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THE SKIN I LIVE IN d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2011 + DISCUSSION at Deptford Cinema (10 FEB 14:30):
- DC Film & Book Club presents: A film of twisted charisma, knotted plots and perfect, indestructible skin. Imprisoned in a stylish apartment, Vera languishes in luxury, watching nature programmes on TV, practising yoga and making clay models. She has everything that she needs apart from her freedom and believes that her only escape is either through seduction of her captor or suicide. Freely adapted from Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet.
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- NOW BOOKING: Deptford Cinema have announced a new INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON (17 FEB to 02 MAY).
- 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
Double Bill CAT PEOPLE + THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE d. Jacques Tourneur, 1942 + d. Robert Siodmak, 1946 at Regent Street Cinema (10 FEB 18:00 + 20:05):
- CAT PEOPLE: An innovative picture about a Serbian emigree in New York (Simone Simon) who’s convinced she’s suffering from a hereditary curse that will transform her into a panther if her passions are aroused. THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE: A young mute woman who is working in a New England mansion as a domestic is terrorized by a maniac who is killing off people with disabilities.
Double Bill NINOTCHKA + HEAVEN CAN WAIT d. Ernst Lubitch, 1939 + 1943 at Regent Street Cinema (10 FEB 13:30 & 15:45):
- NINOTCHKA : A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. HEAVEN CAN WAIT: An aged Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) enters the opulent reception area of Hell, to be personally greeted by “His Excellency”. Henry petitions to be admitted but there is some doubt as to his qualifications.
ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA + THE CRY OF JAZZ d. Shirley Clarke, 1985 + d. Edward Bland, 1959 + SHORTS at Picturehouse Ritzy (10 FEB 13:00):
- Jazz re:freshed Film Club presents: A fascinating jazz-infused double bill, featuring one of the first African-American independent films. Renata Cherlise will then explore the interdependencies between jazz and African-American struggle in a contemporary setting through a series of shorts
More films in London today (A – Z):
- AN AFTERNOON IN MONTE CARLO d. Emmanuel Martin di Feliciantonio, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (10 FEB 19:00).
- BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE d. Jane Magnusson, 2018 at JW3 (10 FEB 10:30).
- BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S d. Blake Edwards, 1961 at Picturehouse Central (10 FEB 13:00 – Other Picturehouses available!).
- BUFFALO ’66 d. Vincent Gallo, 1998 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (10 FEB 15:00).
- DEATH GRIPS ON FILM presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (10 FEB 19:00).
- DOGMAN d. Matteo Garrone, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (10 FEB 18:00).
- FIRE AT SEA d. Gianfranco Rosi, 2016 presented by London Socialist Film Co-op at Bolivar Hall (10 FEB 11:00).
- FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at DocHouse (10 FEB 15:50).
- HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE d. David France, 2012 + PANEL presented by Queer Cinema Club at The Yard, Hackney Wick (10 FEB 18:00).
- MOBY DICK 35mm d. John Huston, 1956 at BFI (10 FEB 12:30).
- PULP FICTION d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 presented by Rude & Loud at Whirled Cinema (10 FEB 13:00).
- SALVADOR DALI : IN SEARCH OF IMMORTALITY d. David Pujol, 2018 at JW3 (10 FEB 15:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (10 FEB 13:00).
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 (10 FEB 16:30).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION d. Frank Darabont, 1994 (10 FEB 19:50).
- THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER 35mm d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1940 (10 FEB 15:30).
CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):
- THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY d. Luis Buñuel, 1974 (10 FEB 20:00).
FEELGOOD FILMS at House Of Vans (25 JAN to 17 FEB – FREE! No booking required):
- RUSHMORE (10 FEB 14:00 & 16:00).
FORGOTTEN BLACK TV DRAMA at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- THE BIG PRIDE + THE DAY OF THE FOX d. Herbert Wise, 1961 (10 FEB 17:20).
FRENCH CLASSICS SPECIAL CÉSAR AWARDS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 24 FEB):
- DELICATESSEN d. Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991 (10 FEB 14:00).
JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME: PEOPLE STILL CALL IT LOVE at ICA & Curzon Soho (02 to 21 FEB):
- BLINDLY IN LOVE d. Masahide Ichii, 2013 (10 FEB 13:10).
- BORN BONE BORN d. Toshiyuki Teruya, 2018 (10 FEB 15:30).
- THREE STORIES OF LOVE d. Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 2015 (10 FEB 18:00).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- BLOW UP 35mm d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966 (10 FEB 20:05).
SOHO 60 at Curzon Soho (until 17 FEB):
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 (10 FEB 14:30).
STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):
- NIGHT NURSE 35mm + BABY FACE 35mm D. William A Wellman, 1931 + Alfred E Green, 1933 (10 FEB 14:30).
WE LOVE GILDA! at Phoenix Cinema (until 24 FEB):
- THE WOMAN IN RED 35mm d. Gene Wilder, 1984 (10 FEB 14:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Stereo Spasms Festival: Celebrating Luc Ferrari at 90 (07 to 14 FEB).
AMÉRICA d. Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, 2018 at DocHouse (10 FEB 18:00):
- 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 (10 FEB 15:00, 17:45 & 20:30):
- 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 (10 FEB 13:50 & 20:00):
- 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 TRACEd. 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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