SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 27.05.19

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

INQUIRING NUNS d. Gordon Quinn & Jerry Temaner, 1978 + Skype Q&A with Gordon Quinn + PANEL at Curzon Soho (27 MAY 18:30):

  • “1967: two nuns stand on Chicago street corners asking passersby, ‘Are you happy?’ Powerful and disarming in its simplicity, their responses range from bemused, to amusing, to spiritual, to searching. Newly restored and featuring music by Philip Glass, INQUIRING NUNS is a brilliant time capsule of what was on America’s mind in 1967 (especially the Vietnam war) but also a thought-provoking documentary milestone that deserves to be better seen.”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

South Social Film Festival: SPAIN + CARMEN Y LOLA at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN).
South Social Film Festival: SPAIN + CARMEN Y LOLA at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN).
  • 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: PICCADILLY at Regent Street Cinema (27 MAY).
Films in London today: PICCADILLY at Regent Street Cinema (27 MAY).

Hitchhiking Terror Double Bill at Helgi’s (27 MAY 19:00 – CANCELLED!):

  • World Wide Weird! presents: “A double bill of 70s roadside terror. Includes: HITCH HIKE TO HELL d. Irv Berwick, 1977 + HITCH-HIKE d. Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1977.

PICCADILLY d. E.A. Dupont, 1929 + LIVE ORGAN SOUNDTRACK by Donald MacKenzie at Regent Street Cinema (27 MAY 19:45):

  • “One of the pinnacles of British silent cinema, PICCADILLY is a sumptuous showbiz melodrama seething with sexual and racial tension. The Chinese-American screen goddess Anna May Wong stars as Shosho, a scullery maid in a fashionable London nightclub whose sensuous tabletop dance catches the eye of suave club owner Valentine Wilmot.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-Ke, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (27 MAY 14:00). 
  • BEATS d. Brian Welsh, 2019 at Moving Pictures Cinema (27 MAY 20:30). 
  • LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND: THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN d. Andy Dunn, 2018 at DocHouse (27 MAY 20:40).
  • MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2016 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (27 MAY 19:00 – FREE!). 
  • RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 presented by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest + East End Film Festival at Victoria Park, part of All Points East (27 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: BATMAN ANTHOLOGY at The Prince Charles (27 MAY).
Films in London today: BATMAN ANTHOLOGY at The Prince Charles (27 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):

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE BATMAN! at The Prince Charles (06 to 27 MAY):

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

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

LILIANA CAVANI: 1966-1970 at Deptford Cinema (13 to 27 MAY):

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

  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (27 MAY 14:20 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
  • THE THIRD MURDER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017 (27 MAY 16:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 (27 MAY 16:50).
  • AFTER THE STORM d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2016 (27 MAY 20:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE PONDS + Swimming Shorts at The Lido Café, part of Herne Hill Free Film Festival (27 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).
Films in London today: THE PONDS + Swimming Shorts at The Lido Café, part of Herne Hill Free Film Festival (27 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: AFTER LIFE at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 MAY).
Films in London today: AFTER LIFE at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 MAY).

AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 at Rio Cinema (27 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 (27 MAY – Closed today / Back tomorrow!):

  • “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 (27 MAY 16:30):

  • “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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