This is a film still from CODEX playing at BFI Southbank today (10 AUG 2022).
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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [10/08/22]

WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 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 contributes to the SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema with Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR (19 AUG 19:00): Booking now!

Experimenta: CODEX d. Stuart Pound, 1979 + Stuart Pound in conversation at BFI Southbank (10 AUG 18:15).

“Strongly influenced by experimental music – most notably Steve Reich – CODEX is a tour de-force of what could be achieved using the special film printing equipment at alternative film centre, the London Filmmakers’ Co-op. The film paints an immersive, heavily systematised yet existential portrait of the capital city on the cusp of Thatcherism, where its inhabitants long for connection and feelings of surveillance pervade.”

“‘A kind of crazed, electric parody of “tourist London”, a zany city nightscape full of motion’, said Time Out. Very well received in its day, winning praise from Marguerite Duras and a top award at the Toulon Film Festival, it has since curiously slipped far from the critical radar. Director Stuart Pound joins us to discuss Codex, alongside other examples of his work.” (BFI)



Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

90S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

A JORDAN PEELE TAKE OVER x BLACK INK CINEMA at Genesis Cinema

  • US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 (10 AUG 20:00).

ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • THE CRAZIES d. George A. Romero, 1973 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo at Genesis Cinema (10 AUG 20:30 – £1!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

  • THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 + Intro by Jason Wood, BFI Director of Public Programme & Audiences (10 AUG 18:10).
  • M d. Fritz Lang, 1931 (10 AUG 20:45).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • SE7EN 35mm d. David Fincher, 1995 (10 AUG 20:30 – at Picturehouse Central).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

FROM JAMAICA TO THE WORLD: REGGAE ON FILM at BFI Southbank

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS! at The Prince Charles

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

THREE FILMS BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN at The Prince Charles

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

WIM WENDERS at Curzon Cinemas

  • Check venue for details.

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


FADIA’S TREE dir Sarah Beddington, 2021

THE HARDER THEY COME dir Perry Henzell, 1972

SUZANNE DAVEAU dir Luisa Homem, 2019

  • Exclusively at: ICA
  • Also 05 to 11 AUG (various dates/times): BURNING AN ILLUSION d. Menelik Shabazz, 1981 at: Picturehouse Cinemas (various) // FEATHERS d. Omar El Zohairy, 2021 at: ICA // MAISIE d. Lee Cooper, 2021 at: ICA / Peckhamplex // NIGHTCLUBBING: THE BIRTH OF PUNK ROCK IN NYC + SID: THE FINAL CURTAIN d. Danny Garcia, 2022 at: Rio Cinema // ROMAN HOLIDAY d. William Wyler, 1953 at Picturehouse Cinemas (various).


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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. //.