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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [18/09/21]

SATURDAY 18 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.

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PARIS IS BURNING [Director’s Cut] 2k d. Jennie Livingston, 1990 presented by We Do Good Disco at Catford Mews Warehouse Space (18 SEP 20:00+ / Floor Cushions provided/Bring your own chair!).

  • “Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York Citys African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, PARIS IS BURNING offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion houses, from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza PARIS IS BURNING brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.”
  • “We are screening the director approved new 2K restoration with an hour of unseen footage. There’s ballroom archive, visuals, music and the film plus a bit of dancing if you fancy it! The event is in the warehouse space at Catford Mews, come through the double doors at the end of the bar area and we‘ll be there!”
https://riocinema.org.uk/RioCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Film=13742637


  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 ‘unrestored version’ at The Prince Charles (18 SEP 14:05).
  • AMERICAN HONEY d. Andrea Arnold, 2016 presented by Deptford Cinema at Deptford Lounge (18 SEP 19:00 / Standard £5 / Consc: Pay-what-you-can).
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST d. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, 1991 at The Prince Charles (18 SEP 12:00).
  •  BLADE RUNNER 2049 4k d. Denis Villeneuve, 2017 at BFI (18 SEP 17:15).
  • BYE BYE MORONS aka Adieu les cons d. Albert Dupontel, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (18 SEP 18:30).
  • COMMANDO d. Mark L. Lester, 1985 at The Prince Charles (18 SEP 20:40).
  • CRY OF THE CITY d. Robert Siodmak, 1948 at BFI (18 SEP 21:00).
  • FAUCI d. John Hoffman & Janet Tobias, 2021 at ICA (18 SEP 14:50).
  • GALLIVANT 35mm d. Andrew Kötting, 1996 + Intro by Eden and Andrew Kötting at BFI Southbank (18 SEP 14:30).
  • LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD d. Alain Resnais, 1961 at Close-Up (18 SEP 20:15).
  • LE MOINDRE GESTE d. Jean-Pierre Daniel, Fernand Deligny & Josée Manenti, 1971 + Intro/Q&A with Janet Harbord & Dr Damian Milton at Barbican (18 SEP 14:30).
  • PARIS IS BURNING [Director’s Cut] 2k d. Jennie Livingston, 1990 presented by We Do Good Disco at Catford Mews Warehouse Space (18 SEP 20:00+ / Floor Cushions provided/Bring your own chair!).
  • Short Films by Eden and Andrew Kötting + Andrew Kötting in Conversation with film curator Gareth Evans at BFI Southbank (18 SEP 18:00).
  • TAXI DRIVER 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1976 at The Prince Charles (18 SEP 18:00).
  • WATTSTAX d. Mel Stuart, 1973 at BFI (18 SEP 20:10).
  • WHEN THE WIND BLOWS d. Jimmy T Murakami, 1986 at Riverside Studios (18 SEP 13:00).




A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 4K d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971.

THE MALTESE FALCON d. John Huston, 1941.

THE STORY OF LOOKING d. Mark Cousins, 2021



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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. //.