SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 07.03.19

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

HER d. Spike Jonze, 2013 + INTRO by Josie Young at Genesis Cinema (07 MAR 20:50):

  • Dispatch FMI presents: An American romantic science-fiction drama set in a near future semi-utopian Los Angeles and focusing on the unconventional love story of Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) who becomes fascinated with a new operating system (Scarlett Johansson) which develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Speaker Josie Young advocates for designing AI using ethical and feminist principles.

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PHOENIX CINEMA by Phoenix Cinema featured detail #PhoenixRising

  • UPDATE: Phoenix Cinema Trust has announced the full programme for its #PhoenixRising fundraiser (15 to 17 MAR) – help save this much-loved venue.
  • 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).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: MAIDEN at The Castle Cinema (07 MAR).
Films in London today: MAIDEN at The Castle Cinema (07 MAR).

H IS FOR HARRY d. Edward Owles & Jaime Taylor, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (07 MAR 18:30);

  • A coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year-old boy who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write. With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, and the unfailing support of his father, he struggles to overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family.

THE LOST PEOPLE aka (Cockpit) d. Bernard Knowles & Muriel Box, 1949 + INTRO by Josephine Botting at BFI Southbank (07 MAR 18:15):

  • A timely reminder of the tensions between nationalities in the late 1940s when the unifying force of the battle against Hitler was receding, and old rivalries began to resurface. Based on the play Cockpit by Irish writer Bridget Boland, The Lost People focuses on a group of displaced persons from all over Europe who gather in an abandoned theatre in Germany, from where the British army attempts to return them home.

MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 + Live Satellite Q&A with skipper Tracy Edwards at The Castle Cinema (07 MAR 18:00):

  • To celebrate International Women’s Day, the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
  • Check your local screens – this is everywhere! 

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: IVAN'S CHILDHOOD at Close-Up (07 MAR).
Films in London today: IVAN’S CHILDHOOD at Close-Up (07 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):

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 02 MAY):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN by Thea Gajic at The Female Experience (07 MAR).
Films in London today: THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN by Thea Gajic at The Female Experience (07 MAR).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: ABOUT A WAR at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 to 07 MAR).
Films in London today: ABOUT A WAR at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 to 07 MAR).

ABOUT A WAR d. Abi Weaver & Daniele Rugo at ArtHouse Crouch End (07 MAR 13:30 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • 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.

SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (07 MAR 16:00 & 21:10):

  • 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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