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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [15/01/22]

SATURDAY 15 JANUARY 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


REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA d. Jonas Mekas, 1972 (15 JAN 18:30 & 20:15) / Part of JONAS MEKAS 100! at Close-Up.

“This film consists of three parts. The first part is made up of footage I shot with my first Bolex during my first years in America, mostly from 1950-1953… The second part was shot in August 1971, in Lithuania. Almost all of the footage come from Semeniskiai, the village I was born in… The third part begins with a parenthesis in Elmshorn, a suburb of Hambourg, where we spent a year in forced labor camp during the war. After the parenthesis closes, we are in Vienna where we see some of my best friends – Peter Kubelka, Hermann Nitsch, Annette Michelson, Ken Jacobs… The sound: I talk during much of the film, reminiscing about this and that. Mostly it’s about myself, as a Displaced Person, my relation to home, Memory, Culture, Up-rootedness, Childhood.” – Jonas Mekas



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TWILIGHT 35mm d. Catherine Hardwicke, 2008 (15 JAN 20:45).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DR. NO d. Terence Young, 1962 (15 JAN 15:15).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)DR. NO d. Terence Young, 1962 (15 JAN 15:15).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE FILMS IN TRUFFAUT’S LIFE at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SAFETY LAST! d. Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor, 1923 (15 JAN 13:00).

BOWIE: STARMAN & THE SILVER SCREEN at BFI Southbank 

CONCERT FILMS at Riverside Studios

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WOODSTOCK d. Michael Wadleigh, 1970 (15 JAN 14:00); SHINE A LIGHT d. Martin Scorsese, 2008 (15 JAN 19:00).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (14 JAN to 10 FEB, some 35mm & 70mm).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): The Renoir Truffaut: DAY FOR NIGHT aka La Nuit américaine d. François Truffaut, 1973 (15 JAN 20:45). The Antoine Doinel cycle: THE 400 BLOWS 4K aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 (daily from 07 to 20 JAN various); STOLEN KISSES 4K + ANTOINE ET COLETTE 4K + d. François Truffaut, 1962 + 1968 (15 JAN 12:10); LOVE ON THE RUN 4K aka L’Amour en fuite d. François Truffaut, 1979 (15 JAN 15:30).

JONAS MEKAS 100! at Close-Up

LETTERBOXD HIGH RISERS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TWILIGHT 35mm d. Catherine Hardwicke, 2008 (15 JAN 20:45).

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings): MAGNOLIA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999 (15 JAN 22:30).

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH at BFI Southbank

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


London Short Film Festival (14 to 23 JAN).


COW d. Andrea Arnold, 2021.

SCREAM d. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, 2022.



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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. //.