SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week (18 to 24 SEP 2020)

Discover what’s on in London this week with full listings for independent cinemas, drive-ins & alternative venues including special event screenings, Q&As, film clubs, new releases, repertory seasons & film festivals.*

By RADIANT CIRCUS

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What’s on in London this week (virtual & in venues): SINGLE-O EXHIBITS one-off events / ORIGINAL FORMATS 8MM to 70MM+ / NEW RELEASES inc. revivals & restorations / REP. SEASONS / FILM FESTIVALS / CINEMA+ LISTINGS full schedules for London’s indie cinemas & drive-ins / COMING ATTRACTIONS / NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS LONDON’S ALTERNATIVE CINEMA SCENE.

Even as the TENET tidal wave starts to recede, London’s alternative cinema scene continues to bloom back into life. Indie film releasing sees the return of roadshow Q&As – where the same talent crops up in different venues (cf WHITE RIOT) and the long release cycles caused by COVID-19 bring some titles back into view (cf CALM WITH HORSES). 

Indie exhibitors are really starting to storm London’s screens again. Ciné-Real 16MM Film Club completes their successful run of JAWS screenings back at The Castle (24 SEP) and have announced two special screamings for Halloween at the same venue: Terence Fisher’s DRACULA 16MM (21 + 29 OCT) + Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 8MM (22 + 28 OCT). We’ve seen Ümit and Liam project their 8MM print of CHAIN SAW before and, as we said at that time, the home cinema format seems to add extra rust to the blade… Whilst we’re on the subject of scares, World Wide Weird! returns to venues this week with an excellent free evening for anyone with a passion for Italian horror, ITALY POSSESSED (19 SEP). They’re raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support, so do go along and help them out.

Elsewhere on the scene, music themed content continues to be a popular attraction. We’re never sure whether we should list Pitchblack Playback’s sonic encounters in the darkness, so it’s great to see their film night return with the much adored concert movie STOP MAKING SENSE (23 SEP) at the equally adored Rio Cinema. Having recently projected the same film in their new rooftop location, Deeper Into Movies returns to Dalston Roof Park this week with music shop doc OTHER MUSIC (21 SEP).

ROCKS continues to bring meaningful cinema to young Black and Brown audiences, with a special Q&A screening at Riverside Studios (18 SEP) and generous coverage on indie screens across town. Looking across London for more Black content, BIMI brings Horace Jenkins’ CANE RIVER (18 SEP) to their free online programme,  streaming it with a discussion of the filmmaker whose premature death robbed “generations of a talented, vibrant new voice in African American cinema”. And you might get a ticket for Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING (22 SEP) at Backyard Cinema’s The Winter Garden (although everything is looking pretty SOLD OUT as usual…)

HHonolulu Events presents a screening of Jamaican doc OUT DEH at Genesis Cinema (19 SEP) followed by The New Black Film Collective with a special preview of MISS JUNETEENTH at the same venue (23 SEP), and WHITE RIOT documents vital protests against racism (and is a film you can catch pretty much everywhere). Even though the BFI and African Odyssey’s season INJUSTICE is taking a break this week, a new season dedicated to the late Chadwick Boseman opens at Picturehouse Cinemas with a rare revival screening of 42 (d. Brian Helgeland, 2013). The season will raise funds for colon cancer charity 40tude and includes: GET ON UP (27 SEP), MARSHALL (04 OCT), and BLACK PANTHER (11 OCT).

Your screen week also includes some excellent festivals both virtually and in venues. Leytonstone Loves Film (16 SEP to 04 OCT) takes place on and offline, although due to spacing restrictions many of their live events seem to be fully booked. Get in on the action with our friends Stow Film Lounge and Letyonstone Popup Film Club for their free outdoor screening of cult curio BRONCO BULLFROG in Henry Reynolds Gardens (20 SEP). London Indian Film Festival continues live screenings at BFI and Ciné Lumière (until 20 SEP) and London Spanish Film Festival (22 SEP to 03 OCT) follows them at the South Kensington venue for their 16th edition.

