SCREEN QUEST DIARIES: MARCH 2018

RADIANT CIRCUS is gathering a nomadic tribe of film fans – like-minded adventurers committed to supporting London’s independent attractions. Here’s our SCREEN QUEST diaries for March 2018.

Each month, we pick the finest attractions and invite you to experience them with us. These are our SCREEN QUESTS.

This is a summary of the screens we’ve seen in March 2018 (with links to relevant tweetswriteups and SPECIAL FEATURES).

Like STRAIN ANDROMEDA THE, everything here runs backwards…


30 MAR
MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER / HARD PAINT

Presented by BFI Flare at BFI Southbank. // Q&A with director Anucha Boonyawatana (MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER).

28 MAR
HOW VIKTOR ‘THE GARLIC’ TOOK ALEXEY ‘THE STUD’ TO THE NURSING HOME

Presented by New East Cinema at Barbican. // Q&A with director Alexander Hant.

24 MAR
120 BPM / MY OWN PRIVATE HELL

Presented by BFI Flare at BFI Southbank. // Q&As with director Robert Campillo (120 BPM) & co-director Guto Parente (MY OWN PRIVATE HELL).

> You can read our writeup here.

22 MAR
ST ELMO’S FIRE

Presented by the Celluloid Sorceress at Genesis Cinema.

> You can read our interview with the Celluloid Sorceress here.

16 MAR
YEELEN

Presented by BFI at BFI Southbank. // Intro by Ben Okri.

> You can read our writeup here.

16 MAR
ANGEL HEART

Presented by BFI at BFI Southbank. // Q&A with Sir Alan Parker.

In the Q&A after the film, Sir Alan Parker reflects on how to work with Robert De Niro in between takes. Lessons learned? Avoid making sarcastic pirate asides – “Arrrrrrrh, Jim lad” – to the rest of the crew when the “greatest actor ever” might have laid it on a bit thick…

16 MAR
NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE

Presented by UK Asian Film Festival at Regent Street Cinema. // Skype Q&A with co-directors Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar.

“Without hope, architects have nothing to do.”

14 MAR
STRAIN ANDROMEDA THE

Presented at Close-Up Centre. // Introduction by curator Erik Martinson.

08 MAR
NOVA NIGHTS EP#10: KUO’S EYES & OTHER TALES OF DARKNESS

Presented by Billy Chainsaw at The Horse Hospital. // Q&A with director O.B. De Alessi.

07 MAR
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Presented by Women In Film & TV at the Courthouse Hotel. // Q&A with director Alexandra Dean.

03 MAR
LABYRINTHS: THE FILMS OF PETER BURR

Presented by Edge of Frame Weekend at Barbican. // Q&A with Peter Burr.

> You can read our writeup here.

02 MAR
PERSISTENCE OF VISION / BEYOND THE FRAME

Presented by Edge of Frame at BFI Southbank. // Q&A with the artists.

02 MAR
A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Presented by Curzon Artificial Eye at Film London Exhibitor’s Breakfast at Rich Mix.


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Featured images: HARD PAINT (2018).

HARD PAINT

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