SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [04 to 10 JAN 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 04 // SAT 05 // SUN 06 // MON 07 // TUE 08 // WED 09 // THU 10


Featured attraction: Fiona Tan: ASCENT + Q&A with Fiona Tan at The Whitechapel Gallery (10 JAN 19:00): “As if cloaked by the clouds that mask the magnificent view of Japan’s highest peak on a crisp misty morning, Fiona Tan’s Ascent is a film shrouded in mystic wonder.” – Culturefly.


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 04

Films in London this week: GREASE 2 at The Prince Charles (04 JAN).
Films in London this week: GREASE 2 at The Prince Charles (04 JAN).

GREASE 2 at The Prince Charles (04 JAN 21:00):

  • Presented by Brooklyn Brewery (each ticket includes a cold can of something tasty): Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the leader of Rydell High School’s Pink Ladies. Tired of her relationship with top T-Bird Johnny Nogerelli (Adrian Zmed), she breaks up with him and quickly catches the eye of English exchange student Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield).

More films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 05

Films in London this week: THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD at Phoenix Cinema (05 JAN).
Films in London this week: THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD at Phoenix Cinema (05 JAN).

Blinking Buzzards – The quarterly meeting of the UK Buster Keaton Society at The Cinema Museum (05 JAN 16:00):

  • After a selection of Keaton shorts and a break, the second half will be a screening of SHERLOCK JR. (1924). Buster plays a film theatre projectionist in love with a beautiful girl (Kathryn McGuire).

THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD at Phoenix Cinema (05 JAN 11:00):

  • Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time, and certainly a masterpiece of French animation, the Prix Louis Delluc-winning Le Roi et l’Oiseau has been cited by Studio Ghibli as a profound influence on their work.

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 06

Films in London this week: LA BELLE ET LA BETE at Regent Street Cinema (06 JAN).
Films in London this week: LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE at Regent Street Cinema (06 JAN).

Double Bill: ORPHÉE + LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE at Regent Street Cinema (06 JAN 15:00 & 17:00):

  • ORPHÉE: This magical retelling of the Orpheus myth turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in postwar Paris. LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE: This landmark feat of cinematic fantasy conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death has never been equalled.

EVELYN + Q&A with filmmakers at Rio Cinema (06 JAN 15:30):

  • The Oscar winning director of THE WHITE HELMETS, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family in this deeply personal film, as he and his siblings embark on a journey in remembrance of their brother, Evelyn, who took his own life over a decade ago.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 07

Films in London this week: I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY at BFI (07 JAN).
Films in London this week: I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY at BFI (07 JAN).

I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY + Skype Q&A with director Jessica Leski at BFI Southbank (07 JAN 18:10):

  • To paraphrase the immortal words of Harry Styles, ‘who’s to say that a teen girl’s musical taste is any less valuable than that of a 30-year-old hipster?’ In her documentary feature debut, Jessica Leski doesn’t focus on the boybands themselves, but the adoration they inspire in women.

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 08

Films in London this week: POSSESSED at ICA (08 JAN).
Films in London this week: POSSESSED at ICA (08 JAN).

PIN CUSHION + Q&A with Director Deborah Haywood at HMV Curzon (08 JAN 20:30):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: There are excellent reasons for making a firm date for PIN CUSHION: it’s a breakthrough film for director Deborah Haywood; Lily Newmark proves her star potential plus it’s an excoriating dissection of social exclusion among adults and teenagers alike – relevant, funny and unsettling.

POSSESSED + INTRO by Metahaven at ICA (08 JAN 18:30):

  • Programmed alongside Metahaven’s exhibition Version History, the artists introduce the first UK screening of their feature length audio-visual essay POSSESSED (2018), directed in collaboration Rob Schröder.

POSTCARDS FROM LONDON + Q&A with director Steve Mclean at Genesis Cinema (08 JAN 18:30):

  • In his quest for fame, fortune and cultural stimulation, beautiful, young Jim (Harris Dickinson – BEACH RATS, TRUST) becomes the ultimate escort/muse in this sexy & stylish homage to legendary Soho.

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 09

Films in London this week: ONEIROMANCER at Tate Modern (09 JAN).
Films in London this week: ONEIROMANCER at Tate Modern (09 JAN).

A MODERN MUSKETEER (1917) 35mm + THE GOOD BAD MAN (1916) + INTRO by Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (09 JAN 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: A Douglas Fairbanks double bill. In the first, Fairbanks plays a restless young man in rural Kansas who dreams of being a hero like the Three Musketeers. The second, with Bessie Love, is among Fairbanks’s earliest films to explore themes of identity and a passion for the history of the American West.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: ONEIROMANCER + INTRO/Q&A with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz at Tate Modern (09 JAN 18:30):

  • UK premiere of six recent short films. Curated by the artist herself, the selection challenges conventional representations of Caribbean cultures, exploring subjects spanning anti-colonial movements, self-sufficient lifestyles and post-military landscapes. ​

COLETTE + Q&A with producers Stephen Woolley & Elizabeth Karlsen at BFI Southbank (09 JAN 20:15):

  • Free-thinking, boundary-pushing French author and iconoclast Sidonie-Gabrille ‘Colette’ (Keira Knightley) finally gets the biopic treatment with this charming, rollicking film.

