TODAY

THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [25/08/22]

THURSDAY 25 AUGUST 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


LA GRANDE ILLUSION 16mm d. Jean Renoir, 1937 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (25 AUG 19:30).

“A group of French soldiers, including an aristocrat captain and a working-class lieutenant, grapple with their class differences as they are held in a WWI German prison camp. When transferred to a high-security fortress ruled by an aristocratic German officer, the men must concoct an escape plan.”

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.



Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (25 AUG 15:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

  • NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 (25 AUG 18:15).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (25 AUG 12:45 – 4K).

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 (25 AUG 20:00 – at Picturehouse Central).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

  • VOLVER d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006 (25 AUG 20:00).

CLASSIC DISNEY SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

CLOSE-UP ON WIM WENDERS at Close-Up

FROM JAMAICA TO THE WORLD: REGGAE ON FILM at BFI Southbank

KINO DREAMS: THE REVERIES OF WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles 

POST-HORROR SUMMER NIGHTS at Barbican

  • THE VVITCH d. Robert Eggers, 2015 + Recorded intro by the director Robert Eggers (25 AUG 18:40).

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

STAR TREK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



OUTDOOR CINEMA Cinema at Barbican Centre 

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


BULLETPROOF dir. Todd Chandler, 2020

  • Exclusively at: ICA

BURNING AN ILLUSION Digital Restoration dir. Menelik Shabazz, 1981

FREE CHOL SOO LEE dir. Julie Ha & Eugene Yi, 2022

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE [Director’s Edition] 4K d. Robert Wise, 1979



RADIANT CIRCUS is powered by monthly subscribers. Get great rewards & help #ReviveTheDark. JOIN US!


*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. //.