This is a film still from THE AMERICAN FRIEND [Der amerikanische Freund] at The Prince Charles Cinema (18 AUG 2021).

WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [18/08/21]

WEDNESDAY 18 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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THE AMERICAN FRIEND 35MM aka Der amerikanische Freund d. Wim Wenders, 1977 at The Prince Charles (18 AUG 17:45).

  • “In THE AMERICAN FRIEND, acclaimed director Wim Wenders transforms Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley’s Game into a gripping European noir. Professional frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) has been diagnosed with a terminal blood disease. A chance encounter with the enigmatic Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper) offers him a way to ensure a stable future for his family. But as Jonathan embarks on his new and dangerous role, Tom questions his motives for involving his new friend.Superbly shot by Robbie Müller, Wim Wenders draws on his love of American cinema and pays homage to the B-movie and Film Noir tradition. The result is one of his finest films.”
  • GODZILLA VS KONG d. Adam Wingard, 2021 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (18 AUG 20:15).
  • ROMEO + JULIET d. Baz Luhrmann, 1996 at The Luna Cinema at Chiswick House (18 AUG 20:15).
  • SPICE WORLD d. Bob Spiers, 1997 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (18 AUG 20:30).

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


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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