THURSDAY 26 AUGUST 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.
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN d. Tomas Alfredson, 2009 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker presented by the Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (26 AUG 18:15).
- “When Oskar, a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden, meets his new neighbour, the mysterious and moody Eli, they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, Oskar and Eli slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she is no ordinary young girl. Eventually, Eli shares her dark, macabre secret with Oskar, revealing her connection to a string of bloody local murders.”
- A SUMMER’S TALE 35MM aka Conte d’été d. Éric Rohmer, 1996 at The Prince Charles (26 AUG 15:15).
- BYE BYE MORONS aka Adieu les cons d. Albert Dupontel, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (26 AUG 18:15).
- CHUNGKING EXPRESS aka Chung Hing sam lam d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 at Picturehouse Cinemas (daily 20 to 26 AUG various).
- CINEMA PARADISO 4K aka Nuovo Cinema Paradiso d. Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 at BFI (26 AUG 14:30).
- DARK VICTORY d. Edmund Goulding, 1939 at BFI (26 AUG 18:20).
- DR TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS d. Freddie Francis, 1965 at BFI Southbank (26 AUG 20:40).
- JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH d. Kôtarô Tamura, 2020 at The Prince Charles (26 AUG 13:30 – SUB).
- LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 35MM aka The Young Ladies of Rochefort, d. Jacques Demy , 1967 at BFI (26 AUG 17:40).
- LET THE RIGHT ONE IN d. Tomas Alfredson, 2009 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker presented by the Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (26 AUG 18:15).
- THE MISSION d. Roland Joffé, 1986 at BFI (26 AUG 18:00).
- NOW, VOYAGER d. Irving Rapper, 1942 at BFI (daily until 26 AUG various times).
- THE ORPHANAGE aka Parwareshghah d. Shahrbanoo Sadat, 2019 at ICA (26 AUG 20:50).
- THE PIANO TEACHER 35MM d. Michael Haneke, 2001 at Genesis Cinema (26 AUG 20:50).
- THE PRINCE OF NOTHINGWOOD d. Sonia Kronlund, 2021 at ICA (26 AUG 18:40).
- PULP FICTION 16MM d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (26 AUG 19:30).
- Surprise Film at Picturehouse Cinemas (26 Aug various).
- TWO-LANE BLACKTOP d. Monte Hellman, 1971 at ICA (26 AUG 16:15).
- UNDER THE VOLCANO d. Gracie Otto, 2021 + Q&A with music producer Chris Kimsey at Olympic Studios (26 AUG 20:20).
- THE WHALES OF AUGUST d. Lindsay Anderson, 1987 at BFI (26 AUG 20:30).
- GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (26 AUG 20:00).
- Instructions for the Future a programme of artist films & audio works at Barbican Sculpture Court (26 AUG 20:30).
- MAGIC MIKE d. Steven Soderbergh, 2012 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (26 AUG 20:00).
- MAMMA MIA! d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (26 AUG 17:45).
- Short Film Night at Film & Food Fest South London at Beckenham Place Park (26 AUG 18:00).
- TOP GUN d. Tony Scott, 1986 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (26 AUG 20:30).
A SONG CALLED HATE d. Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 20 to 26 AUG).
- Also (20 to 26 AUG various dates/times): NEW ORDER aka Nuevo orden d. Michel Franco, 2020 at ArtHouse Crouch End / The Castle Cinema / Ciné Lumière (from 25 AUG) / ICA // THE NIGHT HOUSE d. David Bruckner, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas / Regent Street Cinema // SABAYA d. Hogir Hirori, 2021 at ArtHouse Crouch End / Picturehouse Cinemas // UNDERGROUND aka Souterrain d. Sophie Dupuis, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas.
- Sine Screen presents Vulnerable Histories at Close-Up & The Garden Cinema (19 to 26 AUG 2023)
- Lost Reels presents 16mm & 35mm screenings at The Cinema Museum & ICA (19 & 31 AUG 2023)
- The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents DukeFest 2023: A Brave New World (13 to 16 AUG 2023)
- Cinema Mentiré launches with OLHAR PERIFERICO season (AUG 2023)
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