WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 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.
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD d. Shin’ichirô Ueda, 2017 presented & introduced by The Evolution of Horror podcast (30 MAR 21:00) / Part of ONE AND DONE at Genesis Cinema:
“A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin’ichirô Ueda’s feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight. Packed with meta-movie references as mocking as they are loving, this relentless takedown of the Living Dead genre is a total blast.” (Genesis Cinema)
- THE AUDITION d. Ina Weisse, 2022 + Q&A with the director & actor Nina Hoss at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (30 MAR 18:15).
- EXIL d. Visar Morina, 2020 at Goethe-Institut London (30 MAR 19:00). Also available to stream online (30 MAR to 06 APR).
- THE GODFATHER PART II d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 at Genesis Cinema (30 MAR 19:30 / 31 MAR 19:30).
- HOSTILE d. Sonita Gale, 2021 Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (30 MAR 18:15).
- MADNESS: TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT d. Dave Robinson, 1981 + Q&A with the director & Suggs at Olympic Studios (30 MAR 20:00).
- MARIO PUZO’S THE GODFATHER, CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1990 at Everyman Cinemas (30 MAR various).
- MARIO PUZO’S THE GODFATHER, CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1990 at The Cinema In The Arches (30 MAR 20:00).
- Ukraine Fundraiser: OLGA d. Elie Grappe, 2021 at Chiswick Cinema (30 MAR 18:00).
- Ukraine Fundraiser: OLGA d. Elie Grappe, 2021 at Everyman Cinemas (30 MAR 18:00).
- RESPECT d. Liesl Tommy, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (30 MAR 20:00 / 03 APR 17:00).
- SOUTH: SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON’S GLORIOUS EPIC OF THE ANTARCTIC d. Frank Hurley, 1919 at Picturehouse Cinemas (25 to 31 MAR various).
- SOUTH: SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON’S GLORIOUS EPIC OF THE ANTARCTIC d. Frank Hurley, 1919 at Riverside Studios (30 MAR 12:30).
- WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021 at The David Lean (30 MAR 19:30 / 31 MAR 14:30 & 19:30).
- WRITING WITH FIRE d. Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas, 2021 presented by Southall Black Sisters at Watermans (30 MAR 19:00).
35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 04 APR various); INCENDIES 35mm d. Denis Villeneuve, 2010 (30 MAR 20:45).
ANIME at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): INU-OH d. Masaaki Yuasa, 2021 preview (30 MAR 18:15); MOMOTARO’S DIVINE SEA WARRIORS aka Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei d. Mitsuyo Seo, 1945 (30 MAR 21:00).
BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière
- Includes (check venue for full listings): ALINE, THE VOICE OF LOVEd. Valérie Lemercier, 2020 (30 MAR 18:00); PARIS 13TH DISTRICT aka Les Olympiades d. Jacques Audiard, 2021 (until 31 MAR various).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): ORDET aka The Word d. Carl Dreyer, 1955 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large (30 MAR 17:45).
CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema
- Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MEN d. Fred Zinnemann, 1950 (30 MAR 18:30).
DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): INCENDIES 35mm d. Denis Villeneuve, 2010 (30 MAR 20:45).
LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 + Intro by Tricia Tuttle, BFI Festivals Director (30 MAR 20:50).
ONE AND DONE at Genesis Cinema
- Includes (check venue for full listings): ONE CUT OF THE DEAD d. Shin’ichirô Ueda, 2017 presented & introduced by The Evolution of Horror podcast (30 MAR 21:00).
OSCAR NOMINEES at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): PARALLEL MOTHERS d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021 (25 to 31 MAR); LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 04 APR various).
OSCAR® WEEK at Barbican
- Includes (check venue for full listings): FLEE d. Jonas Poher Ramussen, 2021 (30 MAR 18:15); THE POWER OF THE DOG d. Jane Campion, 2021 (30 MAR 20:20).
STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas
- Includes (check venue for listings): SPIRITED AWAY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 (from 26 MAR).
THREE BY SATYAJIT RAY at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): PATHER PANCHALI d. Satyajit Ray, 1955 (30 MAR 18:00).
- The Banff Mountain Film Festival (14 to 25 MAR).
- BFI Flare (16 to 27 MAR).
- Essay Film Festival (19 MAR to 23 APR).
- Hong Kong Film Festival (19 to 27 MAR).
- Human Rights Watch Film Festival (17 to 25 MAR).
- Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (09 MAR to 03 APR).
Ukraine Fundraiser: CHERNOBYL: THE LOST TAPES d. James Jones, 2022:
- Various venues, inc: Bertha DocHouse
THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD aka Verdens verste menneske d. Joachim Trier, 2021:
- Various venues, inc: ActOne Cinema / ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / BFI / The Castle Cinema / Catford Mews / Chiswick Cinema / The Cinema In The Arches / Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / Electric Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / The Garden Cinema / Genesis Cinema / ICA / The Lexi Cinema /Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas / Rich Mix
- Also 25 to 31 MAR (various dates/times): CHOPPER: 20th Anniversary d. Andrew Dominik, 2000 at: Genesis Cinemas / Prince Charles Cinema // ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU d. Seung-wan Ryu, 2021: Curzon Cinemas // SIN LA HABANA d. Kaveh Nabatian, 2021 at: JW3 // VALLEY OF SOULS aka Tantas almas d. Nicolás Rincón Gille, 2019 at: ICA // XUETA ISLAND d. Ofer Laszewicki, Dani Rotstein & Felipe Wolokita, 2021 at: JW3 (from 29 MAR).
- 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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