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TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [17/08/21]

TUESDAY 17 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.

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SONGS FOR WHILE I’M AWAY d. Emer Reynolds, 2020 + Zoom Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (17 AUG 18:20) / Part of THE IRISH FOR HOPE.

  • “Tracing the life and music of legendary Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, SONGS FOR WHILE I’M AWAY tells the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950’s Dublin became Ireland’s Greatest Rock Star. Told extensively through his own words, and focusing on some of his most iconic songs, Emer Reynolds’ searching film gets to the heart of Philip: the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet, the dreamer.”


  • BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (17 AUG 20:00).
  • BLACK WIDOW d. Cate Shortland, 2021 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (17 AUG 20:30).
  • PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (17 AUG 20:15).


BLOW IT TO BITS aka On va tout péter d. Lech Kowalski, 2019 at ICA (13 to 19 AUG various times).

CODA d. Siân Heder, 2020

ESCHER: JOURNEY INTO INFINITY d. Robin Lutz, 2021


Hold the date: WunderKammer Live networking event at the Filly Brook (17 SEP 18:30+) // Free! // Booking opens soon.
Hold the date: BITE ME! A Queer Horror Double Bill at the Filly Brook (19 SEP 16:00+) // Free! // Booking opens soon.

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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.