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JUNE 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


Welcome to another epic roundup of what’s on in London this month!

BFI Southbank’s headline season for June is one OF SIN & SALVATION: THE CINEMA OF ROBERT BRESSON, ably supported by their Big Screen Classics strand examining the many filmmakers influenced by the French master, AFTER BRESSON… . Their other new seasons include JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN and a short tribute to MENELIK SHABAZZ – FOR THE PEOPLE.

The Garden Cinema – rapidly becoming a reliable source of in-depth film seasons – continues their celebration of onscreen legends with ANNA MAGNANI, this time in collaboration with CinemaItaliaUK, and then turns their attention to the dark side of human nature with a season of FILM NOIR.

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION continues a collaboration between ICA and cutting-edge Portuguese production companies, TERRATREME and Uma Pedra no Sapato, whilst JOURNEYS ACROSS AFRO-FUTURISM looks at how this intersectional aesthetic has become manifest on film at Barbican (a similarly themed season arrives at BFI next month with IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC).

Everyman Screen On The Green continues their late night run of 35mm screenings on Saturdays (repeated early on Wednesday mornings!) with 80S CINEMA ON 35MM, whilst their Belsize Park branch scorns travel disruption with an easier way to fly, WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT. Not to be left out, the Picturehouse chain continues their season dedicated to the scores of MORRICONE.

Finally, I’ve got sun-burnt skin in two games this summer, starting with my new weekly season of B-Movies at Genesis Cinema, BAR TRASH, which sees my Blu-ray hoarding alter ego TOKEN HOMO indulging a love of exploitation cinema on shiny discs (tickets just £1!). Then, Queer Horror Nights contributes to a sensational SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema, drawing on contributions from many of their resident film clubs.

Slapping on the SPF50 and heading outdoors, THE LUNA CINEMA rejoins ours listings with a single screening of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE this month at Regent’s Park Theatre. Their programme really gets going in July and August. ROOFTOP FILM CLUB is already well underway of course and has recently put July screenings on sale at both their Peckham and Stratford locations.

I’m a little short of festivals so far this month (with one notable exception I’ll mention in a bit…) but there’ll be big opening nights for London Indian Film Festival (23 JUN to 05 JUL) and Sundance Film Festival: London (09 to 12 JUN) heading to the capital’s red carpets soon. Check back for updates.

My Featured Attraction of the Month goes to THE WAVE: ITALIAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS, a three-way collab between Cinecitta, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Ciné Lumière that celebrates women filmmakers from Italy over one action-packed long weekend (15 to 19 JUN). As well as a combination of new, classic and one silent film, the programme pairs every feature with a rarely-seen short animation film also directed by a woman. Which makes it our kind of music.

See you in the darkness,

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


THE WAVE: ITALIAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS at Ciné Lumière

“If only a handful of women reached international recognition in the twentieth century, a new ‘wave’ of Italian female directors has started to garner prestigious awards from major film festivals in the past decade.”

“The Wave is a festival aiming to showcase the outstanding fiction and documentary films of directors such as Alice Rohrwacher, Emma Dante or Chiara Bellosi, along with tributes to the pioneers who paved the way and an homage to the late actor Monica Vitti, the ‘Queen of Italian cinema’.”

Each feature-length film will also be preceded by rarely seen short animation films directed by women as well. 

(Main featured image: A STREET IN PALERMO aka Via Castellana Bandiera dir Emma Dante, 2013).



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (03 JUN 14:30 / 04 JUN 20:15 / 15 JUN 20:15 / 19 JUN 20:00); LICORICE PIZZA 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (24 JUN 20:30 / 28 JUN 14:45).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

80S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE THING d. John Carpenter, 1982 (03 JUN 18:00 / 06 JUN 16:00); THE DARK CRYSTAL d. Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982 (19 JUN 12:10 – 4K); FIRST BLOOD d. Ted Kotcheff, 1982 (26 JUN 20:30 – 4K / 28 JUN 17:50 – 4K / 29 JUN 15:15 – 4K).

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): VERTIGO 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (01 JUN 15:05 – 4K / 06 JUN 13:00); PSYCHO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 (10 JUN 18:00 – 4K / 14 JUN 15:30 – 4K); REAR WINDOW d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 (26 JUN 17:50 – 4K / 27 JUN 12:45 – 4K).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IVAN’S CHILDHOOD d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (06 JUN 21:00 / 08 JUN 13:15); SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 (13 JUN 20:20 / 16 JUN 12:00); MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 (25 JUN 13:00).

