SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 12.03.20

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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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FRIENDSHIP’S DEATH d. Peter Wollen, 1987 + Talk: “Morbid Symptoms” by Prof Laleh Khalili at The Castle Cinema (12 MAR 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “When an extra-terrestrial peace envoy named Friendship (Tilda Swinton) is sent on a mission to Earth, she misses her intended destination of MIT and lands in Amman, Jordan, during a conflict between the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. Trapped inside a hotel, Friendship meets British war correspondent Sullivan (Bill Paterson), and the pair begin a series of touching and insightful conversations on the human condition…”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: BHAJI ON THE BEACH at The Ritzy (12 MAR).
What to see in London today: BHAJI ON THE BEACH at The Ritzy (12 MAR).

BHAJI ON THE BEACH + Short: BALCONY d. Gurinder Chadha/Toby Fell-Holden, 1993/2015 + Q&A with the directors at The Ritzy (12 MAR 19:30):

  • First Film Club presents: “Gurinder Chadha’s debut BHAJI ON THE BEACH, plus Toby Fell-Holden’s award-winning short film BALCONY. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the directors, who will discuss their creative process, the struggles and successes that come with the art of filmmaking, and what happens after the all-important debut.”

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 + Panel Q&A at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (12 MAR 19:30):

  • gal-dem presents: “The film offers 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.”
  • Also: TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 + Panel Q&A presented by Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at DocHouse (12 MAR 18:20).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES, part of BÉLA TARR at Deptford Cinema (12 MAR).
What to see in London today: WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES, part of BÉLA TARR at Deptford Cinema (12 MAR).

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

BÉLA TARR at Deptford Cinema (13 FEB to 30 MAR):

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

CLOSE UP: CÉLINE SCIAMMA at BFI Southbank (MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to MAR):

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (FEB to MAR):

  • PUSH d. Fredrik Gertten, 2019 (until 19 MAR/Check venue for details).

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

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (until 19 MAR/Check venue to details).

TILDA SWINTON at BFI Southbank (MAR):

  • THE GARDEN d. Derek Jarman, 1990 + Intro by Tilda Swinton (12 MAR 18:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at DocHouse (MAR):

WOMEN IN FILM at House Of Vans (08 to 29 MAR – FREE!/No booking required):

  • THE HELP d. Tate Taylor, 2011 (12 MAR 17:00 – FREE!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: WOMEN'S DAY at DocHouse (08 to 12 MAR).
What to see in London today: WOMEN’S DAY at DocHouse (08 to 12 MAR).

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 MAR 12:15 & 17:50 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “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.”

WOMEN’S DAY d. Dolya Gavanski, 2019 at DocHouse (12 MAR 16:20 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “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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