SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 07.04.19

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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

PALAIS DE DANCE 35mm d. Maurice Elvey, 1929 + INTRO by Lucie Dutton + LIVE SCORE by Costas Fotopoulos at BFI Southbank (07 APR 13:10):

  • “Cinderella is at the wrong kind of Ball in this romance of a night-watchman’s daughter who takes a job as ‘No.16’ in a sleazy London dance hall. Maurice Elvey is at his best in this lively drama with nice Mabel Poulton and naughty Chilli Bouchier.”

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LORDS OF CHAOS

  • Each month we travel across London to see as many of our featured attractions as we can. We’ve posted our screening notes from last month [MARCH]. Not all journeys ended well…
  • We’ve posted our epic roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for APRIL. Our featured attraction of the month BORN DIGITAL: RAISED BY THE INTERNET (APR, at BFI).
  • Filmmaker Gerry Maguire introduces a new series of sci-fi screenings where cult classics set in 2019 have become our DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE FACES WE LOST at DocHouse (07 APR).
Films in London today: THE FACES WE LOST at DocHouse (07 APR).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 + Q&A with Malcolm McDowell at Curzon Mayfair (07 APR 14:30):

  • “Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control. Set in a flamboyantly stylised near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on Alex (McDowell) and his band of droogs.”

THE FACES WE LOST d. Piotr Cieplak, 2017 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (07 APR 16:00):

  • “The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda claimed the lives of nearly one million people in just 100 days. THE FACES WE LOST explores how Rwandans now use personal photographs to commemorate the loved ones they lost.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: DEAD PRESIDENTS at Rio Cinema (07 APR).
Films in London today: DEAD PRESIDENTS at Rio Cinema (07 APR).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (until 02 MAY):

  • PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (07 APR 15:00).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (07 APR 14:40).
  • DISTANCE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2001 (07 APR 17:10).

PLOT TWISTS at House Of Vans (06 to 28 APR – FREE!/No booking required):

POETRY IN MOTION: CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN CINEMA at Barbican (03 to 24 APR):

  • ATOMIC HEART d. Ali Ahmadzadeh, 2014 + Q&A with Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (07 APR 16:15).

SECURE THE BAG WEEKENDER at Rio Cinema (05 to 07 APR):

TSAI MING-LIANG: THE DESERTED at Tate Modern (05 to 07 APR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: ETHER, part of Kinoteka at Regent Street Cinema (07 APR 19:50).
Films in London today: ETHER, part of Kinoteka at Regent Street Cinema (07 APR 19:50).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE REST I MAKE UP at ICA (05 to 11 APR).
Films in London today: THE REST I MAKE UP at ICA (05 to 11 APR).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Peckhamplex (07 APR 17:30 & 20:35):

  • “Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control. Set in a flamboyantly stylised near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on Alex (McDowell) and his band of droogs.”

THE REST I MAKE UP d. Michelle Memran, 2018 at ICA (07 APR 14:15):

  • “An affecting documentary portrait born out of an almost two-decade-long friendship between filmmaker Michelle Memran and Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés.”

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

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at Watermans (05 to 10 APR). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 at The Prince Charles (05 to 10 APR). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 11 APR). BLADE RUNNER : THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (05 to 10 APR). BURNINGd. Chang-dong Lee, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (08 to 14 APR). CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (06 to 10 APR). COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (10 to 20 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers). EATEN BY LIONS d. Jason Wingard, 2018 at Peckhamplex (05 to 11 APR). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (05 to 11 APR). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at Watermans (06 to 10 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 to 11 APR). HOLY LANDSd. Amanda Sthers, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (07 to 18 APR). THE IMAGE YOU MISSED d. Dónal Foreman, 2018 at ICA (05 to 09 APR). LAST BREATH d. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa, 2019 at DocHouse (05 to 11 APR). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2018 at JW3 (05 to 10 APR). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (until 11 APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (05 to 11 APR). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 10 APR). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 11 APR).

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