THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [14 to 20 OCT 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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#QueerHorrorNights presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

PLANET OF THE APES 35mm d. Franklin J Schaffner, 1968 at The Cinema Museum (15 OCT 19:30).

Planet of the Apes was met with critical acclaim and is widely regarded as a classic sci-fi film. On release, it was rated one of the best films of 1968 and was applauded for its imagination and its commentary on a possible world turned upside down. Film critic Pauline Kael called it “one of the most entertaining science fiction fantasies ever to come out of Hollywood.” There have since been four sequels, a TV series and at least three recent remakes, but this is the original Planet of the Apes and you can see it at The Cinema Museum from an original 1968 35mm film print.”

A Cinema Museum 35mm Film Classics Presentation. Includes vintage 1960s trailers, also screening from 35mm film.


FRIDAY 14 OCT

SATURDAY 15 OCT

SUNDAY 16 OCT

MONDAY 17 OCT

TALKS

TUESDAY 18 OCT

  • THE AFRICAN DESPERATE d. Martine Syms, 2022 + Q&A at ICA (18 OCT 18:30).
  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT d. Edward Berger, 2022 + Q&A with the director, actors Daniel Brühl & Albrecht Schuch, composer Volker Bertelmann & cinematographer James Friend at Barbican (18 OCT 18:50).
  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT d. Edward Berger, 2022 + Q&A with the director and cast Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Volker Bertelmann and James Friend at Curzon Bloomsbury (18 OCT 17:40).
  • Science On Screen: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD d. Benh Zeitlin, 2012 + Presentation by Prof. Mark Maslin at Barbican (18 OCT 18:10).
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE d. Claire Denis, 2022 at The David Lean (18 OCT 19:30).
  • THE COMING WAR ON CHINA d. John Pilger, 2016 + Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (18 OCT 18:00).
  • DON QUIXOTE d. Grigori Kozintsev, 1957 presented in-venue & online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (18 OCT 20:00).
  • ERIC RAVILIOUS DRAWN TO WAR d. Margy Kinmonth, 2022 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (18 OCT 20:00).
  • HACKING JUSTICE: JULIAN ASSANGE d. Clara López Rubio & Juan Pancorbo, 2021 + Q&A with the director & representatives from Wikileaks & the Julian Assange Defence Committee at Rio Cinema (18 OCT 18:15).
  • THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzel, 1972 at Whirled Cinema (18 OCT 20:00 / 19 OCT 20:00 / 23 OCT 17:00).
  • MilkTea MixTape: Vol II – Short Film Showcase at The Garden Cinema (18 OCT 19:00).
  • MO’ BETTER BLUES d. Spike Lee, 1990 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (18 OCT 20:00).
  • NIGHT MOVES d. Kelly Reichardt, 2013 presented by Mondo Nights at Biddle Bros (18 OCT 20:00).
  • Queer Identity: Simisolaoluwa Akande short film programme + Q&A at Bermondsey Project Space (18 OCT 19:00).
  • SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS d. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957 at The Garden Cinema (18 OCT 20:15).
  • YOUNG SOUL REBELS d. Isaac Julien, 1991 presented by Deeper Into Movies at POP Brixton (18 OCT 19:30 – FREE!).

WEDNESDAY 19 OCT

  • BLACK RESISTANCE: 400 YEARS TAKING THE KNEE + Panel with Tony Warner (Black History Walks) & Stella B (Spoken Word Artist), presented by The Kush Film Boutique at Genesis Cinema (19 OCT 18:45).
  • THE BLUE INMATES d. Zeina Daccache, 2021 + Virtual Q&A with the director, part of Reclaim The Frame International at Barbican (19 OCT 18:20).
  • Pink Palace: D.E.B.S. d. Angela Robinson, 2004 + Intro/discussion by So Mayer in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (19 OCT 19:30).
  • Classic Matinée: FIRE OF LOVE d. Sara Dosa, 2022 at Rio Cinema (19 OCT 14:30).
  • FLAMINGO ROAD 16mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1949 presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (19 OCT 19:30).
  • THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzel, 1972 at Whirled Cinema (19 OCT 20:00 / 23 OCT 17:00).
  • MY OLD SCHOOL d. Jono McLeod, 2022 + Q&A with co-producer Olivia Lichtenstein at ActOne Cinema (19 OCT 18:45).
  • NOISES OFF d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1992 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church W5 (19 OCT 15:00).
  • PAPRIKA d. Kon Satoshi, 2006 at Japan House London (19 OCT 18:30 – FREE!).
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW d. Jim Sharman, 1975 + Drag Party with ‘That’s Drag’ at Phoenix Cinema (19 OCT 20:15).
  • The Second Floor Screenings short film programme at The Lady Hamilton (19 OCT 19:00).
  • SEE YOU FRIDAY, ROBINSON d. Mitra Farahani, 2022 + Q&A with the director (19 OCT 20:15).
  • WE WERE SMART aka Sha Ma Te, Wo Ai Ni d. Yifan Li, 2019 + Recorded intro at The Prince Charles (19 OCT 17:30).
  • WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN aka Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios” d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1988 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church W5 (19 OCT 19:30).

