SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 16.02.20

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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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Short Film Club: From Venice With Love & Squalor at Phoenix Cinema (16 FEB 15:40):

  • “A short film programme of five award-winning shorts screened over the years at Venice Film Festival, based around the theme of love.”

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NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

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: THE KILLING FIELDS at The Exhibit (16 FEB).
Films in London today: THE KILLING FIELDS at The Exhibit (16 FEB).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 2040 d. Damon Gameau, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (16 FEB 13:15).
  • A STAR IS BORN d. George Cukor, 1954 presented by Sunday Musicals at The Cinema Museum (16 FEB 14:00).
  • BOB’s BURGERS Marathon presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (16 FEB 15:00 – FREE!).
  • CASABLANCA d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 at Picturehouse Bromley (16 FEB 12:00 – Other Picturehouses available!).
  • FANDO Y LIS d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1968 at Rio Cinema (16 FEB 12:45).
  • THE KILLING FIELDS d. Roland Joffé, 1984 presented by Exotic Travel Film Club at The Exhibit (16 FEB 14:30).
  • QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at BFI (16 FEB 15:20).
  • SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (16 FEB 18:00).
  • TALKING ABOUT TREES d. Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (16 FEB 13:20).
  • WAVES d. Trey Edward Shults, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (16 FEB 19:30)

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: RIDE YOUR WAVE, part of Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme at ICA (16 FEB).
Films in London today: RIDE YOUR WAVE, part of Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme at ICA (16 FEB).

ACADEMY AT REGENT ST. at Regent Street Cinema (JAN to FEB):

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

AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (02 FEB to 31 MAR):

  • THE MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 (16 FEB 14:00).

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):

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

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);
  • TRUE ROMANCE 35mm d. Tony Scott, 1993 (16 FEB 18:00).

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

  • OUR MEAL FOR TOMORROW aka Bokura no gohan wa ashita de matterud. Ichii Masahide, 2017 (16 FEB 14:30).
  • RIDE YOUR WAVE aka Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara d. Yuasa Masaaki, 2019 (16 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).

PRE-CODE AT REGENT ST. at Regent Street Cinema (JAN to FEB):

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

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


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: A PARIS EDUCATION at Ciné Lumière (14 to 20 FEB).
Films in London today: A PARIS EDUCATION at Ciné Lumière (14 to 20 FEB).

A PARIS EDUCATION d. Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (16 FEB 18:45):

  • “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 (16 FEB 20:30):

  • “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 (16 FEB – Not screening today, returns 18 FEB 21:25 / 20 FEB 16:20):

  • “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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