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*.
CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: THE CLOCK 24-HOUR SCREENING at Tate Modern (12 to 13 JAN – Last Chance!):
- “Due to overwhelming demand, for one last time Tate Modern is keeping the free display of Christian Marclay’s THE CLOCK (2010) open outside of regular museum hours. You will be able to see the late night and early morning sections of the installation, which are not normally possible to view.”
New at RADIANT CIRCUS:
- The 16th London Short Film Festival (11 to 20 JAN 2019) projects this week and many screenings are selling fast. We took a look at the special events you could still buy tickets for at the time of posting… > Read our RADIANT CIRCUS top ten best of the fest.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
WHITE BADGE at Birkbeck Cinema (12 JAN 10:30 – Free!):
- Based on Ahn Jung-Hyo’s 1983 novel Of War and the Metropolis, reissued as The White War in 1993, WHITE BADGE is a gripping account of the lives of South Korean soldiers involved in the Vietnam War, and its impact on their lives. Part of: Changing Landscapes – The New Korean Cinema Movement on Screen.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- FREE SOLO at ICA (12 JAN 16:20).
- FRUITVALE STATION + BLACK PANTERpresented by Fruitvale Film Club at Birkbeck Cinema (12 JAN 14:00 – Free!).
- THE SPRAWL (PROPOGANDA ABOUT PROPOGANDA) at ICA (12 JAN 14:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (05 JAN to 13 APR):
- RASHOMON aka Rashômon 35mm (12 JAN 15:30).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):
- HÄXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES (12 JAN 18:10 + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Costas Fotopoulos).
- DEAD OF NIGHT (12 JAN 20:40).
CLOSE-UP ON JASUJIRō OZU at Close-Up (until 13 JAN):
THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):
- OVER THE MOON 35mm (12 JAN 16:00).
JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):
- ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976) (12 JAN 21:00).
LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):
MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):
- TAXI DRIVER 35mm (12 JAN 17:45).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- L’AVVENTURA aka The Adventure (12 JAN 17:30).
- THE LADY WITHOUT CAMELIAS aka La signora senza camelie (12 JAN 20:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (12 JAN 18:20, Genesis Cinema – SOLD OUT!). A repeat screening of shorts programme REWRITE THE ENDING following a power cut at last year’s fest…
- London Short Film Festival (11 to 20 JAN).
- Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival (10 to 13 JAN).
THE HOUSE BY THE SEA aka La Villa at Ciné Lumière (12 JAN 20:50):
- By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil.
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS at DocHouse (12 JAN 20:30):
- A man makes a break for it in the blueish green light of the rainforest; rangers come to the aid of millions of land crabs as they begin their annual migration to the shoreline from the depths of the lush vegetation. Christmas Island is a place of both astounding beauty, and fierce nature, where the locals make offerings to their ghosts.
VOICES OF THE SEA at DocHouse (12 JAN 18:30):
- Although fisherman Orlando struggles to make ends meet, he is content with his life in Cuba, with his young wife Mariela and their extended family and community. Mariela dreams of a better life; financial security and a more stable future, a hope that is driving many Cubans to risk their lives on dozens of attempts to escape by boat and arrive on American soil.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- AMERICAN ANIMALS at Whirled Cinema (14 to 20 JAN). AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE at Ciné Lumière (until 17 JAN). A STAR IS BORN at The Prince Charles (until 17 JAN). COLETTE at Genesis (11 to 17 JAN). THE FAVOURITE at The Castle (11 to 17 JAN). FREE SOLO at Rio Cinema (until 17 JAN). THE INTERPRETER presented by UKJF at JW3 (13 to 17 FEB). THE JUDGE at JW3 (until 17 JAN). RBG at JW3 (until 16 JAN). ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at The Prince Charles (until 17 JAN). THE PASSENGERat BFI Southbank (until 24 FEB): SHOPLIFTERS at Rio Cinema (until 17 JAN). SINK OR SWIM aka Le Grand Bain at Ciné Lumière (until 16 JAN). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at The Prince Charles (until 17 JAN). STAN & OLLIE at ArtHouse (11 to 17 JAN). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at DocHouse (until 16 JAN). WIDOWS at The Prince Charles (until 17 JAN).
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