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*.
ZOMBIE aka Zombi 2/Zombie Flesh Eaters 4K at BFI Southbank (31 JAN 20:40):
- Terror Vision presents: “Initially billed as a sequel to DAWN OF THE DEAD (despite no connection to Romero’s classic), Lucio Fulci’s film takes place on a Caribbean island, where a young woman stumbles upon an outbreak of the undead as she’s searching for her missing father.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- INTERVIEW: We chatted to Nuala O’Sullivan, director of the Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) before this weekend’s BEST OF THE FEST pop-up at Mother’s Ruin (03 FEB 16:00).
- NOW BOOKING: Join us for MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB, 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); and JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA (02 to 10 FEB) & Curzon Soho (21 FEB).
- FEBRUARY: our epic roundup of rep seasons & film fests for the month ahead.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
AMÁ + Q&A with director Lorna Tucker at Curzon Soho (31 JAN 18:30):
- Docdays presents: One of America’s darkest secrets: the officially sponsored destruction of Native American families. Children removed from their homes, women sterilised without consent. Citizens ignored when they spoke up in protest.
The Liberated Film Club at Close-Up (31 JAN 20:15):
- Neither guests introducing, nor the audience, will know which film is screening in this new monthly fixture: special guest; short and feature film. “Because you’re sick of knowing exactly what you’re going to get and you’re sick when you get it.” Mania Akbari is the special guest for this first instalment.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- THE BIG LEBOWSKI presented by Sydenham Film Club at Sydenham Centre (31 JAN 19:30).
- BURNING (2018) previews at ICA (31 JAN 18:15).
- THE DEATH OF STALIN presented by Stow Film Lounge at Wild Card Brewery (31 JAN 19:15).
- FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL at The Whitechapel Gallery (31 JAN 19:00).
- GREEN BOOK at Rich Mix (31 JAN 20:30).
- MYSTERY MOVIE at the Prince Charles (31 JAN 18:10).
- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN at The David Lean (31 JAN 14:30 HOH + 19:30).
- THE RAFT at ICA (31 JAN 17:00).
- RBG at DocHouse (31 JAN 16:30).
- RBG at The Lexi (31 JAN 18:30).
- SALVADOR DALÍ – IN SEARCH OF IMMORTALITY at Barbican (31 JAN 14:00).
- SELL-OFF: THE ABOLITION OF YOUR NHS + Q&A with campaigner Dr Bob Gill at The Cinema Museum (31 JAN 19:30).
- SUSPIRIA (2018) at The Prince Charles (31 JAN 13:00).
- THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at DocHouse (31 JAN 14:20).
- THE WARRIORS – 40TH ANNIVERSARY presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (31 JAN 21:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):
- SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (31 JAN 21:00);
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):
- VAMPYR: DER TRAUM DES ALLAN GRAY (31 JAN 18:30).
CHINESE NEW YEAR at BFI Southbank (21 to 31 JAN):
- THE FRAGILE HOUSE + INTRO UK premiere (31 JAN 20:30).
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 (31 JAN 14:30, 18:20 & 20:45):
- 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 (31 JAN 20:45):
- 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 (31 JAN 19:00 – LAST CHANCE!):
- 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 & OLLIEat 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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