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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [15/05/22]

SUNDAY 15 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!

Bombay Mix: THE TRIP + OM DAR-B-DAR ds. Roger Corman, 1967 + Kamal Swaroop, 1988 + Intro presented by SUPAKINO at Rio Cinema (15 MAY 13:00 + 15:15).

“After more than two years, SUPAKINO aka Ranjit S. Ruprai returns with a ‘Psychedelic Marketing’ double bill of Roger Corman’s THE TRIP (1967) and Kamal Swaroop’s OM DAR-B-DAR (1988), two stories of metamorphosis and revelation in the modern world of brand names, advertising jingles, scientific progress and global popular culture. Ranjit will be exploring the connections between these cult films and will be joined by special guest Dr. Omar Ahmed, film scholar and curator, before the screenings.” (SUPAKINO)

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.


  • BELFAST d. Kenneth Branagh, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (15 MAY 17:00).
  • Bombay Mix: THE TRIP + OM DAR-B-DAR ds. Roger Corman, 1967 + Kamal Swaroop, 1988 + Intro presented by SUPAKINO at Rio Cinema (15 MAY 13:00 + 15:15).
  • CABARET d. Bob Fosse, 1972 + Recorded intro by Pamela Hutchinson at Riverside Studios (15 MAY 15:35).
  • FADIA’S TREE d. Sarah Beddington, 2021 + Q&A with the director & Fadia at The Whitechapel Gallery (15 MAY 16:00).
  • THE GODFATHER: 50th Anniversary d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 at ActOne Cinema (15 MAY 13:30).
  • THE GODFATHER PART II d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 + Intro by Adrian Wootton at Barbican (15 MAY 13:30).
  • GOLDFINGER d. Guy Hamilton, 1964 at Olympic Studios (15 MAY 14:00).
  • LE DERNIER COMBAT aka The Last Battle d. Luc Besson, 1983 + Intro by Jon Davies presented by French Sundaes at The Cinema Museum (15 MAY 14:30).
  • MARX CAN WAIT d. Marco Bellocchio, 2022 presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Riverside Studios (15 MAY 15:00 + Free negroni!).
  • MODERN TIMES d. Charles Chaplin, 1936 at BFI Southbank (15 MAY 15:30).
  • Queer Horror Nights: THE CURED d. David Freyne, 2017 + Intro + Bar Social presented by Token Homo x Last Frame Club in partnership with Irish Film London at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00).
  • THE SHINY SHRIMPS aka Les Crevettes Pailletées d. Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo, 2019 presented by Queer Cinema Club at London LGBTQ+ Community Centre (15 MAY 17:00 – Donation requested).
  • WHO KILLED THE KLF? d. Chris Atkins, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (15 MAY 17:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • TRON d. Steven Lisberger, 1982 (15 MAY 12:15).

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

CATALAN CINEMA NOW! INTERSECTIONS at ICA

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

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

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

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

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

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • TRON d. Steven Lisberger, 1982 (15 MAY 12:15).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière


Check venues for full listings…

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON dir. Leah Purcell, 2021:

THE QUIET GIRL aka An Cailín Ciúin dir. Colm Bairéad, 2021:

VORTEX dir. Gaspar Noé, 2021:



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