SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 10.03.20

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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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CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS d. Jiri Menzel, 1966 + Q&A with Phillip Bergson at Curzon Wimbledon (10 MAR 20:30):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: “Oscar-winning comedy-drama from Czech New Wave director and actor Jiri Menzel (LARKS ON A STRING). Set in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during WWII, a shy clerk at a village train station fails in his first attempt at making-love. Feeling inadequate and despondent, a local doctor gives him some advice and he tries again and finally succeeding with the most unlikely of candidates. This is a gentle film about innocence, sit back and be charmed.”

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What to see in London this month: CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE, part of AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (15 & 17 MAR).
What to see in London this month: CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE, part of AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (15 & 17 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: CATHY COME HOME at Rio Cinema (10 MAR).
What to see in London today: CATHY COME HOME at Rio Cinema (10 MAR).

CATHY COME HOME d. Ken Loach, 1966 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (10 MAR 18:30):

  • Islington People’s Rights (IPR) presents: “To mark 50 years of tackling poverty, IPR is delighted to have organised a special screening of the BBC drama CATHY COME HOME, followed by Q&A with the film’s acclaimed director, Ken Loach. First broadcast on television in 1966, it was watched by 12 million people, and had a major impact on its audience. 54 years on, homelessness and poverty continue to be issues worthy of attention and discussion.”

OLIVIA d. Jacqueline Audry, 1951 + Intro/Essay by Prof. Emma Wilson at Regent Street Cinema (10 MAR 19:30):

  • Another Gaze presents: “Seventy years on, Jacqueline Audry’s romantic period piece remains a landmark of lesbian representation long overdue for rediscovery. Set in a 19th century French finishing school, new English boarder Olivia (Marie-Claire Olivia) quickly finds herself hot for her teacher—the migraine-prone Mademoiselle Clara (Simone Simon)—and her headmistress, Mademoiselle Julie (Edwige Feuillere). Lace and repressed lust abound.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: THE ORPHANAGE, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (10 MAR).
What to see in London today: THE ORPHANAGE, closing event of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (10 MAR).

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

  • COLOR OUT OF SPACE d. Richard Stanley, 2019 (until 12 MAR/Check venue to details).
  • THE HOST d. Bong Joon-ho, 2006 (10 MAR 20:45).

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

  • THE SHINING 4K d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (10 MAR 20:15).

THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

  • New Releases: LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 (10 MAR 18:15).

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):

  • THE ORPHANAGE d. Shahrbanoo Sadat, 2019 + Intro by Elhum Shakerifar (10 MAR 18:30).

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

  • THE HOST d. Bong Joon-ho, 2006 (10 MAR 20:45).

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

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

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

What to see in London today: THE NIGHT PORTER, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (10 MAR).
What to see in London today: THE NIGHT PORTER, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (10 MAR).

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GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London this week: TONI MORRISON - THE PIECES I AM at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 MAR).
What to see in London today: TONI MORRISON – THE PIECES I AM at ArtHouse Crouch End (06 to 12 MAR).

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 MAR 12:30 P&B & 17:50):

  • “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 (10 MAR – Not screening today/Returns 11 MAR):

  • “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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