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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [28/11/21]

SUNDAY 28 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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Ciné-Real 10th Anniversary: SUNSET BOULEVARD 16mm d. Billy Wilder, 1950 at The Castle Cinema (28 NOV 13:30).

  • “Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, an ageing silent film queen, and William Holden as the struggling writer who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen’s most memorable characters in SUNSET BOULEVARD. Winner of three Academy Awards, director Billy Wilder’s orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic.”
  • THE RADIANT CIRCUS VIEW: We couldn’t push Ciné-Real’s previous screenings of SUNSET BOULEVARD because they’d sold out faster than Turbo-Man. But, there are/were some tickets left for this screening at the time of posting, so please form an orderly queue to celebrate one of the finest film clubs in town!

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN d. Radu Jude, 2021 + Recorded Q&A at Barbican (28 NOV 17:20).
  • CASABLANCA 35mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 at The Prince Charles (28 NOV 18:00). 
  • CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 at The Prince Charles (28 NOV 20:45).
  • DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 at The Prince Charles (28 NOV 12:45).
  • THE FLAVOUR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE d. Yashujiro Ozu, 1952 + Recorded intro by Jasper Sharp at Riverside Studios (28 NOV 14:00 + FREE sample of Japanese sake).
  • HAPPY HOUR d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2015 at Close-Up (28 NOV 17:00).
  • THE ITALIAN JOB d. Peter Collinson, 1969 + Quiz at Picturehouse Bromley (28 NOV 17:00).
  • I WAS BORN, BUT… aka Otona no miru ehon – Umarete wa mita keredo d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1932 + Intro by Bryony Dixon, BFI National Archive curator + Live musical accompaniment by Meg Morley at BFI Southbank (28 NOV 14:45).
  • KISS ME DEADLY d. Robert Aldrich, 1955 at BFI Southbank (28 NOV 12:15).
  • LAPWING d. Philip Stevens, 2020 + Q&A with the director, writer Laura Turner & members of the cast at Rio Cinema (28 NOV 17:30).
  • NATIONAL LAMPOONS CHRISTMAS VACATION d. Jeremiah S. Chechik, 1989 presented by Catford Film at Ninth Life (28 NOV 20:00 – FREE!).
  • PIRATES d. Reggie Yates, 2021 + Q&A with the director & actors Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters & Reda Elazouar at Everyman King’s Cross (28 NOV 17:00).
  • POLICE PYTHON 357 35mm d. Alain Corneau, 1976 at Ciné Lumière (28 NOV 14:00).
  • POSSESSION d. Andrzej Zulawski, 1981 at The Prince Charles (28 NOV 17:45).
  • RATATOUILLE 35mm d. Brad Bird, 2007 at The Prince Charles (28 NOV 13:00).
  • SANSHO THE BAILIFF aka Sansho Dayu d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954 at BFI Southbank (28 NOV 18:20).
  • THE STORY OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN d. Sidney Gilliat, 1953 at BFI Southbank (28 NOV 14:50).
  • Ciné-Real 10th Anniversary: SUNSET BOULEVARD 16mm d. Billy Wilder, 1950 at The Castle Cinema (28 NOV 13:30).
  • TOKYO STORY aka Tôkyô monogatari d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1953 at Picturehouse Cinemas (28 NOV various).
  • TOPSY-TURVEY d. Mike Leigh, 1999 at BFI Southbank (28 NOV 17:40).
  • YOJIMBO d. Akira Kurosawa, 1961 + Inside Cinema: Akira Kurosawa at BFI Southbank (28 NOV 12:00).
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY d. Kathryn Bigelow, 2012 at BFI Southbank (28 NOV 15:20).


THE FIRST WAVE d. Matthew Heineman, 2021.
REBEL DYKES d. Harri Shanahan & Siân A Williams, 2021.
Also (26 NOV to 02 DEC various dates/times):


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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. //.