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 [22 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).
SUN 22 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
BLACK SUNDAY FILM FESTIVAL at Hen & Chickens Theatre (22 APR 13:00):
Now entering its third edition, this monthly event (which is why it appears here rather than in FESTIVALS, below…) by Unrestricted View combines feature length and short form horror.
DOUBLE BILL: SUDDEN FEAR + DARK VICTORY at Regent Street (22 APR 14:00 & 16:15):
If you’ve been following FEUD, this one’s for you… A double bill of Joan Crawford followed by Bette Davis. There’s a discount for doing the double.
LONDON SYMPHONY + PANEL at Picturehouse Central (22 APR 13:00):
A silent city symphony offering a poetic journey through the capital, “an artistic snapshot of London as it stands today, and a celebration of its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion”.
More films in London today (A–Z): A MOVING IMAGE +Q&A with director Shola Amoo presented by Block Party Cinema at Pop Brixton (22 APR 17:00). ALPHAVILLE presented by French Sundaes at the Cinema Museum (22 APR 14:30). CALL ME BY YOUR NAME presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (22 APR 15:00). HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE at Prince Charles (22 APR 17:30 – Eng. subs). IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT at BFI (22 APR 15:45). THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER at Stow Film Lounge (22 APR 14:30). THE SEVENTH SEAL at Picturehouse Central (22 APR 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available). STALKER at Regent Street (22 APR 19:00). TO LIVE & DIE IN L.A. 35mm at Prince Charles (22 APR 20:45).
SUN 22 // TODAY’S SEASONS
ALTITUDE FILMS screens at Deptford Cinema (03 to 30 APR):
LOVING VINCENT (22 APR 15:00).
FRUITVALE STATION (22 APR 18:30).
ANIME APRIL at Genesis Cinema (until 03 MAY):
REDLINE (22 APR 20:30).
CLOSE-UP ON ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV screens at Close-Up (01 to 28 APR):
LOVELESS (22 APR 17:30).
LEVIATHAN (22 APR 20:00).
CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH screens at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):
WESTERN (22 APR 15:15, 17:40 & 20:00).
D.I.Y. screens at House of Vans (05 APR to 29 APR):
CLERKS (22 APR 14:00 & 16:00 – Free!).
MAY ’68 AND ITS LEGACIES screens at Ciné Lumière (01 APR to 23 MAY):
WEEK-END (22 APR 14:00).
NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: Suffrage, Cinema & Beyond screens at Barbican (18 to 24 APR):
THE SUFFRAGETTE + SHORTS (22 APR 16:00).
SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (22 APR 17:40 + interval).
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (22 APR 15:40, 18:00 & 20:20).
WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
LAUGHTER IN THE DARK 35mm (22 APR 18:10).
GIRL WITH GREEN EYES (22 APR 20:30).
THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (22 APR 15:00).
SUN 22 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS
East End Film Festival (11 to 29 APR)
ONE OR THE OTHER + Q&A (22 APR 13:00, Rich Mix).
ANOTHER NEWS STORY + Q&A (22 APR 14:30, Rich Mix).
THE WAKE + Q&A (22 APR 15:00, Rich Mix).
BALEKEMPA (22 APR 16:00, Curzon Aldgate).
ON THE OTHER SIDE FROM YOU short film programme (22 APR 16:00, Rio Cinema).
SHORTNESS OF DEATH short film programme (22 APR 16:00, Rio Cinema).
EXCAVATOR (22 APR 17:15, Rich Mix)
London Independent Film Festival (13 to 22 APR)
THE ALBANIAN RECRUIT + SHORT (22 APR 18:00, Kino Bermondsey)
London Kurdish Film Festival (13 to 22 APR)
FACING DEATH WITH WIRECUTTER (22 APR 12:00, SOAS)
WRITING ON THE CITY (22 APR 13:00, SOAS)
Romanian Film Festival (18 to 22 APR)
CHARLESTON + Q&A (22 APR 15:00, Curzon Soho)
Frames Of Representation (20 to 28 APR)
BRAGUINO + Q&A (22 APR 16:00, ICA).
DELTA + Q&A (22 APR 17:45, ICA).
IN PRAISE OF NOTHING + PANEL (22 APR 20:00, ICA).
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
SUN 22 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
HAVE A NICE DAY at Watermans (22 APR 20:30):
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 (22 APR 12:50):
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 (22 APR 18:00):
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.
More films in London this week (A–Z): ROBERT DOISNEAU: THROUGH THE LENS at DocHouse (22 APR 16:00).
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Featured attraction: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984).