This is a film still from SPIT AND ASHES dir Maria Beatty, 2019.
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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [27/04/22]

WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 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

Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

SPIT AND ASHES d. Maria Beatty, 2019 presented by Film Rage at Babel Art House (27 APR 19:00).

“From underground legends Maria Beatty and Lydia Lunch, an erotically charged occult reimagining of the historical violence waged against women by patriarchal forces: the untameable hunger of female desire, the ultimate threat to male power.” (Film Rage)

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!

  • THE 400 BLOWS aka Les Quatre Cents Coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Regent Street Cinema (27 APR 17:15 / 28 APR 14:45).
  • BLACK RUSSIANS d. Kara Lynch, 2001 + Discussion with Charmaine Simpson presented by Black History Studies at The Lexi Cinema (27 APR 17:45).
  • CASABLANCA BEATS d. Nabil Ayouch, 2021 + Panel discussion at Curzon Hoxton (27 APR 18:20).
  • CITY OF GOD d. Fernando Meirelles, 2002 at Olympic Studios (27 APR 20:40).
  • GREAT FREEDOM d. Sebastian Meise, 2021 at Goethe-Institut London (27 APR 19:00).
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS d. Vincente Minnelli, 1944 at Riverside Studios (27 APR 12:10).
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN d. Craig Roberts, 2021 at The David Lean (27 APR 19:30 / 28 APR 14:30 & 19:30).
  • SILENT RUNNING d. Douglas Trumbull, 1972 at The Prince Charles (27 APR 15:40).
  • SPIT AND ASHES d. Maria Beatty, 2019 presented by Film Rage at Babel Art House (27 APR 19:00).
  • WEST SIDE STORY d. Steven Spielberg, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (27 APR 20:00 / 01 MAY 17:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BARBRA STREISAND STRAND [A STREIS-STRAND, IF YOU WILL] at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

  • SEBASTIANE d. Derek Jarman, 1976 + Intro by BFI curator Simon McCallum (27 APR 17:45).

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

  • THE WILD ONE d. László Benedek, 1953 (27 APR 18:20).
  • THE MEN d. Fred Zinnemann, 1950 (27 APR 20:45).

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

  • IN BRUGES d. Martin McDonagh, 2008 (27 APR 21:00).

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at ICA 

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at The Prince Charles 

LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank

NIGHTMARES AND DAYDREAMS: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF SCREENWRITER NIGEL KNEALE at BFI Southbank

PAUL VERHOEVEN 35MM LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen On The Green

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD at The Prince Charles 

  • SCARFACE d. Howard Hawks, 1932 (27 APR 18:00).

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière



HAPPENING dir. Audrey Diwan, 2021:

SAINT-NARCISSE dir. Bruce LaBruce, 2020:

  • Various venues, inc: ICA


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