This is a film still from THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS which screens this week at BFI Southbank.

SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [07/08/21]

SATURDAY 07 AUGUST 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.

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THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS 4K aka La Permission d. Melvin Van Peebles, 1968 at BFI Southbank (07, 08, 10 & 12 AUG) / Part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour.

  • “‘Among the great American films of the sixties’ (Richard Brody, New York Times). Melvin Van Peebles’ first feature is based on his own novel (written in French) and follows Turner, a Black American soldier stationed in France who’s granted a three-day pass of leave and travels to Paris, where he meets and falls for a white woman named Miriam. During the weekend, their romance throws up some of the casual and contradictory views on race found in the French capital at the time and Van Peebles deals with them head on and playfully, but with an element of subversion. With a look inspired by the French New Wave, this rarely seen picture is just waiting to be celebrated by a new generation in its new 4K restoration.” (featured image)


  • Moving Image Salon featuring guest artist Himali Singh Soin presented online by Moving Image Artists (07 AUG 14:00 – FREE online/Booking essential!)
  • SOUND OF NOMAD d. Kim So-young, 2016 + Recorded Q&A from Bertha DocHouse & Korean Film Festival (online from 05 AUG 19:00 to 07 AUG 23:59 – FREE!).
  • AMÉLIE d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (07 AUG 20:45).
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG d. Michael Gracey, 2017 at The Luna Cinema at Dulwich Park (07 AUG 20:45).
  • THE GREAT GATSBY d. Baz Luhrmann, 2013 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (07 AUG 20:45).

THE FEVER aka A Febre d. Maya Da-Rin, 2019

NOW, VOYAGER d. Irving Rapper, 1942

  • Also (06 to 12 AUG various)GOODFELLAS 35MM d. Martin Scorsese, 1990 at The Prince Charles (06 to 12 AUG various) // PROFILE d. Timur Bekmambetov, 2018 at Rich Mix (06 to 12 AUG various) // WRITING WITH FIRE d. Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 06 to 12 AUG various).


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