Launching our new CHANNELS by indie exhibitors, guest contributors SUPAKINO and Zodiac Film Club invite you to MIDNIGHT EXCESS, a new film programme that brings back the thrill of late night movies and subversive double features to London’s alternative cinema scene.


MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a new film programme from independent promoter SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of late night movies and subversive double features to London’s alternative cinema scene.

Launching the new programme, SUPAKINO and ZODIAC FILM CLUB are teaming up to bring you a dirty disco double bill featuring the infamous Joan Collins films THE STUD (1978) and THE BITCH (1979).

A rousing alternative to Valentine’s Day, we invite you to put on your platforms, bring a date and prepare to dance at the historic Rio Cinema:

  • Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, London, E8
  • Saturday 16th February 2019
  • From 11pm ’til the small hours
  • Tickets riocinema.org.uk

We’ll be providing party bags, an intermission disco and prizes for the sleaziest looks, along with one or two surprises in the works with our media partner RADIANT CIRCUS.


THE STUD (1978) / THE BITCH (1979)

Shot on a tiny budget in three weeks and rejected by most major studios, THE STUD ended up being the most successful film of 1978. Based on the steamy novel by Jackie Collins, the film revived her sister Joan’s career and went on to spawn an equally excessive sequel just a year later. Set in London’s disco scene, THE STUD and THE BITCH follow the hedonistic, erotic exploits of Fontaine Khaled, a woman of expensive taste and unbridled libido. With their hazy aesthetic, lavish set design and disco soundtrack, the sleek and sleazy classics are the perfect 70s treat.


Launched by SUPAKINO in 2019, MIDNIGHT EXCESS aims to bring back the thrill of late night movies and subversive double features. Expect a programme of gloriously over-the-top movies, from eye-popping exuberance to the utterly outrageous, and from the downright strange to the outright sexy. MIDNIGHT EXCESS also aims to give a space for indie film clubs and programmers to collaborate and show the type of repertory cinema that wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to be seen again on the big screen.


Ranjit S. Ruprai is an independent programmer and supporter of indie cinemas, film festivals and film clubs in London. Since 2017, he has been curating friendly film screenings around fun and unusual themes including Turbans Seen On Screen at The Institute Of Light and Bombay Mix double-bills at Rio Cinema. These are often accompanied by live music, short films, cast/crew and renowned guest speakers.

Web supakino.com | Instagram @supakino | Twitter @supakino_


Beginning with a shared love of horror, pulp, thrills and mystery, Sarah Kathryn Cleaver and Jordan Storm Louise set up Zodiac Film Club. You can expect carefully chosen screenings every month, a film for each sign. We select good looking films, complex female characters and our favourites in rarely screened classics, cult and contemporary cinema to share with you, and invite you to talk about it with us afterwards.

Facebook @ZodiacFilmClub | Instagram @zodiacfilmclub

RADIANT CIRCUS [Media Partner]

A word from our Barker-In-Chief: “We are delighted to welcome guest contributors SUPAKINO and Zodiac Film Club to our new series of channels by indie exhibitors at RADIANT CIRCUS (more to come!). In addition to posting their own stories, we’ll be helping to promote MIDNIGHT EXCESS as the new programme’s media partner, working with Ranjit S. Ruprai aka SUPAKINO to create more late night collabs between London’s finest indie exhibitors.”

Web radiantcircus.com | Instagram @radiantcircus | Twitter @radiantcircus


MIDNIGHT EXCESS launches with a poster by Polish graphic artist Aleksander Walijewski.

Web walijewski-art.com | Instagram @walijewskiart

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