SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 09.03.20

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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).


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CALM WITH HORSES d. Nick Rowland, 2019 + Intro by the director at BFI Southbank (09 MAR 20:40):

  • “In rural Ireland, Arm, an ex-boxer, splits his time between being the hired muscle for the local drug-dealing Dever family, and trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son. The equilibrium of these two worlds is threatened when the Devers ask Arm to kill for the first time.”

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What to see in London this month: part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (14 & 16 MAR).
What to see in London this month: part of CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (14 & 16 MAR).

Read our epic MARCH roundup of all London’s repertory seasons & film festivals.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS previews at BFI (09 MAR).
What to see in London today: DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS previews at BFI (09 MAR).

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 + Recorded intro by the director + Live performance by Kit Griffiths at Curzon Soho (09 MAR 18:15):

  • Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: “Céline Sciamma’s sumptuously beautiful Cannes prize-winner is one of cinema’s most compelling visions of the power of desire. Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) so she can be appraised by a suitor across the sea.”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: GONE TOO FAR!, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (09 MAR).
What to see in London today: GONE TOO FAR!, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (09 MAR).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • JAWS d. Steven Spielberg, 1975 (09 MAR 18:00).

CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (MAR):

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (26 FEB to 10 MAR):

  • GONE TOO FAR! d. Destiny Ekaragha, 2013 + Intro by the director (09 MAR 18:30).

ROBERT EGGERS at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (until 12 MAR/Check venue for details).

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • MAN TO MAN d. John Maybury, 1992 + Short: CAPRICE d. Joanna Hogg, 1986 (09 MAR 20:50).

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

What to see in London today: SIMPLE WOMEN, part of Cinema Made In Italy (09 MAR).
What to see in London today: SIMPLE WOMEN, part of Cinema Made In Italy (09 MAR).

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GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: WOMEN'S DAY at DocHouse (08 to 12 MAR).
What to see in London today: WOMEN’S DAY at DocHouse (08 to 12 MAR).

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 MAR 12:00 & 17:30):

  • “An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner – from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s era book tours with Muhammad Ali – from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.”

VITALINA VARELA d. Pedro Costa, 2019 at Barbican (09 MAR – Not screening today/Returns 11 MAR):

  • “The latest film from Pedro Costa, which follows a Cape Verdean woman left behind when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, the titular Vitalina finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after her husband’s funeral.”

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 at DocHouse (09 MAR 14:00):

  • “As an actress in London, director Dolya Gavanski has played a dizzying array of Russian stereotypes from spies to prostitutes and oligarchs’ wives. But the women she remembered from her Soviet days were different. Gavanski sets out to hear the stories of the women who shaped the narrative of 20th century USSR, including the Nobel Prize for Literature winning author Svetlana Alexievich, internet sensation Elena Krygina and exiled feminist dissident Natalya Malakhovskaya.”

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