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TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [20/07/21]

TUESDAY 20 JULY 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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LA CAPTIVE d. Chantal Akerman, 2000 at Ciné Lumière (20 JUL 18:10) / Part of Women Pioneers Of French Cinema.

  • “Loosely inspired by Proust’s The Prisoner, Akerman’s hypnotic exploration of erotic obsession circles around the relationship between the seemingly pliant Ariane (Sylvie Testud) and the disturbingly jealous Simon (Stanislas Merhar). Directed by the trailblazing filmmaker Chantal Akerman (Je, tu, il, elle; Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles), La Captive is an ingenious assimilation of a rich array of cinematic influences that renews in its own way the genre of melodrama.”


  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (20 JUL 21:00).
  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (20 JUL 20:15).
  • MAMA MIA! d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 at Bar Elba SE1 (20 JUL 21:00).
  • MOANA d. Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall & Chris Williams, 2016 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (20 JUL 17:30).
  • ROMEO + JULIET d. Baz Luhrmann, 1996 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (20 JUL 21:00).


This is a film still from SUMMER OF SOUL (d. Questlove, 2021) which opens across London this week.

SUMMER OF SOUL (… OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) d. Questlove, 2021

This is a film still from THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT (2021) which screens at Bertha DocHouse today (14 July 2021).

THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT d. Julien Faraut, 2021



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