Remakesploitation Fest 2022 at The Cinema Museum
THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [08 to 14 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. I got caught in traffic, so let’s keep this brief…

With it being Easter, it remains a slightly quieter time for indie film clubs, but this week The Batty Mama presents a night of short films and cabaret, Too Black Too Queer, at Scala (09 APR), Deeper Into Movies continues their concert films with NIRVANA LIVE AT READING (1992) at Farr’s Dalston (11 APR), and Tufnell Park Film Club presents Park Chan-wook’s STOKER at at The Lord Palmerston (12 APR). Two new clubs join our listings this week, with Film Rage presenting The Sights & Sounds of Blaxploitation at Babel Arthouse Cinema (13 APR), and Dazed x MUBI launch a new Cinema Club at Soho House with one of this week’s several preview screenings of Paul Verhoeven’s masturbating lesbian nuns melodrama, BENEDETTA (12 APR).

It’s a grand week for silent cinema too, with Kennington Bioscope’s screening of OLD HEIDELBERG 16mm (13 APR) joined by CAFÉ ELEKTRIK at Ciné Lumière (10 APR), and THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER at Barbican (also 10 APR). All silents come with live musical accompaniment. If you like your cinema music a little more contemporary, there’s a special presentation of Norman Jewison’s 1973 big screen adaptation of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR complete with Q&A with Sir Tim Rice at Olympic Studios (13 APR).

This week’s fundraisers for Ukraine include Stow Film Lounge’s screening of OLGA at Creative Works (08 APR), another outing for Encounters Presents: Ukrainian Shorts at Peckhamplex (10 APR), a programme of moving image works made by women at Pushkin House, Desirous Bodies, Malign War: Women’s Moving Image from Ukraine, and MY THOUGHTS ARE SILENT presented by Jellied Reels at The Castle Cinema (both 14 APR).

In new releases… Oscar Best Picture winner CODA gets a wide range of encore screenings across town (I’ve listed screenings at The David Lean). For my picks of the week, I’ve chosen Juho Kuosmanen’s COMPARTMENT NO. 6, Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s JULIA, and a limited engagement from UK Jewish Film of Max Fischer’s THE LUCKY STAR at JW3 (from 10 APR). Other new openings are available (see GRIND SHOWS for what’s on).

For my Featured Attraction of the Week I’ve chosen the two days of Turkish delights served by this year’s Remakesploitation Fest (09 to 10 APR) at The Cinema Museum. You’ll get a documentary about the whole shooting match – REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF (2015) – followed by Turkish spins on STAR TREK (Turist Ömer Uzay Yolunda, 1973), STAR WARS (Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, 1982), SOME LIKE IT HOT (Fıstık Gibi, 1970), DEATH WISH (Cellat, 1975), and THE EXORCIST (Şeytan, 1974). The festival is followed by an all-day academic symposium on the same themes at King’s College London, Reframing the Turkish Film Remake (11 APR 11:00 – 16:30 / FREE!).

Of course, if that doesn’t grab your fancy, we’re using our next Queer Horror Nights screening of Kimberly Peirce’s twisted, feminist superhero origin story CARRIE (2013) at The Castle Cinema (10 APR 14:00) to raise funds for local women’s mental health charity WISH. All money raised from a percentage of box office and a special prize draw (please bring cash for donations, however small!) will help WISH provide free counselling in the community for women with multiple complex needs.

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS

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

FISTIK GIBI aka Turkish Some Like It Hot d. Hulki Saner, 1970 at Remakesploitation Fest 2022.

REMAKESPLOITATION FEST 2022DAY ONE (09 APR) / DAY TWO (10 APR):

“From STAR WARS to SOME LIKE IT HOT, Remakesploitation proudly present a weekend festival devoted to the weird and wonderful world of Turkish remakes. For many years, these films only circulated in low-resolution bootlegs but they have now been lovingly digitally restored with all-new English subtitles. All six screenings will have short introductions from invited special guests from Turkey, Germany and the USA, and we will also be having post-screening Q&As between the films. There are no plans for us to release these films on Blu-ray, DVD or VOD, so make sure you grab this rare opportunity to see these truly fascinating films on the big screen. We will also be providing complementary Turkish snacks for all ticket holders.” (Remakesploitation)

Followed by an all-day academic symposium on the same themes at King’s College London, Reframing the Turkish Film Remake (11 APR 11:00 – 16:30 – FREE!).


FRIDAY 08 APR

  • THE DESCENT d. Neil Marshall, 2005 + Q&A with the director & composer David Julyan at The Cinema In The Arches (08 APR 20:00).
  • MURINA d. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (08 APR 18:10).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: OLGA d. Elie Grappe, 2021 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Creative Works (08 APR 19:30).
  • TINDERBOX d. Gillian Mosley, 2020 + Q&A with the director & Sir Vincent Fean, former member of the British Diplomatic Service at Curzon Soho (08 APR 18:20).
  • WEST SIDE STORY d. Robert Wise, 1961 at The Garden Cinema (08 APR 20:15).

