This is a film still from INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE 35mm d. Neil Jordan, 1994 which screens at Barbican (12 FEB 2022).
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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [12/02/22]

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY 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



My Twisted Valentine: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE 35mm d. Neil Jordan, 1994 at Barbican (12 FEB 18:30):

“In contemporary San Francisco, a glum 200-year-old vampire, Louis (Brad Pitt), shares his life story with a reporter (Christian Slater). Louis’ tale begins in 18th-century New Orleans, where he first encounters the decadent Eurotrash vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise). In one of the movie’s steamiest scenes, Lestat introduces Louis to blood-sucking and immortality with an ecstatic bite to the neck. But Louis does not take eagerly to the diet and lifestyle and is tormented with guilt over his new nature.

At over 25 years’ distance, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE looks more than ever a wondrous time capsule: the leads at the height of their smouldering good looks, a supporting cast including Antonio Banderas and (a very young) Kirsten Dunst, and some magnificent 90s hair. It is also, indisputably, an absolute hoot.” (Barbican)



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE BLACK DREAM aka Den sorte Drøm d. Urban Gad, 1911 + Live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney (12 FEB 15:50); ZAPATA’S GANG + THE ESKIMO BABY d. Urban Gad, 1913/14 + d. Walter Schmidthässler, 1916/18 + Live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos (12 FEB 18:00).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LEVIATHAN d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014 (12 FEB 17:30); FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES d. Toshio Matsumoto, 1969 (12 FEB 20:15).

EXPERIMENTA FOCUS: STEPHEN DWOSKIN at BFI Southbank

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

LOVE STORIES at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2017 (12 FEB 21:00).

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON 35MM LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE MASTER 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 (12 FEB 22:30).

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PONYO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2008 (from 12 FEB); KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1989 (from 12 FEB).

TWO BY RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at The Prince Charles

VALENTINES at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): EveryDiva presents: MEAN GIRLS d. Mark Waters, 2004 hosted by Crystal Lubrikunt as Regina’s mum at Everyman Borough Yards (12 FEB 20:45); MAGIC MIKE d. Steven Soderbergh, 2012 (12 FEB various).

VALENTINES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): LA LA LAND d. Damien Chazelle, 2016 (12 FEB 21:00).

WHAT LIES BENEATH: THE INTRICATE REPRESENTATIONS OF A ‘DARK MIND’ IN JAPANESE CINEMA at ICA 


We’ve got nothing… what did we miss?


PETROV’S FLU d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2021:

WHEEL OF FORTUNE & FANTASY aka Guzen to sozo d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021:

  • Also 11 to 17 FEB (various dates/times): DOWNFALL: THE CASE AGAINST BOEING d. Rory Kennedy, 2022 at: Everyman Broadgate // THE FORGOTTEN ONES d. Michale Boganim, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE POWER OF THE DOG 35mm d. Jane Campion, 2021 at: The Prince Charles (from 17 FEB to 03 MAR).


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