This is a film still from AWE SHOCKS dir OJOBOCA, Germany 2011, presented by ALT/KINO at ICA (19 NOV 2022).
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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [19/11/22]

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 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.

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TOKEN HOMO presents a second season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero. Tickets £1 / Double-bill £5 – Booking now!

OJOBOCA: True Counterfeits + Q&A with the filmmakers, presented by ALT/KINO at ICA (19 NOV 18:30).

“On their website, the filmmaking duo of Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy – who work together under the moniker OJOBOCA – describe themselves as practitioners of ‘Orrorism’. Their description of a “simulated method of inner and outer transformation” can only go so far in conveying the irresistible effect of their wry and often confoundingly labyrinthine creations. Based in Berlin, Dornieden and González Monroy have been making sly and subversive films together for over a decade, ardent in their use of analogue technologies and even more so in their penchant for cryptic investigations that blend factual research with almost mythic fabulation.”

“In this screening titled True Counterfeits, ALT/KINO presents three of their films centring on manufacture and creation. This includes their very first collaboration, the kaleidoscopic Awe Shocks, the London premiere of their 2020 feature examining an attempt to revive the extinct aurochs, Her Name Was Europa, and the UK premiere of their most recent short, the riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma that is Instant Life.” (ALT/KINO)


  • A NEW OLD PLAY d. Qiu Jiongjiong, 2021 + Intro by Tony Rayns & Q&A with the director, presented by Plus One Films & Filming East Festival at The Garden Cinema (19 NOV 11:00).
  • BELOVED d. Jonathan Demme, 1998 presented by Rhythm & Views at Picturehouse West Norwood (19 NOV 19:00).
  • BIRD ATLAS d. Olmo Omerzu, 2021 + Intro/Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (19 NOV 18:00).
  • CLARA SOLA d. Nathalie Álvarez, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (19 NOV 15:00).
  • DESCENDANT d. Margaret Brown, 2022 + Q&A with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson at Picturehouse Central (19 NOV 17:00).
  • Exploding Cinema short film programme at The Cinema Museum (19 NOV 19:30).
  • FADIA’S TREE d. Sarah Beddington, 2022 + Q&A with producer Susan Simnett, raising funds for AlQuds Charitable Society for the Disabled at ActOne Cinema (19 NOV 16:00).
  • GREASE 2 d. Patricia Birch, 1982 at The Prince Charles (19 NOV 21:00).
  • HEAT [Director’s Definitive Edition] d. Michael Mann, 1995 at The Prince Charles (19 NOV 11:50 – 4K / 29 NOV 20:15 – 4K).
  • OJOBOCA: True Counterfeits + Q&A with the filmmakers, presented by ALT/KINO at ICA (19 NOV 18:30).
  • Preview: STRANGE WORLD d. Don Hall, 2022 + Q&A with actors Jake Gyllenhaal & Jaboukie Young-White, writer/co-director Qui Nguyen, producer Roy Conli & director Don Hall at BFI Southbank (19 NOV 11:30).

Check venues for full listings…

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

’00s 35MM SEASON at Everyman Screen on the Green

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

FRAMES OF MIND: THE FILMS OF PETER GREENAWAY at BFI Southbank 

GARY OLDMAN at BFI Southbank

HOLLYWOOD ON HOLLYWOOD at The Garden Cinema

HORROCTOBER – A MONTH OF THRILLS, CHILLS & SPILLS at The Prince Charles

  • SHIVA BABY d. Emma Seligman, 2020 (19 NOV 15:45).

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

THE INFERNAL AFFAIRS TRILOGY at The Prince Charles

(IN)VISIBLE CITIES at Close-Up

  • VICTORIA d. Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer & Isabelle Tollenaere, 2020 (19 NOV 18:00).
  • Curated by Massimo Iannetti in partnership with NFTS.

UNGENTLE SCREENING SERIES at Studio Voltaire



ARMAGEDDON TIME dir James Gray, 2022

Also 18 to 24 NOV (various venues/dates/times):



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