THE BALLY #2: Coming attractions you must not miss

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Welcome to the next edition of THE BALLY, our eNEWS bulletin where the barkers at RADIANT CIRCUS voice their enthusiasm for London's coming attractions. This is where you'll find all the announcements, news and links we can't squeeze into our already stuffed monthly and weekly event listings.

We'll keep you posted about developments at RADIANT CIRCUS, including links to new articles and projects. You'll also be amongst the first to know about our Screen Quests, where we invite you to experience the best of London's independent attractions with us. Because cinema should always be social, right?

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THIS MONTH:

THE SKIN I LIVE IN

Each month, we pick a featured attraction in our roundup of London's repertory seasons and festivals. The delirious FACE OF ANOTHER season – "A programme of eight extraordinary films exploring questions of identity, personality, and the illusory nature of appearance" – screens at Close-Up (01 to 26 JUL) but you've only got a couple of chances left to catch it.

Book now for Almodóvar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN (24 JUL 19:30) or Frankenheimer's SECONDS (26 JUL 20:30).

For more film seasons projecting in London this month, check out our current roundup: NOW BOOKING [JULY 2018].

SCREEN QUEST:

SICILIAN GHOST STORY

Every month we invite you to experience the best of London’s indie attractions with us. For our next SCREEN QUEST we are delighted to be working with CinemaItaliaUK to celebrate the last event in their current season.

Join us to see SICILIAN GHOST STORY + Q&A with writer Marco Mancassola at Regent Street Cinema (27 JUL 19:30). Discount available for RADIANT CIRCUS members at Patreon.com.

"Bewildering in all the right ways, this is a poetic, sublime interpretation of a sorry story. An evocative, emotional experience, it pits humanity against inhumanity, resulting in something refreshingly new." Empire Magazine.

(PRE-) SUMMER EXPLORERS:

THE CAT SAMURAI

Japan Foundation London's popular free summer film season returns, now in two parts!

PRE-SUMMER EXPLORERS (04, 05 & 11 AUG) includes 8 screenings with everything from anime to 70's horror, drama to eye-opening documentaries, and is a perfect way to discover something old and new.

Having stimulated your senses, SUMMER EXPLORERS (12 & 18 AUG) continues with 6 more screenings from puppetoon animation to Samurai comedy, and a film version of one of Japan’s mega hit TV dramas, OSHIN

All the screenings are free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite. To book a place, please visit www.jpf.org.uk

ANOTHER WORLD WE ARE MAKING:

Jung Il-woo, My Friend

The London Korean Film Festival 2018 presents a special series of screenings and events showcasing independent documentary filmmaking from Korea. Based around themes of social justice and political resistance, the programme will see directors Kim Dong Won and Song Yun-hyeok present their films across two weekends including a selection of panel discussions and in-depth conversations.

All screening and events are free and take place at Birkbeck Cinema and the Korean Cultural Centre UK (11 - 19 AUG).

> Book here.

COMING SOON:

EL TOPO
Rochester Kino returns to Genesis Cinema with one of the original and best midnight movies, Alexandro Jodorowsky's EL TOPO (02 AUG 18:30). Join Nick Walker for an intro plus discussion afterwards in the bar with a beverage. You might need it.

> Book here.

COMING SOON:

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Nobody Ordered Wolves returns to The Institute Of Light with A FACE IN THE CROWD + INTRO (30 JUL 19:30). "Elia Kazan's 1957 film is the story of a vagabond turned TV star turned politician, abusing his power for personal gain...".

> Book here.

COMING SOON:

PECKER
Deeper Into Movies brings you a day of prime filth with their JOHN WATERS FESTIVAL at The Five Bells (28 JUL 14:00). Titles include PINK FLAMINGOS, FEMALE TROUBLE and, Deeper Into Movies own team fave (and often overlooked...) PECKER.

> Book here.

COMING SOON:

SUNSET BOULEVARD
CINÉ-REAL is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Their next glorious screening is SUNSET BOULEVARD at The Castle Cinema, (08 AUG 19:30).

> Grab a discount code from their website and then book here.

COMING SOON:

RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX
New season REVOLT, SHE SAID: WOMEN AND FILM AFTER '68 is a collab between the ICO and Club des Femmes and screens at Regent Street Cinema (01 to 29 AUG). It looks at the work of women filmmakers who took up cameras as they took to the streets.

> Book here.

COMING SOON:

THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS
GLEANING TRUTHS is a short season of documentaries by Agnès Varda and runs at Bertha DocHouse (05 to 14 AUG). Screenings include THE GLEANERS AND I and THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS.

> Book here.

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