SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 10.06.19

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).


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ETERNITY AND A DAY 35mm d. Theo Angelopoulos, 1998 + Intro by Gareth Evans at Close-Up (10 JUN 20:15):

  • A Tribute to Bruno Ganz: “Angelopoulos’ death-haunted border trilogy ends with this chilling look at the failure of poetry in the face of human trafficking. Ganz stars as a celebrated writer, a terminally ill widower whose daughter has married a feckless yuppie. He becomes obsessed with saving a little boy from living on the street or being sold to wealthy Western Europeans who want to adopt children.”

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TAIPEI STORIES: THE TERRORIZERS at Close-Up (13 JUN).
TAIPEI STORIES: THE TERRORIZERS at Close-Up (13 JUN).
  • We took a look at the 3 masters of Taiwanese New Cinema at the heart of Close-Up’s new season TAIPEI STORIES (01 to 30 JUN) (and announced an exclusive season discount!).
  • Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (07 to 15 JUN 2019) continues today, celebrating “inclusivity through film”. We took a look at the programme to make a few cheeky recommends.
  • We chatted with artist Cristina Polop about her poster design for MIDNIGHT EXCESS #3, Ranjit S. Ruprai’s late night collab with Amos Levin (15 JUN 23:00+, Rio Cinema).
  • Mou Tun-fei’s rediscovered film THE END OF THE TRACK (1970) screened at Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (04 to 13 JUN). Here’s our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup.
  • Pushing the frontiers of community cinema, Screen25 has announced LIFT OFF!, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing (use discount “CIRCUS19” to save on the entire Spring/Summer! season).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: NEWS FROM HOME at DocHouse (10 JUN).
Films in London today: NEWS FROM HOME at DocHouse (10 JUN).

NEWS FROM HOME d. Chantal Akerman, 1977 + Intro by Moselle Kleiner at DocHouse (10 JUN 18:30):

  • “Part of the UCL Urban Laboratory series City, Essay, Film this screening takes us through a meditation on urban alienation and personal and familial disconnection, in Chantal Akerman’s NEWS FROM HOME, with an introduction and screening notes by Moselle Kleiner (Courtauld Institute of Art).”

RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 + Discussion at Moving Pictures Cinema (10 JUN 18:00):

  • Black Creators Matter presents: “Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, part of a strong cohort of Kenyan female filmmakers, RAFIKI was the first Kenyan film to be included in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes in 2018 and was then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SAAWARIYA at Lexi Cinema (10 JUN).
Films in London today: SAAWARIYA at Lexi Cinema (10 JUN).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

LEXI FILM SCHOOL at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN):

  • SAAWARIYA d. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2007 Speaker: Ryan Lanji (10 JUN 18:30).

THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: RED COW, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (10 JUN 21:00).
Films in London today: RED COW, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (10 JUN 21:00).

Film festivals in London today include:


> READ our guide to the inaugural Fragments Festival.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: KIND HEARTS & CORONETS at Phoenix Cinema (07 to 13 JUN).
Films in London today: KIND HEARTS & CORONETS at Phoenix Cinema (07 to 13 JUN).

THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS d. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora at ICA (10 JUN – Closed today/Back tomorrow!):

  • “A fictionalised portrait of tribal culture in Brazil. Drawing from the experiences of the filmmakers, who spent several months among the Krahô people of Pedra Branca, the film depicts a young man destined to become a shaman who attempts to resist his fate. Shot in 16mm, this meditative drama won the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.”
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF2018.

DIRTY GOD d. Sacha Polak, 2019 at Rich Mix (10 JUN 18:20):

  • “Following a violent acid attack that left many scars, Jade, a young mother from London, attempts to reclaim her life and some sense of normality. DIRTY GOD is a portrait of a woman with incredible resilience. Jade is no passive victim; she makes her own choices – good or bad – and deals with the consequences.”

KIND HEARTS & CORONETS d. Robert Hamer, 1949 at Phoenix Cinema (10 JUN 14:00 HOH & 18:30):

  • “Celebrating the 70th birthday of a jewel in the crown of both British cinema and the great Ealing Studios, this new 4K restoration confirms the fiendishly funny KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS as one of the most wickedly witty and acerbic comedies ever made.”

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


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