RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our DAILY UPDATE helps you find films in London today [19 APR 2018]*.
We check ticket availability each morning & only list screens you can book for at the time of posting. Films in London today: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof, by seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (regular runs).
THU 19 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
ARTISTS, FICTION & CINEMA: STAGING THE STUART CROFT ARCHIVE at BFI Southbank (19 APR 20:45):
An illustrated, personally inflected lecture first presented in 2014 by artist filmmaker Stuart Croft (1970-2015) is re-performed and discussed by Stuart Croft Foundation trustees and artists Emma Bennett, Keira Greene and Anna Lucas.
RADICAL BROADCASTS: THEORY ON TV (Part One) at The Whitechapel Gallery (19 APR 19:00):
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 radical uprising across Europe, the Whitechapel Gallery presents an archive television season which brings together “an exciting and provocative combination of documentary, archive footage and drama”.
A RESTORATION OF ‘NOSFERATU’ (1922) at The Horse Hospital (19 APR 19:00):
The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies presents a lecture by Mark Rance illustrating many of the issues encountered and – with varying degrees of success – resolved in a digital restoration of Murnau’s NOSFERATU. The talk will begin with a description of the original production and how its own troubled history complicated the film’s reconstruction and restoration.
More films in London today (A–Z): THE BIG CITY at BFI (19 APR 18:10). BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 70mm at Prince Charles (19 APR 20:45). IF…. 35mm at Prince Charles (19 APR 18:20 – Only £1 for PCC Members). A MAN CALLED OVE at Talkies Community Cinema at Dugdale Centre (19 APR 19:45). THE WAY TO THE STARS presented by Kennington Classics at the Cinema Museum (19 APR 19:30).
THU 19 // TODAY’S SEASONS
ESSENTIAL CINEMA XII at Close-Up (01 to 29 APR):
ZERO FOR CONDUCT + THE 400 BLOWS (both 35mm) (19 APR 19:30).
FEMALE GAZE at Deptford Cinema (19 APR to 13 MAY):
WUTHERING HEIGHTS (19 APR 19:30).
NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: Suffrage, Cinema & Beyond at Barbican (18 to 24 APR):
OUR TIMES (19 APR 19:00).
SERGIO LEONE at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (19 APR 18:20 & 20:50).
THU 19 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today:
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (11 to 29 APR)
THE SOLACE OF ORPHEUS + Q&A with directors Niall Donegan & Elliot Vick at Rich Mix (19 APR 18:15).
BANDIT + Q&A with director August King at Rich Mix (19 APR 18:30).
TEAM HURRICANE at The Castle Cinema (19 APR 18:30).
I THINK YOU’RE FREAKY & I LIKE YOU A LOT! short films at Curzon Aldgate (19 APR 18:30).
THE FOG + SALON with Nick Walker at Genesis Cinema (19 APR 19:00).
WEST OF SUNSHINE at Rich Mix (19 APR 20:50).
HIPPOPOTAMUS at Rich Mix (19 APR 21:00).
LONDON KURDISH FILM FESTIVAL (13 to 22 APR)
UGLY DUCKLING + SHORT at Rio Cinema (19 APR 20:30).
ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL (18 to 22 APR)
BREAKING NEWS + Q&A with producer Bogdan Craciun at Curzon Soho (19 APR 18:30).
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
THU 19 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
A GENTLE CREATURE at ICA (19 APR 13:40):
Inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story, director Sergei Loznitsa takes us into a lawless Russia where crime is often unpunished. After receiving a parcel sent to her incarcerated husband marked ‘return to sender,’ an unnamed woman decides to travel to Siberia in search of answers.
WESTERN at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 APR 12:20):
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 (19 APR 18:30):
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 attraction: A RESTORATION OF ‘NOSFERATU’ (1922).