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: IL MOSTRO DELL’OPERA (1964) (16 JUN 11:00) part of the PHANTOMS OF THE OPERA SYMPOSIUM at Barbican (15 to 17 JUN): “this rare film represents an early example of literary/cinematic mash-up, in which the phantom that haunts the theatre in full evening dress is not a disfigured madman but a rather sophisticated individual who just happens to be a vampire.”
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
FRENCH IMPRESSIONS – LET THE SUNSHINE IN + INTRO at Watermans (16 JUN 13:00):
- Inspired by Roland Barthe’s A Lover’s Discourse, Claire Denis and the novelist Christine Angot created a moody and wistful romantic comedy featuring Juliette Binoche in one of her most compelling and demanding roles.
THE HAPPY PRINCE + Q&A with Rupert Everett at Curzon Mayfair (16 JUN 15:25):
- Following his release from prison, Oscar Wilde spent his last years a shadow of the character that he once was. Not that his waspish humour left him, as star and director Rupert Everett highlights in this intelligent and moving portrait.
- You can also see THE HAPPY PRINCE + Q&A at Picturehouse Central a little later (16 JUN 18:30).
WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA SUMMIT at BFI Southbank (16 JUN 11:00 – Sold Out!):
- A day of talks and events on women, power and film.
- Followed by a 30th anniversary screening of WORKING GIRL + INTRO by Anna Bogutskaya (16 JUN 20:10 – Tickets remaining!).
More films in London today (A – Z): BEST OF THE ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL at Ciné Lumière (16 JUN 14:00). COOL RUNNINGS at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (16 JUN 21:00). CUSTODY at Picturehouse Central (16 JUN 16:15). GILDA at BFI (16 JUN 18:15). THE FIFTH ELEMENT at Backyard Cinema (16 JUN 16:30). INSIDE OUT at Backyard Cinema (16 JUN 11:00). LIQUID SKY at ICA (16 JUN 14:15). FOUR WEDDINGS & A FUNERAL at Nomad outdoor cinema, Paddington Gardens (16 JUN 21:45). Take Two: PERSONA + 3 WOMEN at Close-Up (16 JUN 18:00 & 20:00). TRON at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (16 JUN 21:00). ZAMA at ICA (16 JUN 13:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN 70mm (16 JUN 20:45).
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):
CANNES DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT 50TH ANNIVERSARY at Ciné Lumière (15 to 17 JUN):
DIRECTED BY WOMEN / FEMALE GAZE at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):
- MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS (16 JUN 19:30).
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU at The Prince Charles Cinema (until 14 OCT):
- TOKYO STORY 35mm (16 JUN 17:30).
MARVEL STUDIOS at House Of Vans (07 JUN to 01 JUL – Free!/No booking required):
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (16 JUN 15:00 & 17:30).
PHANTOMS OF THE OPERA SYMPOSIUM at Barbican (15 to 17 JUN):
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL):
- I KILLED MY MOTHER (16 JUN 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Rapport Festival (15 to 17 JUN):
- REEL BLACK LIVES MATTER DOCS (16 JUN 12:30, Whirled Cinema).
- WATER IN A BROKEN GLASS (16 JUN 16:30, Whirled Cinema).
World Cinema Festival (16 JUN):
- WORLD CINEMA FESTIVAL (16 JUN 12:30, Barking Broadway Theatre).
THE PIANO at BFI Southbank (16 JUN 17:50 & 20:30):
- Jane Campion’s powerful, multi-Oscar-winning drama about a mute woman whose passions are unleashed. The screenings on 17 JUN 15:20 and 24 JUN 17:30 will have D/deaf or hard of hearing subtitles.
- The Piano at 25 symposium (18 JUN 20:30) is free to ticket holders 18 JUN 18:10 but must be booked in advance.
STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY at Picturehouse Central (16 JUN 18:30):
- KIND HEARTS & CORONETS meets ERASERHEAD in this quirky and original one-man show starring Timothy Spall. A middle-aged man stuck in prison begins seeing hallucinations of comedy legends from yesteryear, including Max Wall, Margaret Rutherford and George Formby.
- There’s a Q&A with Timothy Spall coming… (24 JUN 19:00).
TRANNY FAG at ICA (16 JUN 20:45):
- The rock documentary and political manifesto TRANNY FAG depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag’, who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism and conformity.
More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BREADWINNER at BFI (15 to 21 JUN). THE CIAMBRA at ArtHouse (15 to 21 JUN). THE HAPPY PRINCE at The Institute Of Light (15 to 21 JUN). MCQUEEN at Watermans (15 to 21 JUN). MY FRIEND DAHMER at The Castle Cinema (17, 18 & 20 JUN). NOTHING LIKE A DAME at JW3 (15 to 20 JUN). PHANTOM THREAD at Whirled Cinema (19 to 24 JUN). THE SQUARE at ICA (16 to 21 JUN). STUDIO 54 at DocHouse (15 to 21 JUN).
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