This is a film still from: THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES?! dir Ray Dennis Steckler, 1963 screening at BFI Southbank (20 JUL 18:15).
THE BALLY | THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [15 to 21 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.

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#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 am cutting down on the number of posts whilst keeping the flagship sailing with these weekly Screen Guides (i.e. no daily updates 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 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


THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES?! d. Ray Dennis Steckler, 1963 + Live experimental music introduction by The Howling, UK restoration premiere at BFI Southbank (20 JUL 18:15).

“Set around a series of murders connected to a creepy sideshow fortune teller, THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES is an unusual, unpredictable ride that far exceeds its cheap and delightfully trashy origins. Shot by the legendary Vilmos Zsigmond (CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, THE LONG GOODBYE), Ray Dennis Steckler’s masterpiece exists on the very edges of experimental film culture – channelling collage, vivid colour, dream imagery, masks, musical numbers and exotic dance as a way of telling its story of monster mayhem and hypnotic possession.”

“The Howling (Ken Hollings and Robin the Fog) combine analogue tape-loop manipulation with spoken word to provide a fitting introduction to this special screening.” (BFI)


FRIDAY 15 JUL

  • CITIZEN ASHE d. Rex Miller & Sam Pollard, 2021 + Q&A with Charmaine Simpson (Black History Studies) at Stratford East Picturehouse (15 JUL 20:00) / Part of Newham Word Festival.
  • HELLO, DOLLY! d. Gene Kelly, 1969 at The Garden Cinema (15 JUL 20:30).
  • ITHAKA d. Ben Lawrence, 2021 + Q&A with John Shipton & Gabriel Shipton hosted by Silkie Carlo at Rio Cinema (15 JUL 18:15).
  • LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD d. Gabin Rivoire, 2021 at ICA (15 JUL 20:30 / 16 JUL 20:40).
  • LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD d. Gabin Rivoire, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (15 to 16 JUL various).

SATURDAY 16 JUL

  • ALICE IN THE CITIES aka Alice in den Städten d. Wim Wenders, 1973 at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 JUL 15:15 / 17 JUL 17:15).
  • FANTASTIC MR FOX d. Wes Anderson, 2009 presented by St Peter’s Film Club at St Peter-in-the-Forest Church & Community Centre (16 JUL 16:30).
  • THE GARDEN d. Derek Jarman, 1990 + Films, music & nature based goodness presented by Spial at The Pen Theatre (16 JUL 19:00).
  • ITHAKA d. Ben Lawrence, 2021 + Q&A with John Shipton & Gabriel Shipton hosted by Silkie Carlo at Picturehouse Cinemas (16 JUL Crouch End 14:00 / The Ritzy 17:30).
  • LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD d. Gabin Rivoire, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (16 JUL 20:30).
  • LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD d. Gabin Rivoire, 2021 at ICA (16 JUL 20:40).
  • LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD d. Gabin Rivoire, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (16 JUL various).
  • PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 to celebrate The Lexi’s new poster campaign desinged by local artist Phil Bedford at The Lexi Cinema (16 JUL 20:30).
  • SPEED IS EXPENSIVE d. David Lancaster, 2022 + Q&A with the director hosted by Charlie Boorman at Riverside Studios (16 JUL 17:30) / Part of Barnes Film Festival Encore Show).

SUNDAY 17 JUL

MONDAY 18 JUL

  • ALICE, SWEET ALICE aka Communion d. Alfred Sole, 1976 presented by Mondo Nights at Biddle Bros (18 JUL 21:00).
  • CINDY SHERMAN FILM SCREENING presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (18 JUL 19:30).
  • CORPUS CHRISTIE d. Jan Komasa, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (18 JUL 20:00 / 19 JUL 20:00 / 20 JUL 20:00 / 24 JUL 17:00).
  • MAGIC MIRROR d. Sarah Pucill, 2013 + Q&A with the director hosted by Juliet Jacques at The Lexi Cinema (19 JUL 19:30) / Part of TLC (aka Trans-Led Cinema).

TALKS etc.

