SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 11.03.20

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

CUNNINGHAM 3D d. Alla Kovgan, 2019 + Q&A with the director, Philip Selway (Radiohead), Siobhan Davies & Alastair Macaulay at Barbican (11 MAR 18:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue):

  • “A beautiful documentary about the legendary American choreographer, Merce Cunningham. Orchestrated through his iconic works and performed by the last generation of his dancers, the film traces Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972). 3D technology weaves together Merce’s philosophies and stories.”

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What to see in London this month: CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE, part of AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (15 & 17 MAR).
What to see in London this month: CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE, part of AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (15 & 17 MAR).

Read our epic MARCH roundup of all London’s repertory seasons & film festivals.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: SaF05, part of Charlotte Prodger – Triple Bill at Tate Modern (11 MAR).
What to see in London today: SaF05, part of Charlotte Prodger – Triple Bill at Tate Modern (11 MAR).

Charlotte Prodger: Triple Bill + Intro by the artist & Erika Balsom at Tate Modern (11 MAR 18:30):

  • “2018 Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger joins us to present, together for the first time, a trilogy of films that confront complex questions of identity and queerness. Includes: STONEYMOLLAN TRAIL (2015), BRIDGIT (2016), and SAF05 (2019). The screening is accompanied by an essay about the work, written by artist Helen Marten.”

THE GREAT BUSTER d. Peter Bogdanovich, 2018 + Intro/Q&A with Paul Merton & David Macleod at Picturehouse Central (11 MAR 18:30).

  • “Celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films, The Great Buster is directed by filmmaker and cinema historian, Peter Bogdanovich.”

TATJANA 35mm d. Robert Dinesen, 1923 + Intro by Michelle Facey & Live Piano Accompaniment by John Sweeney at The Cinema Museum (11 MAR 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “Another find from the BFI archive on 35mm film – Robert Dinesen’s 1923 UFA Super-Production TATJANA, produced by Erich Pommer. We will be showing the British release print of the film from 1927 which was retitled as He Who Covets. A tale of Russia, the Bolshevik uprising and revolution in a rural setting, entwined with a story of desire and deception. “

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: WATER LILIES 35mm, part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (11 MAR).
What to see in London today: WATER LILIES 35mm, part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (11 MAR).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (MAR):

THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

  • New Releases: LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 (11 MAR 20:40).

CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (MAR):

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

IS THIS YESTERDAY? at Deptford Cinema (12 FEB to 08 APR):

  • THEM! d. Gordon Douglas, 1954 (11 MAR 19:30).

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (FEB to MAR):

  • PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 (until 19 MAR/Check venue for details).

ROBERT EGGERS at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (until 19 MAR/Check venue for details).

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: VITALINA VARELA at Barbican (06 to 11 MAR).
What to see in London today: VITALINA VARELA at Barbican (06 to 11 MAR).

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 MAR 12:15 & 17:50):

  • “An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner – from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s era book tours with Muhammad Ali – from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.”

VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Barbican (11 MAR 20:35):

  • “The latest film from Pedro Costa, which follows a Cape Verdean woman left behind when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, the titular Vitalina finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after her husband’s funeral.”

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 at DocHouse (11 MAR 18:30):

  • “As an actress in London, director Dolya Gavanski has played a dizzying array of Russian stereotypes from spies to prostitutes and oligarchs’ wives. But the women she remembered from her Soviet days were different. Gavanski sets out to hear the stories of the women who shaped the narrative of 20th century USSR, including the Nobel Prize for Literature winning author Svetlana Alexievich, internet sensation Elena Krygina and exiled feminist dissident Natalya Malakhovskaya.”

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