This is a film still from: STE. ANNE d. Rhayne Vermette, 2021.

THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [16/12/21]

THURSDAY 16 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.

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STE. ANNE d. Rhayne Vermette, 2021 at Close-Up (16 DEC 20:15) / Part of THE EDGE OF BELIEF.

  • “Commissioned by the Indigenous-led COUSIN Collective, Canadian Métis filmmaker and artist Rhayne Vermette’s award-winning debut experimental feature has been described as ‘‘PARIS, TEXAS set in Treaty 1 Territory’’. Unbounded by the conventions of narrative cinema,  STE. ANNE immerses the viewer in the sounds, textures and atmosphere of her native Manitoba, and anchors its eerie narrative in a young woman’s return to her indigenous Métis community. As her arrival unsettles her family and wider community, Reneé begins to form dreams from fragments of her past, and ominous premonitions disrupt the land.”
  • Curated by Emily Wright. Presented in partnership with the National Film & Television School.
  • AUDITION d. Takashi Miike, 1999 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (16 DEC 18:15).
  • BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY at 20 d. Sharon Maguire, 2001 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (16 DEC 18:00).
  • FLEE d. Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Finsbury Park (16 DEC 18:40).
  • FLEE d. Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021 + Q&A with the director at The Castle Cinema (16 DEC 21:00).
  • FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN + THE COMEBACK SPECIAL d. Tim Pope, 1993 + 2018 at ICA (16 DEC 20:15).
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE d. Frank Capra, 1946 at Watermans (16 DEC 12:45).
  • KING RICHARD d. Reinaldo Marcus Green, 2021 at The David Lean (16 DEC 14:30).
  • KING ROCKER d. Michael Cumming, 2020 + Q&A with the director & Stewart Lee at Rio Cinema (16 DEC 20:45).
  • LA VITA OLISTICA d. The Orielles, 2021 + Q&A at Whirled Cinema (16 DEC 18:30).
  • MOTHERING SUNDAY d. Eva Husson, 2021 at The David Lean (16 DEC 19:30).
  • THE PHILADELPHIA STORY d. George Cukor, 1940 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (16 DEC 20:00).
  • THE SNOWMAN 16mm d. Dianne Jackson & Jimmy T. Murakami, 1982 + Shorts presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (16 DEC 18:45).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ALT. XMAS at The Prince Charles


BOGARDE AT 100 at BFI Southbank

CHRISTMAS at Genesis Cinema 

  • DIE HARD d. John McTiernan, 1988 presented by Truman’s (16 DEC 21:00 – FREE pint of beer or cider).

CHRISTMAS at The Prince Charles



  • STE. ANNE d. Rhayne Vermette, 2021 (16 DEC 20:15).
  • Curated by Emily Wright. Presented in partnership with the National Film & Television School.

JAPAN 2021 at BFI Southbank


BEING THE RICARDOS d. Aaron Sorkin, 2021:

DON’T LOOK UP d. Adam McKay, 2021:

LAMB d. Valdimar Jóhannsson, 2021:

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