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TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [25/10/22]

TUESDAY 25 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.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus

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

Projecting The Archive: THE DECKS RAN RED 35mm aka Infamy at Sea + Recorded intro by Mia Mask, author of ‘Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film’ at BFI Southbank (25 OCT 18:30).

“Dorothy Dandridge stars as a cook’s wife who helps to thwart the mutinous crew of a freighter. First Officer Ed Rumill (James Mason) can’t turn down his first chance to helm a ship, even though it’s a rusty old freighter and the last captain died in mysterious circumstances. He soon realises that mutiny is brewing and enlists the help of the cook’s attractive young wife (Dorothy Dandridge) to save the ship. Dandridge, whose centenary is this November, holds her own among the testosterone-fuelled cast, giving a compelling performance that takes her character from femme fatale to action hero. With implausible plotting and over-the-top dialogue, the film is a rollercoaster ride of adventure and melodrama.” (BFI)

TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a thrilling season of 70s eco-horror. Tickets £1 – Booking now!

  • BLUE STORY d. Rapman, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (25 OCT 20:00 / 26 OCT 20:00 / 30 OCT 17:00).
  • CENSOR d. Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021 + Live podcast recording with The Cinematologists Podcast at The Garden Cinema (25 OCT 19:00).
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 d. + Q&A with film journalist, writer & filmmaker Leigh Singer presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (25 OCT 20:30).
  • Projecting The Archive: THE DECKS RAN RED 35mm aka Infamy at Sea + Recorded intro by Mia Mask, author of ‘Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film’ at BFI Southbank (25 OCT 18:30).
  • DEEP RED d. Dario Argento, 1975 at The Garden Cinema (25 OCT 20:00).
  • The Voices Film Programme – Queer Identity: DOWN WHERE THE SEA FOLK LIVE + Q&A with the director & live music at Bermondsey Project Space (25 OCT 19:00).
  • GIRL PICTURE aka Girls Girls Girls d. Alli Haapasalo, 2022 at The David Lean (25 OCT 19:30).
  • ONIBABA aka Demon Hag d. Kaneto Shindo, 1964 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (25 OCT 20:00).
  • STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES d. Mark James, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Hackney (25 OCT 20:00).
  • WHEN THE WIND BLOWS d. Jimmy T. Murakami, 1986 presented by CND in-venue & online at Sands Films Studios (25 OCT 20:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BAR TRASH / TRASH PLANET at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero

  • NIGHT OF THE LEPUS dir William F. Claxton, 1972 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks at Genesis Cinema (25 OCT 20:30).
  • Presented by TOKEN HOMO.

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

GUY MADDIN at BFI Southbank

HALLOWEEN at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BAR TRASH presents NIGHT OF THE LEPUS dir William F. Claxton, 1972 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks (25 OCT 20:30).

HORROCTOBER – A MONTH OF THRILLS, CHILLS & SPILLS at The Prince Charles

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

NEW GERMAN CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

  • AMOUR d. Michael Haneke, 2012 (25 OCT 17:50).

WOMEN’S STORIES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH (& TO WHOM THEY BELONG) at ICA 

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



THE AFRICAN DESPERATE dir Martine Syms, 2022

  • Exclusively at: ICA

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE dir Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 2021

VESPER dir Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper, 2022



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