SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 16.08.18

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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: London Feminist Film Festival (16 to 19 AUG) begins with OPENING NIGHT – FATMA 75 + drinks reception (16 AUG 18:40, Genesis Cinema): “Newly restored and digitised African feminist film from 1975. University student Fatma goes on a historical, feminist voyage and gathers interviews with iconic women from history.”


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: STEP at CentrE17 (16 AUG).
Films in London today: STEP at CentrE17 (16 AUG).

ELVIS PRESLEY’S ’68 COMEBACK SPECIAL at Peckhamplex (16 AUG 20:30).

  • It’s been 50 years since Elvis Presley – the undisputed king of rock – performs in this legendary concert recorded on December 3, 1968. Originally airing as a TV special, having not appeared on stage in front of a live audience for more than seven years, this spectacular performance is seen by many as the Memphis icon’s most substantial achievement as a stage performer.
  • Also at Genesis Cinema (16 AUG 18:30) and Phoenix Cinema (16 AUG 18:30).

QUEERCORE: A CELEBRATION OF OUTSIDER PRIDE at Genesis Cinema (16 AUG 20:45):

  • The People’s Film Club, The Outside Project and Fringe! Festival are teaming up to bring a night of queer celebration. We will be celebrating the ‘outsider’ subcultures that queer communities have pioneered – creating their own cultural spaces on the fringes of a homophobic and heteronormative society.

STEP at CentrE17 (16 AUG 19:30):

  • Last Frame Club presents: The true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S at Close-Up (16 AUG).
Films in London today: MY NIGHT AT MAUD’S at Close-Up (16 AUG).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 SEP):

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):

REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 12 AUG):

REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre (until 23 AUG – Free!):

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: CARRY GREENHAM HOME at Rio Cinema (16 AUG).
Films in London today: CARRY GREENHAM HOME at Rio Cinema (16 AUG).

Film festivals in London today include:

London Feminist Film Festival (16 to 19 AUG):


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: LEANING INTO THE WIND at ArtHouse Crouch End.
Films in London today: LEANING INTO THE WIND at ArtHouse Crouch End.

HEATHERS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Prince Charles (16 AUG 13:00):

  • In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.

LEANING INTO THE WIND – ANDY GOLDSWORTHY at ArtHouse Crouch End (16 AUG 14:45 & 21:25):

  • Sixteen years after their first collaboration on the groundbreaking RIVERS AND TIDES, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returns with an absorbing documentary portrait of the influential British sculptor and environmentalist.

More films in London this week (A – Z): THE APPARITION at Lexi Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). A SICILIAN GHOST STORY at The Castle Cinema (11 to 16 AUG). THE HEIRESS at The Institute Of Light (10 to 16 AUG). ISLE OF DOGS at Whirled Cinema (13 to 19 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (11 to 16 AUG). MCQUEEN at Rio Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). OF FATHERS AND SONS at ICA (10 to 16 AUG). POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD at Phoenix Cinema (10 to 16 AUG). THROUGH LOTTE’S LENS at JW3 (12 to 16 AUG). UNDER THE TREE at Barbican (10 to 16 AUG).


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