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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [22/05/21]

SATURDAY 22 MAY 2021 (A–Z) // Films screening 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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  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 at Picturehouse Central (22 MAY 14:50).
  • AMMONITE d. Francis Lee, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (22 MAY 20:35).
  • BEGINNING d. Dea Kulumbegashvili, 2020 + Pre-recorded intro by director Luca Guadagnino at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 11:30).
  • BLACK NARCISSUS 35MM d. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947 + Intro by director Edgar Wright at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 14:20).
  • CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 aka Cléo de 5 à 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1961 at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 21:00).
  • COUNTY LINES d. Henry Blake, 2019 at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 20:45).
  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: 15th Anniversary Screening d. David Frankel, 2006 at Everyman Broadgate (22 MAY 16:00).
  • DREAMGIRLS d. Bill Condon, 2006 at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 17:50).
  • E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL d. Steven Spielberg, 1982 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (22 MAY 12:15).
  • FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE d. Terence Young, 1963 at The Prince Charles (22 MAY 18:25).
  • THE GOONIES d. Richard Donner, 1985 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (22 MAY 16:00).
  • GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 at Backyard Cinema (22 MAY 16:00).
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 at Backyard Cinema (22 MAY 20:00).
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY d. James Gunn, 2014 at Backyard Cinema (22 MAY 16:30).
  • HAIR d. Milos Forman, 1979 + Pre-recorded intro by director Kleber Mendonça Filho at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 20:30).
  • HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE aka La Bonne épouse d. Martin Provost, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (22 MAY 20:40).
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Pre-recorded Q&A with Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodóvar hosted by Mark Kermode at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 15:00).
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Pre-recorded Q&A with Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodóvar hosted by Mark Kermode at Ciné Lumière (22 MAY 14:30 & 16:20).
  • THE KARATE KID d. John G. Avildsen, 1984 at The Prince Charles (22 MAY 15:40).
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Theatrical Edition) d. Peter Jackson, 2001 at The Prince Charles (22 MAY 11:30).
  • MAGIC MIKE d. Steven Soderbergh, 2012 at Backyard Cinema (22 MAY 20:30).
  • MOANA d. Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, & Chris Williams, 2016 at Backyard Cinema (22 MAY 12:30).
  • POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ d. Celeste Bell & Paul Sng, 2021 at Catford Mews (22 MAY 14:30).
  • PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (22 MAY 20:00).
  • QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (22 MAY 15:10).
  • Woman With A Movie Camera: RARE BEASTS d. Billie Piper, 2019 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 17:15).
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 + Recorded Q&A at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 MAY 15:00).
  • STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. 4K d. Charles F Reisner & Buster Keaton, 1928 + Live piano accompaniment at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 12:00).
  • SURGE d. Aneil Karia, 2020 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (22 MAY 18:00 – main featured image). 
  • WOLFWALKERS d. Tom Moore & Ross Stewart, 2020 at Phoenix Cinema (22 MAY 13:30).
  • THE WONDERS aka Le meraviglie d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2014 + Pre-recorded intro by director Mark Cousins at BFI Southbank (22 MAY 15:15).
  • WONDER WOMAN 1984 d. Patty Jenkins, 2020 at Genesis Cinema (22 MAY 14:50).

  • FIGHT CLUB d. David Fincher, 1999 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (22 MAY 21:00)
  • THE GOONIES d. Richard Donner, 1985 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (22 MAY 17:00).
  • HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 d. David Yates, 2011 at HideAway Cinema at Honourable Artillery Company, EC1Y (22 MAY 17:30).
  • THE INCREDIBLES d. Brad Bird, 2004 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (22 MAY 14:00).
  • JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 at HideAway Cinema at Honourable Artillery Company, EC1Y (22 MAY 21:30).
  • LA LA LAND d. Damien Chazelle, 2016 at HideAway Cinema at Honourable Artillery Company, EC1Y (22 MAY 13:30).
  • THE LION KING d. Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994 at HideAway Cinema at Honourable Artillery Company, EC1Y (22 MAY 10:00).
  • MORTAL KOMBAT d. Simon McQuoid, 2021 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (22 MAY 21:00).
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (22 MAY 20:15).
  • PRETTY WOMAN d. Garry Marshall, 1990 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (22 MAY 21:00).


APPLES d. Christos Nikou, 2020 at ArtHouse, Curzon & Riverside Studios (other venues available!).

This is a film still from RARE BEASTS (2021) which screens at Genesis Cinema on 20 MAY 2021 as part of their reopening programme.

RARE BEASTS d. Billie Piper, 2019 at ArtHouse, The Castle, Curzon, Everyman, Genesis, Riverside Studios (other venues available!).

This is a film still from SPRING BLOSSOM.

SPRING BLOSSOM d. Suzanne Lindon, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (21 to 25 + 27 MAY) & Curzon (daily until 27 MAY).

WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 at Picturehouse Central (daily until 27 MAY).



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