MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2021 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today including one-off events, limited runs, film clubs, repertory seasons, film festivals, outdoor events, & our selection of new releases.
DRAGON INN d. King Hu, 1967 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 18:00).
- “After having the emperor’s minister of defense executed, a power-grabbing eunuch sends assassins to trail the victim’s children to a remote point on the northern Chinese border. But that bloodthirsty mission is confounded by a mysterious group of fighters who arrive on the scene, intent on delivering justice and defending the innocent.”
GOODBYE, DRAGON INN d. Ming-liang Tsai, 2003 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 20:35).
- “In Taipei, a movie theater is closing, but not before one final film is shown – DRAGON INN, a 1967 actioner and the source of nostalgia for the moviegoers and employees in the old, decrepit and possibly haunted building. The workers include eccentric projectionist Hsiao-Kang (Lee Kang-sheng) and a crippled cashier (Shiang-chyi Chen). The patrons include a Japanese tourist (Kiyonobu Mitamura) and two ghostly actors from the original film who have come to mourn the passing of an era.”
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Olympic Studios (27 SEP 20:30).
- THE AMERICAN FRIEND 35MM aka Der amerikanische Freund d. Wim Wenders, 1977 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 12:30).
- THE BABADOOK d. Jennifer Kent, 2014 at Picturehouse Cinemas (27 SEP various).
- THE BIG HEAT d. Fritz Lang, 1953 at BFI (27 SEP 17:50).
- DRAGON INN d. King Hu, 1967 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 18:00).
- DUNE d. David Lynch, 1984 at Everyman Cinemas (27 SEP various).
- GOODBYE, DRAGON INN d. Ming-liang Tsai, 2003 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 20:35).
- GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE 35mm d. Navot Papushado, 2021 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 13:15).
- IT MUST BE HEAVEN d. Elia Suleiman, 2019 at BFI (27 SEP 18:00).
- LADY SINGS THE BLUES d. Sidney J Furie, 1972 at BFI (27 SEP 20:20).
- LA PISCINE aka The Swimming Pool d. Jacques Deray, 1969 at The Prince Charles (27 SEP 15:15).
- THE MALTESE FALCON d. John Huston, 1941 at Regent Street Cinema (27 SEP 14:00).
- SWANS WHERE DOES A BODY END? presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (27 SEP 19:30).
- TALKING ABOUT TREES d. Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019 at BFI (27 SEP 20:45).
- Wong Kar-wai Lecture by Tony Rayns presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Standard (27 SEP 20:00 – FREE).
- THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF JHANSI d. Swati Bhise, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (27 SEP 20:00).
- JEFF BUCKLEY LIVE IN CHICAGO at Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park (27 SEP 20:00).
- Alyssa: Tunisian Film Festival (25 to 26 SEP).
- CASA Festival (01 to 29 SEP).
- Crystal Palace International Film Festval (09 SEP to 02 OCT).
- EFN Short Film Festival (27 SEP to 01 OCT).
- Japanese Avant-garde & Experimental Film Festival (16 to 19 SEP at Barbican / 20 to 30 SEP online).
- Little Wing Film Festival (21 to 26 SEP).
- Loco Shorts Weekender (24 to 26 SEP).
- London Indian Film Festival Autumn Edition (18 to 30 SEP).
- London Spanish Film Festival (23 to 29 SEP).
- New Renaissance Film Festival (24 to 26 SEP).
- Queer East Film Festival (15 to 26 SEP).
- Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival (20 to 25 SEP).
- Women Over 50 Film Festival (25 SEP to 02 OCT).
- World Cinema Film Festival (24 to 25 SEP / Online 19 to 26 SEP).
- Also (24 to 30 SEP various dates/times): DUNE d. David Lynch, 1984 at: Genesis Cinema / ICA / Picturehouse Cinemas / Rio Cinema // THE GREEN KNIGHT d. David Lowery, 2021 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / Catford Mews / Chiswick Cinema / Cinema in the Arches / Curzon Cinemas / Electric Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Olympic Studios / Phoenix Cinema // PICTURE STORIES d. Rob West, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // SWEETHEART d. Marley Morrison, 2021 at: BFI / Catford Mews / Chiswick Cinema / Curzon Cinemas / ICA / Picturehouse Cinemas.
- Lost Reels presents Philip Kaufman’s HENRY AND JUNE from 35mm at The Prince Charles Cinema (21 FEB 2023)
- Electric Frog Film Club presents Hiroshi Teshigahara’s PITFALL at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 FEB 2023)
- Tony Paley presents his “greatest films of all time” at Close-Up Film Centre (from 03 FEB 2023).
- Irish Film London presents the St Brigid’s Day Film Festival at Rio Cinema, Riverside Studios & online (03 to 05 FEB 2023).
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