SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 12.05.19

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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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LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR d. Louis Malle, 1971 + INTRO by Jon Davies at The Cinema Museum (12 MAY 14:30):

  • French Sundaes presents: “Louis Malle shocked France with his attacks on the Catholic church, the middle classes and the taboo of incest in his 1971 LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR (Dearest Love). A tender and heartfelt film that ripped open the hypocrisies of 1970’s France.”

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Screen25 Spring/Summer Season 2019: MINDING THE GAP (03 JUL 19:45).
Screen25 Spring/Summer 2019: MINDING THE GAP (03 JUL 19:45).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: Guy Sherwin and Peter Todd: Recent Work at Close-Up (12 MAY).
Films in London today: Guy Sherwin & Peter Todd: Recent Work at Close-Up (12 MAY).

Feminism & The City: CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1962 at Rio Cinema (12 MAY 15:30):

  • DISPATCH FMI presents: “A film that eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. Cléo is perhaps the ultimate flâneuse wondering the streets of Paris as if she has ownership of them; observing other people and absorbing at ease the gaze from those around her.”

Guy Sherwin & Peter Todd: Recent Work + INTRO/DISCUSSION with the filmmakers at Close-Up (12 MAY 20:00):

  • “We’re thrilled to present a hybrid programme of digital videos by Guy Sherwin and 16mm films by Peter Todd. These recent works will be shown in an indeterminate way, enabling connections to be made unique to the screening. Both filmmakers will be present throughout and will participate in a discussion following the screening.”

UNDER THE SKIN d. Jonathan Glazer, 2013 + Q&A with author Michel Faber at Deptford Cinema (12 MAY 14:30):

  • Deptford Film & Book Club presents: “Loosely based on Michel Faber’s sci-fi novel from 2000, UNDER THE SKIN follows an otherworldly, extra-terrestrial being, disguised in a female human body, who drives the gloomy streets of Glasgow in pursuit of her prey: Scottish men.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THUNDERBALL, part of JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY).
Films in London today: THUNDERBALL, part of JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

  • HEAVEN ON EARTH 35mm d. Reinhold Schünzel & Alfred Schirokauer, 1927 + LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (12 MAY 17:40).
  • MADAME DUBARRY d. Ernst Lubitsch, 1919 + LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (12 MAY 20:00).

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

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

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Ciné Lumière, Close-Up, Goethe-Institut, ICA & Whitechapel Gallery (MAR to JUN):

  • THIS LAND IS MINE (12 MAY 14:00, Ciné Lumière).
  • AM SIEL + ITINÉRAIRE DE JEAN BRICARD + LE 6 JUIN À L’AUBE + GENS DU LAC (12 MAY 16:20, Ciné Lumière).

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

JAMES BOND SUNDAYS at Regent Street Cinema (12 MAY to 16 JUN):

  • THUNDERBALL d. Terence Young, 1965 + Q&A with Martine Beswick (12 MAY 14:00).

KORE-EDA RETROSPECTIVE at Phoenix Cinema (28 APR to 19 MAY):

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

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

  • MABOROSI d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995 enjoys a grind show run (until 15 MAY).

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


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: AMAZING GRACE at DocHouse (10 to 16 MAY).
Films in London today: AMAZING GRACE at DocHouse (10 to 16 MAY).

AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (12 MAY 16:00 & 20:30):

  • “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 (12 MAY 18:50):

  • “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 (12 MAY 12:05 & 17:20):

  • “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 (12 MAY 17:40):

  • “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.”

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