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CAPTAIN MARVEL d. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019 + PANEL: Will Women Save The Day? at Barbican (14 MAR 18:10):
- Taking us back to the 90s, CAPTAIN MARVEL follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes, and fights to protect Earth from an interstellar war. Eleven years and twenty films after IRON MAN, Larson is the first woman to lead a Marvel superhero film.
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- East End Film Festival announces a year of horror in the Masonic temple at Andaz Liverpool Street.
- We caught up with ABOUT A WAR, a 2018 doc by Abi Weaver and Daniele Rugo at ArtHouse Crouch End.
- We added Fritz Lang’s FRAU IM MOND + LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT (16 MAR 19:00) to our calendar of coming attractions.
- The Essay Film Festival (22 MAR to 04 APR) is an essential element of London’s indie film calendar.
- RADIANT CIRCUS is celebrating our first year of reader subscriptions by inviting you to discover more #LDNindieFILM.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE MAN WHO LAUGHS d. Paul Leni, 1928 + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by The Meg Morley Trio at The 1901 Arts Club (14 MAR 19:30):
- Southbank Silents presents: “Made at the end of the silent era by a cast and crew largely made up of German émigrés to Hollywood, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) is a fascinating mix of styles as European expressionism and Victor Hugo’s story collide with Hollywood’s taste for swashbuckling adventure.”
WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 + STANDUP by Richard Blackwood at Genesis Cinema (14 MAR 21:00):
- The New Black Film Collective presents: “Inspired by the Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT, this film follows the story of a female sports agent (Taraji P. Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear mens’ thought, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage.”
Women Amateur Filmmakers In The Silent Era – 3 Films + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT + Q&A at The Cinema Museum (14 MAR 19:30):
- “Since 2015, the Women Amateur Filmmakers in Britain project has uncovered and digitised over 100 films made between 1928 and 1988. Tonight, the WAF project presents three of the earliest silent films in its collection, with new soundtracks composed by Laura Rossi.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BEAST d. Michael Pearce, 201 + Q&A with producer Ivana MacKinnon presented by Talkies Community Cinema at The Dugdale (14 MAR 19:30).
- FROM CABLE STREET TO BRICK LANE + DISCUSSION at Genesis Cinema (14 MAR 18:30).
- THE ITALIAN JOB 35mm d. Peter Collinson, 1969 at The Prince Charles (14 MAR 18:20).
- Kihlberg & Henry: Speaking Buildings + Q&A with the artists at The Whitechapel Gallery (14 MAR 19:00).
- LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 MAR 20:30).
- Open Screenings for emerging & established artists at The Whitechapel Gallery (14 MAR 17:00).
- TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY d. James Cameron, 1991 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (14 MAR 20:00).
- TWISTED PAIR d. Neil Breen, 2018 at The Prince Charles (14 MAR 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):
- FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (14 MAR 13:00 & 20:30).
- SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (14 MAR 12:30 & 18:00).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- HIGH NOON d. Fred Zinnemann, 1952 (14 MAR 20:35).
THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at BFI Southbank & King’s College London (MAR to JUN):
- MOSES & AARON d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1974 + INTRODUCTION TO ARNOLD SCHOENBERG’S ACCOMPANIMENT TO A CINEMATOGRAPHIC SCENE d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1972 + INTRO by Sam McAuliffe (14 MAR 18:00, BFI).
- FORTINI/CANI d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1976 + EVERY REVOLUTION IS A THROW OF THE DICE d. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1977 (14 MAR 20:50).
KAIJU CHAOS at House Of Vans (08 to 31 MAR – Free! no booking required):
- GODZILLA TOKYO S.O.S. (14 MAR 17:00 & 19:15).
LARRY GOTTHEIM & FRIENDS at Close-Up (14 to 16 MAR:
- Programme 1 includes BLUES d. Larry Gottheim, 1969, CORN d. Larry Gottheim, 1970, YOUR TELEVISION TRAILER d. Larry Gottheim, 1991 + KNOT/NOT d. Larry Gottheim, 2019 (14 MAR 20:00).
TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN DIOR at Ciné Lumière (14 to 17 MAR):
- Exhibiting Christian Dior talk by V&A fashion & textiles curator Oriole Cullen & set designer Nathalie Crinière (14 MAR 18:30).
- THE DRAWINGS OF CHRISTIAN DIOR d. Loïc Prigent, 2018 (14 MAR 19:35).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at Arthouse Crouch End (14 MAR 15:15 & 17:50):
- “Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever.”
RAY & LIZ d. Richard Billingham, 2018 at ICA (14 MAR 16:20 & 18:30):
- “Photographer Richard Billingham makes his feature debut, a fragmentary story of a family barely getting by in Thatcher’s Britain. Ray, isolated in a tower block, recalls moments of his earlier life as he (Justin Salinger) and Liz (Ella Smith) spend his redundancy pay, smoking, drinking and seldom leaving the house.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- THE AFTERMATH d. James Kent, 2019 at JW3 (08 to 14 MAR). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 New Restoration at The Prince Charles (until 14 MAR). BOY ERASED d. Joel Edgerton, 2018 at Watermans (08 to 14 MAR). BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at ICA (until 14 MAR). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Rich Mix (08 to 14 MAR). EVERYBODY KNOWS aka Todos lo Saben d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 to 21 MAR). FOXTROT d. Samuel Maoz, 2017 at JW3 (10 to 14 MAR). THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT d. Lars Von Trier, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (11 to 17 MAR). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 at Watermans (08 to 14 MAR). THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2018 at Rio Cinema (08 to 14 MAR). MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (08 to 14 MAR). OF LOVE & LAW d. Hikaru Toda, 2017 at DocHouse (until 12 MAR). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 21 MAR – Q&A on 09 & 10). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (until 14 MAR). SHAKESPEARE WALLAH d. James Ivory, 1965 at BFI (until 21 MAR). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 14 MAR).
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