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*.
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: ONEIROMANCER + INTRO/Q&A with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz at Tate Modern (09 JAN 18:30):
- UK premiere of six recent short films. Curated by the artist herself, the selection challenges conventional representations of Caribbean cultures, exploring subjects spanning anti-colonial movements, self-sufficient lifestyles and post-military landscapes.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
A MODERN MUSKETEER (1917) 35mm + THE GOOD BAD MAN (1916) + INTRO by Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (09 JAN 19:30):
- Kennington Bioscope presents: A Douglas Fairbanks double bill. In the first, Fairbanks plays a restless young man in rural Kansas who dreams of being a hero like the Three Musketeers. The second, with Bessie Love, is among Fairbanks’s earliest films to explore themes of identity and a passion for the history of the American West.
COLETTE + Q&A with producer Stephen Woolley at BFI Southbank (09 JAN 20:15):
- Free-thinking, boundary-pushing French author and iconoclast Sidonie-Gabrille ‘Colette’ (Keira Knightley) finally gets the biopic treatment with this charming, rollicking film.
VOICES OF THE SEA + Q&A with director Kim Hopkins at DocHouse (09 JAN 18:30):
- Although fisherman Orlando struggles to make ends meet, he is content with his life in Cuba, with his young wife Mariela and their extended family and community. Mariela dreams of a better life; financial security and a more stable future, a hope that is driving many Cubans to risk their lives on dozens of attempts to escape by boat and arrive on American soil.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 120 BPM at Barbican (09 JAN 20:15). A STAR IS BORN at The Lexi (09 JAN 19:15). BLACKkKLANSMAN presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (09 JAN 19:45). DOGMAN at ICA (09 JAN 15:30). THE FOUNTAINHEAD 35mm at The Prince Charles (09 JAN 20:45). HAPPY END presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (09 JAN 20:00). NAE PASARAN! at ICA (09 JAN 12:35). PETERLOO at The David Lean (09 JAN 19:00). SHOPLIFTERS at ICA (09 JAN 20:55). STORMY WEATHER at Regent Street Cinema (09 JAN 12:00 & 15:30). SUPER FLY at The Prince Charles (09 JAN 18:25). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at The Prince Charles (09 JAN 16:05). THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 JAN 20:00). THE WIFE at Barbican (09 JAN 18:00). THE WILD PEAR TREE at ICA (09 JAN 12:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):
- THE INNOCENTS + INTRO by Lucy Bolton (09 JAN 18:10).
CLOSE-UP ON JASUJIRō OZU at Close-Up (until 13 JAN):
- LATE AUTUMN (09 JAN 20:15).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- LE AMICHE aka The Girlfriends (09 JAN 20:40).
- Michelangelo Antonioni: Chronicle of a Modernist’s Career talk (09 JAN 18:10).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today…
THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 JAN 12:40, 15:20, 18:00 & 20:40):
- A triple threat of acting talent drives this acid period drama of courtly scheming. Olivia Colman is Queen Anne, a capricious and sickly ruler led by the nose by Rachel Weisz’s courtier Lady Sarah. Abigail (Emma Stone) is a disenfranchised noblewoman who quickly sets about regaining her position by wheedling her way into the Queen’s favours.
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD aka Kamera o tomeru na! at The Prince Charles (09 JAN 21:00):
- The film opens in a run-down, abandonad warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of military experiments… Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!
THE PASSENGER aka Professione: Reporter at BFI Southbank (09 JAN 14:30, 18:05 & 20:30):
- When David Locke (Jack Nicholson) impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he’s starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn’t mean he’s escaping the past…
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 1985 at Rio Cinema (04 to 10 JAN). AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE at Ciné Lumière (04 to 17 JAN). A STAR IS BORN at The Prince Charles (until 10 JAN). FREE SOLO at BFI (until 10 JAN). THE JUDGE at JW3 (06 to 17 JAN). RBG at JW3 (04 to 16 JAN). RETURN OF THE HERO at Waterman’s (04 to 10 JAN). SHOPLIFTERS at The Prince Charles (until 10 JAN). SINK OR SWIM aka Le Grand Bainat Ciné Lumière (04 to 16 JAN). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at The Lexi (04 to 10 JAN). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at DocHouse (until 09 JAN). WIDOWS at The Prince Charles (until 10 JAN). THE WORKSHOP at Whirled Cinema (07 to 13 JAN).
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