SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 01.11.18

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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: Armistice: MAUDITE SOIT LA GUERRE + LIVE SCORE played by London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall (01 NOV 19:30): Nearly 100 years after its release, an early pacifist film – released in 1914 just one month before the outbreak of the First World War – is brought to life with a score by Olga Neuwirth.


Planning ahead? We’ve published our RADIANT CIRCUS roundup of repertory seasons and film festivals projecting this NOVEMBER.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: EVE’S BAYOU at Genesis Cinema (01 NOV).
Films in London today: EVE’S BAYOU at Genesis Cinema (01 NOV).

Armistice: MAUDITE SOIT LA GUERRE + LIVE SCORE played by London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall (01 NOV 19:30):

  • Nearly 100 years after its release, an early pacifist film – released in 1914 just one month before the outbreak of the First World War – is brought to life with a score by Olga Neuwirth.

EVE’S BAYOU + INTRO by Kelli Weston at Genesis Cinema (01 NOV 18:30):

  • Reel Good Film Club presents: Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste, discovers that her family’s affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis, creates a rift, throwing Eve’s mother, Roz, and teenage sister, Cisely, into emotional turmoil.

LOOKING FOR CHARLIE + Q&A with directors Darren R. Reid & Brett Sanders at The Cinema Museum (01 NOV 19:30):

  • A candid look behind the scenes of the silent era which delves into the ways in which the legends we celebrate – Chaplin, Buster Keaton – are built upon much more complex, much more human stories. It is a film about superstardom and obscurity, the highs and lows of Hollywood, and the thin line between genius and despair.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: OVERBOARD at BFI (01 NOV).
Films in London today: OVERBOARD at BFI (01 NOV).

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

A SPIKE LEE MIXTAPE at Deptford Cinema (11 to 26 OCT):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

JEAN COCTEAU RETROSPECTIVE at Ciné Lumière (23 OCT to 18 NOV):

Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: DISTINCTION at Vue Piccadilly, part of LEAFF (01 NOV).
Films in London today: DISTINCTION at Vue Piccadilly, part of LEAFF (01 NOV).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: UTØYA at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 OCT to 01 NOV).
Films in London today: UTØYA at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 OCT to 01 NOV).

POSSUM at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 NOV 14:15 & 21:20):

  • Together with Possum, a hideous hand-puppet, disgraced puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. A truly creepy British horror from the visionary mind behind GARTH MERENGHI’S DARKPLACE.

UTØYA – JULY 22 at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 NOV 12:05 & 16:20):

  • Seven years ago on 22 July, more than 500 teenagers at a left-wing political summer camp on a small island outside Oslo, Norway, were targeted by armed right-wing extremist Anders Breivik; an attack that ultimately left 69 people, most of them children, dead.

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (01 NOV 14:30):

  • This inspiring documentary looks at the power of science fiction as an art form through one of its foremothers, exploring Le Guin’s life through the prism of the magical worlds she created.

More films in London this week (A – Z): 1945 at JW3 (28 Oct to 01 NOV). BAD REPUTATION at Picturehouse Central (26 OCT to 01 NOV). THE DEMINER at The Montpellier (28 OCT to 07 NOV). DOGMAN at Ciné Lumière (26 OCT to 06 NOV). DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT at Peckhamplex (26 Oct to 01 NOV). THE GUARDIANS at Whirled Cinema (29 OCT to 04 NOV). MANDY at The Castle (26 to 29 OCT). SHIRKERS at ICA (26 OCT to 01 NOV). ORPHÉE at BFI (until 01 NOV). THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD at Phoenix Cinema (26 Oct to 01 NOV).


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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