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ICHI THE KILLER d. Takashi Miike, 2001 + Intro/Salon Discussion with Nick Walker, Rochester Kino at Genesis Cinema (13 FEB 18:30):
- Cult Classic Collective presents: “In light of the release of Miike’s FIRST LOVE, Cult Classic Collective’s Nick Walker presents ICHI THE KILLER! Make sure to be in your seats on time as Nick will open the screening with an insightful introduction that will be then followed by a salon discussion for first time viewers and fans of the film alike.”
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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (31 JAN to 16 FEB) returns to ICA this weekend. We’ve posted the second of our event writeups: HER SKETCHBOOK screened with an Intro + Q&A with director Masaya Ozaki (02 FEB 2020).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Erotic Grotesque Nonsense and the Foundations of Japan’s Cult Counterculture Talk by Jasper Sharp at The Swedenborg Society (13 FEB 19:00):
- Miskatonic Institute For Horror Studies presents: “In this illustrated lecture, Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp leads us into the feverish world of ero guro nansensu, a term abbreviated from the English “erotic grotesque nonsense” that first entered common parlance in Japan in the 1920s, when it was applied by reactionary cultural critics to a group of writers who traded in detective, horror, and mystery fiction with an emphasis on deviant sexuality, the irrational, and the bizarre.”
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT d. Frank Capra, 1934 + Intro/Discussion at The Cinema Museum (13 FEB 19:00):
- Film School presents: “Film Studies teacher Gareth Jones will outline some of the key debates in genre theory before the film, and afterwards, we get together in the Museum bar to discuss the film’s lasting influence on the rom-com genre, considering why some conventions endure, and what they can teach us about the values of our society. We look forward to seeing you there!”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX d. Rachel Hirons, 2019 previews at BFI (13 FEB 20:30).
- A HIDDEN LIFE d. Terrence Malick, 2019 at ICA (13 FEB 13:35).
- A HIDDEN LIFE d. Terrence Malick, 2019 at Curzon Aldgate (13 FEB 19:45 – Other Curzons available!).
- AIRPLANE! d. Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker & David Zucker, 1980 + Short: OUT ON A LIMB d. James Dann presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (13 FEB 21:10 + A FREE! pint of something Truman’s).
- BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at Everyman Screen On The Green (13 FEB 18:00 – Other Everymans available!).
- JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (13 FEB 20:50).
- LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 at The Lexi (13 FEB 20:50).
- ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Rich Mix (13 FEB 20:00).
- PRETTY WOMAN d. Garry Marshall, 1990 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (13 FEB 20:00).
- RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at The Dugdale Centre (13 FEB 19:45).
- SCANDAL 4K d. Michael Caton-Jones, 1989 + Q&A with the director, producer Stephen Woolley, writer Michael Thomas & exec producer Joe Boyd Blu-ray/DVD Launch at BFI Southbank (13 FEB 18:40).
- THE TWO POPES d. Fernando Meirelles, 2019 at The Lexi (13 FEB 18:10).
- WEATHERING WITH YOU aka Tenki no ko d. Makoto Shinkai, 2019 at The Prince Charles (13 FEB 13:15).
- WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER d. Marianna Economou, 2019 at DocHouse (13 FEB 20:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (31 JAN to 16 FEB):
- TALKING ABOUT TREES d. Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019 (13 FEB 18:30).
ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):
- THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 (13 FEB 15:40).
BÉLA TARR at Deptford Cinema (13 FEB to 30 MAR):
- ALMANAC OF FALL d. Béla Tarr, 1984 (13 FEB 19:30).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- THE WAGES OF FEAR 4K aka Le salaire de la peur d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953 (13 FEB 17:45).
ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):
- BOOMERANG! d. Elia Kazan, 1947 (13 FEB 18:20).
- Re-release: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE d. Elia Kazan, 1951 (13 FEB 14:30, 17:50 & 20:20).
FIND YOUR MUSE at Catford Mews (FEB):
- WAITING TO EXHALE d. Forest Whitaker, 1995 (13 FEB 20:45).
GALENTINES & VALENTINES CELEBRATIONS at The Prince Charles (13 to 20 FEB):
THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):
- JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 at The Prince Charles (13 FEB 15:50 & 18:20).
OSCAR® WEEK 2020 at Barbican (07 to 13 FEB):
ROMCOMS at House Of Vans (06 FEB to 01 MAR – FREE!/No booking required):
- BEFORE SUNRISE d. Richard Linklater, 1995 (13 FEB 17:00 & 19:15).
THE SAFDIE BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (JAN):
- UNCUT GEMS 35mm d. Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie, 2019 (13 FEB 20:45).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD d. Marielle Heller, 2019 at JW3 (13 FEB 12:00 & 18:30 – LAST CHANCE!):
- “Tom Hanks portrays beloved American children’s TV icon, Mister Rogers, in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.”
HUNTING FOR HEDONIA d. Pernille Rose Grønkjær, 2019 at DocHouse (13 FEB 14:30 – LAST CHANCE!):
- “This fascinating festival favourite explores how the medical community is transforming lives through Deep Brain Stimulation. By manipulating specific neural pathways, DBS promises to transform the way we treat mental health disorders, addiction, and even obesity. As we probe the mysteries of the human brain, what kind of future lies ahead?”
MR. JONES d. Agnieszka Holland, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (13 FEB 18:15 & 20:40):
- “1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious young Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Whilst working as an advisor to Lloyd George, he is now looking for his next big story. The Soviet “utopia” is all over the news, and Jones is intrigued as to how Stalin is financing the rapid modernisation of the Soviet Union.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Prince Charles (07 to 13 FEB). FANDO Y LIS d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1968 at Rio Cinema (07 to 13 FEB). THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 13 FEB). LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 20 FEB). MARRIAGE STORY d. Noah Baumbach, 2019 at The Lexi (09 to 12 FEB). MISS AMERICANA: TAYLOR SWIFT d. Lana Wilson, 2020 at The Prince Charles (until 12 FEB). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Rich Mix (07 to 13 FEB). THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD d. Armando Iannucci, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (until 20 FEB). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 13 FEB). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (10 to 16 FEB). TALKING ABOUT TREES d. Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019 at DocHouse (until 13 FEB). THE UNORTHODOX d. Eliran Malka, 2018 presented by UK Jewish Film (09 to 13 FEB). UNCUT GEMS 35mm d. Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 13 FEB). WAVES d. Trey Edward Shults, 2019 at Watermans (07 to 12 FEB).
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