This is a film still from WINGS dir Larisa Shepitko, 1966
THE BALLY | THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [11 to 17 MAR 2022]

Our RADIANT CIRCUS guide to what’s on in London this week across DIY, indie & alternative cinema, including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & new releases.

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

QUEER HORROR NIGHTS #2! Kimberly Peirce’s CARRIE (2013) – Booking now!

Welcome to another screen week! Sometimes, time just isn’t on your side, so let’s dive right in.

Firstly, welcome to all new subscribers to THE BALLY! It’s really great to have you here and I thought I’d lift the curtain a little by sending you this full-fat screen guide as a welcome gesture… To all regular readers and subscribers please forgive me for not following the usual patterns of posts this week. Blogging at the fringes of film has its challenges, particularly when life gets busy. I’ll be back with full editions of THE BALLY and daily posts next week (from 18 MAR).

This Friday, you could probably do a lot worse than head to the Rio for a late night special screening of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE presented by Rebel Reel Cinema (11 MAR), then choose between The Live Ghost Tent, the Quarterly Meeting of the Laurel & Hardy Society at The Cinema Museum, or Rhythm & Views Film Festival x Black Stock Films’ tribute screening of TO SIR, WITH LOVE (both 12 MAR). Sunday sees the launch of a new regular film club at The Cinema Museum focused on lesbian cinema, with Sappho’s Cinema x Lesflicks’ presentation of AIMEE AND JAGUAR. Fringe! screen the first of two double-bills about the highs and lows of fandom with their Angelina Jolie Cringe! at Colours Hoxton, and T A P E x Invisible Women show their programme of shorts, Touched, at Genesis Cinema. Rounding out your weekend Zodiac Film Club presents an online watchparty of anthology film SEVEN WOMEN, SEVEN SINS for International Women’s Day (all 13 MAR).

Monday brings you another episode in the excellent Architecture On Film series at Barbican with Penny Allen’s PROPERTY which includes a Q&A with the director, and Deeper Into Movies present a doc about the iconic roaming chef, ANTHONY BOURDAIN (both 14 MAR). Tufnell Park Film Club broadens your horizons on Tuesday with Ridley Scott’s 1977 debut feature THE DUELLISTS (15 MAR) and you’ll just need to flip coins to choose between Pinc’s presentation of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM at The Castle, and the return of two film clubs, Pitshanger Pictures with I AM BELMAYA at St Barnabas Church W5, and Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum with TOO LATE FOR TEARS (all 16 MAR). Thursday presents similarly tough calls, with Doc’n Roll screening MAN DOWN at House of Vans, and a chance to discuss Mary Lambert’s PET SEMATARY with the crowd at Cult Classic Collective at Genesis (both 17 MAR).

Film seasons carry on pretty much as they started this month, but Bertha DocHouse has added a new programme to our listings with their GENERATION AFRICA. In fact, it’s a quieter week than usual given that BFI Flare takes over the Southbank towards the end of the week (16 to 27 MAR). We’ve counted 10 film festivals this week, click their links to discover more of their delights.

I’ve chosen Sebastian Meise’s GREAT FREEDOM, Catarina Vasconcelos’ THE METAMORPHOSIS OF BIRDS, and Sean Baker’s RED ROCKET as my new releases of the week. But Ruth Paxton’s A BANQUET also looks fascinating… and, for all you Paul Thomas Anderson fans, ICA have added a limited 35mm run of LICORICE PIZZA to their programme.

My Featured Attraction of the Week goes to the several fundraisers for Ukraine that are screening across town. I’ve profiled the multi-way collab surrounding THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE at Ciné Lumière and Genesis Cinema in another post (11 & 12 MAR), but there’s also No Bollocks Film Club’s presentation of DONBASS at The Castle Cinema (17 MAR), and the one I’ve featured here, Ukrainian born filmmaker Larisa Shepitko’s 1966 film WINGS which gets an intro by Peter Bradshaw and Dr. Rachel Morley at Ciné Lumière (15 MAR). I’ve also spotted that Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (09 MAR to 03 APR) are donating proceeds from their screenings to Ukrainian humanitarian causes.

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


Ukraine Fundraiser: WINGS d. Larisa Shepitko, 1966 + Intro by Peter Bradshaw & Dr. Rachel Morley at Ciné Lumière (15 MAR 18:20):

“This screening of Larisa Sheptiko‘s WINGS was originally part of a ‘Soviet Sixties’ season, alongside five other Russian- and Armenian-language films. In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we have cancelled the season.”

“However, we are hosting the screening of WINGS to raise money for With Ukraine. All box office receipts will be donated directly and we thank Criterion and Institut Francais for their support.”

“As importantly, we are championing the work of Larisa Shepitko. Because she was Ukrainian, her work is an important part of the cultural heritage of the country now under assault. Born in the north-east of the Donetsk province, her first years were lived under war, and her birthplace is now at the epicentre of Ukraine’s fight for sovereignty. Shepitko studied in Moscow under the foremost poet of Ukrainian cinema, Oleksandr Dovzhenko. WINGS, her first feature film after graduation, is set in the Crimean peninsula. Although her films, including WINGS, and in common with most Soviet productions, were written and performed in Russian, her Ukrainian identity and her profound understanding of the true impact of war were at the heart of her creative practice.” (Ciné Lumière)


FRIDAY 11 MAR

SATURDAY 12 MAR

SUNDAY 13 MAR

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MONDAY 14 MAR

  • BACKYARD VILLAGE d. Marteinn Thorsson, 2021 + Q&A with the director, actor and film maker, Tim Plester and screenwriter and co-producer, Gudmundur Óskarsson at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 MAR 20:00).
  • LAST NIGHT IN SOHO d. Edgar Wright, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (14 MAR 20:00 / 15 MAR 20:00 / 16 MAR 20:00 / 20 MAR 17:00).
  • PHANTOM OF THE OPEN d. Craig Roberts, 2021 + Q&A with the director & writer Simon Farnaby at BFI Southbank (14 MAR 18:00).
  • Architecture on Film: PROPERTY d. Penny Allen, 1978 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (14 MAR 20:40).
  • ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN d. Morgan Neville, 2021 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (14 MAR 19:30).

