THURSDAY 15 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.
WOMEN PIONEERS OF SILENT CINEMA + Intro by Bryony Dixon & Live Accompaniment by John Sweeney at Ciné Lumière (15 JUL 18:20) / Part of WOMEN PIONEERS OF FRENCH CINEMA.
- “Discover the films of Alice Guy-Blaché, the first person to have directed a fiction film, together with other works that show how the torch was picked up and carried by other women directors working in the early decades of cinema.”
- 2046 4K d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 at BFI Southbank (15 JUL 20:20).
- BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN aka Bronenosets Potemkin d. Sergei Eisenstein, 1925 at BFI Southbank (15 JUL 18:00).
- THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE d. Dario Argento, 1970 4K Restoration at Genesis Cinema (15 JUL 21:00).
- BLUE VELVET 35MM d. David Lynch, 1986 at The Prince Charles (15 JUL 17:45).
- DEMON SLAYER THE MOVIE: MUGEN TRAIN d. Haruo Sotozaki, 2020 at The Prince Charles (15 JUL 20:45).
- DRIFTING d. Jun Li, 2021 at BFI Southbank (15 JUL 17:50) / Opening night of Chinese Visual Festival.
- THE HAND [Director’s Cut] d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 at ICA (15 JUL 17:00).
- HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 35MM d. John Cameron Mitchell, 2011 at The Prince Charles (daily 09 to 15 JUL not 12 JUL various).
- KANSAS CITY 35MM d. Robert Altman, 1996 at BFI Southbank (15 JUL 17:40).
- LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 at Picturehouse Cinemas (15 JUL various).
- LOST & BEAUTIFUL aka Bella e perduta d. Pietro Marcello, 2015 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 JUL 14:15).
- LOST & BEAUTIFUL aka Bella e perduta d. Pietro Marcello, 2015 at ICA (15 JUL 20:30).
- SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 at The Prince Charles (15 JUL 11:45).
- THREE COLOURS: BLUE 35MM d. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993 at The Prince Charles (15 JUL 15:50).
- TOVE d. Zaida Bergroth, 2020 + Recorded Intro by the director & actor Alma Pöysti presented by Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at Barbican (15 JUL 14:30).
- Troubling the Image at Barbican Cinema (15 JUL 18:30).
- WITHNAIL & I d. Bruce Robinson, 1987 at The Prince Charles (15 JUL 20:20).
- WOMEN PIONEERS OF SILENT CINEMA + Intro by Bryony Dixon & Live Accompaniment by John Sweeney (15 JUL 18:20).
- THE BODYGUARD d. Mick Jackson, 1992 at The Luna Cinema at Marble Hill (15 JUL 21:15).
- CASABLANCA d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (15 JUL 21:10).
- DEADPOOL d. Tim Miller, 2016 at Bar Elba SE1 (15 JUL 21:00).
- TRUE ROMANCE d. Tony Scott, 1993 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (15 JUL 21:15).
- Chinese Visual Festival (15 to 25 JUL).
- Doc’n Roll Festival – Summer Screenings (JUN & JUL).
- Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour (15 JUL).
- Queer East – Pride Season (JUN to JUL).
- SAFAR Film Festival: Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema (01 to 17 JUL).
- Also (other venues may be available!): OEDORA d. Judith Abensour, 2021 at ICA // THE LETTER d. Maia Lekow & Christopher King, 2019 at Bertha DocHouse // MOSLEY: IT’S COMPLICATED d. Michael Shevloff, 2020 at The Prince Charles // NASHVILLE d. Robert Altman, 1975 at Catford Mews // THE SURROGATE d. Jeremy Hersh, 2020 at Barbican / Picturehouse Cinemas // TRAINSPOTTING d. Danny Boyle, 1996 at Catford Mews // THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw, 2020 at ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / Bertha DocHouse / Curzon Cinemas / Olympic Studios.
- Musical Sunday presents HAIRSPRAY (2007) at The Cinema Museum (07 NOV 2021).
- Sonic Cinema presents A Masterclass with Dirk Schaefer at IKLECTIK (24 OCT 2021).
- The ultimate SCREAM GUIDE to the best horror films in London this Halloween!
- Twisted Folk, a season of folk horror films at Catford Mews (02 OCT to 10 NOV 2021).
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