Films in London today: UNRELATED at Lexi Cinema (02 SEP).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 02.09.18

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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: STOLEN SUMMERS (02 to 16 SEP, various venues) – a new film season “celebrating the European summer holiday and the pleasure and trouble that travel invites” curated by Taryn Joffe – gets underway at Lexi Cinema today with a double bill of THE GREEN RAY + UNRELATED + Q&A with Joanna Hogg (02 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).



Films in London today: THE HEIRESS at ICA (02 SEP).
Films in London today: THE HEIRESS at ICA (02 SEP).

THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT + Q&A with director Callum Macrae at Phoenix Cinema (02 SEP 14:00):

  • Award-winning director Callum Macrae’s new feature documentary tells the story of the death of eleven innocent people killed by the British Army on a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971, and the fight by their relatives and survivors to discover the truth.

THE HEIRESS + Q&A with director Marcelo Martinessi at ICA (02 SEP 16:15):

  • Once proud members of Paraguay’s elite, Chela and Chiquita now live a cloistered life in a grand house falling into disrepair. Together for over thirty years, their debts lead to Chiquita’s imprisonment on fraud charges and Chela, the more reclusive of the couple, is forced to face a new reality.

KENNETH ANGER NIGHT at Moth Club (02 SEP 19:00):

  • Deeper Into Movies returns to celebrate the legendary master occultist director Kenneth Anger. His work blends ritual, magik, queer mysticism, leather, and rock n’ roll into images that have changed cinema forever.

More films in London today (A – Z):


Films in London today: JACQUOT DE NANTES at Close-Up (02 SEP).
Films in London today: JACQUOT DE NANTES at Close-Up (02 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):


STOLEN SUMMERS various venues (02 to 16 SEP):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 02 SEP – Free! / No booking required):

VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (until 30 SEP):


Festivals projecting today include:


Films in London this week: C'EST LA VIE at Ciné Lumière.
Films in London this week: C’EST LA VIE at Ciné Lumière.

C’EST LA VIE! at Ciné Lumière (02 SEP 16:20):

  • With thirty years of catering under his belt, Max has organised hundreds of parties. So organising a magnificent wedding in a seventeenth century château with a brigade of waiters, cooks, dishwashers, an orchestra, a photographer and all ingredients for a big celebration should be a piece of cake…

THE KING at DocHouse (02 SEP 15:50 & 20:40):

  • Eugene Jarecki takes a roadtrip across America in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce to offer a state of the nation epic that tracks the rise and fall of one America’s greatest musical stars. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind.

More films in London this week (A – Z): THE BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENT at DocHouse (03 to 06 SEP). BLACKkKLANSMAN at The Castle Cinema (31 AUG to 13 SEP). BRAGUINO at ICA (01 to 05 SEP). THE CHILDREN ACT at the Phoenix Cinema (31 AUG to 06 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (01 to 05 SEP). COLD WAR at Barbican (31 AUG to 06 AUG). DOUGH at JW3 (02 to 06 SEP). THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at Watermans (31 AUG to 05 SEP). HEATHERS at The Prince Charles (31 AUG to 06 SEP). MARY SHELLEY at Whirled Cinema (03 to 09 SEP).

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