SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 24.01.19

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).


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THE HANDS OF ORLAC + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by John Sweeny at Austrian Cultural Forum (24 JAN 19:00 – Free!):

  • An Austrian silent horror film from 1924 by Robert Wiene who made his name as a director of expressionist films such as THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. When pianist Paul Orlac loses his hands in a railway accident and receives a transplant from a recently executed murderer, he begins to believe that with them he has acquired the murderer’s predisposition to violence.

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: KING OF NEW YORK at Genesis Cinema (24 JAN).
Films in London today: KING OF NEW YORK at Genesis Cinema (24 JAN).

EVELYN + Q&A with director Orlando von Einsiedel at Genesis Cinema (24 JAN 21:00):

  • EVELYN documents the story of a family overcoming the unthinkable. On a walking odyssey across the United Kingdom, they confront a past they’ve been unable to talk about, whilst simultaneously repairing the fractures in their own relationships.

KING OF NEW YORK + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Genesis Cinema (24 JAN 18:40):

  • A psychotic drug lord leaves prison bent on sharing his profits with the poor, but finds that the streets are tougher than when he left and that there is no way of washing the blood from his dirty money.

Reeps One: We Speak Music + LIVE PERFORMANCE & Q&A at BFI Southbank (24 JAN 20:50):

  • Sonic Cinema presents: We Speak Music, an exploration into the unexpected evolution of the human voice and technology. A series of six short documentaries investigates the little-studied and emerging areas of voice and communication beyond speaking.

Turn Up The Archive + STANDUP at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (24 JAN 19:30):

  • Celebrate black British sitcom legends from THE FOSTERS, DESMOND’S, THE REAL MCCOY and NO PROBLEM! with a playful evening of memories, film and stand-up comedy from FOC IT UP: (Femmes of Colour) Comedy Club.

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: PEOPLE IN THE SUMMER NIGHT at Close-Up, part of DRIFTING SHADOWS (24 JAN).
Films in London today: PEOPLE IN THE SUMMER NIGHT at Close-Up, part of DRIFTING SHADOWS (24 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):

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):

LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today…


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS at ArtHouse (18 to 24 JAN).
Films in London this week: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS at ArtHouse (18 to 24 JAN).

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING  at ICA (24 JAN 16:30 & 19:00):

  • “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 (24 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 (24 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.

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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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