TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [18/10/22]

TUESDAY 18 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.

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#QueerHorrorNights presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

Science On Screen: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD d. Benh Zeitlin, 2012 + Presentation by Prof. Mark Maslin at Barbican (18 OCT 18:10).

“This 4-time Academy-Award nominated fantasy-drama is a tender gem, exploring the beauty and brutality of nature, as well as the courage and love possessed by one intrepid 6 year old. Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her ailing father Wink (Dwight Henry) on an island in the Louisiana bayou called the Bathtub. When Wink becomes mysteriously ill, nature goes haywire; temperatures begin to rise, which melts the ice caps, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With water levels rising, the aurochs on the way, and Wink’s good health diminishing, Hushpuppy goes in search of her long-lost mother.”

“Climate change is one of the greatest threats to humanity, but in film it is frequently depicted bleakly in documentaries or as a blockbuster catastrophe. However, this film mixes reality and fantasy to examine its more insidious nature. In this presentation, Mark Maslin (Professor of Earth System Science at UCL) looks at different representations of climate change and asks why the available solutions are so rarely encountered on screen.” (Barbican)

TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a thrilling season of 70s eco-horror. Tickets from £1 – Booking now!
  • THE AFRICAN DESPERATE d. Martine Syms, 2022 + Q&A at ICA (18 OCT 18:30).
  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT d. Edward Berger, 2022 + Q&A with the director, actors Daniel Brühl & Albrecht Schuch, composer Volker Bertelmann & cinematographer James Friend at Barbican (18 OCT 18:50).
  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT d. Edward Berger, 2022 + Q&A with the director and cast Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Volker Bertelmann and James Friend at Curzon Bloomsbury (18 OCT 17:40).
  • Science On Screen: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD d. Benh Zeitlin, 2012 + Presentation by Prof. Mark Maslin at Barbican (18 OCT 18:10).
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE d. Claire Denis, 2022 at The David Lean (18 OCT 19:30).
  • THE COMING WAR ON CHINA d. John Pilger, 2016 + Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (18 OCT 18:00).
  • DON QUIXOTE d. Grigori Kozintsev, 1957 presented in-venue & online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studios (18 OCT 20:00).
  • ERIC RAVILIOUS DRAWN TO WAR d. Margy Kinmonth, 2022 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (18 OCT 20:00).
  • HACKING JUSTICE: JULIAN ASSANGE d. Clara López Rubio & Juan Pancorbo, 2021 + Q&A with the director & representatives from Wikileaks & the Julian Assange Defence Committee at Rio Cinema (18 OCT 18:15).
  • THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzel, 1972 at Whirled Cinema (18 OCT 20:00 / 19 OCT 20:00 / 23 OCT 17:00).
  • MilkTea MixTape: Vol II – Short Film Showcase at The Garden Cinema (18 OCT 19:00).
  • MO’ BETTER BLUES d. Spike Lee, 1990 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (18 OCT 20:00).
  • NIGHT MOVES d. Kelly Reichardt, 2013 presented by Mondo Nights at Biddle Bros (18 OCT 20:00).
  • Queer Identity: Simisolaoluwa Akande short film programme + Q&A at Bermondsey Project Space (18 OCT 19:00).
  • SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS d. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957 at The Garden Cinema (18 OCT 20:15).
  • YOUNG SOUL REBELS d. Isaac Julien, 1991 presented by Deeper Into Movies at POP Brixton (18 OCT 19:30 – FREE!).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BLACK HISTORY MONTH at The Garden Cinema


GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

GUY MADDIN at BFI Southbank

HALLOWEEN at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • HATCHING d. Hanna Bergholm, 2022 (from 18 OCT various).



  • Beast: FRANKENSTEIN d. James Whale, 1931 (18 OCT 20:50).
  • Re-releases: THE OTHERS d. Alejandro Amenábar, 2001 (17 to 30 OCT).


THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • 2046 d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 (18 OCT 15:20).

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT dir Edward Berger, 2022

DECISION TO LEAVE aka Heojil Kyolshim dir Park Chan-Wook, 2022

HALLOWEEN ENDS dir David Gordon Green, 2022

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