THIS MONTH

AUGUST 2022: What’s on in London this month

Explore what’s on in London this month with our regular epic roundup of repertory film seasons & festivals, indoors & out!

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!

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

‘I have never considered acting unsatisfying. But I love cinema and realised I couldn’t stop myself from wanting to become a director.’ – Kinuyo Tanaka

“Contracted as a teen to Shōchiku studios in 1924, Kinuyo Tanaka flourished during the first golden age of Japanese cinema, acting for major directors including Yasujirô Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi. As Japan emerged from the destruction of the Second World War, societal roles for women radically shifted. Tanaka seized this opportunity, moving from superstar actor to directing commercial films. ‘I have never considered acting unsatisfying. But I love cinema and realised I couldn’t stop myself from wanting to become a director. I guess my ambitions came to the surface.’”

“Leveraging her experience as an actor, working for various directors, and inhabiting multiple personas, Tanaka’s films gracefully shapeshift across genres. Irrespective of their diverse styles, when viewed collectively these six films offer a unique perspective on a nation grappling with the scars of war, social upheaval, and modernisation: all seen through the lives of its female citizens.”

Kristy Matheson, season programmer and Creative Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm New ‘Unrestored’ Version d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (13 AUG 17:00 / 17 AUG 15:00).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SPECTRE d. Sam Mendes, 2015 (04 AUG 15:15 – 4K).

90S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

A JORDAN PEELE TAKE OVER x BLACK INK CINEMA at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 (10 AUG 20:00); GET OUT d. Jordan Peele, 2017 (11 AUG 20:00); NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 (12 AUG 19:30).

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)RAN d. Akira Kurosawa, 1985 (07 AUG 12:20); DREAMS d. Akira Kurosawa, 1990 (07 AUG 14:50).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (12 AUG 15:10 / 13 AUG 20:30 – 4K / 15 AUG 15:15 – 4K / 16 AUG 20:45); YOUR NAME d. Makoto Shinkai, 2016 (13 AUG 14:30 / 24 AUG 15:45).

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CABARET d. Bob Fosse, (01 AUG 20:30); ROBOCOP d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 (07 AUG 14:00 / 08 AUG 20:30).

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE GIANT CLAW d. Fred F. Sears, 1957 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (03 AUG 20:30); THE CRAZIES d. George A. Romero, 1973 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (10 AUG 20:30 – £1!); DARK AUGUST d. Martin Goldman, 1976 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (17 AUG 20:30 – £1!); HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME d. J. Lee Thompson, 1981 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (24 AUG 20:30 – £1!); SURPRISE FILM?, tba + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (31 AUG 20:30 – £1!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE d. John Frankenheimer, 1962 (01 AUG 14:40 / 05 AUG 18:00 / 14 AUG 14:40); M d. Fritz Lang, 1931 (02 AUG 18:15 / 10 AUG 20:45 / 23 AUG 20:50 / 29 AUG 12:00); SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS d. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957 (02 AUG 20:50 / 13 AUG 18:10 / 29 AUG 18:30); DANCE, GIRL, DANCE 35mm d. Dorothy Arzner, 1940 + Intro by Pamela Hutchinson, film critic & historian (03 AUG 18:00); GASLIGHT d. Thorold Dickinson, 1940 (04 AUG 18:15 / 08 AUG 20:45); PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (05 AUG 20:50 / 11 AUG 21:00); RAGING BULL d. Martin Scorsese, 1980 (06 AUG 20:30 / 11 AUG 20:30 / 26 AUG 20:30); LA HAINE 4K d. Mathieu Kassowitz, 1995 (06 AUG 21:00 / 19 AUG 20:50); CITIZEN KANE 35mm d. Orson Welles, 1941 (07 AUG 14:30 / 16 AUG 18:15 / 24 AUG 20:40); THE WHITE RIBBON aka Das weisse Band d. Michael Haneke, 2009 (09 AUG 17:50 / 27 AUG 17:50); KES d. Ken Loach, 1969 (09 AUG 20:45 / 15 AUG 18:15 / 30 AUG 20:40); THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 + Intro by Jason Wood, BFI Director of Public Programme & Audiences (10 AUG 18:10); NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 (11 AUG 18:10 / 17 AUG 20:45 / 21 AUG 12:20 / 25 AUG 18:15); BIGGER THAN LIFE d. Nicholas Ray, 1956 (12 AUG 20:40); BIGGER THAN LIFE d. Nicholas Ray, 1956 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer at Large (17 AUG 18:20); DANCE, GIRL, DANCE 35mm d. Dorothy Arzner, 1940 (18 AUG 20:45); THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 (22 AUG 20:45 / 28 AUG 12:20); LA HAINE 4K + Intro by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor of film studies at King’s College London d. Mathieu Kassowitz, 1995 (24 AUG 18:10); PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer at Large (31 AUG 18:20).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ERASERHEAD d. David Lynch, 1977 (05 AUG 16:00 / 06 AUG 18:10 / 09 AUG 15:40 / 10 AUG 18:15); THE ELEPHANT MAN d. David Lynch, 1980 (19 AUG 15:00 / 23 AUG 18:00- 4K); LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (20 AUG 15:25).

