This is a film still from MACHINES IN FLAMES dir Andrew Culp & Thomas Dekeyser, 2022
THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [23 to 29 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.

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#QueerHorrorNights presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

MACHINES IN FLAMES d. Andrew Culp & Thomas Dekeyser, 2022 + Short: THE LUDDITES + Q&A with Thomas Dekeyser, presented by Mondo Nights at Biddle Bros (27 SEP 20:00).

“Sabotage is a chef pouring salt in the soup, an engineer pouring sand in the petrol tank, and a programmer writing bugs into the code. Our new season looks at the secret history of rebellion from the Luddites, to hackers to androids turning on themselves.”

“We start our new SABOTAGE SEASON with a screening of a new documentary from the DESTRUCTIONIST INTERNATIONAL about the French militants from a cell called ‘CLODO’ who saw the foreboding emergence of a new cybernetic society and took fire to it – before vanishing, never to be caught. We also plan to screen THE LUDDITES, a docudrama about the Yorkshire workers who took hammers to new technology which threatened their livelihoods, the OG sabotage movement.”

SABOTAGE SEASON… Desperate Measures for Desperate Times. Buy a one-off ticket or consider a season ticket for the whole 5 screenings for a saving. HACKERS (04 OCT), THE FIFTH POWER (11 OCT), NIGHT MOVES (18 OCT), 964 PINOCCHIO (25 OCT).


FRIDAY 23 SEP

TALKS

  • BUG 64 at BFI Southbank (23 SEP 20:45 / 29 SEP 20:45).

ONLINE

  • 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).

SATURDAY 24 SEP

SUNDAY 25 SEP

  • ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME d. Andrew Gaynord, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (25 SEP 17:00).
  • THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI d. Robert Wiene, 1920 + Live score by Grok in Bar Paragon at Genesis Cinema (25 SEP 18:30).
  • CHILDREN OF THE MIST d. Diem Ha Le, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (25 SEP 15:20 / 28 SEP 18:30).
  • FOUNTAIN d. Alexandrina Hemsley, 2022 + Short presented by Dark Matter at Picturehouse Hackney (25 SEP 18:00).
  • HUNGER d. Henning Carlsen, 1966 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht, presented by Never On Sunday at Close-Up (25 SEP 20:15).
  • LOST HIGHWAY 4K Restoration d. David Lynch, 1997 + Recorded intro by the director (25 SEP 18:00).
  • LOVE AROUND THE WORLD d. Anđela Rostuhar & Davor Rostuhar, 2021 + Q&A at Phoenix Cinema (25 SEP 17:00).
  • THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH d. Nicolas Roeg, 1976 at Picturehouse Cinemas (25 SEP various).
  • THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER 16mm d. Charles Laughton, 1955 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (25 SEP 14:10).
  • OLDBOY d. Chan-Wook Park, 2003 at Picturehouse Cinemas (25 SEP various / 26 SEP various).
  • THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928 + Live electronic soundtrack by Sam Enthoven & Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 SEP 15:00).
  • Polish Film Talk: SILENT LAND aka Cicha Ziemia d. Aga Woszczyńska, 2022 + Intro by Michael Brooke at Watermans (25 SEP 13:00).
  • SISTERS OF THE TREES d. Amila Menéndez & Lucas Peñafort, 2022 at Bertha DocHouse (25 SEP 17:20 / 26 SEP 18:20).
  • UK Premiere: TRUTH AND JUSTICE d. Tanel Toom, 2019 + Panel Intro, presented by the Estonian Embassy in London at The Gate (25 SEP 12:00).
  • VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 + Intro by Will Reiss at Riverside Studios (25 SEP 15:00).

