This is a film still from THE ASCENT.

SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [13/11/21]

SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER 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



  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ASCENT d. Fiona Tan, 2016 + Intro by Sonali Joshi (13 NOV 20:15 – main featured image).
  • Programmed by Day For Night.
  • An Introduction to African Anticolonial Cinema with Awa Konate, Imruh Bakkari and Tomisin Adepeju presented by Other Cinemas at The Yellow (13 NOV 16:00 – FREE).
  • ANNYONG KIMMCHI + HOW I SURVIVE IN KAWAGUCHI CITY d. Tetsuaki Matsue, 1999 + Kenji Murakami, 2003 presented by Wavelength Docs at Close-Up (13 NOV 16:00).
  • ASCENT d. Fiona Tan, 2016 + Intro by Sonali Joshi presented by Day For Night at Close-Up (13 NOV 20:15).
  • BLUE VELVET 4k d. David Lynch, 1986 at BFI Southbank (13 NOV 20:45).
  • DEAR PYONGYANG d. Yong-Hi Yang, 2005 presented by Wavelength Docs at Close-Up (13 NOV 18:00).
  • DRIVE MY CAR aka Doraibu mai kâ d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021 + Recorded Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Fulham Road (13 NOV 14:00).
  • GONE, GONE BEYOND by People Like Us (aka Vicki Bennett) 360-degree cinematic installation at Barbican (10 to 13 NOV various).
  • HEAT 4k d. Michael Mann, 1995 at BFI Southbank (13 NOV 16:30).
  • HEAT 35mm d. Michael Mann, 1995 at The Prince Charles (13 NOV 20:30).
  • HEAVEN WITHOUT EARTH aka Cielo senza terra d. Giovanni Davide Maderna & Sara Pozzoli, 2020 at ICA (13 NOV 12:10).
  • I AM CUBA aka Soy Cuba d. Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964 at BFI Southbank (13 NOV 20:10).
  • KEYBOARD FANTASIES d. Posy Dixon, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ICA (13 NOV 18:30).
  • THE LOST BOYS d. Joel Schumacher, 1987 at Riverside Studios (13 NOV 14:30).
  • MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 presented by Other Cinemas at The Yellow (13 NOV 13:00 – FREE).
  • NAKED 4k d. Mike Leigh, 1993 + Q&A with the director, David Thewlis & Lesley Sharp at BFI Southbank (13 NOV 17:20).
  • OSS 117: FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE aka OSS 117: Alerte rouge en Afrique noire d. Nicolas Bedos, 2021 at Ciné Lumière (13 NOV 16:00).
  • PASSPORT TO SHAME (aka Room 43) d. Alvin Rakoff, 1958 at BFI Southbank (13 NOV 18:10).
  • Talkies’ Short Film Commissions presented by Talkies Community Cinema at St John’s Hall N13 (13 NOV 19:30).
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION d. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2019 presented by Other Cinemas at The Yellow (13 NOV 19:00 – FREE).
  • THROUGH THE NIGHT d. Loira Limbal, 2021 + Q&A at The Ritzy (13 NOV 14:00).
  • TOKYO STORY 4k aka Tôkyô monogatari d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1953 at BFI Southbank (13 NOV 14:10).
  • WHISPER OF THE HEART d. Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995 at The Prince Charles (13 NOV 12:25 – Sub).


BECOMING COUSTEAU d. Liz Garbus, 2021.

KEYBOARD FANTASIES d. Posy Dixon, 2019.

YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY d. Amjad Abu Alala, 2019.

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