SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 03.02.20

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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

PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2020 + Satellite Q&A with the director at Arthouse Crouch End (03 FEB 18:00):

  • “The Kims are living a marginal life when their son fakes his way into becoming the English tutor for the ultra-wealthy Park family. Soon all four of the family members have roles in their hyper-stylish modern home, having used every dirty trick in the book. But the house hides secrets that are way outside the Kim’s scheme.”
  • Also at: Curzon Aldgate (03 FEB 18:00 + 18:00 HOH – Other Curzons available); Everyman Crystal Palace (03 FEB 18:00 – Other Everymans available); Phoenix Cinema (03 FEB 18:00); Picturehouse Bromley (03 FEB 18:00 – Other Picturehouses available!); Rich Mix (03 FEB 18:00); Rio Cinema (03 FEB 18:00).

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Films in London this month: HOTEL, part of THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB).
Films in London this month: HOTEL, part of THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB).

We’ve posted our epic roundup of February’s rep seasons & fests.

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020: JESUS at ICA (06 FEB).
Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020: JESUS at ICA (06 FEB).

Read our in-depth screen guide to the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme at ICA (31 JAN to 16 FEB).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: BAIT at BFI Southbank (31 JAN to 06 FEB).
Films in London today: BAIT at BFI Southbank (03 FEB).

BAIT d Mark Jenkin, 2019 + Short: TRAVELOGUE (1920s Archival Footage) + Intro by the director at BFI Southbank (03 FEB 18:20):

  • “Martin (Edward Rowe) is a fisherman without a boat since his brother repurposed their father’s vessel for tourist trips. As he struggles to buy his own boat he must also cope with family rivalry and the influx of London money, stag parties and holiday homes in his picturesque Cornish harbour village. Summer brings simmering tensions to a head, with tragic consequences.”
  • Followed by: THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 + Intro by BAIT director Mark Jenkin at BFI (03 FEB 20:40).

JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 + Q&A with the director, actor Roman Griffin Davis & crew members at Picturehouse Central (03 FEB 18:30):

  • “Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) channels his signature style of humour and pathos into a provocative anti-hate satire that was one of the most talked-about films on the autumn festival circuit.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • FILM: THE MOVIE d. Raffaello Degruttola, 2014 + Q&A with the director & cast presented by Contro Vento Film at Close-Up (03 FEB 18:30).
  • THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (03 FEB 21:00 – With a FREE pint of something Truman’s).
  • THE KINGMAKER d. Lauren Greenfield, 2019 at DocHouse (03 FEB 16:30).
  • LOOKING FOR LEIA d. Dr Annalise Ophelian + Skype Q&A with the director at Goldsmiths University (03 FEB 18:00 – FREE!).
  • New Writings: Of Mud & Flame: THE PENDA’S FEN Source Book at BFI (03 FEB 18:30).
  • PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (03 FEB 18:30).
  • QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at The Prince Charles (02 FEB 15:20 – FREE!/Tickets from box office only).
  • TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN aka The Other Side Of Hope d. Aki Kaurismäki, 2017 part of Nordic Film Nights at Deptford Cinema (03 FEB 19:30).
  • WALK THE LINE d. James Mangold, 2005 at TT Liquor (03 FEB 18:30).
  • WEATHERING WITH YOU aka Tenki no ko d. Makoto Shinkai, 2019 at The Prince Charles (03 FEB 12:45).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THE AFRICAN QUEEN, part of BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (03 FEB).
Films in London today: THE AFRICAN QUEEN, part of BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (03 FEB).

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • THE AFRICAN QUEEN 4K d. John Huston, 1951 + Intro by script supervisor Angela Allen (03 FEB 20:35).

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

“We’re trying to bring as many of Bong Joon-ho’s titles to our screen as possible.” Includes:

  • OKJA d. Bong Joon Ho, 2017 (03 FEB 18:05).
  • PARASITE d. Bong Joon Ho, 2019 (03 FEB 20:45 – SOLD OUT!).

THE SAFDIE BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (JAN):

  • UNCUT GEMS 35mm d. Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie, 2019 (until 06 FEB/Check venue).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today – let us know what we’re missing!


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: QUEEN & SLIM at Genesis Cinema (31 JAN to 06 FEB).
Films in London today: QUEEN & SLIM at Genesis Cinema (31 JAN to 06 FEB).

BAIT d Mark Jenkin, 2019 + Short: TRAVELOGUE (1920s Archival Footage) at BFI Southbank (03 FEB 20:45):

  • “Martin (Edward Rowe) is a fisherman without a boat since his brother repurposed their father’s vessel for tourist trips. As he struggles to buy his own boat he must also cope with family rivalry and the influx of London money, stag parties and holiday homes in his picturesque Cornish harbour village. Summer brings simmering tensions to a head, with tragic consequences.”
  • With Intro by the director (03 FEB 18:20).

THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 FEB 13:00, 15:30, 18:30 & 21:15):

  • “Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson play Victorian lightkeepers sticking out a four-week stint on a jagged windswept island. Thomas is the grizzled, demonic older man who is supposed to be training the younger Ephraim. Yet there is little guidance in their increasingly drunken meals or in Thomas’ flinty banter. As these sea dogs’ grog runs low and phantoms begin to beset the island, this deliciously gothic thriller becomes ever-more distinctive, compelling, and wild.”

QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (03 FEB 12:40, 15:15, 18:00 & 20:40):

  • “While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defence. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defence lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.”

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

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