SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 09.02.19

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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

Pablo Mazzolo: Conjectures at Close-Up (09 FEB 15:30):

  • Close-Up welcomes Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Mazzolo to present a selection of his Super8 and 16mm works. “Reality crosses the threshold of dreams, and cinema becomes an enveloping sensory experience.” – (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico.

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Valentine's Day 2019: THE BITCH at Rio Cinema (16 FEB).
Valentine’s Day 2019: THE BITCH at Rio Cinema (16 FEB).
  • SCREEN DIARY: We ventured into the wilds of Waltham Forest to enjoy the Women Over 50 Film Festival’s ‘Best Of The Fest’ pop-up event, part of a new UK tour. Read our writeup.
  • VALENTINE’S 2019: Find out what’s screening across London this month in our Valentine’s Day roundup of romantic film events.
  • FEBRUARY: Planning ahead? Look no further than our epic roundup of repertory seasons & film festivals for the month ahead.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: PHANTASM at Genesis Cinema (09 FEB).
Films in London today: PHANTASM at Genesis Cinema (09 FEB).

Double Bill PHANTASM + PHANTASM II d. Don Coscarelli, 1979 + 1988 at Genesis Cinema (09 FEB 20:30 – FREE! Booking recommended):

  • Arrow Films presents: PHANTASM: The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike to investigate, discovering that the Tall Man, the town’s mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies. PHANTASM II: Years after surviving his encounter with the sinister Tall Man, Mike Pearson, now a mental patient, still has nightmares about the evil gaunt mortician. Upon being released from the institution, Mike and his friends set out to track down the Tall Man and end his murderous and macabre practices.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: TONIGHT, AT THE MOVIES/COLOUR ME TRUE part of JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA (09 FEB).
Films in London today: TONIGHT, AT THE MOVIES/COLOUR ME TRUE part of JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA (09 FEB).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (09 FEB 11:30).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

BEST OF 2018 at Ciné Lumière (03 to 26 JAN):

  • DOGMAN d. Matteo Garrone, 2018 (09 FEB 16:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • PSYCHO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 (09 FEB 20:45 ).

CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME: PEOPLE STILL CALL IT LOVE at ICA & Curzon Soho (02 to 21 FEB):

LOVE? at Deptford Cinema (09 to 23 FEB):

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

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE GREAT REHEARSALS CECIL TAYLOR IN PARIS at Close-Up (09 FEB).
Films in London today: THE GREAT REHEARSALS: CECIL TAYLOR IN PARIS at Close-Up (09 FEB).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK at Rich Mix (08 to 14 FEB).
Films in London this week: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK at Rich Mix (08 to 14 FEB).

AMÉRICA d. Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, 2018 at DocHouse (09 FEB 16:30):

  • An astonishingly tender observational film about three brothers caring for their 93-year-old grandmother, América. What initially seems to be a narrative about one of the brothers just passing the time by the beach suddenly shifts when their dad is charged with neglecting América.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2019 at Rich Mix (09 FEB 15:15, 18:00 & 20:45):

  • Set in early 1970s Harlem, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK tells the story of Tish and Fonny. The couple’s sweet romance is horribly derailed when Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned. Tish and their families race to clear his name before their baby is born.

YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN d. Pietra Brettkelly, 2018 at DocHouse (09 FEB 18:20):

  • Givenchy, Lagerfeld, Chanel, Dior Gaultier… It is perhaps the most exclusive club in the world. 21. Mostly men. European. Now there may be another name added to that list. From a country with the world’s largest population, Guo Pei is China’s only haute couture designer, with one of her pieces taking 50,000 painstaking hours to complete.

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

  • ALL IS TRUE d. Kenneth Branagh, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (08 to 14 FEB). BOY ERASED d. Joel Edgerton, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (08 to 14 FEB – Other Picturehouses available!). BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at Watermans (08 to 14 FEB). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at JW3 (until 14 FEB). COLETTE d. Wash Westmoreland, 2018 at The Prince Charles (08 to 14 FEB). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 to 13 FEB). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at ICA (until 13 FEB). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 14 FEB). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING d. RaMell Ross, 2018 at BFI (08 to 11 FEB). LEAVE NO TRACE d. Debra Granik, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (11 to 17 FEB). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (until 13 FEB). ONE CUT OF THE DEAD d. Shinichiro Ueda, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 13 FEB). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 14 FEB). VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at The Lexi (until 14 FEB).

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