SUNDAY 18 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.
HIS HOUSE d. Remi Weekes, 2020 + Intro/Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (18 JUL 17:20) / Part of Black Lens Film Festival.
- “After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.”
- “One of the best British horror debuts in years, populated by well-drawn characters and a particularly nasty spirit. If you get a chance to move into HIS HOUSE, take it.” (Empire Magazine)
- THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE d. Dario Argento, 1970 at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 20:30).
- BOOGIE NIGHTS 35MM d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997 at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 19:45).
- CHUNGKING EXPRESS 4K aka Chung Hing sam lam d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 18:00).
- CINEMA PARADISO aka Nuovo Cinema Paradiso d. Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 14:15).
- DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES 4K d. Terence Davies, 1988 at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 12:45).
- DON’T CRY, PRETTY GIRLS! aka Szép lányok, ne sírjatok! d. Márta Mészáros, 1970 at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 18:40).
- DRIFTING d. Jun Li, 2021 at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 15:00) / Part of Chinese Visual Festival.
- FALLEN ANGELS 4K aka Do lok tin si d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 at ICA (18 JUL 20:45).
- FOEDORA d. Judith Abensour, 2021 at ICA (18 JUL 15:45).
- GENERATION REVOLUTION d. Usayd Younis & Cassie Quarless, 2016 at Genesis Cinema (18 JUL 14:45) / Part of Black Lens Film Festival.
- GOSFORD PARK d. Robert Altman, 2001 at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 18:20).
- THE GRANDMASTER aka Yi dai zong shi d. Wong Kar Wai, 2013 at ICA (18 JUL 12:30).
- THE HEIRESSES 4K aka Orökség d. Márta Mészáros, 1980 at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 15:20).
- Hidden Figures: Jacqueline Audry – OLIVIA d. Jacqueline Audry, 1951 at Barbican (18 JUL 15:00).
- HIS HOUSE d. Remi Weekes, 2020 + Intro/Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (18 JUL 17:20) / Part of Black Lens Film Festival.
- LA CAPTIVE d. Chantal Akerman, 2000 at Ciné Lumière (18 JUL 14:00).
- LOCAL HERO d. Bill Forsyth, 1983 at Catford Mews (18 JUL 17:30).
- MAN ABOUT TOWN aka Le Silence est d’or d. René Clair, 1947 at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 12:30).
- MATTHEW BARNEY’S CREMASTER CYCLE: CREMASTER 3 + Intro by Charlie Fox at Picturehouse Central (18 JUL 16:00).
- NELL GWYN 35MM d. Herbert Wilcox, 1926 + Intro by BFI Curator Bryony Dixon + Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne at BFI Southbank (18 JUL 15:30).
- NIGHT OF THE KINGS aka La Nuit des rois d. Philippe Lacôte, 2020 + Q&A with the director at Ciné Lumière (18 JUL 16:20).
- ONLY YESTERDAY d. Isao Takahata, 1991 at The Prince Charles (18 JUL 11:30 – SUB).
- SIMPLY BLACK aka Tout simplement noir d. John Wax & Jean-Pascal Zadi, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (18 JUL 17:20).
- SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 at Close-Up (18 JUL 19:15).
- SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (18 JUL 11:00).
- THIS FILM SHOULD NOT EXIST d. Gisella Albertini, Nicolas Drolc & Massimo Scocca, 2020 presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Lexington N1 (18 JUL 19:30).
- THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT d. Julien Faraut, 2021 at Bertha DocHouse (18 JUL 16:20).
- Woman with a Movie Camera Summit from BFI (17 to 18 July).
- BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S d. Blake Edwards, 1961 open captioned at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (18 JUL 21:15).
- LEGALLY BLONDE d. Robert Luketic, 2001 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (18 JUL 21:10).
- SHAUN OF THE DEAD d. Edgar Wright, 2004 at Bar Elba SE1 (18 JUL 21:00).
- 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.
- The Short List 3: Film As Therapy – short films about mental health at The Cinema In The Power Station (13 FEB 2023).
- Lost Reels presents Philip Kaufman’s HENRY AND JUNE from 35mm at The Prince Charles Cinema (21 FEB 2023)
- Electric Frog Film Club presents Hiroshi Teshigahara’s PITFALL at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 FEB 2023)
- Tony Paley presents his “greatest films of all time” at Close-Up Film Centre (from 03 FEB 2023).
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