SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [11 to 17 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 11 // SAT 12 // SUN 13 // MON 14 // TUE 15 // WED 16 // THU 17


Featured attraction:

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: THE CLOCK 24-HOUR SCREENING at Tate Modern (12 to 13 JAN – Last Chance!):

  • Due to overwhelming demand, for one last time Tate Modern is keeping the free display of Christian Marclay’s THE CLOCK (2010) open outside of regular museum hours. You will be able to see the late night and early morning sections of the installation, which are not normally possible to view

New at RADIANT CIRCUS:

  • The 16th London Short Film Festival (11 to 20 JAN 2019) opens this week and many screenings are selling fast. We thought we’d take a look at all the special events you can still buy tickets for at the time of posting… > Read our RADIANT CIRCUS top ten picks of this year’s LSFF. Click quickly!

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 11

Films in London today: AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL at ICA (11 JAN).
Films in London this week: AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL at ICA (11 JAN).

Films in London today (A – Z):


SAT 12

Films in London this week: WHITE BADGE at Birkbeck Cinema (12 JAN).
Films in London this week: WHITE BADGE at Birkbeck Cinema (12 JAN).

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: THE CLOCK 24-HOUR SCREENING at Tate Modern (12 to 13 JAN – Last Chance!):

  • Due to overwhelming demand, for one last time Tate Modern is keeping the free display of Christian Marclay’s THE CLOCK (2010) open outside of regular museum hours. You will be able to see the late night and early morning sections of the installation, which are not normally possible to view.

WHITE BADGE at Birkbeck Cinema (12 JAN 10:30 – Free!):

  • Based on Ahn Jung-Hyo’s 1983 novel Of War and the Metropolis, reissued as The White War in 1993, WHITE BADGE is a gripping account of the lives of South Korean soldiers involved in the Vietnam War, and its impact on their lives. Part of: Changing Landscapes – The New Korean Cinema Movement on Screen.

More films in London today (A – Z):


SUN 13

Films in London today: HIGH-RISE at Deptford Cinema (13 JAN).
Films in London this week: HIGH-RISE at Deptford Cinema (13 JAN).

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: THE CLOCK 24-HOUR SCREENING at Tate Modern (12 to 13 JAN – Last Chance!):

  • Due to overwhelming demand, for one last time Tate Modern is keeping the free display of Christian Marclay’s THE CLOCK (2010) open outside of regular museum hours. You will be able to see the late night and early morning sections of the installation, which are not normally possible to view.

HIGH-RISE + DISCUSSION at Deptford Cinema (13 JAN 14:30):

  • Deptford Cinema’s Film and Book Club starts the year with a successful collaboration between writer Amy Jump and director Ben Wheatley with their stylish adaptation of JG Ballard’s dystopian tale of social disintegration.

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BEAT + LIVE PERFORMANCE at Ritzy Picturehouse (13 JAN 13:00):

  • Jazz re:freshed Film Club presents: an immersive ‘fly-on-the-wall’ look at the artists at the core of the LA beat scene, granting personal glimpses into their creative processes. Representing London’s own flourishing beat scene will be a special guest, showcasing beat-making techniques with a live performance and an audience discussion.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MON 14

Films in London this week: EVELYN at Frontline Club (14 JAN).
Films in London this week: EVELYN at Frontline Club (14 JAN).

EVELYN + Q&A with director Orlando von Einsiedel & producer Joanna Natasegara at Frontline Club (14 JAN 19:00):

  • Following his Oscar-winning THE WHITE HELMETS, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss.

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 15

Films in London this week: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING at BFI (15 JAN).
Films in London this week: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING at BFI (15 JAN).

EVELYN + Q&A with director Orlando von Einsiedel & producer Joanna Natasegara at BFI Southbank (15 JAN 20:35):

  • Following his Oscar-winning THE WHITE HELMETS, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss.

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING + Q&A with director RaMell Ross at BFI Southbank (15 JAN 18:15):

  • Photographer-turned-filmmaker RaMell Ross has crafted an innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama, offering a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the USA.
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup, HERE.

SUPERBOB + Q&A with actor Brett Goldstein & director Jon Drever at The David Lean (15 JAN 19:30):

  • Stand-Up Film Club in collab with Screen25 & The Croydon Comedy Festival presents: After a freak meteor storm turns Peckham postman Bob into a superhero, he must face his greatest challenge: going on his first date in six years.

