SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 09.11.19

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

BLOOD FOR DRACULA d. Paul Morrissey, 1974 + Intro by Patricia MacCormack + LADY FRANKENSTEIN d. Mel Welles & Aureliano Luppi, 1971 + Intro by Nucleus Films at The King & Queen (09 NOV 18:00 – FREE!/Donations invited for Macmillan and Prostate Cancer Research):

  • “An evening with two of the most iconic horror characters…Dr Frankenstein and Dracula as you’ve never seen them portrayed! Patricia MacCormack will be giving us an introduction to BLOOD FOR DRACULA. Patricia has previously given a talk at WWW on the great director Jean Rollin, with whom she was a personal friend.”

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Films in London this month: SCHOOL DAZE, part of MUSICALS! at BFI (18 NOV).

To help you plan ahead, we’ve posted our epic roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for the month of November.

Maybe it’s the changeable weather, maybe it’s the General Election or maybe we’re just getting tired at this time of year, but our feel-good featured attraction of the month just has to be MUSICALS! at BFI. The ongoing season goes into hyperdrive this month with singalongs, giant screen events at BFI IMAX and a host of strands and special features. The perfect way to escape the November gloom.

Screen25 NOV Campaign

We’re delighted to share news that Screen25 in South Norwood has achieved its target of 100 champions & will now be keeping its doors open. Carry on supporting this vibrant community cinema by buying tickets for their autumn season (for which we can tempt you with a juicy discount…).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: QUEEN OF HEARTS at BFI (09 NOV).
Films in London today: QUEEN OF HEARTS 35mm at BFI (09 NOV).

BY THE GRACE OF GOD aka Grâce à Dieu d. François Ozon, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (09 NOV 14:00):

  • “Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, François Ozon’s (POTICHE, JEUNE ET JOLIE) latest opus, is an engrossing and topical examination of a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church based on the recent case of Father Bernard Preynat who was charged with sexually assaulting around 70 boys in Lyon.”

QUEEN OF HEARTS 35mm d. Monty Banks, 1936 + Intro by Sebastian Lassandro at BFI Southbank (09 NOV 18:20):

  • “The 1930s was Britain’s boom decade for musicals and ‘Our Gracie’ was the country’s best-loved musical star, with her popular stage act leading to a film career and a massive fan base. A mill girl born over a fish and chip shop, her combination of musical talent, humour, warmth and northern directness comes across brilliantly on screen.”

TONITE LET’S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON d. Peter Whitehead, 1967 + Panelat ICA (09 NOV 18:45):

  • “One of Britain’s most provocative and idiosyncratic filmmakers, Peter Whitehead (1937 – 2019) created a body of work which shocked, entertained and infuriated audiences in equal measure. A self-described ‘pop concerto for film’, Whitehead’s celebrated TONITE LET’S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON probes the myth and the reality of ‘Swinging London’, tapping into both the confidence and the confusion of an iconic moment in time.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: BOYS DON'T CRY, part of 20 YEARS at House Of Vans (09 NOV).
Films in London today: BOYS DON’T CRY, part of 20 YEARS at House Of Vans (09 NOV).

20 YEARS at House Of Vans (01 NOV to 01 DEC – FREE!/No booking required):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

CLOSE-UP ON RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at Close-Up (01 OCT to 01 DEC):

  • LOLA d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981 (09 NOV 17:30).

CONJURING UP THE REAL: THE FILMS OF JÜRGEN BÖTTCHER various venues (23 OCT to 21 NOV):

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL at DocHouse (08 to 15 NOV):

THE FILMS OF DAVID FINCHER at The Prince Charles (15 AUG to 21 NOV):

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

WOMEN DIRECTORS OF THE DEFA at Goethe-Institut (30 OCT to 19 NOV):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE FLOWER IN HELL 35mm, part of London Korean Film Festival at Rio Cinema (09 NOV).
Films in London today: THE FLOWER IN HELL 35mm, part of London Korean Film Festival at Rio Cinema (09 NOV).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE CROW at The Prince Charles (08 t0 14 NOV).
Films in London today: THE CROW at The Prince Charles (08 to 14 NOV).

THE CROW 35mm d. Alex Proyas, 1994 at The Prince Charles (09 NOV 20:45):

  • “The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger.”

THE IRISHMAN d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at Rio Cinema (09 NOV 19:45):

  • “Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s monumental mobster masterpiece THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga that is poignant, funny, and a majestic elegy on mortality.”

MEETING GORBACHEV d. Werner Herzog & André Singer, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (09 NOV 12:00 & 18:45):

  • “Leading the Soviet Union through its period of greatest change, Mikhail Gorbachev was the architect of its democratisation, introducing perestroika and glasnost, but ultimately resigning as, against his wishes, its collapse became inevitable.”

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

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