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TUESDAY: What’s on in London today [25/05/21]

TUESDAY 25 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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UPDATE: When we posted our weekly screen guide, Cult Classic Collective’s presentation of BATTLE ROYALE at Genesis Cinema had already sold out (so we didn’t push it)… BUT… they upgraded the screening to the main room, so it’s back on sale!


  • 8 1/2 d. Federico Fellini, 1963 at The Prince Charles (25 MAY 20:30).
  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (25 MAY 14:00 & 20:45). 
  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle, 2020 at The Lexi Cinema (25 MAY 18:15).
  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 at Picturehouse Central (25 MAY 15:00).
  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 at The Prince Charles (25 MAY 17:45).
  • BATTLE ROYALE d. Kinji Fukasaku, 2000 + Intro & post-screening Salon presented by Nick Walker / Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (25 MAY 18:20 – featured attraction!).
  • THE KILLERS 4K d. Robert Siodmak, 1946 at BFI Southbank (25 MAY 20:30).
  • MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I aka Antoinette dans les Cévennes d. Caroline Vignal, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (25 MAY 20:15).
  • QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (25 MAY 17:15). 
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 + Recorded Q&A at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 MAY 18:00).

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE d. Robert Zemeckis, 1985 at Drive In Film Club at Brent Cross (25 MAY 18:00).
  • DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 at Rooftop Film Club, Peck (25 MAY 21:00).
  • GIRLS TRIP d. Malcolm D. Lee, 2017 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (25 MAY 21:00).
  • THE LITTLE THINGS d. John Lee Hancock, 2021 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (25 MAY 21:00).
  • THE PHOTOGRAPH d. Stella Meghie, 2020 at Drive In Film Club at Brent Cross (25 MAY 21:00).
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (25 MAY 18:30).


APPLES d. Christos Nikou, 2020 at ArtHouse, Curzon & Riverside Studios (other venues available!).

This is a film still from RARE BEASTS (2021) which screens at Genesis Cinema on 20 MAY 2021 as part of their reopening programme.

RARE BEASTS d. Billie Piper, 2019 at ArtHouse, The Castle, Curzon, Everyman, Genesis, Riverside Studios (other venues available!).

This is a film still from SPRING BLOSSOM.

SPRING BLOSSOM d. Suzanne Lindon, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (21 to 25 + 27 MAY) & Curzon (daily until 27 MAY).

WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 at Picturehouse Central (daily until 27 MAY).



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