THE BALLY #4: Coming attractions you must not miss

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Welcome to the next edition of THE BALLY, our eNEWS bulletin where the barkers at RADIANT CIRCUS voice our enthusiasm for London's coming attractions. This is where you'll find all the announcements, news and links we can't squeeze into our already stuffed monthly and weekly event listings.

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THIS MONTH [SEP]:

Films in London this month: THE STUDENT at Barbican (27 SEP).
Every month we pick an attraction that particularly excites us. Our featured attraction this month is GENERATIONS: RUSSIAN CINEMA OF CHANGE at Barbican (26 to 30 SEP). Billed as “defiant, electric and subversive" this season of cult and landmark films charts an extraordinary century of change in Russia.

We've picked THE STUDENT + INTRO by Lucy Ash (27 SEP 19:45), but pretty much everything here looks essential. You should get booking.

> Full details online in our monthly roundup, HERE.

THIS WEEK [14 to 20 SEP]:

PHASED RETURN
If you love Edge Of Frame as much as we do, you’ll love this… PHASED RETURN at Close-Up Centre (15 SEP 21:00): “Edwin Rostron and Supreme Vagabond Craftsman present a new audiovisual performance incorporating animation, video, electronic music and long-form prose poetry.”

We also make special mention of ALWAYS SOMEWHERE ELSE – THE CINEMA OF ANGELA SCHANELEC IN DIALOGUE at Goethe-Institut (13 to 25 SEP). Expect some delicious double bills!

> Full details online in our weekly digest, HERE.

PAINFULLY FUNNY: THE COMPLETE ELAINE MAY

ISHTAR

The Badlands Collective has announced PAINFULLY FUNNY: THE COMPLETE DIRECTORIAL WORKS OF ELAINE MAY (21 to 23 SEP, ICA), a special weekend of 35mm screenings celebrating a filmmaker whose work has been neglected for too long.

According to the Badlanders: "Elaine May is one of the most brilliant and influential comics of the 20th century, with Woody Allen, Judd Apatow, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and Robin Williams being among the many writers and performers who have paid tribute to her genius, but the films she directed have been allowed to fall out of the conversation and out of circulation."

Taking five years to put together, the programme screens all May's four films as a director on rarely seen 35mm prints at the ICA.

> Get booking HERE.

FREE SCREENS AT BIRKBECK CINEMA

FUTURE

Earlier this year we published a guide to free film screenings in London. One of the highlights was the varied programme at the Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image; we're delighted to say they're back for more.

The current programme of free events includes the following: FUTURE + Q&A with filmmaker Adam Buczek (29 SEP 14:00); BELOVED presented by Fruitvale Film Club (06 OCT 14:00); THE MURDERERS ARE AMONG US aka Die Mörder sind unter uns (12 OCT 18:00); PARABLE FOR THE RETURN + INTRO by filmmaker Juan Soto (13 OCT 14:00); THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE + INTRO by James Brown (17 OCT 19:00); THE LONG VACATION OF LOTTE H. EISNER (26 OCT 18:00) + Lotte Eisner: Writer, Archivist, Curator symposium (27 OCT 09:30); Philosophy and Film: Immersion in Hitchcock inc SHADOW OF A DOUBT + Q&A (02 NOV 13:30); MR KLEIN presented by Fruitvale Film Club (03 NOV 14:00); An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea book launch + screening (10 NOV 18:00); Making Films for your Research: Innovative Audio-Visual Practices workshop (17 NOV 10:00); Alan Warburton – Terminal Worlds and Alt.Simulations screening/lecture about CGI software (23 NOV 18:00); BURNING BUSH + INTRO by Sarah Marks (24 NOV 14:00); Urban change and the Aymara Bourgeoisie in La Paz, Bolivia (30 NOV 18:00); A MONSTER CALLS presented by Family Life Film Club (01 DEC 14:00); and, Avant-Garde Study Group inc ENTR'ACTE + Other Shorts (07 DEC 18:00).

