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*.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS + Q&A/SUPPER with JING LUSI at Amnesty International (29 JAN 18:00):
- Welcome Cinema + Kitchen presents: Film screening and supper club, for each ticket bought, a refugee or asylum seekers attends for free. Writer, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson will be interviewing actor Jing Lusi after the film.
New at RADIANT CIRCUS:
- NOW BOOKING: With our friends Supakino and Zodiac Film Club, we are delighted to invite you to the first MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB 23:00, Rio Cinema).
- NEW SEASON guides: GREETINGS FROM TROMAVILLE at Deptford Cinema (13 MAR to 19 APR). HORROR SEASON at Austrian Cultural Forum (24 JAN to 21 MAR); JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA (02 to 10 FEB) & Curzon Soho (21 FEB).
- WINNERS ANNOUNCED: We catch up with the winners at last year’s Walthamstow Smartphone Film Festival (23 NOV 2018).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
LEON GREENMAN – SURVIVOR + Q&A with director Joshua Rocker (29 JAN 18:30):
- Joshua Rocker presents his documentary on Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman, a courageous campaigner against fascism right up until his death, and a committed speaker on the Holocaust.
RAY & LIZ + Q&A with director Richard Billingham at ICA (29 JAN 18:20):
- The first feature film by Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning photographer Richard Billingham focuses on his chaotic upbringing in the West Midlands in the early 1980s.
TARGETING YEMEN + Q&A at Frontline Club (29 JAN 19:00):
- Safa Al Ahmad travelled to Yemen to investigate the escalation of US strikes against Al Qaeda. This is a campaign that has largely been fought in secret, but in January 2017 it briefly became headline news when US Special Forces raided the village of Yakla.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 1945 at The David Lean (29 JAN 19:30).
- BLACK PANTHER at Regent Street Cinema (29 JAN 19:30).
- CHARULATA aka The Lonely Wife presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at Lord Palmerston (29 JAN 20:00).
- DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY at The Prince Charles (29 JAN 16:00).
- QUICK CHANGE 35mm at The Prince Charles (29 JAN 18:10 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening).
- TAMPOPO presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon HMV (29 JAN 20:30 – Currently SOLD OUT!).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- 2001 : A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm (29 JAN 20:15).
BEFORE THE NIGHT at Ciné Lumière (22 JAN to 30 JAN):
- L’AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE (29 JAN 20:40).
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 UNKNOWN SOLDER (29 JAN 19:00).
LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):
- THE FLYING DEUCES + TOWED IN A HOLE (29 JAN 18:00).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- L’ECLISSE aka The Eclipse (29 JAN 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today…
BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE at BFI Southbank (29 JAN 14:30, 18:20 & 20:40):
- Jane Magnusson’s documentary centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when Bergman, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life that included a spell in hospital.
CAMORRA at DocHouse (29 JAN 14:40):
- A frank and startling insight into the inner mechanics of organised crime in Naples and its rise to political influence. High velocity from start to finish, the film tells the story of how the poor classes of Naples found their own power systems, and how it was authorised by the ruling classes – as long as it benefitted them.
THE DEVIL OUTSIDE at ICA (29 JAN 21:05):
- Four years after his critically-acclaimed debut feature SNOW IN PARADISE, writer/director Andrew Hulme returns with a disquieting examination of faith, repression and madness.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- A STAR IS BORN at The Prince Charles (until 30 JAN). BEAUTIFUL BOY at Rio Cinema (until 31 JAN). COLD WAR at Whirled Cinema (28 JAN to 03 FEB). COLETTE at Watermans (until 31 JAN). DESTROYER at Rio Cinema (25 to 31 JAN). THE FAVOURITE at ICA (until 31 JAN). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING at ICA (until 31 JAN). MANDY at The Prince Charles (25 JAN to 10 FEB). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS at ArtHouse (until 31 JAN). ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at The Prince Charles (until 08 FEB). THE PASSENGER at BFI (until 24 FEB). THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING at JW3 (27 to 31 JAN). THE RAFT at DocHouse (until 30 JAN). SHOPLIFTERS at ICA (until 31 JAN). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at The Prince Charles (until 31 JAN). STAN & OLLIE at Phoenix Cinema (until 31 JAN). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at The Prince Charles (until 31 JAN). VICE at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 to 31 JAN).
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