This is a film still from EUROPA EUROPA screening at Ciné Lumière.
THIS MONTH

JUNE 2021: What’s on in London this month

Our epic RADIANT CIRCUS roundup of the film festivals & repertory seasons showing across London’s indoor & outdoor venues.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus


Full fat rep seasons largely carry over from the first two reopening weeks of May, but exciting new arrivals this month include seasons dedicated to Agnès Varda, Andrei Tarkovsky, Wes Anderson and Bong Joon-ho at The Prince Charles, real-world outings for Sheffield Doc/Fest and London Short Film Festival at BFI Southbank, and a mini-season of films devoted to Almodóvar’s women at Catford Mews. See below for details.

The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water has an excellent offer of £14.99 per car per film until the end of June 2021. Which, if you already have a car… is good value! Whilst London’s COVID era drive-ins haven’t necessarily been bastions of alternative programming, The Drive In’s partnership with Four Wheel Events has created a weekly showcase for black-led films, Blackflix. This month’s choices include LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000), THE WOOD (1999), DELIVER US FROM EVA (2003), and BROWN SUGAR (2002). See below for details.

Whilst Rooftop Film Club might have wrapped their drive-ins, they continue to screen on the city’s skyline and are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a series of ‘Founder’s Top Ten’ programme choices (check venue website for details). We also like their partnership with RIBA which explores architecture on film to coincide with the London Festival of Architecture. Special presentations at their Peckham rooftop include: THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (14 JUN), PARASITE (22 JUN), and I AM LOVE (28 JUN). Their Stratford East venue also gets some special screenings, this time for Pride month: ROCKETMAN (16 JUN), THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (23 JUN), and MOONLIGHT (30 JUN). See below for details.

Our Featured Attraction of the Month is Women Pioneers Of French Cinema which continues at Ciné Lumière. That’s in part because they’re showing one of my favourite films from one of my favourite filmmakers: Agnieszka Holland’s EUROPA EUROPA (1990 – main featured image). But it’s also because, even though we’ve been starved of cinema for so long, being able to afford to see every great film in a compact season is still a beautiful thing…

See you in the darkness,

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS

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35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DIE HARD 70MM d. John McTiernan, 1988 (12 JUN 20:30 / 14 JUN 20:30 / 18 JUN 21:00 / 28 JUN 12:00 / 30 JUN 20:30).

AGNÈS VARDA SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (from 08 JUN)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LA POINTE COURTE d. Agnès Varda, 1955 (08 JUN 18:20 / 09 JUN 12:45); CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 aka Cléo de 5 à 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1962 (21 JUN 12:00 / 23 JUN 18:15).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles (from 06 JUN)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IVAN’S CHILDHOOD d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (06 JUN 17:45 / 07 JUN 18:10 / 10 JUN 16:00); ANDREI RUBLEV d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (27 JUN 17:00 / 01 JUL 15:00).

ANIMA(C)TION at Ciné Lumière

ANIME SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (05 JUN 14:50 / 13 JUN 14:55 / 15 JUN 11:40 / 20 JUN 17:50 / 27 JUN 15:15 / 29 JUN 12:30 – SUB); GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES d. Isao Takahata, 1988 (20 JUN 11:45 / 28 JUN 18:15 – SUB); PAPRIKA d. Satoshi Kon, 2006 (20 JUN 21:00 / 01 JUL 18:45 – SUB); NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1984 (23 JUN 12:30 – SUB); MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1988 (27 JUN 12:40 / 01 JUL 12:55 – SUB).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

BEST OF CÉSAR 2021 at Ciné Lumière

  • 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 / 04 JUN 16:15 / 05 JUN 18:15 07 JUN 18:25); DE GAULLE d. Gabriel Le Bomin, 2019 (10 JUN 20:30); ARAB BLUES aka Un Divan à Tunis d. Manele Labidi, 2019 (10 JUN 20:30 / 13 JUN 17:35 / 20 JUN 18:05).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF BLACK & WHITE at BFI Southbank

CHICAS TO THE FRONT: A CELEBRATION OF THE ALMODÓVAR GIRL at Catford Mews

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Recorded Q&A at Catford Mews (31 MAY 20:45); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (04 JUN 20:45 / 07 JUN 18:00 / 09 JUN 18:00); VOLVER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006 (11 JUN / 14 JUN / 16 JUN – times/tickets TBC).

