This is a film still from THE WONDERFUL LIE OF NINA PETROVNA, presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (14 DEC 2022).
THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [09 to 15 DEC 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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9.5mm Anniversary: THE WONDERFUL LIE OF NINA PETROVNA 9.5mm + Supporting Programme introduced by Christopher Bird + Live piano accompaniment by Cyrus Garbysch, Colin Sell & John Sweeney, presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (14 DEC 19:30).

“Film editor Christopher Bird presents an evening celebrating the history of the first successful amateur film format, which turns 100 years old in December. Many lost films, including many Vitagraph features, owe their existence to their 9.5mm home movie editions. A whole generation of film enthusiasts, from Ken Russell to David Lean, began with 9.5mm.”

“The evening will include a demonstration of a working Pathé Baby projector, and a range of films, projected on vintage equipment. Titles will include A Trip to the Pathé Factory, an extract from Napoleon (1927), a 9.5mm stencil colour film, a lost Harold Lloyd film, a lost scene from The Chess Player (1927), and even a lost Ivor Novello film, The Gallant Hussar (1928)! The final film will be the rare The Wonderful Lie of Nina Petrovna (1929) starring Brigitte Helm, one of the last of the great German silent films.”

“Piano accompaniment for The Wonderful Lie of Nina Petrovna will be performed by Cyrus Garbysch, Colin Sell will play for The Gallant Hussar, and Colin and John Sweeney will accompany the films in the first half of the show.” (Kennington Bioscope)

FRIDAY 09 DEC

TALKS etc.

SATURDAY 10 DEC

TALKS etc.

SUNDAY 11 DEC

  • 1982 d. Oualid Mouaness, + Q&A with the director at Everyman Broadgate (11 DEC 16:00).
  • BEING THERE 16mm d. Hal Ashby, 1979 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (11 DEC 14:00 / 15 DEC 19:30).
  • CASABLANCA 80th Anniversary d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 at Phoenix Cinema (11 DEC 14:00).
  • DECISION TO LEAVE d. Park Chan-wook, 2022 presented by MUBI x Deeper Into Movies at Rio Cinema (11 DEC 14:30 – FREE!).
  • DIE HARD d. John McTiernan, 1988 presented by Film Tottenham at Blighty Tottenham (11 DEC 18:00 – FREE!).
  • FANNY & ALEXANDER d. Ingmar Bergman, 1982 at Rio Cinema (11 DEC 13:30).
  • FANNY & ALEXANDER d. Ingmar Bergman, 1982 at Riverside Studios (11 DEC 14:00 / 12 DEC 12:10).
  • Never On Sunday: Finnish/Female/Feminist Filmmakers 16mm + Intro by curator Milja Mikkola & Q&A with director Marjut Rimminen at Close-Up (11 DEC 20:15).
  • Experiments in Film: LONDON d. Patrick Keiller, 1994 + Q&A with the director (11 DEC 15:00).
  • THE PIANO TEACHER aka La pianiste d. Michael Haneke, 2001 presented by Babel Movie Club at Babel Art House (11 DEC 18:00).
  • TOKYO GODFATHERS d. Kon Satoshi, 2003 at Japan House London (11 DEC 15:00 / 20 DEC 18:30 – FREE!).

MONDAY 12 DEC

TALKS etc.

TUESDAY 13 DEC

  • ART & KRIMES BY KRIMES d. Alysa Nahmias, 2021 + Q&A with Jesse Krimes, hosted by writer & broadcaster Simran Hans at ICA (13 DEC 18:30).
  • A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE d. Leyla Bouzid, 2021 + Selma Dabbagh in conversation with Bella Barkett, SDH captions + live captions, presented by T A P E and Birds’ Eye View at The Garden Cinema (13 DEC 20:00).
  • BLUE VELVET d. David Lynch, 1986 presented by Fourth Wall at The Lab E20 (13 DEC 19:30 – FREE!).
  • CITY LIGHTS d. Charles Chaplin, 1931 presented in-venue & online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (13 DEC 20:00 – Donation requested).
  • DÙTHCHAS | HOME d. Kirsty MacDonald & Andy Mackinnon, 2022 + Q&A with co-director Andy Mackinnon at ActOne Cinema (13 DEC 18:30).
  • HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar-wai, 1997 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (13 DEC 20:00).
  • I’M YOUR MAN d. Maria Schrader, 2021 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (13 DEC 20:00).
  • JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE,1080 BRUXELLES (Restoration) d. Chantal Akerman, 1975 at Genesis Cinema (13 DEC 19:30).
  • NO BEARS d. Jafar Panahi, 2022 at The David Lean (13 DEC 19:30).
  • NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (13 DEC 20:00 / 14 DEC 20:00 / 18 DEC 17:00).

