Films in London today: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH at Regent Street Cinema (05 AUG).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 05.08.19

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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).


THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH d. Nicolas Roeg, 1976 at Regent Street Cinema (05 AUG 20:35):

  • “David Bowie plays an alien who crash lands on our planet, trying to find water for his homeworld. Using his technology to become a wealthy industrialist he plans to build a ship to take him back home, but the money and its attendant decadence exert their own pull. ‘A freaky, compelling concept album of a film.’ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian”


Films in London this month: THE BANANA SPLITS, part of FrightFest (26 AUG).
Films in London this month: THE BANANA SPLITS, part of FrightFest (26 AUG).

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Films in London today: MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL at Watermans (08 AUG).
Films in London today: MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL at Watermans (05 AUG).

Short Film Night: Kids & Families + Q&A with the directors at Peckhamplex (05 AUG 18:30):

  • “Selection of short films on the theme of Kids and Families followed by Q&A with the directors. Includes: THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER d. Aleskandra Czenzek. LIFE LESSON d. Daniella Dahoui. THE WORD OF MAGIC d. James Atkins. THE STORY OF SID d. Sasanka Srinivas. BUILT TO BE d. Irene Maffei.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (05 AUG 16:30).
  • DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE d. Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergarrd-Holm & Jon Nguyen presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (05 AUG 19:00).
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED d. Quentin Tarantino, 2012 at Picturehouse Central (05 AUG 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
  • MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL d. Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek, 2018 at Watermans (05 AUG 18:15).
  • ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at The Prince Charles (05 AUG 18:05).
  • PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at DocHouse (05 AUG 14:00).
  • UNDIR TRENU aka Under The Tree d. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, 2017 at Deptford Cinema (05 AUG 19:30).

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Films in London today: NATURAL BORN KILLERS, part of TARANTINO ON SCREEN-O at Genesis Cinema (05 AUG).
Films in London today: NATURAL BORN KILLERS, part of TARANTINO ON SCREEN-O at Genesis Cinema (05 AUG).

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




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

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

TARANTINO ON SCREEN-O at Genesis Cinema (05 to 13 AUG):

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

  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych SANSHO THE BAILIFF d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954 (05 AUG 20:15).

WE’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 (05 AUG 12:30).

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


Films in London today: OLDBOY at The Prince Charles (02 to 08 AUG).
Films in London today: OLDBOY at The Prince Charles (02 to 08 AUG).

OLDBOY 4K d. Chan-wook Park, 2003 at The Prince Charles (05 AUG 15:35):

  • “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 (05 AUG 16:10 & 20:45):

  • “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 (05 AUG 20:40):

  • “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.”

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

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