SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 22.01.20

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

GIRLFIGHT d. Karyn Kusama, 2000 + Skype Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (22 JAN 20:30):

  • Woman With A Movie Camera presents: “Diana is a Brooklyn teenager whose hot temper gets her into plenty of fights. These are mainly in the school hallways – until she accompanies her brother to boxing training and develops a taste for the ring. Yet the bigger fight lies ahead, as she struggles to establish herself in a man’s world. This spotlight of female boxing packs a punch, with two outstanding debuts: Karyn Kusama behind the camera and the unforgettable Michelle Rodriguez in front of it.”

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: I WAS HERE at ICA (22 JAN).
Films in London today: I WAS HERE at ICA (22 JAN).

END OF SEASON d. Elmar Imanov, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (22 JAN 18:20):

  • New East Cinema presents: “A family on the verge of falling apart pays a life-changing trip to the beach in this haunting Azerbaijani drama from debut director Elmar Imanov. Features excellent performances from his cast, especially Mir-Movsum Mirzazade as the angry, vulnerable son. End of Season is an excellent study of alienation and mutual incomprehension, with echoes of Michelangelo Antonioni’s AVVENTURA.”

I WAS HERE d. Nathalie Biancheri & Ola Jankowska, 2017 + Q&A with the directors at ICA (22 JAN 18:30):

  • “On a journey through post-Brexit vote England, locals from towns, villages and cities are invited to take part in a casting for a documentary character. As each candidate tries to prove themselves, the audience questions our perception of a life worth capturing on film and our basic, human instinct to leave a trace of ourselves.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: WALDEN 16mm, part of REMINISCENCES OF JONAS MEKAS at Close-Up (22 JAN).
Films in London today: WALDEN 16mm, part of REMINISCENCES OF JONAS MEKAS at Close-Up (22 JAN).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (DEC to JAN):

CAROLE LOMBARD: THE BRIGHTEST STAR at BFI Southbank (JAN):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

  • MOTHER 35mm aka Madeo d. Bong Joon-ho, 2009 (22 JAN 20:45).

MELODIA!: DISCOVERING MUSICALS FROM RUSSIA & THE CAUCASUS at Ciné Lumière (07 to 31 JAN):

REMINISCENCES OF JONAS MEKAS at Close-Up (19 JAN to 01 FEB):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any festivals in London today. Let us know what we’re missing!


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ at Ciné Lumière (17 to 23 JAN).
Films in London today: BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ at Ciné Lumière (17 to 23 JAN).

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ d. Pamela B. Green, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (22 JAN 20:30):

  • “When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Narrated by Jodie Foster, this documentary follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year international career.”

WAVES d. Trey Edward Shults, 2019 at BFI (22 JAN 17:40 & 20:25):

  • “Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr) is a high-school senior with a star spot on the wrestling team, an adoring girlfriend and an affluent middle-class home. Yet bubbling pressures slowly cause his bright future to unravel. This complex and devastating family melodrama is fuelled by an array of raw and intense performances. An eclectic soundtrack fused with vivid camerawork firmly establishes Shults (IT COMES AT NIGHT) as one of contemporary cinema’s most exciting new voices.”

WEATHERING WITH YOU d. Makoto Shinkai, 2019 at ICA (22 JAN 12:45):

  • “The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…”

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