SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 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.
THE OTHER LAMB d. Małgorzata Szumowska, 2019 at Catford Mews (16 OCT 20:30) / Part of TWISTED FOLK:
- “Małgorzata Szumowska’s English language debut depicts an isolated female cult with a messianic male ‘shepherd’ as its leader. Central to the drama is Selah (Raffey Cassidy), who is on the cusp of maturity and ready to graduate from the ‘daughters’ to join the ranks of the ‘wives’. As she grows and becomes more independent she begins to question the insular community she had been born into. The film’s premise serves as a platform to launch an overt critique on the patriarchy and toxic masculinity, much akin to The Handmaid’s Tale.”
- THE BETA TEST d. Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe, 2021 + Q&A with director Jim Cummings at The Prince Charles (16 OCT 12:30 & 17:30).
- BOTTLE ROCKET d. Wes Anderson, 1996 at Riverside Studios (16 OCT 14:00).
- BREATHLESS aka A bout de souffle d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1959 at Ciné Lumière (16 OCT 18:20).
- FILMFARSI d. Ehsan Khoshbakht, 2019 at Close-Up (16 OCT 18:00).
- FRIGHT NIGHT d. Tom Holland, 1985 at The Prince Charles (16 OCT 20:30).
- JODOROWSKY’S DUNE d. Frank Pavich, 2013 at Picturehouse Central (16 OCT 13:40).
- LES MISÉRABLES d. Ladj Ly, 2020 at Catford Mews (16 OCT 18:30).
- THE OTHER LAMB d. Małgorzata Szumowska, 2019 at Catford Mews (16 OCT 20:30).
- PIERROT LE FOU d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 at Close-Up (16 OCT 20:15).
- THE SERVANT d. Joseph Levy, 1963 at Kiln Theatre (16 OCT 15:30).
- SISTERS OF THE WILDERNESS d. Karin Slater, 2018 at The Africa Centre (16 OCT 15:00 – FREE!).
- THE TRUMAN SHOW d. Peter Weir, 1998 + Intro presented by Black Femme Film at Hackney Picturehouse (16 OCT 20:30).
- THE WITCH d. Robert Eggers, 2015 at The Prince Charles (16 OCT 15:15).
- Banff Mountain Film Festival – London (11 to 19 OCT).
- BFI London Film Festival (06 to 17 OCT).
- ECOFeminism Short Film Festival (16 OCT).
- London East Asia Film Festival (21 to 31 OCT).
- Native Spirit Festival (12 OCT to 20 NOV).
- Sci-Fi-London 21 (19 to 24 OCT).
- Also (15 to 21 OCT various dates/times): THE BETA TEST d. Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe, 2021 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / Catford Mews / Curzon Cinemas / Prince Charles Cinema // FOUND d. Amanda Lipitz, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // I AM BELMAYA d. Sue Carpenter & Belmaya Nepali, 2021 at: The Castle Cinema // THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO d. Karim Aïnouz, 2019 at: Barbican / Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / ICA // THE VELVET UNDERGROUND d. Todd Haynes, 2021 at: Arthouse Crouch End / Barbican / Bertha DocHouse / Cinema In The Arches / ICA / Kiln Theatre / Olympic Cinema / Riverside Studios.
- Sine Screen presents Vulnerable Histories at Close-Up & The Garden Cinema (19 to 26 AUG 2023)
- Lost Reels presents 16mm & 35mm screenings at The Cinema Museum & ICA (19 & 31 AUG 2023)
- The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents DukeFest 2023: A Brave New World (13 to 16 AUG 2023)
- Cinema Mentiré launches with OLHAR PERIFERICO season (AUG 2023)
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