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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [21/05/22]

SATURDAY 21 MAY 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 continue with David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at The Castle Cinema (Friday 24 JUNE 19:00): booking now!

SHE DONE HIM WRONG d. Lowell Sherman, 1933 presented by Women & Cocaine at The Cinema Museum (21 MAY 19:30).

“She was an actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol, famous for her bawdy double entendres. The month of May belongs to Mae West as we screen her classic SHE DONE HIM WRONG from 1933 and immerse you in Mae’s world.”

“West plays Burlesque barroom singer Lady Lou, a woman who knows everyone in town, especially the men. Unfortunately, her convict ex-boyfriend Chick, is the jealous type and vows violence against her if she behaves unfaithfully while he’s in prison. To make matters worse, Lou’s boss, Gus, secretly runs a prostitution and counterfeiting ring, and the director of the city mission next door is actually a federal agent (played by Cary Grant in his breakout role).” (W&C)


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35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS (not listed elsewhere!) at The Prince Charles

  • EVITA d. Alan Parker, 1997 (21 MAY 20:45).

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • SALESMAN d. David Maysles, Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, 1969 (21 MAY 18:30).
  • THEOREM d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968 (21 MAY 20:15).

#EXPLOREFRANCE – CÔTE D’AZUR at Ciné Lumière

GASPAR NOÉ at Genesis Cinema

  • VORTEX d. Gaspar Noé, 2021 (21 MAY 20:00).

JOHN CARPENTER IN 4K at The Prince Charles

NICHOLAS CAGE 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank

#QueerHorrorNights continue with a double bill of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III at The Cinema Museum (Sunday 24 JULY 18:30): booking now!

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

  • AMELIE open captions (21 MAY 21:00).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



THE INNOCENTS aka De uskyldige dir. Eskil Vogt, 2021:

VAMPYR dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932:



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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. //.