SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 25.05.19

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

TERROR NULLIUS d. Soda_Jerk, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Close-Up (25 MAY 15:00):

  • ALT/KINO presents: “The London premiere of Soda_Jerk’s sample-based political revenge fable, TERROR NULLIUS, preceded by Lewis Klahr’s PONY GLASS (1997) and Eileen Maxson’s CINDERELLA+++ (2002) – short films that explore notions of sampling and re-mixing traditional cultural narratives in different ways. Soda_Jerk will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.”

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Free film nights in London: AMOUR FOU d. Jessica Hausner, 2014 at Austrian Cultural Forum (30 MAY).
Free film nights in London: AMOUR FOU d. Jessica Hausner, 2014 at Austrian Cultural Forum (30 MAY).
  • Every week we do our bit to make cinema going in London that little more affordable by finding as many FREE film nights as we can. We’ve put together a quick guide to FREE films in London this week [25 to 30 MAY].
  • RADIANT CIRCUS is partnering with Screen25 to celebrate their complete Spring/Summer programme. Use promo code “CIRCUS19” when booking on any film in the season to save on full price tickets. The season opens with a special screening of RAFIKI (29 MAY).
  • South Social Film Festival is collaborating with Instituto Cervantes to celebrate Spain at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN). RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers at Patreon can unlock a juicy discount for this thrilling event.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: SATAN’S SLAVES aka Pengabdi Setan at Deptford Cinema (25 MAY).
Films in London today: SATAN’S SLAVES aka Pengabdi Setan at Deptford Cinema (25 MAY).

AT HOME WITH THE LUDSKIS 15TH EDITION SUBLIMATED SECRETS at Rio Cinema (25 MAY 23:35):

  • “A melange of Artist’s films, performance, music, installation, curation, and experimentation with new work from young and emerging artists as well as older and established. The Ludski!s seek to atomise and re-combine the arts that are the building blocks of the film makers practice. That means we must include all the arts.”

SATAN’S SLAVES aka Pengabdi Setan d. Joko Anwar, 2017 at Deptford Cinema (25 MAY 19:00):

  • “A huge hit in Indonesia and throughout South East Asia, Joko Anwar’s remake of the cult horror ‘Pengabdi Setan’ (1982) delivers in both atmospheric chills and full-on horror as a family discovers that their bedridden matriarch, a once successful singer and main breadwinner is connected to a satanic cult. Part of Films Of The Archipelago.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 MAY 19:45).
  • ARMS WIDE OPEN d. Sirus Grahan, 2019 + PARTY European premiere at House Of Vans (25 MAY 20:30 – FREE!).
  • ‘Autotheory’ in Canadian and Indigenous Artists’ Video short film programme at The Horse Hospital (25 MAY 19:00).
  • DIAMANTINO d. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018 at ICA (25 MAY 13:45).
  • Double Bill: LA VERTIENTE d. Jorge Ruiz, 1958 + ESCRIBEME POSTALES A COPACABANA d. Thomas Kronthaler, 2009 presented by Friends of Bolivia at Deptford Cinema (25 MAY 13:30).
  • JASON’S LYRIC d. Doug McHenry, 1994 + AFTERPARTY presented by Soulgigs at Picturehouse Ritzy (25 MAY 19:00).
  • THE KARATE KID d. John G. Avildsen, 1984 at The Prince Charles (25 MAY 15:10).
  • WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (25 MAY 14:15, 16:15, 18:20 & 20:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: UFO IN HER EYES, part of Once Upon A Time In China at The Whitechapel Gallery (25 MAY).
Films in London today: UFO IN HER EYES, part of Once Upon A Time In China at The Whitechapel Gallery (25 MAY).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

  • SECONDS d. John Frankenheimer, 1966 (25 MAY 18:00).

CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Close-Up & Goethe-Institut (MAR to JUN):

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

  • THEY LIVE d. John Carpenter, 1988 (25 MAY 21:00).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (25 MAY 20:40 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 (25 MAY 15:40).

SHE, A CHINESE at The Whitechapel Gallery (09 to 26 MAY):


> COMING SOON: our next monthly roundup of London’s alternative screens.


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: ISLE OF DOGS at Brockwell Park, part of Herne Hill Free Film Festival (25 MAY).
Films in London today: ISLE OF DOGS at Brockwell Park, part of Herne Hill Free Film Festival (25 MAY).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG at ICA (until 30 MAY).
Films in London today: TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG at ICA (until 30 MAY).

AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 at Rio Cinema (25 MAY 18:30):

  • “Which memory would you choose? After the wonderful MABOROSI, Hirokazu Kore-eda, future director of SHOPLIFTERS, continued his exploration of the mystery of life with this remarkable and touching film that explores the profound human need to discover meaning in everyday existence and asks what makes us truly happy.”

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at ICA (25 MAY 20:50):

  • “Chile 1990, a country stretching its wings post-Pinochet, exhilarated by new-found freedom but still tentative in the face of an uncertain future. This political reality is paralleled by this story of an idealistic community living off-grid in a commune in the foothills of the Andes.”

XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 at DocHouse (25 MAY 14:30 & 18:30):

  • “The historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017. XY CHELSEA is the journey of her fight for survival and dignity, and her transition from prisoner to a free woman.”

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