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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [24/04/22]

SUNDAY 24 APRIL 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

Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

HESTER STREET d. Joan Micklin Silver, 1975 + Intro by Cristina Garcia + Zoom Q&A with production designer Stuart Wurtzel, Dr. Julia Wagner & Peter Bradshaw presented by UK Jewish Film & Birds’ Eye View at Curzon Mayfair (24 APR 15:00).

“A romantic film based on Abraham Cahan’s 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto, this is a new 4K restoration from the original negative of Joan Micklin Silver’s theatrical feature debut. Gitl (Carol Kane in her Academy Award nominated role) and her son arrive on the lower East side of New York in 1896 to join her husband Jake (Steven Keats). While Jake, who has a job in a sweatshop and an English-speaking girlfriend, has completely embraced America, Gitl clings to her old country ways. Jake is embarrassed to be seen with her as he struggles to assimilate by shedding his ethnic heritage. Gitl finds a way to become victor instead of victim.” (Birds’ Eye View)

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!

  • THE 400 BLOWS aka Les Quatre Cents Coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Regent Street Cinema (24 APR 13:40 / 27 APR 17:15 / 28 APR 14:45).
  • DR. NO d. Terence Young, 1962 at Olympic Studios (24 APR 13:30).
  • EAST OF EDEN 16mm d. Elia Kazan, 1955 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (24 APR 14:00 / 28 APR 19:30).
  • HESTER STREET d. Joan Micklin Silver, 1975 + Intro by Cristina Garcia + Zoom Q&A with production designer Stuart Wurtzel, Dr. Julia Wagner & Peter Bradshaw presented by UK Jewish Film & Birds’ Eye View at Curzon Mayfair (24 APR 15:00).
  • HOSTILE d. Sonita Gale, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Phoenix Cinema (24 APR 15:00).
  • Kennington Bioscope Silent Laughter Weekend at The Cinema Museum (23 to 24 APR).
  • LOLA AND THE SEA aka Lola vers la mer d. Laurent Micheli, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (24 APR 17:00).
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS d. Vincente Minnelli, 1944 at Riverside Studios (24 APR 14:00 / 27 APR 12:10).
  • OPERATION MINCEMEAT d. John Madden, 2022 + Q&A with Imperial War Museum Senior Curator, Dr Toby Haggith at Riverside Studios (24 APR 17:00).
  • REBEL DREAD d. William E. Badgley, 2020 at Electric Cinemas (24 APR 13:30).
  • REBELLION d. Maia Kenworthy & Elena Sánchez Bellot, 2021 + Intro/Q&A presented by Extinction Rebellion Brent at The Lexi Cinema (24 APR 15:00).
  • SILENT RUNNING d. Douglas Trumbull, 1972 at The Prince Charles (24 APR 18:05 / 27 APR 15:40).
  • SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET d. George King, 1936 + Q&A with Jade Evans + Podcast recording by Kino Quickies at Kino Bermondsey (24 APR 13:30).
  • Two Films by Latin American Women in London short film programme presented by Latinidad LDN at Peckhamplex (24 APR 16:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CLOSE-UP ON JOHN CASSAVETES at Close-Up

  • FACES d. John Cassavetes, 1968 (24 APR 17:45).

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at ICA 

LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank

NIGHTMARES AND DAYDREAMS: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF SCREENWRITER NIGEL KNEALE at BFI Southbank

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles



HAPPENING dir. Audrey Diwan, 2021:

SAINT-NARCISSE dir. Bruce LaBruce, 2020:

  • Various venues, inc: ICA


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