TUESDAY 23 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 AMERICAN SECTOR d. Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez, 2020 UK Premiere + Q&A with the directors & Dr Martin Brady at Barbican (23 NOV 19:00) / Part of Architecture on Film.
- “Following its fall in 1989, many sections of the Berlin Wall migrated to the US. A cinematic road trip to these artefacts of geopolitical division becomes a nuanced reflection on ‘the free world’. Vignettes in 16mm capture these slabs of the Wall in their eccentric, wide-ranging American situ – from behind the Hard Rock Café in Universal Studios, to George W Bush’s Presidential Library – while collected conversations with the relics’ custodians, owners and passers-by, allow the Wall’s mute concrete to become a conduit for discussions of present day freedom, borders, and nationhood.”
- THE AMERICAN SECTOR d. Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez, 2020 UK Premiere + Q&A with the directors & Dr Martin Brady at Barbican (23 NOV 19:00) / Part of Architecture on Film.
- AUTUMN SONATA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1978 presented by No Bollox Film Club at The Castle Cinema (23 NOV 19:00).
- CAREER GIRLS d. Mike Leigh, 1997 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (23 NOV 18:00).
- THE CONFESSION aka L’Aveu d. Costa-Gavras, 1970 at Ciné Lumière (23 NOV 17:45).
- EARLY SPRING 4k aka Sôshun d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1956 at BFI Southbank (23 NOV 17:40).
- THE FATHER d. Florian Zeller, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (23 NOV 20:00).
- GIMME SHELTER d. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, 1970 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (23 NOV 20:00).
- GODZILLA aka Gojira d. Ishirô Honda, 1954 at BFI Southbank (23 NOV 20:40).
- I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS d. Radu Jude, 2018 at ICA (23 NOV 18:15).
- LAST NIGHT IN SOHO d. Edgar Wright, 2021 at The David Lean (23 NOV 19:30).
- LIFE IS SWEET d. Mike Leigh, 1990 at BFI Southbank (23 NOV 20:50).
- THE MASTER 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 at The Prince Charles (23 NOV 20:25).
- MICHAEL CLAYTON 35mm d. Tony Gilroy, 2007 at The Prince Charles (23 NOV 18:00).
- MR. JONES d. Agnieszka Holland, 2019 presented by Wimbledon Film Club + Q&A with Dr. Daria Mattingley at Curzon Wimbledon (23 NOV 20:30) / Part of Ukrainian Film Festival.
- NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN d. Małgorzata Szumowska & Michał Englert, 2020 at The David Lean (23 NOV 14:30).
- THE SMALL WORLD OF SAMMY LEE d. Ken Hughes, 1963 at BFI Southbank (23 NOV 14:30).
- UN FLIC d. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972 at BFI Southbank (23 NOV 20:45).
- EFG London Jazz Festival (12 to 21 NOV).
- Frames Of Representation (25 NOV to 04 DEC).
- French Film Festival (03 NOV to 15 DEC).
- From Venice To London (18 to 22 NOV).
- Irish Film Festival London (17 to 21 NOV).
- London Korean Film Festival (04 to 19 NOV).
- London Migration Film Festival (25 NOV to 01 DEC).
- London Palestine Film Festival (19 NOV to 03 DEC).
- Made In Prague Festival (07 NOV to 10 DEC).
- Native Spirit Festival (12 OCT to 20 NOV).
- Ocean Film Festival (16 to 24 NOV).
- Ukrainian Film Festival (22 NOV to 06 DEC).
- Also (19 to 25 NOV various dates/times): BRUISED d. Halle Berry, 2020 at: Curzon Cinemas // CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 at: The Prince Charles // THE JUMP d. Giedrė Žickytė, 2020 at: Bertha DocHouse // KING RICHARD d. Reinaldo Marcus Green, 2021 at: Chiswick Cinema / The Cinema In The Arches / Curzon Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Genesis Cinema / Kino Bermondsey / The Lexi / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas / Regent Street Cinema / Rich Mix // ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS DRAGO [Ultimate Director’s Cut] d. Sylvester Stallone, 1985 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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