SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 08.01.19

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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:

POSSESSED + INTRO by Metahaven at ICA (08 JAN 18:30):

  • Programmed alongside Metahaven’s exhibition Version History, the artists introduce the first UK screening of their feature length audio-visual essay POSSESSED (2018), directed in collaboration Rob Schröder.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: POSTCARDS FROM LONDON at Genesis Cinema (08 JAN).
Films in London today: POSTCARDS FROM LONDON at Genesis Cinema (08 JAN).

PIN CUSHION + Q&A with Director Deborah Haywood at HMV Curzon (08 JAN 20:30 – Sold Out!):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: There are excellent reasons for making a firm date for PIN CUSHION: it’s a breakthrough film for director Deborah Haywood; Lily Newmark proves her star potential plus it’s an excoriating dissection of social exclusion among adults and teenagers alike – relevant, funny and unsettling.

POSTCARDS FROM LONDON + Q&A with director Steve Mclean at Genesis Cinema (08 JAN 18:30):

  • In his quest for fame, fortune and cultural stimulation, beautiful, young Jim (Harris Dickinson – BEACH RATS, TRUST) becomes the ultimate escort/muse in this sexy & stylish homage to legendary Soho.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: DEAD OF NIGHT at BFI (08 JAN).
Films in London today: DEAD OF NIGHT at BFI (08 JAN).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (08 JAN to 06 MAY):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):

CLOSE-UP ON JASUJIRō OZU at Close-Up (until 13 JAN):

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (03 JAN to 24 JUN):

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):

LAUREL AND HARDY at BFI Southbank (JAN):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any festivals projecting today…


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at The Prince Charles (08 JAN).
Films in London today: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at The Prince Charles (08 JAN).

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER at DocHouse (08 JAN 18:30):

  • 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 (08 JAN 12:30P&B, 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 (08 JAN 12:45):

  • 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 (08 JAN 14:30, 18:00 & 20:35):

  • 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):


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