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 [23 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).
MON 23 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
NOT.FOT. + ONE ON ONE at Curzon Goldsmiths (23 APR 18:00):
NOT.FOT. is a publication devoted to a single work: Władysław Hasior’s Photo Notebook made up of twenty thousand slides arranged by the artist into thematic series over thirty years. The magazine is published periodically and this launch of the latest edition includes a screening of ONE ON ONE, a Polish cultural review television show from 1974.
SHORT FILM NIGHT + Q&A at Peckhamplex (23 APR 18:30):
A night of short films directed by women based in London including a discussion with the directors. Presented in partnership with Fabulosis Films.
More films in London today (A–Z): FEAR EATS THE SOUL + INTRO at The Gate (23 APR 18:30). THE GUNFIGHTER presented by Kennington Shoot-em-ups at Cinema Museum (23 APR 19:30). THE LAST ANIMALS presented by the Advaya Initiative at Regent Street (23 APR 19:30). MANILA: IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT at BFI (23 APR 20:10). MR HULOT’S HOLIDAY at Prince Charles (23 APR 18:00). THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME short films presented by Queerly Beloved at The Glory (23 APR 19:00). TONI ERDMAN at Prince Charles (23 APR 20:25). WITHNAIL & I presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (23 APR 19:00).
MON 23 // TODAY’S SEASONS
ANIMATION 2018 screens at BFI Southbank (until DEC):
BRITISH ANIMATION MEETS THE 21ST CENTURY (23 APR 18:10).
ANIME APRIL at Genesis Cinema (until 03 MAY):
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (23 APR 18:15).
CLOSE-UP ON HAL HARTLEY screens at Close-Up (04 APR to 30 APR):
THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (23 APR 18:00).
CLOSE-UP ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI screens at Close-Up (03 to 30 APR):
THREE COLOURS: WHITE (23 APR 20:00).
CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH screens at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):
WESTERN (23 APR 14:30, 18:00 & 20:30).
NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: Suffrage, Cinema & Beyond screens at Barbican (18 to 24 APR):
ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS + SCREENTALK (23 APR 18:30).
READY PLAYER ONE SEASON screens at Picturehouse Central (09 APR to 15 MAY):
BACK TO THE FUTURE (23 APR 18:20). Other Picturehouses available!
SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (23 APR 18:20 & 20:30).
MON 23 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS
East End Film Festival (11 to 29 APR)
Not projecting today. Next films 25 APR.
Frames Of Representation (20 to 28 APR)
HOW TO FILM NOTHING – Lecture with Boris Mitić (23 APR 18:15, ICA).
FoR SHORTS + Q&A (23 APR 20:15, ICA).
Unrestricted View Film Festival inc. Vintage Mobile Cinema (23 to 29 APR)
PICKUPS (23 APR 19:00, Everyman Screen On the Green).
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
MON 23 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
HAVE A NICE DAY at Watermans (23 APR 16:15):
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 (23 APR 16:35):
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 (23 APR 16:40):
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: MANILA: IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT at BFI (23 APR).