SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 26.07.18

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: SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS accompanied by The Meg Morley Trio at 1901 Arts Club (26 JUL 19:30): “The more you consider SUNRISE the deeper it becomes – not because the story grows any more subtle, but because you realize the real subject is the horror beneath the surface.” – Roger Ebert.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ALICE, SWEET ALICE at BFI (26 JUL).
Films in London today: ALICE, SWEET ALICE at BFI (26 JUL).

ALICE, SWEET ALICE at BFI Southbank (26 JUL 20:50):

  • Appearing two years before John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN defined a genre, this classy slasher prototype featured a young Brooke Shields (in her screen debut) as a young girl brutally murdered at her first holy communion. As the mayhem escalates, could her older sister be the culprit? Part of BFI’s Terror Vision strand.

LIFE IS WONDERFUL + Q&A with director Sir Nick Stadlen at DocHouse (26 JUL 18:30):

  • Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial was one of the most gripping and important trials in legal history, charging Mandela and members of the group of South Africans who were planning to overthrow apartheid with the capital offence of sabotage. This documentary follows the lead up to the trial, its duration and aftermath.

SARA JORDENÖ’S KIKI AND TRAVIS ALABANZA POETRY READING at Tate Britain (26 JUL 19:00):

  • In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-colour practice a performance-based artform, Ballroom. The artform was made famous by Madonna’s music video Vogue and the documentary Paris Is Burning. Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene.

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS accompanied by The Meg Morley Trio at 1901 Arts Club (26 JUL 19:30):

  • A regular feature in discussions of the greatest movies ever made (ranking #5 in the latest Sight & Sound critics poll) SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927) tells the deceptively simple tale of The Man (George O’Brien) and The Wife (Janet Gaynor), whose peaceful country life is shaken by the arrival of The Woman from the City (Margaret Livingston). Before that, another absolute gem in the shape of THE GOAT (1921). One of Buster Keaton’s most surreal (and best!) short comedies

More films in London today (A – Z): 


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SECONDS at Close-Up (26 JUL).
Films in London today: SECONDS at Close-Up (26 JUL).

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

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

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

WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):


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 (26 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 (26 JUL 20:30).

  • 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 ICA (26 JUL 16:40):

  • 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.

More films in London this week (A – Z): EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARYat 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: CODAat 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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