THE BALLY | THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [22 to 28 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, indoors & out!

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!

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… 

I hope subscribers to THE BALLY have been enjoying their full weekly screen guides instead. Normal service to resume next week!

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

#QueerHorrorNights contributes to the SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema with Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR (19 AUG 19:00): Booking now!.

The Psycho Sequels: Double-bill of PSYCHO II + PSYCHO III d. Richard Franklin, 1983 + Anthony Perkins, 1986 presented with an introduction & intermission by Queer Horror Nights at The Cinema Museum (24 JUL 18:30 / Bar social from 17:30).

Alfred Hitchcock’s newly restored and uncut PSYCHO (1960) is arguably one of the most influential horror films of all time, a low budget, black and white masterpiece that is now synonymous with the word ‘fear’. But we’re taking a path less well travelled… what Norman Bates did next.

The sequels tell a near-continuous tale of Norman’s misadventures after 22 years in the asylum. Franklin’s film is a well-crafted chiller that brings its own dark humour to proceedings. As Kim Newman puts it, “The wittiest dark joke is that the entire world wants Norman to be mad, and ‘normality’ can only be restored if he’s got a mummified mother in the window” (Empire).

But it’s down to star Anthony Perkins to really turn the dial on the franchise, collaborating with the Coen Brother’s noted tunesmith Carter Burwell (right after BLOOD SIMPLE), to bring a sweaty, overheated atmosphere to the swamp that borders on southern fried melodrama. With Diana Scarwid’s suicidal nun, Norman’s peanut butter taxidermy, Jeff Fahey’s seduction by lamplight, and ‘mother’s’ severed limb on the backseat, there’s an awful lot here to be enjoyed. Just don’t ask for ice…

We’re showing the The Psycho Sequels as part of our Q-RATED! season, a celebration of horror films made by out/queer directors. Whilst we can’t speak for Mr Franklin, Anthony Perkins is much more our cup of tea (& sympathy!). 

#QueerHorrorNights is an LGBTQ+ community film club hosted by Token Homo and Last Frame Club. Our Q-RATED! year-long launch season is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.


FRIDAY 22 JUL

  • IN THE HEIGHTS d. Jon M. Chu, 2021 at The Garden Cinema (22 JUL 20:20).
  • MARY POPPINS Sing-a-long d. Robert Stevenson, 1964 presented by West London Queer Project at Chiswick Cinema (22 JUL 21:00).
  • Late Night Kung Fu: THE REBELLIOUS REIGN d. Fong Chiung, 1980 + Short: TWISTING TIGER + Gaming & Hip-hop beats, presented by Drunken Scorpion at Whirled Cinema (22 JUL 22:30).
  • PINK FLAMINGOS UNCUT d. John Waters, 1972 + Recorded intro by the director & ‘Barf Bag’, presented by Criterion at Picturehouse Central (22 JUL 18:30).
  • THE YIN & YANG OF GERRY LOPEZ d. Stacy Peralta, 2022 + Q&A with the director, presented by London Surf Film Festival at Genesis Cinema (22 JUL 18:45).

SATURDAY 23 JUL

  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB d. Wim Wenders, 1999 at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 JUL 18:00 / 24 JUL 15:00).
  • ITHAKA d. Ben Lawrence, 2021 + Q&A with John Shipton & producer Gabriel Shipton at Bertha DocHouse (23 JUL 14:00).
  • ITHAKA d. Ben Lawrence, 2021 + Q&A with John Shipton & producer Gabriel Shipton at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (23 JUL 17:30).

TALKS etc.

SUNDAY 24 JUL

  • THE 400 BLOWS 16mm aka Les quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (24 JUL 14:00 / 28 JUL 19:30).
  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB d. Wim Wenders, 1999 at ArtHouse Crouch End (24 JUL 15:00).
  • CORPUS CHRISTIE d. Jan Komasa, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (24 JUL 17:00).
  • FIRE d. Deepa Mehta, 1996 presented by Birds’ Eye View at Rio Cinema (24 JUL 15:45) / Part of QUEERIOUS.
  • GIANT d. George Stevens, 1956 at Riverside Studios (24 JUL 13:45 / 25 JUL 12:10).
  • ITHAKA d. Ben Lawrence, 2021 + Q&A with John Shipton & producer Gabriel Shipton at Picturehouse Fulham Road (24 JUL 17:00).
  • METROPOLIS d. Fritz Lang, 1927 + Live score by Grok at Genesis Cinema (24 JUL 17:30 – FREE!).
  • MOON dir Duncan Jones, 2009 + Q&A with Conceptual Designer, Gavin Rothery presented by Space Rocks at Regent Street Cinema (24 JUL 15:00).
  • The Psycho Sequels: Double-bill of PSYCHO II + PSYCHO III d. Richard Franklin, 1983 + Anthony Perkins, 1986 presented with an introduction and intermission by Queer Horror Nights at The Cinema Museum (24 JUL 18:30 / Bar social from 17:30).
  • PUBLIC SPEAKING d. Martin Scorsese, 2010 presented by Deeper Into Movies at MOTH Club (24 JUL 19:30).
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK d. Ari Folman, 2022 at JW3 (24 JUL 15:00).