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 (07 AUG 19:00 – at The Ritzy / 17 AUG 19:00 – at Picturehouse Central / 21 AUG 15:00 – at Picturehouse Central); SE7EN 35mm d. David Fincher, 1995 (10 AUG 20:30 – at Picturehouse Central / 14 AUG 15:00 – at Picturehouse Central / 21 AUG 20:00 – at The Ritzy); THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD 35mm d. Andrew Dominik, 2007 (14 AUG 19:00 – at The Ritzy / 31 AUG 18:45 – at Picturehouse Central); FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 (25 AUG 20:00 – at Picturehouse Central / 28 AUG 15:00 – at Picturehouse Central / 04 SEP 19:30 – at The Ritzy); INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS d. Quentin Tarantino, 2009 (28 AUG 20:00 – at The Ritzy/Not 35mm / 29 AUG 19:00 – at The Ritzy/Not 35mm / 07 SEP 20:00 – at Picturehouse Central/Not 35mm / 11 SEP 14:00 – at Picturehouse Central/Not 35mm).

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF TUFNELL PARK FILM CLUB at The Lord Palmerston

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD d. Louis Malle, 1958 (01 AUG + Intro by filmmaker & curator Daniel Turner / 09 AUG 18:00); THE WAGES OF FEAR d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953 (02 AUG 15:10 / 06 AUG 16:00); LA BÊTE HUMAINE d. Jean Renoir, 1938 (03 AUG 17:40 / 08 AUG 20:00); HÔTEL DU NORD d. Marcel Carné, 1938 (03 AUG 20:00 / 11 AUG 18:00); PORT OF SHADOWS d. Marcel Carné, 1938 (04 AUG 20:10 / 10 AUG 20:30); LES DIABOLIQUES d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955 (05 AUG 18:50); ODD MAN OUT d. Carol Reed, 1946 (16 AUG 18:10 / 25 AUG 17:40 / 31 AUG 20:30); NIGHT AND THE CITY d. Jules Dassin, 1950 (17 AUG 18:00 / 21 AUG 16:10 / 27 AUG 15:50); BRIGHTON ROCK d. John Boulting, 1948 (28 AUG 15:10); THE THIRD MAN d. Carol Reed, 1949 (28 AUG 17:05).

