This is a film still from EATING PAPAW ON THE SEASHORE dir Rae Wiltshire, 2022.

THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [06/04/23]

THURSDAY 06 APRIL 2023 (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.

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Queer Caribbean Films short film programme + Q&A with filmmakers, presented by The BlackBoyJoyClub at The Cinema Museum (06 APR 19:00).

“The BlackBoyJoyClub presents Queer Caribbean films made in Countries where being Queer is illegal and a radical status. Four shorts will be followed by a panel discussion. The short film programme includes: EATING PAPAW ON THE SEASHORE d. Rae Wiltshire, 2022; GYAL d. Ryan Persadie, 2022; SUGAR FREE d. Brittany Misir, 2022; PEOPLE VS JONES d. Francesca Hawkins, 2018.”

  • THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT d. Peter Greenaway, 1987 + Intro/salon with Nick Walker at The Italian Cultural Institute (06 APR 18:00 – FREE!).
  • BLUE BAG LIFE d. Rebecca Lloyd-Evans, Lisa Selby & Alex Fry, 2022 + Q&A with Lisa Selby & Josie Cole at Bertha DocHouse (06 APR 18:20).
  • Korean Film Nights: THE DAY HE ARRIVES d. HONG Sang-soo, 2011 at Korean Cultural Centre (06 APR 19:00 – FREE).
  • THE GALLERY: AN INTERACTIVE FILM d. Paul Raschid, 2022 + Intro/Q&A at The Prince Charles (06 APR 18:30).
  • THE GUILTY d. Antoine Fuqua, 2021 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at The Dugdale Centre (06 APR 19:45).
  • Preview: LOLA d. Andrew Legge, 2022 presented by Massive Cinema at Genesis Cinema (06 APR 18:30).
  • MAMMA MIA! Sing-along d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 + ABBA Disco at The Clapham Grand (06 APR 11:50).
  • Whirled Docs: MOONAGE DAYDREAM d. Brett Morgen, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (06 APR 19:30).
  • TV Preview: OBSESSION d. Glenn Leyburn & Lisa Barros D’Sa, 2023 + Panel with Richard Armitage, Charlie Murphy, Indira Varma, Rish Shah & Morgan Lloyd Malcolm at BFI Southbank (06 APR 18:15).
  • Opensources: If The Sky Sounds So Loud inc UK Premiere of FRAGMENTS FROM HEAVEN d. Adnane Baraka, 2022 at ICA (06 APR 18:40).
  • Queer Caribbean Films short film programme + Q&A with filmmakers, presented by The BlackBoyJoyClub at The Cinema Museum (06 APR 19:00).
  • SHOWGIRLS d. Paul Paul Verhoeven, 1995 presented by Ms Fontaine’s Film Club at Fontaine’s Bar (06 APR 20:00 – FREE!).
  • WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? d. Shekhar Kapur, 2022 (06 APR 14:30 HOH & 19:30).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles


A24 at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 (06 APR various).

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (06 APR 13:00).


  • PICKPOCKET d. Robert Bresson, 1959 (06 APR 20:45).


  • QUEERAMA d. Daisy Asquith, 2018 + Recorded intro by the director & Networking with the Queer Filmmakers Network (06 APR 20:20).

CINEMATIC JUKEBOX / CLASSIC FILM SEASON at The Prince Charles (not listed elsewhere!)


  • HYENAS d. Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1992 + Intro/discussion with Anthony Badu (06 APR 18:00).


  • BILLY LIAR d. John Schlesinger, 1963 (06 APR 20:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


THE BIG LEBOWSKI: 25TH ANNIVERSARY dir. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998 (limited engagements):

BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN dir. Pierre Földes, 2022

GOD’S CREATURES dir. Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer, 2022

THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH dir. Dominik Moll, 2023

Also 31 MAR to 06 APR (various dates/times):

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