SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 29.04.18

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our DAILY UPDATE helps you find films in London today [29 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).


SUN 29 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: IF.... at Curzon Soho (29 APR).
IF…. at Curzon Soho (29 APR).

AN UNASHAMED CLAIM TO VISIBILITY + PANEL screens at The Cinema Museum (29 APR 17:30):

Wotever DIY Film Festival, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest and the Queer Film Network present a selection of works exploring intersections of queerness and disability. “These hilarious, agonising, tender and sexy shorts represents an unashamed claim to beauty, desire, autonomy and, above all, visibility.”

IF…. 35mm + Q&A with actor David Wood screens at Curzon Soho (29 APR 15:00):

To celebrate the 50 years since Lindsay Anderson’s IF…., this 35mm screening will feature an introduction and Q&A from actor and playwright David Wood, who stars in the film as Johnny.

THE WOUND + Q&A with director John Trengove screens at Curzon Bloomsbury (29 APR 16:10):

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.

More films in London today (A–Z): BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN – RESCORED LIVE BY GROK at Genesis Cinema (29 APR 18:30)BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 70mm at Prince Charles (29 APR 20:45). THE DEATH OF STALIN at Catford Film Club at Catford Constitutional Club (29 APR 19:30). DOUBLE BILL: ALL THAT JAZZ + MOMMIE DEAREST at Regent Street (29 APR 13:00 + 15:30). LADY BY CHOICE presented by Kennington Talkies at Cinema Museum (29 APR 14:30). THE LUSTY MEN at BFI (29 APR 20:20). PERSONA at Picturehouse Central (29 APR 13:00 – other Picturehouses available). TALES FROM EARTHSEA at Prince Charles (29 APR 15:15). THELMA at Whirled Cinema (29 APR 18:00).


> Planning ahead? Try our weekly digestsmonthly roundups and event calendar.


SUN 29 // TODAY’S SEASONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: LA CHINOISE at Ciné Lumière (29 APR).
LA CHINOISE at Ciné Lumière (29 APR).

CLOSE-UP: VALESKA GRISEBACH screens at BFI Southbank (until 03 MAY):

LONGING (29 APR 18:20).

WESTERN (29 APR 18:10 & 20:00).

D.I.Y. screens at House of Vans (05 APR to 05 MAY):

MEMENTO (29 APR 14:00 & 16:00).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA XII screens at Close-Up (01 to 29 APR):

LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD (29 APR 18:00).

ZERO FOR CONDUCT + THE 400 BLOWS (29 APR 20:00).

MAY ’68 AND ITS LEGACIES screens at Ciné Lumière (01 APR to 23 MAY):

LA CHINOISE (29 APR 14:00).

SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (29 APR 18:30).


> Planning ahead? Try our weekly digestsmonthly roundups and event calendar.


SUN 29 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: BATTLE OF THE SEXES at West Norwood Free Film Festival (29 APR).
BATTLE OF THE SEXES at West Norwood Free Film Festival (29 APR).

East End Film Festival (until 29 APR)

The last day is sold out. Hey, you guys!

Unrestricted View Film Festival inc. Vintage Mobile Cinema (until 29 APR)

SHORTS 4 (29 APR 13:30, Hen & Chickens Theatre).

SHORTS 5 (29 APR 15:00, Hen & Chickens Theatre).

SHORTS 6 (29 APR 16:30, Hen & Chickens Theatre).

SHORTS 7 (29 APR 13:30, Hen & Chickens Theatre).

Vintage Mobile Cinema (29 APR, various times, check venue for details).

West Norwood Free Film Festival (until 29 APR)

BATTLE OF THE SEXES + 48HR FILM COMPETITION FINAL (29 APR 19:00, The Portico Gallery – Free!).

New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival (until 06 MAY)

SHORT FILMS (29 APR 16:00, Old Tidemill Garden – Free!).

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (29 APR 20:00, The Black Horse – Free!)


> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.


SUN 29 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: THE MAGIC FLUTE at JW3 (29 APR).
THE MAGIC FLUTE at JW3 (29 APR).

THE OLD DARK HOUSE screens at BFI Southbank (29 APR 18:15 & 20:30):

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 (29 APR 18:30):

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 Bernie Grant Arts Centre (29 APR 18:00):

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 Barbican (29 APR 14:00, 16:00 & 20:45) and ICA (29 APR 21:05).

More films in London this week (A–Z): ANOTHER NEWS STORY at DocHouse (29 APR 14:00 & 20:45). THE DEMINER at Picturehouse Central (29 APR 15:00). THE MAGIC FLUTE at JW3 (29 APR 18:20). WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST at The Montpellier (29 APR 18:30 & 20:30).


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any mistakes. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+. We check box office availability for films in London today and only list films you can book for at the time of posting. Please click quickly!

Featured attraction: AN UNASHAMED CLAIM TO VISIBILITY + PANEL at The Cinema Museum (29 APR).

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