SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 28.02.19

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

The Liberated Film Club II at Close-Up (28 FEB 20:15):

  • “Because you’re sick of knowing exactly what you’re going to get and you’re sick when you get it.” The Liberated Film Club continues its monthly fixture, featuring a special guest introducing an unknown short and feature.Chinese-British novelist, essayist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo is the special guest for this instalment.

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Films in London this month: FROM THE CLOUD TO THE RESISTANCE, part of at THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET at BFI & ICA (18 & 31 MAR).
Films in London this month: FROM THE CLOUD TO THE RESISTANCE, part of THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET at BFI & ICA (18 & 31 MAR).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: ISLAND at The Whitechapel Gallery (28 FEB).
Films in London today: ISLAND at The Whitechapel Gallery (28 FEB).

ISLAND d. Steven Eastwood, 2017 + Q&A with the director at The Whitechapel Gallery (28 FEB 19:00):

  • Across the water on the island, four individuals experience the year in which their lives will end. Illness progresses, relationships gently shift, and we are witness to rarely seen and intensely private moments.

THE LUCKY NUMBER 35mm d. Anthony Asquith, 1932 + SHORT: YOUTH SHALL BE SERVED d. Anthony Asquith, 1933 + INTRO by Geoff Brown at BFI Southbank (28 FEB 18:10):

  • Clifford Mollison stars as footballer who, in pursuit of an elusive pools ticket, covers a lot of ground and gathers a motley crew of helpers. Anthony Asquith’s visual imagination raises the film above the material, with one critic comparing his approach to that of René Clair.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London this week: BLUE at The Prince Charles, part of DEREK JARMAN (28 FEB).
Films in London today: BLUE, part of DEREK JARMAN at The Prince Charles (28 FEB).

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

  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (28 FEB 13:30).
  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (28 FEB 15:30).
  • FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (28 FEB 16:10).
  • RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 (28 FEB 18:10).

A TRIBUTE TO BRUNO GANZ at ICA (22 to 28 FEB):

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

DEREK JARMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 16 APR):

  • BLUE d. Derek Jarman, 1993 (28 FEB 18:30).

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

OSCAR®️ WEEK at Barbican (21 to 28 FEB):

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

  • THE LADY EVE d. Preston Sturgess, 1941 (28 FEB 18:20 & 20:30).

UNSEEN IN 2018 at Deptford Cinema (01 FEB 19:00):

  • APOSTASY d. Daniel Kokotajlo, 2017 (28 FEB 19:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: OF LOVE & LAW, part of Fringe! Flings at Genesis Cinema (28 FEB).
Films in London today: OF LOVE & LAW, part of Fringe! Flings at Genesis Cinema (28 FEB).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: ON THE BASIS OF SEX at Genesis Cinema (22 to 28 FEB).
Films in London today: ON THE BASIS OF SEX at Genesis Cinema (22 to 28 FEB).

HOME GAMES d. Alisa Kovalenko, 2018 at DocHouse (28 FEB 20:30):

  • In Kiev, twenty year old Alina dreams of making the national women’s football team. She’s got a good shot – a standout since the age of seven, she’s now a premier league player. But there are more than a few obstacles standing in her way – not least the fact that her ex-con mother has left her in charge of her young brother and sister.

ON THE BASIS OF SEX d. Mimi Leder, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (28 FEB 15:30, 18:10 & 20:50):

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

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


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