This is a film still from James' Whale's FRANKENSTEIN (1931) showing at The Castle Cinema (27 FEB 17:00).
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [27/02/22]

SUNDAY 27 FEBRUARY 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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Queer Horror Nights: FRANKENSTEINd. James Whale, 1931 + Intro & Bar Social co-hosted by Token Homo & Last Frame Club at The Castle Cinema (27 FEB 17:00).

Queer Horror Nights is a new film club devoted to screening queer, cult and classic horror cinema in London. We start in LGBT History Month with “The Daddy of all monster movies”, James Whale’s 1931 film, FRANKENSTEIN. One of the most subversive horror films of all time, Whale’s macabre masterpiece was brutally censored for almost 50 years and only partially restored in 1985, reviving its revolutionary message. We are proud to present this powerful “allegory of social exclusion” and “the first great American horror film” as the first of our Queer Horror Nights and the launch of our Q-RATED! season.”


  • THE BLACK COP d. Cherish Oteka, 2021 + Q&A with the director presented by We Are Parable & Aya Films at Rich Mix (27 FEB 17:30).
  • BURDEN OF DREAMS 16mm d. Les Blank, 1982 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (27 FEB 13:30).
  • CODA d. Siân Heder, 2021 at Barbican (27 FEB 17:50).
  • The Cyclist Film Show archive film programme at Phoenix Cinema (27 FEB 13:00).
  • FRANKENSTEIN d. James Whale, 1931 presented by Queer Horror Nights at The Castle Cinema (27 FEB 17:00).
  • F@CK THIS JOB d. Vera Krichevskaya, 2022 + Q&A with the director & Natalia Sindeeva (Founder of Dozhd TV) at Picturehouse Ritzy + Finsbury Park (27 FEB 15:00 + 18:00).
  • THE GREAT DICTATOR d. Charles Chaplin, 1940 at Ciné Lumière (27 FEB 19:50).
  • HAPPINESS d. Todd Solondz, 1998 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (27 FEB 19:30).
  • KONIEC ŚWIATA CZYLI KOGEL MOGEL 4 d. Anna Wieczur-Bluszcz, 2022 at Watermans (27 FEB 16:00).
  • PANDORA & THE FLYING DUTCHMAN d. Albert Lewin, 1951 at Riverside Studios (27 FEB 14:00).
  • PETROV’S FLU d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2021 + Recorded Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (27 FEB 14:00).
  • SOMEWHERE IN HACKNEY archive film programme + Q&A with Selina Robertson & guests presented by Club Des Femmes and Hackney Archives at The Rio Cinema (27 FEB 15:30).
  • SOUTH d. Frank Hurley, 1919 at Olympic Studios (27 FEB 11:00).
  • TOPSY-TURVY d. Mike Leigh, 1999 + Intro by musical theatre historian. Jim Stebbings presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (27 FEB 14:00).
  • Never On A Sunday: VIDA EN SOMBRAS d. Llorenç Llobet Gràcia, 1948 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht at Close-Up (27 FEB 20:15).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)THE DARK CRYSTAL 4K d. Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982 (27 FEB 15:00).

THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH d. Joel Coen, 2021 (27 FEB 12:15); BELFAST d. Kenneth Branagh, 2021 (27 FEB 17:40).

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021 (27 FEB 20:00).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE TURIN HORSE d. Béla Tarr, 2011 (27 FEB 17:30).

FASHION & CINEMA: THE ALLURE OF THE REBEL at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BULLITT d. Peter Yates, 1968 + Intro by Fashion & Cinema Director Joana Granero (27 FEB 17:00).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WILD STRAWBERRIES d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 (27 FEB 17:25).

OSCAR & BAFTA NOMINEES at The Prince Charles

REWARDING DOCS at Bertha DocHouse

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ASCENSION d. Jessica Kingdon, 2020 (until 01 MAR various); COW d. Andrea Arnold, 2021 (27 FEB 18:30).

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PRINCESS MONONOKE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1997 (27 FEB 12:00).


LA MIF aka The Fam d. Fred Baillif, 2021:

RŪRANGI d. Max Currie, 2020:



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