THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [17 to 23 JUN 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 continue with a double bill of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III at The Cinema Museum (Sunday 24 JULY 18:30): booking now!

Welcome to another screen week!

In what is likely to be a mixture of good news covering up some bad, two cinemas I’ve spotted have discounted their ticket prices, with The Garden Cinema reducing all weekday matinees to £5 and Curzon Cinemas reducing ‘off-peak’ pricing across their chain. Quite how the cost-of-living crisis will affect the cinema industry (just when it was starting to rebuild after the pandemic…) will be the topic of future posts I’m sure…

This week’s special events start with Women & Cocaine’s celebration of Katharine Hepburn at The Cinema Museum with LITTLE WOMEN, and Birkbeck Cinema hosts the first of two events in their Onat Kutlar: Cinema is a Feast programme (all 17 JUN). On Saturday, The Brixton Project celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Perry Henzell’s THE HARDER THEY COME with a special event to launch Lambeth’s Windrush celebrations (18 JUN). That event is currently looking SOLD OUT, but fortunately there are free encore screening across the borough over the following few days (check daily listings for details). On Sunday, SUPAKINO returns to the Rio with another edition of his Bombay Mix (AFTER HOURS + JAGTE RAHO), whilst Bohemia Media continue their Sunday screenings at The Apple Tree with PRINCESS OF THE ROW (both 19 JUN).

You can start your actual week (depending on your shift patterns…) by selecting from a trio of screenings for Refugee Week at The Lexi (MIDNIGHT TRAVELLER), Barbican (SIMPLE AS WATER), and Ciné Lumière (SHELTER WITHOUT SHELTER) on Monday (20 JUN). Then, Deeper Into Movies has a special free screening of ADVENTURES IN SUCCESS which includes a Q&A at TT Liquor, Tufnell Park Film Club presents THE THIN MAN at The Lord Palmerston, and those wonderful podcast people at Evolution of Horror go epic with a very special celebratory screening and podcast recording for NOSFERATU at Regent Street Cinema that utilises their pop-up organ… (all 21 JUN).

Wednesday sees one of those city-wide special events – this time GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT – which you can catch at many of your favourite indies (see daily listings for venue details). If you like your queer pop divas to be of a rather different shape, then maybe the Pink Palace presentation of I AM DIVINE in the basement bar at the Rio might be more your cup of tea (both 22 JUN).* Given that MUBI’s party night screening of QUERELLE with Fringe! and Queer House Party is currently looking SOLD OUT (still some tickets left for the after party, which you can also stream…), I have no hesitation in referring you to the first of two 16mm screenings of THE MALTESE FALCON by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (all 23 JUN).

In this week’s rep season and festival scene, my Featured Attraction of the Month, THE WAVE: ITALIAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS, continues at Ciné Lumière, and there are opening nights for London Bengali Film Festival (21 to 26 JUN) and London Indian Film Festival (23 JUN to 05 JUL). If one night stands are more your thing, Malarkey Film Festival: Gap The Mind and Oska Bright Film Festival 2022: Queer Freedom both screen on 23 JUN.

In this week’s new releases, I’ve highlighted Scott Derrickson’s horror show THE BLACK PHONE, François Ozon’s EVERYTHING WENT FINE, and Sophie Hyde’s GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE. There are a lot of smaller releases and exclusives this week, so be sure to scroll all the way down.

I’ve chosen Oska Bright Film Festival 2022: Queer Freedom short film programme at Barbican (23 JUN) as my Featured Attraction of the Week. Because it looks great, it’s Pride Month, and I very rarely (never?) get a chance to profile films by and about people with learning disabilities on these pages.

See you in the darkness, and stay cool.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS

*If you’re after something a little different, I continue my summer season of BAR TRASH screenings at Genesis Cinema with HG Lewis’ SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS on Wednesday 22 June at 20:30. I’ll be on stage hosting in my usual derpy way, there’ll be prize giveaways and an intermission to allow you to recharge your glasses… Tickets just £1.


Oska Bright Film Festival 2022: Queer Freedom short film programme at Barbican (23 JUN 18:30 – Relaxed Screening).

“In this selection of films from the 2022 and 2019 Queer Freedom programmes curated for the Oska Bright Film Festival, we’ll explore a rich variety of queer stories from around the world.”

“From enriching encounters with drag queens to touching animated shorts, from quirky melodramas told entirely through feet to a gay teen romance sure to appeal to anyone who has been falling in love with TV series Heartstopper, these films, some delightful, some experimental and some very funny, offer unique representations of queerness and disability.” (Oska Bright)

Featured image: S.A.M. dir Eyre & Ely, 2022.

#QueerHorrorNights continue with David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at The Castle Cinema (Friday 24 JUNE 19:00): booking now!

