WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [08/12/21]

WEDNESDAY 08 DECEMBER 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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THE EAGLE’S MATE 35mm + THE ESKIMO BABY d. James Kirkwood, 1914 + d. Heinz Schall, 1916 + Live piano accompaniment presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (08 DEC 19:30).

  • “Not a ‘prequel’ to last month’s THE EAGLE but instead a Mary Pickford vehicle long considered lost until a print was acquired by George Eastman House in 2000. It was produced in 1914 by the Famous Players Film Co. Pickford made seven features in 1914 and this was the first of nine films she made with the director James Kirkwood who also photographed and acted in the film. Other cast members include Jack Pickford and Ida Waterman. THE EAGLE’S MATE was adapted by Marion Michelson from a novel by Anna Alice Chapin. The story is set in Moonshiners’ territory with Mary Pickford as Anemone, a girl abducted by a disreputable mountain family and forced into marriage.”
  • BABETTE’S FEAST aka Babettes gæstebud d. Gabriel Axel, 1987 at Calder Bookshop & Theatre SE1 (08 DEC 19:00 – Donation requested).
  • BOILING POINT d. Philip Barantini, 2021 + Q&A with the director, actors Ray Panthaki & Lauryn Ajufo at BFI Southbank (08 DEC 20:30).
  • But Where Are You Really From? Trippin’ Over My Tongue short film programme + live poetry performances by Shanay Neusum-James & Owiny Lubangakene presented by T A P E Collective at Barbican (08 DEC 18:15 – HOH).
  • CONGO CALLING d. Stephan Hilpert, 2019 at Bertha DocHouse (08 DEC 16:00).
  • THE EAGLE’S MATE 35mm + THE ESKIMO BABY d. James Kirkwood, 1914 + d. Heinz Schall, 1916 + Live piano accompaniment presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (08 DEC 19:30).
  • FINAL ACCOUNT d. Luke Holland, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (08 DEC 20:45).
  • LAMB d. Valdimar Johannsson, 2021 + Q&A with the director & Noomi Rapace at The Ritzy (08 DEC 19:00).
  • THE MATRIX: 4K RESTORATION d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at Regent Street Cinema (08 DEC 17:00).
  • MOTHERING SUNDAY d. Eva Husson, 2021 at The David Lean (08 DEC 19:30).
  • NOMADLAND d. Chloé Zhao, 2020 at The David Lean (08 DEC 14:30).
  • PIXIE d. Barnaby Thompson, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (08 DEC 20:00).
  • RAW d. Julia Ducournau, 2016 at Genesis Cinema (08 DEC 21:10).
  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at Screen25 Cinema (08 DEC 19:45).
  • SLACK BAY aka Ma Loute d. Bruno Dumont, 2016 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Hall W5 (08 DEC 20:15).
  • SWAN SONG d. Benjamin Cleary, 2021 + Q&A with the director, producer Rebecca Bourke, actors Mahershala Ali & Naomie Harris at BFI Southbank (08 DEC 17:15).


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles


ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… at Picturehouse Cinemas

ALT. XMAS at The Prince Charles


CHRISTMAS at The Prince Charles


HUMAN RESOURCES at Close-Up & Genesis Cinema

  • BLUE COLLAR d. Paul Schrader, 1978 + Panel discussion at Genesis Cinema (08 DEC 18:10).


JAPAN 2021 at BFI Southbank

ENCOUNTER d. Michael Pearce, 2021.
THE HAND OF GOD aka È stata la mano di Dio d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2021.
THERE IS NO EVIL d. Mohammad Rasoulof, 2020.

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