THURSDAY 20 OCT

  • 7 DEADLY IDIOTS d. various, 2022 presented by Told By An Idiot at The Cinema Museum (20 OCT 19:30).
  • 28 DAYS LATER 20th Anniversary d. Danny Boyle, 2002 presented by Only True Cinema at Whirled Cinema (20 OCT 19:00).
  • CARAMEL d. Nadine Labaki, 2007 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (20 OCT 20:00) – Followed by an online discussion (21 OCT 17:00).
  • DEAR DEAD DELILAH d. John Farris, 1972 presented by Lobotomy Room Film Club at Fontaine’s Bar (20 OCT 20:00 – FREE!).
  • UK Premiere: HABIT d. Larry Fessenden, 1997 + Q&A with the director, presented by Lost Vampires at ICA (20 OCT 18:30).
  • Art In The Making: I IS A LONG-MEMORIED WOMAN d. Frances-Anne Solomon, 1990 at BFI Southbank (20 OCT 18:20).
  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 16mm d. George A Romero, 1968 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (20 OCT 19:30 / 27 OCT 19:30).
  • THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (20 OCT 21:00).
  • STRANGER AT THE GATE d. Joshua Seftel, 2022 + Q&A with the director at JW3 (20 OCT 19:30).
  • TICKET TO PARADISE d. Ol Parker, 2022 at The David Lean (20 OCT 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror. Tickets £1 – Booking now!

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

A LIFE ON THE FILM SET at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WOMEN IN LOVE d. Ken Russell, 1969 + Q&A with Angela Allen (14 OCT 18:00); MACBETH d. Roman Polanski, 1971 + Q&A with Angela Allen (16 OCT 19:30).

BAR TRASH / TRASH PLANET at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BUG dir Jeannot Szwarc, 1975 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks at Rule Zero (19 OCT 20:30).
  • Presented by TOKEN HOMO.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH at The Garden Cinema

BLACK PARIS: FACT & FICTION at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DILILI IN PARIS d. Michel Ocelot, 2018 (15 OCT 14:00); PARIS BLUES d. Martin Ritt, 1961 (15 OCT 16:00).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MUMMY d. Karl Freund, 1932 (15 OCT 13:00); THE INVISIBLE MAN d. James Whale, 1933 (16 OCT 13:00); NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 (17 OCT 16:00).

BOWIE: SOUND AND VISION at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LABYRINTH d. Jim Henson, 1986 (15 OCT various / 16 OCT various).

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN FILM SERIES at Barbican 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Intimacy and the Body + Introduction by Elena Gorfinkel (20 OCT 18:45).

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FRANKENSTEIN d. James Whale, 1931 (19 OCT 19:00).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE SEVENTH SEAL d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 (15 OCT 20:00); THEOREM d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968 (16 OCT 17:45); WOMAN OF THE DUNES d. Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964 (16 OCT 19:30).

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

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

GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

GUY MADDIN at BFI Southbank

HALLOWEEN at Chiswick Cinema

HALLOWEEN at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AMERICAN PSYCHO 35mm d. Mary Harron, 2000 (15 OCT 23:00).

HALLOWEEN at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON d. John Landis, 1981 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective (20 OCT 18:30); THE LOST BOYS d. Joel Schumacher, 1987 presented by Signature Brewery (20 OCT 21:00 – with a free pint!).

HALLOWEEN at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD d. George A. Romero, 1968 (from 14 OCT various); HATCHING d. Hanna Bergholm, 2022 (from 18 OCT various).

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

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): I WISH d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011 (16 OCT 15:00).
  • Presented by Jaymini Mistry in partnership with NFTS.

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Programme 3: (1978-84) + John Smith & Juliet Jacques in conversation at Close-Up (20 OCT 20:15).

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): ALL OR NOTHING – RESCHEDULED DISCUSSION + Q&A without the film (15 OCT 14:00); VERA DRAKE – RESCHEDULED DISCUSSION + Q&A without the film (15 OCT 15:30); ANOTHER YEAR – RESCHEDULED DISCUSSION + Q&A without the film (15 OCT 17:00); MEANTIME d. Mike Leigh, 1983 + Mike Leigh in conversation (19 OCT 19:00); NAKED d. Mike Leigh, 1993 + Mike Leigh in conversation (20 OCT 19:10).

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

TNB BHM 2022 at Stratford East Picturehouse

  • Includes (check venue for listings): BEAST d. Baltasar Kormákur, 2022 + Panel + Performance (20 OCT 19:00 – FREE!).

TWO FILMS BY RUBEN ÖSTLUND at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE SQUARE d. Ruben Östlund, 2017 (17 OCT 20:30).

TWO FILMS BY TI WEST at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL d. Ti West, 2009 (16 OCT 20:45); X d. Ti West, 2022 (19 OCT 21:00).

UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MUMMY d. Karl Freund, 1932 (15 OCT 13:00); THE INVISIBLE MAN d. James Whale, 1933 (16 OCT 13:00).

WOMEN’S STORIES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH (& TO WHOM THEY BELONG) at ICA 

  • Includes (check venue for listings): SAMBIZANGA d. Sarah Maldoror, 1972 (19 OCT 18:40).

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): TOKYO STORY d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1953 (16 OCT 14:00 / 17 OCT 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (14 OCT 15:45); 2046 d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 (18 OCT 15:20).


ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT dir Edward Berger, 2022

DECISION TO LEAVE aka Heojil Kyolshim dir Park Chan-Wook, 2022

HALLOWEEN ENDS dir David Gordon Green, 2022


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