This is a film still from CAT PEOPLE dir Paul Schrader, 1982, screening at The Prince Charles (04 MAY 2022).
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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [04/05/22]

WEDNESDAY 04 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.

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Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

CAT PEOPLE d. Paul Schrader, 1982 (04 MAY 18:00) / Part of 1982 SEASON & FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles:

“In this sensual and violent horror tale, Irena Gallier (Nastassia Kinski) has a dark family secret, one that resurfaces dramatically when she reconnects with her estranged brother, Paul (Malcolm McDowell). Living with her sibling in New Orleans, Irena finds herself enamored with zoologist Oliver Yates (John Heard), even as her brother makes his own advances toward her. It’s not long before the dark and dangerous curse of the Gallier clan rears its feline head.” (The PCC)

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

  • COME AND SEE d. Elem Klimov, 1985 at The Prince Charles (04 MAY 12:40).
  • DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES d. Terrence Davies, 1988 at Riverside Studios (04 MAY 12:10).
  • ELEVEN DAYS IN MAY d. Michael Winterbottom & Mohammed Sawwaf, 2022 + Virtual Q&A with the directors in support of the Hoping Foundation at Picturehouse Central (04 MAY 19:00).
  • EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE d. Daniels, 2022 + Q&A with the directors at BFI Southbank (04 MAY 19:00).
  • FAMILY ROMANCE LLC d. Werner Herzog, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (04 MAY 20:00 / 08 MAY 17:00).
  • GREATER THAN LOVE d. Fred Niblo, 1921 + Live piano accompaniment presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (04 MAY 19:30).
  • HESTER STREET d. Joan Micklin Silver, 1975 at Curzon Bloomsbury (04 MAY 19:00).
  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FRANTZ FANON d. Mehdi Lallaoui, 2021 + Q&A with the director & Jean Khalfa at Ciné Lumière (04 MAY 18:00).
  • THE NICE GUYS d. Shane Black, 2016 (04 MAY 20:40 – £1 Members’ Screening).
  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY d. Edmund Goulding, 1947 at The Garden Cinema (04 MAY 16:00).
  • STORM BOY d. Henri Safran, 1976 at The Garden Cinema (04 MAY 18:30 / 05 MAY 20:10).
  • YOUR MUM AND DAD: A DEVASTATING TRUTH d. Klaartje Quirijns, 2019 + Discussion with the director at Bertha DocHouse (04 MAY 18:20).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • CAT PEOPLE d. Paul Schrader, 1982 (04 MAY 18:00).

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

  • THE RIVER 35mm d. Jean Renoir, 1951 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large (04 MAY 18:10).

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

  • CAT PEOPLE d. Paul Schrader, 1982 (04 MAY 18:00).

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 (04 MAY 18:15).
  • US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 + Intro by We Are Black Journos (04 MAY 20:55).

PAUL VERHOEVEN 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

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

  • PULP 35mm d. Mike Hodges, 1972 (04 MAY 18:15).

Check venues for full listings…

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



CASABLANCA BEATS aka Haut et fort dir. Nabil Ayouch, 2021:

THE VELVET QUEEN aka La panthère des neiges dir. Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier, 2021:

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR dir. Jane Schoenbrun, 2021:

  • Also 29 APR to 05 MAY (various dates/times): ARCHIPELAGO aka Archipel dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière, 2021 at: ICA // THE CASE dir. Nina Guseva, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE SWIMMER dir. Adam Kalderon, 2021 at: JW3 (from 05 MAY) // YOUR MUM AND DAD: A DEVASTATING TRUTH dir. Klaartje Quirijns, 2019 at: JW3 (from 01 MAY).


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