This is a still image from ANSWERING THE SUN dir Rainer Kohlberger, 2022, presented by Sonic Cinema at ICA (24 JUN 2023).

THE BALLY #207: What to see in London this week [23 to 29 JUN 2023]

Welcome to THE BALLY, our weekly edit of what to see in London this week across DIY, indie & alternative cinema events, outdoors & in venues.

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Token Homo’s BAR TRASH presents a summer season of MONSTER MAYHEM! at Genesis Cinema + Rule Zero – Booking Now!!

ANSWERING THE SUN dir Rainer Kohlberger, 2022 + Q&A with the artist, presented by Sonic Cinema at ICA (24 JUN 16:30).

“Sonic Cinema presents Rainer Kohlberger’s ANSWERING THE SUN – a maximal, stroboscopic colour odyssey to the limits of human perception. Riffing on the optical phenomenon that occurs when staring at the sun, Kohlberger’s first feature adeptly modernises avant garde cinema’s long tradition of visual music and flicker in a 60-minute bombardment of coloured fields, op art geometry, hallucinatory passages and a wall of sound.”

“The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rainer Kohlberger hosted by Dr. Eleni Ikoniadou and is supported by Austrian Cultural Forum London, Goethe-Institut London and Sixpackfilm, Vienna. Sonic Cinema is a research project and event series by Oliver Dickens, exploring the intersection of moving image, sound art and music practice.” (Sonic Cinema)

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THE FOURTH MAN d. Paul Verhoeven, 1983 + Intro, presented by Video Bazaar at The Garden Cinema (23 JUN 21:30).


THE COLONEL’S STRAY DOGS d. Khalid Shamis, 2021 + Q&A at The Africa Centre (24 JUN 18:30 – Donation requested).


Non-Aligned Film Archives 05: Tibelkachoutine (Mohamed Zinet) + Intro by Saad Chakali at ICA (25 JUN 16:15).


Monday Classic Matinée: GUYS & DOLLS d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1955 at Regent Street Cinema (26 JUN 13:00).


WHAM! d. Chris Smith, 2023 at various venues, inc: ArtHouse Crouch End (27 JUN 20:30); Chiswick Cinema (27 JUN 20:20); Everyman Cinemas (27 JUN various); Picturehouse Cinemas (27 JUN various); Regent Street Cinema (27 JUN 17:50).


AND, TOWARDS HAPPY ALLEYS d. Sreemoyee Singh, 2023 + Q&A with the director at Close-Up (28 JUN 20:15).


KOKOMO CITY d. D. Smith, 2023 + Intro by Ramses Underhill-Smith for Pride Month at The Garden Cinema (29 JUN 20:45).

Full daily listings in this week’s SCREEN GUIDE.

BELLA CIAO – PER LA LIBERTÀ d. Giulia Giapponesi, 2022.


More seasons listed in this week’s SCREEN GUIDE.

THE LAST RIDER dir Alex Holmes, 2023

Various venues, inc: Barbican / Bertha DocHouse / Chiswick Cinema / ICA / JW3 / Picturehouse Cinemas

THE SUPER 8 YEARS dir Annie Ernaux, 2023

Various venues, inc: ArtHouse Crouch End / Bertha DocHouse / The Castle Cinema / Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / The Garden Cinema / ICA / Picturehouse Cinemas

More new releases in this week’s SCREEN GUIDE.

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