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SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [21 to 27 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+).

THE BLOODETTES aka Les saignantes d. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2005 + Panel & Short film at Picturehouse Hackney (27 OCT 19:30).

“A special, spooky screening of THE BLOODETTES followed by a panel discussion led by Aleah Scott, Picturehouse Audience Development Assistant and Founder of FEELS, and featuring journalist and podcaster, Laverne Caprice and Desta Haile, Director of Film Africa. Together they will be exploring the resurgence of mainstream Black Horror, the particular importance of seeing Black stories represented through the genre and the way in which horror fosters a radical, political and creative platform for marginalised voices.”


FRIDAY 21 OCT

  • BIG VS SMALL d. Minna Dufton, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Hackney (21 OCT 20:00).
  • Musical Weekends: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT d. Gurinder Chadha, 2019 at The Garden Cinema (21 OCT 20:45).
  • ETERNAL SPRING d. Jason Loftus, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (21 OCT 18:20).
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE d. Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021 + Q&A at Picturehouse Cinemas (21 OCT 18:30 / 22 OCT 18:00 / 26 OCT 18:00).
  • MY POLICEMAN d. Michael Grandage, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (21 OCT 18:20).
  • STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES d. Mark James, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (21 OCT 21:15).

SATURDAY 22 OCT

  • Saturday Night at the Movies: A RAISIN IN THE SUN d. Daniel Petrie, 1961 presented by Rhythm & Views at Picturehouse West Norwood (22 OCT 19:00).
  • BLUE ISLAND d. Chan Tze Woon, 2022 + Q&A with the director, presented by HKFFUK at Genesis Cinema (22 OCT 15:00).
  • THE EXORCIST d. William Friedkin, 1973 presented by Pulp Film Club at Rio Cinema (22 OCT 23:30).
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE d. Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021 + Poetry performance by Ahmed Diria at The Lexi Cinema (22 OCT 14:00).
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE d. Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021 + Q&A at Picturehouse Cinemas (22 OCT 18:00 / 26 OCT 18:00).
  • INVISIBLE DEMONS d. Rahul Jain, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (22 OCT 16:05).
  • Short: LIZARD d. Akinola Davies, 2020 + Q&A & DJ Set at Rio Cinema (22 OCT 16:15).
  • Double-bill: PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK + THE VIRGIN SUICIDES d. Peter Weir, 1975 + Sofia Coppola, 1999 + Intro & book signing with Hannah Strong, author of Sofia Coppola: Forever Young at The Garden Cinema (22 OCT 16:00 + 19:00).
  • Global Premiere: Straight 8 2022 at BFI Southbank (22 OCT 18:00).
  • STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES d. Mark James, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Catford Mews (22 OCT 20:45).

SUNDAY 23 OCT

TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror. Tickets from £1 – Booking now!

MONDAY 24 OCT

TALKS

TUESDAY 25 OCT

  • BLUE STORY d. Rapman, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (25 OCT 20:00 / 26 OCT 20:00 / 30 OCT 17:00).
  • CENSOR d. Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021 + Live podcast recording with The Cinematologists Podcast at The Garden Cinema (25 OCT 19:00).
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 d. + Q&A with film journalist, writer & filmmaker Leigh Singer presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (25 OCT 20:30).
  • Projecting The Archive: THE DECKS RAN RED 35mm aka Infamy at Sea + Recorded intro by Mia Mask, author of ‘Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film’ at BFI Southbank (25 OCT 18:30).
  • DEEP RED d. Dario Argento, 1975 at The Garden Cinema (25 OCT 20:00).
  • The Voices Film Programme – Queer Identity: DOWN WHERE THE SEA FOLK LIVE + Q&A with the director & live music at Bermondsey Project Space (25 OCT 19:00).
  • GIRL PICTURE aka Girls Girls Girls d. Alli Haapasalo, 2022 at The David Lean (25 OCT 19:30).
  • ONIBABA aka Demon Hag d. Kaneto Shindo, 1964 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (25 OCT 20:00).
  • STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES d. Mark James, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Hackney (25 OCT 20:00).
  • WHEN THE WIND BLOWS d. Jimmy T. Murakami, 1986 presented by CND in-venue & online at Sands Films Studios (25 OCT 20:00).

WEDNESDAY 26 OCT

  • ALTIPLANO + THE BLOODY CHILD d. Malena Szlam, 2018 + Nina Menkes, 1996 presented by The Machine That Kills Bad People at ICA (26 OCT 18:45).
  • BATTLE ROYALE d. Kinji Fukasaku, 2000 presented by Baesianz Cinema Club at Spanners Sw9 (26 OCT 19:00).
  • BLUE STORY d. Rapman, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (26 OCT 20:00 / 30 OCT 17:00).
  • FACES OF CHILDREN aka Visages d’enfants aka Mother d. Jacques Feyder, 1925 + Short: THE ITALIAN SWITZERLAND + Live piano accompaniment by Meg Morley, presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (26 OCT 19:30).
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE d. Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021 + Q&A at Picturehouse Cinemas (26 OCT 18:00).
  • THE MOVER d. David Nawrath, 2018 at Goethe-Institut London (26 OCT 19:00).
  • Forbidden Colours: Queer Nigerian Shorts + Q&A with director Olive Nwosu & producer Pamela Adie (live from Nigeria), hosted by curator/writer Tara Browat (in person) at Barbican (26 OCT 18:20).
  • STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES d. Mark James, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Peckhamplex (26 OCT 20:00).
  • Preview: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS d. Ruben Östlund, 2022 at Ciné Lumière (26 OCT 20:10).
  • Pink Palace: A WOMAN’S TORMENT d. Roberta Findlay, 1977 + Intro/discussion in the Rio Cinema basement bar (26 OCT 19:30).

