SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 15.02.20

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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).


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Crawling Intruders inc. CRAWLSPACE d. David Schmoeller, 1986 + INTRUDER d. Scott Spiegel, 1989 at The King & Queen (15 FEB 18:00):

  • World Wide Weird! presents: “A double bill of independent 80s horror with live music from keyboard maestro Gary Baxter’s Random Loop Generator! CRAWLSPACE: Klaus Kinski being… Klaus Kinski! INTRUDER: From the team behind the EVIL DEAD films!”

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SCREEN DIARY: HER SKETCHBOOK, part of Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme at ICA (02 FEB).
SCREEN DIARY: HER SKETCHBOOK, part of Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme at ICA (02 FEB).

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (31 JAN to 16 FEB) returns to ICA for its final weekend. We’ve posted the second of our event writeups: HER SKETCHBOOK+ Intro/Q&A with director Masaya Ozaki (02 FEB 2020). RADIANT CIRCUS also went to see TEN DARK WOMEN (01 FEB 2020) on the opening weekend


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: DEMOLITION GIRL, part of One Night, One Country: JAPAN at The Cinema Museum (15 FEB).
Films in London today: DEMOLITION GIRL, part of One Night, One Country: JAPAN at The Cinema Museum (15 FEB).

London and Landlords: An Unfinished Video History by William Fowler & Matthew Harle at The Horse Hospital (15 FEB 19:00):

  • “After 25 years of presenting alternative and underground culture, the future of the Horse Hospital hangs in the balance. Its landlords have demanded a 333% increase in rent and the Horse Hospital has been given a deadline of February 28th to negotiate with their proprietors, otherwise it faces eviction. This is not an isolated story. Here, we contextualise the Horse Hospital’s current struggle in moving image history in an impressionistic, carefully compiled mix drawing from a rich array of sources, including: broadcast television, community video, corporate video and alternative film.”

One Night, One Country: JAPAN at The Cinema Museum (15 FEB 18:00):

  • South Social presents: “Take a trip to Japan with cinema, dance and flavours. Intriguing feature DEMOLITION GIRL (d. Genta Matsugami, 2019), about a girl earning money as a video fetish performer, is followed by a panel with academic experts on Japan. Plus a dance performance by Yukiko Masui, a delicious menu and a quick workshop on sushi-making, courtesy of chef Keiko Urakawa.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: HORTENSIA:BEANCÉ, part of A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at Close-Up (15 FEB).
Films in London today: HORTENSIA:BEANCÉ, part of A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at Close-Up (15 FEB).

AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (31 JAN to 16 FEB):

A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at Close-Up (26 NOV 2019 to 15 FEB 2020):

BEST OF THE DECADE at The Prince Charles (FEB to JUN):

  • LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 (14 to 19 FEB/Check venue for details).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (FEB):

BLOOD ON EARTH: FILMS FROM THE AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN DIASPORA at Deptford Cinema (until 16 MAY 2020):

  • RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 (15 FEB 19:30).

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to FEB):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

GALENTINES & VALENTINES CELEBRATIONS at The Prince Charles (13 to 20 FEB):

  • FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • AMELIE 35mm aka Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details);
  • THE BEFORE TRILOGY d. Richard Linklater, 1995, 2004 & 2013 (15 FEB 12:00/Some 35mm – check venue for details).
  • WHEN HARRY MET SALLY d. Rob Reiner, 1989 (15 FEB 18:05).
  • THE PRINCESS BRIDE d. Rob Reiner, 1987 (15 FEB 20:45).
  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 (15 FEB 21:00).

HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF MIND: JOY & DESPAIR IN JAPANESE CINEMA at ICA (31 JAN to 16 FEB):

  • MY LOVE STORY!! aka Ore Monogatari!! d. Kawai Hayato, 2015 (15 FEB 14:40).
  • ‘Japan Now’: I GO GAGA, MY DEAR aka Bokemasukara, yoroshiku onegaishimasu d. Nobutomo Naoko, 2018 (15 Feb 16:45).

JONATHAN ROSENBAUM ON PORTABELLA & SAEED-VAFA at Close-Up (15 to 16 FEB):

THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (until 20 FEB/Check venue for details).

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (06 FEB to 01 MAR):

  • SOLIDARITY d. Lucy Parker, 2019 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details).

ROMCOMS at House Of Vans (06 FEB to 01 MAR – FREE!/No booking required):

  • NOTTING HILL d. Roger Michell, 1999 (15 FEB 15:00 & 17:30).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THIRD-CLASS TRAVEL at Doker Film Festival (15 FEB).
Films in London today: THIRD-CLASS TRAVEL at Doker FilmFest (15 FEB).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: FIRST LOVE at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 to 20 FEB).
Films in London today: FIRST LOVE at ArtHouse Crouch End (14 to 20 FEB).

A PARIS EDUCATION d. Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (15 FEB 16:40):

  • “Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s partly autobiographical drama, gorgeously shot in black and white, tells the story of Etienne, a young impressionable man who goes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for films, and soon falls under the thrall of the seductive Mathias.”

FIRST LOVE d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 FEB 21:00):

  • “The film is the prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.”

THE SHARKS d. Lucía Garibaldi, 2019 at ICA (15 FEB 14:40):

  • “The first feature-length film from Uruguayan director Lucía Garibaldi is a study of romantic fumbling and youthful obsession. Fourteen-year-old Rosina lives in a beach resort rumoured to be plagued by sharks. Upon meeting the older Joselo, she feels a desire to bridge the distance between their bodies and begins to circle him, as if inspired by the mysterious predators.”

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

  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD d. Marielle Heller, 2019 at Watermans (14 to 27 FEB). BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 19 FEB). EMMA d. Autumn de Wilde, 2020 at Phoenix Cinema (14 to 20 FEB). FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (17 to 23 FEB). FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 (15 to 20 FEB). LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 20 FEB). MR. JONES d. Agnieszka Holland, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (until 20 FEB FEB). THE OTHER STORY d. Avi Nesher presented by UK Jewish Film at JW3 (16 to 20 FEB). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 20 FEB). THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD d. Armando Iannucci, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (until 18 FEB). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 20 FEB). SONIC THE HEDGEHOG d. Jeff Fowler, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (14 to 23 FEB). TALKING ABOUT TREES d. Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019 at DocHouse (until 19 FEB)

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