WEDNESDAY 01 JUNE 2022 (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.
PLATEAU d. Karimah Ashadu, 2022 UK premiere + Shorts + Karimah Ashadu in conversation at Tate Modern (01 JUN 18:30).
“The four films presented in this survey are connected through their focus on movement. Opening with three of the artist’s early short films, the series highlights Ashadu’s unconventional cinematographic practice, which studies and appropriates motion devices as tools towards new perspectives on labour in West Africa.”
“Her short films plunge viewers into three successive urban environments – the butchers’ stalls, a sandy lagoon and a soccer field – captured through a unique and playful formal language. Produced using handmade camera devices, such as rotating tripods, coloured filters, and magnifying lenses, they offer uncanny visions of Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. The artist’s camera pans and rotates mechanically, giving presence to the rhythm of the device which buttresses each work. Its mechanism comes to mirror the labour it records.”
“PLATEAU, Ashadu’s most recent work, takes place in a tin and columbite mine in central Nigeria, near the city of Jos. The region’s natural resources were exploited by the British empire from the mid-nineteenth century until Nigeria’s independence in 1960, and formally ended with the expiration of the International Tin Agreement in 1985. As the market collapsed, workers became jobless and organised to administrate the land for themselves. In PLATEAU, Ashadu questions the region’s extractive history and its effects on landscapes and bodies, wielding together portraits of miners and dynamic shots of Nigerian ponds and quarries. Discussing the work, the artist mentioned having ‘looked for ways to consider labour as a kind of a practice towards independence’.” (Tate)
- Preview: DASHCAM d. Rob Savage, 2021 + Intro presented by Evolution of Horror at Genesis Cinema (01 JUN 18:30).
- FADIA’S TREE d. Sarah Beddington, 2021 + Q&A with the director & guest at BFI Southbank (01 JUN 18:00) / Part of Refugee Week.
- KAREN DALTON: IN MY OWN TIME d. Robert Yapkowitz, 2021 presented by Doc’N Roll at The Castle Cinema (01 JUN 18:45).
- LA GRANDE VADROUILLE aka Don’t Look Now… We’re Being Shot At! d. Gérard Oury, 1966 presented by Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema at Leytonstone Library (01 JUN 19:45).
- LOST IN TRANSLATION + IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Sofia Coppola, 2003 + Wong Kar Wai, 2000 double bill + book signing by Hannah Strong at The Prince Charles (01 JUN 18:15).
- MAY YOU STAY FOREVER YOUNG d. Rex Rex & Sam Lam, 2021 at Genesis Cinema (01 JUN 21:05 / 02 JUN 20:45).
- THE OUTFIT d. Graham Moore, 2022 at The David Lean (01 JUN 14:30 & 19:30).
- PARALLEL MOTHERS d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (01 JUN 20:00 / 05 JUN 17:00).
- PLATEAU d. Karimah Ashadu, 2022 UK premiere + Shorts & Karimah Ashadu in conversation at Tate Modern (01 JUN 18:30).
- SPRING + THE ENDLESS d. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, 2014 + 2017 + Intro/Q&A with the directors at The Prince Charles (01 JUN 18:30).
- VAMPYR d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932 at ICA (01 JUN 16:45).
- Pink Palace: THE WATERMELON WOMAN + Short: GREETINGS FROM AFRICA d. Cheryl Dunye, 1997 + 1995 in the Basement bar at Rio Cinema (01 JUN 19:30).
Check venues for full listings…
ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles
- VERTIGO 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (01 JUN 15:05 – 4K).
ANIME at BFI Southbank
- PAPRIKA aka Papurika d. Satoshi Kon, 2006 (01 JUN 20:40).
BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière
- HAPPENING aka L’événement d. Audrey Diwan, 2021 (01 JUN 20:20).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank
- THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS aka Händler der vier Jarhreszeiten d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972 (01 JUN 18:10).
CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema
- KISS ME DEADLY d. Robert Aldrich, 1955 (01 JUN 15:45).
- THE MALTESE FALCON d. John Huston, 1941 (01 JUN 18:00).
CHISWICK PRIDE at Chiswick Cinema
- PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 (01 JUN 20:30).
CULTITUDE at Catford Mews
- THE WARRIORS dir Walter Hill, 1979 (01 JUN 21:00).
JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank
- THE HARVEY GIRLS d. George Sidney, 1945 (01 JUN 20:45).
- Talks etc: Judy Garland: 20th Century Icon (01 JUN 18:20).
NICHOLAS CAGE 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green
- THE ROCK 35mm d. Michael Bay, 1996 (01 JUN 10:30).
RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank
- Re-releases: GET CARTER 4K Restoration d. Mike Hodges, 1971 (until 09 JUN).
THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles
- CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (01 JUN 12:40).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham
- SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (01 JUN 21:00).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford
- DEATH ON THE NILE 2022 (01 JUN 21:00).
PSYCHO dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960:
- Various venues, inc: The Garden Cinema
- Also 27 MAY to 02 JUN (various dates/times): ARICA d. Lars Edman & William Johansson Kalén, 2022 at: The Lexi Cinema // BETWEEN TWO WORLDS aka Ouistreham d. Emmanuel Carrère, 2021 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / ICA // LANCASTER d. David Fairhead & Ant Palmer, 2022 at: Everyman Cinemas / Picturehouse Cinemas // ONLY THE DEVIL LIVES WITHOUT HOPE d. Magnus Gertten, 2020 at: Bertha DocHouse.
- Zodiac Film Club x Final Girls Berlin present Sci-Fi Shorts at The Castle Cinema (24 AUG 2022)
- Bermondsey Project Space presents Loops + Q&A (13 AUG 2022)
- Crap Film Club presents THE SWORD AND THE CLAW at The Old Queen’s Head (22 AUG 2022)
- Queer Horror Nights presents POSSESSOR at The Castle Cinema (19 AUG 2022).
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