This is a film still from THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI, screening at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 OCT 2021).
THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [08 to 14 OCT 2021]

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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What with Bond and the 65th BFI London Film Festival, you’d think it would be quiet out there… but there’s a surprising number of new releases this week, if you’re prepared to travel to London’s specialist indie screens (both ICA and Bertha DocHouse have some exclusive engagements that are thoroughly worth checking out). And of course, our friends The Twelve30 Collective are at Catford Mews with a week-long run of NO PLACE LIKE HOME, kicking things off in style with a Q&A with director Perry Henzell’s daughter, Justine (08 OCT).

In venue news, this could be the week that Act One Cinema opens in Acton. Built by volunteers from the old library building, this two screen cinema, community centre and cafe will be a thrilling new addition to London’s DIY (literally!) scene. Elsewhere, and following last week’s news about a reopening agreement between The David Lean Cinema and Croydon Council, the venue’s website now says they will be reopening “towards the end of October”. Deptford Cinema continues to look for a new location and, after a burst of summer events, will be doubling down on their efforts to convert their Community Interest Company into a charity and find “a long-term, suitable and sustainable new home”.

Wimbledon Film Club has a great week ahead with another outing of their Wimbledon International Short Film Festival (09 OCT) and a screening of a wonderful film about the value of cinema, TALKING ABOUT TREES (13 OCT). New film club Jellied Reels is back at The Castle Cinema for their second event Big City Trouble, a surprise double bill of a short and a feature, both themed around “the joyful chaos of city living. Grit and grandeur, style and substance. The metropolis has it all. Lunatics included” (14 OCT).

For Black History Month, Black Femme Film Club continues their MOVIES THAT MADE US season at Picturehouse with SET IT OFF (08 OCT) whilst Genesis serves up four outstanding films over four nights as part of their LONDON THROUGHOUT THE DECADES: PRESSURE (10 OCT); BABYLON (11 OCT); YOUNG SOUL REBELS 35mm (12 OCT; and, A MOVING IMAGE (13 OCT). The Prince Charles continues to blaze a trail for horror film programming, both with their own content and continuing seasons from guest student programmers Sophie Determan (THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES IS MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE) and Geoffrey Badger (LOST VAMPIRES).

Speaking of scary movies… our Featured Attraction of the Week is a special presentation of one of the most influential films of all time (horror or otherwise…). Robert Wiene’s THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI screens with a live electronic soundtrack by Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 OCT).

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See you in the darkness,

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI d. Robert Wiene, 1920 + Live electronic soundtrack by Sam Enthoven & Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 OCT 17:00).

  • “One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.
  • Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka bring electronic sound to silent cinema. Ark plays bass and other noise machines; Sam plays found sounds and a unique Russian instrument from the dawn of electronic music – the theremin. From minimal elements (and no laptops) they conjure up a richly atmospheric soundworld, helping audiences find new life and meaning in some of the world’s finest old films.”
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FRIDAY 08 OCT

  • FILMFARSI d. Ehsan Khoshbakht, 2019 at Close-Up (08 OCT 20:15).
  • NO PLACE LIKE HOME d. Perry Henzell, 1975 + Skype Q&A with Justine Henzell presented by The Twelve30 Collective at Catford Mews (08 FEB 20:15).
  • PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN d. Emerald Fennell, 2020 at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (08 OCT 19:45).

SATURDAY 09 OCT

  • THE SERVANT d. Joseph Losey, 1963 at Riverside Studios (09 OCT 14:00).

SUNDAY 10 OCT

  • THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI d. Robert Wiene, 1920 + Live electronic soundtrack by Sam Enthoven & Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 OCT 17:00).
  • DUNE d. David Lynch, 1984 at Riverside Studios (10 OCT 14:00).
  • GIRLHOOD d. Céline Sciamma, 2015 at Whirled Cinema (10 OCT 17:00).
  • MOGUL MOWGLI d. Bassam Tariq, 2020 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green (10 OCT 19:30).

MONDAY 11 OCT

TUESDAY 12 OCT

  • BREATHLESS d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (12 OCT 20:00).
  • WHITE RIOT d. Rubikah Shah, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (12 OCT 20:00).

