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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [24/02/22]

THURSDAY 24 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

Book now for FRANKENSTEIN, the first of our Queer Horror Nights at The Castle (27 FEB).

Terror Vision: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS d. Wes Craven, 1991 at BFI Southbank (24 FEB 20:40):

“Facing imminent eviction from their run-down apartment building, a young teen and his two accomplices formulate a plan to rob the sprawling suburban home of their avaricious landlords. But little do they know the horrors that await them inside. A slyly subversive blend of outré shocks and blacker-than-black comedy, Wes Craven’s scathing critique on capitalist greed and urban gentrification stands as one of the director’s most accomplished and enduring films.” (BFI)


  • BLACK PETER: 4K Restoration d. Miloš Forman, 1963 presented by the Czech Centre at the Czech Embassy Cinema (24 FEB 19:00).
  • BOILING POINT d. Philip Barantini, 2021 at The David Lean (24 FEB 14:30 & 19:30 / 01 MAR 19:30).
  • BURDEN OF DREAMS 16mm d. Les Blank, 1982 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (20 FEB 14:00 / 24 FEB 19:30 / 27 FEB 13:30).
  • THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE d. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (24 FEB 20:00 – Followed by an online discussion 25 FEB 17:00).
  • EL TOPO d. Alejandro Jadorowsky, 1970 + Intro & Salon with Nick Walker presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (24 FEB 18:30). 
  • A Tribute to Roger Michell: THE DUKE d. Roger Michell, 2021 Preview + Q&A (guest TBA) at BFI Southbank (24 FEB 18:00).
  • Terror Vision: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS d. Wes Craven, 1991 at BFI Southbank (24 FEB 20:40).
  • PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 + Auction for Stonewall for LGBT History month at Everyman King’s Cross (24 FEB 19:00).
  • Shore Leave Film Night: QUERELLE + FIREWORKS d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982 + Kenneth Anger, 1947 at Bathway Theatre, University of Greenwich (24 FEB 18:30 – FREE!).
  • Women’s Health On Screen short film programme presented by Self Examination at The Horse Hospital (24 FEB 18:30).

4K PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THUNDERBALL 4K d. Terence Young, 1965 (24 FEB 15:00); HAPPY TOGETHER 4K d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (24 FEB 18:00).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 70mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (24 FEB 12:00 70mm).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THUNDERBALL 4K d. Terence Young, 1965 (24 FEB 15:00).

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2016 (24 FEB 14:30).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

EXPERIMENTA FOCUS: STEPHEN DWOSKIN at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE SUN AND THE MOON d. Stephen Dwoskin, 2008 + Intro by writer Paul Clinton (24 FEB 18:20).

FASHION & CINEMA: THE ALLURE OF THE REBEL at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE WILD ONE d. Laslo Benedek, 1953 + Intro by writer, editor, director and model Davina Catt (24 FEB 18:35).

THE FILMS OF PATRICK WANG at ICA

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IN THE FAMILY d. Patrick Wang, 2011 (24 FEB 20:35).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PORCO ROSSO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1992 (from 18 FEB); MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1988 (from 19 FEB).

TWO BY RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at The Prince Charles

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): HAPPY TOGETHER 4K d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (24 FEB 18:00).


HERE BEFORE d. Stacey Gregg, 2021:

THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN d. Peter Middleton & James Spinney, 2021:

  • Also 18 to 24 FEB (various dates/times): KISS ME KOSHER d. Shirel Peleg, 2020 at: JW3 (21 to 28 FEB) // LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 at: Rio Cinema // THE SILENCE OF THE MOLE d. Anais Taracena, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE TALE OF KING CRAB aka Re Granchio d. Alessio Rigo de Righi & Matteo Zoppis, 2021 at: ICA.


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