SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 13.12.18

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: INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION + INTRO by John Stevenson at ICA (13 DEC 20:30): “Often described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, Karel Zeman’s innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema.”


New at RADIANT CIRCUS: We went to the UK premiere of Lisa D’Apolito’s new documentary LOVE, GILDA at the Phoenix Cinema (09 DEC 2018). The film was introduced by the director and followed by a Q&A with Rebecca Nicole Williams, aka The Celluloid Sorceress. Read our writeup > HERE.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: FUNNE at Regent Street Cinema (13 DEC).
Films in London today: FUNNE at Regent Street Cinema (13 DEC).

AWAITING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS + Q&A with director Johnny Kevorkian & producer Jack Tarling at The Castle Cinema (13 DEC 19:00):

  • A mysterious black substance surrounds the Milgram family house on Christmas morning, trapping them inside. Something monumentally creepy is happening right outside their door, but what exactly?

FUNNE – LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE + INTRO by Daniela De Rosa at Regent Street Cinema (13 DEC 19:30):

  • A small town among the mountains of Trentino. A group of old ladies (“Funne” stands for “girls” in local dialect) who dedicated their lives to the family and have never seen the sea. Erminia, their leader, decides to start crowdfunding to finance a trip to the seaside. A funny and poetic documentary which tells a true story like the fairytale it became.

INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION + INTRO by John Stevenson at ICA (13 DEC 20:30):

  • Often described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, Karel Zeman’s innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, alongside his more celebrated Western counterparts Willis H. O’Brien, George Pal and Ray Harryhausen.

Roads to Hell: The Highway Horror Film with Instructor Bernice M. Murphy at The Horse Hospital (13 DEC 19:00 – CANCELLED!):

  • The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents: This class will introduce students to the ‘Highway Horror Film,’ an overlooked sub-genre of the wider American horror tradition which articulates profound unease about the transitory nature of modern American life, as well as the wider impact of mass automobility.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: CAROL at The Prince Charles (13 DEC).
Films in London today: CAROL at The Prince Charles (13 DEC).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

ANTI-CHRISTMAS at Deptford Cinema (13 to 21 DEC):

CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (30 NOV to 24 DEC):

THE CHRISTMAS LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (until 22 DEC):

CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHTS at the Rivoli Ballroom (13 to 14 DEC):

COMEDIES MADE IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (02 DEC to 16 JAN):

COMEDY COUPLES at Barbican (05 to 13 DEC):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: THE FILMS OF ROSS HUNTER at The Cinema Museum (08 NOV to 20 DEC):

#WOMENINFILM2018 at Genesis Cinema (2018):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (07 to 13 DEC).
Films in London this week: THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (07 to 13 DEC).

METEORS at ICA (13 DEC 14:00):

  • At night, in a Kurdish town in eastern Turkey, meteors start to fall. Stepping out of their homes to look, the city’s inhabitants encounter fragments of the past and remember those who have been lost.

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at Rio Cinema (13 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 (13 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):


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