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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [12/02/23]

SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY 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.

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

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WHO’S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF d. Anna Margarita, 2013 + Intro by the director + Short: HOPE d. Jade Winters, 2022, presented by Sapphic Utopia at The Cinema Museum (12 FEB 14:30).

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf was initially released in 2013 following a hugely successful festival run. It has had distribution in a few countries but has yet to reach a lot of the potential audience it could have, so we are delighted to be helping audiences see this fantastic movie on the big screen. In 2023 the film will celebrate its 10th anniversary – help us celebrate this fantastic sapphic movie.”

“Before the movie, director/writer/star Anna Margarita Albelo will share a brief personal introduction. We will also be showing Hope (2022), a short film written and directed by Jade Winters, followed by Q&A/discussion with the director. These events are hosted and include a post-screening social.”

  • BARAN d. Majid Majidi, 2001 at Babel Art House (12 FEB 19:30).
  • CASABLANCA d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 at Picturehouse Cinemas (12 FEB various).
  • FLIC STORY d. Jacques Deray, 1975 at Ciné Lumière (12 FEB 15:50).
  • JACKASS: Self Injury as Art & Entertainment talk by Philippa Snow, presented by Deeper Into Movies at MOTH Club (12 FEB 19:30).
  • LUZZU d. Alex Camilleri, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (12 FEB 17:00).
  • Neil Brand presents Laurel and Hardy + Live piano accompaniment at BFI Southbank (12 FEB 16:00).
  • TOWN OF STRANGERS d. Treasa O’Brien, 2021 + Intro by the director at ICA (12 FEB 17:00).
  • WHO’S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF d. Anna Margarita, 2013 + Intro by the director + Short: HOPE d. Jade Winters, 2022, presented by Sapphic Utopia at The Cinema Museum (12 FEB 14:30).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

A TASTE OF QUEER CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

  • BLUE JEAN d. Georgia Oakley, 2022 (10 to 23 FEB).

CLASSICS at Genesis Cinema

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up Film Centre

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD… at The Prince Charles

  • ONCE 35mm d. John Carney, 2007 (12 FEB 18:00).

JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA

  • WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! aka 家族はつらいよ, dir. Yoji Yamada, 2016 (12 FEB 13:00).
  • BLUE THERMAL aka ブルーサーマル d. Masaki Tachibana, 2022 (12 FEB 15:20).
  • LESSON IN MURDER aka 死刑にいたる病 d. Kazuya Shiraishi, 2022 (12 FEB 17:40).
  • GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD aka グッバイ・クルエル・ワールド d. Tatsushi Omori, 2022 (12 FEB 20:20).

JEAN-LUC GODARD: PERSPECTIVES at Ciné Lumière

NICOLAS ROEG: HAUNTING MEMORIES at Riverside Studios

  • WALKABOUT d. Nicolas Roeg, 1970 + Video essay by Mark Cousins (12 FEB 14:30).

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

THROWBACK SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

VALENTINE’S at BFI Southbank

VALENTINE’S at The Cinema In The Power Station

VALENTINE’S at Genesis Cinema

VALENTINE’S at The Prince Charles 

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

WOMEN TALKING dir Sarah Polley, 2022

Also 10 to 16 FEB (various dates/times):

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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. //.