This is a film still from ALTERED STATES, screening at BFI Southbank as part of Terror Vision (30 SEP).

THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [30/09/21]

THURSDAY 30 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.

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ALTERED STATES 35mm d. Ken Russell, 1980 at BFI Southbank (30 SEP 21:00) / Part of Terror Vision.

  • “In his attempts to explore the peripheries of human consciousness, a maverick research scientist utilises a heady mix of sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic drugs. But as his experiments become increasingly outlandish, his grasp on reality begins to dissipate. Perhaps director Ken Russell’s most visionary work, this psychedelic sci-fi horror remains a true one-of-a-kind, boasting astonishing images as beautiful as they are nightmarish.”


  • MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY d. Selina Miles, 2019 + Q&A presented online by Doc’n Roll at House Of Vans (29 SEP to 01 OCT – FREE).
  • TOP GUN d. Tony Scott, 1986 at The Luna Cinema at Brompton Cemetery (30 SEP 19:30).

BALLOON d. Pema Tseden, 2019.

GAGARINE d. Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh, 2020.

THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN d. Kaouther Ben Hania, 2020.

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