SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 10.08.19

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

SLAM d. Partho Sen-Gupta, 2018 + Short: BORDERS d. Shagufta K. Iqbal, 2017 + Panel at Regent Street Cinema (10 AUG 14:00):

  • London Australian Film Society presents: “Direct from the Sydney Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival – the UK premiere of Partho Sen-Gupta’s SLAM (2018), an extraordinary mystery drama about family, identity, and Islamophobia in Australia. This special screening will be preceded by a screening of Shagufta K. Iqbal’s short poetry film BORDERS (2017), and will be followed by a panel discussion on Muslim screen representation and the broader contexts of Islamophobia in Australia and Britain.”

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Films in London this month: TROPIC OF CANCER, part of THE INVISIBLES at ICA (25 AUG).

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ADOPTION at ICA (10 AUG).
Films in London today: ADOPTION at ICA (10 AUG).

Carnival in the Time of the Sound System Talk + Panel discussion at BFI Southbank (10 AUG 14:00):

  • “The UK Jamaica Sound System took its place in the Notting Hill Carnival of the 1970s amid the revelry of Mas (masque) displays and steel pan bands. Author Lloyd Bradley (Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital, Bass Culture) presents rare film and TV clips illustrating the emergence of this phenomenon and its presence today as an essential component of the country’s biggest street festival.”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: TWISTER at Rooftop Film Club (10 AUG).
Films in London today: TWISTER at Rooftop Film Club (10 AUG).

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (AUG):

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

  • HIS GIRL FRIDAY d. Howard Hawks, 1940 (10 AUG 18:30).
  • I’M NO ANGEL d. Wesley Ruggles, 1933 (10 AUG 20:30).
  • NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 enjoys a grind show run (09 AUG to 22 AUG).

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (until 10 AUG):

THE CLASS OF ’94 at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

FILM4 SUMMER SCREEN at Somerset House (08 to 21 AUG):

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI Southbank (AUG):

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

  • TWISTER (10 AUG 20:30 – Peckham).

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych  THE LIFE OF OHARU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952 (10 AUG 17:00).
  • David Lynch’s L.A.Trilogy – MULHOLLAND DRIVE d. David Lynch, 2001 (10 AUG 20:00).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think that there are any film festivals in London today but we’ve been wrong before… please let us know! Find out what’s coming in our Festivals A to Z.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: STONES HAVE LAWS at ICA (09 to 15 AUG).
Films in London today: STONES HAVE LAWS at ICA (09 to 15 AUG).

GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (10 AUG 16:30):

  • “17-year-old Karma Khaial stands by the Mediterranean Sea that represents freedom to her. But in Gaza, the sea is yet another wall restricting the lives and dreams of its inhabitants. This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza.”

NOTORIOUS 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 AUG 12:45 & 16:00):

  • “Two of the most iconic and powerful stars of their day pair up in Hitchcock’s post-war spy thriller, film noir – with just a dash of screwball dialogue and some serious romance – and the results are electric.”

STONES HAVE LAWS d. Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan & Tolin Erwin Alexander, 2018 at ICA (10 AUG 18:30):

  • “An immersive initiation into the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. Combining stories of African ancestral traditions and escaped slavery with enacted contemporary rituals, the film explores how the community’s powerful ties to the land have become endangered as industries threaten to devastate the region through deforestation and mining.”

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