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HER d. Spike Jonze, 2013 + INTRO by Josie Young at Genesis Cinema (07 MAR 20:50):
- Dispatch FMI presents: An American romantic science-fiction drama set in a near future semi-utopian Los Angeles and focusing on the unconventional love story of Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) who becomes fascinated with a new operating system (Scarlett Johansson) which develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Speaker Josie Young advocates for designing AI using ethical and feminist principles.
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- UPDATE: Phoenix Cinema Trust has announced the full programme for its #PhoenixRising fundraiser (15 to 17 MAR) – help save this much-loved venue.
- NOW BOOKING: You’re invited to the private view of BLACKOUT, an exhibition of barely moving images at Ambika P3 (12 MAR).
- NOW BOOKING: We’ve added IMITATION OF LIFE + INTRO by Dr Ella Parry-Davies to our calendar of coming attractions (23 MAR).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
H IS FOR HARRY d. Edward Owles & Jaime Taylor, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (07 MAR 18:30);
- A coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year-old boy who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write. With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, and the unfailing support of his father, he struggles to overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family.
THE LOST PEOPLE aka (Cockpit) d. Bernard Knowles & Muriel Box, 1949 + INTRO by Josephine Botting at BFI Southbank (07 MAR 18:15):
- A timely reminder of the tensions between nationalities in the late 1940s when the unifying force of the battle against Hitler was receding, and old rivalries began to resurface. Based on the play Cockpit by Irish writer Bridget Boland, The Lost People focuses on a group of displaced persons from all over Europe who gather in an abandoned theatre in Germany, from where the British army attempts to return them home.
MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 + Live Satellite Q&A with skipper Tracy Edwards at The Castle Cinema (07 MAR 18:00):
- To celebrate International Women’s Day, the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
- Check your local screens – this is everywhere!
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE d. Lavinia Simina, 2019 + Q&A with the director, writer Fiona Whitelaw & cast at Regent Street Cinema (07 MAR 19:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
- Andy Holden Live – LAWS OF MOTION IN A CARTOON LANDSCAPE at The Cinema Museum part of Laws Of Motion In A Cartoon Landscape at The Cinema Museum (07 MAR 19:00).
- ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY d. Yolande DuLuart, 1972 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (07 MAR 19:00).
- THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at ICA (07 MAR 20:35).
- THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at The Lexi (07 MAR 20:50).
- FILMWORKER d. Tony Zierra, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (07 MAR 20:00).
- THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2019 + POETRY by Deanna Roger & Theresa Lola presented by Bechdel Test Fest at Rio Cinema (07 MAR 20:45).
- LONDON UNPLUGGED d. various, 2019 at ICA (07 MAR 14:20).
- MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2018 at The David Lean (07 MAR 19:30).
- THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST d. Desiree Akhavan, 2018 presented by Das Kino at The Old Baths (07 MAR 20:00).
- MY DARLING CLEMENTINE d. John Ford, 1946 at The Prince Charles (07 MAR 18:25).
- SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at BFI (07 MAR 20:50).
- SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at Barbican (07 MAR 20:40).
- SHUT UP & PLAY THE PIANO d. Philipp Jedicke, 2018 at House Of Vans (07 MAR 19:00 – FREE!/Booking required).
- The Paranoid Woman’s Film with instructor Mark Jancovich presented by The Miskatonic Institute for Horror Studies at The Horse Hospital (07 MAR 19:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):
- FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (07 MAR 13:00 & 18:10).
- SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (07 MAR 15:30).
- SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (07 MAR 20:30).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN d. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952 (07 MAR 20:25).
CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (02 to 31 MAR):
- IVAN’S CHILDHOOD d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962 (07 MAR 20:15).
INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 02 MAY):
- THE SILENCE d. Ingmar Bergman, 1963 (07 MAR 19:30).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- The Female Experience (05 to 10 MAR).
ABOUT A WAR d. Abi Weaver & Daniele Rugo at ArtHouse Crouch End (07 MAR 13:30 – LAST CHANCE!):
- Moving through the testimonies of Assaad, a right wing Christian intelligence officer; Ahed, a Palestinian refugee fighter and Nassim, a Communist commander, ABOUT A WAR unpicks the personal motivations, trauma and regret of militiamen who picked up arms during the Lebanese Civil War.
SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (07 MAR 16:00 & 21:10):
- Leo (Félix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work. The crushing solitude of Leo’s life is tempered when he falls for fellow hustler Ahd.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- THE AFTERMATH d. James Kent, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (01 to 07 MAR). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 New Restoration at The Prince Charles (01 to 10 MAR). BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 07 MAR). CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 07 MAR). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 07 MAR). FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY d. Stephen Merchant, 2019 at Rich Mix (01 to 07 MAR). FOXTROT d. Samuel Maoz, 2017 at JW3 (01 to 07 MAR). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 at Watermans (01 to 07 MAR). THE HOLE IN THE GROUND d. Lee Cronin, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (01 to 07 MAR). OF LOVE & LAW d. Hikaru Toda, 2017 at DocHouse (01 to 06 MAR). ON THE BASIS OF SEX d. Mimi Leder, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 07 MAR). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 + various dates Q&A with the directors at Arthouse Crouch End (02 to 07 MAR). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 07 MAR). TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME d. Olivia Lichtenstein, 2018 at DocHouse (02 to 07 MAR). WALL d. Cam Christiansen, 2017 at DocHouse (01 to 07 MAR).
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