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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [17/02/22]

THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 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



Cinema Museum Fundraiser: THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN d. Peter Middleton & James Spinney, 2021 Preview + Q&A with the directors at The Cinema Museum (17 FEB 19:30). 

“Longlisted for the Best Documentary at the BAFTAs, this is the definitive documentary about one of the world’s most recognisable men. From the Lambeth workhouse to Hollywood stardom – one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories ever told.

Groundbreaking, controversial, outspoken and visionary. For decades he was the most famous man in the world – but who was the real Charlie Chaplin? Drawn from a remarkable archive of newly unearthed material, THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN will be a revealing and poignant portrait of Hollywood’s most iconic figure.” (The Cinema Museum)



4K PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): YOUNG SOUL REBELS d. Isaac Julien, 1991 (17 FEB 20:45).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SICARIO d. Denis Villeneuve, 2015 (17 FEB 18:00 – £1 Members’ Screening).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

JULIA DUCOURNAU at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): TITANE d. Julia Ducournau, 2021 (17 FEB 15:30).

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PONYO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2008 (from 12 FEB); KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1989 (from 12 FEB).

TWO BY RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at The Prince Charles


We’ve got nothing… what did we miss?


PETROV’S FLU d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2021:

WHEEL OF FORTUNE & FANTASY aka Guzen to sozo d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021:

  • Also 11 to 17 FEB (various dates/times): DOWNFALL: THE CASE AGAINST BOEING d. Rory Kennedy, 2022 at: Everyman Broadgate // THE FORGOTTEN ONES d. Michale Boganim, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE POWER OF THE DOG 35mm d. Jane Campion, 2021 at: The Prince Charles (from 17 FEB to 03 MAR).


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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. //.