SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week (21 to 27 AUG 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.*

By RADIANT CIRCUS

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NEWS FROM ACROSS LONDON’S ALTERNATIVE CINEMA SCENE.

If you’ve been worried about the health of London’s indie cinema scene (and haven’t we all?), it was a relief to see a new funding pot from the National Lottery open up last week. The BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund “aims to reboot the independent film exhibition sector” and is designed to support real rather than virtual screen events. Applications are open now for film screenings in the period OCT 2020 to MAR 2021 with a total of £88,859 available for projects in London (deadline 30 SEP).

Cinema reopenings continue apace with BFI IMAX bringing its upscale offerings back to Waterloo from 21 AUG with a brace of back catalogue Christopher Nolans. Then comes the long-awaited release of his latest, TENET, triggering a veritable summer fete of reopenings with The Castle Cinema, Electric Cinemas Portobello & White City, Olympic Studios, and Peckhamplex all picking 26 AUG as their chance to return to darkness. Ciné Lumière also returns on 26 AUG but suitably ignores Nolan, opting for THE LOST PRINCE instead (see CINEMA+ LISTINGS, below). Curzons Aldgate and Wimbledon also rejoin the darkness this week, reopening on Monday 24 AUG.

There’s no getting away from TENET which has the power to both reopen venues and clear almost every other film off London’s screens. We’ve listed it at BFI IMAX for optimum impact on IMAX 15/70MM, but you can also see it at Picturehouse Central on 70MM, and The Ritzy, Curzon SohoGenesis Cinema are projecting it from 35MM. Rio Cinema joins the 35MM club from Friday 28 AUG followed by the Barbican when it reopens (now booking 04 to 17 SEP). You can, of course, see it digitally almost everywhere that’s open. For such a wide release, we’ve only listed the celluloid screenings.

Elsewhere, Rio Cinema continues with their blended approach, adding a number of new release titles to their online Rio Player inc: AVA d. Sadaf Foroughi, 2017 // COUP 53 d. Taghi Amirani, 2019 /&/ YOU DON’T NOMI d. Jeffrey McHale, 2019. Another online announcement, Open City Docs has confirmed their full online festival programme (09 to 15 SEP). The lineup looks as exciting as ever, featuring “48 new non-fiction films, 10 cross-media projects, and 3 audio documentaries”.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now that we know a bit more about how this screen year is unfolding, we’ll be updating our film festival calendar in the coming weeks. If you’re a festival promoter and have your dates confirmed for the 12 months ahead, please get in touch!]

Looking ahead, BFI has announced another new season as part of its September reopening schedule. AFRICAN ODYSSEYS: INJUSTICE (01 SEP to 06 OCT) features documentaries about “police brutality, racism and injustice experienced by black communities”. The lineup includes: BUS 174 aka Ônibus 174 d. José Padilha & Felipe Lacerda, 2002 (14 SEP & 06 OCT) // THE HARD STOP d. George Amponsah, 2015 (29 SEP & 05 OCT) /&/ MANGROVE NINE d. John La Rose & Franco Rosso, 1973 + THE PEOPLE’S ACCOUNT d. Ceddo Film and Video Workshop, 1985 (09 SEP).

And finally, us horror-heads at RADIANT CIRCUS always get a shudder of excitement when The Prince Charles announces their HORROCTOBER season… (even if it’s difficult to actually say that title out loud…). Films already listed include: GET OUT d. Jordan Peele, 2017 (17 OCT) // HOST d. Rob Savage, 2020 (17 to 22 OCT) /&/ THE THING d. John Carpenter, 1982 (16 to 22 OCT) [UPDATE – the full programme dropped just after we posted…. whilst there aren’t many surprises, it still looks like a fun time in the dark!].

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

Our special mention this week goes to our friends at Stow Film Lounge who have launched their outdoor Cycle-In Cinema in the borough of Waltham Forest. Screenings started last week and are now programmed to early September. This week’s exhibits include HOUSE PARTY (21 AUG) and E.T. (22 AUG), and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to Waltham Forest food bank, Eat or Heat. The weather looks pretty dodgy this weekend, so please send the guys some love… (similar vibes to Archlight Cinema who start their outdoor programme this weekend too…).

