Every Monday we round up the most exciting leftfield film events happening in London over the coming week, from pop-ups and one-offs to regular film clubs, outdoor screenings and festivals.
Best for female empowerment:
I Am Dora presents ‘The Accused’, Hackney Picturehouse, 6.30pm, Wed Jun 12.
Feminist film club I Am Dora don’t just show films, they also provoke informed debate on important issues affecting women. In this week’s event, artist and filmmaker Tinge Krishnan screens this Oscar-winning 1988 drama and discusses how film has dealt with sexual violence.
2. Best for a short sharp shock
‘White of the Eye’, Prince Charles Cinema, 7pm, Thu Jun 13.
‘Performance’ co-director Donald Cammell’s later films are often overlooked, perhaps because he made so few of them. This brilliantly berserk 1987 thriller takes the trappings of the American slasher movie and warps them beyond all recognition.
3. Best for expanding your horizons
‘A Nos Amours presents ‘Solaris’, Renoir, 7.30pm. Thu Jun 13.
The A Nos Amours film club, started by filmmakers Joanna Hogg (‘Archipelago’) and Adam Roberts, screen 35mm prints of world cinema classics. This week, oft-controversial writer and broadcaster Will Self introduces his favourite movie, Russian sci-fi head scratcher ‘Solaris’ (1972).
4. Best for letting your freak flag fly
Alibi Film Club presents ‘Vanishing Point’, The Alibi, 8pm. Mon Jun 17.
Primal Scream fans won’t want to miss a rare big-screen presentation of this wild, wonderful 1971 road movie, about a rebellious driver who breaks free of society’s shackles and heads for open ground. Go, Kowalski!
5. Best for reliving your misspent youth
Ray Harryhausen Double Bill, Roxy Bar & Screen, 3pm. Sun Jun 16.
Recently deceased (and greatly missed) stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen is best known for his adaptations of Greek legends, but he also dipped a toe in sci-fi with the magical ‘Earth vs the Flying Saucers’ (1956) and ‘First Men in the Moon’ (1964).
You can find more details about these events – and many, many more – on Time Out’s film events page.