SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 11.06.19

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).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

Early Women Filmmakers Collection Blu-Ray Launch + Panel at BFI Southbank (11 JUN 18:20):

  • “Join us to celebrate the work of women filmmaker pioneers, including Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Germaine Dulac and many more. This special evening will include screenings of selected short films and extracts illustrating the innovative and boundary-pushing nature of their work, plus a discussion of their individual approaches to filmmaking and contributions to the history of cinema.”

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Japan Foundation London: NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL part of PRE-SUMMER EXPLORERS (26 JUN).
Japan Foundation London: NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL part of PRE-SUMMER EXPLORERS (26 JUN).
  • Japan Foundation London has announced a new programme of FREE film screenings, their PRE-SUMMER EXPLORERS (26 to 30 JUN)! The lineup of comedies covers anime, time-travel, a feudal musical extravaganza & 60s noir.
  • We went in as #BenshiVirgins & came out stunned by the live vocal virtuosity of narrator Tomoko Komura. This is our writeup of Early Japanese Animation at Barbican (plus we take a sneaky peak at their new season ANIME’S HUMAN MACHINES, 12 to 30 SEP 2019).
  • 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).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: STAR WARS in memory of Peter Mayhew at The Lord Palmerston (10 JUN).
Films in London today: STAR WARS Theatrical Cut in memory of Peter Mayhew at The Lord Palmerston (10 JUN).

THE GREATEST GIFT d. Juan Manuel Cotelo, 2018 + Intro/Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (11 JUN 18:15):

  • “The last sequence of a Western is ready to be shot. In the blink of an eye, the Director modifies the classical happy ending, because revenge is not happy – and it is never the end of the conflict. He travels the world, horseback riding, seeking a better solution for any war. And he finds out that FORGIVENESS has been tested all over the world, with the best results.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • THE BIG SLEEP 35mm d. Howard Hawkes, 1946 at The Prince Charles (11 JUN 20:45).
  • LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at The David Lean (11 JUN 19:00).
  • THE OLD MAN & THE GUN d. David Lowery, 2018 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (11 JUN 20:00).
  • STAR WARS Theatrical Cut d. George Lucas, 1977 in tribute to Peter Mayhew presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (11 JUN 20:00)

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: NOBODY KNOWS, part of OF FLESH & BLOOD at Close-Up (11 JUN).
Films in London today: NOBODY KNOWS, part of OF FLESH & BLOOD at Close-Up (11 JUN).

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

  • THE BLUE ANGEL d. Josef von Sternberg, 1930 enjoys a grind show run (until 13 JUN).

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

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL 2019):

OF FLESH & BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at Close-Up (04 to 12 JUN):

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: SEARCHING EVA, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (11 JUN).
Films in London today: SEARCHING EVA, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (11 JUN).

Film festivals in London today include:


> READ our guide to the inaugural Fragments Festival.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS at ICA (07 to 13 JUN).
Films in London today: THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS at ICA (07 to 13 JUN).

THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS d. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora at ICA (11 JUN 14:00 & 18:30):

  • “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 (11 JUN 20:40):

  • “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 (11 JUN 12:00):

  • “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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