Finally, RADIANT CIRCUS will be away working next week so we might miss our regular weekly post… Apologies in advance!

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

In a week that feels a bit like normal (not the ‘new normal’, the old one…), we have no hesitation in awarding our Featured Attraction Of The Week to The Celluloid Sorceress’ 35MM presentation of GROSSE POINTE BLANK at Genesis Cinema (24 SEP).

The Sorceress has been a good friend of what we’re trying to do here at RADIANT CIRCUS and projects some of the most exciting curations to be found anywhere on London’s alternative cinema scene. The fact that you’ll be supporting one of the city’s finest indie venues to keep projecting original format content can only sweeten the deal.

RADIANT CIRCUS is really sad not to be there, so you should definitely go!

See you in darkness,

RADIANT CIRCUS

WHAT’S ON IN LONDON’S ONE-OFF INDIE SCREEN EVENTS INC Q&As + PANELS.
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CANE RIVER d. Horace Jenkins, 1982 + Discussion FREE online event (18 SEP 19:00):

    • BIMI presents: “Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, CANE RIVER is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana. A budding, forbidden romance lays bare the tensions between two black communities…”
    • How it works: register online for links to the film + discussion.

ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 + Zoom Q&A with co-writers Theresa Ikoko & Claire Wilson, associate director Anu Henriques & producer Faye Ward at Riverside Studios (18 SEP 17:40):

    • “The film’s story was authored by Theresa Ikoko, a young British Nigerian woman who co-wrote the script with Claire Wilson. In a process that isn’t typical, the two writers, the young cast and many of the creative team collaborated on the making of the film right from the outset and through to its completion.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other screenings.

WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 + Q&A with the director & co-writer/producer Ed Gibbs at Ciné Lumière (18 SEP 19:00):

    • “Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the BFI London Film Festival last year, Rubika Shah’s energising film charts a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other screenings.
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ITALY POSSESSED d. Eugenio Ercolani, 2019 + Q&A with the director + LISA AND THE DEVIL d. Mario Bava, 1973 at The King & Queen (19 SEP 18:30 – FREE!/Donation requested):

    • World Wide Weird! presents: “For our return to real world film nights we are very pleased to host an evening with Eugenio Ercolani. For the past 15 years Eugenio has been working as a film historian, video-maker, 1st AD and writer. Eugenio will be presenting the first London screening of his documentary film ITALY POSSESSED (available with the Arrow Video release of BEYOND THE DOOR).” Raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

OUT DEH – THE YOUTH OF JAMAICA d. Louis Amon Josek, 2020 at Genesis Cinema (19 SEP 18:45). 

    • HHonolulu Events presents: “A new generation in transition, determined to get out of old, set structures in society and culture and contribute with their fresh mindset and strength to a new understanding of the Jamaican island.”
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BRONCO BULLFROG d. Barney Platts-Mills, 1969 at Henry Reynolds Gardens, E11 (20 SEP 19:00 – FREE!):

    • Leytonstone Pop Up Film Club and Stow Film Lounge presents: “A leading cult film of the 1960s and the only record of suedehead in British cinema, Barney Platts-Mills tale of teenage lovers with no money and nowhere to go was largely improvised by a non-professional cast of young East Enders. A wonderful time capsule of late 60s east London, this is filmmaking with a spontaneity, wit and endearing humanity that still feels strikingly fresh.” Part of Leytonstone Loves Film (16 SEP to 04 OCT).

WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 + Q&A with the director & co-writer/producer Ed Gibbs at The Ritzy (20 SEP 15:00):

    • “Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the BFI London Film Festival last year, Rubika Shah’s energising film charts a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other screenings.
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THE MAN IN THE HAT d. Stephen Warbeck & John Paul Davidson, 2020 + Q&A with the directors at Ciné Lumière (21 SEP 19:45):

    • “An astonishing feat of contemporary film-making, THE MAN IN THE HAT is a beautifully fashioned odyssey of music, story-telling and silent comedy traversing the breath-taking landscapes of France.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other screenings.

