This is a film still from WEEKEND dir Jean-Luc Godard, 1967, screening at Archway Tavern (05 MAY 2022).
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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [05/05/22]

THURSDAY 05 MAY 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

Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

WEEKEND d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1967 + DJ before screening presented by 6876 and Rebel Reel Cine Club at Archway Tavern (05 MAY 18:30+).

“This scathing satire from Jean-Luc Godard is one of cinema’s great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, Weekend is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society reverting to savagery, and— according to the credits—the end of cinema itself.”

“Each ticket comes with an ultra limited edition tote bag with other goodies inside – this will only be given to those attending (and you’ll have the option to purchase a limited edition t-shirt inspired by Godard).” (Rebel Reel)

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!


Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

  • L’ATALANTE d. Jean Vigo, 1934 + Intro by Ros Murray (05 MAY 18:00).

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

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


Check venues for full listings…

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



CASABLANCA BEATS aka Haut et fort dir. Nabil Ayouch, 2021:

THE VELVET QUEEN aka La panthère des neiges dir. Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier, 2021:

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR dir. Jane Schoenbrun, 2021:

  • Also 29 APR to 05 MAY (various dates/times): ARCHIPELAGO aka Archipel dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière, 2021 at: ICA // THE CASE dir. Nina Guseva, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE SWIMMER dir. Adam Kalderon, 2021 at: JW3 (from 05 MAY) // YOUR MUM AND DAD: A DEVASTATING TRUTH dir. Klaartje Quirijns, 2019 at: JW3 (from 01 MAY).


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