SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 01.06.19

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Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

The Fifth Kennington Bioscope Silent Film Weekend at The Cinema Museum (01 to 02 JUN).

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: The fifth Silent Film Festival at the Cinema Museum, curated in conjunction with Kevin Brownlow. All silent films will have live accompaniment by our highly acclaimed team of musicians. The films will be introduced by Kevin Brownlow, and other noted film historians.”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN 2019).
NOW BOOKING: THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN 2019).
  • Our friends at Close-Up have announced a new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century. We’ve written a handy guide to the TAIPEI STORIES (01 to 30 JUN) season (including news of an exclusive season discount). Starts TODAY!
  • Obsessive behaviour is the rocket fuel that propels RADIANT CIRCUS through the universe of London’s alternative cinema scene. Now Deptford Cinema has launched a new season that looks at CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS and we invite you along for the ride (11 JUN to 29 JUL).
  • As we start stockpiling Pro Plus for the next edition of SUPAKINO’s MIDNIGHT EXCESS (15 JUN 23:00+), we caught up with guest programmer Amos Levin to talk ROCKY, 16mm, cinema’s ‘holy shit’ moments & The Lonely Island.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: DIRTY GOD at BFI Southbank (01 JUN).
Films in London today: DIRTY GOD at BFI Southbank (01 JUN).

DIRTY GOD d. Sacha Polak, 2019 + Q&A with the director & actor Vicky Knight at BFI Southbank (01 JUN 17:30):

  • “Set in a small East London council estate, the film follows young mother Jade (Knight) as she tries hard to recover from an acid attack that left her severely disfigured. Dutch director Sacha Polak draws an outstanding performance of raw emotion and sexual frankness from first-time actor Vicky Knight, defying character expectations.”

FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (01 JUN 18:30):

  • “An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue (31 MAY to 06 JUN).

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SERIAL MOM at The Prince Charles (01 JUN).
Films in London today: SERIAL MOM at The Prince Charles (01 JUN).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

A FOCUS ON NICK BROOMFIELD at BFI Southbank (31 MAY to 01 JUN):

  • BIGGIE & TUPAC d. Nick Broomfield, 2002 + INTRO by Nick Broomfield (01 JUN 15:00).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 15 JUL):

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season concludes at Goethe-Institut (MAR to JUN):

  • MOSES UND ARON d. Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, 1975 + Workshop: ‘On the Aesthetics of Equal Distribution’ (01 JUN 14:30).

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to JUN):

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (11 MAY to 14 AUG):

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 21 APR):

  • Includes (some dubbed versions also screening): SPIRITED AWAY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 (01 JUN 13:00).

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):

TONY COKES: SOUND SYSTEMS at Tate Modern (31 MAY to 02 JUN):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: ANGORA LOVE closes the Herne Hill Free Film Festival at Station Square (01 JUN 21:00 outdoors).
Films in London today: ANGORA LOVE closes the Herne Hill Free Film Festival at Station Square (01 JUN 21:00 outdoors).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: SUNSET at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAY to 06 JUN).
Films in London today: SUNSET at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAY to 06 JUN).

FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at DocHouse (01 JUN 18:30):

  • “An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.”

SUNSET d. László Nemes, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 JUN 12:20 & 17:40):

  • “Following on from his BAFTA and Oscar®-winning masterpiece SON OF SAUL, writer-director László Nemes returns with another exquisite piece of cinema that is as much about family bonds as it is about the breathtaking spectacle captured with his unique, signature style”

More films in London this week (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (until 06 JUN). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhangke, 2018 at ICA (until 06 JUN). BIRDS OF PASSAGE d. Cristina Gallego, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 13 JUN). BOOKSMARTd. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Moving Pictures (31 MAY to 06 JUN). EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 05 JUN). FOXTROT d. Samuel Maoz, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (03 to 09 JUN). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at The Prince Charles (31 MAY to 06 JUN). MA d. Tate Taylor, 2019 at Rich Mix (31 MAY to 06 JUN). ROCKETMAN d. Dexter Fletcher, 2019 at The Lexi (31 May to 06 JUN). SERIAL (BAD) WEDDING 2 d. Philippe de Chauveron, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (01 to 27 JUN). SUNSETd. László Nemes, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (31 May to 06 JUN). THUNDER ROAD d. Jim Cummings, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAY to 06 JUN). VOX LUX d. Brady Corbet, 2018 at Watermans (31 MAY to 06 JUN). WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 at JW3 (31 MAY to 06 JUN). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Watermans (01 to 06 JUN). WOMEN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 at JW3 (02 to 06 JUN). XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 at ICA (until 06 JUN).

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