OTHER MUSIC d. Puloma Basu & Rob Hatch-Miller, 2019 at Dalston Roof Park (21 SEP 20:00):

    • Deeper Into Movies presents: “Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost.”
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MAUVAIS SANG 35MM aka The Night Is Young d. Leos Carax, 1986 at Ciné Lumière (20 SEP 14:00 / 22 SEP 17:30):

    • “Paris, a few years before the 21st century. The city is threatened by a fatal disease called STBO, that seems to be transmitted by simple caresses. A young man, Alex, is charged to steal the formula of a serum that can fight the disease. One of the most remarkable French films of the early 80’s, this lyrical and poetic thriller featuring the late Michel Piccoli pays imaginative homage to silent cinema.” Part of THE MANY FACETS OF MICHEL PICCOLI.

WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 + Q&A with the director & co-writer/producer Ed Gibbs at Genesis Cinema (22 SEP 18:40):

    • “Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the BFI London Film Festival last year, Rubika Shah’s energising film charts a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other screenings.
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MISS JUNETEENTH d. Channing Godfrey Peoples, 2020 Preview at Genesis Cinema (23 SEP 18:30):

    • The New Black Film Collective presents: “Beauty queen and single mum Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie) attempts to get her rebellious teenage daughter to follow in her footsteps in the warmhearted and beautifully observed indie drama.”

STOP MAKING SENSE d. Jonathan Demme, 1984 at Rio Cinema (23 SEP 20:45):

    • Pitchblack Playback / Pictures presents: “Our film night returns with the greatest concert film of all time! Screenings for this usually sell out in advance so don’t sleep…”
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23 WALKS d. Paul Morrison, 2020 + Q&A at Everyman Barnet (24 SEP 18:30):

    • A gentle, sweet, funny, romantic story of love in later life following a couple in their sixties, Dave and Fern, who get to know one another over the course of 23 dog walks.”

CALM WITH HORSES d. Nick Rowland, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (24 SEP 19:45):

    • In dark rural Ireland, ex-boxer Arm (Cosmo Jarvis) has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, while at the same time desperate to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son. Torn between these two families, Arm’s loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

GROSSE POINTE BLANK 35MM d. George Armitage, 1997 + Intro by The Celluloid Sorceress + Retro Trailers at Genesis Cinema (24 SEP 18:30).

    • The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to botch a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.”

JAWS 16MM d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at The Castle Cinema (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!”

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LONDON’S CELLULOID SENSATIONS – SUPER 8MM/16MM/35MM/70MM+

TENET 35MM / 70MM / IMAX 15

    • BARBICAN CINEMA: TENET 35MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (18 SEP 17:10 / 19 SEP 14:00 & 20:15 / 20 SEP 16:40 / 21 SEP 17:10 / 22 SEP 20:15 / 23 SEP 17:10 / 24 SEP 14:10 & 20:15).
    • BFI IMAX: TENET IMAX 15/70MM (daily until 27 SEP 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00).
    • PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL: TENET 70MM (18 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 19 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 20 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 21 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 22 SEP 15:30 & 19:00 / 24 SEP 15:15 & 18:45).

OTHER DELIGHTS!

    • The Castle Cinema: JAWS 16MM d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 presented by Ciné-Real 16MM Film Club (24 SEP 19:30).
    • Ciné Lumière: MAUVAIS SANG 35MM aka The Night Is Young d. Leos Carax, 1986 (20 SEP 14:00 / 22 SEP 17:30).
    • Genesis Cinema: GROSSE POINTE BLANK 35MM d. George Armitage, 1997 + Intro + Retro Trailers presented by The Celluloid Sorceress (24 SEP 18:30).
OUR PICK OF THIS WEEK’S NEW INDIE RELEASES, REVIVALS & RESTORATIONS.

