SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 09.01.19

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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: 

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: ONEIROMANCER + INTRO/Q&A with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz at Tate Modern (09 JAN 18:30):

  • UK premiere of six recent short films. Curated by the artist herself, the selection challenges conventional representations of Caribbean cultures, exploring subjects spanning anti-colonial movements, self-sufficient lifestyles and post-military landscapes. ​

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: A MODERN MUSKETEER at The Cinema Museum (09 JAN).
Films in London today: A MODERN MUSKETEER at The Cinema Museum (09 JAN).

A MODERN MUSKETEER (1917) 35mm + THE GOOD BAD MAN (1916) + INTRO by Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (09 JAN 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: A Douglas Fairbanks double bill. In the first, Fairbanks plays a restless young man in rural Kansas who dreams of being a hero like the Three Musketeers. The second, with Bessie Love, is among Fairbanks’s earliest films to explore themes of identity and a passion for the history of the American West.

COLETTE + Q&A with producer Stephen Woolley at BFI Southbank (09 JAN 20:15):

  • Free-thinking, boundary-pushing French author and iconoclast Sidonie-Gabrille ‘Colette’ (Keira Knightley) finally gets the biopic treatment with this charming, rollicking film.

VOICES OF THE SEA + Q&A with director Kim Hopkins at DocHouse (09 JAN 18:30):

  • Although fisherman Orlando struggles to make ends meet, he is content with his life in Cuba, with his young wife Mariela and their extended family and community. Mariela dreams of a better life; financial security and a more stable future, a hope that is driving many Cubans to risk their lives on dozens of attempts to escape by boat and arrive on American soil.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: LATE AUTUMN at Close-Up (09 JAN).
Films in London today: LATE AUTUMN at Close-Up (09 JAN).

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):

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today…


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (04 to 10 JAN).
Films in London today: THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (04 to 10 JAN).

THE FAVOURITE at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 JAN 12:40, 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 (09 JAN 21:00):

  • 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 (09 JAN 14:30, 18:05 & 20:30):

  • 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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