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ON HER SHOULDERS + Q&A with director Alexandria Bombach at DocHouse (16 JAN 18:30):
- Everything changed on the night of August 3rd 2014. Isis stormed Nadia Murad’s Yazidi community and killed 700 people. Nadia Murad eventually escaped and lived in a refugee camp until she came to Europe. As Nadia engages with the global media, she faces insensitive and personal questions about rape, while trying to address how people can help the surviving Yazidi community.
New at RADIANT CIRCUS:
- The 16th London Short Film Festival (11 to 20 JAN 2019) projects this week and many screenings are filling up and flying by. We took a look at the special events programme to pick our top ten best of the fest. Read our #LSFF2019 guide HERE.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING + SCREENTALK with director RaMell Ross at Barbican (16 JAN 18:30):
- Photographer-turned-filmmaker RaMell Ross has crafted an innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama, offering a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the USA.
- Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup, HERE.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 9 TO 5 at Rio Cinema (16 JAN 14:30).
- THE DEATH OF STALIN presented by Twickenham Film Club at The Royal Oak (16 JAN 19:15).
- DESK SET (1957) at Regent Street Cinema (16 JAN 12:00 & 15:30).
- FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (16 JAN 20:00).
- THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT at The Prince Charles (16 JAN 12:45).
- THE KING AND I presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (16 JAN 14:00).
- MANDY at The Prince Charles (16 JAN 21:00).
- PETERLOO presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (16 JAN 19:45).
- THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING at The David Lean (16 JAN 19:30).
- ROAD HOUSE (1948) presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (16 JAN 19:30).
- SCHLOCK at The Prince Charles (16 JAN 18:20).
- SUDDEN FEAR presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s (16 JAN 20:00 – Free!).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):
- GASLIGHT (1940) + INTRO by Nathalie Morris (16 JAN 18:10).
JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):
- THEY LIVE: Mondo x Rough Trade Books (16 JAN 20:30 – Sold Out!).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- London Short Film Festival (11 to 20 JAN).
> Read our RADIANT CIRCUS guide to LSFF 2019.
THE HOUSE BY THE SEA aka La Villa at Ciné Lumière (16 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 (16 JAN 16:30):
- 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 (16 JAN 21:00):
- 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 PASSENGER at 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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