THIS MONTH

SEPTEMBER 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

#QueerHorrorNights presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

These pages are normally devoted to film content intended for the cinema, but I’ve chosen two new seasons devoted to the small screen as my Featured Attractions of the Month. Partly for personal reasons – this is the TV landscape I grew up with – but also because our vital public service broadcasting is currently under threat. Both seasons illustrate something of what we might lose.

Radiant Circus

HANDSWORTH SONGS dir John Akomfrah, 1986, part of Diversity at BFI Southbank (12 SEP 18:15).

BBC CENTENARY LGBTQ+ SCREENINGS at The Cinema Museum

“This LGBTBBC season of screenings is funded by the Arts & Humanities Council in cooperation with the BBC.” (The Cinema Museum)

CHANNEL 4: 40 YEARS OF REVOLUTION at BFI Southbank

“As Channel 4 turns 40 we celebrate the radical first 10 years on air and the revolutionary spirit that has inspired the Channel over the decades.” (BFI)



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

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

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)RAN d. Akira Kurosawa, 1985 (10 SEP 20:00 – 4K).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BBC CENTENARY LGBTQ+ SCREENINGS at The Cinema Museum

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: FATEFUL MOMENTS IN TIME! at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN FILM SERIES at Barbican

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ODD MAN OUT d. Carol Reed, 1946 (03 SEP 20:30 / 07 SEP 15:30 / 14 SEP 20:30); IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY d. Robert Hamer, 1947 (04 SEP 14:50 / 13 SEP 20:30); NIGHT AND THE CITY d. Jules Dassin, 1950 (02 SEP 18:10 / 12 SEP 18:00); THE THIRD MAN d. Carol Reed, 1949 (04 SEP 18:00 / 13 SEP 15:50); BRIGHTON ROCK d. John Boulting, 1948 (05 SEP 19:45 / 08 SEP 18:00 / 11 SEP 15:20).

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

CHANNEL 4: 40 YEARS OF REVOLUTION at BFI Southbank

CINEMA RESTORED at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE LAST SUPPER d. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1976 (20 SEP 18:30).

CLASSIC DISNEY SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE LITTLE MERMAID d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989 (01 SEP various).

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (03 SEP 17:00 / 10 SEP 19:30 / 17 SEP 17:00); A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY d. Edward Yang, 1991 (04 SEP 16:00 / 18 SEP 16:00); TAIPEI STORY d. Edward Yang, 1985 (04 SEP 20:15 / 17 SEP 20:15 / 30 SEP 20:15).

EXPERIMENTS IN FILM at Barbican

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (02 SEP 20:30 / 22 SEP 15:00); MULHOLLAND DR. 35mm d. David Lynch, 2001 (10 SEP 12:10 / 11 SEP 17:35); BLUE VELVET 35mm d. David Lynch, 1986 (16 SEP 15:00 / 17 SEP 20:30 / 19 SEP 15:15 / 22 SEP 18:10); WILD AT HEART 35mm d. David Lynch, 1990 (30 SEP 14:40 / 01 OCT 18:05 / 04 OCT 17:45).

THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO at The Prince Charles

THE FILMS OF TERRENCE MALICK at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): A HIDDEN LIFE d. Terrence Malick, 2019 (06 SEP 20:05).

FRAMEBURN at Hackney Brewery High & Hill Taproom

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CLI-FI SHORTS + Panel Discussion (08 SEP 19:00).

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD… at The Prince Charles

HIDDEN FIGURES: IDRISSA OUÉDRAOGO at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TILAÏ + LES PARIAS DU CINÉMA d. Idrissa Ouédraogo, 1990 + 1997 + Intro by Awa Konaté (15 SEP 18:20); YAABA d. Idrissa Ouédraogo, 1989 (17 SEP 18:30); SAMBA TRAORÉ d. Idrissa Ouédraogo, 1993 (29 SEP 18:15).

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

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES d. Howard Hawks, 1953 + Intro/discussion (18 SEP 18:00).

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

JAMES BOND AT 60 at BFI IMAX & Southbank

JUDY GARLAND SEASON at Chiswick Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 (04 SEP 14:00).

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

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

THE KOKER TRILOGY at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AND LIFE GOES ON d. Abbas Kiarostami, 1992 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht (02 SEP 20:15 / 10 SEP 17:45 / 23 SEP 20:15); THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES d. Abbas Kiarostami, 1994 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht (03 SEP 20:15 / 11 SEP 20:30 / 18 SEP 20:15); WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE? d. Abbas Kiarostami, 1987 (09 SEP 20:30 / 16 SEP 20:15).

