SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 06.02.19

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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).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

AN OLD GANGSTER’S MOLLS + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Cyrus Gabrysch d. Svatopluk Innemann, 1927 at The Cinema Museum (06 FEB 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “Our main feature is a restored Czech slapstick comedy about a factory owner Mr Pardon and his uncle Mr Monday, who swap their identities and invent incredible stories to escape marriage and be with their beloveds.”

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Valentine's 2019: MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB).
Valentine’s 2019: MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB).
  • SCREEN DIARY: We ventured into the wilds of Waltham Forest to enjoy the Women Over 50 Film Festival’s ‘Best Of The Fest’ pop-up event, part of a new UK tour. Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup.
  • VALENTINE’S 2019: The Bard told us that “music be the food of love”, but what about movies? Find out in our Valentine’s Day roundup of indie film events across London.
  • FEBRUARY: Planning ahead? Look no further than our epic roundup of repertory seasons & film festivals for the month ahead.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: WASHED BY THE MOON at Regent Street Cinema (06 FEB).
Films in London today: WASHED BY THE MOON at Regent Street Cinema (06 FEB).

ALL IS TRUE + Q&A with director/actor Kenneth Branagh & writer Ben Elton, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (06 FEB 17:45 – Other Picturehouses available for Satellite Q&A):

  • Not content to stop at his legendary Shakespeare roles and acclaimed productions of the bard’s plays, Kenneth Branagh now directs a film about the playwright’s last years, in which he stars as the man himself.

A PRIVATE WAR + Q&A with director Matthew Heineman & photographer Paul Conroy at BFI Southbank (06 FEB 18:00):

  • Matthew Heineman makes a striking dramatic debut with this pulse-racing biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, killed in 2012 whilst reporting from Syria.

Double Bill: UNSETTLING + WASHED BY THE MOON + Q&A d. Iris Zaki, 2018 + d. Dan Shutt, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (06 FEB 18:30 + 20:15):

  • Lush presents: UNSETTLING: Tekoa is a trendy hippie colony for Israeli settlers on the West Bank, where none of the controversial residents want to speak to the media. WASHED BY THE MOON: A celebration of Albanian polyphonic singing and the resilience of tradition in the face of inevitable change.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: RED DESERT at BFI (06 FEB).
Films in London today: RED DESERT at BFI (06 FEB).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME: PEOPLE STILL CALL IT LOVE at ICA (02 to 10 FEB):

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • RED DESERT d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964 (06 FEB 20:40).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today, but we’ve been wrong before…


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS at DocHouse (01 to 07 FEB).
Films in London this week: THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS at DocHouse (01 to 07 FEB).

BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at Rio Cinema (06 FEB 14:00 & 20:15):

  • Lyrical, poetic, and mysterious, acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s BURNING expands a Haruki Murakami short story to create a compelling and mysterious world that explores unrequited love and the nature of obsession.

CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (06 FEB 15:30 & 18:30 — Other Picturehouses available!):

  • In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family.

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS d. Simon Lereng Wilmot, 2017 at DocHouse (06 FEB 18:30):

  • Since armed conflict broke out in Ukraine in 2014, the small village of Hnutove has suffered the brunt of it. Ten-year-old Oleg and his grandmother have remained, while many have fled. They take shelter in a makeshift bunker as the rumble of shelling and gunfire threatens.

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


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