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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [19/01/22]

WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY 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


IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT d. Norman Jewison, 1967 in tribute to Sidney Poitier at Olympic Studios (19 JAN 20:30).

“A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town, and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police chief to investigate the case.”



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

AKIRA KUROSAWA at The Prince Charles

ANIME at The Prince Charles

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE FILMS IN TRUFFAUT’S LIFE at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BIGGER THAN LIFE d. Nicholas Ray, 1956 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large (19 JAN 18:05).

BOWIE: STARMAN & THE SILVER SCREEN at BFI Southbank 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BAAL + PIERROT IN TURQUOISE d. Alan Clarke, 1982 + Brian Mahoney, 1970 + Extended intro by Adrian Wootton (19 JAN 18:00).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (14 JAN to 10 FEB, some 35mm & 70mm).

THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO at The Prince Charles

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): The Antoine Doinel cycle: THE 400 BLOWS 4K aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 (daily from 07 to 20 JAN various).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE 400 BLOWS aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 (19 JAN 16:00).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles


London Short Film Festival (14 to 23 JAN).


COW d. Andrea Arnold, 2021.

SCREAM d. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, 2022.



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