This is a film still from RAÇA dir Joel Zito Araújo & Megan Mylan, 2013, showing at BFI Southbank (07 MAY 2022).
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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [07/05/22]

SATURDAY 07 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 returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!

African Odysseys: RAÇA d. Joel Zito Araújo & Megan Mylan, 2013 + Q&A at BFI Southbank (07 MAY 14:00).

“This documentary focuses on Brazil’s struggle for civil rights through the life and campaigns of men and woman from different walks of life: Paulo Paim, the only Black senator of the republic, attempts to enshrine race equality in the law; Brazilian pop singer Netinho de Paula tries to redress racial imbalance in the broadcast media; and Tiny dos Santos, activist and granddaughter of slaves, campaigns for land rights. Closely following their individual but interconnected activities, the filmmakers create a vivid and complex picture of race politics in contemporary Brazil.” (BFI)



Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • OCTOPUSSY d. John Glen, 1983 (07 MAY 15:15 – 4K).

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

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

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

JOHN CARPENTER IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • THE FOG d. John Carpenter, 1980 (07 MAY 18:00 – 4K).

NICHOLAS CAGE 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank

  • FLASH GORDON d. Mike Hodges, 1980 (07 MAY 12:00).
  • Re-releases: CROUPIER d. Mike Hodges, 1998 (06 to 11 MAY various). 

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • OCEANS d. Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud, 2010 (07 MAY 14:00).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



This is a film still from CABARET dir Bob Fosse, 1972.

CABARET (50th Anniversary) dir. Bob Fosse, 1972:

COME BACK ANYTIME dir. John Daschbach, 2021 at:

WILD MEN dir. Thomas Daneskov, 2021:



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