This is a film still from PADDINGTON dir Paul King, 2014.
THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [01 to 07 APR 2022]

Our RADIANT CIRCUS guide to what’s on in London this week across DIY, indie & alternative cinema, including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & new releases.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus

Join us for the second of our Q-RATED! #QueerHorrorNights at The Castle Cinema: Kimberly Peirce’s CARRIE (2013) Sunday 10 April 14:00. We’ll be donating a % of box office & inviting audience cash donations for WISH, a women’s mental health charity based in Tower Hamlets.

Welcome to another screen week! It’s cold out there, so let’s huddle together…

It’s a quiet week for special events with fewer film clubs than usual projecting their wares as the school Easter holiday gets underway. Sunday’s probably your busiest day with Deeper Into Movies screening OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996 at Moth Club, Queer Film Club showing RŪRANGI at the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre, CinemaItaliaUK embarking on a double of films about Women In The Mafia at The Garden Cinema, and a special screening of Aldwych Farce THARK at The Cinema Museum (all 03 APR).

Deeper Into Movies returns on Monday with FRANCES HA at Farr’s Dalston, and the Library of Things presents WALL-E followed by a discussion of A World Without Waste at The Prince Charles (both 04 APR). The ever-inspiring Tufnell Park Film Club screens BROADCAST NEWS in tribute to William Hurt, Unicorn Nights presents PARIAH, and Sands Films Cinema Club screens Wim Wenders’ DER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN aka Wings Of Desire both in-venue and online (all 05 APR).

On Wednesday, The Machine That Kills Bad People continues its programme of artists’ films at ICA with a double bill of NERVOUS TRANSLATION + THE UNTROUBLED MIND, CASA and MUBI join forces to present PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN at The Castle, and Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema does just that with Michelangelo Antonioni’s RED DESERT aka Il Deserto Rosso at Leytonstone Library (all 06 APR). Thursday is a day of small things with short film programmes MilkTea MixTape at The Garden Cinema and Not Another London Film Screening at Ridley Road Social Club, or you could head to Genesis for a preview + Q&A with Laura Samani of SMALL BODY aka Piccolo corpo. There’s also a free screening of VERTIGO by the Hitchcock Film Club at Fontaine’s in Dalston if you’d rather (all 07 APR).

As we launch into April, BFI’s new rep seasons continue with ANIME, LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE, and NIGHTMARES AND DAYDREAMS: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF SCREENWRITER NIGEL KNEALE whilst their BIG SCREEN CLASSICS get busy contemplating a question of faith. New London venue The Garden Cinema adds THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA to their opening CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO season, whilst CLOSE-UP ON JOHN CASSAVETES begins at the Shoreditch staple. The Prince Charles welcomes ALEX WINTER: LIVE ON STAGE and embarks on an exploration of PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD. Both The PCC and ICA also celebrate JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY. And finally, SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN embarks with some holiday friendly offerings at Ciné Lumière – although it’s always a pleasure to list anything with THE MUPPETS! – before voyaging into deeper waters.

A bunch of new film festivals open this week with London Independent Film Festival (01 to 10 APR), The People’s Film Festival (02 to 09 APR), South Social Film Festival – Nordic Focus (02 APR), and Spanish Spring Weekend (01 to 03 APR) all joining our listings.

I’ve chosen Payal Kapadia’s A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING, Ina Weisse’s THE AUDITION and the re-release of Ingmar Bergman’s CRIES & WHISPERS as my pick of this week’s GRIND SHOWS. You can also find Eric Lartigau’s LA FAMILLE BELIER – the template for Oscar winner CODA – at selected cinemas, and Harry Wootliff’s TRUE THINGS opens on a fair number of screens across town. Speaking of the Oscars, there’s a number of encore screenings available in your local indie, with SUMMER OF SOUL being prominent in many mixes.

Of course, fundraisers for Ukraine also remain prominent. This week we’ve spotted WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THESE BUILDINGS? at The Garden Cinema (01 APR), OLGA at Electric Cinemas (03 APR), Encounters: Ukrainian Shorts at The Lexi (04 APR), THE RAIN WILL NEVER STOP (05 APR) and ROSES.FILM-CABARET at Bertha DocHouse. I’ve chosen the special screening of PADDINGTON  at The Cinema Museum on 04 APR as my Featured Attraction of the Week because it feels like such a heart-felt tribute to the embattled country, all those seeking refuge, and creative voices in need of support.

