THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [11/05/23]
THURSDAY 11 MAY 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.
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THE BLOODY CHILD 4K Restoration d. Nina Menkes, 1996 (11 MAY 20:30) / Part of CINEMATIC SORCERESS: THE FILMS OF NINA MENKES at BFI Southbank.
“A US Marine is arrested as he attempts to dispose of his murdered wife’s body in the desert. From this bleak true story, Menkes crafts a nightmarish, non-linear account of domestic violence. Real Marines play themselves in semi-staged scenes that are combined with extracts from Macbeth and hallucinatory visions from an unnamed Arab country, to create a dizzying, disturbing critique of Gulf War-era America.” (BFI)
- A GAZA WEEKEND d. Basil Khalil, 2023 + Q&A with the creative team at Picturehouse Hackney (11 MAY 19:30).
- THE CASSANDRA CAT d. Vojtech Jasný, 1963 presented by Jellied Reels at The Castle Cinema (11 MAY 18:45).
- EARTH II + Q&A presented by The Anti-Banality Union at The Prince Charles (11 MAY 20:45).
- GODLAND d. Hlynur Pálmason, 2022 at The David Lean (11 MAY 14:30 & 19:30).
- THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA d. Camilla Becket & Jim Becket, 2021 + Q&A with Vandana Shiva at Bertha DocHouse (11 MAY 18:20).
- Seeing and Being Seen: A Trio of Films, part of Alice Need: Hot Off The Griddle at Barbican (11 MAY 19:00).
- Stories Of Access: Shorts Programme + Panel short films that consider accessibility in their production and distribution strategy, presented by EFN Film Festival at The Garden Cinema (11 MAY 19:30).
- THE TRIAL: PRAGUE 1952 d. Ruth Zylberman + Q&A with the director, presented by Czech Centre at the Czech Embassy Cinema (11 MAY 19:00).
Check venues for full listings…
35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- BLUE VALENTINE 35mm d. Derek Cianfrance, 2010 (11 MAY 13:10).
- SERIAL MOM 35mm d. John Waters, 1994 (11 MAY 18:00).
IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D d. James Gunn, 2023 (until 11 MAY).
CELEBRATING QUEER CINEMA at The Garden Cinema
- THE BLUE CAFTAN d. Maryam Touzani, 2022 (05 to 11 MAY).
CINEMATIC SORCERESS: THE FILMS OF NINA MENKES at BFI Southbank
- THE BLOODY CHILD 4K Restoration d. Nina Menkes, 1996 (11 MAY 20:30).
EXPERIMENTS IN FILM at Barbican
- THE GIFT d. Jasmina Cibic, 2021 + Panel with the director, Owen Hatherley & Lucy Reynolds (11 MAY 18:30).
GENESIS 24TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema
- SPACE JAM! 35mm d. Joe Pytka, 1996 (11 MAY 18:50).
- AIRPLANE! d. Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker & David Zucker, 1980 (11 MAY 21:00).
MUKHRIJAT: ARAB WOMEN FILMMAKERS at The Garden Cinema
- THE BLUE CAFTAN d. Maryam Touzani, 2022 (05 to 11 MAY).
- CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 (11 MAY 20:30).
MURIEL BOX: A WOMAN’S TAKE at BFI Southbank
- THE SEVENTH VEIL 35mm d. Compton Bennett, 1945 + Short: THE ENGLISH INN d. Muriel Box, 1941 + Intro by Lucy Bolton, Reader in Film Studies at Queen Mary (11 MAY 18:10).
- Talks etc: Philosophical Screens: THE SEVENTH VEIL panel discussion (11 MAY 20:15).
SPOTLIGHT ON FEMALE FILMMAKERS at The Prince Charles
- PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2020 (11 MAY 15:45).
TECHNOLOGY ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière
- MON ONCLE d. Jacques Tati, 1958 (11 MAY 15:45).
THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles
- FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (11 MAY 21:00 – 4K).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East
- LOVE & BASKETBALL (11 MAY 20:40).
- LOCO London Comedy Film Festival (11 to 14 MAY).
- UK Asian Film Festival (04 to 14 MAY).
THE BLUE CAFTAN dir Maryam Touzani, 2022
- Various venues, inc: ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / BFI / The Castle Cinema / Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / The Garden Cinema / ICA
PAMFIR dir Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, 2022
- Various venues, inc: ActOne Cinema / ArtHouse Crouch End / The Castle Cinema / Curzon Cinemas / The Garden Cinema / ICA / Rio Cinema
RETURN TO SEOUL dir Davy Chou, 2022
- Various venues, inc: ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / BFI / The Castle Cinema / Curzon Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Genesis Cinema / ICA / Picturehouse Cinemas / Rich Mix / Rio Cinema
Also 05 to 11 MAY 2023 (various dates/times):
- EFTIHIA dir Angelos Frantzis, 2022 at: ArtHouse Crouch End.
- HARKA d. Lotfy Nathan, 2022 at: Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / ICA.
- Pushkin House presents WITNESSING HISTORY: FILMS BY SERGEI LOZNITSA at venues across London (02 to 10 JUN 2023)
- Exploding Cinema presents a night of short films at The Cinema Museum (10 JUN 2023).
- Saraband presents Queer Reflections on Horror + JENNIFER’S BODY at Rio Cinema (08 JUN 2023).
- Tibet Film Festival presents BALLOON in honour of Pema Tseden at Genesis Cinema (19 JUN 2023)
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