SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 11.08.18

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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: BETWEEN THE SACRED & PROFANE: THE CINEMA OF JAMIL DEHLAVI at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 AUG): “Following decades of instability, an emerging new wave of filmmaking in Pakistan provides occasion for the first major survey of its leading filmmaker, Jamil Dehlavi. Political, subversive and artistically maverick, Dehlavi’s remarkable body of work stands out for its originality and engagement with the social and political questions of his time.” – BFI.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: MY SUMMER OF LOVE at The Gate (11 AUG).
Films in London today: MY SUMMER OF LOVE at The Gate (11 AUG).

AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES + Q&A with director Avi Mograbi at ICA (11 AUG 18:40):

  • In one thread of this complex film about myth, memory and nation, the Israeli director Avi Mograbi attempts a hesitant, frequently interrupted phone call with a friend, who is under curfew in Palestine. Mograbi’s provocative juxtapositions allow this film to pose important questions about Israel’s origin story and its impacts on occupied Palestine.

Missing Believed Wiped Special: 30 YEARS OF KALEIDOSCOPE + INTRO + GUESTS at BFI Southbank (11 AUG 13:00):

  • David Hamilton takes you back through 30 years of rare programmes and carefully selected compilations of classic moments once thought lost. Includes: SESSION 1 (13:00) and SESSION 2 (15:30).
  • Joint ticket available.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: CRUEL INTENTIONS at The Prince Charles (11 AUG).
Films in London today: CRUEL INTENTIONS at The Prince Charles (11 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AS IF… at The Prince Charles (until 28 SEP):

BETWEEN THE SACRED & PROFANE: THE CINEMA OF JAMIL DEHLAVI at BFI Southbank (10 to 12 AUG):

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):

REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 12 AUG):

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: A SLICE ROOM at Birkbeck Cinema (11 AUG).
Films in London today: A SLICE ROOM at Birkbeck Cinema (11 AUG).

Festivals projecting today include:

Be Epic! London International Film Festival (10 to 12 AUG):

London Korean Film Festival – Documentary Fortnight: Another World We Are Making (11 to 19 AUG):


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA.
Films in London today: DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA.

DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA (11 AUG 16:45):

  • Created entirely from hundreds of hours of downloadable Chinese surveillance footage, DRAGONFLY EYES’ unsettling fictional narrative tells the story of a young woman who leaves a Buddhist monastery to begin a new life, working in various jobs until she ultimately finds fame online.

HEATHERS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Prince Charles (11 AUG 20:45):

  • In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.

LEANING INTO THE WIND – ANDY GOLDSWORTHY at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 AUG 13:40 & 20:55):

  • Sixteen years after their first collaboration on the groundbreaking RIVERS AND TIDES, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returns with an absorbing documentary portrait of the influential British sculptor and environmentalist.

More films in London this week (A – Z): THE APPARITION at Lexi Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). A SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The Castle Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). THE HEIRESS at The Institute Of Light (10 to 16 AUG). ISLE OF DOGS at Whirled Cinema (13 to 19 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (11 to 16 AUG). MCQUEEN at Rio Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). OF FATHERS AND SONS at ICA (10 to 16 AUG). POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD at Phoenix Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). THROUGH LOTTE’S LENS at JW3 (12 to 16 AUG). UNDER THE TREE at Barbican (10 to 16 AUG).


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