Now, you might imagine that our highlight of the week would be a certain big movie opening… However, this slot has always been reserved for the single screen event RADIANT CIRCUS would most like to be at. The event that has most captured our imagination and is therefore our Featured Attraction Of The Week is BAD LUCKY GOAT (2017). Presented by The Twelve30 Collective, this FREE online screening and Q&A with director Samir Oliveros continues the collective’s compelling mission to “reframe Caribbean cinema” (see 22 AUG for details).

Of course, this also means we can continue our (minor) cinematic sideline obsession with goats on screen (cf THE WITCH)…

See you in darkness,

RADIANT CIRCUS

This is a film still from HOUSE PARTY (1990) presented by Stow Film Lounge at their Cycle-In Cinema (21 AUG).
HOUSE PARTY (1990) presented by Stow Film Lounge at their Cycle-In Cinema (21 AUG).
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WHAT’S ON IN LONDON’S ONE-OFF INDIE SCREEN EVENTS INC Q&As + PANELS.
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CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 + Discussion + Live Performance at Rio Cinema (21 AUG 18:15):

    • Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame & Caramel Film Club present: “A Reclaim The Frame special giving you a unique opportunity to see a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner where it belongs – on the big screen. You can then enjoy a post screening conversation (and a little poetry) with poet Be Manzini who runs Caramel Film Club and Birds’ Eye View’s director, the Oscar-winning producer Mia Bays.”

CLUELESS d. Amy Heckerling, 1995 HOUSE PARTY + Drink/Pizza at Everyman Cinemas (21 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 Aperol Spritz are on the house… Next up are you feeling fancy? Well feast your eyes on a throwback screening of CLUELESS!”

HOUSE PARTY d. Reginald Hudlin, 1990 at Leyton Jubilee Park (21 AUG 20:30):

    • Stow Film Lounge presents Cycle-In Cinema: “Get on your bikes, trikes or skateboards and go to the movies this August, with Cycle-in Cinema – an innovative and environmentally-friendly alternative to drive-ins. … Was it really 30 years ago that the world met KID N PLAY in this classic comedy from the golden age of hip hop? Stow Film Lounge is honoured to bring back the old skool entertainment to the biggest screen in Leyton.”
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BAD LUCKY GOAT d. Samir Oliveros, 2017 + Q&A with the director – FREE online event (22 AUG 17:30):

    • The Twelve30 Collective presents:Inspired by the classic reggae movies of the 1970s, BAD LUCKY GOAT is the first film ever written and produced in San Andres-Providencia creole, the distinct variant of Caribbean English which bears more than a passing resemblance to Jamaican patois. The film is subtitled in English.”

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL d. Steven Spielberg, 1982 at Leyton Jubilee Park (22 AUG 20:30):

    • Stow Film Lounge presents Cycle-In Cinema: “Get on your bikes, trikes or skateboards and go to the movies this August, with Cycle-in Cinema – an innovative and environmentally-friendly alternative to drive-ins. …Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion picture of all-time from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg.”
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SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD d. Boon-lip Quah, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG 20:20):

    • “SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD is a Mandarin/Thai language drama film in which a man must protect his family from a corrupt police chief seeking vengeance.”
    • See NEW RELEASES (below), for daily listings.
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RAW d. Julia Ducournau, 2016 at Genesis Cinema (24 AUG 21:00):

    • “In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form.” Part of MODERN CULT CLASSICS season (until 25 AUG).
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THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY d. Peter Strickland, 2014 at Genesis Cinema (25 AUG 18:30):

    • “Peter Strickland (BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO + IN FABRIC) delivers a dazzling exploration of romance, relationships and desire. Heady with atmosphere, laden with wit and brimming with filmic references, this remarkable film will doubtless leave you reeling.” Part of MODERN CULT CLASSICS season (until 25 AUG).
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TENET IMAX 15/70MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 at BFI IMAX (26 AUG 12:00, 16:00, 20:00 & 23:59):

    • “Armed with only one word – tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel, but ‘inversion’.”
    • See NEW RELEASES (below), for full listings.
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The Beat Goes On – We Love Film + Festival, FREE Online event (27 AUG 18:00):

    • Rhythm & Views Film Festival & Black Stock Films present: “A lively and entertaining online community celebration of film, music, performance, memories and storytelling. Wear something bright, grab something to wave, and get ready to mas – right in your living room!”
    • How it works: Register online for event links.

