SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 03.08.19

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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).


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JT LEROY d. Justin Kelly, 2018 + Q&A with Savannah Knoop at Rio Cinema (03 AUG 15:00):

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Films in London this month: TROPIC OF CANCER, part of THE INVISIBLES at ICA (25 AUG).

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ROLLING THUNDER at The King & Queen (03 AUG).
Films in London today: ROLLING THUNDER at The King & Queen (03 AUG).

Double Bill: Women & Obsession – SMOOTH TALK d. Joyce Chopra, 1985 + DANCE WITH A STRANGER d. Mike Newell, 1985 + Intro/Panel Discussionat Picturehouse Central (03 AUG 14:00):

  • Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “A double bill of two unique and under-screened female-made thrillers from the 80s plus specialist talks and a creative writing workshop, tapping into one’s own obsessive capacities!”

SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG d. Tim Cole, 2019 + Q&A with the director & producer BaoBao Chen at The Castle Cinema (03 AUG 12:00):

  • “This beautiful documentary explores the Austronesian migration theory that many present-day Oceanic cultures originated in Taiwan and seeks to establish musical links between cultures as far afield as Hawaii, Madagascar, New Zealand, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Guam and Rapa Nui (Easter Island).”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: HELLO RAIN, part of NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI (03 AUG).
Films in London today: HELLO RAIN, part of NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI (03 AUG).

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (AUG):

  • REPULSION d. Roman Polanski, 1965 (03 AUG 20:45).

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

THE FILMS OF SPIKE JONZE at The Prince Charles (until 03 AUG):

  • HER d. Spike Jonze, 2013 (03 AUG 15:10).

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

HARRY POTTER SEASON at The Prince Charles (03 AUG to 16 NOV):

NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI Southbank (AUG):

NOIRS at House Of Vans (07 JUL to 03 AUG):

  • DRIVE (03 AUG 15:00 & 15:30).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 14 AUG):

  • HEAT 35mm d. Michael Mann, 1995 (03 AUG 20:35).
  • RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 enjoys a grind show run (03 AUG 18:00).

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych UGETSU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953 (03 AUG 18:00).
  • Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy – PATHER PANCHALI d. Satyajit Ray, 1955 (03 AUG 20:00).

E’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 enjoys a grind show run (03 AUG 12:05).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today but we’ve been wrong before… please let us know!


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: HOLIDAY at ICA (02 to 08 AUG).
Films in London today: HOLIDAY at ICA (02 to 08 AUG).

HOLIDAY d. Isabella Eklöf, 2018 at ICA (03 AUG 13:10):

  • “Holidaying on the Turkish Riviera, the girlfriend of a low-level drug lord navigates the crude objectification, menacing threats and eventual violent outbursts of her gangster boyfriend. In this highly-stylised debut feature from Isabella Eklöf (who co-wrote the 2018 Swedish film BORDER), the female protagonist seeks her revenge.”
  • HOLIDAY d. Isabella Eklöf, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (06 AUG 18:30).

OLDBOY 4K d. Chan-wook Park, 2003 at The Prince Charles (03 AUG 17:55):

  • “Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge.”

PHOTOGRAPH d. Ritesh Batra, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (03 AUG 15:30 & 20:30):

  • “The latest from writer-director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox), Photograph is a charming tale of unlikely romance set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Mumbai. Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a struggling street photographer who takes tourist portraits at the Gateway of India. When he meets Miloni (Sanya Malhotra), a shy stranger from an affluent family, he convinces her to pose as his fiancée after his overbearing grandmother decides to pay him a visit.”

RECONSTRUCTING UTØYA d. Carl Javér, 2018 at DocHouse (03 AUG 18:30):

  • “On 22nd July, 2011, 69 people were murdered in Norway when a far-right terrorist exploded a bomb in Oslo and then proceeded to shoot children on the island of Utøya where the Labour Party’s youth league was holding its summer camp. Four survivors meet in Northern Norway with twelve young Norwegians to share their experiences and reconstruct their memories.”

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