SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 14.09.19

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

Mania Akbari presents ‘The Body Politic’: Iranian Women Artist Filmmakers at The Whitechapel Gallery (14 SEP 15:30):

“Body Politic brings together thirteen contemporary Iranian artist-filmmakers whose work explore notions of womanhood, female gaze, body-memory and body technology, informed by geographical and geopolitical conditions.”


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LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - A new popup cinema by Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 OCT to 01 NOV 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). Bring your own lunch, relax & refocus as you feast on a world of inspiring short film drama, documentary & animation. We’ve even got a Halloween Special…

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Online radiantcircus.com: 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 (opening this week at Rich Mix) // And of course, Raindance Means Raindance.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London this today: KOYAANISQATSI at The Cinema Museum (14 SEP).
Films in London this today: KOYAANISQATSI at The Cinema Museum (14 SEP).

FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (14 SEP 18:00):

“When the Arab Spring came to Syria in 2012, Waad al-Kateab picked up her camera and began filming the revolution. For five years, under Assad’s brutal assault, she kept filming. FOR SAMA captures that journey, as she marries her partner Hamza al-Kateab, and gives birth to her daughter Sama.”

KOYAANISQATSI d. Godfrey Reggio, 1982 + Live New Score by We Stood Like Kings at The Cinema Museum (14 SEP 19:30):

“Neoclassical post-rockers We Stood Like Kings saw the light of day in 2011. Three albums and 230 shows all over Europe later, this 4-piece piano-based band hailing from Brussels has become a reference act in live soundtracks to silent cinema. Since 2012 and with the utmost dedication, they breathe new life into well-chosen masterworks of the seventh art.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

THE BOY WHO WOULD BE KING d. Joe Cornish, 2019 presented by Stow Film Lounge as part of Wanstead Fringe Festival (14 SEP 19:15).

RUSHMORE d. Wes Anderson, 1998 at The Prince Charles (14 SEP 15:30).

THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 SEP 18:15).

SPITFIRE d. David Fairhead & Ant Palmer, 2018 at The David Lean Cinema (14 SEP 14:30).

TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (14 SEP 14:00 & 16:15).

WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (14 SEP 13:00).


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LA FLOR - PART II, part of MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (13 to 25 SEP).
Films in London today: LA FLOR – PART II, part of MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (13 to 25 SEP).

A FEW FROM DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

MULHOLLAND DR. 35mm d. David Lynch, 2001 (14 SEP 20:45).

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

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 (14 SEP 20:50).

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

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER d. Leo McCarey, 1957 (14 SEP 13:30).

MONKEY BUSINESS d. Howard Hawks, 1952 (14 SEP 16:10).

ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON 35mm d. Leo McCarey, 1942 (14 SEP 20:30).

CYBERPUNKS at House Of Vans (SEP – FREE!):

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (14 SEP 15:00 & 17:30 – FREE!).

HARRY POTTER SEASON at The Prince Charles (03 AUG to 16 NOV):

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN 35mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2004 (14 SEP 12:20).

IN FOCUS: SERGEI LOZNITSA at ICA (until 18 SEP):

VICTORY DAY d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2018 (14 SEP 12:30).

IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):

TIME BANDITS d. Terry Gilliam, 1981 (14 SEP 18:20).

The Complete MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS (14 to 15 SEP – Book for individual sessions online / Day & two-day tickets are only available from the BFI Box Office in person or by phone on 020 7928 3232).

MARIANO LLINÁS PRESENTS LA FLOR at ICA (13 to 25 SEP):

LA FLOR: PART II d. Mariano Llinás, 2018 (14 SEP 17:00).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) (14 SEP 19:30 – Peckham).

SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER (14 SEP 19:30 – Stratford).

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (AUG to SEP):

Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych – THE LIFE OF OHARU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952 (14 SEP 18:00).

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy – VERONIKA VOSS Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982 (14 SEP 20:30).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER d. Jamie Babbit, 1999 (14 SEP 21:00).

THE WINTER NIGHT GARDEN at Capital Studios SW18 (Ongoing):

DETECTIVE PIKACHU (14 SEP 16:30).


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: ECLIPSES, part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (14 SEP).
Films in London today: ECLIPSES, part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (14 SEP).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: FOR SAMA at The Castle Cinema (13 to 19 SEP).
Films in London today: FOR SAMA at The Castle Cinema (13 to 19 SEP).

FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (14 SEP 15:30 & 20:50):

“When the Arab Spring came to Syria in 2012, Waad al-Kateab picked up her camera and began filming the revolution. For five years, under Assad’s brutal assault, she kept filming. FOR SAMA captures that journey, as she marries her partner Hamza al-Kateab, and gives birth to her daughter Sama.”

HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 SEP 15:45):

“Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.”

MIDNIGHT COWBOY: 50th Anniversary Release d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at BFI Southbank (14 SEP 16:00, 18:30 & 20:40):

“After a year of uncertainty when he almost decided to leave film behind, Dustin Hoffman (against industry advice) took the role of seedy conman ‘Ratso’ Rizzo and delivered a remarkable performance. Jon Voight is equally impressive as naive young Texan Joe Buck, who arrives in New York believing that women will be falling at his feet, but finds himself sharing a squat with his unlikely ally.”

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

APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 at ICA (until 19 SEP). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 19 SEP). BORDER d. Ali Abbasi, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (16 to 22 SEP). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (13 to 19 SEP). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at The Lexi (until 19 SEP). THE LAST d. Jeff Lipsky, 2019 presented by UKJF at JW3 (15 to 19 SEP). MRS LOWRY & SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at Watermans (13 to 19 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP). PURPLE RAIN d. Albert Magnoli, 1984 at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP). ROJO d. Benjamín Naishtat, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 18 SEP). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ICA (until 19 SEP).

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

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