SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 05.02.19

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

ROBOCOP + PRESENTATION by Will Jackson d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 at Barbican (05 FEB 18:10):

  • Science On Screen presents: Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic is accompanied by a presentation from Will Jackson, founder and director of robotics company Engineered Arts, who muses on whether technology is to blame for its misuse. Who are the villains, the machines or their masters?

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Valentine's 2019: MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB).
Valentine’s 2019: MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB).
  • SCREEN DIARY: We ventured into the wilds of Waltham Forest to enjoy the Women Over 50 Film Festival’s ‘Best Of The Fest’ pop-up event, part of a new UK tour. Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup.
  • VALENTINE’S 2019: Hopelessly in love? Got an unrequited crush (or two)? Think that love’s for the birds? There are enough great Valentine’s Day films & seasons this year to melt even the frostiest of hearts. Read our handy guide to find out what’s on.
  • FEBRUARY: Planning ahead? Look no further than our epic roundup of repertory seasons & film festivals for the month ahead.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA at Genesis Cinema (05 FEB).
Films in London today: EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA at Genesis Cinema (05 FEB).

THE EAGLE + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Stephen Horne + INTRO/ by Kevin Brownlow d. Clarence Brown, 1925 at Primrose Hill Community Library (05 FEB 19:45):

  • Kevin will be showing his own film print of one of Rudolph Valentino’s finest films. Based on a Pushkin short story, it centres upon a Russian Cossack officer (Rudolph Valentino) who deserts rather than make love to Catherine the Great (Louise Dresser). Sentenced to death with a reward on his head for shunning the lusty Czarina, he escapes and becomes the Black Eagle, a dashing masked vigilante, and seeks to avenge the death of his father.

EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA + Q&A with director Shelly Chopra Dhar, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (05 FEB 18:00):

  • Some love stories are not simple, Sweety’sis one such story.. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a secret that she harbours close to her heart and ultimately the truth that her true love might not find acceptance in her family and society.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: YURIGOKORO at ICA (05 FEB).
Films in London today: YURIGOKORO at ICA (05 FEB).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):

HORROR SEASON at Austrian Cultural Forum (until 21 MAR):

  • THE DARK d. Justin P. Lange, 2018 (05 FEB 19:00).

JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME: PEOPLE STILL CALL IT LOVE at ICA (02 to 10 FEB):

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

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


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: BURNING at Rio Cinema (01 to 07 FEB).
Films in London this week: BURNING at Rio Cinema (01 to 07 FEB).

BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at Rio Cinema (05 FEB 14:00 & 20:15):

  • Lyrical, poetic, and mysterious, acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s BURNING expands a Haruki Murakami short story to create a compelling and mysterious world that explores unrequited love and the nature of obsession.

CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (05 FEB 15:40 & 18:30 — Other Picturehouses available!):

  • In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family.

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


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