SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 20.05.18

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 (regular runs).


Featured attraction: Salomé Lamas’ EXTINCTION at DocHouse (20 MAY 16:00).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: THE OLD DARK HOUSE at Regent Street (20 MAY).
Films in London today: THE OLD DARK HOUSE at Regent Street Cinema (20 MAY).

Double Bill: THE INNOCENTS + THE OLD DARK HOUSE at Regent Street Cinema (20 MAY 15:00 & 17:15):

  • Two horror classics. There’s a discount for doing the double.

EXTINCTION at DocHouse (20 MAY 16:00):

  • Salomé Lamas’ haunting essay film enters the dark and labyrinthine borderlands of what was once the USSR. Kolya is a young man from Moldova, who feels a strong allegiance to Transnistria – a communist breakaway state which does not legally exist.

WAKE IN FRIGHT at Moth Club (20 MAY 19:00):

  • Cancelled!

More films in London today (A – Z): BARRY LYNDON at Rio Cinema (20 MAY 15:15). CITIZEN KANE at BFI (20 MAY 15:20). D/EAF SHORTS SHOWCASE at Rio Cinema (20 MAY 12:00). FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE at Regent Street Cinema (20 MAY 19:00). FROM UP ON POPPY HILL at The Prince Charles (20 MAY 15:35). L’APPAT presented by French Sundaes at The Cinema Museum (20 MAY 14:30). THE MAGIC FLUTE at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). THE SEARCHERS 35mm at The Prince Charles (20 MAY 20:45 – £1 PCC Members).


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: THE SWAMP at ICA (20 MAY).
Films in London today: THE SWAMP at ICA (20 MAY).

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (all year):

CLOSE-UP ON PIER PAOLO PASOLINI at Close-Up (03 to 29 MAY):

CYBERPUNK ANIME at House Of Vans (06 to 27 MAY):

JACQUES TATI Selectrospective at The Prince Charles (07 to 28 MAY):

LET LOVE IN: NICK CAVE ON SCREEN at Genesis Cinema (until 01 JUN):

LOST IN AMERICA: THE OTHER SIDE OF REAGAN’S 80s at BFI Southbank (MAY):

LUCRECIA MARTEL RETROSPECTIVE at ICA & BFI Southbank (20 to 27 MAY):

MAY ’68 AND ITS LEGACIES at Ciné Lumière (04 to 23 MAY):

ROYAL WEDDING at Deptford Cinema (19 to 20 MAY):

UPRISING: THE SPIRIT OF ’68 at BFI Southbank (MAY):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: LEMBRI UUDU at Cheap Cuts (20 MAY).
Films in London today: LEMBRI UUDU at Cheap Cuts (20 MAY).

Herne Hill Free Film Festival (01 MAY to 01 JUN)

Everyman Music Film Festival (07 to 31 MAY)

Beyond Words French Literature Festival (14 to 21 MAY)

Cheap Cuts Short Documentary Film Festival (17 to 20 MAY)


GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: FILMWORKER at ICA.
Films in London today: FILMWORKER at ICA.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 13:30 & 17:00):

  • For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation, with no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits, that is showing exclusively at Picturehouse cinemas. This screening will have a 15 minute interval.

FILMWORKER at ICA (20 MAY 20:40):

  • Director Tony Zierra puts filmworker Leon Vitali centerstage in this documentary about his staggering career and creative involvement with director Stanley Kubrick. Vitali, a budding actor, initially starred in Kubrick’s period drama BARRY LYNDON before becoming his muse and right-hand man.
  • Also at Picturehouse Central (18 to 24 MAY) and Rio Cinema (18 to 24 MAY).

MAYSKAYA STREET at DocHouse (20 MAY 18:00):

  • Belarus has been called ‘Europe’s last Dictatorship’, ruled by President Lukashenko since the collapse of the USSR. Young Kostia – 18 and about to vote for the first time – muses on the future for his country with his family and friends in his small village.

RECRUITING FOR JIHAD at DocHouse (20 MAY 19:30):

  • Gaining unprecedented access to the lives of religious fundamentalists, RECRUITING FOR JIHAD is a powerful examination of extremism in Europe, which makes its UK Premiere at Bertha DocHouse.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 70mm at BFI Southbank (20 MAY 15:00 & 19:00):

  • This handsomely mounted film of the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is an exemplary translation from stage to screen. Right from the aerial opening – presented in glorious 70mm for an exclusive two-week run at BFI – Robert Wise and screenwriter Ernest Lehman place passion, energy, movement and musical expression at the heart of their brisk, eloquent storytelling.

More films in London this week (A – Z): IN THE INTENSE NOW at ICA (19 to 22 MAY). THE POETESS at DocHouse (until 23 MAY). RECRUITING FOR JIHAD at DocHouse (18 to 24 MAY). REVENGE at Barbican (until 20 MAY), The Castle Cinema (19 to 23 MAY), Ciné Lumière (19 to 31 MAY). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at Whirled Cinema (21 to 27 MAY). THE WILD BOYS aka Les Garçons Sauvages at ICA (until 23 MAY). THE WOUND at Lexi Cinema (22 & 23 MAY). THE YOUNG KARL MARX at JW3 (18 to 24 MAY).


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*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+.

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