Films in London today: POINT BREAK at Ninth Life (08 SEP).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 08.09.19

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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).


Surf Sunday! inc. POINT BREAK d. Kathryn Bigelow, 1991 + Short: UNCOMMON IDEALS d. Chris McLean + Keanu Quiz outdoors at Ninth Life (08 SEP 19:30):

  • We Do Good Disco presents: “Hold onto your wetsuits as we embark on the epic, adrenaline-fuelled, undercover surf cop film that is POINT BREAK! This 90’s classic has it all: surfing, summer beach wear, massive action scenes, awesome soundtrack (including The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, some Ex Presidents, surfers fighting against the system and, to top it all off, it’s directed by a woman! The amazing Kathryn Bigelow.”


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Online: Richmond Film Society announces their 57th season // Plan ahead with our epic roundup of September’s repertory seasons & festivals [UPDATED!] // We interview student curator Viknesh Kobinathan about his season ON THE EDGE OF THE FOLD // Raindance Means Raindance.



Films in London today: THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN 35mm at Ciné Lumière (08 SEP).
Films in London today: THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN 35mm at Ciné Lumière (08 SEP).

ART & MIND + INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY d. Amélie Ravalec, 2019 + Amélie Ravalec & Travis Collins, 2015 + Intro by the director at ICA (08 SEP 19:30):

  • “A double bill screening from French director Amélie Ravalec. ART & MIND: This thoroughly researched documentary explores the relationship between art and the unconscious. INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK… : Traces the origins of industrial music, taking the viewer through the industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene.”

THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN 35mm d. Germaine Dulac, 1927 + Shorts + Live Piano Accompaniment by Eunice Martins at Ciné Lumière (08 SEP 17:15):

  • “Based on a script by Antonin Artaud, Dulac’s seminal work THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN is widely recognised as the first surrealist film. A complex, controversial and multi-layered film, it was famously banned by the BBFC which stated: “If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable”. The British Film Institute included THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN on a list of 10 Great Feminist Films, describing it as “a visually imaginative critique of patriarchy – state and church – and of male sexuality”.”

Wonder Reels: Alessi”s Ark + THE WICKER MAN 35mm d. Robin Hardy, 1973 at The Cinema Museum (08 SEP 18:30):

  • Wonder Reels – a night for music and film lovers – presents: “Ahead of the release of her next single, British songstress Alessi’s Ark will be gracing the stage of The Cinema Museum for an intimate solo set. She will be playing her mesmerizing folk songs before we get transported to the pagan island of Summerisle with a 35mm projection of Robin Hardy’s 1973 cult horror.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A LETTER FROM VENEZUELA d. Nancy Carolina Graterol, 2019 presented by London Socialist Film Co-Op (08 SEP 11:00).
  • EVERYBODY KNOWS…ELIZABETH MURRAY + Short: TALKING PICTURES + Q&A with Bob Holman & Kristi Zea presented by Camden Arts Centre at JW3 (08 SEP 16:00).
  • Jeff Koons Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (08 SEP 14:00).
  • MID 90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (08 SEP 18:00).
  • RAPID RESPONSE d. Roger Hinze & Michael William, 2019 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 18:00).
  • REZO d. Leo Gabriadze, 2018 + Short: TWEET TWEET d. Zhanna Bekmambetova at Pushkin House (08 SEP 15:00).
  • SOME LIKE IT HOT d. Billy Wilder, 1959 at Genesis Cinema (08 SEP 17:30).
  • SORCERER d. William Friedkin, 1977 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 20:50).
  • THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 + Prerecorded interview with the director presented by Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at Curzon Wimbledon (08 SEP 17:30).
  • THE WAGES OF FEAR d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953 at The Prince Charles (08 SEP 17:30).

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RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide Films in London today: 12 ANGRY MEN, part of IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (08 SEP).
Films in London today: 12 ANGRY MEN, part of IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (08 SEP).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):



  • THE CHASE d. Arthur Penn, 1966 (08 SEP 14:50).


  • CHARADE d. Stanley Donen, 1963 (08 SEP 13:20).
  • NOTORIOUS d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 (08 SEP 17:45).

CYBERPUNKS at House Of Vans (SEP):

  • AKIRA (08 SEP 14:00 & 16:00).

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW at Ciné Lumière (25 AUG to 02 OCT):

IT’S… MONTY PYTHON AT 50 at BFI Southbank (SEP):

KUBRICK: Back By Popular Demand at BFI IMAX & Southbank (ongoing):

THE LUNA CINEMA various outdoor venues (SEP):

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (ongoing):

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (AUG to SEP):

  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s Great Triptych – UGETSU d. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953 (08 SEP 18:00).
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy – THREE COLOURS: RED d. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993 (08 SEP 20:30).

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Films in London today: TREASURE ISLAND continues Open City Docs at Curzon Soho (08 SEP).
Films in London today: TREASURE ISLAND continues Open City Docs at Curzon Soho (08 SEP).

Film festivals in London today include:


Films in London today: THE THIRD MAN 4K at BFI (06 to 12 SEP).
Films in London today: THE THIRD MAN 4K at BFI (06 to 12 SEP).

SPRINTER d. Storm Saulter, 2019 at ICA (08 SEP 14:30):

  • “Akeem Sharp, nicknamed the Rasta Rocket for his once-in-a-generation speed, is set to be Jamaica’s next big track and field sensation. Akeem hopes his success in athletics will take him to the US to reunite with his mother, who has been supporting the family from afar on a long-expired work visa. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home.”

THE THIRD MAN 4K: 70th Anniversary Release d. Carol Reed, 1949 at BFI Southbank (08 SEP 15:40):

  • “Writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in post-war, Allies-occupied Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), with the promise of work. Discovering that Lime is dead, and warned away from Vienna on account of his friend’s criminal activities, Martins starts investigating the circumstances surrounding Lime’s demise.”
  • See also special screenings at BFI on 06 & 12 SEP (listed in our weekly digest).

WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL d. Rob Garver, 2018 at DocHouse (08 SEP 18:30):

  • “It’s near impossible to build a career as a female film journalist, but Pauline Kael defied the odds. WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author, and her battle to make a name for herself. Never a dull read, Kael was also a force to be reckoned with. With her letters, interviews and published work narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker and late-20th-century movies reframed through Kael’s lens, the controversial yet pioneering critic is brought into focus.”

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

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