THE PAINTED BIRD d. Václav Marhoul, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (daily from 18 to 24 SEP + venues across town):

    • “In an effort to save their child from the massive extermination of Jews, a Jewish couple send their son to hide in the countryside with a relative somewhere in Eastern Europe. The little boy’s aunt dies unexpectedly and the stray child is suddenly forced to hit the road and make it on his own in a hostile world governed by hate, fear and violence.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other venues.

ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (daily from 18 to 24 SEP + venues across town):

    • “Rocks fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel will be taken into care and forced apart if anyone finds out that their mother has left them to fend for themselves. With the help of her loyal friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her young life.”
    • See CINEMA+ listings for other venues.
SENSATIONAL FILM SEASONS IN LONDON THIS WEEK (VIRTUAL & IN VENUES).

CELEBRATING CHADWICK BOSEMAN at Picturehouse Cinemas (SEP+):

“Following the devastating news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing, Picturehouse has programmed a season of his work to celebrate his incredible career.”

    • 42 d. Brian Helgeland, 2013 (20 SEP – various venues).
    • Raising funds for 40tude.

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.”

    • Returns next week.

INNER STATES online from Barbican Cinema On Demand (11 to 24 SEP):

“A series of first-person films.”

    • ALLA TANTOU aka God’s Will d. David Achkar, 1991 (Rent until 24 SEP). FIX ME d. Raed Andoni, 2009 (Rent until 24 SEP). LÀ BAS d. Chantal Akerman, 2006 (Rent until 24 SEP). Lockdown States short films (Rent until 24 SEP). TARNATION d. Jonathan Caouette, 2003 (Rent until 24 SEP). THIS IS NOT A FILM d. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2010 (Rent until 24 SEP).

KLASSIKIFREE to stream online from Kino Klassika Foundation (SEP):

“An online weekly curated selection spotlighting the best of Soviet, Russian, Caucasian and East European cinema.”

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.”

    • MAUVAIS SANG 35MM aka The Night Is Young d. Leos Carax, 1986 (20 SEP 14:00 / 22 SEP 17:30). 

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

    • Continues with: TRISTANA d. Luis Buñuel, 1970 (27 SEP 14:00 / 29 SEP 17:40).

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.” 

    • AMATEURS aka Amatörer d. Gabriela Pichler, 2018 (23 SEP 18:10). BEAU TRAVAIL d. Claire Denis, 1999 (20 SEP 12:00). BLUE COLLAR d. Paul Schrader, 1978 (22 SEP 14:20). DHEEPAN d. Jacques Audiard, 2015 (24 SEP 17:50). GIRLHOOD aka Bande de filles d. Céline Sciamma, 2014 (22 SEP 17:50). TAXI DRIVER d. Martin Scorsese, 1976 (23 SEP 20:45).

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.”

    • THE PAINTED BIRD d. Václav Marhoul, 2019 (20 SEP 17:20). THE TRAITOR aka Il traditore d. Marco Bellocchio, 2019 (24 SEP 14:00). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 (20 SEP 14:50 / 23 SEP 21:00).  

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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WHAT’S ON IN LONDON’S INDIE CINEMAS & DRIVE-INS (A-Z BY VENUE)

ARCHLIGHT CINEMA inc:

    • BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC d. Stephen Herek, 2020 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 (19 SEP 12:00 / 20 SEP 12:00). MEMENTO d. Christopher Nolan, 2000 (20 SEP 20:30 / 23 SEP 19:00). MEMORIES OF MURDER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2003 (21 SEP 15:00 / 22 SEP 20:10 / 23 SEP 15:00 / 24 SEP 20:10). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP). 
    • Outdoor screenings: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF d. John Hughes, 1986 (20 SEP 16:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!). LA LA LAND d. Damien Chazelle, 2016 (20 SEP 20:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

ARTHOUSE CROUCH END inc:

    • LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (daily until 24 SEP). THE PAINTED BIRD d. Václav Marhoul, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 (daily from 18 to 23 SEP). 

