Films in London today: DEVIL IN THE FLESH at Ciné Lumière (07 JUL).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 07.07.18

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our DAILY UPDATE helps you find great films in London today*.

Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // a selection of GRIND SHOWS (regular runs).

Featured attraction: DEVIL IN THE FLESH (07 JUL 20:30) at Ciné Lumière part of SATIRE & MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at BFI Southbank and Ciné Lumière (until 31 JUL): “An intense psycho-sexual drama about the passionate affair between a teenage boy and a disturbed, beautiful, woman married to a terrorist on trial.”



Films in London today: OPENING DAY OF CLOSE-UP at Close-Up (07 JUL).
Films in London today: OPENING DAY OF CLOSE-UP at Close-Up (07 JUL).

African Odysseys presents: NEW WAVE for BAME filmmakers working with the moving image (07 JUL 12:00) followed by MOSSANE + INTRO by Tega Okiti & Q&A with Zeiba Monod at BFI Southbank (07 JUL 14:00):

  • Dazzling and deeply affecting, this powerful drama, written and directed by Africa’s first woman director, follows the plight of Mossane, a young and strikingly beautiful village girl who must choose between love and financial security.

Close-Up Cinema Year 3 at Close-Up (Programme 1: 06 JUL 19:30 / Programme 2: 07 JUL 20:00):

  • Mark the third anniversary of the Shoreditch staple with the launch of Stanley Schtinter’s Liberated Film Club scratch card book (06 JUL) and a screening of Abbas Kiarostami’s radical masterpiece Close-Up (07 JUL).

Kennington Bioscope Railway Special at The Cinema Museum (07 JUL 10:00):

  • All aboard for another Kennington Bioscope special! An all-day excursion into the greatest railroadin’ moments of silent cinema.

More films in London today (A – Z): 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES + Q&A with Renee Glynne presented by World Wide Weird! at The King & Queen (07 JUL 18:00 – Free!/Donation suggested). BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (07 JUL 14:00). CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Pride screening at Picturehouse Central (07 JUL 21:10). CAMILLE CLAUDEL at British Museum (07 JUL 14:00). CRUEL INTENTIONS at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (07 JUL 21:00). DAY OF WRATH 35mm at BFI (07 JUL 16:00). FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK at ICA (07 JUL 15:00). MOONLIGHT at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (07 JUL 21:00). THE NEVERENDING STORY at Backyard Cinema (07 JUL 11:00). POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% + Q&A with Anthony Grayling & Peter French at Picturehouse Central (07 JUL 19:00). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at Barbican (07 JUL 16:10). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Backyard Cinema (07 JUL 16:30). SLEEP HAS HER HOUSE at Deptford Cinema (07 JUL 18:30). THE SQUARE at ICA (07 JUL 15:30). TRANNY FAG at ICA (07 JUL 13:25).


Films in London today: STAR TREK III THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK at The Prince Charles (07 JUL).
Films in London today: STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK 70mm at The Prince Charles (07 JUL).

19TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 JUL):

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):


AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 11 AUG):

PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL):


SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST at BFI Southbank (06 to 09 JUL):

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (07 to 29 JUL – Free! / No booking required):


Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: SWINGING SAFARI at Regent Street Cinema.
Films in London today: SWINGING SAFARI at Regent Street Cinema.

Oz Film Festival 2018 (06 to 08 JUL):


Films in London today: SHAKEDOWN at ICA.
Films in London today: SHAKEDOWN at ICA.

MARY SHELLEY at Phoenix Cinema (07 JUL 17:35):

  • The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in MARY SHELLEY, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.

SHAKEDOWN at ICA (07 JUL 20:40).

  • ‘Shakedown’ was a series of parties founded by and for African American women in Los Angeles that featured go-go dancing and strip shows for the city’s lesbian underground scene.

TERMINAL at The Prince Charles (07 JUL 15:45):

  • In the dark heart of a sprawling anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life.

More films in London this week (A – Z): BEAUTY AND THE DOGS at ICA (06 to 10 JUL). THE ENDLESS at The Prince Charles (06 to 12 JUL). LADY BIRD at Whirled Cinema (09 to 12 JUL). MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS at ICA (07 to 11 JUL). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (06 to 12 JUL). MCQUEEN at The Castle Cinema (06 to 10 JUL). POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% at Arthouse (06 to 11 JUL). RACER & THE JAILBIRD at Ciné Lumière (11 to 25 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (06 to 12 JUL). STUDIO 54 at Rich Mix (06 to 12 JUL). SWIMMING WITH MEN at Phoenix Cinema (06 to 12 JUL). TIME TRIAL at DocHouse (06 to 12 JUL).

MORE: weekly digests // monthly roundups // event calendar // festivals A to Z.

Join the hunt for adventurous moving pictures.

Get all our guides delivered directly to your inbox – plus other great rewards – with a low-cost RADIANT CIRCUS monthly membership, available exclusively at Patreon.

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram for news & updates.


*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 check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.