SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 29.05.19

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

CITY GIRL d. F.W. Murnau, 1927 + LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT by Meg Morley at The Cinema Museum (29 MAY 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “Three years after his masterpiece, SUNRISE (1927) director F.W. Murnau made his last film for the Fox Corporation, CITY GIRL. The film is unjustly neglected and rarely shown. Tenderly romantic and tough-minded in equal measure, CITY GIRL is one of cinema’s great pastorals, featuring some of the most delicate performances Murnau ever filmed and influencing directors such as Terrence Malick and Jean Vigo.”

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THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN 2019).
THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN 2019).
  • Our friends at Close-Up have announced a new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century. We’ve written a handy guide to the season (including news of an exclusive season discount).
  • As we start stockpiling Pro Plus for the next edition of SUPAKINO’s MIDNIGHT EXCESS (15 JUN 23:00+), we caught up with guest programmer Amos Levin to talk ROCKY, 16mm, ‘holy shit’ moments & The Lonely Island.
  • RADIANT CIRCUS is partnering with Screen25 to celebrate their complete Spring/Summer programme. Use promo code “CIRCUS19” when booking any film in the season to save on full price tickets. The season opens TONIGHT! with a special screening of RAFIKI  (29 MAY).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Grab yourself a juicy discount for RAFIKI at Screen25 (29 MAY).
Grab yourself a juicy discount for RAFIKI at Screen25 (29 MAY) – Use promo code “CIRCUS19”.

London Double Bill d. various at Regent Street Cinema (29 MAY 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films and BBC Arena present: Two outstanding documentaries about London. This program is a special Save The Social event and all proceeds will go towards The Social, Little Portland Street which has recently been under threat of closure due to rent hikes and developers. Followed by a Q&A with the directors and members of Saint Etienne.

RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 + DISCUSSION at Harris Academy South Norwood (29 MAY 19:45):

  • Screen25 presents: “Banned at home, and embraced by the world, join us on an odyssey this May to Kenya with a screening of the remarkably touching and vibrantly colourful RAFIKI. We’re pleased to be welcoming Clara Bradbury-Rance (King’s College London) and Bisi Alimi (Bisi Alimi Foundation) who will be leading a discussion on the film.”
  • Use exclusive promo code “CIRCUS19” when booking for this or any film in the Spring/Summer season at Screen25.

Why Life is Worth Living: Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller + INTRO by the artist at BFI Southbank (29 MAY 20:20):

  • Austrian Cultural Forum presents: “Making a very rare UK appearance, Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller will personally present a selection of her carefully observed documentary portrait films made between 1969 and 2018. She is joined by Dietmar Schwärzler, Austrian artist film distributor, sixpackfilm representative and editor of the book Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller – One Is Not Enough.”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: NOT RECONCILED, part of THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET at Close-Up (29 MAY).
Films in London today: NOT RECONCILED, part of THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET at Close-Up (29 MAY).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

  • BITTER VICTORY d. Nicholas Ray, 1957 + INTRO by Geoff Andrew (29 MAY 18:10).

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE BATMAN! at The Prince Charles (06 to 27 MAY):

  • BATMAN d. Tim Burton, 1989 (29 MAY 13:20 – LAST CHANCE!).

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 15 JUL):

  • DOUBT 35mm d. John Patrick Shanley, 2008 (29 MAY 18:20).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Close-Up & Goethe-Institut (MAR to JUN):

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (29 MAY 18:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH at Herne Hill Free Film Festival (29 MAY).
Films in London today: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH at Herne Hill Free Film Festival (29 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: AFTER LIFE at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 MAY).
Films in London today: AFTER LIFE at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 MAY).

AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 at Rio Cinema (29 MAY 18:30):

  • “Which memory would you choose? After the wonderful MABOROSI, Hirokazu Kore-eda, future director of SHOPLIFTERS, continued his exploration of the mystery of life with this remarkable and touching film that explores the profound human need to discover meaning in everyday existence and asks what makes us truly happy.”

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (29 MAY 18:35):

  • “Chile 1990, a country stretching its wings post-Pinochet, exhilarated by new-found freedom but still tentative in the face of an uncertain future. This political reality is paralleled by this story of an idealistic community living off-grid in a commune in the foothills of the Andes.”

XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 at DocHouse (29 MAY 18:30):

  • “The historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017. XY CHELSEA is the journey of her fight for survival and dignity, and her transition from prisoner to a free woman.”

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