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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [05/12/21]

SUNDAY 05 DECEMBER 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.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus


A PAGE OF MADNESS aka Kurutta ippêji d. Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926 + Live electronic score by Sam Enthoven & Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 DEC 15:15).

  • “In Japan, a man (Masao Inoue) takes a job as a janitor at a mental asylum in order to be near his wife (Yoshie Nakagawa). Although his wife suffers genuine mental anguish, the man believes he can rescue her — but his attempt to break her out one night backfires when she panics. After she returns to her room, the husband again makes plans to try to take her out, only to be interrupted in the attempt by a doctor and several attendants, whom he attacks and believes he has killed.”
  • “A masterpiece of Japanese avant-garde silent cinema.” Silent London

  • A PAGE OF MADNESS aka Kurutta ippêji d. Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926 + Live electronic score by Sam Enthoven & Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 DEC 15:15).
  • BECOMING COUSTEAU d. Liz Garbus, 2021 at Ciné Lumière (05 DEC 11:20).
  • THE BISHOP’S WIFE d. Henry Koster, 1947 (05 DEC 13:00).
  • BOILING POINT d. Phillip Barantini, 2021 + Q&A with the director & actors Stephen Graham, Ray Panthaki & Lauryn Ajufo at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC 12:25).
  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: 4K RESTORATION d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Riverside Studios (05 DEC 14:00).
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE d. Frank Capra, 1946 at Everyman Cinemas (05 DEC various).
  • JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 + Q&A with Ian Shaw (05 DEC 15:00).
  • THE MATRIX: 4K RESTORATION d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at Regent Street Cinema (05 DEC 13:30).
  • THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL d. Brian Henson, 1992 presented by Musical Sunday at The Cinema Museum (05 DEC 13:00+).
  • REBEL DYKES d. Harri Shanahan & Sian Williams, 2021 + Short: FIREWORKS REVISITED d. Bev Zalcock + Q&A with Bev Zalcock & Guests at Rio Cinema (05 DEC 14:15).
  • RIDERS OF JUSTICE d. Anders Thomas Jensen, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (05 DEC 17:00).
  • WEST SIDE STORY: 60TH ANNIVERSARY d. Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961 at Electric Cinemas (05 DEC 13:00).

100 YEARS: SIMONE SIGNORET, THE POLITICAL STAR – PART I at Ciné Lumière

ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… at Picturehouse Cinemas

ALT. XMAS at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: CHRISTMAS ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank

BUSTING THE BIAS at BFI Southbank

CHRISTMAS at Chiswick Cinema

  • ELF d. Jon Favreau, 2003 (05 DEC 15:00).

CHRISTMAS at The Prince Charles

CLOSE-UP ON RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at Close-Up

CULT CLASSIC FILM POP UP at Design District

EXPERIENCE THE FLAVOURS OF JAPAN at Picturehouse Cinemas

IN FOCUS: RADU JUDE at ICA

JAPAN 2021 at BFI Southbank



ENCOUNTER d. Michael Pearce, 2021.
THE HAND OF GOD aka È stata la mano di Dio d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2021.
THERE IS NO EVIL d. Mohammad Rasoulof, 2020.


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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. //.