SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 16.11.19

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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).


Nocturnal Dream Show: LUMINOUS PROCURESS d. Steven Arnold, 1971 + Shorts/Live Performance at The Horse Hospital (16 NOV 19:30):

  • “A one-night only staging of a ‘Nocturnal Dream Show’ including a screening of Steven Arnold’s only film, LUMINOUS PROCURESS (1971), a selection of underground shorts from The Horse Hospital’s archives and impromptu performances from special guests including ‘the last chanteuse’ Anne Pigalle. All funds raised go towards the ‘Stop The Horse Hospital Closing’ campaign.”


Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest concludes this weekend at venues across East London (12 to 17 NOV). Get stuck in with our top ten recommendations for this year’s festival.

Films in London this month; TOMMY, part of MUSICALS! at BFI (from 22 NOV).

To help you plan ahead, we’ve posted our epic roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for the month of November.



RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: A BREAD FACTORY at Screen25 (16 NOV).
Films in London today: A BREAD FACTORY at Screen25 (16 NOV).

A BREAD FACTORY d. Patrick Wang, 2018 at Harris Academy South Norwood (16 NOV – Part One 16:00 / Part Two 18:30 – £9/£7 conc for a single film or £12 for both. There will be a short intermission between each film):

  • Screen25 presents: “After 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple – performance artists from China – come to Checkford and build an enormous complex down the street catapulting big changes in their small town. Patrick Wang’s magnum opus will be screened in two parts. London Premiere.”

DeMille Day at The Cinema Museum (16 NOV 10:00):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “A celebration of legendary film-maker Cecil B. DeMille, whose work (and that of his brother, William) has featured in some of our recent weekend presentations. The programme will be curated by Kevin Brownlow, and all prints are 16mm and come from his collection.”

UNE FEMME DOUCE d. Robert Bresson, 1969 + Talk by Jon Davies at Watermans (16 NOV 13:00):

  • French Impressions presents: “A Gentle Woman begins with a young wife (Sanda) committing suicide. The story then proceeds in flashback as her husband (Frangin), an introspective pawnbroker, struggles to understand how their marriage came to such a desperate, forlorn conclusion. The film is grounded in an everyday world that is, at times, remarkably sensual. Much of that sensuality stems from the extraordinary debut performance of the beautiful Sanda, the only Bresson performer to become an international star.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

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RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today; ERASERHEAD, part of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema (16 NOV).
Films in London today: ERASERHEAD, part of MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema (16 NOV).

21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up, Goldsmiths, LUX & Birkbeck Cinema (12 to 17 NOV):

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (16 NOV 20:35).


#DIRECTEDBYWOMEN at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL at DocHouse (08 to 15 NOV):

Film London Jarman Award Weekend 2019 at The Whitechapel Gallery (16 to 17 NOV – £5 each day):

  • “Bringing together the six artists shortlisted for the 2019 Film London Jarman Award – Cécile B. Evans, Beatrice Gibson, Mikhail Karikis, Hetain Patel, Imran Perretta, Rehana Zaman – this weekend of events explores their different practices through screenings, talks, and performances.”

HARRY POTTER SEASON at The Prince Charles (03 AUG to 16 NOV):

MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema (12 OCT to 14 DEC):

  • ERASERHEAD d. David Lynch + Intro by Ranjit S. Ruprai (16 NOV 23:30).


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Films in London today: GREEN SNAKE, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2019 at The Castle Cinema (16 NOV).
Films in London today: GREEN SNAKE, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2019 at The Castle Cinema (16 NOV).

Film festivals in London today include:


Films in London today: LITTLE MONSTERS at The Prince Charles (15 to 21 NOV).
Films in London today: LITTLE MONSTERS at The Prince Charles (15 to 21 NOV).

LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at The Prince Charles (16 NOV 18:30):

  • “LITTLE MONSTERS follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). Dave’s intentions are complicated by the presence of the world’s most famous kids’ show personality and competition for Miss Caroline’s affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad).”

SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE d. Cédric Klapisch, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (16 NOV 18:15):

  • “In the fine tradition of Cédric Klapisch’s relationship studies as depicted in POT LUCK and its sequels, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE centres on Rémy and Mélanie, two Parisian bachelors in their thirties. Both are victims of big city isolation, at a super-connected time, when meeting people should be simpler. And yet…”

STAR TREK : THE MOTION PICTURE 35mm d. Robert Wise, 1979 at The Prince Charles (16 NOV 15:30):

  • “The Federation calls on Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise to contain an immense nimbused object that’s on a crash course with Earth. After investigating, the crew discovers that the alien cloud harbors artificial intelligence with an ominous primary directive.”

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

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