TUESDAY 19 JUL

  • CORPUS CHRISTIE d. Jan Komasa, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (19 JUL 20:00 / 20 JUL 20:00 / 24 JUL 17:00).
  • EXPLORER d. Matt Dyas, 2022 + Recorded Q&A at Picturehouse Cinemas (19 JUL various).
  • Preview: KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME d. Robert B. Weide, 2022 (19 JUL various).
  • MEN d. Alex Garland, 2022 + Short by Chris Reynolds at The David Lean (19 JUL 19:30).
  • THE PEARL BUTTON aka El botón de nácar d. Patricio Guzmán, 2015 at Ciné Lumière (19 JUL 18:30).
  • SHE WILL d. Charlotte Colbert, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (19 JUL 18:30).
  • THE STEPFORD WIVES d. Bryan Forbes, 1975 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (19 JUL 20:00).
  • TOPAZE d. Peter Sellers, 1961 presented online & in-venue by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (19 JUL 20:00).
  • WATERMELON MAN d. Melvin Van Peebles, 1970 at The Prince Charles (19 JUL 18:00).
  • X d. Ti West, 2022 presented by Deeper Into Movies at TT Liquor (19 JUL 19:30).

WEDNESDAY 20 JUL

THURSDAY 21 JUL


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 (20 JUL 15:00).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): QUANTUM OF SOLACE d. Marc Forster, 2008 (16 JUL 15:15 / 21 JUL 15:15).

90S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): L.A. CONFIDENTIAL d. Curtis Hanson, 1997 (16 JUL 22:30 / 20 JUL 10:30).

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS (not listed elsewhere!) at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, 1987 (17 JUL 12:00).

A TRIBUTE TO JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE CONFORMIST d. Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970 (15 JUL 20:15); HAPPY END d. Michael Haneke, 2017 (16 JUL 18:00).

BARBRA STREISAND STRAND [A STREIS-STRAND, IF YOU WILL] at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A STAR IS BORN d. Frank Pierson, 1976 (19 JUL 20:30).

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SURPRISE FILM (TANK GIRL!) + Q&A with special guest, box art designer Lucas Peverill (20 JUL 20:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LENNY 35mm d. Bob Fosse, 1974 (18 JUL 18:00).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING MARLENE DIETRICH at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MOROCCO d. Josef von Sternberg, 1930 (16 JUL 18:00 / 20 JUL 16:00 / 23 JUL 18:45); THE SCARLET EMPRESS d. Josef von Sternberg, 1934 (16 JUL 20:15 / 20 JUL 18:15 / 24 JUL 18:20); THE BLUE ANGEL d. Josef Von Sternberg, 1930 (17 JUL 13:00 / 21 JUL 20:25); ANGEL d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1937 (17 JUL 17:00 + Intro by Chris Cassingham / 18 JUL 20:00).

CINEMA RESTORED at Barbican 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MUEDA, MEMORIA E MASSACRE d. Ruy Guerra, 1979 + Intro by Catarina Simão + Reception (20 JUL 18:30).

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): L’AVVENTURA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (16 JUL 20:00); BARRY LYNDON d. Stanley Kubrick, 1975 (17 JUL 16:45); BAY OF ANGELS d. Jacques Demy, 1963 (17 JUL 20:15).

THE FILMS OF BOB FOSSE at The Prince Charles:

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LENNY 35mm d. Bob Fosse, 1974 (18 JUL 18:00).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

GLENDA JACKSON at BFI Southbank

HONG KONG SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INSIDE THE RED BRICK WALL d. Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers, 2020 (16 JUL 12:30).

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): ZOLA d. Janicza Bravo, 2020 + Pop Quiz presented by T A P E (21 JUL 18:40).

KINO DREAMS: THE REVERIES OF WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles 

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CASINO 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1995 (18 JUL 20:00).

MORRICONE at Picturehouse Cinemas

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

THREE FILMS BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): DRIVE 35mm d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 (16 JUL 17:50).

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

WIM WENDERS at Rio Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PINA d. Wim Wenders, 2011 (15 JUL 15:15 / 17 JUL 18:00 / 19 JUL 18:15 / 21 JUL 18:30); THE SALT OF THE EARTH d. Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Wenders, 2014 (16 JUL 18:30 / 18 JUL 18:30 / 20 JUL 18:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



FLOATING FILM FESTIVAL at St Katharine Docks

THE LUNA CINEMA at Clapham Common

THE LUNA CINEMA at Kenwood

THE LUNA CINEMA at Marble Hill Park

OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford

SUNSET SCREENING SESSIONS at Beckenham Place Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): MODERN TIMES d. Charlie Chaplin, 1936 (15 JUL 21:00); ORLANDO d. Sally Potter, 1992 (16 JUL 21:00).

TELEVISION CENTRE MOVIE SCREENINGS at Television Centre

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PRETTY WOMAN (19 JUL 18:00 – FREE!).

A CHIARA dir. Jonas Carpignano, 2021

DONNA dir. Jay Bedwani, 2022

THE GOOD BOSS aka El Buen Patrón dir. Fernando León de Aranoa, 2021


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