This is a film still from THE CAT & THE CANARY dir Paul Leni, 1927
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [23/10/22]

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 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 presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

THE CAT & THE CANARY d. Paul Leni, 1927 + Live electro score by Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka, presented by Noisy Silent Film Club at Arthouse Crouch End (23 OCT 15:00).

“THE CAT AND THE CANARY is a 1927 American silent comedy horror film directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. The relatives of Cyrus West gather at his estate on the 20th anniversary of his death to hear the reading of his will. Annabelle West (Laura La Plante) is named the heir to Cyrus’ fortune, under the condition that she is declared sane by a doctor (Lucien Littlefield). Later in the evening, the family is informed that a dangerously insane man known as “the Cat” is on the loose in the area. When Cyrus’ lawyer (Tully Marshall) is found dead, Annabelle fears she is the next target.”

“Continuing our monthly Silent Film slot, we are delighted to welcome back to The Arthouse, Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka who bring electronic sound to silent cinema. Ark plays bass and other noise machines; Sam plays found sounds and a unique Russian instrument from the dawn of electronic music – the theremin. From minimal elements (and no laptops) they conjure up a richly atmospheric soundworld, helping audiences find new life and meaning in some of the world’s finest old films.”

TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a thrilling season of 70s eco-horror. Tickets £1 – Booking now!


Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 (23 OCT 18:00 & 20:45 + Live score by Ben Pearson).

COME AS YOU ARE at The Ritzy

  • WATTSTAX d. Mel Stuart, 1973 + Intro & After party (23 OCT 17:30).
  • Presented by the NFTVS.

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

FRAMES OF MIND: THE FILMS OF PETER GREENAWAY at BFI Southbank 

GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

HORROCTOBER – A MONTH OF THRILLS, CHILLS & SPILLS at The Prince Charles

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

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • TOPSY-TURVY d. Mike Leigh, 1999 + Mike Leigh in conversation (23 OCT 18:00).

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

  • AMOUR d. Michael Haneke, 2012 (23 OCT 14:00).

WOMEN’S STORIES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH (& TO WHOM THEY BELONG) at ICA 

  • ARAYA d. Margot Benacerraf, 1959 (23 OCT 16:30).

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park



THE AFRICAN DESPERATE dir Martine Syms, 2022

  • Exclusively at: ICA

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE dir Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021

VESPER dir Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper, 2022



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