THURSDAY 27 OCT

  • AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE) d. Bertrand Mandico, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (27 OCT various).
  • BLADE d. Stephen Norrington, 1989 at Catford Mews (27 OCT 20:10).
  • THE BLOODETTES aka Les saignantes d. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2005 + Panel & Short film at Picturehouse Hackney (27 OCT 19:30).
  • BLUE ISLAND d. Chan Tze Woon, 2022 + Q&A with the director, presented by CREAM at Ciné Lumière (27 OCT 18:00).
  • DON’T WORRY DARLING d. Olivia Wilde, 2022 at The David Lean (27 OCT 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM d. George C. Wolfe, 2020 + Seminar: The Impact of Racism, presented by Visionary Arts Foundation at Curzon Victoria (27 OCT 17:30).
  • MAU d. Beji Bergmann & Jono Bergmann, 2021 at Austrian Cultural Forum (27 OCT 19:00 – FREE!).
  • MET MES d. Sam de Jong, 2022 + Q&A at Rio Cinema (27 OCT 18:45).
  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 16mm d. George A Romero, 1968 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (27 OCT 19:30).
  • PREY FOR THE DEVIL d. Daniel Stamm, 2022 at Peckhamplex (27 OCT 21:00).
  • PREY FOR THE DEVIL d. Daniel Stamm, 2022 at Picturehouse Stratford (27 OCT 20:20).
  • TROLL 2 d. Claudio Fragasso, 1990 – Interactive screening & Cabaret, presented by Puella Devile at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (27 OCT 19:30).
  • VENENO PARA LAS HADAS d. Carlos Enrique Taboada, 1986 at Latin American House (27 OCT 18:30 – FREE!).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ALIEN NATION: THE CINEMA OF MICHEL LIPKES at Birkbeck Cinema & Close-Up

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PERFECT BLUE d. Satoshi Kon, 1997 (22 OCT 13:15).

BAR TRASH / TRASH PLANET at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NIGHT OF THE LEPUS dir William F. Claxton, 1972 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks at Genesis Cinema (25 OCT 20:30).
  • Presented by TOKEN HOMO.

BFI’S 100 BBC TV GAMECHANGERS at BFI Southbank

BLACK PARIS: FACT & FICTION at Ciné Lumière

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 (23 OCT 18:00 & 20:45 + Live score by Ben Pearson / 26 OCT 13:00); THE WOLF MAN d. George Waggner, 1941 (22 OCT 13:30).

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT at Chiswick Cinema

CLOSE-UP: RYAN COOGLER at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FRUITVALE STATION d. Ryan Coogler, 2013 (22 OCT 12:30); CREED d. Ryan Coogler, 2015 (22 OCT 20:25).

COME AS YOU ARE at The Ritzy

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WATTSTAX d. Mel Stuart, 1973 + Intro & After party (23 OCT 17:30).
  • Presented by the NFTVS.

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CRÍA CUERVOS d. Carlos Saura, 1976 (21 OCT 20:15); THEOREM d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968 (22 OCT 18:15); EL SUR d. Víctor Erice, 1983 (23 OCT 18:25); THE SEVENTH SEAL d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 (23 OCT 20:15).

EXPERIMENTS IN FILM at Barbican

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO 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): THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 35mmd. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez, 1999 (22 OCT 23:00 / 26 OCT 10:30).

HALLOWEEN at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BAR TRASH presents NIGHT OF THE LEPUS dir William F. Claxton, 1972 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks (25 OCT 20:30);  POLTERGEIST d. Tobe Hooper, 1982 (26 OCT 21:00).

HALLOWEEN at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): POLTERGEIST d. Tobe Hooper, 1982 (from 22 OCT).

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

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

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Programme 1985-92 + Q&A with John Smith & Carol Morley at ICA (27 OCT 20:30).

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings)CAREER GIRLS d. Mike Leigh, 1997 + Mike Leigh in conversation (21 OCT 19:00); TOPSY-TURVY d. Mike Leigh, 1999 + Mike Leigh in conversation (23 OCT 18:00); HAPPY-GO-LUCKY d. Mike Leigh, 2008 + Mike Leigh in conversation (26 OCT 19:00); MR. TURNER d. Mike Leigh, 2014 + Mike Leigh in conversation (27 OCT 18:30).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS d. Anthony Fabian, 2021 (21 OCT 15:25 / 24 OCT 20:30); AMOUR d. Michael Haneke, 2012 (23 OCT 14:00 / 25 OCT 17:50); HAPPY END d. Michael Haneke, 2017 (30 OCT 14:00 / 01 NOV 20:35).

TNB BHM 2022 at Stratford East Picturehouse

  • Includes (check venue for listings): NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 + Panel + Performance (27 OCT 19:00 – FREE!).

UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS at The Prince Charles 

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

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PIERROT LE FOU d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (23 OCT 14:00 / 24 OCT 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



THE AFRICAN DESPERATE dir Martine Syms, 2022

  • Exclusively at: ICA

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE dir Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021

VESPER dir Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper, 2022


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