REBUILDING PARADISE d. Ron Howard, 2020 + Recorded Q&A with the director, FREE online event (27 AUG 19:00). 

    • Bertha DocHouse presents: “On the morning of 8th November, 2018, a devastating wildfire engulfed the Californian town of Paradise. As home after home went up in flames and roads became impassable, desperate residents grabbed the few possessions they could and fled the town. By the time the fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people and displaced 50,000 more.”
    • How it works: Register online for event links.

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

ARCHLIGHT CINEMA inc:

BFI IMAX inc:

CATFORD MEWS inc:

    • BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 (22 AUG 18:30). BLUE STORY d. Andrew Onwubolu, 2019 (21 AUG 18:30). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (21 AUG 15:30 / 22 AUG 15:30). STAGE MOTHER d. Thom Fitzgerald, 2020 (21 AUG 15:00 & 19:00 / 22 AUG 15:00 & 19:00). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (21 AUG 12:00 P&B & 18:00 / 22 AUG 12:00 & 18:00 / 26 AUG 17:30 / 27 AUG 17:00).

CINÉ LUMIÈRE inc:

    • THE LOST PRINCE aka Le Prince Oublié d. Michel Hazanavicius, 2020 (26 AUG 16:00). THE TRUTH aka La Vérité d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2019 (27 AUG 18:45).

CURZON SOHO inc:

    • BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (21 AUG 14:30 & 20:45 / 22 AUG 14:00 & 20:20 / 23 AUG 13:30 & 19:50 / 24 AUG 14:20 & 20:15 / 25 AUG 14:20 & 20:15 / 26 AUG 12:30 / 27 AUG 12:30). CLEMENCY d. Chinonye Chukwu, 2019 (21 AUG 18:50 / 22 AUG 17:20 / 23 AUG 16:50 / 24 AUG 18:50 / 25 AUG 18:50). MAKE UP d. Claire Oakley, 2019 (21 AUG 21:20 / 22 AUG 21:20 / 23 AUG 20:50 / 24 AUG 21:20 HOH / 25 AUG 21:20). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (21 AUG 20:15 / 22 AUG 13:00 & 16:50 / 23 AUG 12:30 & 20:20 / 24 AUG 15:50 17:10 / 25 AUG 15:50 & 20:45 / 26 AUG 16:00). PARASITE BLACK-AND-WHITE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (21 AUG 17:20 / 22 AUG 20:50 / 23 AUG 16:20 / 24 AUG 20:45 / 25 AUG 17:10 / 27 AUG 16:00). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (21 AUG 17:50 / 22 AUG 17:50 / 23 AUG 17:20 / 24 AUG 17:40 / 25 AUG 17:40). TENET 35MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (26 AUG 14:00 & 21:00 / 27 AUG 17:30).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (24 AUG 16:15, 18:45 & 21:15 / 25 AUG 16:15, 18:45 & 21:15 – Aldgate). A WHITE, WHITE DAY d. Hlynur Palmason, 2019 (24 AUG 15:15 / 25 AUG 15:15 – Wimbledon). HOPE GAP d. William Nicholson, 2019 (23 AUG 12:15 – Mayfair). INCEPTION 10TH ANNIVERSARY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (24 AUG 20:45 / 25 AUG 20:45 – Aldgate). MOFFIE d. Oliver Hermanus, 2019 (21 AUG 13:30 / 22 AUG 13:30 / 23 AUG 13:00 / 24 AUG 13:30 / 25 AUG 13:30 – Victoria). MY REMBRANDT d. Oeke Hoogendijk, 2019 (21 AUG 12:30, 18:40 & 19:45 / 22 AUG 12:30, 18:40 & 19:45 / 23 AUG 17:30 & 19:40 / 24 AUG 12:30, 18:40 & 19:45 / 25 AUG 12:30, 18:40 & 19:45 / 26 AUG 17:45 / 27 AUG 17:45 – Bloomsbury). PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 (21 AUG 15:30 & 21:00 / 22 AUG 15:30 & 21:00 / 23 AUG 13:30 & 19:50 / 24 AUG 15:30 & 21:00 / 25 AUG 15:30 & 21:00 / 26 AUG 15:30 & 21:10 / 27 AUG 15:30 & 21:10). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (21 AUG 20:15 / 22 AUG 14:15 / 23 AUG 19:15 / 24 AUG 20:15 / 25 AUG 14:15 – Richmond). THE TRAITOR d. Marco Bellocchio, 2019 (21 AUG 19:45 / 22 AUG 19:30 / 23 AUG 19:00 / 24 AUG 19:30 / 25 AUG 19:00 – Mayfair). THE TRUTH d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2019 (24 AUG 18:15 / 25 AUG 18:15 / 26 AUG 15:15 / 27 AUG 15:15 – Wimbledon). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (24 AUG 18:10 / 25 AUG 15:15 & 21:00 / 26 AUG 14:15 / 27 AUG 14:15 – Aldgate). WHO YOU THINK I AM d. Safy Nebbou, 2019 (21 AUG 20:00 / 22 AUG 20:00 / 23 AUG 20:00 / 24 AUG 20:00 / 25 AUG 20:00 – Bloomsbury).
    • Also at Curzon Cinemas: PERFUMES (see NEW RELEASES, below).

