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SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [28 MAY to 03 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.

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Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club have done so well with their screenings of DR. STRANGELOVE that a third date has been added at The Castle Cinema, and it’s selling fast (06 JUN 13:30)! And things are starting to get busy elsewhere as more cinema screens reopen… a warm welcome back to, amongst others this week, Bertha DocHouse (from 28 May) and Peckhamplex (from 03 June). It was also wonderful to hear from Whirled Cinema after a long silence (they’ve been doing a refurb and will announce reopening plans soon…).

Repertory seasons mostly carry over from last month, but The Prince Charles has added their Bong Joon-ho celebration to London’s roster (from 01 June). In festivals, the Bank Holiday weekend comes alive with the Spanish Film Festival Spring Weekend, joining the UK Asian Film Festival in actual venues. Full details below.

Deptford Cinema has announced the return of physical screenings. Whilst they continue to search for a permanent home, their temporary nomadic life will see them settle at Albany and Deptford Lounge for events from 12 JUN (booking now!).

Rooftop Film Club wraps their drive-ins this week with both Alexandra Palace and Brent Cross going dark from 31 May. New dates have been announced at their traditional rooftop venues through June. Continuing to look ahead, we’ll also be posting our epic monthly roundup of London’s indoor and outdoor film seasons for June at some point over the Bank Holiday weekend. Remember too, our lovely subscribers at Patreon also get access to an exclusive page of coming attractions.

As to our Featured Attraction of the Week, we don’t normally elevate such a wide release into this slot, but hey, what are rules for…? FIRST COW screens almost everywhere and takes our top slot because: it’s a western (& we love our genre cinema…); it’s made by Kelly Reichardt (& we love Kelly Reichardt…); and, it’s evidence that cinemas are back in force (it’s the first week such a wide release has been possible for a very long time…). So, whilst FIRST COW is a must-see in its own right, it’s also here to celebrate the return of cinema-going in all its beautiful glory.

Don’t know about you, but we LOVE being back in the darkness and hope to see you there again soon… Stay safe!

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS

PS – Apologies for the late arrival of these listings… life got in the way.


FIRST COW d. Kelly Reichardt, 2019 (daily, almost everywhere!)



FRIDAY 28 MAY

ONLINE

  • LA COMMUNE (PARIS, 1871) d. Peter Watkins, 2000 presented by Alt/Kino online (28 to 30 MAY – FREE using code MAY1871).

SATURDAY 29 MAY

ONLINE

  • LA COMMUNE (PARIS, 1871) d. Peter Watkins, 2000 presented by Alt/Kino online (28 to 30 MAY – FREE using code MAY1871).

SUNDAY 30 MAY

ONLINE

  • LA COMMUNE (PARIS, 1871) d. Peter Watkins, 2000 presented by Alt/Kino online (28 to 30 MAY – FREE using code MAY1871).

MONDAY 31 MAY

TUESDAY 01 JUN

WEDNESDAY 02 JUN

  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle + Zoom Q&A with Maeve O’Boyle, campaigner Ailbhe Smyth, & self-described ‘glitter activist’ Andrea Horan at Genesis Cinema (02 JUN 18:20).
  • BILLIE d. James Erskine, 2019 at Bertha DocHouse (02 JUN 17:30).
  • BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY d. R.J. Cutler, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (02 JUN 17:30).
  • BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY d. R.J. Cutler, 2021 at Archlight (02 JUN 19:30).
  • COLLECTIVE d. Alexander Nanau, 2020 at Bertha Doghouse (02 JUN 20:00 / 03 JUN 15:00).
  • GRANADA NIGHTS d. Abid Khan, 2020 + Q&A with the filmmakers at Rich Mix (02 JUN 18:00) / Part of UK Asian Film Festival.
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Recorded Q&A at Kino Digital Bermondsey (02 JUN 20:40).
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Recorded Q&A at The Lexi Cinema (02 JUN 21:10).
  • STOP MAKING SENSE d. Jonathan Demme, 1984 presented by Deeper Into Movies at POP Brixton 02 JUN 19:30).
  • STRAY d. Elizabeth Lo, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (02 JUN 15:00 / 03 JUN 18:00).
  • TAMPOPO d. Jûzô Itami, 1985 at The Prince Charles (02 JUN 17:55).

ONLINE

THURSDAY 03 JUN

  • BANK JOB d. Dan Edelstyn & Hilary Powell, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (03 JUN 20:00).
  • COLLECTIVE d. Alexander Nanau, 2020 at Bertha Doghouse (03 JUN 15:00).
  • DÉSOBÉISSANT.E.S ! d. Adèle Flaux & Alizée Chiappini, 2020 (03 JUN 18:30).
  • THE FALSE EYE d. Rahul Riji Nair, 2020 at Genesis Cinema (03 JUN 18:00) / Part of UK Asian Film Festival.
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Recorded Q&A at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 JUN 14:30).
  • KHAPE d. Suchita Bhhatia, 2020 + Recorded Q&A at Watermans (03 JUN 19:00) / Part of UK Asian Film Festival.
  • LISBON BEAT d. Rita Maia & Vasco Viana, 2019 + Intro by co-director Rita Maia at Barbican (03 JUN 20:45) / Part of Chronic Youth 2021.
  • STRAY d. Elizabeth Lo, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (03 JUN 18:00).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

ANIME SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (from 21 MAY)

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE d. Elia Kazan, 1951 (28 MAY 17:35 / 29 MAY 15:40 / 01 JUN 15:10 / 02 JUN 20:30 / 03 JUN 15:30).