TALKS etc.

MONDAY 25 JUL

  • 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU d. Gil Junger, 1999 at Picturehouse Cinemas (25 JUL various).
  • GIANT d. George Stevens, 1956 at Riverside Studios (25 JUL 12:10).
  • Classic Monday Matinée: THE HEIRESS d. William Wyler, 1949 at Regent Street Cinema (25 JUL 13:00).
  • THE NORTHMAN d. Robert Eggers, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (25 JUL 20:00 / 26 JUL 20:00 / 27 JUL 20:00 / 31 JUL 17:00).
  • PARIS IS BURNING d. Jennie Livingston, 1990 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (25 JUL 19:30).

TUESDAY 26 JUL

  • ASSAULT d. Adilkhan Yerzhanov, 2022 + Discussion with film critics Assiya Issemberdiyeva & Savina Petkova, presented by New East Cinema at Barbican (26 JUL 18:15).
  • THE BAY OF SAINT MICHEL 35mm (aka Pattern for Plunder) d. John Ainsworth, 1963 + Intro by actor and writer William Roberts & BFI curator Josephine Botting at BFI Southbank (26 JUL 18:30).
  • BERGMAN ISLAND d. Mia Hansen-Løve, 2021 at The David Lean (26 JUL 19:30).
  • CURTAINS d. Richard Ciupka, 1983 presented by Mondo Nights at Biddle Bros (26 JUL 20:00).
  • ELVIS d. Baz Luhrmann, 2022 at The David Lean (26 JUL 14:30 HOH / 28 JUL 14:30 HOH & 19:00).
  • FAYA DAYI d. Jessica Beshir, 2021 at Genesis Cinema (26 JUL 18:15).
  • FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES d. Toshio Matsumoto, 1969 + Extended intro by Lillian Crawford, presented by Rebecca del Tufo at The Lexi Cinema (26 JUL 19:30) / Part of TLC (aka Trans-Led Cinema).
  • MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW d. Leo McCarey, 1937 at The Garden Cinema (26 JUL 20:10).
  • THE NORTHMAN d. Robert Eggers, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (26 JUL 20:00 / 27 JUL 20:00 / 31 JUL 17:00).
  • Pink Palace: ORPHÉE d. Jean Cocteau, 1950 + Intro/Discussion at the Rio Cinema Basement Bar (26 JUL 19:30).
  • SACHA: CHILD OF CHERNOBYL aka Sacha: Un Niño de Chernobyl d. Roberto Chile & Maribel Acosta Damas, 2021 presented in-venue and online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (26 JUL 20:00 / Donation requested).
  • TREMORS d. Ron Underwood, 1990 in tribute to Fred Ward, presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (26 JUL 20:00).

WEDNESDAY 27 JUL

  • 2012 OPENING CEREMONY d. Danny Boyle, 2012 in aid of The Tessa Jowell Foundation at Catford Mews (27 JUL 18:00).
  • THE DEER KING d. Masashi Ando, 2022 at Genesis Cinema (27 JUL 20:30 / 28 JUL 21:00).
  • THE DEER KING d. Masashi Ando, 2022 at Picturehouse Cinemas (27 JUL various / 28 JUL various).
  • HACKING JUSTICE: JULIAN ASSANGE d. Clara López Rubio & Juan Pancorbo, 2021 + Q&A at ActOne Cinema (27 JUL 18:15).
  • MicroActs 12: An Evening of International Artist Film at VFDalston (27 JUL 18:00 – FREE!).
  • THE NORTHMAN d. Robert Eggers, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (27 JUL 20:00 / 31 JUL 17:00).
  • PRECIOUS IVIE d. Sarah Blaßkiewitz, 2021 at Goethe-Institut London (27 JUL 19:00).
  • PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 raising funds for The Outside Project & The Hackney Migrant Centre, presented by The People’s Film Club for their 5th Birthday at The Garden Cinema (27 JUL 20:00 – Drinks from 19:00).
  • THE QUIET GIRL d. Colm Bairéad, 2021 at The David Lean (27 JUL 14:30 & 19:30).
  • QUIPROQUO + O MOVIMENTO DAS COISAS aka The Movement of Things d. Rose Lowder, 1992 + Manuela Serra, 1985 presented by The Machine That Kills Bad People at ICA (27 JUL 18:45).
  • Reimagining Fables & Fairy Tales On Screen short film programme + Discussion with the filmmakers, presented by Dailies at Rio Cinema (27 JUL 18:00).
  • WAYFINDER d. Larry Achiampong, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (27 JUL 18:30).

