July Film Highlights | South Bank
As the long-awaited summer fights its way through the clouds, the line-up on the South Bank is full of films just as eagerly anticipated. Catch up with some old favourites in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, visit other worlds in Star Trek Beyond, witness the birth of modern skateboarding at House of vans, and celebrate the cinema of another continent at BFI Southbank.
London Indian Film Festival at BFI Southbank
Collecting the latest and greatest independent releases from India, the largest South Asian film festival in Europe returns to the South Bank for another month of enchanting cinema. Featuring a wide range of genres and a blend of themes, this year’s festival also plays host to talks from industry insiders old and new as BFI Southbank offers up an exploration of the undiscovered.
Don't miss - Steven Spielberg Season
Dogtown & Z-Boys 7 July, Lords of Dogtown 21 July at House of Vans FREE
Appropriately enough for London’s home of skating, House of Vans is celebrating the early pioneers of modern skateboarding with a pair of films that chronicle the journey of the infamous American skate crew, Z-Boys. Acclaimed documentaries Dogtown & Z-Boys and Lords of Dogtown chart how a group of surfers transformed skateboarding into the powerful sub-culture it is today.
Don't miss - Word Narratives Season
Star Trek Beyond – Fri 22 at BFI IMAX
Boldly going into new territory, the latest explosive entry into the Star Trek canon finds the intrepid crew come under attack from a ruthless new enemy. Written by the film’s star Simon Pegg, STAR TREK BEYOND gathers Kirk, Spock, Scotty et al as the USS Enterprise has its five year mission cut dramatically short by a group of hostile aliens. Catch it on the UK’s biggest screen from Friday 22 July and take in an intergalactic adventure on a bold new scale.
Don't miss - Ghostbusters
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie at Curzon Mondrian
Everyone’s favourite fashion-forward duo take to the silver screen for the long-awaited big screen makeover of the cult BBC sitcom. After being run out of their trendy London lifestyle following their own PR nightmare, Patsy and Eddie take in a slice of the good life, finding themselves quite at home among the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera.
Coming soon - The BFG