SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 03.03.19

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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

LOST LOST LOST 16mm d. Jonas Mekas, 1976 A Tribute to Jonas Mekas at Close-Up (03 MAR 14:00 – the evening event is SOLD OUT!):

  • Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas invented the diary form of filmmaking. LOST LOST LOST comprises fourteen years of filming, starting from his arrival in America as a political refugee. It documents the New York counterculture of the ’50s and the development of Mekas’ own filming style.

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Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this month: COMMANDO at The Prince Charles (30 MAR).
Films in London this month: COMMANDO at The Prince Charles (30 MAR).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: SWEET COUNTRY at Whirled Cinema (03 MAR).
Films in London today: SWEET COUNTRY at Whirled Cinema (03 MAR).

A PRIVATE WAR d. Matthew Heineman , 2018 + Q&A with journalist Uzi Mahnaimi at JW3 (03 MAR 19:00):

  • The extraordinary story of one of the most celebrated war correspondents of all time: Marie Colvin. Israeli journalist Uzi Mahnaimi was a close colleague and friend of Marie Colvin and advised the film director Matthew Heineman and the actress Rosamund Pike on the film.

METROPOLIS d. Fritz Lang, 1927 + LIVE SCORE by David Gray on the 1936 Compton Cinema Organ at Regent Street Cinema (03 MAR 15:30):

  • In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a saviour to mediate their differences.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALIENS d. James Cameron, 1986 at BFI (03 MAR 20:15 – Joint ticket available with ALIEN today & 09 MAR only).
  • BURNING d. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at The Lexi (03 MAR 19:00).
  • CHOCOLAT d. Lasse Hallström, 2000 presented by Pitshanger Pictures for Lent at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (03 MAR 12:00 – Free! Everyone welcome).
  • CITY LIGHTS d. Charles Chaplin, 1931 at The Prince Charles (03 MAR 12:30).
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST d. Sergio Leone, 1968 at Picturehouse Central (03 MAR 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!).
  • THE RESISTANCE d. Claus Räfle, 2017 at JW3 (03 MAR 16:00).
  • RINGU d. Hideo Nakata, 1998 presented by Arrow Video at The Prince Charles (03 MAR 21:00).
  • SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at Barbican (03 MAR 18:00).
  • SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (03 MAR 19:30).
  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at Barbican (03 MAR 15:50).
  • SWEET COUNTRY d. Warwick Thornton, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (03 MAR 18:00).


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES at Genesis Cinema (03 MAR).
Films in London today: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES at Genesis Cinema (03 MAR).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

EUROPEAN CLASSICS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 31 MAR):

HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND THE LEGENDARY STUDIO GHIBLI at Genesis Cinema (01 to 24 MAR):

JOHN CARPENTER: A RESTORATION RETROSPECTIVE at Deptford Cinema (03 MAR to 02 APR):

  • DARK STAR d. John Carpenter, 1974 (03 MAR 18:00).

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (MAR):

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


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: WE’LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (03 MAR).
Films in London today: WE’LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (03 MAR).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: SAUVAGE at ICA (01 to 07 MAR).
Films in London today: SAUVAGE at ICA (01 to 07 MAR).

ABOUT A WAR d. Abi Weaver & Daniele Rugo at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 MAR 19:10):

  • Moving through the testimonies of Assaad, a right wing Christian intelligence officer; Ahed, a Palestinian refugee fighter and Nassim, a Communist commander, ABOUT A WAR unpicks the personal motivations, trauma and regret of militiamen who picked up arms during the Lebanese Civil War.

BURNING MEN d. Jeremy Wooding, 2019 at Peckhamplex (03 MAR 20:30):

  • Young, struggling musicians Ray and Don are evicted from their South London squat. They take to the road in their old Volvo Amazon, planning to sell their prized vinyl record collection and fly to Memphis USA. However, when they fail to get the money needed, they steal a rare Black Metal record which seems to unleash dark forces that threaten their mission.

SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (03 MAR 14:00 & 18:35):

  • Leo (Félix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work. The crushing solitude of Leo’s life is tempered when he falls for fellow hustler Ahd.

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