Where to watch Under the Silver Lake in UK cinemas
Staff Reporter | On 15, Mar 2019
This weekend, It Follows director David Robert Mitchell returns to our screens with his third film, the neo-noir Under the Silver Lake.
Starring Andrew Garfield, the delirious, dizzying trip follows one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighbourhood. Sam (Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough) swimming in his apartment complex’s pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance.
Accompanied an atmospheric soundtrack by regular collaborator Disasterpeace, Mitchell’s movie pays homage to a rich cinematic tradition from David Lynch to Alfred Hitchcock, delving into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
“Self-conscious enough about its own trash status to include a shot of faeces floating in a toilet bowl, yet sophisticated enough to double-bluff its own meaning and to retain dizzying equivocations that will reward multiple viewings, this is an awkward, ungainly modern movie-making myth for the #MeToo generation,” we wrote in our review.
MUBI is releasing the movie both online and in cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Like Netflix’s day-and-date releases, though, major cinema chains are not carrying the film, because it doesn’t maintain the traditional theatrical window. That means MUBI is teaming up with independent venues around the country to screen the film, beginning with a preview screening at London’s BFI with an Andrew Garfield Q&A. Other London cinemas include The Prince Charles Cinema (twice a day) and the Genesis (once in April). In Scotland, the Glasgow Film Theatre (which screened Netflix’s Outlaw King) is showing Under the Silver Lake once a day, usually early evening. Other cinemas screening the film include Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema, Bristol’s Cube, and Birmingham’s The Electric. Dublin’s Lighthouse and Belfast’s Queens Film Theatre are also showing the movie.
You can book tickets and see times for Dublin Lighthouse here, Glasgow Film Theatre here, Belfast’s Queens Film Theatre here, Birmingham’s The Electric here, Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema here, Bristol’s Cube here, and London’s Prince Charles Cinema here and Genesis Cinema here.
MUBI is also offering subscribers free tickets at participating cinemas, through its MUBI GO, scheme, which offers one free cinema ticket a week for MUBI customers. You can find out more about that here.
Any cinemas showing it that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below. Can’t find it in a cinema near you? Under the Silver Lake is also available to watch online on MUBI, which costs £9.99 a month.