SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 08.03.20

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

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 + Q&A at Regent Street Cinema (08 MAR 19:00):

  • “Women’s Day 1917 sparked off the first Russian Revolution, yet today it is a festival of flowers. This brilliant new documentary on Soviet women tells their story and that of the tumultuous history of Russia over the past century using extraordinary archive footage of the Soviet era and its pioneering heroines such as cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai, combined with new interviews with remarkable women including Nobel Prize winning writer Svetlana Alexievich.”

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What to see in London this month: part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (14 & 16 MAR).
What to see in London this month: part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (14 & 16 MAR).

Read our epic MARCH roundup of all London’s repertory seasons & film festivals.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: International Women’s Day Preview - THE PERFECT CANDIDATE at BFI Southbank (08 MAR).
What to see in London today: International Women’s Day Preview – THE PERFECT CANDIDATE at BFI Southbank (08 MAR).

International Women’s Day Preview: THE PERFECT CANDIDATE d. Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2019 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (08 MAR 17:45):

  • Woman With A Movie Camera presents: “In a small Saudi town, Maryam, an overworked doctor at an under-resourced clinic, impulsively decides to run for a seat on the municipal council. She faces endless hurdles as the town’s first female candidate: she can’t directly address groups of male voters, and isn’t supposed to show her face in her campaign video. Despite this, a determined Maryam’s popularity grows…”

MISBEHAVIOUR d. Philippa Lowthorpe, 2020 + Panel Q&A with the director, Jennifer Hosten (the real-life Miss World 1970), Sue Finch, Jo Robinson, Sarah Wilson & Jane Grant from the Women’s Liberation Movement at Picturehouse Central (08 MAR 17:00):

  • Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend Bob Hope. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.”

RADIOACTIVE d. Marjane Satrapi, 2019 + Satellite Q&A with the director & actor Rosamund Pike at Phoenix Cinema (08 MAR 13:30):

  • “From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity.”
  • Also: Catford Mews (08 MAR 13:45); Curzon Victoria (08 MAR 13:30 – Other Curzons available!); Everyman King’s Cross (08 MAR 13:30 – Other Everymans available!); and, Olympic Studios (08 MAR 13:30). 

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: PAPUSZA, part of DIRECTED BY WOMEN at Deptford Cinema (08 MAR).
What to see in London today: PAPUSZA, part of DIRECTED BY WOMEN at Deptford Cinema (08 MAR).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

AMAZING GRACE at Regent Street Cinema (MAR to APR):

CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • TOMBOY d. Céline Sciamma, 2011 (08 MAR 18:20).
  • GIRLHOOD aka Bande de filles d. Céline Sciamma, 2014 (08 MAR 20:25).
  • New Releases: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 (until 12 MAR/Check venue for details).

DIRECTED BY WOMEN at Deptford Cinema (2020):

  • VAGABOND d. Agnès Varda, 1985 (08 MAR 14:30).
  • PAPUSZA d. Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, 2013 for International Women’s Day (08 MAR 19:00).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

  • THE LEOPARD d. Luchino Visconti, 1963 (08 MAR 19:00).

IN FOCUS: PEDRO COSTA at ICA (03 to 15 MAR):

JACK LEMMON IN… at Regent Street Cinema (MAR to APR):

JOHN CASSAVETES IN 35MM at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

PODSTROCHNIK 10th Anniversary Screening, Discussion & Lecture at Pushkin House (07 to 08 MAR – Check venue for schedule):

  • Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD present: “A marathon screening of the 15-part award-winning documentary series directed by Oleg Dorman, with an English translation and subtitles by noted translator, Anna Zakhayeva. The series will be shown over two days, with introductions and Q&As from the director Oleg Dorman and translator Anna Zakharyeva.”

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (FEB to MAR):

  • PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 (until 12 MAR/Check venue for details).

ROBERT EGGERS at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (until 12 MAR/Check venue for details).

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • ORLANDO d. Sally Potter, 1992 (08 MAR 20:20).

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):

WOMEN IN FILM at House Of Vans (08 to 29 MAR – FREE!/No booking required):

  • FRIDA d. Julie Taymor, 2002 (08 MAR 15:00 & 17:30 – FREE!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

What to see in London today: Boryana Ivanova's SARAH, part of Feminista Film Festival UK Tour (08 MAR + other dates).
What to see in London today: Boryana Ivanova’s SARAH, part of Feminista Film Festival UK Tour (08 MAR + other dates).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London this week: TONI MORRISON - THE PIECES I AM at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 MAR).
What to see in London today: TONI MORRISON – THE PIECES I AM at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 MAR).

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (08 MAR 12:00 & 17:30):

  • “An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner – from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s era book tours with Muhammad Ali – from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.”

VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Barbican (08 MAR 17:25):

  • “The latest film from Pedro Costa, which follows a Cape Verdean woman left behind when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, the titular Vitalina finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after her husband’s funeral.”

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 at DocHouse (08 MAR 15:55):

  • “As an actress in London, director Dolya Gavanski has played a dizzying array of Russian stereotypes from spies to prostitutes and oligarchs’ wives. But the women she remembered from her Soviet days were different. Gavanski sets out to hear the stories of the women who shaped the narrative of 20th century USSR, including the Nobel Prize for Literature winning author Svetlana Alexievich, internet sensation Elena Krygina and exiled feminist dissident Natalya Malakhovskaya.”

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

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