This is a film still from: FISH TANK dir Andrea Arnold, 2009.
THIS MONTH

APRIL 2022: What’s on in London this month

Explore what’s on in London this month with our regular epic roundup of repertory film seasons & festivals.

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Join us for the second of our Q-RATED! #QueerHorrorNights at The Castle Cinema: CARRIE (2013) Sunday 10 April 14:00. We’ll be donating a % of box office & inviting audience cash donations for WISH, a women’s mental health charity based in Tower Hamlets.

Welcome to our epic rep roundup for April!

BFI’s rep seasons continue with ANIMELIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE, and NIGHTMARES AND DAYDREAMS: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF SCREENWRITER NIGEL KNEALE whilst their BIG SCREEN CLASSICS get busy contemplating a question of faith. Of this bunch, the work of Liv Ullman stands out, with the programme featuring both intros/Q&As with the actor/director and her own directorial work.

New London venue The Garden Cinema adds THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA to their opening CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO season, whilst CLOSE-UP ON JOHN CASSAVETES begins at the Shoreditch staple. The Prince Charles welcomes ALEX WINTER: LIVE ON STAGE at the top of the month and embarks on an exploration of PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD a little later. They’ll also be spending A LONG WEEKEND IN 1995.

Both The PCC and ICA celebrate JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY and Everyman adds a string of PAUL VERHOEVEN films from 35mm to their late nights at the Screen on the Green. SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN embarks with some holiday friendly offerings at Ciné Lumière – although it’s always a pleasure to list anything with THE MUPPETS! – before voyaging into deeper waters. ICA begins a trio of special programmes under the theme CATALAN CINEMA NOW! starting this month with INNOVATIONS (to be followed by INTERSECTIONS 14 to 15 MAY and IDENTITIES 28 to 29 MAY).

A bunch of new film festivals open this month with London Independent Film Festival (01 to 10 APR), The People’s Film Festival (02 to 09 APR), South Social Film Festival – Nordic Focus (02 APR), and Spanish Spring Weekend (01 to 03 APR) all joining our listings. Doubtless I’ll be updating this list as the month unfolds.

I’ve chosen the GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY season as my Featured Attraction of the Month (it continues in May too…). Whilst 23 might not be one of the milestones that gets marked down in the history books, the last two years have shown we should celebrate the glories of independent cinema at every chance we get. And who in this modern world doesn’t love a cinema ticket for £2.50?!

See you in the darkness,

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS

RADIANT CIRCUS is delighted to announce the next screening supported by #ReviveTheDark, our audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

“Join us as we celebrate with a selection of our favourite films that have come out since we opened in 1999. All tickets are at £2.50, and our beer and popcorn are at 1999 prices!” (Genesis Cinema)



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

70S CINEMA LATE NIGHTS 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)BLAZING SADDLES 35mm d. Mel Brooks, 1974 (02 APR 22:30 / 06 APR 10:30); CHINATOWN 35mm d. Roman Polanski, 1974 (09 APR 22:30 / 13 APR 10:30).

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)GREASE 2 d. Patricia Birch, 1982 (15 APR 18:15).

A LONG WEEKEND IN 1995 at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

ALEX WINTER: LIVE ON STAGE at The Prince Charles

BARBRA STREISAND STRAND [A STREIS-STRAND, IF YOU WILL] at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FUNNY GIRL 35mm d. William Wyler, 1968 (27 APR 20:05).

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BRENDAN FRASER at The Prince Charles

CATALAN CINEMA NOW! INNOVATIONS at ICA

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE d. Elia Kazan, 1951 (01 APR 15:45 / 12 APR 20:40 / 23 APR 18:10 / 07 MAY 20:30); GUYS & DOLLS d. Frank Loesser, 1955 (01 APR 21:00 / 03 APR 17:30 / 17 APR 17:00); THE GODFATHER d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 (02 APR 17:15 / 09 APR 20:00 / 16 APR 17:15); BEDTIME STORY d. Ralph Levy, 1964 (02 APR 20:45 / 04 APR 18:30 / 08 APR 18:00 / 24 APR 17:50); LISTEN TO ME MARLON d. Stevan Riley, 2015 (03 APR 21:00 / 06 APR 18:30 / 11 APR 18:30 / 20 APR 18:30); ON THE WATERFRONT d. Elia Kazan, 1954 (10 APR 18:30 / 13 APR 18:30 / 18 APR 18:15); THE WILD ONE d. László Benedek, 1953 (11 APR 21:00 / 20 APR 21:00 / 27 APR 18:40 / 14 MAY 18:40); A DRY WHITE SEASON d. Euzhan Palcy, 1989 (16 APR 20:40 / 17 APR 20:10 / 26 APR 18:20 / 01 MAY 18:15); JULIUS CAESAR d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1953 (19 APR 20:40 / 22 APR 17:50 / 08 MAY 19:45); THE MEN d. Fred Zinnemann, 1950 (23 APR 20:50 / 25 APR 21:00 / 27 APR 20:45).

