This is a film still from SAINT JACK dir Peter Bogdanovich, 1979, presented by The Badlands Collective at ICA (24 NOV 2022).
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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [24/11/22]

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 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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TOKEN HOMO presents a second season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero. Tickets £1 / Double-bill £5 – Booking now!

SAINT JACK 35mm d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1979 presented by The Badlands Collective in tribute to Peter Bogdanovich at ICA (24 NOV 18:40).

“Peter Bogdanovich died on January 6th 2022 at the age of 82. As a director, Bogdanovich was an integral part of the New Hollywood of the 1970s, and as a critic and historian, his interviews with master filmmakers such as Howard Hawks, John Ford and Orson Welles helped sustain interest in their work for subsequent generations. A lifelong passionate cinephile, Peter Bogdanovich was a key inspiration for The Badlands Collective, and we are proud to be celebrating his life and career with a 35mm screening of his 1979 film SAINT JACK at the ICA.”

“An adaptation of the novel by Paul Theroux (which Cybill Shepherd won the rights to in a lawsuit against Playboy), SAINT JACK was filmed in Singapore in 1978, with Bogdanovich using a dummy script to fool the authorities into allowing the production to go ahead, and it remains the only American feature to be entirely shot in that country. Ben Gazzara gives one of his signature performances as Jack Flowers, a small-time hustler and pimp who dreams of one day operating his own brothel but faces external pressures from local gangs and the CIA. Charismatic, laid-back and cynical, Jack is a man who operates with certain values, and through Jack’s encounters with the various men and women who enter his orbit, SAINT JACK explores what it takes to try and be a moral man in an amoral world.” (The Badlands Collective)


  • BLACKBIRD d. Michael Flatley, 2018 at The Prince Charles (24 NOV 18:15).
  • CATHY COME HOME 16mm d. Ken Loach, 1966 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (24 NOV 19:30).
  • EL CASTILLO DE LA PUREZA aka The Castle of Purity d. Arturo Ripstein, 1972 presented by Cinema Club Fósforo at Latin American House (24 NOV 18:30 – FREE!).
  • Global Short Docs + Q&A with the filmmakers, presented by One World Media at Bertha DocHouse (24 NOV 18:20).
  • KRAI d. Aleksey Lapin, 2021 at Austrian Cultural Forum (24 NOV 19:00).
  • THE LOST KING d. Stephen Frears, 2022 at The David Lean (24 NOV 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • NOSFERATU d. F.W. Murnau, 1922 presented by Sydenham Film Club at The Sydenham Centre (24 NOV 19:30).
  • THE OIL MACHINE d. Emma Davie, 2022 + Intro/Panel discussion at The Lexi Cinema (24 NOV 19:00).
  • Keep It Cult: OLDBOY d. Park Chan-wook, 2003 at Catford Mews (24 NOV 19:00).
  • THE PARKING LOT MOVIE d. Meghan Eckman, 2010 presented by Doc Heads with networking before the film at The Garden Cinema (24 NOV 20:00).
  • Plex Shorts short film programme at Peckhamplex (24 NOV 20:30).
  • POSSESSION d. Andrzej Zulawski, 1981 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (24 NOV 18:05).
  • THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (24 NOV 21:00).
  • SAINT JACK 35mm d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1979 presented by The Badlands Collective in tribute to Peter Bogdanovich at ICA (24 NOV 18:40).
  • Preview: SHE SAID d. Maria Schrader, 2022 + Q&A with screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz at BFI Southbank (24 NOV 18:00).
  • UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING d. John Hyams, 2012 presented by Animus Magazine at The Prince Charles (24 NOV 20:45).
  • WITHNAIL AND I d. Bruce Robinson, 1987 + Watch-a-long Bingo presented by Rebel Reel Cine Club at ArtHouse Crouch End (24 NOV 20:30).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

CINEMA RESTORED at Barbican

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

FRAMES OF MIND: THE FILMS OF PETER GREENAWAY at BFI Southbank 

GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

HOLLYWOOD ON HOLLYWOOD at The Garden Cinema

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

THE INFERNAL AFFAIRS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

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

KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI’S THREE COLOURS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

UNSILENCED: THE RESILIENCE OF QUEER CINEMA at Rio Cinema

  • WET SAND d. Elene Neveriani, 2021 + Intro by curator Josh Bullin (24 NOV 18:30).


ARMAGEDDON TIME dir James Gray, 2022

Also 18 to 24 NOV (various venues / dates / times):



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