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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [16/01/22]

SUNDAY 16 JANUARY 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.

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


DRUNKEN ANGEL 35mm aka Yoidore tenshi d. Akira Kurosawa, 1948 (16 JAN 18:00 / 19 JAN 15:30) / Part of AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles.

“The chaotic worlds of the Japanese Mafia (Yakuza) and an alcoholic doctor collide in this film noir classic from Akira Kurosawa. Gangster Toshiro Mifune visits doctor Takashi Shimura, after an unfortunate incident with a bullet. The doctor, who despises the Yakuza, discovers the young man is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease symbolic of what is happening to the doctor and the community he serves. Facing his own anger and fear, the doctor aligns himself with the gangster’s world.”


  • BOILING POINT d. Philip Barantini, 2021 + Recorded Q&A with the director, actors Stephen Graham & Lauryn Ajufo, & cinematographer Matthew Lewis at The Lexi Cinema (16 JAN 19:45).
  • DRIVE MY CAR d. Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2021 at Phoenix Cinema (16 JAN 13:45).
  • INDEPENDENT MISS CRAIGIE d. Lizzie Thynne, 2020 + Q&A with the director supported by The AHRC and The University of Sussex at Rio Cinema (16 JAN 14:00).
  • MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 at The Prince Charles (16 JAN 20:25).
  • PANDORA’S BOX aka Die Büchse der Pandora d. G.W. Pabst, 1928/29 + Live piano accompaniment by Cyrus Gabrysch at Ciné Lumière (16 JAN 16:30).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DRUNKEN ANGEL 35mm aka Yoidore tenshi d. Akira Kurosawa, 1948 (16 JAN 18:00 / 19 JAN 15:30).

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)DRUNKEN ANGEL 35mm aka Yoidore tenshi d. Akira Kurosawa, 1948 (16 JAN 18:00 / 19 JAN 15:30).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE FILMS IN TRUFFAUT’S LIFE at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LA GRANDE ILLUSION aka Jean Renoir, 1937 (16 JAN 12:40).

BOWIE: STARMAN & THE SILVER SCREEN at BFI Southbank 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BASQUIAT 35mm d. Julian Schnabel, 1996 (16 JAN 15:20). Hooked to the Silver Screen: Bowie at the Movies: TAXI DRIVER d. Martin Scorsese, 1976 (16 JAN 18:20).

CONCERT FILMS at Riverside Studios

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (14 JAN to 10 FEB, some 35mm & 70mm).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): The Antoine Doinel cycle: THE 400 BLOWS 4K aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 (daily from 07 to 20 JAN various).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BED AND BOARD aka Domicile Conjugal d. François Truffaut, 1970 (16 JAN 14:00).

JONAS MEKAS 100! at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for listings): LOST LOST LOST d. Jonas Mekas, 1976 (16 JAN 18:00).

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH at BFI Southbank

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


London Short Film Festival (14 to 23 JAN).


COW d. Andrea Arnold, 2021.

SCREAM d. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, 2022.



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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. //.