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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [22/09/22]

THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 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

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

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER 16mm d. Charles Laughton, 1955 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (22 SEP 19:30 / 25 SEP 14:10).

“An expressionist classic about a corrupt preacher who holds nefarious motives for marrying an unsuspecting widow. Her terrified young children, soon become savvy to this strangers act.”

Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.


  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (22 SEP 19:30).
  • AFTER LOVE d. Aleem Khan, 2020 presented by Highgate Film Society at HLSI (22 SEP 20:00 – followed by an online discussion 23 SEP 17:00).
  • BREATHLESS aka A bout de souffle d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 + Intro by Programmer-at-Large Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank (22 SEP 18:20).
  • CRASH d. David Cronenberg, 1997 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (22 SEP 18:20).
  • DANCER IN THE DARK d. Lars von Trier, 2000 at The Garden Cinema (22 SEP 20:10).
  • Identity in Shorts short film programme at Creative Works E17 (22 SEP 18:30 – FREE!).
  • JUNIPER d. Matthew J. Saville, 2021 + Q&A with Charlotte Rampling at The Gate (22 SEP 18:00).
  • LANCASTER d. David Fairhead & Ant Palmer, 2022 at The David Lean (22 SEP 14:30 HOH & 19:00).
  • LAST MAN STANDING: SUGE KNIGHT & THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE & TUPAC d. Nick Broomfield, 2021 presented by Only True Cinema at Whirled Cinema (22 SEP 19:00).
  • Film Wallahs: MALAM d. Leonard Yip, 2021 + discussion hosted by Anuj Radia from Film Wallahs at BFI Southbank (22 SEP 18:10).
  • THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER 16mm d. Charles Laughton, 1955 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (22 SEP 19:30 / 25 SEP 14:10).
  • Preview: SIDNEY d. Reginald Hudlin, 2022 at ICA (22 SEP 18:45).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (22 SEP 15:00).

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: FATEFUL MOMENTS IN TIME! at BFI Southbank

  • FARGO d. Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996 (22 SEP 20:55).

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

PAM GRIER at Picturehouse Cinemas

PAM GRIER: FOXY, FIERCE & FEARLESS at BFI Southbank 

  • COFFY d. Jack Hill, 1973 (22 SEP 18:00).
  • SHEBA, BABY 35mm d. William Girdler, 1975 (22 SEP 21:00).
  • Re-release: JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (16 SEP to 02 OCT).

PORTRAITS FROM AN OTHER GERMANY: THE EARLY FILMS OF HELKE MISSELWITZ at ICA

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

SOUND AND VISION at BFI IMAX & Southbank

TWO FILMS BY KOGONADA at The Prince Charles



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


ATHENA dir. Romain Gavras, 2022:

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG dir. Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine, 2021:

HATCHING dir. Hanna Bergholm, 2022:



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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. //.