NOW BOOKING: Films in London this month [MARCH 2019]

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find repertory seasons & film festivals in London this month.


Find films in London this month by: REPERTORY SEASONS // FILM FESTIVALS


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Each month we look ahead to what we call London’s MUSEUM SHOWS, the places where you can find several attractions under one roof. Our listings are divided into repertory seasons and film festivals.

We keep you updated on all London’s one-off screenings including film clubs, meet the talent Q&As and other special events in our weekly digests and daily updates.


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THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season starts at BFI Southbank, Birkbeck Cinema, Goethe-Institut & ICA (MAR to JUN):

  • “A major UK retrospective of the prolific output of Straub and Huillet, including over forty-seven films and shorts directed between 1962 and 2018.”

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FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH

REPERTORY SEASONS (A–Z)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: COMMANDO at The Prince Charles (30 MAR).
Films in London this month: COMMANDO, part of the ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER  at The Prince Charles (30 MAR).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (03 MAR 17:25 / 09 MAR 20:30 / 17 MAR 20:20 / 23 MAR 17:15 / 27 MAR 20:15).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 03 JUN):

  • Eight feature-length fiction and documentary films. Includes: LA POINTE COURTE d. Agnès Varda, 1955 (19 MAR 18:10).

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 13 APR):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: THE TWILIGHT SAGA 5 films 1 ticket (30 MAR 21:00); and, ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER 6 films 1 ticket (30 MAR 21:15).

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

  • “Relive some of 2018’s best films on the big screen.” Includes: FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (daily to 07 MAR); SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (01 MAR 12:30 / 05 MAR 12:50 / 07 MAR 15:30); and, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (daily to 07 MAR).

BARGE FIODRA at Limehouse Basin (01 to 02 MAR):

  • Barge Fiodra is a floating arts venue that tours the canals of London and the South East. The purpose-built wide beam launched in 2017 and also plays home to occasional film screenings. Includes: ANCHOR AND HOPE d. Carlos Marques-Marcet, 2017 (01 MAR 19:30); SWANDOWN d. Andrew Kötting, 2012 (02 MAR 14:00); and, TIDES d. Tupaq Felber, 2017 (02 MAR 19:30).

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

  • “Some cast-iron classics that didn’t take home the coveted golden statue.” Includes: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952 (01 MAR 18:15 / 07 MAR 20:25 / 09 MAR 12:30 / 20 MAR 20:55); TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD d. Robert Mulligan, 1962 (02 MAR 20:30 / 05 MAR 18:00 / 06 MAR 20:25 / 17 MAR 17:15); CITY LIGHTS d. Charles Chaplin, 1931 (03 MAR 18:15 / 18 MAR 20:35); LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE d. Jean Renoir, 1936 (04 MAR 14:30 / 11 MAR 20:50 / 15 MAR 20:35); RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 (04 MAR 20:50 / 08 MAR 18:15 / 10 MAR 20:10 / 12 MAR 20:55 / 21 MAR 20:50);  THE SEARCHERS d. John Ford, 1956 (05 MAR 20:40 / 10 MAR 15:20 / 19 MAR 18:10); CITY LIGHTS d. Charles Chaplin, 1931 + INTRO by Pamela Hutchinson (06 MAR 18:20); THE COLOR PURPLE d. Steven Spielberg, 1985 (09 MAR 17:30 / 16 MAR 18:40); SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952 + INTRO by Justin Johnson (13 MAR 17:50); HIGH NOON d. Fred Zinnemann, 1952 (14 MAR 20:35 / 17 MAR 15:15 / 21 MAR 18:25); and, LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE d. Jean Renoir, 1936 + INTRO by Geoff Andrew (20 MAR 18:20).

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

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (02 to 31 MAR):

  • “Tarkovsky belongs to that handful of filmmakers who, with a small, concentrated body of work, created a universe.” Includes: ANDREI RUBLEV d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (02 MAR 19:30 / 30 MAR 19:30); MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974 (04 MAR 20:15 / 11 MAR 20:15 / 27 MAR 20:15); NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (06 MAR 20:15 / 21 MAR 20:15); IVAN’S CHILDHOOD d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (07 MAR 20:15 / 17 MAR 18:00); STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (15 MAR 19:30 / 22 MAR 19:30 / 31 MAR 19:30); THE SACRIFICE d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986 (23 MAR 19:30); and, SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 (24 MAR 19:30 & 29 MAR 19:30).
Radiant Circus Screen Guides - Films in London this month: SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, part of SERGEI PARAJANOV at Close-Up (08 & 17 MAR).
Films in London this month: SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, part of SERGEI PARAJANOV at Close-Up (08 & 17 MAR).

CLOSE-UP ON SERGEI PARAJANOV at Close-Up (08 to 30 MAR):

CLOSE-UP ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (13 FEB to 01 MAR):

  • “Former philosophy student, fashion model, and script-girl, Vera Chytilová became one of Europe’s most innovative filmmakers in the 1960s.” Includes: DAISIES d. Vera Chytilová, 1966 (01 MAR 20:15).

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

  • Includes: JUBILEE d. Derek Jarman, 1978 (12 MAR 18:25).

