THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [25/11/21]

THURSDAY 25 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.

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DOC HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Michael Caton-Jones, 1991 + Q&A with the director presented by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Prince Charles (25 NOV 18:00).

  • “Benjamin Stone is on his way to L.A. where he is going to make big bucks as a plastic surgeon. But when he takes a detour through a small town he finds himself attached to the place and people there.”
  • A BOUT DE SOUFFLE aka Breathless d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (25 NOV 20:00).
  • AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS d. Yakov Protazanov, 1924 + Live performance of Juliet Merchant’s new score at Ciné Lumière (25 NOV 19:00).
  • DOC HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Michael Caton-Jones, 1991 + Q&A with the director presented by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Prince Charles (25 NOV 18:00).
  • DYING TO DIVORCE d. Chloe Fairweather, 2021 + Q&A with producer Sinead Kirwan & guests at Picturehouse Hackney (25 NOV 18:30).
  • INSIDE MAN d. Spike Lee, 2006 at BFI Southbank (25 NOV 14:30).
  • INTO YOUR LIGHT d. Tara Darby & The Fandangoe Kid + Q&A with the filmmakers at Crossrail Place E14 (25 NOV 19:00 – Donation requested).
  • LAST NIGHT IN SOHO d. Edgar Wright, 2021 at The David Lean (25 NOV 19:30).
  • L’HOMME DE RIO aka That Man from Rio d. Philippe de Broca, 1964 at Ciné Lumière (25 NOV 20:30).
  • MARITAL RELATIONS 35mm d. Shirô Toyoda, 1955 + Recorded intro by Professor Hideaki Fujiki at BFI Southbank (25 NOV 18:00).
  • PHANTOM THREAD 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017 at The Prince Charles (25 NOV 17:30).
  • PIERROT LE FOU d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 at Ciné Lumière (25 NOV 18:15).
  • PRIMITIVE LONDON d. Arnold L Miller, 1965 at BFI Southbank (25 NOV 20:50).
  • SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (25 NOV 18:15).
  • SHONGRAM d. Munsur Ali, 2019 at Kiln Theatre (25 NOV 19:00).
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 at The David Lean (25 NOV 14:30).
  • Ciné-Real 10th Anniversary: SUNSET BOULEVARD 16mm d. Billy Wilder, 1950 at The Castle Cinema (25 NOV 19:30).
  • TALES FROM THE HOOD 35mm d. Rusty Cundieff, 1995 at BFI Southbank (25 NOV 20:40).
  • THRONE OF BLOOD aka Kumonosu-jô d. Akira Kurosawa, 1957 at Picturehouse Cinemas (25 NOV various).


DRIVE MY CAR aka Doraibu mai kâ d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021.

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