FRIDAY 17 JUN

  • GOODFELLAS 4K d. Martin Scorsese, 1990 at BFI Southbank (17 JUN 20:15).
  • LITTLE WOMEN d. George Cukor, 1933 presented by Women & Cocaine to celebrate Katharine Hepburn at The Cinema Museum (17 JUN 19:30).
  • LOOKING FOR LANGSTON d. Isaac Julien, 1989 + Discussion with Busy Being Black podcast host Josh Rivers at BFI Southbank (17 JUN 18:20).
  • Onat Kutlar: Cinema is a Feast screening & study day at Birkbeck Cinema (17 to 18 JUN – FREE!).
  • WOODSTOCK d. Michael Wadleigh, 1970 at The Garden Cinema (17 JUN 20:00).

SATURDAY 18 JUN

SUNDAY 19 JUN

  • Bombay Mix: AFTER HOURS d. Martin Scorsese, 1985 + JAGTE RAHO d. Amit Mitra & Sombhu Mitra, 1956 presented by SUPAKINO at Rio Cinema (19 JUN 12:30 + 15:00).
  • CYRANO d. Joe Wright, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (19 JUN 17:00).
  • THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzell, 1972 presented by The Brixton Project in celebration of Windrush at Pop Brixton (19 JUN 18:30 – FREE!).
  • LICORICE PIZZA d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 presented by Deeper Into Movies at MOTH Club (19 JUN 19:30).
  • LISTEN d. Ana Rocha de Sousa, 2020 + Q&A with the writers/producers of the film at Genesis Cinema (19 JUN 16:30).
  • MR LANDSBERGIS d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2021 + Zoom Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (19 JUN 13:30).
  • PRINCESS OF THE ROW d. Van Maximilian Carlson, 2019 presented by Bohemia Media at The Apple Tree EC1R (19 JUN 17:00).
  • SCARFACE d. Howard Hawks & Richard Rosson, 1932 at Riverside Studios (19 JUN 14:00).

MONDAY 20 JUN

  • EARWIG d. Lucile Hadžihalilović, 2021 at The Prince Charles (20 JUN 12:45 / 22 JUN 12:30).
  • MELANCHOLIA d. Lars von Trier, 2011 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (20 JUN 19:30).
  • WAVES d. Trey Edward Shults, 2019 at The Prince Charles (20 JUN 20:30).

REFUGEE WEEK

  • MIDNIGHT TRAVELLER d. Hassan Fazili, 2019 for Refugee Week at The Lexi Cinema (20 JUN 18:30).
  • SIMPLE AS WATER d. Megan Mylan, 2021 + Panel discussion for Refugee Week at Barbican (20 JUN 18:00).
  • SHELTER WITHOUT SHELTER d. Mark E Breeze, 2020 + Panel discussion with the director for Refugee Week at Ciné Lumière (20 JUN 20:00).

TUESDAY 21 JUN

  • ADVENTURES IN SUCCESS d. Jay Buim, 2021 + Q&A presented by Deeper Into Movies at TT Liquor (21 JUN 19:30 – FREE!).
  • BARRY & JOAN d. Audrey Rumsby, 2022 at Picturehouse Cinemas (21 JUN various / 23 JUN various).
  • CABARET d. Bob Fosse, 1972 presented by Madam F Wines at Everyman Screen On The Green (21 JUN 17:30).
  • THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzell, 1972 presented by The Brixton Project in celebration of Windrush at Renaissance Studios (21 JUN 18:30 – FREE!).
  • IMITATION OF LIFE d. Douglas Sirk, 1959 at The Garden Cinema (21 JUN 20:00 / 22 JUN 15:45 / 23 JUN 20:00).
  • LUZZU d. Alex Camilleri, 2021 at The David Lean (21 JUN 19:30).
  • NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 + Live organ accompaniment by Jonathan Eyre + Live podcast recording, hosted by Evolution of Horror at Regent Street Cinema (21 JUN 20:15).
  • THE THIN MAN d. W. S. Van Dyke, 1934 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (21 JUN 20:00).
  • TOVE d. Zaida Bergroth, 2020 + Q&A with producer Andrea Reuter & intimacy coordinator Pia Rickman presented by The Finnish Institute at Rio Cinema (21 JUN 18:00).
  • Premiere: WAYFINDER 4K d. Larry Achiampong, 2022 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (21 JUN 18:15).

WEDNESDAY 22 JUN

THURSDAY 23 JUN


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (19 JUN 20:00).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings):  TOMORROW NEVER DIES d. Roger Spottiswoode, 1997 (18 JUN 15:10 – 4K / 22 JUN 15:10).

80S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BLUE VELVET 35mm d. David Lynch, 1986 (18 JUN 23:00 / 22 JUN 10:30).

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)THE DARK CRYSTAL d. Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982 (19 JUN 12:10 – 4K).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WITHNAIL & I d. Bruce Robinson, 1987 (18 JUN 20:45).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): YENTL 35mm d. Barbra Streisand, 1983 (19 JUN 14:25).

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS d. Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1968 + Intro (22 JUN 20:30).

