SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 07.02.19

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

BLANK HISTORY + Q&A with director Denis Buckley at Rich Mix (07 FEB 19:00 – could be SOLD OUT? Contact the venue…):

  • Seeing the destruction of Grenfell Tower and witnessing the community response in absence of official support was the starting point for the project BLANK HISTORY, a film which looks at how people from immigrant or postcolonial cultures experience loss.

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Films in London: THE BITCH at Rio Cinema (16 FEB).
VALENTINE’S 2019: THE BITCH at Rio Cinema (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: The Bard told us that “music be the food of love”, but what about movies? Find out in our Valentine’s Day roundup of indie film events across London.
  • 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: THE PIANO at Dugdale Centre (07 FEB).
Films in London today: THE PIANO at Dugdale Centre (07 FEB).

Horror and Hilarity: The Legacy of The Grand-Guignol with instructor Richard J. Hand at The Horse Hospital (07 FEB 19:00):

  • The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies presents: Hidden at the end of cobblestoned alley in Pigalle lurked a little theatre which was home to the smallest stage in Paris. This was the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol (1897-1962), the legendary ‘Theatre of Horror’. In a district famous for its brothels, streetwalkers and gangsters, the unique Grand-Guignol had a loyal local fanbase and drew in many nervous visitors from further afield.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: TRISTANA at Close-Up (07 FEB).
Films in London today: TRISTANA at Close-Up (07 FEB).

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):

  • LOCAL HERO d. Bill Forsyth, 1983 (07 FEB 17:50).

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

  • TRISTANA d. Luis Buñuel, 1970 (07 FEB 20:30).

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

FEELGOOD FILMS at House Of Vans (25 JAN to 17 FEB – FREE! No booking required):

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

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

  • BLOW UP 35mm d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966 (07 FEB 20:45).

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


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE at Genesis Cinema (07 FEB).
Films in London today: A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE at Genesis Cinema (07 FEB).

Film festivals in London today include:


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 (07 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 (07 FEB 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.

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS d. Simon Lereng Wilmot, 2017 at DocHouse (07 FEB 16:30):

  • Since armed conflict broke out in Ukraine in 2014, the small village of Hnutove has suffered the brunt of it. Ten-year-old Oleg and his grandmother have remained, while many have fled. They take shelter in a makeshift bunker as the rumble of shelling and gunfire threatens.

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


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