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TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [17/01/23]

TUESDAY 17 JANUARY 2023 (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

THE EAR aka Ucho d. Karel Kachyňa, 1970 + Book launch with David Vaughan and Peter Hames at Czech Centre London (17 JAN 18:30).

“To mark the publishing of the first English translation of Jan Procházka’s masterpiece, David Vaughan and Peter Hames discuss both, the book and the film, followed by a screening of the 1970 classic.”

“THE EAR – Ucho in Czech – is one of the greatest of all Czech films. It was the culmination of ten years of fruitful cooperation between the director Karel Kachyňa and screenwriter Jan Procházka. The film was completed in 1970, but in the oppressive atmosphere after the 1968 Soviet invasion it was banned immediately and was not seen by audiences in Czechoslovakia until twenty years later. It is not hard to see why. It is set in the period of the Stalinist purges in 1950s Czechoslovakia. A senior government official Ludvík and his wife Anna come back from a drunken party at the ministry to find that their house has been bugged. A gripping psychological drama follows, as they await a knock on the door.”

  • THE EAR aka Ucho d. Karel Kachyňa, 1970 + Book launch with David Vaughan and Peter Hames at Czech Centre London (17 JAN 18:30).
  • THE FRENCH CONNECTION d. William Friedkin, 1971 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (17 JAN 20:00).
  • GERMINAL d. Albert Capellani, 1913 presented in-venue & online by Sands Films Cine Club at Sands Film Studios (17 JAN 19:30 – Donation requested!).
  • TV Preview: THE GOLD d. Aneil Karia, 2022 + Q&A with the director, Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Spencer, and writer Neil Forsyth at BFI Southbank (17 JAN 18:15).
  • INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES d. Geeta Malik, 2021 at The David Lean (17 JAN 19:30).
  • LA NOTTE aka The Night d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961 presented by Fourth Wall at The Lab E20 (17 JAN 19:30).
  • Projecting the Archive: THUNDER IN THE CITY 35mm d. Marion Gering, 1937 + Intro by Jo Botting, BFI Curator at BFI Southbank (17 JAN 18:20).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

  • Re-release: RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1950 (06 to 31 JAN).

BEST OF 2022 at Bertha DocHouse

BEYOND INTERPRETATION at ICA

  • HAPPER’S COMET d. Tyler Taormina, 2022 UK Premiere + Intro by season curator Chris Cassingham & Q&A with the director (17 JAN 18:30).
  • Curated by Chris Cassingham in partnership with the NFTS.

CELEBRATING JACK NICHOLSON at The Garden Cinema

‘I PURPLE U’ at The Prince Charles

  • RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 (17 JAN 18:00).
  • Curated by Heeyeon Park in partnership with NFTS.

MARK JENKIN’S THE CINEMATIC DNA OF ENYS MEN at BFI Southbank

  • Releases: ENYS MEN d. Mark Jenkin, 2022 (13 to 31 JAN).

SIGHT & SOUND GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME 2022 at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN FILMMAKERS at The Prince Charles

THROWBACK SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

  • CHICAGO d. Rob Marshall, 2002 (17 JAN various).

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

ENYS MEN dir Mark Jenkin, 2022

Also 13 to 19 JAN 2023 (various dates / times):

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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. //.