SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 11.11.18

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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: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (11 NOV 21:30 – Free! Supper available from 20:00 for £5): “The film is a triumph, both technically and emotionally. We may still not know exactly what it was like to fight in World War I (and hopefully we never will), but THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD gets us closer than ever before, and shows us how much these men sacrificed. One hundred years on, it’s a lesson well worth remembering.” – Jonathan Pile, Empire Magazine.


Films in London this week: SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM at Close-Up (15 NOV).
Films in London this week: SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM at Close-Up (15 NOV).

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED at ArtHouse (11 NOV).
Films in London today: THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED at ArtHouse (11 NOV).

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED + LIVE SCORE by Sam Enthoven & Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse (11 NOV 15:45):

  • The oldest surviving animated feature film. For three years, 1923 to 1926 – German director Lottie Reiniger and just a few other animators used cutouts and lightboxes painstakingly to produce a dreamlike silhouette-based look that works perfectly with the film’s fairytale 1001 Nights storytelling. The result is wildly inventive and enormous fun.

BRITTEN NOCTURNE + INTRO by Tony Palmer at Barbican (11 NOV 15:00):

  • Tony Palmer’s 2013 documentary explores Benjamin Britten’s life, music and commitment to pacifism against the backdrop of two world wars in the twentieth century – perhaps the bloodiest century in human history.

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY + DISCUSSION with director Astra Taylor and anthropologist David Graeber at ICA (11 NOV 16:00):

  • Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents to deliver an analysis of democracy on a collision course with capitalism.

WILDLIFE + Q&A with Carey Mulligan at Curzon Bloomsbury (11 NOV 14:45):

  • Paul Dano moves behind the camera for his directorial debut, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. His nuanced adaptation of Richard Ford’s novel features outstanding performances by its leads.
  • Also with EXTENDED INTRO by Carey Mulligan at the same venue (11 NOV 17:45).

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LA GRANDE ILLUSION at Ciné Lumière (11 NOV).
Films in London today: LA GRANDE ILLUSION at Ciné Lumière (11 NOV).

14-18 ARMISTICE CENTENARY at Ciné Lumière (10 to 23 NOV):

CINEMA CLUB SELECTION at Electric Cinema Portobello (until 25 NOV):

CLOSE-UP ON INGMAR BERGMAN at Close-Up (02 NOV to 30 DEC):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

FRANKENSTEIN FOREVER at Deptford Cinema (02 to 30 NOV):

KICK-ASS 80S COMEDIES at House of Vans (09 NOV to 02 DEC – Free! / No booking required):

RHYTHM & POETRY: THE FILMS OF MARGARET TAIT at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

THE STATE OF THE UNION at DocHouse (09 to 18 NOV):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

WORLD WAR ONE: REGENERATIONS II at BFI Southbank (NOV):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: ROCK STEADY ROW at Soho Horror Film Festival (11 NOV).
Films in London today: ROCK STEADY ROW at Soho Horror Film Festival (11 NOV).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: WIDOWS at ArtHouse (09 to 15 NOV).
Films in London today: WIDOWS at ArtHouse (09 to 15 NOV).

MAKE ME UP at ICA (11 NOV 14:25):

  • Multimedia artist Rachel Maclean’s ambitious film unfurls in a seductive and dangerous world where surveillance, violence and submission are a normalised part of daily life. In saccharine pastels, this darkly comic film exposes the heteropatriarchal ideologies embedded in prevailing narratives of gender and beauty.

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING at DocHouse (11 NOV 13:30):

  • In Belgrade, an apartment is divided in two by a door, which has been permanently locked for over 70 years. The apartment, which was divided on the order of Yugoslavia’s then communist government, is where director Mila Turajlic’s mother was born, and where Mila grew up herself.

WIDOWS at ArtHouse Crouch End (11 NOV 13:20, 16:30 & 20:50):

  • The story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands.

More films in London this week (A – Z): ADRIFT IN SOHO at The Prince Charles (14 to 20 NOV). BISBEE ’17 at ICA (09 to 15 NOV). FACES PLACES at Whirled Cinema (12 to 18 NOV). JURASSIC PARK 35mm at The Prince Charles (09 to 15 NOV). MANDY at The Prince Charles (until 19 NOV). MIRAI + RECORDED INTRO by writer/director Mamoru Hosoda at Picturehouse Central (09 to 14 NOV). PETERLOO at The Lexi (09 to 15 NOV). PUTIN’S WITNESSES at DocHouse (08 to 13 NOV). TIME FOR ILHAN at DocHouse (09 to 15 NOV). SUSPIRIA (1977) at The Prince Charles (until 15 NOV). WILDLIFE at Genesis Cinema (09 to 15 NOV).


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