This is a film still from PINK NARCISSUS dir James Bidgood, 1971, showing at Rio Cinema (11 MAY 2022).
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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [11/05/22]

WEDNESDAY 11 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.

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

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

Pink Palace: PINK NARCISSUS d. James Bidgood, 1971 bar screening & discussion at Rio Cinema (11 MAY 19:30 – £5!).

“Housed in the Rio basement bar and lounge, the Rio team will be presenting weekly queer cinema classics and docs with introduction talks and supporting shorts, art and performances. All tickets £5.”

“Our first screening is the 1971 classic PINK NARCISSUS, in tribute to its writer and director James Bidgood who died recently aged 88. With an introduction talk setting the context of the New York underground gay scene at the time and telling Bidgood’s epic passion project to create this film, shot mostly in his own apartment, created in an era of experimental film by contemporaries like Warhol and Anger. PINK NARCISSUS is both a homage to classic Hollywood and an erotic queer fantasy.” (Rio Cinema)


EXHIBITION

  • Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River opens at LUX Moving Image (11 MAY to 16 JUL). Opening Event – 11 MAY 19:00: Artist Grace Ndiritu in conversation with LUX Director, Benjamin Cook. The exhibition will be on view from 17:00-20:00. RSVP here.

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

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

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

JOHN CARPENTER IN 4K at The Prince Charles

  • THE FOG d. John Carpenter, 1980 (11 MAY 15:35 – 4K).

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK at BFI Southbank 

NICHOLAS CAGE 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 (11 MAY 20:50).
  • Re-releases: CROUPIER d. Mike Hodges, 1998 (06 to 11 MAY various). 

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



This is a film still from CABARET dir Bob Fosse, 1972.

CABARET (50th Anniversary) dir. Bob Fosse, 1972:

COME BACK ANYTIME dir. John Daschbach, 2021 at:

WILD MEN dir. Thomas Daneskov, 2021:



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