“Somewhere not so far back, vast lightnings stomped the earth. Somewhere a storm like a great beast with terrible teeth could not be denied.”¹

RADIANT CIRCUS is a place to huddle together, refuel and shelter from the storm.

We are dedicated to preserving the past and promoting the future of adventurous moving pictures.

From cult classics to mainstream curiosities, video art and experimental film, there’s room under the big top for cinematic oddities of all shapes and sizes.

“Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind; cinema comes from the country fair and the circus, not from art and academicism.”²

There are four main types of attraction at RADIANT CIRCUS:

  • SCREENS where we hunt for wild and astonishing things;
  • GUIDES where we recommend moving pictures that might excite you;
  • SPECIAL FEATURES where we meet the working acts behind the screens;
  • PROJECTS where we create carnival attractions for the curious.



  1. Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962).
  2. Werner Herzog, https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Werner_Herzog