SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 09.09.18

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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: SILENT RUNNING at Glengall Wharf Garden (20:00), an outdoor event as part of Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival (31 AUG to 16 SEP): “A wonderful film. The message of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (for which Douglas Trumbull did the special effects) was that man needed guidance from beyond; the message of SILENT RUNNING, symbolically set in the year 2001, is that man (and his creations: the film’s robots) must, even at the risk of madness, be his own saviour.” – Time Out.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: BENEATH THE CLOCK TOWER at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 SEP).
Films in London today: BENEATH THE CLOCK TOWER at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 SEP).

BENEATH THE CLOCKTOWER + INTRO at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 SEP 17:00):

  • On every high street, up and down the country, thousands of independent traders face a daily battle for survival. No more so than in the fabled London ‘village’ of Crouch End, where each passing year sees another business disappear and the fight for independence is fiercer than ever.

NATIONAL NARRATIVE aka Roman National + DISCUSSION with director Grégoire Beil at ICA (09 SEP 19:00):

  • Entirely composed of short films made on live video streaming app Periscope – where users send messages and comment while streaming – NATIONAL NARRATIVE is simultaneously poetry of everyday life and a unique depiction of contemporary France.
  • NATIONAL NARRATIVE aka Roman National also screens at ICA without discussion (11 SEP 15:50 / 12 SEP 13:55 / 13 SEP 18:00).

A NORTHERN SOUL + Q&A at Rio Cinema (09 SEP 16:00):

  • The award-winning documentary filmmaker of A SYRIAN LOVE STORY, Sean McAllister, returns to his hometown of Hull, as curator of its ‘UK City of Culture’ opening event. Back living with his parents and reflecting on changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit, Sean is drawn to the fringes of town where he encounters Steve – a struggling a warehouse worker by day, hip-hop artist by night, and a man with a dream.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: CAMP DE THIAROYE at BFI (09 SEP).
Films in London today: CAMP DE THIAROYE at BFI (09 SEP).

BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):

BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):

CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (05 to 28 SEP):

DISTANT VOICES: TERENCE DAVIES at Close-Up (08 to 15 SEP):

STOLEN SUMMERS various venues (02 to 16 SEP):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (until 30 SEP):

WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE WAR GAME at Close-Up, part of Scalarama (09 SEP).
Films in London today: THE WAR GAME at Close-Up, part of Scalarama (09 SEP).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Castle Cinema.
Films in London today: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Castle Cinema.

IN PRAISE OF NOTHING at ICA (09 SEP 19:00):

  • An offbeat, satirical and beautifully-shot film about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and begins to reveal his thoughts on pretty much everything, including life and death, love and politics. Narrated in verse by Iggy Pop.

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at The Castle Cinema (09 SEP 16:00 & 18:00):

  • Cameron Post looks the part of a perfect high-school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”.

UNDER THE WIRE at DocHouse (09 SEP 14:00 & 18:00):

  • On 13 February 2012 war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged Homs, under attack by the Syrian army. Only one of them returned.

More films in London this week (A – Z): AMERICAN ANIMALS at Rich Mix (07 to 13 SEP). BLACKkKLANSMAN at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 13 SEP). C’EST LA VIE! at Cine Lumiere (until 23 SEP). THE CLEANERS at DocHouse (07 to 12 SEP). COLD WAR at Ciné Lumière (until 16 SEP). CROWHURST at Whirled Cinema (10 to 16 SEP). HEATHERS at Prince Charles (07 to 13 SEP). HURRICANE at Genesis Cinema (07 to 13 SEP). MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS at ICA (07 to 12 SEP). THE SEAGULL at Phoenix Cinema (07 to 13 SEP). YARDIE at The Institute Of Light (07 to 13 SEP).


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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