18:00 – FREE outdoor event / First Come First Served).
  • BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S d. Blake Edwards, 1961 presented by Clifton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (12 JUN 16:00).
  • DOCTOR WHO: DRAGONFIRE d. Chris Clough, 1987 3x25min at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 12:00).
  • FARGO d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996 at Catford Mews (12 JUN 18:30).
  • HOWL OF THE UNDERDOGS d. Randy M. Salo, 2021 + Skype Q&A presented by Doc’n Roll Festival at The Castle Cinema (12 JUN 16:00).
  • HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE d. Hayao Miyazaki d. 2004 at Picturehouse Hackney (12 JUN 15:00 – SUB).
  • THE IRON GIANT d. Brad Bird, 1999 at Archlight Cinema (12 JUN 10:00).
  • MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 + Recorded Panel Q&A at Barbican Cinema (12 JUN 17:40).
  • THE RIDER d. Cloe Zhao, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (12 JUN 13:15).
  • SHIVA BABY d. Emma Seligman at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN 14:05).
  • STAND BY ME d. Rob Reiner, 1986 presented by Clifton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (12 JUN 13:00).
  • STATE FUNERAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN 20:15).
  • Closing Night: THE STORY OF LOOKING d. Mark Cousins, 2021 + Recorded Q&A at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 20:50) / Part of Sheffield Doc/Fest.
  • SWEAT d. Magnus von Horn, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas (12 JUN various).
  • TAMPOPO d. Jûzô Itami, 1985 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 12:00).
  • VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 14:40).
  • THE WEDDING BANQUET d. Ang Lee, 1993 + Intro by Christopher Brown, University of Sussex presented by Queer East at Catford Mews (12 JUN 18:00).

SUNDAY 13 JUN

  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle at Bertha DocHouse (13 JUN 15:00).
  • AFTER LOVE d. Aleem Khan, 2020 + Q&A with the director & actor Joanna Scanlan at BFI Southbank (13 JUN 18:40).
  • BASQUIAT d. Julian Schnabel, 1996 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Oslo London (13 JUN 15:00).
  • HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE d. Hayao Miyazaki d. 2004 at Picturehouse Cinemas (13 JUN various times).
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Recorded Q&A at Kino Bermondsey (13 JUN 16:20).
  • THE IRON GIANT d. Brad Bird, 1999 at Archlight Cinema (13 JUN 10:00).
  • MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 + Recorded Panel Q&A at The Lexi Cinema (13 JUN 16:00).
  • MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 + Recorded Panel Q&A at Barbican Cinema (13 JUN 18:50).
  • MINARI d. Lee Isaac Chung, 2020 presented by Deeper Into Movies at POP Brixton (13 JUN 19:30).
  • THE RIDER d. Cloe Zhao, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (13 JUN 11:35).
  • ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 presented by Birds’ Eye View Community Fund at The Albany SE8 (13 JUN 19:00 – FREE outdoor event).
  • SHIVA BABY d. Emma Seligman, 2020 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Oslo London (13 JUN 19:30).
  • STATE FUNERAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2019 at Bertha DocHouse (13 JUN 17:15).
  • STATE FUNERAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (13 JUN 19:25).
  • SWEAT d. Magnus von Horn, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas (13 JUN various).

MONDAY 14 JUN

  • BATTLE ROYALE d. Kinji Fukasaku, 2000 at Picturehouse Cinemas (14 JUN various).
  • FARGO d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996 at Everyman Cinemas (14 JUN various venues).
  • MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 + Recorded Panel Q&A at The Lexi Cinema (14 JUN 13:30).
  • MANDABI + Ousmane Sembène, 1968 at Barbican Cinema (14 JUN 18:00).
  • ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 presented by Birds’ Eye View Community Fund at The Albany SE8 (14 JUN 19:00 – FREE outdoor event).