MONDAY 26 SEP

  • THE CHOCOLATE WAR d. Miki Mistrati + Panel with the director at Frontline Club (26 SEP 19:00).
  • ELVIS d. Baz Luhrman, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (26 SEP 20:00 / 27 SEP 20:00 / 28 SEP 20:00 / 02 OCT 17:00).
  • FLUX GOURMET d. Peter Strickland, 2022 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (26 SEP 18:00).
  • GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS d. Alli Haapasalo, 2022 + Live Q&A/Podcast with Anna Smith of Girls on Film at Curzon Bloomsbury (26 SEP 18:10).
  • LICHT – STOCKHAUSEN’S LEGACY d. Oeke Hoogendijk, 2022 + Q&A with the director, in partnership with London Sinfonietta at Bertha DocHouse (29 SEP 18:30).
  • LOVE AROUND THE WORLD d. Anđela Rostuhar & Davor Rostuhar, 2021 + Q&A at Chiswick Cinema (26 SEP 19:00).
  • OLDBOY d. Chan-Wook Park, 2003 at Picturehouse Cinemas (26 SEP various).
  • Monday Classic Matinée: RED-HEADED WOMAN d. Jack Conway, 1932 at Regent Street Cinema (26 SEP 13:00).
  • SISTERS OF THE TREES d. Amila Menéndez & Lucas Peñafort, 2022 at Bertha DocHouse (26 SEP 18:20).
  • STEVE REICH: CITY LIFE d. Manfred Waffender, 1995 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (26 SEP 19:30).
  • WATER MAKES US WET: AN ECOSEXUAL ADVENTURE d. Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens + Q&A with the filmmakers at The Horse Hospital (26 SEP 19:30).

TALKS

TUESDAY 27 SEP

  • UK Premiere: A FEATURE FILM ABOUT LIFE d. Dovile Sarutyte, 2021 + Q&A with the director, presented by New East Cinema at Barbican (27 SEP 18:15).
  • BENT 35mm 25th Anniversary d. Sean Mathias, 1997 + Q&A with the director, writer Martin Sherman & actor Ian McKellen at BFI Southbank (27 SEP 18:10).
  • Dreams Deferred: Reframing Stories of Migration & Displacement on Screen + Q&A with filmmakers short film programme, presented by Dailies at Genesis Cinema (27 SEP 18:20).
  • ELVIS d. Baz Luhrman, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (27 SEP 20:00 / 28 SEP 20:00 / 02 OCT 17:00).
  • The Female Force short film programme at The Lab E20 (27 SEP 19:00 – FREE!).
  • GIRLFRIENDS d. Claudia Weill, 1978 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (27 SEP 20:00).
  • GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS d. Alli Haapasalo, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (27 SEP 20:00).
  • HAMLET d. Grigori Kozintsev, 1964 presented in-venue & online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (27 SEP 19:30).
  • JOHN STEVENS ON FILM presented by Confront Recordings at Cafe OTO (27 SEP 20:00).
  • LOVE AROUND THE WORLD d. Anđela Rostuhar & Davor Rostuhar, 2021 + Q&A at Rio Cinema (27 SEP 18:15).
  • MACHINES IN FLAMES d. Andrew Culp & Thomas Dekeyser, 2022 + Short: THE LUDDITES + Q&A with Thomas Dekeyser, presented by Mondo Nights at Biddle Bros (27 SEP 20:00).
  • OFFICIAL COMPETITION d. Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat, 2021 at The David Lean (27 SEP 19:30 / 29 SEP 14:30).

WEDNESDAY 28 SEP

  • ARE THEY HOSTILE? d. Mark Williams, 2022 + Q&A at The David Lean (28 SEP 19:00).
  • CHILDREN OF THE MIST d. Diem Ha Le, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (28 SEP 18:30).
  • DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE d. Don Argott & Fenton Damian, 2022 at Picturehouse Cinemas (28 SEP various / 29 SEP various).
  • TV Preview: DON’T HUG ME I’M SCARED d. various, 2022 + Panel Q&A at BFI Southbank (28 SEP 20:45).
  • ELVIS d. Baz Luhrman, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (28 SEP 20:00 / 02 OCT 17:00).
  • In The Dark immersive subtitled audio presented with Road Atlas at The Garden Cinema (28 SEP 19:30).
  • Lana Del Rey Concert Screening presented by Deeper Into Movies at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (28 SEP 19:30).
  • MAD GOD d. Phil Tippett, 2021 at The Prince Charles (28 SEP 13:00 / 08 OCT 18:40).
  • MY CHILDHOOD, MY COUNTRY – 20 Years in Afghanistan d. Shoaib Sharifi & Phil Grabsky, 2021 for International Day of Peace at Bertha DocHouse (28 SEP 13:45).
  • OFF THE RAILS d. Peter Day, 2022 + Q&A at Genesis Cinema (28 SEP 18:20).
  • POLYESTER d. John Waters, 1981 presented by Fab Film Club at The Old Nuns Head (28 SEP 19:30).
  • ROMANTIC ROAD d. Oliver McGarvey, 2017 + Q&A at Frontline Club (28 SEP 19:00).
  • SUPER 8 1/2 d. Bruce LaBruce, 1994 + Short films, presented by Pink Palace in the Basement Bar at Rio Cinema (28 SEP 19:30).
  • THIN ICE 35mm aka Bergenstoget plyndret i natt d. Uwe Jens Krafft, 1928 + MÉNILMONTANT 16mm d. Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1925 + Live piano accompaniment by Colin Sell & John Sweeney, presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (28 SEP 19:30).
  • Ulrike Ottinger at 80: TICKET OF NO RETURN d. Ulrike Ottinger, 1979 + Intro by Professor Angela McRobbie at Goethe-Institut London (28 SEP 19:00).