EUROPEAN CLASSICS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 31 MAR):

EUROPEAN CONNECTIONS: Classic Plays from Europe Brought to Life on British TV at BFI Southbank (MAR):

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season starts at BFI Southbank, Birkbeck Cinema, Goethe-Institut & ICA (MAR to JUN):

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (until 08 JUL):

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: THE GERMAN SISTERS at Ealing Town Hall (08 MAR).
Films in London this month: THE GERMAN SISTERS, part of FLASHBACKS at Ealing Town Hall (08 MAR).

FLASHBACKS at Ealing Town Hall (01 MAR to 26 APR):

  • Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: “Films that refuse to tell the story straight, with non-linear narratives, scenes out of sequence, and jumps in time. Memories can falter, and perspectives will vary, making for riveting storytelling. Acclaimed art films and popular genre pictures from several of the most important figures in cinema history, these are welcome blasts from the past.” Includes: HEAVEN CAN WAIT d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1943 (01 MAR 19:30); THE GERMAN SISTERS d. Margarethe von Trotta, 1981 (08 MAR 19:30); IVAN’S CHILDHOOD d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (15 MAR 19:30); VAGABOND d. Agnès Varda, 1985 (22 MAR 19:30); and, LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN d. Max Ophuls, 1948 (29 MAR 19:30).

GREETINGS FROM TROMAVILLE at Deptford Cinema (13 MAR to 19 APR):

HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND THE LEGENDARY STUDIO GHIBLI at Genesis Cinema (01 to 24 MAR):

HORROR SEASON at Austrian Cultural Forum (until 21 MAR – Free!):

  • Austrian Cultural Forum is dedicating their 2019 CineClub screenings to an investigation of the relationship between Austrian cinema and genres of all flavours, starting with horror. Includes: ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES d. Dominik Hartl, 2016 (05 MAR 19:00); and BLOOD GLACIER d. Marvin Kren, 2013 (21 MAR 19:00).

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 02 MAY):

  • Includes: THE SILENCE d. Ingmar Bergman, 1963 (07 MAR 19:30).

JOHN CARPENTER: A RESTORATION RETROSPECTIVE at Deptford Cinema (03 MAR to 02 APR):

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

KAIJU CHAOS at House Of Vans (08 to 31 MAR – Free! no booking required):

LARRY GOTTHEIM & FRIENDS  at Close-Up (14 to 16 MAR):

  • “In 1967, Larry Gottheim started the Cinema Department at Binghamton University which was the first regular undergraduate program that dealt with cinema as a personal art. Larry Gottheim will be in attendance at all screenings to introduce and discuss his work.” Includes: Programme 1 (14 MAR 20:00); Programme 2 (16 MAR 16:00); and, Programme 3 (16 MAR 20:30).
Films in London this month: SWEPT AWAY, part of LOVE & ANARCHY at Barbican (31 MAR).
Films in London this month: SWEPT AWAY, part of LOVE AND ANARCHY at Barbican (31 MAR).

LOVE AND ANARCHY: THE FILMS OF LINA WERTMÜLLER at Barbican Centre (06 to 31 MAR 2019):

  • “In the first instalment of Hidden Figures, a new strand celebrating filmmakers who have been unjustly neglected in cinema history, we bring you the work of Italian director Lina Wertmüller.” Includes: SEVEN BEAUTIES d. Lina Wertmüller, 1975 + SCREENTALK with Dr Julia Wagner (06 MAR 18:10); BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES d. Valerio Ruiz, 2015 + SCREENTALK with the director (10 MAR 15:30); THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI d. Lina Wertmüller, 1972 + INTRO by Cecilia Zoppelletto (13 MAR 18:20); LOVE AND ANARCHY d. Lina Wertmüller, 1973 + INTRO by Isabel Stevens (26 MAR 20:35); and, SWEPT AWAY d. Lina Wertmüller, 1974 + INTRO by Dr Silvia Angeli (31 MAR 18:00).

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

SCENES at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 16 MAR):

  • Inspired by a project by Caroline Jupp to interview local audiences about their personally significant movie scenes, this season is celebrating a selection of these films from the iconic to the obscure. Includes: WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES d. Béla Tarr, 2000 (16 MAR 19:30).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (until 26 MAY):

  • An afternoon movie and a little something extra on the last Sunday of the month. Includes: SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1971 + SHORT (31 MAR 15:30).

SEASON OF STARS at Deptford Cinema (until 06 APR):

  • “To showcase and propel into the spotlight those unique actors that have graced our screens over the past century.” Includes: THE TENANT d. Roman Polański, 1976 (21 MAR 19:30).

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (MAR):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 21 APR):

TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN DIOR at Ciné Lumière (14 to 17 MAR):

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 MAR):

  • Includes: THE BLACK CAULDRON d. Ted Berman & Richard Rich, 1985 (02 MAR 13:00); FANTASIA d. various, 1940 (09 MAR 12:15); ROBIN HOOD d. Wolfgang Reitherman, 1973 (16 MAR 12:40); 101 DALMATIANS d. Clyde Geronimi & Hamilton Luske, 1961 (23 MAR 13:00).

ZUMBIS at Deptford Cinema (until 12 APR):

  • “A season of zombie films from around the world.” Includes: TRAIN TO BUSAN d. Yeon Sang-ho, 2016 (08 MAR 20:00).


FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: A MOON FOR MY FATHER, part of Essay Film Festival (26 MAR).
Films in London this month: A MOON FOR MY FATHER d. Mania Akbari & Douglas White 2018, part of Essay Film Festival (26 MAR).

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