WEDNESDAY 15 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.
NOSFERATU d. Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1922 + Live score by Dritëro Demjaha at Screen25 Cinema (15 DEC 19:45).
- “Thomas Hutter is sent by his master to finalise a deal with Count Orlok. However, he soon learns that Orlok is a vampire whose eyes are set on his wife, Ellen. To accompany Murnau’s symphony of horror, we are pleased to present a haunting electric live score, improvised by friend of Screen25, Dritëro Demjaha.”
- A THOUSAND CUTS d. Ramona S. Diaz, 2020 + Panel discussion at Bertha DocHouse (15 DEC 18:20 – FREE!).
- FLEE d. Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021 + Q&A at Curzon Soho (15 DEC 18:10).
- FLEE d. Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021 preview at Catford Mews (15 DEC 20:30).
- FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN + THE COMEBACK SPECIAL d. Tim Pope, 1993 + 2018 at ICA (15 DEC 20:45).
- IN THE HEIGHTS d. Jon M Chu, 2021 at Whirled Cinema (15 DEC 20:00).
- Classic Matinee: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE d. Frank Capra, 1946 + Live performance by Ida Barr at Rio Cinema (15 DEC 14:30).
- KING RICHARD d. Reinaldo Marcus Green, 2021 at The David Lean (15 DEC 19:30).
- NOSFERATU d. Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1922 + Live score by Dritëro Demjaha at Screen25 Cinema (15 DEC 19:45).
- SPICE WORLD: THE MOVIE d. Bob Spiers, 1997 presented by Pinc at The Castle Cinema (15 DEC 18:45).
- TITANE d. Julia Ducornau, 2021 + Panel discussion presented by The Final Girls UK at Rio Cinema (15 DEC 20:45).
- UNSOPHISTICATED LADY aka La Pièce rapportée d. Antonin Peretjatko , 2021 at Ciné Lumière (15 DEC 20:30).
35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 35mm d. Frank Capra, 1946 (01 to 24 DEC various).
- DIE HARD 35mm d. John McTiernan, 1988 (15 DEC 20:15).
100 YEARS: SIMONE SIGNORET, THE POLITICAL STAR – PART I at Ciné Lumière
- THE SLEEPING CAR MURDERS d. Costa-Gavras, 1965 (15 DEC 18:30).
ALT. XMAS at The Prince Charles
- ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS DRAGO [Ultimate Director’s Cut] d. Sylvester Stallone, 1985 (15 DEC 15:55).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: CHRISTMAS ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank
- THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1940 (03 to 23 DEC various).
- CAROL d. Todd Haynes, 2015 (15 DEC 17:50).
CHRISTMAS at Catford Mews
- DIE HARD d. John McTiernan, 1988 (15 DEC 17:45).
CHRISTMAS at Genesis Cinema
- CAROL d. Todd Haynes, 2015 (15 DEC 21:00).
CHRISTMAS at The Prince Charles
- IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 35mm d. Frank Capra, 1946 (daily to 24 DEC various).
- THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL d. Brian Henson, 1992 (03 to 24 DEC various Sing Along/Santa – check venue for details).
- NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION d. Jeremiah S. Chechik, 1989 (15 DEC 15:40).
- HOME ALONE d. Chris Columbus, 1990 (15 DEC 18:00).
- TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS d. Henry Selick, 1993 (15 DEC 18:15).
- DIE HARD 70/35mm d. John McTiernan, 1988 (15 DEC 20:15 – 35mm).
THE EDGE OF BELIEF at Close-Up
- THE ILLINOIS PARABLES + SENSEMAYÁ d. Deborah Stratman, 2016 + Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, 2021 (15 DEC 20:15).
- Curated by Emily Wright. Presented in partnership with the National Film & Television School.
JAPAN 2021 at BFI Southbank
- DRIVE MY CAR aka Doraibu mai kâ d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021 (11 to 19 DEC various).
- SILENCE HAS NO WINGS 35mm aka Tobenai chinmoku d. Kazuo Kuroki, 1966 (15 DEC 18:00).
- WOMAN OF THE LAKE 35mm aka Onna no mizûmi d. Kijû Yoshida, 1966 (15 DEC 20:50).
JAPAN 2021: ANOTHER GAZE at BFI Southbank
- Experimenta presents: A selection of video & film works by experimental filmmaker Mako Idemitsu + Intro by Another Gaze’s Daniella Shreir (15 DEC 18:10).
- SKY, WIND, FIRE, WATER, EARTH + BIRTH/MOTHER aka Kya ka ra ba a + Tarachime d. Naomi Kawase, 2001 + 2006 (15 DEC 20:45).
JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO LE MAGNIFIQUE at Ciné Lumière
- PIERROT LE FOU d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (15 DEC 18:10).
- French Film Festival (03 NOV to 15 DEC).
- London Film Week (06 to 12 DEC).
- Made In Prague Festival (07 NOV to 10 DEC).
- Also (10 to 16 DEC, various dates/times): CITIZEN ASHE d. Rex Miller & Sam Pollard, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse / ICA // DYING TO DIVORCE d. Chloe Fairweather, 2021 at: The Garden Cinema (13 to 19 DEC) // HOPE aka Håp d. Maria Sødahl, 2019 at: Curzon Cinemas / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas // THE STORMS OF JEREMY THOMAS d. Mark Cousins, 2021 at: Curzon Cinemas.
- Brixton Community Cinema presents THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SOLD THE SUN at Brixton Village (02 DEC 2022).
- Cinema of Ideas presents ‘Repetition as Differentiation via LATIFAH AND HIMLI’S NOMADIC UNCLE’ curated by Jemma Desai (online 05 to 20 DEC 2022)
- The Vito Project presents IMITATIONS OF LIFE at The Cinema Museum (18 SEP 2022 to 22 JAN 2023)
- The Social Cinema presents FRAMEBURN at Hackney Brewery & High Hill Taproom (08 SEP to 08 DEC 2022).
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