This is a film still from NATION’S FINEST, PUTTING DOWN ROOTS AND BIRTHING d. Beverley Bennett, 2022 - screening at BFI Southbank on Wednesday 25 January 2023.
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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [25/01/23]

WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY 2023 (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

NATION’S FINEST, PUTTING DOWN ROOTS AND BIRTHING d. Beverley Bennett, 2022 Short film programme + Q&A with the director & Blk Art Group at BFI Southbank (25 JAN 18:15).

“To mark the 40th anniversary of The First National Convention of Black Art at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, we present this insightful, celebratory new film by Beverley Bennett. Commissioned by the Blk Art Research Group and Birmingham 2022, it pays homage to the pioneering Blk Art Group and its legacy and influence on the art scene and, more personally, Bennett’s own practice. The screening will be accompanied by other short films related to the Blk Art Group and followed by an extended discussion with Beverley Bennett and Blk Art Group members Claudette Johnson, Trevor Mathison and Marlene Smith. Presented in collaboration with LUX.” (BFI Experimenta)

  • COYOTE UGLY d. David McNally, 2000 presented by Fab Film Club at The Old Nun’s Head (25 JAN 19:45).
  • FREE COUNTRY d. Christian Alvart, 2020 at Goethe-Institut London (25 JAN 19:00).
  • THE LAST TREE d. Shola Amoo, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (25 JAN 20:00 / 29 JAN 17:00).
  • NATION’S FINEST, PUTTING DOWN ROOTS AND BIRTHING d. Beverley Bennett, 2022 Short film programme + Q&A with the director & Blk Art Group at BFI Southbank (25 JAN 18:15).
  • Pink Palace: THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE d. Ronald Neame, 1969 + Intro/discussion in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (25 JAN 20:00).
  • TÁR d. Todd Field, 2023 + Intro by Pamela Hutchinson at Riverside Studios (25 JAN 19:50).
  • WILD AT HEART d. David Lynch, 1990 at The Garden Cinema (25 JAN 15:15).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

AKIRA KUROSAWA at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX 

  • Re-release: RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1950 (06 to 31 JAN).

BAR TRASH: TRASH OR TREASURE? at Genesis Cinema 

  • TROG d. Freddie Francis, 1970 + Intro, intermission, themed drinks & prize giveaways with Token Homo at Genesis Cinema’s Bar Paragon (25 JAN 20:30).
  • Presented by Token Homo.

BEST OF 2022 at Bertha DocHouse

CELEBRATING JACK NICHOLSON at The Garden Cinema

CHAZELLE SEASON at Genesis Cinema

  • BABYLON d. Damien Chazelle, 2023 (20 to 26 JAN).

CINEMATIC JUKEBOX / CLASSIC FILM SEASON at The Prince Charles (not listed elsewhere!)

JEAN-LUC GODARD: PERSPECTIVES at Ciné Lumière

  • KING LEAR 35mm d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1987 + Talk by Professor Garin Dowd: Godard’s 1980s: Self-Portraiture and Surrogacy (25 JAN 18:10).
  • PIERROT LE FOU d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (25 JAN 20:35).

MARK JENKIN’S THE CINEMATIC DNA OF ENYS MEN at BFI Southbank

  • Releases: ENYS MEN d. Mark Jenkins, 2022 (13 to 31 JAN).

SIGHT & SOUND GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME 2022 at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN FILMMAKERS at The Prince Charles

  • TITANE d. Julia Ducournau, 2021 (25 JAN 18:00). 

STEVEN SPIELBERG FROM 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

WORLD CINEMA PASSPORT SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

DREAMING WALLS dirs Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier, 2022

HOLY SPIDER dir Ali Abbasi, 2022

Also 20 to 26 JAN (various dates/times):

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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. //.