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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [17/09/22]

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 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 presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

MELODY d. Waris Hussein, 1971 + Q&A with the director at Riverside Studios (17 SEP 14:00).

“A forgotten, inspiring gem” – Wes Anderson. “Filmed in and around Hammersmith and re-teaming OLIVER!’s Mark Lester and Jack Wild, MELODY is a delightful comedy-drama evoking childhood friendship, condescending adults and the innocence of first-love. When shy schoolboy Daniel falls for Melody, his trouble-making friend Ornshaw resents being neglected, little knowing he’ll play a part as a rebellion unfolds.”

“With classic music by the Bee Gees and a debut screenplay from Alan Parker, MELODY went on to become one of the biggest films of all time in Japan and a cult classic. Following this rare screening, we are delighted to welcome the film’s director Waris Hussein for a Q&A.” (Riverside Studios)


  • ATHENA d. Romain Gavras, 2022 + Intro with the director at Rio Cinema (17 SEP 21:00).
  • EIFFEL d. Martin Bourboulon, 2021 + Intro/Discussion with Jon Davies, presented by French Impressions at Watermans (17 SEP 13:00).
  • Musical Weekends: IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1955 at The Garden Cinema (17 SEP 18:15).
  • JAWS 3D d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at Olympic Studios (17 SEP 17:30 / 20 SEP 14:20).
  • MELODY d. Waris Hussein, 1971 + Q&A with the director at Riverside Studios (17 SEP 14:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BBC CENTENARY LGBTQ+ SCREENINGS at The Cinema Museum 

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: FATEFUL MOMENTS IN TIME! at BFI Southbank

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN FILM SERIES at Barbican 

  • BREAKING THE FRAME d. Marielle Nitoslawska, 2012 + Intro by Helen De Witt (17 SEP 15:40).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (17 SEP 17:00).
  • TAIPEI STORY d. Edward Yang, 1985 (17 SEP 20:15).

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

HIDDEN FIGURES: IDRISSA OUÉDRAOGO at Barbican

  • YAABA d. Idrissa Ouédraogo, 1989 (17 SEP 18:30).

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

MAD MAX ON 35MM at Everyman Screen on the Green

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • VERA DRAKE d. Mike Leigh, 2004 + Mike Leigh in conversation (17 SEP 14:30).
  • ANOTHER YEAR d. Mike Leigh, 2010 + Mike Leigh in conversation (17 SEP 19:00).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PAM GRIER: FOXY, FIERCE & FEARLESS at BFI Southbank 

  • Re-release: JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (16 SEP to 02 OCT).

PRINCE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

RETROSPECTIVE: TSUCHIMOTO NORIAKI at ICA

SOUND AND VISION at BFI IMAX & Southbank



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

  • NOPE (17 SEP 19:45).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


ATHENA dir. Romain Gavras, 2022:

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG dir. Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine, 2021:

HATCHING dir. Hanna Bergholm, 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. //.