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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [21/09/22]

WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 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 presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

THE MOTHER d. Roger Michell, 2003 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas, Ealing (21 SEP 19:30).

“The most talked about and controversial British film for years, THE MOTHER centres around an uncomfortably atypical relationship, far more shocking than that of HAROLD & MAUDE. May is an ordinary grandmother from the suburbs. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children’s lives. Stuck in an unfamiliar city far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old woman whose life is more or less over. Until that is, she falls for Darren, a man half her age who is renovating her son’s house and sleeping with her daughter.” (Pitshanger Pictures)


  • ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME d. Andrew Gaynord, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (21 SEP 20:00 / 25 SEP 17:00).
  • Classic Matinee: THE AXE FORGETS BUT THE TREE REMEMBERSd. Alberta Whittle, 2022 + Discussion with Lauren Gee from Create London at Rio Cinema (21 SEP 14:30).
  • Preview: CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY d. Lena Dunham, 2022 at Barbican (21 SEP 18:10).
  • Preview: DON’T WORRY DARLING d. Olivia Wilde, 2022 at The Cinema In The Arches (21 SEP 19:45).
  • HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE d. Jean Negulesco, 1953 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas, Ealing (21 SEP 15:00).
  • TV Preview: INSIDE MAN d. Paul McGuigan, 2022 + Q&A with the director, David Tennant, Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells, Lydia West, & writer Steven Moffat at BFI Southbank (21 SEP 18:40).
  • KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS d. Robert Hamer, 1949 at ActOne Cinema (21 SEP 14:00).
  • JUNIPER d. Matthew J. Saville, 2021 + Q&A with Charlotte Rampling at Olympic Studios (21 SEP 18:40).
  • THE MOTHER d. Roger Michell, 2003 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas, Ealing (21 SEP 19:30).
  • Fringe! vs Pink Palace: POISON IVY d. Katt Shea, 1992 + Intro by Molly Miles in the Rio Cinema basement bar (21 SEP 19:30).
  • Preview: SILENT LAND d. Aga Woszczyńska, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (21 SEP various).
  • VIDEODROME 35mm d. David Cronenberg, 1983 at ICA (21 SEP 18:40).

Check venues for full listings…

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: FATEFUL MOMENTS IN TIME! at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • FRANCES HA d. Noah Baumbach, 2012 (21 SEP 16:00).

FROM THE REQUEST BOARD… at The Prince Charles

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

MAD MAX ON 35MM at Everyman Screen on the Green

PAM GRIER at Picturehouse Cinemas

PAM GRIER: FOXY, FIERCE & FEARLESS at BFI Southbank 

  • Re-release: JACKIE BROWN d. Quentin Tarantino, 1997 (16 SEP to 02 OCT).

SOUND AND VISION at BFI IMAX & Southbank

SPOTLIGHT ON ISABELLE HUPPERT at Ciné Lumière

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


ATHENA dir. Romain Gavras, 2022:

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG dir. Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine, 2021:

HATCHING dir. Hanna Bergholm, 2022:



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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.