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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [01/06/22]

WEDNESDAY 01 JUNE 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 continue with David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at The Castle Cinema (Friday 24 JUNE 19:00): booking now!

PLATEAU d. Karimah Ashadu, 2022 UK premiere + Shorts + Karimah Ashadu in conversation at Tate Modern (01 JUN 18:30).

“The four films presented in this survey are connected through their focus on movement. Opening with three of the artist’s early short films, the series highlights Ashadu’s unconventional cinematographic practice, which studies and appropriates motion devices as tools towards new perspectives on labour in West Africa.”

“Her short films plunge viewers into three successive urban environments – the butchers’ stalls, a sandy lagoon and a soccer field – captured through a unique and playful formal language. Produced using handmade camera devices, such as rotating tripods, coloured filters, and magnifying lenses, they offer uncanny visions of Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. The artist’s camera pans and rotates mechanically, giving presence to the rhythm of the device which buttresses each work. Its mechanism comes to mirror the labour it records.”

“PLATEAU, Ashadu’s most recent work, takes place in a tin and columbite mine in central Nigeria, near the city of Jos. The region’s natural resources were exploited by the British empire from the mid-nineteenth century until Nigeria’s independence in 1960, and formally ended with the expiration of the International Tin Agreement in 1985. As the market collapsed, workers became jobless and organised to administrate the land for themselves. In PLATEAU, Ashadu questions the region’s extractive history and its effects on landscapes and bodies, wielding together portraits of miners and dynamic shots of Nigerian ponds and quarries. Discussing the work, the artist mentioned having ‘looked for ways to consider labour as a kind of a practice towards independence’.” (Tate)

#QueerHorrorNights continue with a double bill of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III at The Cinema Museum (Sunday 24 JULY 18:30): booking now!


Check venues for full listings…

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • VERTIGO 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (01 JUN 15:05 – 4K).

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CHISWICK PRIDE at Chiswick Cinema

  • PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 (01 JUN 20:30).

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank

NICHOLAS CAGE 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

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

  • Re-releases: GET CARTER 4K Restoration d. Mike Hodges, 1971 (until 09 JUN).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


GET CARTER dir. Mike Hodges, 1971:

LUZZU dir. Alex Camilleri, 2021:

PSYCHO dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960:



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