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SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [08 to 14 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.

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

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

Hi everyone!

I’m taking a short holiday so will be cutting down on the number of posts whilst keeping the flagship sailing with these weekly Screen Guides (i.e. no daily emails or IG posts). I’ll still be working on my various screening projects, so I won’t be going quiet exactly, but it’s time to take a short break from being quite so lost in the bowels of WordPress…

That means that subscribers to THE BALLY will also get the full weekly screen guide instead of a summary for the cinema weeks commencing 08 July, 15 July and 22 July. Normal business to resume after that!

Hope you have a great time at the cinema, and thank you for all your support for the various projects I’m creating at RADIANT CIRCUS and TOKEN HOMO.

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS

PS – If you want to plan ahead, I’ve finally caught up with the month and published my latest epic roundup of what’s on across London’s rep seasons & film festivals.


DR. WHO: CLASSIC MOVIE DOUBLE-BILL – DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965) + DALEK’S INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. (1966) New 4K Restorations at:

“Lovingly restored and remastered in 4K, hop into our time machine and explore this Dr. Who Classic Movie Double-Bill starring Peter Cushing as the famous Timelord.

DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965) was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour. Having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space.

DALEK’S INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. (1966) sees Cushing return to the big screen – the future of Planet Earth now belongs to The Daleks, but deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack. Can The Doctor help them succeed in destroying their extra-terrestrial enemies and take back control of Earth?

The films, which are to date the only big-screen outings for the Doctor, also boast a beloved supporting cast including Bernard Cribbins, Roberta Tovey, Roy Castle and Jennie Linden. Despite not being part of the official BBC Doctor Whoniverse, these films have remained firm favourites amongst fans, and are much loved across the world.”


FRIDAY 08 JUL

  • UK Premiere: ACID FOREST d. Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, 2018 + Q&A with the director & co-creator Dovydas Korba at ICA (08 JUL 18:30).
  • BRIAN AND CHARLES d. Jim Archer, 2022 + Q&A with director and writer/actors David Earl & Chris Hayward at BFI Southbank (08 JUL 18:20).
  • Musical Friday: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB d. Wim Wenders, 1999 at The Garden Cinema (08 JUL 20:30).

SATURDAY 09 JUL

  • Sonic Cinema: LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD d. Gabin Rivoire, 2021 + Q&A with Laurent Garnier at BFI Southbank (09 JUL 20:30).
  • NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 + Live score by Minima at Riverside Studios (09 JUL 18:00).
  • Preview: ROBUST d. Constance Meyer, 2021 + Intro/discussion presented by Jon Davies presented by French Impressions at Watermans (09 JUL 13:00).

SUNDAY 10 JUL

MONDAY 11 JUL

  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB d. Wim Wenders, 1999 at Riverside Social Club (11 JUL 12:10).
  • PERSEPOLIS d. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2007 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (11 JUL 19:30).
  • QUO VADIS, AIDA? d. Jasmila Žbanić, 2020 + Q&A presented by Newham Community Centre for Srebrenica Memorial Day at Stratford East Picturehouse (11 JUL 20:00 – FREE!).
  • THE WAR BELOW d. J.P. Watts, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (11 JUL 20:00 / 12 JUL 20:00 / 13 JUL 20:00 / 17 JUL 17:00).

TALKS etc.

TUESDAY 12 JUL

  • A CHIARA d. Jonas Carpignano, 2021 presented by Dazed x MUBI Cinema Club at The Garden Cinema (12 JUL 18:30).
  • BENEDICTION d. Terence Davies, 2021 at The David Lean (12 JUL 14:30 / 14 JUL 14:30 & 19:30).
  • Celebrating The Originals: CAPE FEAR d. J. Lee Thompson, 1962 at The Garden Cinema (12 JUL 17:45).
  • GHOSTWATCH d. Lesley Manning, 1992 + Live podcast recording presented by Evolution Of Horror at Genesis Cinema (12 JUL 18:25).
  • LE PUITS aka The Well d. Lotfi Bouchouchi, 2016 at the Embassy of Algeria in London (12 JUL 18:00 – FREE!).
  • MYSTERY MOVIE at The Prince Charles (12 JUL 21:00).
  • SECRET HONOR d. Robert Altman, 1984 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (12 JUL 20:00).
  • SWAN SONG d. Todd Stephens, 2021 at The David Lean (12 JUL 19:30).
  • Architecture On Film: UNGUIDED TOUR (aka Letter From Venice) d. Susan Sontag, 1983 + Intro by by Brian Dillon at Barbican (12 JUL 19:00).
  • THE WAR BELOW d. J.P. Watts, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (12 JUL 20:00 / 13 JUL 20:00 / 17 JUL 17:00).

