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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [05/03/22]

SATURDAY 05 MARCH 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


HAMLET d. Sven Gade, 1921 + Intro by Prof Judith Buchanan & Live piano accompaniment by Meg Morley (05 MAR 17:00) / Part of THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank.

“If there’s no greater dramatic role than Hamlet, then this Danish star was bound to follow the lead of Sarah Bernhardt and play Shakespeare’s most famous hero. In this flexible-minded adaptation, the prince is truly a woman in disguise. Nielsen’s androgyny and emotional range come to the fore in a Shakespeare film that challenges both gender roles and patriarchal authority.” (BFI)


  • BLADE RUNNER: 40th Anniversary Celebration d. Ridley Scott, 1982 + Q&A with producer Ivor Powell & Intro by Will Brooker, editor of The Blade Runner Experience at Riverside Studios (05 MAR 14:00).
  • SOUTH d. Frank Hurley, 1919 at Olympic Studios (05 MAR 10:20).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): EARTH SPIRIT aka Erdgeist d. Leopold Jessner, 1923 + Intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson & Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne (05 MAR 12:10); THE DECLINE aka Downfall aka Der Absturz d. Ludwig Wolff, 1923 + Intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson & Live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney (05 MAR 14:30); HAMLET d. Sven Gade, 1921 + Intro by Prof Judith Buchanan & live piano accompaniment by Meg Morley (05 MAR 17:00).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PUTTING ON A SHOW at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NASHVILLE d. Robert Altman, 1975 (05 MAR 19:45).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

THE CAMERA IS OURS: BRITAIN’S WOMEN DOCUMENTARY MAKERS at BFI Southbank

CLOSE UP ON WONG KAR WAI at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (05 MAR 20:15).

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

MARA MATTUSCHKA: DIFFERENT FACES OF AN ANTI-DIVA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Early Shorts (05 MAR 19:00).

OSCAR & BAFTA NOMINEES at The Prince Charles

OTHER MODERNISMS, OTHER FUTURES: GLOBAL ART CINEMA 1960-80 at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DOWNPOUR d. Bahram Beyzaie, 1972 (05 MAR 15:00).

REWARDING DOCS at Bertha DocHouse

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BECOMING COUSTEAU d. Liz Garbus, 2021 (05 MAR 16:20); ASCENSION d. Jessica Kingdon, 2020 (05 MAR 20:30).

SEEN & HEARD at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): JINN d. Nijla Mu’, 2018 (05 MAR 17:45); 37 SECONDS aka 37 sekanzu d. HIKARI, 2019 (05 MAR 20:30).

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): POM POKO d. Isao Takahata, 1994 (from 05 MAR); TALES FROM EARTHSEA d. Gorô Miyazaki, 2006 (from 05 MAR).

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): WHISPER OF THE HEART d. Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995 (05 MAR 12:00).


ATLANTIS d. Valentyn Vasyanovych, 2019:

REBEL DREAD d. William E Badgley, 2020:

  • Also 04 to 10 MAR (various dates/times): A STARRY SKY ABOVE THE ROMAN GHETTO d. Giulio Base, 2020 at: JW3 // DREAMS aka Sueños d. Marcos Martínez, 2021 at: ICA // THE GODFATHER: PART II d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 at: Picturehouse Cinemas // THE SANCTITY OF SPACE d. Renan Ozturk & Freddie Wilkinson, 2022 at: Bertha DocHouse / Genesis Cinema / Rich Mix // THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU d. Damon Shalit, 2019 at: JW3 (from 10 MAR).


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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.