TUESDAY 15 MAR

  • THE DUELLISTS d. Ridley Scott, 1977 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (15 MAR 20:00).
  • FLEE d. Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021 at The David Lean (15 MAR 19:30).
  • THE GODFATHER PART II d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 at The Cinema In The Arches (15 MAR 19:30).
  • THE GODFATHER PART II d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 at Olympic Studios (15 MAR 20:10).
  • LAST NIGHT IN SOHO d. Edgar Wright, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (15 MAR 20:00 / 16 MAR 20:00 / 20 MAR 17:00).
  • PHANTOM OF THE OPEN d. Craig Roberts, 2021 Preview + Q&A with the director & writer, Simon Farnaby at Picturehouse Central (15 MAR 18:30).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: WINGS d. Larisa Shepitko, 1966 + Intro by Peter Bradshaw & Dr. Rachel Morley at Ciné Lumière (15 MAR 18:20).

WEDNESDAY 16 MAR

TALK

THURSDAY 17 MAR

  • DEATH ON THE NILE d. Kenneth Branagh, 2022 at The David Lean (17 MAR 14:30 & 19:30).
  • Ukraine Refugee Fundraiser: DONBASS d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2019 presented by No Bollocks Film Club at The Castle Cinema (17 MAR 18:45).
  • THE GODFATHER d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 at The Cinema In The Arches (17 MAR 19:45).
  • THE GODFATHER d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 at Catford Mews (17 MAR 20:15).
  • MAN DOWN d. Jamie Yuan, 2022 + Q&A & Live music presented by Doc’n Roll at House Of Vans (17 MAR 19:00 – FREE!).
  • PET SEMATARY d. Mary Lambert, 1989 presented by Cult Classic Collective with Intro & Salon with Nick Walker at Genesis Cinema (17 MAR 18:30).
  • PHANTOM OF THE OPEN d. Craig Roberts, 2021 Preview + Q&A with the director & writer, Simon Farnaby at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 MAR 18:30).
  • SOUTH d. Frank Hurley, 1919 at Olympic Studios (17 MAR 17:30).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MASTER 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 (15 MAR 20:30).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

70S CINEMA LATE NIGHTS 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)THE GODFATHER 35mm d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 (12 MAR 22:30).

THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ALINE, THE VOICE OF LOVEd. Valérie Lemercier, 2020 (12 MAR 16:00 / 14 MAR 20:25 / 17 MAR 20:25).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PUTTING ON A SHOW at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

THE CAMERA IS OURS: BRITAIN’S WOMEN DOCUMENTARY MAKERS at BFI Southbank

CHER ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK d. George Miller, 1987 (16 MAR 18:00 – £1 Member’s Screening).

CLOSE UP ON WONG KAR WAI at Close-Up

DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IT FOLLOWS d. David Robert Mitchell, 2014 (17 MAR 18:05); UNDER THE SILVER LAKE d. David Robert Mitchell, 2018 (17 MAR 20:30).

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

GENERATION AFRICA at Bertha DocHouse

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ZINDER d. Aïcha Macky, 2021 (11 MAR 18:20 / 15 MAR 20:40 / 17 MAR 16:10); THE LAST SHELTER d. Ousmane Samassekou, 2021 (12 MAR 16:00 / 14 MAR 18:20); DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA d. Dieudo Hamadi, 2021 (13 MAR 18:45 / 16 MAR 16:10); MAKONGO d. Elvis Sabin Ngaibino, 2020 (15 MAR 14:00).

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE SEVENTH SEAL d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 (13 MAR 17:35).

LETTERBOXD HIGH RISERS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): 13 GOING ON 30 d. Gary Winick, 2004 (11 MAR 18:25).

MARA MATTUSCHKA: DIFFERENT FACES OF AN ANTI-DIVA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PERFECT GARDEN d. Mara Mattuschka & Chris Haring, 2013 (13 MAR 18:30).

OSCAR & BAFTA NOMINEES at The Prince Charles

OTHER MODERNISMS, OTHER FUTURES: GLOBAL ART CINEMA 1960-80 at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INTERVIEW d. Mrinal Sen, 1971 (16 MAR 18:15).

REWARDING DOCS at Bertha DocHouse

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ASCENSION d. Jessica Kingdon, 2020 (11 MAR 16:20 / 12 MAR 20:30 + Recorded Q&A / 14 MAR 20:30 / 15 MAR 16:15).

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles

SEEN & HEARD at BFI Southbank

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PRINCESS MONONOKE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1997 (11 MAR 12:30); SPIRITED AWAY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 (13 MAR 12:00).

TWO BY RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): DRIVE MY CAR d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021 (14 MAR 20:05 / 16 MAR 14:45).


GREAT FREEDOM d. Sebastian Meise, 2021:

THE METAMORPHOSIS OF BIRDS d. Catarina Vasconcelos, 2021:

  • Also 11 to 17 MAR (various dates/times): A BANQUET d. Ruth Paxton, 2021 at: Curzon Cinemas // LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 at: ICA / Prince Charles Cinema // SIDESHOW d. Adam Oldroyd, 2022 at: Peckhamplex // THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU d. Damon Shalit, 2019 at: JW3 // YOUNG PLATO d. Neasa Ní Chainaín & Declan McGrath, 2021 at: ICA.

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