NOW BOOKING: Films in London this month [AUGUST 2018]

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find repertory seasons & film festivals in London this month [AUGUST 2018].


Find films in London this month by: SEASONS // FESTIVALS


Welcome to our AUGUST roundup.

To begin with, apologies to subscribers, friends and followers for our recent outage due to illness. We’re back in the room, busily catching up with what’s on London’s indie screens…. This roundup will be followed by a SCREEN GUIDE for the week 03 to 09 AUG 2018 along with a return to daily updates. A new edition of our eNEWS bulletin The Bally will also come out soon, heralding coming attractions that haven’t yet featured in our guides.

*Forgive us if we’ve missed anything as we get back up to speed. All updates announced on Twitter and made to this online version.*

What can you find in this guide? Each month we look ahead to London’s MUSEUM SHOWS, the places where you can find several attractions under one roof. These listings are divided into repertory seasons and film festivals. We’ll keep you updated on all London’s one-off screenings including film clubs, meet the talent Q&As and other special events in our weekly digests and daily updates.

> What are you going to see?


Featured attraction: BETWEEN THE SACRED & PROFANE: THE CINEMA OF JAMIL DEHLAVI at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 AUG): “Following decades of instability, an emerging new wave of filmmaking in Pakistan provides occasion for the first major survey of its leading filmmaker, Jamil Dehlavi. Political, subversive and artistically maverick, Dehlavi’s remarkable body of work stands out for its originality and engagement with the social and political questions of his time.” – BFI.


FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH

REPERTORY SEASONS (A–Z)

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T (various dates/venues).
Films in London this month: ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (various dates/venues).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

ALTERNATE REALITIES at Barbican (20 to 27 AUG):

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

Films in London this month: TOWERS OF SILENCE screens at BFI (11 AUG).
Films in London this month: TOWERS OF SILENCE screens at BFI (11 AUG).

BETWEEN THE SACRED & PROFANE: THE CINEMA OF JAMIL DEHLAVI at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 AUG):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 SEP):

CREATURE FEATURES at The Prince Charles (until 18 AUG):

DIRECTED BY WOMEN at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE 35mm Selectrospective at The Prince Charles (until 19 SEP):

Films in London this month: BURNING AN ILLUSION at Deptford Cinema (24 AUG).
Films in London this month: BURNING AN ILLUSION at Deptford Cinema (24 AUG).

MENELIK SHABAZZ at Deptford Cinema (24 to 26 AUG):

MUSIC & MOVIES: THE SUMMER SEASON at Genesis Cinema (until 14 SEP):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):

(PRE-) SUMMER EXPLORERS various locations (04 to 18 AUG – Free!):

REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 12 AUG):

  • Five revolutionary stories of women over the last century, from secret agents and soldiers to trailblazing artists. Includes: CHAVELA (01 AUG 14:30 / 02 AUG 18:30); and, TRACKING EDITH (01 to 07 AUG); LAILA AT THE BRIDGE (03 to 09 AUG); and, ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! (10 AUG 18:30 / 11 AUG 16:30 / 12 AUG 18:30).

REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre (until 23 AUG – Free!):

  •  Focusing on determined individuals who have defied the cultural norms of their time, foreshadowing a new direction for Korean society. Includes: A WOMAN JUDGE (02 AUG 19:00); THE BAREFOOTED YOUNG (09 AUG 19:00); MANDALA (16 AUG 19:00); and, BLACK REPUBLIC (23 AUG 19:00).
Films in London this month: MAEVE at Regent Street Cinema (29 AUG).
Films in London this month: MAEVE at Regent Street Cinema (29 AUG).

REVOLT, SHE SAID: WOMEN AND FILM AFTER ’68 at Regent Street Cinema (01 to 29 AUG):

SPAGHETTI WESTERNS at Deptford Cinema (until 14 AUG):

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

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):

SUMMER IN THE CITY at Genesis Cinema (06 to 30 AUG – tickets £5!):

VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (26 AUG to 30 SEP):

  • A series of films by the incomparable Agnès Varda. Begins with: LA POINTE COURTE + SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino (26 AUG 14:00).

WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):


FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)

THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKÉ WOMAN screens at London Feminist Film Festival.
THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKÉ WOMAN screens at London Feminist Film Festival (19 AUG).

Film festivals projecting this month include:


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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. Some events may already be sold out: please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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