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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [12/01/23]

THURSDAY 12 JANUARY 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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BARBARELLA d. Roger Vadim, 1968 presented by Ms Fontaine’s Film Club at Fontaine’s (12 JAN 20:00 – FREE!).

“Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.”

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  • A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH 16mm d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1946 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (12 JAN 19:30).
  • BARBARELLA d. Roger Vadim, 1968 presented by Ms Fontaine’s Film Club at Fontaine’s (12 JAN 20:00 – FREE!).
  • THE MENU d. Mark Mylod, 2022 at The David Lean (12 JAN 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • MON ONCLE d. Jacques Tati, 1958 at The Garden Cinema (12 JAN 20:15).
  • ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION d. David Markin, 1997 presented by Jellied Reels at The Castle Cinema (12 JAN 18:45).
  • TRIANGLE OF SADNESS d. Ruben Östlund, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (12 JAN 18:45).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

  • Re-release: RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1950 (06 to 31 JAN).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (Not listed elsewhere!)

  • DUCK SOUP d. Leo McCarey, 1933 (12 JAN 17:35).

BEST OF 2022 at Bertha DocHouse

BEYOND INTERPRETATION at ICA

  • SLOW MACHINE d. Paul Felten & Joe DeNardo, 2020 UK Premiere + Intro by season curator Chris Cassingham & Q&A with the directors (12 JAN 18:30).
  • Curated by Chris Cassingham in partnership with the NFTS.

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD at The Prince Charles

JEAN-LUC GODARD: PERSPECTIVES at Ciné Lumière

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

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

SIGHT & SOUND GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME 2022 at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

ALCARRÀS dir Carla Simón, 2023

PETER VON KANT dir François Ozon, 2022

PIGGY aka Cerdita dir Carlota Martínez-Pereda, 2022

RASHOMON dir Akira Kurosawa, 1950

Also 06 to 12 JAN (various dates / times / venues):

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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. //.