Films in London today: SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM at Moth Club (12 AUG).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 12.08.19

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) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


SALÒ: The Sickest Movie Ever Made (Lecture by Dr Lindsay Hallam + Screening) at Moth Club (12 AUG 19:00):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: “Upon its release in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film SALÒ was met with outrage and controversy, banned in many countries around the world. Pasolini had been the subject of scandal throughout his career as an author, poet, playwright, journalist, actor and filmmaker, often confronting societal and sexual taboos head on in his work, and openly criticizing Christianity and capitalism. The hysteria around SALÒ’s release was heightened further by Pasolini’s untimely, violent death, which occurred just three weeks before the film’s premiere in Paris.”


Films in London this month: FRANKENSTEIN, part of SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (25 AUG).

We want to make sure you never miss a frame… Plan ahead with our epic monthly roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for AUGUST.



Films in London today: HARD PAINT at Barbican (12 AUG).
Films in London today: HARD PAINT at Barbican (12 AUG).

More films in London today (A – Z):

> SIGN UP for free Friday emails highlighting 7 days of sensational screens.


Films in London today: FIELD OF DREAMS at The Prince Charles (12 AUG).
Films in London today: FIELD OF DREAMS, part of TAKE ME TO THE BALL GAME at The Prince Charles (12 AUG).

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):


  • L’AGE D’OR 35mm d. Luis Buñuel, 1930 + Short: PORKY’S ROMANCE d. Frank Tashlin, 1937 (12 AUG 18:15).


THE CLASS OF ’94 at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

FILM4 SUMMER SCREEN at Somerset House (08 to 21 AUG):

  • THE MATRIX d. The Wachowskis, 1999 (12 AUG 19:00).

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

KUBRICK: Back By Popular Demand at BFI IMAX & Southbank (JUL to AUG):

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 14 AUG):

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

TAKE ME TO THE BALL GAME at The Prince Charles (12 AUG to 18 SEP):

TARANTINO ON SCREEN-O at Genesis Cinema (05 to 13 AUG):

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych  UGETSU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953 (12 AUG 20:15).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 enjoys a grind show run (12 AUG 12.30).

> SUBSCRIBE to get our full listings emailed & support #LDNindieFILM.


We don’t think that there are any film festivals in London today but we’ve been wrong before… please let us know! Find out what’s coming in our Festivals A to Z.


Films in London today: NOTORIOUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 to 15 AUG).
Films in London today: NOTORIOUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 to 15 AUG).

GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (12 AUG 14:00):

  • “17-year-old Karma Khaial stands by the Mediterranean Sea that represents freedom to her. But in Gaza, the sea is yet another wall restricting the lives and dreams of its inhabitants. This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza.”

NOTORIOUS 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 AUG 15:00 & 17:20):

  • “Two of the most iconic and powerful stars of their day pair up in Hitchcock’s post-war spy thriller, film noir – with just a dash of screwball dialogue and some serious romance – and the results are electric.”

STONES HAVE LAWS d. Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan & Tolin Erwin Alexander, 2018 at ICA (12 AUG – Not screening today, back tomorrow!).

More films in London this week (A – Z):

Subscribe & support

RADIANT CIRCUS – “Home of alternative screen culture in London” (Film London) – is supported entirely by readers’ monthly subscriptions. Subscribers get our listings emailed directly as well as other great rewards. With enough subscribers backing us, we will be able to: 1) establish RADIANT CIRCUS as a permanent resource; 2) fund a full site rebuild to make our listings more social and searchable; and, 3) stage free events for subscribers as our way of saying a huge thank you! Our target? One thousand passionate film fans sharing what they love so that many more can discover it. Subscribe at

“I love everything you’re doing with RADIANT CIRCUS, the output is brilliant. And just so great to see it grow. Kudos to you.” (A fan via email!).


*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 try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: however, some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.