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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [26/05/21]

WEDNESDAY 26 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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  • 3 WOMEN 4K d. Robert Altman, 1977 at BFI Southbank (26 MAY 20:40).
  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (26 MAY 11:30 & 19:00).
  • THE 8TH d. Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O’Boyle, 2020 at The Lexi Cinema (26 MAY 15:20).
  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70MM ‘unrestored version’ d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 at The Prince Charles (26 MAY 20:01).
  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 at The Prince Charles (26 MAY 14:40).
  • ALICE IN THE CITIES aka Alice in den Städten d. Wim Wenders, 1973 at BFI Southbank (26 MAY 17:50).
  • COUNTY LINES d. Henry Blake, 2019 at BFI Southbank (26 MAY 20:30).
  • DEMON SLAYER: MUGEN TRAIN d. Haruo Sotozaki, 2020 at Genesis Cinema (26 MAY 18:10).
  • DEMON SLAYER: MUGEN TRAIN d. Haruo Sotozaki, 2020 at BFI IMAX (26 MAY 20:30).
  • DEMON SLAYER: MUGEN TRAIN d. Haruo Sotozaki, 2020 at Picturehouse (26 MAY various venues).
  • GOODBYE, DRAGON INN aka Bú sàn d. Tsai Ming-liang, 2003 + intro by director Peter Strickland at BFI Southbank (26 MAY 18:10).
  • HARD EIGHT aka Sydney d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996 at The Prince Charles (26 MAY 17:30).
  • THE HUMAN VOICE d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2020 + Pre-recorded Q&A with Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodóvar hosted by Mark Kermode at Ciné Lumière (26 MAY 20:35).
  • MONOS d. Alejandro Landes, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (26 MAY 15:45).
  • MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I aka Antoinette dans les Cévennes d. Caroline Vignal, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (26 MAY 20:35).
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 + Recorded Q&A at Lexi Cinema (26 MAY 20:15).
  • STATE FUNERAL d. Sergei Loznitsa, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (26 MAY 18:00). 
  • UK Asian Film Festival Opening night: RAAHGIR d. Goutam Ghose, 2019 + Skype Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (26 MAY 20:45 – featured attraction!).

  • BAD BOYS FOR LIFE d. Adil & Bilall, 2020 at Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace (26 MAY 21:00).
  • BABY DRIVER d. Edgar Wright, 2017 at Drive In Film Club at Brent Cross (26 MAY 21:00).
  • BRIDESMAIDS d. Paul Feig, 2011 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (26 MAY 21:00).
  • BRIDESMAIDS d. Paul Feig, 2011 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (26 MAY 21:00).
  • GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 at Drive In Film Club at Brent Cross (26 MAY 18:00).
  • THE LITTLE THINGS d. John Lee Hancock, 2021 at The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water (26 MAY 18:45).


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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