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MONDAY: What’s on in London today [23/05/22]

MONDAY 23 MAY 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.

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#QueerHorrorNights continue with David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at The Castle Cinema (Friday 24 JUNE 19:00): booking now!

KATZELMACHER d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969 (23 MAY 18:10) / Part of RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles.

“In this unflinching German drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a group of young slackers, including the couple Erich (Hans Hirschmuller) and Marie (Hanna Schygulla), spend most of their time hanging out in front of a Munich apartment building. When a Greek immigrant named Jorgos (played by Fassbinder), moves in, however, their aimless lives are shaken up. Soon new tensions arise both within the group and with Jorgos, particularly when Marie threatens to leave Erich for the outsider.” (The PCC)


  • ALL THAT JAZZ d. Bob Fosse, 1979 at The Garden Cinema (23 MAY 16:00).
  • BOYHOOD d. Richard Linklater, 2014 at The Prince Charles (23 MAY 20:15 – £1 Members Screening).
  • THE GREAT MOVEMENT d. Kiro Russo, 2021 + Recorded Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (23 MAY 18:20).
  • JACKASS FOREVER d. Jeff Tremaine, 2022 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (23 MAY 19:30).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: MY UNKNOWN SOLDIER d. Anna Kryvenko, 2018 presented by KCL Depts of Film Studies & Digital Humanities at Lucas Lecture Theatre, King’s College London WC2R 2LS (23 MAY 19:00 – Donation suggested).
  • RŪRANGI d. Max Currie, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (23 MAY 20:00).
  • Gaspar Noé presents: UMBERTO D. d. Vittorio De Sica, 1952 at Picturehouse Cinemas (23 MAY various).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank

  • Focus on: Gaspar Noé: LUX ÆTERNA d. Gaspar Noé, 2019 (23 MAY 18:40).
  • Focus on: Gaspar Noé: LOVE 3D d. Gaspar Noé, 2015 (23 MAY 20:20).
  • Talks etc: Horror à la Française recorded panel discussion (online 11 to 31 MAY).
  • Releases: VORTEX d. Gaspar Noé, 2021 (13 to 26 MAY). 

#EXPLOREFRANCE – CÔTE D’AZUR at Ciné Lumière

GASPAR NOÉ at Genesis Cinema

  • VORTEX d. Gaspar Noé, 2021 (23 MAY 17:40).
  • CLIMAX d. Gaspar Noé, 2018 (23 MAY 21:00).

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

  • KATZELMACHER d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969 (23 MAY 18:10).

ROBERT EGGERS at The Prince Charles

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


THE INNOCENTS aka De uskyldige dir. Eskil Vogt, 2021:

VAMPYR dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932:



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