Gorilla’s (narrow and bias) pick of film events happening in the UK over the next 7 days. If you would like to suggest an event for us to include, email email@example.com
RADIOMAN SCREENING + Q&A – Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY – 8:30pm – £10
Radioman is an eccentric, be-draggled, one-of-a-kind man who travels the streets of New York on a bike with a radio tied around his neck, looking for film shoots to hang out on. He’s on first name terms with pretty much every actor and big name director you care to mention, and has bagged small parts in over a hundred films. His amazing story has been captured in this documentary that is screening tonight at the Prince Charles, and is accompanied by a Q&A with Radioman himself.
WHIRLYGIG CINEMA: MAKING TRACKS – Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA – 7:30pm – £10 / £8 adv.
Making Tracks is a different kind of short film event. They take experimental films and video art, remove any sounds, then musical collective, The Cabinet of Living Cinema, play a brand-new live score over the films.
EDINDOCS – Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ – 6pm – £12
Edindocs runs from Friday to Sunday and aims to “bring quality, independent documentary film to Scotland’s capital”. Each day offers a number of documentaries along with Q&A’s.
SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME – Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, EH3 9BZ – Times and prices vary. See website for details
Looks like we got ourselves an ol’ fashion film festival showdown. Happening down the road from Edindocs, the Scotland Loves Anime festival starts today and runs until Friday. A chance to see some handpicked animation offerings from Japan, including the Takeshi Miike’s live-action screen-adaptation of the Nintendo lawyer-‘em-up, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
JOHN CARPENTER ALL-NIGHTER – Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY – 9pm – £25
John Carpenter’s coming to London and he’s up for a pwoper naughty night out raaand and abaat Landan tairn. He’s starting at Wetherspoons Leicester square then off to Tiger Tiger for a big all-nighter, on the Jaegers, looking for a fight and fuc… No… hold on…. sorry, my mistake. This is a different kind of John Carpenter all-nighter. Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From New York, The Thing, The Fog and They Live, are showing back to back at the Prince Charles cinema.
THE CLASSIC HORROR DOUBLE BILL – Roxy Bar & Screen, 128 Brough High Street, London, SE1 1LB – 3pm – £6
The Classic Horror Campaign, which aims to get the BBC to bring back their Saturday night horror double bills (I wouldn’t hold your breath), are getting in early for Halloween, with a double horror screening this Sunday of two cult films; Carnival Of Souls (1962) and Blood On Satan’s Claw (1971). There’s also a free horror giveaway! I don’t know what that means!
PLAY POLISH FILM FESTIVAL – Café 1001, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL – 7:30pm – FREE
Monday night sees a programme of Polish animations on show as part of the Play Poland Film Festival. There’s 8 shorts on offer followed by two longer shorts. Capri-pant length, if you will.
KINO LONDON – The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1JD – 7:30pm – £4
London’s most daring film night (maybe), where the organisers are just as clueless as the audience about the films that are shown, is on tonight at the Horse Hospital. It’s an open-mic film night, which means people who registered turn up with their films clutched in their sweaty, shaking hands on the night to have them screened. This produces an interesting mix of quality amongst the films, but the audience are always receptive and encouraging.