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TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [03/05/22]

TUESDAY 03 MAY 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 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).

GREAT FREEDOM dir Sebastian Meise, 2021 + Q&A with Bent Bars presented by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest & MUBI at Genesis Cinema (03 MAY 18:10).

“Hans is imprisoned again and again under Paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Imprisoned, we watch him form an unexpected but intimate bond with his cellmate Viktor, one that develops with heart tugging tenderness as the decades pass by.”

“Unfolding with visceral intensity and lead by an embodied performance from Franz Rogowski, the GREAT FREEDOM shows us that liberation by the Allies did not mean freedom for everyone.”

“After the screening we will be sitting down to discuss the film’s themes with Bent Bars, a charity that works in solidarity with LGBTQI+ prisoners by organising pen-pal matches, sharing resources, providing mutual support and drawing public attention to the struggles of queer and trans people behind bars.” (Fringe!)

Content note: this film contains scenes of strong sex.

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!
  • DO YOU REMEMBER DREAMING? d. Johnny Clyde, 2022 presented by Double Wonderful at Venue MOT (03 MAY 19:30).
  • FAMILY ROMANCE LLC d. Werner Herzog, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (03 MAY 20:00 / 04 MAY 20:00 / 08 MAY 17:00).
  • GREAT FREEDOM dir Sebastian Meise, 2021 + Q&A with Bent Bars presented by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest & MUBI at Genesis Cinema (03 MAY 18:10).
  • MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL d. George Hoellering, 1951 presented in-venue & online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (03 MAY 20:00 / Donation requested).
  • THE PLAYER d. Robert Altman, 1992 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (03 MAY 20:00).
  • PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN d. Tatiana Huezo, 2021 at The David Lean (03 MAY 19:30).
  • SMALL BODY d. Laura Samani, 2022 presented by No Bollocks Film Club at The Castle Cinema (03 MAY 19:00).
  • TOKYO DRIFTER d. Seijun Suzuki, 1966 at The Prince Charles (03 MAY 18:00).
  • Unrestricted View Film Festival: Award Shorts 2022 at Everyman Screen On The Green (03 MAY 18:15).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: THE FILMS OF MIKE HODGES at BFI Southbank

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

TWO BY EDWARD YANG at The Prince Charles

  • YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (03 MAY 20:10).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

Check venues for full listings…

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford

CASABLANCA BEATS aka Haut et fort dir. Nabil Ayouch, 2021:

THE VELVET QUEEN aka La panthère des neiges dir. Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier, 2021:

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR dir. Jane Schoenbrun, 2021:

  • Also 29 APR to 05 MAY (various dates/times): ARCHIPELAGO aka Archipel dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière, 2021 at: ICA // THE CASE dir. Nina Guseva, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE SWIMMER dir. Adam Kalderon, 2021 at: JW3 (from 05 MAY) // YOUR MUM AND DAD: A DEVASTATING TRUTH dir. Klaartje Quirijns, 2019 at: JW3 (from 01 MAY).

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