This is a film still from KIN-DZA-DZA! dir Georgiy Daneliya, 1986, screening at The Castle Cinema (12 MAY 2022).
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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [12/05/22]

THURSDAY 12 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.

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

KIN-DZA-DZA! d. Georgiy Daneliya, 1986 presented by Jellied Reels to raise funds for Meduza at The Castle Cinema (12 MAY 21:00).

“A hilarious and profound journey styled in the theatre of the absurd, KIN-DZA-DZA! is somewhere between Monty Python meets Dune. Directed by the Soviet comedy mastermind Georgiy Daneliya, the film wryly unpacks and refracts the social hierarchies of East and West. We are superbly proud to present the film with a twinkling set of newly translated subtitles and a contextual essay from the Jellied Reels team. This is (possibly!) the first UK-theatrical screening of a largely unknown cult classic that we’re very sure you’ll enjoy.”

“Jellied Reels will also be donating the proceeds from this month’s screening to Meduza, one of the few remaining independent and impartial Russian-language news sources, and which is currently operating from Riga in Latvia.” (Jellied Reels”


  • EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE d. Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, 2022 preview at The Prince Charles (12 MAY 20:45 – 4K).
  • KIN-DZA-DZA! d. Georgiy Daneliya, 1986 presented by Jellied Reels to raise funds for Meduza at The Castle Cinema (12 MAY 21:00).
  • MEMORIA d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021 at Close-Up (12 MAY 20:15).
  • ON ASSIGNMENT: UNPACKED + Q&A presented by One World Media & ITV at Bertha DocHouse (12 MAY 18:20).
  • Rita Says and the Jerico Orchestra films + performance at The Horse Hospital (12 MAY 19:00).
  • VORTEX d. Gaspar Noé, 2022 at Picturehouse Cinemas (12 MAY various).
  • WINGS FOR COLD PLAY d. Peter Hirjak + Q&A with the director & artist Míla Fürstová at Czech Centre at the Czech Embassy Cinema (12 MAY 18:30).
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD d. Joachim Trier, 2021 at The David Lean (12 MAY 14:30 & 19:30).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • OCTOPUSSY d. John Glen, 1983 (12 MAY 15:15 – 4K).

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

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

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

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

  • LA RÈGLE DU JEU d. Jean Renoir, 1939 + Intro by Catherine Wheatley (12 MAY 18:00).

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK at BFI Southbank 

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière


ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



This is a film still from CABARET dir Bob Fosse, 1972.

CABARET (50th Anniversary) dir. Bob Fosse, 1972:

COME BACK ANYTIME dir. John Daschbach, 2021 at:

WILD MEN dir. Thomas Daneskov, 2021:



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