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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [25/05/22]

WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 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!

ANYBODY’S WOMAN x2 d. Dorothy Arzner, 1930 35mm + Bette Gordon, 1981 digital presented by The Machine That Kills Bad People at ICA (25 MAY 18:45).

“ANYBODY’S WOMAN (1930) is a rarely seen pre-Code feature by Dorothy Arzner, the most prolific woman director of the classic Hollywood studio era. It charts the marriage of a chorus girl and a lawyer who find themselves coupled after a drunken night and proceed to make the unconventional marriage work.”

“Bette Gordon’s recently restored Super 8 film ANYBODY’S WOMAN (1981) is named after Arzner’s film. The precursor to her 1983 feature VARIETY, it features Wooster Group members Spalding Gray and Nancy Reilly recounting their experiences with pornography against the backdrop of images of New York’s Times Square and the surroundings of the Variety porn theatre.” (TMTKBP)

The Machine That Kills Bad People is held bi-monthly in the ICA Cinema and is programmed by Erika Balsom, Beatrice Gibson, Maria Palacios Cruz and Ben Rivers.


  • ANYBODY’S WOMAN x2 d. Dorothy Arzner, 1930 35mm + Bette Gordon, 1981 digital presented by The Machine That Kills Bad People at ICA (25 MAY 18:45).
  • BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S 16mm d. Blake Edwards, 1961 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (25 MAY 19:30 / 29 MAY 14:00). 
  • THE CASE YOU d. Alison Kuhn, 2020 at Goethe-Institut London (25 MAY 19:00).
  • CROUPIER d. Mike Hodges, 1998 at Riverside Studios (25 MAY 12:10).
  • I SEE YOU d. Dez Mighty & Samuel Awosoga + Discussion with Charmaine Simpson presented by Black History Studies at The Lexi Cinema (25 MAY 18:30).
  • ROBOCOP [Director’s Cut] d. Paul Verhoeven, 1987 at Picturehouse Cinemas (25 MAY various).
  • RŪRANGI d. Max Currie, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (25 MAY 20:00).
  • SORCERER d. William Friedkin, 1977 at The Prince Charles (25 MAY 13:05).
  • PRÄSTÄNKAN aka The Parson’s Widow d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1920 + Supporting programme + Live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney & Colin Sell presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (25 MAY 19:30).
  • Pink Palace: TAXI ZUM KLO d. Frank Ripploh, 1981 + Talk by Andrew Woodyatt and Adam Zmith “Where have all the cottages gone?” at Rio Cinema Basement Bar (25 MAY 19:30).
  • WHEN I’M WITH YOU d. Katharine Fry, 2022 + Q&A with the director hosted by Helen De Witt at Barbican (25 MAY 18:30).

TALKS etc.


Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS (not listed elsewhere!) at The Prince Charles

  • SORCERER d. William Friedkin, 1977 (25 MAY 13:05).

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER at The Garden Cinema 

CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY at BFI Southbank

CULTITUDE at Catford Mews

  • HEATHERS dir Michael Lehmann, 1989 (25 MAY 21:00).

#EXPLOREFRANCE – CÔTE D’AZUR at Ciné Lumière

THE FILMS OF TERRENCE MALICK at The Prince Charles

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH CINEMA at The Garden Cinema

JOHN CARPENTER IN 4K at The Prince Charles

NICHOLAS CAGE 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

SCI-FI MOVIES at The Prince Charles

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

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford



THE INNOCENTS aka De uskyldige dir. Eskil Vogt, 2021:

VAMPYR dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932:



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