SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 26.05.19

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

LA RELIGIEUSE aka The Nun d. Jacques Rivette, 1965 + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Ciné Lumière (26 MAY 14:00):

  • “Initially banned in France on grounds of anti-clericalism, Jacques Rivette’s take on Diderot’s 1760 novel recounts the twists and turns of Suzanne (Anna Karina) stuck in the throes of sadistic persecution as she is forced to enter a convent against her own will. One of the most breathtaking and emotional works of French cinema, Jacques Rivette’s exquisite drama appears now in a glorious new 4K digital restoration.”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Free film nights in London: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH at Herne Hill Free Film Festival (29 MAY).
Free film nights in London: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH at Herne Hill Free Film Festival (29 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 [24 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: TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG at The Lexi (26 MAY).
Films in London today: TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG at The Lexi (26 MAY).

BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 + PANEL + PARTY at Picturehouse Hackney (26 MAY 20:15):

  • Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “The directorial debut of Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein(LADY BIRD) & Kaitlyn Dever (DETROIT) this hilarious and heartfelt comedy follows two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realise that they should have worked less and played more.”

CASABLANCA 16mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (26 MAY 14:00):

  • Ciné-Real presents: “The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America.”

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 + Q&A with the director at The Lexi Cinema (26 MAY 20:15):

  • “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.”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THE LEOPARD at Close-Up (26 MAY).
Films in London today: THE LEOPARD at Close-Up (26 MAY).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (26 MAY 14:40).

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

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

  • WAXWORKS 35mm d. Paul Leni, 1924 + LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (26 MAY 15:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
  • THE CHRONICLES OF THE GREY HOUSE d. Arthur von Gerlach, 1925 (26 MAY 18:00 + LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

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

  • WALKABOUT d. Nicolas Roeg, 1971 (26 MAY 20:10).

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

  • THE LEOPARD d. Luchino Visconti, 1963 (26 MAY 18:30).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

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

  • OUR LITTLE SISTER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2015 (26 MAY 15:10 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
  • I WISH d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011 (26 MAY 17:50 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (until 26 MAY):

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


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: XY CHELSEA at DocHouse (24 to 30 MAY).
Films in London today: XY CHELSEA at DocHouse (24 to 30 MAY).

AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 at Rio Cinema (26 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 (26 MAY 18:35):

  • “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 (26 MAY 14:00 & 20:15):

  • “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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