BERNARD SHAW ON FILM at Sands Films Cinema Club

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MILLIONAIRESS d. Anthony Asquith, 1960 (21 JUN 20:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DOWN BY LAW d. Jim Jarmusch, 1986 (17 JUN 20:45 / 21 JUN 20:45); THIEF d. Michael Mann, 1981 (18 JUN 20:30); CERTAIN WOMEN d. Kelly Reichardt, 2016 (19 JUN 13:10 / 23 JUN 20:50); IVAN’S CHILDHOOD aka Ivanovo Detsvo d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (20 JUN 20:50); ROSETTA 35mm d. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1999 + Intro by Dr Edward Lamberti (22 JUN 18:15).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAMMA ROMA d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962 (17 JUN 17:45 / 18 JUN 20:05 + Intro by Lorenzo Tamburini / 21 JUN 16:00); L’AMORE d. Roberto Rossellini, 1948 (18 JUN 18:20 + Intro by Lorenzo Tamburini / 20 JUN 20:10 / 23 JUN 20:00); ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 (19 JUN 17:00 / 22 JUN 20:10); THE ROSE TATTOO d. Daniel Mann, 1955 (20 JUN 17:40 / 28 JUN 20:00); THE FUGITIVE KIND d. Sidney Lumet, 1960 (22 JUN 17:45).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): OUT OF THE PAST d. Jacques Tourneur, 1947 (18 JUN 16:00 / 19 JUN 15:00 / 22 JUN 15:40); DOUBLE INDEMNITY d. Billy Wilder, 1944 (19 JUN 19:05); LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 (21 JUN 18:10); THE MALTESE FALCON d. John Huston, 1941 (20 JUN 20:00); KISS ME DEADLY d. Robert Aldrich, 1955 (23 JUN 17:45).

CHISWICK PRIDE at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (17 JUN 21:00); THE BIRD CAGE d. Mike Nichols, 1996 (22 JUN 20:30).

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TRÊS REALIZADORAS PORTUGUESAS ds. Mariana Gaivão, Leonor Teles & Sofia Bost, 2021 + Q&A with Sofia Bost and Mariana Gaivão (23 JUN 18:15).

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MY LEFT FOOT 35mm d. Jim Sheridan, 1989 (20 JUN 18:05).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MELANCHOLIA d. Lars von Trier, 2011 (17 JUN 20:15); THE WHITE RIBBON d. Michael Haneke, 2009 (19 JUN 17:45); MEMORIA d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021 (19 JUN 20:15); PICKPOCKET d. Robert Bresson, 1959 (23 JUN 20:15).

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

JOHN CARPENTER IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PRINCE OF DARKNESS d. John Carpenter, 1987 (18 JUN 18:00 – 4K / 23 JUN 15:45 – 4K).

JOURNEYS ACROSS AFRO-FUTURISM at Barbican

JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (19 JUN 20:00 – 168mins).

LOUD AND QUEER at Genesis Cinema

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

MENELIK SHABAZZ – FOR THE PEOPLE at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK d. Menelik Shabazz, 2011 + Intro by author Kevin Le Gendre (21 JUN 18:10); LOOKING FOR LOVE d. Menelik Shabazz, 2015 + Discussion (23 JUN 18:10).

MORRICONE at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE THING d. John Carpenter, 1982 (19 JUN various).

OF SIN & SALVATION: THE CINEMA OF ROBERT BRESSON at BFI Southbank

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Re-releases: GET CARTER d. Mike Hodges, 1971 (17 JUN 17:40 / 18 JUN 18:15 / 21 JUN 18:10 / 23 JUN 20:50).

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (19 JUN 20:00); PRINCE OF DARKNESS d. John Carpenter, 1987 (18 JUN 18:00 – 4K / 23 JUN 15:45 – 4K).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): IKARIE XB 1 d. Jindrich Polák, 1963 presented by No Bollocks Film Club (21 JUN 19:00).

THE TWILIGHT SAGA at The Prince Charles Cinema

THE WAVE: ITALIAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS at Ciné Lumière

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE HANDMAIDEN d. Park Chan-wook, 2016 (19 JUN 14:00 / 20 JUN 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (18 JUN 13:00 / 19 JUN 20:35 / 21 JUN 18:00 / 23 JUN 16:00).


ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


THE BLACK PHONE dir Scott Derrickson, 2022.

EVERYTHING WENT FINE dir François Ozon, 2021.

  • Also 17 to 23 JUN (various dates/times): A SONG FOR CESAR d. Abel Sanchez & Andres Alegria, 2020 at: Bertha DocHouse // CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH dir Cooper Raiff, 2022 at: Barbican / Everyman Cinemas // DESTERRO d. Maria Clara Escobar, 2020 at: ICA // LISTEN d. Ana Rocha De Sousa, 2022 at: Peckhamplex // THE LOST GIRLS d. Livia De Paolis, 2022 at: Everyman Cinemas // PLEASURE dir Ninja Thyberg, 2021 (some with recorded Q&A) at: Barbican / ICA // SAMP d. Flavia Mastrella & Antonio Rezza, 2020 at: ICA // SHADOW FLOWERS d. Seung-jun Yi, 2019 at: Bertha DocHouse.

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