This is a film still from QUO VADIS, AIDA? screening at Riverside Studios.

TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [18/05/21]

TUESDAY 18 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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  • A WEDDING 4K d. Robert Altman, 1978 at BFI Southbank (18 MAY 20:40).
  • BICYCLE THIEVES d. Vittorio De Sica, 1948 at The Prince Charles (18 MAY 18:00).
  • HEAT 35MM d. Michael Mann, 1995 at The Prince Charles (18 MAY 20:15).
  • THE GENERAL 4K d. Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926 + live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand + Intro by Stuart Brown, BFI Head of Programme and Acquistions at BFI Southbank (18 MAY 18:10).
  • MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I aka Antoinette dans les Cévennes d. Caroline Vignal, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (18 MAY 20:30)
  • QUO VADIS, AIDA? d. Jasmila Žbanić, 2021 at Riverside Studios (18 MAY 17:30 – main featured image).
  • THE TANGO LESSON 35MM d. Sally Potter, 1997 at BFI Southbank (18 MAY 20:45).
  • TINA d. Daniel Lindsay & T. J. Martin, 2021 at Barbican (18 MAY 19:00).
  • TOUCH OF EVIL d. Orson Welles, 1958 at BFI Southbank (18 MAY 14:30).
  • WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME d. Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal, 2017 at BFI Southbank (18 MAY 20:50).
  • WONDER WOMAN 1984 d. Patty Jenkins, 2020 at Backyard Cinema (18 MAY 20:30).


  • THE 8TH – Preview Q&A with director Aideen Kane, activist Ailbhe Smyth & acclaimed campaigner Andrea Horan hosted by Annie MacManus presented by Together Films & Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame (18 MAY 21:00 – ONLINE EVENT).
  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, d. Wes Craven, 1984 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (18 MAY 21:30).
  • BLACKKKLANSMAN d. Spike Lee, 2018 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (18 MAY 18:00).
  • GIRLS TRIP d. Malcolm D. Lee, 2017 at Bar Elba SE1 (18 MAY 21:00).
  • THE GREAT GATSBY d. Baz Luhrmann, 2013 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (18 MAY 20:45).
  • MORTAL KOMBAT d. Simon McQuoid, 2021 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (18 MAY 18:30).
  • ROCKETMAN: SING-ALONG d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 at Drive In Film Club, Brent Cross (18 MAY 21:00).
  • SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS d. Lisa Rovner, 2020 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park (18 MAY 19:30).
  • WONDER WOMAN 1984 d. Patty Jenkins, 2020 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (18 MAY 21:30).

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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