TALKS

THURSDAY 29 SEP

TALKS

  • BUG 64 at BFI Southbank (29 SEP 20:45).

ONLINE

  • Ulrike Ottinger at 80: PARIS CALIGRAMMES d. Ulrike Ottinger, 2020 presented online by Goethe-Institut London (29 SEP to 08 OCT).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AVATAR 3D d. James Cameron, 2009 (23 to 29 SEP various); THE WOMAN KING d. Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2022 + Intro with special guests (29 SEP 18:30).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

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 (27 SEP 16:00 / 28 SEP 18:15); MANK d. David Fincher, 2020 (27 SEP 18:00); CITIZEN KANE 35mm d. Orson Welles, 1941 (27 SEP 20:50).

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN FILM SERIESat Barbican 

CHANNEL 4: 40 YEARS OF REVOLUTION at BFI Southbank

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MULHOLLAND DR. 35mm d. David Lynch, 2001 (24 SEP 20:05 / 25 SEP 20:35).

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD… at The Prince Charles

HIDDEN FIGURES: IDRISSA OUÉDRAOGO at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SAMBA TRAORÉ d. Idrissa Ouédraogo, 1993 (29 SEP 18:15).

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

THE KOKER TRILOGY at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AND LIFE GOES ON d. Abbas Kiarostami, 1992 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht (23 SEP 20:15).

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

MAD MAX ON 35MM at Everyman Screen on the Green

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

PAM GRIER at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings)SHEBA, BABY 35mm d. William Girdler, 1975 (24 SEP 18:00 – The Ritzy).

PAM GRIER: FOXY, FIERCE & FEARLESSat BFI Southbank 

  • Includes (check venue for listings)JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 + Intro with Dope Black Women co-founder Roshan Roberts (24 SEP 17:30); BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA d. Eddie Romero, 1973 (24 SEP 20:50); IN TOO DEEP 35mm d. Michael Rymer, 1999 (27 SEP 18:15 / 03 OCT 20:50); THE ARENA 35mm d. Steve Carver, 1973 (27 SEP 20:50).
  • Re-release: JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (16 SEP to 02 OCT).

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings)ARABIAN NIGHTS d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974 (26 SEP 20:15).

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

SOUND AND VISION at BFI IMAX & Southbank

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)8 WOMEN 35mm aka Huit Femmes d. François Ozon, 2002 (25 SEP 14:00 / 28 SEP 18:15 / 30 SEP 11:00 / 11 OCT 18:00).

TSUCHIMOTO NORIAKI: FILM IS A WORK OF LIVING BEINGS at Close-Up

TWO FILMS BY KOGONADA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): AFTER YANG d. Kogonada, 2022 (23 SEP 18:15 / 25 SEP 15:30 / 26 SEP 13:15 / 28 SEP 15:35).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE aka Dangsin-eolgul-apeseo dir. Hong Sangsoo, 2021:

IT IS IN US ALL dir. Antonia Campbell Hughes, 2022:

SILENT LAND aka Cicha Ziemia dir. Aga Woszczyńska, 2022


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