SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 14.08.18

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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: FALLING DOWN 35mm + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Prince Charles (14 AUG 20:45): “About a great sadness which turns into madness, and which can afflict anyone who is told, after many years of hard work, that he is unnecessary and irrelevant.” – Roger Ebert.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at BFI (14 AUG).
Films in London today: THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at BFI (14 AUG).

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + Q&A with director Mark Cousins at BFI Southbank (14 AUG 20:00):

  • Before becoming an actor and director, Orson Welles trained as an artist. He painted and drew throughout his life, sketching set designs, storyboards, ideas and places and people that inspired him. Award-winning director Mark Cousins, a life-long Welles admirer, is granted unprecedented access to Welles’ sketches – most of which have never been seen outside of his family – and with it builds a picture of the unique way Welles saw the world.

FALLING DOWN 35mm + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Prince Charles (14 AUG 20:45):

  • The Celluloid Sorceress’ retrospective of Joel Schumacher comes to The Prince Charles with the dark fable commonly hailed as the director’s masterpiece. Michael Douglas is D-FENS, a white collar, white male suburban defense worker trapped in gridlock on his way to work on the Los Angeles freeway. Brought to breaking point by the accumulation of daily frustrations and antagonisms he snaps, abandoning his car and embarking on a mosaic journey “home”. A selection of vintage 35mm trailers screen before the feature.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST at Deptford Cinema (14 AUG).
Films in London today: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST at Deptford Cinema (14 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):

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

SPAGHETTI WESTERNS at Deptford Cinema (until 14 AUG):

SUMMER IN THE CITY at Genesis Cinema (06 to 30 AUG – tickets £5!):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

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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GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA.
Films in London this week: DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA.

DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA (14 AUG 19:15):

  • Created entirely from hundreds of hours of downloadable Chinese surveillance footage, DRAGONFLY EYES’ unsettling fictional narrative tells the story of a young woman who leaves a Buddhist monastery to begin a new life, working in various jobs until she ultimately finds fame online.

HEATHERS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Prince Charles (14 AUG 15:30):

  • 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 (14 AUG 14:45):

  • 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). 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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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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