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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [19/01/23]

THURSDAY 19 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.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus

THE DARKER SIDE OF BLACK d. Isaac Julien, 1994 presented by Otherness Archive at Black Cultural Archives (19 JAN 18:30).

“The documentary examines ‘gangsta chic, violence and nihilism’, the hard edge of rap and reggae that increasingly dominated the image of black popular culture in the mid 1990s. The film also explores homophobia, misogyny and violence within rap and dancehall across music scenes in the UK, US and Jamaica. Featuring interviews with artists themselves and cultural critics as well as music video analysis, the work is a vital intervention in dismantling patriarchy within Blackness.”

Contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing, viewer discretion is advised 

  • Signature presents: 81/2 35mm d. Federico Fellini, 1963 at Genesis Cinema (19 JAN 20:35 + FREE drink!).
  • CALL HER GANDA d. PJ Raval, 2018 + Panel with filipina trans women, raising funds for STRAP (The Society of Trans Women of the Philippines) at The Cinema Museum (19 JAN 19:30).
  • CARO DARIO d. Nanni Moretti, 1993 + Intro & Salon with Nick Walker at The Italian Cultural Institute (19 JAN 18:00 – FREE!).
  • THE DARKER SIDE OF BLACK d. Isaac Julien, 1994 presented by Otherness Archive at Black Cultural Archives (19 JAN 18:30).
  • Preview: DREAMING WALLS d. Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier, 2022 + Q&A with the directors & sculptor Skye Ferrante at ICA (19 JAN 20:40).
  • MON ONCLE d. Jacques Tati, 1958 at The Garden Cinema (19 JAN 20:20).
  • MORE THAN EVER aka Plus que jamais d. Emily Atef, 2022 + Q&A with the director, producer Xenia Maingot (onsite) & actor Vicky Krieps (online) at Ciné Lumière (19 JAN 19:30).
  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE d. Haifaa Al Mansour, 2019 presented by Highgate Film Society at HLSI (19 JAN 19:30).
  • Pink Mirrors: Exploring South Asian Queerness + Panel, curated by Harry Singh at Barbican (19 JAN 18:15).
  • THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (19 JAN 20:30).
  • SHE SAID d. Maria Schrader, 2022 at The David Lean (19 JAN 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUS d. Felix E. Feist, 1952 presented by Lobotomy Room Film Club at Fontaine’s Bar (19 JAN 20:00 – FREE!).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

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

  • VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (19 JAN 15:15 – 4K).

BEST OF 2022 at Bertha DocHouse

BEYOND INTERPRETATION at ICA

  • THE PLAGIARISTS d. Peter Parlow, 2014 UK Premiere + Intro by season curator Chris Cassingham & Q&A with James Kienitz Wilkins & Robin Schavoir (19 JAN 18:30).
  • Curated by Chris Cassingham in partnership with the NFTS.

CELEBRATING JACK NICHOLSON at The Garden Cinema

  • CHINATOWN d. Roman Polanski, 1974 (19 JAN 20:45).

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

MARK JENKIN’S THE CINEMATIC DNA OF ENYS MEN at BFI Southbank

  • Releases: ENYS MEN d. Mark Jenkin, 2022 (13 to 31 JAN).

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

STAFF PICKS at The Garden Cinema

WORLD CINEMA PASSPORT SEASONat Everyman Belsize Park

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

ENYS MEN dir Mark Jenkin, 2022

Also 13 to 19 JAN 2023 (various dates / times):

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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. //.