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*.
AND THEN WE DANCED d. Levan Akin, 2019 + Panel Discussion at Genesis Cinema (03 MAR 18:20):
- Fringe! Flings presents: “All that Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) wants from life is to join the main company of the National Georgian Dance Ensemble, break free from Georgian society and travel the world. An ensemble place suddenly becomes available and his ambitions seem within reach – until Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) unexpectedly joins his group, and Merab fears he could stand between him and his dreams.”
> MORE Get the RADIANT CIRCUS view of this week’s unmissable events.
Keep RADIANT CIRCUS listing far into the future by taking out a low cost monthly subscription at Patreon: get great rewards & help us continue to build & grow. THANK YOU!
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
Read our epic MARCH roundup of all London’s repertory seasons & festivals.
Read our guide to this year’s BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (18 to 29 MAR). UPDATE: New tickets + screenings released 12 MAR.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
COOL DADDIO: THE SECOND YOUTH OF R. STEVIE MOORE d. Imogen Putler & Monika Baran, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at DocHouse (03 MAR 18:30):
- “This one’s for the musical outsiders; the cassette tape lovers; the underground introverts, and the do-it-at-home-yourself-ers. This one’s for R. Stevie Moore, the self-confessed bedroom hermit who never sold out, never went mainstream, and made over 400 self-released albums.”
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA d. Rob Marshall, 2005 + Intro by Anna Jackson, curator of the exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk (V&A) at Ciné Lumière (03 MAR 18:30):
- “Winner of 3 Academy awards, including Best Cinematography and Costume Design, the iconic Memoirs of a Geisha is an aesthetical bewilderment. A fishing girl is sold by her impoverished family to a geisha house and eventually becomes one of the most celebrated geishas of her time.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (03 MAR 20:00).
- Alliance By Kounosuke Kawakami inc. VOICE (2018), ALARA (2019) & CHIMERA (2019) at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (03 MAR 18:00 – FREE!).
- BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ d. Pamela Green, 2018 at The David Lean (03 MAR 19:30).
- BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (03 MAR 20:30).
- BRING IT ON d. Peyton Reed, 2000 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (03 MAR 19:30 – FREE!).
- THE FORBIDDEN REEL d. Ariel Nasr, 2019 at DocHouse (03 MAR 13:00).
- JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 at Watermans (03 MAR 15:00).
- LA DOLCE VITA 4K d. Federico Fellini, 1960 at Regent Street Cinema (03 MAR 19:30).
- LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE d. Jean Renoir, 1936 presented by Sands Film Club at Sands Films (03 MAR 20:00 – FREE!).
- MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE d. Stephen Frears, 1985 presented by Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show at Primrose Hill Community Library (03 MAR 19:45 – FREE! glass of wine with each ticket).
- QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Catford Mews (03 MAR 18:20).
- SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CATS EYE d. Antonio Margheriti, 1973 at Helgi’s (03 MAR 19:00 – FREE!).
- THE SOCIAL NETWORK d. David Fincher, 2010 presented by Goldsmiths Law Dept at Curzon Goldsmiths (03 MAR 18:00).
- TARGETS d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1968 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (03 MAR 20:00).
- Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2001 presented by Spanish Marks at India Club Lounge-Bar (03 MAR 19:00).
> SIGN UP for free Friday emails highlighting 7 days of sensational screens.
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (03 MAR 20:45).
1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):
- COLOR OUT OF SPACE d. Richard Stanley, 2019 (28 FEB to 05 MAR/Check venue to details).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (MAR):
- DELIVERANCE d. John Boorman, 1972 (03 MAR 20:40).
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):
- THE LAST TYCOON d. Elia Kazan, 1976 (03 MAR 18:10).
ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):
- VIRIDIANA d. Luis Buñuel, 1961 (03 MAR 20:15).
IN FOCUS: PEDRO COSTA at ICA (03 to 15 MAR):
- VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 + Q&A with the director (03 MAR 19:30).
RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (06 FEB to 01 MAR):
- PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 (28 FEB to 05 MAR/Check venue for details).
TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):
- Tilda Swinton In Conversation (03 MAR 18:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
- Tilda Swinton & Wes Anderson On Stage: A Magical Tour Of Cinema (03 MAR 21:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
> SUBSCRIBE to get our full listings emailed & support #LDNindieFILM.
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today. What have we missed…? Let us know in the comments below.
COLOR OUT OF SPACE d. Richard Stanley, 2019 at The Prince Charles (03 MAR 13:00 & 18:10):
- “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 (03 MAR 15:20 HOH & 18:00):
- “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 (03 MAR 16:20):
- “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 (03 MAR 12:30 P&B, 15:00, 18:00 & 20:30):
- “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).
Subscribe & support
“Home of alternative screen culture in London” (Film London)
RADIANT CIRCUS is supported entirely by readers’ monthly subscriptions. Subscribers get our unique listings emailed as well as other great rewards. With enough subscribers backing us, we will be able to: 1) keep listing far into the future, 2) expand our content to explore more indie screen events, & 3) recruit & reward a team of new contributors. Our target in 2020? One hundred new monthly subscribers supporting what they love so that many more can discover it. Subscribe at patreon.com/radiantcircus
“I love everything you’re doing with RADIANT CIRCUS, the output is brilliant. And just so great to see it grow. Kudos to you.” (A fan via email!).
*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: however, some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.