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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [08/01/23]

SUNDAY 08 JANUARY 2023 (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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A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH 16mm d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1946 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (08 JAN 15:30 / 12 JAN 19:30).

“A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court, hoping to prolong his fledgling romance with an American girl.”

Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

  • ALPHAVILLE d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 at Rio Cinema (08 JAN 13:30).
  • A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH 16mm d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1946 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (08 JAN 15:30 / 12 JAN 19:30).
  • THE DRIVER 4K d. Walter Hill, 1978 at ICA (08 JAN 12:10 / 11 JAN 14:00).
  • REBEL DYKES + SPACE DYKES & OTHER ADVENTURES ds. Harri Shanahan & Siân A. Williams, 2021 + Julian Konuk, 2022 at Avalon Cafe (08 JAN 17:00).
  • KING RICHARD d. Reinaldo Marcus Green, 2021 presented by Bounce Cinema at The Hoxton (08 JAN 19:00).
  • THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA d. Camilla Denton Becket & James Becket, 2022 + Q&A with Vandana Shiva at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (08 JAN 15:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

  • Re-release: RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1950 (06 to 31 JAN).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (Not listed elsewhere!)

  • DUCK SOUP d. Leo McCarey, 1933 (08 JAN 18:25).
  • VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (08 JAN 20:25 – 4K).

AU CONTRAIRE: JEAN-LUC GODARD at Close-Up

  • ALPHAVILLE d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (08 JAN 18:25). 

BEST OF 2022 at Bertha DocHouse

CELEBRATING JACK NICHOLSON at The Garden Cinema

CELLULOID SUNDAY at ICA

DRUMROLL FOR FORTUITOUS HEROES at Ciné Lumière

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD at The Prince Charles

JEAN-LUC GODARD: PERSPECTIVES at Ciné Lumière

MARK JENKIN’S THE CINEMATIC DNA OF ENYS MEN at BFI Southbank

SIGHT & SOUND GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME 2022 at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX

STAFF PICKS at The Garden Cinema

THROWBACK SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

WUXIA SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

YASUJIRŌ OZU: NORIKO TRILOGY at Close-Up Film Centre

ALCARRÀS dir Carla Simón, 2023

PETER VON KANT dir François Ozon, 2022

PIGGY aka Cerdita dir Carlota Martínez-Pereda, 2022

RASHOMON dir Akira Kurosawa, 1950

Also 06 to 12 JAN (various dates / times / venues):

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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.