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Michael Snow: WAVELENGTH 16mm, 1967 + World Premiere of audio performance WAIVELENGTH, 2019 at Tate Modern (13 FEB 18:30):
- Canadian artist Michael Snow is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in a range of media including film, video and sound. The artist screens his renowned 1967 film WAVELENGTH, followed by the world premiere of Waivelength 2019, a new audio performance specially conceived for Tate Modern’s Starr Cinema.
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- NOW BOOKING: We added the UK premiere of Alexandre Koberidze’s LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN presented by Lost Futures and Kinet Media at Close-Up (24 FEB 18:00) to our calendar of coming attractions.
- SCREEN CULTURE: We chatted to Polish artist Aleksander Walijewski about his unique poster design for MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB 23:00+ at Rio Cinema).
- VALENTINE’S 2019: Find out what’s screening across London this month in our Valentine’s Day roundup of romantic film events.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND d. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2019 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (13 FEB 18:00):
- In 2001, in the village of Wimbe, 13-year-old William (Maxwell Simba) is forced to leave the school he adores when his family struggles to make the payments. With his parents Trywell (Ejiofor) and Agnes (Aïssa Maïga) struggling to make ends meet, William becomes determined to help them and build a windmill using a book from the library.
JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2018 + Q&A with the director & cast at Rio Cinema (13 FEB 18:30):
- A preview of a British film which has been steadily accumulating plaudits worldwide – The Grand Jury Prize (Best Film) and the Critics Prize at the prestigious Dinard Film Festival, as well as the Best Film prize at the Rome Film Festival and Best Performance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival shared by Liv Hill and Sinead Matthews.
SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS d. Preston Sturges, 1941 + STANDUP by Kevin Day at The David Lean (13 FEB 19:30):
- Stand-Up Film Club presents: a season of stand-up shows, followed by the performer’s favourite comedy film. Our final event in the season is hosted by BAFTA-nominated Kevin Day with a stand-up set before his chosen cult classic screwball comedy Sullivan’s Travels. In partnership with The Croydon Comedy Festival.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL d. Hu Bo, 2018 at ICA (13 FEB 14:30).
- BRIEF ENCOUNTER d. David Lean, 1945 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Millennium Halls (13 FEB 20:15).
- CLIMAX d. Gaspar Noé, 2018 at ICA (13 FEB 14:15).
- DISOBEDIENCE d. Sebastián Lelio, 2018 at Screen25 (13 FEB 19:45).
- THE FIRST WIVES CLUB d. Hugh Wilson, 1996 + AFTERPARTY* (13 FEB 18:10 – *Free to ticket holders, subject to availability on a first come, first served basis).
- GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE d. Joann Sfar, 2010 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (13 FEB 19:00).
- IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar-Wai, 2000 presented by Twickenham Film Club at The Exchange (13 FEB 19:30).
- LEGALLY BLONDE d. Robert Luketic, 2001 at Everyman Muswell Hill(13 FEB 20:00 – Other Everymans available!).
- MEAN GIRLS d. Mark Waters, 2004 at Everyman Barnet (13 FEB 20:00 – Other Everymans available!).
- PETERLOO d. Mike Leigh, 2018 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (13 FEB 19:30).
- PRETTY WOMAN d. Garry Marshall, 1990 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (13 Feb 20:00).
- RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 at DocHouse (13 FEB 18:30).
- ROMEO + JULIET d. Baz Luhrmann, 1996 presented by The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show at The Shard (13 FEB 21:30 – Ticket includes entry, champagne & popcorn).
- SORRY TO BOTHER YOU d. Boots Riley, 2018 at The Prince Charles (13 FEB 13:10).
- THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS d. Tim Wardle, 2017 at DocHouse (13 FEV 14:30).
- TO CATCH A THIEF d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1955 at Regent Street Cinema (13 FEB 12:00 & 15:30).
- THE WIFE d. Bjorn Runge, 2017 presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (13 FEB 19:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- READY PLAYER ONE 70mm d. Steven Spielberg, 2018 (13 FEB 20:30).
AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):
- SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (13 FEB 12:45).
- FIRST REFORMED d. Paul Schrader, 2017 (13 FEB 15:30).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- DO THE RIGHT THING + INTRO by Jan Asante d. Spike Lee, 1989 (13 FEB 17:45).
CLOSE-UP ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (13 FEB to 01 MAR):
- A BAGFUL OF FLEAS + CEILING d. Vera Chytilová, 1962 & 1963 (13 FEB 20:30).
LOVE IS IN THE AIR at The Prince Charles (08 to 17 FEB):
- LOVE & BASKETBALL d. Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000 (13 FEB 18:05).
- THELMA & LOUISE 35mm d. Ridley Scott (13 FEB 20:45).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- ZABRISKIE POINT d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970 (13 FEB 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Kennington Stories Film Festival (12 to 13 FEB).
- Stereo Spasms Festival: Celebrating Luc Ferrari at 90 (07 to 14 FEB).
AMÉRICA d. Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, 2018 at DocHouse (13 FEB 20:40):
- An astonishingly tender observational film about three brothers caring for their 93-year-old grandmother, América. What initially seems to be a narrative about one of the brothers just passing the time by the beach suddenly shifts when their dad is charged with neglecting América.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2019 at Rich Mix (13 FEB 18:00 & 20:45):
- Set in early 1970s Harlem, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK tells the story of Tish and Fonny. The couple’s sweet romance is horribly derailed when Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned. Tish and their families race to clear his name before their baby is born.
YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN d. Pietra Brettkelly, 2018 at DocHouse (13 FEB 16:30):
- Givenchy, Lagerfeld, Chanel, Dior Gaultier… It is perhaps the most exclusive club in the world. 21. Mostly men. European. Now there may be another name added to that list. From a country with the world’s largest population, Guo Pei is China’s only haute couture designer, with one of her pieces taking 50,000 painstaking hours to complete.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- ALL IS TRUE d. Kenneth Branagh, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (08 to 14 FEB). BOY ERASED d. Joel Edgerton, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (08 to 14 FEB – Other Picturehouses available!). BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at Watermans (08 to 14 FEB). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at JW3 (until 14 FEB). COLETTE d. Wash Westmoreland, 2018 at The Prince Charles (08 to 14 FEB). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 to 13 FEB). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at ICA (until 13 FEB). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 14 FEB). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING d. RaMell Ross, 2018 at BFI (08 to 11 FEB). LEAVE NO TRACE d. Debra Granik, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (11 to 17 FEB). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (until 13 FEB). ONE CUT OF THE DEAD d. Shinichiro Ueda, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 13 FEB). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 14 FEB). VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at The Lexi (until 14 FEB).
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