SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 12.11.19

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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).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL d. Robert Wise, 1951 + Talk by Professor Noel Sharkey at Barbican (12 NOV 18:20):

  • Science On Screen presents: “Robert Wise’s original 1951 landmark sci-fi tale charts the arrival of aliens to planet earth, hoping to save humanity from itself. Professor Noel Sharkey sets Gort in the context of the real robots leading up to the 1950s and the killer war robots being developed by superpowers right now.”

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Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest opens today at Rio Cinema and then at venues across East London (12 to 17 NOV). We’ve had a look at the programme and chosen our top ten recommendations for this year’s festival. Please note the unexpected change of hub venue!

Films in London this month; TOMMY, part of MUSICALS! at BFI (from 22 NOV).

To help you plan ahead, we’ve posted our epic roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for the month of November.

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE GREAT SPIRIT at Regent Street Cinema (12 NOV).
Films in London today: THE GREAT SPIRIT at Regent Street Cinema (12 NOV).

THE GREAT SPIRIT aka Il Grande Spirito d. Sergio Rubini, 2019 + Intro/Reception at Regent Street Cinema (12 NOV 19:30):

  • CinemaItaliaUK presents: “Taranto. After stealing the money of his accomplices, disgraced bank robber Tonino (Sergio Rubini) has his life saved by a lunatic convinced to be a Sioux named Red Crow (Rocco Papaleo). Red Crow believes that Tonino is the Man of Destiny sent by the Great Spirit to accomplish a great mission. As his life is in danger, Tonino will have only to seek for a strange allegiance with his crazy saviour.”

Movement and Handling: Selected Works from the LUX Collection at Close-Up (12 NOV 18:00):

  • “SLIDES by Annabel Nicolson and Girish Shambu’s manifesto For a New Cinephilia are used as starting points from which to construct this screening. The films selected emphasise questions relating to an uncertain construction and the tactility and materiality of their respective mediums. Programme curated by Dee Honeybun, Himar Bethencourt Reyes and HyunKyoung Choi, second year students from the MRes Art: Moving Image at Central Saint Martins.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LOGBOOK SERBISTAN, part of 21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up (12 NOV).
Films in London today: LOGBOOK SERBISTAN, part of 21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up (12 NOV).

21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up, Goldsmiths, LUX & Birkbeck Cinema (12 to 17 NOV):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL at DocHouse (08 to 15 NOV):

HISTORICAL FILM SERIES – A TRIBUTE TO ANNA GMEYNER & PAUL HENREID at Austrian Cultural Forum (12 NOV to 03 DEC – FREE!/Booking required):

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

RIAN JOHNSON SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (12 to 27 NOV):

  • BRICK 35mm d. Rian Johnson, 2005 (12 NOV 20:45).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

WOMEN DIRECTORS OF THE DEFA at Goethe-Institut (30 OCT to 19 NOV):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: Opening Night: WIG, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2019 at Rio Cinema (12 NOV).
Films in London today: Opening Night: WIG, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2019 at Rio Cinema (12 NOV).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: MEETING GORBACHEV at The Castle Cinema (08 to 14 NOV).
Films in London today: MEETING GORBACHEV at The Castle Cinema (08 to 14 NOV).

THE CROW 35mm d. Alex Proyas, 1994 at The Prince Charles (12 NOV 15:30):

  • “The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger.”

THE IRISHMAN d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at Rio Cinema (Not screening at Rio today, check your local indie!):

  • “Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s monumental mobster masterpiece THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga that is poignant, funny, and a majestic elegy on mortality.”

MEETING GORBACHEV d. Werner Herzog & André Singer, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (12 NOV 14:30 & 19:00):

  • “Leading the Soviet Union through its period of greatest change, Mikhail Gorbachev was the architect of its democratisation, introducing perestroika and glasnost, but ultimately resigning as, against his wishes, its collapse became inevitable.”

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

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