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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [03/09/22]

SATURDAY 03 SEPTEMBER 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).

African Odysseys: SAMBIZANGA 4K Restoration d. Sarah Maldoror, 1972 + Recorded Intro/Q&A with host Mosa Mpetha & Annouchka De Andrade (daughter of Sarah Maldoror) at BFI Southbank (03 SEP 14:00).

“Anti-colonial struggle is vividly captured in this realistic adaptation of José Luandino Vieira’s 1961 novella ‘A vida verdadeira de Domingos Xavier’ (‘The Real Life of Domingos Xavier’). Unfolding in the weeks leading up to the inception of the guerrilla war for independence (it was actually shot in neighbouring Congo while the liberation struggle still raged), Sambizanga charts the desperate search of a young mother for her husband following his arrest. This passionate drama illustrates the cruelty of the Portuguese administration alongside the courage and sacrifice of ordinary Angolans during colonial rule. Following in the footsteps of the great Ousmane Sembène, Sarah Maldoror began working in theatre and later studied with the Moscow Film Academy under renowned director Mark Donskoi.”

“Restored by Cineteca di Bologna and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at L’Image Retrouvée (Paris) from the 35mm original negatives, in association with Editions René Chateau and the family of Sarah Maldoror. Funding provided by Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. This restoration is part of the African Film Heritage Project, an initiative created by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, the FEPACI and UNESCO – in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna – to help locate, restore and disseminate African cinema.”

“Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project in collaboration with Black Cinema Project, Ajabu Ajabu and Hyde Park Picturehouse with support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and MUBI.”


ONLINE

  • Werner Herzog at 80: LESSONS IN DARKNESS d. Werner Herzog in cooperation with Paul Berriff, 1992, presented online by Goethe-Institut (03 SEP to 10 SEP – FREE!).
#QueerHorrorNights presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

Check venues for full listings…

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

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: FATEFUL MOMENTS IN TIME! at BFI Southbank

CELEBRATING FILM NOIR at The Garden Cinema

CELEBRATING PENÉLOPE CRUZ at The Garden Cinema

COLLECTIVE MOBILISATION at ICA

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (03 SEP 17:00).

INDIANA JONES IN 4K at The Prince Charles

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

KINUYO TANAKA: A LIFE IN FILM at BFI Southbank

THE KOKER TRILOGY at Close-Up

LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • RRR d. S. S. Rajamouli, 2022 (03 SEP 14:55).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PAM GRIER: FOXY, FIERCE & FEARLESS at BFI Southbank 

PRINCE ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

SOUND AND VISION at BFI Southbank

WORLD CINEMA E-PASSPORT at Everyman Belsize Park



ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford


THE TERRITORY dir. Alex Pritz, 2022

WILDWOOD dir. Bretten Hannam, 2021



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