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

THURSDAY 08 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.

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Raw Vision at Barbican Cinema (08 JUL 18:30) / Part of Splash, Scratch, Dunk! Films Made by Hand.

  • “Dive into a world of colour with this programme of films made by scratching into, painting on, or affixing things to the surface of the filmstrip. These films are made entirely without recourse to photography: the abstract imagery on show is derived exclusively from the artists’ interventions on the surface of the celluloid itself. We begin and end with Len Lye, a pioneer of handmade cinema, and a touchstone for the handmade moving image-artists who followed.” (Barbican)
  • Please note: this programme contains flashing light and is not suitable for people with certain types of epilepsy.


  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 at Bar Elba SE1 (08 JUL 21:30).
  • FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF d. John Hughes, 1986 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (08 JUL 21:15).
  • KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 at The Luna Cinema at Old Royal Naval College (08 JUL 21:15).
  • THE LOST BOYS d. Joel Schumacher, 1987 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (08 JUL 21:15).


This is a film still from LADY BOSS: THE JACKIE COLLINS STORY (2021) which opens this week in London.

LADY BOSS: THE JACKIE COLLINS STORY d. Laurie Fairrie, 2021

This is a film still from WITCH: WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC (2019) which opens at indie cinemas in London this week.

WITCH: WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC d. Gio Arlotta, 2019

  • Also (other films/venues may be available!): DON’T GO GENTLE: A FILM ABOUT IDLES d. Mark Archer, 2020 at Picturehouse Cinemas (daily 02 to 08 JUL various times).


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