Films in London today: TOWER XYZ, part of No News Today II at ICA (14 AUG).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 14.08.19

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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).


No News Today II with artist-filmmaker Ayo Akingbade In Conversation at ICA (14 AUG 18:45):

  • Artists’ Film Club presents: “A screening of London-based artist-filmmaker Ayo Akingbade’s social housing trilogy No News Today, including the premiere of DEAR BABYLON (2019), TOWER XYZ 16mm (2016), & STREET 66 16mm (2018).”


Films in London this month: TROPIC OF CANCER, part of THE INVISIBLES at ICA (25 AUG).

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Films in London today: THE NANNY at Regent Street Cinema (14 AUG).
Films in London today: THE NANNY at Regent Street Cinema (14 AUG).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • CROSSFIRE d. Edward Dmytryk, 1947 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (14 AUG 19:30).
  • HAMADA d. Eloy Domínguez Serén, 2018 at DocHouse (14 AUG 20:40).
  • MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at BFI (14 AUG 18:15).
  • MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT d. Tomas Gutierrez Alea, 1968 at Deptford Cinema (14 AUG 19:45).
  • THE NANNY d. Seth Holt, 1965 at Regent Street Cinema (14 AUG 12:00 & 15:30).
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at Barbican (14 AUG 20:10 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!). 
  • PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at JW3 (14 AUG 20:30).
  • PONTE AÉREA d. Julia Rezende, 2015 presented by CineClub Brazil at the Embassy of Brazil (14 AUG 18:15 – FREE!).
  • THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (14 AUG 19:45 – Use exclusive promo code “CIRCUS19” to book & save!).
  • VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (14 AUG 18:45).

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Films in London today: TERMINATOR II: JUDGMENT DAY 70mm at The Prince Charles (14 AUG).
Films in London today: TERMINATOR II: JUDGMENT DAY 70mm at The Prince Charles (14 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):


  • DAY OF WRATH 35mm d. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943 + Intro by Dr Claire Thomson (14 AUG 18:10).


FILM4 SUMMER SCREEN at Somerset House (08 to 21 AUG):


  • YOUNG SOUL REBELS 35mm d. Isaac Julien, 1991 + Intro with the director (14 AUG 20:30 – “Isaac Julien will join us for an extended introduction rather than a Q&A as previously advertised”).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (until 14 AUG):

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

SUMMER FILM NIGHTS at The Italian Cultural Institute (AUG – FREE!):

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • Michelangelo Antonioni’s Alienation Trilogy – L’AVVENTURA d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (14 AUG 20:15).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 enjoys a grind show run (14 AUG 12:25 & 21:00).

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We don’t think that there are any film festivals in London today but we’ve been wrong before… please let us know! Find out what’s coming in our Festivals A to Z.


Films in London today: STONES HAVE LAWS at ICA (09 to 15 AUG).
Films in London today: STONES HAVE LAWS at ICA (09 to 15 AUG).

GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (14 AUG 18:30):

  • “17-year-old Karma Khaial stands by the Mediterranean Sea that represents freedom to her. But in Gaza, the sea is yet another wall restricting the lives and dreams of its inhabitants. This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza.”

NOTORIOUS 4K d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1946 at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 AUG 12:00):

  • “Two of the most iconic and powerful stars of their day pair up in Hitchcock’s post-war spy thriller, film noir – with just a dash of screwball dialogue and some serious romance – and the results are electric.”

STONES HAVE LAWS d. Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan & Tolin Erwin Alexander, 2018 at ICA (14 AUG 18:35):

  • “An immersive initiation into the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. Combining stories of African ancestral traditions and escaped slavery with enacted contemporary rituals, the film explores how the community’s powerful ties to the land have become endangered as industries threaten to devastate the region through deforestation and mining.”

More films in London this week (A – Z):

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