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)GHOST IN THE SHELL d. Mamoru Oshii, 1995 (29 JUN 18:05).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS (not listed elsewhere!) at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WITHNAIL & I d. Bruce Robinson, 1987 (18 JUN 20:45).

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MIAMI CONNECTION d. Richard Park, 1986 (10 JUN 21:00);

BARBRA STREISAND STRAND [A STREIS-STRAND, IF YOU WILL] at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): WHAT’S UP DOC? d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1972 (11 JUN 12:30); YENTL 35mm d. Barbra Streisand, 1983 (19 JUN 14:25).

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

BERNARD SHAW ON FILM at Sands Films Cinema Club

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 (03 JUN 18:00 + Intro by Stephen Gundle / 05 JUN 20:00 / 07 JUN 15:15 / 11 JUN 20:45 / 14 JUN 20:30 / 16 JUN 20:20 / 19 JUN 17:00 / 22 JUN 20:10 / 26 JUN 19:10 / 27 JUN 18:00 / 29 JUN 15:45); MAMMA ROMA d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962 (03 JUN 20:30 + Intro by Stephen Gundle / 17 JUN 17:45 / 18 JUN 20:05 + Intro by Lorenzo Tamburini / 21 JUN 16:00 / 24 JUN 17:45 / 25 JUN 20:15 / 26 JUN 13:30); THE ROSE TATTOO d. Daniel Mann, 1955 (04 JUN 20:00 / 06 JUN 18:00 / 14 JUN 16:00 / 20 JUN 17:40 / 28 JUN 20:00); THE FUGITIVE KIND d. Sidney Lumet, 1960 (05 JUN 16:00 / 09 JUN 18:00 / 12 JUN 18:00 / 13 JUN 20:00 / 22 JUN 17:45); L’AMORE d. Roberto Rossellini, 1948 (18 JUN 18:20 + Intro by Lorenzo Tamburini / 23 JUN 20:00 / 29 JUN 18:20).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): KISS ME DEADLY d. Robert Aldrich, 1955 (01 JUN 15:45 / 08 JUN 18:00 / 23 JUN 17:45 / 27 JUN 20:15); THE MALTESE FALCON d. John Huston, 1941 (01 JUN 18:00 / 14 JUN 18:20 / 20 JUN 20:00 / 29 JUN 20:10); TOUCH OF EVIL d. Orson Welles, 1958 (02 JUN 20:15 / 04 JUN 18:00 / 28 JUN 16:00); THE BIG HEAT d. Fritz Lang, 1953 (05 JUN 12:30 / 16 JUN 18:00 / 26 JUN 16:40); OUT OF THE PAST d. Jacques Tourneur, 1947 (07 JUN 18:00 / 18 JUN 16:00 / 19 JUN 15:00 / 22 JUN 15:40 / 28 JUN 18:00); LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 (12 JUN 20:30 / 21 JUN 18:10 / 25 JUN 15:50); DOUBLE INDEMNITY d. Billy Wilder, 1944 (15 JUN 20:00 / 19 JUN 19:05 / 25 JUN 17:50).

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

CHISWICK PRIDE at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 (01 JUN 20:30); TANGERINE d. Sean Baker, 2015 (08 JUN 20:30); AMMONITE d. Frances Lee, 2020 (15 JUN 20:30); GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (17 JUN 21:00); THE BIRD CAGE d. Mike Nichols, 1996 (22 JUN 20:30); SWAN SONG d. Todd Stephens, 2021 (29 JUN 20:30);

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

#EXPLOREFRANCE – CÔTE D’AZUR at Ciné Lumière

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BASTARDS d. Claire Denis, 2013 (02 JUN 20:15); GOOD TIME d. Josh & Benny Safdie, 2017 (03 JUN 20:15 / 11 JUN 20:15); SÁTÁNTANGÓ d. Béla Tarr, 1994 with two intervals (05 JUN 14:00 / 19 JUN 14:00); THE WHITE RIBBON d. Michael Haneke, 2009 (10 JUN 20:00 / 26 JUN 17:45); STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (12 JUN 20:00 / 25 JUN 20:00); PICKPOCKET d. Robert Bresson, 1959 (16 JUN 20:15 / 23 JUN 20:15 / 25 JUN 18:30); MELANCHOLIA d. Lars von Trier, 2011 (17 JUN 20:15 / 24 JUN 20:15).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MAGNOLIA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999 (11 JUN 20:15); PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002 (24 JUN 18:05 / 28 JUN 12:30); LICORICE PIZZA 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (24 JUN 20:30 / 28 JUN 14:45).