CHER ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

CLOSE-UP ON JOHN CASSAVETES at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FACES d. John Cassavetes, 1968 (01 APR 20:15 / 10 APR 17:45 / 24 APR 17:45); THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE d. John Cassavetes, 1976 (02 APR 18:00 / 09 APR 20:15 / 17 APR 20:00); OPENING NIGHT d. John Cassavetes, 1977 (02 APR 20:00 / 10 APR 20:00 / 23 APR 20:00); SHADOWS d. John Cassavetes, 1959 (03 APR 18:15 / 15 APR 20:15 / 23 APR 18:15); A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE d. John Cassavetes, 1974 (03 APR 20:00 / 16 APR 20:00 / 22 APR 20:00); LOVE STREAMS d. John Cassavetes, 1984 (08 APR 20:15 / 16 APR 17:30 / 17 APR 17:30).

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021 (01 APR 12:10 / 05 APR 14:45 4K / 07 APR 15:30); PRISONERS d. Denis Villeneuve, 2013 (05 APR 20:15); POLYTECHNIQUE d. Denis Villeneuve, 2009 (14 APR 17:15).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings):  d. Federico Fellini, 1963 (07 APR 20:00 / 28 APR 20:00).

FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO at The Prince Charles 

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

IN FOCUS: ROSINE MBAKAM at ICA

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MAGIC FLUTE d. Ingmar Bergman, 1975 (10 APR 14:50).

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at ICA 

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): OSLO, AUGUST 31ST d. Joachim Trier, 2011 (04 APR 12:50 / 06 APR 12:30 / 07 APR 21:00); REPRISE d. Joachim Trier, 2006 (04 APR 21:00 / 05 APR 15:40); THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD d. Joachim Trier, 2022 (08 to 14 APR).

LETTERBOXD HIGH RISERS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DEEP COVER 35mm d. Bill Duke, 1992 (22 APR 18:00).

LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank

MARTIN SCORSESE: DIRECTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. ACTOR. at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CASINO 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1995 (09 APR 20:15); RAGING BULL d. Martin Scorsese, 1980 (16 APR 17:55);

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NIGHTMARES AND DAYDREAMS: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF SCREENWRITER NIGEL KNEALE at BFI Southbank

ONE AND DONE at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TIMECODE d. Mike Figgis, 2000 (06 APR 18:30); THE WOLF HOUSE d. Cristobal León & Joaquín Cociña, 2018 (07 APR 21:00). 

OSCAR BEST PICTURE WINNERS at Everyman Belsize Park

PAUL VERHOEVEN 35MM LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for listings): ROBOCOP 35mm d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 (16 APR 22:30 / 20 APR 10:30); SHOWGIRLS 35mm d. Paul Verhoeven, 1995 (23 APR 22:30 / 27 APR 10:30); STARSHIP TROOPERS d. Paul Verhoeven, 1997 (30 APR 22:30 / 04 MAY 10:30).

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for listings)LITTLE CAESAR d. Mervyn LeRoy, 1931 (05 APR 18:00); THE PUBLIC ENEMY 35mm d. William A. Wellman, 1931 (12 APR 18:00); SCARFACE d. Howard Hawks, 1932 (22 APR 13:15 4K / 27 APR 18:00).

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): HOLIDAY 35mm d. George Cukor, 1938 (09 APR 12:45); HIS GIRL FRIDAY d. Howard Hawks, 1940 (23 APR 12:45).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

THREE BY SATYAJIT RAY at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for listings): APARAJITO d. Satyajit Ray, 1956 (12 APR 18:10); THE MUSIC ROOM aka Jalsaghar d. Satyajit Ray, 1958 (28 APR 18:15).

TWO BY EDWARD YANG at The Prince Charles

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


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