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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [22/06/22]

WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 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 continue with David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at The Castle Cinema (Friday 24 JUNE 19:00): booking now!

Pink Palace: I AM DIVINE d. Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013 + Discussion in the Rio Cinema Basement Bar (22 JUN 19:30).

“Pink Palace, the Rio’s very own weekly queer film club salutes the story of “the most beautiful woman in the world.” The ultimate outsider turned underground royalty, I AM DIVINE is a biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy as a cult superstar. This is the definitive biography honouring Divine in a way she always craved: as a serious artist and immortal star.”

“Featuring rare movie footage, live performances and with brand new interviews with John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Tab Hunter, Holly Woodlawn, Michael Musto, Bruce Vilance and Divine’s mother Frances Milstead (who provided her final interview just months before she passed away) in addition to many more of Divine’s family, friends, colleagues and forever indebted devotees.”

“Our host for the night is DJ, writer and all round trash film expert Graham Russell (Cockabilly & Lobotomy Room) who will be spinning low brow mondo-trasho tunes in the bar from 7pm, and hosting fun and games after the film! (Dildo racing anyone?) So get ready for a whole load of filthy chat, shorts, clips and pure trashy fun to make it a vintage sleaze evening.”

#QueerHorrorNights continue with a double bill of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III at The Cinema Museum (Sunday 24 JULY 18:30): booking now!


Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

80S CINEMA ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AFTER BRESSON… at BFI Southbank

  • ROSETTA 35mm d. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1999 + Intro by Dr Edward Lamberti (22 JUN 18:15).

CELEBRATING ANNA MAGNANI at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CHISWICK PRIDE at Chiswick Cinema

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS REBORN at BFI Southbank

MARTIN SCORSESE: DIRECTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. ACTOR. at The Prince Charles

OF SIN & SALVATION: THE CINEMA OF ROBERT BRESSON at BFI Southbank

  • MOUCHETTE 4K Restoration d. Robert Bresson, 1966 (22 JUN 20:45).
  • Re-releases: PICKPOCKET d. Robert Bresson, 1959 (03 JUN to 30 JUN various).


ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


THE BLACK PHONE dir Scott Derrickson, 2022.

EVERYTHING WENT FINE dir François Ozon, 2021.

  • Also 17 to 23 JUN (various dates/times): A SONG FOR CESAR d. Abel Sanchez & Andres Alegria, 2020 at: Bertha DocHouse // CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH dir Cooper Raiff, 2022 at: Barbican / Everyman Cinemas // DESTERRO d. Maria Clara Escobar, 2020 at: ICA // LISTEN d. Ana Rocha De Sousa, 2022 at: Peckhamplex // THE LOST GIRLS d. Livia De Paolis, 2022 at: Everyman Cinemas // PLEASURE dir Ninja Thyberg, 2021 (some with recorded Q&A) at: Barbican / ICA // SAMP d. Flavia Mastrella & Antonio Rezza, 2020 at: ICA // SHADOW FLOWERS d. Seung-jun Yi, 2019 at: Bertha DocHouse.


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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. //.