CELEBRATING MARLENE DIETRICH at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): VOLVER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006 (06 AUG 21:00 / 09 AUG 15:20 / 21 AUG 15:45 / 25 AUG 20:00 / 31 AUG 18:00); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (07 AUG 17:00 / 13 AUG 20:50 / 16 AUG 15:30 / 24 AUG 20:00 / 28 AUG 19:15 / 31 AUG 15:50); VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA d. Woody Allen, 2008 (07 AUG 19:30 / 10 AUG 15:45 / 15 AUG 18:00 / 18 AUG 20:00 / 20 AUG 21:00 / 23 AUG 16:00); PARALLEL MOTHERS d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021 (08 AUG 17:30 / 12 AUG 18:00 / 17 AUG 20:10 / 22 AUG 18:00 / 26 AUG 20:30 / 30 AUG 17:45); JAMÓN JAMÓN d. Bigas Luna, 1993 (11 AUG 20:00 / 22 AUG 20:30 / 29 AUG 20:00); EVERYBODY KNOWS d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 (14 AUG 19:00 / 17 AUG 15:00 / 27 AUG 20:15 / 01 SEP 20:00).

CLASSIC DISNEY SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FROZEN d. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2013 (15 AUG various / 17 AUG various); THE LION KING d. Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994 (16 AUG various / 18 AUG various); MOANA d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 2016 (22 AUG various / 24 AUG various); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST d. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 1991 (23 AUG various / 25 AUG various); ALADDIN d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1993 (29 AUG various / 31 AUG various); THE LITTLE MERMAID d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989 (30 AUG various / 01 SEP various).

CLOSE-UP ON WIM WENDERS at Close-Up

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TWO-LANE BLACKTOP d. Monte Hellman, 1971 (05 AUG 20:15 / 20 AUG 20:15); KLUTE d. Alan J. Pakula, 1971 (07 AUG 18:00 / 26 AUG 20:15); COME AND SEE d. Elem Klimov, 1985 (13 AUG 17:15 / 28 AUG 17:30); UNDER THE SKIN d. Jonathan Glazer, 2013 (19 AUG 20:15 / 27 AUG 17:50).

THE FILMS OF BOB FOSSE at The Prince Charles:

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CABARET d. Bob Fosse, 1972 (06 AUG 20:45); ALL THAT JAZZ 35mm d. Bob Fosse, 1979 (11 AUG 20:45).

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ERASERHEAD d. David Lynch, 1977 (05 AUG 16:00 / 06 AUG 18:10 / 09 AUG 15:40 / 10 AUG 18:15); THE ELEPHANT MAN d. David Lynch, 1980 (19 AUG 15:00 / 23 AUG 18:00- 4K).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): RESERVOIR DOGS 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 (12 AUG 18:00 / 14 AUG 15:15 / 16 AUG 15:30 / 17 AUG 18:30); PULP FICTION 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (12 AUG 20:20); TRUE ROMANCE d. Tony Scott, 1993 (16 AUG 21:00).

THE FILMS OF TERRENCE MALICK at The Prince Charles

FROM JAMAICA TO THE WORLD: REGGAE ON FILM at BFI Southbank

HONG KONG SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BLACK BAUHINIA d. Malte Philipp Kaeding, 2021 + Q&A with the director & producers (06 AUG 12:15).

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 4K d. Steven Spielberg, 1981 (05 AUG 13:05 / 06 AUG 15:20 / 08 AUG 13:10 / 10 AUG 20:30 / 11 AUG 12:30).

JUDY GARLAND SEASON at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE WIZARD OF OZ d. Victor Fleming, 1939 (08 AUG 11:20 / 14 AUG 14:00); MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS d. Vincente Minnelli, 1944 (15 AUG 11:00 / 21 AUG 14:00); A STAR IS BORN d. George Cukor, 1954 (22 AUG 11:00 / 28 AUG 14:00).

JONNY GREENWOOD RETROSPECTIVE at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PHANTOM THREAD d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017 (01 AUG 18:00); INHERENT VICE d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014 (04 AUG 20:45).

KIDS IN AMERICA at Picturehouse Cinemas

KINO DREAMS: THE REVERIES OF WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles 

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): RRR d. S. S. Rajamouli, 2022 (01 AUG 20:00 / 08 AUG 20:00 / 12 AUG 20:00 – 180mins); THE THIN RED LINE 35mm d. Terrence Malick, 1998 (04 AUG 20:15 – 171mins); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (13 AUG 17:00 / 17 AUG 15:00 – 170mins).

