This is a film still from TOP OF THE HEAP dir Christopher St John, 1972.
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MONDAY: What’s on in London today [04/07/22]

MONDAY 04 JUL 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus

#QueerHorrorNights continue with a double bill of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III at The Cinema Museum (Sunday 24 JULY 18:30): booking now!

TOP OF THE HEAP d. Christopher St John, 1972 (04 JUL 18:10) / Part of IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC at BFI Southbank.

“Christopher St John’s Top of the Heap is the story of George Lattimer (played by the director himself), a tightly-wound Black cop struggling with his inner and outer demons. The film nods to Blaxploitation conventions, but it’s ultimately a more experimental, even existential work, focusing on Lattimer’s fears and fantasies – particularly his daydream of floating free from the mire and corruption of the everyday world as an astronaut.” (BFI)


  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 at BFI IMAX (04 JUL 15:00 & 18:15).
  • EARWIG d. Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2021 at Genesis Cinema (04 JUL 18:10).
  • EXPLORER d. Matt Dyas, 2022 + Extended intro with the director & Sir Ranulph Fiennes at BFI Southbank (04 JUL 18:45).
  • Haruki Murakami Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (04 JUL 19:30).
  • LOVE ME TENDER d. Robert D. Webb, 1956 at Riverside Studios (04 JUL 12:10).
  • NITRAM d. Justin Kurzel, 2021 + Recorded Q&A with the director & Essie Davis at BFI Southbank (04 JUL 20:30).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC at BFI Southbank

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

  • Check venue for details.

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (04 JUL 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham


NITRAM dir Justin Kurzel, 2021.

TIGERS dir Ronnie Sandahl, 2020.

WAYFINDER dir Larry Achiampong, 2022.

  • Various venues, inc: BFI / ICA


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