SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [01 to 07 FEB 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 great films in London this week*.


FRI 01 // SAT 02 // SUN 03 // MON 04 // TUE 05 // WED 06 // THU 07


FEATURED ATTRACTION

ROBOCOP + PRESENTATION by Will Jackson d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 at Barbican (05 FEB 18:10):

  • Science On Screen presents: Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic is accompanied by a presentation from Will Jackson, founder and director of robotics company Engineered Arts, who muses on whether technology is to blame for its misuse. Who are the villains, the machines or their masters?

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Find films in London this week by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)

FRI 01

Films in London this week: REGGAE at BFI (01 FEB).
Films in London this week: REGGAE at BFI (01 FEB).

REGGAE + Q&A with Gary Crosby OBE, Winston Francis & Mykaell Riley d. Horace Ové, 1971 at BFI Southbank (01 FEB 20:50):

  • Sonic Cinema presents: In recognition of UNESCO’s declaration of reggae music being a global cultural treasure and the inaugural annual Reggae Month in February, we join the celebrations with Horace Ové’s seminal documentary.

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 02

Films in London this week: DISLOCATION BLUES part of Provisional Presents & Speculative Futures at ICA (02 FEB).
Films in London this week: DISLOCATION BLUES part of Provisional Presents & Speculative Futures at ICA (02 FEB).

CRUCIBLE OF THE VAMPIRE + Q&A d. Iain Ross-McNamee, 2019 at The Prince Charles (02 FEB 17:15):

  • Isabelle, a young university researcher, is sent to a country manor house in rural Shropshire to verify an ancient artefact that a family has uncovered during the renovation of their home. However, the artefact has a cursed history and it soon becomes apparent that the house holds a dark secret.

My Beautiful Film + Disco at The Broadway Theatre (02 FEB 19:30):

  • We Do Good Disco presents: an evening of film, fun and dancing, inc. MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE (d. Stephen Frears ,19850 & in our side cinema, BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER (d. Jamie Babbit, 1999). After the film the We Do Good female DJs will be playing great music until late.

Provisional Presents & Speculative Futures at ICA (02 FEB 19:00):

  • Artists’ Film Club presents: Curated by Aily Nash, the works in this programme present narratives of contested, liminal and colonised lands, considering the experiences of communities whose relationships to their homes have been radically altered.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CLIMAX d. Gaspar Noé, 2018 at ICA (02 FEB 20:40). COCKTAIL + Cocktail Making Masterclass d. Roger Donaldson, 1988 at Moving Pictures Cinema (02 FEB 19:45). GROUNDHOG DAY d. Harold Ramis, 1993 at The Prince Charles (02 FEB 13:00). THE LAST MOVIE d. Dennis Hopper, 1971 at Regent Street Cinema (02 FEB 15:55 & 20:00). MIDNIGHT COWBOY d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at Everyman Screen On The Green (02 FEB 23:30). THE OLD MAN & THE GUN d. David Lowrey, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (02 FEB 14:00 & 18:05). ON HER SHOULDERS d. Alexandria Bombach, 2019 at DocHouse (02 FEB 14:00). RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 at DocHouse (02 FEB 20:30). THE RAFT d. Marcus Lindeen, 2018 at ICA (02 FEB 14:20). STAN & OLLIE d. Jon S. Baird, 2018 at Peckhamplex (02 FEB 12:15).


SUN 03

Films in London this week: 1985 at The Cinema Museum (03 FEB).
Films in London this week: 1985 at The Cinema Museum (03 FEB).

1985 + PANEL d. Yen Tan, 2018 at The Cinema Museum (03 FEB 18:30);

  • The VITO Project presents: A collab with AIDS Memory UK Campaign, StopAIDS & Youth Stop AIDS and GMFA for a special screening of 1985, a 2018 award-winning US film directed by Yen Tan. The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 04

Films in London this week: TALKING HEADS STOP MAKING SENSE at The Five Bells (04 FEB).
Films in London this week: TALKING HEADS: STOP MAKING SENSE at The Five Bells (04 FEB).

Films in London today (A – Z):

  • A PRIVATE WAR + Satellite Q&A d. Matthew Heineman, 2018 at Curzon Bloomsbury, Victoria & Wimbledon (04 FEB 18:45). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at DocHouse (04 FEB 20:30). JAGTEN aka The Hunt d. Thomas Vinteberg, 2012 at Deptford Cinema (04 FEB 19:30). ON HER SHOULDERS d. Alexandria Bombach, 2019 at DocHouse (04 FEB 16:00). THE RAFT d. Marcus Lindeen, 2018 at JW3 (04 FEB 14:00). RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 at DocHouse (04 FEB 14:00). SUSPIRIA d. Luca Guadagnino, 2018 at The Prince Charles (04 FEB 13:00). TALKING HEADS: STOP MAKING SENSE d. Jonathan Demme, 1984 presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (04 FEB 20:00).


