SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 08.08.19

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

THE ANIMATRIX d. Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, & Shin’ichirô Watanabe, 2003 + Panel Discussion at Regent Street Cinema (08 AUG 19:30):

  • Days Of Future / Past presents: “Originally released online and on DVD as a story companion to THE MATRIX RELOADED, this rarely screened anthology of animated shorts sheds light on the incredible Matrix universe and unites the Wachowskis with some of the Japanese animation giants who influenced their sci-fi trilogy. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on virtual reality and artificial worlds.”

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Films in London this month: FRANKENSTEIN, part of SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (25 AUG).

We want to make sure you never miss a frame… Plan ahead with our epic monthly roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for AUGUST.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ANIARA at Rio Cinema (08 AUG).
Films in London today: ANIARA at Rio Cinema (08 AUG).

ANIARA d. Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja, 2018 + Q&A with the directors & actor Arvin Kananian at Rio Cinema (08 AUG 18:30):

  • “Apocalyptic, darkly poetic and visually stunning, ANIARA balances a spectacular sense of intergalactic dread with matters more mundane as it imagines the existential crisis of a human race without a planet to call home. The alternative? A shopping mall in space.”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: CAMILLE 2000 at Deptford Cinema (08 AUG).
Films in London today: CAMILLE 2000 at Deptford Cinema (08 AUG).

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (AUG):

BUILT UPON BODIES at Deptford Cinema (05 JUL to 13 OCT):

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

FILM4 SUMMER SCREEN at Somerset House (08 to 21 AUG):

  • PAIN AND GLORY d. Pedro Almodovar, 2019 UK Premiere (08 AUG 19:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

HEAT OF THE MOMENT: TURNING POINTS ON FILM at Barbican Centre (01 to 29 AUG):

  • LE BONHEUR d. Agnès Varda, 1965 (08 AUG 18:30).

NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI Southbank (AUG):

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 14 AUG):

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

TARANTINO ON SCREEN-O at Genesis Cinema (05 to 13 AUG):

  • FROM DUSK TIL DAWN d. Robert Rodriguez, 1996 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker (08 AUG 18:15).
  • PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (08 AUG 20:45 – Includes a FREE pint of something Truman’s).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 enjoys a grind show run (08 AUG 15:05).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think that there are any film festivals in London this week but we’ve been wrong before… please let us know!


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: RECONSTRUCTING UTØYA at DocHouse (02 to 08 AUG).
Films in London today: RECONSTRUCTING UTØYA at DocHouse (02 to 08 AUG).

HOLIDAY d. Isabella Eklöf, 2018 at ICA (08 AUG 14:25 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “Holidaying on the Turkish Riviera, the girlfriend of a low-level drug lord navigates the crude objectification, menacing threats and eventual violent outbursts of her gangster boyfriend. In this highly-stylised debut feature from Isabella Eklöf (who co-wrote the 2018 Swedish film BORDER), the female protagonist seeks her revenge.”
  • HOLIDAY d. Isabella Eklöf, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (06 AUG 18:30).

OLDBOY 4K d. Chan-wook Park, 2003 at The Prince Charles (08 AUG 15:35):

  • “Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge.”

PHOTOGRAPH d. Ritesh Batra, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (08 AUG 13:30 & 18:30 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “The latest from writer-director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox), Photograph is a charming tale of unlikely romance set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Mumbai. Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a struggling street photographer who takes tourist portraits at the Gateway of India. When he meets Miloni (Sanya Malhotra), a shy stranger from an affluent family, he convinces her to pose as his fiancée after his overbearing grandmother decides to pay him a visit.”

RECONSTRUCTING UTØYA d. Carl Javér, 2018 at DocHouse (08 AUG 16:30 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “On 22nd July, 2011, 69 people were murdered in Norway when a far-right terrorist exploded a bomb in Oslo and then proceeded to shoot children on the island of Utøya where the Labour Party’s youth league was holding its summer camp. Four survivors meet in Northern Norway with twelve young Norwegians to share their experiences and reconstruct their memories.”

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