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 [24 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).
TUE 24 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
BEAST + Q&A with director Michael Pearce at BFI Southbank (24 APR 20:15):
Still living at home with her opressive, stiff-upper-lipped family and feeling stifled by the small island community, Moll (Buckley) finds herself drawn towards secretive stranger Pascal (Flynn). Consumed by her passion for him, she abandons her family and they move in together, but things get complicated when Pascal becomes the prime suspect in a string of unsolved murders.
Second chances: Michael Pearce introduces the film earlier at Arthouse Crouch End (24 APR 19:00). The film also screens without Q&A in the Picturehouse ‘Discover Tuesday‘ strand (24 APR 18:30 Central – Other Picturehouses available). Q&As are booking now at Curzon Bloomsbury (27 APR 18:25) & Rich Mix (27 APR 20:15).
NEW TOWN UTOPIA + Q&A + PERFORMANCE at Picturehouse Central (24 APR 18:30):
A feature documentary film about utopian dreams and concrete realities… “the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town seen through the prism of Basildon, Essex”.
WILD SIDE + Q&A with director Sébastien Lifshitz at Regent Street Cinema (24 APR 19:00):
The story of Stéphanie, a transsexual prostitute, called back to her past life by her dying mother in deep rural France. Presented by The Photographers’ Gallery.
More films in London today (A–Z): A MAN CALLED OVE at Richmond Film Society (24 APR 20:00). THE BIG SLEEP 35mm at BFI (24 APR 18:20). HERO 35mm at Prince Charles (24 APR 20:45). OPEN-MIC SHORT FILM NIGHT presented by Kino London at Candid Arts (24 APR 19:00). THINGS TO COME at Wimbledon Film Club (24 APR 20:30).
TUE 24 // TODAY’S SEASONS
ANIME APRIL at Genesis Cinema (until 03 MAY):
GHOST IN THE SHELL (24 APR 19:00).
BIG FISH & BEGONIA + INTRO by Xueting Christine Ni (24 APR 21:00).
CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS at Deptford Cinema (starts 24 APR):
THE ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST + Q&A with Carne Ross (24 APR 18:30).
CLOSE-UP ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI at Close-Up (03 to 30 APR):
DEKALOG 7 + 8 (24 APR 18:00).
CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):
LONGING 35mm (24 APR 20:40).
WESTERN (24 APR 14:30 & 20:45).
ESSENTIAL CINEMA XII at Close-Up (01 to 29 APR):
LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD (24 APR 20:15).
SERGIO LEONE at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (24 APR 18:40 & 20:50).
WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (APR):
A TASTE OF HONEY + Q&A with Rita Tushingham (24 APR 18:00).
TUE 24 // 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)
FAMILY LIFE aka Familienleben + Q&A (24 APR 18:00, ICA).
DRAGONFLY EYES + Q&A (24 APR 20:15, ICA).
Unrestricted View Film Festival inc. Vintage Mobile Cinema (23 to 29 APR)
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 (24 APR 16:15, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
USIRE (24 APR 17:45, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
GUARDIANS (24 APR 19:15, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
DAD IS PRETTY (24 APR 21:00, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
TUE 24 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
HAVE A NICE DAY at Watermans (24 APR 16:00):
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 (24 APR 16:05):
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 (24 APR 18:30):
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: DRAGONFLY EYES at Frames Of Representation (24 APR).