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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [20/11/21]

SATURDAY 20 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.

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Sergio Martino in Action! presented by World Wide Weird! Talk by Eugenio Ercolani + double bill: SILENT ACTION (1975) + 2019: AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK (1983) at The King & Queen (20 NOV 18:30 – FREE/ Donation requested for MacMillan Cancer Support).

  • “An evening celebrating the films of Sergio Martino. One of the maestros of Italian cinema with classic films in almost every genre and sub genre we are pleased to screen two of his hits with a film and career discussion with WWW regular contributor Eugenio Ercolani. FREE event but please bring donations for MacMillan Cancer Support.”

  • AN ACTOR’S REVENGE 4k d. Kon Ichikawa, 1963 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 12:15).
  • BHANGARA JIG d. Pratibha Parmar, 1990, WHO TAKES THE RAP: IMMIGRATION d. Women + The Law Collective, 1986, YOU’ll NEVER WALK ALONE d. WiTCH, 1984 + BITTER WAGES d. The Woman and Work Hazards Group, 1984 presented by The Habibi Collective at The Castle Cinema (20 NOV 16:00).
  • BLACK RETROSPECTIVE AT THE RIO fund-raising event for The Liberation Movement at The Rio Cinema (20 NOV 15:30).
  • CHINATOWN 4k d. Roman Polanski, 1974 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 20:30).
  • DARLING 35mm d. John Schlesinger, 1965 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 13:20).
  • THE DEPTHS d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2010 at Close-Up (20 NOV 20:15).
  • Double-bill: INDEPENDENCE DAY + MEN IN BLACK d. Roland Emmerich, 1996 + Barry Levinson, 1997 at Riverside Studios (20 NOV 14:45).
  • DUCK SOUP d. Leo McCarey, 1933 at The Prince Charles (20 NOV 12:15).
  • EARLY SPRING 4k aka Sôshun d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1956 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 14:50).
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW d. Doug Liman, 2014 at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (20 NOV 19:00).
  • FOUR DAYS IN JULY d. Mike Leigh, 1985 + Q&A with the director & Bríd Brennan at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 11:50).
  • FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES d. Toshio Matsumoto, 1953 + Recorded intro by Jasper Sharp at Riverside Studios (20 NOV 14:00 – Free Japanese sake taster!).
  • HIGH HOPES d. Mike Leigh, 1998 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 20:30).
  • INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE d. Neil Jordan, 1994 at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (20 NOV 21:30).
  • KISS ME DEADLY d. Robert Aldrich, 1955 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 18:00).
  • LAST ACTION HERO 35mm d. John McTiernan, 1993 at The Prince Charles (20 NOV 14:10).
  • MAGNOLIA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999 at The Prince Charles (20 NOV 17:00).
  • MINORITY REPORT d. Steven Spielberg, 2002 at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (20 NOV 16:00).
  • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE d. Brian De Palma, 1996 at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (20 NOV 11:20);
  • MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND d. Brian Henson, 1996 at The Prince Charles (20 NOV 12:30).
  • PETERLOO d. Mike Leigh, 2018 + Q&A with the director & cinematographer Dick Pope at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 16:20).
  • PIRATES d. Reggie Yates, 2021 + Q&A with the director & actors Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters & Reda Elazouar at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 20:40).
  • PULP FICTION 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 at The Prince Charles (20 NOV 20:15).
  • SCARRED HEARTS d. Radu Jude, 2016 at ICA (20 NOV 12:15).
  • Sergio Martino in Action! presented by World Wide Weird! Talk by Eugenio Ercolani + double bill: SILENT ACTION (1975) + 2019: AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK (1983) at The King & Queen (20 NOV 18:30 – FREE/ Donation requested for MacMillan Cancer Support).
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 at The David Lean (20 NOV 14:00).
  • TOKYO OLYMPIAD aka Tôkyô orinpikku d. Kon Ichikawa, 1964 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 16:40).
  • TOP GUN d. Tony Scott, 1986 at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (20 NOV 13:40).
  • WEST END JUNGLE d. Arnold L Miller, 1961 at BFI Southbank (20 NOV 14:40).


DRIVE MY CAR aka Doraibu mai kâ d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021.


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