SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 16.02.19

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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).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH d. Quentin Masters, 1978/d. Gerry O’Hara, 1979 at Rio Cinema (16 FEB 23:00+):

  • SUPAKINO and Zodiac Film Club present: “A dirty disco double bill featuring the infamous Joan Collins films. A rousing alternative to Valentine’s Day, we invite you to put on your platforms, bring a date and prepare to dance.”

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Zodiac On Zodiac

  • ZODIAC FILM CLUB: We asked Sarah Kathryn Cleaver & Jordan Storm Louise for an interview about Zodiac Film Club. In the spirit of their DIY cinema, the indie promoters chatted via email between work, life & setting up their next screening: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB).
  • NOW BOOKING: MULTIPLE MANIACS (1970) kickstarts a new John Waters ‘selectrospective’ at The Prince Charles Cinema (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019). Read our guide to every goddam thing.
  • FEBRUARY 2019: Planning ahead? Find out what’s screening for the rest of the month with our epic repertory roundup.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: IVUL at Close-Up (16 FEB).
Films in London today: IVUL at Close-Up (16 FEB).

Andrew Kötting: Earthworks + INTRO/Q&A by Andrew Kötting at Close-Up (16 FEB various times):

  • :Andrew Kötting presents a rare opportunity to see his Earthworks trilogy in its entirety. Taking place on, above and below the earth, as a whole the trilogy offers an experimental mediation on human existence. Kötting will introduce all three films and will be in conversation with Gareth Evans prior to the final film.” Includes: THIS FILTHY EARTH d. Andrew Kötting, 2001 (14:00); IVUL d. Andrew Kötting, 2009 (17:00); and, LEK AND THE DOGS d. Andrew Kötting, 2017 (20:00).

CENTRAL BUS STATION d. Tomáš Elšík, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (16 FEB 15:30):

  • “Most Israelis pass through the central bus station in south Tel Aviv as fast as they can. It is dirty and decaying, its maze of corridors a haven for drug addicts. The story of an ambitious vision and a flawed realisation is the focus of this award-winning documentary.”

French Impressions: ORPHÉE d. Jean Cocteau, 1950 + TALK by Jon Davis at Watermans (16 FEB 13:00):

  • “This magical retelling of the Orpheus myth turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in postwar Paris. Fallen out of favour and lost for poetic inspiration, Orphée becomes obsessed with a mysterious black-clad princess who first claims the life of a rival poet, and then Eurydice, his wife.”

WALK WITH ME d. Marc J. Francis, 2017 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Kings Cross (16 FEB 16:30):

  • “An immersive cinematic journey into the world of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community that lives and practises the art of mindfulness he pioneered in the modern world. Optional pre-screening meditation walk from fire pits at Coal Drops Yard to the cinema. More info on the walk here.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London this week: THE LADY EVE at BFI (15 to 28 FEB).
Films in London today: THE LADY EVE at BFI (15 to 28 FEB).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (16 FEB 20:45).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

FEELGOOD FILMS at House Of Vans (25 JAN to 17 FEB – FREE! No booking required):

LOVE IS IN THE AIR at The Prince Charles (08 to 17 FEB):

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

SOHO 60 at Curzon Soho (until 17 FEB):

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today… Tell us what we’ve missed in the comments below!


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: MEKTOUB MY LOVE CANTO UNO at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 FEB).
Films in London today: MEKTOUB MY LOVE: CANTO UNO at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 FEB).

JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2018 at Rio Cinema (16 FEB 18:00):

  • Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local amusement arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for 15 year-old Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent…

MEKTOUB MY LOVE: CANTO UNO d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (16 FEB 16:30):

  • Abdellatif Kechiche (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2013 for BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR) casts a nostalgic glow on the wonders of youth in this coming-of-age saga set in 1994. Amin (Shaïn Boumedine), an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, decides to reconnect with his family and his childhood friends in a fishing village in the South of France.

WHEN THE WAR COMES d. Jan Gebert, 2018 at DocHouse (16 FEB 16:30):

  • There are few things as sinister as a young, arrogant man with a dictator-style hair-cut and a violent bully-boy attitude towards society. Peter Švrček lives with his mum in rural Slovakia and is angry about refugees. With various right-wing sympathies and neo-nazi ideals, Švrček proceeds to search for like-minded men to play army games in the woods with him, and gains confidence in his ideas by the election of Trump.

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


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