THURSDAY 08 JUNE 2023 (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.
UK Premiere: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION d. Sergey Loznitsa, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (08 JUN 19:00) / Part of WITNESSING HISTORY: FILMS BY SERGEI LOZNITSA.
“Inspired by W.G. Sebald’s book of the same title and based on WWII archival footage, the film puts forward the questions: is it morally acceptable to use the civilian population as a means of war? Is it possible to justify mass destruction for the sake of higher “moral” ideals? These questions remain as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, and their urgency is tragically manifested in current political events.”
- An Evening With Andrew Eaton at ActOne Cinema (08 JUN 18:30).
- BRAZIL d. Terry Gilliam, 1985 at Olympic Studios (08 JUN 20:40).
- Czech Documentary Now: BROTHERHOOD d. Francesco Montagner, 2021 at Czech Centre at the Czech Embassy Cinema (08 JUN 19:00).
- FIRE IN BABYLON d. Stevan Riley, 2010 presented by Jellied Reels at The Castle Cinema (08 JUN 19:00).
- Queer Reflections on Horror: JENNIFER’S BODY dir Karyn Kusama, 2009 + Book launch/Q&A with editor Joe Vallese & author Kirsty Logan at Rio Cinema (08 JUN 20:30).
- MY NAME IS HAPPY d. Ayse Toprak & Nick Read, 2022 + Q&A with the directors raising funds for Earthquake Relief in Southern Turkey at Hackney Picturehouse (08 JUN 20:00).
- POLITE SOCIETY d. Nida Manzoor, 2023 at The David Lean (08 JUN 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
- Smith and Willing’s Festival of Crime at The Horse Hospital (08 JUN 19:00).
Check venues for full listings…
IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX
- SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers & Justin K. Thompson, 2023 (02 to 08 JUN).
- Preview: TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEAST 3D d. Steven Caple Jr., 2023 (08 JUN 20:45).
3x LYNCH at ICA
- INLAND EMPIRE 4K Restoration d. David Lynch, 2006 (08 JUN 12:30).
- ERASERHEAD d. David Lynch, 1977 (08 JUN 20:40).
ALFRED HITCHCOCK: ACT 1 – 1927 TO 1945 at The Garden Cinema
- REBECCA d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1940 (08 JUN 20:15).
ANIME at The Prince Charles
- SUZUME (Subtitled) d. Makoto Shinkai, 2022 (08 JUN 21:00).
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX / CLASSIC FILM SEASON at The Prince Charles (not listed elsewhere!)
- BULLITT d. Peter Yates, 1968 (08 JUN 12:45).
- THELMA & LOUISE d. Ridley Scott, 1991 (08 JUN 20:45 – 4K).
ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up Film Centre
- TASTE OF CHERRY d. Abbas Kiarostami, 1977 (08 JUN 20:15).
MARTIN SCORSESE: THE 90S PICTURES / THE 80S PICTURES at The Prince Charles
- THE KING OF COMEDY d. Martin Scorsese, 1982 (08 JUN 15:25 – 4K).
MICHEL PICCOLI: A FEARLESS TALENT at BFI Southbank
- Re-release: LE MEPRIS aka Contempt d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1963 (02 to 21 JUN).
- I LIKE YOU, I LIKE YOU VERY MUCH 35mm d. Hiroyuki Oki, 1994 + Intro by Tony Rayns (08 JUN 18:30).
SIGHT & SOUND GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME 2022 at Ciné Lumière
- LE MÉPRIS aka Contempt d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1963 (02 to 08 JUN).
WITNESSING HISTORY: FILMS BY SERGEI LOZNITSA at various venues
- UK Premiere: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION d. Sergey Loznitsa, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (08 JUN 19:00).
- Presented by Pushkin House.
THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles
- IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (08 JUN 18:15 – 4K).
Check venues for full listings…
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East
- BFI Film on Film Festival (08 to 11 JUN).
- London International Short Film Festival (04 to 05 JUN).
- London Vaporetto Shorts Film Festival (04 JUN).
- Odyssey Film Festival (26 MAY to 30 JUN).
- The Riservati Pictures Film Festival (08 JUN).
- Sci-Fi London (31 MAY to 06 JUN).
- Walthamstow International Film Festival (04 JUN).
Also 02 to 08 JUN (various dates/times):
- THE EXILES d. Ben Klein & Violet Columbus, 2023 at: Bertha DocHouse.
- THELMA & LOUISE d. Ridley Scott, 1991 (limited engagements) at: The Garden Cinema / Picturehouse Cinemas / The Prince Charles.
- Sine Screen presents Vulnerable Histories at Close-Up & The Garden Cinema (19 to 26 AUG 2023)
- Lost Reels presents 16mm & 35mm screenings at The Cinema Museum & ICA (19 & 31 AUG 2023)
- The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents DukeFest 2023: A Brave New World (13 to 16 AUG 2023)
- Cinema Mentiré launches with OLHAR PERIFERICO season (AUG 2023)
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