MONDAY 19 JULY 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.
NIGHT OF THE KINGS aka La Nuit des rois d. Philippe Lacôte, 2020 + Live spoken word performance presented by We Are Parable at Rio Cinema (19 JUL 18:00) / Part of Who We Are.
- “Spectacular, thrilling and absorbing, NIGHT OF THE KINGS is both an exhilarating tale of survival in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments and a beautiful ode to the power of storytelling.”
- “As part of their nationwide season Who We Are, We Are Parable team up with Rio Cinema to present a special preview screening of NIGHT OF THE KINGS. The screening will feature a live and musical spoken word performance that focuses on the beauty and importance of storytelling in Black culture.”
- AS TEARS GO BY 4K aka Wong Gok ka moon d. Wong Kar Wai, 1988 at BFI Southbank (19 JUL 20:45).
- BHAJI ON THE BEACH d. Gurinda Chadha, 1993 at Everyman Cinemas (19 JUL various).
- BINTI d. Frederike Migom, 2019 + Short: YASMINA d. Ali Esmili & Claire Cahen, 2018 at BFI Southbank (19 JUL 20:40).
- DAYS OF BEING WILD 4K aka Ah Fei jing juen d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990 at BFI Southbank (19 JUL 18:00 & 18:10).
- DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES 4K d. Terence Davies, 1988 at BFI Southbank (19 JUL 20:50).
- GOOD TIME d. Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, 2017 at The Prince Charles (19 JUL 18:15).
- HOW TO STOP A RECURRING DREAM d. Ed Morris, 2021 at Catford Mews (19 JUL 18:00) / Part of Black Lens Film Festival.
- IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE 4K aka Fa yeung nin wah d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 at BFI Southbank (19 JUL 14:30).
- THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS d. Peter Jackson, 2002 at The Prince Charles (19 JUL 11:30).
- MANGROVE 9 + RACISM: NOT OUR PROBLEM + Panel Discussion at Catford Mews (19 JUL 15:00) / Part of Black Lens Film Festival.
- MEMORIES OF MURDER d. Salinui chueok d. Bong Joon-ho, 2003 at The Prince Charles (19 JUL 12:00).
- NIGHT OF THE KINGS aka La Nuit des rois d. Philippe Lacôte, 2020 + Live spoken word performance presented by We Are Parable at Rio Cinema (19 JUL 18:00) / Part of Who We Are.
- PRÊT-À-PORTER 35MM d. Robert Altman, 1994 at BFI Southbank (19 JUL 17:40).
- THE TWO LIVES OF ERMAO d. Jia Yuchuan, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (19 JUL 18:30) / Part of Chinese Visual Festival x Queer East.
- UNCUT GEMS 35MM d. Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie 2019 at The Prince Charles (19 JUL 20:45).
- THE DARK KNIGHT d. Christopher Nolan, 2008 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (19 JUL 20:00).
- DUNKIRK d. Christopher Nolan, 2017 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (19 JUL 17:30).
- MAGIC MIKE d. Steven Soderbergh, 2012 at Bar Elba SE1 (19 JUL 21:00).
- NOMADLAND d. Chloé Zhao, 2020 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park (19 JUL 19:30).
- Black Lens Film Festival (16 to 19 JUL).
- Chinese Visual Festival (15 to 25 JUL).
- Queer East – Pride Season (JUN to JUL).
- SAFAR Film Festival: Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema (01 to 17 JUL).
SUMMER OF SOUL (… OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) d. Questlove, 2021
- Also (daily 16 to 22 JUL various): BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA d. John Carpenter, 1986 at The Prince Charles // BYE BYE MORONS aka Adieu les cons d. Albert Dupontel, 2020 at Ciné Lumière // NOWHERE SPECIAL d. Uberto Pasolini, 2020 at The Castle Cinema / Everyman Cinemas / The Lexi Cinema / Phoenix Cinema / Picturehouse Cinemas / Watermans // THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK d. Menelik Shabazz, 2011 at Picturehouse Cinemas (various) // TOP GUN d. Tony Scott, 1986 at The Prince Charles // TWO OF US d. Filippo Meneghetti, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / Curzon Cinemas / JW3 / Regent Street / Rio Cinema.
- Sine Screen presents Vulnerable Histories at Close-Up & The Garden Cinema (19 to 26 AUG 2023)
- Lost Reels presents 16mm & 35mm screenings at The Cinema Museum & ICA (19 & 31 AUG 2023)
- The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents DukeFest 2023: A Brave New World (13 to 16 AUG 2023)
- Cinema Mentiré launches with OLHAR PERIFERICO season (AUG 2023)
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