SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 15.08.19

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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).


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DEVIL’S PIE: D’ANGELO d. Carine Bijlsma, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Purcell Room (15 AUG 18:45):

  • “In an exclusive UK premiere, see the documentary about the disappearance – and return – of D’Angelo. D’Angelo was a Grammy-winning singer with two platinum-selling albums and legions of adoring fans. Then, at the height of his success, the soul singer vanished from the limelight. After 12 years, he returned.”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: OLDBOY at Genesis Cinema (15 AUG).
Films in London today: OLDBOY at Genesis Cinema (15 AUG).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • Films to Be Buried With + guest Roisin Conaty at BFI Southbank (15 AUG 20:45).
  • HAMADA d. Eloy Domínguez Serén, 2018 at DocHouse (15 AUG 14:00).
  • HARD PAINT d. Filipe Matzembacher, 2018 at Barbican (15 AUG 20:45).
  • Kino’s Short Film Open-Mic Night at Candid Arts (15 AUG 19:00).
  • MIDNIGHT COWBOY d. John Schlesinger, 1969 at The Prince Charles (15 AUG 18:10).
  • OLDBOY 4K d. Parn Chan-wook, 2005 presented by Truman’s at Genesis Cinema (15 AUG 21:00 – FREE pint of something Truman’s with every ticket).
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 at Barbican (15 AUG 20:10).
  • VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (15 AUG 16:15).
  • YESTERDAY d. Danny Boyle, 2019 at The David Lean (15 AUG 14:30 HOH – the 19:30 screening is currently looking SOLD OUT!).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: I KNEW HER WELL, part of HEAT OF THE MOMENT at Barbican (15 AUG).
Films in London today: I KNEW HER WELL, part of HEAT OF THE MOMENT at Barbican (15 AUG).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (AUG):

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

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

THE FILMS OF DAVID FINCHER at The Prince Charles (15 AUG to 21 NOV):

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

HEAT OF THE MOMENT: TURNING POINTS ON FILM at Barbican Centre (01 to 29 AUG):

NO DIRECT FLIGHT at BFI Southbank (AUG):

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB various roofs (until 31 JUL):

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 (15 AUG 15:15).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

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


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: NOTORIOUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 to 15 AUG).
Films in London today: NOTORIOUS at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 to 15 AUG).

GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (15 AUG 20:45):

  • “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 (15 AUG 10:45):

  • “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 (15 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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