The best film events in London this week

One-off screenings, festivals, seasons, double-bills and more. Each week we bring you the very best of London's alternative film events

We round up the best film events happening outside London’s multiplexes, from major international film festivals to classic seasons at the BFI, from double bills and all-nighters to one-off screenings and Q&As with stars, filmmakers or experts. London also has a thriving DIY film club scene in pubs, restaurants, galleries and pop-up venues, and in the summer months you’ll find a wealth of outdoor screenings in parks and gardens across the city.


‘The Go-Between’

Joseph Losey’s 1971 film is a coming-of-age gem. A key influence on ‘Atonement’, it’s set in a sultry English summer so evocative, it’ll practically give you hay fever.

BFI Southbank. Sun Aug 12, 3.40pm. £9-£25.


‘A Place in the Sun’

The Elizabeth Taylor classic, not the FOMO-causing property show.

Regent Street Cinema. Sun Aug 12, 5pm. £12, £8-£11 concs.


‘Mean Girls’

Time Out’s floating cinema celebrates Tina Fey’s gold-standard high school flick.

Movies on the River. Wed Aug 8, 7.30pm. £32.


‘Sunset Boulevard’

The immortal Gloria Swanson vamps again in Billy Wilder’s classic film noir.

The Castle Cinema. Wed Aug 8, 7.30pm. £10.



Hitchcock’s study of toxic masculinity and hopeless romanticism has lost none of its power. Still utterly glorious in widescreen.  

JW3. Mon Aug 13, 8.25pm. £12.


Secret Cinema: ‘Romeo + Juliet’

Shakespeare’s tragic love story comes to London. Go wisely and quickly to the website.

Secret location, see Until Aug 25.


‘Time Bandits’

Terry Gilliam’s loopy 1980s time-travelling adventure is basically ‘Interstellar’ on helium.

Deptford Cinema. Sun Aug 12, 2pm. £6.


‘Point Break’

If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. In the case of this ‘Point Break’ screening, it’s just under £15.

Roof East. Thu Aug 9, 8.30pm. £14.95.

Courtesy British Film Institute

‘Princess Mononoke’

Step into Hayao Miyazaki’s wild world with this epic fantasy. Studio Ghibli purists note: this is the original language version.

The Ritzy. Mon Aug 13, 6pm. £7.50.



The ‘Before’ Trilogy

Catch all three swooning Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke romances in one big ‘Before’-athon.

Prince Charles Cinema. Fri Aug 10, 6.30pm. £15.

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