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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [27/10/22]

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 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 BLOODETTES aka Les saignantes d. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2005 + Panel & Short film at Picturehouse Hackney (27 OCT 19:30).

“A special, spooky screening of THE BLOODETTES followed by a panel discussion led by Aleah Scott, Picturehouse Audience Development Assistant and Founder of FEELS, and featuring journalist and podcaster, Laverne Caprice and Desta Haile, Director of Film Africa. Together they will be exploring the resurgence of mainstream Black Horror, the particular importance of seeing Black stories represented through the genre and the way in which horror fosters a radical, political and creative platform for marginalised voices.”

TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a thrilling season of 70s eco-horror. Tickets from £1 – Booking now!

  • AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE) d. Bertrand Mandico, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (27 OCT various).
  • BLADE d. Stephen Norrington, 1989 at Catford Mews (27 OCT 20:10).
  • THE BLOODETTES aka Les saignantes d. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2005 + Panel & Short film at Picturehouse Hackney (27 OCT 19:30).
  • BLUE ISLAND d. Chan Tze Woon, 2022 + Q&A with the director, presented by CREAM at Ciné Lumière (27 OCT 18:00).
  • DON’T WORRY DARLING d. Olivia Wilde, 2022 at The David Lean (27 OCT 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM d. George C. Wolfe, 2020 + Seminar: The Impact of Racism, presented by Visionary Arts Foundation at Curzon Victoria (27 OCT 17:30).
  • MAU d. Beji Bergmann & Jono Bergmann, 2021 at Austrian Cultural Forum (27 OCT 19:00 – FREE!).
  • MET MES d. Sam de Jong, 2022 + Q&A at Rio Cinema (27 OCT 18:45).
  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 16mm d. George A Romero, 1968 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (27 OCT 19:30).
  • PREY FOR THE DEVIL d. Daniel Stamm, 2022 at Peckhamplex (27 OCT 21:00).
  • PREY FOR THE DEVIL d. Daniel Stamm, 2022 at Picturehouse Stratford (27 OCT 20:20).
  • TROLL 2 d. Claudio Fragasso, 1990 – Interactive screening & Cabaret, presented by Puella Devile at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (27 OCT 19:30).
  • VENENO PARA LAS HADAS d. Carlos Enrique Taboada, 1986 at Latin American House (27 OCT 18:30 – FREE!).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BLACK PARIS: FACT & FICTION at Ciné Lumière

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

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

HORROCTOBER – A MONTH OF THRILLS, CHILLS & SPILLS at The Prince Charles

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

  • Preview: BARBARIAN d. Zach Cregger, 2022 (27 OCT 20:30).
  • Ghost: LA LLORONA 35mm d. René Cardona, 1960 (27 OCT 20:30). 
  • Re-releases: POLTERGEIST d. Tobe Hooper, 1982 (21 to 31 OCT).

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

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • MR. TURNER d. Mike Leigh, 2014 + Mike Leigh in conversation (27 OCT 18:30).

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

TNB BHM 2022 at Stratford East Picturehouse

  • NOPE d. Jordan Peele, 2022 + Panel + Performance (27 OCT 19:00 – FREE!).


THE AFRICAN DESPERATE dir Martine Syms, 2022

  • Exclusively at: ICA

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE dir Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021

VESPER dir Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper, 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. //.