THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [13/10/22]

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER 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 presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

BRONCO BULLFROG d. Barney Platts-Mills, 1969 + Pre-film DJ Jeffrey Munday + Short: STROLLS d. Amir Bech, presented by Rebel Reel Cine Club at Archway Tavern N19 (13 OCT 19:00).

“A screening of Barney Platts-Mills’ powerful and authentic 1969 film, which tells the story of Del (Del Walker), a bored young apprentice, and his 15-year-old girlfriend Irene (Anne Gooding). Largely improvised by its East London teenage cast, this seminal youth film offers a fascinating record of the then-emerging suedehead subculture.”

“Before the film, DJ Jeffrey Munday will play ‘the type of stuff we were listening to at youth clubs at the time’ accompanied by photographer Gavin Watson’s images of the subcultures that were to evolve from the youth scene portrayed in the film. Iranian artist and ‘datagrapher’ Amir Bech’s short film STROLLS, a digital artwork inspired by BRONCO BULLFROG will also screen before the main feature. Each ticket comes with a complimentary comb from Kent Brushes established in 1777.” (Rebel Reel Cine Club)

UPDATE! The Rebel Reel screening of BRONCO BULLFROG has now been moved to 17 November and a new venue. Follow their socials for details.

TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror. Tickets from £1 – Booking now!

  • BRONCO BULLFROG d. Barney Platts-Mills, 1969 + Pre-film DJ Jeffrey Munday + Short: STROLLS d. Amir Bech, presented by Rebel Reel Cine Club at Archway Tavern N19 (13 OCT 19:00).
  • THE FORGIVEN d. John Michael McDonagh, 2021 at The David Lean (13 OCT 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • GOOD OLD CZECHS d. Tomáš Bojar, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Czech Centre at the Czech Embassy Cinema (13 OCT 19:00).
  • TV Preview: SHANTARAM d. Eric Warren Singer & Steve Lightfoot, 2022 at Everyman Cinemas (13 OCT various).
  • STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES d. Mark James, 2019 + Q&A with the director & producer Wael Kabbani at The Ritzy (13 OCT 18:30).


Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • INU-OH d. Masaaki Yuasa, 2022 (13 OCT 13:40).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 (13 OCT 13:15).

HALLOWEEN at Genesis Cinema

  • HATCHING d. Hanna Bergholm, 2022 (13 OCT 21:00).



NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema


TNB BHM 2022 at Stratford East Picturehouse

  • QUEEN OF GLORY d. Nana Mensah, 2021 + Panel + Performance (13 OCT 19:00 – FREE!).

AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE) dir Bertrand Mandico, 2021

  • Various venues, inc: ICA

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