MARTIN SCORSESE: DIRECTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. ACTOR. at The Prince Charles

MASAKI KOBAYASHI’S ‘THE HUMAN CONDITION’ TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS! at The Prince Charles

POST-HORROR SUMMER NIGHTS at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IT COMES AT NIGHT d. Trey Edward Shults, 2017 + Extended intro by Steve Rose (04 AUG 18:30); HEREDITARY d. Ari Aster, 2018 (11 AUG 18:20); IT FOLLOWS d. David Robert Mitchell, 2014 + Recorded intro by David Church, author of ‘Post-Horror; Art, Genre, and Cultural Elevation’ (18 AUG 18:40); THE VVITCH d. Robert Eggers, 2015 + Recorded intro by the director Robert Eggers (25 AUG 18:40).

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): RED DUST d. Victor Fleming, 1932 (08 AUG 18:20).

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD: RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BLONDE CRAZY (aka Larceny Lane) Newly remastered d. Roy Del Ruth, 1931 (12 AUG 14:30 / 17 AUG 20:45); A FREE SOUL Newly remastered d. Clarence Brown, 1931 + Recorded intro by Christina Newland (12 AUG 18:10); JEWEL ROBBERY Newly remastered d. William Dieterle, 1932 + Intro by Christina Newland (12 AUG 21:00); RED-HEADED WOMAN Newly remastered d. Jack Conway, 1932 (13 AUG 16:00); BABY FACE Newly remastered d. Alfred E. Green, 1933 (14 AUG 13:00 / 17 AUG 14:30); BLONDE CRAZY (aka Larceny Lane) Newly remastered d. Roy Del Ruth, 1931 + Recorded intro by Christina Newland (15 AUG 18:30); A FREE SOUL Newly remastered d. Clarence Brown, 1931 (15 AUG 20:45); JEWEL ROBBERY Newly remastered d. William Dieterle, 1932 (16 AUG 14:30); RED-HEADED WOMAN Newly remastered d. Jack Conway, 1932 + Intro by Pamela Hutchinson (16 AUG 18:35); BABY FACE Newly remastered d. Alfred E. Green, 1933 + Intro by Pamela Hutchinson (16 AUG 20:50);

PRINCE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)MADAME BOVARY d. Claude Chabrol, 1991 (28 AUG 14:00 / 30 AUG 17:50).

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

STAR TREK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND at The Prince Charles

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 (09 AUG 18:45); MIDNIGHT SPECIAL d. Jeff Nichols, 2016 presented by Science Fiction Theatre (12 AUG 18:30); THE STEPFORD WIVES d. Frank Oz, 2004 presented by Pinc (17 AUG 19:00); POSSESSOR d. Brandon Cronenberg, 2020 presented by Queer Horror Nights (19 AUG 19:00); MELANCHOLIA d. Lars von Trier. 2011 presented by No Bollocks Film Club (23 AUG 18:30); Sci-Fi Shorts presented by Zodiac Film Club x Final Girls Berlin (24 AUG 18:45).

THREE FILMS BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE NEON DEMON d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016 (05 AUG 13:15 / 10 AUG 20:45).

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


THE LUNA CINEMA at Dulwich Park

THE LUNA CINEMA at Kensington Palace

Includes (check venue for listings): HOUSE OF GUCCI (03 AUG 20:45); GHOSTBUSTERS 1984 (04 AUG 20:45); NO TIME TO DIE (05 AUG 20:45); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (06 AUG 20:45); ROCKETMAN (07 AUG 20:45).

OUTDOOR CINEMA Cinema at Barbican Centre

OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford

SUNSET SCREENING SESSIONS at Beckenham Place Park

TVC MOVIE SCREENINGS at Television Centre


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