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

TUESDAY 21 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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MARX d. Olaf Nicolai, 2020 – 24hr screening at ICA (21-22 SEP).

  • “The ICA joins 16 other institutions around the world for a special simultaneous screening of MARX, Olaf Nicolai’s audacious 24-hour film created from a single shot of a sole statue: a vast bronze bust of Karl Marx, installed 50 years ago in Nicolai’s hometown of Chemnitz (formerly Karl-Marx-Stadt). Shot in one take on the 2020 autumnal equinox, when day and night are equal lengths, and shown here on the same date, Marx transforms this iconic figure into a kind of unnatural landscape, subject to constant change beneath the evolving light of night and day.”
  • Timed entry: “A ticket for any timed entry grants you access to the entire film but reserving a ticket for a specific time will help us regulate the screenings. For overnight sessions, water and facilities will be provided.”

  • THE BREADWINNER d. Nora Twomey, 2018 presented by Birds’ Eye View & partners for International Day Of Peace, raising funds for Afghanistan & Central Asian Association inc: The Castle Cinema (21 SEP 21:00); Genesis Cinema (21 SEP 18:45); The Lexi Cinema (21 SEP 18:10); Picturehouse Cinemas (21 SEP various); Regent Street Cinema (21 SEP 18:00); Riverside Studios (21 SEP 20:10).
  • CALIFORNIA SPLIT d. Robert Altman, 1974 at The Prince Charles (21 SEP 18:05).
  • CRY OF THE CITY d. Robert Siodmak, 1948 at BFI (21 SEP 14:45).
  • ENEMY d. Denis Villeneuve, 2013 at BFI (21 SEP 20:55).
  • FLESH & BLOOD 35mm d. Anthony Kimmins, 1951 + Intro by Jason Morell, actor and son of Joan Greenwood at BFI Southbank (21 SEP 18:10).
  • GATTACA d. Andrew Nichol, 1997 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (21 SEP 20:00). 
  • LABYRINTH d. Jim Henson, 1986 at The Prince Charles (21 SEP 12:20).
  • LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 at BFI (21 SEP 21:00).
  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 1995 presented by No Bollocks Film Club at The Castle Cinema (21 SEP 18:45).
  • MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2016 at The Prince Charles (21 SEP 20:35).
  • MULHOLLAND DR. d. David Lynch, 2001 + Intro by Georgia Kumari Bradburn at Barbican (21 SEP 20:00).
  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD d. George A Romero, 1968 + Intro by Dave Norris at Everyman Broadgate (21 SEP 20:30). 
  • PAPICHA d. Mounia Meddour, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (21 SEP 20:00).
  • THE RAID 2 d. Gareth Evans, 2014 at The Prince Charles (21 SEP 14:45).
  • RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP 35mm d. Joe Layton, 1982 at BFI (21 SEP 18:00).
  • THÉRÈSE RAQUIN d. Marcel Carné, 1953 at Ciné Lumière (21 SEP 18:20).
  • WE ARE THE BEST! d. Lukas Moodysson, 2013 + Recorded interview with the director at Genesis Cinema (21 SEP at 21:00).
  • WOLFEN 35mm d. Michael Wadleigh, 1981 at The Prince Charles (21 SEP 18:30).
  • YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY d. Icíar Bollaín, 2018 + Recorded intro by Carlos Acosta presented by Sands Films Cinema Club, Cuba Solidarity Campaign & London Socialist Film Co-op at Sands Films Studios (21 SEP 20:00 – Free/Donation requested).

24HR

  • MARX d. Olaf Nicolai, 2020 – 24hr screening at ICA (21-22 SEP) / Timed entry / A ticket for any timed entry grants you access to the entire film but reserving a ticket for a specific time will help us regulate the screenings. / For overnight sessions, water and facilities will be provided.


  • LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL d. Luc Besson, 1994 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (21 SEP 20:00).
  • SPEED d. Jan de Bont, 1994 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (21 SEP 20:00).


A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 4K d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971.

THE MALTESE FALCON d. John Huston, 1941.

THE STORY OF LOOKING d. Mark Cousins, 2021



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