This is a film still from NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE dir Werner Herzog, 1979
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SCREEN GUIDE: What’s on in London this week [26 AUG to 01 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.

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


Welcome to another screen week!

I’m at FrightFest all weekend, so my head is even more full of horror than usual…

Plunging right in at the deep end, I’ve chosen the Goethe-Institut’s screening of NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE as my Featured Attraction of the Week. It’s one of my favourite horror shows from a director who is about to celebrate his 80th. If you’ve been paying attention, Herzog is a big reason why RADIANT CIRCUS is called RADIANT CIRCUS… so yeah, consider me a fan…

There are lots of great horror-tinged screenings across London this week. Close-Up shows UNDER THE SKIN as part of their ESSENTIAL CINEMA strand (27 AUG), Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka provide a live electronic score for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at ArtHouse Crouch End (28 AUG), THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T gets another nightmare outing at BFI Southbank (30 AUG), Nick Toth introduces MAD MAX: FURY ROAD at Genesis, and there’s a DeafRave presentation of NOPE, also at Genesis (all 30 AUG).

35mm fans can find Wes Craven’s SCREAM at Everyman Screen On The Green (27 & 31 AUG) and PREDATOR at The Prince Charles (01 SEP). The Prince Charles is also showing a PREDATOR + PREDATOR 2  double-bill (31 AUG) and TAMMY AND THE T-REX [Gore Cut], the latter as part of their BADASS B-MOVIES strand (01 SEP).

Speaking of B-Movies…

I’ll be hosting the last of my summer season of cult and curious cinema at Genesis Cinema this week, drawing BAR TRASH to a temporary close. It has been a real joy to build this programme with the gorgeous venue and our amazing audience. Thank you to everyone. Our sold out screening of MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE means we’ll be going out with a bang, and what better way to close our season at the American drive-in than with a movie where the vehicles are literally in revolt…?. We’ll be announcing the new Autumn/Winter season of BAR TRASH very shortly…

See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


Werner Herzog at 80: NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE d. Werner Herzog, 1979 at Goethe-Institut London SW7 (31 AUG 19:00).

“On 5 September 2022, Werner Herzog, will be 80 years old and to mark the occasion we return to two of his films. NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE, Herzog’s foray into the world of the gothic, will be shown once in our cinema, while his LESSONS IN DARKNESS on the destructive for of war and oil will be available online nationwide for a week.”

“The feature film we are showing to celebrate Werner Herzog’s 80th birthday is in itself a celebration. It is Herzog’s tribute to Germany’s golden era of silent film and specifically to Wilhelm Friedrich Murnau (1888-1931). Lotte Eisner, the well-known film historian of Weimar’s “haunted screen”, for whom Herzog famously walked from Munich to Paris in ice and snow, regarded Murnau as the greatest German filmmaker. For Herzog the retelling of “the greatest of all German films” was a way of bridging the void created by World War Two and Nazism, and of connecting his generation of filmmakers with those of the era of German silent film. Making his own version of Murnau’s classic was thus vital to forming Herzog’s identity as filmmaker and to placing himself in the wider context of German culture. “When I had finished NOSFERATU I remember thinking, ‘Now I am connected, I have reached the other side of the river at last.’ (Paul Cronin, Herzog on Herzog, 2002, p 152).” (Goethe-Institut)

ONLINE

  • Werner Herzog at 80: LESSONS IN DARKNESS d. Werner Herzog in cooperation with Paul Berriff, 1992 (03 SEP to 10 SEP – FREE!).

FRIDAY 26 AUG

  • BELFAST d. Kenneth Branagh, 2021 + Q&A with Andrina George presented by Newham Community Cinema at Stratford Library (26 AUG 17:00 – FREE!).
  • CABARET d. Bob Fosse, 1972 + Live performance from Rachel D’Arcy, presented by Filmscope at The Yellow HA9 (26 AUG 19:30 – FREE!).
  • HAIRSPRAY d. Adam Shankman, 2007 presented by West London Queer Project at Chiswick Cinema (26 AUG 21:00).
  • JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY d. Bert Stern, 1959 at The Garden Cinema (26 AUG 18:30).
  • QUEEN OF GLORY d. Nana Mensah, 2021 + Q&A at presented by Birds Eye View The Ritzy (26 AUG 18:35).
  • TOP GUN: DOUBLE BILL at Catford Mews (26 AUG 18:45 / 28 AUG 14:45 / 29 AUG 14:45).
  • TOP GUN: DOUBLE BILL at Regent Street Cinema (26 AUG 18:15 / 28 AUG 14:45).