TALKS etc.

WEDNESDAY 14 DEC

  • 9.5mm Anniversary: THE WONDERFUL LIE OF NINA PETROVNA 9.5mm + Supporting Programme introduced by Christopher Bird + Live piano accompaniment by Cyrus Garbysch, Colin Sell & John Sweeney, presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (14 DEC 19:30).
  • 235,000,000 d. Uldis Brauns, 1967 + Intro by Dr Raisa Sidenova, presented by Klassiki at The Garden Cinema (14 DEC 20:00).
  • Pink Palace: AUNTIE MAME d. Morton DaCosta, 1958 + Intro/discussion in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (14 DEC 19:30).
  • Films From Iran For Iran short film programme + Q&A with filmmakers Niki Kohandel & Katayoun Jalilipour at ICA (14 DEC 18:30).
  • GOOD MORNING d. Yasujiro Ozu, 1959 at The Garden Cinema (14 DEC 20:20 – Free Members’ Screening).
  • MEAN GIRLS Drag Event d. Mark S. Waters, 2004 presented by That’s Drag at Phoenix Cinema (14 DEC 20:30).
  • NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (14 DEC 20:00 / 18 DEC 17:00).
  • ORLANDO d. Sally Potter, 1992 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church (14 DEC 19:30).
  • Classic Matinee: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1940 at ActOne Cinema (14 DEC 14:00).
  • Classic Matinee: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1940 at Rio Cinema (14 DEC 14:30).
  • SOUTH PACIFIC d. Joshua Logan, 1958 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church (14 DEC 15:00 includes tea & biscuits).
  • TORI & LOKITA d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, 2022 + Recorded intro by writer and critic Kaleem Aftab at Riverside Studios (14 DEC 18:10).
  • TWELVE MONKEYS d. Terry Gilliam, 1995 at BFI Southbank (14 DEC 17:50).

THURSDAY 15 DEC

  • THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN d. Martin McDonagh, 2022 at The David Lean (15 DEC 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • BEING THERE 16mm d. Hal Ashby, 1979 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (15 DEC 19:30).
  • BELL, BOOK & CANDLE d. Richard Quine, 1958 presented by Lobotomy Room Film Club at Fontaine’s (15 DEC 20:00 – FREE!).
  • BLACK CHRISTMAS d. Bob Clark, 1974 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (15 DEC 18:30).
  • Keep It Cult: CLUELESS d. Amy Heckerling, 1995 at Catford Mews (15 DEC 19:00).
  • GREMLINS d. Joe Dante, 1984 + Xmas movie quiz presented by Pulp Film Club at Whirled Cinema (15 DEC 19:30).
  • HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar-wai, 1997 at The Garden Cinema (15 DEC 16:00).
  • LION VS THE LITTLE PEOPLE d. Raphael Warner, 2022 at Genesis Cinema (15 DEC 16:15).
  • NORTH CIRCULAR d. Luke McManus, 2022 presented by Irish Film London at Bertha DocHouse (15 DEC 18:20).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: PAMFIR d. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, 2022 + Q&A presented by Ukrainian Signal at Genesis Cinema (15 DEC 18:15).
  • TRADING PLACES d. John Landis, 1983 presented by Black Ink Cinema at Jim & Tonic at The Print House (15 DEC 19:00).
  • ZUHAL d. Nazli Elif Durlu, 2021 presented by Reclaim The Frame x International at The Garden Cinema (15 DEC 20:00).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ALMOST FAMOUS 35mm d. Cameron Crowe, 2000 (10 DEC 23:00 / 14 DEC 10:30).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TOKYO GODFATHERS d. Kon Satoshi, 2003 (13 DEC 20:30).

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CHRISTMAS at Catford Mews

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ELF d. Jon Favreau, 2003 (10 DEC 18:30 / 19 DEC 18:25 / 23 DEC 17:50); HOME ALONE d. Chris Columbus, 1990 (11 DEC 14:55 / 18 DEC 15:35 / 24 DEC 17:55).

CHRISTMAS at The Cinema In The Arches

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL d. Brian Henson, 1992 (10 DEC 14:00 / 18 DEC 12:10); HOME ALONE d. Chris Colombus, 1990 (11 DEC 12:45 / 17 DEC 14:30 / 22 DEC 14:00); LOVE ACTUALLY d. Richard Curtis, 2003 (11 DEC 16:00).

