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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [22/01/23]

SUNDAY 22 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.

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

ZERO PATIENCE 35mm d. John Greyson, 1993 (22 JAN 19:00) / Part of CELLULOID SUNDAY at ICA.

“Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton, who drank from the Fountain of Youth and now works as a taxidermist at the Toronto Natural History Museum, is doing research on ‘Patient Zero’, a gay flight attendant who allegedly brought HIV to North America. Meanwhile, the ghost of Patient Zero materializes and in a comedy of errors, encounters Burton. They fall in love and attempt to figure out what to do about the scientist’s past attempts to defame Patient Zero as a “sexual serial killer”.”

“Directed by gay activist and figure of the Toronto New Wave John Greyson (Lilies),  Zero Patience delivers a bold critique of the stigma surrounding the origins of HIV and of the myth of the patient zero, less than a decade after the death of Gaëtan Dugas, an early HIV patient long regarded as the primary US case.” (ICA)

Celluloid Sunday is a series of screenings showing on original format from the ICA Archive.

  • ALICE DARLING d. Mary Nighy, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (22 JAN 17:45).
  • BETTER LUCK TOMORROW 35mm d. Justin Lin, 2002 + Q&A with the director, presented by Milk Tea Films at BFI Southbank (22 JAN 15:00).
  • THE DRIVER d. Walter Hill, 1978 at Riverside Studios (22 JAN 14:00 / 23 JAN 15:00).
  • THE FRENCH DISPATCH d. Wes Anderson, 2020 at Babel Art House (22 JAN 19:00).
  • HIT THE ROAD d. Panah Panahi, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (22 JAN 17:00).
  • JOURNEY TO THE WEST d. Kong Dashan, 2021 + Online Q&A with the director, for Chinese New Year at The Garden Cinema (22 JAN 11:30).
  • MANIFESTO d. Daniel Draper, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (22 JAN 12:30).
  • RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1950 at Genesis Cinema (22 JAN 15:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

BEST OF 2022 at Bertha DocHouse

CELEBRATING JACK NICHOLSON at The Garden Cinema

CELLULOID SUNDAY at ICA

CHAZELLE SEASON at Genesis Cinema

  • BABYLON d. Damien Chazelle, 2023 (20 to 26 JAN).

DRUMROLL FOR FORTUITOUS HEROES at Ciné Lumière

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up Film Centre

  • STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (22 JAN 20:00).

IMITATIONS OF LIFE: DECONSTRUCTING ‘CAMP’ IN CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD at The Cinema Museum 

JEAN-LUC GODARD: PERSPECTIVES at Ciné Lumière

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

  • LOST HIGHWAY + JAUNT ds. David Lynch, 1997 + Andrew Kötting, 1995 (22 JAN 18:10).
  • Releases: ENYS MEN d. Mark Jenkins, 2022 (13 to 31 JAN).

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

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN FILMMAKERS at The Prince Charles

  • AFTERSUN d. Charlotte Wells, 2022 (22 JAN 14:55).

THROWBACK SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

WORLD CINEMA PASSPORT SEASONat Everyman Belsize Park

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

YASUJIRŌ OZU: NORIKO TRILOGY at Close-Up Film Centre

DREAMING WALLS dirs Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier, 2022

HOLY SPIDER dir Ali Abbasi, 2022

Also 20 to 26 JAN (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. //.