SUNDAY 31 JULY 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.
THE AFTERLIGHT 35mm d. Charlie Shackleton, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (31 JUL 17:30).
“Fragments of hundreds of films from around the world bring together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. Together, they contend with a fragile existence lived solely through these traces of their work.
THE AFTERLIGHT itself exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation. Eventually it will disappear entirely.“
- THE AFTERLIGHT 35mm d. Charlie Shackleton, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (31 JUL 17:30).
- THE AMERICAN FRIEND at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 JUL 17:45).
- THE HISTORY OF CIVIL WAR d. Dziga Vertov, 1921 + Q&A with film historian Nikolai Izvolov (via Zoom) hosted by filmmaker & critic Alex Barrett at Bertha DocHouse (31 JUL 15:30).
- HUD 16mm d. Martin Ritt, 1963 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (31 JUL 14:00).
- THE NORTHMAN d. Robert Eggers, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (31 JUL 17:00).
- PASSION d. Maja Borg, 2021 + Short: ISHTAR d. Mia Georgis, 2021 presented by Birds’ Eye View #Queerious at Rio Cinema (31 JUL 15:45).
- SMALL TIME OBSESSION d. Piotr Szkopiak, 2000 + Q&A with the director at ActOne Cinema (31 JUL 15:30).
- TRI d. Aleksandar Petrović, 1965 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht, presented by Never On Sunday at Close-Up (31 JUL 20:15).
Check venues for full listings…
35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- ALIEN [Director’s Cut] d. Ridley Scott, 1979 (31 JUL 15:20).
ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park
- CABARET d. Bob Fosse, (31 JUL 14:00).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank
- PANDORA’S BOX aka Die Büchse der Pandora d. GW Pabst, 1928 + Live piano accompaniment (31 JUL 15:20).
CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema
- PORT OF SHADOWS d. Marcel Carné, 1938 (31 JUL 17:00).
CELEBRATING MARLENE DIETRICH at The Garden Cinema
- THE BLUE ANGEL d. Josef Von Sternberg, 1930 (31 JUL 14:50).
- DISHONORED d. Josef von Sternberg, 1931 (31 JUL 19:00).
CINEMA RESTORED at Barbican
- MAANGAMIZI: THE ANCIENT ONE d. Ron Mulvihill & Martin Mhando, 2001 (31 JUL 14:30).
ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up
- BARRY LYNDON d. Stanley Kubrick, 1975 (31 JUL 16:45).
EYE RITUALS at ICA
- CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING 35mm d. Jacques Rivette, 1976 presented by Zodiac Film Club x London Short Film Festival (31 JULY 18:15).
GLENDA JACKSON at BFI Southbank
- THE RAINBOW d. Ken Russell, 1989 (31 JUL 13:00).
- ELIZABETH R Episodes 4-6 d. various, 1971 (31 JUL 14:30).
IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC at BFI Southbank
- ATLANTICS aka Atlantique d. Mati Diop, 2019 (31 JUL 15:40).
MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles
- SCREAM MARATHON 5 films, 1 ticket! (31 JUL 12:15 – Some 35mm).
SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank
- The big city: THE STRANGER 35mm aka Agantuk d. Satyajit Ray, 1991 (31 JUL 18:20).
- Docmentaries: Documentaries Programme 1 (31 JUL 12:00 – Some 35mm).
- Re-release: THE BIG CITY aka Mahanagar d. Satyajit Ray, 1963 (from 22 JUL to 04 AUG).
WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas
- Check venue for details.
THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles
- IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (31 JUL 18:00).
- DUKEFEST (31 JUL to 03 AUG).
- The London Action Festival (28 to 31 JUL).
- Movey Night – East London Break Film Festival (30 JUL – Donations).
- Refocusing the Lens: From the Centre to the Margins (30 JUL to 03 AUG).
THE LUNA CINEMA at Westminster Abbey
- BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (31 JUL 21:00).
OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches
- STAND BY ME (31 JUL 19:30).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham
- LIGHTYEAR (31 JUL 21:00).
- Also 29 JUL to 04 AUG (various dates/times): CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 at: Picturehouse Cinemas // EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE + BONUS FOOTAGE d. Daniels, 2022 at: Curzon Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Phoenix Cinema / Picturehouse Cinemas / The Prince Charles / // JOYRIDE d. Emer Reynolds, 2022 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / Chiswick Cinema / Curzon Cinema / Everyman Cinemas / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas // LOOKING FOR VENERA d. Norika Sefa, 2021 at: ICA.
- Zodiac Film Club x Final Girls Berlin present Sci-Fi Shorts at The Castle Cinema (24 AUG 2022)
- Bermondsey Project Space presents Loops + Q&A (13 AUG 2022)
- Crap Film Club presents THE SWORD AND THE CLAW at The Old Queen’s Head (22 AUG 2022)
- Queer Horror Nights presents POSSESSOR at The Castle Cinema (19 AUG 2022).
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