TUESDAY 15 JUN

  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle at Bertha DocHouse (15 JUN 18:00).
  • AHEAD OF THE CURVE d. Jen Rainin & Rivkah Beth Medow, 2020 + Virtual Q&A with the filmmakers at Everyman Broadgate (15 JUN 18:00).
  • BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM d. Gurinder Chadha, 2002 presented by DISPATCH Feminist Moving Image at Genesis Cinema (15 JUN 21:00).
  • FARGO d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996 at Catford Mews (15 JUN 20:45).
  • LIMBO d. Ben Sharrock, 2020 at Picturehouse Cinemas (15 JUN various).
  • LIMBO d. Ben Sharrock, 2020 for Refugee Week at The Lexi Cinema (15 JUN 18:20).
  • THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD d. Armando Iannucci, 2020 + Q&A with producer Kevin Loader presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (15 JUN 20:30). 
  • SORRY WE MISSED YOU d. Ken Loach, 2019 presented by Sands Films at Sands Films Studio SE16 (15 JUN 20:00 – FREE).
  • VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 at The Prince Charles (15 JUN 14:30).

WEDNESDAY 16 JUN

  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle at Bertha DocHouse (16 JUN 20:00).
  • A SONG CALLED HATE d. Anna Hildur, 2021 + Q&A with the director and producers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard presented by Doc’n Roll Festival at Rio Cinema (16 JUN 20:45).
  • BATTLE ROYALE d. Kinji Fukasaku, 2000 at The Prince Charles (16 JUN 12:15).
  • HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE d. Hayao Miyazaki d. 2004 at Picturehouse Cinemas (16 JUN various times).
  • MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 + Recorded Panel Q&A at The Lexi Cinema (16 JUN 12:30).

THURSDAY 17 JUN


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DIE HARD 70MM d. John McTiernan, 1988 (12 JUN 20:30 / 14 JUN 20:30).

ANIMA(C)TION at Ciné Lumière

ANIME SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (13 JUN 14:55 / 15 JUN 11:40).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)FARGO 35MM d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996 (daily 11 to 17 JUN various times); ALIENS [Director’s Cut] d. James Cameron, 1986 (13 JUN 16:45 / 14 JUN 14:55 / 15 JUN 12:50 / 17 JUN 15:00); THE HANDMAIDEN [Director’s Cut] d. Park Chan-Wook, 2016 (13 JUN 20:00 / 16 JUN 15:05); SUBMARINE 35MM d. Richard Ayoade, 2010 (14 JUN 18:05 & 21:00 + Q&A/Intro with the director); PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (15 JUN 18:25).

BEST OF CÉSAR 2021 at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)ARAB BLUES aka Un Divan à Tunis d. Manele Labidi, 2019 (13 JUN 17:35).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF BLACK & WHITE at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)MAN HUNT 4K d. Fritz Lang, 1941 (12 JUN 16:00); SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS d. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957 (13 JUN 15:45); ERASERHEAD 4K d. David Lynch, 1976 (14 JUN 21:00); L’ECLISSE aka The Eclipse d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 (15 JUN 17:50); THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 + Recorded intro by Geoff Andrew (16 JUN 18:15); LA HAINE 4K d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (16 JUN 21:00); LE DOULOS d. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962 (17 JUN 20:45).

CHICAS TO THE FRONT: A CELEBRATION OF THE ALMODÓVAR GIRL at Catford Mews

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): VOLVER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006 (11 JUN 18:15 / 14 JUN 20:15 / 16 JUN 20:30).

DREAM PALACE at BFI Southbank

ÉRIC ROHMER at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A TALE OF SPRINGTIME 35MM aka Conte de printemps d. Éric Rohmer, 1989 (16 JUN 18:30).

THE FILMS OF WES ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): RUSHMORE d. Wes Anderson, 1998 (11 JUN 15:30 / 13 JUN 12:00 / 14 JUN 17:35 / 16 JUN 15:40).

HER VOICE: BLACK WOMEN FROM THE SPOTLIGHT TO THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BILLIE d. James Erskine, 2019 (15 JUN 20:40); MAVIS! d. Jessica Edwards, 2015 (17 JUN 20:40).

