SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 11.05.19

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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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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London this week: MADELINE’S MADELINE at Barbican (11 MAY).
Films in London this week: MADELINE’S MADELINE at Barbican (11 MAY).

120 BPM d. Robert Campillo, 2017: Screening + Symposium at QMUL/King’s College London (11 MAY 10:30 – FREE!):

  • “120 BPM follows the HIV and AIDS activist group ACT UP in early 1990s Paris during the AIDS crisis. 120 BPM also at times leaves its human narratives behind, the camera instead zooming in on microbiological mutations in immune cells or focusing on the architectural forms of the city of Paris itself. 120 BPM’s multi-faceted approach to the AID crisis across political, personal, and biological levels demands for interdisciplinary engagement and analysis.”

MADELINE’S MADELINE d. Josephine Decker, 2018 + Q&A with the director & DOP Ashley Connor at Barbican (11 MAY 18:10):

  • Bechdel Test Fest presents: “Madeline has become an active member of an experimental theatre troupe. When its ambitious director pushes Madeline to weave her rich interior world and her troubled relationship with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.”

WHERE HANDS TOUCH d. Amma Asante, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Peckhamplex (11 MAY 18:30):

  • “A coming of age story set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944. Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother (Abbie Cornish) and a black African father, meets Lutz (George MacKay), a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father (Christopher Eccleston) is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: Heroes Of Victorian Film, part of THE VICTORIAN FILM WEEKENDER at BFI (11 MAY).
Films in London today: Heroes Of Victorian Film, part of THE VICTORIAN FILM WEEKENDER at BFI (11 MAY).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CLOSE-UP ON SCOTT WALKER at Close-Up (24 APR to 31 MAY):

  • HUNGER d. Henning Carlsen, 1966 (11 MAY 18:00).
  • A MAN ESCAPED d. Robert Bresson, 1956 (11 MAY 20:15).

GENESIS 20TH BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema (03 to 12 MAY – Tickets £2.50 + FREE PINT!!):

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • OUR LITTLE SISTER d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2015 (11 MAY 20:10).
  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 enjoys a grind show run (until 15 MAY).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (11 MAY to 14 AUG):

THE VICTORIAN FILM WEEKENDER at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 MAY):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: AMERICAN ANIMALS at Herne Hill Free Film Festival (11 MAY).
Films in London today: AMERICAN ANIMALS at Herne Hill Free Film Festival (11 MAY).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: HIGH LIFE at Ciné Lumière (until 23 MAY).
Films in London today: HIGH LIFE at Ciné Lumière (until 23 MAY).

AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (11 MAY 14:20 & 18:30):

  • “Aretha Franklin recorded her bestselling album Amazing Grace during two days of gospel performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. Sydney Pollack and his crew captured the incredible footage, but the project was shelved. 47 years later, the recordings have been brought out and the film completed – as Pollack’s wishes before his death in 2008.”

HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (11 MAY 18:15 & 20:40):

  • “Much lauded French auteur, Claire Denis (WHITE MATERIAL, BEAU TRAVAIL) explores the human psyche in the outer space. Sent out on a mission to explore a black hole, Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft in complete isolation.”

MADELINE’S MADELINE d. Josephine Decker, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 MAY 12:05 & 17:00):

  • “Madeline has become an active member of an experimental theatre troupe. When its ambitious director pushes Madeline to weave her rich interior world and her troubled relationship with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.”

THE WARRIORS 35mm d. Walter Hill, 1979 at The Prince Charles (11 MAY 15:25):

  • “A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors are mistakenly fingered for the killing of a gang leader. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge and they must make their way across the city to their own turf.”
  • A word from The PCC: “This extended run is being serviced by a 40 year old, well worn, 35mm print… so expect dirt, scratches & a little fade.”

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


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