SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 09.12.18

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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: The Celluloid Sorceress presents the UK premiere of LOVE, GILDA + Q&A with director Lisa D’Apolito at Phoenix Cinema (09 DEC 14:00), an “acclaimed documentary on the tragically short life and hilarious career of Gilda Radner, the first superstar of Saturday Night Live and a comedy icon.”


New at RADIANT CIRCUS: 

We interviewed guest curator Eleonora Pesci about THE PURSUIT OF WHOLENESS, a programme which pays tribute to avant-garde filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos at Close-Up Film Centre (07 to 09 DEC) > HERE.

RaMell Ross’ documentary HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (2018) previewed at ICA last week followed by a conversation between the filmmaker & ICA Assistant Curator, Ifeanyi Awachie (04 DEC 2018). Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup > HERE.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: LA PROFEZIA DELL'ARMADILLO at Genesis Cinema (09 DEC).
Films in London today: LA PROFEZIA DELL’ARMADILLO at Genesis Cinema (09 DEC).

CAROL +  DISCUSSION at The Yard Theatre (09 DEC 19:00):

  • Queer Cinema Club presents a discussion of the role of non-LGBTQ+ actors in queer cinema followed by a screening of the multi-award-winning (and Xmas themed) CAROL.

LA PROFEZIA DELL’ARMADILLO at Genesis Cinema (09 DEC 18:00):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents the UK premiere of Emanuele Scaringi’s film based on the graphic novels by ZeroCalcare. Zero is a procrastinating twenty-something guy living in the suburbs of Rome who deals daily with demotivating temporary jobs, his friendship with Secco and the presence of a giant Armadillo working as his conscience and advisor. Drinks follow the screening.

LITTLE MEN + Q&A with actor Paulina Garcia at ICA (09 DEC 18:30):

  • Money worries and entitlement impinge on a flourishing teenage friendship.

LOVE, GILDA + Q&A with director Lisa D’Apolito at Phoenix Cinema (09 DEC 14:00):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress presents the UK premiere of director Lisa D’Apolito’s acclaimed documentary on the tragically short life and hilarious career of Gilda Radner, the first superstar of Saturday Night Live and a comedy icon. After the screening, Lisa D’Apolito will be in conversation with Rebecca Nicole Williams.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THE ILLIAC PASSION at Close-Up, part of THE PURSUIT OF WHOLENESS (09 DEC).
Films in London today: THE ILLIAC PASSION at Close-Up, part of THE PURSUIT OF WHOLENESS (09 DEC).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

A CINEMA OF FORKING PATHS – FILMS INSPIRED BY BORGES! at The Horse Hospital & Curzon Bloomsbury (05 to 11 DEC):

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (30 NOV to 24 DEC):

COMEDIES MADE IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (02 DEC to 16 JAN):

COMEDY COUPLES at Barbican (05 to 13 DEC):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

HOUSE OF VANS DOES XMAS: 90S DOUBLE BILLS at House Of Vans (09 to 16 DEC – Free! / No booking required):

THE PURSUIT OF WHOLENESS at Close-Up (07 to 09 DEC):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: NALU ON THE BORDER at Rich Mix, part of Cinema of Brazil (09 DEC).
Films in London today: NALU ON THE BORDER at Rich Mix, part of Cinema of Brazil (09 DEC).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: METEORS at ICA (07 to 13 DEC).
Films in London today: METEORS at ICA (07 to 13 DEC).

METEORS at ICA (09 DEC 14:15):

  • At night, in a Kurdish town in eastern Turkey, meteors start to fall. Stepping out of their homes to look, the city’s inhabitants encounter fragments of the past and remember those who have been lost.

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at Rio Cinema (09 DEC 15:30, 18:00 & 20:45):

  • In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, Cassius “Cash” Green lives with his girlfriend Detroit in his Uncle’s garage. A job as a telemarketer introduces him to the key to professional success – using his “white voice”. But success as a Power Caller also opens the door to a macabre universe…

THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (09 DEC 18:30):

  • A mix of Argentinian and British veterans are brought together to re-enact their experiences during the Falklands War. Through a handful of staged sequences, they revisit the visions that haunt them and discuss the muddy politics.

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


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