THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [03 to 09 JUN 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


Welcome to another screen week!

Before we get going, I’ve just published our latest epic roundup of London’s rep seasons and film festivals for the month. Be sure to check it out.

Underway this week, BFI Southbank’s headline season is one OF SIN & SALVATION: THE CINEMA OF ROBERT BRESSON, ably supported by their Big Screen Classics strand that examines the many filmmakers influenced by the French master, AFTER BRESSON…. Their other new season screening this week is JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN.

The Garden Cinema – rapidly becoming a reliable source of in-depth film seasons – continues their celebration of onscreen legends with ANNA MAGNANI, this time in collaboration with CinemaItaliaUK, and then turns their attention to the dark side of human nature with a season of FILM NOIR. COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION continues a collaboration between ICA and Portuguese production companies, TERRATREME and Uma Pedra no Sapato, whilst JOURNEYS ACROSS AFRO-FUTURISM looks at how this intersectional aesthetic is manifest on film at Barbican.

Everyman Screen On The Green continues their late night run of 35mm screenings on Saturdays (repeated early on Wednesday mornings!) with 80S CINEMA ON 35MM, whilst the Picturehouse chain continues their season dedicated to the scores of MORRICONE.

The summer is always a quieter time for film festivals, but appropriately enough the big opening this week goes to Sundance Film Festival: London (09 to 12 JUN) at Picturehouse Central.

In this week’s special events, The Laurel & Hardy Society returns to The Cinema Museum with the next of their quarterly meetings on Saturday (04 JUN), whilst Sappho’s Cinema and Lesflicks continue their excellent celebration of lesbian cinema with Peter Strickland’s THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY featuring a Q&A with actor Chiara D’Anna on Sunday at the same venue (05 JUN). On Monday, Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners will help raise funds for Outside Project with a special screening of PRIDE at Rio Cinema, and Deeper into Movies shows the rarely screened TV doc LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH: THE FILMS OF DAVID CRONENBERG at Farr’s Dalston (both 06 JUN).

Tuesday brings you Film Talks Live: IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, an evening of ‘expanded cinema and sonics’ at Cafe Oto, and Tufnell Park Film Club’s presentation of THE FORTUNE COOKIE at The Lord Palmerston (both 07). Wednesday includes a return of the excellent Experimenta Mixtape evenings at BFI, and The People’s Film Club stages another fundraiser for Ukraine with Elie Grappe’s OLGA at The Garden Cinema (both 08 JUN). Ending the week, I like the look of Animation Brüt at Close-Up (09 JUN 20:15), and there’s a chance to learn mixology from one of the hosts of my BAR TRASH summer residency with a Tom Cruise Cocktail Masterclass with Bobby + COCKTAIL at Genesis Cinema Bar Paragon (09 JUN 19:00).

I’ve chosen three features directed by (various!) women as my highlights of this week’s new releases: Mia Hansen-Løve’s BERGMAN ISLAND, THE CAMERA IS OURS: BRITAIN’S WOMEN DOCUMENTARY featuring work by Marion Grierson, Ruby Grierson, Brigid ‘Budge’ Cooper, Kay Mander & Sarah Erulkar, and Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim’s LUCHADORAS. Scroll down for all the details of these and other new releases.

This week, a special mention goes to the various screenings of Audrey Diwan’s HAPPENING that are raising funds for the Abortion Support Network that helps people obtain access to safe abortions in countries and states where access is restricted (see listings for venues). My Featured Attraction of the Week goes to Oliver Dickens for THE ASTHENIC SYNDROME at Rio Cinema (07 JUN), the first of his two screenings of films by Kira Muratova to raise funds for Ukraine.

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


THE ASTHENIC SYNDROME dir Kira Muratova, 1989 + Intro by Dr Elena Gorfinkel presented by Oliver Dickens at Rio Cinema (07 JUNE 18:15).

“A distraught widow who has just buried her husband is about to destroy everything and everybody, but mainly herself. An exhausted man tries to find an escape from his daily chaos and routine in perpetual sleep. While their paths don’t really cross, the film implies they both suffer from the titular syndrome—a weakness, enervation, fatigue that is equally concrete and allegorical.”

“Muratova’s most celebrated film, the epic THE ASTHENIC SYNDROME was winner of the Silver Bear at the 1990 Berlinale and brought her international acclaim. The film has been called a magnificent fresco and an apocalypse. Muratova created vivid images of desperate characters determined to endure, capturing and divining the state of the USSR on the eve of its collapse. A searing portrait of individual malaise and collective apathy, with polyphonic elements and absurdist tableaus, the film stuns the viewer with shock therapy, destroying every illusion.” – Elena Gorfinkel

Followed by: THE LONG FAREWELL dir Kira Muratova, 1971 + Intro by Dr Elena Gorfinkel at Ciné Lumière (14 JUN 18:30).