BARBICAN CINEMA inc:

    • ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with the director (18 SEP 14:00 / 20 SEP 20:15). TENET 35MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (18 SEP 17:10 / 19 SEP 14:00 & 20:15 / 20 SEP 16:40 / 21 SEP 17:10 / 22 SEP 20:15 / 23 SEP 17:10 / 24 SEP 14:10 & 20:15).

BELLINGHAM FILM PALACE inc.

BFI SOUTHBANK inc:

    • ETERNAL BEAUTY d. Craig Roberts, 2019 (18 SEP 18:10 / 19 SEP 14:40 / 21 SEP 18:00). LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (daily until 24 SEP). LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 + Recorded intro by actor Riz Ahmed (19 SEP 17:40). MEMORIES OF MURDER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2003 (18 SEP 17:40 / 19 SEP 17:30 / 21 SEP 14:20 / 22 SEP 17:40 / 24 SEP 17:30). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). 
    • Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival: CARGO d. Arati Kadav, 2019 (18 SEP 20:30). SHUT UP SONA d. Deepti Gupta, 2019 (19 SEP 20:40).

THE CASTLE CINEMA inc:

    • LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (daily until 24 SEP). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (18 SEP 21:00 / 19 SEP 20:30 / 20 SEP 19:45 / 21 SEP 21:00 / 22 SEP 17:00 / 24 SEP 16:15). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP).

CATFORD MEWS inc:

    • BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC d. Stephen Herek, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP). REAL d. Aki Omoshaybi, 2019 (daily until 24 SEP). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP).

CINÉ LUMIÈRE inc:

    • LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (18 SEP 20:20 / 23 SEP 15:50 & 20:15). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (19 SEP 17:20 / 20 SEP 20:25). LONG WAY NORTH aka Tout en Haut du Monde d. Rémi Chayé, 2015 (20 SEP 14:30). THE MAN IN THE HAT d. Stephen Warbeck & John Paul Davidson, 2020 (18 SEP 16:00 / 19 SEP 20:00 / 20 SEP 16:30 / 21 SEP 18:00 & 19:45 + Q&A / 24 SEP 18:00). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 (19 SEP 15:30 / 20 SEP 18:35 / 22 SEP 20:30 / 24 SEP 20:30). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 + Q&A (18 SEP – See daily listings).
    • Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival: THE MISEDUCATION OF BINDU d. Prarthana Mohan, 2019 (19 SEP 19:30). BREAKING BARRIERS: THE CASTELESS COLLECTIVE d. Maja Meiners, 2019 (20 SEP 17:00). 
    • London Spanish Film Festival 2020: OUT IN THE OPEN aka Intemperie d. Benito Zambrano, 2019 (22 SEP 20:30). OJOS NEGROS d. Iván Alarcón, Ivet Castelo, Sandra García & Marta Lallana, 2019 (23 SEP 18:20). THE INVISIBLE aka Invisibles d. Gracia Querejeta, 2020 (23 SEP 20:30). ONCE AGAIN aka Una vez mas d. Guillermo Rojas, 2019 (24 SEP 20:30).

CURZON CINEMAS inc:

    • AFTER WE COLLIDED d. Roger Kumble, 2020 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Aldgate). BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC d. Stephen Herek, 2020 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – various). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (daily until 18 SEP – Wimbledon). HURT BY PARADISE d. Greta Bellamacina, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Bloomsbury). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). MEMORIES OF MURDER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2003 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). NOCTURNAL d. Nathalie Biancheri, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Bloomsbury). THE PAINTED BIRD d. Václav Marhoul, 2019 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). THE ROADS NOT TAKEN d. Sally Potter, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – various venues). SOCRATES d. Alexandre Moratto, 2018 (daily until 24 SEP – Bloomsbury). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Bloomsbury & Wimbledon).

The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water inc (by date):

    • BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC d. Stephen Herek, 2020 (18 SEP 19:30 / 19 SEP 22:40 / 21 SEP 19:30 / 23 SEP 19:20 / 24 SEP 22:30). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (18 SEP 21:50 / 23 SEP 21:45). DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 (19 SEP 20:00). GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (20 SEP 19:30). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (20 SEP 22:00 / 22 SEP 22:00 / 24 SEP 19:20). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (21 SEP 21:45). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (22 SEP 19:30).

