SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 28.10.18

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 // Save The Cinema Museum: With several independent venues under threat across London, RADIANT CIRCUS is proud to be supporting the campaign to Save The Cinema Museum. Read our interview with The Celluloid Sorceress, Rebecca Nicole Williams, about her super rare 16mm SPARKLE fundraiser with Samira Ahmed [28 OCT 15:00], then get booking with our exclusive discount code.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE GHOST GOES GEAR at Rio Cinema (28 OCT).
Films in London today: THE GHOST GOES GEAR at Rio Cinema, part of SUPAKINO’s Mondo Horror Show (28 OCT).

SPARKLE 16mm + Samira Ahmed In Conversation at The Cinema Museum (28 OCT 15:00):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress presents: Before DREAMGIRLS (2006) there was SPARKLE (1976). A very rare screening of the cult musical based on stories of Motown and The Supremes, written by Joel Schumacher with songs and music by Curtis Mayfield.
  • A Save the Cinema Museum fundraiser: use exclusive RADIANT CIRCUS discount voucher code “sparkle” when booking.

ST. WENCESLAS + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Cappella Mariana at Barbican (28 OCT 15:30):

  • A milestone in Czech cinema history, this silent epic was the most expensive Czech film to date, with the largest set constructed in Europe to accommodate an all-star cast of over a hundred, together with 1,000 extras for the lavish battle scenes.

SUPAKINO’s Mondo Horror Movie Show at Rio Cinema (28 OCT 13:00):

  • SUPAKINO presents a special Bombay Mix screening for Halloween. Expect a strange potion of ghostly musical oddities from USA, UK, India & Pakistan with a special focus on the 60s beach-party haunted-house sub-genre. Ranjit from SUPAKINO will be chatting with guests in between the clips. Groooooovy!

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LE TESTAMENT D’ORPHÉE at Ciné Lumière (28 OCT).
Films in London today: LE TESTAMENT D’ORPHÉE at Ciné Lumière (28 OCT).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

GNARLY MOVIE NIGHTS at House of Vans (11 to 28 OCT – Free! / No booking required):

HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):

HOT DOCS LONDON 2018 at DocHouse (26 to 28 OCT):

JEAN COCTEAU RETROSPECTIVE at Ciné Lumière (23 OCT to 18 NOV):

MASAKI KOBAYASHI: THE HUMAN CONDITION at Close-Up (06 OCT to 28 OCT):

MUSEUM OF CLOUDS at Tate Modern (26 to 28 OCT):

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (28 OCT 2018 to 24 FEB 2019):

Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

  • Legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet. Includes: TALES FROM EARTHSEA (28 OCT 15:15).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (28 OCT).
Films in London today: WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (28 OCT).

POSSUM at ArtHouse Crouch End (28 OCT 15:50 & 20:20):

  • Together with Possum, a hideous hand-puppet, disgraced puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. A truly creepy British horror from the visionary mind behind GARTH MERENGHI’S DARKPLACE.

UTØYA – JULY 22 at ArtHouse Crouch End (28 OCT 18:00):

  • Seven years ago on 22 July, more than 500 teenagers at a left-wing political summer camp on a small island outside Oslo, Norway, were targeted by armed right-wing extremist Anders Breivik; an attack that ultimately left 69 people, most of them children, dead.

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (28 OCT 20:30):

  • This inspiring documentary looks at the power of science fiction as an art form through one of its foremothers, exploring Le Guin’s life through the prism of the magical worlds she created.

More films in London this week (A – Z): 1945 at JW3 (28 Oct to 01 NOV). BAD REPUTATION at Picturehouse Central (26 OCT to 01 NOV). THE DEMINER at The Montpellier (28 OCT to 07 NOV). DOGMAN at Ciné Lumière (26 OCT to 06 NOV). DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT at Peckhamplex (26 Oct to 01 NOV). THE GUARDIANS at Whirled Cinema (29 OCT to 04 NOV). MANDY at The Castle (26 to 29 OCT). SHIRKERS at ICA (26 OCT to 01 NOV). ORPHÉE at BFI (until 01 NOV). THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD at Phoenix Cinema (26 Oct to 01 NOV).


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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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