FRIDAY 03 JUN

  • AMERICAN UTOPIA d. Spike Lee, 2020 at The Garden Cinema (03 JUN 21:30).
  • A QUEEN IS CROWNED d. Castleton Knight, 1953 at ActOne Cinema (03 JUN 14:00).
  • THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998 at The Prince Charles (03 JUN 20:30 / 07 JUN 15:30).
  • DASHCAM d. Rob Savage, 2021 + Intro by producer Douglas Cox & writer/executive producer Jed Shepherd at The Prince Charles (03 JUN 15:30).
  • XTREME CINEMA NIGHT at Utopia Playground SW17 (03 JUN 20:00).

SATURDAY 04 JUN

SUNDAY 05 JUN

  • 35TH OF MAY d. Lee Chung Chau, 2019 + Q&A with Dr CHUNG Kim Wah & Linda WONG presented by HKFFUK x 535 Multi-media at Genesis Cinema (05 JUN 17:00).
  • BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at The Lexi (05 JUN 19:00).
  • THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY d. Peter Strickland, 2014 + Talk/Q&A with Chiara D’Anna presented by Sappho’s Cinema & Lesflicks at The Cinema Museum (05 JUN 15:30).
  • Early Japanese Animation + Live & electronic accompaniment by the Guildhall School + Benshi narration at Barbican (05 JUN 15:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
  • ELIZABETH: A PORTRAIT IN PART(S) d. Roger Michell, 2022 + Recorded Q&A at Curzon Hoxton (05 JUN 16:00).
  • NO TURNING BACK d. Nicolette Bucknor, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (05 JUN 15:30).
  • ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE d. Peter Hunt, 1969 at Olympic Studios (05 JUN 13:00).
  • PARALLEL MOTHERS d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (05 JUN 17:00).
  • VAMPYR d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932 at ICA (05 JUN 14:45 / 07 JUN 14:30).

MONDAY 06 JUN

  • Gaspar Noé presents: AMOUR d. Michael Haneke, 2012 at Picturehouse Cinemas (06 JUN various).
  • GOODFELLAS d. Martin Scorsese, 1990 + Intro by Nick Toth in tribute to Ray Liotta at Genesis Cinema (06 JUN 20:00).
  • Projecting the Archive: KING OF THE DAMNED 35mm d. Walter Forde, 1935 + Intro by film historian Jonathan Rigby at BFI Southbank (06 JUN 18:20).
  • LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH: THE FILMS OF DAVID CRONENBERG d. Laurens C. Postma, 1987 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (06 JUN 19:30).
  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY d. Guillermo del Toro, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (06 JUN 20:00 / 07 JUN 20:00 / 08 JUN 20:00 / 12 JUN 17:00).
  • PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 + Q&A with Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners to raise funds for Outside Project at Rio Cinema (06 JUN 18:30).
  • VAMPYR d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932 at Chiswick Cinema (06 JUN 19:30).
  • VAMPYR d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932 at Genesis Cinema (06 JUN 18:45).

TUESDAY 07 JUN

  • ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME d. Andrew Gaynord, 2021 + Q&A with Tom Palmer & Tom Stourton at Genesis Cinema (07 JUN 18:20).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: THE ASTHENIC SYNDROME d. Kira Muratova, 1989 + Intro by Dr Elena Gorfinkel presented by Oliver Dickens at Rio Cinema (07 JUN 18:15).
  • THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998 at The Prince Charles (07 JUN 15:30).
  • DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA d. Simon Curtis, 2022 at The David Lean (07 JUN 14:30 / 09 JUN 14:30 & 19:30).
  • Film Talks Live: IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING – Expanded Cinema & Sonics at Cafe Oto (07 JUN 20:00).
  • FIREBIRD d. Peeter Rebane, 2021 + Recorded Q&A at Riverside Studios (07 JUN 17:45 – Pay What You Can).
  • THE FORTUNE COOKIE d. Billy Wilder, 1966 presented by Tufnell park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (07 JUN 20:00).
  • THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 at The Prince Charles (07 JUN 12:20 / 09 JUN 17:55).
  • IL BUCO d. Michelangelo Frammartino, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (07 JUN various).
  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY d. Guillermo del Toro, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (07 JUN 20:00 / 08 JUN 20:00 / 12 JUN 17:00).
  • THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 at The Garden Cinema (07 JUN 20:00 / 08 JUN 14:00).
  • PSYCHO: 4K Restoration/Uncut d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 at Olympic Studios (07 JUN 20:15).
  • VAMPYR d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932 at ICA (07 JUN 14:30).
  • WE ARE d. Eugene Kotlyarenko, 2021 presented by Deeper Into Movies at TT Liquor Store (07 JUN 19:30 – FREE!).
  • WILD MEN d. Thomas Daneskov, 2021 at The David Lean (07 JUN 19:30).
  • WOT NO ART? d. Christopher Mason, 1978 + Intro by BFI National Archive Curator Steve Foxon at BFI Southbank (07 JUN 18:30).