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS

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

Ukraine Fundraiser: PADDINGTON d. Paul King, 2014 + Intro by the director presented in Ukrainian with English subtitles & featuring the voice of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, by The Writers Guild of Great Britain at The Cinema Museum (04 APR 19:30):

“This screening is a chance for us to come together and support our fellow creatives in need. All money raised will go to The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk’s Emergency Fund for Filmmakers, a fund for film practitioners directly in danger due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.” (WGGB)


FRIDAY 01 APR

SATURDAY 02 APR

SUNDAY 03 APR

MONDAY 04 APR

  • Ukraine Fundraiser – Encounters: Ukrainian Shorts at The Lexi Cinema (04 APR 18:30).
  • FRANCES HA d. Noah Baumbach, 2012 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (04 APR 19:30).
  • LA FAMILLE BELIER d. Eric Lartigau, 2014 at Phoenix Cinema (04 APR 17:45).
  • MOTHERING SUNDAY d. Eva Husson, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (04 APR 20:00 / 05 APR 20:00 / 06 APR 20:00 / 10 APR 17:00).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: PADDINGTON d. Paul King, 2014 + Intro by the director presented in Ukrainian with English subtitles and featuring the voice of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy by The Writers Guild of Great Britain at The Cinema Museum (04 APR 19:30).
  • WALL-E d. Andrew Stanton, 2008 + Panel Discussion: A World Without Waste presented by Library of Things at The Prince Charles (04 APR 18:10 – £1 Member’s Screening).

ONLINE

TUESDAY 05 APR

  • BROADCAST NEWS d. James L. Brooks, 1987 presented in tribute to William Hurt by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (05 APR 20:00).
  • DER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN aka Wings Of Desire d. Wim Wenders, 1987 presented by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Cinema SE16 (05 APR 20:00 – also available online)
  • THE DUKE d. Roger Michell, 2020 at The David Lean (05 APR 14:30 & 19:30 / 06 APR 19:30 / 09 APR 14:00).
  • ESCHER: JOURNEY INTO INFINITY d. Robin Lutz, 2018 at JW3 (05 APR 13:00 / 06 APR 14:00 / 12 APR 15:00).
  • HARVEY d. Henry Koster, 1950 at The Prince Charles (05 APR 12:20).
  • MEMORIA d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021 at Close-Up (05 APR 20:00).
  • MOTHERING SUNDAY d. Eva Husson, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (05 APR 20:00 / 06 APR 20:00 / 10 APR 17:00).
  • PARIAH d. Dee Rees, 2011 presented by Unicorn Nights at The Prince Charles (05 APR 18:05).
  • PIANO TO ZANSKAR d. Michal Sulima, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 APR 15:30).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser – Stand With DocuDays: THIS RAIN WILL NEVER STOP d. Alina Gorlova, 2020 + Intro at Bertha DocHouse (05 APR 18:30).

WEDNESDAY 06 APR

THURSDAY 07 APR


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MASTER 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 (01 APR 14:50 / 04 APR 15:05 / 07 APR 20:30).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

70S CINEMA LATE NIGHTS 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

ALEX WINTER: LIVE ON STAGE at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BRENDAN FRASER at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

CLOSE-UP ON JOHN CASSAVETES at Close-Up

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021 (01 APR 12:10 / 05 APR 14:45 4K / 07 APR 15:30); PRISONERS d. Denis Villeneuve, 2013 (05 APR 20:15).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): d. Federico Fellini, 1963 (07 APR 20:00).

FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO at The Prince Charles

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AMERICAN GIGOLO 35mm d. Paul Schrader, 1980 (06 APR 18:00).

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LA GRANDE ILLUSION d. Jean Renoir, 1937 + Intro by Sue Harris (07 APR 18:30).

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

ONE AND DONE at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TIMECODE d. Mike Figgis, 2000 (06 APR 18:30); THE WOLF HOUSE d. Cristobal León & Joaquín Cociña, 2018 (07 APR 21:00).

OSCAR BEST PICTURE WINNERS at Everyman Belsize Park

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): LITTLE CAESAR d. Mervyn LeRoy, 1931 (05 APR 18:00).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings): MOANA d. Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall & Chris Williams, 2016 (02 APR 13:50 / 05 APR 15:55 / 13 APR 14:55); THE MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND d. Brian Henson, 1991 (03 APR 13:30); REMORQUES d. Jean Grémillon, 1941 (03 APR 14:00 / 05 APR 18:30); SONG OF THE SEA d. Tomm Moore, 2014 (04 APR 16:00).


A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING dir. Payal Kapadia, 2021:

THE AUDITION aka Das Vorspiel dir. Ina Weisse, 2022:

CRIES & WHISPERS aka Viskningar och rop dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1972:


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