THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [04 to 10 NOV 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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TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero. Tickets from £1 – Booking now!

VENGEANCE IS MINE, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH d. Edwin, 2021 presented by Jellied Reels at The Castle Cinema (10 NOV 18:45).

“From acclaimed Indonesian director Edwin and based on the novel by Eka Kurniawan comes Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, winner of the Golden Leopard at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival – an energetic throwback to 80s South East Asian action and coming-of-age cinema about a young man who can’t get it up.”

“Ajo Kawir (Marthino Lio) is a fighter who fears nothing, not even death. But his raging urge to fight is driven by a secret – his impotence. When he crosses paths with a tough female fighter named Iteung (Ladya Cheryl), Ajo gets beaten black and blue, but he also falls head over heels in love. Will Ajo’s path lead him to a happy life with Iteung, and, eventually, his own peace of mind?”

“With echoes of early Takashi Miike, Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is a wild and unexpectedly poignant meditation on toxic masculinity and a culture steeped in violence from one of Indonesia’s most exciting directorial voices.” (Jellied Reels)


FRIDAY 04 NOV

  • CETTE MAISON aka This House d. Miryam Charles, 2022 + Intro at ICA (04 NOV 20:45).
  • Musical Weekends: COCO d. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina, 2017 at The Garden Cinema (04 NOV 18:00 / 05 NOV 15:45).
  • LIVING d. Oliver Hermanus, 2022 + Q&A with editor Chris Wyatt at Barbican (04 NOV 19:15).

TALKS etc.

SATURDAY 05 NOV

  • Musical Weekends: COCO d. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina, 2017 at The Garden Cinema (05 NOV 15:45).
  • TIBET IN SONG d. Ngawang Choephel, 2009 + Panel at The Lexi Cinema (05 NOV 14:00).

SUNDAY 06 NOV

  • THE BODYGUARD 30th Anniversary d. Mick Jackson, 1992 at Chiswick Cinema (06 NOV 15:00).
  • THE BODYGUARD 30th Anniversary d. Mick Jackson, 1992 at Everyman Cinemas (06 NOV various / 09 NOV various).
  • BULLET BOY d. Saul Dibb, 2004 + Recorded Q&A at Catford Mews (06 NOV 17:10 / 09 NOV 20:25).
  • IN BETWEEN aka Bar Bahar d. Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016 at Whirled Cinema (06 NOV 17:00).
  • IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT d. Norman Jewison, 1967 at Riverside Studios (06 NOV 14:20).
  • LIVING d. Oliver Hermanus, 2022 + Q&A with producer Stephen Woolley at Riverside Studios (06 NOV 14:30).
  • PEOPLE ON SUNDAY d. Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer, 1930 + live score by instrumental band Haiku Salut & pianist Meg Morley at Barbican (06 NOV 15:00).

TALKS etc.

MONDAY 07 NOV

TALKS etc.

TUESDAY 08 NOV

  • Preview: AFTERSUN d. Charlotte Wells, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Mayfair (08 NOV 18:20).
  • Reclaim The Frame: THE BLUE INMATES d. Zeina Daccache, 2021 + Q&A at Bertha DocHouse (08 NOV 18:20).
  • THE BUSINESS OF BIRTH CONTROL d. Abby Epstein, 2021 + Recorded intro & Live panel discussion at Everyman Cinemas (08 NOV 19:30) – Also without panel discussion.
  • FATHER EARTH d. Graham Fellows, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Phoenix Cinema (08 NOV 18:30).
  • JASSY 35mm d. Bernard Knowles, 1947 at BFI Southbank (08 NOV 17:50).
  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY d. Albert Lewin, 1945 screened in tribute to Angela Lansbury by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (08 NOV 20:00).
  • THE ROAD DANCE d. Richie Adams, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (08 NOV 20:00 / 09 NOV 20:00).
  • THE TERRITORY d. Alex Pritz, 2022 at The David Lean (08 NOV 19:30).
  • WILD MEN aka Vildmænd d. Thomas Daneskov, 2021 presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (08 NOV 20:30).

TALKS etc.

WEDNESDAY 09 NOV

TALKS etc.