WEDNESDAY 08 JUN

  • CHICO & RITA d. Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono Errando, 2010 + Live Music by Tumbao Tivoli Trio at The Exhibit Bar SW12 (08 JUN 19:00).
  • DO THE RIGHT THING d. Spike Lee, 1989 at The Prince Charles (08 JUN 20:25).
  • Experimenta Mixtape S02 E01 curated by Onyeka Igwe + Onyeka Igwe in conversation with Rosa-Johan Uddoh at BFI Southbank (08 JUN 18:00).
  • GIGI d. Vincente Minnelli, 1958 + Discussion with Leslie Caron & Gary Yershon in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at Ciné Lumière (08 JUN 18:30).
  • HAPPENING d. Audrey Diwan, 2022 raising funds for the Abortion Support Network at: Genesis Cinema (08 JUN 18:30); Picturehouse Cinemas (08 JUN various); Rio Cinema (08 JUN 18:15);
  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY d. Guillermo del Toro, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (08 JUN 20:00 / 12 JUN 17:00).
  • THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 at The Garden Cinema (08 JUN 14:00).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: OLGA d. Elie Grappe, 2022 presented by The People’s Film Club at The Garden Cinema (08 JUN 19:30).

THURSDAY 09 JUN


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (03 JUN 14:30 / 04 JUN 20:15).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GOLDENEYE d. Martin Campbell, 1995 (04 JUN 15:00 – 4K / 09 JUN 15:00 – 4K).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BEVERLY HILLS COP 35mmd. Martin Brest, 1984 (04 JUN 23:00 / 08 JUN 10:30).

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)THE THING d. John Carpenter, 1982 (03 JUN 18:00 / 06 JUN 16:00).

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): VERTIGO 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (06 JUN 13:00).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IVAN’S CHILDHOOD d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (06 JUN 21:00 / 08 JUN 13:15).

BERNARD SHAW ON FILM at Sands Films Cinema Club

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): YOU NEVER CAN TELL d. James Cellan Jones, 1977 (07 JUN 20:00);

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 (03 JUN 18:00 / 05 JUN 20:00 / 07 JUN 15:15); MAMMA ROMA d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962 (03 JUN 20:30); THE ROSE TATTOO d. Daniel Mann, 1955 (04 JUN 20:00 / 06 JUN 18:00); THE FUGITIVE KIND d. Sidney Lumet, 1960 (05 JUN 16:00 / 09 JUN 18:00).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CHISWICK PRIDE at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TANGERINE d. Sean Baker, 2015 (08 JUN 20:30).

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS d. Frank Oz, 1986 (03 JUN 21:00 / 08 JUN 21:00).

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GOOD TIME d. Josh & Benny Safdie, 2017 (03 JUN 20:15); SÁTÁNTANGÓ d. Béla Tarr, 1994 with two intervals (05 JUN 14:00).

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LIGHT SLEEPER d. Paul Schrader, 1992 (08 JUN 18:00).

JOURNEYS ACROSS AFRO-FUTURISM at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)MADE IN AMERICA d. Shirley Clarke, 1985 (07 JUN 18:30).

JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

MORRICONE at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): DAYS OF HEAVEN d. Terrence Malick, 1978 (05 JUN various).

OF SIN & SALVATION: THE CINEMA OF ROBERT BRESSON at BFI Southbank

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Re-releases: GET CARTER 4K Restoration d. Mike Hodges, 1971 (until 09 JUN); GET CARTER 4K Restoration d. Mike Hodges, 1971 + Intro by Jah Wobble (07 JUN 20:40).

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (03 JUN 14:30 / 04 JUN 20:15); THE THING d. John Carpenter, 1982 (03 JUN 18:00 / 06 JUN 16:00); ARMAGEDDON 35mm d. Michael Bay, 1998 (09 JUN 20:35).

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS d. Preston Sturges, 1941 (04 JUN 12:45).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)DEATH IN VENICE d. Luchino Visconti, 1971 (05 JUN 14:00 / 08 JUN 18:00).

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

THE TWILIGHT SAGA at The Prince Charles Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): TWILIGHT d. Catherine Hardwicke, 2008 at The Prince Charles (03 JUN 20:45).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 (06 JUN 12:30 / 06 JUN 18:25); CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (07 JUN 21:00 / 08 JUN 12:30 – 4K / 09 JUN 21:00).


ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


BERGMAN ISLAND d. Mia Hansen-Løve, 2022:

THE CAMERA IS OURS: BRITAIN’S WOMEN DOCUMENTARY MAKERS d. Marion Grierson, Ruby Grierson, Brigid ‘Budge’ Cooper, Kay Mander & Sarah Erulkar, 1935-67:

  • Various venues, inc: ICA

LUCHADORAS d. Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim, 2021:


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