SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 07.03.20

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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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Essay Film Festival Prelude: THE LAW OF THE LAND aka A Lei da Terra d. Grupo Zero, 1977 + Discussion at Birkbeck Cinema (07 MAR 13:00 – FREE!):

  • “Grupo Zero was one of the many film co-operatives founded right after the Portuguese Carnation Revolution, in 1974. The Law of the Land, one of the few productions by the group, follows the story of Land Reform in southern Portugal. Screening followed by discussion with Mari Paz Balibrea (Birkbeck College) and Luís Trindade (Universidade de Coimbra).”
  • Followed by: GESTURES & FRAGMENTS aka Gestos & Fragmentos d. Alberto Seixas Santos, 1982 Screening followed by discussion with Luís Trindade (Universidade de Coimbra) and Pedro Ramos Pinto (Cambridge University) (07 MAR 15:30 – FREE!).

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What to see in London this month: part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (14 & 16 MAR).
What to see in London this month: part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (14 & 16 MAR).

Read our epic MARCH roundup of all London’s repertory seasons & festivals.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: SOLIDARITY at The Green Nunhead (07 MAR).
What to see in London today: SOLIDARITY at The Green Nunhead (07 MAR).

SOLIDARITY d. Lucy Parker, 2019 + Q&A with the director at The Green Nunhead (07 MAR 19:00 – FREE! but please bring a food donation for Southwark FoodBank):

  • Films For Food presents: “A film about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. In the film blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles. SOLIDARITY had its International Premiere at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam in November 2019 and won the Competition for First Appearance for first time feature filmmakers.”

Tribute to Tony Conrad inc. THE FLICKER, STRAIGHT & NARROW + FILM FEEDBACK 1966-1974 16mm at Close-Up (07 MAR 18:00):

  • LUX & Close-Up present: “A special screening in memory of the late-great Tony Conrad on what would have been his 80th Birthday, with a rare screening of three of his 16mm films – including his classic stroboscopic film THE FLICKER – alongside Jack Smith’s SCOTCH TAPE 16mm  (1959-1962).”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: BONES 35mm, part of IN FOCUS: PEDRO COSTA at ICA (07 MAR).
What to see in London today: BONES 35mm, part of IN FOCUS: PEDRO COSTA at ICA (07 MAR).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

AMERICAN NEW WAVE at The Prince Charles (2020):

BEST OF 2019 at Ciné Lumière (FEB to MAR):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (MAR):

CHEN CHIEH-JEN: REVERBERATIONS at Tate Modern (02 to 07 MAR)

CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (MAR):

DAVID LYNCH at Deptford Cinema (FEB to JUN):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

IN FOCUS: PEDRO COSTA at ICA (03 to 15 MAR):

  • BONES 35mm aka Ossos d. Pedro Costa, 1997 + Q&A with the director (07 MAR 16:30).

LATE NIGHTS SEASON – NICOLAS CAGE at Everyman Screen On The Green (FEB to MAR):

  • FACE/OFF d. John Woo, 1997 (07 MAR 23:30).

PODSTROCHNIK 10th Anniversary Screening, Discussion & Lecture at Pushkin House (07 to 08 MAR – Check venue for schedule):

  • Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD present: “A marathon screening of the 15-part award-winning documentary series directed by Oleg Dorman, with an English translation and subtitles by noted translator, Anna Zakhayeva. The series will be shown over two days, with introductions and Q&As from the director Oleg Dorman and translator Anna Zakharyeva.”

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (FEB to MAR):

  • PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 (until 12 MAR/Check venue for details).

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • MICHAEL CLAYTON d. Tony Gilroy, 2007 (07 MAR 18:00).
  • I AM LOVE aka Io sono l’amore d. Luca Guadagnino, 2009 (07 MAR 20:40).
  • CARAVAGGIO d. Derek Jarman, 1986 (07 MAR 21:00).

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

What to see in London today: SOLE, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (07 MAR).
What to see in London today: SOLE, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (07 MAR).

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GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: VITALINA VARELA at Barbican (06 to 11 MAR).
What to see in London today: VITALINA VARELA at Barbican (06 to 11 MAR).

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (07 MAR 11:30 & 14:15):

  • “An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner – from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s era book tours with Muhammad Ali – from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.”

VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Barbican (07 MAR 15:20 & 20:35):

  • “The latest film from Pedro Costa, which follows a Cape Verdean woman left behind when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, the titular Vitalina finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after her husband’s funeral.”

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 at DocHouse (07 MAR – Not screening today/Starts tomorrow!):

  • “As an actress in London, director Dolya Gavanski has played a dizzying array of Russian stereotypes from spies to prostitutes and oligarchs’ wives. But the women she remembered from her Soviet days were different. Gavanski sets out to hear the stories of the women who shaped the narrative of 20th century USSR, including the Nobel Prize for Literature winning author Svetlana Alexievich, internet sensation Elena Krygina and exiled feminist dissident Natalya Malakhovskaya.”

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

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