SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 06.04.19

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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).


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Film Poems at Close-Up (06 APR 20:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!):

  • “On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his first Film Poems touring programme, Peter Todd presents a programme framed by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON 16mm, 1943 and Guy Sherwin’s MESSAGES 16mm, 1983. Curated and introduced by Peter Todd. Readings from Gareth Evans and MESSAGES introduced by Guy Sherwin.”

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Films in London today: #HORROR, part of BORN DIGITAL at BFI (06 APR 17:30).
Films in London today: #HORROR, part of BORN DIGITAL at BFI (06 APR 17:30).
  • LIVES UNWRITTEN season continues today with Ousmane Sembène’s BLACK GIRL + TALK by Miranda Armstrong at The Geffrye Museum (06 APR). RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers get a 15% discount.
  • We’ve posted our epic roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for APRIL. Our featured attraction of the month BORN DIGITAL: RAISED BY THE INTERNET continues today with #HORROR d. Tara Subkoff, 2015 (06 APR 17:30, BFI).
  • Filmmaker Gerry Maguire introduces a new series of sci-fi screenings where cult classics set in 2019 have become our DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: CLOSE-KNIT presented by South Social at Moving Pictures (06 APR).
Films in London today: CLOSE-KNIT presented by South Social at Moving Pictures (06 APR).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 + Q&A with Malcolm McDowell at Picturehouse Central (06 APR 16:00):

  • “Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control. Set in a flamboyantly stylised near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on Alex (McDowell) and his band of droogs.”

IF THE DANCER DANCES d. Maia Wechsler, 2018 + Q&A with the director & dancer Lisa Friedman at Barbican (06 APR 16:00 – Last few tickets remaining!):

  • “How can a new cast of dancers inhabit a work from another era? A dance has no script or score; it only comes alive when it’s passed from one dancer to another, body to body. It’s this intimate process we witness in this film as three former members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company teach Cunningham’s iconic 1968 RainForest to the Stephen Petronio Company.” Part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial.

NEVER APOLOGIZE: A PERSONAL VISIT WITH LINDSAY ANDERSON d. Mike Kaplan, 2007 + Q&A with the director & Malcolm McDowell at BFI Southbank (06 APR 14:20 – Last few tickets remaining!):

  • “Malcolm McDowell’s funny, insightful, often hilarious and finally very moving celebration of director Lindsay Anderson and their colourful circle of colleagues is a dramatised scrapbook in which the iconoclast actor paints a multifaceted portrait of his equally iconoclast mentor.”

South Social Celebrates Japan at Moving Pictures (06 APR 18:00):

  • “South Social is pleased to partner with The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation to showcase Japanese culture with a film screening, live performance, cuisine and discussion. Central to the event will be a screening of Naoko Ogigami’s CLOSE-KNIT (2017), a feel-good movie that deals with an unconventional family dynamic consisting of husband, transgender wife and niece, who all happen to live together.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: BLACK GIRL, part of LIVES UNWRITTEN: at The Geffrye Museum (06 APR 14:00).
Films in London today: BLACK GIRL, part of LIVES UNWRITTEN: at The Geffrye Museum (06 APR 14:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):

BORN DIGITAL: RAISED BY THE INTERNET at BFI Southbank (APR):

  • #HORROR d. Tara Subkoff, 2015 (06 APR 17:30).

CLOSE-UP ON SERGEI PARAJANOV at Close-Up (until 09 APR MAR):

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Goethe-Institut & ICA (MAR to JUN):

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

LIVES UNWRITTEN: WOMEN AND DOMESTIC WORK ON FILM at The Geffrye Museum of the Home (23 MAR to 27 APR):

  • BLACK GIRL aka La noire de… d. Ousmane Sembène, 1966 + THE SLEEPER aka Die Schläferin d. Alex Gerbaulet, 2019 + TALK by Miranda Armstrong at The Geffrye Museum of the Home (06 APR 14:00).
  • RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers get a 15% discount.

PLOT TWISTS at House Of Vans (06 to 28 APR – FREE!/No booking required):

TSAI MING-LIANG: THE DESERTED at Tate Modern (05 to 07 APR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: 2 BAND RADIO at Watermans, part of UK Asian Film Festival (06 APR 14:30).
Films in London today: 2 BAND RADIO at Watermans, part of UK Asian Film Festival (06 APR 14:30).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE at Peckhamplex (05 to 11 APR).
Films in London today: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE at Peckhamplex (05 to 11 APR).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Peckhamplex (06 APR 17:30 & 20:35):

  • “Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control. Set in a flamboyantly stylised near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on Alex (McDowell) and his band of droogs.”

THE REST I MAKE UP d. Michelle Memran, 2018 at ICA (06 APR 12:25):

  • “An affecting documentary portrait born out of an almost two-decade-long friendship between filmmaker Michelle Memran and Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés.”

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

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Watermans (05 to 10 APR). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 at The Prince Charles (05 to 10 APR). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 11 APR). BLADE RUNNER : THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (05 to 10 APR). BURNINGd. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (08 to 14 APR). CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (06 to 10 APR). COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (10 to 20 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers). EATEN BY LIONS d. Jason Wingard, 2018 at Peckhamplex (05 to 11 APR). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 APR). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at Watermans (06 to 10 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 APR). HOLY LANDS d. Amanda Sthers, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (07 to 18 APR). THE IMAGE YOU MISSED d. Dónal Foreman, 2018 at ICA (05 to 09 APR). LAST BREATH d. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa, 2019 at DocHouse (05 to 11 APR). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2018 at JW3 (05 to 10 APR). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (until 11 APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (05 to 11 APR). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 10 APR). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 11 APR).

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