SATURDAY 27 AUG

SUNDAY 28 AUG

MONDAY 29 AUG

TUESDAY 30 AUG

  • THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T d. Roy Rowland, 1953 at BFI Southbank (30 AUG 13:30).
  • BABY FACE d. Alfred E. Green, 1933 at Regent Street Cinema (30 AUG 17:10).
  • BRIAN AND CHARLES d. Jim Archer, 2022 at The David Lean (30 AUG 19:30).
  • FIVE EASY PIECES d. Bob Rafelson, 1970 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston NW5 (30 AUG 20:00).
  • KILLROY WAS HERE d. Kevin Smith, 2022 presented by Deeper Into Movies at TT Liquor (30 AUG 19:30 – FREE!).
  • MAD GOD d. Phil Tippett, 2021 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG 18:20).
  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD d. George Miller, 2015 + Intro by Nick Toth at Genesis Cinema (30 AUG 21:00).
  • MINARI d. Lee Isaac Chung, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (30 AUG 20:00 / 31 AUG 20:00 / 04 SEP 17:00).
  • NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 x Deafrave, presented by Sign for All, The New Black Film Collective, 888 Film Club and Deafrave at Genesis Cinema (30 AUG 18:00).
  • THE SEA GULL d. Sidney Lumet, 1968 presented on-line and in-venue by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (30 AUG 20:00 – Donation requested).
  • VENICE AT DAWN d. Jamie Adams, 2022 + Q&A with the director & actor Tanya Burr at Everyman Broadgate (30 AUG 20:00).

WEDNESDAY 31 AUG

THURSDAY 01 SEP


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

90S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SCREAM 35mm d. Wes Craven, 1996 (27 AUG 22:30 / 31 AUG 10:30).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): NOSTALGHIA 35mm d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (30 AUG 20:45).

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE d. Stephen King, 1986 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (31 AUG 20:30 – £1!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: FATEFUL MOMENTS IN TIME! at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD d. Louis Malle, 1958 (01 SEP 18:30).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE CRANES ARE FLYING d. Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957 (01 SEP 18:00).

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PARALLEL MOTHERS d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021 (26 AUG 20:30 / 30 AUG 17:20); EVERYBODY KNOWS d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 (27 AUG 20:15 / 01 SEP 20:00); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (28 AUG 19:15 / 31 AUG 15:50); JAMÓN JAMÓN d. Bigas Luna, 1993 (29 AUG 20:00); VOLVER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006 (31 AUG 18:00).

CLASSIC DISNEY SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ALADDIN d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1993 (29 AUG various / 31 AUG various); THE LITTLE MERMAID d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989 (30 AUG various / 01 SEP various).

CLOSE-UP ON WIM WENDERS at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PARIS, TEXAS d. Wim Wenders, 1984 (27 AUG 20:00).

COLLABORATIVE STORYTELLING: THE FORCED EXILE OF THE CHAGOSSIAN PEOPLE at ICA

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): KLUTE d. Alan J. Pakula, 1971 (26 AUG 20:15); UNDER THE SKIN d. Jonathan Glazer, 2013 (27 AUG 17:50); COME AND SEE d. Elem Klimov, 1985 (28 AUG 17:30).

THE FILMS OF TERRENCE MALICK at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TREE OF LIFE d. Terrence Malick, 2011 (30 AUG 15:00).

FROM JAMAICA TO THE WORLD: REGGAE ON FILM at BFI Southbank

JUDY GARLAND SEASON at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A STAR IS BORN d. George Cukor, 1954 (28 AUG 14:00); JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 (29 AUG 11:00).

KIDS IN AMERICA at Picturehouse Cinemas

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PARIS, TEXAS 35mm d. Wim Wenders, 1984 (31 AUG 12:30).

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

THE KOKER TRILOGY at Close-Up

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): RRR d. S. S. Rajamouli, 2022 (01 SEP 14:30 – 180mins); YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (01 SEP 20:20).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings)THE DECAMERON d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971 (31 AUG 18:10 – £1 Members’ Film).

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

RETROSPECTIVE: TSUCHIMOTO NORIAKI at ICA

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings)DRUNKEN MASTER d. Yuen Woo-ping, 1978 (30 AUG 13:00).

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)MADAME BOVARY d. Claude Chabrol, 1991 (28 AUG 14:00 / 30 AUG 17:50).

STAR TREK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes the following films (check venue for dates etc): GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (28 AUG various); TERMINATOR d. James Cameron, 1984 (31 AUG various).

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): SEVEN SAMURAI d. Akira Kurosawa (28 AUG 13:00 / 29 AUG 19:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



OUTDOOR CINEMA Cinema at Barbican Centre 

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


BOB SPIT: WE DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE dir. Cesar Cabral, 2019

  • Exclusively at: ICA

OFFICIAL COMPETITION aka Competencia Oficial dir. Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat, 2021

QUEEN OF GLORY dir. Nana Mensah, 2021


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