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 [26 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).
THU 26 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
THE BOUNTY 35mm + Q&A with editor Tony Lawson at The Cinema Museum (26 APR 19:00):
The Celluloid Sorceress presents “a revisionist masterpiece, overlooked upon release, that has grown in stature and is considered by many among the finest epics of the 1980s”. Presented from a rare US 35mm print.
FINDING CAMILLE + Q&A with director Bindu de Stoppani at Kino Bermondsey (26 APR 18:30):
When dutiful and loyal Camille decides to go on a road trip down memory lane with her Alzheimer’s suffering father, she must learn to let her father go or risk losing her own chance at a life and happiness.
FOOLISH WIVES with live music from John Sweeney at Austrian Cultural Forum (26 APR 19:00):
In Stroheim’s 1922 film a con artist masquerades as Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat. Part of a short season celebrating the films of Erich von Stroheim.
More films in London today (A–Z): ANOTHER NEWS STORY + Q&A with director Orban Wallace at Picturehouse Central (26 APR 18:30). BASIL KIRCHIN DOUBLE BILL + Q&A presented by Heavenly Films at Regent Street (26 APR 20:00). INNER WORLDS, OUTER WORLDS presented by the Psychedelic Society at Whirled Cinema (26 APR 19:30). IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT at BFI (26 APR 20:40). IT’S GONNA GET WORSE + Q&A with writer Jan Pelc and former dissident Karel Šling at Czech Centre (26 APR 19:00). MOMMIE DEAREST ‘camp quote-a-long’ presented by Unicorn Nights at Prince Charles (26 APR 20:45). THE PARTY at Bigger Picture Film Club (26 APR 20:00). TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Sydenham Film Club (26 APR 19:30).
THU 26 // TODAY’S SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON HAL HARTLEY screens at Close-Up (04 APR to 30 APR):
AMATEUR (26 APR 20:00).
CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH screens at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):
WESTERN (26 APR 14:30, 18:15 & 20:30).
FEMALE GAZE screens at Deptford Cinema (19 APR to 13 MAY):
BHAJI ON THE BEACH (26 APR 19:30).
SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (26 APR 17:50).
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (26 APR 18:15 & 21:00).
WE <3 GRETA GERWIG screens at The Prince Charles (until 09 JUN):
MAGGIE’S PLAN (26 APR 18:25 – PCC Members’ Screening £1).
WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (26 APR 20:20).
THU 26 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS
East End Film Festival (11 to 29 APR)
BARE KNUCKLE + Q&A with director & fighters (26 APR 18:15, Stratford Picturehouse).
BRASILIA – LIFE AFTER DESIGN + PANEL (26 APR 18:15, Rich Mix).
TEHRAN TABOO (26 APR 18:30, Curzon Aldgate).
BORN IN FLAMES + INTRO (26 APR 19:00, Genesis Cinema).
SUSU + Q&A with cast & crew (26 APR 20:40, Rich Mix).
DEFYING GRAVITY short film programme (26 APR 20:45, Stratford Picturehouse).
CHARISMATA + Q&A with filmmakers (26 APR 21:00, Genesis Cinema).
Frames Of Representation (20 to 28 APR)
OUR SOUL ISN’T A BORDER: Masterclass with Salomé Lamas (26 APR 16:00, ICA).
THE SON + Q&A with director Alexander Abaturov (26 APR 18:15, ICA).
METEORS + Q&A with director Gürcan Ketlek (26 APR 20:15, ICA).
Unrestricted View Film Festival (23 to 29 APR)
ENDGAME (26 APR 16:15, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
PENITENT (26 APR 17:30, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
HIPPOPOTAMUS (26 APR 19:00, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
THE MAN WITH THE WINGED TIGER (26 APR 20:30, Hen & Chickens Theatre).
Vintage Mobile Cinema (26 APR various times – check venue for details).
Edit Film Festival (25 to 26 APR)
WONDER WOMAN + Q&A with editor Martin Walsh (26 APR 18:00, Curzon Goldsmiths).
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
THU 26 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
HAVE A NICE DAY at Watermans (26 APR 14:00 & 21:00):
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 (26 APR 12:40):
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 (26 APR 20:20):
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: THE BOUNTY 35mm + Q&A at The Cinema Museum (26 APR).