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MONDAY: What’s on in London today [25/10/21]

MONDAY 25 OCTOBER 2021 (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


CHILDREN OF THE BEEHIVE 35mm aka Hachi no su no kodomotachi d. Hiroshi Shimizu, 1948 + Intro by season co-programmer Alexander Jacoby at BFI (25 OCT 20:45) / Part of JAPAN 2021.

  • “The devastating impact of the war on Japan’s children is shown in Shimizu’s independently-produced film, a Japanese counterpart of Italian neo-realism. Chronicling the journey of a group of orphans (played by non-professionals, themselves orphans) and a weary demobilised soldier across a scarred nation to the refuge of an orphanage, the film pays deeply moving witness to the aftershocks of war.”
  • Joint ticket available with A Time of Change and How Japanese Film Bore Witness to It (25 OCT 18:20) £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less); joint tickets must be booked via box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.



This is a film still from THE HARDER THEY FALL, opening night of the 65th BFI London Film Festival.

THE HARDER THEY FALL d. Jeymes Samuel, 2021.

SCREAM 35mm d. Wes Craven, 1996.

  • Also (22 to 28 OCT various dates/times): PLAYLIST d. Nine Antico, 2021 at: Curzon Cinemas // SMOG TOWN d. Meng Han, 2019 at: Bertha DocHouse // WHITE CUBE d. Renzo Martens, 2020 at: ICA.


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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.