THIS WEEK

SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [24 to 30 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, indoors & out!

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus


Welcome to another screen week!

Opening this week’s special events with a busy Friday, we have Newham Community Cinema’s presentation of HOUSE OF GUCCI which includes a fascinating Q&A, Rare Cinema Europe’s screening of J’ACCUSE! at an otherwise quiet Cinema Museum, and Drunken Scorpion continuing his late night fight club with THE SHAOLIN PLOT and full supporting bar programme at Genesis (all 24 JUN).

Saturday is similarly busy with Bertha DocHouse’s screening of BEING BEBE for Pride Month, a special presentation of PRESSURE at The Ritzy as part of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (17 JUN to 17 JUL), and Stow Film Lounge taking to a car park for what I hope won’t be a prophetic screening of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (all 25 JUN). CinemaItaliaUK’s two-part symposium and screening Women in Italian Cinema continues to cement their strong contribution to The Garden Cinema (also 25 JUN). On Sunday, I’d either want to be at Close-Up (see below…) or with the wonderful people from Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club for their screening of THE MALTESE FALCON at The Castle Cinema (both 26 JUN).

The spirit of Pride Month continues throughout the week.

On Monday, The Batty Mama is showing UNDER YOUR NOSE, Veronica McKenzie’s documentary about the pioneering Black Lesbian and Gay Centre, at Stanley Arts, there’s a fabulous selection of shorts from the Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF), ‘Old, Bold, and Queer’, at Riverside Studios, and Unicorn Nights screens PRIDE at The Prince Charles (all 27 JUN). On Tuesday, there’s a fundraiser screening of Derek Jarman’s BLUE in support of The National AIDS Trust at The Castle Cinema, and Tufnell Park Film Club presents Bill Weber & David Weissman’s fabulous documentary about THE COCKETTES at The Lord Palmerston (both 28 JUN). Wrapping your week up in a Pride flag of gorgeousness (pick whichever variant you wish…), Rio Cinema continues their Pink Palace strand with Ashley Joiner’s history of parties and protest, ARE YOU PROUD? (29 JUN), and JW3 presents Eli Zuzovsky’s short MAZEL TOV with an in-person Q&A with the director (30 JUN).

Outside of the ever-reliable 35mm and 70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles, and the BIG SCREEN CLASSICS strand at the BFI, rep seasons are a little quiet this week, with CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema presenting one of the richest runs of titles. Forgive me then for highlighting two games I’ve got skin in, as Queer Horror Nights will be showing David Cronenberg’s THE FLY at The Castle Cinema as part of their SUMMER OF SCI-FI (24 JUN), and Lou Ferrigno’s HERCULES will be my next BAR TRASH event at Genesis Cinema (29 JUN).

In festivals, London Indian Film Festival (23 JUN to 05 JUL) continues to make the biggest splash this week at multiple venues across town. There’s also a clutch of smaller festivals shining light into our darkness, including ‘Queer’ Asia Film Festival (25 JUN to 26 JUN), The Hornet Student Film Festival (26 JUN), and Sunday Shorts Film Festival (26 JUN). For the queer/horror inclined, Sohome Horror Pride 2022 (24 to 26 JUN) takes place online with a number of UK and World premieres alongside a series of live events (the Eurovision Horror Contest looks particularly juicy…).

I’ve highlighted Jessica Beshir’s FAYA DAYI, Jacqueline Lentzou’s MOON, 66 QUESTIONS, and Damien Odoul’s THEO AND THE METAMORPHOSIS as my picks of this week’s new releases. Wim Wenders’ WINGS OF DESIRE is also re-released in a shiny new 4K restoration and brings the director to two in-person events at Curzon Mayfair (launching their new In Frame strand, 24 JUN) and at BFI Southbank (25 JUN). Scroll down for all the details.

My special mention of the week goes to two Mexican wrestling movies, Never On A Sunday’s screening of THE BATWOMAN at Close-Up (26 JUN), and Mondo Night’s presentation of SANTO AND THE BLUE DEMON VS THE MONSTERS at Biddle Bros (28 JUN). Because there really ought to be more of this kind of thing…

I’ve chosen Lost Vampire’s 35mm presentation of Alan Clarke’s BILLY THE KID AND THE GREEN BAIZE VAMPIRE + special guests at The Prince Charles (27 JUN) as my Featured Attraction of the Week because it’s simply amazing to see promoter Geoffrey Badger pour so much love and passion into a film I never thought I would hear much of again. Which is exactly what these pages are about…

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


BILLY THE KID AND THE GREEN BAIZE VAMPIRE 35mm d. Alan Clarke, 1985 + Q&A with Phil Daniels, Louise Gold & Eve Ferret presented by Lost Vampires at The Prince Charles (27 JUN 18:15).

“Rarely screened cult musical is one of the boldest and strangest films ever to emerge from the UK, a unique collaboration between director Alan Clarke, writer Trevor Preston and composer George Fenton.”

Up-and-coming snooker player, Billy Kid (Phil Daniels) is manipulated by his debt-ridden manager, T.O. (Bruce Payne) into a high-stakes grudge match with The Vampire – world champion Maxwell Randall (Alun Armstrong) – the loser agreeing never to play the professional game again. With a rousing musical score performed in surreal theatrical settings, the drama builds to a truly nail-biting snooker game climax. Part gangster parody, part rock opera, part social commentary, critic Peter Wollen described it as “arguably [Alan Clarke’s] best film” and Anne Billson proposed it was one of the “most undervalued and underseen” films of the 1980s.”


FRIDAY 24 JUN

TALKS etc.

