THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2021 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today including one-off events, limited runs, film clubs, repertory seasons, film festivals, outdoor events, & our selection of new releases.
POSSESSED d. Curtis Bernhardt, 1947 presented by Lobotomy Room Film Club at Fontaines Bar (16 SEP 20:00 – Free/Email to reserve a seat).
- “Love her and she’ll love you back. Leave her – and she’ll love you to death!”
- “See the whiplash mood swings of Joan Crawford as a woman-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous breakdown when the Lobotomy Room Film Club presents gripping 1947 psychological melodrama POSSESSED!”
- 2046 d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 at Picturehouse Central (16 SEP 20:30).
- AREN’T YOU HAPPY d. Susanne Heinrich, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (16 SEP 18:30).
- ARRIVAL d. Denis Villeneuve, 2016 at BFI (16 SEP 20:45).
- AUGUST 32ND ON EARTH 35mm aka Un 32 août sur terre d. Denis Villeneuve, 1998 at BFI (16 SEP 18:20).
- BABYLON d. Franco Rosso, 1980 + Q&A at The Lexi (16 SEP 19:45).
- BLADE RUNNER d. Ridley Scott, 1982 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (16 SEP 19:30).
- BUSTING 35mm d. Peter Hyams, 1974 at The Prince Charles (16 SEP 18:20).
- FACES PLACES aka Visages Villages d. Agnès Varda, 2017 presented by Sydenham Arts Film Club at the Sydenham Centre (16 SEP 19:30).
- GUMMO d. Harmony Korine, 1977 presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (16 SEP 21:10 – Free pint!).
- HERSELF d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2020 + Recorded Q&A at Regent Street Cinema (16 SEP 17:40).
- IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE 4K aka Fa yeung nin wah d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 at Picturehouse Cinemas (daily until 16 SEP various).
- KAAMELOTT: FIRST INSTALMENT aka Kaamelott: Premier Volet d. Alexandre Astier, 2021 at Ciné Lumière (16 SEP 20:30).
- KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND d. Aboozar Amini, 2018 at ICA (16 SEP 16:15).
- THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE 35mm d. John Cassavetes, 1974 at The Prince Charles (16 SEP 20:30).
- LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 at BFI (16 SEP 14:30).
- THE LONG GOODBYE 35mm d. Robert Altman, 1973 at The Prince Charles (16 SEP 15:45).
- THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN aka L’Homme qui a vendu sa peau d. Kaouther Ben Hania, 2020 at BFI (16 SEP 20:50).
- MULHOLLAND DR. 35mm d. David Lynch, 2001 at The Prince Charles (10 to 16 SEP various).
- NOW, VOYAGER d. Irving Rapper, 1942 at Regent Street Cinema (16 SEP 15:00).
- THE PHILADELPHIA STORY d. George Cukor, 1940 at The Prince Charles (16 SEP 13:15).
- POSSESSED d. Curtis Bernhardt, 1947 presented by Lobotomy Room Film Club at Fontaines Bar (16 SEP 20:00 – Free/Email to reserve a seat).
- Richard Pryor: A Comedy Genius panel discussion at BFI (16 SEP 18:15).
- THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS d. Melvin Van Peebles, 1968 at ICA (16 SEP 20:50).
- TEMPLE GRANDIN d. Mick Jackson, 2010 + Q&A with Dr David Hartley & Dr Bonnie Evans at Barbican (16 SEP 18:30).
- ME, WE d. David Clay Diaz, 2020 presented by Austrian Cultural Forum (16 SEP 17:00 – Register in advance to receive a link/password).
- BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY d. Sharon Maguire, 2001 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (16 SEP 20:00).
- FREE GUY d. Shawn Levy, 2021 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (16 SEP 20:00).
- TOP GUN d. Tony Scott, 1986 at The Luna Cinema at Royal Hospital Chelsea (16 SEP 19:30).
- Banglaverse Film Festival (16 to 18 SEP).
- CASA Festival (01 to 29 SEP).
- Crystal Palace International Film Festval (09 SEP to 02 OCT).
- Ethiopian Film Week (10 to 14 SEP).
- Japanese Avant-garde & Experimental Film Festival (16 to 19 SEP at Barbican / 20 to 30 SEP online). READ OUR FESTIVAL GUIDE
- Leytonstone Loves Film 2021 (15 to 19 SEP).
- Open City Documentary Festival (08 to 14 SEP in venues / 13 to 23 SEP online).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (09 to 19 SEP). READ OUR FESTIVAL GUIDE
- Queer East Film Festival (15 to 26 SEP). READ OUR FESTIVAL GUIDE
- Also (10 to 16 SEP various dates/times): HERSELF d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2020 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / Catford Mews / Chiswick Cinema / Curzon Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas / Regent Street Cinema / Rich Mix / Riverside Studios // THE SPARKS BROTHERS d. Edgar Wright, 2021 at: The Prince Charles.
- Musical Sunday presents HAIRSPRAY (2007) at The Cinema Museum (07 NOV 2021).
- Sonic Cinema presents A Masterclass with Dirk Schaefer at IKLECTIK (24 OCT 2021).
- The ultimate SCREAM GUIDE to the best horror films in London this Halloween!
- Twisted Folk, a season of folk horror films at Catford Mews (02 OCT to 10 NOV 2021).
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