SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 01.03.20

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our DAILY UPDATE helps you find great films in London today*.

Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

WHAT HAPPENED TO JONES? d. William A Seiter, 1926 + Intro by Simon Albertini + Live Piano Accompaniment by Cyrus Gabrysch at BFI Southbank (01 MAR 14:15):

  • “You might recognise Reginald Denny from his part as the personable estate manager in Hitchcock’s REBECCA (1940) or as Algy in the 1930s Bulldog Drummond series, but in his youth this dashing actor from Richmond, Surrey was the toast of Hollywood. This cracking farce on a ‘night before the wedding’ theme, scripted by Melville W Brown, showcases Denny’s gift for comedy and his likeable personality.”

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SCREEN DIARY: LITTLE JOE + Jessica Hausner In Conversation at BFI Southbank (21 FEB 2020).
SCREEN DIARY: LITTLE JOE + Jessica Hausner In Conversation at BFI Southbank (21 FEB 2020).

Read our writeup of LITTLE JOE + Jessica Hausner In Conversation (21 FEB), part of THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI (until 05 MAR).

BFI FLARE 2020: BLOODSISTERS at BFI Southbank (21 MAR).
BFI FLARE 2020: BLOODSISTERS at BFI Southbank (21 MAR).

We’ve posted our guide to this year’s BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (18 to 29 MAR) including our ‘top ten best of the fest‘.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: OUTSIDE THE CITY at Rio Cinema (01 MAR).
What to see in London today: OUTSIDE THE CITY at Rio Cinema (01 MAR).

OUTSIDE THE CITY d. Nick Hamer, 2019 + Q&A at Rio Cinema (01 MAR 15:45):

  • “The monks of Leicestershire’s Mount St Bernard Abbey, the only Trappist monastery in England, are an ageing community of 25 men who have turned their backs on consumer society to focus on spirituality. Although mindfulness of God and fraternal communion are the rules of the order, they must still evolve in order to preserve their ages-old way of life.”

PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 + Panel inc. the director, Leilani Farha (UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing), & Nicholas Burton (Grenfell Tower survivor & campaigner) at Picturehouse Central (01 MAR 14:00):

  • Guardian Live presents: “Landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. A documentary exploring the new, unliveable city. Despite housing’s status a fundamental human right and a precondition to a safe and healthy life, it is becoming almost impossible to find an affordable place to live in cities across the world.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London this week: DEATH IS A CARESS 35mm, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (01 MAR).
What to see in London today: DEATH IS A CARESS 35mm, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (01 MAR).

1950s HITCHCOCK at The Prince Charles (JAN to APR):

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

AMAZING GRACE at Regent Street Cinema (MAR to APR):

  • HIGH NOON d. Fred Zinnemann, 1952 (01 MAR 14:00).

AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (02 FEB to 31 MAR):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (MAR):

THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

  • New Releases: LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 (21 FEB to 05 MAR/Check venue for details).

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (26 FEB to 10 MAR):

  • DEATH IS A CARESS 35mm d. Edith Carlmar, 1949 + Intro by Isabel Stevens (01 MAR 15:00).

JACK LEMMON IN… at Regent Street Cinema (MAR to APR):

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (06 FEB to 01 MAR):

ROMCOMS at House Of Vans (06 FEB to 01 MAR – FREE!/No booking required):

  • ANNIE HALL d. Woody Allen, 1977 (01 MAR 14:00 & 16:00 – FREE!).

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN d. Lynne Ramsay, 2011 (01 MAR 17:40).
  • SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 + Q&A with the director & Tilda Swinton (01 MAR 19:20 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
  • CARAVAGGIO d. Derek Jarman, 1986 (01 MAR 20:20 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: COLOR OUT OF SPACE at The Prince Charles (28 Feb to 05 MAR).
What to see in London today: COLOR OUT OF SPACE at The Prince Charles (28 FEB to 05 MAR).

COLOR OUT OF SPACE d. Richard Stanley, 2019 at The Prince Charles (01 MAR 15:30, 18:25 & 21:00):

  • “A cosmic nightmare from the minds of H.P. Lovecraft and cult director, Richard Stanley, COLOR OUT OF SPACE follows Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage), Theresa Gardner (Joely Richardson) and their three children, (Madeleine Arthur, Brenden Meyer and Julian Hilliard), whose recent retreat to rural life quickly crumbles when a meteorite crashes into their front yard.”

DARK WATERS d. Todd Haynes, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (01 MAR 20:40):

  • “A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.”

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER d. Beniamino Barrese, 2019 at ICA (01 MAR 16:45):

  • “As an iconic fashion model during the 1960s, Benedetta Barzini was a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, Benedetta has become exhausted with the various roles that life has imposed upon her and decides escape the world of images and disappear for good.”

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 MAR 11:50, 14:45, 17:30 & 20:40):

  • “Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), in the hope it will find her a wealthy husband. While posing as her hired companion, Marianne is instructed to complete the portrait in secret, observing Héloïse by day and painting her by night. However, as the two women grow closer, their intimacy and attraction begins to blossom, paving the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.”

More films in London this week (A – Z):

  • EMMA d. Autumn de Wilde, 2020 at Catford Mews (until 05 MAR). FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 05 MAR). THE GOOD LIAR d. Bill Condon, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (02 to 08 MAR). JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 05 MAR). THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at The Prince Charles (28 FEB to 05 MAR). LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 at Catford Mews (28 FEB to 05 MAR). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 05 MAR). PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 at Rio Cinema (29 FEB to 05 MAR).  QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 04 MAR). THE RHYTHM SECTION d. Reed Morano, 2020 at Watermans (28 FEB to 05 MAR). TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG d. Justin Kurzel, 2019 at Rich Mix (28 FEB to 05 MAR). WAITING FOR ANYA d. Ben Cookson, 2019 presented by UKJF at JW3 (01 to 05 MAR).

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