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Double Bill: ORPHÉE + LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE at Regent Street Cinema (06 JAN 15:00 & 17:00):
- ORPHÉE: This magical retelling of the Orpheus myth turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in postwar Paris. LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE: This landmark feat of cinematic fantasy conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death has never been equalled.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
EVELYN + Q&A with filmmakers at Rio Cinema (06 JAN 15:30):
- The Oscar winning director of THE WHITE HELMETS, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family in this deeply personal film, as he and his siblings embark on a journey in remembrance of their brother, Evelyn, who took his own life over a decade ago.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A STAR IS BORN at The Lexi (06 JAN 20:45). BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY at Barbican (06 JAN 15:45). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? presented by UKJF at Phoenix Cinema (06 JAN 16:15). HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE? at ICA (06 JAN 14:15). THE IMAGE BOOK at ICA (06 JAN 12:05). THE IMAGE BOOK at Ciné Lumière (06 JAN 16:00). THE LAST MOVIE at ICA (06 JAN 20:55). LEAVE NO TRACE at Barbican (06 JAN 17:50). MARIUS ET JEANNETTE at Ciné Lumière (06 JAN 14:00). MIRAI at ICA (06 JAN 12:15). MÜSLÜM at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 JAN 20:00). THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER at The Prince Charles (06 JAN 18:15). PHANTOM THREAD at Barbican (06 JAN 20:00). SHOPLIFTERS at ICA (06 JAN 13:50). SONG OF THE THIN MAN presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (06 JAN 14:30). THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD + RECORDED Q&A at Picturehouse Central (06 JAN 12:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):
- THE INNOCENTS (06 JAN 17:50).
- HARD EIGHT aka Sydney (06 JAN 20:30).
CLOSE-UP ON JASUJIRō OZU at Close-Up (until 13 JAN):
THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):
- A MODERN DUBARRY + INTRO by Bryony Dixon + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Jonny Best (06 JAN 13:30).
- REMBRANDT 35mm (06 JAN 15:40).
- KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR 35mm (06 JAN 18:00).
LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):
- Laurel and Hardy Shorts 1: + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Costas Fotopoulos (06 JAN 16:00).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- CHRONICLE OF A LOVE AFFAIR aka Cronaca di un amore (06 JAN 20:15).
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 05 MAY):
- WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (06 JAN 13:00).
WE LOVE GILDA! at Phoenix Cinema (06 JAN to 24 FEB):
- GILDA LIVE + INTRO by Rebecca Nicole Williams (06 JAN 14:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- QueerBee Film Festival – Family (06 JAN).
CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (06 JAN 16:20):
- In an age where we consume, upgrade and have machines that aren’t built to last, Tom Hanks loves typewriters. And he’s not alone. In Doug Nichol’s doc, we meet a man who creates sculptures out of typewriters, another who has spent the most part of his life repairing typewriters, and a typewriter orchestra.
THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 JAN 12:40, 15:20, 18:00 & 20:40):
- A triple threat of acting talent drives this acid period drama of courtly scheming. Olivia Colman is Queen Anne, a capricious and sickly ruler led by the nose by Rachel Weisz’s courtier Lady Sarah. Abigail (Emma Stone) is a disenfranchised noblewoman who quickly sets about regaining her position by wheedling her way into the Queen’s favours.
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD aka Kamera o tomeru na! at The Prince Charles (06 JAN 15:30 – Sold Out!):
- The film opens in a run-down, abandonad warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of military experiments… Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!
THE PASSENGER aka Professione: Reporter at BFI Southbank (06 JAN 14:40, 17:20 & 20:00):
- When David Locke (Jack Nicholson) impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he’s starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn’t mean he’s escaping the past…
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 1985 at Rio Cinema (04 to 10 JAN). AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE at Ciné Lumière (04 to 17 JAN). A STAR IS BORN at The Prince Charles (until 10 JAN). FREE SOLO at BFI (until 10 JAN). THE JUDGE at JW3 (06 to 17 JAN). RBG at JW3 (04 to 16 JAN). RETURN OF THE HERO at Waterman’s (04 to 10 JAN). SHOPLIFTERS at The Prince Charles (until 10 JAN). SINK OR SWIM aka Le Grand Bain at Ciné Lumière (04 to 16 JAN). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at The Lexi (04 to 10 JAN). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at DocHouse (until 09 JAN). WIDOWS at The Prince Charles (until 10 JAN). THE WORKSHOP at Whirled Cinema (07 to 13 JAN).
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