Drive In Film Club, Alexandra Palace inc: 

    • Revs its engines again in October.

ELECTRIC CINEMAS inc:

    • ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (18 SEP 15:00, 18:00 & 21:00 / 19 SEP 15:00, 18:00 & 21:00 / 20 SEP 14:00, 17:00 & 20:00 / 23 SEP 14:45, 17:30 & 20:45 / 24 SEP 15:00, 18:00 & 21:00 – White City). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 27 SEP). 

EVERYMAN CINEMAS inc: 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AFTER WE COLLIDED d. Roger Kumble, 2020 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC d. Stephen Herek, 2020 (daily from 24 SEP). THE EIGHT HUNDRED d. Hu Guan, 2019 (18 SEP 20:20 / 21 SEP 20:20 / 22 SEP 20:20). LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (21 SEP 13:50 & 18:00 / 22 SEP 13:40 / 23 SEP 13:40 / 24 SEP 13:45 & 21:05). THE PAINTED BIRD d. Václav Marhoul, 2019 (20 SEP 20:00). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 (18 SEP 18:10 / 20 SEP 20:50 / 21 SEP 13:50 / 22 SEP 13:30 / 23 SEP 13:30 / 24 SEP 13:30).

KINO BERMONDSEY inc:

    • TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP). 

THE LEXI CINEMA inc:

    • TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP).

OLYMPIC STUDIOS inc: 

    • BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (22 SEP 17:40). BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 (19 SEP 13:00). CHINATOWN d. Roman Polanski, 1974 (21 SEP 17:30 / 24 SEP 20:30). DR. NO d. Terence Young, 1962 (20 SEP 13:50). THE GOONIES d. Richard Donner, 1985 (20 SEP 11:00). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (18 SEP 17:20 / 21 SEP 17:50 / 23 SEP 14:00 / 24 SEP 17:00). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (18 SEP 18:00 / 20 SEP 20:19 / 22 SEP 20:30 / 23 SEP 17:30 / 24 SEP 13:50). MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP d. Natalie Johns, 2019 (18 SEP 13:00 / 20 SEP 15:40 / 21 SEP 14:00 / 23 SEP 19:40). MEMENTO d. Christopher Nolan, 2000 (21 SEP 20:40). STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK d. Irvin Kershner, 1980 (19 SEP 11:00). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 01 OCT). 

PECKHAMPLEX inc:

PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS inc:

    • AFTER WE COLLIDED d. Roger Kumble, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Central). BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC d. Stephen Herek, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Central). THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY d. Natalie Krinsky, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP – Bromley). THE EIGHT HUNDRED d. Hu Guan, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – various venues). HURT BY PARADISE d. Greta Bellamacina, 2020 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Central). LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (daily until 24 – various venues). LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). MEMORIES OF MURDER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2003 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). MONOS d. Alejandro Landes, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Central). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (daily until 24 SEP – Central). PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarrantino, 1994 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Central). THE ROADS NOT TAKEN d. Sally Potter, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP – various venues). SAVAGE d. Sam Kelly, 2019 (daily until 24 SEP – Crouch End). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 17 SEP – various venues – some 70MM/See ORIGINAL FORMATS). THE THING d. John Carpenter, 1982 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – Central). WHITE RIOT d. Rubika Shah, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP – various venues).

RICH MIX inc:

    • LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP).

RIO CINEMA inc:

RIVERSIDE STUDIOS inc:

    • LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (19 SEP 17:30 / 21 SEP 17:30 / 23 SEP 17:30). THE PAINTED BIRD d. Václav Marhoul, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily until 24 SEP).

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • DOWNTON ABBEY d. Michael Enlger, 2019 (20 SEP 13:00 / 24 SEP 16:00). ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (daily from 18 to 24 SEP). 
    • Also at Watermans: TENET d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (21 SEP 13:00 – Protected Group Screening). 

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