Welcome to Close-Up!


Close-Up makes film culture and history accessible through its film programmes and mediatheque.

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Close-Up is the ideal venue for all your screening needs, whether you wish to host a press screening, corporate event, presentation, conference, Christmas or birthday party. Our adjoined cafe and bar is fully licensed and offers a convivial atmosphere for drinks receptions, networking or informal post-screening discussion.

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Showing This Week

Wednesday 17 July: Jacques Rivette - Le Veilleur

Wednesday 17 July: Jacques Rivette - Le Veilleur

Commissioned as part of the French TV series Cinéma, de notre temps, this intimate documentary portrait of nouvelle vague icon Jacques Rivette follows the filmmaker as he and critic Serge Daney lounge in cafés and wander the streets of Paris, reflecting on Rivette’s films, background, and aesthetic philosophy in between numerous other digressions.
Thursday 18 July: The Liberated Film Club VI with Juliet Jacques

Thursday 18 July: The Liberated Film Club VI with Juliet Jacques

"Because you're sick of knowing exactly what you're going to get and you're sick when you get it." We're thrilled to welcome Juliet Jacques as our special guest for the sixth instalment of The Liberated Film Club. Free to attend for Close-Up members, but booking is essential.
Friday 19 July: Paris, Texas

Friday 19 July: Paris, Texas

Claire Denis worked as an assistant director on Wim Wenders’ Palme d’Or–winning study of masculinity, myth, and disconnection, which remains the director’s most moving and mysterious meditation on the physical and cultural landscape of America.
Saturday 20 July: Jacques Rivette: Out 1 (Episode 1 - 4)

Saturday 20 July: Jacques Rivette: Out 1 (Episode 1 - 4)

Conceived as a television mini-series, Jacques Rivette's legendary thirteen-hour monolith consists of eight feature-length episodes revolving around two theatre troupes, blackmail and conspiracy. Multiple characters introduce multiple plotlines, weaving a rich tapestry across an epic runtime. Programmed in parallel to our season on Claire Denis, whom worked as Rivette's assistant.
Saturday 20 July: White Material

Saturday 20 July: White Material

A towering masterpiece in modern cinema, the much-exalted White Material returned Denis to her conflicted West African roots to stage an incendiary study of postcolonial insurrection. Bruno Dumont DP Yves Cape, replacing an unavailable Agnès Godard, brilliantly exploits the blanching effects of an unsparing African sun. Huppert, in a tailor-made role, balances fury, fear, and aching sadness.
Sunday 21 July: Jacques Rivette: Out 1 (Episode 5 - 8)

Sunday 21 July: Jacques Rivette: Out 1 (Episode 5 - 8)

Conceived as a television mini-series, Jacques Rivette's legendary thirteen-hour monolith consists of eight feature-length episodes revolving around two theatre troupes, blackmail and conspiracy. Multiple characters introduce multiple plotlines, weaving a rich tapestry across an epic runtime. Programmed in parallel to our season on Claire Denis, whom worked as Rivette's assistant.
Sunday 21 July: Wings of Desire

Sunday 21 July: Wings of Desire

Angels perched atop the buildings of Berlin listen in on the innermost thoughts of mere mortals in Wim Wenders’s lovely, lyrical Wings of Desire, a soaring high-point of the director’s cinema and a moving, melancholic elegy to a Berlin still divided.

Coming Soon

26 July 2019: Frans Zwartjes: Masterpiece

26 July 2019: Frans Zwartjes: Masterpiece

A launch event for the first catalogued record on the "anti-record label (anti-everything)" purge.xxx, by Frans Zwartjes & Lodewijk de Boer. René Coelho's rarely seen 1971 documentary Frans Zwartjes, Filmmaker will play alongside Portrait of Frans Zwartjes, by Zwartjes' collaborator Stanley Schtinter. This event will be introduced by Schtinter, with copies of the new record available on the night.
26 July 2019: The Liberated Film Club VII with Anna Thew

26 July 2019: The Liberated Film Club VII with Anna Thew

"Because you're sick of knowing exactly what you're going to get and you're sick when you get it." We're thrilled to welcome Anna Thew as our special guest for the seventh instalment of The Liberated Film ClubFree to attend for Close-Up members, but booking is essential.

Calendar

Fri 19 Jul 8:00pm
Paris, Texas
Sat 20 Jul 12:00pm
Jacques Rivette: Out 1
Sat 20 Jul 8:30pm
White Material
Sun 21 Jul 8:00pm
Wings of Desire
Wed 24 Jul 8:15pm
Wings of Desire
Thu 25 Jul 8:15pm
Down by Law
Fri 26 Jul 6:30pm
Frans Zwartjes: Masterpiece
Sat 27 Jul 6:00pm
No Fear, No Die
Sat 27 Jul 8:00pm
I Can't Sleep
Sun 28 Jul 7:30pm
Paris, Texas
Mon 29 Jul 8:15pm
35 Shots of Rum
Tue 30 Jul 8:15pm
The Intruder
Wed 31 Jul 8:15pm
Beau travail