Films in London today: SEBASTIANE at BFI (13 AUG).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 13.08.18

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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: SEBASTIANE at BFI (13 AUG 20:40): “SEBASTIANE is both a milestone in British independent film and a pioneering work of modern LGBT cinema.” – High-Def Digest.



Films in London today: PRINCESS MONONOKE at The Ritzy (13 AUG).
Films in London today: PRINCESS MONONOKE at The Ritzy (13 AUG).

PRINCESS MONONOKE at The Ritzy (13 AUG 15:50):

  • When Prince Ashitaka slays a raging boar god, he is wounded and becomes infected with the sickness that had sent the beast berserk, a malady stemming from humankind’s disharmony with nature. Set at the time of Japan’s transition from the Middle Ages to the modern era, PRINCESS MONONOKE is a morally complex tale that blends a fantasy quest with social comment for our times.

SEBASTIANE at BFI (13 AUG 20:40):

  • Derek Jarman’s first feature was a characteristically idiosyncratic and iconoclastic affair, imagining the martyred Sebastian as a Roman soldier so devoted to his mystical beliefs that he sets himself apart from his lustful colleagues, and so becomes the object of dangerous emotions.

More films in London today (A – Z):


Films in London today: STRANGE CARGO at BFI (13 AUG).
Films in London today: STRANGE CARGO at BFI (13 AUG).


REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 16 AUG):


We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today. But that means we’ve probably missed something…

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Films in London today: LEANING INTO THE WIND at ArtHouse Crouch End.
Films in London today: LEANING INTO THE WIND at ArtHouse Crouch End.

HEATHERS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Prince Charles (13 AUG 18:25):

  • In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.

LEANING INTO THE WIND – ANDY GOLDSWORTHY at ArtHouse Crouch End (13 AUG 14:45 & 20:25):

  • Sixteen years after their first collaboration on the groundbreaking RIVERS AND TIDES, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returns with an absorbing documentary portrait of the influential British sculptor and environmentalist.

More films in London this week (A – Z): THE APPARITION at Lexi Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). A SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The Castle Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA (until 14 AUG). THE HEIRESS at The Institute Of Light (10 to 16 AUG). ISLE OF DOGS at Whirled Cinema (13 to 19 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (11 to 16 AUG). MCQUEEN at Rio Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). OF FATHERS AND SONS at ICA (10 to 16 AUG). POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD at Phoenix Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). THROUGH LOTTE’S LENS at JW3 (12 to 16 AUG). UNDER THE TREE at Barbican (10 to 16 AUG).

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