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THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [04/11/21]

THURSDAY 04 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.

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


THE QATSI TRILOGY 35mm d. Godfrey Reggio, 1982, 1988, 2002 at The Prince Charles (04 NOV 18:00).

  • The Qatsi trilogy is the informal name given to a series of three films produced by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass. KOYAANISQATSI: LIFE OUT OF BALANCE (1982): Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. POWAQQATSI: LIFE IN TRANSFORMATION (1988): Explores the intersection of primitive cultures and the industrial world in this documentary, chronicling the everyday lives of people living and working in impoverished countries, where modern life is fraught with difficulty. NAQOYQATSI: LIFE AS WAR (2002): The long-awaited sequel once again takes us on an emotional journey that highlights the profundities embedded in our everyday lives.

  • 20-22 OMEGA d. Thierry Loa, 2021 at BFI Southbank (04 NOV 18:10) / Part of Green Light: An immersive focus on Climate Change.
  • THE BABADOOK d. Jennifer Kent, 2014 presented by Twickenham Cinema Club at The Venue at Heatham House (04 NOV 19:00).
  • BEETLEJUICE d. Tim Burton, 1988 at The Prince Charles (04 NOV 13:00 – £1 Members’ Film).
  • Taste Film presents: BEETLEJUICE d. Tim Burton, 1988 immersive food experience at Everyman Maida Vale (04 NOV 20:00).
  • THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM d. John Chester, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (04 NOV 20:00).
  • BLADE 35mm d. Stephen Norrington, 1998 at The Prince Charles (04 NOV 18:15).
  • HOUSE OF BAMBOO d. Samuel Fuller, 1955 at BFI (04 NOV 20:50).
  • LIFE IS SWEAT d. Mike Leigh, 1990 at BFI (04 NOV 18:15).
  • NOMADLAND d. Chloé Zhao, 2020 at The David Lean (04 NOV 14:30 & 19:30).
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 presented by Hitchcock Film Club at Fontaine’s Bar (04 NOV 20:00 – FREE!).
  • PASSING d. Rebecca Hall, 2021 + Recorded Intro by the director at BFI Southbank (04 NOV 17:50) / Part of Woman with a Movie Camera.
  • THE QATSI TRILOGY 35mm d. Godfrey Reggio, 1982, 1988, 2002 at The Prince Charles (04 NOV 18:00).
  • RAW d. Julia Ducournau, 2016 at Catford Mews (04 NOV 18:45).
  • SCREAM d. Wes Craven, 1996 at The Prince Charles (29 OCT to 04 NOV various – some 35mm).
  • THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS d. Jonathan Demme, 1991 at The Prince Charles (04 NOV 13:20).
  • YOJIMBO d. Akira Kurosawa, 1961 at Picturehouse Cinemas (04 NOV various).


PASSING d. Rebecca Hall, 2021.

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



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