THURSDAY 27 JULY 2023 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.
OUR LITTLE SISTER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2015 presented by Sydenham Film Club at The Sydenham Centre (27 JUL 19:30).
“A warm, honest, quietly generous embrace of a film, uplifting yet deep like the sea, luminous and revealing like the sun, refreshing and comforting like the summer wind, nurturing, full of delicate tones and flavours like the food prepared and shared by the extraordinary family on screen.”
“It tells the story of three sisters, abandoned by both their parents, who live together in their grandmother’s house. After no weddings and one funeral, they meet their teenage half sister and they choose to invite her to live with them, becoming both her sisters and her parents.”
“Adapted from a pop, award winning manga series and directed by the acclaimed, Japanese zen master Hikokazu Kore-eda (whose Shoplifters won the Palm d’ Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival), it is probably his most heartwarming and full of joy work, as it explores and challenges the concept of family through sisterhood – a state of being that so rarely graces the big screen so effectively.” (Sydenham Film Club)
- An Evening of International Artist Film presented by Microacts at Corner (27 JUL 19:00).
- ASTEROID CITY d. Wes Anderson, 2023 at The David Lean (27 JUL 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 at Italian Cultural Institute London (27 JUL 18:30 – FREE!).
- OUR LITTLE SISTER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2015 presented by Sydenham Film Club at The Sydenham Centre (27 JUL 19:30).
- Plex Shorts short film programme at Peckhamplex (27 JUL 18:30).
- Sheffield DocFest Spotlights: WHITE NANNY BLACK CHILD d. Andy Mundy-Castle, 2023 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (27 JUL 18:30).
Check venues for full listings…
16MM SCREENINGS at The Castle Cinema
- FIST OF FURY 16mm aka Jing wu men d. Wei Lo, 1972 (27 JUL 19:30).
- Presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club.
IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX
- OPPENHEIMER 70mm IMAX d. Christopher Nolan, 2023 (21 JUL to 10 AUG).
ALFRED HITCHCOCK at The Garden Cinema
- MY NAME IS ALFRED HITCHCOCK d. Mark Cousins, 2023 (21 to 27 JUL).
ANDREI TARKOVSKY: SCULPTING TIME at The Prince Charles
- SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 (27 JUL 12:15).
ANIME at The Prince Charles
- SUZUME (Subtitled) d. Makoto Shinkai, 2022 (27 JUL 12:50).
- THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES d. Tomohisa Taguchi, 2022 (27 JUL 21:00).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THERE’S A PLACE… at BFI Southbank
- MY NIGHT WITH MAUD aka Ma nuit chez Maud d. Eric Rohmer, 1969 (27 JUL 18:10).
- BABETTE’S FEAST aka Babettes Gæstebud d. Gabriel Axel, 1987 (27 JUL 20:45).
DRAMA AND DESIRE: THE FILMS OF YOUSSEF CHAHINE at BFI Southbank & Ciné Lumière
- An Egyptian Panorama- Reimaginings of the Past:
- DESTINY aka Al Massir d. Youssef Chahine, 1997 (27 JUL 20:20).
EAT THE SCREEN at Barbican
- Short Cuts short film programme (27 JUL 18:30).
THE FILMS OF GRETA GERWIG at BFI Southbank
- New releases: BARBIE d. Greta Gerwig, 2023 (21 to 31 JUL).
MAKING MAGIC: 100 YEARS OF DISNEY at BFI Southbank
- And They All Lived Happily After:
- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST d. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, 1991 (27 JUL 14:20).
- Pushing the Envelope:
- FANTASIA d. various, 1940 (27 JUL 17:50).
MEMBERS’ SUMMER SELECTION at The Garden Cinema
- TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME d. David Lynch, 1992 (27 JUL 17:15).
RANOWN WESTERNS at The Prince Charles
- THE TALL T d. Budd Boetticher, 1957 (27 JUL 16:00).
SOUTH ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH: STORIES TO TELL at The Garden Cinema
- Preview: THE GOLDEN WINGS OF WATERCOCKS d. Muhammad Quayum, 2022 + Intro by London Bengali Film Festival (27 JUL 20:00).
THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles
- HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997 (27 JUL 18:00 – 4K).
YÖRGOSBORD at Picturehouse Cinemas
- THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017 (27 JUL various).
Check venues for full listings…
THE LUNA CINEMA at Westminster Abbey
- TOP GUN: MAVERICK (27 JUL 21:00).
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East
- International Animal Future Film Festival (14 to 29 JUL).
Also 21 to 27 JUL (various dates/times):
- IRAQ’S INVISIBLE BEAUTY d. Sahim Omar Kalifa & Jurgen Buedts, 2023 at: Bertha DocHouse.
- STEPHEN CURRY: UNDERRATED d. Peter Nicks, 2023 at: Genesis Cinema.
- 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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