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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [30/10/21]

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 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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Halloween Double Bill: DER FAN + PERFECT BLUE d. Eckhart Schmidt, 1982 + d. Satoshi Kon, 1997 presented by NTS at Rio Cinema (30 OCT 23:00).

  • “NTS presents a double bill of two iconic films on what happens when music obsession goes a little too far. PERFECT BLUE, an anime masterwork by Satoshi Kon, follows pop star Mima Kirigoe, who retires from music to follow her dream of an acting career. But coinciding with a string of gruesome murders, she falls prey to a bout of stalking… Mima starts to lose her grip on the real world, as director Satoshi Kon explores the amorphous boundary between reality and fiction. After a 15 minute intermission, we move from anime to arthouse, for Eckhart Schmidt’s thriller DER FAN, which explores what happens when a passion for music captures your heart and takes over your entire life. Soundtracked by a stellar selection of dark wave, synth pop, and industrial.”

  • BEETLEJUICE d. Tim Burton, 1988 at The Prince Charles (30 OCT 13:00).
  • BEETLEJUICE d. Tim Burton, 1988 at Backyard Cinema (30 OCT 16:00). 
  • BLADE d. Stephen Norrington, 1998 at Kiln Theatre (30 OCT 20:10).
  • BLADE d. Stephen Norrington, 1998 at Picturehouse Cinemas (30 OCT various).
  • CANDYMAN d. Nia DaCosta, 2021 at Backyard Cinema (30 OCT 20:00).
  • CENSOR d. Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021 + Recorded intro by the director & Q&A with producer Naomi Wright at ActOne Cinema (30 OCT 23:30).
  • CHUNGKING EXPRESS 4K aka Chung Hing sam lam d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 at BFI (30 OCT 18:15).
  • THE CRAFT d. Andrew Fleming, 1996 at The Prince Charles (30 OCT 17:45).
  • CURE aka Kyua d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997 at BFI (30 OCT 18:00).
  • Exploding Cinema short film programme, live music & psychedelic projections at The Cinema Museum (30 OCT 19:30).
  • GET OUT d. Jordan Peele, 2017 at Catford Mews (30 OCT 17:45).
  • GROWN-UPS d. Mike Leigh, 1980 + Q&A with the director at BFI (30 OCT 17:15).
  • Halloween Double Bill: DER FAN + PERFECT BLUE d. Eckhart Schmidt, 1982 + d. Satoshi Kon, 1997 presented by NTS at Rio Cinema (30 OCT 23:00).
  • HOCUS POCUS 35mm d. Kenny Ortega, 1993 at The Prince Charles (30 OCT 18:30).
  • HORROR MOVIE MARATHON at The Prince Charles (30 OCT 20:30).
  • LAST NIGHT IN SOHO d. Edgar Wright, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (30 OCT 19:30).
  • LE DOULOS d. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962 at Close-Up (30 OCT 18:00).
  • THE LOST BOYS 35mm d. Joel Schumacher, 1987 at The Prince Charles (30 OCT 15:20).
  • THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES d. Michael Rianda & Jeff Rowe, 2021 + Q&A with producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller presented by London ACM SIGGRAPH at The Soho Hotel (30 OCT 17:00 – FREE!).
  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN 4k d. Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007 at BFI (30 OCT 11:00).
  • THE OMEN d. Richard Donner, 1976 at The Exhibit (30 OCT 17:00).
  • PSYCHO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 at The Prince Charles (30 OCT 13:30).
  • PULSE aka Kairo d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001 at BFI (30 OCT 20:40).
  • RINGU 2 d. Hideo Nakata, 1999 at Picturehouse Hackney (30 OCT 21:15).
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW d. Jim Sharman, 1975 at Backyard Cinema (30 OCT 20:30).
  • SCREAM d. Wes Craven, 1996 at The Prince Charles (29 OCT to 04 NOV various – some 35mm).
  • SCREAM d. Wes Craven, 1996 25th Anniversary Screening at Olympic Studios (30 OCT 21:20).
  • SCREAM d. Wes Craven, 1996 25th Anniversary Screening at The Cinema In The Arches (30 OCT 22:00).
  • SCREAM d. Wes Craven, 1996 25th Anniversary Screening at Picturehouse Cinemas (30 OCT various).
  • SEVEN DAYS… SEVEN NIGHTS d. Peter Brook, 1960 at Close-Up (30 OCT 20:15).
  • Simpsons Halloween Marathon presented by Deeper Into Movies at Signature Brew (30 OCT 13:00 – FREE!).
  • THE SMALL WORLD OF SAMMY LEE d. Ken Hughes, 1963 at BFI (30 OCT 20:30). 
  • SOULS ON THE ROAD 35mm aka Rojô no reikion d. Minoru Murata, 1921 at BFI (30 OCT 15:30).
  • TEEN HORROR MARATHON at The Prince Charles (30 OCT 21:00).
  • THERE IS NO EVIL d. Mohammad Rassoulof, 2020 preview presented by UK Iranian Film Festival at Ciné Lumière (30 OCT 19:00).
  • WHO’S WHO d. Mike Leigh, 1979 at BFI (30 OCT 14:00).

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PASSING d. Rebecca Hall, 2021.

SEVEN SAMURAI aka Shichinin no Samurai d. Akira Kurosawa, 1954.



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