SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 16.10.19

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).


THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF d. Felix E. Feist, 1950 + Supporting Programme at The Cinema Museum (16 OCT 19:30):

  • Kennington Noir presents: “With visually sharp cinematography from Russell Harlan – BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) – especially in the spectacular climactic scene at Fort Point, adjacent to SF’s Golden Gate Bridge, this is a film which needs to be seen on the big screen, so don’t miss it! We will be showing the recent Film Noir Federation restored version.”


LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - A new popup cinema by Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a brand new popup cinema screening daily programmes of bitesize films for busy City workers at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019).

> Book here: sbf.org.uk/whats-on

Films in London this week: LONG TIME NO SEA, part of Native Spirit Film Festival (12 to 20 OCT 2019).

Online at radiantcircus.com: The 13th Native Spirit Film Festival (12 to 20 OCT) continues this week. // Ranjit S. Ruprai aka SUPAKINO launched a new season of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema last weekend. // Help Screen25 in South Norwood and The Horse Hospital stay open if you can.



Films in London today: TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE at Ciné Lumière (16 OCT).
Films in London today: TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE at Ciné Lumière (16 OCT).

TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE d. Ali Jaberansari, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (16 OCT 20:40):

  • “Presented at the London Film Festival last year, this bittersweet comedy follows three characters in search of love in contemporary Tehran. Mina, an overweight beauty clinic secretary, Hessam, a veteran bodybuilder and Vahid, a funeral singer, all three disenchanted souls yearn for love and affection.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (11 to 17 OCT).

VIEW FROM THE TOP 35mm d. Bruno Barreto, 2003 with Richard Ayoade at The Prince Charles (16 OCT 20:00):

  • “Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet’s gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.” There will be book signings.

More films in London today (A – Z):


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Films in London today: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, part of CLOSE-UP ON KIRA MURATOVA at Close-Up (16 OCT).
Films in London today: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, part of CLOSE-UP ON KIRA MURATOVA at Close-Up (16 OCT).


CLOSE-UP ON KIRA MURATOVA at Close-Up (16 to 26 OCT):

HIDDEN FIGURES: EUZHAN PALCY at Barbican (06 to 26 OCT):


  • Barbra Streisand: FUNNY GIRL d. William Wyler, 1968 (16 OCT 14:30).
  • Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen: ON THE TOWN d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1949 (16 OCT 20:30).

NEWMAN’S OWN: THE EARLY FILMS OF PAUL NEWMAN at Regent Street Cinema (01 SEP to 27 OCT):

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

THRILLERS & KILLERS & MONSTERS, OH MY! at The Prince Charles (27 SEP to 01 NOV):

  • GET OUT d. Jordan Peele, 2017 (16 OCT 18:20).

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Film festivals in London today include:


Films in London today: FARMING at Catford Mews (11 to 17 OCT).
Films in London today: FARMING at Catford Mews (11 to 17 OCT).

BEANPOLE d. Kantemir Balagov, 2019 at ICA (16 OCT – Not showing today/Come back tomorrow!):

  • “Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov’s hypnotic and rigorous third feature confirms his impressive capacity to deliver strong, accurate and delicate portraits of individuals in past and contemporary Russia.”

FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2019 at Catford Mews (16 OCT 15:40 & 21:00):

  • “Based on the writer/director’s childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.”

YOUR TURN d. Eliza Capai, 2019 at DocHouse (16 OCT 21:00):

  • “Following the student movement from the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018, YOUR TURN captures an urgent time in Brazilian politics. In the wake of the economic and social crisis, students protest and occupy hundreds of schools.”

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

  • BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 23 OCT). THE DAY SHALL COME d. Christopher Morris, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 to 17 OCT). DOLEMITE IS MY NAME d. Craig Brewer, 2019 at The Prince Charles (11 to 22 OCT). THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Watermans (11 to 24 OCT). FOR SAMA d. Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 17 OCT). GOOD POSTURE d. Dolly Wells, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 17 OCT). HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 17 OCT). JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 at The Lexi (until 17 OCT). JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (until 17 OCT). MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson, 2019 at DocHouse (13 to 17 OCT). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (14 to 20 OCT). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (until 17 OCT). THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ICA (until 17 OCT). TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE d. Ali Jaberansari, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (11 to 17 OCT).

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 Oct to 01 Nov 2019.

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