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

SUNDAY 22 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.

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

#QueerHorrorNights continue with David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at The Castle Cinema (Friday 24 JUNE 19:00): booking now!

HANDS ON A HARDBODY d. S.R. Bindler, 1997 at The Garden Cinema (22 MAY 19:15 / 24 MAY 15:20).

“In S.R. Bindler’s 1997 cult classic, two dozen small-town Texans compete for a brand-new “Hardbody” pickup truck at a local car dealership. The event is a contest of endurance and sleep-deprivation—whoever can remain standing the longest with one hand on the truck will get to drive it home. Capturing several days of lunacy, laughter, struggle and heartbreak, HANDS ON A HARDBODY is more than a documentary about winning a truck. It is a remarkable study of competition, camaraderie, faith and determination—the ultimate human drama.” (The Garden Cinema)


  • ALL THAT JAZZ d. Bob Fosse, 1979 at The Garden Cinema (22 MAY 20:15 / 23 MAY 16:00).
  • BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S 16mm d. Blake Edwards, 1961 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (22 MAY 14:00 / 25 MAY 19:30 / 29 MAY 14:00).
  • BRIEF ECSTASY d. Edmond T. Gréville, 1937 + Podcast recording with Charles Barr presented by Kino Quickies at Kino Bermondsey (22 MAY 13:30).
  • BOYS DON’T CRY d. Kimberley Peirce, 1999 + Intro + Pre/Post film social presented by Sappho’s Cinema & Lesflicks at The Cinema Museum (22 MAY 15:30).
  • CROUPIER d. Mike Hodges, 1998 at Riverside Studios (22 MAY 14:00 / 25 MAY 12:10).
  • VAMPYR d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932 at Curzon Bloomsbury (22 MAY 15:15).
  • DELICATESSEN d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro, 1991 at The Prince Charles (22 MAY 15:45 / 24 MAY 13:00).
  • THE FRENCH DISPATCH d. Wes Anderson, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (22 MAY 17:00).
  • HANDS ON A HARDBODY d. S.R. Bindler, 1997 at The Garden Cinema (22 MAY 19:15 / 24 MAY 15:20).
  • ROBOCOP [Director’s Cut] d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 at Picturehouse Cinemas (22 MAY various / 25 MAY various / 26 MAY various).
  • SORCERER d. William Friedkin, 1977 at The Prince Charles (22 MAY 21:00 / 25 MAY 13:05).
  • TAMPOPO d. Jûzô Itami, 1985 at The Prince Charles (22 MAY 18:10 / 24 MAY 15:30).
  • THUNDERBALL d. Terence Young, 1965 at Olympic Studios (22 MAY 13:40).

Check venues for full listings…

ANIME at BFI Southbank

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

  • SORCERER d. William Friedkin, 1977 (22 MAY 21:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

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

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

#EXPLOREFRANCE – CÔTE D’AZUR at Ciné Lumière

GASPAR NOÉ at Genesis Cinema

  • VORTEX d. Gaspar Noé, 2021 (22 MAY 19:50).

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

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

#QueerHorrorNights continue with a double bill of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III at The Cinema Museum (Sunday 24 JULY 18:30): booking now!

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



THE INNOCENTS aka De uskyldige dir. Eskil Vogt, 2021:

VAMPYR dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932:



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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. //.