VOICES OF THE SEA + Q&A with director Kim Hopkins at DocHouse (09 JAN 18:30):

  • Although fisherman Orlando struggles to make ends meet, he is content with his life in Cuba, with his young wife Mariela and their extended family and community. Mariela dreams of a better life; financial security and a more stable future, a hope that is driving many Cubans to risk their lives on dozens of attempts to escape by boat and arrive on American soil.

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 10

Films in London this week: ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS at ICA (10 JAN).
Films in London this week: ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS at ICA (10 JAN).

Experimenta Mixtape #1 at BFI Southbank (10 JAN 20:30):

  • Think of this event as a continuous stream of choice items drawn from multiple sources; one film follows another and so on. The sequence will last roughly 75 minutes and titles will not be announced in advance. Compiled by William Fowler.

Fiona Tan: ASCENT + Q&A with Fiona Tan at Whitechapel Gallery (10 JAN 19:00):

  • Screening and discussion with artist Fiona Tan on her remarkable cultural, temporal and geographic portrait of Mount Fuji. Revealed through thousands of photographs, Ascent blurs the boundary between both documentary and fiction, the still and moving image, to compelling effect.

International Remakesploitation: The Horror Meme From The Turkish Exorcist To Dracula in Pakistan with instructor Iain Robert Smith at The Horse Hospital (10 JAN 19:00):

  • The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents: This lecture will introduce students to the world of horror ‘remakesploitation’ – international exploitation remakes of successful horror films that were often unlicensed and aimed primarily at the domestic market.

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS + Q&A with director Gabrielle Brady & counsellor Poh Lin Lee at ICA (10 JAN 19:45):

  • Christmas Island is a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, dense with jungle and home to millions of land crabs, who every year migrate from the island’s interior to its rugged coastline. The island is also home to Australia’s largest offshore detention facility, in which over 800 asylum seekers are currently indefinitely detained.

VESSEL + PANEL at Genesis Cinema (10 JAN 20:50):

  • The People’s Film Club and London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign present: The film follows a fearless sea captain who sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions at sea, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists. Proceeds to Women on Waves and the London-Irish ARC.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: GILDA LIVE at Phoenix Cinema, part of WE LOVE GILDA! (06 JAN).
Films in London this week: GILDA LIVE at Phoenix Cinema, part of WE LOVE GILDA! (06 JAN).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: PHANTOM THREAD 70mm (08 JAN 20:40).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (08 JAN to 06 MAY):

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (05 JAN to 13 APR):

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

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):

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

  • The PCC says: “We are still working on adding SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK and HAPPINESS to this season! The companies who released these films either don’t exist anymore or no longer hold the rights, making them very tricky to book.” Includes: HARD EIGHT aka Sydney (06 JAN 20:30); and, TWISTER 35mm (07 JAN 20:45).

CLOSE-UP ON JASUJIRō OZU at Close-Up (until 13 JAN):

  • “Often considered the “most Japanese” of all Japanese directors, Ozu was proclaimed “one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century in any medium and in any country” by the British Film Institute. Includes: FLOATING WEEDS (04 JAN 20:15 / 10 JAN 20:15); EARLY SUMMER (05 JAN 20:00 / 08 JAN 20:15); TOKYO-GA (06 JAN 18:00); TOKYO STORY (06 JAN 20:00); LATE SPRING (07 JAN 20:15); and, LATE AUTUMN (09 JAN 20:15).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (03 JAN to 24 JUN):

  • “The almost complete collection of PTA films returns to our screens in 2019… THERE WILL BE BLOOD and INHERENT VICE will pop up soon, so check back for updates.” Includes: HARD EIGHT aka Sydney (06 JAN 20:30); and, PHANTOM THREAD 70mm (08 JAN 20:40).

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):

LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):

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

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 05 MAY):

  • “The legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet”. Includes: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (06 JAN 13:00).

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (05 JAN to 23 MAR):

WE LOVE GILDA! at Phoenix Cinema (06 JAN to 24 FEB):

  • Following last year’s UK premiere of LOVE, GILDA (09 DEC 2018),The Celluloid Sorceress presents a season of Gilda Radner’s films. Includes: GILDA LIVE + INTRO by Rebecca Nicole Williams (06 JAN 14:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: CALL ME SIS at Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival (10 JAN).
Films in London this week: CALL ME SIS at Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival (10 JAN).

Film festivals in London this week:


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (05 to 10 JAN).
Films in London this week: CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (05 to 10 JAN).

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (05 to 10 JAN):

  • In an age where we consume, upgrade and have machines that aren’t built to last, Tom Hanks loves typewriters. And he’s not alone. In Doug Nichol’s doc, we meet a man who creates sculptures out of typewriters, another who has spent the most part of his life repairing typewriters, and a typewriter orchestra.

THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (04 to 10 JAN):

  • A triple threat of acting talent drives this acid period drama of courtly scheming. Olivia Colman is Queen Anne, a capricious and sickly ruler led by the nose by Rachel Weisz’s courtier Lady Sarah. Abigail (Emma Stone) is a disenfranchised noblewoman who quickly sets about regaining her position by wheedling her way into the Queen’s favours.

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD aka Kamera o tomeru na! at The Prince Charles (04 to 10 JAN):

  • The film opens in a run-down, abandonad warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of military experiments… Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!

THE PASSENGER aka Professione: Reporter at BFI Southbank (04 JAN to 24 FEB):

  • When David Locke (Jack Nicholson) impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he’s starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn’t mean he’s escaping the past…

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


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