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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [02/06/22]

THURSDAY 02 JUNE 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

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

#QueerHorrorNights continue with David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at The Castle Cinema (Friday 24 JUNE 19:00): booking now!

The Alternative Jubilee featuring Pre-show DJ Martin Green + JUBILEE d. Derek Jarman, 1978 + Shorts presented by Rebel Reel Cine Club at Rio Cinema (02 JUN 17:00 + 18:00).

“Derek Jarman’s JUBILEE, the 1978 cult punk film that portrayed the physical and moral decay of London, set at the time of the Queen’s 1977 Silver Jubilee.

“With Martin Green DJing before and a very special pre-screening show in tribute to the iconic Jordan, our true Britannia!”

“JUBILEE was one of the first films to screen at the newly opened Rio in 1979, the UK’s first community run cinema founded by a disparate group of local East End punks, feminists, dreamers and queers, an anti-establishment utopian space which it remains to this day.”

#QueerHorrorNights continue with a double bill of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III at The Cinema Museum (Sunday 24 JULY 18:30): booking now!

  • THE 39 STEPS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1935 presented by Hitchcock Film Club at Fontaine’s Bar (02 JUN 20:00 – FREE!).
  • The Alternative Jubilee featuring Pre-show DJ Martin Green + JUBILEE d. Derek Jarman, 1978 + Shorts presented by Rebel Reel Cine Club at Rio Cinema (02 JUN 18:00).
  • FLASH GORDON d. Mike Hodges, 1980 + Live Smersh Pod with at Phoenix Cinema (02 JUN 20:00).
  • MAY YOU STAY FOREVER YOUNG d. Rex Rex & Sam Lam, 2021 at Genesis Cinema (02 JUN 20:45).
  • PLAYGROUND d. Laura Wandel, 2021 at Genesis Cinema (02 JUN 18:30).
  • SUMMER OF SOUL d. Questlove, 2021 presented by Whirled Docs at Whirled Cinema (02 JUN 20:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

  • AMOR FATI d. Cláudia Varejão, 2020 + Intro (02 JUN 18:30).

#EXPLOREFRANCE – CÔTE D’AZUR at Ciné Lumière

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • BASTARDS d. Claire Denis, 2013 (02 JUN 20:15).

JOURNEYS ACROSS AFRO-FUTURISMat Barbican

  • 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).

JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank

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

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

  • Re-releases: GET CARTER 4K Restoration d. Mike Hodges, 1971 (27 MAY to 09 JUN).

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


GET CARTER dir. Mike Hodges, 1971:

LUZZU dir. Alex Camilleri, 2021:

PSYCHO dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960:



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*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. //.