WEDNESDAY 08 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.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW aka Kama fissamaa’, kathalika ala al-ard d. Sarah Francis, 2020 at BFI (08 SEP 20:45) / Part of THE TIME IS NEW: SELECTIONS FROM CONTEMPORARY ARAB CINEMA.
- “The elements here are swings, a vast landscape, queues waiting for nothing in particular, a strangely soothing voice, and the moon is the main protagonist. A lunar meditation and a statement on play and formalism, Sarah Francis’ debut feature is a stunning visual experience that manages to create a spectacular cinematic universe out of very limited resources.”
- A screening on 01 OCT 18:10 will feature a pre-recorded Q&A with director Sarah Francis.
- AMMONITE d. Francis Lee, 2021 at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (08 SEP 19:45).
- AS ABOVE, SO BELOW aka Kama fissamaa’, kathalika ala al-ard d. Sarah Francis, 2020 at BFI (08 SEP 20:45).
- BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (08 SEP 20:00).
- CINEMA PARADISO 4K aka Nuovo Cinema Paradiso d. Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 at BFI (08 SEP 14:15).
- COPILOT d. Anne Zohra Berrached, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (08 SEP 18:10).
- ICELAND IS BEST d. Max Newsom, 2021 + Q&A with the director, director of photography/producer Dankuro Shinma, & producer Will Randall-Coath at Everyman King’s Cross (08 SEP 18:00).
- JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY d. Aram Avakian & Bert Stern, 1959 + Recorded Content from Green Man Festival at Barbican (08 SEP 18:15).
- JURASSIC PARK 35mm d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 12:40).
- LAURA d. Otto Preminger, 1944 + Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large at BFI (08 SEP 18:10).
- THE LONG GOODBYE 35mm d. Robert Altman, 1973 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 17:40).
- THE MALTESE FALCON d. John Huston, 1941 + Extended intro: The Making of The Maltese Falcon by Adrian Wootton at BFI (08 SEP 17:50).
- THE MASTER 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 20:15).
- OCEAN’S ELEVEN d. Steven Soderbergh, 2001 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 15:30).
- OLDBOY aka Oldeuboi d. Chan-wook Park, 2003 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 12:20).
- THE STORY OF A THREE-DAY PASS aka La permission d. Melvin Van Peebles, 1967 + Intro/Q&A with Karen Alexander at Ciné Lumière (08 SEP 18:20).
- THE THIRD MAN 4k d. Carol Reed, 1949 at BFI (08 SEP 21:00).
- TOKYO STORY 35mm aka Tôkyô monogatari d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1953 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 20:30).
- LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL d. Luc Besson, 1994 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (08 SEP 20:00).
- THE SUICIDE SQUAD d. James Gunn, 2021 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (08 SEP 20:00).
- CASA Festival (01 to 29 SEP).
- Crystal Palace International Film Festval (09 SEP to 02 OCT).
- Open City Documentary Festival (08 to 14 SEP in venues / 13 to 23 SEP online).
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (09 to 19 SEP).
- Sci-Fi-London 48hr Film Challenge (04 to 06 SEP).
ANNETTE d. Leos Carax, 2021.
- Also (03 to 09 SEP various dates/times): THE CHAMPION OF AUSCHWITZ d. Maciej Barczewski, 2020 at: JW3 / Picturehouse Cinemas // DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA d. Spike Lee, 2020 at: The Prince Charles // EPICENTRO d. Hubert Sauper, 2020 at: Bertha DocHouse // JANINE JANSEN: FALLING FOR STRADIVARI d. Gerald Fox, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY d. Aram Avakian & Bert Stern, 1959 at: Curzon Cinemas / ICA / Picturehouse Cinemas // WILDFIRE d. Cathy Brady, 2020 at: ArtHouse Crouch End / BFI / Curzon Cinemas / ICA / Rio Cinema.
- Not Like Us? Female misfits on screen at Genesis Cinema & online (20 to 26 SEP 2021)
- Sonic Cinema presents The Films of Peter Tscherkassky at Cafe Oto (24 OCT 2021)
- NOW BOOKING: Disability On Screen – EFN Short Film Festival (27 SEP 2021)
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival is back for a 12th year [09 to 19 SEP 2021]
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