THE BALLY #17: Sensational screens you must not miss [18 to 24 JAN]

SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!

Welcome to THE BALLY where we voice our enthusiasm for London's alternative screen attractions.

This week, we've given you some handpicked highlights from London's one-off screen events and a flavour of what's projecting in the city's repertory seasons and regular runs. Discover more online at radiantcircus.com.

THIS MONTH [JANUARY]:

Films in London this week: PEOPLE IN THE SUMMER NIGHT at Close-Up, part of DRIFTING SHADOWS (24 JAN).
Our featured attraction of the month is new season DRIFTING SHADOWS: MASTERPIECES OF FINNISH CINEMA at Close-Up Film Centre (18 to 30 JAN):

  • DRIFTING SHADOWS is here and it's always a treat when our featured attraction of the month swings into view... Everything's listed below and online as usual.

> Find out more in our monthly roundup, HERE.

THIS WEEK [18 to 24 JAN]:

THE WHITE REINDEER
Everything starts tonight with Finland’s Enchanted Cinema an illustrated talk from film historian and programmer of Finnish Film Archive, Antti Alanen, who will shed light on one of the most overlooked Nordic national cinemas (18 JAN 18:00, Birkbeck Cinema – Free!). Screenings begin with THE WHITE REINDEER (18 JAN 20:45, Close-Up).

> Find more indie films in our weekly digest, HERE.

RADIANT CIRCUS

FRI //:

THE RAFT + SCREENTALK with director Marcus Lindeen at Barbican (18 JAN 18:15):

  • In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior.

> Find more films in London today HERE.

SAT //:

Horace Ové double-bill: BALDWIN’S NIGGER + INTRO by visual artist Zak Ové + THE BLACK SAFARI + Q&A at BFI Southbank (19 JAN 14:00):

  • African Odysseys presents: British filmmaker, writer and artist Horace Ové is celebrated in this special double-bill.

> Find more films in London today HERE.

SUN //:

LE BLÉ EN HERBE aka The Game of Love 16mm + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Ciné Lumière (20 JAN 14:00):

  • Based on the eponymous novel by Colette, LE BLÉ EN HERBE recounts the story of Phil and Vinca, two childhood friends who spend all their holidays together by the sea.

> Find more films in London today HERE.

MON //:

SHOPLIFTERS at Regent Street Cinema (21 JAN 20:30):

  • The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning film from visionary director Hirokazu Kore-eda (NOBODY KNOWS, AFTER THE STORM) is a critically-acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan.

> Find more films in London today HERE.

TUE //:

ZAMA + INTRO by Dr Jon Hackett at The Exchange (22 JAN 20:00):

  • Richmond Film Society presents: In a remote Spanish colony we find ‘corregidor’ Zama who has seen better times. We observe as he seeks favours to regain prestige and be reunited with his family. Will the Fates let him succeed?

> Find more films in London this week HERE.

WED //:

PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT + INTRO by directors Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley at ICA (23 JAN 18:30):

  • Artists’ Film Club presents: Roman, a French teenager isn’t interested in sports or drugs, girls or boys. He’s neither nihilistic, religious, or depressive, but what Roman wants is to explode, and his only interest is in ensuring the act’s spectacular effect.

> Find more films in London today HERE.

THU //:

THE HANDS OF ORLAC + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by John Sweeny at Austrian Cultural Forum (24 JAN 19:00 – Free!):

  • An Austrian silent horror film from 1924 by Robert Wiene who made his name as a director of expressionist films such as THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. When pianist Paul Orlac loses his hands in a railway accident and receives a transplant from a recently executed murderer, he begins to believe that with them he has acquired the murderer’s predisposition to violence.

> Find more films in London today HERE.

// COMING SOON:

NEW SALT at House Of Vans (26 JAN 13:00 - Free! No booking required):

  • A 60-minute doc written, directed and self-produced by South Korean street photographer Soomin Yim. It documents the journey and spirit of Soomin, a street artist turned sailor, who abandons her life in Seoul to buy a modest sailboat and set out to sail towards the Southern tip of Korea.

> More event info HERE.

// COMING SOON:

NEVER CEDED at Redon (27 JAN 18:00):

  • The People's Film Club presents: A celebration of Indigenous resistance in Australia featuring Warwick Thornton’s incredible film WE DON'T NEED A MAP, a doc exploring the history of the Southern Cross constellation as a symbol of both indigenous culture and racist nationalism in Australia.

> More event info HERE.

RADIANT CIRCUS

SEASONS TO SINK YOUR TEETH INTO:

STOLEN DEATH

DRIFTING SHADOWS: MASTERPIECES OF FINNISH CINEMA at Close-Up (18 to 30 JAN):

> Find more rep seasons in our weekly digest, HERE.

A WEEK OF REGULAR RUNS:

Films in London this week: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING at ICA (18 to 24 JAN).

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING  at ICA (18 to 24 JAN):

  • “Dazzling and sun-drenched, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING is an innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama.”
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup HERE.

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS at ArtHouse (18 to 24 JAN):

  • Explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).

THE RAFT at Rio Cinema (18 to 24 JAN):

  • In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior.

> Find more regular runs in London in our weekly digest, HERE.

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS:

Nuala O'Sullivan, WOFFF Festival Director.

In the next in our series of interviews with London’s red hot indies, RADIANT CIRCUS chatted to Nuala O’Sullivan, director of the Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF). The BEST OF THE FEST UK TOUR pops-up at Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace, Walthamstow (03 FEB 16:00).

> Read more HERE.

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