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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [19/05/21]

WEDNESDAY 19 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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  • BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 15:20 & 21:00).
  • CITIZEN KANE 35MM d. Orson Welles, 1941 at BFI Southbank (19 MAY 17:50);
  • DARAYA: A LIBRARY UNDER BOMBS aka Daraya: une bibliothèque sous les bombes d. Delphine Minoui & Bruno Joucla, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (19 MAY 21:10) / Part of Beyond Words – French Literature Festival (main featured image).
  • DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 at Backyard Cinema (19 MAY 20:30).
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Pre-recorded Q&A with Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodóvar hosted by Mark Kermode at: Barbican Cinema (19 MAY 18:05) / Ciné Lumière(19 MAY 18:30) / Electric Cinema (19 MAY 21:00) / Everyman Cinemas (19 MAY – various times) / The Lexi Cinema (19 MAY 18:30) / Phoenix Cinema (19 MAY 20:00) / Picturehouse Cinemas (19 MAY – various times) / Rio Cinema (19 MAY 20:00) / Riverside Studios (19 MAY 18:00).
  • JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 12:20 & 16:20).
  • M*A*S*H d. Robert Altman, 1970 at BFI Southbank (19 MAY 14:30).
  • THE MASTER d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 18:10).
  • MOGUL MOWGLI d. Bassam Tariq, 2020 presented by Deeper Into Movies at POP Brixton (19 MAY 19:30).
  • MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA d. Bertrand Tavernier, 2016 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 12:00 & 19:30).
  • OLIVIA 4K d. Jacqueline Audry, 1951 at Ciné Lumière (19 MAY 18:35).
  • PITCH PERFECT d. Jason Moore, 2012 at Backyard Cinema (19 MAY 20:00).
  • PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 17:30). 
  • PULP FICTION 35MM d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 at The Prince Charles (19 MAY 20:30).
  • SAINT MAUD d. Rose Glass, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 15:00).
  • SHAUN OF THE DEAD 35MM d. Edgar Wright, 2004 at The Prince Charles (19 MAY 18:00).
  • THE SHINING d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 15:00).
  • THE SHOUT d. Jerzy Skolimowski, 1978 + Pre-recorded Intro by director Mark Jenkin at BFI Southbank (19 MAY 17:40).
  • SIREN OF THE TROPICS aka La sirène des tropiques d. Mario Nalpas & Henri Étiévant, 1927 at BFI Southbank (19 MAY 18:10).
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 + Q&A with the director inc BSL & captioning at BFI Southbank (19 MAY 20:15). 
  • STORMY WEATHER 4K d. Andrew L Stone, 1943 at BFI Southbank (19 MAY 20:50).
  • WINGS OF DESIRE d. Wim Wenders, 1987 at Picturehouse Central (19 MAY 20:30).

  • AMERICAN PIE d. Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz. 1999 at Bar Elba SE1 (19 MAY 21:00).
  • BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY d. R.J. Cutler, 2021 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (19 MAY 20:45).
  • DIRTY DANCING: OPEN CAPTIONS d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 at Drive In Film Club, Brent Cross (19 MAY 18:00).
  • DRIVE d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (19 MAY 21:15).
  • GODZILLA VS KONG d. Adam Wingard, 2021 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (19 MAY 21:30).
  • MORTAL KOMBAT d. Simon McQuoid, 2021 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (19 MAY 18:30).
  • PARASITE d. Bong Joon Ho, 2019 at Drive In Film Club, Brent Cross (19 MAY 20:45).
  • QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (19 MAY 17:45).


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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