CHRISTMAS at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DIE HARD d. John McTiernan, 1988 (various dates); HOME ALONE d. Chris Columbus, 1990 (various dates); ELF d. Jon Favreau, (various dates); THE POLAR EXPRESS d. Robert Zemeckis, 2004 (various dates); IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 35mm d. Frank Capra, 1946 at Everyman Screen On The Green (16 DEC 17:40 / 19 DEC 17:30); CASABLANCA d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 (various dates); LOVE ACTUALLY d. Richard Curtis, 2003 (various dates).

CHRISTMAS at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS d. Vincente Minnelli, 1944 (09 DEC 20:30 / 10 DEC 18:00 – Pay What You Can); HOME ALONE d. Chris Columbus, 1990 (10 DEC 13:30 / 11 DEC 12:00 / 27 DEC 17:00 / 28 DEC 14:00 – Pay What You Can).

CHRISTMAS at Genesis Cinema

CHRISTMAS at Olympic Studios

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL d. Brian Henson, 1992 (10 DEC 11:50 / 18 DEC 10:40); HOME ALONE d. Chris Columbus, 1990 (11 DEC 10:20 / 17 DEC 10:30); FANNY & ALEXANDER d. Ingmar Bergman, 1982 (11 DEC 13:00 / 20 DEC 19:00 / 23 DEC 13:00).

CHRISTMAS at The Prince Charles

CHRISTMAS FILMS at BFI Southbank

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

HOLLYWOOD ON HOLLYWOOD at The Garden Cinema

IMITATIONS OF LIFE: DECONSTRUCTING ‘CAMP’ IN CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD at The Cinema Museum 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IMITATION OF LIFE 35mm d. Douglas Sirk, 1959 + Intro/discussion (11 DEC 18:00).

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

INTO THEIR LABOURS: THE FILMS OF ANTÓNIO REIS & MARGARIDA CORDEIRO at ICA

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TRÁS-OS-MONTES d. António Reis, 1976 + Intro by Catarina Alves Costa (09 DEC 18:30); ANA d. António Reis & Margarida Cordeiro, 1982 + Intro by David Jenkins (10 DEC 17:30); Pedro Páramo Reading Group (11 DEC 14:00); ROSA DE AREIA d. Margarida Cordeiro & António Reis, 1989 + Intro (11 DEC 16:30).

JEAN-LUC GODARD: PERSPECTIVES at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BANDE À PART d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1964 (11 DEC 17:45 / 15 DEC 18:15); VIVRE SA VIE d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1962 (12 DEC 18:40 / 09 JAN 18:20 / 12 JAN 16:20); BREATHLESS aka A bout de souffle d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1959 (13 DEC 18:15 + Intro by fashion designer Paul Smith / 16 DEC 16:20 / 06 JAN 16:30).

JONAS MEEKAS 100! at Close-Up

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

OVER THE RAINBOW at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BLUE VELVET 4K d. David Lynch, 1986 (09 DEC 20:40 / 21 DEC 20:40 / 27 DEC 15:00 / 07 JAN 20:30 / 20 JAN 20:35); THE ELEPHANT MAN 4K d. David Lynch, 1980 (10 DEC 20:30 / 15 DEC 20:40 / 23 DEC 20:40); MULHOLLAND DRIVE 4K d. David Lynch, 2001 (11 DEC 17:45 / 19 DEC 20:15 / 28 DEC 20:15 / 30 DEC 20:15).
  • New releases: LYNCH/OZ d. Alexandre O Philippe, 2022 (until 15 DEC various).

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE TERRACE aka La Terrazza d. Ettore Scola, 1980 (11 DEC 14:00 + Intro by Roberto Oggiano / 14 DEC 19:45).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (09 DEC 18:15 / 30 DEC 17:10 – 4K); CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (10 DEC 18:45 / 17 DEC 13:15 / 28 DEC 18:00); 2046 d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 (15 DEC 18:00); IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (15 DEC 20:30 – 4K / 18 DEC 14:45 / 19 DEC 12:45 – 4K / 21 DEC 21:00 / 31 DEC 13:00 – 4K).

CHARLOTTE dir Tahir Rana, 2022:

RIMINI dir Ulrich Seidl, 2022:

THE SILENT TWINS dir Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2022:

Also 09 to 15 DEC (various dates / times / venues):

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