SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 04.08.19

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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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TONKA OF THE GALLOWS d. Karel Anton, 1930 + Live Accompaniment by Stephen Horne at Phoenix Cinema (04 AUG 15:30):

  • “A rarely seen gem from the archives of the Czech Republic, TONKA OF THE GALLOWS fuses German chiaroscuro aesthetics with the Soviet flare for surprising angles for this affective parable of the cruelty that comes from small-mindedness. Made as sound was taking over the industry, TONKA OF THE GALLOWS is a ‘tour-de-force of silent-era filmmaking’.”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: HARD BOILED at Moth Club (04 AUG).
Films in London today: HARD BOILED at Moth Club (04 AUG).

HARD BOILED d. Jon Woo, 1992 at Moth Club (04 AUG 19:30):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents: “Violence as poetry, rendered by a master—brilliant and passionate, John Woo’s HARD BOILED tells the story of jaded detective “Tequila” Yuen (played with controlled fury by Chow Yun-fat). Woo’s dizzying odyssey through the world of Hong Kong Triads, undercover agents, and frenzied police raids culminates unforgettably in the breathless hospital sequence. More than a cops-and-bad-guys story, HARD BOILED continually startles with its originality and dark humour.”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SLACKER, part of NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI (04 AUG).
Films in London today: SLACKER, part of NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI (04 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

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

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

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

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (until 10 AUG):

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

FRAMING QUEERS at Deptford Cinema (07 JUL to 01 SEP):

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

  • THE DOOM GENERATION 35mm d. Gregg Araki, 1995 (04 AUG 18:10 – NB: “We are really pleased to be able to screen a rare 35mm print of this film. Please note, however, this print has French subtitles. We hope this will not affect your enjoyment of the film.”).
  • SLACKER 35mm d. Richard Linklater, 1991 + Intro by Rebecca Nicole Williams aka The Celluloid Sorceress (04 AUG 20:15).

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

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

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

  • Federico Fellini’s Trilogy of Loneliness – IL BIDONE d. Federico Fellini, 1955 (04 AUG 18:00).
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy – THREE COLOURS: BLUE d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993 (04 AUG 20:30).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

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


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: PHOTOGRAPH at Phoenix Cinema (02 to 08 AUG).
Films in London today: PHOTOGRAPH at Phoenix Cinema (02 to 08 AUG).

OLDBOY 4K d. Chan-wook Park, 2003 at The Prince Charles (04 AUG 21:00):

  • “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 (04 AUG 13:00):

  • “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 (04 AUG 16:10):

  • “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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