SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 08.06.19

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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

IN THE CLAWS OF A CENTURY WANTING d. Jewel Maranan, 2017 + Intro by Richard Bolisay + Anna de Guia-Eriksson at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN 13:45):

  • Filikino x Wavelength Docs present: “A filmic symphony of increasing everyday violence in the aspiration for a global city. Four families live in the seams of Manila’s busiest international port, where they see the wealth of different nations passing them by. Soon, the port expands and panic starts.”

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Films in London today: ALICE T, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (08 JUN).
Films in London today: ALICE T, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (08 JUN).
  • Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (07 to 15 JUN 2019) celebrates “inclusivity through film”. We took a look at the programme to make a few cheeky recommends.
  • Mou Tun-fei’s rediscovered film THE END OF THE TRACK (1970) screened at Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (04 to 13 JUN). Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup.
  • We explored the 3 masters of Taiwanese New Cinema at the heart of Close-Up’s new season TAIPEI STORIES (01 to 30 JUN) (and announced an exclusive season discount!).
  • We chatted with artist Cristina Polop about her poster design for MIDNIGHT EXCESS #3, Ranjit S. Ruprai’s late night collab with Amos Levin (15 JUN 23:00+, Rio Cinema).
  • Our friends at Screen25 are pushing the frontiers of community cinema with LIFT OFF!, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing (use discount “CIRCUS19” to save!).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: SPAIN inc. CARMEN Y LOLA at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN).
Films in London today: SPAIN inc. CARMEN Y LOLA at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN).

EATING ANIMALS d. Christopher Quinn, 2017 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (08 JUN 15:00):

  • “Looking at the way we eat back though supply chains, via farming, back to its roots, the film explores the notion of stepping away from the practices of the past 40 years that have polluted our environment, endangered our health, and caused us all to be complicit in the inhumane treatment of animals.”

South Social Celebrates SPAIN at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN 18:00):

  • South Social Film Festival presents: “Celebrating Spain’s rich film culture, the evening includes a film screening, flamenco dancing, tapas and discussion. The film is by talented filmmaker, Arantxa Echevarria: CARMEN Y LOLA (2018) explores genres and genders as it highlights the issues faced by the LGBTQ community in modern society.”
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More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALASKA IS A DRAG d. Shaz Bennett, 2017 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (08 JUN 19:00).
  • AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (08 JUN 16:30).
  • ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-Ke, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 JUN 20:20).
  • FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at ICA (08 JUN 14:00).
  • GHOSTBUSTERS d. Ivan Reitman, 1984 at The Prince Charles (08 JUN 20:45).
  • GREMLINS d. Joe Dante, 1984 at The Prince Charles (08 JUN 12:45).
  • HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (08 JUN 13:30, 15:50, 18:10 & 20:25).
  • INLAND EMPIRE d. David Lynch, 2006 at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN 20:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: TROUBLE EVERY DAY, part of THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (08 & 20 JUN).
Films in London today: TROUBLE EVERY DAY, part of THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (08 JUN).

00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

OF FLESH & BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at Close-Up (04 to 12 JUN):

  • AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (08 JUN 18:15).

THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: NAKORN SAWAN, part of Aperture Film Festival at Birkbeck Cinema (08 JUN 15:30).
Films in London today: NAKORN SAWAN, part of Aperture Asia & Pacific Film Festival at Birkbeck Cinema (08 JUN 15:30).

Film festivals in London today include:


> READ our guide to the inaugural Fragments Festival.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: KIND HEARTS & CORONETS at Phoenix Cinema (07 to 13 JUN).
Films in London today: KIND HEARTS & CORONETS at Phoenix Cinema (07 to 13 JUN).

THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS d. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora at ICA (08 JUN 18:30):

  • “A fictionalised portrait of tribal culture in Brazil. Drawing from the experiences of the filmmakers, who spent several months among the Krahô people of Pedra Branca, the film depicts a young man destined to become a shaman who attempts to resist his fate. Shot in 16mm, this meditative drama won the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.”
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF2018.

DIRTY GOD d. Sacha Polak, 2019 at Rich Mix (08 JUN 18:10):

  • “Following a violent acid attack that left many scars, Jade, a young mother from London, attempts to reclaim her life and some sense of normality. DIRTY GOD is a portrait of a woman with incredible resilience. Jade is no passive victim; she makes her own choices – good or bad – and deals with the consequences.”

KIND HEARTS & CORONETS d. Robert Hamer, 1949 at Phoenix Cinema (08 JUN 15:30):

  • “Celebrating the 70th birthday of a jewel in the crown of both British cinema and the great Ealing Studios, this new 4K restoration confirms the fiendishly funny KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS as one of the most wickedly witty and acerbic comedies ever made.”

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


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