More films in London today (A – Z):


WED 16

Films in London this week: ON HER SHOULDERS at DocHouse (16 JAN).
Films in London this week: ON HER SHOULDERS at DocHouse (16 JAN).

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING + SCREENTALK with director RaMell Ross at Barbican (16 JAN 18:30):

  • Photographer-turned-filmmaker RaMell Ross has crafted an innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama, offering a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the USA.
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup, HERE.

ON HER SHOULDERS + Q&A with director Alexandria Bombach at DocHouse (16 JAN 18:30):

  • Everything changed on the night of August 3rd 2014. Isis stormed Nadia Murad’s Yazidi community and killed 700 people. Nadia Murad eventually escaped and lived in a refugee camp until she came to Europe. As Nadia engages with the global media, she faces insensitive and personal questions about rape, while trying to address how people can help the surviving Yazidi community.

More films in London today (A – Z):


THU 17

Films in London this week: THE L-SHAPED ROOM at Ciné Lumière (17 JAN).
Films in London this week: THE L-SHAPED ROOM at Ciné Lumière (17 JAN).

THE BICYCLE THIEVES 16mm + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (17 JAN 18:45):

  • Ciné-Real presents: This landmark Italian neorealist drama became one of the best-known and most widely acclaimed European movies. Written and directed by neorealist pioneers Cesare Zavattini and Vittorio DeSica, the movie featured all the hallmarks of the neorealist style.
  • Visit Ciné-Real’s spangly new website to pick up a discount code.

THE L-SHAPED ROOM + Q&A with Leslie Caron at Ciné Lumière (17 JAN 18:30):

  • Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 1964 Academy Awards®, Leslie Caron briefly stepped away from the musicals such as An American in Paris and Gigi to take the role of Jane, a young French woman pregnant with an illegitimate child who finds love and friendship among an assortment of outsiders residing in her dingy Notting Hill neighbourhood.
  • Part of a new year-long residency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at Ciné Lumière.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: PRIDE OF PLACE at Deptford Cinema, part of KIM LONGINOTTO: VIXEN FILMS RETROSPECTIVE (17 JAN).
Films in London this week: PRIDE OF PLACE at Deptford Cinema, part of KIM LONGINOTTO (17 JAN).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

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

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

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: TOKYO STORY (11 JAN 20:15); GOOD MORNING (12 JAN 18:00); AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (12 JAN 20:00); TAIPEI STORY (13 JAN 18:00); and, TOKYO TWILIGHT (13 JAN 20:15).

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

INGMAR BERGMAN FOCUS at BFI Southbank (JAN):

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

KIM LONGINOTTO: VIXEN FILMS RETROSPECTIVE at Deptford Cinema (17 to 26 JAN):

LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):

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

  • “A selection of our very favourite Martin Scorsese pictures – we may add a few more to this season so do check back for updates.” Includes: TAXI DRIVER 35mm (12 JAN 17:45).

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

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

ZUMBIS at Deptford Cinema (11 JAN to 08 MAR):

  • “A season of zombie films from around the world.” Includes: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (11 JAN 19:00 – Sold Out!).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Jasmine De Silva at AIRDRAFT, part of LSFF2019 (13 JAN).
Films in London this week: HOW TO BUILD YOUR HUMAN by
Jasmine De Silva at AIRDRAFT, part of LSFF 2019 (13 JAN).

Film festivals in London this week include:

Special mention: Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (12 JAN 18:20, Genesis Cinema – FREE! Booking recommended). A repeat screening of shorts programme REWRITE THE ENDING following a power cut at last year’s fest…


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: VOICES OF THE SEA at DocHouse (11 to 17 JAN).
Films in London this week: VOICES OF THE SEA at DocHouse (11 to 17 JAN).

THE HOUSE BY THE SEA aka La Villa at Ciné Lumière (11 to 24 JAN):

  • By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil.

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS at DocHouse (11 to 17 JAN):

  • A man makes a break for it in the blueish green light of the rainforest; rangers come to the aid of millions of land crabs as they begin their annual migration to the shoreline from the depths of the lush vegetation. Christmas Island is a place of both astounding beauty, and fierce nature, where the locals make offerings to their ghosts.

VOICES OF THE SEA at DocHouse (11 to 17 JAN):

  • 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 this week (A – Z):


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: however, some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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