Every Monday we be rounding up the five most exciting, left-field film events happening in London over the coming week, from pop-ups and one-offs to regular film clubs, outdoor screenings and festivals. Here’s what you need to be seeing this week…
The Nomad’s Ealing Summer Screenings, Walpole Park, Sun Jul 14 – Mon Jul 15
Outdoor exhibitors The Nomad kick off their expansive summer programme with two days of music and movies in this plush Ealing park. On Sunday, there’s back-to-back hard rockin’ fun with ‘School of Rock’ and ‘This is Spinal Tap’, while on Monday the great Adam Buxton rounds up the best bits of his unbeatable BUG live show.
London MexFest, various venues, Thu Jul 11 – Sun Jul 14
A celebration of all things South-of-the-border, with a focus on contemporary cinema. Our pick of the festival has to be Mark Cousins’s ‘What Is This Film Called Love?’, in which a doc about Russian director Sergei Eisenstein’s Mexican sojourn becomes something much more precious and personal.
Aorta Burst’s Wrestling Extravaganza, Roxy Bar & Screen, 1pm, Sun Jul 14.
Aorta Burst is a unique film club that specialises in the extreme and unseen. For this first birthday bash, they’ve rustled up a full afternoon’s worth of terrific wrestling films, from legendary director Robert Aldrich’s little-seen swansong ‘…All the Marbles’ starring Peter Falk to Lucha-Libre-meets-sci-fi oddity ‘El Santo vs the Martian Invasion’.
Midsummer Night Screen: ‘Three Colours Blue’, Stoke Newington Reservoir, 6.30pm, Thu Jun 11.
The stunning industrial water tower that stands alongside Stoke Newington’s West Reservoir becomes a cinema, with this screening of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s devastating drama ‘Three Colours: Blue’. There’ll be food and drink on the terrace, so let’s hope the weather holds…
Cigarette Burns: ‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’, Phoenix Cinema, 10.15pm, Fri Jul 12
‘A Nightmare on Elm St’ director Wes Craven’s oft-overlooked 1988 oddity, a tale of voodoo and murder, makes a welcome return to the big screen courtesy of London’s most dedicated and knowledgeable exploitation movie experts, Cigarette Burns.
You can see a whole host of different film events at Time Out’s film events page here.