SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 10.01.19

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: 

Fiona Tan: ASCENT + Q&A with Fiona Tan at The Whitechapel Gallery (10 JAN 19:00 – Sold Out! Waiting list of returns opens at 11:00):

  • Screening and discussion with artist Fiona Tan on her remarkable cultural, temporal and geographic portrait of Mount Fuji. Revealed through thousands of photographs, Ascent blurs the boundary between both documentary and fiction, the still and moving image, to compelling effect.

New at RADIANT CIRCUS:

  • The 16th London Short Film Festival (11 to 20 JAN 2019) opens this week and many screenings are selling fast. We thought we’d take a look at all the special events you can still buy tickets for at the time of posting… > Read our RADIANT CIRCUS top ten picks of this year’s LSFF. Please click quickly!

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS at ICA (10 JAN).
Films in London today: ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS at ICA (10 JAN).

Experimenta Mixtape #1 at BFI Southbank (10 JAN 20:30):

  • Think of this event as a continuous stream of choice items drawn from multiple sources; one film follows another and so on. The sequence will last roughly 75 minutes and titles will not be announced in advance. Compiled by William Fowler.

International Remakesploitation: The Horror Meme From The Turkish Exorcist To Dracula in Pakistan with instructor Iain Robert Smith at The Horse Hospital (10 JAN 19:00 – Sold Out!):

  • The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents: This lecture will introduce students to the world of horror ‘remakesploitation’ – international exploitation remakes of successful horror films that were often unlicensed and aimed primarily at the domestic market.

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS + Q&A with director Gabrielle Brady & counsellor Poh Lin Lee at ICA (10 JAN 19:45):

  • Christmas Island is a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, dense with jungle and home to millions of land crabs, who every year migrate from the island’s interior to its rugged coastline. The island is also home to Australia’s largest offshore detention facility, in which over 800 asylum seekers are currently indefinitely detained.

VESSEL + PANEL at Genesis Cinema (10 JAN 20:50):

  • The People’s Film Club and London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign present: The film follows a fearless sea captain who sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions at sea, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists. Proceeds to Women on Waves and the London-Irish ARC.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: FLOATING WEEDS at Close-Up (10 JAN).
Films in London today: FLOATING WEEDS at Close-Up (10 JAN).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):

CLOSE-UP ON JASUJIRō OZU at Close-Up (until 13 JAN):

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: CALL ME SIS at Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival (10 JAN).
Films in London today: CALL ME SIS at Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival (10 JAN).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE PASSENGER at BFI (10 JAN).
Films in London today: THE PASSENGER at BFI (10 JAN).

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (10 JAN 16:10):

  • In an age where we consume, upgrade and have machines that aren’t built to last, Tom Hanks loves typewriters. And he’s not alone. In Doug Nichol’s doc, we meet a man who creates sculptures out of typewriters, another who has spent the most part of his life repairing typewriters, and a typewriter orchestra.

THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 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 (10 JAN 16:00):

  • 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 (10 JAN 14:30 & 20:35):

  • 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):


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*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+.

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