This is a film still from CODA dir Sian Header, 2021, screening at Genesis Cinema & presented by DeafWatch & 888 Film Club (28 APR 2022).

THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [28/04/22]

THURSDAY 28 APRIL 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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Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

CODA d. Sian Header, 2021 captioned in English + Live performance of ‘CODA’ by Irina Drytchak + BSL interpreted Q&A with Priscilla Igwe & guest speakers + Deaf Rave presented by DeafWatch & 888 Film Club at Genesis Cinema (28 APR 18:00).

“‘CODA’ is written and performed by Irina Drytchak; the poem is based on personal experiences growing up with deaf parents. The poem explores Irina’s thoughts and feelings. CODA is performed in British Sign Language and includes a voice over and subtitles.”

“Founder Troi “DJ Chinaman” Lee began with a vision to give Deaf, Hearing and Disabled Artists and performers a platform to display their love for music. Deaf Rave provides entertainment with music, sign song and visual performances to an all-inclusive audience, globally and across the UK. Their aim is to unite everyone through the love and passion for music. Promoting unique Deaf/ Disabled identity and teaching everyone about Deaf Culture.”

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!
  • THE 400 BLOWS aka Les Quatre Cents Coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Regent Street Cinema (28 APR 14:45).
  • BLACK ORPHEUS d. Marcel Camus, 1959 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (28 APR 20:00) / Followed by an online discussion (29 APR 17:00).
  • CODA d. Sian Header, 2021 captioned in English + Live performance + BSL interpreted Q&A with Priscilla Igwe & guest speakers + Deaf Rave presented by DeafWatch & 888 Film Club at Genesis Cinema (28 APR 18:00).
  • EAST OF EDEN 16mm d. Elia Kazan, 1955 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (28 APR 19:30).
  • Terror Vision: THE FUNHOUSE d. Tobe Hooper, 1981 at BFI Southbank (28 APR 21:00).
  • MAMBO MAN d. Edesio Alejandro & Mo Fini, 2020 + Live music + Q&A with Mo Fini at The Ritzy (28 APR 18:30).
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN d. Craig Roberts, 2021 at The David Lean (28 APR 14:30 & 19:30).
  • SORRY TO BOTHER YOU d. Boots Riley, 2018 presented by Left Culture Club at Aelita Books (28 APR 19:00 – FREE!).
  • TWO NUDES BATHING By Sir John Boorman + Live medieval music from Juliette Caton, Angeline Ball & Jocelyn West + Extended Q&A with actor Charley Boorman, Seamus Deasy (director of photography) & David Wachs (producer) at Curzon Mayfair (28 APR 18:15).
  • Visual Viscera: Embodied Subjectives short film programme selected by Associate Artist Abbas Zahedi at Barbican (28 APR 18:30). 
  • YOJI YAMADA’S SAMURAI TRILOGY at The Calder Bookshop & Theatre SE1 (28 APR 19:00 – Donation requested!).

Check venues for full listings…

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière


BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles


  •  d. Federico Fellini, 1963 (28 APR 20:00).

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema




THREE BY SATYAJIT RAY at The Prince Charles 

HAPPENING dir. Audrey Diwan, 2021:

SAINT-NARCISSE dir. Bruce LaBruce, 2020:

  • Various venues, inc: ICA

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