This is a film still from QUATERMASS AND THE PIT dir Roy Ward Baker, 1967.

WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [12/04/23]

WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL 2023 (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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Rally for Riverside: QUATERMASS AND THE PIT d. Roy Ward Baker, 1967 + Q&A with Julian Glover & Gyles Brandreth (12 APR 18:00).

“A screening of one of Julian Glover’s many notable screen appearances, QUATERMASS AND THE PIT. This, one of Britain’s finest sci-fi films, based on Nigel Kneale’s script about the discovery of ancient alien craft beneath central London, boasts one of the most elaborate screenplays in British cinema. As boffins, army officers and politicians argue over a mysterious object unearthed at a London tube station, Kneale introduces and interweaves numerous narrative threads (scientific, mythic, historical, psychological, religious, etc) to intriguing and increasingly apocalyptic effect.”

The screening will be followed by an ‘in conversation’ between Julian Glover and Gyles Brandreth, when they will discuss Julian’s long, diverse and illustrious career. There will then be the opportunity to meet Julian at an informal book signing in the River Room.

  • Classic Matinée: FUNNY FACE d. Stanley Donen, 1957 at ActOne Cinema (12 APR 14:30).
  • Preview: EVIL DEAD RISE d. Lee Cronin, 2023 + Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (12 APR 18:00 & 20:45).
  • FRAGILE MEMORY d. Igor Ivanko, 2022 + Intro, presented by Klassiki at Bertha DocHouse (12 APR 18:30).
  • Pink Palace: HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH d. John Cameron Mitchell, 2001 + Intro/discussion in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (12 APR 19:30).
  • IDA d. Pawel Pawlikowski, 2014 presented by No Bollocks Film Club at The Castle Cinema (12 APR 19:00).
  • LITTLE WOODS aka Crossing The Line d. Nia DaCosta, 2018 + Short: INDEPENDENCE d. Karl Jackson + Q&A with the directors, presented by First Film Club at Picturehouse Central (12 APR 19:00).
  • MIAMI VICE d. Michael Mann, 2006 + Intro presented by Cinema Rising at The Garden Cinema (12 APR 20:00).
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN aka Sniegu juz nigdy nie bedzie d. Malgorzata Szumowska & Michal Englert, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (12 APR 20:00 / 16 APR 17:00).
  • Night Of The Underdogs short film programme presented by Klipist at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 APR 20:00).
  • Rally for Riverside: QUATERMASS AND THE PIT d. Roy Ward Baker, 1967 + Q&A with Julian Glover & Gyles Brandreth (12 APR 18:00).
  • UP ON THE ROOF d. Ben Hecking, 2023 presented by Tall Trees Productions at The Garden Cinema (12 APR 15:30).
  • WINNERS d. Hassan Nazer, 2022 at The David Lean (12 APR 19:30).

Check venues for full listings…



ANIME at The Prince Charles



COEN BROTHERS ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green


THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

GODLAND dir Hlynur Pálmason, 2022

LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE dir Martika Ramirez Escobar, 2022

Also 07 to 13 APR (various dates/times):

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