SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 12.09.19

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

CHOCOLATE BABIES d. Stephen Winter, 1997 + Intro by Rabz Lansiquot at Close-Up (12 SEP 20:15):

  • “Occupying the space between fantasy, tragedy, and comedy, the award-winning CHOCOLATE BABIES is a roller-coaster ride that has been provoking laughter and dialogue since its 1997 premiere. An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, genderqueer, activists of colour is making headlines in New York City. In an effort to expose political corruption surrounding the AIDS epidemic, these urban guerrillas stage a series of surprise attacks against conservative politicians whom they believe are collecting secret lists of HIV-positive individuals.”
  • Part of the LUX BL CK B X exhibition Rabz Lansiquot where did we land.

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LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - Radiant Circus at The Bridewell Theatre - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 31 Oct 2019

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019).

[THU 31 OCT] HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Join us this Halloween for a lunchtime lineup of short films with extra bite. These twisted tales will send shivers down your spine…

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Online: Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival returns with Part 2 at various venues (11 to 15 SEP) // Richmond Film Society announces their 57th season // We interview student curator Viknesh Kobinathan about ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD // Raindance Means Raindance.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: SKIN FLICK part of SKIN FLICKS at Tate Modern (12 SEP).
Films in London today: SKIN FLICK part of SKIN FLICKS at Tate Modern (12 SEP).

ADHAM FARAMAWY: SKIN FLICKS inc. premiere of SKIN FLICK d. Adham Faramawy, 2019 + Intro/Q&A with the artist at Tate Modern (12 SEP 19:00):

  • “Adham Faramawy presents a programme of his new recent work in video including the premiere of SKIN FLICKS. Faramawy uses technology to explore issues of materiality, touch, embodiment and identity construction. His work crosses aesthetic categories and co-opts special effects drawn from advertising to evoke desire for people, things and experiences.”

THE HARD WAY 35mm d. John Badham + Intro by Rebecca Nicole Williams at The Prince Charles (12 SEP 21:00):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress presents: “From John Badham, the director of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, WARGAMES, SHORT CIRCUIT and BLUE THUNDER comes one of the greatest buddy-cop action comedies of all time! Michael J. Fox is Nick Lang, nit-wit Hollywood superstar looking to break out of his teen-heartthrob image and get into something tough and gritty. James Woods is John Moss, grizzled cop that no-one loves, spreading toxicity across New York City in his pursuit of rampaging serial killer The Party Crasher (Stephen Lang in a classic role).”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: VICTORY DAY, part of IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (12 SEP).
Films in London today: VICTORY DAY, part of IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (12 SEP).

ANGELA BASSETT: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (SEP):

ANIME’S HUMAN MACHINES at Barbican Centre (12 to 30 SEP):

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

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

IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (10 to 12 SEP):

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):

  • SISTERS IN LAW d. Florence Ayisi & Kim Longionotto, 2005 (12 SEP 19:00).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):

  • MIDSOMMAR (12 SEP 19:30 – Peckham).
  • US (12 SEP 19:30 – Stratford).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: EYE ON THE BALL World Premiere, part of Aperture - Part 2 at DocHouse (12 SEP).
Films in London today: EYE ON THE BALL World Premiere + Q&A, part of Aperture – Part 2 at DocHouse (12 SEP).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: SPRINTER at ICA Cinema (06 to 12 SEP).
Films in London today: SPRINTER at ICA Cinema (06 to 12 SEP).

SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2019 at ICA (12 SEP 16:40 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “Akeem Sharp, nicknamed the Rasta Rocket for his once-in-a-generation speed, is set to be Jamaica’s next big track and field sensation. Akeem hopes his success in athletics will take him to the US to reunite with his mother, who has been supporting the family from afar on a long-expired work visa. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home.”

WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (12 SEP 20:50):

  • “It’s near impossible to build a career as a female film journalist, but Pauline Kael defied the odds. WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author, and her battle to make a name for herself. Never a dull read, Kael was also a force to be reckoned with. With her letters, interviews and published work narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker and late-20th-century movies reframed through Kael’s lens, the controversial yet pioneering critic is brought into focus.”

More films in London this week (A – Z):

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 Oct to 01 Nov 2019.

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