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE HOST 35MM d. Bong Joon-ho, 2006 (17 JUN 20:45).

L.A. NIGHTS at Backyard Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (11 JUN 16:00); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (11 JUN 20:00); THE LITTLE MERMAID d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989 (12 JUN 12:00); PITCH PERFECT d. Jason Moore, 2012 (12 JUN 16:00); DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 (12 JUN 20:00); MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2016 (13 JUN 20:00); LOVE & BASKETBALL d. Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000 (14 JUN 20:00); MORTAL KOMBAT d. Simon McQuoid, 2021 (15 JUN 20:00); GIRLS TRIP d. Malcolm D. Lee, 2017 (16 JUN 20:00); MOANA d. Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall & Chris Williams, 2016 (17 JUN 16:00); POINT BREAK d. Kathryn Bigelow, 1991 (17 JUN 20:00).

MIAMI BEACH at Backyard Cinema

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

REFUGEE WEEK at Ciné Lumière (JUN)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)WHEN I GROW UP d. Jill Coulon, 2019 + Q&A with with Eugenie Munakarmi, COO of Children of the Mekong (16 JUN 14:00 – FREE online event); REFUGEES: THE FACE OF A MODERN DIASPORA video works by artist Caroline Burraway (16 JUN 17:15); FUNAN d. Denis Do, 2018 (16 JUN 18:45).

RETURN TO THE CITY at Barbican

ROBERT ALTMAN: AMERICAN OUTSIDER at BFI Southbank

TALES OF TOMORROW: SCI-FI SELECTIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

TEEN MOVIES at The Prince Charles

THAT’S KINO, BABY! at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (15 JUN 18:25).

WOMEN PIONEERS OF FRENCH CINEMA at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)PARIS 1900 d. Nicole Védrès, 1948 (13 JUN 14:00 / 15 JUN 18:30).

Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park

  • Includes (check promoter for full listings): PERSEPOLIS d. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2007 (14 JUN 19:30).

The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water

Rooftop Cinema at Bar Elba SE1

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 (11 JUN 19:00); MAMA MIA! d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 (12 JUN 14:00); THE BODYGUARD d. Mick Jackson, 1992 (12 JUN 19:00); A STAR IS BORN (13 JUN 21:00); KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (14 JUN 21:00); CLUELESS d. Amy Heckerling, 1995 (15 JUN 21:00); IRON MAN (16 JUN 21:00); HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 (17 JUN 21:00).

Rooftop Film Club, Peckham

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AMERICAN PSYCHO d. Mary Harron, 2000 (11 JUN 21:30); SPICE WORLD d. Bob Spiers, 1997 (12 JUN 21:30); 500 DAYS OF SUMMER d. Marc Webb, 2009 (13 JUN 21:30); TRAINSPOTTING d. Danny Boyle, 1996 (15 JUN 21:15); ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 for Pride month (16 JUN 21:15); CLUELESS . Amy Heckerling, 1995 (17 JUN 21:15).


FARGO 35MM d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996, The Prince Charles (daily 11 to 17 JUN various times). Also at: BFI Southbank from 4K / Rich Mix

This is a film still from MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 presented by We Are Parable at Rio Cinema (08 JUN 2021).

MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 (daily 11 to 17 JUN): Catford Mews / Ciné Lumière / Rio Cinema

  • Also (other venues may be available!): ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) d. Monica Zanetti, 2021 at Curzon Cinemas (11 to 17 JUN)// GRANADA NIGHTS d. Abid Khan, 2021 at Watermans (11 to 17 JUN various dates) // THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD d. Patrick Hughes, 2021 at Curzon Cinemas (daily from 14 Jun) // MLK / FBI d. Sam Pollard, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 11 to 17 JUN) // MY NEW YORK YEAR d. Philippe Falardeau, 2020 at Watermans (11 to 17 JUN various dates) // SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS d. Lisa Rovner, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 11 to 17 JUN not 16 JUN).

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