THURSDAY 28 JUL

  • THE 400 BLOWS 16mm aka Les quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (28 JUL 19:30).
  • Terror Vision: BLOOD GAMES d. Tanya Rosenberg, 1989 at BFI Southbank (28 JUL 18:20).
  • COME AND SEE d. Elem Klimov, 1985 at Pushkin House (28 JUL 19:00).
  • CROSSROADS d. Tamra Davis, 2002 presented by Fab Film Club at The Old Nuns Head (28 JUL 19:30).
  • DE ANIMA d. Clara Jo, 2018-21 + Q&A with the artist at Goethe-Institut London (28 JUL 19:00).
  • THE DEER KING d. Masashi Ando, 2022 at Genesis Cinema (28 JUL 21:00).
  • THE DEER KING d. Masashi Ando, 2022 at Picturehouse Cinemas (28 JUL various).
  • DI JOURNEY d. Maria Khan, 2017 + Intro/discussion with Charmaine Simpson presented by Black History Studies at The Lexi Cinema (28 JUL 18:30).
  • ELVIS d. Baz Luhrmann, 2022 at The David Lean (28 JUL 14:30 HOH & 19:00).
  • ERIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR d. Margy Kinmonth 2022 + Q&A with the director at Chiswick Cinema (28 JUL 19:00 & 19:45).
  • FIRE OF LOVE d. Sara Dosa, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (28 JUL 18:20).
  • PASSPORT TO SHAME d. Alvin Rakoff, 1958 presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bar (28 JUL 20:00 – FREE!).
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Drag-Along d. Jim Sharman, 1975 presented by Ear to Ear Productions at Everyman Broadgate (28 JUL 20:00).
  • WINGS OF DESIRE 4K Restoration d. Wim Wenders, 1987 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (28 JUL 18:20).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SKYFALL d. Sam Mendes, 2012 (23 JUL 14:10 – 4K / 28 JUL 15:10 – 4K).

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)RAN d. Akira Kurosawa, 1985 (23 JUL 17:15).

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE BIRDS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1963 (24 JUL 18:10 – 4K / 26 JUL 15:40 – 4K).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ANDREI RUBLEV 35mm d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (24 JUL 14:20).

A TRIBUTE TO JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT at Close-Up

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE ALIEN FACTOR d. Don Dohler, 1978 + Intro/Prize giveaways by Token Homo (27 JUL 20:30 – £1!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING MARLENE DIETRICH at The Garden Cinema

THE EDGE OF CENTRE at Barbican

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BARRY LYNDON d. Stanley Kubrick, 1975 (23 JUL 16:45); L’AVVENTURA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (28 JUL 20:15).

THE FILMS OF TERRENCE MALICK at The Prince Charles

GLENDA JACKSON at BFI Southbank

HONG KONG SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TEN YEARS d. Kwok Zune, Wong Fei-pang, Jevons Au, Kiwi Chow & Ng Ka-leung, 2015 (23 JUL 11:15).

IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): KUSO d. Flying Lotus, 2017 (22 JUL 18:10); TOUKI BOUKI d. Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1973 (27 JUL 20:50); EVE’S BAYOU 35mm d. Kasi Lemmons, 1997 (28 JUL 18:00); THE BURIAL OF KOJO d. Blitz Bazawule, 2018 (28 JUL 20:40).

JONNY GREENWOOD RETROSPECTIVE at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (24 JUL 14:30); BODYSONG 35mm d. Simon Pummell, 2003 (25 JUL 18:30); THE MASTER d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 (27 JUL 18:00).

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

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): RAN d. Akira Kurosawa, 1985 (23 JUL 17:15 – 160mins); ANDREI RUBLEV 35mm d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (24 JUL 14:20 – 183mins); THE NEW WORLD [Extended Cut] d. Terrence Malick, 2005 (27 JUL 20:00 – 4K – 172mins).

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings): TAXI DRIVER 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1976 (23 JUL 21:00 / 26 JUL 20:45).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings)THE BLACK CAT d. Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934 (27 JUL 18:10).

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

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 (25 JUL 21:00); ONLY GOD FORGIVES d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2013 (28 JUL 18:15).

THE TWILIGHT SAGA at The Prince Charles Cinema

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): 2046 4K (22 JUL 15:15 / 24 JUL 20:46 / 27 JUL 14:45); IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (23 JUL 18:35 / 26 JUL 13:15 / 28 JUL 20:30); FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (24 JUL 13:00); CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (27 JUL 12:20 / 28 JUL 18:00).


FLOATING FILM FESTIVAL at St Katharine Docks

THE LUNA CINEMA at Chiswick House

THE LUNA CINEMA at Clapham Common

THE LUNA CINEMA at Danson House

THE LUNA CINEMA at Westminster Abbey

OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford

SUMMER SCREEN in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

SUNSET SCREENING SESSIONS at Beckenham Place Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): LABYRINTH d. Jim Henson, 1986 (22 JUL 21:00).

KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME dir Robert B. Weide & Don Argott, 2021

SHE WILL dir Charlotte Colbert, 2021


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