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

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

EVERYMAN KING’S CROSS inc: 

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (22 AUG 17:15 / 23 AUG 15:15 / 25 AUG 14:30). BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (21 AUG 18:15 / 22 AUG 16:00 / 23 AUG 19:45 / 24 AUG 15:45 / 25 AUG 18:00). CANDYMAN d. Bernard Rose, 1992 (22 AUG 20:30 / 25 AUG 20:45). THE FAST & THE FURIOUS d. Rob Cohen, 2001 (22 AUG 15:00 / 23 AUG 17:30 / 25 AUG 17:00 / 27 AUG 13:00). INCEPTION 10TH ANNIVERSAY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (21 AUG 15:30 / 22 AUG 19:00 / 23 AUG 15:45 / 24 AUG 14:30). INTERSTELLAR d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (22 AUG 19:45 / 24 AUG 19:30). THE KARATE KID d. John G. Avildsen, 1984 (21 AUG 16:45 / 22 AUG 14:00 / 23 AUG 13:45 / 25 AUG 19:45 / 26 AUG 13:00). LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO d. Joe Talbot, 2019 (24 AUG 20:30 / 25 AUG 16:00). THE MATRIX RELOADED d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 2003 (21 AUG 19:00 / 23 AUG 19:15). THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, 1987 (21 AUG 14:15 / 22 AUG 12:30). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (23 AUG 12:15 / 25 AUG 15:30). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (23 AUG 12:45 / 24 AUG 17:00). TAXI DRIVER d. Martin Scorcese, 1976 (23 AUG 17:00). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (21 AUG 21:00 / 22 AUG 18:00 / 23 AUG 20:15 / 24 AUG 18:00 / 25 AUG 19:00).
    • Also at Everyman Cinemas: BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 (21 AUG 13:30 – Screen On The Green). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 (22 AUG 14:45 / 24 AUG 16:45 – Chelsea). DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 (24 AUG 20:45 – Maida Vale). ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS d. Denis Sanders, 1970 (21 AUG 16:30 – Maida Vale). GOODFELLAS d. Martin Scorsese, 1990 (25 AUG 14:00 – Screen On The Green). GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (27 AUG 14:15 – Maida Vale). THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (26 AUG 14;15 – Maida Vale). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 (22 AUG 17:30 – Maida Vale). JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 (22 AUG 12:40 – Screen On The Green). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (21 AUG 20:30 / 23 AUUG 16:30 – Chelsea). LOVE SARAH d. Eliza Schroeder, 2020 (23 AUG 17:30 / 24 AUG 20:00 / 25 AUG 17:30 – Maida Vale). THE MATRIX 4K d. Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 1999 (21 AUG 22:50 / 24 AUG 14:00 – Screen On The Green). PARASITE BLACK-&-WHITE EDITION d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 (23 AUG 20:14 / 24 AUG 17:15 – Screen On The Green). PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (24 AUG 20:45 – Screen On The Green). THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION d. Frank Darabont, 1994 (23 AUG 16:45 – Screen On The Green). STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK d. Irvin Kershner, 1980 (23 AUG 13:30 – Screen On The Green). 

