SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 19.02.19

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

AFTER THE STORM d. Hirokazu Koreeda presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (19 FEB 20:00):

  • “Ryota is an unsuccessful writer who struggles to reconnect with his young son after his divorce. Koreeda shows the warmth, subtlety and humour of family relationships in his typically unshowy but engaging style.”

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NOW BOOKING: PINK FLAMINGOS, part of JOHN WATERS at The Prince Charles.
NOW BOOKING: PINK FLAMINGOS, part of JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles.
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  • NOW BOOKING: MULTIPLE MANIACS (1970) kickstarts a new John Waters ‘selectrospective’ at The Prince Charles Cinema (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019). Read our guide to every goddam thing.
  • FEBRUARY 2019: Planning ahead? Find out what’s screening for the rest of the month with our epic repertory roundup.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG at Lord Palmerston (19 FEB).
Films in London today: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG at Lord Palmerston (19 FEB).

OLD BOYS d. Toby MacDonald, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Alex Lawther at Curzon Soho (19 FEB 18:30):

  • “A sweet British coming of age comedy that hilariously updates Cyrano de Bergerac. Amberson (Alex Lawther) is the bottom of the pecking order at boys’ boarding school Caldermount. Picked last for everything and awkward beyond belief, he is incapable of winning the attention of Agnes, the daughter of a visiting French teacher.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THE FOG at The Prince Charles (19 FEB).
Films in London today: THE FOG at The Prince Charles (19 FEB).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (19 FEB 13:30).
  • FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (19 FEB 16:10 & 21:05).

BEST OF 2018 at Ciné Lumière (03 to 26 JAN):

  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (19 FEB 18:10).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

CLOSE-UP ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (13 FEB to 01 MAR):

  • DAISIES d. Vera Chytilová, 1966 (19 FEB 20:45).

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

  • THE FOG d. John Carpenter, 1980 (19 FEB 20:45).

LOVE? at Deptford Cinema (09 to 23 FEB):

  • THE ECLIPSE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 (19 FEB).

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today. Let us know what we’ve missed!


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: MEKTOUB MY LOVE CANTO UNO at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 FEB).
Films in London this week: MEKTOUB MY LOVE CANTO UNO at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 FEB).

JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2018 at Rio Cinema (19 FEB 18:00):

  • Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local amusement arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for 15 year-old Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent…

MEKTOUB MY LOVE: CANTO UNO d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (19 FEB 20:30):

  • Abdellatif Kechiche (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2013 for BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR) casts a nostalgic glow on the wonders of youth in this coming-of-age saga set in 1994. Amin (Shaïn Boumedine), an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, decides to reconnect with his family and his childhood friends in a fishing village in the South of France.

WHEN THE WAR COMES d. Jan Gebert, 2018 at DocHouse (19 FEB 20:30):

  • There are few things as sinister as a young, arrogant man with a dictator-style hair-cut and a violent bully-boy attitude towards society. Peter Švrček lives with his mum in rural Slovakia and is angry about refugees. With various right-wing sympathies and neo-nazi ideals, Švrček proceeds to search for like-minded men to play army games in the woods with him, and gains confidence in his ideas by the election of Trump.

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


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