This is a film still from HAROLD & MAUDE dir Hal Ashby, 1971.
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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [13/08/22]

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 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 contributes to the SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema with Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR (19 AUG 19:00): Booking now!

HAROLD & MAUDE d. Hal Ashby, 1971 + Live music by Maggie Nicols, presented by Wonder Reels at The Cinema Museum (13 AUG 19:30).

“Wonder Reels return to the Cinema Museum with their unique events featuring live performances from outstanding London musicians followed by a screening of a full feature film chosen with the artist in mind.”

“The event will start with a performance by vocalist, instrumentalist and dancer Maggie Nicols, who will be playing an improvised voice and piano set. Maggie Nicols co-founded the Feminist Improvising Group in the 1970s and has had a prolific career as a performer and recording artist worldwide.”

“The concert will be followed by a screening of Hal Ashby’s 1971 cult existentialist comedy Harold and Maude, chronicling the adventures of two adorable mavericks while they make the most of their time on earth.” (The Cinema Museum)


  • BLIND AMBITION d. Warwick Ross & Rob Coe, 2021 + Q&A with the directors & protagonists & wine tasting at Phoenix Cinema (13 AUG 18:30).
  • BLONDE CRAZY (aka Larceny Lane) d. Roy Del Ruth, 1931 at Regent Street Cinema (13 AUG 15:20).
  • FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO d. Ayumu Watanabe, 2022 at Picturehouse Cinemas (13 AUG various).
  • HAROLD & MAUDE d. Hal Ashby, 1971 + Live music by Maggie Nicols, presented by Wonder Reels at The Cinema Museum (13 AUG 19:30).
  • LOOPS film screening + Q&Awith filmmakers Ingrid Olivia Norrmén-Smith & Whitney Conti at Bermondsey Project Space (13 AUG 16:00).
  • NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 presented by Bounce at Genesis Cinema (13 AUG 19:30).
  • RRR d. S.S. Rajamouli, 2022 at BFI Southbank (13 AUG 19:00 – NFT1).
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH d. Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Wenders, 2014 at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 AUG 15:30).
  • TIME BANDITS d. Terry Gilliam, 1981 at The Garden Cinema (13 AUG 16:00).
  • Tony Hancock: Oddities and Rarities at BFI Southbank (13 AUG 12:00).
  • WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT d. Robert Zemeckis, 1988 at The Prince Charles (13 AUG 12:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

90S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • YOUR NAME d. Makoto Shinkai, 2016 (13 AUG 14:30).
  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (13 AUG 20:30 – 4K).

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

CLOSE-UP ON WIM WENDERS at Close-Up

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

FROM JAMAICA TO THE WORLD: REGGAE ON FILM at BFI Southbank

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD: RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN at BFI Southbank

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


  • What are we missing…?

OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


BLIND AMBITION dir. Robert Coe & Warwick Ross, 2021

WHERE IS ANNE FRANK dir. Ari Folman, 2021

Also 12 to 18 AUG (various dates/times): ALEPH d. lva Radivojević, 2021 at: ICA // CHILDREN OF LAS BRISAS d. Marianela Maldonado, 2022 at: Bertha DocHouse // EIFFEL d. Martin Bourboulon, 2021 at: Curzon Cinemas / Picturehouse Cinemas // EXPOSING MUYBRIDGE d. Marc Shaffer, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse.



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