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 [27 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).
FRI 27 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
5 BROKEN CAMERAS + FREE PALESTINIAN FOOD screens at The CentrE17 (27 APR 19:30):
In the small West Bank village of Bil’in, Emad Burnat buys his first videocamera to begin documenting the life of his new born son. What followed became a deeply personal first hand account of the villagers’ struggle to prevent the building of an Israeli security fence. Presented by Last Frame Film Club.
120 BPM + Q&A + ALBUM LAUNCH screens at Institute Of Light (27 APR):
Because Music and Rough Trade present a special evening to celebrate the release of the 120 BPM Soundtrack on CD and LP. The evening includes a full screening of 120 BPM, followed by a Q&A with soundtrack composer Arnaud Rebotini and writer & DJ, Bill Brewster. The evening ends with a DJ set by Arnaud Rebotini.
SAME OLD SONG + Q&A with actors Sabine Azéma and Lambert Wilson screens at Ciné Lumière (27 APR 20:15):
Simon secretly loves Camille. But Camille falls for Marc, a handsome estate agent, who is also Simon’s boss, trying to sell an apartment to Odile, Camille’s sister… Alain Resnais’s amorous merry-go-round is full of wit and interspersed with French hit songs, sung in situ by top acting talents.
More films in London today (A–Z): BARRY LYNDON at BFI (27 APR 17:40). BEAST + Q&A with director Michael Pearce at Curzon Bloomsbury (27 APR 18:25) and at Rich Mix (27 APR 20:15): BLADE RUNNER DOUBLE FEATURE at Prince Charles (27 APR 18:45). THE GUARD at Ink@84 Bookshop (27 APR 19:30).
FRI 27 // TODAY’S SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON HAL HARTLEY screens at Close-Up (04 APR to 30 APR):
THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (27 APR 18:00).
CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH screens at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):
WESTERN (27 APR 18:10 & 20:30).
ESSENTIAL CINEMA XII screens at Close-Up (01 to 29 APR):
LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD (27 APR 20:00).
HIT THE ROAD screens at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (APR):
THE ILLUSIONIST (27 APR 19:30).
SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (27 APR 19:45).
WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE 35mm (27 APR 18:10).
HAMLET 35mm (27 APR 20:30).
FRI 27 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS
- East End Film Festival (11 to 29 APR)
- West Norwood Free Film Festival (14 to 29 APR)
- Frames Of Representation (20 to 28 APR)
- Unrestricted View Film Festival inc. Vintage Mobile Cinema (23 to 29 APR)
- New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival (27 APR to 06 MAY)
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
FRI 27 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
THE OLD DARK HOUSE screens at BFI Southbank (27 APR 14:30, 18:00 & 21:15):
During a huge storm, five travellers find themselves stranded in the Welsh mountains and are drawn towards a deserted house run by a sinister brother and sister and their mute butler (played by legendary horror star Boris Karloff). Forced to stay overnight, our heroes discover that the old, dark house contains a number of secrets, and they must keep their wits about them if they’re going to survive.
WITHOUT THIS WORLD screens at DocHouse (27 APR 15:45 + 20:45):
In a forgotten region in the North of Argentina, a community of Mennonites live the same simple and pious lifestyle as their forefathers did in 18th Century Germany. There are no phones, TV or radio here, and there is certainly no internet. Speaking low German instead of Spanish and learning only the bible and the catechism in their school, the colony resist interference from the outside world, but is it really possible to refuse progress?
THE WOUND screens at Barbican (27 APR 20:45):
In South Africa, Xolani, a disgruntled a factory worker, returns home every year to initiate a new group of Xhosa teenagers into manhood through ritual circumcision. Tradition and modernity clash when he encounters Kwanda, a city boy with nothing but contempt for the old ways, who quickly guesses at Xolani’s darkest secret.
Second chance: you can also see THE WOUND at ICA (27 APR 18:40).
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Featured attraction: THE ILLUSIONIST at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (27 APR).