SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 12.12.18

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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: New East Cinema presents BRIDGES OF TIME + Q&A with director Kristine Briede & producer Uldis Cekulis at Barbican (12 DEC 18:30): “This beautiful, poetic film explores the lesser known generation of documentary filmmakers of the Baltic New Wave, with moving extracts from features shot in 1960s Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.”


New at RADIANT CIRCUS: We went to the UK premiere of Lisa D’Apolito’s new documentary LOVE, GILDA at the Phoenix Cinema (09 DEC 2018). The film was introduced by the director and followed by a Q&A with Rebecca Nicole Williams, aka The Celluloid Sorceress. Read our writeup > HERE.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: HIGH SOCIETY at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (12 DEC).
Films in London today: HIGH SOCIETY at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (12 DEC).

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS + INTRO by Geoff Andrew at BFI (12 DEC 18:10):

  • A middle-class widow finds her loneliness assuaged by the company of her slightly younger, slightly bohemian gardener, but her children and friends are scandalised at the thought of any romance. Sirk’s exquisitely subdued melodrama offers a scathing attack on the stultifying conformism of the American Dream.

A PRIVATE WAR + Q&A with Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, director Matthew Heineman & photographer Paul Conroy at Regent Street Cinema (12 DEC 19:30):

  • Based on the extraordinary life of celebrated war correspondents Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award and BAFTA nominated documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman making his narrative feature debut.

BRIDGES OF TIME + Q&A with director Kristine Briede & producer Uldis Cekulis at Barbican (12 DEC 18:30):

  • New East Cinema presents: This beautiful, poetic film explores the lesser known generation of documentary filmmakers of the Baltic New Wave, with moving extracts from features shot in 1960s Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Nova Nights Ep#16: Tim Dry – Memoirs Of An Xtro-vert and more… at The Horse Hospital (12 DEC 19:00 – CANCELLED!):

  • Billy Chainsaw presents an intimate evening with TIM DRY… actor (‘XTRO’, RETURN OF THE JEDI’), award-winning photographer, pop musician, mime artist and writer, which will feature screenings of short films that he’s starred in and two of his own videos.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: BRAZIL at The Prince Charles (12 DEC).
Films in London today: BRAZIL at The Prince Charles (12 DEC).

CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (30 NOV to 24 DEC):

THE CHRISTMAS LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (until 22 DEC):

COMEDIES MADE IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (02 DEC to 16 JAN):

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


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: METEORS at ICA (07 to 13 DEC).
Films in London today: METEORS at ICA (07 to 13 DEC).

METEORS at ICA (12 DEC 13:55):

  • At night, in a Kurdish town in eastern Turkey, meteors start to fall. Stepping out of their homes to look, the city’s inhabitants encounter fragments of the past and remember those who have been lost.

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at Rio Cinema (12 DEC 18:00 & 20:45):

  • In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, Cassius “Cash” Green lives with his girlfriend Detroit in his Uncle’s garage. A job as a telemarketer introduces him to the key to professional success – using his “white voice”. But success as a Power Caller also opens the door to a macabre universe…

THEATRE OF WAR at DocHouse (12 DEC 18:30):

  • A mix of Argentinian and British veterans are brought together to re-enact their experiences during the Falklands War. Through a handful of staged sequences, they revisit the visions that haunt them and discuss the muddy politics.

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


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