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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [03/02/22]

THURSDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2022 (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

THE ABYSS + THE ABC OF LOVE d. Urban Gad, 1910 + d. Magnus Stifter, 1916 + Intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson & Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne (03 FEB 20:30) / Part of THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank.

THE ABYSS: “Asta Nielsen plays a woman in an erotic dilemma in her screen debut The Abyss, the tale of a young woman who leaves her fiancée for a circus star. In comic and tragic mode – sowing the seeds for her provocative persona – Nielsen gives an arresting performance that culminates in a sensual rope dance displaying what Béla Balázs called her ‘spiritualised eroticism [which] is demonically dangerous, since it works at a distance through all of her clothes’.” (BFI)

THE ABC OF LOVE: “Romantic comedy The ABC of Love is a comic showcase for Nielsen’s skills in male impersonation and genderplay. Here, thirtysomething Nielsen plays a teenage girl who teaches her young suitor how to be the man of her dreams, by dressing up in trousers herself.” (BFI)

  • A HERO d. Asghar Farhadi, 2021 at The David Lean (03 FEB 14:30 & 19:30).
  • A VIOLENT MAN d. Ross McCall, 2022 + Q&A with actors Craig Fairbrass & Stephen Odubola at Genesis Cinema (03 FEB 18:00).
  • BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD d. Brent Wilson, 2021 at Everyman Cinemas (03 FEB various).
  • HOSTILE d. Sonita Gale, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (03 FEB 18:20).
  • REBEL DYKES d. Harri Shanahan & Sîan A. Williams, 2021 + Short: OLDER THAN WHAT? d. Steen Starr, 2017 + Q&A presented by Newham Community Cinema & WOFFF at Stratford East Picturehouse (03 FEB 20:00 – FREE!).
  • ROPE d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1948 presented by Hitchcock Film Club at Fontaine’s (03 FEB 20:00 – FREE! Email to reserve a seat).

4K PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GOLDFINGER 4K d. Guy Hamilton, 1964 (03 FEB 15:30); PETITE MAMAN 4K d. Céline Sciamma, 2021 (03 FEB 18:10).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 03 MAR).

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): GOLDFINGER 4K d. Guy Hamilton, 1964 (03 FEB 15:30).

THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): The ABC of Asta Nielsen lecture + discussion (03 FEB 18:20); THE ABYSS + THE ABC OF LOVE d. Urban Gad, 1910 + d. Magnus Stifter, 1916 + Intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson & Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne (03 FEB 20:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BEAUTIFUL THINGd. Hettie Macdonald, 1996 (03 FEB 20:45).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ARRIVAL d. Denis Villeneuve, 2016 (03 FEB 20:45).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 03 MAR).

HOMELAND: FILMS BY AUSTRALIAN FIRST NATIONS DIRECTORS at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): SPEAR d. Stephen Page, 2015 + Live video Q&A with the director (03 FEB 18:10).

MARTIN SCORSESE: DIRECTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. ACTOR. at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 (03 FEB 18:00).

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH at BFI Southbank

TWO BY RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): DRIVE MY CAR d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021 (03 FEB 20:05).

SOUTH: SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON’S GLORIOUS EPIC OF THE ANTARCTIC d. Frank Hurley, 1919.

TAMING THE GARDEN d. Salomé Jashi, 2021.

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