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: YI YI (18 JUN 19:30), part of A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (03 to 24 JUN): “YI YI is a carefully orchestrated, almost musical ensemble piece that masterfully interweaves its characters.” Harvard Film Archive.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
BONNIE AND CLYDE Immersive 60s Event at The Prince Charles (18 JUN 20:30):
- UCL History’s Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going project presents an immersive 1960s cinema-going experience with a screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967). A stylish but controversial mix of romance, crime and violence (advertised as “They’re young. They’re in love. They kill people!”), this landmark film starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and influenced both sixties fashion and music.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE + TALK: Make Atwood Fiction Again by Dr Caroline Edwards at The Institute Of Light (18 JUN 19:10 – Sold Out!):
- Science Fiction Theatre presents: The USA has become The Republic of Gilead, a right-wing totalitarian state. Women are subjugated and powerless in society. The world is rife with disease and infection, and few women remain who can have children: those who can are taken by the government and christened ‘handmaids’.
IT 35mm + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Wendy Hiscocks at BFI Southbank (18 JUN 20:45):
- Betty Lou (Bow) is a working-class shopgirl with a crush on the owner (Moreno) of the department store where she works. Through a series of hilarious hijinks, Betty Lou attracts her crush’s attention, until a case of mistaken identity creates a rift between them. Believed lost for many years, this charming silent romcom solidified Clara Bow as cinema’s first ‘it girl.’
More films in London today (A – Z): 3.10 TO YUMA presented by Kennington Shoot-Em-Ups at The Cinema Museum (18 JUN 19:30). BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK at The Prince Charles (18 JUN 18:25). DONNIE DARKO at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (18 JUN 21:00). DRUNKEN ANGEL aka Yoidore Tenshi 35mm at The Prince Charles (18 JUN 20:45). FILMWORKER at Stratford Picturehouse (18 JUN 20:45). I, CLAUDE MONET at Ciné Lumière (18 JUN 20:30). PSYCHO VERTICAL at DocHouse (18 JUN 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- MUR MURS + UNCLE YANCO (18 JUN 18:30).
A ONE AND A TWO… THE FILMS OF EDWARD YANG at Close-Up (03 to 24 JUN).
- YI YI (18 JUN 19:30).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
S&M at Deptford Cinema (18 JUN to 20 JUL).
- MAÎTRESSE (18 JUN 20:00).
WOMEN IN FILM at Genesis Cinema (2018).
- CINESISTERS’ SHORTS VOL. 1: FAMILY MATTERS + Q&A (18 JUN 18:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
- 1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES (18 JUN 18:45, Picturehouse Central).
- Next screening: A SEASON IN FRANCE (19 JUN 20:30, BFI).
THE PIANO at BFI Southbank (18 JUN 18:10 & 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 (18 JUN 18:50):
- 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).
STUDIO 54 at DocHouse (18 JUN 16:30 & 20:30):
- Documenting the volcanic expression of freedom in the late 70s, the heyday of NYC nightclub Studio 54 was a period in social history defined by sexual liberation and disco hedonism. Open for just 33 months from 1977, Studio 54 has refused to age, becoming as iconic for club culture in 2018 as it once was nearly 40 years ago.
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). TRANNY FAG at ICA (15 to 20 JUN).
Join the hunt for adventurous moving pictures.
Get all our guides delivered directly to your inbox – plus other great rewards – with a low-cost RADIANT CIRCUS monthly membership, available exclusively at Patreon.
*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 check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.