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: DYING YOUNG + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Cinema Museum (20 JUN 19:30). Join RADIANT CIRCUS for our first SCREEN QUEST – where we invite you to experience the best of London’s independent cinema scene with us – using our exclusive discount code “dying” when prompted at the box office.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
BONJOUR TRISTESSE + INTRO by Anna Bogutskaya at BFI Southbank (20 JUN 18:20):
- Described by François Truffaut as ‘the best actress in Europe,’ Jean Seberg stars in her second collaboration with director Otto Preminger as decadent teenager Cécile, living the good life on the French Riviera with her playboy father Raymond (Niven). When his girlfriend Anne (Kerr) arrives, Cécile does her best to break up their relationship, with tragic consequences.
DYING YOUNG + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Cinema Museum (20 JUN 19:30):
- Before THE FAULT IN OUR STARS there was DYING YOUNG… The Celluloid Sorceress returns to the Cinema Museum with another rare screening of a cult classic from Joel Schumacher, director of THE LOST BOYS. DYING YOUNG stars Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D’Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst, Ellen Burstyn, and David Selby.
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ON CALL + Q&A with director Alice Diop at Ciné Lumière (20 JUN 18:30):
- Where is the line between public service and humanitarian duty drawn in the walk-in healthcare centre in the outskirts of Paris? French-Senegalese director Alice Diop’s unfaltering documentary shows our society’s inadequacies in managing an ever-escalating crisis. On the occasion of World Refugee Day.
More films in London today (A – Z): ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (20 JUN 21:00). A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS at Regent Street Cinema (20 JUN 12:00 & 15:30). AMERICAN MOVIE at The Prince Charles (20 JUN 18:15). AN EDUCATION presented by Twickenham Film Club at The Exchange as part of Twickenham Festival (20 JUNE 19:30). Book Launch – Choreomania: Dance and Disorder including a screening of ONE MILLION STEPS at The Horse Hospital (20 JUN 18:30 – Free!). CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON aka Wo hu cang long 35mm at The Prince Charles (20 JUN 20:45). HUMAN FLOW + Q&A with representatives from refugee charity Salusbury World at Lexi Cinema (20 JUN 18:30). REDOUBTABLE at The David Lean Cinema (20 JUN 19:30). ROMEO + JULIET at Nomad outdoor cinema, Citypoint (20 JUN 19:00). SCARLET STREET presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (20 JUN 19:30). THE SHAPE OF WATER at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (20 JUN 21:00). THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (20 JUN 19:45). WOMEN IN REVOLT – DIRECTOR’S CUT a selection of shorts directed by women presented by Shorts On Tap at 93 Feet East (20 JUN 19:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (20 JUN 18:15).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- ON DANGEROUS GROUND 35mm (20 JUN 20:40).
PRIDE MONTH at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN to 11 JUL).
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (20 JUN 20:40).
TONY RICHARDSON: THE LONELINESS OF THE BRITISH NEW WAVE at Close-Up (02 to 30 JUN).
- THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (20 JUN 20:00).
YOUTH ON THE MARCH! at Regent Street Cinema (until 27 JUN):
- THE NEEDLE (20 JUN 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
- ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA (20 JUN 20:45, BFI).
THE PIANO at BFI Southbank (20 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.
STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY at Picturehouse Central (20 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).
TRANNY FAG at ICA (20 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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