WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER 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 HOUSE OF TRUBNAYA aka Dom na Trubnoy d. Boris Barnet, 1928 + Supporting programme + Live piano accompaniment presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (27 OCT 19:30).
- “THE HOUSE OF TRUBNAYA – known also in English as The House on Trubnaya Street and in the Latin alphabet by the original Russian, Dom na Trubnoy – is noted for its avant-garde sets, film-makers’ visual gags and humour drawn from situation and character. In this tale of what might be called a Soviet Cinderella, a rural girl hired by a Moscow couple as domestic dogsbody turns out to have political ambitions.”
- THE ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES d. Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993 at Backyard Cinema (27 OCT 20:00).
- A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT d. Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014 presented by No Bollox Film Club at The Castle Cinema (27 OCT 18:45).
- Alternative Night of Experimental Film short film programme at The Fighting Cocks Bar & Venue (27 OCT 17:30 – FREE!).
- ANOTE’S ARK d. Matthieu Rytz, 2018 at Bertha DocHouse (27 OCT 14:00).
- AZOR d. Andreas Fontana, 2021 preview at ICA (27 OCT 20:45).
- The Black Arts Movement on Film + Discussion with Amanda Holiday, Richard Hylton & Xavier Pillai at BFI Southbank (27 OCT 20:40).
- CHINATOWN 4k d. Roman Polanski, 1974 at BFI (27 OCT 14:15).
- THE CROW d. Alex Proyas, 1994 at Rivoli Ballroom (27 OCT 19:30).
- DAUGHTERS d. Maria Speth, 2014 at Goethe-Institut London (27 OCT 19:00 – Also available FREE online).
- THE DEVIL RIDES OUT d. Terence Fisher, 1968 + Short films by DaveBaby presented by Underground England & Rebel Reel Cine Club at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen Courtyard (27 OCT 19:00).
- DIRTY HARRY d. Don Siegel, 1971 + Recorded intro by Hannah Hamad at BFI (27 OCT 18:00).
- THE EXORCIST 35mm d. William Friedkin, 1973 at The Prince Charles (27 OCT 20:30).
- FRENZY 35mm d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1972 at BFI (27 OCT 20:45).
- HOUSE aka Hausu d. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977 at The Prince Charles (27 OCT 21:00).
- THE HOUSE OF TRUBNAYA aka Dom na Trubnoy d. Boris Barnet, 1928 + Supporting programme + Live piano accompaniment presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (27 OCT 19:30).
- JENNIFER’S BODY d. Karyn Kusama, 2009 presented by TRAPPED at The Real Al Company & Taproom (27 OCT 18:00 – FREE!).
- THE KEEP 35mm d. Michael Mann, 1983 at The Prince Charles (27 OCT 18:10).
- LIMBO d. Ben Sharrock, 2021 at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (27 OCT 19:45).
- NOVEMBER d. Rainer Sarnet, 2017 at Catford Mews (27 OCT 20:30).
- THE OMEN d. Richard Donner, 1976 at The Exhibit (27 OCT 20:00).
- PSYCHO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 at The Birds (27 OCT 19:30 – FREE/Drinks packages available).
- SHIP OF FOOLS d. Stanley Kramer, 1965 at Ciné Lumière (27 OCT 17:40).
- Short Sharp Shocks II + Intro, short film programme & blu-ray launch at BFI Southbank (27 OCT 18:10).
- THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS d. Jonathan Demme, 1991 at The Prince Charles (27 OCT 12:30).
- SOCRATES d. Alexandre Moratto, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (27 OCT 20:00).
- SMOG TOWN d. Meng Han, 2019 + Discussion presented by Lau China Institute at King’s College London (27 OCT 17:30).
- SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET d. Tim Burton, 2007 at Ricco Lounge (27 OCT 20:30).
- THRONE OF BLOOD aka Kumonosu-jô d. Akira Kurosawa, 1957 at BFI (27 OCT 20:30).
- WHITE CUBE d. Renzo Martens, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (27 OCT 20:45).
- Brazil Indigenous Film Festival (22 to 24 OCT).
- Doc’n Roll Film Festival (28 OCT to 14 NOV).
- London East Asia Film Festival (21 to 31 OCT).
- Native Spirit Festival (12 OCT to 20 NOV).
- Raindance Film Festival (27 OCT to 06 NOV).
- Sci-Fi-London 21 (19 to 24 OCT).
- Short Com Film Festival (28 OCT 20:30).
DUNE d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021.
- Various venues, inc: Barbican / BFI IMAX / The Castle / Catford Mews / Chiswick Cinema / Curzon Cinemas / Electric Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Genesis Cinema / Kino Digital / The Lexi / Peckhamplex / Phoenix Cinema / Picturehouse Cinemas / Rich Mix / Regent Street Cinema / Rio Cinema / Riverside Studios
SCREAM 35mm d. Wes Craven, 1996.
- Also (22 to 28 OCT various dates/times): PLAYLIST d. Nine Antico, 2021 at: Curzon Cinemas // SMOG TOWN d. Meng Han, 2019 at: Bertha DocHouse // WHITE CUBE d. Renzo Martens, 2020 at: ICA.
- 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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