This is a film still from FREAKS dir Tod Browning, 1932, showing at The Prince Charles Cinema (10 MAY 2022).
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TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [10/05/22]

TUESDAY 10 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

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!

FREAKS d. Tod Browning, 1932 (10 MAY 18:00 – £1 Members’ Screening) / Part of PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles.

“When trapeze artist Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova) learns that circus midget Hans (Harry Earles) has an inheritance, she marries the lovesick, diminutive performer, all the while planning to steal his fortune and run off with her lover, strong man Hercules (Henry Victor). When Hans’ friends and fellow performers discover what is going on, they band together and carry out a brutal revenge that leaves Hercules and Cleopatra knowing what it truly means to be a ‘freak’.” (The PCC)

There’s a great article about this controversial film from FEDS trainee Tanya Charteris-Black on the ICO blog: One of Us: What Freaks Tells Us About Evolving Attitudes Towards Disability on Screen.


  • Science On Screen: ARRIVAL d. Denis Villeneuve, 2016 + Talk by Caroline Newton at Barbican (10 MAY 18:05).
  • BELFAST d. Kenneth Branagh, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (10 MAY 20:00 / 11 MAY 20:00 / 15 MAY 17:00).
  • LA BATAILLE DU RAIL aka The Battle of the Rails d. René Clément, 1946 at Ciné Lumière (10 MAY 18:30).
  • LADY SNOWBLOOD d. Toshiya Fujita, 1973 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (10 MAY 20:00).
  • LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD d. Sabine Krayenbühl & Zeva Oelbaum, 2016 presented in-venue and online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (10 MAY 20:00).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: OLGA d. Elie Grappe, 2021 at The David Lean (10 MAY 19:30).
  • SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER d. Carl Hunter, 2019 + Q&A with the director presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (10 MAY 20:30).
  • WE ARE OUR MOUNTAINS d. Genrikh Malyan, 1969 at Ciné Lumière (10 MAY 18:20).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • FREAKS d. Tod Browning, 1932 (10 MAY 18:00 – £1 Members’ Screening).

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

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEKat BFI Southbank 

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles 

  • FREAKS d. Tod Browning, 1932 (10 MAY 18:00 – £1 Members’ Screening).

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

  • Re-releases: CROUPIER d. Mike Hodges, 1998 (06 to 11 MAY various).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



This is a film still from CABARET dir Bob Fosse, 1972.

CABARET (50th Anniversary) dir. Bob Fosse, 1972:

COME BACK ANYTIME dir. John Daschbach, 2021 at:

WILD MEN dir. Thomas Daneskov, 2021:



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