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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [20/08/22]

SATURDAY 20 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


THE SEVENTH VEIL d. Compton Bennett, 1945 + Intro by Professor Melanie Williams at Riverside Studios (20 AUG 14:00) / Part of MADE AT RIVERSIDE.

“When Francesca Cunningham is rescued from the river Thames following a suicide attempt, she puzzles doctors by refusing to reveal the cause of her acute depression. Once under hypnosis, she tells the story of her past, reveals her desire to be a pianist, and her love for her guardian Nicholas.”

“Presented as part of the MADE AT RIVERSIDE strand, celebrating the long history of film and TV production at the Studios. This special screening is introduced by Professor Melanie Williams, University of East Anglia, a historian of British cinema who has published numerous books on topics including Ealing Studios, British film stars, the director David Lean, and 1960s British cinema.” (Riverside Studios)



Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

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

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

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

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

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

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

PRINCE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

STAR TREK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas



OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford

SUNSET SCREENING SESSIONS at Beckenham Place Park


BULLETPROOF dir. Todd Chandler, 2020

  • Exclusively at: ICA

BURNING AN ILLUSION Digital Restoration dir. Menelik Shabazz, 1981

FREE CHOL SOO LEE dir. Julie Ha & Eugene Yi, 2022

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE [Director’s Edition] 4K d. Robert Wise, 1979



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