THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER 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.
BLACK IS… BLACK AIN’T d. Marlon T Riggs, 1994 + Short: HOW TO RAISE A BLACK BOY d. Justice Jamal Jones, 2021 + Intro by programmer Rico Johnson-Sinclair presented by BFI Flare at BFI Southbank (21 OCT 20:40):
- “Marlon T Riggs’ final film, made as he died from AIDS-related complications, directly addresses issues with misogyny and homophobia in the Black community that still exist to this day. Interviews with Marlon himself, from his hospital bed, are interspersed throughout the film and serve as testimony to the work we need to do to be truly united.”
- BLACK IS… BLACK AIN’T d. Marlon T Riggs, 1994 + Short: HOW TO RAISE A BLACK BOY d. Justice Jamal Jones, 2021 presented by BFI Flare at BFI Southbank (21 OCT 20:40).
- DEEP RED d. Dario Argento, 1975 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (21 OCT 18:15).
- EARLY SPRING 4k aka Sôshun d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1956 at BFI (21 OCT 17:30).
- THE FLAVOUR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE 4k aka Ochazuke no aji d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1952 at BFI (21 OCT 14:40).
- FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN WHITE MASK d. Isaac Julien, 1995 + Discussion at BFI Southbank (21 OCT 18:00) / Part of Experimenta.
- HOCUS POCUS d. Kenny Ortega, 1993 at Backyard Cinema (19 OCT – 13 NOV various).
- ILLUSTRIOUS CORPSES 4k aka Cadaveri eccellenti d. Francesco Rosi, 1976 at BFI (21 OCT 20:30).
- KOYAANISQATSI d. Godfrey Reggio, 1983 at Genesis Cinema (21 OCT 21:00).
- THE LOST BOYS 35mm d. Joel Schumacher, 1987 at The Prince Charles (21 OCT 15:50).
- THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE d. John Frankenheimer, 1962 at BFI (21 OCT 14:15).
- THE MISFITS d. John Huston, 1961 in-venue screening + free online discussion presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (21 OCT 20:00 + 22 OCT 17:00).
- Pan Talks: Film Night short film programme + Q&A with Charlie Phillips * Lindsay Poulton hosted by Reeta Chakrabarti at Rio Cinema (21 OCT 18:00).
- RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 35mm d. Dan O’Bannon, 1985 at The Prince Charles (21 OCT 18:15).
- ROGER THE RAT d. Roger Ballen, 2020 + Zoom Q&A with the director + After Party UK premiere at The Chelsea Theatre (21 OCT 19:00).
- THE RUNNING MAN d. Paul Michael Glaser, 1987 at The Prince Charles (21 OCT 18:25).
- TOKYO STORY 4k aka Tôkyô monogatari d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1953 at BFI (21 OCT 14:30).
- TOKYO STORY 4k aka Tôkyô monogatari d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1953 + Inside Cinema: Akira Kurosawa at BFI (21 OCT 20:35).
- TOM PETTY: SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE – THE MAKING OF WILDFLOWERS d. Mary Wharton, 2021 at Barbican (21 OCT 20:40).
- WHITE CUBE d. Renzo Martens, 2020 at ICA (21 OCT 16:40).
- YOJIMBO d. Akira Kurosawa, 1961 at BFI (21 OCT 17:55).
- Banff Mountain Film Festival – London (11 to 19 OCT).
- BFI London Film Festival (06 to 17 OCT).
- ECOFeminism Short Film Festival (16 OCT).
- London East Asia Film Festival (21 to 31 OCT).
- Native Spirit Festival (12 OCT to 20 NOV).
- Sci-Fi-London 21 (19 to 24 OCT).
- Also (15 to 21 OCT various dates/times): THE BETA TEST d. Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe, 2021 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / Catford Mews / Curzon Cinemas / Prince Charles Cinema // FOUND d. Amanda Lipitz, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // I AM BELMAYA d. Sue Carpenter & Belmaya Nepali, 2021 at: The Castle Cinema // THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO d. Karim Aïnouz, 2019 at: Barbican / Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / ICA // THE VELVET UNDERGROUND d. Todd Haynes, 2021 at: Arthouse Crouch End / Barbican / Bertha DocHouse / Cinema In The Arches / ICA / Kiln Theatre / Olympic Cinema / Riverside Studios.
- 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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