SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 23.10.18

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 (a selection of regular runs).


Featured attraction: DONKEYOTE + Q&A with director Chico Pereira at DocHouse (23 OCT 18:30): “This ‘donkumentary’ is a stellar documentary-fiction hybrid. … A crowd-pleasing tale of an old man with a dream, a dog and a donkey.” – Liam Lacey, Point Of View.


SPARKLE (1976): A Save The Cinema Museum Fundraiser presented by the Celluloid Sorceress (28 OCT).
SPARKLE (1976): A Save The Cinema Museum Fundraiser presented by The Celluloid Sorceress (28 OCT).

Save The Cinema Museum: With several independent venues under threat across London, RADIANT CIRCUS is proud to be supporting the campaign to Save The Cinema Museum. Read our interview with The Celluloid Sorceress, Rebecca Nicole Williams, about her SPARKLE fundraiser with Samira Ahmed [28 OCT 15:00], then get booking with our exclusive discount code.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: SINK at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 OCT).
Films in London today: SINK at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 OCT).

DONKEYOTE + Q&A with director Chico Pereira at DocHouse (23 OCT 18:30):

  • An adventure film like you’ve never seen, this extraordinary observational documentary follows 73-year-old Manolo, who lives a simple life in Southern Spain, as he plans to walk the brutal 2200-mile trail of tears in the US with just his donkey Gorrión as his companion.

MOUNTAIN + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by the Australian Chamber Orchestra at Barbican (23 OCT 20:00 – Sold Out!):

  • A nature documentary like you’ve never heard before: the soaring heights and superhuman terrors of the world’s great mountain ranges, accompanied by live music.

SINK + Q&A with actor Martin Herdman at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 OCT 18:40):

  • SINK was shot mainly in South East London. It’s about Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the Crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character.
  • SINK also enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (19 to 25 OCT).

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: ORPHÉE at Ciné Lumière (23 OCT).
Films in London today: ORPHÉE at Ciné Lumière (23 OCT).

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):

JANE FONDA: COMING OF AGE at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

JEAN COCTEAU RETROSPECTIVE at Ciné Lumière (23 OCT to 18 NOV):

Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today… which probably means we’ve missed something! Let us know in the comments below.

> Visit our Festivals A–Z for London’s most comprehensive listings.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: DOGMAN at ArtHouse (19 to 25 OCT).
Films in London this week: DOGMAN at ArtHouse (19 to 25 OCT).

DOGMAN at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 OCT 14:00, 16:20 & 21:15):

  • Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his clients’ dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has some rather unsavoury clientele and soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a violent former boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood.

FAHRENHEIT 11/9 at DocHouse (23 OCT 20:50):

  • Michael Moore is back. And this time, he’s coming after Trump. The legendary documentarian focuses on the date of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, to build a state of the nation that speaks to its community; exposing election rigging, media manipulation and the power of the youth.

ORPHÉE at BFI Southbank (23 OCT 14:30, 18:10 & 20:50):

  • Jean Cocteau’s wildly imaginative allegorical reworking of the Orpheus myth is surely his greatest movie. Critic Gilbert Adair applauded the film for being like no other (‘Oh, the magic!’), while Ray Durgnat wrote that it gripped ‘like a bondage corset’ – it’s that rich and strange.

More films in London this week (A – Z): FILMWORKER at The Montpellier (until 24 OCT). FIRST MAN at The Castle (19 to 25 OCT). MANDY at Rio Cinema (19 to 25 OCT). MY FRIEND DAHMER at Whirled Cinema (22 to 28 OCT). THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD at DocHouse (19 to 25 OCT). SINK at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 to 25 OCT).


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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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