SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 24.07.18

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: APOSTASY + Q&A with writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo and actors Sacha Parkinson and Molly Wright at BFI Southbank (24 JUL 20:45): “A remarkably authentic insight into the complex nature of faith, family and duty.”


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE BALLAD OF MOTT THE HOOPLE at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUL).
Films in London today: THE BALLAD OF MOTT THE HOOPLE at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUL).

APOSTASY + Q&A with writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo and actors Sacha Parkinson and Molly Wright at BFI Southbank (24 JUL 20:45):

  • Eighteen year-old Alex, her elder sister Luisa and their mother Ivanna live as part of a close-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Manchester. After Luisa commits an act of transgression, the Elders threaten to expel her from the congregation, and her mother and sister must either persuade her to return, or shun her completely.

THE BALLAD OF MOTT THE HOOPLE at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUL 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films presents the first London screening in almost ten years of ‘The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople’ a feature length documentary that tells the story of one of the UK’s greatest and most cherished bands – glam rock ‘n’ rollers Mott The Hoople.

Fringe! Flings: TRANNY FAG at Genesis Cinema (24 JUL 21:00):

  • This rock documentary and political manifesto depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag’, who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism and conformity.

GETEVEN at The Book Club (24 JUL 19:00 – POSTPONED from 11 JUL):

  • Crap Film Club presents: A “fast-moving, multi-dimensional action romance”, GETEVEN (aka “Road to Revenge”, aka “Champagne & Bullets”) is the passion project and singular vision of LA-based attorney and struggling actor John De Hart, a man who very much belongs in the same category of egomaniac as Tommy Wiseau.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THE SKIN I LIVE IN at Close-Up (24 JUL).
Films in London today: THE SKIN I LIVE IN at Close-Up (24 JUL).

AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL):

FACE OF ANOTHER at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL):

REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre and Deptford Cinema  (19 JUL to 02 AUG – Free!):

SATIRE AND MORALITY: THE CINEMA OF MARCO BELLOCCHIO at BFI Southbank and Ciné Lumière (until 31 JUL):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today. But that means we’ve probably missed something…

> Let us know in the comments below.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: EXTINCTION at ICA.
Films in London today: EXTINCTION at ICA.

EXTINCTION at ICA (24 JUL 18:45):

  • Hypnotic and multi-layered, EXTINCTION aka Extinção, meditates on the troubled borders of Eastern Europe with melancholic lyricism. Shot in black and white, Salomé Lamas’s filmic essay follows Kolya, a young man loyal to Transnistria, the Communist state that broke away from the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, which is unrecognized by the international community today.

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN at Ciné Lumière (24 JUL 18:30).

  • Based on the memoir by Billy Moore, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s film recounts the visceral journey through hell of a British drug-dealer who is arrested in Bangkok and sentenced to three years in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons.

THE RECEPTIONIST at Barbican (24 JUL 20:45):

  • Inspired by true events, Jenny Lu’s award-winning debut follows the lives of the employees and clients of an illegal massage parlour in London.
  • Also at the ICA (20 to 26).

More films in London this week (A – Z): EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY at ICA (until 26 JUL). GENERATION WEALTH at Barbican (20 to 25 JUL). THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK at ICA (20 to 26 JUL). JEUNE FEMME at Whirled Cinema (23 to 29 JUL). KEEP THE CHANGE at JW3 (until 26 JUL). LEAN ON PETE at Whirled Cinema (until 22 JUL). MADAME at Ciné Lumière (20 to 26 JUL). MARIO at Hackney Picturehouse (20 to 24 JUL). MCQUEEN at Rich Mix (20 to 24 JUL). NAILA AND THE UPRISING at DocHouse (until 25 JUL). ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS at ICA (20 to 24 JUL). RACER & THE JAILBIRD at Ciné Lumière (until 25 JUL). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (until 25 JUL). SUMMER 1993 at Lexi Cinema (22 to 26 JUL). VERTIGO at BFI Southbank (until 26 JUL).


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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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