SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 08.12.18

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 Films of Jodie Mack, part of London International Animation Festival 2018 (08 DEC 18:30 & 20:00): Edge of Frame and Close-Up Cinema present a two-part programme of films by acclaimed animator Jodie Mack. Part one gathers a selection of shorts, and part two presents the UK premiere of her highly anticipated debut feature THE GRAND BIZARRE. Jodie Mack will be present for both parts and will host a discussion between.


New at RADIANT CIRCUS:

RADIANT CIRCUS interviewed guest curator Eleonora Pesci about THE PURSUIT OF WHOLENESS, a programme which pays tribute to avant-garde filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos at Close-Up Film Centre (07 to 09 DEC) > HERE.

RaMell Ross’ documentary HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (2018) previewed at ICA last week followed by a conversation between the filmmaker & ICA Assistant Curator, Ifeanyi Awachie (04 DEC 2018). Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup > HERE.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE at The Cinema Museum (08 DEC).
Films in London today: DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE at The Cinema Museum (08 DEC).

DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE at The Cinema Museum (08 DEC 17:00):

  • Misty Moon presents: A classic Hammer horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker. The film was their third adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, and is notable for showing Jekyll transform into a female Hyde played by Martine Beswick.
  • Followed by An Evening with Martine Beswick (08 DEC 20:00).

HALLELUJAH ANYHOW + Q&A with actor Doña Croll at BFI Southbank (08 DEC 14:00):

  • African Odysseys presents: Screened originally at the London Film Festival in 1990, this landmark film is set within a black UK church congregation and follows the life of pastor Adlyn (Croll), whose childhood sweetheart returns and forces her to choose between her faith, her family and her future.

TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR + Masterclass with director Saeed Taji Farouky at The CentrE17 (08 DEC 18:00):

  • Last Frame Club presents: Saeed Taji Farouky’s doc follows one unit of the Afghan National Army over the course of their first year of deployment in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective. The screening will be followed by an eye opening masterclass by the director on journalism and documentary filmmaking.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Barbican (08 DEC).
Films in London today: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Barbican (08 DEC).

A CINEMA OF FORKING PATHS – FILMS INSPIRED BY BORGES! at The Horse Hospital & Curzon Bloomsbury (05 to 11 DEC):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (30 NOV to 24 DEC):

THE CHRISTMAS LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (until 22 DEC):

COMEDIES MADE IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (02 DEC to 16 JAN):

COMEDY COUPLES at Barbican (05 to 13 DEC):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

JANE FONDA: COMING OF AGE at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: ARE YOU GLAD I’M HERE at Regent Street Cinema, part of London Film Week (08 DEC).
Films in London today: ARE YOU GLAD I’M HERE at Regent Street Cinema, part of London Film Week (08 DEC).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (07 to 13 DEC).
Films in London this week: THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (07 to 13 DEC).

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at Rio Cinema (08 DEC 14:45, 18:00 & 20:45):

  • In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, Cassius “Cash” Green lives with his girlfriend Detroit in his Uncle’s garage. A job as a telemarketer introduces him to the key to professional success – using his “white voice”. But success as a Power Caller also opens the door to a macabre universe…

THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (08 DEC 20:30):

  • A mix of Argentinian and British veterans are brought together to re-enact their experiences during the Falklands War. Through a handful of staged sequences, they revisit the visions that haunt them and discuss the muddy politics.

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


MORE: weekly digests // monthly roundups // event calendar // festivals A to Z.


Join the hunt for adventurous moving pictures.

SIGN UP to our free eNEWS for regular updates about London’s indie cinema scene.

SUPPORT our work at RADIANT CIRCUS and help promote indie cinema in London. As a Patron, you will get our unique SCREEN GUIDES delivered directly to your inbox, exclusive discounts for screen events and much more!

FOLLOW US on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for daily updates.

#shelterfromthestorm


*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: however, some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

Radiant Circus