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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [23/04/22]

SATURDAY 23 APRIL 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

Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

NIGEL KNEALE: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION a day of screenings & talks at Picturehouse Crouch End (23 APR 11:00) / Head to nigelknealecentenary.com for full programme information!

A day of rare screenings and talks celebrating one of Britain’s most influential screenwriters.

“Nigel Kneale was one of Britain’s most significant screenwriters of the twentieth century. Credited by Mark Gatiss as “the inventor of modern television”, Kneale’s works included the Quatermass serials, The Year of the Sex OlympicsThe Stone TapeBeasts and essential television adaptations of The Woman in Black and Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

“Although not as widely lauded in his lifetime as many of his contemporaries, Kneale was a profound influence for many writers and filmmakers, including John Carpenter, Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King, and his shadow falls over a vast number of television series and films, among them The X-FilesThe League of Gentlemen and, of course, Doctor Who.”

“To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Nigel Kneale’s birth, this day-long event features expert panels and members of cast and crew looking at Kneale’s work in television and film, and his influence and legacy; a live reading of his “lost” 1952 radio play You Must Listen; and screenings of several of Kneale’s classic works.”

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!

  • CODA d. Sian Header, 2021 captioned in English + BSL interpreted Q&A with actor Emilia Jones at Olympic Studios (23 APR 20:20).
  • COMPARTMENT NO.6 d. Juho Kuosmanen, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (23 APR 17:40).
  • Double-bill: Curse of the Mummies featuring DAWN OF THE MUMMY d. Frank Agrama, 1981 + THE MUMMY’S REVENGE d. Carlos Aured, 1975 presented by World Wide Weird to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at The King & Queen (23 APR 17:00).
  • THE DUKE d. Roger Michell, 2020 at The David Lean (23 APR 14:00).
  • HANCOCK’S HALF HOUR Triple Bill + Introduction In association with The Tony Hancock Appreciation Society at Riverside Studios (23 APR 14:00).
  • THE HANDMAIDEN: DIRECTOR’S CUT d. Park Chan-Wook, 2016 at The Prince Charles (23 APR 20:30).
  • Kennington Bioscope Silent Laughter Weekend at The Cinema Museum (23 to 24 APR).
  • MY FIRST SUMMER d. Katie Found, 2020 presented by Queer Film Club at London LGBTQ+ Community Centre (23 APR 16:00 / Donation requested).
  • NIGEL KNEALE: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION a day of screenings & talks at Picturehouse Crouch End (23 APR 11:00).
  • THRONE OF BLOOD d. Akira Kurosawa, 1957 presented by No Bollocks Film Club at The Castle Cinema (23 APR 14:00).

ONLINE

  • French Impressions: Online discussion of PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT aka Les Olympiades, Paris 13e d. Jacques Audiard, 2021 with Jon Davies at Watermans (23 APR 14:30 – Watch film beforehand!).

Check venues for full listings…

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

CLOSE-UP ON JOHN CASSAVETES at Close-Up

  • SHADOWS d. John Cassavetes, 1959 (23 APR 18:15).
  • OPENING NIGHT d. John Cassavetes, 1977 (23 APR 20:00).

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

IN FOCUS: ROSINE MBAKAM at ICA

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at ICA 

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at The Prince Charles 

LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank

NIGHTMARES AND DAYDREAMS: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF SCREENWRITER NIGEL KNEALE at BFI Southbank

PAUL VERHOEVEN 35MM LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen On The Green

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles



HAPPENING dir. Audrey Diwan, 2021:

SAINT-NARCISSE dir. Bruce LaBruce, 2020:

  • Various venues, inc: ICA


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