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): RRR d. S. S. Rajamouli, 2022 (03 SEP 14:55 / 05 SEP 14:35 – 180mins); SATANTANGO d. Bela Tarr, 1994 (04 SEP 10:00 – 4K – 439mins); A HIDDEN LIFE d. Terrence Malick, 2019 (06 SEP 20:05 – 175mins); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (28 SEP 20:15 – 170mins).

MAD MAX ON 35MM at Everyman Screen on the Green

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

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for listings): BLEAK MOMENTS d. Mike Leigh, 1971 + Mike Leigh in conversation (08 SEP 19:00); HIGH HOPES d. Mike Leigh, 1988 + Mike Leigh in conversation (09 SEP 19:00); LIFE IS SWEET d. Mike Leigh, 1990 + Mike Leigh in conversation (11 SEP 19:00); SECRETS & LIES d. Mike Leigh, 1996 + Mike Leigh in conversation (13 SEP 18:30); ALL OR NOTHING d. Mike Leigh, 2002 + Mike Leigh in conversation (16 SEP 19:00); VERA DRAKE d. Mike Leigh, 2004 + Mike Leigh in conversation (17 SEP 14:30); ANOTHER YEAR d. Mike Leigh, 2010 + Mike Leigh in conversation (17 SEP 19:00).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

PAM GRIER at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings)COFFY d. Jack Hill, 1975 (04 SEP various / 05 SEP various / 07 SEP various); JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 + Q&A with Pam Grier (10 SEP 16:00 – The Ritzy); FOXY BROWN d. Jack Hill, 1974 (11 SEP various / 12 SEP various / 14 various); JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (18 SEP various / 19 SEP various / 21 SEP various); SHEBA, BABY 35mm d. William Girdler, 1975 (24 SEP 18:00 – The Ritzy); FRIDAY FOSTER d. Arthur Marks, 1975 (02 OCT 17:00).

PAM GRIER: FOXY, FIERCE & FEARLESS at BFI Southbank

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

  • Includes (check venue for listings)THE DECAMERON d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971 (06 SEP 15:35); THE CANTERBURY TALES d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971 (20 SEP 15:25); ARABIAN NIGHTS d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974 (26 SEP 20:15 / 03 OCT 14:45).

PORTRAITS FROM AN OTHER GERMANY: THE EARLY FILMS OF HELKE MISSELWITZ at ICA

PRINCE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER at The Prince Charles

RETROSPECTIVE: TSUCHIMOTO NORIAKI at ICA

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

SOUND AND VISION at BFI IMAX & Southbank

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for listings)LOULOU 35mm d. Maurice Pialat, 1980 (04 SEP 14:00 / 06 SEP 18:15); LA CÉRÉMONIE 4K Restoration d. Claude Chabrol, 1995 (11 SEP 14:00 / 19 SEP 18:30 + Intro by Nick Rees-Roberts & Darren Waldron); STORY OF WOMEN 4K Restoration d. Claude Chabrol, 1988 (18 SEP 14:00 + Intro by Professor Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze / 20 SEP 18:20 ); MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS d. Anthony Fabian, 2021 (21 SEP 19:30 + Q&A with the director & cast members / 30 SEP to 13 OCT); 8 WOMEN 35mm aka Huit Femmes d. François Ozon, 2002 (25 SEP 14:00 / 28 SEP 18:15 / 30 SEP 11:00 / 11 OCT 18:00).

STAR TREK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE YELLOW SEA d. Na Hong-jin, 2010 (12 SEP 20:30).

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

TSUCHIMOTO NORIAKI: FILM IS A WORK OF LIVING BEINGS at Close-Up

TWO FILMS BY KOGONADA at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): COLUMBUS d. Kogonada, 2017 (22 SEP 18:00); AFTER YANG d. Kogonada, 2022 (22 to 28 SEP).

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE 400 BLOWS d. François Truffaut, 1959 (03 to 06 SEP).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (02 SEP 12:55 / 07 SEP 12:45 / 24 SEP 16:50 – 4K); IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (02 SEP 18:00 / 05 SEP 20:30 / 06 SEP 13:15 – 4K / 07 SEP 18:30 / 09 SEP 18:20 / 25 SEP 18:20); AS TEARS GO BY d. Wong Kar Wai, 1988 (24 SEP 12:00 – 4K); DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 (24 SEP 14:20 – 4K); FALLEN ANGELS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 (25 SEP 13:30 – 4K); HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (25 SEP 16:00 – 4K); 2046 d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 (26 SEP 20:30 – 4K).

THE LUNA CINEMA at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


RADIANT CIRCUS is powered by monthly subscribers. Get great rewards & help #ReviveTheDark. JOIN US!


*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. //.