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WAR IS A TENDER THING d. Adjani Arumpac, 2013 + Q&A with the director at Genesis Cinema (15 APR 18:30):
- Filikino presents: “An intimate documentary tracing the history of the Muslim-Christian conflict in Mindanao. Director Jaja Arumpac explores the conflict through her family, uncovering stories of adversity and survival.”
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- SUPAKINO and THE CELLULOID SORCERESS announce the next edition of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema: BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON / NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE (11 MAY 23:00+).
- Hot on the heels of the Essay Film Festival comes ICA’s own Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR), an annual event dedicated to groundbreaking “cinema of the real”.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 + Q&A with the directors at Curzon Soho (15 APR 18:30):
- “The story of a group of children born in the High Himalayas of Nepal – a remote area of great natural beauty but where life is extremely tough. From just four years old, some children are sent by their parents to the capital city, Kathmandu, to a school run by a Buddhist monk in the hope that education will give them a better chance in life.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 at The Prince Charles (15 APR 13:00).
- Aphex Twin: On Film presented by Deeper Into Movies at Miranda at Ace Hotel Shoreditch (15 APR 19:00).
- CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at The Prince Charles (15 APR 12:50).
- CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND d. Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson, 2018 at DocHouse (15 APR 14:20).
- Double Bill: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME d. Luca Guadagnino, 2017 + BEAUTIFUL BOY d. Felix Van Groeningey, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (15 APR 18:00 & 20:40).
- EXTINCTION d. Salomé Lamas, 2018 presented by Wavelength at Deptford Cinema (15 APR 19:45).
- London Short Films: Members Showcase short film programme at Moving Pictures (15 APR 19:30).
- MINDING THE GAP d. Bing Lui, 2018 at DocHouse (15 APR 18:30).
- NERVOUS TRANSLATION d. Shireen Seno, 2018 at JW3 (15 APR 13:00).
- THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (15 APR 16:20).
- US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Barbican (15 APR 20:45).
- VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at The Prince Charles (15 APR 20:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 03 JUN):
- L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS d. Agnès Varda, 1977 (15 APR 18:15).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (APR):
BORN DIGITAL: RAISED BY THE INTERNET at BFI Southbank (APR):
- TEAM HURRICANE d. Annika Berg, 2017 (15 APR 20:50).
KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- THE SHINING (Extended Version) d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 (15 APR 17:50).
- A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):
- AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (15 APR 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Ecofutures (04 to 19 APR).
- Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR).
- Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (04 to 18 APR).
- London Bengali Film Festival (12 to 15 APR).
- London Independent Film Festival (04 to 15 APR).
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT d. Robert D. Krzykowski, 2018 at The Prince Charles (15 APR 15:40).
- “Decades after ending World War II by assassinating Adolf Hitler in an undercover operation, unsung American hero Calvin Barr is called upon by the government to hunt down the fabled Bigfoot, the carrier of a deadly plague that could destroy humanity.”
MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (15 APR 18:30 & 20:50):
- “Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.”
WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 APR 12:30, 15:10, 17:50 & 20:30):
- “Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (BEAST), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 APR). A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at Rich Mix (12 to 18 APR). A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE d. Jason Barker, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (12 to 18 APR). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 18 APR). BLADE RUNNER : THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982 at The Prince Charles (until 17 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (until 18 APR). COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (until 20 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (until 17 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at Moving Pictures (until 17 APR). THE HOUSE BY THE SEA d. Robert Guédiguian, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (15 to 21 APR). THE KEEPER d. Marcus H. Rosenmüller, 2018 at JW3 (12 to 18 APR). LAST BREATH d. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa, 2019 at DocHouse (until 18 APR). THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT d. Robert D. Krzykowski, 2018 at The Prince Charles (12 to 18 APR). OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (12 to 18 APR). SKY & GROUND d. Talya Tibbon & Joshua Bennett, 2017 at DocHouse (12 to 18 APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 18 APR). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (12 to 18 APR). WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 at The Lexi (15 to 18 APR). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Watermans (12 to 18 APR APR). YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY at Rio Cinema (12 to 18 APR).
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