SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 06.03.19

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

STOP d. Jeff Preiss, 1955-2012 + INTRO by the director & Ghislaine Leungat ICA (06 MAR 18:45):

  • Jeff Preiss’ feature-length chronicle STOP is distilled from 2,500 100-ft camera rolls of 16mm film shot between 1995 & 2011. The film operates around the conventions of home movies: the footage is from Preiss’ own life, and covers the alternating subjects of family, friends and travel. It is selected by Ghislaine Leung to coincide with the artist’s exhibition CONSTITUTION at Chisenhale Gallery (until 24 MAR).

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

IMITATION OF LIFE
NOW BOOKING: IMITATION OF LIFE at The Geffrye Museum of the Home (23 MAR).
  • NOW BOOKING: You’re invited to the private view of BLACKOUT, an exhibition of barely moving images at Ambika P3 (12 MAR).
  • NOW BOOKING: We’ve added IMITATION OF LIFE + INTRO by Dr Ella Parry-Davies to our calendar of coming attractions (23 MAR).
  • NEWS: Phoenix Cinema Trust has launched a #PhoenixRising fundraiser – help save this much-loved venue.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: UNDER THE CHERRY MOON at The Prince Charles (06 MAY).
Films in London today: UNDER THE CHERRY MOON at The Prince Charles (06 MAY).

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2019 + PANEL + POETRY WORKSHOP at Picturehouse Central (06 MAR 18:30):

  • Birds Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, she becomes fascinated and tries to protect him from neglectful parents.

UNDER THE CHERRY MOON 35mm d. Prince, 1986 at The Prince Charles (06 MAR 20:45):

  • Movie Jam presents: Prince’s follow up to PURPLE RAIN couldn’t be more different. A Parisian-set black & white farce, with the Purple One as pianist Christopher Tracy and Kristen Scott Thomas (in her debut role) as the trust-fund socialite who catches his eye, its ‘20s setting and gender-fluid sexuality means it has arguably dated better than its much-loved predecessor. Zines, mixtapes & vinyl giveaways.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SEVEN BEAUTIES, part of LOVE & ANARCHY at Barbican (06 MAR).
Films in London today: SEVEN BEAUTIES, part of LOVE & ANARCHY at Barbican (06 MAR).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

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

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (02 to 31 MAR):

  • NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (06 MAR 20:15).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season starts this week at BFI Southbank & ICA (MAR to JUN):

HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND THE LEGENDARY STUDIO GHIBLI at Genesis Cinema (01 to 24 MAR):

LOVE AND ANARCHY: THE FILMS OF LINA WERTMÜLLER at Barbican Centre (06 to 31 MAR 2019):

  • SEVEN BEAUTIES d. Lina Wertmüller, 1975 + SCREENTALK with Dr Julia Wagner (06 MAR 18:10).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (MAR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: EVDE at The Female Experience (06 MAR).
Films in London today: EVDE by Bella Riza at The Female Experience (06 MAR).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: BURNING MEN at Peckhamplex (01 to 06 MAR).
Films in London today: BURNING MEN at Peckhamplex (01 to 06 MAR).

ABOUT A WAR d. Abi Weaver & Daniele Rugo at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 MAR 13:00):

  • Moving through the testimonies of Assaad, a right wing Christian intelligence officer; Ahed, a Palestinian refugee fighter and Nassim, a Communist commander, ABOUT A WAR unpicks the personal motivations, trauma and regret of militiamen who picked up arms during the Lebanese Civil War.

BURNING MEN d. Jeremy Wooding, 2019 at Peckhamplex (06 MAR 20:30 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • Young, struggling musicians Ray and Don are evicted from their South London squat. They take to the road in their old Volvo Amazon, planning to sell their prized vinyl record collection and fly to Memphis USA. However, when they fail to get the money needed, they steal a rare Black Metal record which seems to unleash dark forces that threaten their mission.

SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (06 MAR 16:00 & 21:15):

  • Leo (Félix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work. The crushing solitude of Leo’s life is tempered when he falls for fellow hustler Ahd.

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


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