THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [16 to 22 SEP 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 presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

Welcome to another screen week!

Just a quick burst of news this week… I’ve tried to amend listings according to announced venue closures/changes to programmes on Monday 19 SEP for the Queen’s funeral, but please do check ahead with your preferred venues for their opening times.

I’ve chosen Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS at Genesis (20 SEP) and BFI (22 SEP) as my Featured Attraction of the Week for obvious reasons… I’m sure there will be many more tributes to come.

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


BREATHLESS aka A bout de souffle d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 at: Genesis Cinema (20 SEP 18:35) / BFI Southbank + Intro by Programmer-at-Large Geoff Andrew (22 SEP 18:20).

“In tribute to the iconoclastic and hugely influential filmmaker, critic and theorist Jean-Luc Godard, who died on 13 September aged 91, we are screening his acclaimed first feature, BREATHLESS, a major early hit for the French New Wave. Based on a scenario by François Truffaut, the film is both a witty homage to American B-movie crime thrillers and a love letter to Paris” (BFI)


FRIDAY 16 SEP

  • ATHENA d. Romain Gavras, 2022 + Intro/Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (16 SEP 18:30).
  • DINNER AT EIGHT d. George Cukor, 1933 in celebration of Jean Harlow, presented by Women & Cocaine at The Cinema Museum (16 SEP 19:30).
  • Exploding Cinema short film programme at IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard SE1 (16 SEP 19:00).
  • IT IS IN US ALL d. Antonia Campbell-Hughes, 2022 + Q&A with the director, presented by Irish Film London at Curzon Soho (16 SEP 18:20).
  • Musical Weekends: IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1955 at The Garden Cinema (16 SEP 20:45 / 17 SEP 18:15).
  • PETERLOO d. Mike Leigh, 2018 at Rushkin House (16 SEP 19:00).
  • STRAWBERRY MANSION d. Kentucker Audley & Albert Birney, 2021 late night at Rio Cinema (16 SEP 23:30).

SATURDAY 17 SEP

  • ATHENA d. Romain Gavras, 2022 + Intro with the director at Rio Cinema (17 SEP 21:00).
  • EIFFEL d. Martin Bourboulon, 2021 + Intro/Discussion with Jon Davies, presented by French Impressions at Watermans (17 SEP 13:00).
  • Musical Weekends: IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1955 at The Garden Cinema (17 SEP 18:15).
  • JAWS 3D d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at Olympic Studios (17 SEP 17:30 / 20 SEP 14:20).
  • MELODY d. Waris Hussein, 1971 + Q&A with the director at Riverside Studios (17 SEP 14:00).

SUNDAY 18 SEP

MONDAY 19 SEP

  • AIRPLANE! d. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker, 1980 at The Prince Charles (19 SEP 18:15 – £1 Members’ Film).
  • ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME d. Andrew Gaynord, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (19 SEP 20:00 / 20 SEP 20:00 / 21 SEP 20:00 / 25 SEP 17:00).
  • JESUS’ SON d. Alison Maclean, 1999 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (19 SEP 19:30).
  • Grenfell Fundraiser: PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 + Recorded Intro/Q&A with Grenfell Tower survivor, Nicholas Burton, hosted by Lexi Docs Programmer Carin von Drehle at The Lexi Cinema (19 SEP 18:30).

TUESDAY 20 SEP

  • ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME d. Andrew Gaynord, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (20 SEP 20:00 / 21 SEP 20:00 / 25 SEP 17:00).
  • BLACKBIRD d. Michael Flatley, 2022 at The Lexi Cinema (20 SEP 18:30).
  • BREATHLESS aka A bout de souffle d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 at Genesis Cinema (20 SEP 18:35).
  • CHINATOWN d. Roman Polanski, 1974 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (20 SEP 20:00).
  • JAWS 3D d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at Olympic Studios (20 SEP 14:20).
  • LA NOIRE DE… aka Black Girl d. Ousmane Sembène, 1966 + Intro/discussion with Christine Checinska and Elisabeth Murray, Curator & Project Curator of the Africa Fashion exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, presented by Fashion & Cinema at Ciné Lumière (20 SEP 18:30).
  • NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 at The David Lean (20 SEP 19:30).
  • PARALLEL MOTHERS d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (20 SEP 20:00).
  • RIDE THE WAVE d. Martyn Robertson, 2021 + Q&A at Bertha DocHouse (20 SEP 18:20).
  • SINGLES d. Cameron Crowe, 1992 at The Prince Charles (20 SEP 20:30).
  • STREET SCENE d. King Vidor, 1931 presented in-venue & online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (20 SEP 20:00 – Donation requested!).
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD d. Joachim Trier, 2021 presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (20 SEP 20:30).

WEDNESDAY 21 SEP

  • ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME d. Andrew Gaynord, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (21 SEP 20:00 / 25 SEP 17:00).
  • Classic Matinee: THE AXE FORGETS BUT THE TREE REMEMBERS d. Alberta Whittle, 2022 + Discussion with Lauren Gee from Create London at Rio Cinema (21 SEP 14:30).
  • Preview: CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY d. Lena Dunham, 2022 at Barbican (21 SEP 18:10).
  • Preview: DON’T WORRY DARLING d. Olivia Wilde, 2022 at The Cinema In The Arches (21 SEP 19:45).
  • HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE d. Jean Negulesco, 1953 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas, Ealing (21 SEP 15:00).
  • TV Preview: INSIDE MAN d. Paul McGuigan, 2022 + Q&A with the director, David Tennant, Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells, Lydia West, & writer Steven Moffat at BFI Southbank (21 SEP 18:40).
  • KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS d. Robert Hamer, 1949 at ActOne Cinema (21 SEP 14:00).
  • JUNIPER d. Matthew J. Saville, 2021 + Q&A with Charlotte Rampling at Olympic Studios (21 SEP 18:40).
  • THE MOTHER d. Roger Michell, 2003 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas, Ealing (21 SEP 19:30).
  • Fringe! vs Pink Palace: POISON IVY d. Katt Shea, 1992 + Intro by Molly Miles in the Rio Cinema basement bar (21 SEP 19:30).
  • Preview: SILENT LAND d. Aga Woszczyńska, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (21 SEP various).
  • VIDEODROME 35mm d. David Cronenberg, 1983 at ICA (21 SEP 18:40).

