This is a film still from I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING dir Patricia Rozema, 1987, presented at Rio Cinema by Birds' Eye View (02 JUL 2022).
THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [01 to 07 JUL 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.

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

It’s #PrideInLondon weekend. Take to the streets. Make them your own. Party is protest.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING d. Patricia Rozema, 1987 + Q&A with the director + Short: WAVELENGTHS d. Pratibha Parmar, 1997 presented by Birds’ Eye View at Rio Cinema (02 JUL 15:45).

“Directed by Patricia Rozema (MOUTHPIECE), a significant player in the Toronto New Wave, I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING is a playful, humorous and complex look at the many different kinds of desire and admiration between women.”

“Opening with a video-recorded confession from Polly, a secretary, this comedy tells of her voyeuristic fascination for her new boss, the ambitious Gabrielle, owner of an art gallery. The two women are like night and day – the new temp is absent-minded and innocent beyond her years with spiky orange hair and the curator bourgeois, polished and with a gift for gab – yet a strong connection builds through their shared love of art, curiosity and appetite for love.”

Birds Eye View’s QUEERIOUS programme explores a multitude of desires on screen in ways we all too rarely see in cinema. Part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk.


FRIDAY 01 JUL

SATURDAY 02 JUL

TALKS etc.

SUNDAY 03 JUL

MONDAY 04 JUL

  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 at BFI IMAX (04 JUL 15:00 & 18:15).
  • EARWIG d. Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2021 at Genesis Cinema (04 JUL 18:10).
  • EXPLORER d. Matt Dyas, 2022 + Extended intro with the director & Sir Ranulph Fiennes at BFI Southbank (04 JUL 18:45).
  • Haruki Murakami Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (04 JUL 19:30).
  • LOVE ME TENDER d. Robert D. Webb, 1956 at Riverside Studios (04 JUL 12:10).
  • NITRAM d. Justin Kurzel, 2021 + Recorded Q&A with the director & Essie Davis at BFI Southbank (04 JUL 20:30).

TUESDAY 05 JUL

  • CAPE FEAR d. J. Lee Thompson, 1962 + Live podcast recording by the Cinematologists Podcast at The Garden Cinema (05 JUL 18:00).
  • HARPER d. Jack Smight, 1966 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (05 JUL 20:00).
  • MAD GOD d. Phil Tippett, 2021 at The Prince Charles (05 JUL 18:20 & 20:30).
  • Science On Screen: THE MARTIAN d. Ridley Scott, 2015 + Talk: Professor Neil Gershenfeld at Barbican (05 JUL 18:30).
  • THE MASK 3D d. Julian Roffman, 1961 presented in Retro 3D by Mondo Nights at Biddle Bros (05 JUL 20:30). UPDATED!
  • THE MAURITANIAN d. Kevin Macdonald, 2021 at The David Lean (05 JUL 19:30).
  • NITRAM d. Justin Kurzel, 2021 + Recorded Q&A with the director & Essie Davis at Picturehouse Cinemas (05 JUL various).
  • NOTRE-DAME ON FIRE aka Notre-Dame brûle d. Jean-Jacques Annaud, 2022 UK premiere + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (05 JUL 19:30).
  • OPENING NIGHT d. John Cassavetes, 1977 at The Garden Cinema (05 JUL 20:15 / 06 JUL 17:30).

WEDNESDAY 06 JUL

THURSDAY 07 JUL


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (04 JUL 15:00 / 07 JUL 15:10).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DIE ANOTHER DAY d. Lee Tamahori, 2002 (02 JUL 15:00 – 4K / 07 JUL 15:00). 

80S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SPACEBALLS 35mm d. Mel Brookes, 1987 (02 JUL 23:00 / 06 JUL 10:30).

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 (05 JUL 16:00 – 4K).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MORVERN CALLAR d. Lynne Ramsay, 2002 (05 JUL 18:30).

A TRIBUTE TO JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THREE COLOURS: RED d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994 (03 JUL 20:15 / 10 JUL 20:15).

