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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [31/07/22]

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.

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

#QueerHorrorNights contributes to the SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema with Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR (19 AUG 19:00): Booking now!

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

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

  • CABARET d. Bob Fosse, (31 JUL 14:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING MARLENE DIETRICH at The Garden Cinema

CINEMA RESTORED at Barbican 

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

EYE RITUALS at ICA

GLENDA JACKSON at BFI Southbank

IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC at BFI Southbank

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

  • Check venue for details.

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



THE LUNA CINEMA at Westminster Abbey

OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham


HIT THE ROAD aka Jaddeh Khaki dir Panah Panahi, 2021

PARIS, TEXAS 4K Restoration dir Wim Wenders, 1984



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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. //.