MAEVE d. Pat Murphy, 1981
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [30/01/22]

SUNDAY 30 JANUARY 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

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MAEVE d. Pat Murphy, 1981 + Q&A with Birds’ Eye View presented by Irish Film London at Rio Cinema for St. Brigid’s Day (30 JAN 14:30).

“Widely regarded as Ireland’s first feminist feature, it was also the first film to be cast and shot in Belfast. In the film, Maeve (Mary Jackson) returns to Belfast after being away for several years, and she stays in the family home with her sister and father. Being back in Belfast allows Maeve to comment on the state of things around her with a perspective all of her own – the Troubles, Irish nationalism and much more are dissected through her in the film.

Pat Murphy describes her film as being ‘composed of a series of episodes in conversation with each other’. Formally adventurous, it borrows from Brecht and Godard to present a modernist polemic on a difficult period of recent Irish history.” (Irish Film London)

The Q&A will include host Melanie Iredale (director, Birds Eye View) and panelists Christine Molloy (director, Desperate Optimists), Selina Robertson (researcher and curator at Club Des Femmes) and Dr Emmie McFadden (academic at Sheffield Hallam Uni, contributor to notes for MAEVE’s recent BFI DVD re-release).



4K PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE 4K d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021 (30 JAN 20:30).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 03 MAR); MIMIC 35mm d. Guillermo del Toro, 1997 (30 JAN 20:30).

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 ‘unrestored version’ (30 JAN 16:40).

3+3: A PROJECT CURATED BY APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL at ICA

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES 35mm aka Lung Boonmee Raleuk Chat d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010 (30 JAN 16:20); PURE BLOOD aka Pura sangre d. Luis Ospina, 1982 (30 JAN 18:45).
  • MEMORIA d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021 continues at the same venue (until 03 FEB).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)MIMIC 35mm d. Guillermo del Toro, 1997 (30 JAN 20:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE FILMS IN TRUFFAUT’S LIFE at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES d. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949 (30 JAN 15:15).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BOWIE: STARMAN & THE SILVER SCREEN at BFI Southbank 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH 4K d. Nicolas Roeg, 1976 (30 JAN 18:10). Hooked to the Silver Screen: Bowie at the Movies: METROPOLIS d. Fritz Lang, 1927 (30 JAN 12:00 + Live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos).

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE 4K d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021 (30 JAN 20:30).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 03 MAR).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DAY FOR NIGHT aka La Nuit américaine d. François Truffaut, 1973 (30 JAN 14:00 + Extended intro by film curator Sonali Joshi); L’ENFANT SAUVAGE aka The Wild Child d. François Truffaut, 1970 (30 JAN 17:20 + Intro by curator Sonali Joshi).

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A LESSON IN LOVE d. Ingmar Bergman, 1954 (30 JAN 14:25).

JONAS MEKAS 100! at Close-Up

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH at BFI Southbank

THE TWISTED TALES OF GUILLERMO DEL TORO at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): MIMIC 35mm d. Guillermo del Toro, 1997 (30 JAN 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (30 JAN 15:15).


SOUTH: SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON’S GLORIOUS EPIC OF THE ANTARCTIC d. Frank Hurley, 1919.

TAMING THE GARDEN d. Salomé Jashi, 2021.



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