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*.
Featured attraction: RBG + Q&A with directors Betsy West & Julie Cohen at BFI Southbank (03 DEC 18:10): “Meet the ‘Notorious RBG’; US Supreme Court Justice and a real-life superwoman.” – BFI.
New at RADIANT CIRCUS:
Before tonight’s screening of ARCHANGEL 35mm at Close-Up Film Centre (03 DEC 20:15), read our interview with guest curator Andrew Gutman about UP NORTH & UNDERGROUND, a programme of under-screened classics of the Canadian underground film scene (03 to 04 DEC) > HERE.
In the first of a new series of guest articles at RADIANT CIRCUS, Manila-based film writer & critic Richard Bolisay introduces John Torres’ debut feature TODO TODO TEROS (2006), Filikino’s next screening at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC 18:15) > HERE.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
RBG + Q&A with directors Betsy West & Julie Cohen at BFI Southbank (03 DEC 18:10):
- This new documentary follows the impressive life of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from her legal career to her becoming an unexpected pop-culture icon (nicknamed the ‘Notorious RBG’).
More films in London today (A – Z):
- FAHRENHEIT 11/9 at JW3 (03 DEC 14:30).
- THE HOUSE OF MIRTH 35mm at BFI (03 DEC 18:00).
- SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at BFI (03 DEC 20:45).
- SUSPIRIA (2018) at Barbican (03 DEC 20:25).
- SUSPIRIA (2018) at Ciné Lumière (03 DEC 20:30).
- THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD at The Castle Cinema (03 DEC 18:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (30 NOV to 27 DEC):
- THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (03 DEC 13:30).
- LETHAL WEAPON 35mm (03 DEC 13:15).
- IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (03 DEC 15:35 & 21:00).
- ELF (03 DEC 15:50).
- EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (03 DEC 18:15).
- BAD SANTA 35mm (03 DEC 18:35).
- LOVE ACTUALLY (03 DEC 20:45).
THE CHRISTMAS LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (until 22 DEC):
COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):
- THE PRODUCERS (1967) (03 DEC 20:50).
UP NORTH & UNDERGROUND at Close-Up (03 to 04 DEC):
- ARCHANGEL 35mm + INTRO by Andrew Gutman (03 DEC 20:15).
- Read our interview with guest curator Andrew Gutman HERE.
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- ArteKino Festival (01 to 31 DEC – various venues & online).
- French Film Festival (07 NOV to 09 DEC).
- London International Animation Festival (30 NOV to 09 DEC).
- London Migration Film Festival (29 NOV to 05 DEC).
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at Phoenix Cinema (03 DEC 14:30):
- The astonishing story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret.
WARU at Rio Cinema (03 DEC 18:30):
- A groundbreaking production from eight female Māori filmmakers, WARU is the story of a small New Zealand town coming to terms with a bitter tragedy – the death of a small boy, Waru, at the hands of his carer.
THE WILD PEAR TREE at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 DEC 11:45 & 15:30):
- Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest feature is ingrained with literary references that touch on existential and philosophical questions, such as the place of religion in our lives, while also rendering a sensitive and distinctive portrait of young people in contemporary Turkey.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- CLIMAX at ICA (30 NOV to 05 DEC). COLD WAR at ICA (30 NOV to 06 DEC). DISOBEDIENCE at JW3 (30 NOV to 13 DEC). NAE PASARAN! at ICA (until 06 DEC). POSTCARDS FROM LONDON at ICA (until 06 DEC). THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING at ICA (until 06 DEC). RAMS at Barbican (until 06 DEC). SO HELP ME GOD at DocHouse (30 NOV to 06 DEC). THE RIDER at Whirled Cinema (03 to 09 DEC). SHOPLIFTERS at Ciné Lumière (until 03 JAN). WIDOWS at The Castle Cinema (30 NOV to 04 DEC). THE WORKSHOP at Watermans (30 NOV to 05 DEC).
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