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 [21 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).
SAT 21 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
BEYOND THE DOOR & THE ANTICHRIST at The King & Queen (21 APR 17:30 – Free, donation invited):
World Wide Weird! presents a double bill of Italian Exorcism. Both films were part of the mini genre ‘filone’ (streamlet) of Exorcism themed films following the smash sucess of US film THE EXORCIST. “WARNING neither film is for the squeamish or fainthearted!” Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Nurses and Prostate Cancer Research.
FRENCH IMPRESSIONS: I GOT LIFE! + TALK at Watermans (21 APR 13:00):
Single, out of work and feeling sidelined, soon-to-be grandma Aurore is dreading growing old. When she bumps into an old flame – the gorgeous Doctor Totoche – despite the odd hot flush, Aurore starts to feel sexy again and decides to embrace middle aged life.
Grab a joint ticket for all three parts of the latest in BFI’s long-running African Odysseys strand. Two documentaries are followed by Tony Warner (Black History Walks) talking about the African diaspora’s contribution to the classic Hollywood genre, the western.
More films in London today (A–Z): A MAN OF NO AMBITION at Talkies Community Cinema (21 APR 19:30). BARRY LYNDON at BFI (21 APR 14:00). EXPLODING CINEMA at The Horse Hospital (21 APR 19:00). GOING WEST + MUSIC + FOOD presented by South Social at Theatre Peckham (21 APR 18:30). HIGH FIDELITY 35mm at Prince Charles (21 APR 15:25). JACK THE RIPPER + GUESTS presented by Misty Moon at the Cinema Museum (21 APR 14:30). THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 35mm at Prince Charles (21 APR 17:55). SONG OF THE SEA at Screen25 (21 APR 10:30).
SAT 21 // TODAY’S SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON HAL HARTLEY screens at Close-Up (04 APR to 30 APR):
HENRY FOOL (21 APR 17:30).
CLOSE-UP ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI screens at Close-Up (03 to 30 APR):
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VÉRONIQUE (21 APR 20:00).
CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH screens at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):
WESTERN (21 APR 16:00, 18:00 & 20:50).
NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: Suffrage, Cinema & Beyond screens at Barbican (18 to 24 APR):
GEORGIE GIRL + INTRO (21 APR 16:00).
SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (21 APR 15:30, 18:30, 20:40).
WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
TOM JONES (Director’s Cut) (21 APR 18:25).
SAT 21 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS
East End Film Festival (11 to 29 APR)
THE FINAL GIRLS PRESENT: SHE’S RIGHT BEHIND YOU: THE UNINVITED + KURONEKO (21 APR 12:30 & 16:00, Andaz London)
THE MAN YOU’RE NOT + Q&A (21 APR 15:30, Rich Mix)
THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR (21 APR 15:30, Genesis)
SAND & BLOOD + Q&A (21 APR 15:45, Rich Mix)
THE BROMLEY BOYS + Q&A (21 APR 18:00, Genesis)
THE CONFESSIONAL + Q&A (21 APR 18:00, Rich Mix)
BLUE MY MIND + Q&A (21 APR 18:15, Rich Mix)
NO PLACE FOR TEARS + Q&A (21 APR 20:45, Rich Mix)
IN THE FADE (21 APR 21:00, Curzon Aldgate)
THE MARRIAGE (21 APR 21:00, Genesis)
Frames Of Representation (20 to 28 APR)
SECRET SCREENING (21 APR 14:00, ICA)
A Case Study: TERRATREME (21 APR 16:00, ICA)
DJON AFRICA + Q&A (21 APR 18:00, ICA)
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
SAT 21 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
HAVE A NICE DAY at Watermans (21 APR 17:00):
A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. News of a robbery spreads fast, and over the course of one night everyone starts looking for the stolen swag. A whirlwind neo-noir, and a pioneering slice of independent Chinese animation.
MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 APR 21:00):
When a young widow is raped and and her cattle are stolen, she fights back and kills several of her attackers. She embarks on a journey of redemption and empowerment, but the ghost of one of the men she killed returns to haunt her.
SAFARI at DocHouse (21 APR 20:30):
Maverick Austrian director Ulrich Seidl returns with this look at the grotesque world of trophy hunting and the luxury tourist trade it attracts. To paraphrase Seidl, SAFARI is a vacation movie about killing; a killer movie about human nature.
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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any mistakes. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+. We check box office availability for films in London today and only list films you can book for at the time of posting. Please click quickly!
Featured attraction: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VÉRONIQUE at Close-Up (21 APR).