DREAM PALACE at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): 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); MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION 35MM d. Douglas Sirk, 1954 (06 JUN 15:40); FEAR EATS THE SOUL aka Angst essen Seele auf d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974 (06 JUN 18:40); BLACK NARCISSUS 35MM d. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947 (07 JUN 20:40); MIRROR aka Zerkalo d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 + Pre-recorded intro by director Małgorzata Szumowska (09 JUN 14:30); DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA d. Spike Lee, 2020 (14 JUN 18:00); THE ELEPHANT MAN d. David Lynch, 1980 + Recorded intro by director Prano Bailey-Bond (15 JUN 17:45 / 19 JUN 12:00); SYNDROMES & A CENTURY 35MM (d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006) + Pre-recorded intro by director Chaitanya Tamhane (19 JUN 17:50); BROADCAST NEWS d. James L Brooks, 1987 (19 JUN 20:20); THE WARRIORS d. Walter Hill, 1979 + Intro by director Asif Kapadia (21 JUN 18:00); BEGINNING d. Dea Kulumbegashvili, 2020 + Pre-recorded intro by director Luca Guadagnino (22 JUN 20:30); THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER d. Peter Greenaway, 1989 (24 JUN 20:30); THE GLEANERS & I aka Les glaneurs et la glaneuse d. Agnès Varda, 2000 + Pre-recorded intro by director Zhu Shengze (25 JUN 14:30); THE WARRIORS d. Walter Hill, 1979 (28 JUN 14:30); THE SEVENTH SEAL aka Det sjunde inseglet d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 (30 JUN 14:30).

ÉRIC ROHMER at The Prince Charles

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BOOGIE NIGHTS 35MM d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997 (07 JUN 20:30); HARD EIGHT aka Sydney d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1966 (23 JUN 13:30); MAGNOLIA 35MM d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999 (28 JUN 20:00).

THE FILMS OF WES ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (from 08 JUN)

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BOTTLE ROCKET d. Wes Anderson, 1996 (08 JUN 17:50); RUSHMORE d. Wes Anderson, 1998 (11 JUN 15:30 / 13 JUN 12:00 / 14 JUN 17:35 / 16 JUN 15:40); THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS 35MM d. Wes Anderson, 2001 (25 JUN 16:00 / 26 JUN 15:20 / 28 JUN 15:00 / 29 JUN 18:00).

HER VOICE: BLACK WOMEN FROM THE SPOTLIGHT TO THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank

JAMES BOND 007 at The Prince Charles

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2000 (01 JUN 17:55); MEMORIES OF MURDER d. Bong Joon Ho, 2003 (01 JUN 20:30 / 02 JUN 12:15 / 07 JUN 20:00 / 22 JUN 21:00); THE HOST 35MM d. Bong Joon-ho, 2006 (17 JUN 20:45); MOTHER aka Madeo d. Bong Joon-ho, 2009 (30 JUN 17:40).

L.A. NIGHTS at Backyard Cinema

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021 at BFI Southbank (25 to 30 JUN)

MIAMI BEACH at Backyard Cinema

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

RETURN TO THE CITY at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FREE TIME d. Manfred Kirchheimer, 1960/2020 + Intro by Will Jennings at Barbican Cinema (08 JUN 18:15); LIMA SCREAMS d. Dana Bonilla, Ximena Valdivia, 2018 at Barbican Cinema (10 JUN 18:20); LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT 3D d. Bi Gan, 2018 at Barbican Cinema (13 JUN 14:30); NATIONALITÉ: IMMIGRÉ d. Sidney Sokhona, 1975 at Barbican Cinema (15 JUN 18:20); QUEEN OF DIAMONDS d. Nina Menkes, 1991 at Barbican Cinema (19 JUN 18:15); CAIRO STATION d. Youssef Chahine, 1958 at Barbican Cinema (27 JUN 15:00).

