This is a film still from QUEEN BEE dir Ranald MacDougall, 1955, presented at The Cinema Museum by The Vito Project & Women & Cocaine (20 NOV 2022).
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NOVEMBER 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.

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


Hi everyone!

This monthly roundup is delayed due to some unforeseen bumps in the road. It covers the rest of the month (from 11 November). Normal service should resume next month. See you in the darkness, and stay safe.

Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS


IMITATIONS OF LIFE: DECONSTRUCTING ‘CAMP’ IN CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD at The Cinema Museum 

Double-bill: BEYOND THE FOREST 35mm d. King Vidor, 1949 + QUEEN BEE 16mm d. Ranald MacDougall, 1955 + Intro/discussion presented by The Vito Project in partnership with Women & Cocaine (20 NOV 16:00).

“Forget your troubles, come on, get happy and join us as The Vito Project LGBTQ+ Club returns with its brand new season – Imitations of Life: Deconstructing Camp in Classic Hollywood. Presented in partnership with Women & Cocaine, our season reaches its peak in glamour, spiral staircases, extravagant wigs, and arched eyebrows as we celebrate two of the most powerful women ever to grace the silver screen: the indomitable Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.”

““Nobody’s as good as Bette when she’s bad” and “She’s excitingly good… when she’s wonderfully bad!” announced the posters of Beyond the Forest and Queen Bee (main featured image) respectively – and do these two legends deliver on those promises!” (The Vito Project)



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

’00s 35MM SEASON at Everyman Screen on the Green

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PERFECT BLUE d. Satoshi Kon, 1997 (15 NOV 16:10 / 26 NOV 13:00).

AU CONTRAIRE: JEAN-LUC GODARD at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PIERROT LE FOU d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (11 NOV 20:15 / 26 NOV 20:15); BREATHLESS d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1959 (12 NOV 20:15); THE IMAGE BOOK d. Jean-Luc Godard, 2018 (13 NOV 20:15); CONTEMPT d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1963 (20 NOV 20:15).

BAR TRASH / TRASH PLANET at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE PACK d. Robert Clouse, 1977 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks at Rule Zero (23 NOV 20:30 – £1); Double-bill: PIRANHA + PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING d. Joe Dante, 1978 + James Cameron, 1981 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks at Genesis Cinema (26 NOV 20:30 – £5).
  • Presented by TOKEN HOMO.

BFI’S 100 BBC TV GAMECHANGERS at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CINEMA RESTORED at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)BOAT PEOPLE d. Ann Hui, 1982 (24 NOV 18:30).

CLOSE-UP: RYAN COOGLER at BFI Southbank

COMMUNAL QUEER CINEMA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE WORLD TO COME d. Mona Fastvold, 2020 + Short: THE SMELL OF CUT GRASS (15 NOV 18:15); BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN 35mm d. Ang Lee, 2015 + Short: THE SMELL OF CUT GRASS (22 NOV 20:35).
  • Curated by Levi Eddie Aluede.

DARDENNES at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE UNKNOWN GIRL aka La fille inconnue d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, 2016 (from 13 NOV); TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT aka Deux jours, une nuit, 2014 d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, (from 20 NOV).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE PASSENGER d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975 (25 NOV 20:15); CRIES & WHISPERS d. Ingmar Bergman, 1973 (27 NOV 18:30).

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MULHOLLAND DR. 35mm d. David Lynch, 2001 (11 NOV 13:15 / 12 NOV 20:15 / 14 NOV 12:30 / 15 NOV 20:20); LOST HIGHWAY 4K d. David Lynch, 1997 (18 NOV 15:00 / 19 NOV 20:45 / 21 NOV 12:30 / 22 NOV 15:05 / 23 NOV 18:00 – Not 4K / 24 NOV 12:40); DAVID LYNCH MARATHON (26 NOV 20:15).

THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO at The Prince Charles

FRAMES OF MIND: THE FILMS OF PETER GREENAWAY at BFI Southbank 

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD… at The Prince Charles

GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

HOLLYWOOD ON HOLLYWOOD at The Garden Cinema

HORROCTOBER – A MONTH OF THRILLS, CHILLS & SPILLS at The Prince Charles

IMITATIONS OF LIFE: DECONSTRUCTING ‘CAMP’ IN CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD at The Cinema Museum 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BEYOND THE FOREST 35mm + QUEEN BEE 16mm ds. King Vidor, 1949 + Ranald MacDougall, 1955 + Intro/discussion in partnership with Women & Cocaine (20 NOV 16:00).

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

THE INFERNAL AFFAIRS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INFERNAL AFFAIRS d. Andrew Lau Wai-keung & Alan Mak, 2002 (12 NOV 13:00 – 4K); INFERNAL AFFAIRS II d. Alan Mak & Andrew Lau, 2003 (16 NOV 14:15 – 4K / 19 NOV 15:20 – 4K / 24 NOV 18:00); INFERNAL AFFAIRS III d. Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, 2003 (21 NOV 15:30 – 4K / 26 NOV 12:45 / 29 NOV 13:15 – 4K).

(IN)VISIBLE CITIES at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES d. Grant Gee, 2015 (12 NOV 18:00); HIWA + MOLECOLE d. Jacqueline Lentzou, 2017 + Andrea Segre, 2020 (13 NOV 18:00); VICTORIA d. Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer & Isabelle Tollenaere, 2020 (19 NOV 18:00); VIEW FROM ABOVE + EL SEMBRADOR DE ESTRELLAS + TERRANOVA d. Hiwa K, 2017 + Lois Patiño, 2022 + Alejandro Pérez Serrano & Alejandro Alonso Estrella, 2021 (20 NOV 18:00).
  • Curated by Massimo Iannetti in partnership with NFTS.

JOHN SMITH: INTROSPECTIVE (1972–2022) 50 FILMS FROM 50 YEARS at ICA & Close-Up

KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI’S THREE COLOURS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

MEL BROOKS SELECTROSPECTIVE (IN REVERSE) at The Prince Charles

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings)THE TIN DRUM d. Volker Schlöndorff, 1979 (15 NOV 15:00).

PARALLEL LIVES: THE CINEMA OF MATÍAS PIÑEIRO at ICA

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): GOODFELLAS d. Martin Scorsese, 1990 (13 NOV various); MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001 (20 NOV various).

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

UNGENTLE SCREENING SERIES at Studio Voltaire

UNSILENCED: THE RESILIENCE OF QUEER CINEMA at Rio Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): WET SAND d. Elene Neveriani, 2021 + Intro by curator Josh Bullin (24 NOV 18:30); LEITIS IN WAITING d. Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson & Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, 2018 + Intro by curator Josh Bullin (28 NOV 18:30); GRACEFULLY d. Arash Eshagh, 2019 + Intro/Panel discussion (29 NOV 18:30); MEMORIES OF MY BODY d. Garin Nugroho, 2018 + Intro by curator Josh Bullin (05 DEC 18:30).
  • Curated by Josh Bullin in partnership with NFTS.

WORKING CLASS HEROES at Biddle Bros Pub

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (12 NOV 20:45); IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (13 NOV 18:20 / 20 NOV 18:15 / 26 NOV 17:45 – 4K); CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (18 NOV 18:00 – 4K).

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