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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [17/08/22]

WEDNESDAY 17 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!

THREE CAME HOME d. Jean Negulesco, 1950 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church W5 (17 AUG 15:00).

“During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.”


  • 3 FACES aka Se rokh d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 in solidarity with Jafar Panahi, Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Aleahmad at BFI Southbank (17 AUG 18:30).
  • CHRISTINE d. Antonio Campos, 2016 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church W5 (17 AUG 19:15).
  • FADIA’S TREE d. Sarah Beddington, 2021 + Q&A with the director at The Ritzy (17 AUG 18:00).
  • GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 in tribute to Olivia Newton-John at Genesis Cinema (17 AUG 18:35).
  • Pink Palace: LOLA & THE SEA d. Laurent Micheli, 2019 + Intro/discussion in the Basement Bar at Rio Cinema (17 AUG 19:30).
  • PARIS, TEXAS d. Wim Wenders, 1984 at ArtHouse Crouch End (17 AUG 12:15).
  • PARIS, TEXAS d. Wim Wenders, 1984 at Catford Mews (17 AUG 18:00).
  • RADIOHEAD: MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY d. Grant Gee, 1998 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Signature Brew Haggerston (17 AUG 19:30 – FREE!).
  • THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (17 AUG 21:00).
  • THREE CAME HOME d. Jean Negulesco, 1950 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church W5 (17 AUG 15:00).
  • TITANE d. Julia Ducournau, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (17 AUG 20:00 / 21 AUG 17:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

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

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (17 AUG 12:45).

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • DARK AUGUST d. Martin Goldman, 1976 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (17 AUG 20:30 – £1!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

  •  BIGGER THAN LIFE d. Nicholas Ray, 1956 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer at Large (17 AUG 18:20).
  • NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 (17 AUG 20:45).

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF TUFNELL PARK FILM CLUB at The Lord Palmerston 

  • 3 WOMEN d. Robert Altman, 1977 (17 AUG 20:00).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

CLASSIC DISNEY SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

  • FROZEN d. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2013 (17 AUG various).

THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINOat The Prince Charles

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

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD: RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN at BFI Southbank

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

SEASON OF CHAN at The Prince Charles

STANLEY KUBRICK ON FILM at The Prince Charles

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


  • What are we missing…?

OUTDOOR CINEMA at The Cinema In The Arches

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


BLIND AMBITION dir. Robert Coe & Warwick Ross, 2021

WHERE IS ANNE FRANK dir. Ari Folman, 2021



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