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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [12/06/21]

SATURDAY 12 JUNE 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 WEDDING BANQUET d. Ang Lee, 1993 + Intro by Christopher Brown, University of Sussex presented by Queer East at Catford Mews (12 JUN 18:00):

“Ang Lee’s romantic comedy is about Wai-Tung, a gay Taiwanese immigrant living in Manhattan, who resolves to marry a woman in order to appease his parents. Both farcical and touching, Lee’s film is a landmark of LGBTQ+ cinema and anticipates later debates over gay marriage.”


  • ALIEN [Theatrical Version] d. Ridley Scott, 1979 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 17:40).
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 at Backyard Cinema (12 JUN 16:30).
  • BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S d. Blake Edwards, 1961 presented by Clifton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (12 JUN 16:00).
  • CALAMITY, A CHILDHOOD OF MARTHA JANE CANNARY aka Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary d. Rémi Chayé, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN 14:00).
  • CASABLANCA 35MM d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 15:10).
  • DIE HARD 70MM d. John McTiernan, 1988 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 20:30).
  • DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 at Backyard Cinema (12 JUN 20:00).
  • DOCTOR WHO: DRAGONFIRE d. Chris Clough, 1987 3x25min at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 12:00).
  • FARGO d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996 at Catford Mews (12 JUN 18:30). 
  • FARGO 35MM d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 21:00).
  • FOOL FOR LOVE 35MM d. Robert Altman, 1985 at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 20:40).
  • THE GOONIES 35MM d. Richard Donner, 1985 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 12:30).
  • HOWL OF THE UNDERDOGS d. Randy M. Salo, 2021 + Skype Q&A presented by Doc’n Roll Festival at The Castle Cinema (12 JUN 16:00).
  • HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE d. Hayao Miyazaki d. 2004 at Picturehouse Hackney (12 JUN 15:00 – SUB).
  • IMAGES d. Robert Altman, 1972 at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 15:30).
  • THE IRON GIANT d. Brad Bird, 1999 at Archlight Cinema (12 JUN 10:00).
  • THE LITTLE MERMAID d. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989 at Backyard Cinema (12 JUN 12:00).
  • MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 + Recorded Panel Q&A at Barbican Cinema (12 JUN 17:40). 
  • MAN HUNT 4K d. Fritz Lang, 1941 at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 16:00).
  • PITCH PERFECT d. Jason Moore, 2012 at Backyard Cinema (12 JUN 16:00).
  • QUINTET 35MM d. Robert Altman, 1970 at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 18:10).
  • THE RIDER d. Cloe Zhao, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (12 JUN 13:15).
  • ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 at Backyard Cinema (12 JUN 20:30).
  • SHIVA BABY d. Emma Seligman at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN 14:05). 
  • STAND BY ME d. Rob Reiner, 1986 presented by Clifton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (12 JUN 13:00).
  • STATE FUNERAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN 20:15).
  • Closing Night: THE STORY OF LOOKING d. Mark Cousins, 2021 + Recorded Q&A at BFI Southbank (12 JUN 20:50) / Part of Sheffield Doc/Fest.
  • SWEAT d. Magnus von Horn, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas (12 JUN various).
  • TAMPOPO d. Jûzô Itami, 1985 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 12:00).
  • VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 14:40).
  • THE WEDDING BANQUET d. Ang Lee, 1993 + Intro by Christopher Brown, University of Sussex presented by Queer East at Catford Mews (12 JUN 18:00).

  • BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 presented by Deptford Cinema at The Albany SE8 (12 JUN 18:00 – FREE outdoor event / First Come First Served).
  • THE BODYGUARD d. Mick Jackson, 1992 at Bar Elba SE1 (12 JUN 19:00).
  • COCO d. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina, 2017 at The Drive In Troubadour Meridian Water (12 JUN 12:45).
  • THE CONJURING 3: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT d. Michael Chaves, 2021 at The Drive In Troubadour Meridian Water (12 JUN 21:45).
  • GODZILLA VS KONG d. Adam Wingard, 2021 at The Drive In Troubadour Meridian Water (12 JUN 18:45).
  • GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 at The Drive In Troubadour Meridian Water (12 JUN 15:45).
  • MAMA MIA! d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 at Bar Elba SE1 (12 JUN 14:00).
  • SPICE WORLD d. Bob Spiers, 1997 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (12 JUN 21:15).
  • SPICE WORLD d. Bob Spiers, 1997 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford (12 JUN 21:30).


FARGO 35MM d. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 1996, The Prince Charles (daily 11 to 17 JUN various times). Also at: BFI Southbank from 4K / Rich Mix

This is a film still from MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 presented by We Are Parable at Rio Cinema (08 JUN 2021).

MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembène, 1968 (daily 11 to 17 JUN): Catford Mews / Ciné Lumière / Rio Cinema

  • Also (other venues may be available!): ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) d. Monica Zanetti, 2021 at Curzon Cinemas (11 to 17 JUN)// GRANADA NIGHTS d. Abid Khan, 2021 at Watermans (11 to 17 JUN various dates) // THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD d. Patrick Hughes, 2021 at Curzon Cinemas (daily from 14 Jun) // MLK / FBI d. Sam Pollard, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 11 to 17 JUN) // MY NEW YORK YEAR d. Philippe Falardeau, 2020 at Watermans (11 to 17 JUN various dates) // SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS d. Lisa Rovner, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 11 to 17 JUN not 16 JUN).


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