SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 19.05.19

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

THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS d. Macoto Tezuka, 1985 + Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (19 MAY 15:30):

  • “ROCKY HORROR meets PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE with a long-lost 80s Japanese rock-musical featuring zombies, animation and much more, directed by Macoto Tezka, the son of the “Godfather of Manga” OSAMU TEZUKA! Presented in a brand new digital remaster and never before seen director’s cut!”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

RADIANT CIRCUS presents MATINEE at Birkbeck Cinema (21 MAY 18:00 - FREE!).
RADIANT CIRCUS presents MATINEE at Birkbeck Cinema (21 MAY 18:00 – FREE!).
  • Thanks to our friends at Birkbeck University, we’ll be discussing how indie exhibitors are “making movies matter at a time of crisis” and screening Joe Dante’s MATINEE (21 MAY Birkbeck Cinema – FREE!).
  • Announcing the next edition of MIDNIGHT EXCESS (15 JUN Rio Cinema): SUPAKINO and AMOS LEVIN celebrate American comedy trio THE LONELY ISLAND with a double-bill of unpredictable, jaw-dropping, idiosyncratic comedies.
  • South Social Film Festival is collaborating with Instituto Cervantes to celebrate Spain at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN). RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers can unlock a juicy discount for this thrilling event.
  • RADIANT CIRCUS is partnering with Screen25 to celebrate their new Spring/Summer programme. All RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers, friends & followers get a juicy discount when booking for this exciting lineup. First up: RAFIKI (29 MAY).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND: THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN at DocHouse (19 MAY).
Films in London today: LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND: THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN at DocHouse (19 MAY).

Double Bill FACES PLACES d. Agnès Varda + JR, 2017 + THE IMAGE BOOK d. Jean-Luc Godard, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (19 MAY 17:30):

  • Wavelength presents: “FACES PLACES sees the iconic Agnès Varda and photographer JR take their shared passion for image-making on a road trip like no other. Following the 3D GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE, Jean-Luc Godard returns with THE IMAGE BOOK, a bracing, beautiful and provocative essay film interrogating our relationship with film, culture and global politics.”
  • Discounted joint ticket available.

PICK OF THE LITTER d. Don Hardy & Dana Nachman, 2018 + Q&A with Barry O’Toole, Guide Dog Instructor at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 MAY 15:00):

  • “Follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: GERTRUD, part of CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (19 MAY).
Films in London today: GERTRUD, part of CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (19 MAY).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE BATMAN! at The Prince Charles (06 to 27 MAY):

CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):

  • GERTRUD d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964 (19 MAY 17:30).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB & DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Ciné Lumière, Close-Up, Goethe-Institut, ICA & Whitechapel Gallery (MAR to JUN):

HAL ASHBY DOUBLE BILLS at Regent Street Cinema (05 to 19 MAY):

JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY to 16 JUN):

  • LIVE AND LET DIE d. Guy Hamilton, 1973 + Q&A with Madeline Smith (19 MAY 15:00).

KORE-EDA RETROSPECTIVE at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR to 19 MAY):

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • THE THIRD MURDER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017 (19 MAY 20:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE FINAL LAND, part of SCI-FI-LONDON at The Prince Charles (19 MAY 20:30).
Films in London today: THE FINAL LAND, part of SCI-FI-LONDON at The Prince Charles (19 MAY 20:30).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: TUCKED at Rio Cinema (17 to 23 MAY).
Films in London today: TUCKED at Rio Cinema (17 to 23 MAY).

AMA-SAN d. Cláudia Varejão, 2016 at ICA (19 MAY 16:20):

  • For over 2,000 years, female shellfish divers, known as ama-san, have fished for abalone off the coast of Japan. Focusing on three women who have spent decades diving together near a small fishing village on the Shima peninsular, AMA-SAN is a unique portrait of an ancient custom which is at risk of disappearing.

TUCKED d. Jamie Patterson, 2018 at Rio Cinema (19 MAY 14:30 & 21:00):

  • “Gender non-conforming Jackie Collins is an 80+ years old drag queen with an acerbic nightclub comedy act. Diagnosed with cancer but determined to keep on performing and boozing, but between a surprising new friendship with young, non-binary newcomer Faith and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his life.”

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


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