THE FILMS OF TERRENCE MALICK at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DAYS OF HEAVEN d. Terrence Malick, 1978 (13 JUN 15:40 / 15 JUN 18:00); THE THIN RED LINE 35mm d. Terrence Malick, 1998 (24 JUN 14:30 / 25 JUN 17:55).

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE GODFATHER 35mm d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 (29 JUN 20:10).

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

JOHN CARPENTER IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PRINCE OF DARKNESS d. John Carpenter, 1987 (18 JUN 18:00 – 4K / 23 JUN 15:45 – 4K).

JOURNEYS ACROSS AFRO-FUTURISM at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)SPACE IS THE PLACE d. John Coney, 1974 + Short: HERE IS THE IMAGINATION OF THE BLACK RADICAL d. Rhea Storr, 2021 (02 JUN 18:30); MADE IN AMERICA d. Shirley Clarke, 1985 (07 JUN 18:30); KATI, KATI d. Mbithi Masya, 2016 + Intro (11 JUN 15:30); RATNIK d. Dimeji Ajibola, 2020 + Intro by the director (14 JUN 18:20); Afro Brazilian Futurism short film programme (18 JUN 15:30); BROWN GIRL BEGINS d. Sharon Lewis, 2019 + Recorded intro by the director (30 JUN 18:20).

JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

LOUD AND QUEER at Genesis Cinema

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

MENELIK SHABAZZ – FOR THE PEOPLE at BFI Southbank

MORRICONE at Picturehouse Cinemas

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NICHOLAS CAGE 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

  • Includes (check venue for listings)THE ROCK 35mm d. Michael Bay, 1996 (01 JUN 10:30).

OF SIN & SALVATION: THE CINEMA OF ROBERT BRESSON at BFI Southbank

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Re-releases: GET CARTER d. Mike Hodges, 1971 (until 09 JUN).

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): STARSHIP TROOPERS 35mm d. Paul Verhoeven, 1997 (02 JUN 21:00); INTERSTELLAR 70mm d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 (03 JUN 14:30 / 04 JUN 20:15 / 15 JUN 20:15 / 19 JUN 20:00); THE THING d. John Carpenter, 1982 (03 JUN 18:00 / 06 JUN 16:00); ARMAGEDDON 35mm d. Michael Bay, 1998 (09 JUN 20:35); DARK CITY 35mm d. Alex Proyas, 1998 (10 JUN 20:30); METROPOLIS d. Fritz Lang, 1927 (12 JUN 20:15); SOLARIS d. Steven Soderbergh, 2002 (13 JUN 18:00 – 4K/£1 Members’ Film / 16 JUN 15:35 – 4K); SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 (13 JUN 20:20 / 16 JUN 12:00); PRINCE OF DARKNESS d. John Carpenter, 1987 (18 JUN 18:00 – 4K / 23 JUN 15:45 – 4K); GHOST IN THE SHELL d. Mamoru Oshii, 1995 (29 JUN 18:05).

SCREWBALL COMEDY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS d. Preston Sturges, 1941 (04 JUN 12:45).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED d. Wolf Rilla, 1960 presented by Science Fiction Theatre (10 JUN 19:00); MARS ATTACKS! d. Tim Burton, 1996 presented by Pinc. (15 JUN 18:45); IKARIE XB 1 d. Jindrich Polák, 1963 presented by No Bollocks Film Club (21 JUN 19:00); THE FLY d. David Cronenberg, 1986 presented by Queer Horror Nights (24 JUN 19:00); PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE 16mm d. Ed Wood, 1957 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club (30 JUN 19:30).

THE TWILIGHT SAGA at The Prince Charles Cinema

THE WAVE: ITALIAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS at Ciné Lumière

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (12 JUN 14:00 / 13 JUN 20:30); THE HANDMAIDEN d. Park Chan-wook, 2016 (19 JUN 14:00 / 20 JUN 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (01 JUN 12:40 / 02 JUN 18:05 / 07 JUN 21:00 / 08 JUN 12:30 – 4K / 09 JUN 21:00); DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 (06 JUN 12:30 / 06 JUN 18:25); FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (11 JUN 14:45 – 4K / 16 JUN 20:40 – 4K); HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (24 JUN 12:15 – 4K / 27 JUN 15:40 – 4K / 30 JUN 18:00 – 4K).

THE LUNA CINEMA at Regent’s Park Theatre

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


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