This is a film still from THE DECAMERON dir Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971
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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [31/08/22]

WEDNESDAY 31 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.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus

#QueerHorrorNights continues with Stewart Thorndike’s LYLE starring Gaby Hoffman at Genesis Cinema (14 SEP 18:30).

THE DECAMERON d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971 (31 AUG 18:10 – £1 Members’ Film) / Part of PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS! at The Prince Charles:

“Boccaccio is merely the pretext for the first panel in the ‘Trilogy of Life’. Pasolini axes all the stuff about nobles and the storytelling framework, moves the stories from Florence to Naples, and plunges into ten tales of the lives and loves of the common people. Censor-baiting nudity and bawdy humour are rife, but so is an innocent delight in dreaming a pre-industrial, pre-ideological age.” (The PCC)

#QueerHorrorNights announces a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).


Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

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

BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema

  • MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE d. Stephen King, 1986 + Intro, film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks with Token Homo (31 AUG 20:30 – £1!).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: POWER! at BFI Southbank

  • PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer at Large (31 AUG 18:20).

BRAD REPUTATION ON 35MM at Picturehouse Cinemas

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

CLASSIC DISNEY SEASON at Everyman Cinemas

  • ALADDIN d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1993 (31 AUG various).

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

KINO DREAMS: THE REVERIES OF WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles 

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS! at The Prince Charles

  • THE DECAMERON d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971 (31 AUG 18:10 – £1 Members’ Film).

SATYAJIT RAY: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM at BFI Southbank

STAR TREK IN 4K at The Prince Charles

THROWBACK at Everyman Cinemas

  • TERMINATOR d. James Cameron, 1984 (31 AUG various).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


BOB SPIT: WE DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE dir. Cesar Cabral, 2019

  • Exclusively at: ICA

OFFICIAL COMPETITION aka Competencia Oficial dir. Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat, 2021

QUEEN OF GLORY dir. Nana Mensah, 2021



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