This is a film still from HARLAN COUNTY USA dir Barbara Kopple 1976, presented by SUPAKINO at Rio Cinema (07 AUG 2022).
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [07/08/22]

SUNDAY 07 AUGUST 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

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

Bombay Mix: HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. d. Barbara Kopple, 1976 + KAALA PATTHAR d. Yash Chopra, 1979 + Intros by Ranjit S. Ruprai & film critic Phuong Le, presented by SUPAKINO at Rio Cinema (07 AUG 11:00 + 14:00).

SUPAKINO presents a “Mining For Justice” double bill of Barbara Kopple’s HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. (1976) & Yash Chopra’s KAALA PATTHAR (1979). Ranjit S. Ruprai will be exploring the connections between these films and will be joined by special guest Phuong Le, film critic for The Guardian and columnist for Sight & Sound.

BOMBAY MIX: Indian cinema meets the rest of the world in a mix of movies that share themes, stories and genres. Part of an on-going programme of double bills that invite audiences to explore cinema and make new connections.


  • FADIA’S TREE d. Sarah Beddington, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Phoenix Cinema (07 AUG 17:00).
  • LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (07 AUG 17:00).
  • Bombay Mix: HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. d. Barbara Kopple, 1976 + KAALA PATTHAR d. Yash Chopra, 1979 + Intros by Ranjit S. Ruprai & film critic Phuong Le, presented by SUPAKINO at Rio Cinema (07 AUG 11:00 + 14:00).
  • THE WOUND d. John Trengove, 2017 presented by Queer Film Club at London LGBTQ+ Community Centre (07 AUG 17:30 – Donation requested).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • HEAT 35mm d. Michael Mann, 1995 (07 AUG 20:15).

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

  • RAN d. Akira Kurosawa, 1985 (07 AUG 12:20).
  • DREAMS d. Akira Kurosawa, 1990 (07 AUG 14:50).

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

  • ROBOCOP d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 (07 AUG 14:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

CLOSE-UP ON WIM WENDERS at Close-Up

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • KLUTE d. Alan J. Pakula, 1971 (07 AUG 18:00).

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

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

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

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

  • DREAMS d. Akira Kurosawa, 1990 (07 AUG 14:50).

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



THE LUNA CINEMA at Dulwich Park

THE LUNA CINEMA at Kensington Palace

OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


FADIA’S TREE dir Sarah Beddington, 2021

THE HARDER THEY COME dir Perry Henzell, 1972

SUZANNE DAVEAU dir Luisa Homem, 2019

  • Exclusively at: ICA
  • Also 05 to 11 AUG (various dates/times): BURNING AN ILLUSION d. Menelik Shabazz, 1981 at: Picturehouse Cinemas (various) // FEATHERS d. Omar El Zohairy, 2021 at: ICA // MAISIE d. Lee Cooper, 2021 at: ICA / Peckhamplex // NIGHTCLUBBING: THE BIRTH OF PUNK ROCK IN NYC + SID: THE FINAL CURTAIN d. Danny Garcia, 2022 at: Rio Cinema // ROMAN HOLIDAY d. William Wyler, 1953 at Picturehouse Cinemas (various).


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