HEAVEN’S GATE 35mm

Michael Cimino’s HEAVEN’S GATE returns to The Prince Charles screen from a rare 219 min cut 35mm print. Often regarded as one of the most controversial films of all-time – going about four times over budget, multiple production set backs, multiple re-cuts – HEAVEN’S GATE is now considered by many to be a masterpiece.

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KING KONG 35mm

An editorial quirk at RADIANT CIRCUS means we list every giant/intelligent/amorous ape movie, of which this is the urtext. See also this week’s mainstream opening, RAMPAGE….

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PACIFICUM, RETURN TO THE OCEAN + PANEL

The UK premiere of Mariana Tschudi’s documentary about four scientists who – in the early years of the 21st century – decided to make a series of journeys along the Pacific coast by air, land and beneath the waves, in order to document Peru’s intimate relationship with the sea and the marine fauna it is home to.

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CRUISING 35mm

A psychopath is scouring New York City gay clubs & viciously slaying homosexuals. Detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is ordered to don leather attire, hang at the city’s S&M joints and keep an eye out for the killer. But as Steve becomes immersed in club hopping, he begins to identify with the subculture.

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TROLL + TROLL 2

Another double-bill of legendary proportions, TROLL (1986) and it’s sequel TROLL 2 (1990), where the two films really have precious little to do with each other. Perhaps TROLL 2 was adopted…?

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST 35mm

“Daughters of the Dust is [Julie Dash’s] rhapsodic 1991 debut feature, and it exhibits a unique cinematic voice from the get go.” lwlies.com

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NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER screens at The Prince Charles Cinema (18:20): The Rev. Harry Powell is a religious fanatic and serial killer. Serving time in prison for car theft, he meets a condemned murderer who confesses to hiding $10,000 in stolen loot. Released from jail, Powell is obsessed with finding the money.

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