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*.
Featured attraction: UTØYA – JULY 22 + PANEL DISCUSSION with Geoff Ho at Genesis Cinema (10 DEC 18:30): “A visceral, brutal, yet heartfelt & earnest movie, which imbibes the innocent bewilderment & horror of its young characters.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
New at RADIANT CIRCUS: RaMell Ross’ documentary HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (2018) previewed at ICA last week followed by a conversation between the filmmaker & ICA Assistant Curator, Ifeanyi Awachie (04 DEC 2018). Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup > HERE.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
AN ARTIST’S EYES + Q&A with Ruthie Holloway & director Jack Bond at Regent Street Cinema (10 DEC 18:30):
- The journey of the brilliant young British painter, Chris Moon, as he navigates the perilous art world and a demanding, often excruciating relationship with his work.
THE FIRST BORN 35mm + INTRO by Christine Gledhill + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by John Sweeney at BFI Southbank (10 DEC 20:30):
- Film historian Rachael Low was a big admirer of Miles Mander’s THE FIRST BORN, which uses novel techniques to deliver a surprisingly gutsy adult drama set in the world of 1920s politics as Sir Hugo Boycott (Mander) and Lady Madeleine’s (Carroll) perfect political marriage conceals a sordid reality.
- Follows Library Talk Why Rachel Low Matters (10 DEC 18:30).
UTØYA – JULY 22 + PANEL DISCUSSION with Geoff Ho at Genesis Cinema (10 DEC 18:30):
- On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we get to know Kaja (18) and her friends.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 9 TO 5 at BFI (10 DEC 18:15).
- CAPERNAUM on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations at Ciné Lumière (10 DEC 18:30).
- ELF at Deptford Cinema (10 DEC 20:00).
- GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES at Dulwich Picture Gallery (10 DEC 19:30).
- RAMS at Barbican (10 DEC 18:35).
- SUSPIRIA (2018) at Lexi Cinema (10 DEC 20:25).
- TOKYO STORY aka Tokyo monogatari at BFI (10 DEC 20:20).
- WILDLIFE at Lexi Cinema (10 DEC 18:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON INGMAR BERGMAN at Close-Up (02 NOV to 30 DEC):
- THE RITE (10 DEC 20:15).
CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (30 NOV to 24 DEC):
- IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (10 DEC 13:00 & 18:00).
- THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (10 DEC 13:15).
- ELF (10 DEC 15:30).
- THE HOLIDAY (10 DEC 15:50).
- HOME ALONE + HOME ALONE 2 (10 DEC 18:45).
- SCROOGED (10 DEC 20:45).
THE CHRISTMAS LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (until 22 DEC):
- THE HOLIDAY (10 DEC 15:40).
COMEDIES MADE IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (02 DEC to 16 JAN):
- RETURN OF THE HERO aka Le Retour du Héros (10 DEC 21:00).
COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):
- THE COURT JESTER (10 DEC 18:10).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- ArteKino Festival (01 to 31 DEC – various venues & online).
- Cinema Of Brazil: Female Perspectives (08 to 11 DEC).
- London Film Week (04 to 10 DEC).
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at Rio Cinema (10 DEC 15:30, 18:00 & 20:45):
- In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, Cassius “Cash” Green lives with his girlfriend Detroit in his Uncle’s garage. A job as a telemarketer introduces him to the key to professional success – using his “white voice”. But success as a Power Caller also opens the door to a macabre universe…
THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (10 DEC 16:30):
- A mix of Argentinian and British veterans are brought together to re-enact their experiences during the Falklands War. Through a handful of staged sequences, they revisit the visions that haunt them and discuss the muddy politics.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- CLIMAX at ICA (until 13 DEC). DISOBEDIENCE at JW3 (until 13 DEC). EVELYN at ICA (08 to 12 DEC). KINSHASA MAKAMBO at DocHouse (07 to 12 DEC). LUCKY at Whirled Cinema (11 to 16 DEC). METEORS at ICA (07 to 13 DEC). MUG at Watermans (07 to 13 DEC). NAE PASARAN! at ICA (until 12 DEC). THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN at ArtHouse Crouch End (07 to 13 DEC). POSTCARDS FROM LONDON at ICA (until 12 DEC). THE PRICE OF EVERYTHINGat ICA (until 13 DEC). SHOPLIFTERS at Rio Cinema (07 to 13 DEC). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at BFI (until 13 DEC). WHITE BOY RICK at Picturehouse Central (07 to 13 DEC – Other Picturehouses available). THE WILD PEAR TREE at ICA (until 13 DEC).
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