SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 09.12.19

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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).


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HONEY BOY d. Alma Har’el, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (09 DEC 18:30):

  • “From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood’s ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon.”

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Films in London this month: WEST INDIES: THE FUGITIVE SLAVES OF LIBERTY 35mm, part of MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI (05 DEC).

We’ve posted our epic monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals for DECEMBER to help you plan ahead.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: CHICAGO at Dulwich Picture Gallery (09 DEC).
Films in London today: CHICAGO at Dulwich Picture Gallery (09 DEC).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CHICAGO d. Rob Marshall, 2002 at Dulwich Picture Gallery (09 DEC 19:30).
  • THE DIRTY WAR ON THE NHS d. John Pilger, 2019 at Catford Mews (09 DEC 18:30).
  • THE DIVE d. Yona Rozenkier, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (09 DEC 17:30).
  • GREMLINS d. Joe Dante, 1984 at TT Liquor (09 DEC 18:30).
  • HUMAN NATURE d. Adam Bolt, 2019 at DocHouse (09 DEC 20:30).
  • THE IRISHMAN d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at The Prince Charles (09 DEC 12:00).
  • THE IRISHMAN d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at Rich Mix (09 DEC 19:30).
  • JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT d. Kevin Smith, 2019 at The Prince Charles (09 DEC 16:05).
  • SHOOTING THE MAFIA d. Kim Longinotto, 2019 at Barbican (09 DEC 18:15).
  • TV Preview: DRACULA d. Jonny Campbell, 2019 + Q&A with writers Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss, actors Claes Bang & Dolly Wells, director Jonny Campbell & exec producer Sue Vertue at BFI Southbank (09 DEC 18:15).
  • WILLIAM CHRISTIE, THE ART OF GIVING d. Jarmila Buzkova, 2019 in the presence of William Christie, Paul Agnew and director Jarmila Buzkova at Ciné Lumière (09 DEC 20:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LA LA LAND, part of A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MOVIE MUSICAL at Deptford Cinema (09 DEC).
Films in London today: LA LA LAND, part of A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MOVIE MUSICAL at Deptford Cinema (09 DEC).

A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MOVIE MUSICAL at Deptford Cinema (21 OCT to 09 DEC):

  • LA LA LAND d. Damien Chazelle, 2017 + Short (09 DEC 19:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: GETTING TOGETHER at BFI Southbank (DEC):

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

DELEUZE’S CINEMA: MOVEMENTS IN TIME at Close-Up (01 to 10 DEC):

  • RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1950 + Intro by Christopher Kul-Want (09 DEC 20:30).

MAURICE PIALET AND THE NEW FRENCH REALISM at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

  • Sight & Sound Deep Focus: PONETTE 35mm d. Jacques Doillon, 1996 (09 DEC 20:30).

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: SO LONG, MY SON at ArtHouse Crouch End (30 NOV).
Films in London today: SO LONG, MY SON at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 DEC).

BUDDIES d. Arthur J. Bressan Jr, 1985 at ICA (09 DEC  – Not screening today/Come back tomorrow!):

  • “Written, produced and directed by the late filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan Jr., BUDDIES (1985) was the first narrative feature film about the AIDS epidemic. Recently restored in 2k from its original 16 mm negative, this landmark film is now screening widely for the first time following its brief theatrical release in 1985.”

HONEY BOY d. Alma Har’el, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (09 DEC 15:00 & 18:00):

  • “From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalising his childhood’s ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon.”

SO LONG, MY SON d. Wang Xiaoshuai, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 DEC 12:30 & 19:40):

  • “Packing a powerful emotional punch, SO LONG, MY SON traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China. Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident,paths separate, destinies ebb and flow, and fortunes are transformed under the impact of a country’s changing face. Yet even as their lives diverge, a common search for truth and reconciliation around the tragedy remains. But sometimes it can take a lifetime to say farewell…”

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG aka Les Parapluies de Cherbourg d. Jacques Demy, 1964 at Ciné Lumière (09 DEC 18:20):

  • “Guy, an auto mechanic, has fallen in love with Geneviève, who works in her mother’s chic umbrella shop. Before Guy is to leave for a tour of combat, the two share a passionate night. Winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes 1964, Jacques Demy’s visually intoxicating ‘film in song’ pays homage to the Hollywood musical and is a major influence on directors including Damien Chazelle and Wes Anderson.”

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

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