THURSDAY 22 SEP

  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (22 SEP 19:30).
  • AFTER LOVE d. Aleem Khan, 2020 presented by Highgate Film Society at HLSI (22 SEP 20:00 – followed by an online discussion 23 SEP 17:00).
  • BREATHLESS aka A bout de souffle d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 + Intro by Programmer-at-Large Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank (22 SEP 18:20).
  • CRASH d. David Cronenberg, 1997 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (22 SEP 18:20).
  • DANCER IN THE DARK d. Lars von Trier, 2000 at The Garden Cinema (22 SEP 20:10).
  • Identity in Shorts short film programme at Creative Works E17 (22 SEP 18:30 – FREE!).
  • JUNIPER d. Matthew J. Saville, 2021 + Q&A with Charlotte Rampling at The Gate (22 SEP 18:00).
  • LANCASTER d. David Fairhead & Ant Palmer, 2022 at The David Lean (22 SEP 14:30 HOH & 19:00).
  • LAST MAN STANDING: SUGE KNIGHT & THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE & TUPAC d. Nick Broomfield, 2021 presented by Only True Cinema at Whirled Cinema (22 SEP 19:00).
  • Film Wallahs: MALAM d. Leonard Yip, 2021 + discussion hosted by Anuj Radia from Film Wallahs at BFI Southbank (22 SEP 18:10).
  • THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER 16mm d. Charles Laughton, 1955 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (22 SEP 19:30 / 25 SEP 14:10).
  • Preview: SIDNEY d. Reginald Hudlin, 2022 at ICA (22 SEP 18:45).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (22 SEP 15:00).

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

ANIME at The Prince Charles

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): 12 ANGRY MEN d. Sidney Lumet, 1957 (18 SEP 14:00 / 19 SEP 20:30).

BBC CENTENARY LGBTQ+ SCREENINGS at The Cinema Museum 

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: FATEFUL MOMENTS IN TIME! at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FRANCES HA d. Noah Baumbach, 2012 (18 SEP 15:15 / 20 SEP 18:15 / 21 SEP 16:00).

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN FILM SERIES at Barbican 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BREAKING THE FRAME d. Marielle Nitoslawska, 2012 + Intro by Helen De Witt (17 SEP 15:40).

CHANNEL 4: 40 YEARS OF REVOLUTION at BFI Southbank

CINEMA RESTORED at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE LAST SUPPER d. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1976 + Intro by Michael Chanan (20 SEP 18:30).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (17 SEP 17:00); TAIPEI STORY d. Edward Yang, 1985 (17 SEP 20:15); A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY d. Edward Yang, 1991 (18 SEP 16:00).

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BLUE VELVET 35mm d. David Lynch, 1986 (16 SEP 15:00 / 17 SEP 20:30 / 22 SEP 18:10); DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (22 SEP 15:00).

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD… at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LOST IN TRANSLATION d. Sofia Coppola, 2003 (21 SEP 20:50).

HIDDEN FIGURES: IDRISSA OUÉDRAOGO at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): YAABA d. Idrissa Ouédraogo, 1989 (17 SEP 18:30).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES d. Howard Hawks, 1953 + Intro/discussion (18 SEP 18:00).

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

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

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for listings): MOTHER 35mm aka Okaasan d. Mikio Naruse, 1952 (20 SEP 20:50 / 25 SEP 18:20).

THE KOKER TRILOGY at Close-Up

MAD MAX ON 35MM at Everyman Screen on the Green

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings)ALL OR NOTHING d. Mike Leigh, 2002 + Mike Leigh in conversation (16 SEP 19:00); VERA DRAKE d. Mike Leigh, 2004 + Mike Leigh in conversation (17 SEP 14:30); ANOTHER YEAR d. Mike Leigh, 2010 + Mike Leigh in conversation (17 SEP 19:00).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

PAM GRIER at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings)JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (18 SEP various / 21 SEP various / 22 SEP various).

PAM GRIER: FOXY, FIERCE & FEARLESS at BFI Southbank 

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings)THE CANTERBURY TALES d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971 (20 SEP 15:25).

PORTRAITS FROM AN OTHER GERMANY: THE EARLY FILMS OF HELKE MISSELWITZ at ICA

PRINCE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GRAFFITI BRIDGE d. Prince, 1990 (17 SEP 15:45).

RETROSPECTIVE: TSUCHIMOTO NORIAKI at ICA

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings)POLICE STORY 2 4K d. Jackie Chan, 1988 (16 SEP 12:15 / 18 SEP 20:45 / 22 SEP 12:15).

SOUND AND VISION at BFI IMAX & Southbank

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

TWO FILMS BY KOGONADA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): COLUMBUS d. Kogonada, 2017 (22 SEP 18:00); AFTER YANG d. Kogonada, 2022 (22 to 28 SEP).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



THE LUNA CINEMA at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

  • Includes (check venue for listings): WEST SIDE STORY 2021 (18 SEP 19:15).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


ATHENA dir. Romain Gavras, 2022:

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG dir. Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine, 2021:

HATCHING dir. Hanna Bergholm, 2022:


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