THURSDAY 18 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.
THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD d. Radu Jude, 2009 at ICA (18 NOV 13:45) / Part of IN FOCUS: RADU JUDE.
- “One of the landmark works in the Romanian film renaissance, Radu Jude’s debut feature is a perfectly paced and darkly funny satire on contemporary life. THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD tackles the vacuity of advertising, the modern obsession with celebrity and the power of parental greed with brilliant economy, aided by a note-perfect cast.”
- 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 ‘unrestored version’ at The Prince Charles (18 NOV 20:15).
- ALIDA d. Mimmo Verdesca, 2020 + Intro by the director presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Garden Cinema (18 NOV 19:00).
- A Selection of Short Films presented by Odelay Films at The Prince Charles (18 NOV 17:45 – FREE).
- Russian Movie Night: AUTUMN MARATHON aka Osenniy marafon d. Georgiy Daneliya, 1979 at Close-Up (18 NOV 19:15).
- BLADE 4K d. Stephen Norrington, 1998 + Recorded intro by Dr Adilifu Nama, author of Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes at Barbican (18 NOV 20:10).
- BONJOUR TRISTESSE d. Otto Preminger, 1958 presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bar (18 NOV 20:00 – FREE).
- EARLY SUMMER 4k aka Bakushû d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1951 + Intro by Professor Alastair Phillips at BFI Southbank (18 NOV 20:20).
- The Family and Home in the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema at BFI Southbank (18 NOV 18:00).
- THE HAND OF GOD aka È Stata La Mano Di Dio d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2021 at BFI Southbank (18 NOV 18:30).
- THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD d. Radu Jude, 2009 at ICA (18 NOV 13:45).
- HARD EIGHT aka Sydney d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996 at The Prince Charles (18 NOV 18:10).
- LA DOLCE VITA d. Federico Fellini, 1960 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (18 NOV 19:30).
- THE LAST BUS d. Gillies MacKinnon, 2021 at The David Lean (18 NOV 14:30 & 19:30).
- Basma Alsharif’s OUROBOROS + a live-streamed music performance by Catherine Feliz presented by The Care-fuffle Collective at The Horse Hospital (18 NOV 19:00) / Part of REPEATED APPARITIONS.
- SEVEN SAMURAI aka Shichinin no Samurai d. Akira Kurosawa, 1954 at BFI Southbank (until 18 NOV various).
- THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 4k d. Jonathan Demme, 1991 at BFI Southbank (18 NOV 14:40).
- WOHIN UND ZURÜCK PART III – WELCOME IN VIENNA d. Axel Corti, 1986 at Austrian Cultural Forum (18 NOV 19:00 – FREE).
- Doc’n Roll Film Festival (28 OCT to 14 NOV).
- EFG London Jazz Festival (12 to 21 NOV).
- French Film Festival (03 NOV to 15 DEC).
- Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (09 to 14 NOV).
- Irish Film Festival London (17 to 21 NOV).
- Italian London Short Film Festival (14 NOV).
- London Korean Film Festival (04 to 19 NOV).
- Made In Prague Festival (07 NOV to 10 DEC).
- Native Spirit Festival (12 OCT to 20 NOV).
- Ocean Film Festival (16 to 24 NOV).
- UK Green Film Festival (03 to 14 NOV).
- UK Jewish Film Festival (04 to 18 NOV).
- Also (12 to 18 NOV various dates/times): AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON d. John Landis, 1981 at: The Prince Charles // THE COLOUR ROOM d. Claire McCarthy, 2021 at: Everyman Muswell Hill // CRY MACHO d. Clint Eastwood, 2021 at: Everyman Cinemas / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas // DAYS OF BEING WILD d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 at: The Prince Charles // MALMKROG d. Cristi Puiu, 2020 at: ICA // MOTHERING SUNDAY d. Eva Husson, 2021 at: Chiswick Cinema / Curzon Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Peckhamplex / Phoenix Cinema / Picturehouse Cinemas / Rio Cinema / Riverside Studios // NAKED 4k d. Mike Leigh, 1993 at: BFI Southbank // NATURAL LIGHT d. Dénes Nagy, 2021 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / Curzon Cinemas // PROCESSION d. Robert Greene, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // TICK, TICK…BOOM! d. Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2021 at: The Prince Charles.
- Lost Vampires presents the UK premiere of HABIT + Q&A with Larry Fessenden at ICA (20 OCT 2022)
- BIG BOYS DON’T CRY + Q&A raising funds for NAPAC at Everyman Borough Yards (03 OCT 2022)
- Fragments Festival returns to Genesis Cinema (29 SEP to 02 OCT 2022)
- The Vito Project presents IMITATIONS OF LIFE at The Cinema Museum (18 SEP 2022 to 22 JAN 2023)
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