SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 03.12.19

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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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ODYSSEY d. Sabine Groenewegen, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (03 DEC 19:00):

  • “As two extra-terrestrial intelligences analyse visual material from the early 20th century in an effort to understand humanity, their signal is interrupted by a resistant matter which interferes with the flux of narratives they are attempting to decode. Confronting the rhetoric of colonialism and considering its impact across generations, ODYSSEY asks essential questions about the stories we’re told and how we might disrupt them.”

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Films in London this month: WEST INDIES: THE FUGITIVE SLAVES OF LIBERTY 35mm, part of MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI (05 DEC).

We’ve posted our epic monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals for DECEMBER to help you plan ahead.

Fringe! Diaries: EVA NON PIACE, part of FISH OUT OF WATER short film programme at Rose Lipman Building (17 NOV 2019).

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest might be over for another year, but we’re posting a special series of Fringe! Diaries to report from the action. Next: FISH OUT OF WATER short film programme (17 NOV).

Fringe!’s next Fling – part of their year-round programme of screenings – is JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE + Q&A with director Tomer Heymann at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: NINOTCHKA at Curzon Wimbledon (03 DEC).
Films in London today: NINOTCHKA at Curzon Wimbledon (03 DEC).

CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOST BUSTERS d. Anthony Bueno, 2019 at BFI IMAX (03 DEC 20:45):

  • “This fascinating and funny documentary – 12 years in the making – charts the production of the original 1984 GHOSTBUSTERS through insightful interviews with the main cast and crew, and includes never-before-seen archive material from the personal collections of the creative team.”

NINOTCHKA d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1939 + Q&A with Nick Smedly at Curzon Wimbledon (03 DEC 20:30):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: “Garbo stars in a comedy romance, yes, this is the film where she laughs for the first time on screen. Gone is any trace of the tragic actor as Garbo plays a serious Russian sent to Paris on official business. Inculcated with loathing for Western values, she meets a roué out to charm her, played by Mervyn Douglas. What could possibly go wrong?”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 2040 d. Damon Gameau, 2019 + Q&A with local Extinction Rebellion members at The David Lean (03 DEC 19:30).
  • ATLANTICS d. Mati Diop, 2019 + Talk by Kaleem Aftab + Poetry by Be Manzini at Curzon Soho (03 DEC 18:15).
  • BEDAZZLED d. Stanley Donen, 1967 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (03 DEC 20:00).
  • THE HUNDRED YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED d. Felix Hemgren, 2013 part of Nordic Film Nights at Deptford Cinema (03 DEC 19:30).
  • MEETING GORBACHEV d. Werner Herzog & André Singer, 2018 at DocHouse (03 DEC 16:30).
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW d. Jim Sharman, 1975 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (03 DEC 19:30 – FREE!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SOLEIL Ô, part of MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI Southbank (03 DEC).
Films in London today: SOLEIL Ô, part of MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI Southbank (03 DEC).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: GETTING TOGETHER at BFI Southbank (DEC):

CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (NOV to DEC):

HISTORICAL FILM SERIES – A TRIBUTE TO ANNA GMEYNER & PAUL HENREID at Austrian Cultural Forum (12 NOV to 03 DEC – FREE!/Booking required):

MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI Southbank (DEC):

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

  • TOMMY d. Ken Russell, 1975 (22 NOV to 05 DEC – various times/check venue).

TRIBUTE TO DELPHINE SEYRIG – ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND ACTIVIST at Ciné Lumière (01 DEC 2019 to 04 FEB 2020):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: SWEET NIGHT, part of London International Animation Festival at Barbican (03 DEC).
Films in London today: SWEET NIGHT, part of London International Animation Festival at Barbican (03 DEC).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE NIGHTINGALE at ICA (29 NOV to 11 DEC).
Films in London today: THE NIGHTINGALE at ICA (29 NOV to 11 DEC).

THE DIRTY WAR ON THE NHS d. John Pilger, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (03 DEC 15:15):

  • “The new documentary from renowned BAFTA and Emmy-winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. “This film is a tribute to a unique institution,” says Pilger at the start of DIRTY WAR, which is about threatened democracy. Above all, it is a warning. Pilger investigates the dismantling “by stealth” of the National Health Service, “a last bastion of true public service”.”

EYES WIDE SHUT d. Stanley Kubrick, 1999 + Short: NEVER JUST A DREAM: STANLEY KUBRICK & EYES WIDE SHUT d. Matt Wells, 2019 at BFI Southbank (03 DEC 17:20 & 19:50):

  • “The date of this re-release of EYES WIDE SHUT isn’t accidental; it’s time to reappraise it as a Kubrickian Christmas movie. Kubrick’s final film, released posthumously, is an incredible display of precision and suspense, featuring a fragile relationship played out by (then) real-life couple Kidman and Cruise.”

THE NIGHTINGALE d. Jennifer Kent, 2019 at ICA (03 DEC 15:10):

  • “Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.”

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

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