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*.
HOME + PANEL screens at The Institute Of Light (30 APR 20:30):
The People’s Film Club presents an evening of films, discussion and action including a selection of short films exploring the themes of home, refuge and asylum. Enjoy music and drinks before the screening and stay for the panel discussion with activists, writers and filmmakers afterwards. All proceeds from the evening will go to the MEENA Centre.
JIRI BRDECKA: MASTER OF CZECH ANIMATION + Q&A screens at Regent Street Cinema (30 APR 18:30):
A selection of Brdečka´s best animated shorts featuring, among others, GALLINA VOGELBIRDAE, 1963 Grand Prix Winner at the Annecy International Animation Festival. Followed by a Q&A with Tereza Brdečková, writer and film critic. Organised by the Czech Centre London in collab with the University of Westminster.
LADY TERMINATOR aka Pembalasan ratu pantai selatan screens at The Book Club (30 APR 19:00):
Crap Film Club presents a 1989 Indonesian fantasy horror action film considered to be a rip-off of the classic 1984 American film. “LADY TERMINATOR is like a traveling carnival: cheap, crude, and a rip-off, but also hard to resist” – DVD Talk
More films in London today (A–Z): EMERGING FILMMAKERS NIGHT: HORROR SHORTS at The Roebuck (30 APR 20:00). LADY & THE TRAMP 35mm at Prince Charles (30 APR 18:40). MOHAMED FAHMY: HALF FREE at Picturehouse Central (30 APR 18:30). RICK MAYALL: A CELEBRATION presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (30 APR 19:00). SCARFACE + INTRO by Mark Searby at Regent Street Cinema (30 APR 20:30). SORCERER at Deptford Cinema (30 APR 19:30). SMALL SOLDIERS 35mm at Prince Charles (30 APR 20:45).
CLOSE-UP ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI screens at Close-Up (03 to 30 APR):
DEKALOG 9 & 10 (30 APR 18:00).
THREE COLOURS: RED (30 APR 20:15).
READY PLAYER ONE SEASON screens at Picturehouse Central (09 APR to 15 MAY):
TRON (30 APR 18:20). Other Picturehouses available.
SERGIO LEONE screens at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (30 APR 18:00).
New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival (until 06 MAY)
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (30 APR 19:00, Hill Station Cafe – Free!).
SHARKNADO (30 APR 19:00, Deptford Lounge – Free!).
CONCRETE SOLDIERS + Q&A (30 APR 19:30, Sanford Housing Co-op – Free!).
// GRIND SHOWS
THE OLD DARK HOUSE screens at BFI Southbank (30 APR 14:30, 18:10 & 20:55):
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 (30 APR 14:20 & 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 (30 APR 19:00):
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 (30 APR 20:45).
More films in London this week (A–Z): ANOTHER NEWS STORY at DocHouse (30 APR 16:40 & 20:45). THE DEMINER at Picturehouse Central (30 APR 20:45). LOVELESS at Whirled Cinema (30 APR 20:00). THE MAGIC FLUTE at JW3 (30 APR 14:30). WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST at The Montpellier (30 APR 18:30 & 20:30).
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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. 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 and try to only list the films in London you can book for at the time of posting: events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.
Featured attraction: JIRI BRDECKA: MASTER OF CZECH ANIMATION + Q&A screens at Regent Street Cinema (30 APR).