TUE 05

Films in London this week: EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA at Genesis Cinema (05 FEB).
Films in London this week: EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA at Genesis Cinema (05 FEB).

THE EAGLE + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Stephen Horne + INTRO/ by Kevin Brownlow d. Clarence Brown, 1925 at Primrose Hill Community Library (05 FEB 19:45):

  • Kevin will be showing his own film print of one of Rudolph Valentino’s finest films. Based on a Pushkin short story, it centres upon a Russian Cossack officer (Rudolph Valentino) who deserts rather than make love to Catherine the Great (Louise Dresser). Sentenced to death with a reward on his head for shunning the lusty Czarina, he escapes and becomes the Black Eagle, a dashing masked vigilante, and seeks to avenge the death of his father.

EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA + Q&A with director Shelly Chopra Dhar, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (05 FEB 18:00):

  • Some love stories are not simple, Sweety’sis one such story.. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a secret that she harbours close to her heart and ultimately the truth that her true love might not find acceptance in her family and society.

ROBOCOP + PRESENTATION by Will Jackson d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 at Barbican (05 FEB 18:10):

  • Science On Screen presents: Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic is accompanied by a presentation from Will Jackson, founder and director of robotics company Engineered Arts, who muses on whether technology is to blame for its misuse. Who are the villains, the machines or their masters?

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 06

Films in London this week: AN OLD GANGSTER’S MOLLS at The Cinema Museum (06 FEB).
Films in London this week: AN OLD GANGSTER’S MOLLS at The Cinema Museum (06 FEB).

ALL IS TRUE + Q&A with director/actor Kenneth Branagh & writer Ben Elton, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (06 FEB 17:45 – Other Picturehouses available for Satellite Q&A):

  • Not content to stop at his legendary Shakespeare roles and acclaimed productions of the bard’s plays, Kenneth Branagh now directs a film about the playwright’s last years, in which he stars as the man himself.

A PRIVATE WAR + Q&A with director Matthew Heineman & photographer Paul Conroy at BFI Southbank (06 FEB 18:00):

  • Matthew Heineman makes a striking dramatic debut with this pulse-racing biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, killed in 2012 whilst reporting from Syria.

AN OLD GANGSTER’S MOLLS + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Cyrus Gabrysch d. Svatopluk Innemann, 1927 at The Cinema Museum (06 FEB 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: Our main feature is a restored Czech slapstick comedy about a factory owner Mr Pardon and his uncle Mr Monday, who swap their identities and invent incredible stories to escape marriage and be with their beloveds.

Double Bill: UNSETTLING + WASHED BY THE MOON + Q&A d. Iris Zaki, 2018 + d. Dan Shutt, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (06 FEB 18:30 + 20:15):

  • Lush presents: UNSETTLING: Tekoa is a trendy hippie colony for Israeli settlers on the West Bank, where none of the controversial residents want to speak to the media. WASHED BY THE MOON: A celebration of Albanian polyphonic singing and the resilience of tradition in the face of inevitable change.

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 07

Films in London this week: BLANK HISTORY at Rich Mix (07 FEB).
Films in London this week: BLANK HISTORY at Rich Mix (07 FEB).

BLANK HISTORY + Q&A with director Denis Buckley at Rich Mix (07 FEB 19:00):

  • Seeing the destruction of Grenfell Tower and witnessing the community response in absence of official support was the starting point for the project BLANK HISTORY, a film which looks at how people from immigrant or postcolonial cultures experience loss.

Horror and Hilarity: The Legacy of The Grand-Guignol with instructor Richard J. Hand at The Horse Hospital (07 FEB 19:00):

  • The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies presents: Hidden at the end of cobblestoned alley in Pigalle lurked a little theatre which was home to the smallest stage in Paris. This was the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol (1897-1962), the legendary ‘Theatre of Horror’. In a district famous for its brothels, streetwalkers and gangsters, the unique Grand-Guignol had a loyal local fanbase and drew in many nervous visitors from further afield.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: TRISTANA part of LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (07 FEB).
Films in London this week: TRISTANA part of LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (07 FEB).