THURSDAY 10 NOV

  • Preview: AFTERSUN d. Charlotte Wells, 2022 at Everyman Cinemas (10 NOV various).
  • ALPENLAND d. Robert Schabus, 2022 presented in-venue & online by Austrian Cultural Forum (10 NOV 19:00 – FREE!).
  • Keep It Cult: LABYRINTH d. Jim Henson, 1986 at Catford Mews (10 NOV 19:00).
  • MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS d. Anthony Fabian, 2022 at The David Lean (10 NOV 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • Preview: NO BEARS d. Jafar Panahi, 2022 at ICA (10 NOV 18:30).
  • RETURN TO DUST aka Yin ru chen yan d. Ruijun Li, 2022 + Q&A with Dr Kiki Tianqi Yu at The Garden Cinema (10 NOV 17:00).
  • VENGEANCE IS MINE, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH d. Edwin, 2021 presented by Jellied Reels at The Castle Cinema (10 NOV 18:45).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (10 NOV 20:20 / 13 NOV 20:20 / 28 NOV 20:15).

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

’00s 35MM SEASON at Everyman Screen on the Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GLADIATOR 35mm d. Ridley Scott, 2000 (05 NOV 23:00 / 09 NOV 10:30).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): REDLINE d. Takeshi Koike, 2009 + Intro by Michael Leader & Jake Cunningham, co-hosts of the Ghibliotheque podcast (09 NOV 20:15).

AU CONTRAIRE: JEAN-LUC GODARD at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BREATHLESS d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1959 (04 NOV 20:15 / 12 NOV 20:15); THE IMAGE BOOK d. Jean-Luc Godard, 2018 (05 NOV 18:40 / 13 NOV 20:15); CONTEMPT d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1963 (06 NOV 20:15 / 20 NOV 20:15); PIERROT LE FOU d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (11 NOV 20:15 / 26 NOV 20:15).

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BAR TRASH / TRASH PLANET at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SQUIRM d. Jeff Lieberman, 1976 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks at Genesis Cinema (08 NOV 20:30 – £1).
  • Presented by TOKEN HOMO.

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN FILM SERIES at Barbican 

CLOSE-UP: RYAN COOGLER at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 (06 NOV 18:10 / 12 NOV 20:20).

COMMUNAL QUEER CINEMA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): EMA d. Pablo Larrain, 2019 + Short: THE SMELL OF CUT GRASS (08 NOV 18:00).
  • Curated by Levi Eddie Aluede.

DARDENNES at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE KID WITH A BIKE d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, 2011 (from 06 NOV).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE PASSENGER d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975 (05 NOV 20:15 / 25 NOV 20:15); CRIES & WHISPERS d. Ingmar Bergman, 1973 (06 NOV 18:30 / 27 NOV 18:30).

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE STRAIGHT STORY 35mm d. David Lynch, 1999 (04 NOV 12:15 / 06 NOV 20:45 / 10 NOV 12:30).

THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2009 curated by Quentin Tarantino (09 NOV 12:00).

FRAMEBURN at Hackney Brewery & High Hill Taproom

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SPACESHIP EARTH d. Matt Wolf, 2020 + Workshop with Blackhorse Responders Youth Group (10 NOV 19:00).
  • Presented by The Social Cinema

FRAMES OF MIND: THE FILMS OF PETER GREENAWAY at BFI Southbank 

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD… at The Prince Charles

GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

GRETA GERWIG at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LADY BIRD d. Greta Gerwig, 2018 (09 NOV 18:00 – £1 Members’ Film).

HORROCTOBER – A MONTH OF THRILLS, CHILLS & SPILLS at The Prince Charles

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

THE INFERNAL AFFAIRS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INFERNAL AFFAIRS TRILOGY d. Andrew Lau Wai-keung & Alan Mak, 2002-2003 (05 NOV 19:30 – 4K); INFERNAL AFFAIRS d. Andrew Lau Wai-keung & Alan Mak, 2002 (07 NOV 15:35 – 4K / 10 NOV 18:00 – 4K / 12 NOV 13:00 – 4K).

JOHN SMITH: INTROSPECTIVE (1972–2022) 50 FILMS FROM 50 YEARS at ICA & Close-Up

KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI’S THREE COLOURS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes the following films (check venue for listings): JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 (06 NOV various).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (04 NOV 17:45 / 07 NOV 12:45 / 18 NOV 18:00 – 4K); IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (06 NOV 18:15 – 4K / 10 NOV 13:00 / 26 NOV 17:45 – 4K).


CETTE MAISON aka This House dir Miryam Charles, 2022

NEPTUNE FROST dir Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams, 2021


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