SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 20.01.19

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: 

LE BLÉ EN HERBE aka The Game of Love 16mm + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Ciné Lumière (20 JAN 14:00):

  • Based on the eponymous novel by Colette, LE BLÉ EN HERBE recounts the story of Phil and Vinca, two childhood friends who spend all their holidays together by the sea.

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: METTI LA NONNA IN FREEZER at Genesis Cinema (20 JAN).
Films in London today: METTI LA NONNA IN FREEZER at Genesis Cinema (20 JAN).

METTI LA NONNA IN FREEZER + Q&A with Co-Director Giuseppe Stasi at Genesis Cinema (20 JAN 15:00):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: Claudia works as an art restorer living on her grandma’s retirement checks. When the old lady dies, Claudia hides the body in a freezer, and devises a scheme with the help of two of her colleges to avoid bankruptcy.

Woody Woodpecker: A Celebration + PANEL at BFI Southbank (20 JAN 13:30):

  • Created by Walter Lantz in 1940, Woody Woodpecker starred in hundreds of theatrical shorts until Lantz’s studio closed in 1972. Today, a guest panel discusses what made this loveable bird such a huge success on both film and TV.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London this week: THE WAY YOU WANTED ME at Close-Up, part of DRIFTING SHADOWS (20 JAN).
Films in London today: THE WAY YOU WANTED ME at Close-Up, part of DRIFTING SHADOWS (20 JAN).

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

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN + THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSONat The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 15 JUL):

DRIFTING SHADOWS: MASTERPIECES OF FINNISH CINEMA at Close-Up (18 to 30 JAN):

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):

INGMAR BERGMAN FOCUS at BFI Southbank (JAN):

KIM LONGINOTTO: VIXEN FILMS RETROSPECTIVE at Deptford Cinema (17 to 26 JAN):

LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):

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

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 05 MAY):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:

Have you booked for the 16th London Short Film Festival (11 to 20 JAN 2019) yet? Use our handy guide to find the best of the rest of the fest #LSFF2019 > HERE.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: THE RAFT at Rio Cinema (18 to 24 JAN).
Films in London this week: THE RAFT at Rio Cinema (18 to 24 JAN).

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING  at ICA (20 JAN 16:30, 19:45 & 21:20):

  • “Dazzling and sun-drenched, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING is an innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama.”
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup HERE.

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS at ArtHouse (20 JAN 12:30, 15:15, 18:00 & 20:45):

  • Explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).

THE RAFT at Rio Cinema (20 JAN 18:15):

  • In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior.

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


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: however, some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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