SATURDAY 25 JUN

SUNDAY 26 JUN

MONDAY 27 JUN

TUESDAY 28 JUN

WEDNESDAY 29 JUN

  • THE AFTERLIGHT 35mm d. Charlie Shackleton, 2021 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (29 JUN 18:20).
  • Pink Palace: ARE YOU PROUD? d. Ashley Joiner, 2019 + Intro/Discussion presented by #riocinemaqueerarchive in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (29 JUN 19:30).
  • INDIE SLEAZE MIX TAPE presented by Deeper Into Movies & VICE at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (29 JUN 19:30).
  • LICORICE PIZZA d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (29 JUN 20:00 / 03 JUL 17:00).
  • PARIS – NO DAY WITHOUT YOU d. Ulrike Schaz, 2020 at Goethe-Institut London (29 JUN 19:00).

THURSDAY 30 JUN

  • BETWEEN TWO WORLDS d. Emmanuel Carrère, 2021 at The David Lean (30 JUN 14:30 & 19:30).
  • FOX IN A HOLE d. Arash T. Riahi, 2020 at Austrian Cultural Forum (30 JUN 19:00 – FREE!).
  • MAZEL TOV d. Eli Zuzovsky + Q&A with the writer-director for Pride Month at JW3 (30 JUN 19:30).
  • SIDEWAYS d. Alexander Payne, 2004 presented by Sydenham Film Club at The Sydenham Centre (30 JUN 19:30).
  • SUSPIRIA d. Dario Argento, 1977 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (30 JUN 18:30).
  • VOYAGERS d. Has San, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Imperial Cinema (30 JUN 18:45).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (24 JUN 20:30 / 28 JUN 14:45 / 04 JUL 15:00 / 10 JUL 20:30).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

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

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)FIRST BLOOD d. Ted Kotcheff, 1982 (26 JUN 20:30 – 4K / 28 JUN 17:50 – 4K / 29 JUN 15:15 – 4K).

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)RED BEARD 35mm d. Akira Kurosawa, 1965 (28 JUN 20:05).

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 (26 JUN 17:50 – 4K / 27 JUN 13:00 – 4K).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 (25 JUN 13:00).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)GHOST IN THE SHELL d. Mamoru Oshii, 1995 (29 JUN 18:05).

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): HERCULES d. Luigi Cozzi, 1983 + Intro (29 JUN 20:30).

BERNARD SHAW ON FILM at Sands Films Cinema Club

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SAINT JOAN d. Otto Preminger, 1957 (28 JUN 20:00).

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): 12 ANGRY MEN 35mm d. Sidney Lumet, 1957 (26 JUN 15:30 / 29 JUN 17:40).

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAMMA ROMA d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962 (26 JUN 13:30); ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 (26 JUN 19:10 / 27 JUN 18:00 / 29 JUN 15:45); THE ROSE TATTOO d. Daniel Mann, 1955 (28 JUN 20:00); L’AMORE d. Roberto Rossellini, 1948 (29 JUN 18:20).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CHISWICK PRIDE at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SWAN SONG d. Todd Stephens, 2021 (29 JUN 20:30).

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MELANCHOLIA d. Lars von Trier, 2011 (24 JUN 20:15); PICKPOCKET d. Robert Bresson, 1959 (25 JUN 18:30); STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (25 JUN 20:00 / 30 JUN 20:00); SÁTÁNTANGÓ d. Béla Tarr, 1994 with two intervals (26 JUN 12:15).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002 (24 JUN 18:05 / 28 JUN 12:30); LICORICE PIZZA 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (24 JUN 20:30 / 28 JUN 14:45).

THE FILMS OF TERRENCE MALICK at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE THIN RED LINE 35mm d. Terrence Malick, 1998 (24 JUN 14:30 / 25 JUN 17:55).

JOURNEYS ACROSS AFRO-FUTURISM at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)BROWN GIRL BEGINS d. Sharon Lewis, 2019 + Recorded intro by the director (30 JUN 18:20).

JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

MENELIK SHABAZZ – FOR THE PEOPLE at BFI Southbank

MORRICONE at Picturehouse Cinemas

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

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 (26 JUN 18:10 / 28 JUN 20:50).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)OCEANS d. Jacques Perrin, 2010 (25 JUN 13:55 + workshop); L’AVVENTURA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (26 JUN 14:00 / 29 JUN 17:45); FIRE AT SEA aka Fuocoammare d. Gianfranco Rosi, 2015 + Short: FOOTSTEPS IN THE WIND (27 JUN 18:05); PHAEDRA d. Jules Dassin, 1962 (29 JUN 16:00); BECOMING COUSTEAU d. Liz Garbus, 2021 (30 JUN 18:15).

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE FLY d. David Cronenberg, 1986 + Intro presented by Queer Horror Nights (24 JUN 19:00); PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE 16mm d. Ed Wood, 1957 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club (30 JUN 19:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (24 JUN 12:15 – 4K / 27 JUN 15:40 – 4K / 30 JUN 18:00 – 4K); CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (24 JUN 15:05 / 25 JUN 18:30 / 28 JUN 15:45 / 30 JUN 13:00); DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 (26 JUN 21:00 / 29 JUN 15:25); FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (27 JUN 12:45 / 30 JUN 21:00).


ADVENTURE CINEMA at Charlton House, Greenwich

THE LUNA CINEMA at Regent’s Park Theatre

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


FAYA DAYI dir Jessica Beshir, 2022.

MOON, 66 QUESTIONS aka Selini, 66 erotiseis dir Jacqueline Lentzou, 2020

THEO AND THE METAMORPHOSIS aka Théo et les métamorphoses dir Damien Odoul, 2021


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