SATURDAY 09 APR

  • COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD d. Mads Brügger, 2019 + Discussion presented by African Odysseys at BFI Southbank (09 APR 14:00).
  • THE DUKE d. Roger Michell, 2020 at The David Lean (09 APR 14:00).
  • Preview: GERRY ANDERSON: A LIFE UNCHARTED d. Benjamin Field, 2022 + Q&A with the director & producer Jamie Anderson at BFI Southbank (09 APR 15:00).
  • REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES d. Kiwi CHOW, 2021 + Q&A with YouTuber Elmer Yuen at The Prince Charles (09 APR 11:00 / 10 APR 11:00).
  • Too Black Too Queer short films + cabaret presented by The Batty Mama at Scala N1 (09 APR 19:00 – Pay what you can!).

SUNDAY 10 APR

  • THE 400 BLOWS aka Les quatre cents coups d. François Truffault, 1959 at Picturehouse Cinemas (10 APR various).
  • ALL I CAN SAY d. Shannon Hoon, Taryn Gould, Colleen Hennessy & Danny Clinch, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (10 APR 16:00).
  • CARRIE d. Kimberly Peirce, 2013 + Intro & Bar Social, presented by Queer Horror Nights to raise funds for WISH women’s mental health at The Castle Cinema (10 APR 14:00).
  • CAFÉ ELEKTRIK d. Gustav Ucicky, 1927 + Live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney at Ciné Lumière (10 APR 16:30).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: Encounters Presents: Ukrainian Shorts at Peckhamplex (10 APR 16:30).
  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER d. Jean Epstein, 1928 + Live accompaniment by Stephen Horne & Elizabeth-Jane Baldry at Barbican (10 APR 15:00).
  • HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE d. John Negulesco, 1954 + Talk by Travis Elborough, the author of Through the Looking Glasses at Phoenix Cinema (10 APR 15:30).
  • MOTHERING SUNDAY d. Eva Husson, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (10 APR 17:00).
  • MURINA d. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, 2021 + Q&A with the director at The Garden Cinema (10 APR 15:30).
  • MURINA d. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (10 APR 18:30).
  • REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES d. Kiwi CHOW, 2021 + Q&A with YouTuber Elmer Yuen at The Prince Charles (10 APR 11:00).
  • WOLF d. Nathalie Biancheri, 2021 + Q&A with George MacKay presented by Barnes Film Festival at Olympic Studios (10 APR 16:00).

MONDAY 11 APR

TALKS etc.

TUESDAY 12 APR

WEDNESDAY 13 APR

THURSDAY 14 APR


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE SPY WHO LOVED ME d. Lewis Gilbert, 1977 (09 APR 15:10 4K / 14 APR 14:30 4K).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)CHINATOWN 35mm d. Roman Polanski, 1974 (09 APR 22:30 / 13 APR 10:30).

A LONG WEEKEND IN 1995 at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): HOLIDAY 35mm d. George Cukor, 1938 (09 APR 12:45); LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (13 APR 18:00 4K).

CATALAN CINEMA NOW!INNOVATIONS at ICA

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

CHER ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BURLESQUE 35mm d. Steve Antin, 2010 (09 APR 21:00).

CLAUDIA VON ALEMANN at ICA & Goethe-Institut

CLOSE-UP ON JOHN CASSAVETES at Close-Up

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): POLYTECHNIQUE d. Denis Villeneuve, 2009 (14 APR 17:15 – £1 Members’ Screening).

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LA GRANDE ILLUSION d. Jean Renoir, 1937 (10 APR 20:45); LE JOUR SE LÈVE d. Marcel Carné, 1939 + Intro by Tom Brown (14 APR 18:30).

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MAGIC FLUTE d. Ingmar Bergman, 1975 (10 APR 14:50).

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at ICA 

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at The Prince Charles 

LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank

MARTIN SCORSESE: DIRECTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. ACTOR. at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CASINO 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1995 (09 APR 20:15).

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

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles 

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): HOLIDAY 35mm d. George Cukor, 1938 (09 APR 12:45).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)MOANA d. Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall & Chris Williams, 2016 (13 APR 14:55); MURINA d. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, 2021 (08 APR 18:30 & 20:30 / 09 APR 15:00 & 18:00 / 10 APR 18:00 / 11 APR 16:45 & 18:45 / 13 APR 16:00 & 20:45 / 14 APR 16:30 & 18:30); LES VACANCES DE MONSIEUR HULOT aka Mr Hulot’s Holiday d. Jacques Tati, 1953 (10 APR 14:00 / 12 APR 18:30 / 14 APR 16:00).

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

THREE BY SATYAJIT RAY at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for listings): APARAJITO d. Satyajit Ray, 1956 (12 APR 18:10).

TWO BY EDWARD YANG at The Prince Charles

WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings): MURINA d. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, 2021 (until 14 APR various); THE AUDITION d. Ina Weisse, 2019 (14 APR 20:40).


COMPARTMENT NO. 6 aka Hytti nro 6 d. Juho Kuosmanen, 2021:

JULIA d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2022:

THE LUCKY STAR d. Max Fischer, 1980:

  • Various venues, inc: JW3 (from 10 APR).

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