SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 05.01.19

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:

THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD at Phoenix Cinema (05 JAN 11:00):

  • Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time, and certainly a masterpiece of French animation, the Prix Louis Delluc-winning Le Roi et l’Oiseau has been cited by Studio Ghibli as a profound influence on their work.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL at ICA (05 JAN).
Films in London today: AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL at ICA (05 JAN).

Blinking Buzzards – The quarterly meeting of the UK Buster Keaton Society at The Cinema Museum (05 JAN 16:00):

  • After a selection of Keaton shorts and a break, the second half will be a screening of SHERLOCK JR. (1924). Buster plays a film theatre projectionist in love with a beautiful girl (Kathryn McGuire).

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: DRUNKEN ANGEL at The Prince Charles (05 JAN).
Films in London today: DRUNKEN ANGEL at The Prince Charles (05 JAN).

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (05 JAN to 13 APR):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):

CLOSE-UP ON JASUJIRō OZU at Close-Up (until 13 JAN):

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):

LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (05 JAN to 23 MAR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today…


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (05 to 10 JAN).
Films in London today: CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (05 to 10 JAN).

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (05 JAN 18:30):

  • In an age where we consume, upgrade and have machines that aren’t built to last, Tom Hanks loves typewriters. And he’s not alone. In Doug Nichol’s doc, we meet a man who creates sculptures out of typewriters, another who has spent the most part of his life repairing typewriters, and a typewriter orchestra.

THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 JAN 12:40, 15:20, 18:00 & 20:40):

  • A triple threat of acting talent drives this acid period drama of courtly scheming. Olivia Colman is Queen Anne, a capricious and sickly ruler led by the nose by Rachel Weisz’s courtier Lady Sarah. Abigail (Emma Stone) is a disenfranchised noblewoman who quickly sets about regaining her position by wheedling her way into the Queen’s favours.

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD aka Kamera o tomeru na! at The Prince Charles (05 JAN 18:35):

  • The film opens in a run-down, abandonad warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of military experiments… Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!

THE PASSENGER aka Professione: Reporter at BFI Southbank (05 JAN 15:10, 17:50 & 20:35):

  • When David Locke (Jack Nicholson) impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he’s starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn’t mean he’s escaping the past…

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


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*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+.

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