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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [24/08/22]

WEDNESDAY 24 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.

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KA BODYSCAPES d. Jayan Cherian, 2016 + Short: DEAR BRADFORD d. Vivek Vadoliya, 2022 presented by Baesianz Cinema Club at Spanners SW9 (24 AUG 19:00).

“𝘽𝘼𝙀𝙎𝙄𝘼𝙉𝙕 𝘾𝙄𝙉𝙀𝙈𝘼 𝘾𝙇𝙐𝘽 will be showcasing some of the best, subversive and iconic Asian films from across the continent. For each screening, we will invite an emerging filmmaker to screen one of their short films as well as a feature film selected by them.”

“Kicking us off, we’ll be showing Vivek Vadoliya short film “Dear Bradford” (2022). From Muslim ‘no-go areas’ to Brexit-voting white nationalists, stereotypes continue to be perpetuated about Bradford 21 years after the ‘race riots’. This is an intergenerational account of one family that tells the story of a place, but also of many other diaspora families across the UK and the world.”

“Vivek has selected the film “Ka Bodyscapes” (2016) by Jayan Cherian. Three young people—Haris, a queer painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player and their friend Sia, an activist who refuses to conform to dominant norms of femininity—struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian city. The film is a honest attempt to mainstream a many-splendored queer love and challenge tropes of homosexuality and misogyny.” (Baesianz Cinema Club)


  • Classic Matinee: DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA d. Simon Curtis, 2022 at Rio Cinema (24 AUG 14:30).
  • I CAME BY d. Babak Anvari, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Regent Street Cinema (24 AUG 19:15).
  • KA BODYSCAPES d. Jayan Cherian, 2016 + Short: DEAR BRADFORD d. Vivek Vadoliya, 2022 presented by Baesianz Cinema Club at Spanners SW9 (24 AUG 19:00).
  • OASIS – LIVE BY THE SEA presented by Deeper Into Movies at Signature Brew Haggerston (24 AUG 19:30 – FREE!).
  • THE OUTFIT d. Graham Moore, 2022 at Whirled Cinema (24 AUG 20:00 / 28 AUG 17:00).
  • Pink Palace: PANDORA’S BOX d. GW Pabst, 1929 + Intro/Discussion with Adam Smith & So Mayer in the Basement Bar at Rio Cinema (24 AUG 19:30).
  • WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 at Olympic Studios (24 AUG 19:40).
  • WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 at Rio Cinema (24 AUG 15:30 / 25 AUG 13:30 & 21:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

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

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • YOUR NAME d. Makoto Shinkai, 2016 (24 AUG 15:45).
  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (24 AUG 20:50).

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME d. J. Lee Thompson, 1981 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (24 AUG 20:30 – £1!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

  • LA HAINE 4K d. Mathieu Kassowitz, 1995 + Intro by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor of film studies at King’s College London (24 AUG 18:10).
  • CITIZEN KANE 35mm d. Orson Welles, 1941 (24 AUG 20:40).

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

CLASSIC DISNEY SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

  • MOANA d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 2016 (24 AUG various).

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

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

STAR TREK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

SUMMER OF SCI-FI at The Castle Cinema

  • Sci-Fi Shorts presented by Zodiac Film Club x Final Girls Berlin (24 AUG 18:45).

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

  • GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (24 AUG various).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



OUTDOOR CINEMA Cinema at Barbican Centre 

  • MOTHRA d. Ishirō Honda, 1961 (24 AUG 20:30).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


BULLETPROOF dir. Todd Chandler, 2020

  • Exclusively at: ICA

BURNING AN ILLUSION Digital Restoration dir. Menelik Shabazz, 1981

FREE CHOL SOO LEE dir. Julie Ha & Eugene Yi, 2022

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE [Director’s Edition] 4K d. Robert Wise, 1979



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