BARBRA STREISAND STRAND [A STREIS-STRAND, IF YOU WILL] at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE PRINCE OF TIDES d. Barbra Streisand, 1991 (05 JUL 20:45).

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

BERNARD SHAW ON FILM at Sands Films Cinema Club

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)THE APPLE CART d. Cedric Messina, 1975 (05 JUL 20:00).

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NIGHT NURSE d. William A. Wellman, 1931 (07 JUL 13:00).

CATFORD PRIDE at Catford Mews

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAMMA ROMA d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962 (02 JUL 15:00 / 05 JUL 18:00); ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 (03 JUL 17:00 / 04 JUL 18:00).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING MARLENE DIETRICH at The Garden Cinema

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A PLEASURE, COMRADES! aka Prazer, Camaradas! d. José Filipe Costa, 2019 (01 to 07 JUL).

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BAY OF ANGELS d. Jacques Demy, 1963 (03 JUL 18:30); WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 (06 JUN 20:15).

THE FILMS OF BOB FOSSE at The Prince Charles:

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CABARET d. Bob Fosse, 1972 (06 JUL 20:45).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (04 JUL 15:00 / 07 JUL 15:10).

GLENDA JACKSON at BFI Southbank

HONG KONG SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES d. Kiwi CHOW, 2021 (01 JUL 11:30); BLACK BAUHINIA d. Malte Philipp Kaeding, 2021 + Q&A with the director & Ray Wong (02 JUL 12:20).

IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC at BFI Southbank

JOHN CARPENTER IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THEY LIVE d. John Carpenter, 1988 (01 JUL 13:00 / 02 JUL 18:00 – 4K / 06 JUL 12:30 – 4K).

JUMP ON IT at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAGIC MIKE XXL d. Gregory Jacobs, 2015 + Pop Quiz (07 JUL 18:20).

KIEŚLOWSKI’S THREE COLOURS at Close-Up

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): SATANTANGO d. Bela Tarr, 1994 In 3 parts with 2 short breaks (03 JUL 10:00 – 439mins); RRR d. S. S. Rajamouli, 2022 (03 JUL 11:00 & 20:00 / 05 JUL 14:35 – 180mins); EYES WIDE SHUT 35mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1999 (04 JUL 20:20 – 159mins).

MORRICONE at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE GREAT SILENCE d. Sergio Corbucci, 1968 (01 JUL various / 03 JUL various); 

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PETER STRICKLAND RETROSPECTIVE at Riverside Studios

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings)NIGHT NURSE d. William A. Wellman, 1931 (07 JUL 13:00).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Re-releases: GET CARTER d. Mike Hodges, 1971 (03 JUL 12:50 / 06 JUL 20:35).

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)BECOMING COUSTEAU d. Liz Garbus, 2021 (01 JUL 11:00 / 03 JUL 11:30); PHAEDRA 35mm d. Jules Dassin, 1962 (03 JUL 14:00 / 05 JUL 17:05).

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings)EYES WIDE SHUT 35mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1999 (04 JUL 20:20).

THE TWILIGHT SAGA at The Prince Charles Cinema

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

WIM WENDERS: KINO DREAMS at Bertha DocHouse

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (03 JUL 14:00 / 04 JUL 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (02 JUL 12:50 / 04 JUL 20:45 / 07 JUL 18:10 – 4K); DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 (03 JUL 14:45 / 05 JUL 12:20 – 4K); FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (04 JUL 12:45 / 06 JUL 18:10).


ADVENTURE CINEMA at Osterley Park & House, Isleworth

THE LUNA CINEMA at Old Royal Naval College

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford

SUMMER SCREEN in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PITCH PERFECT (05 JUL 19:00 – FREE!).

NITRAM dir Justin Kurzel, 2021.

TIGERS dir Ronnie Sandahl, 2020.

WAYFINDER dir Larry Achiampong, 2022.

  • Various venues, inc: BFI / ICA

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