RADIANT CIRCUS is creating a comprehensive guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our SCREEN GUIDE DAILY will help you find films in London today [16 APR 2018]*.
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MON 16 // SINGLE-O EXHIBITS
MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS + Q&A with director Mari Okada at Prince Charles Cinema (16 APR 18:00):
Acclaimed screenwriter Mari Okada makes her directorial debut in this animated fantasy feature. The people of Iolph have a lifespan of hundreds of years and maintain their teenage appearances for life, but when the peace of this town is shattered by those who want the secret to their longevity for themselves, a young girl named Maquia is forced to escape.
WHO GOES NEXT + INTRO by Lucie Dutton at BFI Southbank (16 APR 18:10):
In the latter half of the 1930s the scent of impending war was in the air, and British cinema responded to the mood with films such as this First World War drama. Inspired by true events, WHO GOES NEXT is set in the claustrophobic confines of a German prison camp in 1916, where the friction between a group of British officers comes to a head as they plot their escape.
YEAR OF THE SEX OLYMPICS + TALK by Andy Murray at The Institute Of Light (16 APR 20:00):
In a future Britain, language and conflict have become redundant due to the dominance of television, and the appetites and passions of the masses are controlled by a constant stream of pornography regulating sexual desire. The screening will be preceded by a talk from Andy Murray, author of Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale.
Looking for something different (A–Z)? THE DISASTER ARTIST presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (16 APR 19:00). DOUBLE BILL: ISLE OF DOGS & THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS at Regent Street Cinema (16 APR 18:30/20:30). THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE at BFI (16 APR 18:20). PAPER MOON 35mm at Prince Charles (16 APR 18:15). SSFX THE ANTHOLOGY FILM + Q&A at Genesis Cinema (16 APR 19:00). WALK THE LINE 35mm at Prince Charles (16 APR 20:45).
MON 16 // SEASONS (by event/venue)
ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (until DEC):
CLOSE-UP ON HAL HARTLEY at Close-Up (04 APR to 30 APR):
TRUST (16 APR 16:00).
CLOSE-UP ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI at Close-Up (03 to 25 APR):
THREE COLOURS: BLUE (16 APR 20:00).
READY PLAYER ONE SEASON at Picturehouse Central (09 APR to 15 MAY):
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (16 APR 18:20 – other Pictrehouses available).
SERGIO LEONE at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (16 APR 14:30, 18:15, 20:30).
WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (APR):
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (16 APR 20:45).
MON 16 // FESTIVALS (by date/duration)
Festivals projecting this week include:
- East End Film Festival (11 to 29 APR)
- London Independent Film Festival (13 to 22 APR)
- London Kurdish Film Festival (13 to 22 APR)
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
MON 16 // GRIND SHOWS (by title)
JUPITER’S MOON at Whirled Cinema (16 APR 20:00):
The director of the critically acclaimed WHITE GOD employs his uniquely talented eye to create this riveting supernatural thriller. Adorned with heart-pounding car chases and sensational gunfights that are complemented by fluid and kinetic camerawork, Kornél Mundruczó brings spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production to tell a timely European story.
WESTERN at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 APR 18:00):
A thriller on the frontier of Eastern Europe follows a group of German construction workers who have travelled to a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside for work. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences.
WINNIE at Bertha DocHouse (16 APR 20:30):
Winnie Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguingly powerful contemporary female political figures. As her husband Nelson Mandela served out his sentence in prison, Winnie took centre stage before the world as the face of the African National Congress. She became an icon for an adoring but fickle public that first cast her as the Mother of the Nation, and then cast her down as a sinner.
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Featured image: MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS (2018).