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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [19/10/22]

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER 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.

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#QueerHorrorNights presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

Pink Palace: D.E.B.S. d. Angela Robinson, 2004 + Intro/discussion by So Mayer in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (19 OCT 19:30).

“Pink Palace, our weekly queer film club, brings you the campy cult bundle of joy that is D.E.B.S. Our screening will be introduced by the wonderful So Mayer, writer, activist and educator, and member of queer feminist film curration collective Club Des Femmes.” (Rio Cinema)

TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a thrilling season of 70s eco-horror. Tickets from £1 – Booking now!

  • BLACK RESISTANCE: 400 YEARS TAKING THE KNEE + Panel with Tony Warner (Black History Walks) & Stella B (Spoken Word Artist), presented by The Kush Film Boutique at Genesis Cinema (19 OCT 18:45).
  • THE BLUE INMATES d. Zeina Daccache, 2021 + Virtual Q&A with the director, part of Reclaim The Frame International at Barbican (19 OCT 18:20).
  • Pink Palace: D.E.B.S. d. Angela Robinson, 2004 + Intro/discussion by So Mayer in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (19 OCT 19:30).
  • Classic Matinée: FIRE OF LOVE d. Sara Dosa, 2022 at Rio Cinema (19 OCT 14:30).
  • FLAMINGO ROAD 16mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1949 presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (19 OCT 19:30).
  • THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzel, 1972 at Whirled Cinema (19 OCT 20:00 / 23 OCT 17:00).
  • MY OLD SCHOOL d. Jono McLeod, 2022 + Q&A with co-producer Olivia Lichtenstein at ActOne Cinema (19 OCT 18:45).
  • NOISES OFF d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1992 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church W5 (19 OCT 15:00).
  • PAPRIKA d. Kon Satoshi, 2006 at Japan House London (19 OCT 18:30 – FREE!).
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW d. Jim Sharman, 1975 + Drag Party with ‘That’s Drag’ at Phoenix Cinema (19 OCT 20:15).
  • The Second Floor Screenings short film programme at The Lady Hamilton (19 OCT 19:00).
  • SEE YOU FRIDAY, ROBINSON d. Mitra Farahani, 2022 + Q&A with the director (19 OCT 20:15).
  • WE WERE SMART aka Sha Ma Te, Wo Ai Ni d. Yifan Li, 2019 + Recorded intro at The Prince Charles (19 OCT 17:30).
  • WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN aka Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios” d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1988 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Church W5 (19 OCT 19:30).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BAR TRASH / TRASH PLANET at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero

  • BUG dir Jeannot Szwarc, 1975 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks at Rule Zero (19 OCT 20:30).
  • Presented by TOKEN HOMO.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH at The Garden Cinema

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT at Chiswick Cinema

  • FRANKENSTEIN d. James Whale, 1931 (19 OCT 19:00).
  • Presented by Movies On Weekends.

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

FRAMES OF MIND: THE FILMS OF PETER GREENAWAY at BFI Southbank 

GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

  • BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA 4K d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1992 + Intro by Christopher Frayling – Book signing in advance of the screening (19 OCT 20:25).

HORROCTOBER – A MONTH OF THRILLS, CHILLS & SPILLS at The Prince Charles

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

  • Witch: THE SKELETON KEY d. Iain Softley, 2005 (19 OCT 18:00).
  • Re-releases: THE OTHERS d. Alejandro Amenábar, 2001 (17 to 30 OCT).

MIKE LEIGH IN CONVERSATION at The Garden Cinema

  • MEANTIME d. Mike Leigh, 1983 + Mike Leigh in conversation (19 OCT 19:00).

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

TWO FILMS BY TI WEST at The Prince Charles 

  • X d. Ti West, 2022 (19 OCT 21:00).

WOMEN’S STORIES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH (& TO WHOM THEY BELONG) at ICA 

  • SAMBIZANGA d. Sarah Maldoror, 1972 (19 OCT 18:40).


ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT dir Edward Berger, 2022

DECISION TO LEAVE aka Heojil Kyolshim dir Park Chan-Wook, 2022

HALLOWEEN ENDS dir David Gordon Green, 2022



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