SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [25/03/23]

SATURDAY 25 MARCH 2023 (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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CHARACTER d. Paul Heintz, 2021 + Intro by the director & discussion with some of the film’s participants & crew, presented by Storming Heaven at Close-Up (25 MAR 20:15).

“Close-up and Storming Heaven present a special screening in collaboration with Fluxus and The French Cultural Institute for the UK premiere of Paul Heintz’s Character (2021). The English telephone directory currently lists twenty-five people living in London called Winston Smith, the protagonist of George Orwell’s 1984. The film invites us to explore the potential tacit connections among these namesakes to map the reverberations of Orwell’s dystopian vision into the contemporary. Character reflects on the tenuous movement between the individual and the collective, the private and the political.” (Close-Up)

The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the featured Winston Smiths and the crew.

  • CHARACTER d. Paul Heintz, 2021 + Intro by the director & discussion with some of film’s participants & crew, presented by Storming Heaven at Close-Up (25 MAR 20:15).
  • UK Premiere: MERCY LAND d. Simon Rickards, 2023 + Q&A at The David Lean Cinema (25 MAR 19:00).
  • Talkies Short Film Commissions Premiere at St John’s Hall (25 MAR 19:30).
  • THE WATER RATS d. Jillian Edelstein & Greig Coetzee at The Lexi Cinema (25 MAR 16:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles


1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY at The Garden Cinema

ANIME at The Prince Charles

  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (25 MAR 15:45).

COEN BROTHERS ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up Film Centre

MOIS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE 2023 at Ciné Lumière

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

THE BEASTS aka As bestas dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2022

THE FIVE DEVILS aka Les cinq diables dir. Léa Mysius, 2022

INFINITY POOL dir. Brandon Cronenberg, 2023

Also 24 to 30 MAR (various dates/times):

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