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

THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [20/05/21]

THURSDAY 20 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 70MM ‘unrestored version’ d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 at The Prince Charles (20 MAY 11:30).
  • BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 12:10 & 21:15).
  • BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at BFI Southbank (20 MAY 18:10).
  • THE BREAKFAST CLUB d. John Hughes, 1985 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (20 MAY 19:30).
  • BREWSTER MCCLOUD 35MM d. Robert Altman, 1970 at BFI Southbank (20 MAY 19:00).
  • THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER d. Peter Greenaway, 1989 + Intro by Justin Johnson, BFI Lead Programmer at BFI Southbank (20 MAY 17:30).
  • DRIVE 35MM d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 at The Prince Charles (20 MAY 20:30).
  • FOOTLOOSE d. Herbert Ross, 1984 + Pre-recorded intro by director Francis Lee at BFI Southbank (20 MAY 20:45).
  • GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 at Backyard Cinema (20 MAY 16:30).
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Pre-recorded Q&A with Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodóvar hosted by Mark Kermode at Barbican Cinema (20 MAY 18:05).
  • JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 12:20 & 17:00).
  • LA HAINE 4K d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 at BFI Southbank (20 MAY 17:50).
  • L’ECLISSE aka The Eclipse d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 at BFI Southbank (20 MAY 14:15).
  • MAMA MIA! d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 at Backyard Cinema (20 MAY 20:00).
  • THE MASTER d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 18:00).
  • MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA d. Bertrand Tavernier, 2016 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 12:05 & 19:350).
  • PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 16:15).
  • RARE BEASTS d. Billie Piper, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (20 MAY 18:30 – main featured image).
  • SAINT MAUD d. Rose Glass, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 14:40).
  • THE SHINING d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 15:00).
  • TINA d. Daniel Lindsay & T. J. Martin, 2021 at Barbican (20 MAY 15:15).
  • WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 at Picturehouse Central (20 MAY 20:30).
  • 1917 d. Sam Mendes, 2019 at Drive In Film Club, Brent Cross (20 MAY 20:45).
  • THE BREAKFAST CLUB d. John Hughes, 1985 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (20 MAY 20:45).
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG d. Michael Gracey, 2017 at Drive In Film Club, Brent Cross (20 MAY 18:00).
  • JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH d. Shaka King, 2021 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (20 MAY 18:30).
  • JUNO d. Jason Reitman, 2007 at Bar Elba SE1 (20 MAY 21:00).
  • MORTAL KOMBAT d. Simon McQuoid, 2021 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (20 MAY 21:45).
  • THE PHOTOGRAPH d. Stella Meghie, 2020 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (20 MAY 18:00).
  • THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS d. Jonathan Demme, 1991 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (20 MAY 21:00).

AMMONITE d. Francis Lee, 2020 at BFI & Ciné Lumière (various dates).

This is a film still from SOUND OF METAL which screens at Rooftop Film Club.

SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 + Recorded Q&A at Archlight Cinema (daily).

This is a film still from SPRING BLOSSOM.

Featured Attraction of the Week: SPRING BLOSSOM d. Suzanne Lindon, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas (daily) & Ciné Lumière (21 to 25 + 27 MAY various times).


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