SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 13.11.19

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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 SPIRITUALIST d. Bernard Vorhaus, 1948 + Supporting Programme at The Cinema Museum (13 NOV 19:30):

  • Kennington Noir presents: “The fabulous chiaroscuro cinematography of master lensman John Alton brings a fairy tale atmosphere to this entertaining REBECCA-style tale of hokum and deception. “Have you ever heard of [director] Bernard Vorhaus? … Highly inventive, with a real love for film, and as clever as a wagonload of monkeys” – David Lean, 1985”

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Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest continues 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: ONLY YOU at Screen25 (13 NOV).
Films in London today: ONLY YOU at Screen25 (13 NOV).

ONE CHILD NATION d. Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang, 2019 + Q&A with BBC Storyville commissioning editor Mandy Chang at Frontline Club (13 NOV 19:00):

  • “China’s ‘one-child’ policy lasted from 1979 to 2015. In her latest film, screening at Frontline ahead of its broadcast on BBC Storyville on November 18th, first-time mother and filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of the policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.”

SHAFT d. Gordon Parks, 1971 + Afterparty at Everyman King’s Cross (13 NOV 19:45):

  • Spiritland presents: “Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. After the film, head straight down to SUPERMAX, the secret disco basement for an afterparty with Anne Frankenstein DJing funk and soul until late.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LEGEND OF THE WITCHES, part of HERE BE WITCHES at The Prince Charles (13 NOV).
Films in London today: LEGEND OF THE WITCHES, part of HERE BE WITCHES at The Prince Charles (13 NOV).

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

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT: A FOCUS ON SHIRLEY CLARKE at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

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

  • POOR COW d. Ken Loach, 1967 (13 NOV 20:40).

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

HERE BE WITCHES at The Prince Charles (31 OCT to 21 NOV):

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

  • Singalongs: Singalong: GREASE d. Randall Kleiser, 1978 + intro with actor Jane Horrocks (13 NOV 20:30 BFI IMAX).

THE TALENTED MR DELON at Ciné Lumière (20 OCT to 26 NOV):

  • LA PISCINE d. Jacques Deray, 1969 (13 NOV 20:30).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: TERROR NULLIUS, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest at Genesis Cinema (13 NOV 21:00).
Films in London today: TERROR NULLIUS, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest at Genesis Cinema (13 NOV 21:00).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE IRISHMAN at Rio Cinema (until 19 NOV).
Films in London today: THE IRISHMAN at Rio Cinema (until 19 NOV).

THE CROW 35mm d. Alex Proyas, 1994 at The Prince Charles (13 NOV 13:00 & 20:45):

  • “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 (13 NOV 14:15):

  • “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 (13 NOV 16:45 & 20:45):

  • “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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