WEDNESDAY 13 OCT

  • DUNE d. David Lynch, 1984 at The Prince Charles (13 OCT 15:00).
  • GUY SHERWIN + BILLY STEIGER + ILIA ROGATCHEVSKI (DJ) presented by The Thames Submarine at Cafe Ôtomo (13 OCT 19:30).
  • HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH d. John Cameron Mitchell, 2001 + Live drag performance by I-Gemini, Wanda Whatever, & Lori Mae at The Karaoke Hole E8 (13 OCT 19:00 / Pay what you can option).
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 at The Birds (13 OCT 19:30 – FREE/Drinks & reservations packages available).
  • Poetry + Film/Hack – ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 + Live performance presented by Inua Ellams at Barbican (13 OCT 19:45).
  • SABAYA d. Hogir Hirori, 2021 at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (13 OCT 19:45);
  • TALKING ABOUT TREES d. Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019 + Q&A with film critic Danny Leigh presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (13 OCT 20:00).
  • WHITE RIOT d. Rubikah Shah, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (13 OCT 20:00).

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THURSDAY 14 OCT

  • THE BETA TEST d. Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe + Q&A with the directors at Genesis Cinema (14 OCT 18:15).
  • House Party: BOYZ N THE HOOD d. John Singleton, 1991 at Everyman Cinemas (14 OCT various – Beer & popcorn included in the ticket price).
  • DUNE d. David Lynch, 1984 at The Prince Charles (14 OCT 20:50).
  • I AM BELMAYA d. Sue Carpenter & Belmaya Nepali, 2021 + Q&A with Sue Carpenter at Bertha DocHouse (14 OCT 18:15).
  • Jellied Reels: Big City Trouble surprise double bill at The Castle Cinema (14 OCT 21:00).
  • NO TIME TO DIE d. Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2020 + Q&A with screenwriters Robert Wade & Neal Purvis at Regent Street Cinema (14 OCT 19:30).
  • Poetry + Film/Hack – ROCKS d. Sarah Gavron, 2019 + Live performance presented by Inua Ellams at Barbican (14 OCT 19:45 – Relaxed screening).

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 ‘unrestored version’ (14 OCT 14:45).

100 YEARS: SIMONE SIGNORET, THE POLITICAL STAR – PART I at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LES DIABOLIQUES d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955 (10 OCT 14:15 / 13 OCT 18:20 / 14 OCT 20:30).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles

BHM – LONDON THROUGHOUT THE DECADES at Genesis Cinema

BLACK FEMME FILM PRESENTS: MOVIES THAT MADE US at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SET IT OFF d. F. Gary Gray, 1996 + Intro (08 OCT 21:00 – The Ritzy).

BRIAN DE PALMA at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE d. Brian De Palma, 1974 (08 OCT 18:00); CARRIE d. Brian De Palma, 1976 (08 OCT 20:30).

DARIO ARGENTO – NEW RESTORATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DEEP RED d. Dario Argento, 1975 (09 OCT 21:00 / 12 OCT 15:30 / 14 OCT 18:00).

DAVID CRONENBERG at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE FLY d. David Cronenberg, 1986 (11 OCT 18:15).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CUL-DE-SAC d. Roman Polanski, 1966 (09 OCT 20:15); REPULSION d. Roman Polanski, 1965 (10 OCT 20:15).

EYES ON SPIES at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NO TIME TO DIE d. Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2020 (daily until 14 OCT).

FATAL FEMMES at The Prince Charles

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES IS MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DRACULA’S DAUGHTER d. Lambert Hillyer, 1936 (12 OCT 20:30).
  • Curated by Sophie Determan. Presented in partnership with the National Film & Television School.

HALLOWEEN SPECIALS at The Exhibit

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): HALLOWEEN d. David Gordon Green, 2018 (12 OCT 20:00 / 13 OCT 20:00).

HORROCTOBER at The Prince Charles

LOST VAMPIRES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT d. Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014 (13 OCT 18:10).
  • Curated by Geoffrey Badger. Presented in partnership with the National Film & Television School.

STEPHEN KING at The Prince Charles

TWISTED FOLK: THE BEST FOLK HORROR FILMS FROM THE LAST DECADE at Catford Mews

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): KILL LIST d. Ben Wheatley, 2011 (09 OCT 20:30 / 11 OCT 20:30 / 13 OCT 20:30).


FEVER DREAM d. Claudia Llosa, 2021.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME d. Perry Henzell, 1975.

PIER KIDS d. Elegance Bratton, 2019.

  • Venues inc: ICA

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