WEDNESDAY 13 JUL

  • Ukraine Fundraiser: ATLANTIS d. Valentyn Vasyanovych, 2019 presented by Lithuanian Culture Institute to raise funds for Voices of Children at Genesis Cinema (13 JUL 20:30).
  • BORN TO KILL d. Robert Wise, 1947 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (13 JUL 19:30).
  • THE FALL – IT’S NOT REPETITION, IT’S DISCIPLINE presented by Deeper Into Movies at Signature Brew Haggerston (13 JUL 19:30 – FREE!).
  • THE FARMER AND THE HIPSTER d. Kurt Langbein presented by CineClub at Austrian Cultural Forum (13 JUL 19:00 – FREE!).
  • Finding Home, Forging Identity short film programme + Q&A presented by The Road to Nowhere magazine at Barbican (13 JUL 18:20).
  • Preview: MCENROE d. Barney Douglas, 2022 + Q&A with the director & composer Felix White (of the Maccabees) at Curzon Mayfair (13 JUL 18:15).
  • SENORITA d. Isabel Sandoval, 2011 + Q&A with the filmmaker + Book launch “Filmmakers on Film” by Little White Lies editor, David Jenkins at The Prince Charles (13 JUL 19:30).
  • THE WAR BELOW d. J.P. Watts, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (13 JUL 20:00 / 17 JUL 17:00).

THURSDAY 14 JUL

  • BENEDICTION d. Terence Davies, 2021 at The David Lean (14 JUL 14:30 & 19:30).
  • EXPLORER d. Matt Dyas, 2022 + Recorded Q&A at: Chiswick Cinema (14 JUL 20:00); Bertha DocHouse (14 JUL 18:20); Phoenix Cinema (14 JUL 20:00); Picturehouse Cinemas (14 JUL various).
  • Art In The Making: GIVE US THIS DAY d. Phil Mulloy, 1982 + Recorded intro by film historian, Ian Christie at BFI Southbank (14 JUL 18:10).
  • ITHAKA d. Ben Lawrence, 2021 + Q&A with John Shipton & Gabriel Shipton at ICA (14 JUL 20:15).
  • NOT TODAY d. Aditya Kripalani, 2020 + Q&A with the director presented by UK Asian Film Festival at Rich Mix (14 JUL 20:30).
  • NOUS N’ÉTIONS PAS DES HÉROS d. Nasreddine Guenifi, 2017 at the Embassy of Algeria in London (14 JUL 18:00 – FREE!).

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 (10 JUL 20:30).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CASINO ROYALE d. Martin Campbell, 2006 (09 JUL 15:00 – 4K / 14 JUL 15:00 – 4K).

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR 35mm d. George Miller, 1982 (08 JUL 15:45 / 10 JUL 16:35 / 11 JUL 15:40 / 14 JUL 20:45).

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)KAGEMUSHA d. Akira Kurosawa, 1980 (10 JUL 14:40).

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NORTH BY NORTHWEST d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 (08 JUL 20:45 – 4K / 13 JUL 15:00 – 4K).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (09 JUL 20:30).

A TRIBUTE TO JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): HAPPY END d. Michael Haneke, 2017 (09 JUL 18:00); THREE COLOURS: RED d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994 (10 JUL 20:15).