> Browse the whole programme HERE.

AWARD WINNERS:

FLIGHT OF A BULLET
Last weekend saw the close of the eighth edition of the Open City Documentary Festival (04 to 09 SEP, venues across London).

Selected by an international jury, the awards were announced at the festival’s Awards Ceremony on 08 SEP 2018.

> Find out who won what, HERE.

TICKET OFFER:

SPARKLE
We're mad keen on The Celluloid Sorceress' ongoing season of Schumacher films for showing us a filmmaker we think we all know in an entirely new light. Grab yourself a piece of the action – and a ticket discount! – with our exclusive offers for TIGERLAND + PHONE BOOTH 35mm (30 SEP) and SPARKLE  16mm + Samira Ahmed in conversation (28 OCT) at The Cinema Museum.

> Book HERE.

NOW SHOWING:

THE CLOCK
Christian Marclay’s acclaimed installation THE CLOCK is now installed at Tate Modern (free!).

24-hours long, THE CLOCK is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time. For the hardcore, there's a series of overnight 24-hour screenings to catch the whole thing: 06 OCT, 03 NOV & 01 DEC 2018.

> Discover more HERE.

JAPANESE AVANT-GARDE AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

CRAZED FRUIT

The Japanese Avant-Garde And Experimental Film Festival (21 to 23 SEP, various venues) presents countercultural new wave cinema from the 60s and 70s alongside new experimental films in an investigation of youth and protest in Japan.

This edition of the festival – screened in partnership with The Japan Foundation – riffs off the Oxford Dictionaries word of 2017: 'Youthquake' – defined as ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.’

The programme includes: CRAZED FRUIT + YOUR VOICE CAME OUT THROUGH MY THROAT (21 SEP 18:45, Lucas Lecture Theatre, Kings College London); FOREST OF OPPRESSION (22 SEP 18:00, Close-Up Centre); DIARY OF A SHINJUKU THIEF 35mm + DESKTOP TREASURE (22 SEP 20:30, Close-Up Centre); Panel Discussion: The Tremors of the Japanese New Wave (23 SEP 14:00, Barbican – Free!); BAD BOYS + STUDIO SUNRISE + INTRO by Marco Centeno (23 SEP 16:00, Barbican); FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES + LOOKING FOR JIRO + INTRO by Julian Ross (23 SEP 18:15, Barbican).

> Browse the whole programme HERE.

COMING SOON:

PINK FLAMINGOS
Our friend Nick Walker of Rochester Kino fame brings another cult classic to Genesis Cinema later in the month. 

John Waters' PINK FLAMINGOS (27 SEP 18:40) features Divine in a race to be "The Filthiest Person Alive" and screens in 35mm as part of this year's Scalarama festival – a nationwide celebration of cinema . Join Nick before and after the show for a thorough appreciation of this legendary sleaze-fest.

> Book HERE.

COMING SOON:

DIAL M FOR MURDER
As you might have guessed, we love a bit of extra dimensionality at RADIANT CIRCUS. We're therefore delighted that Rio Cinema and their friends at MUBI have teamed up to screen Hitchcock’s sublime chiller, DIAL M FOR MURDER in its newly restored 3D version.

With 3D specs included in the ticket price, you'll also get a bespoke, limited edition poster created for the screening by regular LWLies collaborator, Lola Beltrán.

> Book HERE.

CLOSING SOON:

THE RIDER
Like many, we were very sad to hear of the closure of regular cinema screenings at Hackney's The Institute Of Light due to some licensing intransigence from Hackney Council. IOL has been a great friend to fans of indie cinema with Monday evenings given over to great film clubs including Science Fiction Theatre, SUPAKINO, Forever Young Film Club and more.

Last film club is The People's Film Club screening of CAMERAPERSON (26 SEP 20:30) and last public screening is THE RIDER (27 SEP 20:30).

> Book HERE.

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