This is a film still from MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA dir Dziga Vertov, 1929, showing at Catford Mews (08 MAY 2022).
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [08/05/22]

SUNDAY 08 MAY 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 returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA / ARCADIA ds. Dziga Vertov + Paul Wright, 1929/2017 + Live score by The Cabinet of Living Cinema at Catford Mews (08 MAY 18:30).

“The Cabinet of Living Cinema’s exceptional and powerful new score to MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA was first commissioned for LSO St. Luke’s in 2019 to celebrate 90 years of Dziga Vertov’s astonishing cinematic masterpiece which documents city life through a dazzling mix of imagery and experimental filmmaking techniques. From dawn to dusk, Vertov takes the viewer on a tour of Moscow, Odessa and Kiev, showing the frenetic highs and lows, toil and play of city life through the eyes of the camera and using every conceivable cinematic innovation.

“The Cabinet present their score to MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA score with a 30-minute excerpt of Paul Wright’s ARCADIA (2017), another incredible feat of documentary filmmaking which delves into the BFI’s rich archive of Britain life – its arcane rituals, its celebrations and festivals and its tensions and upheaval over a century of film.” (Catford Mews)



Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • HEAT 35mm d. Michael Mann, 1995 (08 MAY 20:00).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

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

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank

  • Focus on: Gaspar Noé: ENTER THE VOID d. Gaspar Noé, 2009 (08 MAY 14:30.
  • Focus on: Gaspar Noé: LOVE 3D d. Gaspar Noé, 2015 (08 MAY 18:15).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles


ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



This is a film still from CABARET dir Bob Fosse, 1972.

CABARET (50th Anniversary) dir. Bob Fosse, 1972:

COME BACK ANYTIME dir. John Daschbach, 2021 at:

WILD MEN dir. Thomas Daneskov, 2021:



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