Every Monday we round up the five 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. Here’s what you need to be seeing this week…
Floating Cinema’s Horror Weekend
Two days of old-school horror classics, plus a handful of recent shockers, all to be screened either on Floating Cinema’s plush cine-barge, or on the steps of the Regents Canal. It’s an interesting programme – Japanese portmanteau piece ‘Kwaidan’, for instance, is rarely shown in the big screen. And it’s all free – but you do need to book.
Floating Cinema’s Horror Weekend, Granary Square, Fri Aug 9 to Sat Aug 10.
Amy Grimehouse presents ‘Mommie Dearest’
This frisky film club is dedicated to camp and cult cinema, and it doesn’t get more trashy than this garish adaptation of Christina Crawford’s madcap memoir about her mother, Hollywood legend Joan. Expect Crawford-centric activities and costumes, plus lots of overexcited audience participation.
Amy Grimehouse presents ‘Mommie Dearest’, Hackney Picturehouse. 7.30pm, Thurs Aug 8.
‘Repo Man’ & ‘The Warriors’
A flawless double bill of semi-futuristic hipster teen awesomeness. ‘Repo Man’ is British director Alex Cox’s magnificent debut, a riff on American culture set in a post-punk LA, while ‘The Warriors’ is a tale of gang culture inspired by the Greek legends, and features arguably the coolest opening in cinema. Can you dig it?
Repo Man & The Warriors, Prince Charles, 7pm, Mon Aug 12.
The Nomad presents ‘The Neverending Story’
Coram Secret Garden is one of central London’s hidden treasures: a green space in the heart of Bloomsbury. It’s owned by a children’s charity, so outdoor cinema experts The Nomad have chosen to screen a series of films about youth, including this evergreen magical Euro-fantasy.
The Nomad presents ‘The Neverending Story’, Coram Secret Garden, 7.30pm, Wed Aug 7.
‘The Bad and the Beautiful’ & ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’
Slip into your thickest skin for this double bill of old-Hollywood classics, because the barbs fly thick and fast. ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’ is searing behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry, while ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ stars Liz Taylor and Paul Newman as a pair of small-town alcoholics ripping their marriage – and each other – to shreds.
The Bad and the Beautiful & Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Riverside Studios, 6pm, Sun Aug 11.
Find details on these and many more on Time Out’s film events page here.