ROBERT ALTMAN: AMERICAN OUTSIDER at BFI Southbank

SERGIO LEONE’S DOLLARS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles (from 03 JUN)

SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2021 at BFI Southbank (04 to 12 JUN)

STUDIO GHIBLI at The Prince Charles

TALES OF TOMORROW: SCI-FI SELECTIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

TEEN MOVIES at The Prince Charles

THAT’S KINO, BABY! at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BOOGIE NIGHTS 35MM d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997 (07 JUN 20:30); PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (15 JUN 18:25); SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN d. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952 (22 JUN 13:05 / 30 JUN 18:20); PEEPING TOM d. Michael Powell, 1960 (22 JUN 20:30); SUNSET BLVD. d. Billy Wilder, 1950 (29 JUN 20:30).

WOMEN PIONEERS OF FRENCH CINEMA at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CLÉO DE 5 À 7 aka Cleo from 5 to 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1961 (01 JUN 18:30); EUROPA EUROPA d. Agnieszka Holland, 1990 (06 JUN 14:00 / 09 JUN 18:10); PARIS 1900 35MM d. Nicole Védrès, 1948 (13 JUN 14:00); PARIS 1900 d. Nicole Védrès, 1948 (15 JUN 18:30); DIABOLO MENTHE d. Diane Kurys & Eléonore Klarwein, 1977 (20 JUN 14:00 / 22 JUN 18:30).

Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park

  • Includes (check promoter for full listings): BASQUIAT d. Julian Schnabel, 1996 (07 JUN 19:30); PERSEPOLIS d. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2007 (14 JUN 19:30); DINNER IN AMERICA d. Adam Rehmeier, 2020 (20 JUN 19:30 – FREE!); LOU REED’S BERLIN d. Julian Schnabel, 2007 (28 JUN 19:30).

The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ONWARD d. Dan Scanlon, 2020 (01 JUN 12:40 / 20 JUN 11:30); MOANA d. Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall & Chris Williams, 2016 (01 JUN 15:30); SUPERINTELLIGENCE d. Ben Falcone, 2020 (01 JUN 18:30); MORTAL KOMBAT d. Simon McQuoid, 2021 (01 JUN 21:30 / 07 JUN 19:00); HONEST THIEF d. Mark Williams, 2020 (02 JUN 19:00 / 14 JUN 19:00); LOVE & BASKETBALL d. Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000 presented by Blackflix (02 JUN 21:45 /30 JUN 21:45) TOY STORY 4 (03 JUN 13:15); GODZILLA VS KONG d. Adam Wingard, 2021 (03 JUN 19:00 / 08 JUN 18:45 / 12 JUN 18:45 / 15 JUN 19:00 / 17 JUN 19:00); BAD BOYS FOR LIFE d. Adil & Bilall, 2020 (03 JUN 21:50 / 15 JUN 21:50 / 22 JUN 19:00); THE CONJURING 3: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT d. Michael Chaves, 2021 (04 JUN 18:15 / 05 JUN 18:00 / 06 JUN 17:45 / 07 JUN 21:45 / 09 JUN 19:00 / 10 JUN 22:30 / 11 JUN 18:15 / 12 JUN 21:45 / 16 JUN 19:00 / 17 JUN 21:45); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (05 JUN 15:00); THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART d. Mike Mitchell, 2019 (06 JUN 11:50); BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 (06 JUN 20:30); JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH d. Shaka King, 2021 (08 JUN 21:40 / 14 JUN 21:45); THE WOOD d. Rick Famuyiwa, 1999 presented by Blackflix (09 JUN 21:45); WONDER WOMAN 1984 d. Patty Jenkins, 2020 (10 JUN 19:00); COCO d. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina, 2017 (12 JUN 12:45); GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (12 JUN 15:45); THE LITTLE THINGS d. John Lee Hancock, 2021 (13 JUN 20:45); DELIVER US FROM EVA d. Gary Hardwick, 2003 presented by Blackflix (16 JUN 21:45); IN THE HEIGHTS d. Jon M. Chu, 2021 (18 JUN 18:30 & 21:45 / 19 JUN 13:45 & 17:15 / 20 JUN 13:30 & 20:30); BROWN SUGAR d. Rick Famuyiwa, 2002 presented by Blackflix (23 JUN 21:45).

Rooftop Cinema at Bar Elba SE1

Rooftop Film Club, Peckham

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East



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