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*.
Featured attraction: BABE: PIG IN THE CITY (08 JUL 11:00, Regent Street Cinema), part of the closing day of Oz Film Festival 2018 (06 to 08 JUL): “I liked BABE for all the usual reasons, but I like BABE: PIG IN THE CITY more, and not for any of the usual reasons, because here is a movie utterly bereft of usual reasons.” – Roger Ebert.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
A TASTE OF HONEY 35mm + Q&A with Rita Tushingham at Curzon Soho (08 JUL 15:00):
- Following a special 35mm presentation of the film, Rita Tushingham joins writer Charlotte Delaney and Mia Bays in conversation. Presented by Birds’ Eye View, the event celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the play by Shelagh Delaney on which the film is based.
PANDORA’S BOX + INTRO by Pamela Hutchinson + LIVE SCORE by Stephen Horne at Rich Mix (08 JUL 15:00):
- One of the greatest silent films ever made, G.W. Pabst’s PANDORA’S BOX is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting and the legendary, lead performance from its iconic star Louise Brooks.
YOUR HONOUR (Episodes 1–3) at JW3 (08 JUL 20:00 / 09 JUL 18:30):
- UKJF and JW3 prepare to take on your televisions/handhelds with four serialised screenings of the latest “binge-worthy thriller”, YOUR HONOUR (various dates, 08 to 16 JUL). Complete the series with: EP4–6 (10 JUL 14:30 / 11 JUL 18:30); EP7–9 (12 JUL 14:30 & 20:45); and, EP10–12 (15 JUL 20:30 / 16 JUL 18:30).
More films in London today (A – Z):
- BIG HERO 6 at Backyard Cinema (08 JUL 11:00).
- BOOM FOR REAL at Barbican (08 JUL 16:15).
- FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK at ICA (08 JUL 15:00).
- THE GREATEST SHOWMAN presented by Stow Film Lounge at Mirth, Marvel & Maud (08 JUL 14:15).
- KING OF HEARTS at Ciné Lumière (08 JUL 17:15).
- LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (08 JUL 16:30).
- LADY BIRD presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (08 JUL 15:00).
- LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Ciné Lumière (08 JUL 19:15).
- MCQUEEN at DocHouse (08 JUL 20:40).
- METROPOLIS – RE-SCORED LIVE by GROK at Genesis Cinema (08 JUL 15:00).
- NORTH BY NORTHWEST at Picturehouse Central (08 JUL 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at Barbican (08 JUL 13:50).
- TAIPEI STORY at Close-Up (08 JUL 20:00).
- TRANNY FAG at ICA (08 JUL 13:25).
- THE YELLOW SUBMARINE at Hackney Picturehouse (08 JUL 11:00 & 18:00 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- ZAMA at Whirled Cinema (08 JUL 18:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
19TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 JUL – tickets £2.50!):
- HIDDEN FIGURES (08 JUL 12:15).
- BEING JOHN MALKOVICH 35mm (08 JUL 15:05).
- KILL LIST (08 JUL 17:40).
- MULHOLLAND DRIVE (08 JUL 20:00).
ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):
- YELLOW SUBMARINE (50TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING) (08 JUL 12:30 & 18:20).
PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):
- THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1968) 35mm (08 JUL 20:20).
SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST at BFI Southbank (06 to 09 JUL):
- TRANNY FAG (08 JUL 20:00).
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (01 JUL to 06 JAN 2019):
- MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (08 JUL 15:15).
SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (07 to 29 JUL – Free! / No booking required):
- ADVENTURELAND (08 JUL 15:00 & 17:30).
TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ at Ciné Lumière (03 JUN to 22 JUL):
- LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS (08 JUL 14:00).
WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):
- KINGS OF THE ROAD 35mm (08 JUL 17:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Oz Film Festival 2018 (06 to 08 JUL):
- BABE: PIG IN THE CITY (08 JUL 11:00, Regent Street Cinema).
- BLUE THE FILM (08 JUL 14:00, Regent Street Cinema).
- THE BBQ (08 JUL 17:00, Regent Street Cinema).
- Closing Gala: THE BUTTERFLY TREE + Q&A with director Priscilla Cameron (08 JUL 19:30, Regent Street Cinema).
MARY SHELLEY at Phoenix Cinema (08 JUL 14:30 & 19:30):
- 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 (08 JUL 20:30).
- ‘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 (08 JUL 16:20):
- 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).
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