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP d. Barbara Peeters, 1980 + Intro with special guest, podcaster & writer Becky Darke (13 JUL 20:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE ROSE TATTOO d. Daniel Mann, 1955 (09 JUL 15:00); MAMMA ROMA d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962 (12 JUL 20:00); ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 (13 JUL 18:00).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DOUBLE INDEMNITY d. Billy Wilder, 1944 (09 JUL 20:00); TOUCH OF EVIL d. Orson Welles, 1958 (11 JUL 18:00).

CELEBRATING MARLENE DIETRICH at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION d. Billy Wilder, 1957 (08 JUL 18:00 / 13 JUL 20:15); ANGEL d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1937 (09 JUL 18:00 / 11 JUL 20:00 / 13 JUL 15:00); THE BLUE ANGEL d. Josef Von Sternberg, 1930 (10 JUL 19:00 / 12 JUL 15:00); DESTRY RIDES AGAIN d. George Marshall, 1939 (14 JUL 18:00).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): L’AVVENTURA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (10 JUL 17:15).

THE FILMS OF BOB FOSSE at The Prince Charles:

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CABARET d. Bob Fosse, 1972 (06 JUL 20:45 / 12 JUL 13:15).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

GLENDA JACKSON at BFI Southbank

THE HEROIC MISSION: JOHNNIE TO RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): RUNNING ON KARMA d. Johnnie To & Wai Kar Fai, 2003 + Intro (12 JUL 18:30); BREAKING NEWS d. Johnnie To, 2004 + Intro (14 JUL 20:30).

HONG KONG SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAY YOU STAY FOREVER YOUNG d. Rex Ren & Lam Sum, 2022 + Q&A with the director (09 JUL 12:15).

IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC at BFI Southbank

JONNY GREENWOOD RETROSPECTIVE at Genesis Cinema

JUMP ON IT at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAGIC MIKE XXL d. Gregory Jacobs, 2015 + Pop Quiz presented by T A P E (07 JUL 18:20); HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 + Pop Quiz presented by T A P E (14 JUL 18:20).

KIEŚLOWSKI’S THREE COLOURS at Close-Up

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings):  STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (09 JUL 20:30 – 161mins); KAGEMUSHA d. Akira Kurosawa, 1980 (10 JUL 14:40 – 160mins).

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

MORRICONE at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE UNTOUCHABLES d. Brian De Palma, 1987 (10 JUL various / 11 JUL various / 13 JUL various).

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS! at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings)THEOREM d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968 (10 JUL 18:06 / 14 JUL 12:35).

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST d. Julie Dash, 1991 (10 JUL 14:00 / 13 JUL 18:10).

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): LOOKER d. Michael Crichton, 1981 + Talk presented by Science Fiction Theatre (08 JUL 19:00); GOJIRA aka Godzilla d. Ishirô Honda, 1954 presented by No Bollocks Film Club (09 JUL 14:00).

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

  • Check venue for details.

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (08 JUL 13:15 – 4K / 10 JUL 21:00); CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (10 JUL 14:10 / 12 JUL 13:25 / 14 JUL 13:00); DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 (11 JUL 13:15); FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (14 JUL 15:30).


FLOATING FILM FESTIVAL at St Katharine Docks

THE LUNA CINEMA at Kenwood

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): RATATOUILLE (12 JUL 19:00 – FREE!).

FUTURA dir Pietro Marcello, 2021

This is a film still from MAD GOD dir Phil Tippett, 2021 showing at The Prince Charles Cinema (from 05 JUL 2022).

MAD GOD dir Phil Tippett, 2021

  • Also 08 to 14 JUL (various dates/times): ALICE IN THE CITIES d. Wim Wenders, 1974 at: Rio Cinema // ACID FOREST d. Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, 2018 at: ICA // FOUR JOURNEYS d. Louis Hothothot, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // ITHAKA d. Ben Lawrence, 2021 at: The Garden Cinema / ICA // KINGS OF THE ROAD d. Wim Wenders, 1976 at: Rio Cinema // MARX CAN WAIT d. Marco Bellocchio, 2022 at: Bertha DocHouse.

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