SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 04.02.20

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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).


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PATHER PANCHALI d. Satyajit Ray, 1957 + Talk by Professor Sunetra Gupta at Barbican (04 FEB 18:05):

  • Science On Screen presents: “Nominated for a BAFTA and the Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival, PATHER PANCHALI paints a powerful portrait of a father who dreams of a better life for his family and his son Apu who grows up in gut-wrenching hardship. Sunetra Gupta explores whether globalization has been a force for good or whether it has driven out the hope that internationalism brought with it in the 1950s. The presentation links to her own scientific work studying the spread of infectious diseases.”

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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: FOXTROT presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (04 FEB).
Films in London today: FOXTROT presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (04 FEB).

British Animation Awards Public Choice 1 at Regent Street Cinema (04 FEB 18:30):

  • “A chance for the public to vote on their favourite British short animation film and animated music video. Three BAA Public Choice programmes consist of a selection of outstanding short films and music videos from the entries to the British Animation Awards 2020. Also: Public Choice 2 (11 FEB 18:30); Public Choice 3 (12 FEB 20:50).”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: JOHANNA D’ARC OF MONGOLIA, part of TRIBUTE TO DELPHINE SEYRIG – ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND ACTIVIST at Ciné Lumière (04 FEB).
Films in London today: JOHANNA D’ARC OF MONGOLIA, part of TRIBUTE TO DELPHINE SEYRIG – ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND ACTIVIST at Ciné Lumière (04 FEB).

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

CHINA TODAY: MEMORIES, DREAMS, REALITIES at DocHouse (JAN to FEB):

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF MIND: JOY & DESPAIR IN JAPANESE CINEMA at ICA (31 JAN to 16 FEB):

  • MY LOVE STORY!! aka Ore Monogatari!! d. Kawai Hayato, 2015 (04 FEB 18:20).
  • SEA OF REVIVAL aka Nagi machi d. Shiraishi Kazuya, 2019 (04 FEB 20:30).

IN FOCUS: KAZUO HARA at ICA (31 JAN to 04 FEB):

NOAH BAUMBACH SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

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


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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: THE LIGHTHOUSE at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 JAN to 06 FEB).
Films in London today: THE LIGHTHOUSE at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 JAN to 06 FEB).

BAIT d Mark Jenkin, 2019 + Short: TRAVELOGUE (1920s Archival Footage) at BFI Southbank (04 FEB 20:50):

  • “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.”

THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (04 FEB 13:00, 15:30, 18:15 & 20:45):

  • “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 (04 FEB 12:40, 15:15, 18:10 & 20:50):

  • “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.”

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