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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [21/08/21]

SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 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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THUNDERCRACK! d. Curt McDowell, 1975 + Intro by Jane Giles at BFI Southbank (21 AUG 17:00).

  • ‘Come with us into a world of degradation, a house of shame and secret guilt; an ecstasy so great that all heaven and hell becomes one Shangri-la!’Four men, three women and a gorilla descend on a remote ranch house where they’re feverishly spied upon by their neurotic, drunken host. The sex flows increasingly freely as the tall tale twists and turns to its hysterical, melodramatic climax. Curt McDowell subverts the ‘old dark house’ vibes of yore with knowing, trashy, camp deliciousness while George Kuchar provides the totally OTT script. A film of considerable notoriety – and once a regular fixture at the iconic Scala Cinema in London’s King’s Cross – this monochrome masterpiece has been criminally absent from cinema screens for too long.”


  • AMÉLIE d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (21 AUG 20:30).
  • BABE d. Chris Noonan, 1995 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Pimp Hall Park, Chingford E4 (21 AUG 15:30+ – FREE!/No booking required).
  • BRIDESMAIDS d. Paul Feig, 2011 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (21 AUG 20:15).
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 at The Luna Cinema at Chiswick House (21 AUG 20:15).
  • MYSTERY FILM voted for by the public & presented by Stow Film Lounge at Pimp Hall Park, Chingford E4 (21 AUG 18:30+ – FREE!/No booking required).


A SONG CALLED HATE d. Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 20 to 26 AUG).

This is a film still from CENSOR at The Prince Charles (19 AUG 2021).

CENSOR d. Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021 (daily 20 to 26 AUG).

PIG d. Michael Sarnoski, 2021 (daily 20 to 26 AUG).



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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. //.