BEST OF CÉSAR 2021 at Ciné Lumière (from 18 MAY)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I aka Antoinette dans les Cévennes d. Caroline Vignal, 2020 (02 JUN 20:35 / 03 JUN 20:35); DE GAULLE d. Gabriel Le Bomin, 2019 (28 MAY 16:10).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF BLACK & WHITE at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

DREAM PALACE at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)HAIR d. Milos Forman, 1979 + Pre-recorded intro by director Kleber Mendonça Filho (28 MAY 17:45); THE SEVENTH SEAL aka Det sjunde inseglet d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 + Intro by Mike Williams, Editor Sight & Sound (28 MAY 20:50); THE GENERAL 4K d. Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926 + live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand + Intro by Stuart Brown, BFI Head of Programme and Acquistions (29 MAY 12:45); FOOTLOOSE d. Herbert Ross, 1984 + Pre-recorded intro by director Francis Lee (29 MAY 18:00); PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 (30 MAY 12:20); BROADCAST NEWS d. James L Brooks, 1987 + Intro by director Sarah Smith (30 MAY 15:40); BEAU TRAVAIL d. Claire Denis, 1999 + Pre-recorded intro by director Kirsten Johnson (30 MAY 18:20); CAR WASH d. Michael Schultz, 1976 (31 MAY 18:50); BLOW OUT d. Brian De Palma & John G Fox, 1979 (01 JUN 20:40); GOODBYE, DRAGON INN aka Bú sàn d. Tsai Ming-liang, 2003 (02 JUN 20:50); THE SHOUT d. Jerzy Skolimowski, 1978 + Pre-recorded Intro by director Mark Jenkin (03 JUN 18:00); THE WONDERS aka Le meraviglie d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2014 + Pre-recorded intro by director Mark Cousins (03 JUN 20:30).

HER VOICE: BLACK WOMEN FROM THE SPOTLIGHT TO THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): … BUT THEN. SHE’S BETTY CARTER d. Michelle Parkerson, 1980 + GOTTA MAKE THIS JOURNEY: SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK d. Joseph Camp, 1983 (29 MAY 12:10); AMAZNG GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 (29 MAY 15:15); SPARKLE d. Salim Akil, 2012 (30 MAY 18:40); MAVIS! d. Jessica Edwards, 2015 (31 MAY 16:10); BILLIE d. James Erskine, 2019 (02 JUN 18:00).

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (from 01 JUN)

L.A. NIGHTS at Backyard Cinema (from 19 MAY)

MIAMI BEACH at Backyard Cinema (from 17 MAY)

ROBERT ALTMAN: AMERICAN OUTSIDER at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

STUDIO GHIBLI at The Prince Charles (from 30 MAY)

TEEN MOVIES at The Prince Charles (from 28 MAY)

WOMEN PIONEERS OF FRENCH CINEMA at Ciné Lumière (from 19 MAY)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)CLÉO DE 5 À 7 aka Cleo from 5 to 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1961 (30 MAY 14:00 / 01 JUN 18:30).

PLAN AHEAD WITH OUR FULL MAY ROUNDUP


Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park

The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water

Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace

Drive In Film Club at Brent Cross

Rooftop Cinema at Bar Elba SE1

Rooftop Film Club, Peckham

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FRIDAY d. F. Gary Gray, 1995 (28 MAY 21:00); JURASSIC PARK d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 (29 MAY 21:00); MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001 (30 MAY 21:00); and, PRETTY WOMAN d. Garry Marshall, 1990 (31 MAY 21:00); GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (01 JUN 21:15); SAVE THE LAST DANCE d. Thomas Carter, 2001 (02 JUN 21:15); THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998 (03 JUN 21:15).

PLAN AHEAD WITH OUR FULL MAY ROUNDUP



BATTLE ROYALE aka Batoru rowaiaru d. Kinji Fukasaku, 2000 at The Prince Charles (daily to 03 JUN).

FIRST COW d. Kelly Reichardt, 2019 (daily, almost everywhere!)

UNDERGODS d. Chino Moya, 2021 at ArtHouse and Rio Cinema (daily to 03 JUN).

  • Also (other venues may be available!): THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (until 03 JUN // BANK JOB d. Daniel Edelstyn, Hilary Powell, 2021 at ArtHouse (until 03 JUN) // DEMON SLAYER: MUGEN TRAIN d. Haruo Sotozaki, 2020 at Genesis Cinema (until 03 JUN) // FRANKIE d. Ira Sachs, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (until 03 JUN) // SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS d. Lisa Rovner, 2020 at Catford Mews (until 03 JUN).

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