GENESIS CINEMA inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brydon Trost, 2020 (21 AUG 18:20 / 22 AUG 18:20 / 23 AUG 20:50 / 24 AUG 17:55 / 25 AUG 21:00). BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (21 AUG 15:15, 18:05 & 20:40 / 22 AUG 14:45, 18:05 & 20:40 / 23 AUG 14:45, 18:00 & 20:30 / 24 AUG 15:15, 18:10 & 20:40 / 25 AUG 15:20, 17:25 & 20:50 / 27 AUG 11:00 P&B). BLACKKKLANSMAN d. Spike Lee, 2018 (22 AUG 20:50). THE GOONIES d. Richard Donner, 1985 (23 AUG 14:50 / 25 AUG 18:10). INCEPTION 10TH ANNIVERSARY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (21 AUG 14:25 & 20:20 / 22 AUG 14:25 & 20:20 / 23 AUG 13:45 & 17:05 / 24 AUG 15:25 & 20:15 / 25 AUG 13:45 HOH & 20:15). JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (21 AUG 17:40 / 22 AUG 17:40 / 23 AUG 20:40). JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 (22 AUG 15:05 / 23 AUG 17:30). THE KARATE KID d. John G. Avildsen, 1984 (22 AUG 17:30 / 24 AUG 17:40 / 25 AUG 17:40). KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 (21 AUG 18:00 / 22 AUG 18:00 / 23 AUG 17:15 / 24 AUG 17:45 / 25 AUG 17:45). MEMENTO d. Christopher Nolan, 2000 (21 AUG 20:50). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 (21 AUG 21:00 / 22 AUG 21:00 / 23 AUG 20:15 / 24 AUG 20:45 / 25 AUG 20:45). TENET 35MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (26 AUG 19:45 / 27 AUG 19:45).
    • Also at Genesis Cinema: SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD (see NEW RELEASES, below).

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

PECKHAMPLEX CINEMA inc:

    • PROXIMA d. ALice Winocour, 2019 (26 AUG 20:45 / 27 AUG 20:45). STAGE MOTHER d. Thom Fitzgerald, 2020 (26 AUG 18:30 / 27 AUG 18:30). SUMMERLAND d. Jessica Swale, 2020 (26 AUG 17:50 / 27 AUG 17:50). UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (26 AUG 21:15 / 27 AUG 21:15). 

PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL inc:

    • AN AMERICAN PICKLE d. Brandon Trost, 2020 (21 AUG 13:50, 16:20, 18:50 & 21:20 / 22 AUG 16:20, 18:50 & 21:20 / 23 AUG 17:20 & 19:50 / 24 AUG 13:25, 16:20, 18:50 & 21:20 / 25 AUG 13:35, 16:20 & 21:20). BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (21 AUG 13:05, 15:25, 18:20 & 20:45 / 22 AUG 12:10, 15:05, 18:00 & 20:55 / 23 AUG 13:20, 16:15 & 19:10 / 24 AUG 12:30, 15:25, 18:20 & 20:45 / 25 AUG 12:30, 15:25, 18:20 & 20:50 / 26 AUG 12:10, 15:10, 18:10 & 21:10 / 27 AUG 11:50, 15:00, 18:10 & 21:20). DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 (21 AUG 20:20 / 22 AUG 20:20 / 23 AUG 19:10 / 24 AUG 12:20 / 25 AUG 12:20 & 18:00 / 26 AUG 20:50 HOH). THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 (21 AUG 12:05 & 15:10 / 22 AUG 12:10 & 15:10 / 23 AUG 14:00 / 24 AUG 15:20 / 25 AUG 15:20 / 26 AUG 16:55). GOD’S OWN COUNTRY d. Francis Lee, 2017 (21 AUG 17:50 / 22 AUG 17:50 / 23 AUG 12:30 & 16:40 / 24 AUG 12:25 & 20:35 / 25 AUG 12:25 & 18:05 / 26 AUG 12:00). INCEPTION 10TH ANNIVERSARY d. Christopher Nolan, 2010 (21 AUG 16:00 & 19:30 / 22 AUG 13:00, 16:30 & 20:00 / 23 AUG 15:20 & 18:50 / 24 AUG 15:50 & 19:20 / 25 AUGU 16:00 & 19:30). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (21 AUG 17:50 & 20:50 / 22 AUG 17:50 & 20:50 / 23 AUG 16:20 & 19:20 / 24 AUG 13:20, 17:50 & 20:50 HOH / 25 AUG 13:20 & 21:05 / 27 AUG 13:25). THE KARATE KID d. John G. Avildsen, 1984 (21 AUG 14:45 / 22 AUG 14:45 / 23 AUG 13:30 / 25 AUG 20:30). THE LIGHTHOUSE d. David Eggers, 2019 (22 AUG 13:40 / 23 AUG 12:35 / 26 AUG 15:20 / 27 AUG 12:20). ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 (21 AUG 13:20 & 19:45 / 22 AUG 16:10 & 19:50 / 23 AUG 15:00 HOH & 18:40 / 24 AUG 16:10 & 19:50 / 25 AUG 16:10 & 20:00). PONYO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2008 (21 AUG 12:35 / 22 AUG 12:35 / 25 AUG 15:25 / 26 AUG 14:20 – Subtitled ). PROXIMA d. Alice Winocour, 2019 (21 AUG 12:50 & 18:05 / 22 AUG 13:55 & 20:45 / 23 AUG 14:50 & 19:30 / 24 AUG 13:30 & 18:10 / 25 AUG 13:35 & 18:45 / 26 AUG 12:40 & 18:00 / 27 AUG 15:10 & 18:00). SAINT FRANCES d. Alex Thompson, 2019 (21 AUG 12:05, 17:00 & 21:15 / 22 AUG 12:05 & 18:00 / 23 AUG 16:45 / 24 AUG 12:35, 18:00 & 21:15 / 25 AUG 12:35, 18:10 & 21:15). TENET 70MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (26 AUG 12:00, 15:30 & 19:00 / 27 AUG 12:00, 15:30 & 19:00).
    • Also at Picturehouse Cinemas: TENET 35MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 (26 AUG 16:30 & 20:10 / 27 AUG 16:30 & 20:10 – The Ritzy).

RIO CINEMA inc:

    • UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (21 AUG 21:15 / 22 AUG 16:30 & 20:00 / 23 AUG 19:15).

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE inc:

    • BABYTEETH d. Shannon Murphy, 2019 (21 AUG 19:00 / 22 AUG 16:00 / 24 AUG 19:00 / 25 AUG 19:00 / 27 AUG 19:00). WHO YOU THINK I AM d. Safy Nebbou, 2019 (22 AUG 19:00 / 23 AUG 16:00 / 24 AUG 16:00 / 26 AUG 19:00).

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OUR SELECTION OF THIS WEEK’S NEW CINEMA RELEASES (A to Z).
This is a film still from SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD (2019) at Genesis Cinema (21 to 25 AUG).
SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD (2019) at Genesis Cinema (21 to 25 AUG).

PERFUMES d. Grégory Magne, 2019 at Curzon Bloomsbury (21 to 27 AUG):

    • “Anne Walberg is a celebrity in the perfume world. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible talent to companies of all kinds. She lives as a diva, selfish, well-tempered.”
    • (21 AUG 13:00 & 17:40 / 22 AUG 13:00 & 17:40 / 23 AUG 12:20 & 16:40 / 24 AUG 13:00 & 17:40 / 25 AUG 13:00 & 17:40 / 26 AUG 11:15 / 27 AUG 13:50).

SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD d. Boon-lip Quah, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (21 to 25 AUG):

    • “A Mandarin/Thai language drama film in which a man must protect his family from a corrupt police chief seeking vengeance.”
    • (21 AUG 15:00 & 20:30 / 22 AUG 20:30 / 23 AUG 20:20 / 24 AUG 15:05 & 20:55 / 25 AUG 14:55 & 20:35).

TENET IMAX 15/70MM d. Christopher Nolan, 2020 at BFI IMAX (26 to 27 AUG):

    • “Armed with only one word – tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel, but ‘inversion’.”
    • (26 AUG 12:00, 16:00, 20:00 & 23:59 / 27 AUG 12:00, 16:00, 20:00 & 23:59). 
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