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: SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (01 to 07 FEB); and, A STAR IS BORN d. Bradley Cooper, 2018 (06 FEB 12:30 / 07 FEB 13:15).

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

CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):

  • “From his beginnings as a godfather of filmic Surrealism to his remarkably fertile exile in Mexico to his late-career renaissance as a titan of international cinema, Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel’s richly varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet whose films overflow with unforgettable, dreamlike images.” Includes: UN CHIEN ANDALOU + L’AGE D’OR d. Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dalí, 1928/1930 (01 FEB 20:15); THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL d. Luis Buñuel, 1962 (02 FEB 18:00); DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID d. Luis Buñuel, 1965 (02 FEB 20:00); TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1967 (03 FEB 18:00); BELLE DE JOUR d. Luis Buñuel, 1967 (03 FEB 20:00); SIMON OF THE DESERT d. Luis Buñuel, 1965 (04 FEB 20:45); THE MILKY WAY d. Luis Buñuel, 1969 (05 FEB 20:15); and, TRISTANA d. Luis Buñuel, 1970 (07 FEB 20:30).

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

  • “A unique opportunity to experience world cinema history through the screening of films once thought lost.” Includes: CROSSROADS OF YOUTH + SEASON INTRO d. Ahn Jong-hwa, 1934 (07 FEB 18:00 – Currently SOLD OUT!).

FEELGOOD FILMS at House Of Vans (25 JAN to 17 FEB – FREE! No booking required):

  • “Feeling the winter blues? We’re here to help with a season of great feel-good flicks.” Includes: CLUELESS (02 FEB 15:00 & 17:30); SCHOOL OF ROCK (03 FEB 14:00 & 16:00); and, GOOD-BYE LENIN! (07 FEB 17:00 & 19:15).

FORGOTTEN BLACK TV DRAMA at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • “A selection of groundbreaking dramas from 1961-1985, many of them not seen since they were first broadcast, all of them worth your time.” Includes: JUST LIKE MOHICANS + PANEL d. Faith Isiakpere, 1985 (04 FEB 18:10).

FRENCH CLASSICS SPECIAL CÉSAR AWARDS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 24 FEB):

  • “This season of French classics is a selection of films awarded by the Académie des César”. Includes: AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS d. Louis Malle, 1987 (03 FEB 14:00).

HAPPY FAMILIES at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (FEB):

  • “These stories relate sibling rivalry, marital strife, and kinship between parents and their offspring.” Includes: MY LIFE AS A DOG d. Lasse Hallstrom, 1985 (01 FEB 19:30).

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

  • 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: THE DARK d. Justin P. Lange, 2018 (05 FEB 19:00).

JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME: PEOPLE STILL CALL IT LOVE at ICA (02 to 10 FEB):

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • “One of the world’s most adventurous and widely respected filmmakers, Michelangelo Antonioni profoundly influenced cinematic style, mood and outlook.” Includes: ZABRISKIE POINT d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970 (02 FEB 15:00 / 04 FEB 20:40); CHINA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1972 (03 FEB 13:10); BLOW UP 35mm + INTRO by actor Peter Bowles d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966 (03 FEB 17:40); RED DESERT d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964 (06 FEB 20:40); and, BLOW UP 35mm d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966 (07 FEB 20:45).
  • Antonioni: The Plurality of Artistic Vision panel discussion (04 FEB 18:30).

MIRANDA JULY at Deptford Cinema (02 to 03 FEB):

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

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

  • Includes: BEAST d. Michael Pearce, 2017 (01 FEB 19:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE at Genesis Cinema (07 FEB).
Films in London this week: A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE at Genesis Cinema (07 FEB).

Film festivals in London this week include:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS at DocHouse (01 to 07 FEB).
Films in London this week: THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS at DocHouse (01 to 07 FEB).

BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at Rio Cinema (01 to 07 FEB):

  • Lyrical, poetic, and mysterious, acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s BURNING expands a Haruki Murakami short story to create a compelling and mysterious world that explores unrequited love and the nature of obsession.

CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (01 to 07 FEB — Other Picturehouses available!):

  • In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family.

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS d. Simon Lereng Wilmot, 2017 at DocHouse (01 FEB 20:30 / 02 FEB 18:30 / 06 FEB 18:30 / 07 FEB 16:30):

  • Since armed conflict broke out in Ukraine in 2014, the small village of Hnutove has suffered the brunt of it. Ten-year-old Oleg and his grandmother have remained, while many have fled. They take shelter in a makeshift bunker as the rumble of shelling and gunfire threatens.

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


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